Events Listings: Sept. 21 to 27, 2016

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Viggo Mortensen stars in the drama ‘Captain Fantastic,’ one of the film showing at the Fall Film Festival through Oct. 6 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
Donna LaBar talks about how eating right can transform your health Sept. 24 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford will re-create the old-time ice cream socials held at the mansion by former Governor Gifford Pinchot (pictured) on Sept. 24.
Get out your funky clothes and head to the ‘Funky Ball Contra Dance’ Sept. 24 at The Cooperage in Honesdale with music by the band Poison.
King’s College will host a free showing of the animated comedy ‘Zootopia’ Sept. 29 at the McGowan School of Business in Wilkes-Barre.

THIS WEEK: Sept. 21 to 27, 2016

Fall Film Festival, 21 foreign, independent and art films shown through Oct. 6. Wraps up with a post-festival discussion 1 p.m. Oct. 7. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $8.50 per film. Schedule at dietrichtheater.com. 570-996-1500.

Tale of Tales, the dark fantasy film (R; 2015) which tells stories inspired by the fairytales of Giambattista Basile. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

The Messenger, a film about the life and majesty of migratory songbirds who are on the brink of extinction and what can be done to save them. With a discussion by naturalist Rick Koval who discusses the implications for the local area. Also: an exhibit of Koval’s photos that capture songbirds facing extinction. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2 p.m. Sept. 22. $8.50. 570-996-1500.

Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tours, two-mile guided walks to visit historic structures throughout the town. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 and 29; noon on Oct. 1. Free. Registration: 570-996-1500.

20 Minutes and a Beer, a talk by corporate magician, entertainer and speaker Denny Corby on developing a personal brand and marketing yourself as both a professional and an individual. Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter at The Lounge at the Scranton Club, North Washington Avenue and Mulberry Street, Scranton. 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22. $10 includes a beer. Age 18 and older. Register at aafnepa.org.

Leaves and Ledges, an evening of cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres on the rock ledges at the Paupack High Falls, to benefit the Lacawac Sanctuary. Ledges Hotel, 119 Falls Ave., Hawley. 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22. $25. Reservations: 570-689-9494.

Making a Grapevine Wreath, a DIY class using wild grapevines pulled from local woods. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 22. $15. Registration: 570-253-2020.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Blood of Others” (1984) starring Jodie Foster. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Sept. 23. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Bloomsburg Fair, the 161st edition of one of the largest fairs on the East Coast with a midway of rides, games and vendors, agricultural and horticultural exhibits, grandstand shows, Figure 8 Racing, Full-Pull Tractor and Truck Pulling, Championship Demolition Derby, tours of the historic Barton House, Sky Ride, helicopter rides, carriage rides, Painted Pony Rodeo and more. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St. Opens Sept. 23 with a Preview Day beginning at 3:30 p.m. Continues 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 24 to Oct. 1. $8. 570-784-4949 or bloomsburgfair.com.

Scrapbook, a documentary film on American choreographer Twyla Tharp along with a discussion led by Rose Marie Wright, a former member of her dance company. Held in conjunction with SemDance Weekend at the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Free. 570-270-2192.

Fine Wine, Fine Art, a pottery class for ages 21 and older with all materials provided. Feel free to bring your own wine and snacks. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18. $25. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Hydroponics, a field trip to Bill Banta’s greenhouses in Falls to learn about his hydroponic lettuce enterprise. Meet 9:45 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Country Club Shopping Center, Route 309, Dallas. Reservations: 570-639-5785.

Fee-Free Days at Steamtown. The National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday by waiving entrance fees on National Public Lands Day (Sept. 24) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11). Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 570-340-5200.

24th Connecticut Militia Regiment, a Revolutionary War Encampment and demonstrations. Hillside Farms Cottage Pastures, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25. Free. 570-696-2881.

Community Garden Open House, with pumpkin painting, scarecrow contest, information on organic gardening and green roofs, massage, herbs and teas, kenesiology, anmal chiropracty, essential oils and representatives from Peace of Mind Yoga and the Keystone Job Corps. Butler Township Community Garden, behind the Valley East Little League Field, off Butler Drive. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 24. 570-578-4773.

Cancer Survivors Day, the 24th annual gathering with a Circle of Survivors, inspirational messages, survivors’ banner, musical performances and light refreshments. Open to survivors, patients, caregivers, oncology medical professionals and anyone affected by cancer. 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 24 at McDade Park, Scranton. Registration requested. 570-941-7984.

Fall Festival, with adoptable animals from Blue Chip Farms, puppet show, face painting, pony rides and food trucks on Saturday; music by 3 Imaginary Boys, balloon art and a costume pet parade on Sunday. Edward’s Garden Center, 525 River St., Forty Fort. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24; noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 25. 570-287-4329.

Fall Intertribal Pow Wow, the 12th annual gathering with Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, children’s dances, fry bread, crafts, beadwork, leatherwork, jewelry and food. Noxen Fire Company, 3494 Stull Road. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 24; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 with Grand Entry in full regalia at noon. 570-864-2373.

Simple. Natural. Healing. A talk and reception with author Donna LaBar who shares recipes from her book “Simple. Natural. Healing: A Commonsense Approach to Health Transformation.” Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24. Free. Reservations: 570-996-1500.

Downtown Scranton Walking Tours, highlighting the city’s rich architectural history. Meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 11 a.m. Sept. 24. Free. Reservations: 570-344-3841.

Fee-Free Day at Grey Towers, with an open house of the historic mansion, music, magic show, exhibits, self-guided trail walks and an afternoon ice cream social. Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24. 570-296-9630.

Monthly Craft Session at the Library, making a fall button tree. Button donations welcome. Mill Memorial Library, 495 E. Main St., Nanticoke. 1 p.m. Sept. 24. 570-735-3030.

This Is Your Journey, a night of support and awareness of those affected by suicide with shared personal stories, information and available resources. Adezzo, 515 Center St., Scranton. 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24. $5.

Funky Ball Contra Dance. Break out your funky attire — old prom dresses, top hats and jewels — and dance to the music of Poison at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 24. $15 advance; $18 at the door. 570-253-2020.

Zen Meditation Gathering, with beginner’s zazen instruction, chanting, kinhin walking Zen and Dharma talk. Endless Mountain Zendo, 104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25. 570-925-5077.

Car & Truck Show, the fifth annual event with food and crafters. Sponsored by the Dallas Economics Club at the Dallas High School, Conyngham Avenue. Sept. 25 with registration 9 a.m. to noon, judging 2 to 3 p.m. and awards at 3:15 p.m. 570-417-1867.

Sportsman’s Bingo, sponsored by the Mount Zion Bicentennial Fire Department at the Exeter Township Municipal Building, Route 92, Harding. Sept. 25 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $25. 570-406-3167.

Turkey Bingo and Raffle, sponsored by the Christian Women of Our Lady of Hope Parish. Marymount Parish Center, 154 S. Hancock St., Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 25 with doors at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:30 p.m. $3. 570-825-3925.

Designer Purse Bingo, with bags by Kate Spade, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Vera Bradley and more. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center at the Eagle McClure Hose Company, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25. $20 for 20 games. 570-592-3238.

Denison House Tours. Learn about the life and times of early settler Nathan Denison while touring his 1790 two-story home full of period furniture. 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25. $5, $3 children. 570-823-6244.

Forty Fort Meeting House Tours, docent-led tours exploring the 1807 historic religious edifice with its original box pews and elevated pulpit. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 25. $2. 570-287-5214.

Fall Festival, with pumpkin painting, live entertainment, refreshments, games and more. Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 N. Main St. 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 25. 570-282-2210.

Harvest Festival, with music by The Wannabees, pumpkin painting, clowns, basket raffles, exhibits, face painting, children’s activities and more. Sponsored by the Archbald and Eynon Lions clubs at High School Plaza, Archbald Memorial Park, Church Street. 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25.

Anniversary Tea and Tour, a celebration of the Lacawac Sanctuary’s 50th anniversary in the 100-year-old historic Watres Lodge, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25. $15. Reservations: 570-689-9494.

FUTURE

Scranton Fringe Festival, a performing-arts blitz with more than 50 productions from nine states presented at 12 venues throughout downtown Scranton. Included: Shakespearean-inspired drama, original theater, musicals, stand-up comedy, improv groups, dance, performance art and the return of the Big Gay Storyslam. Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. $10 per performance; $7 with a Fringe button. Schedule at scrantonfringe.org.

Coloring for Adults, experiencing the relaxing art of coloring. Supplies provided or bring your own. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Refreshments served. 570-823-0156.

Zootopia, the animated comedy adventure set in a mammal metropolis. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 29. Free. 570-208-8021.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Hugo” (2011) starring Ben Kingsley. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Sept. 30. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Car and Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 30. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.

Hawley Harvest Hoedown, the annual street fest with craft vendors, horse-drawn hayrides, farmers market, flea market, petting zoo, Octoberfest celebration with food and brews, Folk Open Mic, scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving and more. Downtown venues in Hawley. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1. Info at hawleyharvesthoedown.com.

Harvest Festival, the sixth annual event with conservation exhibits, hands-on activities, arts and crafts, live music, local food, old-time activities and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1. $5 per car. 570-828-2319.

Moveable Feast Walking Tour. Munch your way through a two-hour history walking tour of Milford with tastings from the town’s favorite food spots. Meet on the porch of Jorgenson’s at the Dimmick Inn, Broad and Harford streets. 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 1. $20. Reservations: 570-296-9630 or greytowers.org.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Gouldsboro for a stopover at the historic train station and light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 1 and 29 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

How to Make an American Quilt, a film starring Winona Ryder whose experiences with her grandmother’s quilting-bee friends lead her to a more open-eyed examination of her life. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. Oct. 1. Free. After the movie, stop by for a free make-and-take quilt-block activity from 1 to 3 p.m. 570-996-1500.

Forty Fort Cemetery Promenades, beginning with a lecture, then proceeding to various graves and sites throughout the historic burial ground. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 p.m. Oct. 1, 2, 8 and 9. $10; $5 children. 570-287-5214.

Ghost Tours of the cell blocks, gallows and dungeon of the Old Jail Museum, 128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 6:15 p.m. Oct. 1, 8 and 15. $10. 570-325-5259.

Ghost Walks in Old Mauch Chunk, one-mile, lantern-lighted walks with tales of lore, ghoulish encounters and backgrounds of historic properties. Inn at Jim Thorpe, 24 Broadway. Oct. 1 to 30 with tours 7 and 8:30 p.m. Fridays; 7, 7:15, 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays. $12; $6 children. Reservations recommended. 484-464-1487.

Contra Dance, the opening event of the 26th season of folk dancing with music by fiddler Ryck Kaiser and pianist Jill Smith. No partner or previous experience necessary. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. Oct. 1 with potluck dinner at 6:15 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Donation. 570-333-4007.

‘It’s All About Me’ Pink Tea, the sixth annual event with a cooking show and luncheon with executive sous chef Phil Cerminara as well as a cake decorating presentation by Cathy Reppert, cake artist at Truly Scrumptious. Also: a hat contest with prizes awarded, raffle baskets, vendors and more. The Woodlands Grand Ballroom, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2. $35 benefits Candy’s Place: A Cancer Wellness Center. Reservations: 570-714-8800.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover at the former passenger station and freight house with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 2, 10, 15 and 22 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Colonial Harvest Festival, with demonstrations of spinning, colonial firearms, hearth cooking, herbs, embroidery, quill and ink, children’s crafts, Revolutionary War soldier uniform and accoutrements, hand-log sawing, vendors, food and free pumpkins to decorate for the kids. Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 2. $7, $5 children 6 to 12. 570-823-6244.

Taste the Local Harvest, the fifth annual feasting on the harvest of farmers, growers, vintners and brewmasters with entertainment by Strawberry Jam. Huntsville Golf Club, 30 Hayfield Road, Dallas. 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2. $50, $15 children. Reservations: 570-310-1781.

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience, a talk by the Long Island medium who delivers healing messages and gives people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. $90, $70, $40. 570-826-1100.

Covered Bridge Festival, the 35th annual event with more than 380 craft vendors and 40 food booths along with select amusement rides. Knoebels Amusement Park, 391 Knoebels Blvd., Route 487, Elysburg. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 to 8; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9. 800-487-4387.

Greek Food Festival, with Mediterranean specialties including baklava, spanakopita, stuffed grape leaves, pastitsio, galaktoboureko, gyros, souvlaki and more. Anunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 to 8. 570-823-4805.

Because Everyone Should Enjoy Pizza, a talk on alternatives to traditional pizza crusts for people with dietary issues with local pizzamaker Lindo Sabatini. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey, a film following the lives of immigrants and their struggle to find hope along the U.S.-Mexican border. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Jackson and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Free. 570-208-8021.

Oktoberfest, with German-style live music, food and vendors offering fresh produce, pumpkins and desserts. Irem Clubhouse Restaurant and Patio, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7. 570-675-1866.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Resurrection” (1980) starring Ellen Burstyn. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 7. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Halloween Trail of Ghouls, a haunted attraction at Edward’s Garden Center, 525 River St., Forty Fort. 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 7 to 29. $8. 570-287-4329.

Fine Wine, Fine Art, a painting class for ages 21 and older with all materials provided. Feel free to bring your own wine and snacks. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 and Nov. 4. $25. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Lehigh Riverfest, with guided rafting trips, scenic biking trail, paintball target range, Guide Olympics, river paddles and camping along with live entertainment, crafters and food booths, outdoor gear vendors and more. Whitewater Challengers, 288 N. Stagecoach Road, Weatherly. Oct. 8 with morning paddle trips and festival hours 2 to 11 p.m. 800-443-8554.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to East Stroudsburg for a Fall Foliage Festival and Firemen’s Picnic. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 8 with an 9 a.m. departure and 5 p.m. return. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Outdoor Fall Festival, with a Chili Cook-Off, Scary Zombie River Run, Halloween Costume Contest, Holiday Shed-Decorating Contest, obstacle course, moon bounce, music, vendors, food booths and raffles. Main Street in downtown White Haven. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9. 570-582-9934.

Harvest Festival, with the theme “19th Century Tools, Technology & Trends.” Included: exhibits, traditional skill demonstrations, heritage crafts, folk entertainment, country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, quilt raffle, horse-drawn wagon rides, outdoor brick bake oven and an encampment of French and Indian War soldiers. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9. $10, $5 children. 570-992-6161.

Autumn Timber Festival, with lumberjack competitions, blacksmith and sawmill demos, chainsaw sculptures, the K9 Performance Team, live music, children’s activities, food and craft vendors. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9. $15, $12 children. 570-421-7231.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Tobyhanna to the highest railroad station on the DL&W mainline along with a walk to a working ice house. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 9 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Design a Painted Silk Scarf, a class for ages 16 and older. Materials provided. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11. $35. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Drive-In Cruise and Movie, a Wednesday-night car cruise followed by a movie. Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Oct. 12 with cruise at 5 p.m. and movie ($5) at dusk. 570-489-5731.

Fun and Easy Stained Glass Jewelry, a class in creating pieces of unique wearable jewelry including pendants and earrings. For age 16 and older; materials and tools provided. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12. $65. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Celebrate Sobriety at the Movies, a free showing of “The Addams Family” (1991; PG-13) with free popcorn and soda. Open to anyone whose life has been affected by addiction. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Costumes welcome. 570-996-1500.

Money Talks, a financial literacy program for parents to instill smart financial habits in children. With New York Life agent Adam Ruderman. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Seventh Sign,” a 1988 apocalyptic drama. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

NEPA Blogcon, the fifth annual gathering of bloggers of all experience levels as well as those interested in marketing, social media, creativity, leadership and branding. With 11 speakers including a keynote address by Indra Lahiri, founder of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Mehoopany. Penn State Worthington, 120 Ridgeview Drive, Dunmore. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15. $15 includes lunch. Info at nepablogcon.com or call 570-262-9644.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Delaware Water Gap for fall activities and a tour of the historic town. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 16 with an 9 a.m. departure and 5 p.m. return. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

All in Time, a screening of the comedy-drama film, shot entirely in northeastern Pennsylvania by Chris Fetchko who garnered a Best Director award at the Milan International Film Festival. With live music by The Badlees and Laura Shay. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 16. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Gifford Pinchot’s Conservation Legacy, a talk about America’s first trained forester and conservationist. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Free. Followed by a trip to the Pinchot mansion, Grey Towers National Historic Site, in Milford on Oct. 22. Meet 8:30 a.m. at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. Registration: 570-474-5740.

Card Party, with refreshments and prizes. Sponsored by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary at the Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 20. $15. Advance tickets only. 570-824-6418.

An Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment, the 26th annual dinner with awards and speakers including Terrence E. Sweeney, biology chair at the University of Scranton. With Master of Ceremonies urban planner Larry Newman. Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20. $50. Reservations (by Oct. 10): 570-718-6507.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Mummy,” a 1999 fantasy horror film. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m.Oct. 21. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Cash Bingo, sponsored by the Avoca/Dupont Little League. Queen of the Apostles Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. Oct. 22 with doors at 11 a.m. and games at 11:45 a.m. $20 includes three cards for 15 games each worth $100, with special games worth $150 and $250. Also: raffles and food sales. 570-540-0649.

Splatterday II! Halloween Film Series, a day of four frightening flicks along with a costume parade. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 22 with screenings of “Hotel Transylvania” (PG; 2012) at 3:30 p.m. $3; “The Birds” (R; 1963) at 6 p.m. $5; “Friday the 13th” (R; 1980) at 9 p.m. $5; and “Rocky Horror Picture Show (R; 1975) at midnight. $5. 570-826-1100.

A Night at the Races, virtual horse racing. St. Eulalia’s Hall, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Township. Oct. 22 with doors at 5:30 p.m. and races at 6 p.m. $10 includes buffet and non-alcoholic beverages. $10 per horse. Beer and wine available. 570-842-9754.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Cresco for a visit to the restored train station with live music, a historic auto show and light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 23 with an 11:30 a.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

You Belong to Me: Sex, Race and Murder in the South, an independent film about a wealthy black woman in Florida who shoots and kills a state senator. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Followed by a discussion with the producer Jude Hagin. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Sixth Sense” (1999) starring Bruce Willis. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 28. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Colonial Superstitions, Folklore & Witchcraft Tour, talks on 18th-century superstitions and traditions that led to the creation of Halloween and jack o’lanterns. Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29. $7, $5 children. 570-823-6244.

Dietrich Fright Night, a haunted attraction within the eerie walls of the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 28 to 30; 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 31. $10. 570-996-1500.

Car and Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.

Paint a Holiday Ornament, a session in creating a one-of-a-kind tree ornament. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1. $20 includes materials. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Fall Fundraiser, a painting session with snacks and bring-your-own wine with proceeds to benefit the Hughestown Park and Recreation Department. Paint ‘n Pinot, 113 S. Main St., Pittston. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 4. $35. Registration: 570-313-5429.

Love Thy Nature, an award-winning independent film about our relationship with the natural world and how that connection is the key to solving environmental and climate crises. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Followed by a discussion with the director Sylvie Rokab. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

Birthday Ball, sponsored by the White Haven Marine Corps League #1039. Nov. 12 at St. Patrick’s Church, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. $25. 570-262-2894.

Grease, the feel-good musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (1978; PG-13). Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 570-996-1500.

Stories from Around the World, tales for all ages with storyteller Fiona Powell. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Free. 570-996-1500.

Creating Oils with Herbs, a talk by naturalist and herb enthusiast Charlene Wildes. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Free. 570-479-0400.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, the holiday comedy film (PG-13; 1989) starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Free. 570-996-1500.

It’s a Wonderful Life, the annual free showing of the classic holiday film starring James Stewart (PG; 1946) with free popcorn and soda. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 13. 570-996-1500.

Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children, an independent documentary about Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman who prevented pandemic flu, developed the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and invented the first vaccine against human cancer. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. Feb. 6. Followed by a discussion with the director Donald Rayne Mitchell. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

Real Boy, an independent film about a teenaged musician navigating the ups and downs of gender transition and substance abuse. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. March 8. Followed by a discussion with the director Shaleece Haas. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

States of Grace, an independent film about the transformation of Buddhist physician Grace Dammann and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. April 3. Followed by a discussion with co-director Mark Lipman. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

Viggo Mortensen stars in the drama ‘Captain Fantastic,’ one of the film showing at the Fall Film Festival through Oct. 6 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_9.23-events-Dietrich-Films-Captain-Fantastic-3.jpgViggo Mortensen stars in the drama ‘Captain Fantastic,’ one of the film showing at the Fall Film Festival through Oct. 6 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.

Donna LaBar talks about how eating right can transform your health Sept. 24 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_9.23-events-Donna-LaBar-pic.jpgDonna LaBar talks about how eating right can transform your health Sept. 24 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.

Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford will re-create the old-time ice cream socials held at the mansion by former Governor Gifford Pinchot (pictured) on Sept. 24.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_9.23-events-Grey-TowersGifford-and-baby-1.jpgGrey Towers National Historic Site in Milford will re-create the old-time ice cream socials held at the mansion by former Governor Gifford Pinchot (pictured) on Sept. 24.

Get out your funky clothes and head to the ‘Funky Ball Contra Dance’ Sept. 24 at The Cooperage in Honesdale with music by the band Poison.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_9.23-events-Poison-contra-dance-funky-ball.jpgGet out your funky clothes and head to the ‘Funky Ball Contra Dance’ Sept. 24 at The Cooperage in Honesdale with music by the band Poison.

King’s College will host a free showing of the animated comedy ‘Zootopia’ Sept. 29 at the McGowan School of Business in Wilkes-Barre.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_9.23-events-Zootopia_Poster.jpgKing’s College will host a free showing of the animated comedy ‘Zootopia’ Sept. 29 at the McGowan School of Business in Wilkes-Barre.
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