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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.