THIS WEEK: Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 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.
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. Through Oct. 2. $10 per performance; $7 with a Fringe button. Schedule at scrantonfringe.org.
CASAblanca Gala, with casino tables, food and stories of children helped by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), which serves abused or neglected children in the judicial system, ensuring that they are placed in a safe and nurturing environment. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29. Reservations: 570-855-2247 or luzernecasa.org.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
Blessing of the Animals, the annual blessing of pets and other animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Good Shepherd Polish National Catholic Church, 269 E. Main St., Plymouth. Oct. 2 at noon. 570-719-9100.
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. Sponsored by the North Branch Land Trust. Reservations: 570-310-1781.
Join the North Branch Land Trust in the annual ‘Taste the Local Harvest’ dinner Oct. 2 at the Huntsville Golf Club in Dallas.
Learn about the history of Milford during the ‘Moveable Feast Walking Tour’ Oct. 1 which offer food tastings during a two-hour history tour.
Ryck Kaiser and Jill Smith will provide the music for a new season of Contra Dances Oct. 1 at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.