THIS WEEK: Oct. 12 to 18, 2016
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.
Belin Film Festival, the inaugural event showcasing emerging and independent filmmakers with screenings, workshops and discussions focused on screenwriting and film editing. Begins with a cocktail reception 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Waverly Community House (WCH) with a showing of “Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha.” Continues Oct. 15 and 16 with screenngs of film shorts and feature films at the Waverly Community House, the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock and the Theater at Lackawanna College in Scranton. Movie schedule at flbaf.org.
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 through Oct. 29. $8. 570-287-4329.
Demon’s Gate Haunted Hayride, a new Back Mountain Halloween attraction. Irem Country Club, 70 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. Through Oct. 30 with hours 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays. $10. 570-675-5261.
Ghost Walks in Old Mauch Chunk, one-mile, lantern-lighted walks with tales of ghoulish encounters and backgrounds of historic properties. Inn at Jim Thorpe, 24 Broadway. Through Oct. 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.
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 Cooking Classes, a two-session course on “Soups and Sauces.” Offered by Luzerne County Community College at the Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute, Market and Main streets, Nanticoke. 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 15 and 22. Registration: 570-740-0495.
Heller’s Apple Festival, the 28th annual event with apple pies, dumplings, kettle-cooked apple butter, pony rides, living history, pumpkin painting, costume parade with prizes (Sunday), competitions in crosscut saw and corn shocking, Ladies Frying-Pan Toss and entertainment by the Mud Pond Boys (Saturday) and Jesse Fink (Sunday). Heller Orchards, Route 239, Wapwallopen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16. 570-379-2064.
Pumpkin Festival, with a craft show, antiques, homemade ice cream and apple dumplings, hayrides, pumpkin patch, food stands and entertainment. Ol’ Country Barn, 9 Comstock Road, Benton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16. 570-925-6295.
All Day Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Tunkhannock. Oct. 16 with doors at noon and early-bird games at 1:30 p.m. $25 includes all games and dinner. Reservations: 570-333-4906.
Designer Purse Bingo, with a basket raffle and refreshments. Sponsored by the Swoyersville American Legion Post 644 Auxiliary at the Swoyersville Hose Company #2, 299 Slocum St. Oct. 16 with doors at noon and games at 2 p.m. $25. Proceeds benefit veterans and the surrounding community. 570-287-8531.
Bingo, with prizes including Longerberger baskets, gift certificates and designer bags. Held as a fundraiser for students who will be participating in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition at Penn State University. St. Jude School, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Oct. 16 with doors at 1 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 570-474-5803.
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.
Ghost Tours of the cell blocks, gallows and dungeon of the Old Jail Museum, 128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 6:15 p.m. Oct. 15. $10. 570-325-5259.
Healthy Eating: Loving Ourselves and Our World, a talk on the diabetes epidemic, processed foods, special diets (vegetarian and vegan) and various ways to eat healthy with speaker Noelle Altavilla, dietician at Intermountain Medical Group. St. Therese’s Church, 64 Davis St., Shavertown. 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Free. 570-696-1144.
Scholarship Dinner, the 24th annual fundraiser to benefit scholarships and technical equipment at Luzerne County Community College. Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. Oct. 18 with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment by comedian Tim Walkoe at 7:45 p.m. $125. Reservations: 570-740-0731.
The locally filmed movie ‘All in Time’ will be screened Oct. 16 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.
The inaugural Belin Film Festival will open with a screening of ‘Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha’ Oct. 14 at the Waverly Community House.
Oaks, maples and copper beeches will highlight a landscape walk at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford on Oct. 15.