THIS WEEK: Oct. 19 to 25, 2016
The Ultimate Flag Challenge, with games and prizes based on national flags to raise cultural awareness. Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, North Main and West Jackson streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Free. 570-208-8021.
Ghost Detectives, a paranormal show spotlighting new technologies used in ghost-hunting investigations. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Registration: 570-474-9313.
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.
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.
Halloween Haunted Lantern Tours, ghoulish fun for the whole family on a walking tour of the restored 19th-century village. Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 to 29. $10, $5 children. Bring a flashlight. 570-636-2070.
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.
Horror Hall, an indoor haunted attraction with one-quarter mile of hair-raising scares. 11 E. Poplar St., Nanticoke. Through Oct. 30 with hours 6 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays. $13. Info at horrorhall.com.
Pumpkin House, with more than 350 glowing carved pumpkins on display with food, live music, campfire and more. Creekside Gardens, 4 Village Lane, Tunkhannock. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 to 23. $5. 570-836-3595.
Gravestone Manor, a theatrical haunted house with an all-new interactive mystery story. Not suitable for very young children. Trion Warehouse, 1095 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre (next to The Woodlands Inn). Through Oct. 30 with hours 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays. $10. Proceeds support the United Way. 570-821-6500 or gravestonemanor.com.
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.
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. Oct. 21. $25. Registration: 570-996-1500.
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.
Filet Bloomsburg Barbecue Contest. Enjoy a pig roast along with sampling barbecue chicken and ribs prepared by contestants. Also: beer and wine selections, a singalong with Sweeney Blues Revue and live entertainment. Filet 18, 18 W. Main St., Bloomsburg. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22. $30, $25 designated drivers, $15 children. 570-317-2596.
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.
Global Tastes of Scranton, learning about the culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo along with a Congolese dinner of traditional foods. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. $35 benefits the refugee resettlement program. Reservations (by Oct. 14): 570-941-4419.
Empty Bowls, a fundraiser for Luzerne County Food Banks. Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23. $15 includes a handmade pottery bowl, soup, bread and beverages. Tickets on line at wilkes.edu/emptybowls or call 570-408-4134.
Women of the Congolese refugee community in Scranton will share their cuisine, music, dance and culture at ‘The Global Tastes of Scranton’ Oct. 22 at the Scranton Cultural Center.
Downtown Jim Thorpe will present its final Fall Foliage Weekend Oct. 15 and 16.
Jennifer Black of Misericordia University will give a talk on ‘Lewis Hine’s Pittston: The Breaker Boys in Context’ at an Afternoon Tea Oct. 25 at Apple Tree Terrace in Dallas.