Events Listings: Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2016

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The Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock will present its inaugural ‘Fright Night’ Oct. 28 to 31.
The historic Nathan Denison House in Forty Fort will present its ‘Colonial Superstitions, Folklore & Witchcraft Tour’ Oct. 28 and 29.
Head to the Scranton Cultural Center for the annual global flash mob ‘Thrill the World’ on Oct. 29.

THIS WEEK: Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2016

Dancercise, a one-hour dance fitness class to benefit Candy’s Place: A Cancer Wellness Center, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort, followed by raffle prizes, wine, hors d’oeuvres and more. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. $5. Registration: 570-714-8800.

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.

Health Fair, holistic medicine, home health, caregiver stress and more. Raffles, giveaways and wellness checkups. Sponsored by Wilkes University Nursing at the Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27. 570-824-4646.

Oktoberfest, a fundraiser for the Hoyt Library with a silent auction, music, pizza varieties and beer. Sabatini’s Bottleshop, 1925 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27. $25. 570-287-2013.

Spooky Days on the Farm, a tour of historic farm buildings with ghost stories, Halloween creatures, horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, children’s crafts and light refreshments. After dark, spookier events include visiting the Hag in the Woods and solving a murder mystery. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28; 1 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29; 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30. $8; $5 children. 570-992-6161.

Colonial Superstitions, Folklore & Witchcraft Tour, candlelight tours of the historic home to learn about 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.

Mind Candy, a stage show by award-winning mentalist and illusionist Wayne Hoffman. Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. Oct. 27 with a tour of Hayfield House at 6 p.m., a dessert reception at 6:45 p.m. and show at 7:15 p.m. $10, $5 children. Reservations (by Oct. 24): 570-675-9284.

Adult Coloring, a relaxing session of creative coloring and socializing. Materials provided or bring your own. Laflin Public Library, 47 Laflin Road. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. 570-654-3323.

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.

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. 28 and 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. Oct. 28 and 29. $8. 570-287-4329.

Horror Hall, an indoor haunted house with a quarter mile of scares. 11 E. Poplar St., Nanticoke. 6 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29; 6 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 30. $13. Info at horrorhall.com.

Haunted House at Camelback, a family friendly Halloween attraction; the Appalachian Express Mountain Coaster; and 1000-foot Dual Ziplines. Camelback Mountain, 243 Resort Drive, Tannersville. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26, 27 and 31; 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28; 4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29; 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30. $15. 570-629-1663, ext. 3.

Dracula’s Forest, haunted hayride, Walk of Doom and fall festival. 2828 Rock Drive, Clarks Summit. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 to 30. Details at 570-586-5084 or draculasforest.com.

BOO!burg, Halloween festivities including trunk-or-treat, crafts and activities, costume contest, pumpkin painting and a pumpkin drop. Various venues on East Seventh Street, between Market and Iron streets in Bloomsburg including the YMCA, Children’s Museum, The Exchange and AGAPE. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Free. 570-317-2210.

Gravestone Manor, a theatrical haunted house with an interactive mystery. Not suitable for very young children. Trion Warehouse, 1095 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre. 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29; 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 30. $10 benefits the United Way. 570-821-6500 or gravestonemanor.com.

Demon’s Gate Haunted Hayride, Back Mountain Halloween attraction. Irem Country Club, 70 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29; 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30. $10. 570-675-5261.

Ghost Walks in Old Mauch Chunk, one-mile, lantern-lit walks with tales of ghoulish encounters and backgrounds of historic properties. Inn at Jim Thorpe, 24 Broadway. 7 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28; 7, 7:15, 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 29; 7 p.m. Oct. 30. $12; $6 children. Reservations recommended. 484-464-1487.

Dietrich Fright Night, a haunted attraction within the eerie walls of the 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.

Steamtown Spooky Spectacular, Halloween doings for all ages but geared toward 6 to 15. Saturday events include storytelling and movies, a trick-or-treat treasure hHunt, Spooked-Out Scranton Limited short train rides and a pumpkin carving contest. Sunday includes old-time scary and short train rides with “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” actor Dan Yeager and “Edgar Allan Poe” reciting “The Raven.” Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30. $7 admission; $5 train rides. 570-340-5204 or nps.gov/stea.

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

Halloween Fest, with pumpkin carving, ghost stories, haunted woods, treats and more. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 4 p.m. Oct. 29. 570-967-7275.

Thrill the World, a global flash mob to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Oct. 29 with registration and rehearsal at 5 p.m.; official dance at 6 p.m. Followed by a Zombie Crawl through Scranton bars and restaurants. $15, $10 students. 570-344-1111 or thrillscranton.com.

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.

Roundhouse of Terror, a haunted Halloween attraction for ages 16 and older with a ghostly, guided tour of the historic roundhouse. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30. $20. Tickets and reservations: 570-344-3841.

A Victorian Halloween Tea, with a talk on the mystery and history of All Hallows Eve and other Victorian customs. Costumes encouraged; prizes awarded. Frederick Stegmaier Mansion, 304 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30. $39.50. Reservations: 570-332-4250.

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.

FUTURE

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Interview with the Vampire” (1994) starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Nov. 4. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

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.

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. Nov. 4. $25. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Fall Cooking Classes, a two-session course on “Vegetarian Made Easy.” Offered by Luzerne County Community College at the Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute, Market and Main streets, Nanticoke. 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 5 and 12. Registration: 570-740-0495.

Susquehanna, the red-carpet premiere of a film about a young boy’s coming of age during the summer of 1995 in a small town in Pennsylvania. Film in northeastern Pennsylvania including West Pittston and Exeter by Barefoot Girl Productions. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. Nov. 5. $5. Info at susquehannathemovie.com.

Night at the Races, a fundraiser sponsored by the Royal Parents Club with food, basket raffles and virtual horse racing. Holy Redeemer High School, 159 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 5 with doors at 5:45 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $10. 570-829-2424.

Community Contra Dance, with music by Eileen Nicholson (fiddle) and Jill Smith (keyboards) and calling by Bob Nicholson. No partner or previous experience necessary. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. Nov. 5 with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and dance at 7 p.m. Donation. 570-333-4007.

71st Anniversary Dinner Dance, with a dinner buffet and dance music by Millennium. VFW Post 4909, 401-403 Main St., Dupont. Nov. 5 with dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $30. Reservations: 570-654-9104.

Dancing Stars of Wilkes-Barre, with local ‘celebrities’ pairing with professional dancers and competing for two Mirror Ball prizes: the People’s Choice Award and the Judges Choice. KISS Theatre, East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre Township. Nov. 5.

Toy Bingo, sponsored by St. Andre Bessette Parish.St. Mary’s Byzantine Social Hall, 522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 6 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $6. Limited seating; advance tickets recommended. 570-823-4988.

Winter Bingo, with door prizes, toys, turkeys, hams, gift certificates and Christmas gifts. Sponsored by Our Lady of Czestochowa Society at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Buttonwood section of Hanover Township. Nov. 6 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $3. 570-823-6242.

Autumn Bingo, sponsored by the Rosary Society at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 321 Chestnut Ave., Kingston. Nov. 6 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $2. Food and refreshments available. 570-287-0282.

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.

Asian Studies Film Festival, a screening of “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” (2002). Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 6 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. 570-941-7643.

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

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “San Francisco” (1936) starring Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Toy Bingo, a fundraiser with 20 games offering themed baskets of toys as prizes. Also: additional games, food and a cash bar. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Nov. 11 with doors at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. $18 advance; $20 at the door. 570-283-2195.

Hillside Christmas Tea & Cottage Tour, with the historic summer home decorated in a 1930s-era holiday theme. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13. $15. Reservations: 570-696-4500.

Hypnosis for Goals, Fun and Career, with Chris Halbohm, director of the Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute and Weight Loss Center. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Registration: 570-693-1364.

Birthday Ball, sponsored by the Marine Corp League of White Haven. St. Patrick’s Church, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. 5 to 11 p.m. Nov. 12. $25. Reservations: 570-262-2894.

Nite at the Races, sponsored by the Crestwood Boys Basketball Booster Club. Mountain Top Hose Company, 1 Lehigh St. Nov. 12 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $10.

Bingo, with basket raffles, door prizes and food. Sponsored by the David Blight School of Dance at the West Side Park Clubhouse, 389 W. Grand St., Nanticoke. Nov. 13 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. 570-592-3544.

WWE Smackdown, with WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Dolph Ziggler and many more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:15 p.m. Nov. 15. 800-745-3000.

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.

Asian Studies Film Festival, a screening of “Women Who Flirt,” a 2014 Chinese-Hong Kong romantic comedy. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 6 p.m. Nov. 17. Free. 570-941-7643.

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.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Unbreakable” (2001), a superhero thriller starring Bruce Willis. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

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. Nov. 18. $25. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Toy Bingo, with special games, 50/50, instant bingo and food. Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department, 329 Orange Road, Dallas. Nov. 19 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $20 for 20 games; extra game for those bringing a donation for Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge. Tickets: 570-406-3167.

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.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Mystic River,” a 2003 mystery drama starring Sean Penn. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Nov. 26. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Latin American Film Festival, a screening of “Metegol” (Underdogs), a 2014 Argentine computer animated fantasy sports comedy. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Nov. 29. Free. 570-941-7778.

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.

Fall Cooking Classes, a two-session course on “Christmas Cookies.” Offered by Luzerne County Community College at the Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute, Market and Main streets, Nanticoke. 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 10 and 17. Registration: 570-740-0495.

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.

The Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock will present its inaugural ‘Fright Night’ Oct. 28 to 31.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_10.28-events-Dietrich-Fright-Night.jpgThe Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock will present its inaugural ‘Fright Night’ Oct. 28 to 31.

The historic Nathan Denison House in Forty Fort will present its ‘Colonial Superstitions, Folklore & Witchcraft Tour’ Oct. 28 and 29.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_10.28-events-nathan-denison-house-halloween-5.jpgThe historic Nathan Denison House in Forty Fort will present its ‘Colonial Superstitions, Folklore & Witchcraft Tour’ Oct. 28 and 29.

Head to the Scranton Cultural Center for the annual global flash mob ‘Thrill the World’ on Oct. 29.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_10.28-events-thriller-flash-mob.jpgHead to the Scranton Cultural Center for the annual global flash mob ‘Thrill the World’ on Oct. 29.
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