Events Listings: Nov. 2 to 8, 2016

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Fiddler Eileen Nicholson and caller Bob Nicholson will be on hand at the Community Contra Dance Nov. 5 at Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.

THIS WEEK: Nov. 2 to 8, 2016

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.

Halloween Dance, with music by Flatland Ruckus. Costumes optional; prizes awarded in several categories. American Legion, Route 415, Harveys Lake. 8 p.m. to midnight. Nov. 4. No cover. 570-239-1954.

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.

Natural Health Clinic, the latest in natural health and healing alternatives from various practitioners, therapists and trainers. Shadowbrook Inn & Resort, 201 Resort Lane, Route 6, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5. Free. Info at [email protected]

Turkey Fest, with a traditional turkey dinner, festival games, raffle and basket auction. Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, North River and West Chestnut streets, Wilkes-Barre. 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5. $11, $7 children. Donations for a local food pantry will be accepted. Walk-ins welcome but reservations encouraged. 570-829-3051.

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.

Monthly Bingo, sponsored by the Lehman-Jackson Elementary PTO. Jackson Township Fire Company, 1160 Chase Road, Shavertown. Nov. 5 with doors at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. $10. 570-690-4301.

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 eight local ‘celebrities’ pairing with professional dancers and competing for two Mirror Ball prizes: the People’s Choice Award and the Judges Choice. KISS Theatre, 400 East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Nov. 5. Complimentary cocktail, appetizers and desserts; cash bar. Age 21 and older. $40, $20. Tickets at dancingstarsofwilkesbarre.com or 570-829-1901.

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.

Our Lady of Hope Fall Festival, with a Mega Basket Booth, variety stands, children’s fishing game, face painting, bake sale, Instant Bingo and a turkey dinner ($12, $6 children). Marymount Parish Center, 154 S. Hancock St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 6. 570-824-7832.

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.

Bone Appetit, the fifth annual fundraiser for the SPCA with food donated by 14 area restaurants and wine from Winterland Winery. The Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6. $45. Reservations: 570-825-4111.

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.

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Harvest Festival, the sixth annual event sponsored by F.A.C.E.S. of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. With DJ music, free carnival games, free auction and a free turkey dinner for the first 350 people. Also: information on local mental health and wellness services. Kistler Elementary School, 301 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9. 570-826-7111, ext. 1149.

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.

St. James Bazaar, with homemade food, attic treasures, basket auction and a church tour. St. James Church, 2161 Route 940, Drifton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12. 570-956-3881.

Christmas Tea, with a tour of “The Cottage,” decorated in a 1930s holiday theme. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13. $15. Reservations: 570-696-4500.

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.

Holiday Tea and Toast, a guided tour of the historic 1903 Watres Lodge, decorated for the Christmas season, along with finger foods, desserts and seasonal teas. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13. $15. Reservations: 570-689-9494.

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.

Understanding Essential Oils, a talk by retired pharmacist Joann Ready on the basic uses. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Registration: 570-474-9313.

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.

Harvest Gala, with fine food, wine, beer, basket raffle and dancing to the music of Six Drink Minimum. Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Butler St., Kingston. 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 18. $50 advance; $60 at the door. 570-287-8440.

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.

Holiday Art Auction. Eat, drink and bid at the 28th annual fundraiser offering original high-quality works by regional artists. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Nov. 19 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and auction at 7 p.m. $25 include hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne, open bar and live music. Reservations: 570-969-1040.

Children’s Fashion Show, the third annual event, sponsored by the Wyoming Free Library at the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 97 E. Sixth St., Wyoming. 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20. Light refreshments served. 570-693-1364.

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.

Treefest, the 28th annual fundraiser for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble with more than 130 decorated Christmas trees. Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St., Bloomsburg. 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 27; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 3; noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 4; 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2. $6. 570-784-5530.

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.

Small Business Saturday, the seventh annual event with downtown Wilkes-Barre retailers offering holiday promotions and savings. Also: a holiday art market, tree-decorating, a tree-lighting ceremony and a visit from Santa at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 26 570-826-1100.

Designer Purse Bingo, sponsored by Wyoming Area Catholic School at Eagle McClure Hose Company, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. Nov. 27 with doors at 11:30 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. $20 advance; $25 day of event includes 20 games. 570-654-7982.

TeaFest, a high Scottish tea, held in conjunction with TreeFest. Also: a performance by Meg Geffken as Mary Todd Lincoln. Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St., Bloomsburg. 1 p.m. Nov. 28. $25. Reservations: 570-784-8181.

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.

Christmas in Our Hometown, the annual street festival with horse-drawn wagon rides, trolley rides, ice sculptures, Santa and Mrs. Claus, strolling carolers and musicians, “living windows,” decorated street lamps and hot drinks. Downtown Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3. Info at tunkhannockbusiness.com.

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.

Fiddler Eileen Nicholson and caller Bob Nicholson will be on hand at the Community Contra Dance Nov. 5 at Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.
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