Events Listings: Nov. 9 to 15, 216

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The 2014 comedy, “Women Who Flirt,” is one of the films shown in the University of Scranton’s Asian Studies Film Festival, with a screening Nov. 17 in Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall on campus.

THIS WEEK: Nov. 9 to 15, 2016

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), about two bourgeois college students who are sent to a remote mountain mining village for three years of re-education during the Cultural Revolution in China. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 6 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. 570-941-7643.

Hook, Line ‘n Sinker: Conversations about Netting a Catfish, test screening of a documentary about online deception and fraud including cyber bullying and harassment, fraudulent requests for money and stolen identities. With a post-film discussion with director Shannon Keith and members of the production team along with Addy Miller of “The Walking Dead.” Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets at 570-996-1500.

Civil War Round Table, with local historian Charles Petrillo speaking on the legacy of local Civil War hero Colonel Robert Bruce Ricketts and his post-war life as a lumber baron. Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Nov. 10. $3. 570-675-8936.

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.

Donegal Ball, the annual event sponsored by the Donegal Society of Greater Wilkes-Barre. With cocktails, dinner and dancing to the music of the Willie Lynch Band. The Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. Nov. 11 with cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. $50. Reservations: 570-735-1711 or 570-822-7675.

Family Movie Night, a screening of “God’s Not Dead – 2.” Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. 7 p.m. Nov. 11. Free. 570-654-2500.

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.

Night at the Races. St. Benedict’s Parish, 155 Austin Ave., Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 12 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. Age 21 and older. To purchase a horse, call 570-822-8871.

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.

Turkey Bingo, with food and beverages. St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 700 Oak St., Taylor. Nov. 13 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $3. 570-457-3042.

Big Prize Bingo, sponsored by Corpus Christi Parish at Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. Prizes include electronics, jewelry, designer handbags, gift cards and more; homemade food available. Nov. 13 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 570-654-2753.

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.

FUTURE

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.

National Family Week Conference, the 7th annual event sponsored by Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania with the topic “Human Trafficking: From Denial to Engagement.” Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $20; $15 students includes lunch. Registration: 570-823-5144.

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.

Victorian Christmas, the 18th annual tour of homes, churches and museums with the theme “Lumber: Boom to Barons.” Along West Fourth Street (Millionaires Row), Pine Street, First and Seventh avenues in Williamsport. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19. Sponsored by Preservation Williamsport. $20. 570-419-2989.

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.

The 2014 comedy, “Women Who Flirt,” is one of the films shown in the University of Scranton’s Asian Studies Film Festival, with a screening Nov. 17 in Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall on campus.
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