Events Listings: Dec. 7 to 13, 2016

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Christmas tours of the historic mansion Grey Towers in Milford are ongoing through Dec. 17.

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    THIS WEEK: Dec. 7 to 13, 2016

    Christmas City Stroll, a guided walking tour through Bethlehem’s historic district led by docents dressed in period Moravian attire, stopping at several landmarks including the 1741 Gemeinhaus. Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem. Through Dec. 14 with tours at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. $15, $9 children. 800-360-8687 or christmascity.org.

    Grey Towers Holiday Tours of all three floors of the historic 1886 mansion decorated for the season. Also: a Holiday Art and Photo Exhibit and Sale of juried works by the Pike Imaging Council. Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 1 and 3 p.m. from Dec. 7 to 17. $8, $7 seniors, $5 youths. 570-296-9630.

    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.

    Holiday Lights Spectacular, a drive-through display of more than 100 separate lighted structures depicting scenes of the season. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Nightly through Dec. 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. 570-348-4186.

    CAN DO Community Christmas, the annual holiday event with music, refreshments, a Letters to Santa table and a visit by Santa. Christ Lutheran Church, Green and Church streets, Hazleton. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. 570-455-3533.

    Mifflinburg Christkindl Market, the 28th annual authentic German-style event with more than 100 festive outdoor huts offering unique gift items and German-style foods. Also: music and dance, jugglers and magicians, Marionette Show, glass-blowing, Kinder World with children’s attractions, St. Nicholas, Lantern Parade and the 15-foot Christmas Pyramid. Downtown Mifflinburg. 4:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 9; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 10. Free. 888-666-0877 or oldchristkindl.com.

    Hawley Winterfest, the annual holiday weekend with ice carving, beer tour, concerts, Cookie Walk, Victorian Luncheon, Artisans Fair, Holiday House Tour, book signings, Santa and S’mores, towed tube rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, train excursions with Santa, Christmas Show at the Ritz Theater, Enchanted Christmas at Bingham Park, Living Nativity, Breakfast with Santa and more. Dec. 9 to 11 throughout downtown Hawley. Schedule at hawleywinterfest.com.

    Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Groundhog Day” (1993) with Bill Murray. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    Journey to Bethlehem, a free hayride to eight sites around downtown Tunkhannock depicting events surrounding the birth of Jesus, beginning and ending at Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, Warren and Church streets. 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10. Followed by free cookies and hot drinks. 570-836-1229.

    Holiday Open House, an old-fashioned Christmas celebration with wassail and desserts, stories and games. Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Dec. 9. 570-344-3841.

    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.

    Model Railroad Open House, with HO-scale railroading and miniature replicas of local landmarks including the Asa Packer Mansion, Eckley Miners Village, Bethlehem Steelworks, Hazleton’s Blue Comet Diner and more. Anthracite Model Railroad Society, 1056 Hanover Court, Hazle Township. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 8. 570-459-6395.

    Model Railroad Open House, an HO-scale, 2000-square-foot layout including many northeast railroads from various eras. Hudson Model Railroad Club, 97 Martin St., Hudson. Noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 10, 17-18; Jan. 1, 7, 8. Free but donations accepted.

    Visions of Sugarplums, an “Olde Fashioned Victorian Yuletide” with a holiday feast, Victorian holiday decor, a talk on the Stegmaier family customs brought from Germany and an old-fashioned carol sing-along. Stegmaier Mansion, 304 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11. $42.50. Reservations: 570-332-4250.

    Old-Time Christmas, the 26th annual tour of an 1800s farm with Victorian skits, a Christmas Putz, homemade nativity and village scene, living nativity with barnyard animals, carol singing in the one-room schoolhouse, a visit from the Belschnikel, a bonfire and hot chocolate and cookies. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10-11. $10, $5 children. 570-992-6161 or quietvalley.org.

    50/50 Bingo, with food and beverages available. Noxen School and Community Center, School Street. 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10. Pay per card. 570-298-2052.

    Cookie Walk. Collect your favorite cookies at $8 per pound. St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Pittston. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 11. 570-674-0214.

    Designer Bag Bingo, with 17 regular games plus specials and raffles. Eagle McClure Hose Company, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. Dec. 11 with doors at 11 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit Electric City Shock 12U Travel Softball. 570-885-0475.

    The Menu, culinary creations prepared by local chefs with musical guest Skip Monday. Grand Ballroom, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Dec. 12 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. $12. 570-344-1111.

    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.

    Carols & Cookies. Bring a dozen of your favorite holiday cookies along with the recipe to share. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Those in Christmas sweaters may be eligible to win a prize. 570-821-1959.

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    A Holiday Evening at the Everhart, with winter and holiday stories, gift shopping and live music. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15. $5. 570-346-7186.

    Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Labor Day” (2013) with Kate Winslet. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Dec. 16. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940) starring James Stewart. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Dec. 23. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Happy New Year” (1987) with Peter Falk. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Dec. 30. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    Christmas City Stroll, a guided walking tour through Bethlehem’s historic district led by docents dressed in period Moravian attire, stopping at several landmarks including the 1741 Gemeinhaus. Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem. Jan. 2 to 8 with tours at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. $15, $9 children. 800-360-8687 or christmascity.org.

    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.

    The Menu, culinary creations prepared by local chefs with musical guest Skip Monday. Grand Ballroom, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Feb. 13 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. $12. 570-344-1111.

    Arm Knitting. Create your own infinity scarf out of chunky yarn using just your arms. Bring two or three skeins of chunky yarn. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Free. 570-654-9847.

    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.

    Harlem Globetrotters, the electrifying athletes return to show off their incredible ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and fan interaction. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 3 p.m. March 12. Tickets start at $15. 800-745-3000.

    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.

    Christmas tours of the historic mansion Grey Towers in Milford are ongoing through Dec. 17.
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_12.9-events-Milford-Holiday-Fruit_table.jpgChristmas tours of the historic mansion Grey Towers in Milford are ongoing through Dec. 17.