THIS WEEK: Dec. 21 to 27, 2016
Holiday Train Display, an exhibit of half-inch scale model railroad stations including Phillipsburg, West Portal, Easton, Freemansburg and Bethlehem as well as G-scale models including Lehigh Valley’s historic Black Diamond train. National Museum of Industrial History, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem. Through Dec. 30 with hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $12. 610-694-6644.
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. 31 with tours daily at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. except Christmas Eve which will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Closed Dec. 25. $15, $9 children. 800-360-8687 or christmascity.org.
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.
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.
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.
Sophia Coxe House Tours, a visit to the historic home with rooms decorated for the season by the Hazleton Garden Club. Also: tea, cider, cookies and a talk on the history of the house. 2207 Route 940, Drifton. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24, 31 and Jan. 1. $5. 570-926-5427.
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.
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. Jan. 1, 7, 8. Free but donations accepted.
Rose Bowl Party. Wear blue and white and cheer on Penn State during its matchup with the Southern California Trojans at a party hosted by the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society. The River Grille, 670 N. River St., Plains Township. 5 p.m. Jan. 2 with half-priced beer, wine and mixed drinks along with food specials. Reservations (by Dec. 31): 570-675-9228.
Community Contra Dance, with live music by the quartet of Henry Jankiewicz, Curt Osgood, Jill Smith and Mike Rovine along with calling by Hilton Baxter. No partner or previous experience necessary. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. Jan. 7 with potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Pay what you wish. 570-333-4007.
Game Night, an evening of “Family Feud,” “Celebrity” and “Pictionary” with teams of four facing off in a fun night of charitable competition. Sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge at The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12. Age 21 and older. $35 includes food and drinks. 570-824-8756.
Malanka, the 13th annual Ukrainian New Year dinner dance with Ukrainian and American food and music by Fourth Wave Ensemble of Philadelphia. La Buona Vita, 20 Reilly St., Dunmore. 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 14. $45. Reservations: 570-489-1256.
Fee-Free Days at Steamtown, free admission on Jan. 16 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), Feb. 20 (Presidents Day), April 15-16 and 22-23 (National Parks Week), Aug. 25 (National Park Service Birthday), Sept. 30 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11-12 (Veterans Day Weekend). Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7. 570-340-5204.
Nite at the Races, a parish fundraiser at St. Monica’s Parish Hall, 363 W. Eighth St., West Wyoming. Feb. 3 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $10. 570-237-2188.
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.
DrinkaPalooza Wine & Whiskey Fest, the inaugural spirits-tasting event with vendors including Pennsylvania wineries, KingView Mead, Absolute Fine Cigars, Cynful Bliss, Green Mountain Energy, LuLaRoe, Serving Stone Creations and many more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. April 29 with tasting sessions noon to 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 7:30 p.m. $24. Age 21 and older. Details at drinkfestpa.com.