THIS WEEK: Jan. 18 to 24, 2017
Ethnic Notions, a film examining anti-black stereotypes that permeated popular culture from the ante-bellum period until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Jan. 18 at noon. Held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 570-674-6400.
Film Favorites Series, a screening of the comedy “9 to 5” with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Jan. 18. Free. 570-996-1500.
Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Falcon and the Snowman” (1985, a spy drama starring Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 20. Free with popcorn provided. 570-823-0156.
Knit and Crochet Group, for all ages. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 21. 570-823-0156.
Wyoming Valley Stamp Club, presenting a film “The Confederate Postal History: The Harrie Mueller Collection.” Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Open to the public; new members welcome. 570-287-2013.
Knox Mine Disaster Commemoration, with a special tribute to William Hastie, the last living Knox Coal Company employee; a “Bill Hastie Video Tribute” by filmmaker David Brocca; and Knox Disaster-related poetry read by Erika Funke and Frank Tartella. Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton. 2 p.m. Jan. 21. Free with refreshments. 57-963-4804.
Harlem Wizards, the show basketball team incorporating comedy and audience participation. Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School, 1128 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. $10 advance; $12 day of event. 570-675-7990.
Carnivale, the 10th annual fundraiser for Community Cares for Kids, a yearly one-week medical mission spearheaded by Dr. Francis Collini to treat disfiguring injuries or birth defects in children. With fine food, open bar, music by Flaxy Morgan, live and silent auctions, raffle, palm reader and photographer. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Attire: “Blue, Black or Beads” (anything from black tie and mask to blue jeans and beads). $150. 570-674-6525.
Knox Mine Disaster Memorial Service. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 35 William St., Pittston 10 a.m. Jan. 22. Followed by a public commemoration at the historical marker on Main Street in Pittston at 11:30 a.m. and a walk to the site of the disaster (weather permitting) at noon. 715-252-6742.
American Girl Bingo, with door prizes, raffles, food and beverages. St. Benedict’s Parish, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Jan. 22 with doors at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:30 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 570-825-7606 or 570-954-0301.
Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Tunkhannock. Jan. 23 with early bird games at 6:30 p.m. 570-333-4906.
Early Bird Sports Expo, with boats, RVs, ATVs, outfitters, hunting and fishing equipment, kayaks, taxidermy work, archery and more. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St. 4 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 27; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 28; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29. $6. 570-594-0250.
The Relaxing Art of Coloring, an adult coloring group. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Supplies provided or bring your own. 570-823-0156.
The Unsolved Murder of Margaret Martin, a talk by historian Tom Mooney about the Kingston woman who was killed in 1938. Presented by the Kingston Historical Society at the Kingston Borough Building, 500 Wyoming Ave. 7 p.m. Jan. 26.
NEPA Home and Garden Show, the latest in products and services from builders and contractors along with materials, decks, pools, spas, storage, plants, landscapes, kitchenware and more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 27; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 28; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29. $8.50, $7.50 seniors. 570-970-7600.
Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Snow Falling on Cedars” (1999) starring Ethan Hawke. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Pocono Winter Beerfest, a beer-tasting event with more than 100 offerings from across the nation along with food, vendors, brewers and more. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Jan. 28 with VIP doors at noon and general admittance at 1 p.m. $50 (VIP), $35. 570-420-2808.
Celebrity Bartending Event, to benefit the Family Service Association. With food, specialty drinks and raffles along with bartenders former WNEP newsanchor Marisa Burke, Rocky from 98.5 KRZ; and Lisa Mazzarella and Erika Funke of WVIA-FM. Bart and Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. $10. 570-823-5144.
Monthly Bingo, sponsored by the Lehman Jackson Elementary PTO. With a 50/50 drawing and $500 jackpot. Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, 1160 Chase Road, Shavertown. Jan. 28 with doors at 6:30 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. $10. 570-690-4301.
Designer Purse Bingo. Eagle McClure Hose Company, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. Jan. 29 with doors at 11:30 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Pittston Area baseball and softball teams. 570-655-0203.
Coal Miner’s Dinner, an authentic coal miner’s dinner along with excerpts from a documentary on the Knox Mine Disaster. The Anthracite Cafe, 804 Scott St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 p.m. Jan. 29. $22 benefits the making of the documentary. 570-822-4677.
The Harlem Wizards will bring their showmanship to Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School for a fun game on Jan. 21.