THIS WEEK: Jan. 25 to 31, 2017
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.
Adult Craft Session. Color a small canvas tote bag to take home. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Feb. 2. Free but registration required. 570-823-0156.
Once Upon a Time: Crystal Cabin Fever, with spectacular ice carvvings, free wine tasting, tours of the Sculpted Ice Works Factory and Natural Ice Harvest Museum, free hot chocolate, BBQ and fire pit plus rides down a 50-foot ice slide. 311 Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays from Feb. 3 to 26. $15, $12 seniors, $10 children. 570-226-6246.
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.
Adult Craft Session, making flowers from different colors and patterns of paper for Valentine’s Day. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Light refreshments served. Free. Registration: 570-823-0156.
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.
A River Runs Through It, a free screening of the drama starring Brad Pitt and Craig Sheffert, shown in conjunction with the Wyoming County Reads book-discussion series. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8. 570-996-1500.
Simple. Natural. Healing. A weight-loss seminar including recipes and food ideas. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 11. $10. 570-996-1500.
Night at the Races, with a dinner buffet, refreshments and raffle. Sponsored by Corpus Christi Parish at Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. 7 p.m. Feb. 11. $5, $10 per racing horse. 570-654-2753.
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.
Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, the 13th annual street festival with the theme “Ice, Lights, Broadway!” Included: a Friday evening parade, live music, more than 50 ice sculptures with carving demonstrations, horse-and-carriage rides and entertainment. Downtown Clarks Summit. Feb. 17 to 20. For schedule, see theabingtons.org.
Winter in the City, a cocktail party with food from local restaurants, silent auction, raffle and music by Paul LaBelle & the Exact Change and Group Du Jour. POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17. $20 benefits Scranton Tomorrow. 570-963-1575.
Winter Fest Film Festival, 14 days of foreign, independent and art films. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Opens Feb. 17 with a gala opening night of two films, snacks, wine, beer and dessert at 6 p.m. $25. Continues through March 2. $8.50. Previews of all films shown at 1 and 6 p.m. Feb. 2. Post-Festival Film Discussion 1 p.m. March 3. Schedule at dietrichtheater.com.
Sweethearts Dinner Dance, with music by the Main Street Crooners. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 18 with doors at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Cash bar available. 866-605-7325.
Old Forge Mardi Gras, with a full-course dinner, beer and wine, and entertainment by Frankie Gervasi of The Poets. Sponsored by Prince of Peace Parish at Arcaro and Genell, 443 S. Main St., Old Forge. 6 p.m. Feb. 18. $30. Adults only. Reservations: 570-457-5900.
Blue Ribbon Gala, the annual fundraiser for Marley’s Mission with entertainment by Daddy-O and the Sax Maniacs and 13-year-old singer Olivia Kay along with emcee WNEP-TV’s Stacy Lange. Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. 6 p.m. Feb. 18. Black tie optional. $125. Info at marleysmission.com.
Fee-Free Days at Steamtown, free admission on 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.