Events Listings: Feb. 1 to 7, 2017

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    THIS WEEK: Feb. 1 to 7, 2017

    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.

    Introduction to Chinese Medicinal Herbs Workshop, at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at The Cooperage Project. Learn basic theories of home-care herbal medicinal and some of the many herbal remedies available. The fundamentals of herbal medicine, common misconceptions, and practical tips for do-it-yourself herbal remedies will be explained. The class will touch on medicinal herbs from your spice cabinet and garden including remedies like peppermint and chamomile. The class is held at 1030 Main St. Honesdale. There is a $10 suggested donation. Call 570-253-2020 for more info.

    One More Row, the knit and crochet group, will meet from 10:30 p.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 4. Everyone is welcome to join this free activity.

    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.

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    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.

    Out of Africa, a free screening of the drama starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, shown in conjunction with the Wyoming County Reads book-discussion series. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22. 570-996-1500.

    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.

    Home and Outdoor Living Show, the 30th annual event offering a look at industry trends in all aspects of home, leisure and outdoor activities. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 906 W. Main St. Noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 24; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 25; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26. $5. 570-966-0625 or csbapa.org.

    Spin 4 Life, a cancer fundraiser with participants cycling 45-minute intervals for the cause. Also: tee shirts, refreshments and mini massages. Odyssey Fitness, 401 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 25. $25. Registration: 570-714-8800.

    Springtime in Paris, the annual fundraiser with silent and live art auctions of works by painters, potters, weavers, mixed media artists and Broadway performers. St. Jude School, 420 S. Mountian Blvd., Mountain Top. Feb. 25 with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and auction at 7:30 p.m. 570-474-5803.

    Party with a Purpose, a Mardi Gras-themed fundraiser to benefit the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. With Cajun-style foods, wine and beer tasting, silent auction, raffle, cash bar and entertainment. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre at Genetti’s Best Western Hotel, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 570-714-1246, ext. 306.

    Sullivan’s March: Our Heritage, a presentation by historian and re-enactor Ed McMullen on President George Washington’s response to the Wyoming Valley Massacre. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. March 5. 570-996-1500.

    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.

    Simple. Natural. Healing. A seminar on improving sleep and reducing stress. Includes food sampling. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to noon March 11. $10. 570-996-1500.

    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.

    Film Favorites Series, a screening of “Dirty Dancing” with Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. March 15. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Pennsylvania Home Show, the 43rd annual event with everything to beautify, update and maintain your home. Farm Show Complex, Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 16 to 18; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19. $10, $8 seniors. 800-281-5539.

    Fine Arts Fiesta, the 62nd annual arts festival with more than 50 juried artisans and craftspersons along with entertainment. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 18 to 21. Info at fineartsfiesta.org.

    Spring Film Festival, 21 days of foreign, independent and art films. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Opens April 7 with a gala opening night of two films, food and dessert buffets, wine and beer at 6 p.m. $40. Continues through April 27. $8.50. Previews of all films shown at 1 and 6 p.m. March 23. Post-Festival Film Discussion 1 p.m. April 28. Schedule at dietrichtheater.com.

    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.

    Simple. Natural. Healing. A seminar on improving digestion including gentle detox approaches and food sampling. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to noon April 8. $10. 570-996-1500.

    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.

    Audubon Society Annual Banquet, an evening of appetizers, buffet dinner, beverages and a program on eagles with an appearance by Renshaw, an injured bald eagle who was rehabilitated by the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. 6 p.m. June 14. 570-479-0400.

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