THIS WEEK: April 12-18
Fly Fishing Film Tour, Stanley Cooper Sr. and Lackawanna Valley chapters of Trout Unlimited co-hosts this film festival that features a professionally produced series of spectacular fishing destinations from around the world. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 to 11 p.m. April 13. $15. Tickets can be purchased at the TU chapters or the Kirby Center box office and online at ticketmaster.com. 570-826-1100.
Fast And Furious 8 Movie & Car Meet, Cars of Friday night hosts a car meet and viewing event for ‘The Fate of the Furious.’ Johnny Rockets, 5 Cliff Drive, Moosic. 6 to 10 p.m. April 14. Car meet starts at 10 p.m followed by the film screening at 10 p.m. $10 in advance at cinemark.com. Patrons can receive 10 percent off their total bill at Johnny Rockets. For more information, email carsoffridaynight.com.
‘The Fate of the Furious’ Car Meet & Drive-In Movie, car enthusiasts are invited to a car meet and screening of the latest film in the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise. Circle Drive in Theatre, 1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. 4 to 10 p.m. April 15. Tickets cost $16, which inclues movie. Car meet begins at 3:30 p.m., and the movie shows at 8 p.m. For more information, call Steven Haring at 347-471-0829.
Fee Free Days — National Park Week Part 1, entrance fees are waived during weekendds of this nine-day celebration of national parks. 9 a.m. April 15 to 5 p.m. April 16. Steamtown National Historical Site, 350 Cliff St., Scranton. Scranton Limited rides are $5 per person, and trains leave at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Children under 6 are admitted free. 570-340-5200.
PA Cage Fight 28, an evening of mixed martial arts features 11 bouts. The Woodlands Experience, 1073 state Route 315, Wilkes-Barre Township. 6 to 10:30 p.m. April 15. $30, $60. Tickets are available at pacagefight.com.
Craft, Flea Market & Vendor Sale, indoor/outdoor craft fair, flea market and vendor sale. Lunch and Welsh cookies will be available. Dallas Order of the Easter Star building, 15 Foster St., Dallas. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22. Admission is free. For more information, call Dianne Corby at 570-675-4893.
SBC Clambake & Car Show, Susqehanna Brewing Company in conjunction with with American Shellfish Company, of Cape Charles, Va., will host a clambake and car show to kick off its outdoor event season. Susquehann Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston. 12 to 5 p.m. April 22. $25 registration fee for cars. Entry fee proceeds will benefit the Blue Chip Animal Refuge in Dallas. Singray Delpriore’s Whiskey Hill Project will perform. 888-725-4902.
Hawley Earth Fest, a three-day celebration of Earth includes a cleanup of Route 6, dinner specials, live entertainment, shopping sales, demonstrations, book readings, nature education, hikes and more. Takes place at various sites in Hawley. April 22 to 24. Contact Jason Merrill at 570-862-2453.
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.
Education and Empowerment Fundraiser, will address the impact of sexual violence and offer self-defense classes. Benefits the Victims Resource Center in Wilkes-Barre. Catherine Evans McGown Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas Township. 8 to 10 p.m. April 25. $5 for students, $10 for adults. Contact MU student Emily Gurtizen at [email protected]
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.
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.
Wine and Dine Festival, sponsored by the Dallas Rotary Club, with the Dallas Area Fall Fair, Inc., features tastings of the finest wines from the Back Mountain and Endless Mountain areas and beyond. A variety of food and goods will be available for sale by area vendors and craftsmen, with live musical entertainment. Noon-6 p.m. June 17 at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Rt. 118, Dallas.
Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival, will feature over 25 wineries, a beer tent, food and craft vendors, over-sized games, and three stages of live entertainment. Split Rock Resort, 100 Moseywood Rd., Lake Harmony. June 24 and $25. General admission costs $30. Visit splitrockresort.com for more information. 800-255-7625.