Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend

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Writer’s Social. Free! Everyone has a story. Whether you’re in the middle of writing yours or looking for inspiration, the 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 writer’s social at Jack’s Draft House, 802 Prescott Ave., Scranton, will be full of like-minded people on similar paths. For more information, call 570-344-7040.

Susquehanna Breakdown. $35. Northeastern Pennsylvania’s bluegrass barons Cabinet present the 2016 Susquehanna Breakdown May 20 and 21 at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. The event begins 6 p.m. Friday, May 20 with sets from The Dishonest Fiddlers, Coal Town Rounders, Larry Heel Experience and Cabinet. The music starts at 11 a.m. May 21 and goes all day. Tickets for May 21 are $35. Two day tickets are $65. RV passes for the event are still available at $135. For more information, visit susquehannabreakdown.com.

Afternoon With the Arts. Free! Lackawanna county’s Arts, Culture and Education Council will host a panel discussion Saturday, May 21 on “The power of arts to make us healthier, happier and smarter.” The discussion will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. and is followed by a reception from 2 to 3 p.m. The event at Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 North Washington Ave. is free and open to the public.

Ghostbusters-inspired tasting. $35. You may be afraid of no ghost, but are you afraid of trying new things? No? OK, then you and Terra Preta’s Ghostbusters-inspired cocktail and food tasting will get along like a Keymaster and a Gatekeeper. The 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 23 event will feature two cocktail tastings (including an Ecto Cooler cocktail for the ’90s kids), a serving of gourmet popcorn and a two course meal. There’s something strange at 222 Wyoming Ave. so call 570-871-4190 to make a reservation.

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