Things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend

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New American Reading Series. Free! The kickoff event for New American Press’ New American Reading Series will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Donahue’s Irish Pub, 215 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Scheduled readers include Chantel Mitchell, Tom Blomain, Okla Elliott, Matthew Hinton, Dawn Colangelo Leas and featured reader Rion Amilcar Scott. Raul Clement will host the event. For more information call 570-826-1200.

City Market Oktoberfest. Free! Grab your freshest pair of lederhosen and head down to City Market and Cafe, 25 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre for City Market and Cafe’s first Oktoberfest celebration. First, second and third place prizes will be given for best lederhosen and sampling of beer and food will also be features. For more information, call 570-235-6913.

Tarot cards and mediums. $25. Medium Jim Byers and tarot reader Jonathan Coyle will offer their services from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Oct. 8, at The Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. A portion of the $25 price will go directly to the library, and appointments can be made upon pre-payment for those who wish to guarantee a spot. For more information, call 570-287-2013.

A very Chateau Halloween. $3.50 to $10, plus refreshments. 1112 Highway 315, Plains Township board game cafe The Game Chateau is celebrating October with a number of promotions. Vampire week, featuring a bloody good special beverage ends Oct. 8, with zombie week kicking off Oct. 9. It concludes Oct. 15. The cafe also has a number of monster-themed games, including the top-rated Betrayal at House on the Hill. The Game Chateau offers unlimited play for $10 a person or $3.50 per hour. For more information, call (570) 855-2968.