Events Listings: Feb. 17 to 23, 2016

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Director/producer Frank Dawson will present the documentary ‘Agents of Change’ Feb. 19 at the McGowan School of Business at King’s College.
The University of Scranton celebrates Black History Month with a screening of ‘The Mask You Live In’ Feb. 23 at the Loyola Science Center.
Lily Tomlin stars in ‘Grandma,’ one of the films spotlighted in the Winterfest Film Festival at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock running though Feb. 25.

THIS WEEK: Feb. 17 to 23, 2016

Winterfest Film Festival, 12 foreign, independent and art films including “99 Homes,” “Grandma,” “Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words,” “Vermeer and Music,” “The Winter’s Tale,” “The Wonders” and more. Through Feb. 25 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Post-Fest film discussion 1 p.m. Feb. 26. 570-996-1500. Schedule at dietrichtheater.com.

Free Tax Preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with lower- and middle-class incomes. Tuesdays through April 5 at Good Shepherd Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre; and Wednesdays through April 6 at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. Call 570-678-5436 for an appointment at the Kirby Library and 570-678-3504 for an appointment at Good Shepherd Church.

Scientific Reasoning and Telescope Lectures, two free public lectures by Dr. Marvin Bolt, historian of astronomy and vice president of collections at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium. Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 18 with “The Art of the First Scientific Instruments: Looking Through — and at — the World’s Oldest Telescopes” at 4 p.m. and “Saving Your Life: When Scientific Reasoning and Moral Wisdom Turn Urgent” at 7 p.m. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Social Media for Seniors, a session in learning how to use Pinterest. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18. 570-654-9847.

Around the World at the Library. A screening of “Roman Holiday” (1953) starring Audrey Hepburn. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Feb. 19. Free with refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Winter in the City, a cocktail party with food from more than 40 area restaurants and music by Group du Jour along with a silent auction and raffles. POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19. $20. Sponsored by Scranton Tomorrow. 570-963-1575.

Night at the Races, sponsored by the Mountain Top Welcome Club. Wright Township Fire Company, 477 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Horse sponsorships: $10. 570-905-4098.

Agents of Change, a documentary about the black student-led protests of the 1960s and today’s Black Lives Matter movement. Followed by a talk by co-director and co-producer Frank Dawson. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Feb. 19. Free. 570-208-5900.

Monster Jam, monster-truck action with custom-designed machines sitting atop 66-inch-tall tires, generating 1500 to 2000 horsepower including Grave Digger, Backwards Bob, Stinger, Instigator, Backdraft, Prowler, Lone Eagle and Midnight Rider. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20; 2 p.m. Feb. 21. $15, $10 children. Get an up-close view of the trucks at the Party in the Pits 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20. 800-745-3000.

One More Row, a knit-and-crochet group for all ages. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Feb. 20. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Night at the Races, with food, desserts and virtual horse racing. Queen of the Apostles Parish, 742 Spring St., Avoca. Feb. 20 with doors at 5 p.m. and races at 7 p.m. $5; $10 for horse sponsorships. 570-457-3412.

Bingo, sponsored by the Lehman-Jackson Elementary School PTA. Jackson Township Fire Hall, 1160 Chase Road, Shavertown. Feb. 20 with doors at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. $10 for 10 games with three cards per game.

Funfest Fundraiser, a full breakfast followed by a screening of “The Incredibles” with souvenir cups for the kids and photo ops with costumed characters. Cinema & Drafthouse, 31 W. Broad St., West Hazleton. 9 a.m. Feb. 21. $20 before Feb. 14; $25 thereafter; $30 at the door. 570-455-1509.

Afternoon at the Races, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, 55 S. Main St., Pittston. Feb. 21 with doors at 1 p.m. and post time at 2 p.m. $5; $10 with a horse sponsorship. 570-954-8147.

Knox Mine Disaster Film Benefit Dinner, including a buffet-style dinner along with film clips from the upcoming documentary on the Knox Mine Disaster of 1959. Valenti’s Restaurant, 1180 Wyoming Ave., Pittston. 5 p.m. Feb. 21. $30. 570-654-6604.

Live Your Best Life, a social security seminar with Christie Bonnice of State Farm Insurance. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. Feb. 22. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Dallas. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22. 570-333-4906.

Crochet a Spiral Scarf, using basic chain and double-crochet stitches. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Feb. 23. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.

The Mask You Live In, a film about the meaning of masculinity in America and the struggles of men and boys to stay true to themselves. Presented as part of Black History Month events. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Free. 570-941-5904.

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Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion using the Socratic method. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24. 570-474-9313.

The Sleep-Dealer, a 2008 science-fiction cult classic about a young Mexican hacker. Presented as part of the Latin American Film Festival. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Free. 570-941-4317.

Coloring for Adults. Experience the relaxing art of coloring. Supplies provided or bring your own. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Anatomy of Upset, a session how to reduce upset and create more joy and balance in your life. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Feb. 25. Free. 570-586-8191.

Pennsylvania Garden Expo, more than 50,000 square feet of professionally landscaped gardens along with a Market Faire, a DIY Stage and appearances by garden pros. Farm Show Complex, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 26-27; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 28. 717-932-1487 or pagardenexpo.org.

Around the World at the Library. A screening of the historical drama “Hotel Rwanda” (2004). Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Feb. 26. Free with refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Team Kirby Fundraiser, a comedy show with David James and “Comedy Diva” Stephanie Peters to support efforts by Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s Class of 2016 to improve Kirby Park. Wisecracker’s Comedy Club, Mohegan Sun Casino, 280 Route 315, Plains Township. Feb. 26 with doors and basket raffle at 8 p.m. and show at 9 p.m. $20. 570-417-0378.

On the Road to Wellness, the 38th annual American Cancer Society Telethon with local artists, dancers and musicians along with a free health fair (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), tricky trays and a bake sale. The Health & Wellness Center, 50 Moisey Drive, Hazleton. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 27. Broadcast live on WYLN-TV. 570-459-1212.

Spin 4 Life, a spinning fundraiser for Candy’s Place: A Center for Cancer Wellness in memory of leukemia victim Brandon J. Case. Danko’s All-American Fitness, 3 N. River St., Plains Township. 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. $25 for a 45-minute cycling ride. Registration: 570-714-8800.

Knox Mine Disaster Film Benefit Dinner II, an authentic coal miner’s dinner along with film clips from the upcoming documentary on the Knox Mine Disaster of 1959 presented by director David Brocca. Anthracite Cafe, 804 Scott St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28. $22. 570-822-4677.

Live Your Best Life, a talk on “Self-Care for Givers” with Sheila Shuster of Fill My Cup, an online forum to manage stress, cope with loss and adapt to change. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. Feb. 29. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Sex Trafficking, a social justice talk by Kim Checkey, president of the Truth for Women Center. Educational Conference Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 1. Free and open to the public. 800-377-5222.

Ireland’s Role in the World: Sustainable Development, Peace and Human Rights, a talk by David Donoghue, Ireland’s ambassador to the United Nations. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 5:30 p.m. March 1. Free. 570-941-4419.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on “What’s Happening to Civil Society in America?” by Michael Edwards, Distinguished Senior Fellow at DEMOS in New York City. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on March 2. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Film Favorites, a screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962) starring Gregory Peck. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. March 2. Free. 570-996-1500.

Jewel Heist Movies, a screening of “To Catch a Thief” (1955), a romantic thriller starring Cary Grant. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. March 4. Free with refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Home and Lifestyle Expo, with builders, remodelers, home services, financial services, lifestyle vendors and more. Sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lackawanna Home Builders Association. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 4 to 7 p.m. March 4; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 5; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6. 570-287-3331.

Dinner by Design, the sixth annual visual showcase for unique and innovative table designs and event spaces created by designers, event planners and florists. Sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society at POSH @ The Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 7 to 10 p.m. March 4; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 5; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6. 570-344-3841.

Boredom Buster Craft Day, an afternoon of craft-making for all ages along with hot drinks and homemade cookies. Endless Mountains Nature Center, 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock. 1 to 4 p.m. March 5. Reservations: 570-836-3835.

Harlem Globetrotters, the basketball tricksters on their 90th-anniversary world tour sporting their incredible ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, comedy and fan interaction. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 and 7 p.m. March 5. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Nite at the Races, with food, prizes and refreshments. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Swoyersville at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. March 5 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. Age 21 and older. $5, $10 with horse sponsorship. 570-283-1677.

YMCA Winter Carnival, the annual event with family activities, a craft and vendor show, live music, food, basket raffles and a Scholastic Book Fair. Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 6. 570-208-9622.

Easter Bingo, with a bake sale, raffles and homemade foods. Sponsored by the Newport Township Women’s Activity Group at Holy Spirit Parish Hall, 31 S. Market St., Glen Lyon. March 6 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $2. 570-574-3911.

Downton Abbey Grand Finale Celebration, with wine and hors d’oeuvres, a reception with entertainment, Downton Abbey prizes and giveaways, a Downton photo booth, period costumes modeled by Queen Victoria’s Court, all followed by an elegant “Dinner a la Abbey” four-course dinner after which attendees can view the final episodes in the series. WVIA Public Media Studios, 100 WVIA Way, off Old Boston Road, Pittston. 1 p.m. March 6. $75. Reservations: 570-602-1134.

Live Your Best Life, a talk on juicing for a healthy lifestyle with representatives of High Point Greens Juicing Company. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. March 7. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Dallas. 6:30 p.m. March 7. 570-333-4906.

Pennsylvania Home Show, with architects, product manufacturers, pool installers, landscapers, contractors and remodelers offering ideas to beautify, update and maintain your home. State Farm Show Complex, North Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 10 to 12; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 13. $8. 800-281-5539.

Arc of Luzerne County Annual Awards Dinner, honoring (among others) the Advocate of the Year Nancy Thaler of the state Department of Human Services. The Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. March 10 with cocktails at 5 and dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations: 570-970-7739.

Downton Abbey: Auld Lang Syne, a farewell to the final season of the PBS drama series. Included: an authentic English Tea Party with scones, clotted cream and Eton mess. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. March 10. Registration: 570-821-1959.

Jewel Heist Movies, a screening of “The Pink Panther” (1963) starring David Niven. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. March 11. Free with refreshments. 570-823-0156.

The Express Clydesdales, a special event with the world-renowned horses including photo ops, raffles, contests, music and entertainment, all for the benefit of the Children’s Miracle Network. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 4 to 6 p.m. March 11. Free. 570-963-1000.

Night at the Races, hosted by the Exeter Lions Club. St. Anthony Parish Center, Erie Street, Exeter. March 12 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $5 includes food and beverages; $10 includes a horse. 570-655-2746 or 570-881-9010.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance, sponsored by the Harveys Lake American Legion Post 967, 4907 Memorial Highway. 7 to 10 p.m. March 12. $15 includes light refreshments, dinner and DJ music. Age 21 and over. Reservations: 570-639-2240.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the 19th annual event starting at the upper end of West Broadway and ending at the County parking lot in Jim Thorpe. 1 p.m. March 13.

David Zeisberger: Apostle Among Indians, a film about the life and work of the Moravian missionary who christianized Indians in Pennsylvania. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2 p.m. March 13. Free. 570-996-1500.

Live Your Best Life, a talk on career decision making with Christine Jensen of Career Link. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. March 14. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Latin American Film Festival, a screening of “The Golden Dream” (Mexican; 2013), about the adventures of young Guatemalans trying to reach the United States. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. March 15. Free. 570-941-4317.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on “Can It Possibly Get Worse for Europe and the Middle East? An Update on the Refugee Crisis and the Thick Fog of Fundamentalism” by award-winning author Peter Zilahy. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on March 16. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Celebrate Sobriety at the Movies, a free movie night for anyone whose life has been affected by alcoholism. Film undecided at press time. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. March 16. Free. 570-996-1500.

Jewel Heist Movies, a screening of “Topkapi” (1964) starring Melina Mercouri and Maximilian Schell. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. March 18. Free with refreshments. 570-823-0156.

WWE Wrestling: The Road to Wrestlemania, with favorites Roman Reigns, Demon Kane, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens, the Dudley Boyz, the Divas and more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. March 20. 800-745-3000.

Live Your Best Life, a talk on using essential oils for a healthier lifestyle with representatives of Thrive Wellness Center. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. March 21. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Dallas. 6:30 p.m. March 23. 570-333-4906.

Irem Shrine Circus, the annual spring extravaganza. 109th Artillery Armory, 280 Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 1:30 and 7 p.m. March 28 and April 2; 6:30 p.m. March 29; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 30 and 31 and April 1. 570-714-0783.

Live Your Best Life, a first-time home-buyer seminar with Christie Bonnice of State Farm Insurance. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. March 28. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Healthy Nutrition, identifying intolerances that trigger inflammatory reactions and chronic health problems. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 6:30 p.m. March 31. Free. 570-586-8191.

Spring Film Festival, 22 foreign, independent and art films shown in 21 days. Opens with a Gala Night with food, beer, wine, desserts and two films 5:30 p.m. April 1. $40. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Continues through April 21. $8.50. Concludes with a post-fest film discussion 1 p.m. April 22. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.

An Age of Anxiety, a roundtable discussion about the frequency of attacks of international terrorism and domestic violence. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 1. Free but registration required. 570-941-6206.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on “Please Pay Attention (it could change your brain!): Insights into How Mindfulness Helps Us Change Our Habits” by medical researcher Judson Brewer. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on April 4. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Live Your Best Life, a talk on living wills with Lisa Orlandini of VNA Hospice and Home Health. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. April 4. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, a family-oriented show of unique physical comedy, juggling and balancing skills of Gregory Popovich and his more than 30 pets: house cats, dogs, parrots, geese and doves, all rescues from animal shelters across the country. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. April 5. $27.50, $22.50, $12.50. 570-826-1100.

Live Your Best Life, a talk on the health benefits of yoga presented by Thrive Wellness Center. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. April 11. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Disabilities Awareness, a social justice talk by Robert Fox of the Center for Independent Living. Educational Conference Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 12. Free and open to the public. 800-377-5222.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on “History at the End of the World,” and whether human domination of the world as a goal is beneficial. With professor Rosalind Williams of MIT. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. Noon on April 14. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Fee-Free Days at Steamtown. The National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday by waiving entrance fees on the following days in 2016: National Park Week (April 16 to 24), National Park Service Birthday Weekend (Aug. 25 to 28), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 24) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11). Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 570-340-5200.

Earth Day Festival, with hands-on learning stations, interpretive hikes, conservations exhibits, crafts, food, music and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16. $5 per car. 570-828-2319.

Scranton’s Future: What’s Next? A symposium with a panel of government, civic, economic, educational and cultural leaders sharing their vision of Scranton. Leahy Hall, University of Scranton. 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 18. Free. 570-941-6206.

Live Your Best Life, a talk on health-care needs and preventions, presented by representatives from Walgreens. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. April 18. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Earth Day Fair, with interactive games, presentations and information related to the environment and sustainable practices. DeNaples Center Patio, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 11 a.m. April 19. Free. 570-941-7520.

Latin American Film Festival, a screening of “La Batalla de los Invisibles” (Mexican; 2010), the story of a five-year struggle by 2300 janitors against California’s most powerful supermarket chains. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. April 20. Free. 570-941-4317.

An Evening of Environmental Science, an Earth Day event with student-run interactive science experiments and an exhibit of Earth Day Essay Contest submissions. Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 6 p.m. April 21. Free. 570-941-7669.

Knitting Weekend Workshop, a relaxing four-day getaway to work on a twisted hug moebius wrap or a warm thrummed hat. Bring your own knitting, crochet, quilting, spinning or rug hooking projects, if desired. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emergy Road, Dingmans Ferry. April 21 to 24. $70 per day includes lodging and meals. Reservations: 570-828-2319.

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science, the television personality, author and Food Network star in a culinary variety show with comedy, music, puppets and “dangerous experiments” in the kitchen. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 21. $65.50, $55.50, $45.50. 570-826-1100.

Holi: The Indian Festival of Color, the annual spring event held in conjunction with a celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. With Indian food, a talk on the festival’s history and throwing of washable powdered colors on white-t-shirt-clad students. Dionne Green, University of Scranton. 2 p.m. April 22. Free. 570-941-5904.

Shakespeare Lives! A festival celebrating Shakespeare’s unique contribution to world literature with noted Shakespeare scholars and performers. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23. $25. Registration: 570-941-6206.

Monroe County Earth Day, with exhibitors, live music, E-cycling, Give and Take, children’s activities, tire amnesty and more. Northampton Community College, 2411 Route 715, Tannersville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23. 570-629-3061.

Live Your Best Life, a talk on saving for future education costs by Christie Bonnice of State Farm. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. April 25. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Conflict in the Middle East, a social justice talk by Jeff Schultz and Henry Hunsinger of the college’s social science and history departments. Educational Conference Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 26. Free and open to the public. 800-377-5222.

Film Favorites, a screening of “Sandlot,” (1993) about the adventures of Scotty Smalls who joins the local baseball team. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. April 27. Free. 570-996-1500.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, with extreme spectacles, fast-paced performances and exotic animals. Included: high-wire wizards, strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball and a bungee aerial skydiving display. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. April 28-29; 1 and 5 p.m. April 30; 1 p.m. May 1. 570-970-7600 or ticketmaster.com.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on “Human Rights and Corporate Accountability” by Zamira Djabarova of EarthRights International. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on April 29. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on “Shared Paths, Divergent Courses: Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism.” DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. Noon on May 13. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Fine Arts Fiesta, the annual celebration of the arts with juried art exhibits, an artisans market, musical and stage performances, children’s tent, craftspersons and festival food. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 19 to 21; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 22. Info at fineartsfiesta.org.

Scranton Fringe Festival, a performing arts-based, four-day event held in multiple venues in downtown Scranton. Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. Applications will be accepted Feb. 6 to March 25 for the 2016 event. Details at scrantonfringe.org.

Director/producer Frank Dawson will present the documentary ‘Agents of Change’ Feb. 19 at the McGowan School of Business at King’s College.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_2.19-agents-of-change-Frank-1.jpgDirector/producer Frank Dawson will present the documentary ‘Agents of Change’ Feb. 19 at the McGowan School of Business at King’s College.

The University of Scranton celebrates Black History Month with a screening of ‘The Mask You Live In’ Feb. 23 at the Loyola Science Center.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_2.19-events-mask-you-live-in-1.jpgThe University of Scranton celebrates Black History Month with a screening of ‘The Mask You Live In’ Feb. 23 at the Loyola Science Center.

Lily Tomlin stars in ‘Grandma,’ one of the films spotlighted in the Winterfest Film Festival at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock running though Feb. 25.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_2.19-events-TONED-Grandma-2-1-1.jpgLily Tomlin stars in ‘Grandma,’ one of the films spotlighted in the Winterfest Film Festival at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock running though Feb. 25.
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