THIS WEEK: March 16 to 22, 2016
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.
The Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery-book club will discuss “Working Stiff” by Annelise Ryan. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. March 17. A limited number of books are available on a first come, first served basis for $2. 570-823-0156.
Art & Music, a Third Friday reception with a Members Show and entertainment by Three Imaginary Boys. Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. March 18. 570-288-1020.
Development, a collection of digital photographs focusing on self-expression by Mary Louise Good. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Through April 18 with a Meet-the-Artist Reception 6 to 8 p.m. March 18. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Open Mic Night, a sharing of poems, short stories, drama, creative non-fiction, music and comedy, sponsored by the Campion Literary Society. Postupak Room, William G. McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. March 18. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.
Kirby Book Club, a discussion of “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 1 p.m. March 19. New members welcome. 570-474-9313.
Clipped, Ripped and Reassembled, new works in paper collage by Pamela M. Parsons. Opens March 19 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. at the Suraci Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Continues through May 8 with hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-348-6211.
Art of Jill Swersie, oil paintings by the Pocono Mountain artist. Markle Gallery, 225 E. Broad St., Hazleton. March 19 to April 10 with an opening reception 3 to 5 p.m. March 20 and a First Friday reception 6 to 8 p.m. April 1. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-817-1075.
The Warrior Writers, readings by veterans who have been participating in the national writing program, facilitated locally by poet and veteran Jenny Pacanowski and Vietnam veteran Gary Morgan. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. March 20. Followed by a reception with light refreshments. 570-996-1500
Life Drawing, sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 20. $10. 570-288-1020.
Spring Writers Series, with a workshop and reading by Andrew Krivak, author of “The Sojourn,” a finalist for the National Book Award and recipient of the Chatauqua Prize and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Kirby Hall, West South and South River streets, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. March 22 with workshop at 3 p.m. and reading at 7 p.m. Free. 570-408-5000.
Michael Froio’s photographs capture the rail landscape in the exhibit ‘From the Mainline/A Contemporary Survey of the Pennsylvania Railroad,’ on display through March 29 at Camerawork Gallery in Scranton.
The Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Exhibit, at the Schulman Gallery of Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, includes works by area students, including this acrylic by Troy Reinert, a Dallas High School student.
‘The Cloud’ by Shane McGeehan is one of the works in the exhibit ‘Altered States’ at the Artists for Art Gallery in Scranton through March 25.
Historical mystery author Eleanor Kuhns talks about the Shakers, an offshoot of the Quakers, during a meeting of the Franklin Street Sleuths at the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday afternoon. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader