Events Listings: Feb. 3 to 9, 2016

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Dr. Twamley’s Audio Snakes (alias fiddler Mike Rovine and keyboardist Jill Smith) will provide the music for a Community Contra Dance Feb. 6 at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.

THIS WEEK: Feb. 3 to 9, 2016

Free Tax Preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with lower- and middle-class incomes. Tuesdays from Feb. 2 to April 5 at Good Shepherd Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre; and Wednesdays from Feb. 3 to 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.

Material Science, a lecture by Matthew Madden, senior design engineer at Gentex Corporation in Scranton, who will describe material science and the development of air and ground helmets at Gentex along with comments on engineering as a career. Louis Maslow STEM School, Stettler Learning Resources Center, North Sprague Avenue, Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 7 p.m. Feb. 3. Free. 470-270-2160.

Party with a Purpose, a Mardi Gras-themed event to benefit students of the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. With traditional Mardi Gras foods, wine and beer tasting, silent auction, raffle, entertainment and cash bar. Genetti’s Best Western Hotel, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre. $20 advance; $25 at the door. Tickets: 570-714-1246.

Discover Hypnosis for Weight Loss, Personal Goals and Fun, a talk by author and hypnotist Chris Halbohm, director of Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute and Weight Loss Center. The Atrium Restaurant Cafe, 311 Market St., Kingston. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Free. 570-772-4432.

Rev. Donald Grimes Lecture, with religion scholar Rev. Kevin Spicer speaking on Christian history and anti-semitism in Nazi Germany. Postupack Room, William G. McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Noon on Feb. 5. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Around the World at the Library. A screening of “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium” (1969) starring Suzanne Pleshette and Ian McShane. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Feb. 5. Free with refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Party Gras, a Mardi Gras-style benefit for the United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania with New Orleans-style foods, mock gambling and games, a magic show by John Graham and music by the Indigo Moon Brass Band. Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 6 to 10:30 pm Feb. 5. $80. Reservations: 570-346-0759, ext. 114.

Meditation Sessions, various types of meditation focusing on calming the body and mind including seated and walking meditations as well as chanting, mindfulness and gratitude meditations. Barnes Martial Arts, 1366 Murray St., Forty Fort. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays beginning Feb. 6. Suggested donation: $10. 570-332-4377.

Themed Basket Raffle, with special raffles, refreshments and a bake sale. St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 9 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning. Feb. 6 with doors at 10:30 a.m. and drawing at 2 p.m. 570-669-6036.

Decoding an Underground Railroad Quilt, a program on the special quilts designed to give signals and directions to those fleeing slavery. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 p.m. Feb. 6. Free. 570-821-1959.

Community Contra Dance, with music by Dr. Twamley’s Audio Snakes. No partner or previous experience necessary. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. Feb. 6 with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Pay what you wish. 570-333-4007.

Bingo, with prizes of baskets, gift cards and crafts. St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, 143 W. Division St., Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 7 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $5. 570-824-2872.

Live Your Best Life, the second of a 13-part series with a talk on “Metabolism Boosting” presented by Thrive Wellness Center. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. Feb. 8. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Dallas. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 22. 570-333-4906.

Mardi Gras Award Dinner, presented by the Back Mountain Chamber to honor 12 local businesses. With appetizers, a buffet dinner, beer, wine and a cash bar. Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9. $40. Open to the public. 570-675-9380.

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Film Favorites, a screening of “The Three Stooges,” about the knuckle-headed misadventures of the zany trio. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Free. 570-996-1500.

Frozen Frontier: Festival of Ice, the annual winter festivities at venues in downtown Clarks Summit. Begins Feb. 12 with trolley tours 5 to 7 p.m., a Family Fun Faire at 6 p.m. with storytelling, facepainting, rock music, crafts and food, and the festival parade at 7:30 p.m. Continues 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 to 15 with live music, ice carving, horse and carriage rides and more. For schedule, log onto theabingtons.org.

Around the World at the Library. A screening of “Sayonara” (1957) starring Marlon Brando. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Feb. 12. Free with refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Winterfest Film Festival, 12 foreign, independent and art films shown in 14 days. Opens with an evening of two films (“Grandma” and “Meet the Patels”), popcorn, wine, beer, light bites and dessert. 6 p.m. Feb. 12. $25. Continues 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.

WinterFest, the 22nd annual celebration in downtown Jim Thorpe with a Mug Walk, Lehigh Gorge train rides, magic shows and a pinata-busting for the kids, ice- and wood-carving demonstrations, horse-drawn carriage rides, music by the Faculty Brass and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14. Schedule at jimthorpe.org.

Polar Bear Plunge Fundraiser, with DJ music on the Main Deck (noon to 4 p.m.), games and prizes at Mountain Base (noon to 4 p.m.), live music by Lima Bean Riot, auction and raffles at the Thirsty Camel (4 to 8 p.m.). Camelback Ski Resort, 301 Resort Drive, Tannersville. Noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 13. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics New Jersey and the Camelback Polar Plunge Team. 570-629-1661.

Hypnosis for Goals, Fun and Career, a talk by Chris Halbohn, director of the Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute and Weight Loss Center. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 13. Registration: 570-693-1364.

Labyrinth, the 1986 cult classic film starring David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Feb. 13 with doors at 8:30 p.m. for a pre-party and movie at 10 p.m. followed by a post-party with prizes for best David Bowie/Labyrinth costumes. $10 advance, $12 day of show. 570-420-2808.

Perspectives on Legalization of Drugs, a social justice talk by Dr. Robert Seeley of Wilkes University. Educational Conference Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Feb. 15. Free and open to the public. 800-377-5222.

Live Your Best Life, the third of a 13-part series with a talk on “Mingling with Style: How to Make a Positive Impression in Any Social or Business Situation” with Jill Evans Kyston of Defining Manners. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. Feb. 15. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Hydroponics, a talk on hydroponically grown lettuce by Bill Banta and Amanda Rowlands, owners of Rowlands Pennsylvania Produce. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Followed by a tour of the operation in Centermoreland on Feb. 20. Free. Information at 570-639-5785.

Nanticoke Bingo, with cash prizes, food and door prizes. West Side Playground, 389 W. Grand St., Nanticoke. Feb. 16 with doors at 5 p.m. and games at 6 p.m. Non-smoking. 570-735-6820.

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. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

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 area restaurants and music by Paul LaBelle & the Exact Change and 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on “What’s Happening to Civil Society in America?” by Michael Edwards, Distinguished Senior Fellow, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 Dr. 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.

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. DeNaple 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.

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.

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.

Dr. Twamley’s Audio Snakes (alias fiddler Mike Rovine and keyboardist Jill Smith) will provide the music for a Community Contra Dance Feb. 6 at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_2.5-events-contra-audiosnakesrev.jpgDr. Twamley’s Audio Snakes (alias fiddler Mike Rovine and keyboardist Jill Smith) will provide the music for a Community Contra Dance Feb. 6 at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.
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