Events Listings: Feb. 24 to March 1, 2016

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David Donoghue, Ambassador of Ireland to the United Nations, will discuss ‘Ireland’s Role in the World: Sustainable Development, Peace and Human Rights’ at a lecture March 1 in the DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton.

THIS WEEK: Feb. 24 to March 1, 2016

Winterfest Film Festival, the final two days of the festival of independent and art films including “99 Homes,” “Grandma,” “Meet the Patels,” “Learning to Drive,” “The Second Mother,” “The Winter’s Tale,” “Room” and “The Wonders. Feb. 24 and 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.

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.

Do the Right Thing, a screening of the 1989 Spike Lee movie about a summer night in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn where bigotry smolders and violence erupts.. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 26 preceded by Stations of the Cross and a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. 570-825-6653.

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.

Charity Indoor Cycling Event, to benefit Equines for Freedom which offers equine-assisted PTSD treatment to veterans. VIVE Health & Fitness, 500 Third Ave., Kingston. Choose from three 45-minute ride times on Feb. 27: 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. $25. 570-371-3572.

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.

Celtic Spirituality Night, quiet meditation for healing and hope for mind, body and spirit. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27, March 19, April 30 and May 28. 570-825-6653.

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.

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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.

Of Gods and Men, a screening of the 2010 French movie about a group of Trappist monks threatened by fundamentalist terrorists. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. March 4 preceded by Stations of the Cross and a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. 570-825-6653.

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. With a preview cocktail party 7 to 10 p.m. March 4 ($75) and exhibit tours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 5; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6 ($15). 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.

A Taste of Ireland, with a meal of authentic Irish dishes including colcannon, Guinness beef stew, corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, scones with clotted cream and lemon curd and more. Sophia Coxe House, 2207 Route 940, Drifton. 2 p.m. March 5 and 6. $20. Reservations: 570-926-5427.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day Kick-Off, the third annual event presented by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton. March 6 beginning with Mass at 11 a.m. with a bagpipe processional, followed by a ham-and-cabbage dinner and entertainment from noon to 4 p.m. Included: the Kearns Drum and Pipe Band, E.J. the DJ and Irish step dancing by the Crossmolina School of Dance. $10 advance; $12 at the door. 570-343-4065.

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, wagon rides, 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.

Gran Torino, a screening of the 2008 film about a disgruntled Korean War veteran who sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal his 1972 Gran Torino. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. March 11 preceded by Stations of the Cross and a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. 570-825-6653.

International Film Festival, a screening of “Illegal” (2010), about two illegal Russians living in Belgium. In French with English subtitles. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. March 11. Free. 570-941-6330.

Do You Have a Revolutionary Patriot in Your Family Tree? A genealogy workshop hosted by the Tunkhannock Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Perkins Restaurant, Route 6 East, Tunkhannock. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 12. 570-945-3708.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the annual celebratory march in downtown Scranton with bagpipers, string bands, marching bands, floats and more. March 12 beginning with a Mass at St. Peter’s Cathdral at 10 a.m. followed by the parade which kicks off at 11:45 a.m. Television coverage begins at noon on WYOU-TV. Details at stpatparade.com.

Downton Abbey Tea Party to celebrate the end of the final season of the PBS series. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 1 p.m. March 12. Reservations: 570-693-1364.

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.

Ham Bingo, with a bake sale, basket raffle, door prizes and food. St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Vine St., Old Forge. March 13 with kitchen open at 11 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. $3. 570-457-2556.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the annual celebration of Irish heritage and culture in downtown Wilkes-Barre with pipe-and-drum bands, floats, marching bands and civic groups. 2 p.m. March 13. 570-208-4237.

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.

Annual Basket Raffle, sponsored by the Catholic Youth Ministry. St. Faustina’s Parish Center, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 12; 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 13. Food available for purchase. $5 for 25 tickets. 570-735-4833.

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.

Dead Man Walking, a screening of the 1995 exploration of the death penalty with Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. March 18 preceded by Stations of the Cross and a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. 570-825-6653.

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 21. 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.

East German Film Festival, a screening of “Kathe Kollwitz: Images of a Life” (1987) about the artist coping with the death of her son in World War I. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. March 29. Free. 570-941-4014.

Building a Winning Culture, with former NFL Colts player Joe Erhmann and former Philadelphia Eagles general manager Jim Murray. Sponsored by the student organization Show Your Stripes Club in support of the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton. Long Center, University of Scranton. 6 p.m. March 30. Free. 570-941-6233.

East German Film Festival, a screening of “The Lost Angel,” a film about artist Ernst Barlach whose sculpture “The Hovering Angel” was confiscated by the Nazis. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. March 30. Free. 570-941-4014.

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.

East German Film Festival, a screening of “Five Days — Five Nights” (1961), about an exiled Communist searching for a collection of Old Masters paintings after the surrender of Germany in World War II. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. March 31. Free. 570-941-4014.

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.

Cherry Blossom Festival, the annual springtime festival with family-friendly entertainment, food, fun rides and handmade arts and crafts. Kirby Park, Market Street, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 23 and 24. 570-208-4237.

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.

Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Showcase, a trade show spotlighting area businesses. Shadowbrook Resort, 201 Resort Lane, Tunkhannock. Noon to 6 p.m. May 18. 570-836-7755.

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.

David Donoghue, Ambassador of Ireland to the United Nations, will discuss ‘Ireland’s Role in the World: Sustainable Development, Peace and Human Rights’ at a lecture March 1 in the DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton.
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