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.
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.
Freeing the Entrepreneur for the Global Good, the annual Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship with activist, author and artist Mary Fisher. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 100 W. South St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. March 16. Free. 570-408-4779.
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 570-868-6732 for an appointment at the Kirby Library and 570-678-3504 for an appointment at Good Shepherd Church.
Essential Oils 101, an introduction to therapeutic-grade essential oils. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 5:30 p.m. March 17. Reservations: 570-654-9847.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, with traditional Irish fare at Timbers Buffet, green beer and live entertainment. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. March 17 with all-day festivities including a Breakers Karaoke Party at 7:30 p.m. 860-862-4046.
Jewel Heist Movies, a screening of “Topkapi” (1964) starring Melina Mercouri and Maximilian Schell who plan to steal an emerald-encrusted dagger from Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace. 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.
Loch’s Maple Open House, guided tours of the sap house and a custom-fiber processing mill; demonstrations of soap-making, hand spinning, weaving, quilting and broom-making; food including homemade cheeses and plenty of maple treats; and a puppet show for the children. Loch’s Maple, Cokely Road, one mile off Route 29 in Springville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 19 and 20. Also: a pancake breakfast 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church. 570-965-2679 or lochsmaple.com.
Pictures with the Easter Bunny, for all pets and children. Village Pet Supplies & Gifts, 2301 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 19. $8 benefits Blue Chip Animal Refuge. 570-735-5905.
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. March 19. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Wyoming Valley Stamp Club, a gathering of collectors to display, discuss and trade stamps along with a showing of the film “Timbromania.” New members welcome. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 1 to 3:45 p.m. March 19. 570-287-2013.
Easter Bunny Pet Photos, a fundraiser for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 704 Martin F. Gibbons Blvd., Dickson City. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20. $10 per photo. 570-586-3700.
The Greatest Story Ever Told, a screening of the biblical movie. Knights of Columbus, 55 S. Main St., Pittston. 2 p.m. March 20. Free. 570-655-8311.
Dinner for Kids Fundraiser, with three local bands, raffles, games, prizes and a menu of food and beverages including pizza and wings. Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant and Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Township. 4 to 9 p.m. March 20. $25 benefits the program which provides nutritionally balanced meals to underprivileged children. 570-674-6212.
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.
Engage for Health, learning how to effectively communicate with your health-care providers in order to make the most appropriate decisions. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. March 21. Reservations: 570-654-9847.
Civil War Program, a living-history presentation by Charles Herring who portrays Union soldier Theodore Gerrish, relaying memories of his Civil War experiences. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. March 22. 570-474-9313.
The drama of the Knox Mine Disaster will be revisited March 23 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.