Events Listings: May 18 to 24, 2016

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Wagon rides will be one of the highlights of the Farm Animal Frolic at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg running weekends from May 21 to 29.

THIS WEEK: May 18 to 24, 2016

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.

Audubon Society Banquet, with a talk by Bill Pambianco of the reptile zoo The Cave who brings live specimens. Also: a buffet-style dinner including beer and wine (cash bar available). Sponsored by the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society at Apple Tree Terrace, 4 Newberry Estate, Dallas. 6 p.m. May 18. $37; $30 children. Reservations: 570-639-5785.

Basics of Essential Oils, a talk on how essential oils can naturally impact emotional well-being. Laflin Public Library, 47 Laflin Road. 6 p.m. May 18. Registration: 570-654-3323.

Basketball Diaries, a showing of the film about a teenager who finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened by this drug addiction. Sponsored by Wyoming County C.A.R.E.S. and followed by a discussion. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. May 18. Free. 570-996-1500.

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.

Enhancing Your Gardening Skills, tips on fertilizing, design, selecting plants, gardening techniques and starting a vegetable garden. Refreshments served. Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly. 1:30 p.m. May 19. Free. Registration: 570-427-4500.

Wonderful Women, the annual gathering of women for an evening of networking along with speakers, raffles, painting, photography exhibit and more. The Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley, 5 S. Washington Ave., Jermyn. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 19. 570-343-2383.

Build a Better Pizza, healthy options and alternatives to make pizza a better food choice with dietitian Noelle Altavilla. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. May 19. Reservations: 570-654-9847.

Motherhood Movies, a showing of “Mildred Pearce” (1945) starring Joan Crawford. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. May 20. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Night at the Races, with a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and virtual horse racing. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. May 20 with doors at 6 p.m. $10. 570-283-2195.

Covered Bridge Tour, a bus ride to view 13 covered bridges in Columbia and Montour counties. Lunch provided. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 21. $20. Reservations: 800-847-4810.

Italian American Association Dinner, with entertainment by Danny Argo and Friends. Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. May 20. $30. Reservations: 570-654-6454.

Farm Animal Frolic, the 28th annual event with baby farm animals including kid goats, lambs, chicks, piglets, a calf and ducklings. Also: wagon rides pulled by Clydesdale draft horses, puppet show, storytelling, old-fashioned games, hay jump, fish pond, the Sheep Shed (with sheep shearing on May 21), one-room schoolhouse, the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, an outdoor brick bake oven with homemade bread, hot pretzels and cookies. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. May 21 to 29 with hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. $8, $5 children. 570-992-6161 or quietvalley.org.

Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at Grotto Pizza, 3445 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21. 570-965-2208.

Philharmonic Fundraising Tea, the sixth annual event with entertainment by the String Quartet from Abington Heights High School along with door prizes and a basket raffle. POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21. $40. Reservations: 570-270-4444.

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20 Minutes and a Beer, with a talk by Kevin Bacon of Comcast Spotlight who shares insights and tips on how marketers can better navigate through the Digital Age. Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation of Northeast Pennsylvania at the Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 p.m. May 25. $10 includes one beer. Age 21 and older. 570-654-3557.

Coloring for Adults. Rediscover the relaxing art of coloring. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 26. Supplies provided or bring your own; light refreshments served. 570-823-0156.

Motherhood Movies, a showing of “Mr. Mom” (1983) starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. May 27. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Adult Cookie Decorating Class, with spring-themed cookies. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. to noon May 28. $20. Registration: 570-693-1364.

Investigating the Sheppton Mythology, a program about the three miners trapped underground for two weeks in 1963 with Maxim W. Furek, author of “Sheppton: The Myth, Miracle & Music.” Presented by the Nanticoke Historical Society at the Cultural Centre of St. Faustina, 38 W. Church St., Nanticoke. 1 p.m. May 28. 570-258-1367.

Denison House Tours. Learn about the life and times of early settler Nathan Denison while touring his 1790 two-story home full of period furniture. 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. Sundays from May 29 to Sept. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. $5, $3 children. 570-823-6244.

Memorial Day Picnic, with a flea market, bake sale, basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, homemade food and refreshments. St. Frances X. Cabrini Church, 585 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. May 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a special mass in the church at 11 a.m. The flea market will also be open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 29. 570-696-3737.

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

Fire at the Furnace, a free, all-day event on June 3 with artist presentations and eight movies by nationally acclaimed sculptors at Steamtown National Historic Site (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), Keystone Iron Works High School Student Iron Pour at the Scranton Iron Furnaces (12:30 to 4 p.m.), exhibition openings at STEAMworks (in the Mall at Steamtown) and Artists for Art Gallery (6 p.m.) and professional iron-casting demonstrations, food trucks, beer tent, cupcakes, the Indigo Moon Brass Band and more (8 p.m. at the Iron Furnaces). Downtown Scranton. 570-840-2323.

Tis the Season! A screening of “Springtime in the Sierras” (1947) starring Roy Rogers. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. June 3. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Grand Reopening Party at the newly renovated outdoor patio at Rodano’s Restaurant and Bar with a tropical atmosphere, extended deck, fire pits and live palm trees. Enjoy live music by Mike Elward, tasting of new menu items and samples of new tropical drinks and wines. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 5 p.m. June 3. Donations for Wilkes-Barre’s Third Friday Art Walk will be accepted.

Car Show, the 55th annual event sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Region of AACA. With more than 30 classes open to cars, trucks, motorcycles, street rods, rat rods, sport compacts and tuners. Wyoming Valley Airport, 2001 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. June 5 with gates open at 8 a.m. and judging at noon. $12 per vehicle entry; $2 spectators or $5 per carload. Information at nepraaca.org.

Bingo, a fundraiser for the Avoca/Dupont Little League with prizes including gift cards and hotel stays. Queen of the Apostles, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. June 5 with doors at 12:30 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. $20 for 20 games. Tickets: 570-540-0649.

Card Party, sponsored by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary with lunch and prizes. Irem County Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. June 9. $15. Advance tickets only. 570-822-4976 or 570-824-6418.

Tis the Season! A screening of “Summer Stock” (1950) with Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. June 10. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Support Our Veterans Ride and Picnic, the sixth annual motorcycle ride followed by a benefit picnic with food, music, drinks and raffles. American Legion Riders, 575 Route 239, Shickshinny. June 11 with registration 9 to 10 a.m. and ride at 10:30 a.m. $15; $10 passengers. The picnic runs 4 to 9 p.m. 570-542-4090.

Cash and Designer Purse Bingo, with basket, quilt and 50/50 raffles along with instant bingo, food, drinks and a bake sale. Gate of Heaven Church, 42 Machell Ave., Dallas. June 11 with doors at 11 a.m. and games at noon. $20 for 20 games. 570-675-2121.

Family Fun Day at Twin Stacks, the annual event with face painting, games, music, a car show, baking contests, food, talent show, dance and gymnast performances, bounce house, raffles and more. Twin Stacks Center, 3282 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Noon to 5 p.m. June 11. 570-674-7800.

Scranton Zinefest, the underground arts-and-literature festival and celebration of visual artists and writers. With zine makers, zine distros, artistic press publications, letterpress artists, live poetry readings, music and food. Adezzo’s Alleyway, 515 Center St., Scranton. Noon to 7 p.m. June 11. Free. Info at scrantonzinefest.weebly.com.

Nite at the Races, a fundraiser sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 539 at the post home, 62 Newport St., Glen Lyon. June 11 with doors at 6:30 p.m. and races at 7 p.m. $10 includes refreshments and a horse. 570-736-7177.

Shade Gardening, a Master Gardener program with Sandy Visintainer. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. June 15. Registration: 570-474-9313.

Film Favorites, a showing of “Mamma Mia!” starring Meryl Streep and Colin Firth. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. June 15. Free. 570-996-1500.

Summer Luncheon, sponsored by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. June 16. $18. Reservations (by June 9): 570-675-2325.

Tis the Season! A screening of “Autumn in New York” (2000) with Richard Gere. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. June 17. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Civil War Reenactment, by the 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteers with a re-creation of the Battle of Big Bethel, weapons and drills demonstrations, authentic Civil War camps, hospital demonstrations and historic home tours. Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. June 17 to 19. 570-823-6244.

Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at Pikes Creek Raceway Park, 2542 Route 118. 4 to 7 p.m. June 18. 570-965-2208.

Summer Solstice, a fundraising event with hors d’oeuvres, open bar, dinner, music by the Jim Buckley Trio and DJ Jamie Granko, silent and live auctions and an after-party. Front lawn of the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 5:30 p.m. June 18. $125. 570-346-7186.

Nite @ the Races, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plymouth. Independent Fire Company, 166 Sprague Ave., Kingston. June 18 with doors at 5:30 p.m. and post time at 6 p.m. $10 includes food, drinks and a horse; $5 without a horse. 570-814-3918.

Tis the Season! A screening of “Winter’s Bone” (2010) starring Jennifer Lawrence. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. June 24. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Tunkhannock History Presentation, stories and discussions with local historians followed by free guided two-mile tours of historic Tunkhannock. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. June 25 with discussion at 11 a.m. and walking tours beginning at 12:30 p.m. Space limited; registration required. 570-996-1500.

Back Mountain Library Auction, the 70th annual event with antiques and collectibles up for bid in silent and live auctions, various booths, a flea market, plant stand, jewelry, themed raffle baskets, food vendors and more. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. July 7 to 10. 570-675-1182.

Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tours, two-mile guided walks through the town’s historic district. Meet at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 5 p.m. Thursdays from July 7 to 28. Free. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Fire Company Bazaar, with homemade foods, hay rides, games and rides for all ages, Firefighters Parade on Sunday and entertainment by Iron Cowboy (Friday), Tommy Guns Band (Saturday) and Stand Bac (Sunday). Slocum Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1923 Slocum Road, Wapwallopen. 6 to 11 p.m. July 8 and 9; 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast served 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. 570-868-6255.

Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at Twist & Shake, 1405 Route 29, Hunlock Creek. 4 to 7 p.m. July 9. 570-965-2208.

Film Favorites, a showing of the musical “Chicago,” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. July 13. Free. 570-996-1500.

Summer Fest, a festival of 14 foreign, independent and art films shown in 14 days. Begins with an opening night of two films, popcorn, cheese, wine, beer and strawberry shortcake ($25). 6 p.m. July 15. Continues through July 28 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Followed by a post-festival film discussion 1 p.m. July 29. 570-996-1500. For schedule, see dietrichtheater.com.

Summer Luncheon, sponsored by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. July 21. $18. Reservations (by July 18): 570-675-2325.

Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas, from noon to 3 p.m. July 23. 570-965-2208.

River Day, the annual festivities with live music, environmental activities for children and adults, nature walks, a River Float, live animals from the Endless Mountains Nature Center, mural painting, face painting and more. Performers include the Sadie Green Sales Jugband, Coal Town Rounders and amRadio. Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 1 to 7 p.m. July 23. Free. 570-996-1500.

Car Show, the third annual event with an Automotive Swap Meet. American Legion Mountain Post 781, Church Road, Mountain Top. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 31. $10 per entry. All vehicles welcome. 570-474-2161.

Hobbie Fire Company Carnival, with a Garden Tractor Pull (3 p.m. Saturday), Backyard Horseshoe Pitch (noon Sunday), Chinese auction (1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday), game booths, homemade food and entertainment by Hillbilly D’Lux (Friday), Kartune (Saturday) and Tommy Guns Band (Sunday). Carnival Grounds, 613 W. County Road, Wapwallopen. 6 to 11 pm. Aug. 5; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 6; noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 7. 570-379-3811.

ArtFest, the ninth annual summertime art party showcasing original works by regional artists along with music, food and family activities. Center Street between Main and Third streets, Bloomsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6. 570-317-2596.

Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 13. 570-965-2208.

Farm-to-Plate Dinner en Blanc, a 50th anniversary celebration with fine food, wine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music, dinner under the stars and a silent auction. Watres Lodge, Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13. $125. Reservations: 570-689-9494.

Film Favorites, a showing of the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line.” Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Aug. 17. Free. 570-996-1500.

Summer Luncheon, sponsored by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. $18. Reservations (by Aug. 15): 570-675-2325.

Beerfest, with 100 beer tasting selections, barbecue, vendors, games, raffles, contests and entertainment. Sherman Summer Stage, Pocono Mountain Carnival Grounds, 20 Murray St., Mount Pocono. Aug. 20 with VIP entry noon to 1 p.m. and general admission 1 to 4:30 p.m. $65 VIP, $45 general. 570-420-2808.

West End Fair, the 94th annual edition with agricultural and livestock exhibits, 4-H projects, demolition derbies, tractor and truck pulls, fireworks, rides and games. Performers include Pink Floyd tribute band Outside the Wall and Kansas tribute band Know Return. 570 Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert. Noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 24 to 27. $5. Info at thewestendfair.com.

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 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.

Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at Twist & Shake, 1405 Route 29, Hunlock Creek. 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27. 570-965-2208.

Star Wars Film Festival, a science-fiction marathon, sponsored by the W. Curtis Montz Film Series. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 3 with “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” (1977) at 1 p.m.; “Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) at 4 p.m.; and “Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi” (1983) at 8 p.m. $5, $3 students; $12 for all three films. 570-826-1100.

Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at Pikes Creek Raceway Park, 2542 Route 118. 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 17. 570-965-2208.

Scranton Fringe Festival, a performing arts-based, four-day event held in multiple venues in downtown Scranton. Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. Details at scrantonfringe.org.

NEPA Blogcon, the annual gathering of bloggers of all experience levels as well as those interested in marketing, social media, creativity, leadership and branding. Penn State Worthington, 120 Ridgeview Drive, Dunmore. Oct. 15. Info at nepablogcon.com.

Wagon rides will be one of the highlights of the Farm Animal Frolic at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg running weekends from May 21 to 29.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_5.20-events-Quiet-Valley-Wagon-Ride-Covered-Bridge-3179-1.jpgWagon rides will be one of the highlights of the Farm Animal Frolic at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg running weekends from May 21 to 29.
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