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.
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.