Events Listings: July 13 to 19, 2016

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Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny star in “Love and Friendship,” one of the 14 films shown during ‘Summer Fest’ at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. The festival runs through July 28. See dietrichtheater.com for the schedule of films.

THIS WEEK: July 13 to 19, 2016

Benton Rodeo, the 32nd annual Frontier Days Celebration, Championship Rodeo and Bull-a-Rama with a Fun Horse Show, 3D Barrel Racing, bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, Kids Mutton Bustin and entertainment by Bigfoot Country Radio (Wednesday), No Vacancy (Friday) and the Jesse Wade Gang (Saturday). Also: a Leukemia/Lymphoma Cure walk and run 8 a.m. July 16 and a Special Kids Roundup at 10 a.m. July 16. Benton Rodeo Grounds, 385 Mendenhall Lane. July 13 to 17 with main events at 7:30 p.m. Schedule at bentonrodeo.com or call 570-925-6536.

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.

Drive-In Cruise and Movie, a Wednesday-night car cruise followed by a movie. Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. July 13 with cruise at 5 p.m. and movie ($5) at dusk. 570-489-5731.

“Purse”nalities Auction, with cocktails, small bites and a silent purse auction to benefit women’s heart health. Mohegan Sun Pocono Hotel, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 13. $25. 570-430-2391.

A Downtown D&L Photo Safari, a guided 90-minute walk to hunt for photogenic opportunities at the terminus of the D&L Trail. Led by Elissa Garafalo and Mike Burnside of the D&L National Heritage Corridor. The best photos will be featured in social media posts. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 13. Free. 570-823-2191.

KOMBIT: The Cooperative, a documentary about a tree-planting program which empowered 3200 farmers to restore their land and take control of their futures in Haiti. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 Mackenzie Road, Covington Township. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 13. 570-842-1506.

Lycoming County Fair, the 146th annual event with farm animals, opening night fireworks, Figure 8 Racing, Modified Truck and SUV derbies, draft horse pull, Kids Power Wheel Derby, Hillbilly Garden Tractor Pull, Youth Demolition Derby, Buffalo Beals Petting Zoo and musical entertainment including Love and Theft (July 18). Youth Day on July 19 and Senior Citizens Day July 20. Lycoming County Fairgrounds, 1 E. Park St., Hughesville. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 14 to 23. $6 plus $2 parking. 570-584-2197.

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 through July 28. Free. Registration: 570-996-1500.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, with games, prizes up to $2500, ethnic foods and entertainment by John Stevens Doubleshot (Thursday), Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots (Friday) and the Hoopla Band (Saturday). St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 5 to 11 p.m. July 14 to 16. 570-287-6624.

St. Nicholas Bazaar, with an indoor flea market, games and prizes, food including German and Hispanic dishes, booths with “Frozen” and “Star Wars” themes, raffles and live music. St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 to 11 p.m. July 14 and 15; 6 to 11 p.m. July 16. 570-823-7736.

The Great Treasure Hunt: Salvaging Ships in the Caribbean, a talk by cultural historian and traveler Jennie Congleton. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 14. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion group using the Socratic method. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. July 14. 570-823-0156.

Civil War Round Table, a program by author and Civil War enthusiast James Faber (“Invaders in Our Town: The Battle of Gettysburg Through the Eyes of Some Who Lived It”). Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. July 14. $3. 570-675-8936.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Walk, Don’t Run,” (1966) a comedy starring Cary Grant. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. July 15. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Mountain Top Firefighters Bazaar, with a moonwalk, novelty booths, silent basket aution, firefighters parade (Saturday), magic show, new merchandise auction (Sunday) and entertainment by R&B DJs (Friday), DJ Tom Emansky (Saturday) and Carl Albert & Sundance (Sunday). Mountain Top Hose Company No. 1, 14 Woodlawn Ave. 5:30 to 9 p.m. July 15; 5 to 9 p.m. July 16; 4 to 9 p.m. July 17.

Summer Fest, a festival of 14 foreign, independent and art films shown in 14 days. Begins 6 p.m. July 15 with an opening night of two films (“Love and Friendship” and “Dark Horse”), popcorn, cheese and crackers, fruit, wine, beer and strawberry shortcake ($25). Continues through July 28 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. A talk by local tango dancers Karen and Mike Lucey will precede the showing of “Our Last Tango” 4:30 p.m. July 23. Also: a post-festival film discussion 1 p.m. July 29. 570-996-1500. For schedule, see dietrichtheater.com.

Big Tent Bazaar, the annual church event with games, food and entertainment by Souled Out (Friday), OZ and Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Saturday); 40 lb. Head and the Jeanne Zano Band (Sunday). Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Hanover Township. 6 to midnight July 15; 5 to midnight July 16; 5 to 11:30 p.m. July 17. 570-823-6242.

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 July 16. 570-823-0156.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Gouldsboro for a stopover at the historic train station and light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 16 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Downtown Scranton Walking Tours, highlighting the city’s rich architectural history. Meet at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 11 a.m. July 16, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. Free. Reservations: 570-344-3841.

Pocono Wurst Festival, the annual Polish and German-themed event with wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and brews. Also: two stages of music, traditional costumed dance performances, pig and “hot dog” races, ethnic craft vendors, Bier Stein Olympics, children’s activities and more. Bands include the Chardon Polka Band, the Austrian Boys, Eddie Derwin & the Polka Naturals anda the Apple Strudel Gang. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16 and 17. $15. 570-421-7231 or shawneemt.com.

Jewelry Workshop, making a wire-wrapped necklace pendant. Gemstones and other materials provided. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 2 to 4 p.m. July 16. $25. Registration: 570-693-1364.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 17 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

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. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 25. $5, $3 children. 570-823-6244.

Forty Fort Meeting House Tours, docent-led tours exploring the 1807 historic religious edifice with its original box pews and elevated pulpit. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays through September 25 including Labor Day. Spinning and quilting demonstrated on July 17 and 24. $2. 570-287-5214.

Designer Purse Bingo, to benefit the JCC Day Camp. Eagle McClure Hose Company, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. 1 to 4 p.m. July 17. $20 for 20 games. 570-592-3238.

Zentangle Crafts, learn to make these miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black-and-white art. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. July 18. 570-823-0156.

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The Art of Embroidery, making a patterned bookmark with the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 11 a.m. to noon July 20. All ages; materials provided. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “The Assassin,” a Taiwanese martial-arts film taking place in ninth-century China. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. July 20. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

Germania Hose Company Festival, with food, rides, games, firemen’s parade, Sunday fireworks and entertainment by Pair of Mikes (Thursday), Flaxy Morgan (Friday), the Tommy Guns Band (Saturday) and the Sperazza Band (Sunday). 430 Foote Ave., Duryea. 6 to midnight July 20 to 24. 570-457-4160.

A Sidewalk View to Building a More Walkable Downtown, a guided 90-minute walk to discuss making the city’s streetscapes safer, more efficient and more usable for all. Led by Larry Newman of the Diamond City Partnership. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 20. Free. 570-823-2191.

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.

Museum of the Missing: History’s Most Infamous Art Thefts, a talk by cultural historian and traveler Jennie Congleton. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 21. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Database Spotlight, an introduction to the library’s database MedlinePlus containing medical encyclopedias and other information on health topics, drugs and supplements. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. July 21. 570-654-9847.

Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “Weave of Absence” by Carol Ann Martin. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. July 21. Refreshments served; a limited number of books available for $2. 570-823-0156.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Prefontaine,” (1997), a biopic of Olympic athlete Steve Prefontaine. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. July 22. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

St. Maria Goretti Parish Festival, with ethnic and traditional foods, Kids Corner with pony rides, indoor bingo, gift baskets, raffles and entertainment by Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Friday), Flaxy Morgan (Saturday) and Picture Perfect (Sunday). Church of St. Maria Goretti, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin. 5 to 10 p.m. July 22 and 23; 4 to 9 p.m. July 24. 570-655-8956.

Community Square Fair, the fifth annual family event for all ages with carnival games, bounce house, dunk tank, picnic dinner and music by Doug Smith’s Dixieland Band. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Clarks Summit. 5 to 7 p.m. July 22. 570-586-8191.

Steam Train Excursion, from Mountain Top to Jim Thorpe, sponsored by the Rotary Club. July 23 with boarding at Mountain Top at 8:30 a.m., arrival in Jim Thorpe at 11:30 a.m. and return trip at 3:30 p.m. arriving in Mountain Top at 5:45 p.m. $70. Reservations: 570-715-7752 or 570-715-7748.

Adoption of Our National Motto Conference, sponsored by the Keystone Family Bible Conference, with talks by PA state representative Rick Saccone, Stephen McDowell of the Providence Foundation, Debi Wahl of Act 1 Productions, Tim Barton of WallBuilders and James J.S. Johnson of the Institute for Creation Research. Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23. Free. 570-388-3080.

St. Paul Summer Fest, with the third annual “Laps of Love” Cancer Walk (10 a.m.), a blood drive, music by Jessie and Friends, a classic-car show, pets for adoption, model train display, the Smokehouse from the Shavertown Fire Company, arts and crafts, flea market, silent basket auction, plant sale and picnic foods. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23. 570-675-3859.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Tobyhanna to the highest railroad station on the DL&W mainline along with a walk to a working ice house. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 23 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Downtown Scranton Walking Tours, highlighting the city’s rich architectural history. Meet at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 11 a.m. July 23, Aug. 20. Free. Reservations: 570-344-3841.

Introduction to Yoga. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. July 23;5:30 p.m. July 26. 570-823-0156.

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. Jumpstart the day with a Kundalini Yoga at the River session at 10 a.m. 570-996-1500.

Witnesses with Wings, a talk by James J.S. Johnson of the Institute for Creation Research on “God’s creative bio-engineering” in birds, bats and bugs. Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. 3 p.m. July 23. Free. 570-388-3080.

Life of a Union Soldier, a living-history portrayal by historian John Moran. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 7 p.m. July 23. 570-696-3525.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Cresco for a visit to the restored train station with live music, a historic auto show and light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 24 with an 11:30 a.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Cougar Family Carnval, with rides, games, food, raffles and more. Valley View School District’s John F. Benzes/Veterans Memorial Football Stadium, Peckville. 6 to 10 p.m. July 26 to 29; 2 to 10 p.m. July 30. 570-876-5080.

The Art of Embroidery, making a quilted pin cushion with the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 11 a.m. to noon July 27. All ages; materials provided. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “Racing Extinction,” a documentary following undercover activitsts trying to stave off a man-made mass extinction. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. July 27. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

Native, Alien and Medicinal Plants of the Kirby Park Natural Area, a guided, 90-minute walk to learn about the benefits and unique uses of plants in the the park’s wild, riparian woodlands. Led by Ken Klemow of Wilkes University. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 27. Free. 570-823-2191.

Coloring for Adults, experience the relaxing art of coloring. Supplies provided or bring your own. Refreshments served. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 28. 570-823-0156.

Secrets, Smiles and the Sun King: An Insider’s View of Normandy and Paris, a talk by cultural historian and traveler Jennie Congleton. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 28. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Gabby Douglas Story,” (2014), a film about the Olympic gymnast. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. July 29. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

American Legion Bazaar, with food, refreshments, children’s games and entertainment by Hat Tryk (Friday) and Flaxy Morgan (Saturday). American Legion Post 644, 259 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville. 4 to 11 p.m. July 29 and 30. 570-287-9400.

Car and Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10 p.m. July 29. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to East Stroudburg for a visit to the historic East Stroudsburg Tower along with food and music. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 30 with an 9 a.m. departure and 5 p.m. return. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

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 July 30. 570-823-0156.

Downtown Scranton Walking Tours, highlighting the city’s rich architectural history. Meet at the corner of Linden Street and North Washington Avenue. 11 a.m. July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. Free. Reservations: 570-344-3841.

Rockin’ the River, the third annual event with kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, artisans, yard games, acoustic jam tent and music by London Force, Jessica Illuzzi, Canary Circus, Lindsay Nulton, John Falbo, Chris Shrive, Jessiah Winters and more. Howland Preserve, 546 Vosburg Road, off Route 6, Tunkhannock. 1 to 7 p.m. July 30. $10. 570-310-1781.

NEPA Craft Beer Festival, with more than 50 craft-beer vendors and other handcrafted merchandisers. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 to 6 p.m. July 30. Tickets available at nepabeerfest.com or 800-745-3000.

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.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 31 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “The Lobster,” a dystopian film about a curious hotel where the residents are charged with finding a new mate within 45 days. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

Walking Your Way to a Healthier You, a guided, 90-minute walk to learn about the benefits of exercise with Pam Gurtis of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. Aug. 3. Free. 570-823-2191.

St. John the Evangelist Bazaar, with a flea market, collectible dolls, book sale, ethnic and American food and variety game booths. St. John the Evangelist Church, Broad and Church streets, Pittston. 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 4 to 6. 570-654-0053.

St. Robert Bellarmine Bazaar, with food, games and entertainment by DJ Chris Fox (Thursday), Tommy and the Original Tones (Friday) and the Sperazza Band (Saturday). St. Aloysius Church, 143 W. Division St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4; 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 5; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 6. 570-823-3791.

Bordeaux, Pearl of the Acquitaine: How to Become a Wine Snob in One Easy Lesson, a talk by cultural historian and traveler Jennie Congleton. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Database Spotlight, an introduction to Learning Express which offers tools for students and adults entering the workforce or changing careers from SAT test help to resume tools. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m.Aug. 4. 570-654-9847.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Enter the Dragon” (1973), a martial-arts film starring Bruce Lee. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Aug. 5. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

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.

Festival of Wood, the 12th annual event spotlighting unique wood crafts, chainsaw carvings, educational exhibits, live woodland wildlife, beekeeping, tree pruning, music, tree walks and children’s activities. Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7. Free. 570-296-9630.

Downtown Scranton Walking Tours, highlighting the city’s rich architectural history. Meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 11 a.m. Aug. 6 and Sept. 24. Free. Reservations: 570-344-3841.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Dickson City for a celebration of Dickson City Days with entertainment, crafts, children’s activities and more. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 6 with a 2 p.m. departure and 5:45 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Wine in the Woods, a wine-tasting event with light fare, a bonfire and live entertainment by Dashboard Mary. Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Picnic Grounds, G.C. Smith Street, Elmhurst. 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. $15 advance; $20 day of event; $5 designated drivers. 570-468-4635.

Stand Tall with Nick, a variety bingo to raise funds for Nick Gosselin, a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma victim. With basket raffles, food and desserts. Eagle McClure Fire Hall, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. Aug. 7 with doors at 11:30 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 570-237-5035.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover at the Moscow Country Fair. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 7 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Cards for Charity, a benefit for the Little Sisters of the Poor with a cash bar, lunch, card playing, mahjong and other games along with a basket raffle and scone-and-cookie sale. Elmhurst Country Club, 319 Gardner Road, Moscow. Aug. 9 with bar open at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. Reservations: 570-346-6437.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “He Named Me Malala,” about the Pakistani teenager who survived a Taliban assassination attempt. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

Drive-In Cruise and Movie, a Wednesday-night car cruise followed by a movie. Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Aug. 10 with cruise at 5 p.m. and movie ($5) at dusk. 570-489-5731.

Explore the Wonders of the Y, a guided, 90-minute tour of the architecture and amenities of all six floors from the tower to the basement. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. Aug. 10. Free. 570-823-2191.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Under Siege” (1992), an action film starring Steven Seagal. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Aug. 12. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

St. John the Baptist Family Picnic, with a gigantic flea market, bingo, game booths, themed baskets, Polish and Slovak food specialties and music by John Stevens Doubleshot (Friday), George Tarasek (Saturday) and the Intentions (Sunday). St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt St., Larksville. 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 12; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 13; 3 to 10 p.m. Aug. 14. 570-779-9620.

Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival, with country-western bands, line dancing, cowboy juggling, magic shows, corn-eating and corn-trivia contests and dozens of food and craft vendors. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14. $10 one day; $16 two days. 570-421-7231.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 13 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

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.

Lebanese-American Food Festival, the 15th annual event with Middle Eastern food and pastries, picnic favorites, games, used-book sale, baskets, clams, beer and DJ entertainment. St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Francis Cabrini Ave., West Scranton. 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 13; noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 14. 570-562-6482.

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.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Gouldsboro for a stopover at the historic train station and light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 14 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

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 Film Series, a showing of “Son of Saul,” about a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people and trying to protect a boy he takes for his son. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

America’s First Park: River Common, a guided, 90-minute walk to learn about its history from frontier forts and wars to floods and Presidential visits. Led by Scott Spinucci of AppleCart Media & Marketing. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Free. 570-823-2191.

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.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Sudden Death” (1995) starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Aug. 19. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Heritage Explorer Train, a round trip from Scranton to Carbondale, sponsored by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 20 with an 10 a.m. departure. Reservations: 570-282-4281.

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.

Designer Bingo, with purses and accessories by Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Vera Bradley and more. Irem Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Aug. 20 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $20 for 20 games. Refreshments available. 570-675-4465, ext. 228.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Cresco for a visit to the restored train station with live music, a historic auto show and light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 21 with an 11:30 a.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

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.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” about 24 male students taking on the roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situation. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

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.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Code of Silence” (1985) starring Chuck Norris. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Aug. 26. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Car and Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 26. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Tobyhanna to the highest railroad station on the DL&W mainline along with a walk to a working ice house. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 27 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Wine and Craft Beer Festival, the fifth annual event to benefit the Hazleton Rotary Club with live music by Ostrich Hat and Kartune. Babe Ruth Field, Hazle Township. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27. Age 21 and older. $20 advance; $25 at the door; $5 designated drivers. Tickets at hazletonrotary.ticketleap.com.

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.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 28 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “Guantanamo’s Child,” a documentary about Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who was captured by American forces in Afghanistan and spent a decade imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

Railfest, the annual celebration of railroading with locomotive and model train exhibits, caboose rides, business-car tours, music, Scranton Limited train rides, Moscow excursions, machine-shop and turntable demonstrations, Big Boy Cab tours and more. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4. $7. 570-340-5200.

Pocono Garlic Festival, with more than 60 garlic-themed food and craft vendors, garlic-eating contest, children’s activities, an artisans tent with woodworking, blacksmithing, ceramics and pottery, talks on garlic growing and recipes, local wildlife and entertainment by the Lost Ramblers, Juggernaut String Band, Pfeiffer Twins, La Cuchina and Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4. $12.50 one day; $17 two days. 570-421-7231 or shawneemt.com.

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.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “Anomalisa,” about a motivational speaker who perceives everyone as identical until he meets a unique woman. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

Drive-In Cruise and Movie, a Wednesday-night car cruise followed by a movie. Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Sept. 14 with cruise at 5 p.m. and movie ($5) at dusk. 570-489-5731.

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.

Journey to Oz, a “Wizard of Oz”-themed gala to benefit the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association with dinner, auction and entertainment by NY NY Dueling Pianos. Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 6 p.m. Sept. 17. $125. 570-714-1246.

Car and Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 30. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Gouldsboro for a stopover at the historic train station and light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 1 and 29 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

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.

Forty Fort Cemetery Promenades, beginning with a lecture, then proceeding to various graves and sites throughout the historic burial ground. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 p.m. Oct. 1, 2, 8 and 9. $10; $5 children. 570-287-5214.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 2, 10, 15 and 22 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience, a talk by the Long Island medium who delivers healing messages and gives people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. $90, $70, $40. 570-826-1100.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to East Stroudsburg for a Fall Foliage Festival and Firemen’s Picnic. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 8 with an 9 a.m. departure and 5 p.m. return. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Tobyhanna to the highest railroad station on the DL&W mainline along with a walk to a working ice house. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 9 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Drive-In Cruise and Movie, a Wednesday-night car cruise followed by a movie. Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Oct. 12 with cruise at 5 p.m. and movie ($5) at dusk. 570-489-5731.

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.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Delaware Water Gap for fall activities and a tour of the historic town. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 16 with an 9 a.m. departure and 5 p.m. return. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Cresco for a visit to the restored train station with live music, a historic auto show and light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 23 with an 11:30 a.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Car and Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.

Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny star in “Love and Friendship,” one of the 14 films shown during ‘Summer Fest’ at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. The festival runs through July 28. See dietrichtheater.com for the schedule of films.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_7.15-events-Love-and-Friendship-1.jpgKate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny star in “Love and Friendship,” one of the 14 films shown during ‘Summer Fest’ at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. The festival runs through July 28. See dietrichtheater.com for the schedule of films.
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