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.
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.