THIS WEEK: Sept. 14 to 20, 2016
Literary Snoops Book Club, a discussion group meeting at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave., at noon on Sept. 14. New members welcome. 570-693-1364.
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.
The Asian Art of Tea, a celebration of the Asian Moon Festival with a traditional tea ceremony along with ancient Chinese zither play, Zen meditation and hands-on tea making. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., Scranton. 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Reservations: 570-941-7643.
Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “The Night’s Foul Work” by Fred Vargas. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Free. 570-823-0156.
America’s Great Public Lands: Why They Matter, an illustrated lecture by environmental policy expert Char Miller. Pauly Friedman Gallery, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Free. 570-674-6395.
Ignatian Values in Action, a discussion of author Marilynne Robinson’s book “Lila,” which explores how grace can transform all of our lives, often unexpectedly. Byron Recreation Complex, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Free. 570-941-4399.
La Jaula de Oro, the award-winning Mexican film about three Guatemalan teens and their dangerous voyage to the U.S. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Jackson and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Free. 570-208-8021.
Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Until September” (1984) starring Karen Allen. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Sept. 16. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Pennsylvania Oktoberfest, a German-style celebration with beer, food, music, wiener-dog races and more. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 4:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 16; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 17; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18. 570-831-2100.
Bell Italia Festival, with food, rides, crafters, raffles, pasta-eating contest, Best Meatball Contest and entertainment by Deano Noto and Danny Farole. Hazle Township Community Park, 141 Community Park Road. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 17; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18. 570-579-4179.
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 Sept. 17. 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. Sept. 17. Free. Reservations: 570-344-3841.
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.
Designer Bingo, with door prizes, auction, raffles and food. St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. Sept. 18 with doors at 1 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. $20. 570-479-3414.
Hydroponics, a talk by Bill Banta about his hydroponic lettuce enterprise. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Free. Followed by a field trip to Banta’s greenhouses in Falls on Sept. 24. Meet 9:45 a.m. at the Country Club Shopping Center, Route 309, Dallas. Trip reservations: 570-639-5785.
Constitution Day Lecture, with attorney Robert Vischer of the University of St. Thomas speaking on “Conscience and the Common Good.” Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Jackson and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.
Women in Science Symposium, a showcase of distinguished female science and environmental leaders with panel discussions, keynote address by Sen. Lisa Baker, networking, information and resources. Open to all but especially women who are in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations. The Heritage Nightclub at Woodloch Pines Resort, 731 Welcome Lake Road, Hawley. 8 a.m. Sept. 20. Reservations (by Sept. 15): 570-689-9494.
Chico and Rita, a screening of the 2012 romance between a Cuban pianist and a sultry singer. Held in conjunction with the Latin American Film Festival. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Free. 570-941-7778.
Noted author and journalist Deni Béchard will read passages from his new novel ‘Into the Sun’ during a lecture at Misericordia University on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The New Zealand adventure ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ is one of the films at the Fall Film Festival running Sept. 16 to Oct. 6 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
Naturalist Rick Koval talks about the threat of extinction facing migratory songbirds including the scarlet tanager (pictured) at the showing of the film ‘The Messenger’ Sept. 22 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tours will be offered Sept. 15 from the Dietrich Theater. Pictured is the Wyoming County Courthouse.