THIS WEEK: Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, 2016
Greek Food Festival, with Mediterranean specialties including baklava, spanakopita, stuffed grape leaves, pastitsio, galaktoboureko, gyros, souvlaki and more. Anunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 to 8. 570-823-4805.
Because Everyone Should Enjoy Pizza, a talk on alternatives to traditional pizza crusts for people with dietary issues with local pizzamaker Lindo Sabatini. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.
Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey, a film following the lives of immigrants and their struggle to find hope along the U.S.-Mexican border. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Jackson and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Free. 570-208-8021.
Oktoberfest, with German-style live music, food and vendors offering fresh produce, pumpkins and desserts. Irem Clubhouse Restaurant and Patio, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7. 570-675-1866.
Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Resurrection” (1980) starring Ellen Burstyn. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 7. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Halloween Trail of Ghouls, a haunted attraction at Edward’s Garden Center, 525 River St., Forty Fort. 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 7 to 29. $8. 570-287-4329.
Fine Wine, Fine Art, a painting class for ages 21 and older with all materials provided. Feel free to bring your own wine and snacks. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 and Nov. 4. $25. Registration: 570-996-1500.
Lehigh Riverfest, with guided rafting trips, scenic biking trail, paintball target range, Guide Olympics, river paddles and camping along with live entertainment, crafters and food booths, outdoor gear vendors and more. Whitewater Challengers, 288 N. Stagecoach Road, Weatherly. Oct. 8 with morning paddle trips and festival hours 2 to 11 p.m. 800-443-8554.
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.
Sullivan County Fall Festival, the 36th annual event with a lumberjack competition featuring log rolling, crosscutting, one-man bucking, bow saw, axe throw and more. Also: a chainsaw obstacle course and the Mid-Atlantic National Chainsaw-Carving event, a juried arts and crafts show, quilt show, pumpkin painting, woodsmen’s activities, art expo and music by Top Shelf Band (Saturday) and 5 Man Trio (Sunday). Sullivan County Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9. $7. 570-482-4088.
Outdoor Fall Festival, with a Chili Cook-Off, Scary Zombie River Run, Halloween Costume Contest, Holiday Shed-Decorating Contest, obstacle course, moon bounce, music, vendors, food booths and raffles. Main Street in downtown White Haven. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9. 570-582-9934.
Harvest Festival, with the theme “19th Century Tools, Technology & Trends.” Included: exhibits, traditional skill demonstrations, heritage crafts, folk entertainment, country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, quilt raffle, horse-drawn wagon rides, outdoor brick bake oven and an encampment of French and Indian War soldiers. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9. $10, $5 children. 570-992-6161.
Autumn Timber Festival, with lumberjack competitions, blacksmith and sawmill demos, chainsaw sculptures, the K9 Performance Team, live music, children’s activities, food and craft vendors. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9. $15, $12 children. 570-421-7231.
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.
Designer Bingo, with gifts by Kate Spade, Vera Bradley, Michael Kors, Coach and more. Dallas High School, 2030 Conyngham Ave. Oct. 9 with doors at 11:30 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. Sponsored by the Back Mountain Memorial Library. 570-675-1182.
Fall Bingo, with prizes including baskets, gift cards, crafts and small appliances with the grand prize a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Sponsored by the Confraternity of Christian Women at Holy Family Parish, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. Oct. 9 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $5. 570-822-8983.
Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Tunkhannock. Oct. 10 with early bird games beginning at 6:30 p.m. 570-333-4906.
Design a Painted Silk Scarf, a class for ages 16 and older. Materials provided. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11. $35. Registration: 570-996-1500.
Ryck Kaiser and Jill Smith will provide the music for a new season of Contra Dances Oct. 1 at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.
Learn about the history of Milford during the ‘Moveable Feast Walking Tour’ Oct. 1 which offer food tastings during a two-hour history tour.
Join the North Branch Land Trust in the annual ‘Taste the Local Harvest’ dinner Oct. 2 at the Huntsville Golf Club in Dallas.