Events Listings: Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2016

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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.

THIS WEEK: Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, 2016

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.

Covered Bridge Festival, the 35th annual event with more than 380 craft vendors and 40 food booths along with select amusement rides. Knoebels Amusement Park, 391 Knoebels Blvd., Route 487, Elysburg. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 to 8; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9. 800-487-4387.

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.

FUTURE

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.

Fun and Easy Stained Glass Jewelry, a class in creating pieces of unique wearable jewelry including pendants and earrings. For age 16 and older; materials and tools provided. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12. $65. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Celebrate Sobriety at the Movies, a free showing of “The Addams Family” (1991; PG-13) with free popcorn and soda. Open to anyone whose life has been affected by addiction. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Costumes welcome. 570-996-1500.

Money Talks, a financial literacy program for parents to instill smart financial habits in children. With New York Life agent Adam Ruderman. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Seventh Sign,” a 1988 apocalyptic drama. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Belin Film Festival, the inaugural event showcasing emerging and independent filmmakers with screenings, workshops and discussions focused on screenwriting and film editing. Held at three venues: The Waverly Community House, the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock and the Theater at Lackawanna College. Oct. 14 to 16. Schedule at flbaf.org.

NEPA Blogcon, the fifth annual gathering of bloggers of all experience levels as well as those interested in marketing, social media, creativity, leadership and branding. With 11 speakers including a keynote address by Indra Lahiri, founder of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Mehoopany. Penn State Worthington, 120 Ridgeview Drive, Dunmore. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15. $15 includes lunch. Info at nepablogcon.com or call 570-262-9644.

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.

All in Time, a screening of the comedy-drama film, shot entirely in northeastern Pennsylvania by Chris Fetchko who garnered a Best Director award at the Milan International Film Festival. With live music by The Badlees and Laura Shay. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 16. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 570-826-1100.

Healthy Eating: Loving Ourselves and Our World, a talk on the diabetes epidemic, processed foods, special diets (vegetarian and vegan) and various ways to eat healthy with speaker Noelle Altavilla, dietician at Intermountain Medical Group. St. Therese’s Church, 64 Davis St., Shavertown. 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Free. 570-696-1144.

Gifford Pinchot’s Conservation Legacy, a talk about America’s first trained forester and conservationist. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Free. Followed by a trip to the Pinchot mansion, Grey Towers National Historic Site, in Milford on Oct. 22. Meet 8:30 a.m. at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. Registration: 570-474-5740.

Scholarship Dinner, the 24th annual fundraiser to benefit scholarships and technical equipment at Luzerne County Community College. Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. Oct. 18 with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment by comedian Tim Walkoe at 7:45 p.m. $125. Reservations: 570-740-0731.

The Ultimate Flag Challenge, with games and prizes based on national flags to raise cultural awareness. Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, North Main and West Jackson streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Free. 570-208-8021.

Ghost Detectives, a paranormal show spotlighting new technologies used in ghost-hunting investigations. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Registration: 570-474-9313.

Card Party, with refreshments and prizes. Sponsored by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary at the Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 20. $15. Advance tickets only. 570-824-6418.

An Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment, the 26th annual dinner with awards and speakers including Terrence E. Sweeney, biology chair at the University of Scranton. With Master of Ceremonies urban planner Larry Newman. Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20. $50. Reservations (by Oct. 10): 570-718-6507.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Mummy,” a 1999 fantasy horror film. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m.Oct. 21. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Fine Wine, Fine Art, a pottery 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. 21 and Nov. 18. $25. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Cash Bingo, sponsored by the Avoca/Dupont Little League. Queen of the Apostles Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. Oct. 22 with doors at 11 a.m. and games at 11:45 a.m. $20 includes three cards for 15 games each worth $100, with special games worth $150 and $250. Also: raffles and food sales. 570-540-0649.

Filet Bloomsburg Barbecue Contest. Enjoy a pig roast along with sampling barbecue chicken and ribs prepared by contestants. Also: beer and wine selections, a singalong with Sweeney Blues Revue and live entertainment. Filet 18, 18 W. Main St., Bloomsburg. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22. $30, $25 designated drivers, $15 children. 570-317-2596.

Splatterday II! Halloween Film Series, a day of four frightening flicks along with a costume parade. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 22 with screenings of “Hotel Transylvania” (PG; 2012) at 3:30 p.m. $3; “The Birds” (R; 1963) at 6 p.m. $5; “Friday the 13th” (R; 1980) at 9 p.m. $5; and “Rocky Horror Picture Show (R; 1975) at midnight. $5. 570-826-1100.

A Night at the Races, virtual horse racing. St. Eulalia’s Hall, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Township. Oct. 22 with doors at 5:30 p.m. and races at 6 p.m. $10 includes buffet and non-alcoholic beverages. $10 per horse. Beer and wine available. 570-842-9754.

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.

You Belong to Me: Sex, Race and Murder in the South, an independent film about a wealthy black woman in Florida who shoots and kills a state senator. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Followed by a discussion with the producer Jude Hagin. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Sixth Sense” (1999) starring Bruce Willis. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 28. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Colonial Superstitions, Folklore & Witchcraft Tour, talks on 18th-century superstitions and traditions that led to the creation of Halloween and jack o’lanterns. Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29. $7, $5 children. 570-823-6244.

Dietrich Fright Night, a haunted attraction within the eerie walls of the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 28 to 30; 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 31. $10. 570-996-1500.

Halloween Fest, with pumpkin carving, pinata, ghost stories, haunted woods, treats and more. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 4 p.m. Oct. 29. 570-967-7275.

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.

Paint a Holiday Ornament, a session in creating a one-of-a-kind tree ornament. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1. $20 includes materials. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Fall Fundraiser, a painting session with snacks and bring-your-own wine with proceeds to benefit the Hughestown Park and Recreation Department. Paint ‘n Pinot, 113 S. Main St., Pittston. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 4. $35. Registration: 570-313-5429.

Toy Bingo, sponsored by St. Andre Bessette Parish.St. Mary’s Byzantine Social Hall, 522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 6 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $6. Limited seating; advance tickets recommended. 570-823-4988.

Love Thy Nature, an award-winning independent film about our relationship with the natural world and how that connection is the key to solving environmental and climate crises. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Followed by a discussion with the director Sylvie Rokab. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

Fee-Free Day at Steamtown. The National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday by waiving entrance fees on Veterans Day. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Nov. 11. 570-340-5200.

Birthday Ball, sponsored by the White Haven Marine Corps League #1039. Nov. 12 at St. Patrick’s Church, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. $25. 570-262-2894.

WWE Smackdown, with WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Dolph Ziggler and many more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:15 p.m. Nov. 15. 800-745-3000.

Grease, the feel-good musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (1978; PG-13). Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 570-996-1500.

Stories from Around the World, tales for all ages with storyteller Fiona Powell. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Free. 570-996-1500.

Creating Oils with Herbs, a talk by naturalist and herb enthusiast Charlene Wildes. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Free. 570-479-0400.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, the holiday comedy film (PG-13; 1989) starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Free. 570-996-1500.

It’s a Wonderful Life, the annual free showing of the classic holiday film starring James Stewart (PG; 1946) with free popcorn and soda. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 13. 570-996-1500.

Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children, an independent documentary about Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman who prevented pandemic flu, developed the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and invented the first vaccine against human cancer. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. Feb. 6. Followed by a discussion with the director Donald Rayne Mitchell. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

Real Boy, an independent film about a teenaged musician navigating the ups and downs of gender transition and substance abuse. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. March 8. Followed by a discussion with the director Shaleece Haas. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

States of Grace, an independent film about the transformation of Buddhist physician Grace Dammann and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. April 3. Followed by a discussion with co-director Mark Lipman. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

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.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_9.30-events-contra-Ryck-Kaiser-Jill-Smith.jpgRyck 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.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_9.30-events-Milford-Pinchot-Store-circa-1870003.jpgLearn 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.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_9.30-events-Taste-the-Local-Harvest.jpgJoin the North Branch Land Trust in the annual ‘Taste the Local Harvest’ dinner Oct. 2 at the Huntsville Golf Club in Dallas.
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