Events Listings: Oct. 19 to 25, 2016

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Women of the Congolese refugee community in Scranton will share their cuisine, music, dance and culture at ‘The Global Tastes of Scranton’ Oct. 22 at the Scranton Cultural Center.
Downtown Jim Thorpe will present its final Fall Foliage Weekend Oct. 15 and 16.
Jennifer Black of Misericordia University will give a talk on ‘Lewis Hine’s Pittston: The Breaker Boys in Context’ at an Afternoon Tea Oct. 25 at Apple Tree Terrace in Dallas.

THIS WEEK: Oct. 19 to 25, 2016

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.

Ad Wars Trivia Night. Put your advertising and pop culture knowledge to the test. Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania at The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton. 9 p.m. Oct. 20. $10, $5 students. Age 21 and older; prizes awarded. Info at aafnepa.org.

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.

Halloween Haunted Lantern Tours, ghoulish fun for the whole family on a walking tour of the restored 19th-century village. Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 to 29. $10, $5 children. Bring a flashlight. 570-636-2070.

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 through Oct. 29. $8. 570-287-4329.

Horror Hall, an indoor haunted attraction with one-quarter mile of hair-raising scares. 11 E. Poplar St., Nanticoke. Through Oct. 30 with hours 6 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays. $13. Info at horrorhall.com.

Pumpkin House, with more than 350 glowing carved pumpkins on display with food, live music, campfire and more. Creekside Gardens, 4 Village Lane, Tunkhannock. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 to 23. $5. 570-836-3595.

Dracula’s Forest, with a haunted hayride, Walk of Doom and Fall Festival. 2828 Rock Drive, Clarks Summit. 6:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 30. Details at 570-586-5084 or draculasforest.com.

Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks, a tour to discover the ghosts, murders and hidden graveyards of the downtown historic district with guide William V. Lewis. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:45 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22. $10. Reservations: 570-823-6244.

Gravestone Manor, a theatrical haunted house with an all-new interactive mystery story. Not suitable for very young children. Trion Warehouse, 1095 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre (next to The Woodlands Inn). Through Oct. 30 with hours 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays. $10. Proceeds support the United Way. 570-821-6500 or gravestonemanor.com.

Demon’s Gate Haunted Hayride, a new Back Mountain Halloween attraction. Irem Country Club, 70 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. Through Oct. 30 with hours 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays. $10. 570-675-5261.

Ghost Walks in Old Mauch Chunk, one-mile, lantern-lighted walks with tales of ghoulish encounters and backgrounds of historic properties. Inn at Jim Thorpe, 24 Broadway. Through Oct. 30 with tours 7 and 8:30 p.m. Fridays; 7, 7:15, 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays. $12; $6 children. Reservations recommended. 484-464-1487.

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. $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.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover at the former passenger station and freight house. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 22 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

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.

Global Tastes of Scranton, learning about the culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo along with a Congolese dinner of traditional foods. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. $35 benefits the refugee resettlement program. Reservations (by Oct. 14): 570-941-4419.

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.

Empty Bowls, a fundraiser for Luzerne County Food Banks. Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23. $15 includes a handmade pottery bowl, soup, bread and beverages. Tickets on line at wilkes.edu/emptybowls or call 570-408-4134.

Afternoon Tea, along with a talk on “Lewis Hine’s Pittston: The Breaker Boys in Context” by Misericordia University faculty member Jennifer Black. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library at Apple Tree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Dallas. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25. $30 includes tea sandwiches, quiche, crepes, salad, soups and assorted pastries. Reservations (by Oct. 18): 570-674-6225.

FUTURE

Dancercise, a one-hour dance fitness class to benefit Candy’s Place: A Cancer Wellness Center, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort, followed by raffle prizes, wine, hors d’ourves and more. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. $5. Registration: 570-714-8800.

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.

Health Fair, with topics including holistic medicine, home health, caregiver stress and more. Also: raffles, giveaways and wellness checkups. Sponsored by Wilkes University Nursing at the Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27. 570-824-4646.

Mind Candy, a stage show by award-winning mentalist and illusionist Wayne Hoffman. Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. Oct. 27 with a tour of Hayfield House at 6 p.m., a dessert reception at 6:45 p.m. and show at 7:15 p.m. $10, $5 children. Reservations (by Oct. 24): 570-675-9284.

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.

BOO!burg, Halloween festivities including Trunk or Treat, crafts and activities, costume contest, marshmallow and hot-dog roasts, pumpkin painting and a Pumpkin Drop. Various venues on East Seventh Street, between Market and Iron streets in Bloomsburg including the YMCA, Children’s Museum, The Exchange and AGAPE. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Free. 570-317-2210.

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.

Steamtown Spooky Spectacular, Halloween doings for all ages but geared to ages 6 to 15. Saturday events include spooky storytelling and movies, a Trick-or-Treat Treasure Hunt, Spooked-Out Scranton Limited short train rides and a Pumpkins on Parade carving contest. Sunday includes old-time scary B-movies and short train rides with “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” actor Dan Yeager and “Edgar Allan Poe” reciting “The Raven.” Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30. $7 admission; $5 train rides. 570-340-5204 or nps.gov/stea.

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

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.

Thrill the World, a global flash mob attempting to break the world record of “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’.” Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Oct. 29 with registration and rehearsal at 5 p.m. and official dance at 6 p.m. Followed by a Zombie Crawl through Scranton bars and restaurants. $15, $10 students. 570-344-1111 or thrillscranton.com.

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.

Roundhouse of Terror, a haunted Halloween attraction for ages 16 and older with a ghostly, guided tour of the historic roundhouse. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30. $20. Tickets and reservations: 570-344-3841.

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.

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. Nov. 4. $25. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Fall Cooking Classes, a two-session course on “Vegetarian Made Easy.” Offered by Luzerne County Community College at the Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute, Market and Main streets, Nanticoke. 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 5 and 12. Registration: 570-740-0495.

Susquehanna, the red-carpet premiere of a film about a young boy’s coming of age during the summer of 1995 in a small town in Pennsylvania. Film in northeastern Pennsylvania including West Pittston and Exeter by Barefoot Girl Productions. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. Nov. 5. $5. Info at susquehannathemovie.com.

Night at the Races, a fundraiser sponsored by the Royal Parents Club with food, basket raffles and virtual horse racing. Holy Redeemer High School, 159 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 5 with doors at 5:45 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $10. 570-829-2424.

71st Anniversary Dinner Dance, with a dinner buffet and dance music by Millennium. VFW Post 4909, 401-403 Main St., Dupont. Nov. 5 with dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $30. Reservations: 570-654-9104.

Dancing Stars of Wilkes-Barre, with local ‘celebrities’ pairing with professional dancers and competing for two Mirror Ball prizes: the People’s Choice Award and the Judges Choice. KISS Theatre, East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre Township. Nov. 5.

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.

Autumn Bingo, sponsored by the Rosary Society at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 321 Chestnut Ave., Kingston. Nov. 6 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $2. Food and refreshments available. 570-287-0282.

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.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “San Francisco” (1936) starring Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Toy Bingo, a fundraiser with 20 games offering themed baskets of toys as prizes. Also: additional games, food and a cash bar. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Nov. 11 with doors at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. $18 advance; $20 at the door. 570-283-2195.

Hillside Christmas Tea & Cottage Tour, with the historic summer home decorated in a 1930s-era holiday theme. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13. $15. Reservations: 570-696-4500.

Birthday Ball, sponsored by the Marine Corp League of White Haven. St. Patrick’s Church, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. 5 to 11 p.m. Nov. 12. $25. Reservations: 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.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Unbreakable” (2001), a superhero thriller starring Bruce Willis. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Nov. 18. 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. Nov. 18. $25. Registration: 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.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Mystic River,” a 2003 mystery drama starring Sean Penn. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Nov. 26. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

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.

Fall Cooking Classes, a two-session course on “Christmas Cookies.” Offered by Luzerne County Community College at the Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute, Market and Main streets, Nanticoke. 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 10 and 17. Registration: 570-740-0495.

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.

Women of the Congolese refugee community in Scranton will share their cuisine, music, dance and culture at ‘The Global Tastes of Scranton’ Oct. 22 at the Scranton Cultural Center.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_10.21-events-Congo-Cuisine-and-Culture.jpgWomen of the Congolese refugee community in Scranton will share their cuisine, music, dance and culture at ‘The Global Tastes of Scranton’ Oct. 22 at the Scranton Cultural Center.

Downtown Jim Thorpe will present its final Fall Foliage Weekend Oct. 15 and 16.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_10.21-events-Jim-Thorpe-in-Fall.jpgDowntown Jim Thorpe will present its final Fall Foliage Weekend Oct. 15 and 16.

Jennifer Black of Misericordia University will give a talk on ‘Lewis Hine’s Pittston: The Breaker Boys in Context’ at an Afternoon Tea Oct. 25 at Apple Tree Terrace in Dallas.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_10.21-events-tea-at-MU-Jennifer-Black.jpgJennifer Black of Misericordia University will give a talk on ‘Lewis Hine’s Pittston: The Breaker Boys in Context’ at an Afternoon Tea Oct. 25 at Apple Tree Terrace in Dallas.
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