THIS WEEK: Nov. 2 to 8, 2016
Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Interview with the Vampire” (1994) starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Nov. 4. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
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.
Halloween Dance, with music by Flatland Ruckus. Costumes optional; prizes awarded in several categories. American Legion, Route 415, Harveys Lake. 8 p.m. to midnight. Nov. 4. No cover. 570-239-1954.
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.
Natural Health Clinic, the latest in natural health and healing alternatives from various practitioners, therapists and trainers. Shadowbrook Inn & Resort, 201 Resort Lane, Route 6, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5. Free. Info at [email protected]
Turkey Fest, with a traditional turkey dinner, festival games, raffle and basket auction. Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, North River and West Chestnut streets, Wilkes-Barre. 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5. $11, $7 children. Donations for a local food pantry will be accepted. Walk-ins welcome but reservations encouraged. 570-829-3051.
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.
Community Contra Dance, with music by Eileen Nicholson (fiddle) and Jill Smith (keyboards) and calling by Bob Nicholson. No partner or previous experience necessary. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. Nov. 5 with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and dance at 7 p.m. Donation. 570-333-4007.
Monthly Bingo, sponsored by the Lehman-Jackson Elementary PTO. Jackson Township Fire Company, 1160 Chase Road, Shavertown. Nov. 5 with doors at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. $10. 570-690-4301.
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 eight local ‘celebrities’ pairing with professional dancers and competing for two Mirror Ball prizes: the People’s Choice Award and the Judges Choice. KISS Theatre, 400 East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Nov. 5. Complimentary cocktail, appetizers and desserts; cash bar. Age 21 and older. $40, $20. Tickets at dancingstarsofwilkesbarre.com or 570-829-1901.
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.
Our Lady of Hope Fall Festival, with a Mega Basket Booth, variety stands, children’s fishing game, face painting, bake sale, Instant Bingo and a turkey dinner ($12, $6 children). Marymount Parish Center, 154 S. Hancock St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 6. 570-824-7832.
Winter Bingo, with door prizes, toys, turkeys, hams, gift certificates and Christmas gifts. Sponsored by Our Lady of Czestochowa Society at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Buttonwood section of Hanover Township. Nov. 6 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $3. 570-823-6242.
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.
Bone Appetit, the fifth annual fundraiser for the SPCA with food donated by 14 area restaurants and wine from Winterland Winery. The Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6. $45. Reservations: 570-825-4111.
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.
Harvest Festival, the sixth annual event sponsored by F.A.C.E.S. of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. With DJ music, free carnival games, free auction and a free turkey dinner for the first 350 people. Also: information on local mental health and wellness services. Kistler Elementary School, 301 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9. 570-826-7111, ext. 1149.
Asian Studies Film Festival, a screening of “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” (2002). Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 6 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. 570-941-7643.
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.
Fiddler Eileen Nicholson and caller Bob Nicholson will be on hand at the Community Contra Dance Nov. 5 at Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.