Events Listings: Nov. 23 to 29, 2016

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Take a ‘Christmas City Stroll’ through the historic town of Bethlehem beginning Nov. 25.

THIS WEEK: Nov. 23 to 29, 2016

Model Railroad Open House, with HO-scale railroading and miniature replicas of local landmarks including the Asa Packer Mansion, Eckley Miners Village, Bethlehem Steelworks, Hazleton’s Blue Comet Diner and more. Anthracite Model Railroad Society, 1056 Hanover Court, Hazle Township. 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24. Continues noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 26 to Jan. 8. 570-459-6395.

Christmas City Stroll, a guided walking tour through Bethlehem’s historic district led by docents dressed in period Moravian attire, stopping at several landmarks including the 1741 Gemeinhaus. Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem. Nov. 25 to Dec. 14 with tours at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. $15, $9 children. 800-360-8687 or christmascity.org.

Treefest, the 28th annual fundraiser for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble with more than 130 decorated Christmas trees. Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St., Bloomsburg. 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 25; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 3; noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 4; 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2. $6. 570-784-5530.

Model Railroad Open House, an HO-scale, 2000-square-foot layout including many northeast railroads from various eras. Hudson Model Railroad Club, 97 Martin St., Hudson. Noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3, 10, 17-18; Jan. 1, 7, 8. Free but donations accepted.

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.

Small Business Saturday, the seventh annual event with downtown Wilkes-Barre retailers offering holiday promotions and savings. Also: a holiday art market, tree-decorating, a tree-lighting ceremony and a visit from Santa at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 26 570-826-1100.

Contra Dance, with music by Poison Love. No partner necessary. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 26. $10. 570-253-2020.

Gift Card Bingo, with more than $2900 in prizes. Warrior Run Volunteer Fire Company, 316 Academy St. Nov. 27 with doors at 11 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. Refreshments available. 570-824-2588.

Designer Purse Bingo, sponsored by Wyoming Area Catholic School at Eagle McClure Hose Company, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. Nov. 27 with doors at 11:30 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. $20 advance; $25 day of event includes 20 games. 570-654-7982.

Victorian Christmas Tea, with carols sung by the choir along with basket and 50/50 raffles. Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Hanover Township. 1 p.m. Nov. 27. $15. Reservations: 570-825-6370.

TeaFest, a high Scottish tea, held in conjunction with TreeFest. Also: a performance by Meg Geffken as Mary Todd Lincoln. Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St., Bloomsburg. 1 p.m. Nov. 28. $25. Reservations: 570-784-8181.

Latin American Film Festival, a screening of “Metegol” (Underdogs), a 2014 Argentine computer animated fantasy sports comedy. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Nov. 29. Free. 570-941-7778.

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Movies and Cocktails, an evening of movie clips from fairy tales and samples of cocktails inspired by the scenes in the museum’s current exhibit “Wolves, Magic Mirrors and Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of a Fairytale.” Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 6 p.m. Dec. 1. $25. 570-346-7186.

Christmas in Our Hometown, the annual street festival with horse-drawn wagon rides, trolley rides, ice sculptures, Santa and Mrs. Claus, strolling carolers and musicians, “living windows,” decorated street lamps and hot drinks. Downtown Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3. Info at tunkhannockbusiness.com.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Groundhog Day” (1993) with Bill Murray. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Dec. 2. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Christmas in the Barns. Visit with the farm animals, enjoy treats and sweets, take photos and visit with Santa. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 to 4. Free but tickets required. 570-696-2881.

Painting Party, a fundraiser for special needs and PTSD causes with painting on wine bottles and wine glasses. The art niche, 2199 Sutton Road, Shavertown. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2. $20. 570-239-0583.

Holiday Quilts and Crafts, with demonstrations of quilting, fiber spinning and woodcrafting, an assortment of handmade quilts, crafts by local artisans, holiday refreshments and a basket raffle. The historic DeWitt Homestead, 231 Wilkes-Barre St., White Haven and the White Haven Community Library, 99 Towanda St. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3. $5. 570-443-8776.

Old-Time Christmas, the 26th annual tour of an 1800s farm with Victorian skits, a Christmas Putz, homemade nativity and village scene, living nativity with barnyard animals, carol singing in the one-room schoolhouse, a visit from the Belschnikel, a bonfire and hot chocolate and cookies. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3-4 and 10-11. $10, $5 children. 570-992-6161 or quietvalley.org.

Holiday Toy Bingo, to benefit the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library with 20 regular games plus specials. Crestwood High School Cafeteria, 281 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Dec. 4 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $20 advance; $23 at the door. 570-474-9313.

Open Skate and Holiday Open House, the 13th annual public ice-skating evening in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Also: self-guided tours of the arena, photos with Santa and complimentary snacks and giveaways. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6. Admission: $5 donation or new unwrapped toy. Bring your own skates or rent from Toyota SportsPlex at Coal Street. 570-970-3507.

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.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Memorial Day” (2012) with John Cromwell. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

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.

Cookie Walk. Collect your favorite cookies at $8 per pound. St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Pittston. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 11. 570-674-0214.

The Menu, culinary creations prepared by local chefs with musical guest Skip Monday. Grand Ballroom, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Dec. 12 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. $12. 570-344-1111.

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.

Christmas City Stroll, a guided walking tour through Bethlehem’s historic district led by docents dressed in period Moravian attire, stopping at several landmarks including the 1741 Gemeinhaus. Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem. Dec. 15 to 31 with tours daily at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. except Christmas Eve which will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Closed Dec. 25. $15, $9 children. 800-360-8687 or christmascity.org.

A Holiday Evening at the Everhart, with winter and holiday stories, gift shopping and live music. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15. $5. 570-346-7186.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Labor Day” (2013) with Kate Winslet. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Dec. 16. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940) starring James Stewart. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Dec. 23. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Happy New Year” (1987) with Peter Falk. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Dec. 30. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Christmas City Stroll, a guided walking tour through Bethlehem’s historic district led by docents dressed in period Moravian attire, stopping at several landmarks including the 1741 Gemeinhaus. Visitor Center, 505 Main St., Bethlehem. Jan. 2 to 8 with tours at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. $15, $9 children. 800-360-8687 or christmascity.org.

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.

Take a ‘Christmas City Stroll’ through the historic town of Bethlehem beginning Nov. 25.
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