Events Listings: Jan. 13 to 19, 2017

January 12th, 2017 3:20 pm - updated: 4:43 pm.

THIS WEEK: Jan. 13 to 19, 2017

Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation with nearly 6000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits. Included: animal judging, horse pull, do-it-yourself rain barrels, horseshoe pitching, horse shows, rodeo, tractor square dance and programs on barns, maple syrup, wool, poultry, cooking, cow milking, antique tractor restoration, honey extraction and more. Farm Show Complex, North Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 13; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 14. Free. 717-787-5373 or farmshow.state.pa.us.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Grumpy Old Men” (1993), a comedy-drama starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 13. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Winter in the City, a cocktail party with food from local restaurants, silent auction, raffle and music by Paul LaBelle & the Exact Change and Group Du Jour. POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 13. $20 benefits Scranton Tomorrow. 570-963-1575.

Wellness Day Health Fair, with blood-pressure screenings, reflexology, chair massages, yoga, healthy lunch samplings, free raffles and programs on digestive health and essential oils. Everything Natural, 426 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 14. 570-586-9684.

Malanka, the 13th annual Ukrainian New Year dinner dance with Ukrainian and American food and music by Fourth Wave Ensemble of Philadelphia. La Buona Vita, 20 Reilly St., Dunmore. 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 14. $45. Reservations: 570-489-1256.

50/50 Bingo, with food and beverages available. Noxen School and Community Center, School Street. 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 14. Pay per card. Proceeds benefit the Noxen-Monroe Sportsmen’s Club. 570-298-2052.

Martin Luther King Jr. Program, the Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission’s annual celebration and community awards dinner with a keynote address by Melvin Russell, chief of the Community Collaboration Division of the Baltimore City Police Department. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 2:30 p.m. Jan. 15. $25. 570-941-6645.

Fee-Free Day at Steamtown, free admission in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 16. $7. 570-340-5204.

Martin Luther King Jr. Program, to honor the service and contributions of the civil-rights leader. Snyder and Walsh Rooms, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. Jan. 16. Free. 570-208-5958.

Ecumenical Service, calling for peace and understanding with representatives of various religious traditions including Catholic, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Latino Catholic and United Methodist. Mercy Hall Chapel, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Jan. 16 at noon. Held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 570-674-6400.

Adult Craft Session, making a snowman out of a decorated pinecone. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16. Light refreshments served. Free. Registration: 570-823-0156.

Ethnic Notions, a film examining anti-black stereotypes that permeated popular culture from the ante-bellum period until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Jan. 18 at noon. Held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 570-674-6400.

Film Favorites Series, a screening of the comedy “9 to 5” with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Jan. 18. Free. 570-996-1500.

Game Night, choose from board games, cards and brain games — or bring your own favorites. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19. 570-253-2020.

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Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Falcon and the Snowman” (1985, a spy drama starring Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 20. Free with popcorn provided. 570-823-0156.

Knit and Crochet Group, for all ages. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 21. 570-823-0156.

Wyoming Valley Stamp Club, presenting a film “The Confederate Postal History: The Harrie Mueller Collection.” Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Open to the public; new members welcome. 570-287-2013.

Knox Mine Disaster Commemoration, with a special tribute to William Hastie, the last living Knox Coal Company employee; a “Bill Hastie Video Tribute” by filmmaker David Brocca; and Knox Disaster-related poetry read by Erika Funke and Frank Tartella. Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton. 2 p.m. Jan. 21. Free with refreshments. 570-963-4804.

Harlem Wizards, the show basketball team incorporating comedy and audience participation. Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School, 1128 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. $10 advance; $12 day of event. 570-675-7990.

Carnivale, the 10th annual fundraiser for Community Cares for Kids, a yearly one-week medical mission spearheaded by Dr. Francis Collini to treat disfiguring injuries or birth defects in children. With fine food, open bar, music by Flaxy Morgan, live and silent auctions, raffle, palm reader and photographer. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Attire: “Blue, Black or Beads” (anything from black tie and mask to blue jeans and beads). $150. 570-674-6525.

American Girl Bingo, with door prizes, raffles, food and beverages. St. Benedict’s Parish, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Jan. 22 with doors at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:30 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 570-825-7606 or 570-954-0301.

Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Tunkhannock. Jan. 23 with early bird games at 6:30 p.m. 570-333-4906.

Early Bird Sports Expo, with boats, RVs, ATVs, outfitters, hunting and fishing equipment, kayaks, taxidermy work, archery and more. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St. 4 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 27; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 28; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29. $6. 570-594-0250.

The Relaxing Art of Coloring, an adult coloring group. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Supplies provided or bring your own. 570-823-0156.

The Unsolved Murder of Margaret Martin, a talk by historian Tom Mooney about the Kingston woman who was killed in 1938. Presented by the Kingston Historical Society at the Kingston Borough Building, 500 Wyoming Ave. 7 p.m. Jan. 26.

NEPA Home and Garden Show, the latest in products and services from builders and contractors along with materials, decks, pools, spas, storage, plants, landscapes, kitchenware and more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 27; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 28; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29. $8.50, $7.50 seniors. 570-970-7600.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Snow Falling on Cedars” (1999) starring Ethan Hawke. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Pocono Winter Beerfest, a beer-tasting event with more than 100 offerings from across the nation along with food, vendors, brewers and more. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Jan. 28 with VIP doors at noon and general admittance at 1 p.m. $50 (VIP), $35. 570-420-2808.

Snowflake Gala, the sixth annual event with entertainment by the Luongo Brothers, open bar, raffles, silent auction and more. Hosted by the Eynon Archbald Lions Club to benefit Leader Dog for the Blind. Fiorelli’s, 1501 N. Main St., Peckville 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 28. $75. 570-430-8432.

Monthly Bingo, sponsored by the Lehman Jackson Elementary PTO. With a 50/50 drawing and $500 jackpot. Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, 1160 Chase Road, Shavertown. Jan. 28 with doors at 6:30 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. $10. 570-690-4301.

Designer Purse Bingo. Eagle McClure Hose Company, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. Jan. 29 with doors at 11:30 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Pittston Area baseball and softball teams. 570-655-0203.

Adult Craft Session. Color a small canvas tote bag to take home. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Feb. 2. Free but registration required. 570-823-0156.

Once Upon a Time: Crystal Cabin Fever, with spectacular ice carvvings, free wine tasting, tours of the Sculpted Ice Works Factory and Natural Ice Harvest Museum, free hot chocolate, BBQ and fire pit plus rides down a 50-foot ice slide. 311 Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays from Feb. 3 to 26. $15, $12 seniors, $10 children. 570-226-6246.

Nite at the Races, a parish fundraiser at St. Monica’s Parish Hall, 363 W. Eighth St., West Wyoming. Feb. 3 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $10. 570-237-2188.

Adult Craft Session, making flowers from different colors and patterns of paper for Valentine’s Day. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Light refreshments served. Free. Registration: 570-823-0156.

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.

A River Runs Through It, a free screening of the drama starring Brad Pitt and Craig Sheffert, shown in conjunction with the Wyoming County Reads book-discussion series. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8. 570-996-1500.

Simple. Natural. Healing. A weight-loss seminar including recipes and food ideas. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 11. $10. 570-996-1500.

Night at the Races, with a dinner buffet, refreshments and raffle. Sponsored by Corpus Christi Parish at Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. 7 p.m. Feb. 11. $5, $10 per racing horse. 570-654-2753.

The Menu, culinary creations prepared by local chefs with musical guest Skip Monday. Grand Ballroom, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Feb. 13 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. $12. 570-344-1111.

Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, the 13th annual street festival with the theme “Ice, Lights, Broadway!” Included: a Friday evening parade, live music, more than 50 ice sculptures with carving demonstrations, horse-and-carriage rides and entertainment. Downtown Clarks Summit. Feb. 17 to 20. For schedule, see theabingtons.org.

Winter in the City, a cocktail party with food from local restaurants, silent auction, raffle and music by Paul LaBelle & the Exact Change and Group Du Jour. POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17. $20 benefits Scranton Tomorrow. 570-963-1575.

Winter Fest Film Festival, 14 days of foreign, independent and art films. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Opens Feb. 17 with a gala opening night of two films, snacks, wine, beer and dessert at 6 p.m. $25. Continues through March 2. $8.50. Previews of all films shown at 1 and 6 p.m. Feb. 2. Post-Festival Film Discussion 1 p.m. March 3. Schedule at dietrichtheater.com.

Sweethearts Dinner Dance, with music by the Main Street Crooners. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 18 with doors at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Cash bar available. 866-605-7325.

Old Forge Mardi Gras, with a full-course dinner, beer and wine, and entertainment by Frankie Gervasi of The Poets. Sponsored by Prince of Peace Parish at Arcaro and Genell, 443 S. Main St., Old Forge. 6 p.m. Feb. 18. $30. Adults only. Reservations: 570-457-5900.

Blue Ribbon Gala, the annual fundraiser for Marley’s Mission with entertainment by Daddy-O and the Sax Maniacs and 13-year-old singer Olivia Kay along with emcee WNEP-TV’s Stacy Lange. Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. 6 p.m. Feb. 18. Black tie optional. $125. Info at marleysmission.com.

Fee-Free Days at Steamtown, free admission on Feb. 20 (Presidents Day), April 15-16 and 22-23 (National Parks Week), Aug. 25 (National Park Service Birthday), Sept. 30 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11-12 (Veterans Day Weekend). Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7. 570-340-5204.

Out of Africa, a free screening of the drama starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, shown in conjunction with the Wyoming County Reads book-discussion series. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22. 570-996-1500.

Arm Knitting. Create your own infinity scarf out of chunky yarn using just your arms. Bring two or three skeins of chunky yarn. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Free. 570-654-9847.

Home and Outdoor Living Show, the 30th annual event offering a look at industry trends in all aspects of home, leisure and outdoor activities. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 906 W. Main St. Noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 24; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 25; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26. $5. 570-966-0625 or csbapa.org.

Spin 4 Life, a cancer fundraiser with participants cycling 45-minute intervals for the cause. Also: tee shirts, refreshments and mini massages. Odyssey Fitness, 401 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 25. $25. Registration: 570-714-8800.

Springtime in Paris, the annual fundraiser with silent and live art auctions of works by painters, potters, weavers, mixed media artists and Broadway performers. St. Jude School, 420 S. Mountian Blvd., Mountain Top. Feb. 25 with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and auction at 7:30 p.m. 570-474-5803.

Party with a Purpose, a Mardi Gras-themed fundraiser to benefit the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. With Cajun-style foods, wine and beer tasting, silent auction, raffle, cash bar and entertainment. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre at Genetti’s Best Western Hotel, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 570-714-1246, ext. 306.

Sullivan’s March: Our Heritage, a presentation by historian and re-enactor Ed McMullen on President George Washington’s response to the Wyoming Valley Massacre. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. March 5. 570-996-1500.

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.

Simple. Natural. Healing. A seminar on improving sleep and reducing stress. Includes food sampling. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to noon March 11. $10. 570-996-1500.

Harlem Globetrotters, the electrifying athletes return to show off their incredible ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and fan interaction. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 3 p.m. March 12. Tickets start at $15. 800-745-3000.

Film Favorites Series, a screening of “Dirty Dancing” with Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. March 15. Free. 570-996-1500.

Pennsylvania Home Show, the 43rd annual event with everything to beautify, update and maintain your home. Farm Show Complex, Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 16 to 18; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19. $10, $8 seniors. 800-281-5539.

Spring Film Festival, 21 days of foreign, independent and art films. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Opens April 7 with a gala opening night of two films, food and dessert buffets, wine and beer at 6 p.m. $40. Continues through April 27. $8.50. Previews of all films shown at 1 and 6 p.m. March 23. Post-Festival Film Discussion 1 p.m. April 28. Schedule at dietrichtheater.com.

Gnocchs and Jokes, a fundraiser to benefit the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative, sponsored by Green Ridge Om Wellness Center. With a slate of standup comics headlined by Teri Granahan and servings of gnocchis and salad. Upper floor of the former Ritz Building, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. March 25. $30. Reservations: 570-507-9494.

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.

Simple. Natural. Healing. A seminar on improving digestion including gentle detox approaches and food sampling. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to noon April 8. $10. 570-996-1500.

DrinkaPalooza Wine & Whiskey Fest, the inaugural spirits-tasting event with vendors including Pennsylvania wineries, KingView Mead, Absolute Fine Cigars, Cynful Bliss, Green Mountain Energy, LuLaRoe, Serving Stone Creations and many more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. April 29 with tasting sessions noon to 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 7:30 p.m. $24. Age 21 and older. Details at drinkfestpa.com.

Fine Arts Fiesta, the 62nd annual arts festival with more than 50 juried artisans and craftspersons along with entertainment. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 18 to 21. Info at fineartsfiesta.org.

Audubon Society Annual Banquet, an evening of appetizers, buffet dinner, beverages and a program on eagles with an appearance by Renshaw, an injured bald eagle who was rehabilitated by the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. 6 p.m. June 14. 570-479-0400.

Melvin Russell, chief of the Community Collaboration Division of the Baltimore City Police Department, will speak at the Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission celebration and community awards dinner at The University of Scranton’s DeNaples Center on Jan. 15.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_1.13-events-MLK-UofS-1.jpgMelvin Russell, chief of the Community Collaboration Division of the Baltimore City Police Department, will speak at the Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission celebration and community awards dinner at The University of Scranton’s DeNaples Center on Jan. 15.
The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show will run through Jan. 14 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_1.13-events-Farm-Show-Cows-1.jpgThe annual Pennsylvania Farm Show will run through Jan. 14 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.


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