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.
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.
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.
The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show will run through Jan. 14 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.