Events Listings: Jan. 20 to 26, 2017

February 2nd, 2017 4:08 pm

THIS WEEK: Feb. 3 to Feb. 9, 2017

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.

Nite at the Races, sponsored by Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. John Neumann Division 2 of Wilkes-Barre, to be held at Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Hall, 150 Watson St., Wilkes-Barre Township, Feb. 4. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., races start at 7:15 p.m. Admission $5, horses $10, race sponsorship $25. Info 570-824-7645 or 570-332-2546

Introduction to Chinese Medicinal Herbs Workshop, at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at The Cooperage Project. Learn basic theories of home-care herbal medicinal and some of the many herbal remedies available. The fundamentals of herbal medicine, common misconceptions, and practical tips for do-it-yourself herbal remedies will be explained. The class will touch on medicinal herbs from your spice cabinet and garden including remedies like peppermint and chamomile. The class is held at 1030 Main St. Honesdale. There is a $10 suggested donation. Call 570-253-2020 for more info.

One More Row, the knit and crochet group, will meet from 10:30 p.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 4. Everyone is welcome to join this free activity.

New England Contra Dance, music by “Smash the Windows” with fiddlers Bruce Young and Ryck Kaiser accompanied by Peg Shutes on keyboard with calling by Terry Bachman, Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. 7 p.m. Feb. 4. No partner or previous experience necessary. Pay what you wish. A potluck supper precedes the dance at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share if you are coming to the potluck. Info at 570-333-4007 or folkloresociety.org.

Misericordia movie night, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a fantasy action/adventure written by J. K. Rowling, 9 p.m. Feb. 4, Lemmon Theater in Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, Dallas Township. $3 general admission; $1 for Misericordia students with ID. 570-674-6411.

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.

‘Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy,’ a keynote speech by former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous, 6 p.m. Feb. 7, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University, free. 570-389-4937.

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.

FUTURE

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. Feb. 2. Post-Festival Film Discussion 1 p.m. March 3. Schedule at dietrichtheater.com.

Winter Bazaar at St. Nicholas - St. Mary’s School. The Parent Teacher Guild is hosting the annual event from 3 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17, in the school’s gymnasium, 242 S. Washington St. Wilkes-Barre. There will be games, raffles, entertainment, bake sale and more. Proceeds benefit the PTG.

One More Row, the knit and crochet group, will meet from 10:30 p.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 18. Everyone is welcome to join this free activity.

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.

Nanticoke Ukrainian Celebration, the annual pre-Lenten dinner celebration at Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church. From 12:30 to 2 p.m. Feb. 19, enjoy dinner of stuffed cabbage, kobasa, pierogies, kapusta, blackbread and desserts at the church hall, 240 Center St., Nanticoke. Entertainment follows at 4 p.m. Doors open at noon with Ukrainian crafts on display and for sale. Dinner tickets are $15 and only sold in advance. Call 570-735-4654 or 570-824-3880 for more info or to reserve tickets.

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.

Osterhout’s Adult Coloring Night. Experience the relaxing art of coloring. Supplies are available at the Information Services desk any time the library is open. A coloring program is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Use its supplies or bring your own.

Sip ‘n Silk painting fund-raiser, St. Stephen’s Church, 35 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25, no artistic ability needed. Design is ‘Tree of Life,’ $45 per person, proceeds benefit Reach Food Pantry. Registration open until Feb. 24 at sipnsilk.com. Info, 570-825-6653

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.

Dinner by Design hosted by the Lackawanna Historical Society is March 3-5. Professional designers create unique table designs and event spaces. A marketplace features food and dining-themed gifts. Preview party is 7 to 10 p.m. March 3; tickets are $75 and include open bar, hors d’oeuvres at the Scranton Cultural Center followed by desserts and coffee at Posh. Tour designs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 4, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5; tickets are $15 and benefit the historical society. For more information or for tickets call 570-344-3841 or email [email protected]

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.

The Cooperage Program will host Nathaniel Whitmore as he explains the medicinal purposes of Chinese medicinal herbs on Feb. 4.
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