THIS WEEK: Sept. 29 to Oct. 5
Bloomsburg Fair, 162 annual event, through Sept. 30 at the fairgrounds, 620 West Third St., Bloomsburg, with livestock, agricultural exhibits, music, carriage and helicopter rides. Exhibit buildings are open 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. and vendor stands from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily. Admission is $8 at the gate; $7 online for adults; children younger than 12 admitted free. Grandstand events, for which there are additional charges, include horse pull on Sept. 29, demolition derby on Sept. 30 and Alabama on Sept. 30. More info, bloomsburgfair.com.
“Mr. Holland’s Opus,” free movie showing at the Osterhout Free Library 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 2 p.m. Sept. 29. This 1995 movie stars Richard Greyfuss, Glenne Headly and Jay Thomas. Free. Popcorn provided. Info, 570-823-0156.
“Is this a River Rock? A Brief Guide to 12,000 Years of Native American Artifacts of the Wyoming Valley,” Historical Society Gallery Talk, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, by museum assistant Allyson Earl. Tickets free for historical society members, $5 for non-members. Call for reservations, 570-823-6244 ext.3.
Marilyn Kennedy, performing in the Sleepy Hollow lounge at Idle Hour Lanes, Business Rt. 6 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy. 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
Schism: A Tribute to Tool, at the Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton with Better than Bad. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sept. 30. $15 advance, $20 at the door. bit.ly/2wBafPR.
Craft/Vendor Sale, will feature fall themed baked goods, homemade soup to go, library themed basket raffle, a stunning afghan made by Rhonda Vickers and a lake themed photograph by Claudia Strycharz. Fall flowers and cornstocks will be for sale. The Nuangola Library, 5150 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30.
The Nuangola Library located at 5150 Nuangola Rd. in Nuangola Borough is holding a fall Craft/Vendor Sale on Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured this year will be fall themed baked goods, homemade soup to go, library themed basket raffle, a stunning afghan made by Rhonda Vickers and a lake themed photograph by Claudia Strycharz. Fall flowers and cornstalks will be for sale and seasonal crafts by our favorite crafters. There will be something for everyone!
Denison Colonial Harvest Festival, 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 1, Denison House, Denison Street, Forty Fort, with demonstrations of spinning wheel, blacksmith work, live black powder plus various crafts and artwork, games for children, and food. Adults, $7; children ages 12 to 17, $5, younger than 12, free admission.
Blessing of the Animals, noon Oct. 1 at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 420 Main Street in Dallas, in honor of the Feast of St. Francis, patron of animals and ecology. The service will be held in the church yard. All animals are welcome, but must be properly restrained.
Community Contra Dance, Chicory House Dance series will feature fiddler Ryck Kaiser with pianist Peg Shutes. Ted Crane will call. The dance will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 7, at the Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Admission is ‘pay what you wish.’ A pot-luck dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. Call 570-333-4007.
“Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict,” a free public lecture by King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac, who will discuss fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Postupak Room, first floor of the McGowan School of Business, corner of North River and West Union streets in Wilkes-Barre.
Widows Wandering, an interactive exhibit will be presented during a meeting of the Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the lower level of the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Julie Esty and Wendy Belaski will present the exhibit which showcases funeral and mourning customs from 1860 to the present. A $3 donation will be accepted from non-members. For info, call John at 570-675-8936.
Irem Women’s Auxiliary Card Party, noon Oct. 19 at the Irem Country Club in Dallas, $15. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Janet at 570-824-6418 or Suanne at 570-822-4976.
Mountain Top Social Club, will host a bus trip to the Dutch Apple Dinner Playhouse in Lancaster for a dinner and a show, “Buddy.” Oct. 19. $81 per person. For more information, contact Otto Eime at 570-407-0056.
HalloWINEfest, the second annual hosted by the Wyoming County Community Fair. The indoor wine festival will benefit a new community playground, a new pavilion and horseshoe pits on the fairgrounds and will feature wineries, music, food, vendors and festive surprises. At the fairgrounds, 9141 US 6, Meshoppen. Noon until 5 p.m. Oct. 28. bit.ly/2fnsrJM.