THIS WEEK: Oct. 6 to Oct. 12
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.
Architectural walking tour of Downtown Wilkes-Barre, led by Tony Brooks of the Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society, 11 a.m. Oct. 7. Meet inside St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 35 South Franklin Street and explore the mansions and social history of three centuries in just one square mile. From simple Connecticut Yankee to the Victorian grandeur of the Gilded Age to streamline Modernism. $10 per adult; children attend free. Reservations not necessary but encouraged. Call 570-793-3631.
Autism-friendly performance of ‘A Year with Frog and Toad,’ 1 p.m. Oct. 7, George P. Maffei II Theatre, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, a warm and judgment-free environment for the audience, particularly individuals on the autism spectrum with developmental or cognitive disabilities or sensory sensitivity. Sound and lighting will be subdued, stress balls will be available to help channel audience energy and a quiet/activity area will be set up outside the theater with volunteers and coloring books, toys, pillows, blankets, and mats. The play is open to the general public. Tickets are $4.
Homecoming jazz class, for Wilkes university alumni, current students and the community, taught at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 8 by Lynne Mariani at Wilkes University’s Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, held in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend. The class is free, but donations will be accepted for hurricane relief.
“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.
Family movie night, a screening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. This event is for all ages and Harry Potter and witch and wizarding costumes are encouraged. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and movie starts at 7 p.m. The film is rated PG-13. It is recommended that children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Donations collected at the door. Popcorn, butter beer and other treats will be available for purchase. Info, 570.253.2020.
Tasting and Tour for Tennis, sponsored by the Wyoming Area Tennis Booster Club, “Rac”toberfest with samples of beer, tours of the brewery and food donated from local vendors, and a 50/50 and basket raffle, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14, at Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St, Pittston. Cost is $15 in advance, sold by any tennis parents. $20 at the door. 570-885-1543.
Agriculture - The Roots of the Endless Mountains, presented at 11 a.m. Oct. 14, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock, by Mike Lovegreen, former Bradford County Conservation District Manager for 33 years. Free. 570-996-1500.
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. The club will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Route 309, Mountain Top. 570-868-6895.
Judy Garland and the Hollywood Musical, an exploration of Judy Garland’s contribution to American film from the Depression to the Cold War. With a variety of film clips from “The Wizard of Oz,” “Babes in Arms,” “Girl Crazy,” “Meet Me in St. Louis” and many others, presented by Dr. Phillip Atteberry from the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville, 3 p.m. Oct. 22, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock, free. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500.
Tales of Terror - A Halloween Event, haunting tales strictly for older listeners, recommended only for ages 10 and older. Storyteller Hal Pratt will have you looking over your shoulder for weeks to come. 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock, admission free. 570-996-1500.
Gently scary Halloween Haunt Tales. Storyteller Hal Pratt offers some of his favorite tales of things that go bump in the night in a session designed for the entire family, 11 a.m. Oct. 28, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock, free. 570-696-1500.