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THIS WEEK: APRIL 26 to MAY 2, 2013


The History of the Poconos, a conference on local history topics including place names, the early European settlers of Monroe County, Sullivan’s Expedition in Tobyhanna Township, the Newfoundland Settlement, the Wilkes-Barre and Eastern Railroad and more. Hoeffner Science and Technology Center, East Stroudsburg University. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today. Free. 422-3532.


Earth Day Celebration, with music, vendors, displays, prizes, environmental advocacy groups, yoga, seed exchange and battery recycling. Monarch Court on the King’s College campus between West Union and West Jackson streets, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. 208-5900, ext. 5745.


Luzerne County Historical Society Dinner, the 155th annual event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg with guest speaker Greg Goodell of Gettysburg National Military Park. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Tonight with reception at 6 and dinner at 7. $75. Reservations: 823-6244.


Fully Charged, the latest edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 tonight; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. $82.50, $42.50, $27.50, $14.50. 970-7600.


The View with a Scranton Attitude: Let’s Hear It from the Boys! A local version of the syndicated talk show with area personalities discussing current topics. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Tonight with cocktails at 6 and event 7 to 9. $6. 344-1111.


Renaissance Jamboree, the 35th annual street fair with 100 arts and crafts booths, food, games and three stages of entertainment. Main Street, Bloomsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 784-2522.


Whole Earth Holistic & Psychic Fair, with aura images, massage therapy, reiki, gemstones, jewelry, vendors and readings from mediums including Rev. Charlene Schine Gorman. Hilton Garden Inn, 242 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $3.


Cherry Blossom Festival, the annual family-friendly event with music, dance, food booths, amusement rides, games, pony rides, crafters and vendors. Entertainers include 14 local dance troups on Saturday. On Sunday, bands include John Stevens’ Doubleshot, the Bobby Velez Trio, K8, the Sperazza Band, Mother Nature’s Sons, Farmer’s Daughter and the Robb Brown Band. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 208-4149.


Caring F.O.R. Cops, a benefit for Fallen Officers Remembered, an organization that buys bulletproof vests for police officers. Organized by eighth-grade student Jordan Joseph with food, raffle baskets, children’s activities, silent auction and music. Checkerboard Inn, 385 Carverton Road, Trucksville. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. $15; $12 children. 406-6123.


Bingo, a fundraiser for Cub Scout Pack 303 in Pittston. With all-you-can-eat food and drink. Italian American Club, 126 Oak St., Pittston. Saturday with doors at 4:30 p.m. and games at 5 p.m. $20; $12 children. 603-9759.


Fundraising Dance, with food, refreshments and music by the Cool Ride Band. Andrew Lawrence American Legion Post 644, 259 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville. Saturday with doors at 7 p.m. and music at 8 p.m. $15. 706-5963.


Caleb’s Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser, with more than 90 themed baskets. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, 205 Route 507, Hawley. Noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit Pennies from Heaven Caleb’s Foundation, which aids families with critically ill children. 226-4388.


An Evening of Fine Food and Wine, the 13th annual event. Sample food-and-wine pairings from area restaurants while exploring the rooms of the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. $100. Reservations: 344-1111.


ESTA Awards Gala, the first-of-its-kind ceremony and dessert reception to honor Excellence in School Theater Arts. Participating schools include Abington Heights, Lackawanna Trail, Riverside, Scranton and Valley View high schools. Ramada Inn, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit. 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $10 advance; $12 at the door. 631-357-1463.


The Supreme Court: What’s Happening Now and What the Future Holds, the annual Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities by Noah Feldman, author and Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard University. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West River Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. 800-945-5378, ext. 4306.


Introduction to Zen Meditation, a talk and practice period. Mercy Center, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Donation. 675-1872.


Better Foods, Better Health, food choices to enhance your health with dietitian Virginia Corcoran, who will provide handouts and recipes. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Registration: 675-1866.


Holistic Wellness from Within, incorporating whole-system health and well-being into everyday life including mind-and-body balance, proper pH, normalizing hormones, detoxifying and rejuvenating the body and more. With Peter Amato of the Inner Harmony Wellness Center. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. $5. Registration: 842-1506.


Bill W., the filmed story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous and one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Heroes and Icons of the 20th Century.” Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 996-1500.


Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, a personal look inside the life and mind of heavyweight boxer “Iron Mike.” Directed by Spike Lee. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $64.50, $49.50. 826-1100.


FUTURE


Block Party, with local fare from eight area restaurants, spirits from local beer distributors and Nimble Hill Winery, and dance music by Splash. Comfort Inn & Suites, 5 N. Eaton Road, Tunkhannock. 6 to 10 p.m. May 3. $35 advance; $45 at the door. 875-8325.


Adopt-a-Cop Benefit, with drink specials, basket auctions and music by the Alicia Lynn Trio. Mag’s Halftime Pub and Eatery, 288 Moyallen St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. May 3. $10. Proceeds benefit Fallen Officers Remembered. 208-5590.


The Office Wrap Party, a celebration with cast members and writers of the NBC sitcom set in Scranton, which is scheduled to close its nine-season run in May. May 4 beginning with a Bloggers Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by a session with the show’s writers at 11 a.m., both at the University of Scranton. Also: a parade with cast and crew through downtown Scranton at 2 p.m. and a street festival from 2 to 5 p.m. The day ends with a Farewell Celebration 7 p.m. at PNC Field with Q&A sessions, remarks from executive producer Greg Daniels and a sneak peek at the series finale. Details at theofficewrapparty.com.


Zumba with Ryan, a free class at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 9:30 a.m. May 4. Reservations: 693-1364.


West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival, with a parade (noon on Saturday), more than 55 vendors, entertainment, food, Chinese auction and children’s activities. Along the Susquehanna River in West Pittston. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 4; noon to 5 p.m. May 5. 239-5260.


Free Comic Book Day, a world-wide celebration with promotions and giveaways. Rubber Mallet Comics, 802 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4. 655-5522.


Family Fun Day, with a flea market, bounce house, face painting, food and more. A benefit for Al Noor Academy, 991 Scott St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4. Vendors welcome. 991-6107.


Treasures of the Earth, the 10th annual show and sale sponsored by the Mineralogical Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. With fossils, crystals, jewelry, gems, free children’s activities, door prizes, exhibits and demonstrations. Oblates of St. Joseph, 1880 Route 315, Pittston. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5. $3. 800-473-3602.


Kentucky Derby Party, the annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association with dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions and speakers. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. May 4. 822-9438, ext. 3462.


New England Contra Dance, with music by the Contra Rebels. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. 7 p.m. May 4. $9. 333-4007.


Classic Car Show, the third annual event sponsored by the Luzerne County Historical Society with trophies to the top 30 vehicles and dash plaques to the first 100 entries. Also: food vendors and DJ music by Steel Dragon. Swetland Homestead, 880 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5. $15 per vehicle entry. 823-6244.


Fun Fitness Dance-a-Thon, a class-style day of trendy workouts with zumba instructors, DJ music, prizes and giveaways. Jewish Community Center Camp, Harveys Lake. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5. $15. 824-4646.


Greek Food Festival, the annual “Taste of the Mediterranean” with gyros, stuffed grape leaves, spinach pies, baklava, galaktoboureko and more. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 8 to 11. Eat in or take out. 823-4805.


North Branch Land Trust 20th Anniversary Dinner, a celebration of the land-preservation group with awards and honorees. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. May 8 with cocktails and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. $100. 696-5545.


Swing into Spring, the 46th annual dinner dance sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. With a cash bar, dance contest, door prizes and music by King Henry and the Showmen. Genetti’s Best Western Hotel, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 5 p.m. May 9. $23; $21 over age 60. 822-1158, ext. 3337.


Sheep Shearing at the Farm. Watch the Dorset and Baby Doll sheep gets their spring haircuts and learn about the importance and uses of wool. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Shavertown. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11. 888-887-7811.


Mother’s Day Intertribal Powwow, the eighth annual event with Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, children’s dances, fry bread, crafts, beadwork, leatherwork, books, jewelry, blankets and food. Noxen Fire Company Grounds, Stull Road. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12 with Grand Entry in full regalia at noon. 947-2097.


Green Fire, a documentary film on the life and land ethic of conservationist Aldo Leopold along with a post-film discussion and environmental displays in the lobby. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. May 11. Free. 996-1500.


Hogs for Dogs, a motorcycle run to benefit Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge. Begins and ends at the Getaway Lounge, 1477 W. Main St., Plymouth. May 12 with registration 11 a.m. to noon and event at 12:15 p.m. Rain or shine. $20 rider; $10 passenger. Followed by live music, food and prizes. 333-5265.


Peace and Justice Awards Dinner, the 20th annual event recognizing outstanding members of the peace-and-justice movement. Genetti Hotel, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. May 13. $35. 823-9977.


Teens and Money: Preparing for Financial Independence, a financial seminar at Cross Valley Federal Credit Union, 640 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. May 14. Free. Reservations: 823-6836, ext. 1070.


Crafters Night Out, a gathering of knitters, scrapbookers, painters, jewelry makers or anyone working on a project from beginner to advanced. Orange United Methodist Church, 2293 W. Eighth St., Dallas. 7 to 9 p.m. May 15. 855-9693.


Scranton Celtic Festival, the second annual event with music, traditional dance, whiskey tasting, authentic Celtic cuisine, vendors of imported Celtic wares and more. Performers include Kilmaine Saints, Blaggards and Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones. Sno Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Noon to 8 p.m. May 18; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 19. 969-7669.


Using DNA in Your Genealogy Research, a talk presented by the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Room 104, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. May 21. Free. 610-298-8417.


Vampires @ the AFA Gallery, a screening of the vampire film “The Hunger” (R-1983) starring Catherine Denueve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 6 to 8 p.m. May 22. Free but donations accepted. Age 18 and older. 346-7186.


Mifflinville 125th Memorial Day Parade, an anniversary celebration with a two-day carnival, offering an antique tractor and car show, food, crafts, children’s games, fire and ambulance vehicles and more. Carnival Grounds, East First Street, Mifflinville. 10 a.m. to dusk May 26 and 27. The Memorial Day Parade forms 8:45 a.m. at Third and Race streets and proceeds to the Mifflinville Cemetery for speakers. Also: tours of the historic 1850 German School will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 27. 759-3610.


Dart Tournament Fundraiser, to benefit Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge. Murphy’s Pub, 347 Slocum St., Swoyersville. May 26 with signups 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. and tournament at noon. $90 per three-person team. Followed by a buffet for participants. 333-5265.


The Price Is Right Live! The hit interactive show comes to town pulling people from the audience to win appliances, vacations and new cars by playing classic games on stage. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. May 30. $78.50 (VIP), $55.50, $45.50, $35.50. 826-1100.


Knight of Mayhem, a fundraising event for the Lake-Lehman School District’s new turf field and volleyball court complex. With a carnival of food, games and entertainment, silent auction, theme baskets, barnyard olympics, cow-pie bingo and more. Lake-Lehman High School, 1128 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 10 a.m. to dusk June 1. 255-2705.


Summer Film Series: “Argo” (2012), a taut thriller about the joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six American diplomats out of revolutionary Iran. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. June 5 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Arts on Fire Festival, a three day celebration of arts, heritage, industry and community. Kicks off 7:45 p.m. June 7 with a “Fiery Parade” from Lackawanna Avenue to the Historic Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, followed by a night-time iron pour and bluegrass music by the Coal Town Rounders. $15 advance; $20 at the door. Events continue 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 8 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 with iron pours, trolley rides, Raku demonstrations, children’s activities, glassblowing, chainsaw woodcarving, food, vendors, artists and music by Friend of the Gypsy, the Invisible Swordsmen and more. 963-6730.


Vosburg Neck Festival, a celebration of nature with hikes, exhibits, vendors, workshops, children’s activities, live birds of prey, an “Ugly Bug” contest, habitat improvement and discussions on butterfly gardens. Endless Mountains Nature Center, Vosburg Neck Road, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8. 836-3835.


Pocono Raceway Festival, the fifth annual street festival with NASCAR show cars, food, games for all ages, carnival rides, rock climbing wall, 100 craft and retail vendors and musical groups including headliners Dickie Betts & Great Southern. Main Street in downtown Stroudsburg. Noon to 8 p.m. June 8. Free. 420-2808.


Summer Film Series: “The Master” (2012), a drama about a cult leader taking a struggling World War II veteran into the movement. With Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. June 12 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Diamond City Architecture Now and Then, a walking tour to learn about the historic buildings of Wilkes-Barre with Larry Newman of the Diamond City Partnership. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. June 12. Free. 823-2191.


Summer Garden Party, the 6th annual event with garden tours and lore, sampling of vegetables and herbs, sessions on garden soil and container gardens, children’s activities and crafts. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15. 992-6161.


Summer Film Series: “Citizen Kane” (1941), the classic Orson Welles film about a newspaper publisher’s rise to power. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. June 19 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


A Walk on the Wild Side, an exploration of the Kirby Park Natural Area with Vincent Cotrone of the Penn State Cooperative Extension. Included: the park’s history, the riparian forest, its connection to the Chesapeake Bay and how it improves water quality of the Susquehanna River. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. June 19. Free. 823-2191.


Overview of the Civil War: 150 Years Later, a presentation by historian and actor Ed McMullen. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. June 19. Free. 996-1500.


Family Fun Festival, sponsored by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau. With one-hour train rides to Lime Ridge ($10), festival foods, crafts, rides, games, magicians and live entertainment. Berwick Test Track Park, South Eaton Street. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 22; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23. 752-2723.


Summer Film Series: “Life of Pi” (2012), the adventures of a survivor of a disaster at sea who forms a connection with another survivor: a Bengal tiger. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. June 26 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Growing Gardens: Nurturing Neighborhoods, a walk to tour several community gardens and learn of their benefits with Ted Kross of the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. June 26. Free. 823-2191.


Back Mountain Garden Tour, the sixth biannual event with tours of six private gardens in Dallas and Harveys Lake along with the Shakespeare Garden at Misericordia University. Also: en plein air painters from the Wyoming Valley Art League and gardening workshops by master gardeners, landscapers and arborists. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29. $20 before June 22; $25 thereafter. 696-5082 or backmountainbloomers.org.


Kutztown Folk Festival, with six stages of entertainment, 200 juried folk artisans, 2000 quilts for sale, Pennsylvania Dutch Living History, children’s entertainment and plenty of Pennsylvania Dutch delicacies including a farmers market and ox roast. Fairgrounds, 225 N. Whiteoak St., Kutztown. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 29 to July 7. $14, $13 seniors, $5 ages 13 to 17. 888-674-6136 or kutztownfestival.com.


Wine and Dine Festival, with tastings of the finest wines and specialty foods, crafts and music. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Route 118, Dallas. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 29. $15 advance; $25 at the gate; $5 designated drivers. Sponsored by the Dallas Rotary Club. Vendors welcome. 852-9591.


Summer Film Series: “Searching for Sugarman” (2012), about 1970s rock musician Sixto Diaz Rodriguez whose career goes nowhere but unbeknownst to him is embraced by fans in South Africa. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. July 10 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


King’s Campus Stroll, an exploration of the school’s grounds focusing on its historic buildings, monuments and new additions. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 10. Free. 823-2191.


Benton Frontier Days and Championship Rodeo, the 29th annual event with bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, cowgirls barrel racing, Brahma bull riding, calf roping, Kids Mutton Bustin’ and the Bull-a-Rama plus nightly entertainment, food, crafts and camping. Benton Rodeo Grounds, Mendenhall Lane and Route 487, Benton. July 16 to 21 with most main events starting at 7:30 p.m. $12, $10. 925-6536 or bentonrodeo.com.


Summer Film Series: “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962), Gregory Peck’s Oscar-winning performance as a southern attorney defending a black man against an undeserved rape charge and his kids against prejudice. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. July 17 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Review the New in Hazleton, a walk through downtown Hazleton to learn about changes that are transforming its streetscape. Meet at the Hazleton YMCA, 75 S. Church St. 6 p.m. July 17. Free. 455-2046.


Audubon Art & Craft Festival, with demonstrations, nature films, displays, live animals, children’s activities and a fine-art sale. Wallenpaupack Area High School, Route 6, Hawley. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 and 21. $5. 484-256-4485.


A Day at the River, with environmental activities for children and adults, nature walks, River Float, animals from the Ross Park Zoomobile, mural painting, face painting and music by the Sadie Green Sales Jugband, bluegrass group the Coal Town Rounders and reggae-rockers the George Wesley Band. Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 1 to 8 p.m. July 20. Free. 996-1500.


Summer Film Series: “Amour” (2012), the award-winning French film about an octogenarian couple finding their love put to the test when one of them suffers a stroke. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. July 24 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Wings Over Wilkes-Barre, a walk with Mayor Tom Leighton to enjoy views of the city from parkades and rooftops along with a walk along the River Common. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 24. Free. 823-2191.


What’s New at the Old Y, a tour of the YMCA to learn about the new changes implemented in the recent $15 million renovation to the 1934 structure. Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 31. Free. 823-2191.


Summer Film Series: “The Sessions” (2012), drama about a paralyzed man who hires a sex surrogate so he can lose his virginity. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Hazleton’s Hispanic Eateries and Bodegas, a walk through the downtown to explore small markets and shops. Meet at the Hazleton YMCA, 75 S. Church St. 6 p.m. Aug. 7. Free. 455-2046.


Pocono Drag Lodge 50th Anniversary Reunion, a car show with trophies, t-shirts and dash plaques to the first 250 cars. Pocono Drag Lodge, 648 Meadow Run Road, Bear Creek. Aug. 10. $15 show cars; $7 spectators. 845-635-3662.


Summer Film Series: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), the adventures of archaeologist Indiana Jones attempting to locate the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Walk Wilkes U, a walking tour of the Wilkes University campus. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. Aug. 14. Free. 823-2191.


Summer Film Series: “Hyde Park on Hudson” (2012), the historical drama about Franklin D. Roosevelt hosting the King and Queen of England at his New York estate. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Nature in Your Neighborhood, a summer walk to explore the plants and wildlife along the River Common. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. Aug. 21. Free. 823-2191.


Summer Film Series: “Hitchcock” (2012), the story of the famous director as he films his thriller “Psycho.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Summer Film Series: “Psycho” (1998), Alfred Hitchcock’s most notorious thriller with Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


History Day, captivating stories of local history told by experts dressed in period costumes. The Lands at Hillside Farm, 65 Hillside Road, Shavertown. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7. 888-887-7811.


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