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THIS WEEK: May 17 to 23, 2013


Fine Arts Fiesta, the annual celebration of the arts and music with an artists market, children’s tent, craftspersons, stage presentations, concerts and festival food. Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m today and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Schedule at fineartsfiesta.org.


Yogathon, an all-day series of yoga classes in a variety of styles for all levels. Lil Yoga Barn, Crabtree Gardens, 538 Butler Drive, Drums. 9 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Saturday. $10 per class or $50 entire day. 454-1214.


Farm Animal Frolic, the 25th annual event with baby animals including piglets, bunnies, lambs, kid goats, duckling and more. Also: wagon rides, puppets and storytelling, old-fashioned games, hay jump, fish pond, sheep shearing (Saturday), one-room schoolhouse, bread and cookies from the outdoor brick oven and more. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 26. $8. 992-6161.


Antique Tractor and Machinery Show, with vendors, silent auction and bake sale. Presented by the Yellow Rose 4-H Club of Sweet Valley at the intersection of Routes 118 and 29 in Pikes Creek. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 709-7875.


Relay for Life, the 11th annual 24-hour event for cancer survivors and caregivers. With breakfast, bingo, entertainment, games, food, raffles, luminary ceremony at dusk and walking laps around the Crestwood High School Athletic Field, 281 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Saturday beginning with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. 868-3681.


Armed Forces Day Parade, the annual march in tribute to the troops. Begins at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton. 11 a.m. Saturday. 961-2696.


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. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. 969-7669.


Community Block Party, a free event with inflatables, face painting, treats and first responders from fire and ambulance crews. Grove Church, 1735 N. Main Ave., North Scranton. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 961-8853.


Annual Car Show, with classics, hot rods and more vying for $2,250 in prize money. Scranton School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children, 537 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free but donations accepted. 585-1000.


Milford Walking Tour, a guided trek through the community to learn about its history and contributions made by the prominent Pinchot family to conservation in America. Meet on the Community House lawn, Broad and Harford streets. 11 a.m. Sunday. $8, $7 seniors. Reservations: 296-9630.


Designer Bingo, with prizes by Coach, Fossil, Vera Bradley, Kenneth Cole and Juicy Contour. Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company, 441 Orange Road, Dallas. Sunday with doors and food menu at 1 p.m. and games at 2. 855-9693.


Open House, with collections of antique guns, hunting licenses, milk bottles and currency along with tours of the genealogical library and museum. Wyoming County Historical Society, Bridge and Harrison streets, Tunkhannock. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 836-5303.


Open House, with live music, refreshments and displays including 15 mannequins representing persons from the past and a tribute recognizing Plymouth transportation pioneers. Plymouth Historical Society, 115 Gaylord Ave. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 779-5840.


The Menu: Get Ready to Grill! Tips by Ed Kundla of Kundla’s Open Pit Bar-B-Q and samples of his cuisine along with information on beverage pairings and grill maintenance. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Monday with cocktails at 6 p.m. and event at 7 p.m. $7. 344-1111.


Grocery Coupon Workshop, with Kara Zoeller, author of SavingByDesign.com. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Monday. Free. Registration: 287-2013.


Vampires @ the AFA Gallery, a screening of the documentary “The Tillinghast Nightmare,” about the practice of vampire exorcism in 18th- and 19th-century New England. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Free but donations accepted. Age 18 and older. 346-7186.


Jessup Hose Company Carnival, with games, S&S amusement rides, firemen’s parade (Friday), St. Ubaldo Festivities (Saturday), food, family fun, Sunday fireworks and entertainment by Warning Level (Wednesday), Silent Arms Race (Thursday), Jeffrey James Band (Friday), Jus4Fun DJ (Saturday), Aim and Fire (Sunday). Jessup Hose Compny #2, 333 Hill St. 6 to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Continues 6:30 p.m. to midnight May 24; 2 p.m. to midnight May 25; 2 to 11 p.m. May 26; 2 to 7 p.m. May 27. 489-1141.


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Sweet Valley Fair, the annual Memorial Day Weekend event with festival foods, amusement rides, a White Elephant Sale, vendors and entertainment by Pop Rox (Friday), Tommy Guns Band (Saturday), 3rd Degree (Sunday) Hess Boys and Iron Cowboy (Monday). Also: Fireworks on Saturday, the Firemen’s Olympics and parade on Memorial Day. Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 5383 Main Road, Sweet Valley. 5:30 to 10 p.m. May 24; 4:30 to 10 p.m. May 25-26; 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 27. 477-5121.


Shawnee Celtic Festival, with non-stop Celtic music on three stages, a bagpipers parade, Celtic jam, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers and a variety of Celtic crafts and foods. Performers include Seven Nations, Burning Bridget Cleary, Seamus Kennedy, Timlin & Kane and the Irish Lads. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 25 and 26. $12 advance, $15 at the gate. 421-7231.


Victorian Fashion Show, with Edwardian Era clothing modeled by the women of Queen Victoria’s Court and a talk on the language of fans. Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. 1 to 4 p.m. May 25. 636-2070.


La Festa Dei Ceri, the annual ethnic festival commemorating St. Ubaldo Day with ceremonies, a mass and procession followed by the Race of the Saints in which teams carry statues of St. Ubaldo, St. George and St. Anthony and race through the hilly streets of Jessup beginning at Powell Avenue and finishing at Veterans Memorial Field 5 p.m. May 25. 575-4141 or stubaldoday.com.


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.


Forty Fort Meeting House Tours. Explore the 1807 historic religious edifice with its original box pews and elevated pulpit. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 to 3 p.m. May 26-27. Tours continue Sundays through Sept. 29; July 4 and Sept. 2. $2, $1 children. 287-5214.


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.


AACA Car Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional AACA Car Club. Anything with wheels is welcome to participate. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 31, 6 to 10 p.m. with awards at 9 p.m. Free.


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.


Osterhout Fundraiser, an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner along with a book sale, bake sale and basket raffle. North Branch of the Osterhout Free Library, 28 Oliver St., Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre. June 1, 4 to 7 p.m. with takeouts available from 3 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. $8, $4 children. 822-4660.


Sicilian Sulfur Miners in Anthracite: A Study of Italian Mineworkers in Pittston, Old Forge and Scranton, 1897-1935, a talk by historians Bill Hastie and Bob Wolensky based on their recently released book “Anthracite Labor Wars.” Presented by the West Pittston Historical Society at Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. 3 p.m. June 2. Free. 603-0615 or westpittstonhistory.org.


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.


Card Party, with lunch and prizes. Bingo offered for non-card players. Sponsored by the Irem Women’s Shrine Auxiliary at the Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. June 6. $12. 675-1652 or 288-6342.


Big Band Dinner Dance, sponsored by the Big Band Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania with music by King Henry and the Showmen. Genetti Hotel and Convention Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. June 7 with doors at 5:45 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. $30. Reservations: 586-5359.


Cruise Night, sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. With music, door prizes, trophies and food. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. June 7. 876-4034.


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. Free. 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.


Car Cruise, to benefit cerebral-palsy victim Cody White. With trophies, raffles, music and food. Austie’s Family Restaurant, 2333 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. June 8. 824-7015.


Car Lover’s Car Show, the eighth annual event to benefit reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome. With awards for the top 25 Best of Show, music and food. McDade Park, off Keyser Avenue, Scranton. June 9 with gates open at 8 a.m. Entries: $8 by June 1; $10 day of show. 457-7665.


Season Finale Tapas Brunch, a fundrasier for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with a live auction. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 11:30 a.m. June 9. $49. Reservations: 270-4444.


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.


Sock Hop, a fundraiser for the Keystone Kids StarMakers and the March of Dimes. With performances by Keystone Kids Doo-Wop and the Glee Group, oldies music, food, dance contests and raffles. Wright Township Fire Hall. 6 to 9 p.m. June 14. $5. 359-3267.


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.


Founder’s Day Excursion, a round-trip train ride from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap for a celebration of the town’s founder Antoine Dutot. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. June 29 with a 9 a.m. departure and approximate return at 5:30 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. 340-5204.


Monroe County Garden Tour, with nine striking gardens on display in East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg and Henryville. June 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with tickets available 9 a.m. to noon at Trackside Bar and Grill, 50 Crystal St., East Stroudsburg. $10. 629-0279.


Scenic Rail Trip, through the Lehigh River Gorge from White Haven to Jim Thorpe with a four-hour layover. June 29 with departure from White Haven’s recently restored roundhouse at 10:30 a.m. with a 5 p.m. return. $30 benefits the White Haven Ambulance Association. 443-9499.


Wine and Dine Festival, with tastings of the finest wines and specialty foods, craft vendors and entertainment by 3rd Degree Acoustic Trio, Big Daddy Dex and Double Cross. 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.


Bike Run, to benefit Camp Papillon Pet Adoption and Animal Rescue. Starts at Big Daddy’s Family BBQ Restaurant, 3492 Route 611, Bartonsville and ends at Petrizzo’s Italian-American Restaurant, 6171 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg. June 29 with registration 11 a.m. to noon and ride at 12:30 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door for riders; $10 passengers; $10 party only. Followed by food, music, contests, animal agility demonstrations and more. 588-6414 or camppapillon.org.


Cruise Night, sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. With music, door prizes, trophies and food. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. July 5. 876-4034.


Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to the Pocono town of Moscow with a stopover at its restored 1904 train station. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 6 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 2:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


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.


Back Mountain Library Auction, the annual fundraiser with a live auction of antiques and collectibles, flea market, Nearly Olde Booth, Book Tent, plants, children’s games, food vendors and more. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. July 11 to 14, 4 to 11 p.m. with live bidding at 6 p.m. 675-1182.


Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Gouldsboro. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 13 with an 11 a.m. departure and approximate return at 2 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


Car Cruise, to benefit cerebral-palsy victim Cody White. With trophies, raffles, music and food. Austie’s Family Restaurant, 2333 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. July 13. 824-7015.


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.


Pocono Wurst Festival, with a variety of wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and crafted brews, polka and German oom-pa bands, Polish and German dancers and craft vendors. Performers include Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, the Chardon Polka Band, Eddie Derwin & the Polka Naturals, the Austrian Boys and Joe Stanky & the Cadets. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20 and 21. $12 advance; $15 at the gate. 421-7231.


Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to the Pocono town of Moscow with a stopover at its restored 1904 train station. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Saturdays from July 20 to Aug. 31 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 2:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


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.


Cruise Night, sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. With music, door prizes, trophies and food. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2. 876-4034.


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.


Car Cruise, to benefit cerebral-palsy victim Cody White. With trophies, raffles, music and food. Austie’s Family Restaurant, 2333 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10. 824-7015.


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.


Cruising for Christ, an antique and classic car cruise to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen. Meet at the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly of God, 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26. $5. Signup: 817-0650.


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.


Pocono Garlic Festival, the 19th annual event with more than 50 garlicky-food and craft vendors, two stages of music, cooking demonstrations, garlic-eating contest, children’s activity area and strolling entertainers. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. $10. 421-7231.


Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to the Pocono town of Moscow with a stopover at its restored 1904 train station. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Sept. 1 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 2:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


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.


Cruise Night, sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. With music, door prizes, trophies and food. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6. 876-4034.


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.


Car Cruise, to benefit cerebral-palsy victim Cody White. With trophies, raffles, music and food. Austie’s Family Restaurant, 2333 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14. 824-7015.


Car Show, the 15th annual event, sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. Carbondale High School, 101 Brooklyn St. Sept. 15 with gates open at 9 a.m. 876-4034.


Cirque Musica, an arena spectacular with top international circus acts performing to a live symphony orchestra. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Sept. 22. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.


Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to the Pocono town of Moscow with a stopover at its restored 1904 train station. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 5, 13, 19, 26 and 27 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 2:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Gouldsboro. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 6 with an 11 a.m. departure and approximate return at 2 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


Car Cruise, to benefit cerebral-palsy victim Cody White. With trophies, raffles, music and food. Austie’s Family Restaurant, 2333 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12. 824-7015.




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