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THIS WEEK: May 24 to 30, 2013


Grand Opening of the new White Haven Area Community Library and Visitors Center with ceremonies, ribbon cutting and reception tonight at 5. Festivities continue 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday with library tours, a walk along the Lehigh River, children’s authors, live music, book and plant sale, food, bounce house, games and face painting. 99 Towanda St., White Haven. 443-8723.


Sweet Valley Fair, the annual Memorial Day Weekend event with festival foods, amusement rides, a White Elephant Sale, vendors and entertainment by Pop Rox (tonight), 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 tonight; 4:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial Day. 477-5121.


Jessup Hose Company Carnival, with games, S&S amusement rides, firemen’s parade (tonight), St. Ubaldo Festivities (Saturday), food, family fun, Sunday fireworks and entertainment by Jeffrey James Band (tonight), Jus4Fun DJ (Saturday), Aim and Fire (Sunday). Jessup Hose Company #2, 333 Hill St. 6:30 to midnight tonight; 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday; 2 to 11 p.m. Sunday; 2 to 7 p.m. Memorial Day. 489-1141.


Movie Night in the Park, a family night out with children’s activities and a family movie with free popcorn. Bring a chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club at Dailey Park in West Wyoming. Tonight with activities at 7 and movie at 8:15. 407-0173.


Farm Animal Frolic, the 25th annual event with baby animals including piglets, bunnies, lambs, kid goats, ducklings 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. Saturday and Sunday. $8. 992-6161.


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. Saturday and Sunday. $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 Secret Victorian Language of Fans.” Sharpe House, Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. $10 includes tea and cookies. Reservations: 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 Saturday with race at 5 p.m. 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 Sunday and Monday. 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. Monday. 759-3610.


Dart Tournament Fundraiser, to benefit Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge. Murphy’s Pub, 347 Slocum St., Swoyersville. Sunday 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. Sunday and Memorial Day. Tours continue Sundays through Sept. 29; July 4 and Sept. 2. $2, $1 children. 287-5214.


Archaeology Talk, an illustrated talk by Dave Gutkowski about a local ceremonial site he first discovered in 2004. The site appears to be an archaic astronomy site used to track the sun’s passage over the course of the four seasons. Sponsored by the Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology at the Duryea Municipal Building, 311 Main St., Duryea. Tuesday at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.


Disco Yoga Dance Party, with DJ Walt. Preceded by an all-level, candlelight yoga class. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Thursday with class at 7 p.m. and dance party at 8:15 p.m. $10; $5 dance only. 344-1111.


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. Thursday. $78.50 (VIP), $55.50, $45.50, $35.50. 826-1100.


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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.


Anthracite Heritage Conference, with presentations by historians F. Charles Petrillo, William Hastie Sr., Robert Wolensky, Darlene Miller-Lanning and more. Also: a musical performance by the Hometown Boyz. Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park, off Keyser Ave., Scranton. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1. $20 includes lunch and refreshments; $25 at the door. 963-4804 or anthracitemuseum.org/conference.


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, rock climbing, wrestling tournament, pie-baking contest, 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.


SPCA Motorcycle Run, the 17th annual fundraiser beginning at the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, and ending at the Polish-American Veterans Club in Plains. June 2 with registration 10:30 a.m. until race start at 1 p.m. $15 rider, $10 passengers. 825-4111.


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.


A Night of Laughs, Luck and Music, a fundraiser for the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross with comedian John Carfi, cash bar, a $20,000 Reverse Raffle and silent auction. Genetti Best Western Inn & Suites, 1441 N. Church St., Hazleton. 6 p.m. June 7. $10. 455-9517.


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. and awards presentation at 3 p.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.


Vettes for Vets, a Corvette-only car show to support the American Legion. West Side Auto, 401 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Noon to 4 p.m. June 9. $10 includes food and beverages. 654-2261.


Zumba with Ryan, a free class with certified instructor Ryan Aregood. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 9:30 a.m. June 11; noon on June 15. Limited to 12 participants. Registration: 693-1364.


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.


Along the Bridge Line, a program on the Delaware and Hudson Railroad. Presented by the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society at the Iron Skillet Restaurant, Petro Plaza, Avoca. 7:30 p.m. June 13. Free. 822-0693.


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.


Flag Day Fundraiser for the Veterans of the Vietnam War and the Veterans Coalition. With food, drink specials and music by Danny Argo & Friends. Knights of Columbus, 55 S. Main St., Pittston. 8 to 11 p.m. June 14. $5. 655-8311.


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.


Annual 300 Club, with food, silent auction, hourly cash prizes, children’s games and entertainment by the Mud Pond Boys and Big Carl & Sundance. Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Alberdeen Road, Mountain Top. Noon to 6 p.m. June 15. $35 includes entry for cash prizes; $15 party only. 868-5120 or 868-5760.


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.


Summer Luncheon, with prizes awarded. Hosted by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary and open to the public. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. June 20 at noon. $18. Reservations: 256-3031.


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.


WWE Wrestling, with superstars Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger, Big E Langston and many more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 5 p.m. July 7. $95, $50, $35, $25, $15. 800-745-3000.


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.


Summer Luncheon, with prizes awarded. Hosted by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary and open to the public. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. July 18 at noon. $18. Reservations: 256-3031.


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.


ummer Luncheon, with prizes awarded. Hosted by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary and open to the public. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Aug. 15 at noon. $18. Reservations: 256-3031.


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.


Summer Luncheon, with prizes awarded. Hosted by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary and open to the public. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Sept. 19 at noon. $18. Reservations: 256-3031.


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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