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THIS WEEK: June 7 to 13, 2013


Fire Company Bazaar, sponsored by the Wright Township Volunteer Fire Company at St. Jude’s Church Grove, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 5 to 11 tonight with a firefighters parade at 7; 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday; 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday. 868-3765.


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. Tonight with doors at 5:45 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, 1341 N. Church St., Hazleton. 6 tonight. $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 tonight. 876-4034.


Arts on Fire Festival, a three-day celebration of arts, heritage, industry and community. Kicks off 7:45 tonight with a “Fiery Parade” from Lackawanna Avenue to the Historic Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, followed by a night-time iron pour, hors d’oeuvres and bluegrass music by the Coal Town Rounders. $20. Events continue 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 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. Saturday. 836-3835.


Quilt Show, sponsored by the Cranberry Quilt Guild with displays, vendor mall, raffles, tricky trays, boutique, bake shop and demonstrations. Candlewood Suites, 9 Bowman’s Mill Road, Hazleton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 459-1600.


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. Saturday. Free. 420-2808.


The Art of Lacemaking. Watch demonstrations by the Lost Art Lacers of North New Jersey and learn about the Pinchot Lace Collection. Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 296-9630.


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. Saturday. 824-7015.


Kitchens of Hope Fundraiser, to benefit Hannah’s Hope Pregnancy Shelter. With a Pampered Chef Party, free live music and family fun. Pavilion #3, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 574-6308.


In the Land of Blood and Honey, a film about the Bosnian War that tore apart the Balkan region in the 1990s. Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center at the upstairs floor of the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, 568 Bennett St., Luzerne. 7 p.m. Saturday. Free. 823-9977.


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. Sunday with gates open at 8 a.m. and awards presentation at 3 p.m. Entries: $10. 457-7665.


Motorcycle Ride, to benefit the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in Clarks Summit. Begins at Electric City Harley Davidson, 1534 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City and ends at A.J.’s Club Soda in Peckville. Sunday with registration 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and ride at noon. $15 rider; $5 passenger. 489-7923 or 383-0319.


Spirit Education Center and Sanctuary Expo, with regional mediums, psychics and healers, readings, energy work, meditation, jewelry, lectures, natural products and clothing. Chateau Resort and Conference Center, 475 Camelback Road, Tannersville. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. $5. 619-4067.


Season Finale Tapas Brunch, a fundraiser 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. Sunday. $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. Sunday. $10 includes food and beverages. 654-2261.


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. Sundays through Sept. 29. $2, $1 children. 287-5214.


Horses and Horizons 20th Anniversary Celebration, an open house with demonstration lessons, free carriage rides, Chinese auction, chicken barbecue and children’s activities. Horses and Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, 375 Zion’s Stone Church Road, New Ringold. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 386-5679.


Zumba with Ryan, a free class with certified instructor Ryan Aregood. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. 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. Wednesday at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7:30 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. Wednesday. Free. 823-2191.


The Good Old Days, a showing of rare and old photographs of Nanticoke presented by the Nanticoke Historical Society. Mill Memorial Library,495 E. Main St., Nanticoke. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Refreshments served. 735-3659.


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. Thursday. Free. 822-0693.


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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.


Patch Town Days, a celebration of the customs and traditions of the anthracite region at the restored mining village with tours, demonstrations, living history and entertainment by the Emerald Isle Step Dancers (Saturday), St. John’s United Church of Christ Choir (Sunday), the Breaker Boys and Kent Courtney of the History Channel. Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 and 16. $10, $9 seniors, $6 children. 636-2070.


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 and a Victorian Tea. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. June 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Tea seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 992-6161.


Cherry Valley Festival, with nature walks, environmentally themed vendors, arts and crafts, food, raffles, silent auction and live entertainment by the Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society. Josie Porter Farm, 6514 Cherry Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15. Free. 236-1118 or josieporterfarm.com.


Knit and Crochet Group. Celebrate Worldwide Knit in Public Day. All ages; beginners welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon June 15. Free. 823-0156.


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


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.


Cause for the Paws, the second annual event with animal advocacy groups, dog licenses, dog vaccinations and microchips, pet photographs, face painting, food vendors, dog treats and more. Dailey Park, West Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. June 15. Presented by State Rep. Phyllis Mundy in conjunction with the SPCA. 283-9622.


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 7:30 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Fam Jam Block Party, with swimming, free food, tropical obstacle course, jungle bounce house and games. Valley Tennis and Swim Club, 211 Harris Hill Road, Dallas. 5 to 8 p.m. June 19. Sponsored by Back Mountain Harvest Assembly. 696-1128.


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.


Summer Cooking Classes, a two-session course on preparing traditional Italian cuisine with take-home recipes and samples. Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute, Market and Main streets, Nanticoke. 5 to 8 p.m. June 18 and 20. Registration: 740-0477.


St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Summer Festival, with a huge flea market, homemade food, bingo, 30 game booths, children’s activities and nightly music by Classic DJ with the Kerry Dancers on Friday. St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Parish, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. 6 to 10 p.m. June 20; 6 to 11 p.m. June 21-22. 825-6669.


Lake Silkworth Bazaar, with food, games, spirits and entertainment by That 90s Band (Friday), 40 lb. Head (Saturday) and Southbound (Sunday). Sponsored by the Lake Silkworth Volunteer Fire and EMS Department at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2011 Route 29, Lake Silkworth. 5 to 11 p.m. June 21-22; 5 to 10 p.m. June 23. 477-5603.


St. Faustina Homecoming Festival, with pony rides, homemade foods, basket raffle, games, face painting and entertainment by Stealing Neil (Friday), Iron Cowboy (Saturday) and Gone Crazy (Sunday). Polka mass with John Stevens Doubleshot 4 p.m. on Saturday. St. Faustina Grove, 141 Old Newport St., Nanticoke. 5 p.m. to midnight June 21-22; 4 to 11 p.m. June 23. 735-4833.


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.


San Cataldo Society Picnic, with a buffet, games for all ages and music by Millennium. Dupont Park Pavilion. 1 p.m. June 22. $22 non-members; $8.50 children. 655-1551.


High Mountain Craft Beer Festival, the second annual event with 40 different varieties of craft beers, food including a variety of German wursts and music by Ostrich Hat. Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites, 1341 N. Church St., Hazleton. 1 to 5 p.m. June 22. $20 advance; $25 at the gate. Proceeds benefit the Hazleton Rotary Club scholarship fund. 454-2494.


Gravel Hill Cemetery Tour, stories of the Civil War veterans buried at the cemetery with war historian Bob Baker. Gravel Hill Cemetery, Susquehanna Avenue, Tunkhannock. 4 p.m. June 23. Free. 996-1500.


Summer Cooking Classes, a two-session course on outdoor grilling including marinades and dry rubs. With take-home recipes and samples. Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute, Market and Main streets, Nanticoke. 5 to 8 p.m. June 25 and 27. Registration: 740-0477.


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 7:30 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.


Royal Baby Shower. Celebrate the upcoming royal birth with games, food and prizes. Baby gifts for Hannah’s Hope Maternity Home welcome but not required. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. June 27. 823-0156.


Corpus Christi Bazaar, with a flea market, bingo, gift baskets, games, ethnic foods and entertainment by Flaxy Morgan and Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Thursday), Iron Cowboy (Friday), Water Street and the Jump Start Band (Saturday). Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. 6 to 11 p.m. June 27-28; 5 to 11 p.m. June 29. 654-2753.


AACA Car Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional AACA Car Club. Anything with wheels is welcome to participate. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. June 28, 6 to 10 with awards at 9. Free.


Movie Night in the Park, family films sponsored by the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club. Dailey Park, West Wyoming. June 28, July 26 and Aug. 30 with crafts and activities at 7 p.m. and movie at 8:15 p.m. Popcorn and drinks provided. Bring a blanket or chair. 407-0173.


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.


Knit and Crochet Group, for all ages. Beginners welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon June 29. Free. 823-0156.


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.


CSI: Egypt, techniques used to re-examine a 3300-year-old ancient Egyptian mystery with a representative of the UPenn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Sponsored by the West Pittston Library at Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. 6 p.m. July 8. Free. 654-9847.


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 7:30 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.


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Festival, with games, homemade food and entertainment by John Stevens Doubleshot (Thursday), Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Friday) and George Tarasek & the Polka Partners (Saturday). St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 5 to 11 p.m. July 11-13. 287-6624.


Larksville Fire Company Bazaar, with homemade food and entertainment by Iron Cowboy (Friday), Cool Ride (Saturday) and Crazy Chris in the Woodshed Karaoke Contest Finals (Sunday). Larksville Volunteer Fire Company, 490 E. State St. 5 to 11 p.m. July 12-13; 6 to 11 p.m. July 14. 779-1533.


Nativity of Our Lord Parish Picnic, with a flea market, cash raffle, Beautiful Baskets, games of chance, ethnic favorites and entertainment by the Sperazza Band (Friday), Aim and Fire (Saturday) and Witz End (Sunday). Sacred Heart of Jesus Picnic Grounds, 529 Stephenson St., Duryea. 6 to 11 p.m. July 12; 5 to 11:30 p.m. July 13; 4 to 10 p.m. July 14. 457-3502.


Holy Family Bazaar, with ethnic foods, games, bingo and entertainment by 40 lb. Head (Friday), Gone Crazy (Saturday) and Oz (Sunday.) Holy Family Parish, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. 6 to 11 p.m. July 12-13; 5 to 10 p.m. July 14. 822-3483.


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.


Summer Cooking Classes, a two-session course on soups and sauces. Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute, Market and Main streets, Nanticoke. 5 to 8 p.m. July 16 and 18. Registration: 740-0477.


Germania Hose Company Carnival, with amusement rides, parade (Friday), fireworks (Saturday) and entertainment by Mule (Tuesday), the Sperazza Band (Wednesday), Fabulous Fortunes (Thursday), Flaxy Morgan (Friday) and Hillbilly D’Lux (Saturday). Germania Hose Company, 430 Foote Ave., Duryea. 6 to 11 p.m. July 16-18; 6 p.m. to midnight July 19; 3 p.m. to midnight July 20. 457-4160.


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 7:30 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.


Mountaintop Hose Company Bazaar, the 40th annual event with rides, moonwalk, games, the Hose Company Store, instant bingo, silent basket auction, magic show with Pat Ward (Saturday), Firefighters Parade (Saturday), live auction (Sunday) and DJ music. Mountaintop Hose Company No. 1, 1 Lehigh Street. 5:30 p.m. July 19; 5 p.m. July 20; 4 p.m. July 21. 474-6749.


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.


Family Fun Night, with swimming, children’s games, food, raffles, prizes, cannonball contest with the lifeguards and music. Kingston Pool, Hamilton and Lathrop streets, Kingston. 7 to 11 p.m. July 20. 288-0554.


Summer Cooking Classes, a two-session course on preparing pizza including creating and stretching homemade dough. Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute, Market and Main streets, Nanticoke. 5 to 8 p.m. July 22 and 23. Registration: 740-0477.


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 7:30 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.


AACA Car Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional AACA Car Club. Anything with wheels is welcome to participate. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. July 26, 6 to 10 with awards at 9. Free.


Arts on the Square, with more than 100 vendors, music, food and performing arts. Courthouse Square, Scranton. Noon to 8 p.m. July 27. Info at scrantontomorrow.org.


Fashion Show and Luncheon, the fourth annual event to benefit Candy’s Place: The Center for Cancer Wellness. The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Township. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28. $25. 714-8800.


Summer Cooking Classes: A Taste of Summer, a two-session course on creating farm-to-tables dishes. Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute, Market and Main streets, Nanticoke. 5 to 8 p.m. July 29 and 31. Registration: 740-0477.


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.


Sacred Heart Church Picnic, with a Kids Korner, bingo, Polish food, baskets and entertainment by John Stevens Doubleshot (Thursday and Friday) and Joe Stanky & the Cadets (Saturday). Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 1; 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3. 407-0231.


St. Robert Bellarmine Bazaar, with food, games, prizes, flea market and music by DJ Chris Fox (Thursday), Flaxy Morgan (Friday) and Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots (Saturday). St. Aloysius Church, 143 W. Division St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 1-2; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 3. 823-3791.


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.


Cooking Classes: Summer Brunch Series, a two-session course on preparing brunches and lunches including waffles, quiches and bread pudding. Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute, Market and Main streets, Nanticoke. 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7. Registration: 740-0477.


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 7:30 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.


St. John the Evangelist Bazaar, with a giant flea market, ethnic and American foods, variety booths, children’s games and entertainment by Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Thursday), Hillbilly D’Lux (Friday) and Flaxy Morgan along with clown/magician Pat Ward (Saturday). St. John the Evangelist Parish, Church and Broad streets, Pittston. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 8 to 10. 654-0053.


St. John the Baptist Family Picnic, with themed baskets, a gigantic flea market, bingo, ethnic and American foods and entertainment by John Stevens Doubleshot (Friday), George Tarasek & the Polka Partners (Saturday with a Mass at 4 p.m.) and The Intentions (Sunday). Also: Father Jerry’s newest original play “Pierogie Wedding” 2 p.m. Sunday. St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt St., Larksville. 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 9; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 10; 3 to 10 p.m. Aug. 11. 779-9620.


Pocono Drag Lodge 50th Anniversary Reunion, a car show with trophies, T-shirts and dash plaques to the first 250 cars. Former 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 7:30 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 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 7:30 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 7:30 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


AACA Car Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional AACA Car Club. With special games, prizes, free cheeseburgers, chalk and bubbles for the kids. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 30, 6 to 10 with awards at 9. Free.


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.


St. Martha’s Festival, with ethnic foods, sidewalk dessert cafe, flea market, basket raffle, children’s games, chicken and ham dinners (Sunday) and entertainment by Covert Action (Saturday) and Al White & Friends (Sunday). Holy Spirit/St. Martha’s Church, 260 Bonnieville Road, Fairmount Springs. 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 31; noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 1. 864-3780.


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 7:30 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.


Wine Tasting Fundraiser, with hors d’oeuvres and tastings from Bartolai Winery. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8. $20. 654-9847.


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.


AACA Car Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional AACA Car Club. Anything with wheels is welcome to participate. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 27, 6 to 10 with awards at 9. Free.


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.


AACA Car Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional AACA Car Club. Anything with wheels is welcome to participate. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 25, 6 to 10 with awards at 9. Free.




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