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THIS WEEK: June 14 to 20, 2013


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 tonight. $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 tonight. $5. 655-8311.


Stock Dog Trials, the Pennsylvania State Championship with border collies from 14 states in four days of competition in driving and gathering sheep. With food stands and bleachers for spectators. Sheepy Hollow Farm, 1594 Sheepy Hollow Road, off Greenwood Street, Hop Bottom. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday. 582-9200.


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. Saturday and Sunday. $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. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Tea seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $10. 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. Saturday. Free. 236-1118 or josieporterfarm.com.


Car Show, the second annual event with food and raffles. Dallas Baptist Church, 3 Briarcrest Road, Dallas. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. $10 per vehicle. 301-4665.


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 Saturday. Free. 823-0156.


Zumba with Ryan, a free class with certified instructor Ryan Aregood. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Saturday, noon to 1 p.m. Limited to 12 participants. Registration: 693-1364.


Annual 300 Club, the fourth annual event 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. Saturday. $35 for two includes raffle entry for hourly cash prizes; $15 per person includes 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. Saturday. Presented by State Rep. Phyllis Mundy in conjunction with the SPCA. 283-9622.


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.


The Northeast Fair, showcasing agriculture, horticulture, home arts and gardening along with amusement rides, games, carnival foods and motor sports. Also: an exotic animal zoo, educational animal farm and petting zoo, Buffo the World’s Strongest Clown, hypnotist and magician Ron Diamond, the Kountry K-9 Show and concerts by the Cast of Beatlemania (Wednesday), Shawn Klush Elvis Tribute Show (Thursday and Sunday), Jam Stampede (Friday) and George Wesley Band (Saturday). Other events include a Monster Truck Show (Thursday), Championship Double Figure 8 Racing and compact-car demolition derby (Friday) and full-size car demolition derby (Saturday). Fairgrounds, Suscon Road, off Route 315, Pittston Township. 5 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 21; 1 to 11 p.m. June 22 and 23. $7 advance; $10 at the gate. 654-2503 or northeastfair.com.


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. Tuesday and Thursday. Registration: 740-0477.


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. Wednesday 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, Shavertown. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 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. Wednesday. Free. 823-2191.


Chef’s Cooking Demo — Barbecue Style. Learn to grill like a master with executive Chef Dale Lewis, who prepares tequila-marinated grilled shrimp, sweet-rub ribeye steak and grilled sweet pears with Stilton and port-wine sauce. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $25 includes dinner. Reservations: 675-1134.


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. Wednesday. Free. 996-1500.


Farmers Market, the opening day of the summer marketplace with locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by Windfall. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 11:45 a.m. 208-4292.


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. Thursday at noon. $18. Reservations: 256-3031.


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. Thursday; 6 to 11 p.m. June 21-22. 825-6669.


Firwood Festival, with a flea market, book sale and boutique filled with seasonal items. Firwood United Methodist Church, 399 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (June 22). 823-7721.


Civil War Roundtable, with a talk by Rhode Island historian Taylor Polites on “The First Occupation of Huntsville Alabama in 1862.” Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Thursday. $3. 675-8936.


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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.


Founder’s Day, the 32nd annual street festival with artisan booths, street musicians, food specialties, demonstrations and entertainment. Downtown Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22. 687-1584.


Civil War Encampment, with re-enactors of the 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry demonstrating drills and sharing information on the life and times of soldiers. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22; noon to 4 p.m. June 23. 992-6161 or quietvalley.org.


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.


Bowling for Wishes, a fundraiser for Make a Wish of Greater Pennsylvania. Chacko’s Family Bowling Center, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 2 p.m. June 22. $20 includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and soda. 266-2070.


Diversity/People’s Picnic, hosted by the Wilkes-Barre NAACP and Misericordia University’s Diversity Institute. With free food, games and prizes. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 5 p.m. June 22. Bring a chair. Free. 262-1360.


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, German-themed food 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; $10 designated drivers. Proceeds benefit the Hazleton Rotary Club scholarship fund. 454-2494.


The Tale of the Molly Maguires, the premier screening of a musical depiction of the 19th-century episode in Pennsylvania’s mining history. With live music by singer Lex Romane. Mauch Chunk Museum, 41 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7 p.m. June 22. $10. 325-9190.


Miracle for Matthew, a benefit for Matthew Walker, who suffers from subcortical band heterotopia. Chacko’s Family Bowling Center, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 3 p.m. June 23. $20 includes two hours of bowling, show rental, pizza and soda. 215-837-1758 or 208-2697.


Jesus Fun Fair Carnival, a free event for ages 3 to 10, but all are welcome. Included: carnival games, prizes, face painting, popcorn and bounce house. Christ United Methodist Church, 175 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 3 to 6 p.m. June 23. 474-6060.


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.


The 143rd Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, a program on the fighting group best known for its participation in the Battle of Gettysburg. Included: period uniforms, accoutrements and information on living-history re-enactors. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. June 24. 823-0156.


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.


Farmers Market, the summer marketplace with locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by Melissa Cox and Erin Flynn of Mythica. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27. 208-4292.


St. Ignatius Bazaar, with entertainment by Outta the Blue (Thursday), 40 lb. Head (Friday) and Flaxy Morgan (Saturday). St. Ann’s Chapel, Loveland Avenue and East Hoyt Street, Kingston. 5 to 11 p.m. June 27 to 29. 288-6446.


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. Registration: 821-1959.


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.


Bowl for Life, a fundraiser for Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society and Candy’s Place. Chacko’s Family Bowling Center, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 8 p.m. June 28. $20 includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and soda. 760-4083.


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.


Farmers Market, the summer marketplace with storytime by the Osterhout Free Library, locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by John Stevens Doubleshot. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11. 208-4292.


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.


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Summer Fest, with homemade food, games, pony rides, a huge indoor flea market and entertainment by the Jeanne Zano Band (Friday); 25 Cent Smoke and 40 lb. Head (Saturday); the Polka Naturals and Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Sunday). Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2011 Route 29, Lake Silkworth. 5 to 11:30 p.m. July 12 and 13; noon to 9 p.m. July 14. 477-5040.


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.


Giant’s Despair Hillclimb, the oldest-running hillclimb in the nation with about 80 cars participating in timed runs. Giant’s Despair, Laurel Run. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 and 14. Free; $2 parking. Bring a chair; some bleachers available. 760-3833.


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.


Dodgeball Tourney, the sixth annual Zachary Shoemaker fundraiser for pediatric rehabilitation with teams of eight players competing. 109th Field Artillery Armory, 280 Market St., Wilkes-Barre. July 14 at noon. $15. Register your team at dodgeball4zack.org.


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.


Farmers Market, the summer marketplace with locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by Sister Esther. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18. 208-4292.


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.


St. Nicholas Bazaar, with a flea market, game booths; German, Latino and American foods and entertainment. St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 11 p.m. July 18 to 20. 823-7736.


Honesdale Sidewalk Sales, the 53rd annual event with music, vendors, crafters, contests, races and plenty of shopping opportunities. Main Street in downtown Honesdale. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 19; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20. 253-5492.


St. Patrick’s Parish Festival, with bluegrass night (Friday), polka Mass (5:30 p.m. Saturday), flea market, games, Chinese auction and 5K Run and Walk. St. Patrick’s Church, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. 5 p.m. July 19; noon July 20 and 21. 443-9944.


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.


Big Tent Bazaar, with games for all ages and nightly entertainment. Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Buttonwood section of Hanover Township. 6 p.m. to midnight July 19; 5 to midnight July 20; 5 to 11 p.m. July 21. 466-1138.


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.


Farmers Market, with a celebration of Nature Discovery Day along with locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by Mother Nature’s Sons. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25. 208-4292.


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.


Farmers Market, celebrating Children’s Day with the Fire Safety Trailer, magician Pat Ward, a Moonwalk and music by Windfall. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1. 208-4292.


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.


St. Mary’s Summer Festival, an indoor air-conditioned event with Slavic and American foods, game booths, silent auction, nightly entertainment, cash raffle and more. St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3; noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 4. 885-4802.


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.


Farmers Market, celebrating Performing Arts Day with local artists on stage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8. 208-4292.


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 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.


Farmers Market, the summer marketplace with locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by the Sperazza Band. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15. 208-4292.


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.


Farmers Market, the summer marketplace with a Community Health Fair, locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by Flashback. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22. 208-4292.


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.


Farmers Market, the summer marketplace with locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by K8. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29. 208-4292.


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.


St. Mary’s Homecoming Picnic, with ethnic foods, a polka Mass (4 p.m. Saturday) and music by Joe Stanky and the Cadets (Saturday) and the Shore Liners (Sunday). Holy Spirit Parish Park, 110 Main St., Mocanaqua. 4 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 31; 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 1. 542-4157.


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.


Farmers Market, the summer marketplace with locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by Somethin’ Else. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 5. 208-4292.


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.


Farmers Market, celebrating International Active Aging Day. With locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by Stanky & the Coal Miners. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12. 208-4292.


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.


Farmers Market, with locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by Farmer’s Daughter. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19. 208-4292.


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.


Farmers Market, with locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by Don Shappelle. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26. 208-4292.


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.


Farmers Market, with locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by Broken Road. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3. 208-4292.


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.


Farmers Market, with locally grown produce, festival foods, homemade breads and pastries and lunchtime entertainment by Flashback. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10. 208-4292.


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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