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THIS WEEK: July 12 to 18, 2013


Lycoming County Fair, the 143rd annual agricultural event with Bates Brothers Amusements, Buffalo Beals Petting Zoo, concerts, tractor pulls, horse shows, Sunday fireworks, Double Figure 8 Racing, demolition derbies, U.S. FMX National Championship Series (motocross), Fairfield Dodge Invitational Bull Riding, harness racing and more. Fairgrounds, 300 E. Lycoming St., Hughesville. Through July 20: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 584-2196 or lycomingfair.com.


4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals, the 26th annual event with tough-truck competitions, mud drags, burnout contest, Show n’ Shine, ATV Ride & Drive, Saturday Night Monster Truck Thunder Drags, fireworks and more. Fairgrounds, Route 11, Bloomsburg. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Information at 4wheeljamboree.com.


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. Tonight through Sunday, 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 Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (tonight) and George Tarasek & the Polka Partners (Saturday). St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 5 to 11 p.m. tonight and Saturday. 287-6624.


Larksville Fire Company Bazaar, with homemade food and entertainment by Iron Cowboy (tonight), Cool Ride (Saturday) and Crazy Chris in the Woodshed Karaoke Contest Finals (Sunday). Larksville Volunteer Fire Company, 490 E. State St. 5 to 11 tonight through Sunday. 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 (tonight); 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 tonight and Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. 477-5040.


Olyphant Queen City Nights, a fundraiser for local fire companies with food, rides, games, basket raffles, beer tent, live entertainment, magic show and big-ball tournament. Near the Olyphant Borough Building, 113 Willow Ave. 5 to 11 tonight; 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Also: bingo and raffles at Saints Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, 135 River St., Olyphant. 840-7887.


Zen Work-Exchange Weekend, with zazen and practice instruction, dawn morning service chanting, outdoor kinhin walking, morning and evening zazen, Dharma talk, outdoor and indoor projects and vegetarian meals. Endless Mountains Zendo, 104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. Begins 5:30 tonight and runs through 3 p.m. Sunday. Reservations: 925-5077.


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 (tonight), Aim and Fire (Saturday) and Witz End (Sunday). Sacred Heart of Jesus Picnic Grounds, 529 Stephenson St., Duryea. 6 to 11 tonight; 5 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday; 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday. 457-3502.


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


St. Joseph Marello Parish Bazaar, with Italian and American foods, theme baskets, bingo and entertainment by Flaxy Morgan (tonight), Jeanne Zano Band (Saturday) and Three Imaginary Boys (Sunday). Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 237 William St., Pittston. 6 to 11 tonight; 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday; 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday. 654-6902.


West Pittston Library Benefit, with food, drink specials and music by the Phyllis Hopkins Trio. Knights of Columbus, 55 S. Main St., Pittston. Tonight at 5 with music 8 to 11. $5. 655-8311.


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. Saturday and Sunday. Free; $2 parking. Bring a chair; some bleachers available. 760-3833.


Hazleton Farmers Market, the opening of the summer marketplace with vendors, children’s activities, a Master Gardeners workshop on raised beds at 10 a.m., DJ music and a family-friendly bicycle ride to the market sponsored by the Hazleton YMCA at 11 a.m. Citiscape upper parking lot, behind 20 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Runs weekly through Aug. 31. 455-1509.


Quiet Valley 50th Anniversary Celebration, with a French and Indian War Encampment by the New Jersey Frontier Guard, horse-drawn wagon rides, storytelling, puppet shows, outdoor baking in the brick oven, traditional music, sing-alongs for the children, music jam session, hymn sing on Sunday, an Ice Cream Social and parlor games. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Schedule at 992-6161 or quietvalley.org.


Knit and Crochet Group for all ages. Beginners welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. 821-1959.


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


Farm to Table, a celebration of local farmers with area food vendors, wineries, artists and live music. Also: an early evening dinner on the porch of The Cottage including humanely raised poultry and meats, local vegetables, fresh-baked breads, wine, signature desserts and more. The Cedars and Hillside Cottage, Lands at Hillside Farms, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday. 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. Saturday. 824-7015.


Summer Auction in the Woods, the 14th annual fundraiser for Countryside Conservancy, dedicated to conserving lands around the Tunkhannock Creek Watershed. With cocktails, dinner, auction and live music by Music for Models. Waverly Country Club, 903 N. Abington Road, Waverly. 6 p.m. Saturday. $100. Reservations: 945-6995.


St. Mary’s Annual Picnic, with an Antique, Hot Rod and Custom Car Show; ethnic and American foods, basket raffles and music by John Stanky and the Coal Miners. St. Mary’s Grove, 1730 Fowler Ave., Berwick. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 759-8113.


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. Sunday at noon. $15 participants. 574-5945 or dodgeball4zack.org.


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; and Sept. 2. $2, $1 children. 287-5214.


Denison House Tours of the historic 1790 edifice including the two-story interior and furnishings along with a history of early settler Nathan Denison. 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 22. $5, $3 children. 288-5531.


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. Tuesday and Thursday. 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. Tuesday through Thursday; 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. Tuesday through July 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. Wednesday 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. Wednesday. 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. Thursday. 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. Nicholas Bazaar, with a flea market, game booths, Bountiful Baskets, bingo, German, Latino and American foods and entertainment by Flaxy Morgan (Thursday), Out of the Blue (Friday) and the Home Town Boyz (Saturday). St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday (July 19); 6 to 11 p.m. July 20. 823-7736.


Dancing with the NEPA Stars, round two of the local competition with contestants chef Kate Gabriele and financial consultant Jon Stevens. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. $20 includes drinks and light fare. 344-1111.


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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.


Holy Name of Jesus Bazaar, with drinks and bar food on Friday; and games, raffles, bingo and food on Saturday and Sunday. Entertainment by Remember When (Friday), Polskie Swingmasters (Saturday), the Golden Tones (Sunday afternoon) and SMAK (Sunday night). Transfiguration Church, 213 W. Green St., West Hazleton. 6:30 to 10 p.m. July 19; 5 to 10 p.m. July 20; noon to 9 p.m. July 21. 455-6992.


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 carnival games, scuba diving, food, raffles, prizes, cannonball contest with the lifeguards and music. Kingston Pool, Hamilton and Lathrop streets, Kingston. 7 to 11 p.m. July 20. $10 includes pizza, hot dogs, Italian ice, cake and more. 288-0554.


Swetland Homestead Tours, a walk through the historic structure, home of one of the earliest families to settle in the Wyoming Valley. 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. July 21. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.


Community Fun Day, the third annual country-themed free event with games for all ages, food, dunk tank, treats, face painting, music and more. Courtdale United Methodist Church, 225 Courtdale Ave. 4 to 8 p.m. July 21. 288-5710.


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.


Groundbreaking Trivia. Play alone or with a team. Light refreshments and prizes. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. July 23. Free. 821-1959.


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.


A Year at Downton Abbey, a flower show drawing from scenes within the PBS series and the era of George V. Community Hall, Laporte Avenue, Eagles Mere. 4 to 8 p.m. July 24. Free. 525-3345.


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.


Square Fair, with carnival games, food and music by Doug Smith and the Dixieland All-Stars. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 4:30 to 8 p.m. July 25. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 585-8113.


Our Lady of Fatima Bazaar, with food, games, themed baskets and entertainment by 3 Imaginary Boys (Thursday), Iron Cowboy (Friday) and 40 lb. Head (Saturday). Parking lot of Holy Redeemer High School, 159 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 11 p.m. July 25-26; 5 to 11 p.m. July 27. 823-4168.


St. Maria Goretti Festival, with indoor air-conditioned bingo, games, raffles, jewelry sale, candy store, Kids Corner, pony rides, Water Wars, Claw Machine, festival foods and entertainment by Groove Train (Friday), Hillbilly D’Lux (Saturday) and Double Cross (Sunday). Church of St. Maria Goretti, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin. 5 to 10 p.m. July 26 to 28. 655-8956.


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.


Movie Night in the Park, family films sponsored by the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club. Dailey Park, West Wyoming. 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.


1940s Weekend: The World War II Years, a celebration of life on the homefront with Allied and Axis military encampments, Big Band music, Holocaust survivor Severin Fayerman and tours of the historic village. Performers include the Friar’s Point Band, the Vinatieri Sisters and the Liberty Band. Eckley Miners’ Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27 and 28. $10, $9 seniors, $6 children. Also: Swing the Night Away Dance 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Freeland Public Park Pavilion on Front Street with music by the Hazleton Philharmonic Big Band Sound. $10, $8 for those in 1940s attire. 636-2070.


Knit and Crochet Group for all ages. Beginners welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon July 27. 821-1959.


Summer Event, with a car show by the Hi Lites Car Club, picnic-style food, bake sale, silent auction with quilts and themed baskets, SPCA animals for adoption and hobby collections. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, off Route 118, Dallas. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27. 675-3859.


Arts on the Square, with more than 100 vendors, food, performing arts, demonstrations, wordsmith workshop and two stages of entertainment including comedy improv group Here We Are in Spain, Hippie Nation, Ballroom One, the Scranton Civic Ballet, Symmetry Dance, the Great Party, Rogue Chimp, the Coal Town Rounders and Gypsy Jazz Quintet. Courthouse Square, Scranton. Noon to 8 p.m. July 27. Info at artsonthesquare.net.


Holy Trinity Bazaar, with ethnic foods and live music daily. Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 401 E. Main St., Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre. 4 to 10 p.m. July 27-28. 822-3234.


Moonlight Serenade Dinner Dance, with music by Flash Drive. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. July 27 with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing 8 to 11 p.m. $45. Reservations: 675-1134.


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.


Free Health Expo, with tests of blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, pulmonary function, body mass index and grip strength. Martz Pavilion, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 4 p.m. July 28. Sponsored by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Kingston. 287-6647.


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.


Suviving Bullying in the Workplace, a panel discussion on creating civility at work with author Elaine Wolf, attorneys Kimberly D. Borland and Jennifer Baker Laporta and Mike Zimmerman of Family Service Association. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 8:30 a.m. July 30. Coffee and danish served. Free. Reservations: 824-4646.


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.


Car Show and Party in the Park, the second annual event with music, food, games and entertainment. All vehicles welcome. North Susquehanna Avenue along the Warrior Trail in Shickshinny. Aug. 3 with vehicle registration 10 a.m. to noon and show noon to 3 p.m. with judging at 2:30 p.m. Dash plaques to the first 100 paid vehicles. $15 per vehicle advance; $20 at the gate. 550-0721.


Goods from the Woods, the ninth annual Festival of Wood with unique wood crafts, children’s activities, chainsaw carvings, exhibits, live woodland wildlife, beekeeping, films, tree pruning, portable sawmill demonstrations, music created with wood, forest hikes and the Pennsylvania Woodmobile. Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4. 296-9630.


Swetland Homestead Tours, a walk through the historic structure, home of one of the earliest families to settle in the Wyoming Valley. 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.


Hats Off to the Everhart! A summer garden party to support the Everhart Museum with a sumptuous buffet and Dixieland jazz. Patsel’s Restaurant, 1385 Lackawanna Trail, Clarks Summit. 5 p.m. Aug. 4. $100. Reservations: 563-2000.


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.


Doing It for Leona, a benefit bike run and scavenger hunt for breast-cancer victim Leona Elko. American Legion Post 781, Mountain Top. Aug. 10 with registration 11 a.m. and run at 1 p.m. Party runs 1 to 10 p.m. with food, pig roast, pony rides, music, bounce house, face painting, vendors, basket raffles and more. $15 drivers; $10 passengers.


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.


Classic Car Show. On the lawn of the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 4 p.m. Aug. 11. 585-8113.


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.


Heritage Explorer Train Ride, from Scranton to Carbondale’s Ethnic Heritage Festival. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 17 with a 9:30 a.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $5, $4 seniors. Reservations: 348-3003.


Swetland Homestead Tours, a walk through the historic structure, home of one of the earliest families to settle in the Wyoming Valley. Included: playing historic games on the lawn. 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.


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.


Silver Jubilee Celebration, a Roaring ’20s-themed 25th anniversary party with “abundant libations,” catering by Epicurean Delight, 1920s-era music by the Doug Smith Jazz Trio and dance music by DJ Walt Luke. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Aug. 24. $25. 969-1040.


Anti-Bullying Seminar, a workshop in handling bullies. Back Mountain Martial Arts @ Twin Stacks, 1140 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24. Free. 675-9535.


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.


Labor Day Festival, the inaugural event to raise funds for the non-profit Keystone Wounded Warrior Project. Sept. 2 with a Home Run Hitting Contest at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Park at 7:30 a.m. followed by activities 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Included: costumed dramas about the area’s labor history by the Eckley and Patchtown Players, music, magic acts, festival foods and more. 466-3385.


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.


Swetland Homestead Tours, with re-enactors from the 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry talking about “The Life of the Union Soldier.” 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.


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.


Swetland Homestead Tours, with a talk on “Knitting During the Civil War.” 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.


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.


NEPA BlogCon, a daylong conference and networking event for bloggers of all experience levels as well as those interested in marketing, social media and using new media as a tool for business. Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Oct. 5. $35. 262-9644.


Fall Festival, with tractor rides, pony rides, games, activities, barn tours and fall foods. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 5; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6. 888-887-7811.


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.


Berwick Riverfest, with APBA Boat Racing, Car Cruise-In, antique and classic boats, Berwick Brewing Beer Tent, craft and food vendors, Battle of the Bands, games, rides, Saturday fireworks and music by the Tommy Guns Band. Test Track Riverfront Park, 50 S. Eaton St., Berwick. Noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 11; 10 a.m. to dusk Oct. 12; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. 752-2723.


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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