THIS WEEK: Aug. 23 to 29, 2013
Plymouth Kielbasa Festival, the 10th annual street festival with music, entertainment, car show, parade, food vendors and a kielbasa contest. Main Street in downtown Plymouth. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday. Info at plymouthalive.org.
Ethnic Food Festival, with homemade foods, games, gift baskets, cash raffle and entertainment by Farmer’s Daughter (Friday), Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Saturday) and the Wannabes (Sunday). St. Lawrence Church, 620 S. Main St., Old Forge. 5 to 10 tonight and Saturday; 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday. 457-5900.
Cocktails for the Cancer Care Foundation, a fundraiser with top-shelf cocktails, lite fare and music by the Poets along with a chance to win a two-year lease on a 2013 Cadillac sedan. Country Club of Scranton, South Abington. 6 to 9 tonight. $100. 558-3597.
The Pencil Box, a fundraiser to assist local families in preparing for the upcoming school year. With entertainment by the Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio along with raffles and refreshments. Knights of Columbus, 55 S. Main St., Pittston. 7 to 10 tonight. $5. 655-8311.
Family Movie Night, sponsored by the Pittston Township Recreation Board at the Pittston Township Little League Field, Bryden Street. Tonight with refreshments at 7:30 and movie at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
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. 829-1959.
Ethnic Food Festival, with homemade potato pancakes, halupki, pierogies, goulash, halushki, pagach and a bake sale including homemade bread. Also: theme baskets, crafts, pic-a-tic and children’s games. St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 93 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. 472-8748.
Hot and Stinky Garlic and Herb Festival, with lots of garlicious foods, corn roast, hot pepper- and garlic-eating contests, crafters, and music by the Two of Us. Zanolini Nursery & Country Shop, 603 St. John’s Road, Drums. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 788-3152.
Family Fun Fair, a fundraiser for the Smith Family who lost their home to a fire. With live music, Chinese auction, games and prizes, bounce house and food. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 285 Pond Hill Mountain Road, Wapwallopen. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $10, $5 children, free for age five and under. 735-8531.
Jessup Wine Festival, with icy summer wines and wine slushies along with a pig roast, food vendors, live music, handcrafted items, wine accessories and more. Jessup Carnival Grounds, 333 Hill St. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 836-5253.
Smith Family Fire Benefit, with picnic foods, Christian music artists, Chinese auction, bounce house, games and prizes. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 285 Pond Hill Road, Wapwallopen. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $10, $5 children. 379-2669.
Vera Bradley Bingo, with additional bags by Coach and Michael Kors along with lunch and refreshments. Irem Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Saturday with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $20 for 20 games. 675-4465, ext. 228.
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 through Aug. 31 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 2:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.
Party in the Park, a safari-themed event with raffle baskets and picnic foods. Little League Sports Complex, Elm Street, Dupont. 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
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 to 11 p.m. Saturday. $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. Saturday. Free. 675-9535.
Arts at Hayfield, the annual outdoor craft festival with demonstrations, food vendors, entertainment, children’s activities and tours of the historic Hayfield House. Penn State Wilkes-Barre, off Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 675-2171 or artsathayfield.org.
Ukrainian Folk Festival, the 22nd annual event with folk art, music, dance, Ukrainian food specialties, crafts market, children’s games and fun area. Entertainers include the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, the Vox Ethnika Band, Fourth Wave Ensemble and more. Ukrainian American Sport Center, Lower State and County Line roads, Horsham. Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. with a Gala Stage Show 2 to 4:30 p.m. $15, $10 students. 267-664-3857 or tryzub.org.
Paws for Pets. Get a “Paws for Pets” tattoo and proceeds will be donated to Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge. Stormi Steel Skin, 214 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $30. 288-2595.
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.
Great Allentown Fair, the 161st edition with Powers Great American Midway, international cuisine, grandstand concerts, stunt and thrill shows, the Farmerama Theater, Bier Garten, Agri-Plex & Agri-Land, Animals That Built America, Wolves of the World, Great American Frontier Show, Paul Bunyon Lumberjack Show, Robinson’s Paddling Porkers and more. Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown. 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday; noon to 11 p.m. Wednesday to Sept. 1; noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 2. $6. 610-433-7541.
Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair, with amusement rides, the 5K Gem Run, truck and tractor pulls, agricultural exhibits, demolition derby, horse shows, Tuff Truck Competition, archery shoot, horseshoe pitching contest, Baby Show, lawnmower pulls and entertainment by Florida Georgia Line. Fairgrounds, Route 6, Meshoppen. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Sept. 2. $10. 836-5502 or 833-4866.
Sullivan County Fair, the 162nd edition of the agricultural event with tractor pulls, amusement rides, miniature horse pulling, Redeye Rodeo, truck pull and entertainment by the Greenwood Valley Boys, Hillbilly D’Lux, Heart and Soul, Raven Creek and the 60’s Boys. Sullivan County Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. Noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Aug. 31); 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 1; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 2. $6. 924-3205.
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. Wednesday at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7:30 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.
Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Family Fitness Weekend, the 4th annual event with two days of movement and exercise. Begins Friday night with a race expo with food, music, arts and crafts for kids, bounce house and fun games along with Harrold’s Pharmacy Walk for Adoption, the Friday Night 5K Run and the OneSource River Street Mile. Saturday offers a half-marathon, 10K and 5K runs, the 15-mile Colours Ride for Home, a CrossFit Kids class, gymnastics, free pancake breakfast, Zumba, yoga and a float on the Susquehanna River. River Common, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 30 and 31. Details at wilkesbarreracing.com.
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.
Movie Night in the Park, family films sponsored by the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club. Dailey Park, West Wyoming. 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.
Steamtown Railfest, a celebration of railroading with visiting steam and diesel locomotives and passenger cars, exhibits, shop demonstrations, train rides and excursions, live music, Confederation of Union Generals program, Civil War encampment (at the Iron Furnaces), caboose and hand-car rides, model railroads and “Big Boy” cab tours. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. 340-5200 or nps.gov/stea.
Car and Bike Show. Exeter Borough Hose Company #1, 1405 Susquehanna Ave. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 31. 602-0739.
Exercise for Eric, a fundraiser to defray medical costs for West Pittston teenager Eric Speicher. With zumba, hip hop, pilates and yoga along with raffles, bake sale, refreshments and face painting. Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 31. 823-7542.
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.
La Festa Italiana, the annual end-of-summer festival with food and craft vendors, continuous entertainment, games and rides for the kids and Sunday night fireworks. Also: an Italian Mass 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Peter’s Cathedral and a tribute to Dean Martin on Monday. Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 2. Free admission. Info at lafestaitaliana.org.
Stroudfest, the annual street festival with two stages of entertainment, artisans and crafters, food vendors, face painting and more. Along Main Street in downtown Stroudsburg. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 31. 420-2808 or stroudfest.com.
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.
Benefit Ride and Family Picnic, the 13th annual motorcycle ride followed by a picnic with 12 bands on two stages, magic show, raffles, food, bike games, vendors, children’s games and fireworks by Pizza Paul. Holy Child Grove, 135 Old Newport St., Sheatown. Sept. 1 with registration and breakfast at 8 a.m. and ride at 11 a.m. $15; $10 passengers; $5 picnic only. Proceeds benefit seriously ill children in conjunction with Valley with a Heart. 735-5333 or 675-1504.
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 Derby at 7:30 a.m. followed by activities 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. including costumed dramas about the area’s labor history by the Eckley and Patchtown Players, music by John Smith, Jim Spock, rock band Deva Loca, rappers Rahboo and R&B artist David Young, magic with Pat Ward, karate demonstration, book signing, displays, vendors and festival foods. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. 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.
Luzerne County Fair, the 51st annual agricultural event with amusement rides, Kiddie Land, the high-flying Dialed Action Sports Team, 4-H Fun Horse Show, Fair Princess Contest, line dancing, Barnyard Olympics, Tractor Obstacle Rodeo, Fireworks Finale and entertainment by the Tommy Guns Band and the Kentucky Headhunters (Wednesday), the Poets (Thursday), That 90’s Band and the Badlees (Friday), Shawn Klush and the Sweet Inspirations in an Elvis tribute (Saturday), Keystone Kids and Rick K and the All Nighters (Sunday). Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Route 118, Dallas. 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 4-5; 4 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 6; 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 7; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 8. $8. 675-3247.
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.
Hazleton Funfest, a free street festival with activities for all ages including the Celebrity Adult Tricycle Race, Latin Music Celebration, car show, cooking and baking contests, the Funfest Parade, pierogie-eating contest and Pierogie Slapshot Challenge, senior activities, food vendors, Teen Street Party, Run for the Gold and more. Broad Street and other venues in downtown Hazleton. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8. 455-1509 or hazletonchamber.org.
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.
Bonsai Society Open House, the 23rd annual event with a large bonsai display, demonstrations, bonsai sale, Shakuhachi flute music by Jamie Orfanella and contests. Midway Garden Center, 1865 Route 315, Pittston. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7. 654-6194.
Farm to Table Dinner, a fundraiser for the Green Guides. With cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner made from local foods by chef Pat Greenfield, entertainment by the Coal Town Rounders, auctions and visits with the farm animals. The Cedars and Hillside Cottage, The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7. $100. 888-887-7811.
Teresa’s Angels Ball, the second annual fundraiser with cash bar, dinner and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. $20. 842-8293.
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.
The Lattimer Massacre, a re-creation of an old-time radio broadcast about one of the bloodiest labor strikes in U.S. history dramatized by historian William Bachman. Columns Museum, 608 Broad St., Milford. Sept. 13 with a traditional Polish meal served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program. $40. Reservations: 296-8126.
Walk for Life, the third annual event sponsored by CareNet of Scranton. With live music, games and activities for children including face painting, balloon animals, sidewalk chalk and a bounce house. Courthouse Square, North Washington Avenue and Linden Street, Scranton. Sept. 14 with registration at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. 840-5526.
Community Fall Fun Festival, with fall foods, guest mascots, music and games including pumpkin ring toss, hay crawl, duck pond and witch pitch. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 State St., Nanticoke. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14. 735-8531.
Luzerne Fall Pumpkin Festival, the annual street fair with arts and crafts, food vendors, antiques and more. Main Street, Luzerne. Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 14. 288-4511.
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.
Dallas Harvest Festival, the 11th annual street fair with a farmers market, Kids Corner, vendors, fire-truck rides, music, dance, talent contest, chili cook-off, mini-auction, petting zoo and performances by Take the Stage Players. Main Street, Dallas. Noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Info at dallasharvestfestival.com.
Going to the Dogs! A gala cocktail fundraiser for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. Patsel’s Restaurant, Routes 6 and 11, Glenburn. 5 p.m. Sept. 15. $100. Reservations: 563-2000.
Diversity Film Festival, free screenings of “Made in L.A.” (Sept. 18), “Eyes on the Prize — No Easy Walk” (Sept. 25) and “Glory” (Oct. 2). Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. All films shown at 7 p.m. 208-8021.
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.
Bloomsburg Fair, the annual agricultural event with more than 1400 animals, amusement rides, carnival midway, Big Cat Encounter, Sky Ride, helicopter rides, concerts, monster truck show, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, harness racing, fireworks, Cinderella carriage rides and more. Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St., Bloomsburg. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 21 to 28. 387-4145 or bloomsburgfair.com.
Harvest Festival, the third annual event with animal presenters, arts and crafts, hands-on activities, conservation exhibits, live music, local food, old-time activities and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. $5 per carload. 828-2319.
PRCA Rodeo and Chili Cook-Off, professional competition in PRCA-sanctioned events including saddle and bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, cowgirls barrel racing and bull dogging along with country music, line dancing, craft and food vendors and the 5th annual Chili Cook-Off. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 61-64 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22 with rodeo at 2 p.m. $15 advance; $18 at the gate. 421-7231.
Cancer Survivors Celebration, the 21st annual event with inspirational messages, a survivors banner and light refreshments. At both Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre (noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 21) and McDade Park in Scranton (10 a.m. to noon Sept. 28). 800-424-6724 or cancernepa.org.
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.
Five Great Films, Five Great Genres, a film-and-discussion series exploring “Airplane!” “On Golden Pond,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “High Noon.” Sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre at Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. Thursdays at 7 p.m. from Sept. 26 to Oct. 24. Registration information at wb.psu.edu/ce or 675-9253.
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.
Cancertacular Golden Ball, a “royal event” to celebrate the organization’s fifth anniversary with dinner, dancing, music by Brewster’s Sound Sensations, silent auctions, magic and a custom cake from Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken. The Regal Room, 216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28. $75; $45 children. 466-0658.
The English Teacher, the local premiere of the Hollywood movie co-written by Wilkes-Barre native Dan Chariton and his wife, Stacy. The film is set in Northeastern Pennsylvania and sprinkled with area references from Franklin Street to Kirby Park. Followed by a question-and-answer session with the writers. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. $10 benefits the Kirby Center. 826-1100.
Flaming Foliage Festival, the annual juried craft show and sale sponsored by the Craftsmen of the Endless Mountains. With a quilt show, book sale, pony rides, hayrides, alpacas, live music, demonstrations and food vendors. Sullivan County Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6. 637-0897.
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 beginning at 9 a.m. $35. 262-9644.
Airing of the Quilts, the 12th annual outdoor quilt show with quilts hanging from buildings, homes, storefronts and porches throughout downtown Tunkhannock. With a lecture on “19th-Century Applique: An American Tradition” 11 a.m. at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St. and indoor quilt exhibits at the Father Nallin Parish Center, the Wyoming County Courthouse and the Tunkhannock Area Middle School. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5. 836-7575.
Fall Foliage Weekends, with food and craft vendors, live music at four venues and seasonal specials at restaurants and shops. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 5 to 20. Schedule at jimthorpe.org.
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.
Bingo and Card Party, with cash prizes and door prizes, refreshments and raffles. Sponsored by the Ladies of Charity at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 143 W. Division St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 6. $2. 868-3959.
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.
Sullivan County Fall Festival, with the Mid-Atlantic National Chainsaw Carving Competition, lumberjack demonstrations of chopping, ax throwing, logrolling and crosscut sawing, juried art expo, artisans and demonstrations, quilt show, children’s activities, food and craft vendors. Sullivan County Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. 482-4088 or sullivanpachamber.com.
Pumpkin Festival, with a craft fair, homemade ice cream and apple dumplings, free hayrides, door prizes, entertainment and a pick-a-pumpkin-patch. Ol’ Country Barn, 9 S. Comstock Road, Benton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. 925-0301.
Harvest & Wine Festival, with more than a dozen Pennsylvania wineries, harvest-themed foods, entertainment by amRadio and Third Degree and artisans offering locally produced items. Lazybrook Park, Route 6, Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12. $20 advance; $30 at the gate. Sponsored by the Tunkhannock Rotary Club. 836-1247.
Autumn Timber Festival, with Timber Team Lumberjack Shows, the Marvelous Mutts canine show, chairlift rides, bluegrass music, chainsaw sculpture, Pocono Wildlife Rehab Show, food and craft vendors, the Time Travelling Medicine Magic Show, stiltwalkers, jugglers, pig races and more. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 61-64 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. $12 advance, $15 at the gate. 421-7231.
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.
Benefit Dance, the fifth annual fundraiser for Blue Chip Animal Refuge with a catered buffet, Chinese auction, raffles, door prizes and music by the Sperazza Band. BYOB. Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Company, 152 Watson St. 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12. $25. 333-5265.
Ghost Hunters Live! A spooky evening with Jason Hawes and Steve Gonsalves, stars of the Syfy Channel’s paranormal reality series. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. $60 (limited meet and greet), $35, $25. 826-1100.
AACA Car Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional AACA Car Club. Anything with wheels is welcome to participate. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 25, 6 to 10 with awards at 9. Free.
Pit Bull Awareness Day, with vendors, demos, adoptable pets, games, carnival food, DJ music, contests, pet photos and more. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 26. 856-2436.
Cesar Millan, the best-selling author and star of the hit TV show “Dog Whisperer” and the new series “Leader of the Pack.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 15. $85 (VIP Meet and Greet), $54, $39. 826-1100.