THIS WEEK: Sept. 20 to 26, 2013
Restaurant Week. Enjoy a wide variety of cuisines at special prices at 18 participating eateries in downtown Wilkes-Barre including Toscana, Katana, Oyster Restaurant, Rodano’s, Bart & Urby’s and more. Today through Sept. 27. Menus available at wbrestaurantweek.com.
Fall Film Festival, the 11th annual movie fest showing 19 films in 14 days. Opens tonight with an Oktoberfest Opening Night Gala at 5:30 with hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and showings of “The Way Way Back” with Steve Carell and Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.” Continues through Oct. 4 wrapping up with a Post-Festival Film Discussion 1 p.m. Oct. 4. Films include “20 Feet from Stardom,” “Still Mine,” “Stories We Tell,” “Unfinished Song,” “Before Midnight,” “Museum Hours,” “The Hunt,” “Hannah Arendt,” “Austenland,” “Renoir,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Attack,” “Fruitvale Station,” “A Hyjacking,” “Blackfish,” “The English Teacher” and “Fill the Void.” 996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.
Watch Fire Ceremony, in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day with guest speakers former Korean War prisoner of war Fred Searles and Debra Kay Anderson, the daughter of an Air Force pilot who is missing in action from the Vietnam War. With music, prayer, representatives from veterans organizations and other activities on the future site of a POW/MIA Veterans Memorial at 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville. Tonight with ceremony at 6 and fire lighted at dusk and continuing to burn until dawn. 817-3375.
Farm to Table Dinner, the third annual fundraiser with locally grown foods prepared by Epicurean Delight, seasonal cocktails, beer and wine along with music and dancing. On the grounds of the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 6:30 tonight. $100. Reservations: 346-7186.
Calligraphy Talk, a presentation on master penman and engrosser P.W. Costello by his great-grandson Tom Costello. Sponsored by the Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania at Shields Center for Visual Arts, Room 225, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7:30 tonight. Free. 296-6507.
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. Opens Saturday and continues through Sept. 28, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 387-4145 or bloomsburgfair.com.
Pittston Riverfest, the fifth annual event with historic craft displays and demonstrations, children’s activities, hayrides, archaeological artifacts, Native American displays and dancers, the Eckley Miners’ Village Players, kayak and canoe rentals and food booths. Riverfront Park, Kennedy Boulevard, Pittston. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 883-2784.
Harvest Festival, the third annual event with animal presenters, arts and crafts, hands-on learning stations, interpretive hikes, conservation exhibits, live music, local foods, old-time activities and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $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. Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Saturday) and McDade Park in Scranton (10 a.m. to noon Sept. 28). 800-424-6724 or cancernepa.org.
Cake Decorating Class with the Sweet Witches Bakery. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 287-2013 for items to bring and to register.
Ukrainian Food Festival with holupki, halushki, kapusta, pierogies, kielbasa and desserts. St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 540 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 961-1795.
ColorFall Fest. Play in a ColorFIGHT game (for age 4 and under), a ColorCOURSE obstacle course (age 5 to adult) or Frisbee golf (for all ages). Bring goggles and wear old clothing (which may get stained). Shadowbrook Inn, 201 Resort Lane, Tunkhannock. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $10 benefits the Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. 800-322-5437.
Swetland Homestead Tours, with a talk on “Knitting During the Civil War” with Katie Kearney who also discusses life on the homefront and shows children how to use a “knitting mushroom.” 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.
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.
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. Sunday. $5, $3 children. 288-5531.
Community Sukkot Celebration, with festival foods, jungle bounce house, face painting, music, arts and crafts, games and magic show. Hamilton Park, Kingston. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center. 970-2480.
Meeting House Lecture on “Wyoming Valley’s First Jews: The German Connection” with historian Sheldon Spear. Forty Fort Meeting House, 20 River St. 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. 287-5214.
Searching My Maternal Irish Roots: Finding the Needles in the Haystack, a talk by Joe Grandinetti on his family-tree research. Sponsored by the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Room 104, William G. McGowan Building, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free and open to the public. 610-298-8417.
Flint Knapping, a talk and demonstration on the Native American arrowheads and spear points by master flint knapper Rich Boirier. Sponsored by the Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. Municipal Building, 315 Main St., Duryea. 7 p.m. Tuesday. 842-2708.
Truth Talks: Latinos, a panel discussion regarding cultural issues in the U.S. and abroad. Held in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month. Henry Student Lounge, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 674-6160.
Removing Computer Viruses, with Jim Luft of Iron-Tech Computer and Network Services. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Registration: 654-9847.
Hispanic Film Festival, free screenings of “Eyes on the Prize — No Easy Walk” (Wednesday) and “Glory” (Oct. 2) at 7 p.m. Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 208-8021.
A Behind the Scenes Look at ‘The Miracle of the Bells,’ a talk by historian F. Charles Petrillo on the 1948 movie, inspired by the life of Olga Treskoff, a Glen Lyon resident and Broadway producer. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Thursday. 822-1727.
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. Begins Thursday and continues through Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. 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.
Black, White and a Touch of Pink Gala, a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Pennsylvania. With cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dance music by What’s All the Hoopla. Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27. $75. Tickets: 820-1670.
Gravestone Manor, the annual theatrical haunted house fundraiser with an all-new production “Nightfall.” Trion Warehouse, 1095 Route 315, Plains Township. Sept. 27 to Oct. 27: 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays. $10. Proceeds benefit the United Way. 821-6500 or gravestonemanor.org.
Horror Hall, a walk-through haunted house with 20 hair-raising minutes of chills and thrills. Plymouth Township Fire and Rescue Tilbury Station, 11 E. Poplar St., West Nanticoke. Sept. 27 to Oct. 27: 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays. $12.50. Info at horrorhall.com.
Ghost Walks in Old Mauch Chunk, a lantern-lighted, one-mile walk around Jim Thorpe to hear stories of ghoulish encounters by a costumed guide. Meet at the Inn at Jim Thorpe, 24 Broadway. Sept. 27 to Oct. 27: Fridays through Sundays beginning at 7 p.m. $10. Reservations recommended. 325-2346.
SAFE Autism Walk and Resource Fair, with food, raffle baskets, music, bounce house, face painting merchandise and more. Hazleton Area High School Track, 1515 W. 23rd St. Sept. 28 with registration at 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. and fair until 12:30 p.m. 822-7259.
Zen Meditation Training, all-day instruction for the beginner including zazen meditation, Zen practice form and style, keisaku stick, outdoor walking Zen, chanting, Dharma talk, formal vegetarian lunch and tea. Endless Mountain Zendo, 104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Donation plus $10 for lunch. Registration: 925-5077.
Fall Intertribal Pow Wow, the ninth annual Gathering of All Nations with dancing, drumming, storytelling, children’s dances, Native American food and crafts and entry of all dignitaries in full regalia. Noxen Fire Company, 3493 Stull Road, Noxen. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29. 947-2097.
Kite Festival, with a kite-flying demonstration by the Pocono Kite Symphony, DJ music, face painting, bounce house, food stands and building and flying your own kite. For all ages. St. Martin in the Fields, 3000 Church Road, Mountain Top. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28. 868-6895.
Knit and Crochet Group for all ages. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 28. Light refreshments. 823-0156.
Back Mountain Wine Festival, with samplings from Pennsylvania wineries, food stands, handcrafted items, apparel and jewelry along with live entertainment by High Falls Duo and The Look. Konefal’s Grove, Chase Road, Shavertown. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28. $20 advance; $30 at the gate; $5 designated drivers. 836-5253.
Lantern Launch, a fundraiser for the Hope Center with food, bake sale, basket raffle, live music and release of lighted lanterns at dusk. Beach Club at Sandy Beach, Harveys Lake. 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28. $5 per lantern. 362-4576.
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.
Zen Meditation Gathering, with beginner’s instruction, chanting, walking Zen, Dharma talk and tea. Endless Mountain Zendo, 104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29. 925-5077.
Bike Run and Car Cruise, a benefit to raise funds to cover medical costs for the Riccuitti Family. Evans Roadhouse, Route 309, Drums. Sept. 29 with registration 10 to 11 a.m. followed by the ride and post-ride party with food and entertainment at 2 p.m. $15 riders; $5 passengers; $10 party only. 956-4673.
Tailgate for Amy, a fundraiser for medical costs of Amy Simmons Kizis, a Kiwanis member. With a buffet, games, prizes, music and football on the big screen. West Wyoming Hose Company #1, 926 Shoemaker Ave. 2 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29. $20. 407-0173.
Sunday Vesper Service with Rabbi Larry Kaplan at the historic Forty Fort Meeting House, 20 River St. 5 p.m. Sept. 29. Free. 287-5214.
The Titanic and Its Pennsylvania Passengers, stories of fate, heroic rescues and personal tragedies with historian William Lewis, area resident Mae Thomas and veteran newsman David DeCosmo. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Free. 654-9847.
Make Your Own Pasta, preparing homemade pasta dough with Art Valli and Mary Agolino followed by a pasta dinner. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2. $20. Registration: 654-9847.
Greek Food Festival, with eat-in or take-out foods including baklava, pastitsio, gyros, spanakopita, souvlaki and more. Annunciation Greek Catholic Church, 32 E. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 to 5. Free local delivery within two miles for purchases over $30. 823-4805.
Big Band Dinner Dance, with music by King Henry and the Showmen. Sponsored by the Big Band Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania at Genetti Hotel and Convention Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 4 with doors at 5:45 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. $30. 586-5359 or 654-6454.
Fall for the Osterhout Gala, the annual fundraiser for the Osterhout Free Library with dinner, open bar, live auction, New England trip raffle, special guest author Catherine Gourley and music by the Deja Groove Party Band. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 4. $135. Reservations (by Sept. 28): 823-0156.
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.
The Endless Mountains Rendezvous, with displays and demonstrations of antique firearms including guns, knives, powder horns and tools of the Colonial Era along with Indian artifacts. American Legion, Black Walnut River Road 1, Laceyville. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6. $3. Proceeds benefit The Oldest House in Laceyville. 499-6758.
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.
19th-Century Appliqued Quilts: An American Tradition, an illustrated talk on these family heirlooms in conjunction with the annual “Airing of the Quilts” festival. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. Oct. 5. $5. 996-1500.
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.
New England Contra Dance, with music by the duo Unbowed and calling by Bob Isaacs. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. 7 p.m. Oct. 5. No partner or previous experience necessary. $9. 333-4007.
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.
Monthly Bingo, with cash prizes and door prizes. Sponsored by St. Faustina Kowalska Parish at St. Mary’s School, 1010 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Oct. 6 with doors at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:45 p.m. 829-1154.
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.
Extremely Mental, exploring the mysteries of the mind with mentalist Mark Piazza who employs comedy, psychological skills and audience involvement. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Reservations: 287-2013.
Beginner Crochet Class, a three-week course to learn various stitches and make a scarf. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 15 and 22. $20. Hooks and yarn available for the first class. Registration: 654-9847.
Classic Movie Series, a screening of “The King and I” (1956) with Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Oct. 9. $5. 996-1500.
Cigar and Scotch Pairing, sampling the smoky essence of Laphroaig and the floral spirit of Glenmorangie along with cigars that bring out the flavors of both. Sponsored by the West Pittston Library at El Humidor, 1116 Route 315, Plains Township. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9. Registration: 654-9847.
Northeast Pennsylvania, Lincoln, and the Civil War, the 22nd annual History of Northeastern Pennsylvania all-day session of lectures, films and discussions. Speakers include historians William Kashatus, Randall Miller, Mark Kahn and Martha Pezzino along with the film “Walking into the Light at Gettysburg.” Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Oct. 11 with morning session 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by a luncheon buffet ($10) and the afternoon session from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. 740-0508.
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.
Haunted Lantern Tours, a one-mile walking tour of the historic mining village with scary skits along the way. Eckley Miners’ Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11 to 27. $10, $5 children. 636-2070.
Fall Foliage Trip to Grey Towers, a bus trip from Tunkhannock to Milford for a visit to the historic Gifford Pinchot Estate along with stops at Dingmans Falls, Milford and the McDade Trail. Leaves from the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock 8 a.m. Oct. 12 with a return at 6 p.m. $100 includes a box lunch. Reservations: 996-1500.
Sullivan County Fall Festival, the 33rd annual event with the Mid-Atlantic National Chainsaw Carving Competition, lumberjack demonstrations of chopping, ax throwing, logrolling and crosscut sawing, juried art expo, juried artisans and demonstrations, quilt show, children’s activities, food and craft vendors and music by Country Express (Saturday) and Covert Action (Sunday). 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.
Heritage Day and Fall Festival, with the 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment, weaving and spinning, blacksmithing, the Pennsylvania Artifact Society, maple-sugaring demonstration, animal taxidermy, log cutting, quilting, Native American display, crafts for kids, music, live animals and butterflies, honeybees, drumming, face painting, butter making and more. Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 13. 696-9105.
Card Party, with lunch, prizes and card games including Pokeno. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 17. $12. 675-1652.
Create It! Learn to make a fall paper floral arrangement with Bridget Giunta Husted, owner of Knot Just Any Day Photography & Design. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. $10. Bring scissors. Registration: 654-9847.
Local History and Genealogy Workshop, learning about online and library sources of local history and genealogy with Mary Portelli and Sandra Panzitta of the West Pittston Historical Society. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Free. Registration: 654-9847.
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.
I Want My Mummy! Learn about mummies in popular culture with Egyptologist Dr. Steve of the UPenn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Sponsored by the West Pittston Library at Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Montgomery Ave., West Pittston. 6 p.m. Oct. 24. Free. Registration: 654-9847.
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.
Halloween Fest, with pumpkin carving, spooky stories, a walk through the Haunted Woods and a campfire. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 4 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26. 967-7275.
Take a Step Back in Thyme, a round-table discussion of nutrition, a hands-on demonstration of open-hearth cooking and sampling of food. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 3. 967-7275.
Flood Stories, excerpts from oral histories collected by Wilkes University students enrolled in “The Power of Story” class concerning the 2011 West Pittston flood. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Free. Registration: 654-9847.
West Pittston Library Anniversary Celebration, commemorating the 140th birthday of the library. With open bar, food stations and dancing to live music. Fox Hill Country Club, 454 Tunkhannock Ave., Exeter. 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 16. $60. Reservations: 654-9847.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train stops at Steamtown National Historic site in Scranton, bedecked in holiday lights with free entertainment and festivities to collect donations for local food banks. 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. Nov. 26. Accepting non-perishable food items and cash donations. 340-5200.
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.