THIS WEEK: Oct. 4 to 10, 2013
Covered Bridge & Arts Festival, with 350 craft vendors, more than 35 food booths, selective Knoebel’s amusement rides, live music, the Knoebel’s Lumber 5K Race (Saturday), antique and classic cars (Sunday), covered-bridge bus tours, Agritourism Fair and a Fun Auction (Saturday). Knoebel’s Amusement Resort, Route 487, Elysburg. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 784-8279.
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. today and Saturday. Free local delivery within two miles for purchases over $30. 823-4805.
Octoberfest, with live music, vendors of produce, pumpkins, desserts and more along with tours of the Masonic Village. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. 675-1866.
St. Andrew’s Fall Festival, with crafts, auction, bake sale, flea market and food. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 12 E. Kirmar Ave., Alden. 4 to 8 tonight; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. 735-2662.
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. Tonight with doors at 5:45 and dinner at 6:30. $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 tonight. $135. Reservations (by Sept. 28): 823-0156.
WACtoberfest, sponsored by the Wyoming Area Catholic Parent Volunteer Organization with live music, food, beer tasting, tours of the brewery and a silent auction. Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 to 9 tonight. $30. 654-7982.
Oktoberfest, with German foods, games, amusement rides, haunted hayrides, pumpkin launching, vendors and music including Robb Taylor and his ten-piece show band Flirtin’ with the Mob (Saturday night). Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1402 Route 209, Brodheadsville. 6 to 10 tonight; 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. 610-681-6137.
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. Through Oct. 27: 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays. $12.50. 735-7899 or horrorhall.com.
Circle of Screams, a Halloween haunted attraction including the Hayride of Torture, Carnival of Fear and Maze of Torment plus horror movie screenings on the giant screen. Age 10 and older. Circle Entertainment Complex, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Through Nov. 3: 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. $25. 489-5731 or circleofscreamscom.
Dracula’s Forest, with a Haunted Hayride and a Not-So-Scary Little Screamers Hayride along with a Halloween Shop and a Fall Fest with food and vendors. 2828 Rock Drive, Ransom Township. Through Oct. 27: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays. $15, $7 children, $2 parking. 586-5084 or draculasforest.com.
Fear Hollow, an interactive walk-through haunted house surrounded by the all-new Deadwoods Haunted Trail. 1600 Church Road, Mountain Top. Through Oct. 27: dusk to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; dusk to 10 p.m. Sundays. $15. 261-0333 or fearhollow.com.
Gravestone Manor, the annual theatrical haunted house fundraiser with an all-new production “Nightfall.” Trion Warehouse, 1095 Route 315, Plains Township. Through 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.
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. Through Oct. 27: Fridays through Sundays beginning at 7 p.m. Reservations recommended. $10. 325-2346.
ShockWalk of Terror, a Halloween haunting to benefit the Harveys Lake Fire and Ambulance Company. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, 476 Reservoir Road, Dallas. Through Oct. 27: 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays. $10. 639-5167.
AutumnFest Bazaar, with homemade foods, flea market, crafts, silent auction and children’s activities. St. Paul’s Luthern Church, 414 Berwick St., White Haven. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 443-9424.
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. Saturday and Sunday. 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. Saturday 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. Saturday and Sunday. $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. Saturday. 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 through Oct. 20. Schedule at jimthorpe.org.
Hawley Harvest Hoedown, a fall street festival with children’s games, arts and crafts vendors, food, live music, farmers market, hayrides and family fun. Downtown Hawley. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 226-4064.
19th-Century Appliqued Quilts: An American Tradition, an illustrated talk on these family heirlooms in conjunction with the annual “Airing of the Quilts” festival. Also: An exhibit of “Civil War Era Quilting” and a sale of hand-painted pumpkins, scarecrows and desserts. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lecture at 11 a.m. $5. 996-1500.
Apple and Cheese Festival, with juried crafts, fine arts and photography show, quilts, hand-blown glass, weaving and blacksmithing demonstrations, wine and cheese tastings, apple-butter making, cider pressing, apple and cheese desserts and 40 food vendors. Manley-Bohlayer Farm, 141 E. Canton Cross Road, Canton. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 673-7222.
Tailgate Get Together, a day of food and football with a picnic menu, beer on tap and games including horseshoes, beanbag contest and table pong. Sponsored by the Dallas Lions Club at the Checkerboard Inn Pavilion, 385 Carverton Road, Trucksville. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. $30. 675-4360.
Hillside Fall Festival, with tractor hayrides, pony rides, games for the kids, antique automobiles, vendors, barn tours, fall foods and music by Audio Affair and Will Williams. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 696-4500.
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. Saturday with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 3 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. Saturday. No partner or previous experience necessary. Pay what you wish. 333-4007.
Trails of Terror, a walk through the haunted woods populated by maniaccs, zombies and all manner of the macabre. West Wyoming Volunteer Hose Company #1, 926 Shoemaker Ave., West Wyoming. Through Oct. 27: 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday with a special Friday walk on Oct. 25. 693-1811 or trailsofterror.org.
Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Gouldsboro with a brief stop at the Tobyhanna Train Station. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Sunday with an 11 a.m. departure and approximate return at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.
2 Wheels 4 Tots, the second annual motorcycle ride with the Anthracite Apostles biker club beginning at Keystone Harley Davidson, 770 State Road, Parryville, and ending at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA. Sunday with registration at 11 a.m. and ride 1 to 2:45 p.m. Bring an unwrapped new toy for the children at the YMCA’s preschool and day care. 970-5048.
Monthly Bingo, with cash prizes and door prizes. Sponsored by St. Faustina Kowalska Parish at St. Mary’s School, 1010 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Sunday 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. Sunday. $2. 868-3959.
Taste the Local Harvest, a casual event with foods from eight local farms prepared by Chef Michael of the Huntsville Golf Club, locally produced brews, televised football games and music by the Coal Town Rounders. Sponsored by the North Branch Land Trust at the Huntsville Golf Club, 1334 Market St., Dallas. 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. $50. Reservations: 696-5545.
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. Monday. 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. Tuesday. $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. Wednesday. $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. Wednesday. Registration: 654-9847.
Beer Tasting Fundraiser, sponsored by Realtors Reach Out to benefit the Catherine McAuley Center. With hors d’oeuvres and beer samples along with brewery tours. Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. $20. Reservations: 417-1216.
Socrates Cafe. Discuss, listen and raise questions on a topic chosen that evening. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Coffee served. 821-1959.
Civil War Round Table, with a presentation on “The Ghosts of Gettysburg.” Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Thursday. $3. 675-8936.
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.
Harvest and Heritage Days, the autumn street festival with creative scarecrows, hayrides, railroad exhibits, farmers market, pumpkin painting, corn-shucking contest, antique car cruise, Wing & Chili Taste-Off, Pets on Parade Costume Competition, craft and food vendors. Main Street in downtown Honesdale. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13. 253-5492.
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.
Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round-trip from Scranton to East Stroudsburg with a stopover at the Tobyhanna Train Station. Included: a program by Scranton’s Delaney-Delacy Guard, Confederation of Union Generals who will be attired in Civil War dress. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 12 with an 10 a.m. departure and a 4:30 p.m. return. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. 340-5200.
Quiet Valley Harvest Festival, the 39th annual celebration of the autumn season with demonstrations of early American skills and crafts, country foods, folk-music entertainment, pumpkin decorating, old-time games, pony and wagon rides, storytelling, quilt raffle and a Civil War encampment. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. $10, $5 children. 992-6161.
Business and Charity Expo, the first annual event sponsored by the NEPA Business Alliance Group. With 40 exhibitors, speakers, workshops and seminars to promote local businesses and charities. Viewmont Mall, Dickson City. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 12; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 13. 499-2372.
Knit and Crochet Group, for all ages. Beginners welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Oct. 12. Free. Light refreshments. 821-1959.
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.
What Is New Thought? The 2013 film about the spiritual movement with Wally Amos, Rev. Della Reese-Lett and Deepak Chopra. Unity Church of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Oct. 12. $10 suggested donation. 824-7722.
Fossil Evidence for Creation and the Flood, with Rev. Paul Veit, the Dino(saur) Pastor. New Life Community Church, 570 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 7 p.m. Oct. 12; 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13. Free. 301-7081 or dinopastor.com.
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.
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. 13, 19, 26 and 27 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.
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. 15 and 22. $20. Hooks and yarn available for the first class. Registration: 654-9847.
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.
CSI: Ancient Egypt, the third in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Mill Memorial Library, 495 E. Main St., Nanticoke. 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Free. 735-3030.
Swoyersville Little League Night Out, with food, beverages and music. Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Age 21 and older. $25.
Haunted Woods, a spooky walk through the woods along with hay-wagon rides to benefit the Last Knight Senior Lock-in. Lake Lehman High School, Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and 25-26. $5 woods, $3 hayride. 239-0737.
Heller’s Orchard Fall Apple Festival, the 25th annual event with horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin painting, corn husking bee, sauerkraut stomping, wheat weaving, butter churning, competitions in crosscut saw and corn shucking, costume parade with prizes, feed-bag races, Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Springboard Exhibition, entertainment by the Susque Country Square Dancers, the Mud Pond Boys, Covered Bridge Cloggers and the Classics along with plenty of apple-inspired desserts and other foods. Heller’s Orchard, Route 239, Wapwallopen. Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Oct. 20 with an outdoor church service at 9:30 a.m. and festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 379-3516.
Death on the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Funeral Practices, the fourth in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19. Free. 823-0156.
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.
Pittston Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Pittston Kiwanis. With drinks, ethnic and American foods, music by Steve Martin and brewery tours. Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St. Pittston. 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19. $15.
Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round-trip from Scranton to the Tobyhanna Train Station. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 20 with an 11 a.m. departure and a 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. 340-5200.
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 Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania 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.
Knit and Crochet Group, for all ages. Beginners welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Oct. 26. Free. Light refreshments. 821-1959.
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.
Splatterday! A day-long Halloween film series with five classic spooky movies. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 26 with “Ghostbusters” (2 p.m.), “Young Frankenstein” (4:30 p.m.), “Night of the Living Dead” (7 p.m.), “Halloween” (9:30 p.m.) and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (midnight). $5, $3 students; $20 for all five films. 826-1100.
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.
Square Dance, with music by the Roger Furman Band along with food and refreshments. Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company, 329 Orange Road, Dallas. 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26. $6. 333-5912.
Dracula Through the Ages, a discussion of Dracula’s image through time as portrayed in films and on stage. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Free. Reservations: 821-1959.
VOTE: The Disabled Democracy, a screening of the documentary by Misericordia University professors Melissa Sgroi and Dan Kimbrough exploring barriers to voting for people with disabilities. Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Free. 674-6400.
Bullying and Internet Safety, a training session for caregivers, school personnel and parents on the importance of being safe online. Sponsored by Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services at the Luzerne County West Side Annex, 2009 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Oct. 31 with registration at 9:30 a.m. and program 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Reservations: 825-9441.
Toy Bingo, with toy prizes including a 50-inch flat-screen TV with surround sound along with lunch items and desserts. Holy Saviour Worship Site, 52 Hillard St., Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 3 with doors at 11:30 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. 823-4988.
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.
X-Raying the Pharaohs, the sixth in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Free. 287-2013.
Food in Ancient Egypt, the seventh in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Osterhout Free Library North Branch, 28 Oliver St., Wilkes-Barre. 3 p.m. Nov. 8. Free. 288-4660.
Mummies Through Time, the eighth in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Free. 654-9565.
Tunkhannock’s Cultural Heritage, a talk by Katherine Faull who shares the research she and her students have been conducting as part of the Envision the Suquehanna Initiative. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. 996-1500.
Classic Movie Series, the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film “To Catch a Thief” starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 13. $5. 996-1500.
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.
High Noon or Brilliant Sunset, a talk on Northeastern Pennsylvania’s history during the Jazz Age of the 1920s by author and historian Sheldon Spear. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Free. 996-1500.
Everywhere the Glint of Gold, the ninth in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Free.675-1182.
Grace Before Meals, an interactive cooking demonstration and presentation by author and TV host Father Leo Patalinghug who defeated a world-famous chef on “Throw Down! With Bobby Flay.” Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Nov. 14. 674-6400.
Show Me the Mummy, the 10th in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Hazleton Area Public Library, 55 N. Church St. 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Free. 454-2961.
Searching for Cleopatra, the last in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon Nov. 16. Free. 693-1364.
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.
Great Brews Classic Beer Festival, with non-stop live music, food, vendors, contests, prizes, games, seminars and lots of new brews from various breweries. Split Rock Resort, 100 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony. Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24. 722-9111 or splitrockresort.com.
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.
Classic Movie Series, the 1954 musical “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11. $5. 996-1500.
It’s a Wonderful Life, the annual free showing of the 1946 classic holiday film with James Stewart and Donna Reed. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 17. 996-1500.
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.