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BAZAARS/FESTIVALS


2nd Annual Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest:


Aug. 2-3, Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall. For more info visit farmfest.paorganic.org, or call Kathryn Tokarz at 814.422.0251.


27th annual Pocono State Craft Festival


(www.poconocrafts.com or call 570-476-4460.)


• Aug. 24-25, Quiet Valley (347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg). $6, adults; Free, children 12 and under.


33rd Annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire:


Opens Aug. 3 and runs Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27, and Labor Day Monday, Mount Hope Estate and Winery. $29.95, adults; $10.95, children ages 5 to 11. For more info and tickets visit PaRenFaire.com or call the box office at 717.665.7021.


Annual Antiques, Arts & Crafts Festival:


Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church (420 Main Road, Hanover Township).


GoodWill Hose Co. No. 2 Carnival:


Aug. 1-3, 5-10 p.m., parade Saturday at 5, 451 W. Main St., Plymouth.


St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church


(93 Zerby Ave, Edwardsville)


• 15th Annual Ethnic Food Festival: Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS


5th Annual Golf Tournament


benefiting the 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund, Luzerne Foundation: Aug. 17, 1:30 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Golf Club. $75. Register at deprimogolf.com or call 570.709.0916 for more info


American Cancer Society


• Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Wyoming Valley walk kickoff breakfast: Aug. 20, 7:30 a.m., Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Railriders stadium, Moosic.


American Red Cross of Lackawanna County


• Roof-A-Thon: Aug. 7-9, Wendy’s, Davis Street, Scranton.


Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue


(570.420.0450, camppapillion.org)


• Adoption Day: Aug. 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Ertle’s Subaru (789 N. 9th St., Stroudsburg).


• Meet & Greet/Adoption Day: Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (Route 209, Brodheadsville)


Dog Days of Summer


with Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program, Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., and Ben & Georges Ice Cream: Aug. 10-11, 5:30-10 p.m., Ben & George’s (194 E. Oak St., Pittston). Psychic readings on Saturday, dogs for adoption on Sunday.


Doing it for Lola breast cancer fundraiser:


Aug. 10, 1-10 p.m., American Legion Post 781, Mountain Top. $15 donation, kids 12 and under free. Bike run/scavenger hunt begins at 12:30 p.m. at Outsiders in Wilkes-Barre.


Family Service Association of NEPA


5th Annual Pauly Friedman Family 5K Walk/Run: Aug. 11, registration 8:30 a.m., race 9:30, Misericordia University, Dallas. $25. For more info or to pre-register call 570.823.5144 or emailfsawv.ruthkemmerer@verizon.net.


Fifth Annual “A Ride to Remember” to benefit the family of Pittston native Michael Garron:


Aug. 17, registration 10 a.m., ride begins at noon, Polish American Citizen’s Club (Elm Street, Dupont). $15. For more info call 570.362.0823.


Mike Meoni Memorial Scholarship Fund


• 1st Annual Mike Meoni Memorial Golf Tournament: Aug. 10, Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Greenfield Twp. Tournament format is a four person captain and crew team for 19 holes. $65 per person; $260 per foursome. For more information visit MikeMeoni.com.


Safe Haven Dog Rescue


(www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net)


• Adoption day: Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.


The Tipsy Turtle

• Annual Golf Tournament for the Make Life Count Charity, Aug. 4.


CAR & BIKE EVENTS


570 Riders Bike Nights

• Runs every Monday in the summer. 6 p.m., Dairy Queen, Rt. 315


Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club (570.876.4034)

• Cruise Night: Aug. 2, Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m., Advance Auto Parts (Route 6, Carbondale).

• 15th Annual Car Show: Sept. 15, 9 a.m. For more info contact JoAnn Spalnick, 570.876.4034.

Fall Festival Car Cruise

(Eagle Rock Resort, 1 Country Club Dr., Hazleton)

Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-midnight. Rain date Oct. 13. Optional donation of $12 day of show, $9 pre-registration. Pre-register by mailing 1 Country Club Drive, Hazle Township, PA 18202.


Go Pink at Pocono 2:


Hosted by Bill Martel Racing, Aug. 3, following the Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 125. More info at billmartelracing.com.


McDonald’s (Route 590 Hamlin, PA)


• Car Cruise: Every second Friday of August, September, 6 P.M.


Montage Mountain Classics (Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Fri., 6-10 p.m., Sat., 5-9 p.m.)

Car Cruises:


• July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, 5-9 p.m., Johnny Rockets, Montage Mountain.


• St Joe’s Car Show: Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pittston Bypass. Rain date Aug. 25.


• Aug. 2, Sept. 6, 5-9 p.m., Pittston Cruise, Tomato Festival parking lot.


• Cruise to Benefit Ronald McDonald House: Sept. 22, 2-6 p.m. Rain date Sept. 29.


Shickshinny Forward’s 2nd Annual Car Show and Party in the Park:


Aug. 3, North Susquehanna Avenue along Susquehanna Warrior Trail in Shickshinny. Car registration 10 a.m.-noon, show noon-3 p.m., party until 5 p.m. Judging at 2:30 p.m. $15, show vehical registration in advance; $20, at the gate. For info visit shickshinnyforward.com/car or call 570.550.0721


EVENTS


3rd annual Valley Day Great 8 & 5K Races:


Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m., registration 7:30. $25 for 8-mile; $15 for 5K. Discount available to anyone who pre-registers for the event and t-shirts will be given to the first 150 persons registered. Entry forms are available on http://www.cvco.info. For more info to the Valley Day 8 & 5K Races, contact Race Director, Amy Cartwright at 570.233.4023 or AmyCRD@gmail.com or Brain Earley at 570.788.6620.


Back Mountain Recreation Movie Night:


“Wreck it Ralph,” Aug. 2, dusk, 55 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. Rain date Aug. 3.


Back Mountain Martial Arts

(114o Memorial Highway, Dallas. 570.675.9535, info@ufa-a.com, www.ufa-a.com.)

• Free anti-bully seminar: Aug. 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Dietrich Theater


(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com).


• Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 12: Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. Including Tom Flannery, Eddie Appnel, Hannah Bingman and Lorne Clarke.


• Open Mic Night: Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Breaking Groud Poets at 8:15.


Adult Classes:


• A Day at the Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park: July 20, 1-8 p.m.


• Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 12: Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation.


• Open Mic Night: Aug. 23, 7 p.m., sign-ups 6:30.


Classes for children:


• Dance, Dance, Dance: Aug. 5-6. 10-10:45 a.m., ages 2 and 3; 11-11:45 a.m., ages 4 to 6; noon-12:45 p.m., ages 7 to 9; 1:30-2:15 p.m., special needs. Free.


• Quilting for Kids – “Landscapes:” Wednesdays through July 31, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $6 per class.


F.M. Kirby Center


(71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 570.826.1100.)


W. Curtis Montz Summer Film Series: ($4, matinees; $6, evening shows)


• The Sessions: Aug. 7, 1 and 7:30 p.m.


• Raiders of the Lost Ark: Aug. 14, 1 and 7:30 p.m.


• Hyde Park on Hudson: Aug. 21, 1 and 7:30 p.m.


• Hitchcock: Aug. 28, 1 and 7:30 p.m.


• Psycho: Sept. 4, 1 and 7:30 p.m.


Irem Clubhouse


(64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)


Concerts, 7 p.m. each night:


• Aug. 4: Memory Lane, Oldies but Goodies


•Aug. 11: Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus


• Aug. 18: Orpheus Choral Society


•Aug. 25: Irem String Band


Jessup Art Walk:


Second Saturday of every month. For more info visit jessupartwalk.info or email info@jessupartwalk.info.


Jewish Community Alliance


• Happy Hour on the “Skyy Vu Deckbar” at the Woodlands: Aug. 8, 6-8 p.m. For info contact Barbara Sugarman at 570.824.4646.


Justus Volunteer Fire Co.

(159 Fieldstone Dr., Scott Twp., 570.587.4545)

• Night Out at the Station: Aug. 10, 7-10:30 p.m.


Keystone College

(One College Green, La Plume, 570.945.8000, keystone.edu)

• Sixth annual Jazz Institute at Keystone College: July 29-Aug. 2. For more info contact Crystal Seigle, 570.945.8580 or e-mail crystal.seigle@keystone.edu .


Lackawanna College


(501 Vine St., Scranton, 1.877.346.3552, lackawanna.edu)


Environmental Institute (10 Moffat Dr., Covington Twp.)


• Earth Connections Day Camp: Aug. 5-9 or 12-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 11 to 13. $95 per camper.


Ladies Night of Comedy and Wine


with Jeannine M Luby: Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m., Mountain View Vineyard and Winery, Stroudsburg. $20, includes first glass of wine. For more info and tickets visit JeannineLuby.com.


Misericordia University


• Open house for adult learners: Aug. 13, 4-7 p.m.


• Open house for high school students and parents: Aug. 17, registration at 9 a.m., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Mountain Grange No. 567


•Monthly Meeting: Aug. 6, 7 p.m.


• First Annual Rummage Sale: Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


• Family Picnic: Aug. 17, noon, Knoebal’s.


76 University Drive , Hazleton, 570.450.3000, www.hn.psu.edu)


Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center


(200 Lake Ave., Montrose, 570.278.9256 or e-mail wellness@epix.net, wellnessarts.com)


• The Psychology of Transformation – Part I: July 31, 6-8 p.m. $20.


Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center

(140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 570.824.7722.)

• “What Yahweh Asks of You:” with Rev. Ann Marie Acacio: Aug. 4, 10 a.m.


• Love without Conditions Book Study with Davienne Piatt: Aug. 4, 11:45 a.m.


• Facing the Giants: Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. $5 suggested love offering.


• “Your Owner’s Manual” with Rev. Diane Sickler: Aug. 11, 10 a.m.


• Great Communicators Can Move Mountains with Corey Hansen: Aug. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


• Creative Ministry Service: Aug. 18, 10 a.m.


•1st Annual Tacos for Tulips fundraiser: Aug. 18, 1 p.m. at Harmony Hall (140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre), parking behind church on Bethel St., $5 a plate, all proceeds benefit Unity of NEPA, purchase spring bulbs to beautify our spiritual home.


• “The Hip Sip” Unity Coffeehouse with Jeff Raught: Aug. 24, 6 p.m. in Harmony Hall.


• Special Guest Speaker, David Beverly: Aug. 25, 10 a.m.


Waverly Community House


(1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, waverlycomm.org)


• Camp Create: Aug. 5-9, 12-16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Art and theater camp for children with special needs.


• Comm Classic Car Show: Aug. 11, 4 p.m.


• Cocktails for the Courts: Aug. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


• Music on the Lawn: Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.


Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club


• Movie Nights in the Park: Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Dailey Park (West Wyoming). Crafts and kids activities at 7 p.m., movie begins at 8:15. Popcorn and drinks provided; please bring blankets and chairs.


LOCAL HISTORY


Eckley Miners’ Village


(located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers.org)


• Volunteer Meeting: Aug. 10


• Living History and Civil War Weekend: Aug. 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Old Jail Museum


(128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 570.325.5259. www.TheOldJailMuseum.com.)


TOURS: Through Labor Day, daily (closed Wednesday), noon to 4:30 p.m. $6, adult; $5, senior over 65 and high school; $4, children ages 6-12; free, children under 5.


LEARNING


Dietrich Theater


(Tunkhannock)


Children’s Classes


•Dance, Dance, Dance: Aug. 5-6. Ages 2 & 3, 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Ages 4 to 6, 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Ages 7 to 9, noon to 12:45 p.m.; Special Needs, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.


Intergenerational Classes


• Series 5: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 13 to adult. $15, per class; $60, four classes.


Classes for Adults


• Jewelry Making: Multi-Strand Bracelet: Aug. 22, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.


• Recycled Glass Artwork: Series 5: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $65, four classes. Students must supply own safety glasses.


• Writers’ Group: Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up.


• Introduction to Yoga: Aug. 14, 28, 10 a.m.


Endless Mountains Zendo


(104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. 570.925.5077, endless@epix.net)


• Obon Lantern Ceremony - Evening of Remembrance: Aug. 3, 5:30-10 p.m.


Pocono Arts Council


(18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org)


• Oil Painting: Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.


• Acrylic Painting: Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member.


• Intermediate Watercolor: Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, 1-4 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member.


• Play the Blues – All Instruments: Aug. 6, 7 p.m. Bring own instrument. $20 member; $25, non-member; $15, senior member; $20, senior non-member.


• Basic Drawing: Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.


• Watercolor Painting for the Beginner: Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.


• Jewelry Making Workshop: Aug. 6, 13, 1-4 p.m. $50, member; $60, non-member; $40, senior member; $45, senior non-member. $10 materials fee.


Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Academy


(509 Pittston Avenue, (3rd floor). Private classes are available. For more info contact: Master Mark Seidel, 570.341.8089.)


• Adult classes: Tuesday & Thursday, 7-8 p.m; Saturday & Sunday, 10-11 a.m.


• Children’s classes (ages 9 & up): Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon


• Yang Style Tai-Chi Chuan Adult classes: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-noon


Wudang Swordsmen Academy


(269 S Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, 570.630.0088, www.WudangSwordsmen.com, info@WudangSwordsmen.com)


• Wudang Taijiquan (traditional tai chi): Mon., Wed., 6:10-7:30 p.m.


• Wudang Gongfu (internal kung fu): Tue., Thu., 6:10-7:30 p.m.


• Youth Kung Fu (ages 10-13): Mon., Wed., 5:00-6:00 p.m.


• Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm): Sun., 10:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.


• Cardio Kung Fu: Mon., Wed., 10:00-11:00 a.m.


• Tai Chi for Health: Tue., Thu.,10:00-11:00 a.m.


• Daoist Sitting Meditation: Sun., 4:30-5:30 p.m.


• Morning Seated Qigong (meditation & breathwork): Tue., Thu., 9:00-9:50 p.m.


• Pushing Hands Circle (open to all tai chi players in the area): Sun., 3:00-4:00 p.m.


• Open Wudang Training Hall: Sun., 1:00-3:00 p.m.


OUTSIDE


Friends of Salt Springs Park


• Hemlock Trail Hike: Aug. 3, 7 p.m. Fee.


• Got Beer? Hop to It!: Aug. 4, 1 p.m. Meet at Wheaton House. Pre-registration appreciated by calling 570.967.7275. Fee.


• Perseids Meteor Shower: Aug. 11, 8:30 p.m. Meet at Wheaton House. Free.


• Cliff Trail Hike: Aug. 17, 11 a.m. Meet at Buckley Road parking lot. Fee.


• Full Moon Bike ‘n Bonfire: Aug. 21, 6 p.m. Adults only. Free.


• Mushrooms and Mycilia: Aug. 25, 1 p.m. Free.


• Upper Fall Brook Trail Hike: Aug. 31. Fee.


• Salt Springs Celebration: Aug. 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Lackawanna Historical Society


(The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841.)


Guided downtown walking tours:


• 11 a.m.: Aug. 10, 24. Tours are free, but reservations are required by the Thursday prior to the tour date.


Nescopeck State Park


(1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006)


• Just for Kids Kayaking: Level One: July 31, 9:30 a.m. Ages 9-15. Must register in advance. Meet at Lake Francis.


• Kayaking: Level One: July 31, 11 a.m. Ages 16 and up. Meet at lake Frances. Must register in advance.


• Kayaking: Level Two: July 31, 1 p.m. Ages 16 and up. Meet at Lake Frances. Must register in advance.


• Y Walk Wednesday: Nature in Your Neighborhood: Aug. 21, 6 p.m.


• Guided Hike: Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area: Aug. 23, 9 a.m.


• Just for Kids: Art in the Park with Jan Lokuta: Aug. 31, 1 p.m.


•A Night out with the Stars: Aug. 31, 8 p.m. Ages 6 and up. Limited space. Must register in advance.


Expanded listings at theweekender.com.


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