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THIS WEEK: JAN. 4 to 10, 2013


Model Railroad Open House at the 2,000-square-foot HO-scale layout of the Hudson Model Railroad Club, Polish American Building, 97 Martin St., Hudson section of Plains Township. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 985-8340.



Model Railroad Open House, with a custom-built layout depicting Lehigh Valley's Hazleton Branch passing through the towns of Weatherly, Cross Creek, Ashmore, Jeddo, Drifton and Eckley along with a model of Hazleton in the 1940s and '50s. Anthracite Model Railroad Club, 1057 Hanover Court, Hazle Township. Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free but donations accepted. See amrclub.org.



New England Contra Dance, with music by the Wyoming Valley House Band. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. 7 p.m. Saturday. $9. 333-4007.



New Year's Party, with cocktails, dinner and music by the Herbie Green Orchestra. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $19. Reservations: 824-4646.


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Malanka, the 9th annual Ukrainian New Year's dinner dance with a Ukrainian and American buffet, cash bar, complimentary champagne toast and dancing to the Ukrainian orchestra Fata Morgana. St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 N. Seventh Ave., Scranton. 6 p.m. Jan. 11. $40. 489-1256.



Stories from Around the World, with storyteller Fiona Powell spinning tales of her native Wales and other countries. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. Jan. 19. Free. 996-1500.



Ethics in the Valley: After the Judicial Scandals, a panel discussion on the Kids for Cash corruption scandal. Included: Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Ecenbarger, former Luzerne County judge Joseph Cosgrove and Margaret Hogan of the Accountability, Conduct and Ethics Committee of Luzerne County. McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King's College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 22. 208-5957.



Northeastern Pennsylvania Home & Garden Show, the 12th annual show offering the latest in products and services for the home. With Brian Santos (The Wall Wizard) and Harry Rinker (The Collector Inspector). Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 26; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 27. $7.50, $5.50 seniors. 970-7600.



Winterfest Celebration, with food, refreshments and music by Dymond Cutter. American Legion, 4907 Memorial Highway, Harveys Lake. 7 p.m. to midnight Jan. 26. $25 advance only. 639-2240.



iPad Class for Adults, basic and advanced functions. Bring your own iPad or borrow one from the library. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Free. 654-9847.


best bet

Be a farmer for a day and revel in everything rural at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country with 6000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial booths. You'll find daily attractions, a large food court, wineries, tractor and pony pulling, square dancing, rodeos and much more at the sprawling Farm Show complex at North Cameron and Maclay streets in Harrisburg. The show is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Jan. 11 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 12. Admission is free. Call 717-787-5373 or check out the schedule at farmshow.state.pa.us



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