THIS WEEK: Feb. 3 to Feb. 9, 2017
Once Upon a Time: Crystal Cabin Fever, with spectacular ice carvvings, free wine tasting, tours of the Sculpted Ice Works Factory and Natural Ice Harvest Museum, free hot chocolate, BBQ and fire pit plus rides down a 50-foot ice slide. 311 Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays from Feb. 3 to 26. $15, $12 seniors, $10 children. 570-226-6246.
Nite at the Races, a parish fundraiser at St. Monica’s Parish Hall, 363 W. Eighth St., West Wyoming. Feb. 3 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $10. 570-237-2188.
Nite at the Races, sponsored by Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. John Neumann Division 2 of Wilkes-Barre, to be held at Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Hall, 150 Watson St., Wilkes-Barre Township, Feb. 4. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., races start at 7:15 p.m. Admission $5, horses $10, race sponsorship $25. Info 570-824-7645 or 570-332-2546
Introduction to Chinese Medicinal Herbs Workshop, at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at The Cooperage Project. Learn basic theories of home-care herbal medicinal and some of the many herbal remedies available. The fundamentals of herbal medicine, common misconceptions, and practical tips for do-it-yourself herbal remedies will be explained. The class will touch on medicinal herbs from your spice cabinet and garden including remedies like peppermint and chamomile. The class is held at 1030 Main St. Honesdale. There is a $10 suggested donation. Call 570-253-2020 for more info.
One More Row, the knit and crochet group, will meet from 10:30 p.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 4. Everyone is welcome to join this free activity.
New England Contra Dance, music by “Smash the Windows” with fiddlers Bruce Young and Ryck Kaiser accompanied by Peg Shutes on keyboard with calling by Terry Bachman, Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. 7 p.m. Feb. 4. No partner or previous experience necessary. Pay what you wish. A potluck supper precedes the dance at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share if you are coming to the potluck. Info at 570-333-4007 or folkloresociety.org.
Misericordia movie night, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a fantasy action/adventure written by J. K. Rowling, 9 p.m. Feb. 4, Lemmon Theater in Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, Dallas Township. $3 general admission; $1 for Misericordia students with ID. 570-674-6411.
Adult Craft Session, making flowers from different colors and patterns of paper for Valentine’s Day. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Light refreshments served. Free. Registration: 570-823-0156.
Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children, an independent documentary about Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman who prevented pandemic flu, developed the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and invented the first vaccine against human cancer. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. Feb. 6. Followed by a discussion with the director Donald Rayne Mitchell. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.
‘Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy,’ a keynote speech by former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous, 6 p.m. Feb. 7, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University, free. 570-389-4937.
A River Runs Through It, a free screening of the drama starring Brad Pitt and Craig Sheffert, shown in conjunction with the Wyoming County Reads book-discussion series. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8. 570-996-1500.
Simple. Natural. Healing. A weight-loss seminar including recipes and food ideas. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 11. $10. 570-996-1500.
Night at the Races, with a dinner buffet, refreshments and raffle. Sponsored by Corpus Christi Parish at Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. 7 p.m. Feb. 11. $5, $10 per racing horse. 570-654-2753.
The Menu, culinary creations prepared by local chefs with musical guest Skip Monday. Grand Ballroom, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Feb. 13 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. $12. 570-344-1111.
Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, the 13th annual street festival with the theme “Ice, Lights, Broadway!” Included: a Friday evening parade, live music, more than 50 ice sculptures with carving demonstrations, horse-and-carriage rides and entertainment. Downtown Clarks Summit. Feb. 17 to 20. For schedule, see theabingtons.org.
Winter in the City, a cocktail party with food from local restaurants, silent auction, raffle and music by Paul LaBelle & the Exact Change and Group Du Jour. POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17. $20 benefits Scranton Tomorrow. 570-963-1575.
Winter Fest Film Festival, 14 days of foreign, independent and art films. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Opens Feb. 17 with a gala opening night of two films, snacks, wine, beer and dessert at 6 p.m. $25. Continues through March 2. $8.50. Feb. 2. Post-Festival Film Discussion 1 p.m. March 3. Schedule at dietrichtheater.com.
Winter Bazaar at St. Nicholas - St. Mary’s School. The Parent Teacher Guild is hosting the annual event from 3 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17, in the school’s gymnasium, 242 S. Washington St. Wilkes-Barre. There will be games, raffles, entertainment, bake sale and more. Proceeds benefit the PTG.
The Cooperage Program will host Nathaniel Whitmore as he explains the medicinal purposes of Chinese medicinal herbs on Feb. 4.
HOLD UNTIL WEEK OF FEB. 19.