THIS WEEK: Feb. 17 to 23, 2017
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.
Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Workshop, take part in this hands-on workshop led by Jeff Abella, co-founder of Moka Origins, a chocolate and coffee company, who will teach about cocoa farms, make chocolate and taste the finished product. The event starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. Honesdale. $10 donation. Call 570-253-2020 for more information.
One More Row, the knit and crochet group, will meet from 10:30 p.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 18. Everyone is welcome to join this free activity.
Night at the Races, fundraiser for the Scouts of pack/troop 303 of Pittston. This event is hosted by The Perugia Beneficial Society. Doors open at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center in Pittston. This event is 21 and over. More information and/or horses may be purchased by calling Kim at 570-603-9759 or Jake at 570-606-9262. Proceeds go to the scouts.
Sweethearts Dinner Dance, with music by the Main Street Crooners. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 18 with doors at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Cash bar available. 866-605-7325.
Old Forge Mardi Gras, with a full-course dinner, beer and wine, and entertainment by Frankie Gervasi of The Poets. Sponsored by Prince of Peace Parish at Arcaro and Genell, 443 S. Main St., Old Forge. 6 p.m. Feb. 18. $30. Adults only. Reservations: 570-457-5900.
Blue Ribbon Gala, the annual fundraiser for Marley’s Mission with entertainment by Daddy-O and the Sax Maniacs and 13-year-old singer Olivia Kay along with emcee WNEP-TV’s Stacy Lange. Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. 6 p.m. Feb. 18. Black tie optional. $125. Info at marleysmission.com.
New Year of the Trees, celebrate Tu BiSh’vat, an event that marks the emergence of Spring. Join Jill Price on an adventure hike, learn to play pickle ball and plat a tree at the JCC Camp, Troxell Switch Road overlooking Harveys Lake from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 19. $5 per person. Contact Sharon for more information at [email protected] or 570-824-4646.
Nanticoke Ukrainian Celebration, the annual pre-Lenten dinner celebration at Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church. From 12:30 to 2 p.m. Feb. 19, enjoy dinner of stuffed cabbage, kobasa, pierogies, kapusta, blackbread and desserts at the church hall, 240 Center St., Nanticoke. Entertainment follows at 4 p.m. Doors open at noon with Ukrainian crafts on display and for sale. Dinner tickets are $15 and only sold in advance. Call 570-735-4654 or 570-824-3880 for more info or to reserve tickets.
Fee-Free Days at Steamtown, free admission on Feb. 20 (Presidents Day), April 15-16 and 22-23 (National Parks Week), Aug. 25 (National Park Service Birthday), Sept. 30 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11-12 (Veterans Day Weekend). Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7. 570-340-5204.
Out of Africa, a free screening of the drama starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, shown in conjunction with the Wyoming County Reads book-discussion series. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22. 570-996-1500.
Moreau Lecture, featuring the Rev. Thomas Stegman at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in Burke Auditorium at King’s College. The lecture series was named in honor of the Rev. Basil Anthony Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross. For more information call 570-208-5900 ext. 5767 or email [email protected]
Arm Knitting. Create your own infinity scarf out of chunky yarn using just your arms. Bring two or three skeins of chunky yarn. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Free. 570-654-9847.
Osterhout’s Adult Coloring Night. Experience the relaxing art of coloring. Supplies are available at the Information Services desk any time the library is open. A coloring program is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Use its supplies or bring your own.
DIY nut milks & cheeses, learn how to make your own coconut or almond milk and cashew cheese from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. Honesdale. Learn recipes and techniques from Talia Segal Fidler during the hands-on class. $20 suggested donation and registration is required. For more information or to register call 570-253-2020.
Swing dancing at The Cooperage from 7 to 1o p.m. Feb. 24 at 1030 Main St. Honesdale. Learn some swing steps from dancer Anne Johansen as she dances to music performed by the Little Big Band. $10 suggested donation and registration is required. For more information call 570-253-2020.
Sip ‘n Silk painting fund-raiser, St. Stephen’s Church, 35 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25, no artistic ability needed. Design is ‘Tree of Life,’ $45 per person, proceeds benefit Reach Food Pantry. Registration open until Feb. 24 at sipnsilk.com. Info, 570-825-6653
Home and Outdoor Living Show, the 30th annual event offering a look at industry trends in all aspects of home, leisure and outdoor activities. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 906 W. Main St. Noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 24; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 25; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26. $5. 570-966-0625 or csbapa.org.
Supper Club, new to The Cooperage, the Supper Club, an interactive meal, combines a love of food, eating, meeting new people and learning. Attendees will meet and prepare dinner, a side dish or salad and dessert. The event is BYOB and the first supper is homemade pasta, salad and cannolis. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. March 1 at 1030 Main St. Honesdale. $25 suggested donation, reservations required. For more information or to register call 570-253-2020
Eat, Drink & Paint, to benefit Kunkle Fire Co., 6:30 p.m. March 18, at Kunkle Social Hall, 815 Kunkle Road, Dallas. Cost of $45 includes food, non-alcoholic beverages and painting supplies. BYOB is permitted, but must be 21 or older. Must be 18 or older to attend event. Reservations, 570-675-3334.