THIS WEEK: Sept. 15 to Sept. 21
‘The Substitute,’ a free showing of the 1996 movie starring Tom Berenger, Raymond Cruz and William Forsythe at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 2 p.m. Sept. 15. Theme of the weekly Semptember movies is “Back to School.” Popcorn provided. More info, 570-823-0156.
Paint Night, a night of mason jar painting hosted by the Canvas Creation Company at R Bar and Grill, 119 E Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 15. $35 includes two mason jars and food buffet. Cash bar will be available. Must buy tickets in advance. 570-258-0505.
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshops, hour-long, informal writing class, themed, free and open to the public, 2 p.m., Sept. 15, King’s College, Room 117, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Wilkes-Barre. Info: 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.
Readings to Remember. The Marian Sutherland Kirby Library is currently booking appointments for a two day event of psychic readings, with psychic medium Jim Byers who connects people with their loved ones who have passed away and reads past lives, and tarot card reader Jonathan Coyle. At the library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16. Thirty minute readings, $30 each. Complimentary energy stone given to attendees. 570-474-9313.
Designer Purse and Jewelry Bingo, sponsored by Tunkhannock Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, doors open at noon Sept. 16; games begin at 1 p.m., Northmoreland Volunteer Fire Hall, 1618 Demunds Road, Dallas. Tables of eight will be reserved. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, for 20 chances to win purses by such designers as Giani Bernini, Michael Kors, Quilted Koala, Dooney and Bourke, Fossil and others. A diamond tennis bracelet is another prize. ‘Ghost tickets’ available for those who want to support DAR projects but cannot attend. Info, call Meg at 570-954-9708.
Designer Purse Bingo, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge, doors open at 11:30 a.m. and games begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at The Woodlands in Plains Township. $30 admission includes a bingo sheet for 20 games and food. There will also be special $5 games, 50/50 raffles, raffle baskets, special vendors and a cash bar. For ticket information call 570-824-8756.
NEPA Beer Festival, the 2nd annual, at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Sept. 16, has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
NEPA VegFest, an all ages event based on promoting compassion, health and wellness in the community featuring craft vendors, plant based food, speakers, cooking demos, music, yoga and children’s activity. Schautz Memorial Stadium, 1209 Prescott Ave., Dunmore. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16.
Diversity People’s Picnic, free food, games and prizes. Bring a chair and enjoy. Martz Amphitheater, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 16. Rain or shine. Call 570-262-1360 to confirm attendance and number attending.
Dallas Harvest Fest, with vendors, food, entertainment and more at a new location. Dallas High School, 2030 Conyngham Ave., Dallas. Noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 17. Free admission. bit.ly/2fmhWWQ.
Do-It-Yourself Button Trees, adults of all crafting levels are invited to paint a tree or branch on a canvas using colorful buttons to create your very own fall tree wall art. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. This event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-821-1959.
“Underwater Dreams,” the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learn to build an underwater robot and defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in a robotics competition. A free public screening, part of seventh annual Diversity Festival at King’s College, 7 p.m., Sept. 19, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Info: 570-208-8021.
Constitution Day Lecture, with Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, University of Notre Dame, speaking on the topic, “Re-establishing Law Over War,” 7 p.m. Sept. 21, King’s College, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Free. This lecture also serves as the Barbara Sabol Memoral Lecture, sponsored by the College’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and History Department, and the Peace and Justice Center of Wilkes-Barre. Info: 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.
Mountain Top Social Club, will take a bus trip to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey for dinner and a show, “Come Blow Your Horn.” Sept. 21. $84 per person. For more information, contact Otto Eime at 570-407-0056.
Campion Literary Society Open Mic Night. Students, faculty, and members of the community can share creative works, including poems, short stories, drama, and creative nonfiction, or perform music or comedy. 2 p.m., Sept. 22, King’s College, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Free. Info: 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.
Foos Truck Rally, benefiting the Lake Lehman Band. Features a car cruise, music, basket raffles, a 50/50 drawing, free face painting for kids, and, of course, food trucks. 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 23.
Noxen’s Fall Pow Wow, the 13th annual. At the Noxen Fire Co. Grounds, 3493 Stull Road, Noxen, Wyoming County.The event honors all veterans and all are welcome. The circle opens at 10 a.m. Sept. 23 and 24, with story telling and flute playing. Grand entries of all dignitaries and dancers in full regalia begins at noon. Ends at 6 p.m. [email protected]
Flea Market/Craft Show, with a car show, hosted by Swoyersville Boy Scout Troop 143, at Forty Fort Park, Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24. Free admission. bit.ly/2uzAGUO.
Jump, Jive an’ Jazz, featuring performances by Bob Dorough’s School House Rock, All That Jazz and Patrick Marcinko Jr.’s Upper Valley Winds Big Band and Michelle Oram. $25. The Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N Washington Ave., Scranton, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. 570-344-1111.
Annual Ham Dinner, presented by the Jenkins Township Lions Club.Takeouts available. Everyone is welcome. Donate a few canned goods for the Greater Pittston Food Pantry. Jenkins Township Fire Hall, 2 Second St., Jenkins Township. Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 24. Tickets are available at the door or through Lions Club members and cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Lions brooms will also be available for $10.
El Trumpo, a staged reading of Robert Anderson’s satire centered around the President of the United States. at an all-time high. President Trump, along with his new best friend, Kim Song-un, he’s slated to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and he owes it all to his newest adviser, that ruthless Mexican drug lord and murderer, El Jorobado— “the Hunchback,” whose daughter, Gilda, El Trumpo is secretly in love with (don’t tell anyone). Music, singing and hilarious illustrations. Circle Center for the Arts, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. Sept. 24. Free admission but $5 donation is suggested. Food and drink provided. For more information, call 570-288-1020 or 570-974-5953.
Candlelight Vigil, for the parents and loved ones of murdered children in observance of the National Day of Remembrance. Plains Township Municipal Park, 6 p.m. Sept. 25.