THIS WEEK: Sept. 22 to Sept. 28
Bloomsburg Fair, 162 annual event, Sept. 22 to Sept. 30 at the fairgrounds, 620 West Third St., Bloomsburg, with livestock, agricultural exhibits, music, carriage and helicopter rides. Fair opens 2 p.m. Sept. 22 for preview day; after that exhibit buildings are open 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. and vendor stands from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily. Admission is $8 at the gate; $7 online for adults; children younger than 12 admitted free. Grandstand events, for which there are additional charges, include Paul Anka on Sept. 25; Martina McBride and Jo Dee Messina on Sept. 26; Chicago on Sept. 27; Figure 8 races on Sept. 28; horse pull on Sept. 29, demolition derby on Sept. 30 and Alabama on Sept. 30. More info, bloomsburgfair.com.
“Mr. Holland’s Opus,” free movie showing at the Osterhout Free Library 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 2 p.m. Sept. 22. This 1995 movie stars Richard Greyfuss, Glenne Headly and Jay Thomas. Free. Popcorn provided. Info, 570-823-0156.
“It Took Patience,” Luzerne County Historical Society lecture, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre. A lecture by Dr. Juanita Patience Moss, chronicling the career of Dr. Moss’s famous father, local coal artist C. Edgar Patience. Tickets free for Historical Society member; $5 for non-members. Please call for reservations. 570-823-6244 ext.3.
Science of Brewing, a fundraiser for Lacawac Sanctuary, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22, in The Boiler Room at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, $25 per person. Includes tastings by Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, Wood Winery from Lackawanna County and Philadelphia-based distiller Jacquin’s. Call 570-689-9494 for tickets.
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.
Food 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.
“Race,” Jesse Owens overcomes racism to become a track and field legend during the 1936 Olympics hosted in Nazi Germany. Free public screening as part of the seventh annual Diversity Festival at King’s College, 7 p.m., Sept. 26, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Free. Info: 570-208-8021.
Mountain Top Social Club, will host a bus trip to the Hollywood Casino in Grantville. Sept. 28. A price of $24 gets participants a $30 rebate to play and $5 for the buffet. For more information, call Otto Eime at 570-407-0056.
Marilyn Kennedy, performing in the Sleepy Hollow lounge at Idle Hour Lanes, Business Rt. 6 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy. 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
Schism: A Tribute to Tool, at the Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton with Better than Bad. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sept. 30. $15 advance, $20 at the door. bit.ly/2wBafPR.
Community Contra Dance, Chicory House Dance series will feature fiddler Ryck Kaiser with pianist Peg Shutes. Ted Crane will call. The dance will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 7, at the Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Admission is ‘pay what you wish.’ A pot-luck dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. Call 570-333-4007.
Irem Women’s Auxiliary Card Party, noon Oct. 19 at the Irem Country Club in Dallas, $15. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Janet at 570-824-6418 or Suanne at 570-822-4976.
Mountain Top Social Club, will host a bus trip to the Dutch Apple Dinner Playhouse in Lancaster for a dinner and a show, “Buddy.” Oct. 19. $81 per person. For more information, contact Otto Eime at 570-407-0056.