THIS WEEK: Oct. 20 to 26
Photographers Reception, sponsored by Mountain Top Photo Club and Commonwealth Health, with display of more than 100 images by members of Mountain Top Photo Club, light refreshments, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Mountain Top Campus, 239 South Pennsylvania Blvd., Mountain Top. Info, mountaintopphotoclub.com.
Brighter Journeys Second Annual Celebratioin, features music by Flaxy Morgan, raffles, two-hour open bar, carving and dinner stations, Michael Mootz Candies, chocolate buffet table. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 state Route 315, Plains Township. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 20. $50. Call Lisa Urbanski at 570-814-6606.
Dancing Stars of Wilkes-Barre, with eight teams of local celebrities paired with expert dancers and competing for trophies, 8 p.m. Oct. 21, doors open at 7 p.m. at KISS Theatre, 400 East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre Township. $35, $25 and $15. Seating is limited to 330 people. Tickets may be purchased at dancingstarsofwilkesbarre.com. Proceeds benefit KISS Theatre.
Edgar Allen Poe Reading, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the historic Sophia Coxe house located at 2207 St Route 940, Drifton, PA 18221. Presentations include “The Raven,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and more. Light refreshment will be served. Seating is limited, so reserve early. Admission $15. For further info, call Karen at 570-956-3881.
Judy Garland and the Hollywood Musical, an exploration of Judy Garland’s contribution to American film from the Depression to the Cold War. With a variety of film clips from “The Wizard of Oz,” “Babes in Arms,” “Girl Crazy,” “Meet Me in St. Louis” and many others, presented by Dr. Phillip Atteberry from the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville, 3 p.m. Oct. 22, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock, free. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500.
Tales of Terror - A Halloween Event, haunting tales strictly for older listeners, recommended only for ages 10 and older. Storyteller Hal Pratt will have you looking over your shoulder for weeks to come. 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock, admission free. 570-996-1500.
Fermented Foods 101 Workshop, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. Learn how to make kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut at home. MaryAnne Carletta, Alicia Anderson and Ryanne Jennings will bring samples of these healthy foods for tasting and will lead the workshop. Suggested donation: $15 per person. Info, 570-253-2020.
Gently scary Halloween Haunt Tales. Storyteller Hal Pratt offers some of his favorite tales of things that go bump in the night in a session designed for the entire family, 11 a.m. Oct. 28, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock, free. 570-696-1500.
Trunk or Treat at the Hoyt Library, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at The Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston. All children are welcome to come in costume for this admission free program. This event will take place in the safe environment of the library parking lot and will include free hot dogs and drinks, while supplies last.
All children must be accompanied by a parent. This is a children’s program only, not for costumed adults. Registration is mandatory. Call the library at 570=287-2013. Facebook reservations are not accepted.
Community Trunk or Treat, 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 in the parking lot of the Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St., Plains. Members of the community will have cars decorated for Halloween with trunks open and giving out treats. In addition there will be live music by Broken Road Duo, food and a campfire. Call 570-200-5040 with questions or register your car.
HalloWINEfest, the second annual hosted by the Wyoming County Community Fair. The indoor wine festival will benefit a new community playground, a new pavilion and horseshoe pits on the fairgrounds and will feature wineries, music, food, vendors and festive surprises. At the fairgrounds, 9141 US 6, Meshoppen. Noon until 5 p.m. Oct. 28. bit.ly/2fnsrJM.
John Mitchell: An American Hero, a two-act play presented as an interview revealing personal and professional insights into the life of John Mitchell, union organizer for coal miners in the region in the early 1900s. Written and performed by Robert Thomas Hughes, 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Admission free. 570-996-1500.
Community Contra Dance, with music by the Contra Rebels, along with calling by Bob Nicholson, 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market Street, Kingston. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Admission to the dance is by donation. Come early at 6 p.m. for a pot-luck dinner. More info, call 570-333-4007 or see folkloresociety.org/dancing
Murder Mystery Comedy Show Fundraiser: Best Laid Plans, join the Pittston Memorial Library for it’s second annual Murder Mystery. Cooper’s Waterfront, 304 Kennedy Blvd., Pittston. 6 p.m. Nov. 4. $60 includes three-course meal and the show. 570-654-9565
72nd Anniversary Dinner Dance, hosted by the Dupont V.F.W. Post 4909, 401 Main St., Dupont. Nov. 4. Dinner buffet from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Bar open from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with music by Millennium. Donation is $30 per person. For tickets or reservations, see Bob Lopata at the V.F.W. or call 570-654-9104. Last day for tickets is Nov. 3.
Toy Bingo, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Games begin at 2 p.m. Twenty bingo games for $20. Toy prizes include mountain bikes, Amazon Kindle Fire, MP3 player and more. Food and refreshments on sale. Cash bar. 570-283-2195.
Our Lady of Hope Parish Fall Festival, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 5, Marymount Parish Center on South Hancock Street in Wilkes-Barre, with games for children, a bake sale, Instant Bingo and a turkey dinner. For more info call 570-824-7832.
Dinner to benefit local veterans, hosted by The American Legion Riders Post 495, Shickshinny, 575 state Route 239, Shickshinny. 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Dinner includes roast pork, gravy, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, rolls and dessert. Raffles throughout the evening. 570-855-8964.
Toy Bingo, doors open at noon Nov. 18 and games begin at 1 p.m., Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department, 329 Orange Road, Dallas, with a basket raffle, 50/50 and instant bingo, lots of goodies. Tickets $20. Info, 570-299-0293.