Events Listings: Oct. 27 to Nov. 2

October 27th, 2017 6:00 am

THIS WEEK: Oct. 27 to Nov. 2

Paper Moon, a free screening of the 1973 movie starring Ryan O’Neal, Tatum O’Neal and Madeline Kahn, 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Popcorn provided. 570-823-0156.

One More Row Knit & Crochet Group, 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 28, Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Free to the public. Please call to register, 570-821-1959.

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.

Public Square Car & Bike Cruise, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 28, the last cruise of the 2017 season will be held on Saturday afternoon instead of the traditional Friday night. This will also be a “Trunk or Treat” event, so fill up your trunk with goodies and bring the kids. Costume parade and costume awards will be at 2 p.m. Lineup will be near the bandshell and will start at 1:55 p.m. Car/Bike awards as well as the 50/50 drawing will be at 3 p.m. More information:

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.

Roller Radicals Halloween Fest, fundraiser at the new practice warehouse, The Derby Factory, of the WBS Roller Radicals roller derby team. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28. Public scrimmage at 5:30 p.m. Features oddities and alternative flea market with 60 vendors. Trunk or treat for kids, love local music, food trucks and more. $2 for flea market, $5 for market and scrimmage. $5 to enter scrimmage only.

Boom in the Night, the Misericordia University Dead Alchemist Society offers hands-on experiments such as making slime and super bouncy balls. Even also features pumpkin makeovers and vomiting, fiery pumpkins. Telescopes for moon and stargazing and variety of physics demonstrations. Demonstrations from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in Huntzinger and Alden Turst Room (218 and 219) of Insalaco Hall. Show at 7 p.m. in Wells Fargo Amphitheater. Misericordia campus, 301 Lake St., Dallas Township. Free and open to public. Information, call Anna Fedor Ph.D. at 570-674-6769.

Wright Township Halloween Parade, will take place at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 in the playground of Wright Township Park. All children 10 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian are welcome. Prizes will be awarded for scariest, funniest, grossest and most creative costume. Games and treats will be provided by Wright Township Recreation Board.

Trunk or Treat, hosted by Church of Christ Uniting, corner of Sprague Avenue and Market Street in Kingston. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Tricks, treats and safe Halloween fun.

Trunk or Treat at the Hoyt Library, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at The Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston. All children are welcome to come in costume for this admission free program. 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.

Trunk or Treat, hosted by Kenn Pollock Auto Group, 339 Route 315, Pittston. All day long on Halloween, Oct. 31. All vehicles in showroom will have treats. Costumes are encouraged.

Trunk or Treat, hosted by Kingston Borough. 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in parking lot of HKQ Law, 600 Third Ave., Kingston. Participating businesses will have vehicles decorated and trunks filled with treats for Halloweeners. Entertainment provided by Magic 93.

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.

Gymanfa Ganu, the Ethnic Committee of the Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church, Church and Main Streets, Edwardsville, will hold their 33rd annual Gymanfa Ganu at 3 p.m. Oct. 29. John and Sally DiRico, co-chairs of the Ethnic Committee have announced this year’s conductor: Ms. Mari Morgan. Ms. Morgan has performed as a mezzo-soprano across North America, the United Kingdom and France in recitals and concerts and has presented seminars and master classes.

Empty Bowls, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at Wilkes University’s Henry Student Center, 84 West South St., Wilkes-Barre. Sponsored by Wilkes, King’s College, Luzerne County Community College and Wyoming Seminary. For a donation of $15, you’ll receive soup, bread, a beverage and a handmade pottery bowl created especially for the event by one of our talented local artists. Proceeds benefit area food banks. Info,

Trunk or Treat, a Halloween celebration for the whole family sponsored by RMH Residents’ Association and RMH Youth Group. St. Andrews Church (Parking Lot), 316 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29. Everyone welcome. Free food, parade, magician, photo booth, music and more. 570-592-6115.

Trunk or Treat, hosted by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1000 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29. All children are welcome. Come in costume for food, fun and treats.

Brexit and the Future of the EU. Dr. Robert Geyer from Lancaster University in Lancaster, England, will present “Brexit and the Future of the EU” as part of the King’s College “Fifty Minutes in Focus” series, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Oct. 31, Postupak Room, William G. McGowan School of Business, corner of River and Union streets, Wilkes-Barre. Free and open to the public. Info: 570-208-5958.

Parsons Halloween Parade, hosted by Parsons Crime Watch and Lions Club at 4 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31. Participants asked to line up at 3:30 p.m. at the park on Parkin Street. Parade will proceed up George Avenue to park on Scott Street, where candy and prizes will be distributed. In case of rain, participants asked to meet at Primitive Methodist Church, 193 Austin Ave., at 4 p.m. for candy bags and prizes.

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. 4 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

Murder Mystery Comedy Sho w 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.

The First Amendment and the College Campus. Judge Joseph Cosgrove, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, will discuss “The First Amendment and the College Campus” as part of the King’s College “Fifty Minutes in Focus” series, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Nov. 7, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, corner of River and Union streets, Wilkes-Barre. Free and open to the public Info: 570-208-5958.

Christmas Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 in the parish center at St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Hill Street, Mayfield. Crafters and vendors will offer imported gifts from Russia, Greece and the Holy Land including Matroshka nesting dolls, samovars, amber jewelry, ornaments and olive wood manger sets. American and ethnic foods will be available for sale. Info, 570-876-0730.

Donegal Ball, sponsored by the Donegal Society of Greater Wilkes-Barre, Nov. 10 at the Woodlands, featuring the music of the WIllie Lynch Band. Tickets are $50 per person and must be ordered in advance by calling Mary Ellen Dooley at 570-735-1711. The Donegal Society is a social club dedicated to celebrating and preserving Irish history.

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.

The Misericordia Dead Alchemist Society will host Things That Go Boom In the Night on Oct. 28 on the university’s campus in Dallas Township. Misericordia Dead Alchemist Society will host Things That Go Boom In the Night on Oct. 28 on the university’s campus in Dallas Township. Submitted photo