Events Listings: May 4 through 10

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the National Theatre Live version of ‘Hamlet,’ which will be screened at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock on May 6 and May 20. - Submitted photo

THIS WEEK: May 4 through 10

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, free movie, 11 a.m. May 5, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock, sponsored by the Kintner Family in loving memory of “Jeeterbug.” Children and families are invited to see the 1971 classic starring Gene Wilder. 570-996-1500.

New England-style contra dance, with music by fiddle player Eileen Kalfass and keyboardist Jill Smith, along with calling by Sue Gola, 7 p.m. May 5, Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market Street, Kingston. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Admission to the dance is “pay what you wish.” Come early at 6 p.m. for a pot-luck dinner. Info, 570-333-4007 or

Treasures of the Earth, Mineralogical Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania annual show and sale, with fossil and archaeological exhibits, games for children and adults in Dinoland, demonstrations about fluorescent minerals and flint knapping, beginner wire-wrapping and how to best clean your mineral finds. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6, Oblates of St. Joseph, Route 315, Pittston. Admission is $3 per adult. Children 12 and younger admitted free. Scouts and military personnel in uniform also admitted free. Info 570-254-9879 or 570-200-5987.

“You Live Here, You Should Know This!” a local history game show, sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society, 6 p.m. May 5, Slocum Hollow Bar at the Lodge at Montage Mountain. Teams of NEPA personalities and local history experts will answer Jeopardy-style questions. General admission is $10; student admission is $5. Info, 570-344-3841 or email [email protected]

Inaugural NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at the Blakely Recreation Complex in Peckville to promote environmental protection, public health and sustainability in the region. The free, family-friendly event will feature live music, local food, raffle baskets, exhibitors, eco-friendly vendors, workshops, art and more. Proceeds from the event will support Citizens for A Healthy Jessup and Friends of Lackawanna. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. and will take participants along the scenic Lackawanna River Heritage Trial. Interested parties, individuals and teams, should visit or register the day of at 8 a.m. For more information, visit

Spring rummage sale, sponsored by the Sister Circle of the Dallas United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 and 9 a.m. to noon May 5 at the church, 4 Parsonage St., Dallas, with housewares, jewelry, holiday decor, toys, purses, shoes and clothing for the entire family, plus lunch and home-made baked goods. The church has ample parking and is handicap accessible. Follow the roundabout signs to get to the church.

National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbath, returns to the Dietrich Theater at 2 p.m. May 6 and May 20 Returns to Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Tickets are $14 general admission, $12 for seniors and members and $10 for children and students. Info, 570-996-1500.


Princess & Pirate Tea, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at Good Shepherd Academy, 316 N. Maple St., Kingston, with a catered dinner by City Market in Dallas, princess and pirate games, pirate entertainment featuring Main Deck Productions and Captain Jack Sparrow, and princess entertainment featuring professional actresses employed by Walt Disney World. Tickets cost $18 and are available by calling 570-718-4724. Children under 1 are admitted for free. Tickets are required; no walk-ins will be accommodated the day of the event.

Comedy night, sponsored by Honey Pot Active Volunteer Hose Co., May 12 at Wisecrackers Comedy Club, Mohegan Sun Pocono. Cost is $20 with doors opening at 8 p.m. and show starting at 9. For tickets, call Frank Kotsko at 570-735-2932.

Seminar on Renal Issues, sponsored by the Luzerne-Lackawanna County Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (LLAACN) will take place at 5:30 p.m. May 15 at the Geisinger Medical Center, first floor Kistler Learning Center. Nephrologist Dr. Raymond Joseph will be the guest speaker. Dinner and CEU’s are included. All nurses and student nurses are welcome. $20 for non-members; $15 for members; $10 for students. Register by May 8 by calling Sandy at 570-331-2034 or email [email protected]

Fine Arts Fiesta, will take place May 17 through 20 on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Fiesta 2018 is currently accepting applications for it Artist’s Market. Applications for the Artist’s Market can be found under the “Applications and Forms” tab on the Fiesta website, Applications must be completed, returned and postmarked by Jan. 31. Inquiries about the Fine Arts Fiesta can be made at [email protected] or by writing: Fine Arts Fiesta, P.O. Box 2053, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18703-2053 or via the website,

An Evening of Wine and Whimsy, wine and cheese reception with a chance to view Torrie Mattes’ collection of dollhouses, 6 to 8 p.m. May 18, in one of the Scranton Hill section’s stately homes, fund-raiser for the Lackawanna Historical Society. $50 for non-members and $45 for members. Info, 570-344-3841 or email [email protected]

Bloomingdale Grange Flea Market and Plant Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19, Bloomingdale Grange, Silo/Grange Hall Road, Bloomingdale (rural Shickshinny). Table rental $5. Call 570-256-7610. Breakfast and lunch are available.

“Spiritual Communication” with paranormal phenomena lecturer Jeff Belanger, 3:30 p.m. May 19 at Sitko’s Restaurant, Route 437, White Haven. $23 to benefit White Haven Area Community Library. An evening show, “A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger,” is set for 6:30 p.m. May 19 and tickets are $35, to benefit the library. Afternoon show includes snacks; evening show includes buffet dinner. Info, call 570-443-8776

Friends of the Nescopeck Watershed Film Festival, in honor of the 250th anniversary of the use of anthracite coal, opens 7 p.m. May 16 with a screening of “King in the Mountain” feature film and includes two shorter films, “Scorched —Pennsylvania’s Coal Mine Fires” and “Beyond the Breaker: A Huber Breaker Documentary.” Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Cinema and Drafthouse, Broad Street, West Hazleton. Free of charge, but donations will be accepted. Reservations appreciated, before May 8, at [email protected] Friends of the Nescopeck meet 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Conyngham Borough Municipal Building, 215 Main St., Conyngham.

Identify theft and telephone scams, a program with Detective Charles Balogh and Detective Larry Fabian of the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office, 6:30 p.m. May 21, community room, Laflin Borough Building, 47 Laflin Road, Laflin. Presented by Laflin Library Association. All are welcome. Info, 570-654-3323.

Violence in our Society, a community safety seminar to discuss threat levels, developing a plan, firearms, awareness and prevention, with Charles Hentz, retired lieutenant from the Philadelphia Police Department, 6 to 9 p.m. May 24, Luzerne County Community College. Cost is $25. To register, call 570-740-0637.

Fire at the Furnace Week, May 28 to June 2, includes 20 exhibits featuring the work of 300 artists, narrated and theatrical iron pours, First Friday exhibits and blacksmithing demonstrations, a Ferrous Flyer train excursion from Scranton to the Poconos, and a public wedding of cast iron artists at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton. More info, see or

5K Run/Walk for Candy’s Place, A Cancer Wellness Center, June 2 at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Registration begins at 8 a.m., kid’s 1-mile run begins at 8:30 a.m. and 5K begins at 9. Pre-registration is $30 per person or $40 on the day, with $15 for children 7 to 12 and free for kids under 5. For more information on Candy’s Place contact Kaitlyn Dunbar, Marketing and Communications Representative at 570-714-8800 or [email protected]

Kunkle Fire Company’s Annual Golf Outing, registration at 11 a.m. and tee-off at noon July 26, Irem Golf Course. $75 per person includes entry to all events, 18 holes of golf, dinner and a chance to win prizes. To register, contact [email protected] or call 570-675-3334.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the National Theatre Live version of ‘Hamlet,’ which will be screened at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock on May 6 and May 20. Cumberbatch stars in the National Theatre Live version of ‘Hamlet,’ which will be screened at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock on May 6 and May 20. Submitted photo