THIS WEEK: May 11 through 17
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. 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.
Open English Memorial Horse Show, sponsored by The Yellow Rose 4-H Club of Sweet Valley. The traditional Mother’s Day horse show is in memory of two long-time 4-H leaders, Carole Malig and Jane Morris, with classes for youth and beginner/novice to adult equestrians. Starts at 8 a.m. May 13 at Luzerne County Fairgrounds, State Route 118, Lehman. Free parking and free admission. The 4-H Food Stand will be open all day. Info, 570-709-7875.
Animal adoption event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12, with animals from Northeast PA Pet Fund & Rescue in the tent next to the Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. The library is also collecting pet supply donations until the day of the event. Info, 570-821-1959.
Dance Like a Chicken Day, adult crafters of all levels are invited to make miniature chickens 5:30 p.m. May 14 at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Free, but seating is limited so call for reservations, 570-821-1959.
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. 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, fineartsfiesta.org.
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 www.icccia.com or facebook.com/8icccia.
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]
Macbeth, National Theatre Live on Screen, Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy will see Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. (Please note that Macbeth may contain scenes of a violent nature.) 2 p.m. June 10 and June 17, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Admission $14, $12, $10. Info, 570-996-1500.
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.