THIS WEEK: June 15 through 21
Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour will bring the sights, sounds, and stories of World War II aviation to Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 17. FIFI, one of only two B-29 bombers in the world that still fly, will be accompanied by a C-45 Expeditor, and a T-6 Texan. Visitors will be able to view aircraft up close and tour the cockpit when plane is not flying. Aircraft will be staged on the main ramp at Aviation Technologies, 101 Hangar Road, Avoca, Pennsylvania 18641. Access to the ramp is $10 for adults and $5 for youth age 10 through 18. Children under age 10 are admitted free. Rides range from $85 to $1,595 depending on aircraft type. Rides may be booked in advance at AirPowerTour.org.
Friends of the Osterhout Free Library 42nd annual book sale, June 15 to 23, library patio, 71 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 7:30 p.m. June 15; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16; Closed June 17; 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 18 to June 21; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22; 9:30 a.m. to noon June 23. June 15 Preview night offers sneak peek and the right to make purchases for $10 donation. It is a kick-off to the week-long sale. June 23 is the traditional ‘bag day.’ June 20 is Children’s Day with live entertainment and activities for kids. The Friends will surpass the half million dollar fund-raiser mark this year and a special ceremony will be held when the goal is hit. Info, 570-823-0156.
Pittston Kiwanis Club annual golf tournament June 15 at Emanon Country Club in Falls, will benefit the Greater Pittston YMCA’s summer children’s program. The tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. with registration starting at 10 a.m. Cost is $75 per player and includes light lunch, buffet dinner, beverages, golf, cart, and prizes. Single players as well as foursomes are welcome. $100 hole sponsorships are also available. Contact Sal Bernardi, 570-820-8459, for information. The YMCA will be running their annual summer camp starting June 18. For more information, please contact, Jenny, 570-655-2255, ext. 103.
Volunteers in Medicine’s 10th annual Music, Medicine and Moving Into The Future Gala, a fund-raiser to benefit the full-time, full-service medical and dental clinic. With a theme “Out of this Galaxy,” the fund-raiser will begin 6 p.m. June 15 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. Entertainment includes a live, 30-minute performance by Lady Gaga tribute artist Renee Nicole Gray and dancing to the futuristic sounds of 570 Events. Tickets are $150 and may be purchased through vimwb.org.
An Evening with Robert Louis Stevenson, 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 16 at the historic Sophia Coxe House, 2207 Route 940, Drifton, with local actor, author and historian Bobby Maso portraying the famous Scottish novelist. $15. Reservations needed. Call Karen at 570-956-3881. Light refreshments will be served.
Donuts for Dad, a kick-off to the Hoyt Library’s Summer Reading Program, 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 16 at the Hoyt Library, Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, with a story, craft and doughnuts. The program is limited to children ages 15 months to 6 years of age and their dads. Final date to register is June 13. To register, contact the Library at 570-287-2013.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm opens its 55th summer tour season starting June 16 with the 11th annual Summer Garden Party. Visitors will meet guides who portray family members going about a typical day on an 1800s homestead and folks will have a chance to involve themselves with garden activities. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 3 to 12, and includes both the tour and the garden party. The farm is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Allow at least 2 and a half hours for a full tour. Info, quietvalley.org or 570-992-6161.
The Molly Maguires, local historical re-enactor Thomas Curney will present a program on the 50th anniversary of the making of the movie “The Molly Maguires” which was filmed locally at Eckley, Jim Thorpe, Bloomsburg, Berwick, Tamaqua and surrounding areas. $15. 2 to 4 p.m. June 17. Reservations needed. Call Karen at 570-956-3881. Light refreshments will be served.
Feng Shui workshop, 6 p.m. June 20, Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. Learn about the ancient Chinese art of arranging work and living spaces to promote balance and comfort with author and consultant Sybilla Lenz. To register, visit the library or call 570-474-9313.
Inaugural Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21, a strawberry-themed farmers market with every vendor offering something strawberry, Public Square, downtown Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ mascot Tux will visit and D&N Furniture will sponsor a live performance from Strawberry Jam from noon to 1:30 p.m. Additionally, CEO will have a live cooking demonstration during the festival.