THIS WEEK: June 22 through 28
Friends of the Osterhout Free Library 42nd annual book sale, library patio, 71 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22; 9:30 a.m. to noon June 23. June 23 is the traditional ‘bag day.’ Info, 570-823-0156.
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.
Wine and Dine Festival, sponsored by Dallas Rotary Club, 1 to 6 p.m. June 23 at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Route 118, Dallas, with 16 wineries plus food vendors, crafters and musical entertainment. Tickets $15 in advance and $25 at the gate. Designated driver tickets are $5. VIP tickets are $40 with entrance time of noon. Advance tickets may be purchased at DallasRotaryWineandDine.com or at various local businesses.
13th annual tour of historic churches, sponsored this year by Kingston Historical Society and led by attorney Jan Lokuta. Meet at 1 p.m. June 24 at Wyoming Seminary’s Stettler Learning Resource Center, Sprague Avenue, Kingston. Tour will include stops at the Wyoming Seminary bell tower, the Wyoming Valley Montessori School, the Church of Christ Uniting, the Dorranceton United Methodist church and the Westmoor Church of Christ. The tour is free and registration is not required. More info, 570-296-6471 or 570-296-2181.
Victorian high tea, 2 p.m. June 24, with soup, salad, array of finger sandwiches and dessert at the Sophia Coxe House, 2207 State Route 940, Drifton. Seating is limited so reserve a space online at sophiacoxefoundation.com. Info, call Karen at 570-956-3881.
Colonial Times in the Valley: Was the Valley Really Connecticut? a presentation by living historian/re-enactor Mark Kahn from the 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 25, Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Pre-register by calling 570-2787-2013.
Poems at the Pub, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. June 26 in the upper room of Dugan’s Irish Pub, 385 Main St., Luzerne. The event will celebrate the release of two poetry books by David J. Bauman and will feature readings by Joel Long, of Columbus, Ohio; Erin L. Delaney, of Nanticoke; and Micah J. Bauman, of Lock Haven.
Summer Film Fest 2018 Preview Day, noon and 6 p.m. June 28, a chance to see the trailers for all 21 films in the Dietrich Theater’s Summer Film Fest. Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock, admission free. Info, 570-996-1500.
35th Annual Bernie’s Memorial 3 Mile Walk/Run, to benefit the Greater Carbondale, Greater Pittston, Greater Scranton, Wayne County and Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs. Start time 8:30 a.m. July 4, River Street, Wilkes-Barre, run through South Wilkes-Barre and finish at Public Square. To register, visit runsignup.com/berniesrun. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, email Lauranel Banks, Wellness Director and Race Coordinator, at [email protected]
An Evening with Robert Louis Stevenson, 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 15 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.
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.