The Equines for Freedom Wine Festival will take place June 30 at Lazybrook Park in Tunkhannock. - Times Leader file photo
THIS WEEK: June 29 through July 5
Equines for Freedom Wine Festival, noon to 5 p.m. June 30, Lazybrook Park, 2 Overlook Drive, Tunkhannock, a family-friendly event with more than 30 art and craft vendors and businesses. Funds raised offset the cost of providing equine-assisted PTSD treatment to current and former U.S. service members, regardless of the source of trama or their characterization of service. For advance tickets, $20, see equinesforfreedom.org. Tickets are $25 at the door.
Wheels for Warriors, a car show in memory of Chuck and Eddie Ornoski, will begin at noon June 30 at the Polish American Veteran’s Pavilion, 2 S. Oak St., Plains Township. The brothers were original members of the Polish American Veterans. The event is open to all vehicles and motorcycles at $10 per vehicle, and the event includes food, beverages and raffles. There is no fee for spectators. For further information, contact Mike at 570-466-5410.
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]
2018 Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, festivities will begin at noon July 4 at Kirby Park with food vendors, craft vendors, amusement rides and games during the afternoon, along with music and fireworks in the evening. The Starfires will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Mohegan Sun Pocono will sponsor the fireworks display conducted by Skyshooter Displays of Wapwallopen, which begins at dusk. Alcoholic beverages, glass containers, smoking and personal fireworks are prohibited at the park and dogs are not permitted during the Fourth of July celebration.
Nativity of Our Lord ParishFestival, 6 to 11 p.m. July 6, 5 to 11:30 p.m. July 7 and 5 to 10 p.m. July 8, Stephenson Street, Duryea, with specialty stands ranging from Disney and designer purse to tool and hockey and plant and garden; face painting, cash raffle, flea market. Menu includes volcano fries, corn on the cob, hand-dipped ice cream and much more.
Pizza with Pals for PAWS. Unlimited pizza, stromboli, soda, beer and mixed drink specials, raffles and door prizes, 1 to 4 p.m. July 8, Rodano’s, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $25 for adults, $6 children 5-12. Proceeds benefit Happy Hearts & Tails Safe Haven Animal Rescue. Info,570-262-9987.
A visit with Kathy Miller, author of the Chippy Chipmunk series of children’s books, 10 to 11 a.m. July 10, Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. She will present a nature program, book signing and photos with Chippy. Books can be pre-ordered or purchased during the event. Info, 570-693-1364.
What You’re Looking for is Not in the Fridge! How I Found Myself When I Stopped Looking There, a talk with local author Julia Grocki about her book, which discusses her successful battle against negative self-image and emotional eating, 6:30 p.m. July 11, Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Avenue, Mountain Top. Register for this program by visiting the library or by calling 570-474-9313.
Close Encounters with Birds of Prey, with Bill Streeter, executive director of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center and hawks, falcons and owls, 11 a.m. July 7, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Please reserve free tickets by calling 570-996-1500. Tickets will be available at the door as long as they last.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, 5 to 11 p.m. July 12 through 14, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with games, prizes, pierogies, piggies, halushki. Music from John Stevens Doubleshot on Thursday, Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots on Friday and Hoopla Band on Saturday.
Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center Happy Hour fund-raising event, 5 to 7 p.m. July 13, hosted by The Red Mill, 340 S. Main St., Pittston, with pizza, wing bites. Percentage of sales benefit Advocacy Center’s fight against child abuse. $20 per person. Info, 570-208-2895.
The Equines for Freedom Wine Festival will take place June 30 at Lazybrook Park in Tunkhannock.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_ABJ-Marleys-Vets-6.jpgThe Equines for Freedom Wine Festival will take place June 30 at Lazybrook Park in Tunkhannock. Times Leader file photo
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