THIS WEEK: July 6 through 12
Nativity of Our Lord Parish Festival, 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’ Double Shot 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.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Lake Silkworth Summer Fest, 5 to 11 p.m. July 13 and 14; 3 to 9 p.m. July 15; Route 29, Hunlock Creek. Indoor air-conditioned flea market and games. Homemade pierogies, piggies and more. Music from Infinity on Friday, Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots on Saturday and Flaxy Morgan on Sunday. Polka Mass on Sunday at 2 p.m. with George Tarasek Polka Band.
Holy Family Parish Festival, 5 to 10 p.m. July 14 at 828 Main Street, Sugar Notch, rain or shine, under tents, with traditional ethnic and American homemade food including potato pancakes, pierogies, wimpies, hot dogs, french fries, sausage and peppers, clam chowder, nachos and cheese and ice cream. Instant bingo, children’s games, live music by Sammich Kings. Info: 570-822-3483
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.
St. Nicholas Church Bazaar, with games, raffle drawing, giant indoor flea market, ethnic foods including bratwurst, potato pancakes, haluski, piggies, pierogies and Mexican/Caribbean treats along with clams, fried dough, pulled pork, pick’n chicken and more. 5:30 to 11 p.m. July 19, 20 and starting July 21 after the 5 p.m. Mass. Parish grounds, 226 South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre. Entertainment by Flaxy Morgan on Thursday, The Sperazza Band on Friday and Home Town Boyz on Saturday. Info, 570-823-7736.
Play Fore the Kids, the McGlynn Learning Center will host its 12th annual golf tournament July 20 at Mountain Laurel Golf Course, White Haven. The tournament will be a scramble format with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and shotgun at 10 a.m. Registration fee is $100 per golfer with a tournament limit of 120 golfers. Breakfast includes Dunkin Donuts and coffee. Fees include: 18 holes, cart, green fees and buffet dinner. Non-golfers can join for dinner for $30 per person. Several levels of sponsorships available include: Birdie, Par, Hole and Cart. Proceeds benefit the McGlynn Learning Center. For more information or to support the center, participate as a golfer, come as a dinner guest or become a sponsor, call Peggy Nork at 570-824-8891.
Big Tent Bazaar, sponsored by Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood section of Hanover Township, 420 Main Road., July 20 through 22, with tiki bar, theme baskets, five bands over three nights.
Parish of St. Barbara Summer Festival and Car & Truck Show, 5 to 10 p.m. July 21 and noon to 7 p.m. July 22, with homemade meatball hoagies, porketta sandwiches, funnel cakes, ‘the best potato pancakes in the Valley’ and more. Car & Truck Show is July 22; parish grounds, 28 Memorial St., Exeter. Info: 570-654-2103
Fictionary, a drawing event for ages 18 and older, with chances to win gift cards, 3 to 4 p.m. July 24, Hoyt Library community room, Wyoming Avenue, Kingston. Final day to register is July 20. Call the Library at 570-287-2013, ext. 230.
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.
St. Robert Bellarmine Parish at St. Aloysius Church, corner of Barney and Division streets, Wilkes-Barre; 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 2, 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 3, 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4. Music by Tommy & The Original Tones on Thursday, The Tommy Guns Band on Friday and The Sperazza Band on Saturday. Homemade foods, games, prizes and an indoor flea market. Info: 570-823-3791