THIS WEEK: July 13 through 19
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 fundraising 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
Rock painting program, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14 at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Bring your rocks and paint to the library and meet up with other rock painters to create original pieces of art to hide around the community for others to find and enjoy. Light refreshments will be provided. Call the information services desk at 570-821-1959 to register.
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.
Franklin St. Sleuths Book Talk, 6:30 p.m. July 19, Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Join the mystery book club for a lively discussion of “Stone Cold Dead” by James Ziskin. Light refreshments. Info, 570-821-1959.
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
River Day, 1 to 7 p.m. July 21, Riverside Park, Tunkhannock, with continuous music, presentations by environmental organizations, live animals from the Endless Mountains Nature Center, food vendors, arriving kayaks and more. Info, 570-996-1500. A free yoga session along the banks of the Susquehanna River precedes the event at 10 a.m.
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.
Christmas in July, will be celebrated by the Lackawanna Historical Society at the Circle Drive-In on Route 6 in Dickson City on July 25 with a special screening of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Admission is $7, and gates open at 7 p.m.
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.