THIS WEEK: July 27 through Aug. 2
“A Glimpse of the Gilded Age,” to benefit the Luzerne County Historical Society, 5 p.m. Aug. 2 starting with a tour of the Frederick Stegmaier Mansion, 304 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre with champagne and light refreshments, followed by dinner at the Mary Stegmaier Mansion, 156 S. Franklin St. Entree is Stegmaier surf and turf (or vegetarian option) Tickets must be purchased in advance. $40 for historical society members; $50 for non-members. Call 570-823-6244 ext 3 or email [email protected]
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
St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church Bazaar, 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 and noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at parish grounds, 695 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, with entrance to parish social hall at 522 Madison St., games of chance, ethnic foods, cash raffle, silent auction and giant indoor flea market. The Sperazza Band plays 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Iron Cowboy 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Group Therapy 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company Carnival – A Real Country “AfFAIR,” Aug. 3, 4 and 5 at the carnival grounds, 613 W. County Road, Wapwallopen. The Garden Tractor Pull begins at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Backyard Horseshoe Pitch, comprised of 64 two-partner teams, begins at noon Sunday, and cash prizes will be awarded. To register a team, call Shane at 570-956-3989 by 11 p.m. Aug 4. A special auction begins at 1 p.m. Sunday with a wide variety of prizes. Music by Hillbilly D’Lux at 7 p.m. Friday, Kartune at 7 p.m. Saturday, DJ Carol Jean Davis on Sunday afternoon and the Tommy Guns Band from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Games for children include Pet Shop, TP (toilet paper) Toss, Goldfish Toss, Soda Ring Toss and Dime Pitch. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday and fluid on Sunday, with horseshoes starting at noon, and auction at 1 p.m., but food stands opening between 1 and 2 p.m. Info: 570-379-3811 or 570-379-2816
Mountaintop Hose Co. No. 1 Community Yard Sale, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 at the hose company bazaar grounds. Covered spots are $15. Uncovered are $10. Breakfast and lunch available for a small fee. Reservations needed. Call Jared at 570-239-3393.
St. John the Evangelist Church Bazaar, William Street, Pittston, Aug. 9 through 11, with flea market, children’s games, ethnic foods. Starts at 5:30 p.m. each evening.
Plymouth Alive Original Kielbasa Festival, will take place Aug. 10 and 11 on Main Street in downtown Plymouth. This year’s theme is “Stayin Alive.”
Grant-writing workshop for non-profits. 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at Penn State University Hazleton Campus, 76 University Drive, Hazleton. Designed to help grant writers from non-profit organizations and municipalities that are seeking financial support for a project. Recommended for staff, volunteers and board members. Cost is $35 per person. Register at extension.psu.edu/grant-writing. Info, 570-296-3400.