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First Posted: 9/6/2014

THIS WEEK: Sept. 10 to 16, 2014

Classic Film Series, screenings of “Scarface” (1983) with Al Pacino as Cuban refugee Tony Montana. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. $5. 570-961-5943.

Resume Rehab, the first in a three-part Job Seeker series. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Bad Movie Thursdays, a screening of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 feature “Warrior of the Lost World” (1983; Italian), about a motorcycle mercenary battling an evil government. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Thursday, Sept. 11 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and movie at 7 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Civil War Roundtable, a talk by author J. David Petruzzi on “Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign.” Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. $3. 570-675-8936.

DL&W Advertised Resorts of the Poconos, a talk by railway historian John Layton. Sponsored by the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society. Meeting Room, Iron Skillet Restaurant, Petro Plaza, Avoca. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. Free. 570-822-0693.

Roof-A-Thon, the ninth annual benefit for the American Red Cross with local bands, a silent auction and DJs broadcasting from the roof of Wendy’s, 709 Davis St., Scranton. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13. 570-207-0100.

Elvis Movie Month, a screening of “It Happened at the World’s Fair” (1963) starring Elvis Presley as a crop-dusting pilot. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. 570-823-0156.

Felittese Festival, the 27th annual event with Italian dishes and pastries, 5K Race and Fun Walk, a Sunday mass followed by a procession to the fairgrounds and entertainment by Six More Roads (Friday), Fuzzy Park (Saturday) and Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots (Sunday). 145 Third St., Old Forge. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13; noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 with race registration at 8 a.m. and mass at 10 a.m. 570-430-9257.

Pennsylvania Oktoberfest, the annual three-day event with more than 50 beers, German-style music including the Alpine Horns, local bands, authentic German-American cuisine, wiener-dog racing, a strong-arm contest and more. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. 570-831-2100 or paoktoberfest.com.

Car Cruise, with antiques, classics, street rods and race cars. McDonald’s, 452 Route 590, Hamlin. 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. 570-969-8998.

Montage Mountain Classics Car Cruise, with hot rods, antiques and custom cars. Southside Shopping Center, 1000 S. Washington Ave., Scranton. Friday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Fall Pumpkin Festival, the 19th annual street festival with craft and food vendors, entertainment, horse and buggy rides, children’s games, Pumpkin Derby and more. Main Street, Luzerne. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Sponsored by the Luzerne Merchants Association.

Fall Festival, with seasonal stands and games, basket auction, bake sale, DJ music and ethnic foods. Good Shepherd Polish National Catholic Church, 269 E. Main St., Plymouth. Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. 570-719-9100.

Flying Aces Barbecue, with a pig roast, beer, giveaways, camping, fireworks at dusk and entertainment by the Substitute Band and Tommy Guns Band. Flying Aces Motorcycle Club, 470 Rockport Road, Weatherly. 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $15. 570-427-4766.

Dogs & Storks, tips, tricks and suggestions to prepare families with dogs for a new baby. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Peach Social, with peachy desserts and picnic foods. Trinity Lutheran Church, Hemlock and Church streets, Hazleton. 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $4. 570-454-3492.

Farm to Table Dinner, a family-style event created by executive chef Ray Marek with an open bar, silent and live auctions, visits from farm animals and music by the Coal Town Rounders. The Cottage, The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $100. 570-696-2881.

Osterhout Library Anniversary Gala, celebrating 125 years of providing free books, DVDs and other educational services. With an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, entertainment, dancing, live and silent auctions and a raffle trip to Bermuda. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $150. 570-823-0156.

Nicholson Bridge Day, the 24th annual event celebrating the Tunkhannock Viaductwith history walks, entertainment, more than 50 craft and food vendors, children’s games, chicken barbecue, talent contest, the Endless Mountains Railroad Club model railroad layout and more. Main Street, Nicholson. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. 570-942-6747.

Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Show, the 16th annual show. Carbondale Area Junior/Senior High School, 101 Brooklyn St. Sunday, Sept. 14 with gates open at 9 a.m. 570-876-4034.

Dallas Harvest Festival, the annual street fair commemorating “The Year of the Family” with a Generation-to-Generation Photo Contest, a Flower Display competition, stage performances, farmers market, Children’s Corner, antique fire-truck rides and a petting zoo. Main Street in Dallas Borough. Sunday, Sept. 14, noon to 5 p.m. 570-675-1950.

Forty Fort Meeting House Tours of the oldest religious edifice in Northeastern Pennsylvania with its original box pews, elevated pulpit and plain woodwork reflecting the Puritan background of the settlers. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 28. $2, $1 children. 570-287-5214.

Denison House Tours of the 1790 historic home of Nathan Denison, one of Wyoming Valley’s first settlers. 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 28. $5; $3 children. 570-288-5531.

W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the classic sci-fi film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1968). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.

Classic Film Series, screenings of “The Nutty Professor,” a science-fiction comedy starring Jerry Lewis. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. $5. 570-961-5943.

Wine Tasting, with wine, cheese, hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Hosted by Bartolai Winery and sponsored by the Friends of the West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. $20; $35 per couple. 570-654-0645.

Ale in the 18th Century, a historical lecture by Mary Babcock, retired nutritionist. Forty Fort Meeting House, 20 River St. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Free. 267-250-9559.

Adult Sewing, free classes at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Registration: 570-693-1364.

Arts n’ Vino, a fundraising painting session of a Halloween pumpkin scene guided by a professional artist. No experience necessary. Sponsored by Friends of the Hoyt Library at Arts n’ Vino, Cross Valley Center, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. $36. Registration: 570-430-5045.

International Film Series, a screening of “Philomena” (2013) starring Judi Dench. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. Free. 570-941-6330.

FUTURE

Constitution Day Lecture, with philosophy professor Gregory Bassham speaking on “A Living Constitution.” Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, North River and West Union streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Cover Letters, the second in a three-part Job Seeker series. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Income Inequality, with guest speakers exploring the issue of homeless women and veterans. Campus Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Free and open to the public. 570-740-0753.

Successful Aging, seminars on elder-related issues along with more than 40 vendors. Included: sessions on elder law, housing options, community services and elder care. Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore. 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Free. 570-558-6160.

Art n’ Vino, a fundraising party to benefit Candy’s Place: The Center for Cancer Wellness. Bring a bottle of wine and your artistic talents and complete a painting under the guidance of an artist. Art n’ Vino, Cross Valley Center, 667 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. $36. Registration: 570-430-5045.

Technology Thursday. Stop by for assistance with basic computer questions from setting up an email account to using PowerPoint. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Free. 570-654-9847.

Remembering Robin Williams: 1951-2014, a film-and-discussion series sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre offering five Robin Williams movies: “Patch Adams” (1998), “Jakob the Liar” (1999), “Dead Poets Society” (1989), “Awakenings” (1990) and “Hook” (1991). Instructed by Bill Bachman and offered as a one-credit or non-credit course. Begins 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 and runs every Thursday through Oct. 23 except Oct. 9. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-675-9253 or wb.psu.edu.

FUTURE

Elvis Movie Month, a screening of “Girl Happy” (1965), a musical comedy romance starring Elvis Presley. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. 570-823-0156.

Fall Film Festival, showings of 25 foreign, independent and art films during an expanded three-week event. Begins Friday, Sept. 19 with an Opening Night Gala offering screenings of “Magic in the Moonlight” and “The Trip to Italy” along with hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and desserts. $35. Continues with screenings through Thursday, Oct. 9. Films include “Fed Up,” “Redwood Highway,” “On My Way,” “The Grand Seduction,” “Chef,” “A Most Wanted Man,” “Walking the Camino,” “The Immigrant,” “Belle,” “Words and Pictures,” “Railway Man,” “Begin Again,” “Ida,” “Life Itself,” “Le Chef,” “Finding Vivian Maier,” “Land Ho!” “Calvary,” “Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory,” “Boyhood,” “Violette,” “Yves Saint Laurent” and “Citizen Koch.” 570-996-1500.

Farm to Table, the fourth annual fundraiser with a dinner created from locally grown products, a country-style arcade area, a marketplace of homemade foodstuffs, plein-air painting, artisans, pumpkin patch, raffles and entertainment by keyboardist Wade Preston, best known for his role as the Piano Man in Billy Joel’s Broadway hit “Movin’ On.” Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. 570-346-7186.

University for a Day, discussions and presentations sponsored by the Schemel Forum. Topics include “From Democracy to Oligarchy? Self Love and the Future of America,” “The Rise of Constitutional Veneration,” “Novel Perspectives on Our New World” and “A Quest for Truth in Twitter Time.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. $25. 570-941-6206.

Bloomsburg Fair, the largest agricultural fair in Pennsylvania with grandstand and free concerts, carnival midway, Championship Double Figure 8 Racing, tours of the historic Barton House and the restored Rupert One-Room School House, demolition derby, horse and pony pull, sky ride, amusement rides, Big Cat and Elephant Encounters, harness racing, banjo and fiddle contests, Civil War presenter James Hayney and plenty of exhibits and vendors. Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St., Bloomsburg. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 to Saturday, Sept. 27. $8. 570-387-4145.

Cancer Survivors Celebration, the 22nd annual event with inspirational messages and refreshments. Open to survivors, their families and friends as well as caregivers and healthcare professionals. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 20 at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre; and 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at McDade Park, Scranton. 800-424-6724 or cancernepa.org.

Car Show, the first annual event sponsored by the Mayfield Hose Company, 900 Maple St. With 50/50 raffles, theme baskets, DJ music and awards. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. $10 per vehicle entry. 570-840-0918.

Garden Village Yarners. Join other yarn-aholics for a yarn swap. Bring leftover unwanted yarn to trade for something new. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.

PRCA Rodeo and Chili Cookoff, professional competition in fully sanctioned PRCA events including saddle and bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, team roping and bull dogging along with cowgirls barrel racing, live country music, line dancing, craft and food vendors and the Sixth Annual Chili Cookoff. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21. $18; $14 children. 570-421-7231.

Hi-Lites Motor Club Cruise-In, with raffles, door prizes, music and food. Pikes Creek Raceway Park, 2542 Route 118, Hunlock Creek. 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. 570-477-2477.

Montage Mountain Classics Car Cruise, with hot rods, antiques and custom cars. Johnny Rockets, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Saturday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Dodgeball Tournament, the seventh annual Zachary Shoemaker Dodgeball Tourney to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Teams of eight players may register at dodgeball4zack.org. 109th Field Artillery Armory, 280 Market St., Wilkes-Barre. Sunday, Sept. 21 with games at 11 a.m. 570-574-5945.

Car Show, the second annual event sponsored by the Dallas Knights of Columbus. With vendors, trophies, basket raffles and 50/50 drawings. Back Mountain Bowl, 120C Memorial Highway, Dallas. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. 570-237-0575.

Colonial Harvest Festival, with tours and demonstrations of Colonial life at the historic Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. $5; $3 children. 570-288-5531.

W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of “The Great Gatsby” (2013) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.

Classic Film Series, screenings of “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” Stanley Kubrick’s satirical black comedy starring Peter Sellers. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. $5. 570-961-5943.

Thomas U. Walter, a talk on the 19th-century “Dean of American Architecture” whose designs include the U.S. Capitol Building and the Wyoming Monument. With William V. Lewis Jr. of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Forty Fort Meeting House, 20 River St. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. Free. 267-250-9559.

The Menu, culinary dishes created by local chefs. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Monday, Sept. 22 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and event at 7 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

The World Needs Mercy: Can You Respond? A presentation by Karen Schneider, assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University, who talks about the needs of children around the world. Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at noon. Free and open to the public. 570-674-6400.

Cutting Edge Interviews, the last in a three-part Job Seeker series. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Technology Thursdays, understanding Windows 8 with Jim Luft of Iron-Tech Computer & Network Services. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Elvis Movie Month, a screening of “Change of Habit” (1969), a musical drama with Elvis Presley in his final acting role. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. 570-823-0156.

Bethlehem Celtic Classic, the largest festival of its kind in North America with six stages of continuous entertainment, Highland games including the official U.S. National Highland Athletic Championship, whiskey tasting, Guinness Pour, Caber Challenge, herding border collies, Haggis Bowl Contest, Ceili dancing, Showing of the Tartan Parade, fiddle contest, massed bands, Highland dance competition, pipe bands, food, crafts and entertainment by Blackwater, Burning Bridget Cleary, Glengarry Bhoys, Jamison, John Whelan Band, Kilmaine Saints, Piper’s Request, Poor Angus, Seamus Kennedy, Tannahill Weavers, the 4 Leaf Clovers, the Hooligans, the Prodigals and more. Centered around Main, Spring and Lehigh streets in Bethlehem with a shuttle at 305 Conestoga St. 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Schedule at celticfest.org.

Heels to Heal Benefit Fashion Show, a fundraiser for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute with vendors including Mary Kay, Envy Me Jewelry, Carmen & Co., Scentsy and more. Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. 570-235-2230.

AACA Car & Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Friday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. with awards at 9 p.m. Free.

Gravestone Manor: Late Checkout! Travel with the cast of this Halloween attraction on a Scare-cation to the perfect place to slay in the sun. Trion Warehouse, 1095 Route 315, Plains Township. Sneak preview 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27. Continues Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 26 from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays. $10. Not recommended for children under age 8. 570-821-6500.

Fall Intertribal Powwow, the 10th annual event with Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, children’s dances, fry bread, crafts, beadwork, leatherwork, books, jewelry, blankets and food. Noxen Fire Company, Stull Road, Noxen. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 with Grand Entry of dancers in full regalia at noon each day followed by Circle Hours. Free; $7 camping. 570-947-2097.

Mountain Top Kite Festival, with a kite-flying exhibition by the Pocono Kite Symphony, DJ music, picnic foods and a free kite-building kit for each child to assemble and fly. St. Martin in the Fields, 3085 Church Road, Mountain Top. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. 570-868-6895.

Harvest Festival, the fourth annual event with animal presenters, arts and crafts, hands-on activities, conservation exhibits, live music, local food, old-time activities and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. $5 per car. 570-828-2319.

Community Appreciation Day, fee-free tours of the historic mansion, a magic-and-puppet show for kids and entertainment by Trim Trio. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy on the estate grounds. Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. 570-296-9630.

Fun Dog Show, the 10th annual event with fun contests, live music, food, raffles, vendors and more. Upper Field on the campus of Stroudsburg Intermediate Elementary School, 2000 Chipperfield Drive, Stroudsburg. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. $35 per dog by Monday, Sept. 22; $40 thereafter. 570-422-1484.

Dog & Toddler Connection, tips, tricks and suggestions to help the family dog interact well with a toddler. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Purse-onality Auction, the third annual bidding on name-brand purses, sponsored by the NEPA Scholarship Pageant Association. With wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a pasta station. Mohegan Sun Convention Center, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. 570-690-9687 or nepapageant.com.

Contra Dance, with music by the Ragtag Rutabagas. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. $10. 570-253-2020.

Greater Pittston Charity Train Ride, to historic Jim Thorpe on a 1920s-era, open-window coach pulled by a diesel locomotive. Leaves from Stephenson Street in Duryea at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28 with return at 6:45 p.m. Limited seating. $65. Reservations: 570-457-6558.

W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the 2013 documentary “20 Feet from Stardom,” about the lives of backup singers for famous performers. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.

Classic Film Series, screenings of “Gone with the Wind,” the 1939 epic Civil War film directed by David O. Selznick. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. $5. 570-961-5943.

Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, with attorney Morey Myers speaking on “Japanese Internment: A Shameful Ghost That Still Haunts Us.” Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club Fall Luncheon, with guest speaker Jerry Fritz, author and garden designer from Ottsville, Pennsylvania. Irem Country Club, Dallas. 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. $30. Reservations: 570-823-9048 or backmountainbloomers.org.

Sports/Celebrity Memorabilia Auction, the 17th annual benefit for the Hazleton Enlarged Ministry of the United Methodist Church. Diamond United Methodist Church, 519 N. Locust St., Hazleton. Wednesday, Oct. 1 with preview at 6 p.m. and bidding at 7 p.m. $2 includes refreshments. 570-454-4661.

Stock Dog Trials, with more than 90 border collies competing in the 33rd Pennsylvania State Championship and the Northeast Regional Final of the Fall Foliage Championship. Harford Fairgrounds, 485 Fair Hill Road, New Milford. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 5. Free. 570-289-4733.

Greek Food Festival, with gyros, spanakopita, souvlaki, pastitsio, baklava and many more tastes of the Mediterranean along with church tours. Eat in or take out. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 to Saturday, Oct. 4. 570-823-4805.

Feast of Saint Francis Lecture, with Mollie Wilson O’Reilly, associate editor of Commonweal Magazine, speaking on “A Poor Church for the Poor: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism.” Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, North River and West Union streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Bad Movie Thursday, a skewering of the 1987 film “Zombie Nightmare,” a feature of the cult comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Thursday, Oct. 2 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and movie at 7 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Ghost Walks in Old Mauch Chunk, a one-mile, lantern-lighted tour to hear intriguing tales of lore, ghoulish encounters and stories of historic properties and people along Broadway, led by a costumed guide. Meet at the Inn at Jim Thorpe, 24 Broadway. Weekends in October through Friday, Oct. 31: 7 and 8:30 p.m. Fridays; 7, 7:15, 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays. $10; $5 children (age 7 and older). Reservations: 570-325-2346.

Airing of the Quilts, the annual quilt fair throughout downtown Tunkhannock with quilts displayed on buildings, storefronts, clotheslines and porches. With a “Trunk Show of Downton Abbey Fabric Collection Quilts” at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St. (11 a.m.); a “Red and White Quilt Show” at the Wyoming County Courthouse; “A Lifetime of Traditional Quilts” at the Father Nallin Center, 99 E. Tioga St.; and the 5th Annual Pennsylvania Invitational Quilt Show at the Tunkhannock Area Middle School, 200 Franklin Ave. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. 570-836-7575.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg pulled by a historic diesel-electric locomotive with vintage passenger cars along the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad’s Pocono Mountain Route. Includes a stop at Tobyhanna for a re-enactment of President Lincoln providing war information via telegraph. Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St., Scranton. Saturday, Oct. 4 with a 9 a.m. departure and 5:30 p.m. return. 570-340-5200.

Hillside Farms Fall Fest, with food booths, family and children’s games, hayrides, local vendors, music and farm animals. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5. 570-696-2881.

Mini Maker Faire, a showcase of inventions, designs, crafts, projects and activities celebrating the national Maker Movement. Johnson College of Technology, 3427 N. Main Ave., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. 570-342-6404. Applications for participants at scrantonmakerfaire.com.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, from Scranton to Moscow pulled by a historic diesel-electric locomotive with vintage passenger cars along the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad’s Pocono Mountain Route. Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St., Scranton. Sunday, Oct. 5 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3:30 p.m. return. $24; $17 children. 570-340-5200.

W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the 1940 comedy “The Philadelphia Story,” starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.

Classic Film Series, screenings of “M*A*S*H” (1970) the satirical Korean War comedy starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8. $5. 570-961-5943.

Taste the Local Harvest, a casual sampling of brews, wines and foods from local farms and producers while watching an NFL football game and enjoying music by the Coal Town Rounders. Proceeds benefit the North Branch Land Trust. Huntsville Golf Club, 1334 Market St., Dallas. 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. $50. 570-696-5545.

Bartenders Ball, a benefit for local service professionals including the Scranton police and fire departments with champagne, beer and hors d’oeuvres followed by an open bar, buffet and awards ceremonies. Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. $50 advance; $60 at the door. Black tie optional. Details at nepabartendersball.com.

Theresa Caputo, the psychic and star of the hit TLC show “Long Island Medium,” whose book “There’s More to Life Than This” debuted at #2 on the NY Times Best Seller List. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. $39.50. 800-745-3000.

Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, with international relations professor Shibley Telhami speaking on “The World Through Arab Eyes,” an assessment of the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg pulled by a historic diesel-electric locomotive with vintage passenger cars along the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad’s Pocono Mountain Route. Includes a 2.5-hour layover. Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St., Scranton. Saturday, Oct. 11 with a 9 a.m. departure and 5:30 p.m. return. 570-340-5200.

Sullivan County Fall Festival, the 34th annual event with lumberjack demonstrations, the Mid-Atlantic National Chainsaw Carving Competition, free entertainment, quilt exhibit, Juried Art Expo, craft and food vendors. Sullivan County Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. 570-482-4088.

Pumpkin Festival, the 28th annual craft show with homemade pumpkin ice cream, apple dumplings, hayrides, music, door prizes and a pick-a-pumpkin patch. Ol’ Country Barn, 9 S. Comstock Road, Benton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. 570-925-0301.

Autumn Timber Festival, with lumberjack competitions including hot saw, log roll, ax throw, speed climb, cross-cut saw and springboard chop. Also: agility and trick dog shows, chainsaw sculptures, live music, children’s activities and food and craft vendors. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. $15; $12 children. 570-421-7231.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, from Scranton to Tobyhanna pulled by a historic diesel-electric locomotive with vintage passenger cars along the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad’s Pocono Mountain Route. Includes a 90-minute layover with refreshments and an optional walking tour to a working ice house. Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St., Scranton. Sunday, Oct. 12 with a 11:30 a.m. departure and 3:30 p.m. return. $34; $22 children. 570-340-5200.

W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the 1934 comedy “It Happened One Night” starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.

The History of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the 23rd annual seminar exploring “Crime & Punishment,” including the legendary career of Judge Max Rosenn, organized crime’s corrupt influence on the coal industry and the Kids for Cash scandal. Speakers and panelists include Anthony Mussari, Robert Wolensky, William Hastie, Robert May, William Amesbury, Terrie Morgan-Besecker and others. Educational Conference Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Free and open to the public. 570-740-0508.

Hawley Harvest Hoedown, the annual autumn street fair with arts and crafts, food vendors, games, music, farmers market, musical entertainment, pumpkin decorating, horse-and-wagon rides and more. Keystone and Church streets, Hawley. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. 570-226-4064.

Pocono Food Truck Festival, with a variety of “street eats” offered by food trucks from New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia and the Pocono region. Also: live bands, monster-truck rides, scenic chairlift rides, Mark Clark’s Juggling Show and the FMX Freestyle Motocross Show with riders performing stunts such as the “Superman” and “Kiss of Death.” Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19. $10; $7.50 children. 570-421-7231.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, from Scranton to Moscow pulled by a historic diesel-electric locomotive with vintage passenger cars along the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad’s Pocono Mountain Route. Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St., Scranton. Saturday, Oct. 18 with a 1 p.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $24; $17 children. 570-340-5200.

Commonwealth Medical College Gala, the sixth annual event to benefit the student scholarship fund with a cocktail reception and gourmet dinner followed by a silent auction and dancing to the music of Which Doctor and Hoopla. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. $175. Reservations: 570-504-9650.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap pulled by a historic diesel-electric locomotive with vintage passenger cars along the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad’s Pocono Mountain Route. Includes a 2.5-hour layover. Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St., Scranton. Sunday, Oct. 19 with a 9 a.m. departure and 5 p.m. return. $54; $32 children. 570-340-5200.

To Write Love on Her Arms, an afternoon to present hope to students struggling with bullying, depression, addiction and self-injury through the music of Tucker Murray and Helena Albert and the words of Renee Yohe who talks about her experiences with addiction. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. 570-344-1111.

NEPA Scholarship Pageant, with crowning of four new titleholders: Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Miss Northeastern Pennsylvania, Miss Luzerne County’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen. Mohegan Sun Convention Center, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. $15. 570-690-9687 or nepapageant.com.

International Film Series, a screening of “Beauty and the Beast” (French; 1946), Jean Cocteau’s romantic fantasy adapted from the traditional fairy tale. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. Free. 570-941-6330.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg pulled by a historic diesel-electric locomotive with vintage passenger cars along the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad’s Pocono Mountain Route. Includes a 2.5-hour layover. Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St., Scranton. Saturday, Oct. 25 with a 9 a.m. departure and 5:30 p.m. return. 570-340-5200.

Fall Foliage Train Excursion, from Scranton to Moscow pulled by a historic diesel-electric locomotive with vintage passenger cars along the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad’s Pocono Mountain Route. Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St., Scranton. Sunday, Oct. 26 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3:30 p.m. return. $24; $17 children. 570-340-5200.

Big Band Jazz Dancing, with the Marywood University Jazz Ensemble. Latour Room, Nazareth Hall Student Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. Free. 570-348-6211.

Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, with cultural historian Annie Cohen-Solal speaking on “Magicians of the Earth: A Legendary Exhibition in Paris and Its Global Implications.” DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

The Menu, culinary dishes created by local chefs. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Monday, Oct. 27 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and event at 7 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Annual Henry George Lecture, with economist Philippe Aghion speaking on “What Do We Learn from Schumpeterian Growth Theory?” DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. Free. 570-941-4048.

AACA Car & Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. with awards at 9. Free.

Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, with author Kerry Zukus speaking on “Inside the Hotel Rwanda: The Surprising True Story and Why It Matters Today.” DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Veterans Day Parade, the annual march of servicemen and bands, beginning in Kingston and continuing over the Market Street Bridge into downtown Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. 570-406-0378.

Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, with with Daniel Serwer of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies speaking on “War and Peace: Current Issues.” Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Schemel Forum Lecture, with Adam Michnik, co-founder of the Solidary Movement in Poland speaking on “An Uncanny Era: The Underpinnings of Democratic Transformation in Eastern Europe.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. Free. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

International Film Series, a screening of “The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun” (French; 1999), about a crippled Senegalese girl who decides to do a “boy’s job” selling newspapers on the street. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19. Free. 570-941-6330.

Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, with Judith Renyi of the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy in Philadelphia speaking on “The Great Learning Gap and Why We Must Do Something About It.” Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Schemel Forum Lecture, with Grant Oliphant, president of the Heinz Endowments speaking on “Philanthropy in America: A Wide-Angle View.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. Free. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

An Afternoon of Colonial Hospitality, a re-creation of life in early Wyoming Valley with refreshments, music and tours of the historic Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7. $5; $3 children. 570-288-5531.

An Evening of Fine Food and Wine, samplings of food-and-wine pairings offered by area restaurants. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Reservations: 570-344-1111.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Feast of San Gennaro Festival Bus Trip, sponsored by the Pittston Knights of Columbus. Leaves 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 from the Pittston Plaza (by Planet Fitness) with a drop off in Greenwich Village near Little Italy in New York City. $35. 570-574-0925.

Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee on Saturday, Sept. 27; and Tuesday, Nov. 11. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 570-340-5200.