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First Posted: 4/16/2015

THIS WEEK: April 22 to 28, 2015

Pay It Forward for a Sustainable Scranton, tips on living in an environmentally friendly manner. DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22 and 23. 570-941-7520.

Food for Thought, an Earth Day forum to encourage discussion on the role of religion in the stewardship of the planet. McGowan Room, Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 4:30 to 7 p.m. April 22. Free with refreshments served. Reservations: 570-674-8184.

Earth Day Presentation, ways community volunteers and students can become more involved with environmental restoration, clean-up projects and more. Educational Conference Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 6:30 p.m. April 22. Free. 570-740-0733.

Earth Day Evening of Environmental Science, interactive science experiments, displays and astronomy observations (weather permitting). Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 7 to 9 p.m. April 22. Free. 570-941-7520.

Health and Wellness Fair, with 35 health-related companies offering information, samples and free services including blood-pressure screenings, glaucoma and hearing tests. Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23. Free. 570-675-8600.

Destination Eats @ the Everhart, a dinner highlighting dishes of Italy prepared by Chef Larry Nicolais of Constantino’s Catering. Included: Prosciutto wrapped in melon, sausage-stuffed mushrooms, gnocchi with vodka sauce, shrimp scampi over risotto, asparagus and tiramisu parfait. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 6 to 8 p.m. April 23. $75. Reservations: 570-346-7186, ext. 516.

Hell and Mr. Fudge, a screening of the award-winning film about the trials and tribulations of evangelical scholar Edward Fudge and his groundbreaking work on hell. Wyoming Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, 14 Martin St., Hudson. 6:45 p.m. April 23. $2. 570-736-3014.

Movies at the Library, a showing of “The Music Man” (1962), starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. April 24. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Fitness Fridays with the YMCA, a 45-minute class with cardio training that alternates short, high intensity intervals with longer recovery time. Sponsored by the West Pittston Library at the Greater Pittston YMCA, 10 N. Main St., Pittston. 4:15 p.m. April 24. Registration (by April 21): 570-654-9847.

You Live Here, You Should Know This, a launch party for the new online web game, a Jeopardy-style local history quiz. With drinks, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by Nowhere Slow and a photo booth. Presented by the Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2015 at the Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 24. $25. 570-342-7711.

Hawley Earth Fest, with a Species Parade, Environmental Expo, mask-making, musical performances and more. April 25 beginning with the parade at 9:30 a.m. and continuing with activities in Bingham Park, the Hawley Library, the Ritz Theater, the Hawley Silk Mill and other venues in the village of Hawley. Details at hawleyearthfest.com.

Renaissance Jamboree, the 37th annual street festival with 250 craft vendors, food booths, games, kiddie rides, free entertainment and more. Main Street from West to Iron streets, downtown Bloomsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25. 570-784-2522.

Whole Earth Holistic and Psychic Spring Fair. Hilton Garden Inn, 242 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26. $3.

Cherry Blossom Festival, the annual spring event with family-friendly entertainment, arts and crafts, live music, Pirouettes in the Park outdoor dance festival, food booths and various vendors. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 25 and 26. 570-208-4149.

Train Excursion, a kickoff train ride in honor of the Scranton Sesquicentennial Celebration bringing riders from Mid-Valley communities to Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton. April 25 departing from the Jessup’s Station Park at 11 a.m., Olyphant’s Queen City Station at 11:30 a.m. and Dickson City Station at 11:50 a.m. with the return trip at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Classic Car Show, with food, music, raffles and prizes. North Gate, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. April 25. Free admission; vehicle entry $10 advance, $12 day of event. 845-709-0589.

High Tea at Hayfield, with finger sandwiches and desserts, basket and gift raffles and entertainment by the Lake-Lehman Theater Troupe performing songs from “Beauty and the Beast.” Sponsored by the Lake-Lehman Foundation at the Hayfield House Ballroom, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 25. $15. Reservations: 570-592-5763.

Holi: The Indian Festival of Color, the annual spring celebration with Indian food, a talk on the festival’s history and throwing of washable powdered colors on white-t-shirt clad students. Dionne Green, University of Scranton Campus. 4 p.m. April 25. Free. 570-941-5904.

Love Literacy for Life, a fundraiser for the Mill Memorial Library in Nanticoke with music, hors d’oeuvres, snacks, beer samples, wine, games, prizes and gift baskets. Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 to 8 p.m. April 25. $25. 570-735-3030.

Nite at the Races, virtual horse racing with food and refreshments. Marymount Parish Center, 154 S. Hancock St., Wilkes-Barre. April 25 with doors at 6:30 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $5 admission; $10 with a horse. 570-824-7832.

Night at the Races, the 18th annual fundraiser to benefit the Pittston Kiwanis and Pittston Library youth programs. Jenkins Township Hose Company, 2 Second St., Pittston. 7 p.m. April 25. $5 admission; $10 with a horse. 570-814-7157.

Variety Bingo, with door prizes, Chinese auction, lunch and refreshments. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. April 26 with doors at 1 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. $5. 570-287-6624.

Victorian Morals and Manners, a program about the codes that ruled all aspects of Victorian life. Sophia Coxe House, 2207 Route 940, Drifton. 2 p.m. April 26. $10. Reservations: 570-926-5427.

An Evening of Fine Food and Wine, the 15th annual fundraiser with samplings of food-and-wine pairings offered by area restaurants. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 26. $100. Reservations: 570-344-1111.

FUTURE

Schemel Forum Luncheon, a talk on “Soft Power for Hard Times” by William Kiehl of PD Worldwide International, who touches on national security and public diplomacy. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. April 29. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Everhart Museum Fundraiser, with cocktails served by celebrity bartenders along with a raffle. Russell’s, 1918 Ash St., Scranton. 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 29. 570-346-7186.

Meet General George G. Mead, a talk on the Civil War general who played a critical role by defeating the Confederate Army at Gettysburg. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6 p.m. April 29. Registration: 570-474-9313.

The Air We Share, an Earth Day Sustainability Symposium with lecture presentations and a panel discussion. DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. April 29. Free. 570-941-6289.

Can’t Stop the Water, a screening of the documentary about a Native American Cajun community whose island and culture is vanishing because of rising sea levels. Followed by a question-and-answer session with filmmaker Rebecca Ferris, PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 5:30 p.m. April 30. Free. 570-941-7520.

Roller Relay, a roller skating fundraiser to help fight cancer. Skateaway, 610 Blackman St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 9 p.m. April 30. $5 includes skate rental. Registration: 570-905-2540 or email saracklinges@gmail.com.

Diabetes and Nutrition, tips on healthy eating, meal planning and physical activity with registered dietician Noelle Altavilla. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. April 30. Free. Registration (by April 28): 570-654-9847.

Zen Work Exchange Country Weekend. Perform outdoor work in exchange for instruction in Zen Buddhist practice and zazen meditation. Endless Mountain Zendo, 104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. Begins May 1 with supper at 5:30 p.m. and ends May 3 with an informal lunch at 1 p.m. Bring a sleeping bag. Registration: 570-925-5077.

Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. May 1. 570-876-4034.

West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival, the 44th annual event with a parade (noon on Saturday), vendors, live entertainment, games, food and children’s activities. Along the Susquehanna riverbank on Susquehanna Avenue in West Pittston near Firefighters Memorial Bridge. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 2; noon to 5 p.m. May 3. 570-655-7780.

Carbon County Home, Business & Outdoor Expo, with the latest in products, services and activities along with industry experts, fun activities, raffle prizes and more. Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, 103 E. Tenth St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 and 3. Free. 610-379-1099.

Born to Be Shorn, observing the shearing of Dorset and Jacob sheep while learning about wool’s numerous and sustainable uses. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 3 p.m. May 2. Free. 570-696-2881.

New England Contra Dance with music by Unbowed and calling by Sue Gola. No partner or previous experience necessary. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. May 2 with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Pay what you wish. 570-333-4007.

Celebration of the Bluebells, the 10th annual event in honor of the on-site blooming Virginia bluebells. Included: a talk by author Marta McDowell on Beatrix Potter’s gardens and botanical illustrations, a native wildflower display, guided walks to the Native Plant Garden, finger foods and more. Endless Mountains Nature Center, 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 3. $25. 570-836-3835.

Classic Movie Series, a showing of “Dr. Zhivago” (1965) starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. May 6. $5. 570-996-1500.

North Branch Land Trust Dinner, the 16th annual event with music, cocktail hour, silent and live auctions and award presentation. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 p.m. May 6. Reservations: 570-696-5545.

Judaic Studies Institute Lecture, a talk by scholars David Berger of Yeshiva University and Philip Cunningham of St. Joseph’s University on “The Church and the Jews: Fifty Years After Vatican II.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison St., University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. May 7. Free. 570-941-7956.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Carbondale in celebration of National Train Day. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. May 9 with departure at 10 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 570-340-5204.

Dog Show, with prizes in multiple categories including cutest puppy, most educated, most adorable, cutest rescue, best trick and more. Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School, 1600 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township. May 9 with open registration at 11:30 a.m. and show at noon. With food, vendors, dog portraits and raffles. 570-831-2300, ext. 220.

Mothers Day Intertribal Powwow, with Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, fry bread, crafts, beadwork, leatherwork, jewelry and more. Noxen Volunteer Fire Company, 3493 Stull Road. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 9; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10. Free. 570-947-2097.

A Walk Around Milford, a one-hour tour of the downtown illustrating contributions made by the prominent Pinchot family since the 1800s. Meet on the lawn of the Milford Community House, Broad and Harford streets. 10 a.m. May 9. Free. Registration: 570-296-9625.

Open House, with research opportunities, food and drinks. Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Hanover Green Cemetery, 689 Main Road, Hanover Township. Noon to 4 p.m. May 9. 570-829-1765.

Mother’s Day Excursion, a Ballroom Brunch served in the historic railroad station at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, followed by a train ride from Scranton to Moscow. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. May 10 with brunch at 11 a.m. and excursion at 1:30 p.m., returning at 3:30 p.m. $49.95, $29.95 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Mother’s Day Tea, a high Victorian tea with soup, tea sandwiches and dessert. Sophia Coxe House, 2207 Route 940, Drifton. 4 p.m. May 10. $15. Reservations: 570-926-5427.

Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society Annual Banquet, with a program on “Close Encounters with Birds of Prey,” a marketplace and buffet-style dinner. Apple Tree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. $35. Reservations (by May 4): 570-479-0400.

International Film Series, a screening of “The Visitor,” (2007) about a lonely college professor who strikes up a friendship with two illegal immigrants. DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. May 12. Free. 570-941-6330.

American Addict, a film about how America has gone “from the land of the free to the land of the addicted” consuming 50% of the world’s prescription pills and more than 80% of the world’s prescription narcotics. Included: the relationships among the FDA, pharmacists, physicians and the media. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. May 13. Free. 570-996-1500.

The Luzerne Foundation Annual Meeting and Reception, a gathering of nonprofit organizations, grant recipients and members of the community, celebrating the 21st anniversity of the charitable organization and the presentation of the Mary Bevevino Community Service Award to Kathleen Button. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 14. Free. 570-714-1570.

A Simpler Thyme, tours of a historic 1781 house with displays of textile and fine arts, period clothing, genealogy records and maps highlighting the history of Laceyville, the Susquehanna and the North Branch Canal. The Oldest House, 297 Main St., Laceyville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 and 16; 1 to 5 p.m. May 17. 570-869-1679.

Car Cruise, with raffles, music and giveaways. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. May 15. 570-851-8633.

Tea with Queen Victoria and her court, who discuss their lives during a high Victorian tea with soup, tea sandwiches and dessert. Sophia Coxe House, 2207 Route 940, Drifton. 2 p.m. May 16. $15. Reservations: 570-926-5427.

Montrose Chocolate and Wine Festival, the 8th annual event with regional wineries, vendors, music, arts and crafts, wine-making demonstrations, food and chocolate samples, a dessert contest and more. Chestnut Street, Montrose. 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 16. 570-278-1230.

Learn to Talk to Animals, a full-day workshop focusing on traditional Native American teachings on animal communication as well as groundbreaking research on animal intelligence. Presented by Indra Lahiri of the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary. Wellspring House Wellness, 11 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17. $120. Reservations: 570-836-1711.

Party of the Month, an open dance with cash bar and five-course dinner and music provided by the Statesmen. Appletree Terrace, 4 Newberry Estate, off Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. May 17 with appetizers at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dancing 7:30 to 10 p.m. $33, $65 per couple. Reservations: 570-674-5529.

Classic Movie Series, a showing of “Guys and Dolls” (1955) starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. May 20. $5. 570-996-1500.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Jessup on the former D&H mainline through the Lackawanna Valley. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. May 23 departing at noon and returning at 4:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Forty Fort Meeting House Tours. Explore the 1807 historic religious edifice with its original box pews and elevated pulpit. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays from May 24 to Oct. 4 along with Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. $2. 570-287-5214.

Destination Eats @ the Everhart, a dinner highlighting dishes of France prepared by Chef Colarusso. Included: fig-and-olive tapenade on baguettes, warm endive-and-pine-nut salad, chicken dijon in tarragon cream sauce, roasted asparagus and chai latte creme brulee. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 6 to 8 p.m. May 28. $75. Reservations: 570-346-7186, ext. 516.

Cars and Coffee, a morning car cruise sponsored by Villa Capri Cruisers. Calabria Pizza & Restaurant, 420 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. 9 a.m. to noon May 30. 570-342-8489.

Endless Mountains Farm Fest, the annual event that promotes local agriculture and traditional living through local foods, artisan goods, livestock displays and educational opportunities. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30. 570-677-9068.

Train Excursions, from Scranton to Moscow. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. May 30, June 13, July 12, 19 and 25; Aug. 1, 9, 15, 30; Sept. 5, 6; Oct. 4, 12, 17, 25 departing at 12:30 p.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Grey Towers Tour, a guided walk around the grounds of the historic Pinchot family estate with hundreds of spring-blooming bulbs. Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 1:30 p.m. May 30. $8, $7 seniors. 570-296-9630.

Miracle on Wells Street, a car cruise sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers. Medical Office Building, 190 Wells St., Forty Fort. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 31. 570-237-2161.

Classic Movie Series, a showing of “The Goonies” (1985) starring Sean Astin and Josh Brolin. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. June 3. $5. 570-996-1500.

Irem Card Party, with lunch, prizes and games. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. June 4. $15. 570-288-6341 or 570-675-1652.

Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. June 5. 570-876-4034.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. June 6 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3:45 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Veterans Ride, the fifth annual motorcycle event to benefit Hunts for Healing, an organization that helps wounded soldiers. American Legion, 575 Route 239, Shickshinny. June 13 with registration 8 to 10 a.m. and event at 10:30 a.m. Followed by food and drink. 570-256-3073.

Lavender Love Days, with live and dried lavender, and lavender-infused desserts, teas and lemonade. Make an aroma garden or mix up a lavender skin scrub. Creekside Gardens, 4 Village Lane, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 and 14. 570-836-3595.

Classic Movie Series, a showing of “Nashville” (1975) directed by Robert Altman. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. June 17. $5. 570-996-1500.

Susquehanna Celebration, tours of the 1781 historic home with three floors of Laceyville history along with displays of quilts, period clothing and tools. Oldest House, 297 Main St., Laceyville. 1 to 5 p.m. June 19 to 21. 570-869-1679.

Car Cruise, with raffles, music and giveaways. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. June 19. 570-851-8633.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Gouldsboro. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. June 20 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Father’s Day Car Show, sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers. All vehicles welcome. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21. 570-561-3268.

Strawberry Festival, with strawberry-themed foods and gift items, craft vendors, children’s activities and more. Parking lot at 809 Hunter Highway (Route 29), Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 26 and 27. 570-362-2005.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. June 27 departing at 9 a.m. and returning at 5 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Back Mountain Garden Tour of several unique gardens with diverse flower beds, water features, gazebos, outdoor kitchens and statuary along with presentations on gardening, nature, and landscaping. Proceeds benefit the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27. $25. Tickets available at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 570-718-6507.

Tunkhannock Founders Day, the 33rd annual street festival with artisan booths, street musicians, food specialties, demonstrations and entertainment. Downtown Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27. 570-687-1584.

Founders Day Car Show, sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers. Sherwood Chevrolet, 153 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27. 570-836-2133.

Wine and Dine Festival, with tastings of the finest local wines from the Back Mountain and Endless Mountains areas along with food, craftspersons, vendors and live music. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, 1010 Route 118, Dallas. Noon to 6 p.m. June 27. $15 advance; $25 day of event. Info at dallasrotarywineanddine.com.

Grass-to-Glass Walk, an afternoon tour providing an upclose look at the dairy herd, the milk-making process and the importance of sustainability. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28. Age 12 and older. $20 includes lunch. Reservations: 570-696-2881.

Classic Movie Series, a showing of “Back to the Future” (1985) starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. July 1. $5. 570-996-1500.

Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. July 3. 570-876-4034.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 4 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3:45 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Cresco. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 5 departing at 10:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Car Cruise, with music and giveaways. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at the Assembly of God Church, 3364 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Peckville. 4 to 9 p.m. July 5. 570-677-3878.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Olyphant on the former D&H mainline through the Lackawanna Valley. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 11 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Lavender Festival, with lavender ice cream, drinks and pastries, dried lavender and other lavender-infused products along with vendors and music. Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, 200 Lake Ave., Montrose. Noon to 4 p.m. July 11. 570-278-9256.

Classic Movie Series, a showing of “Ghost” (1990) starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopie Goldberg. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. July 15. $5. 570-996-1500.

Car Cruise, with raffles, music and giveaways. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. July 17. 570-851-8633.

Summer Sunshine Festival, with children’s activities, crafts, local artists and musicians. Creekside Gardens, 4 Village Lane, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18 and 19. 570-836-3595.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Gouldsboro. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 18 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

River Day, with environmental activities, nature walks, a River Float, live animals by the Ross Park ZooMobile, mural painting, face painting and live music by the Sadie Green Sales Jugband and amRadio. Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 1 to 7 p.m. July 18. Free. 570-996-1500.

Music: The Magic in Film, a summer film-and-discussion series, exploring the music of five best-loved films including “1776,” “Wall-E,” “Out of Africa,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Star Wars.” Sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Screenings 7 p.m. Wednesdays from July 22 to Aug. 26. $40 includes pre-film lecture notes and post-film discussions. 570-675-9253 or wb.psu.edu/ce.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Cresco. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 26 departing at 10:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Car Show, to benefit local veterans and their children. Sons of the American Legion, Church Road, Mountain Top. July 26 with vehicle registration at 9 a.m. and show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All vehicles welcome. 570-474-2161.

Car Cruise, sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers. Vince the Pizza Prince, 600 Pittston Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. July 26. 570-347-0675.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Tobyhanna. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 2 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Montrose Blueberry Festival, with blueberry-themed food and gift items along with children’s games, live music, silent auction, book sale, white elephant and more. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association. Village Green and library lawn, 18 Monument Square, Montrose. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 with a pancake breakfast 8 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 570-278-1881.

Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7. 570-876-4034.

Cars and Coffee, a morning car cruise sponsored by Villa Capri Cruisers. Calabria Pizza & Restaurant, 420 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 8. 570-342-8489.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Dickson City on the former D&H mainline through the Lackawanna Valley. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 8 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Jessup on the former D&H mainline through the Lackawanna Valley. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 16 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Tunkhannock Viaduct 100th Anniversary, a talk by Marian Sweet of the Nicholson Heritage Association on the world’s largest steel-reinforced concrete railway bridge in the world including the challenges of its construction and maintenance, how it affected Nicholson residents and famous people who have visited it. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. Aug. 16. Free. 570-996-1500.

Car Cruise, with raffles, music and giveaways. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 21. 570-851-8633.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Cresco. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 23 departing at 10:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of the National Park Service’s 99th Birthday. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25. 570-340-5200.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Tobyhanna. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 29 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Children’s Charity Car Cruise, to benefit Marley’s Mission. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30. 570-344-2014.

Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4. 570-876-4034.

Nicholson Viaduct Centennial, three days of celebration throughout downtown Nicholson to honor the 100th birthday of the architectural marvel. Included: a parade, entertainment, food, history programs, walking tours and the annual Bridge Day festival with crafts, vendors and food booths. Sept. 11 to 13. Info and schedule at nicholsonheritage.org.

Car Cruise, with games, prizes and music. All clubs welcome. Home Depot, 800 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City. 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13. 570-562-1471.

Car Cruise, with raffles, music and giveaways. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18. 570-851-8633.

Tenth-Birthday Bonfire, with music, farm-fresh foods and a huge bonfire. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Sept. 19. 570-696-2881.

Car Show, the 17th annual gathering sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. Carbondale High School, 101 Brooklyn St. Sept. 20 with gates open at 9 a.m. 570-876-4034.

Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of National Public Lands Day. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26. 570-340-5200.

Coal Cracker Cruisers Halloween Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2. 570-876-4034.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Gouldsboro. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 3 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Forty Fort Cemetery Tours, beginning with a brief pre-tour talk in the Forty Fort Meeting House, 20 River St. 1 p.m. Oct. 3, 10 and 11. $10, $5 children. 570-287-5214.

Hillside Farms Fall Festival, with music, children’s games, educational presentations, tractor-wagon rides, craft booths and farm-fresh foods. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 4. $10 per carload. 570-696-2881.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 10 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3:45 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to Tobyhanna. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 11 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 18 departing at 9 a.m. and returning at 5 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 24 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3:45 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of Veterns Day. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. 570-340-5200.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bus Trip to the 39th annual St. George Ukrainian Street Festival on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with a side trip to Central Park and the Fifth Avenue area. Bus leaves from St. Vladimir Church, 70 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville at 8:45 a.m. May 16. $40. Reservations: 570-563-2275.