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First Posted: 3/18/2015

THIS WEEK: March 25 to 31, 2015

Fabric-Wrapped Bangles and Wine. Learn to create colorful bangles using strips of fabric. Materials provided but feel free to bring in your own fabric. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. March 25. $15. Registration (by March 23): 570-654-9847.

Civil War Living History, with Charles Herring portraying a Union soldier from the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. March 25. Registration: 570-474-9313.

International Film Series, a screening of “Shadow Magic,” a 2000 film by director Ann Hu which explores the role of modernity in traditional Chinese society. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. March 25. Free. 570-941-6330.

A New Thought, A New You, a film about the new thought movement with inspiring true stories of personal transformation. Unity of NEPA, 140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. March 28 with a buffet-style dinner at 6 p.m. and movie at 7 p.m. $20 with dinner; $10 movie only. 570-824-7722.

Spring Night Out, with beer, wine and food. Sponsored by the Crestwood Baseball Booster Club at the Dorrance Inn, 7880 Blue Ridge Trail, Mountain Top. 6 to 8 p.m. March 28. 570-899-1042.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the latest version of the Greatest Show on Earth titled “Built to Amaze!” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. March 26 and 27; 1 and 5 p.m. March 28; 1 p.m. March 29. 570-970-7600.

Happy Hour, a tour and beer sampling at the Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston. 5 p.m. March 26. Free. Sponsored by the West Pittston Library. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Western Movie Series, a screening of “Dodge City” (1939) starring Erroll Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. March 27. Free popcorn. 570-823-0156.

Fitness Fridays at the YMCA, a 45-minute introduction to piloxing, a mix of Pilates, boxing and dance. Sponsored by the West Pittston Library at the Pittston YMCA, 10 N. Main St. 4:15 p.m. March 27. Free. Registration (by March 24): 570-654-9847.

Spring Break for Autism, 10th annual event to benefit families served by Friendship House. With a silent auction, food stations and music. La Buona Vita, 200 Reilly St., Dunmore. 7 to 11 p.m. March 27. Info at friendshiphousepa.org.

Diabetes Prevention and Management: Understanding the Key to Control, a motivational program in which lifestyle modifications that contribute to the prevention of diabetes are explored. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. March 28. Free. 570-996-1500.

International Conference on Asian Studies: Taiwan and China in Global Context, a two-day event with presentations by Asian scholars, workshops, master classes and performances. 3 to 9 p.m. March 28 at the Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton; and 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 29 on the fifth floor of Brennan Hall, 320 Madison St., Scranton. Free but fees are required for lunches and dinners. 570-941-6206.

Bingo Night, with all regular prizes valued at over $100 each. St. Joseph of the Oblates, 1880 Route 315, Pittston. March 28 with doors at 4 p.m., dinner served until 5:45 p.m. and bingo at 6 p.m. $20 includes dinner and three bingo cards. 570-603-9759.

Friends of NRA Fundraising Banquet. Genetti Manor,1505 N. Main Ave., Dickson City. 4:30 p.m. March 28. $45, $25 youths. 570-587-2662.

A Night at the Races, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hazleton. J.J. Ferrara Performing Arts Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. March 28 with doors at 6 p.m. and event at 6:30 p.m. $8 advance; $10 at the door includes food and refreshments. Age 21 and older. 570-401-7682.

An Afternoon with Mother Jones, a program on the fiery figures in the American labor movement. Sophia Coxe House, 2207 Route 940, Drifton. 2 p.m. March 29 $10. 570-926-5427.

Homelessness Comes to School, a talk on children experiencing homelessness by assistant professor of education Kerri Tobin. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 5 p.m. March 30. Free and open to the public. 570-674-6400.

Local Militia in the Revolutionary War, a talk by historian Homer Butler, a member of the 24th Connecticut Militia reenactors group. Presented by the Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. 7 to 9 p.m. March 31. Free. 570-842-2708.

FUTURE

Classic Movie Series, a screening of “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1965) starring Charlton Heston, John Wayne and Sidney Poitier. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. April 1. $5. 570-996-1500.

Know Your Diabetes Risk, a session with dietician Noelle Altavilla who offers healthy eating tips. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. April 2. Free. Registration (by March 31): 570-654-9847.

Visiting Scholar Lecture Series, a talk by Jay Nathan, Ph.D on “Mongolia: History, Culture and Transformation.” Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 5:30 p.m. April 8. Free. 570-941-7816.

Relay Rally, a gathering to inform participants about the upcoming Relay for Life cancer fundraiser on June 13. Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. April 8. 570-714-8800.

Chalkboard Coasters and Wine. Use chalk paint to create one-of-a-kind coasters. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. April 8. $15. Registration (by April 6): 570-654-9847.

Spring Film Festival, with 25 foreign, independent and art films. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Begins April 10 with an Opening Night Gala 5:30 p.m. April 10 with two films, beer, wine and food. Continues through April 30. 570-996-1500.

A Day of Family History, sessions on genealogy research for the novice and experienced genealogist including available collections and resources along with instructions in using Autosomal DNA to explore one’s early roots. Luzerne County Community College Conference Center, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11. $35 until March 31; $40 thereafter includes luncheon. Reservations: 570-829-1765.

Kentucky Derby Gala Art Auction, with complimentary southern fare, open cocktail bar and music by bluegrass group the Mud Pond Boys. Also: door prizes, basket raffle and a Derby hat contest. St. Jude School, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. April 11 with preview at 6 p.m. and auction at 7 p.m. $25; $40 per couple. 570-474-5803.

Square Dance, with music by the Roger Furman Band. Franklin Township Fire Company, 329 Orange Road, Dallas. April 11 with doors and kitchen open at 6 p.m. and dancing 7 to 10 p.m. $6, $3 children. 570-333-5912.

The Taming of the Brew, the 14th annual microbrew and food festival to benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St., Bloomsburg. 7 p.m. April 11. $60; $30 designated drivers. Reservations: 570-784-8181.

Lunch and Learn, simple ways to live a more sustainable life and save money with presenter Barb Lawson, the greenhouse and garden center manager of The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 2 p.m. April 12. $20. Registration at eventbrite.com.

Titanic Tea, a high English tea with finger sandwiches, scones with cream and jam and teas along with a program on the ill-fated ship Titanic. Sophia Coxe House, 2207 Route 940, Drifton. April 12 with servings at 1 and 4 p.m. $15. Reservations: 570-926-5427.

Social Justice Forum, a talk on “The Net Neutrality Debate: What It Means for the Future of the U.S. Economy Lobbying and the DC Political World” by Internet policy expert Marvin Ammori. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. April 13. Free. 570-941-6793.

Women and Work, the annual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference sponsored by King’s College and Wilkes University, offering presentations of research projects, panel discussions, performance art and a keynote address by Dr. Shelley Burtt, executive director of the Camphill Foundation speaking on “The Politics of Caregiving in America: The Challenge of Camphill’s Model of Inclusive Care.” King’s College Campus, Wilkes-Barre. April 14 and 15 with keynote address in Burke Auditorium 7 p.m. April 13. Open to the public. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Education for Justice, a discussion by John Donaghy who talks about his missionary work in Honduras. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 6 p.m. April 14. Free. 570-941-4392.

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, an “Earth Month” documentary about the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment. Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. April 14. Free. 570-941-6194.

Global Landscapes Conference, a gathering of scholars, educators, students and community members who are interested in examining issues facing humanity and finding sustainable solutions in a changing environment. King’s College Campus, Wilkes-Barre. April 16 and 17. Information: 570-208-5900, ext. 5787.

Bad Movie Thursdays, a skewering of the 1990 fantasy horror film “Soultaker,” courtesy of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 series. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. April 16 with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and movie 7 to 9 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Cheers for Beer, a discussion of making craft beer in an approachable manner for both beer geeks and novice drinkers by beer writer and home brewer Derek Warren. Age 21 and older. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. April 16. 570-654-9847.

Social Justice Lecture, a talk on “Investing for the Poor vs. Investing in the Poor: A Heart or Mind for the Poor” with social justice activist Andreas Widmer of Catholic University. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 16. Free. 570-208-5900.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, a talk on “A Brief History of the Jews: From Abraham to Scranton” by UCLA professor David Myers. Redington Hall of Collegiate Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. April 17. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Fundraising Banquet and Silent Auction, the sixth annual event to raise money for CareNet of Scranton. Genetti Manor, 1505 Main Ave., Dickson City. April 17 with auction at 5:30 p.m. and dinner seating at 6:15 p.m. $25, $12 children. Reservations: 570-207-1907.

Relay for Life, the overnight fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. Participants may walk as an individual or as a team. Anderson Sports and Health Center, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Begins 7 p.m. April 17 and concludes 7 a.m. April 18. $10, $15 day of event. Register at relayforlife.org/pamisericordia.

Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of the National Park Week Celebration. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 and 19. 570-340-5200.

Scranton Limited. The short train rides return for the 2015 season with 30-minute rides through the rail yards to the University of Scranton Thursdays through Saturdays and 45-minute rides to the Nay Aug Gorge on Sundays. Beginning April 18-19 at Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Trains leave at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. $5. 570-340-5204.

Designer Purse Bingo, with a basket raffle, 50/50, instant bingo, food, drinks and a bake sale. Gate of Heaven Parish, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas. April 18 with doors at 11 a.m. and games at noon. $20 includes 25 games. 570-675-2121.

Spring Gala and Auction, the 13th annual fundraiser for the Family Service Association with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing to the music of Groove Train. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Hotel, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 6 p.m. April 18. 570-823-5144.

The Menu, demonstrations of culinary creations by chefs from local restaurants along with cooking tips. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. April 20 with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and event 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Earth Day Fair, with interactive games, presentations, environmental information and tips on sustainable practices. DeNaples Campus Center Patio, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 11 a.m. April 21. Free. 570-941-7520.

Henry George Lecture, a talk on “Why Didn’t Economists Predict the Financial Crisis? Can They Predict the Next One?” by Anthony O’Brien, professor of economics at Lehigh University. DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 4 p.m. April 21. Free. 570-941-5934.

International Film Series, a screening of “East West,” (1999) about a Russian couple trying to escape to France. DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. April 21. Free. 570-941-6330.

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

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.

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

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.

ove 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.

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. 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.

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.

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

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.

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. May 3. 570-836-3835.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.