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First Posted: 1/1/2015

THIS WEEK: Jan. 7 to 13, 2015

Classic Movie Series, a screening of “The Philadelphia Story” (1940) starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. Jan. 7. $5. 570-996-1500.

Oscar Winners of Yesterday, a showing of the musical “Going My Way” (1944) starring Bing Crosby. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 9. 570-823-0156.

Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country with nearly 6000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial booths along with youth livestock shows, cooking demonstrations, horse and tractor pulls, rodeo finals, a food court and more. Farm Show Complex, North Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 10 to 16; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 17. Free but $10 parking. 717-787-5373 or farmshow.state.pa.us.

NFL Playoff Game Night Out, a fundraiser for the Crestwood Baseball Booster Club with food, wine and beer. Dorrance Inn, 7880 Blue Ridge Trail, Mountain Top. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10. $20. 570-899-1042.

50/50 Bingo, with food and beverages available. Noxen School and Community Center, School Street. 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 10. Pay per card. 570-298-2052.

A Downton Abbey Holiday, a luncheon of soup, fresh greens, tea sandwiches, biscuits and scones to celebrate the premier of the fifth season of the PBS program following the ups and downs of the British aristocracy. Frederick Stegmaier Mansion, 304 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 11. $38. Reservations: 570-332-4250.

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Msgr. John J. Curran Annual Lecture, with Walter T. Howard of Bloomsburg University speaking on “Socialist and Communist Labor Organizers in the Wyoming and Lackawanna Coal Fields During the 1930s.” Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Jan. 15. Free. 715-252-6742.

Oscar Winners of Yesterday, a showing of the caper film “The Sting” (1973) starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 16. 570-823-0156.

Knox Mine Disaster Annual Remembrance Program, with music, tributes, documentaries and speakers. Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton. 2 p.m. Jan. 17. Free. Followed by a Knox Mine Disaster Memorial Service 10 a.m. Jan. 18 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston and a Public Commemoration 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the historical marker in front of the Baloga Funeral Home in Port Griffith. All events held in conjunction with Mining History Week. 715-252-6742.

Malanka, the 11th annual Ukrainian New Year dinner dance with American and Ukrainian food, cash bar, door prizes and dance music by the Ukrainian band Fata Morgana. St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 428 N. Seventh Ave., Scranton. 6 p.m. Jan. 17. $40. Reservations: 570-489-1256.

Martin Luther King Jr. Commission Awards Dinner, with keynote address by Damon Rozier, motivational speaker and comedian. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18. $25. Reservations: 570-941-6645.

Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 19. 570-340-5200.

Martin Luther King Jr. Program, honoring the services and contributions of the civil rights leader. Snyder and Walsh Rooms, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 19. Free. 570-208-5900.

The Menu: Big Game Day Favorites, demonstrations of culinary creations to accompany football-game watching by Chef Paul Comishock of Wegmans in Dickson City. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Jan. 19 with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and event 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Huber Breaker Preservation Society Event, two classic anthracite-related documentary films presented and discussed by historian F. Charles Petrillo. Earth Conservancy Building, 101 S. Main St., Ashley. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Free. 715-252-6742.

Classic Movie Series, a screening of “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940) starring Henry Fonda. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. Jan. 21. $5. 570-996-1500.

Bad Movie Thursdays, a skewering of the 1953 Russian film “The Magic Voyage of Sinbad,” courtesy of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 series. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Jan. 22 with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and movie 7 to 9 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Oscar Winners of Yesterday, a showing of the romantic drama “Mrs. Miniver” (1942) starring Greer Garson. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 23. 570-823-0156.

Home and Garden Show, the 14th annual event with the latest in products and services in building, decks, pools, spas, storage, plants, landscape displays, energy efficiency, kitchenware and more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 24; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25. 570-970-7600.

Oscar Winners of Yesterday, a showing of the musical “An American in Paris” (1951) starring Gene Kelly. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 30. 570-823-0156.

Campaign School, a non-partisan session on running a successful political campaign for those who are thinking of seeking office. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 31. Registration at lwvlackawanna.org.

Snowflake Gala, a benefit for Leader Dog for the Blind sponsored by the Eynon-Archbald Lions Club. With cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, open bar and entertainment. Fiorelli’s, 1501 Main St., Peckville. 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 31. $75. 570-470-7838.

Classic Movie Series, a screening of “Pretty Woman” (1990) starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. Feb. 4. $5. 570-996-1500.

AMSOIL Arenacross, arena-based, off-road motorcycle racing competition with two main events during each night of action. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7; Amateur Day at noon Feb. 8. $35, $20, $10; $15 on Sunday. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

The Great American Outdoor Show, a nine-day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions with more than 1000 exhibitors. Also: country concerts, speakers, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars and more. Farm Show Complex, Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. Feb. 7 to 15 with hours 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. 800-672-4868.

Candy, Cards and Confections Workshop, a morning of making chocolate-covered treats, Valentine cards and more. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7. $30. Reservations: 570-992-6161.

Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of Presidents Day. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 to 16. 570-340-5200.

Valentine’s Dinner Dance, with entertainment by oldies band Remember When. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 15 with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and dancing 7 to 9 p.m. $49. Reservations: 866-605-7325.

Classic Movie Series, a screening of “The Breakfast Club” (1985) about five high school students, all different stereotypes, who meet in detention. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. Feb. 18. $5. 570-996-1500.

Bad Movie Thursdays, a skewering of the low-budget 1975 film “The Giant Spider Invasion,” courtesy of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 series. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Feb. 19 with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and movie 7 to 9 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Home and Outdoor Living Show, the 28th annual event offering a fresh look at industry trends in all aspects of home, leisure and outdoor activities. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 906 W. Main St. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1. 570-966-0625.

Home Expo, presented by the Building Industry Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, with the latest in building, remodeling, furnishings, landscaping, finance and more. Mohegan Sun Hotel & Convention Center, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 3 to 7 p.m. March 6; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 7; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8. 570-287-3331.

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.

Spin for Life, the 14th annual fundraiser to benefit Candy’s Place and the Brandon J. Case Memorial Fund. With free t-shirts, mini massages and refreshments. $25 per 45-minute spin. Candy’s Place: The Center for Cancer Wellness, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 21. 570-714-8800.

Harlem Globetrotters, the comic hoopsters in a game against the Washington Generals. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 3 p.m. Feb. 22. 800-745-3000.

The Menu, demonstrations of culinary creations by chefs from local restaurants along with cooking tips. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Feb. 23 with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and event 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Monster Jam, the edge-of-your-seat motor-sports show with 10,000-pound monster trucks including Grave Digger, Backwards Bob, Sonuva Digger, Thrasher, Crushstation and Stinger. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 2 p.m. March 1. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Classic Movie Series, a screening of “Catch-22” (1970) starring Alan Arkin. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. March 4. Free. 570-996-1500.

Classic Movie Series, a screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975), with the British comedy troupe encountering a series of silly obstacles while searching for the Grail. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. March 18. $5. 570-996-1500.

Bad Movie Thursdays, a skewering of the 1975 police film “Mitchell,” courtesy of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 series. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. March 19 with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and movie 7 to 9 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

The Menu, demonstrations of culinary creations by chefs from local restaurants along with cooking tips. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. March 23 with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and event 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

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.

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.

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.

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.