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First Posted: 1/9/2015

THIS WEEK: Jan. 14 to 20, 2015

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. 14 to 16; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 17. Free but $10 parking. 717-787-5373 or farmshow.state.pa.us.

Are You Allergic to Yourself? A free talk by the Lupus Foundation on immunity and autoimmune diseases including fibromyalgia, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, myasthenia gravis, alopecia areata and more. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Jan. 15. Registration: 570-823-0156.

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.

Talent Show, a senior project by student Leah Whitney. Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School, 1128 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 570-665-2449.

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.

The Art and Architecture of Paris Cemeteries, an illustrated talk by Tony Brooks, board member of the Hollenback Cemetery Association who compares and contrasts gravesites of Paris and the Wyoming Valley. Le Manhattan Bistro, 264 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Jan. 20. Reservations: 570-504-7575.

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.

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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.

Fire and Ice Cocktail Fundraiser to support the Lacawac Sanctuary’s outreach educational programs. With hors d’oeuvvres and cash bar. The Colonnade, 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22. $25 advance; $35 at the door. 570-689-9494.

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.

Professional Wrestling: The Sanctuary Stampede, a 30-man rumble with the championship going to the last man standing in the ring. The Sanctuary, 172 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton. 5 p.m. Jan. 25. 570-262-0636.

iPad Instruction, a beginner class including maintenance and email basics. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 11 a.m. Jan. 17. $10. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Searching for Quality Information on the Internet, tips and tricks to finding correct information online as well as little-known uses for search engines. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Cutting Edge Interviews, tips and old-fashioned advice on interview etiquette in the workplace. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Jan. 28. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.

A Beer a Day Keeps the Doctor Away! A talk by oncologist Carol Westbrook who explains the benefits of imbibing and discusses her book “To Your Health.” Beer served. Age 21 and older. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.

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.

Northeast Pennsylvania Brain Bee, competition among high school students in grades nine through 12. Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 7. Free. 570-941-4324.

New England Contra Dance, with music by the Contra Rebels. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. Feb. 7 with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Admission is pay what you wish. 570-333-4007.

International Film Series, a screening of “The Big City” (1963), a Bengali drama about a housewive who bucks tradition to take a job as a saleswoman. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Feb. 11. Free. 570-941-6330.

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.

Jim Thorpe Winterfest, with train rides, ice carving demonstrations, wood carving by Masters of the Chainsaw, free Kids Shows with Al Grout, Mug Walk, horse-drawn carriage rides (weather permitting) and special deals at dining and shopping establishments. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15. Schedule at jimthorpe.org.

Valentine’s Day Tea and Lunch, with Angela Kinder portraying Elsa from the movie “Frozen.” Proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. Country Club of Scranton. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 14. $25; $18 children. Reservations: 800-322-5437.

German Nite, the 50th annual pre-Lenten celebration with a German-style buffet and music by the Walt Groller Orchestra. St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Feb. 14. Advance tickets only at $30. 570-823-7736.

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.

A Geologist’s Look Back at the Historic Eruption of Mount St. Helens, a talk on the impact of the catastrophic 1980 eruption by Wilkes University geology professor Sid Halsor. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Free. Sponsored by the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. 570-479-0400.

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.

Spin 4 Life, the 14th annual event which honors the memory of leukemia victim Brandon J. Case. Candy’s Place: The Center for Cancer Wellness, 190 Welles St., Suite 120, Forty Fort. 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 21. $25 includes a 45-minute spin class, t-shirt, refreshments and mini massages. Registration: 570-714-8800.

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.

Paint-n-Pinot, a painting-and-wine fundraiser for the Greater Pittston Historical Society. 113 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 p.m. Feb. 28. $25. 570-905-6129.

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 7 p.m. March 7; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8. 570-287-3331.

Cabin Fever Workshop, with two craft classes and a lunch of homemade soup, bread and dessert. Choose a morning and afternoon workshop from classes including pysanky eggs, a woven heart basket, sheep wool pin, antique pin cushion, small primitive picture, seeds and cuttings and more. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7. $30. 570-992-6161.

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.

American Foreign Policy: Is History a Useful Guide? A Schemel Forum luncheon and talk with Fredrik Logevall of Cornell University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

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.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, a talk on “The Causes and Resolutions of National and Ethnic Conflicts: A Global Review” with political science professor Brendan O’Leary of the University of Pennsylvania. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. March 2. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

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.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, a talk on “The Arab Spring: Why Did It Happen and Where Is It Headed?” by Ford International Professor of History Philip Khoury of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. March 11. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

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.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, a talk on “De-Coding Putin” by Jill Dougherty, Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Redington Hall, Collegiate Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. March 18. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

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.

Eggs, Rabbits and Trees, a Pennsylvania-German Easter workshop including egg dyeing, an Easter tree, fastnachts, Easter cards and other traditions. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21. $15. Reservations: 570-992-6161.

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.

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

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.

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.

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. April 26. 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.

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.

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.

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.