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First Posted: 9/26/2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 1 to 7, 2014

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.

Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, with speaker Michael Reagan, Fox News commentator and bestselling author. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. Free and open to the public. 570-408-4306.

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. Free delivery within two miles of the church on purchases over $30. 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.

The Fishing Creek Confederacy, a play by Maddie Lewis, an eighth-grade student at Good Shepherd Academy, which won local, regional and state History Day competitions. Also: a talk by historian and author William V. Lewis Jr. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. 570-287-2013.

Ang Lee Film Series: Three Decades of Fearlessness, a screening of “The Wedding Banquet” (1993), a comedy about a gay man agreeing to a marriage of convenience to a female tenant to quiet his nagging parents. Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. 570-941-7498.

Review and Preview: The Supreme Court in 2014, a panel discussion on the most significant cases in 2014 along with a preview of issues likely to be heard in the future. Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. Free. 570-674-6400.

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.

Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, with speaker Michael Reagan, Fox News commentator and bestselling author. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West South Street at South River Street, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. Free and open to the public. 570-408-4306.

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. Free delivery within two miles of the church on purchases over $30. 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.

The Fishing Creek Confederacy, a play by Maddie Lewis, an eighth-grade student at Good Shepherd Academy, which won local, regional and state History Day competitions. Also: a talk by historian and author William V. Lewis Jr. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. 570-287-2013.

Ang Lee Film Series: Three Decades of Fearlessness, a screening of “The Wedding Banquet” (1993), a comedy about a gay man agreeing to a marriage of convenience to a female tenant to quiet his nagging parents. Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. 570-941-7498.

Review and Preview: The Supreme Court in 2014, a panel discussion on the most significant cases in 2014 along with a preview of issues likely to be heard in the future. Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. Free. 570-674-6400.

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. Friday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 5. Free. 570-289-4733.

Covered Bridge Festival, the 33rd annual event with more than 350 crafters and 35 food vendors, select amusement rides, live music, the Knoebel’s Lumber 5K Race, a Covered Bridge Bus Tour, Fun Auction, Antique & Classic Car Display and more. Knoebels Amusement Resort, Route 487, Elysburg. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. 570-284-4455.

Fall Film Festival, showings of 25 foreign, independent and art films during an expanded three-week event. Through Thursday, Oct. 9. Films include “Fed Up,” “Redwood Highway,” “On My Way,” “The Grand Seduction,” “Chef,” “A Most Wanted Man,” “Walking the Camino,” “Belle,” “Words and Pictures,” “The Railway Man,” “Begin Again,” “Ida,” “Life Itself,” “Le Chef,” “Finding Vivian Maier,” “Land Ho!” “Calvary,” “Alive Inside,” “Boyhood,” “Yves Saint Laurent” and “Citizen Koch.” 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.

Horror Film Fest, a screening of “Tremors” (1990) about underground monsters invading Nevada. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. 570-821-1959.

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. Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4. Free delivery within two miles of the church on purchases over $30. 570-823-4805.

Wyoming Oktoberfest, the 7th annual event with German-style foods, beer, arts and crafts, apple and pumpkin pie contest, wiener dog parade, games, carnival rides and entertainment by Joe Stanky and the Cadets, Empire in Decline, Stealing Neil, Party Mouth and the Jeanne Zano Band. Midway Shopping Center, 1026 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4; noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 5. 570-693-0291.

Remembrance of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, with James Hayney in a portrayal of Abraham Lincoln along with the Confederation of Union Generals, a living history organization. Begins with a reception at the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston and continues with a dinner at the Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Friday, Oct. 3 with reception at 5 p.m. and dinner with cash bar at 7 p.m. $55, $25 children. Reservations: 570-287-2013.

Big Band Dinner Dance, sponsored by the Big Band Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, with music by King Henry and the Showmen. Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. Friday, Oct. 3 with doors at 5:45 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations: 570-586-5359.

Horror Hall, a walk-through haunted Halloween attraction full of chills and thrills. Tilbury Fire and Rescue Station, 11 E. Poplar St., West Nanticoke. 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 26. $13. 570-735-7899.

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. Through Oct. 26: 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.

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 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.

Autumn Skies and Black Holes, two original sky shows describing what can be seen in the heavens at this time of year. McMunn Planetarium, Hoeffner Science and Technology Center, East Stroudsburg University. 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. $6, $4 children. Reservations at esu.edu/planetarium.

Airing of the Quilts, the annual quilt fair throughout downtown Tunkhannock with quilts displayed on buildings, storefronts, clotheslines and porches. With a “Downton Abbey Fabrics Presentation” 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.; the New Quilt Sale and Craft Show at Triton Banquet Hall, 116 W. 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. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. 570-340-5200.

Endless Mountains Rendezvous Muzzleloader Show. Travel back to the 18th century with old-time gun builders, blacksmiths, leathersmiths, horners, craftsmen, live shooting, tomahawk throwing, sutlers and food vendors. American Legion, Route 6, Black Walnut. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5. $3. 570-499-6758.

Hannah’s Amazing Corn Maze, fall fun with horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin picking and painting, farm animals and produce, craftspersons, and children’s activities. Retherford’s Village Produce & Antiques, 4095 Maple Grove Road, Benton. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1. $5. 570-925-6520.

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.

Susquehanna Riverlands Fall Festival, with hayrides, face and pumpkin painting, Folk’s Butterfly Farm, “Creatures of the Night” with the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, a talk on trees, making sunprints with leaves, food booths and more. Susquehanna Riverlands, 634 Salem Blvd., Berwick. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. 866-832-3312.

Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Weekends, with arts, crafts, food vendors, free music events at four venues, restaurant and shop specials, train excursions, children’s activities, photo tours with Tom Storm and more. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 19. 570-325-3007.

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.

Blessing of the Animals, a celebration of the feast of Saint Francis with all pets and owners welcome. Leashes and carriers required. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 State St., Nanticoke. 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. 570-735-8531.

Finding Those Elusive Maiden Surnames, a workshop sponsored by the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Hanover Green Cemetery Caretaker’s Cottage, 689 Main Road, Hanover Township. 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Free. Reservations: 570-829-1765.

Movie Night, a showing of the 2014 film “God’s Not Dead.” River of Life Fellowship Ministries, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman Township. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. 570-675-8109.

Community Contra Dance, with music by fiddler Ryck Kaiser and keyboardist Jill Smith. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Pay what you wish. Come early for a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. 570-333-4007.

Blessing of the Animals. All pets welcome; exotic animals must be caged. Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Butler St., Kingston. 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn after the service. 570-287-8440.

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.

Monthly Bingo, sponsored by St. Faustina Kowalska Parish at St. Mary’s School, 1010 Hanover St., Nanticoke. Sunday, Oct. 5 with doors at 12:30 p.m., early-bird games at 1:45 p.m. and regular games at 2 p.m. With door prizes, cash prizes and refreshments. 570-735-4833.

Vendor Bingo, a student-sponsored event with prizes by Vera Bradley, American Girl, Longaberger Baskets, Thirty One Gifts, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Park Lane Jewelry, Lia Sophia, Tastefully Simple and more. St. Jude School, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Sunday, Oct. 5 with doors at 1 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. 570-474-5803.

Bingo. MMI Preparatory School, 154 Centre St., Freeland. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. 570-636-1108.

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.

Runway Show, a fashion show highlighting Goodwill clients and clothing along with drinks, food and music. La Buona Vita, 200 Reilly St., Dunmore. 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. $25. 570-343-1166, ext. 462.

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.

Art n’ Vino, a fundraiser for the League of Women Voters. Bring some wine and complete a painting “Flowers for Her” under the guidance of a professional artist. No experience necessary. Art n’ Vino, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. 5:15 to 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. $40 includes canvas and paint. Register at artnvino.com.

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.

Latin America Through the Lens: A Compassionate Look Back at Our Future, a lecture by photojournalist and human-rights activist Linda Panetta. Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. Free. 570-941-5904.

Isis King, a talk to celebrate “Coming Out Week” by the first transgender contestant on the TV show “America’s Next Top Model.” Keystone Room, Center for Hospitality Management, East Stroudsburg University. 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. Free. 570-422-3614.

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.

Sapphire Salon, a class for moms and daughters to learn funky and festive hair design with accessories. Supplies provided. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7. Free. Reservations: 570-654-9847.

FUTURE

Diversity Education Series, a session on “Income Inequality.” Educational Conference Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. Free and open to the public. 570-740-0685.

Poe-aint Your Own Wineglass, a wineglass-painting session with wine samples from Bartolai Winery combined with a bit of Edgar Allan Poe. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. $5. Registration: 570-654-9847.

A Portal to the Past, a railway talk by historian Pat McKnight including images from the Steamtown archives including the DL&W and Erie railroads glass-plate negatives. Sponsored by the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society at the Iron Skillet Restaurant, Petro Plaza, Avoca. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. Free. 570-822-0693.

Civil War Roundtable, a Halloween-inspired talk on “Paranormal Civil War Activity at Fort Mifflin, Carlisle Barracks (Jeb Stuart’s raid) and at Sachs Bridge. Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. $3. 570-675-8936.

Irem Octoberfest, with festive German music, fresh produce, pumpkins, baked goods and tours of the retirement living apartments and villas. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. 570-675-1866.

Berwick Riverfest, the fourth annual event with air-boat rides, classic car cruise-in, the Marvelous Mutts, games, rides, more than 100 food and craft vendors, music and Saturday night fireworks. Test Track Park, South Eaton Street, Berwick. 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Information at berwickborough.org.

Post-Festival Film Discussion on the content and significance of some of the films seen at this year’s Fall Film Festival at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Free. 570-996-1500.

Horror Film Fest, a screening of Roger Corman’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” (1961) starring Vincent Price. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. 570-821-1959.

Hallo-Fun, Halloween family fun with selected “Hallo-riffic” amusement rides, games and trick-or-treat stations. Knoebels Amusement Park, Route 487, Elysburg. Begins Friday, Oct. 10 and continues through Sunday, Oct. 26 with hours 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. $34 all-day pass; $22 evenings. 570-672-2572.

Haunted Halloween Lantern Tours, a 1.5-mile guided walk with impromptu frights and skits through the eerie streets of Eckley Miners’ Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. Friday, Oct. 10 to Saturday, Oct. 25 with tours beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. $10, $5 children (age 6 to 12). 570-636-2070.

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. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. 570-340-5200.

AutumnFest Bazaar, with food booths, a flea market and crafts. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 418 Berwick St., White Haven. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. 570-443-9424.

Sullivan County Fall Festival, the 34th annual event with lumberjack demonstrations including a Chainsaw Obstacle Course, 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. $7. 570-482-4088.

Harvest & Heritage Days, the annual street festival with music, crafters, food vendors and more lining Main Street in downtown Honesdale. Also: a railroad exhibit at the Wayne County Historical Society, horse-and-wagon rides and children’s activities. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. 570-253-5492.

Fall Festival Car Show, with food, beer tent, music, a craft show, hayrides, food vendors, pony rides, scarecrows and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit Special Needs Children. Eagle Rock Resort, 1 Country Club Drive, Hazle Township. Saturday, Oct. 11 with registration 9 a.m. to noon and awards at 2 p.m. followed by a Foliage Rolling Cruise at 2:30 p.m. $15 per entry. 570-550-4565.

Sweet Valley Fall Fest, with an antique tractor and machinery show, lawn-tractor pull, bale toss, lumberjack competition, Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull, produce and craft vendors, farm animals, hayrides, entertainment by the Whiskey ‘n Woods Band and Glen Hess & Friends, and contests for best painted and carved pumpkins, apple pie, scarecrow, chili and more. Sweet Valley Fire Company, 5383 Main Road. 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. 570-477-5121.

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.

Harvest Festival, the 40th annual event themed “Celebrating Penn’s Woods,” with Civil War and French and Indian War re-enactors, heritage craft demonstrations, folk entertainment, country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, quilt raffle, pony rides, one-room schoolhouse, outdoor brick bake oven, tree identification, horse-drawn wagon rides and more. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, off Route 209, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. $10, $5 children. 570-992-6161.

Autumn Quilt Show and Sale. Montrose Bible Conference, Locust Street. Saturday, Oct. 11 with show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by the auction at 2 p.m. Lunch and desserts available. 570-278-1001 or montrosebible.org.

Chester Street Elementary Fall Festival, with vendors, crafts, face painting, food, games, pony rides and more. Wyoming Valley West Middle School parking lot, Hoyt Street, Kingston. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

Harvest & Wine Festival, with more than a dozen Pennsylvania wineries, harvest-themed food, crafters and entertainment by am Radio and Idol Kings. Lazybrook Park, Routes 6 and 92, Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. $20 advance; $30 at the gate. 570-836-1247.

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.

Swetland Fall Festival, the inaugural event with a chicken barbecue, bake sale, Civil War encampment by the 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, first-person living history tours of the 1803 homestead, Colonial and Victorian games for children, Hat Contest and Pie Contest. Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. $15; free for children under 10. 570-823-6244.

Forty Fort Cemetery Tours, a “Fall Promenade” to learn about the notable inhabitants of the historic burial ground. Preceded by a brief lecture on early 19th-century cemeteries. Forty Fort Meeting House, 20 River St. 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. $10; $5 children. 570-287-5214.

Origins of the Vampire, tracing the blood-drinking creatures from the earliest legends to today. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Registration: 570-654-9847.

Genealogy and Television: Behind the Scenes, a workshop on the research that goes into genealogical TV shows such as “Your Roots.” Sponsored by the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society at the Hanover Green Cemetery Caretaker’s Cottage, 689 Main Road, Hanover Township. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Free. Reservations: 570-829-1765.