First Posted: 9/10/2014
THIS WEEK: Sept. 17 to 23, 2014
Constitution Day Lecture, with philosophy professor Gregory Bassham speaking on “A Living Constitution.” Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, North River and West Union streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.
Cover Letters, the second in a three-part Job Seeker series. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. Registration: 570-654-9847.
Citizens Writing to Change Their Communities, a workshop in honor of Constitution Day to offer guidelines for writing letters to the editor and engaging in public discourse. Speakers include political science professor Jean Harris and Suburban Weekly editor Stephanie Longo. DeNaples Center, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. 570-941-6194.
Income Inequality, with guest speakers exploring the issue of homeless women and veterans. Campus Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Free and open to the public. 570-740-0753.
Successful Aging, seminars on elder-related issues along with more than 40 vendors. Included: sessions on elder law, housing options, community services and elder care. Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore. 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Free. 570-558-6160.
Art n’ Vino, a fundraising party to benefit Candy’s Place: The Center for Cancer Wellness. Bring a bottle of wine and your artistic talents and complete a painting under the guidance of an artist. Art n’ Vino, Cross Valley Center, 667 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. $36. Registration: 570-430-5045.
Technology Thursday. Stop by for assistance with basic computer questions from setting up an email account to using PowerPoint. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Free. 570-654-9847.
Remembering Robin Williams: 1951-2014, a film-and-discussion series sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre offering five Robin Williams movies: “Patch Adams” (1998), “Jakob the Liar” (1999), “Dead Poets Society” (1989), “Awakenings” (1990) and “Hook” (1991). Instructed by Bill Bachman and offered as a one-credit or non-credit course. Begins 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 and runs every Thursday through Oct. 23 except Oct. 9. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-675-9253 or wb.psu.edu.
Downtown Wilkes-Barre Restaurant Week. Enjoy a wide variety of cuisines at special prices through Sunday, Sept. 28. Participating eateries include Cafe Toscana, Letts Eat Indian Restaurant, Bart & Urby’s, Mimmo’s Pizza, Oyster Seafood & Steakhouse, Rodano’s, Senuna’s Bar & Grill, El Zocalo and many more. View menus online at wbrestaurantweek.com.
Elvis Movie Month, a screening of “Girl Happy” (1965), a musical comedy romance starring Elvis Presley. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. 570-823-0156.
Fall Film Festival, showings of 25 foreign, independent and art films during an expanded three-week event. Begins Friday, Sept. 19 with an Opening Night Gala offering screenings of “Magic in the Moonlight” and “The Trip to Italy” along with hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and desserts. $35. Continues with screenings through Thursday, Oct. 9. Films include “Fed Up,” “Redwood Highway,” “On My Way,” “The Grand Seduction,” “Chef,” “A Most Wanted Man,” “Walking the Camino,” “The Immigrant,” “Belle,” “Words and Pictures,” “Railway Man,” “Begin Again,” “Ida,” “Life Itself,” “Le Chef,” “Finding Vivian Maier,” “Land Ho!” “Calvary,” “Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory,” “Boyhood,” “Violette,” “Yves Saint Laurent” and “Citizen Koch.” 570-996-1500.
Farm to Table, the fourth annual fundraiser with a dinner created from locally grown products, a country-style arcade area, a marketplace of homemade foodstuffs, plein-air painting, artisans, pumpkin patch, raffles and entertainment by keyboardist Wade Preston, best known for his role as the Piano Man in Billy Joel’s Broadway hit “Movin’ On.” Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. 570-346-7186.
University for a Day, discussions and presentations sponsored by the Schemel Forum. Topics include “From Democracy to Oligarchy? Self Love and the Future of America,” “The Rise of Constitutional Veneration,” “Novel Perspectives on Our New World” and “A Quest for Truth in Twitter Time.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. $25. 570-941-6206.
Bloomsburg Fair, the largest agricultural fair in Pennsylvania with grandstand and free concerts, carnival midway, Championship Double Figure 8 Racing, tours of the historic Barton House and the restored Rupert One-Room School House, demolition derby, horse and pony pull, sky ride, amusement rides, Big Cat and Elephant Encounters, harness racing, banjo and fiddle contests, Civil War presenter James Hayney and plenty of exhibits and vendors. Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St., Bloomsburg. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 to Saturday, Sept. 27. $8. 570-387-4145.
Pittston Riverfest, the annual history-inspired festival with Native American weapons, presentations at the Knox Mine Disaster site, costumed historical characters, oldtime skills, a Civil War encampment by the Confederation of Union Generals, live mammals from Second Chance Wildlife, a documentary on Rocky Glen, mural painting, fishing lessons, gemstones from the Mineralogical Society, flintknapping, an archaeological display, coal-mining history and more. Riverfront Park, Pittston. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. 570-883-0405 or gpccofpa.org.
Cancer Survivors Celebration, the 22nd annual event with inspirational messages and refreshments. Open to survivors, their families and friends as well as caregivers and health care professionals. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 20 at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre; and 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at McDade Park, Scranton. 800-424-6724 or cancernepa.org.
Car Show, the first annual event sponsored by the Mayfield Hose Company, 900 Maple St. With 50/50 raffles, theme baskets, DJ music and awards. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. $10 per vehicle entry. 570-840-0918.
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.
Fellowship Fest, with Christian music, rummage sale, children’s activities, bake sale, food and a craft sale. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. 570-824-2991.
A Civil War Weekend, with an encampment by the 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment who illustrate the life of a Union soldier and serve the cook’s chili and cornbread. Also: tours of the historic farmhouse with costumed guides. Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21. $5, $3 children. 570-823-6244.
Garden Village Yarners. Join other yarn-aholics for a yarn swap. Bring leftover unwanted yarn to trade for something new. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.
PRCA Rodeo and Chili Cookoff, professional competition in fully sanctioned PRCA events including saddle and bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, team roping and bull dogging along with cowgirls barrel racing, live country music, line dancing, craft and food vendors and the Sixth Annual Chili Cookoff. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21. $18; $14 children. 570-421-7231.
Hi-Lites Motor Club Cruise-In, with raffles, door prizes, music and food. Pikes Creek Raceway Park, 2542 Route 118, Hunlock Creek. 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. 570-477-2477.
Montage Mountain Classics Car Cruise, with hot rods, antiques and custom cars. Johnny Rockets, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.
Dodgeball Tournament, the seventh annual Zachary Shoemaker Dodgeball Tourney to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Teams of eight players may register at dodgeball4zack.org. 109th Field Artillery Armory, 280 Market St., Wilkes-Barre. Sunday, Sept. 21 with games at 11 a.m. 570-574-5945.
Car Show, the second annual event sponsored by the Dallas Knights of Columbus. With vendors, trophies, basket raffles and 50/50 drawings. Back Mountain Bowl, 120C Memorial Highway, Dallas. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. 570-237-0575.
Colonial Harvest Festival, with tours and demonstrations of Colonial life at the historic Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. Included: black-powder firearms demonstrations, colonial herbs, wheat weaving, walking-stick carving, quilting, powder horn carving, food, children’s games, pumpkin decorating, toymaking, colonial crafts and free pumpkins for children. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. $5; $3 children. 570-288-5531.
Forty Fort Meeting House Tours of the oldest religious edifice in Northeastern Pennsylvania with its original box pews, elevated pulpit and plain woodwork reflecting the Puritan background of the settlers. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 28. $2, $1 children. 570-287-5214.
W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of “The Great Gatsby” (2013) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.
Classic Film Series, screenings of “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” Stanley Kubrick’s satirical black comedy starring Peter Sellers. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. $5. 570-961-5943.
Thomas U. Walter, a talk on the 19th-century “Dean of American Architecture” whose designs include the U.S. Capitol Building and the Wyoming Monument. With William V. Lewis Jr. of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Forty Fort Meeting House, 20 River St. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. Free. 267-250-9559.
The Menu, culinary dishes created by local chefs. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Monday, Sept. 22 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and event at 7 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.
The World Needs Mercy: Can You Respond? A presentation by Karen Schneider, assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University, who talks about the needs of children around the world. Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at noon. Free and open to the public. 570-674-6400.
Introduction to Zen Meditation, an overview followed by a brief practice session. Mercy Center, Misericordia University, 301 Lake Drive, Dallas. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. Free will offering. Registration: 570-675-1872.
Cutting Edge Interviews, the last in a three-part Job Seeker series. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. Registration: 570-654-9847.
My Architect: A Son’s Journey, a free showing of the Oscar-nominated film by Nathaniel Kahn who explores the life of his father, architect Louis Kahn. Sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Art League at the Circle Center for the Arts, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Everything Grilled, a cooking demonstration by executive chef Dale Lewis who prepares bacon-wrapped barbeque shrimp, herb-crusted flat iron steak with tomato caper sauce and grilled bananas foster for dessert. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. $25 includes food, wine and recipes. Reservations: 570-675-1134.
Technology Thursdays, understanding Windows 8 with Jim Luft of Iron-Tech Computer & Network Services. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.
Open House at the Nanticoke Historical Society, 495 E. Main St. The public is invited to access the databases to find photos and histories of family, friends, schools, properties, grave sites and more. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Refreshments served. 570-258-1367.
Elvis Movie Month, a screening of “Change of Habit” (1969), a musical drama with Elvis Presley in his final acting role. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. 570-823-0156.
Bethlehem Celtic Classic, the largest festival of its kind in North America with six stages of continuous entertainment, Highland games including the official U.S. National Highland Athletic Championship, whiskey tasting, Guinness Pour, Caber Challenge, herding border collies, Haggis Bowl Contest, Ceili dancing, Showing of the Tartan Parade, fiddle contest, massed bands, Highland dance competition, pipe bands, food, crafts and entertainment by Blackwater, Burning Bridget Cleary, Glengarry Bhoys, Jamison, John Whelan Band, Kilmaine Saints, Piper’s Request, Poor Angus, Seamus Kennedy, Tannahill Weavers, the 4 Leaf Clovers, the Hooligans, the Prodigals and more. Centered around Main, Spring and Lehigh streets in Bethlehem with a shuttle at 305 Conestoga St. 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Schedule at celticfest.org.
Heels to Heal Benefit Fashion Show, a fundraiser for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute with vendors including Mary Kay, Envy Me Jewelry, Carmen & Co., Scentsy and more. Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. 570-235-2230.
AACA Car & Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Friday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. with awards at 9 p.m. Free.
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. Sneak preview 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27. Continues Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 26 from 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.
Women’s Conference, with speaker Laura Parker, businesswoman and author of “Inspire,” about empowering women to achieve success and healthy well being. First Assembly of God, 24 Stanton St., Wilkes-Barre. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. $12. Registration: 570-829-0989.
Fall Intertribal Powwow, the 10th annual event with Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, children’s dances, fry bread, crafts, beadwork, leatherwork, books, jewelry, blankets and food. Noxen Fire Company, Stull Road, Noxen. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 with Grand Entry of dancers in full regalia at noon each day followed by Circle Hours. Free; $7 camping. 570-947-2097.
Mountain Top Kite Festival, with a kite-flying exhibition by the Pocono Kite Symphony, DJ music, picnic foods and a free kite-building kit for each child to assemble and fly. St. Martin in the Fields, 3085 Church Road, Mountain Top. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. 570-868-6895.
Harvest Festival, the fourth annual event with animal presenters, arts and crafts, hands-on activities, conservation exhibits, live music, local food, old-time activities and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. $5 per car. 570-828-2319.
Community Appreciation Day, fee-free tours of the historic mansion, a magic-and-puppet show for kids and entertainment by Trim Trio. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy on the estate grounds. Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. 570-296-9630.
Fun Dog Show, the 10th annual event with fun contests, live music, food, raffles, vendors and more. Upper Field on the campus of Stroudsburg Intermediate Elementary School, 2000 Chipperfield Drive, Stroudsburg. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. $35 per dog by Monday, Sept. 22; $40 thereafter. 570-422-1484.
Dog & Toddler Connection, tips, tricks and suggestions to help the family dog interact well with a toddler. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Registration: 570-654-9847.
Eco-Trolley Ride, following a portion of the former Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley (Laurel Line) Railroad right-of-way as it parallels Roaring Brook past the historic Iron Furnaces and through the Crown Avenue Tunnel. Electric City Trolley Museum, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Saturday, Sept. 27 with a family-oriented ride at 4 p.m. followed by refreshments at the museum, and a second ride at 5:15 p.m. followed by a Happy Hour at the museum. Reservations: 570-347-6311.
Purse-onality Auction, the third annual bidding on name-brand purses, sponsored by the NEPA Scholarship Pageant Association. With wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a pasta station. Mohegan Sun Convention Center, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. 570-690-9687 or nepapageant.com.
Contra Dance, with music by the Ragtag Rutabagas. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. $10. 570-253-2020.
Greater Pittston Charity Train Ride, to historic Jim Thorpe on a 1920s-era, open-window coach pulled by a diesel locomotive. Leaves from Stephenson Street in Duryea at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28 with return at 6:45 p.m. Limited seating. $65. Reservations: 570-457-6558.
W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the 2013 documentary “20 Feet from Stardom,” about the lives of backup singers for famous performers. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.
Classic Film Series, screenings of “Gone with the Wind,” the 1939 epic Civil War film directed by David O. Selznick. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. $5. 570-961-5943.
Ukrainian Immigration to the Anthracite Coal Regions of Northeastern Pennsylvania in the late 19th and 20th centuries with Commonwealth speaker Paula Holoviak who highlights the impact of this migration on the history, culture and economy. St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 93 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville. 3 p.m. Sept. 28. Free. 570-696-3450.
Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, with attorney Morey Myers speaking on “Japanese Internment: A Shameful Ghost That Still Haunts Us.” Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.
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.
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.
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 Friday, 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.
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 Halll, 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.
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.