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First Posted: 8/5/2013

BAZAARS/FESTIVALS

27th annual Pocono State Craft Festival

(www.poconocrafts.com or call 570-476-4460.)

• Aug. 24-25, Quiet Valley (347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg). $6, adults; Free, children 12 and under.

33rd Annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire:

Opens Aug. 3 and runs Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27, and Labor Day Monday, Mount Hope Estate and Winery. $29.95, adults; $10.95, children ages 5 to 11. For more info and tickets visit PaRenFaire.com or call the box office at 717.665.7021.

Annual Antiques, Arts & Crafts Festival:

Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church (420 Main Road, Hanover Township).

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church

(93 Zerby Ave, Edwardsville)

• 15th Annual Ethnic Food Festival: Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS

5th Annual Golf Tournament

benefiting the 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund, Luzerne Foundation: Aug. 17, 1:30 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Golf Club. $75. Register at deprimogolf.com or call 570.709.0916 for more info

American Cancer Society

• Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Wyoming Valley walk kickoff breakfast: Aug. 20, 7:30 a.m., Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Railriders stadium, Moosic.

American Red Cross of Lackawanna County

• Roof-A-Thon: Aug. 7-9, Wendy’s, Davis Street, Scranton.

Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue

(570.420.0450, camppapillion.org)

• Meet & Greet/Adoption Day: Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (Route 209, Brodheadsville)

Dog Days of Summer

with Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program, Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., and Ben & Georges Ice Cream: Aug. 10-11, 5:30-10 p.m., Ben & George’s (194 E. Oak St., Pittston). Psychic readings on Saturday, dogs for adoption on Sunday.

Doing it for Lola breast cancer fundraiser:

Aug. 10, 1-10 p.m., American Legion Post 781, Mountain Top. $15 donation, kids 12 and under free. Bike run/scavenger hunt begins at 12:30 p.m. at Outsiders in Wilkes-Barre.

Family Service Association of NEPA

5th Annual Pauly Friedman Family 5K Walk/Run: Aug. 11, registration 8:30 a.m., race 9:30, Misericordia University, Dallas. $25. For more info or to pre-register call 570.823.5144 or emailfsawv.ruthkemmerer@verizon.net.

Fifth Annual “A Ride to Remember” to benefit the family of Pittston native Michael Garron:

Aug. 17, registration 10 a.m., ride begins at noon, Polish American Citizen’s Club (Elm Street, Dupont). $15. For more info call 570.362.0823.

Mike Meoni Memorial Scholarship Fund

• 1st Annual Mike Meoni Memorial Golf Tournament: Aug. 10, Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Greenfield Twp. Tournament format is a four person captain and crew team for 19 holes. $65 per person; $260 per foursome. For more information visit MikeMeoni.com.

Party on the Patio, fundraiser in memory of Dr. Jennifer Sidari,

Aug. 8, 5-9 p.m., Damenti’s Restaurant (Mountain Top). $50 per person

Safe Haven Dog Rescue

(www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net)

• Volunteer Meeting: Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m., Cherry’s Family Restaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville.

• Adoption day: Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.

Tattoo Benefit for Frankie Bonacci

Aug. 19, noon, Slingin’ Ink Tattoo & Piercing (1201 Mulberry St., Scranton). All tattoos $50 each.

CAR & BIKE EVENTS

570 Riders Bike Nights

• Runs every Monday in the summer. 6 p.m., Dairy Queen, Rt. 315

Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club (570.876.4034)

• Cruise Night: Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m., Advance Auto Parts (Route 6, Carbondale).

• 15th Annual Car Show: Sept. 15, 9 a.m. For more info contact JoAnn Spalnick, 570.876.4034.

Fall Festival Car Cruise

(Eagle Rock Resort, 1 Country Club Dr., Hazleton)

Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-midnight. Rain date Oct. 13. Optional donation of $12 day of show, $9 pre-registration. Pre-register by mailing 1 Country Club Drive, Hazle Township, PA 18202.

Go Pink at Pocono 2:

Hosted by Bill Martel Racing, Aug. 3, following the Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 125. More info at billmartelracing.com.

McDonald’s (Route 590 Hamlin, PA)

• Car Cruise: Every second Friday of August, September, 6 P.M.

Montage Mountain Classics (Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Fri., 6-10 p.m., Sat., 5-9 p.m.)

Car Cruises:

• Aug. 17, Sept. 21, 5-9 p.m., Johnny Rockets, Montage Mountain.

• St Joe’s Car Show: Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pittston Bypass. Rain date Aug. 25.

• Sept. 6, 5-9 p.m., Pittston Cruise, Tomato Festival parking lot.

• Cruise to Benefit Ronald McDonald House: Sept. 22, 2-6 p.m. Rain date Sept. 29.

New Life Community Church

• Filipino Cultural Day: Aug. 10, 301 Delaney St., Hanover Township. Dinner 4:30 p.m., reservation required. $8, adult; $4, children; free, 4 and younger. 6 p.m., cultural dances and children’s games; 7:30 p.m., Eddie Mesa concert.

EVENTS

Back Mountain Martial Arts

(114o Memorial Highway, Dallas. 570.675.9535, info@ufa-a.com, www.ufa-a.com.)

• Free anti-bully seminar: Aug. 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

THE COOPERAGE PROJECT

(1030 Main St., Honesdale)

570.253.2020, thecooperageproject.org

• Coffeehouse: Aug. 17, 8-11 p.m.

Dietrich Theater

(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com).

•Hickory Project Live: Aug. 25, 3 p.m.

• Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 12: Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. Including Tom Flannery, Eddie Appnel, Hannah Bingman and Lorne Clarke.

• Open Mic Night: Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Breaking Groud Poets at 8:15.

Adult Classes:

• Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 12: Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation.

• Open Mic Night: Aug. 23, 7 p.m., sign-ups 6:30.

F.M. Kirby Center

(71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 570.826.1100.)

W. Curtis Montz Summer Film Series: ($4, matinees; $6, evening shows)

• The Sessions: Aug. 7, 1 and 7:30 p.m.

• Raiders of the Lost Ark: Aug. 14, 1 and 7:30 p.m.

• Hyde Park on Hudson: Aug. 21, 1 and 7:30 p.m.

• Hitchcock: Aug. 28, 1 and 7:30 p.m.

• Psycho: Sept. 4, 1 and 7:30 p.m.

Irem Clubhouse

(64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)

Beer Glass Bash and Grill Night: Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m

Ladies Night Out: Aug. 14, 6 – 9 p.m.

Birds and Brews Night: Aug. 10, 5-8 p.m.

Concerts, 7 p.m. each night:

• Aug. 11: Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus

• Aug. 18: Orpheus Choral Society

• Aug. 25: Irem String Band

Jessup Art Walk:

Second Saturday of every month. For more info visit jessupartwalk.info or email info@jessupartwalk.info.

Jewish Community Alliance

• Happy Hour on the “Skyy Vu Deckbar” at the Woodlands: Aug. 8, 6-8 p.m. For info contact Barbara Sugarman at 570.824.4646.

Justus Volunteer Fire Co.

(159 Fieldstone Dr., Scott Twp., 570.587.4545)

• Night Out at the Station: Aug. 10, 7-10:30 p.m.

Lackawanna College

(501 Vine St., Scranton, 1.877.346.3552, lackawanna.edu)

Environmental Institute (10 Moffat Dr., Covington Twp.)

• Earth Connections Day Camp: Aug. 12-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 11 to 13. $95 per camper.

• Wilderness Skills: Sept. 17, 5:30-7:30p.m. Ages 7 and up. $5 per person. Pre-registration required.

• Art Opening: Works from “The Studio”: Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m. Through Nov. 1.

• Natural Wonders: Fall Harvest: Sept. 26, 1-2:30 p.m., and every Thursday through Dec. 5. Ages 3 to 5. $40, six classes. Pre-registration required. Registration limited.

Lackawanna Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Fundraising BBQ Feast: Aug. 18, noon-6 p.m., Bernard Seminski Park (Elm St., Dickson City). $25; $12.50, children 12 and under. For tickets, contact Frank Kaczmarek at 570.489.1831 or A&G Outfitters at 570.489.1650.

Ladies Night of Comedy and Wine

with Jeannine M Luby: Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m., Mountain View Vineyard and Winery, Stroudsburg. $20, includes first glass of wine. For more info and tickets visit JeannineLuby.com.

Misericordia University

• Open house for adult learners: Aug. 13, 4-7 p.m.

• Open house for high school students and parents: Aug. 17, registration at 9 a.m., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mountain Grange No. 567

• First Annual Rummage Sale: Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

• Family Picnic: Aug. 17, noon, Knoebal’s.

76 University Drive , Hazleton, 570.450.3000, www.hn.psu.edu)

Penn State Wilkes-Barre

(Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171, wb.psu.edu)

• “Five Great Films, Five Great Genres:” Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 26 through Oct. 24, RC Theaters Wilkes-Barre. Pre-film lecture notes and post-film discussion will accompany each screening. Films include “Airplane!”, “On Golden Pond”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, and “High Noon”.

Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center

(200 Lake Ave., Montrose, 570.278.9256 or e-mail wellness@epix.net, wellnessarts.com)

Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center

(140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 570.824.7722.)

• Facing the Giants: Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. $5 suggested love offering.

• “Your Owner’s Manual” with Rev. Diane Sickler: Aug. 11, 10 a.m.

• Great Communicators Can Move Mountains with Corey Hansen: Aug. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

• Creative Ministry Service: Aug. 18, 10 a.m.

•1st Annual Tacos for Tulips fundraiser: Aug. 18, 1 p.m. at Harmony Hall (140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre), parking behind church on Bethel St., $5 a plate, all proceeds benefit Unity of NEPA, purchase spring bulbs to beautify our spiritual home.

• “The Hip Sip” Unity Coffeehouse with Jeff Raught: Aug. 24, 6 p.m. in Harmony Hall.

• Special Guest Speaker, David Beverly: Aug. 25, 10 a.m.

Waverly Community House

(1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, waverlycomm.org)

• Comm Classic Car Show: Aug. 11, 4 p.m.

• Cocktails for the Courts: Aug. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

• Music on the Lawn: Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.

Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club

• Movie Nights in the Park: Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Dailey Park (West Wyoming). Crafts and kids activities at 7 p.m., movie begins at 8:15. Popcorn and drinks provided; please bring blankets and chairs.

LOCAL HISTORY

Eckley Miners’ Village

(located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers.org)

• Volunteer Meeting: Aug. 10

• Living History and Civil War Weekend: Aug. 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Old Jail Museum

(128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 570.325.5259. www.TheOldJailMuseum.com.)

TOURS: Through Labor Day, daily (closed Wednesday), noon to 4:30 p.m. $6, adult; $5, senior over 65 and high school; $4, children ages 6-12; free, children under 5.

LEARNING

Dietrich Theater

(Tunkhannock)

Classes for Adults

• Jewelry Making: Multi-Strand Bracelet: Aug. 22, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.

• Recycled Glass Artwork: Series 5: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $65, four classes. Students must supply own safety glasses.

• Writers’ Group: Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up.

• Introduction to Yoga: Aug. 14, 28, 10 a.m.

Pocono Arts Council

(18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org)

• Oil Painting: Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.

• Basic Drawing: Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.

• Jewelry Making Workshop: Aug. 6, 13, 1-4 p.m. $50, member; $60, non-member; $40, senior member; $45, senior non-member. $10 materials fee.

Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Academy

(509 Pittston Avenue, (3rd floor). Private classes are available. For more info contact: Master Mark Seidel, 570.341.8089.)

• Adult classes: Tuesday & Thursday, 7-8 p.m; Saturday & Sunday, 10-11 a.m.

• Children’s classes (ages 9 & up): Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon

• Yang Style Tai-Chi Chuan Adult classes: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-noon

Wudang Swordsmen Academy

(269 S Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, 570.630.0088, www.WudangSwordsmen.com, info@WudangSwordsmen.com)

• Wudang Taijiquan (traditional tai chi): Mon., Wed., 6:10-7:30 p.m.

• Wudang Gongfu (internal kung fu): Tue., Thu., 6:10-7:30 p.m.

• Youth Kung Fu (ages 10-13): Mon., Wed., 5:00-6:00 p.m.

• Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm): Sun., 10:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

• Cardio Kung Fu: Mon., Wed., 10:00-11:00 a.m.

• Tai Chi for Health: Tue., Thu.,10:00-11:00 a.m.

• Daoist Sitting Meditation: Sun., 4:30-5:30 p.m.

• Morning Seated Qigong (meditation & breathwork): Tue., Thu., 9:00-9:50 p.m.

• Pushing Hands Circle (open to all tai chi players in the area): Sun., 3:00-4:00 p.m.

• Open Wudang Training Hall: Sun., 1:00-3:00 p.m.

OUTSIDE

Friends of Salt Springs Park

• Perseids Meteor Shower: Aug. 11, 8:30 p.m. Meet at Wheaton House. Free.

• Cliff Trail Hike: Aug. 17, 11 a.m. Meet at Buckley Road parking lot. Fee.

• Full Moon Bike ‘n Bonfire: Aug. 21, 6 p.m. Adults only. Free.

• Mushrooms and Mycilia: Aug. 25, 1 p.m. Free.

• Upper Fall Brook Trail Hike: Aug. 31. Fee.

• Salt Springs Celebration: Aug. 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lackawanna Historical Society

(The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841.)

Guided downtown walking tours:

• 11 a.m.: Aug. 10, 24. Tours are free, but reservations are required by the Thursday prior to the tour date.

Nescopeck State Park

(1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006)

• Y Walk Wednesday: Nature in Your Neighborhood: Aug. 21, 6 p.m.

• Guided Hike: Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area: Aug. 23, 9 a.m.

• Just for Kids: Art in the Park with Jan Lokuta: Aug. 31, 1 p.m.

•A Night out with the Stars: Aug. 31, 8 p.m. Ages 6 and up. Limited space. Must register in advance.

Expanded listings at theweekender.com.

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