Keep your weekend affordable with these suggestions of things to do for $20 or less

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    Netflix shows are premiering, kayaks are paddling, motorcycles are roaring and locals are raising money for good causes. Here is a list of things to do this weekend. Many are free, all are less than $20.

    Orange is the New Black: Free! (If you have Netflix) Piper and the rest of the Litchfield inmates are back on June 12. Season 3 of the Netflix hit, created by Jenji Kohan, will continue the prison tale of Red, Crazy Eyes, Pennsatucky and the rest of the crew.

    Kayaking: Free! Feel like getting your feet wet? You can at Lake Frances at Nescopeck State Park. On Saturday, June 13 take part in one of three sessions of an introductory course with kayaking. Sessions begin at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information or to register call 570-403-2006.

    Skip Monday’s Release Party: Free! And there are perks. The first 100 people will receive a free copy of the duo’s five-song EP in addition to one free drink. The party starts at 7 p.m., June 13 at Club Evolution in The Woodlands, Route 315. For more information call 570-417-5717 or email Josh Alberola at

    Simone Felice with Anna Mitchell: $20. Music by Felice is filled with songs of reminiscence and desire. From Ireland, Mitchell, from Ireland will preform with Simone on June 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. For more information call 570-325-0249.

    Tricycle for Nathan: $5. Local musician Bryan Brophy will host a benefit concert for Nathan Buchinski. Nathan has Cerebral Palsy which keeps him from walking on his own. The benefit will raise money to purchase a modified tricycle so Nathan can ride with his friends. The concert is from 1 to 6 p.m. June 14 at the Eagle Hose Company, 1 Eagle Lane, Dickson City. For more information call Buchinski at 570-351-1132 or email at

    Get your greens: Free! It’s that time of year! Farmers’ Markets are opening and on June 13, the South Side Farmers’ Market makes its debut. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton. For more information or to find out how to become a vendor (not free) call 570-346-6203 ext 15.

    Motorcycle Run: $15, $5. Hopefully the rain holds up Sunday for the fourth annual fundraiser for Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. The motorcycle run begins and ends at Legends Saloon, 750 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City, with stops at Lake Winola, Jermyn and Hamlin. Registration beginning at 9 a.m. with the run starting at 11 a.m. A cookout will follow. For more information call 570-507-1643.

    Pierogi Festival: Free! Get some delicious potato pockets at the second annual event in Edwardsville on Main Street. In addition to the pierogies, there will be vendors, crafts, a parade and a pierogi cook-off. The event is June 12 and 13 so there’s no excuse to not make it. The fun is from noon to 10 p.m. June 12 and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 13. For more information call 570-242-2981.

    Strawberry Social: $7. Strawberry season is in full swing and the Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 373 N. Main St. in Wilkes-Barre is taking advantage. Their strawberry social is from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 13. For more info call 570-299-5940.

    Nature Fest: $10 a car load.Pile in your friends and head to Lake Ariel for a day filled with carnival games, wildflower walks, a study of woodland fungi with the Mushroom Man, a talk about the “Town Beneath the Lake,” live animal presentations, canoeing and kayaking, wild edibles walks and even an obstacle course. All these activities are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 13 at the Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road. For more information call 570-689-9494.