THIS WEEK: Sept. 3 to 9, 2014
Barbara Sabol Memorial Lecture, with author and economist Teresa Ghilarducci speaking on “Bread, Roses and Rest: Securing Meaningful Retirement for All.” Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, North River and West Union streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.
Luzerne County Fair, the 52nd annual event with agricultural exhibits, amusement rides, contests, plenty of fair food, Hansen’s Spectacular, the Modern Day Cat Whisperer, 4-H Fun Horse Show, Animal Alley, Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull, Barnyard Olympics, Tractor Obstacle Rodeo, Fireworks Finale, and entertainment by Iron Cowboy (Wednesday), Rick K and the Allnighters (Thursday), Dylan Fry and Josh Thompson (Friday), Whisky Tango and Jamie Lynn Spears (Saturday) and the Uptown Band (Sunday). Luzerne County Fairgrounds, 3605 Route 118, Dallas. 4 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 and Thursday, Sept. 4; 4 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5; 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6; and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. $8. 570-675-3247.
Blessing of the Animals, the annual blessing of pets in commemoration of the Feast of St. Mammas. St. Mary of the Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church, 695 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. All pets welcome. 570-822-6028.
Elvis Movie Month, a screening of “Follow That Dream,” (1962) starring Elvis Presley. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. 570-823-0156.
Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion and debate with topics chosen by the group. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. 570-287-2013.
Interdependence on the Square, with art projects, music and performances that celebrate worldwide interdependence. Included: drumming with Steve Kurilla, music and juggling by Jamie Orfanella, the Nepali traditional dance group and various art works. Courthouse Square, Scranton. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. 570-877-1653.
Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear, a celebration of horror, sci-fi and pop-culture genres with genre icons, films, merchandise vendors and special events. Guests include Brian O’Halloran (Dante from “Clerks”), Steve Dash (“Friday the 13th Part 2”), Stephen Geoffreys (“Fright Night”), Robert Bruce (“Comic Book Men”) and more. Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. $20; $40 weekend pass. 570-824-9831 or mrhush.net.
Montage Mountain Classics Car Cruise, with hot rods, antiques and custom cars. Tomato Festival Parking Lot, Main Street, Pittston. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.
Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. 570-876-4034.
Fall Festival, with arts-and-crafts vendors, entertainment by the Spotlight Dance Studio and the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, a free dance class for children, face painting, creative balloons, book sale, refreshments, tag sale and bake sale. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Free. 570-654-9565.
Hazleton Funfest, the annual family festival and street fair on Broad Street in downtown Hazleton with three stages of entertainment, an Arts, Crafts & Home Party Show, Celebrity Adult Tricycle Race, car show and raffle, an Empanada Cookoff, garage sale, children’s activities, Latin Music Celebration, pierogie-eating contest, and a Sunday afternoon parade with giant balloons and floats. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. 570-455-1509.
Avondale Mine Disaster Memorial Service, the 145th anniversary of the 1869 event which took the lives of 110 men and boys. Meet at the Avondale Mine Disaster Memorial Marker near 1136 W. Main St., Plymouth and then drive through a dirt access road to the disaster site. 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. 570-779-5840.
A Farm to Table Tour, a 90-minute twilight walk through the 19th-century historic farm with food served at each stop including garden produce, potato soup, barley salad and dessert. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. $15. 570-992-6161 or quietvalley.org.
A Social for Jill, a benefit for the family of Moosic resident Jill Donovan who lost her battle with cancer on Aug. 5. With music, refreshments, basket raffle, bake sale and cash bar. All Seasons Banquet Center, 3727 Birney Ave., Moosic. 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. $5.
90th Anniversary Gala, a fundraiser for the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association with fine dining, an auction with many exclusive items, live music and dancing. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. $150. 570-714-1246.
Car Show and Fair, the 17th annual event with food, crafters and show vehicles. United Methodist Homes for the Aging, Wesley Village Campus, 209 Roberts Road, Pittston. Sunday, Sept. 7 with car registration at 9 a.m. ($10) and show noon to 4 p.m. 570-655-2891.
Cash Bingo, with homemade food available. Sponsored by the Confraternity of Christian Women at Holy Family Parish, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. Sunday, Sept. 7 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $5. 570-822-3483.
Monthly Bingo, with door prizes and cash prizes. Sponsored by St. Faustina Kowalska Parish at St. Mary’s School, 1010 Hanover St., Nanticoke. Sunday, Sept. 7 with doors at 12:30 p.m. and early-bird games at 1:45 p.m. 570-735-4833.
Rally for Reilly, a fundraiser for Reilly Itterly, a 12-year-old Clarks Summit girl who is undergoing surgery for severe scoliosis. With entertainment by five bands, basket and gift certificate raffles. The V-Spot, 906 Providence Road, Scranton. 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. $5.
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.
Denison House Tours of the 1790 historic home of Nathan Denison, one of Wyoming Valley’s first settlers. 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 28. $5; $3 children. 570-288-5531.
W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the classic detective film “The Thin Man” (1934). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.
Classic Film Series, screenings of “Scarface” (1983) with Al Pacino as Cuban refugee Tony Montana. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. $5. 570-961-5943.
The Life and Times of Nathan Denison, a talk on the early settler who fought in the ill-fated Battle of Wyoming by retired educator Robert Mischak. Forty Fort Meeting House, 20 River St. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. Free. 267-250-9559.
Day of Remembrance for 9/11, with a moment of prayer, local religious leaders and inspirational singer Scott Michael Bennett of Fresh Day Music. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.
Grand Opening of the Live Love Dance Studio with tours of the newly renovated dance rooms inside the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8. 570-970-5055.
Bad Movie Thursdays, a screening of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 feature “Warrior of the Lost World” (1983; Italian), about a motorcycle mercenary battling an evil government. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Thursday, Sept. 11 with cocktails at 6 p.m. and movie at 7 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.
Civil War Roundtable, a talk by author J. David Petruzzi on “Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign.” Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. $3. 570-675-8936.
DL&W Advertised Resorts of the Poconos, a talk by railway historian John Layton. Sponsored by the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society. Meeting Room, Iron Skillet Restaurant, Petro Plaza, Avoca. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. Free. 570-822-0693.
Elvis Movie Month, a screening of “It Happened at the World’s Fair” (1963) starring Elvis Presley as a crop-dusting pilot. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. 570-823-0156.
Car Cruise, with antiques, classics, street rods and race cars. McDonald’s, 452 Route 590, Hamlin. 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. 570-239-1079.
Montage Mountain Classics Car Cruise, with hot rods, antiques and custom cars. Southside Shopping Center, 1000 S. Washington Ave., Scranton. Friday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Fall Pumpkin Festival, the 19th annual street festival with craft and food vendors, entertainment, horse and buggy rides, children’s games, Pumpkin Derby and more. Main Street, Luzerne. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Sponsored by the Luzerne Merchants Association.
Fall Festival, with seasonal stands and games, basket auction, bake sale, DJ music and ethnic foods. Good Shepherd Polish National Catholic Church, 269 E. Main St., Plymouth. Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. 570-719-9100.
Flying Aces Barbecue, with a pig roast, beer, giveaways, camping, fireworks at dusk and entertainment by the Substitute Band and Tommy Guns Band. Flying Aces Motorcycle Club, 470 Rockport Road, Weatherly. 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $15. 570-427-4766.
Peach Social, with peachy desserts and picnic foods. Trinity Lutheran Church, Hemlock and Church streets, Hazleton. 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $4. 570-454-3492.
Farm to Table Dinner, a family-style event created by executive chef Ray Marek with an open bar, silent and live auctions, visits from farm animals and music by the Coal Town Rounders. The Cottage, The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $100. 570-696-2881.
Osterhout Library Anniversary Gala, celebrating 125 years of providing free books, DVDs and other educational services. With an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, entertainment, dancing, live and silent auctions and a raffle trip to Bermuda. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. $150. 570-823-0156.
Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Show, the 16th annual show. Carbondale Area Junior/Senior High School, 101 Brooklyn St. Sunday, Sept. 14 with gates open at 9 a.m. 570-876-4034.
Dallas Harvest Festival, the annual street fair commemorating “The Year of the Family” with a Generation-to-Generation Photo Contest, a Flower Display competition, stage performances, farmers market, Children’s Corner, antique fire-truck rides and a petting zoo. Main Street in Dallas Borough. Sunday, Sept. 14, noon to 5 p.m. 570-675-1950.
W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the classic sci-fi film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1968). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.
Classic Film Series, screenings of “The Nutty Professor,” a science-fiction comedy starring Jerry Lewis. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. $5. 570-961-5943.
Wine Tasting, with wine, cheese, hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Hosted by Bartolai Winery and sponsored by the Friends of the West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. $20; $35 per couple. 570-654-0645.
Ale in the 18th Century, a historical lecture by Mary Babcock, retired nutritionist. Forty Fort Meeting House, 20 River St. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Free. 267-250-9559.
Adult Sewing, free classes at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Registration: 570-693-1364.
International Film Series, a screening of “Philomena” (2013) starring Judi Dench. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. Free. 570-941-6330.
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.
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, 667 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. $36. Registration: 570-430-5045.
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.
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.
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.
Cancer Survivors Celebration, the 22nd annual event with inspirational messages and refreshments. Open to survivors, their families and friends as well as caregivers and healthcare 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.
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. Saturday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 9 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.