Events Listings: May 20 to 26, 2015

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    Tours of the historic Forty Fort Meeting House will begin May 24 and continue on Sundays and selected holidays through Oct. 4.

    Erin and Serah of First-in-Flight Entertainment will harass the Axis Powers at the World War II Revisited encampment May 23 and 24 at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg.

    THIS WEEK: May 20 to 26, 2015

    Classic Movie Series, a showing of “Guys and Dolls” (1955) starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. May 20. $5. 570-996-1500.

    Jessup Hose Company Carnival, with games, amusement rides, firemen’s parade (Friday), St. Ubaldo Festivities (Saturday), fireworks (Sunday) and entertainment by Brewster Sound Sensation (Wednesday), Silent Arms Race (Thursday), Tommy Guns Band (Friday) and Jus4Fun DJ (Saturday). Jessup Hose Company No. 2, 333 Hill St. 6 to 11 p.m. May 20-21; 6:30 p.m. to midnight May 22; 2 p.m. to midnight May 23; 2 to 11 p.m. May 24; 2 to 7 p.m. May 25. 570-489-1141.

    Folklore and Coal-Mining Songs, a lecture presented by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Plymouth Public Library, 107 W. Main St. 5 p.m. May 21. 570-779-4775.

    Sweet Valley Fair, the annual Memorial Day Weekend event with festival foods, amusement rides, a White Elephant sale, vendors, fireworks, Firemen’s Olympics, live music and a Memorial Day Parade. Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 5383 Main Road. 5:30 to 10 p.m. May 21-22; 4:30 to 10 p.m. May 23-24; 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 25. 570-477-5121.

    Paint Your Own Wine Glass, while enjoying wine samples from Bartolai Winery. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. May 21. $5. Age 21 and older. Registration: 570-654-9847.

    Civil War Remembered Film Series, a screening of “Shenandoah” (1965) starring James Stewart. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. May 22. Light refreshments. Free. 570-823-0156.

    Mayfair Festival of the Arts, an indoor-and-outdoor event with many genres of music and performing arts, an Artists Market, a creative and interactive KidSpace, juried fine-arts show and a variety of food vendors. Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St. 4 to 9:30 p.m. May 22; noon to 9:30 p.m. May 23 and 24; noon to 6 p.m. May 25. $5. 610-437-6900 or mayfairfestival.org.

    Memorial Day Carnival, with a car show, antique tractors, food, games, crafts, bounce house, Memorial Day Parade (9:45 a.m.) and tours of the historic German School. Carnival Grounds, East First Street, Mifflinville. Beginning at 10 a.m. May 23 and 24; beginning at 8 a.m. May 25. 570-759-2968.

    World War II Revisited, a living-history encampment of Axis and Allied soldiers interpreting field life in the European Theater of Operations during 1944-45. With a battle demonstration each day and a USO-style Servicemen’s Canteen Show on Saturday. Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Ave., Boalsburg. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 23 and 24. 814-466-6263.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Jessup on the former D&H mainline through the Lackawanna Valley. With World War II reenactors on board and the Firemen’s Carnival taking place in Jessup. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. May 23 departing at noon and returning at 4:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Memorial Ceremony to honor those who have given their lives in the service of our nation and communities. Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, 1160 Chase Road, Shavertown. 2 p.m. May 23. 570-696-1818.

    Sock Hop, with music by K Bomb Productions. St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 23. $15 includes food and beverages. BYOB; age 21 and older. Reservations: 570-735-4833.

    Memorial Day Ceremonies will be held at the American Legion Post 781, 1550 Henry Drive, Mountain Top at 10:15 a.m. May 24. 570-678-7105.

    Forty Fort Meeting House Tours. Explore the 1807 historic religious edifice with its original box pews and elevated pulpit. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays from May 24 to Oct. 4 along with Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. $2. 570-287-5214.

    Preserving Scranton’s History, a wreath-laying ceremony and reading of a proclamation in honor of the Coal Miners and Laborers Strike of 1877 and the four men who perished during the riot. Historical marker, 400 block of Lackawanna Avenue near North Washington Avenue, Scranton. 1 p.m. May 24. 570-346-6179.

    Memorial Day Picnic, with a flea market, craft vendors, bake sale, basket raffle and homemade picnic foods. St. Frances X. Cabrini Church, 585 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25. 570-696-3737.

    Memorial Day Parade, presented by the combined American Legions of West Pittston and Exeter. Begins at the corner of Linden Street and Wyoming Avenue in West Pittston and ends at the parking lot of St. Cecilia’s Church in Exeter, where a short program will pay tribute to veterans with taps by the Paci Band and selections by the Wyoming Area Band and the Ceol Mor Bagpipers. 11:30 a.m. May 25. 570-654-1664.

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    Destination Eats @ the Everhart, a dinner highlighting dishes of France prepared by Chef Colarusso. Included: fig-and-olive tapenade on baguettes, warm endive-and-pine-nut salad, chicken dijon in tarragon cream sauce, roasted asparagus and chai latte creme brulee. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 6 to 8 p.m. May 28. $75. Reservations: 570-346-7186, ext. 516.

    Civil War Remembered Film Series, a screening of “Glory!” (1989) starring Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. May 29. Light refreshments. Free. 570-823-0156.

    Fitness Fridays with the YMCA, a 45-minute class of Dance Fit, a fun cardio workout, taught by an instructor from the Pittston YMCA. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 4:15 p.m. May 29. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.

    Cars and Coffee, a morning car cruise sponsored by Villa Capri Cruisers. Calabria Pizza & Restaurant, 420 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. 9 a.m. to noon May 30. 570-342-8489.

    Endless Mountains Farm Fest, the annual event that promotes local agriculture and traditional living through local foods, artisan goods, livestock displays and educational opportunities. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30. 570-677-9068.

    Train Excursion, a 26-mile round trip from Scranton to Moscow to tour the restored passenger and freight stations. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. May 30, June 13, July 12, 19 and 25; Aug. 1, 9, 15, 30; Sept. 5, 6; Oct. 4, 12, 17, 25 departing at 12:30 p.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Grey Towers Tour, a guided walk around the grounds of the historic Pinchot family estate with hundreds of spring-blooming bulbs. Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 1:30 p.m. May 30. $8, $7 seniors. 570-296-9630.

    International Fest in the Grove, the fourth annual event with ethnic foods from ten countries along with international beer and wine selections, live music by Doug and Sean, the St. Jude’s choir, local dance troupes, children’s activities, magician Pat Ward and a raffle with a $5000 grand prize. St. Jude Parish, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 4 to 11 p.m. May 30; noon to 9 p.m. May 31. 570-474-6315.

    Miracle on Wells Street, a car cruise sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers. Medical Office Building, 190 Wells St., Forty Fort. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 31. 570-237-2161.

    American Girl Doll Bingo, 20 games along with raffles and food sales. Wright Township Fire Hall, 477 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. May 31 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library. 570-474-9313.

    Anthracite Coal Film Fest, a selection of historic coal-mining films from the Hazle Brook and Jeddo mines, the Sheppton mine disaster and the post-coal era’s economic consequences, filmed in Minersville. Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940, Eckley. 1 p.m. May 31. 570-636-2070.

    Spring Tea and Basket Bingo, with tea sandwiches and desserts along with bingo games. Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 N. Main St., Ashley. 4 p.m. May 31. $7.50 advance tickets only. 570-899-8073 or 570-824-6435.

    Homegrown Heroes in the War, a Civil War lecture presented by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. June 1. 570-823-0156.

    ESTA Awards Gala, the third annual Excellence in School Theater Arts Awards honoring talented high school students in northeastern Pennsylvania. Genetti Manor, 1505 Main St., Dickson City. 6:30 p.m. June 1. $18 advance; $20 at the door. 631-357-1463.

    Classic Movie Series, a showing of “The Goonies” (1985) starring Sean Astin and Josh Brolin. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. June 3. $5. 570-996-1500.

    Irem Card Party, with lunch, prizes and games. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. June 4. $15. 570-288-6341 or 570-675-1652.

    Nursing in a Civil War Battlefield, a Civil War lecture presented by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Pittston Area Library, 47 Broad St. 7 p.m. June 4. 570-654-9565.

    Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. June 5. 570-876-4034.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg along the former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad mainline through the Pocono Mountains. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. June 6 departing at 9 a.m. and returning at 5 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Taste of Kutztown Festival, samplings of food, wine, beer, mead and cider along with entertainment by jazz guitarist Brian Betts and his group, alt rockers Jonathan Movement, Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth, Lazy Afternoon and the Wandering Troubadours. Kutztown Community Park, 440 E. Main St. Noon to 5 p.m. June 6. Info at tasteofkutztown.org.

    Dispatches from the Old Timers, a reading by author Bibi Gaston of letters written to Gifford Pinchot, chief of the U.S. Forest Service, from 1905 to 1910 revealing some of the personal experiences of the first U.S. forest rangers. Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 5:30 p.m. June 6. Free. 570-296-9630.

    Greenhouse Project Film Series, a screening of “GMP OMG” (2013) about the wide-scale use of genetically engineered food and a father’s discovery of its effect on his three children. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 6:30 p.m. June 9. $5. 570-941-6206.

    The Underground Railroad in Quilts, a Civil War lecture presented by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. June 10. 570-654-9847.

    Edwardsville Pierogi Festival, the second annual event with vendors, crafts, a parade, cook-offs and plenty of pierogies. Main Street, Edwardsville. Noon to 10 p.m. June 12; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 13. 570-242-2981.

    Veterans Ride, the fifth annual motorcycle event to benefit Hunts for Healing, an organization that helps wounded soldiers. American Legion, 575 Route 239, Shickshinny. June 13 with registration 8 to 10 a.m. and event at 10:30 a.m. Followed by a picnic with food and drink, raffles and door prizes. $15, $10 passengers. 570-256-3073.

    Lavender Love Days, with live and dried lavender, and lavender-infused desserts, teas and lemonade. Make an aroma garden or mix up a lavender skin scrub. Creekside Gardens, 4 Village Lane, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 and 14. 570-836-3595.

    Adult Crochet Class. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 1 to 3 p.m. June 16. Registration: 570-693-1364.

    Greenhouse Project Film Series, a screening of “Fed Up” (2014), a documentary about the effect of sugar consumption on the population. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 6:30 p.m. June 16. $5. 570-941-6206.

    Classic Movie Series, a showing of “Nashville” (1975) directed by Robert Altman. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. June 17. $5. 570-996-1500.

    Susquehanna Celebration, tours of the 1781 historic home with three floors of Laceyville history along with displays of quilts, period clothing and tools. Oldest House, 297 Main St., Laceyville. 1 to 5 p.m. June 19 to 21. 570-869-1679.

    Car Cruise, with raffles, music and giveaways. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. June 19. 570-851-8633.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Gouldsboro. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. June 20 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Father’s Day Car Show, sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers. All vehicles welcome. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21. 570-561-3268.

    Coffee and Confidence, a free session for women interested in starting their own businesses. Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 9:30 a.m. June 23. Reservations: 570-941-4168.

    Strawberry Festival, with strawberry-themed foods and gift items, craft vendors, children’s activities and more. Parking lot at 809 Hunter Highway (Route 29), Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 26 and 27. 570-362-2005.

    St. Faustina’s Homecoming Festival, with food, games and music by Stealing Neil (Friday), Iron Cowboy (Saturday) and DJ Honey Pot followed by Gone Crazy (Sunday). Also a polka mass with the Polka Naturals 4 p.m. on Saturday. St. Faustina Grove, 141 Old Newport St., Nanticoke. 5 p.m. to midnight June 26 and 27; 4 to 11 p.m. June 28. 570-301-4545.

    Train Excursion, a 104-miles round trip from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap for its celebration of Founders Day. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. June 27 departing at 9 a.m. and returning at 5 p.m. with a 2.5-hour layover. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Back Mountain Garden Tour of several unique gardens with diverse flower beds, water features, gazebos, outdoor kitchens and statuary along with presentations on gardening, nature, and landscaping. Proceeds benefit the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27. $25. Tickets available at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 570-718-6507.

    Tunkhannock Founders Day, the 33rd annual street festival with artisan booths, street musicians, food specialties, demonstrations and entertainment. Downtown Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27. 570-687-1584.

    Founders Day Car Show, sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers. Sherwood Chevrolet, 153 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27. 570-836-2133.

    Wine and Dine Festival, the third annual event with tastings of the finest local wines from the Back Mountain and Endless Mountains areas along with food, craftspersons, vendors and live music. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, 1010 Route 118, Dallas. Noon to 6 p.m. June 27. $15 advance; $25 day of event; $5 designated drivers. Info at dallasrotarywineanddine.com.

    Grass-to-Glass Walk, an afternoon tour providing an upclose look at the dairy herd, the milk-making process and the importance of sustainability. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28. Age 12 and older. $20 includes lunch. Reservations: 570-696-2881.

    Classic Movie Series, a showing of “Back to the Future” (1985) starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. July 1. $5. 570-996-1500.

    Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. July 3. 570-876-4034.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 4 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3:45 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Cresco. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 5 departing at 10:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Car Cruise, with music and giveaways. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at the Assembly of God Church, 3364 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Peckville. 4 to 9 p.m. July 5. 570-677-3878.

    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, with games, prizes, homemade food and entertainment by John Stevens Doubleshot (Thursday), Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots (Friday) and Strawberry Jam (Saturday). St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 5 to 11 p.m. July 9 to 11. 570-287-6624.

    Nativity of Our Lord Annual Picnic, with a giant indoor flea market, cash raffle, variety stands, ethnic foods, children’s games and entertainment by Picture Perfect (Friday), the Sperazza Band (Saturday) and Flaxy Morgan (Sunday). Sacred Heart Picnic Grounds, 529 Stephenson St., Duryea. 6 to 11 p.m. July 10; 5 to 11:30 p.m. July 11; 4 to 10 p.m. July 12. 570-457-3502.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Olyphant on the former D&H mainline through the Lackawanna Valley. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 11 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Lavender Festival, with lavender ice cream, drinks and pastries, dried lavender and other lavender-infused products along with vendors and music. Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, 200 Lake Ave., Montrose. Noon to 4 p.m. July 11. 570-278-9256.

    Classic Movie Series, a showing of “Ghost” (1990) starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopie Goldberg. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. July 15. $5. 570-996-1500.

    Parish of St. Barbara Summer Bazaar, with Polish, Italian and American food, gigantic flea market, money raffle, themed baskets, children’s games and entertainment by the Jeannie Zano Band (Friday), Hillbilly D’Lux (Saturday) and John Stevens’ Doubleshot (Sunday). St. Anthony of Padua Church, 28 Memorial St., Exeter. 5 to 11 p.m. July 17-18; 4 to 9 p.m. July 19. 570-654-2103.

    Car Cruise, with raffles, music and giveaways. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. July 17. 570-851-8633.

    Pennsylvania Polka, dancing to the Fritz Polka Band, the Golden Tones and the Buffalo Concertina All Stars for broadcast on WVIA-TV. Keystone Grand Ballroom, Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. July 18 with sessions at 3 and 5:30 p.m. taped for later broadcast and an 8 p.m. dance to be broadcast live. $40; free to WVIA members. 570-602-1134.

    Summer Sunshine Festival, with children’s activities, crafts, local artists and musicians. Creekside Gardens, 4 Village Lane, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18 and 19. 570-836-3595.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Gouldsboro. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 18 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    River Day, with environmental activities, nature walks, a River Float, live animals by the Ross Park ZooMobile, mural painting, face painting and live music by the Sadie Green Sales Jugband and amRadio. Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 1 to 7 p.m. July 18. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Music: The Magic in Film, a summer film-and-discussion series, exploring the music of five best-loved films including “1776,” “Wall-E,” “Out of Africa,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Star Wars.” Sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Screenings 7 p.m. Wednesdays from July 22 to Aug. 26. $40 includes pre-film lecture notes and post-film discussions. 570-675-9253 or wb.psu.edu/ce.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Cresco. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 26 departing at 10:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Car Show, to benefit local veterans and their children. Sons of the American Legion, Church Road, Mountain Top. July 26 with vehicle registration at 9 a.m. and show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All vehicles welcome. 570-474-2161.

    Car Cruise, sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers. Vince the Pizza Prince, 600 Pittston Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. July 26. 570-347-0675.

    Sacred Heart Church Picnic, with games, food, theme baskets, bingo, a Kids Korner and entertainment by John Stevens Doubleshot on Thursday and Friday; Joe Stanky and His Cadets on Saturday. Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont. 6 to 11 p.m. July 30 and 31; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 1. 570-654-3713.

    Hobbie Fire Company Carnival, with food, games, a Garden Tractor Pull, 5K Run for Scouting, Backyard Horseshoe Pitch, Chinese Auction, Fireman’s Parade, crafters and entertainment by Hillbilly D’Lux (Friday), Kartune (Saturday), DJ Carol Jean Davis (Sunday afternoon) and Tommy Guns Band (Sunday night). Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company, 613 W. County Road, Wapwallopen. 6 to 11 p.m. July 31; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 1; Noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 2. 570-379-3811.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Tobyhanna. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 2 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    St. John the Evangelist Bazaar, with ethnic and American foods, variety booths, bingo, children’s games, a giant flea market and entertainment by Hillbilly D’Lux (Thursday), Somethin’ Else (Friday) and Flaxy Morgan (Saturday). St. John the Evangelist Church, corner of Broad and Church streets, Pittston. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 6 to 8. 570-654-0053.

    Montrose Blueberry Festival, with blueberry-themed food and gift items along with children’s games, live music, silent auction, book sale, white elephant and more. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association. Village Green and library lawn, 18 Monument Square, Montrose. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 with a pancake breakfast 8 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 570-278-1881.

    St. John the Baptist Family Picnic, with a gigantic flea market, bingo, game booths, themed baskets, Polish and Slovak food specialties and entertainment by John Stevens’ Doubleshot (Friday), George Tarasek and the Polka Partners (Saturday) and Tommy and the Original Tones (Sunday). Also: Father Jerry’s newest play “A Godfather/Redneck Pierogie Wedding at Foodington Abbey” Sunday at 2 p.m. St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt St., Larksville. 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 7; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 8; 2 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9. 570-779-9620.

    Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7. 570-876-4034.

    Cars and Coffee, a morning car cruise sponsored by Villa Capri Cruisers. Calabria Pizza & Restaurant, 420 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 8. 570-342-8489.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Dickson City on the former D&H mainline through the Lackawanna Valley. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 8 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Peach Festival, with more than 50 craft vendors, music by Jesse Fink and Company and lots of peach specialties including homemade peach ice cream, dumplings, shortcake sundaes and pies along with picnic foods. St. John’s United Church of Christ, 416 Church St., Wapwallopen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15. 570-379-2971.

    Wine and Craft Beer Festival, the fourth annual event sponsored by the Hazleton Rotary Club. Genetti’s Best Western Inn & Suites, 1341 N. Church St., Hazleton. 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Jessup on the former D&H mainline through the Lackawanna Valley. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 16 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Tunkhannock Viaduct 100th Anniversary, a talk by Marian Sweet of the Nicholson Heritage Association on the world’s largest steel-reinforced concrete railway bridge in the world including the challenges of its construction and maintenance, how it affected Nicholson residents and famous people who have visited it. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. Aug. 16. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Car Cruise, with raffles, music and giveaways. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 21. 570-851-8633.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Cresco. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 23 departing at 10:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of the National Park Service’s 99th Birthday. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25. 570-340-5200.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Tobyhanna. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 29 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Children’s Charity Car Cruise, to benefit Marley’s Mission. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30. 570-344-2014.

    Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4. 570-876-4034.

    St. Martha’s Festival, with chicken and ham dinners, ethnic foods, a dessert cafe, bargain tent and entertainment by the Jeannie Zano Band (Saturday) and Burnin’ Sky with Al White (Sunday). Sponsored by Holy Spirit Parish at St. Martha’s Church, 260 Bonnieville Road, Fairmount Springs. 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 5; noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 6. 570-864-3780.

    Nicholson Viaduct Centennial, three days of celebration throughout downtown Nicholson to honor the 100th birthday of the architectural marvel. Included: a parade, entertainment, food, history programs, walking tours and the annual Bridge Day festival with crafts, vendors and food booths. Sept. 11 to 13. Info and schedule at nicholsonheritage.org.

    Car Cruise, with games, prizes and music. All clubs welcome. Home Depot, 800 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City. 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13. 570-562-1471.

    Car Cruise, with raffles, music and giveaways. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18. 570-851-8633.

    Tenth-Birthday Bonfire, with music, farm-fresh foods and a huge bonfire. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Sept. 19. 570-696-2881.

    Car Show, the 17th annual gathering sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. Carbondale High School, 101 Brooklyn St. Sept. 20 with gates open at 9 a.m. 570-876-4034.

    Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of National Public Lands Day. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26. 570-340-5200.

    Coal Cracker Cruisers Halloween Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2. 570-876-4034.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Gouldsboro. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 3 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Forty Fort Cemetery Tours, beginning with a brief pre-tour talk in the Forty Fort Meeting House, 20 River St. 1 p.m. Oct. 3, 10 and 11. $10, $5 children. 570-287-5214.

    Hillside Farms Fall Festival, with music, children’s games, educational presentations, tractor-wagon rides, craft booths and farm-fresh foods. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 4. $10 per carload. 570-696-2881.

    Health Fair. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7. 570-654-9565.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 10 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3:45 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Tobyhanna. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 11 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 18 departing at 9 a.m. and returning at 5 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 24 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3:45 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of Veterns Day. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. 570-340-5200.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Bus Trip to the 39th annual St. George Ukrainian Street Festival on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with a side trip to Central Park and the Fifth Avenue area. Bus leaves from St. Vladimir Church, 70 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville at 8:45 a.m. May 16. $40. Reservations: 570-563-2275.