THIS WEEK: July 15 to 21, 2015
Benton Rodeo, the 31st annual Frontier Days Celebration, Championship Rodeo and Bull-a-Rama with bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, cowgirls barrel riding, brahma bull riding, calf roping, Kids Mutton Bustin, Fun Horse Show and entertainment. Rodeo Grounds, 385 Mendenhall Lane, Benton. Through July 19 with main events at 7:30 p.m. Schedule at bentonrodeo.com or 570-925-6536.
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.
A Walk on the Wild Side, a 90-minute tour of the Kirby Park Natural Area, led by Vinnie Cotrone of the Penn State Cooperative Extension. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 15. Free. 570-823-2191.
Stories of the Pennsylvania Passengers of the Titanic, with author and historian Bill Lewis and Mae Thomas, whose relatives were passengers on the ill-fated ocean liner. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 7 p.m. July 15. 570-474-9313.
Lycoming County Fair, the 145th annual event with farm animal exhibits, the Dale Wheeland Memorial Tractor Pull, draft horse pull, Double Figure 8 Racing and Demolition Derby, Hillbilly Garden Tractor Pull, the 6th annual Dodge 4×4 Truck Pull, music by country singer Amanda Jo, Christian group NewSong, Redhead Express and Cinderella’s Tom Keifer. Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville. 3 to 10 p.m. July 16; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 17 to 25. $6. 570-584-2197.
St. Nicholas Bazaar, with a giant indoor flea market, games and prizes, food including Mexican and Caribbean specialties, and entertainment by Flaxy Morgan (Thursday), Strawberry Jam (Friday) and the Home Town Boyz (Saturday). St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 to 11 p.m. July 16 and 17; 6 to 11 p.m. July 18. 570-823-7736.
Germania Hose Company Carnival, with amusement rides, firefighters parade, fireworks, games, homemade food and nightly entertainment. Germania Hose Company, 430 Foote Ave., Duryea. 6 to 11 p.m. July 16 to 19. 570-457-4160.
St. Eulalia’s Parish Summer Festival, with basket and cash raffles, Grandma’s Attic, children’s games, bingo and more. St. Eulalia’s Church, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Moscow. 6 p.m. July 16 and 17; 5 p.m. July 18. 570-842-7656.
Real Heroes Movie Series, a showing of “Inherit the Wind” (1960) starring Spencer Tracy. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. July 17. Free. 570-823-0156.
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.
Holy Name of Jesus Parish Picnic, with homemade foods, tricky trays, next-to-new stand, raffles, game booths, bingo, bake sale and entertainment by Memory Lane (Friday), the Tommy Guns Band (Saturday) and Double Shot Duo (Sunday). Transfiguration Church, 213 W. Green St., West Hazleton. 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 17; 5 to 10 p.m. July 18; noon to 7 p.m. July 19. 570-454-3933.
Mountain Top Hose Company Bazaar, the 42nd annual fundraiser with rides, Moonwalk, games, novelty booths, silent basket auction, DJ music, parade and magic show (Saturday) and auction (Sunday). Woodlawn Avenue and Lehigh Street, Mountain Top. 5:30 to 10 p.m. July 17; 5 to 11 p.m. July 18; 4 to 10 p.m. July 19. 570-474-6749.
Big Tent Bazaar, with raffles, games for all ages, ethnic and American foods, domestic and imported beers, tiki bar and music by Souled Out (Friday), The Blennd and Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Saturday), 40 lb. Head and the Jeanne Zano Band (Sunday). Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Hanover Township. 6 p.m. to midnight July 17; 5 p.m. to midnight July 18; 5 to 11 p.m. July 19. 570-823-6242.
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.
Larksville Fire Company Bazaar, with homemade food, games, parade and entertainment by Stealing Neil (Friday) and Iron Cowboy (Saturday). Larksville Volunteer Fire Company, 490 E. State St. 6 p.m. to midnight July 17 and 18. 570-779-1533.
Family Movie Night, an outdoor showing of the Disney animated film “Toy Story.” New Life Community Church, 301 Delaney St., Hanover Township. 8:30 p.m. July 17. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or sleeping bag. Free popcorn and beverages. 570-836-3422.
Intertribal Pow-Wow, the fourth annual event with Native American dancing, tribal customs, Grand Entry, tomahawk throwing, vendors and food. Camp Rotawaniss, Drums. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 18; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19. $6. 570-427-8723.
Yoga at the River, a session of Kundalini yoga followed by Nia, a combination of yoga, martial arts and dance. Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 10 and 11:30 a.m. July 18 Free. 570-996-1500.
Summer Sunshine Festival, with music, artists, food and children’s activities. Creekside Gardens, 4 Village Lane, off Route 29, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18 and 19. 570-836-3595.
Pocono Wurst Festival, the Polish- and German-themed festival with sausages, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and brews, three stages of music and traditional costumed dance performances, pig and “hot dog” races, ethnic craft vendors, Bier Stein Olympics and children’s entertainment. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 18 and 19. $12, $10 children. 570-421-7231.
Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral Train, a multimedia presentation on the historic 1654-mile funeral journey of the 16th U.S. President. Begins with a procession of an authentic funeral hearse, pulled by a team of Fresian horses and tended by an honor guard of Civil War reenactors, traveling from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Drums to the Butler Chapel of the Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home, 530 W. Butler Drive in Drums for the presentation and a display of related artifacts along with a full-sized replica of the Lincoln burial coffin. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 18. Free. Details at khfuneralhomes.com.
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 through Oct. 4 as well as Labor Day. $2. 570-287-5214.
Denison House Tours, guided walks through the historic 1790 property including the two-story interior and yard. Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 27. $5, $3 children. 570-288-1044.
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 for refreshments and a Roaring Twenties showcase. 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, the 11th annual summer event with environmental activities, nature walks, a River Float, live animals by the Ross Park ZooMobile, a session on snakes with naturalist Rick Koval, hands-on exploration of river critters, mural painting, food and farm vendors and live music by the Sadie Green Sales Jugband, Coal Town Rounders, Corky Staats and amRadio. Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 1 to 7 p.m. July 18. Free. 570-996-1500.
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. July 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.