THIS WEEK: July 22 to 28, 2015
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. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 22 to 25. $6. 570-584-2197.
Downtown Wilkes-Barre on the Move, a 90-minute walk and talk on the new businesses, college buildings and restaurants that opened in 2014, led by Larry Newman of the Diamond City Partnership. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 22. Free. 570-823-2191.
Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion group. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. July 22. 570-474-9313.
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.
Kaleidoscope Flower Show, sponsored by the Garden Club of Montrose. With new divisions including terrariums and window box planters and favorites including table settings, miniatures and gift boxes. Staged in three buildings on Church Street in Montrose: Lee’s Furniture Store, the Susquehanna County Independent and the former Bridgewater Baptist Church. 1 to 5 p.m. July 24; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25. Free but donations welcome. 570-675-7005.
Real Heroes Movie Series, a showing of “The Miracle Worker” (1962) starring Anne Bancroft. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. July 24. Free. 570-823-0156.
St. Joseph’s Summer Festival, the annual fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Center with more than 40 booths, tricky trays, raffles, bingo, mini golf, giant slide, bounce house, music, dance, the WNEP telethon and Go Joe Bike Ride XVIII with WNEP-TV weatherman Joe Snedecker bicycling from Fort Drum, N.Y., to the festival. Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 to 10 p.m. July 24 and 25; 1 to 9 p.m. July 26. 570-963-1290.
St. Maria Goretti Festival,with ethnic and traditional foods, gift baskets, bingo, pony rides, games and entertainment by Flaxy Morgan (Friday), Flash Drive (Saturday) and Cinder Brothers (Sunday). St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin. 5 to 10 p.m. July 24 to 26. 570-655-8956.
Community Square Fair, with carnival games, bounce house, a picnic dinner and music by the Doug Smith Dixieland All Stars. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Clarks Summit. 5 to 7 p.m. July 24. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free admission. 570-585-8113.
Summer Fest, a week-long film festival of foreign and independent films. Opens July 24 with a double-feature showing of “Far from the Madding Crowd” and “Five Flights Up” along with wine, beer, lite fare and homemade strawberry shortcake. ($25). Other films include “Clouds of Sils Maria,” “In the Name of My Daughter,” “Iris,” “Love and Mercy” and “Where Hope Grows.” Through July 30 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.
Rocker’s Roll, the sixth annual motorcycle and music rally with vintage and classic motorcycles along with a celebration of all things rocker or mod. Included: a Meet and Greet July 24 at the Tomato Bar, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, Pittston; a “Coal Mine Disaster Tour” group ride including stops at Eckley Miners’ Village and the Centralia mine fire on July 25 ($10); and a Bike Show with vendors, music, contests and prizes July 26 at Conroy Park, 64 S. Main St., Pittston. Free admission. Info at 570-313-0113.
Hawaiian Beach Party, dancing to the music of Strawberry Jam with food and drinks, prizes and giveaways. Harveys Lake Beach Club, Pole 187. 7 to 11 p.m. July 24. Wear your best Hawaiian attire. Advance tickets at $30. 570-762-2832.
LakeFest, with a Market on the Lake, food trucks, kayak and canoe regatta, music and dance, bounce park, raptor presentation, parade, Anything Floats Race and children’s activities. Harveys Lake Beach Club, Pole 187. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 25 and 26. 570-639-3300.
One More Row, a knit-and-crochet group for all ages. Beginners welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon July 25. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Loving Care Car Show, with trophies in 15 classes, tricky trays, DJ music and food by the West Hazleton Fire Company. Regal Parking Lot, Laurel Mall, Hazle Township. July 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with voting at 12:30 p.m. $10 per auto entry. 570-582-7329.
Arts on the Square, the third annual event with three stages of musicians and performing artists, children’s activities, artisan vendors, basket raffle and an interactive game show styled after “The Price Is Right,” hosted by local improv group Here We Are in Spain. Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. Noon to 4 p.m. July 25. Free. 570-346-7369 or artsonthesquare.net.
Hi-Lites Motor Club Car Cruise, with music, trophies, door prizes, food and raffles. 474 Yalick Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. July 25. 570-965-2208.
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 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.
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.
Classic Car Show, the fourth annual event sponsored by the Aquatics Club at Wyoming Valley West High School, 150 Wadham St., Plymouth. July 26 with registration 9 to 11 a.m., judging 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and awards at 2 p.m. With food, music, vendors and raffles. $10 per entry in advance; $15 day of event. 570-690-1489.
Train Excursion, from Scranton to Cresco for its “Live Music Sunday.” Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 26 departing at 10 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.
Fashion Show and Luncheon, the sixth annual event to benefit Candy’s Place: A Cancer Wellness Center with patients serving as models. With a silent purse auction, shopping, specially themed baskets and raffle drawings. The Woodlands Inn, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26. $25. Reservations: 570-714-8800.
Ukrainian Day, the 81st annual event with Ukrainian cuisine, basket auction, crafters of traditional Eastern European items, pysanky demonstrations and classes, games and entertainment by the Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble and John Stevens Doubleshot polka band. St. Nicholas Picnic Grove, 857 Sunbury Road, Route 901, Minersville. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 26. Free admission. Details at seminaryday.org.
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.
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.
Trivia Contest. Play alone or as a team. Prizes awarded. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. July 28. Free with refreshments served. Registration: 570-821-1959.