Events Listings: July 29 to Aug. 4, 2015

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‘Civil War Era Games,’ including Mumbly Peg depicted in this historic photo, will be demonstrated Aug. 1 and 2 at the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming.

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    THIS WEEK: July 29 to Aug. 4, 2015

    The D&L Trail in the Wyoming Valley, a 90-minute walk and talk on the plans to finish this 165-mile trail into the city, led by Elissa Garofalo of the D&L National Heritage Corridor. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 29. Free. 570-823-2191.

    Social Media for Seniors, a basic introduction to Instagram. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 3:30 p.m. July 30. 570-654-9847.

    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.

    St. Robert Bellarmine Bazaar, with food, games and entertainment by Flaxy Morgan (Thursday and Friday) and The Mix (Saturday). St. Aloysius Church, 143 Division St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10 p.m. July 30; 6 to 11 p.m. July 31; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 1. 570-823-3791.

    Real Heroes Movie Series, a showing of “Stand and Deliver” (1988), based on the true story of high school math teacher Jaime Escalante starring Edward James Olmos. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. July 31. Free. 570-823-0156.

    American Legion Bazaar, the fourth annual event with homemade food, children’s games and entertainment by Hat Tryk (Friday) and Flaxy Morgan (Saturday). American Legion Post 644, 259 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville. 4 to 11 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1. 570-287-9400.

    Hobbie Fire Company Carnival, with food, games, 5K Run for Scouting, Backyard Horseshoe Pitch, Chinese Auction, Fireman’s Parade, crafters and entertainment by Hillbilly D’Lux (Friday), Kartune (Saturday) and the 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. Also: a Garden Tractor Pull 3 p.m. Aug. 1. 570-379-3811.

    AACA Car and Bike Cruise. Anything with wheels is welcome. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 11 p.m. July 31 with awards at 9 p.m.

    ArtFest, the annual street festival showcasing fine art along with crafts, food, music and art activities for children. Center Street between Main and Third streets in downtown Bloomsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1. 570-784-2522

    Festival of Wood, the 11th annual celebration of the many uses of wood with craftspeople selling and demonstrating wood crafts, children’s activities, wood-instrument music, tree pruning demos, wildlife show, Masters of the Chainsaw, the Woodmobile, mansion tours, tree walks and more. Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2. Free. 570-296-9630 or greytowers.org.

    Civil War Era Games and Leisure Activities, including Mumbly Peg, Shut the Box and vintage card games, period music, historic house tours by costumed guides, a Civil War encampment and a baseball match played under 1860 rules. Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2. $5 for house tours. 570-823-6244.

    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. 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.

    Wine in the Woods, with wine samplings, food, craft vendors and music by Dashboard Mary. Sponsored by the Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company at its picnic grounds, G.C. Smith Road, off Route 435, Elmhurst. 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1. $15 advance, $25 day of event, $5 designated drivers. 570-209-4273.

    Harveys Lake Fire Company Dance, with music by Tom Slick & the Grease Slappers and AM Radio. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dall as. 7 p.m. to midnight Aug. 1. $25 (advance only) includes beer, pizza and hot dogs. 570-256-7236.

    Sock Hop Dinner Dance, with a dinner buffet and dance music by Millennium. VFW Post 4909, 401-403 Main St., Dupont. Aug. 1 with dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $30. Reservations (by July 31): 570-654-9104.

    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.

    Jewish Food Festival, with children’s amusement rides, music by the 8th Day Band and Jewish specialties including kugel, knishes, grilled shwarama, falafel, chocolate babka, rugelach, strudel and more. PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic. Noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Free admission; $2 parking. 570-824-4646.

    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.

    ‘Civil War Era Games,’ including Mumbly Peg depicted in this historic photo, will be demonstrated Aug. 1 and 2 at the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_7.31-events-Civil-War-Games.jpg‘Civil War Era Games,’ including Mumbly Peg depicted in this historic photo, will be demonstrated Aug. 1 and 2 at the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming.