Events Listings: Sept. 9 to 15, 2015

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Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis is one of the panelists in the discussion ‘After Ferguson: Law and Order, Race, Poverty and Social Justice,’ set for Sept. 17 at Misericordia University in Dallas.

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    THIS WEEK: Sept. 9 to 15, 2015

    Classic Movie Series, a free showing of “St. Elmo’s Fire” (1995) starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore and Judd Nelson. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Sept. 9. 570-996-1500.

    Luzerne County Fair, the 53rd annual event with amusement rides, 4-H Fun Horse Show, wood carving, Mutts Gone Wild (performance rescue dogs), the Wild and Crazy Challenge game show, Kiddie peddle tractor pull and obstacle rodeo, antique tractor parade, Barnyard Olympics, camel rides, closing-day fireworks and entertainment by the Keystone Kids Starmakers (Wednesday), Bobby Valli’s Tribute to the Jersey Boys (Thursday), Kendal Conrad and the Cadillac Three (Friday), Stealing Neil, Dylan Fry and Aaron Tippin (Saturday) and Dustin Douglas (Sunday). Luzerne County Fairgrounds, 3605 Route 118, Lehman Township. 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10; 4 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 11; 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 12; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 13. $10. Info at luzernecountyfair.com.

    Canning and Food Preservation Workshop, learning the basics of water-bath canning, pressure canning, pickling, fermenting, dehydrating and freezing. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9. $5. 570-842-1506.

    Turbulent Waters: Challenges Facing America’s Colleges and Universities, by economist David Feldman of the College of William and Mary. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 9. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

    Civil War Round Table, a living-history portrayal by Thomas Jordan of General Wesley Merritt, a member of the Confederation of Union Generals who led troops into three wars. Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Sept. 10. $3. 570-675-8936.

    Pennsylvania Oktoberfest, the annual three-day event with more than 50 beers, German-style music, authentic German-American cuisine, weiner dog races and more. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 11; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 12; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13. 570-831-2100 or paoktoberfest.com.

    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, Saturday night fireworks and the Sunday Bridge Day Festival with crafts, vendors and food booths. 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 11; 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 12; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13. Info and schedule at nicholsonheritage.org.

    Films with a Local Touch, a screening of “The Molly Maguires,” (1970) starring Sean Connery and filmed in nearby Eckley. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Sept. 11. Free with refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    Downtown Hoedown, a fundraiser for the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association with food, a live auction and dance music by Iron Cowboy. Western or casual dress. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 11. $125. 570-714-1246.

    Fine Wine, Fine Art. Pack your favorite wine and snacks and complete a painting at this paint-from-life art workshop with Amy and Steve Colley. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11. $25 includes paint, canvas and instruction. Age 21 and older. Registration: 570-996-1500.

    Steam Train Excursion, from Scranton to Binghamton with a stop at Nicholson for the festivities celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Nicholson Viaduct, pulled by the Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive #765. Passengers who detrain at Nicholson will be picked up on the return trip to Scranton. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 9:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13. Tickets available at laurellinesspecial.org or call 570-340-5200.

    NEPA BlogCon, a gathering of bloggers as well as people interested in marketing, social media, podcasting and branding for a day of conference sessions and speakers. Hoeffner Science and Technology Center, East Stroudsburg University. Sept. 12 with registration at 9 a.m. and event 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. $15 includes lunch. 570-262-9644.

    NEPA Yoga Festival, a celebration of National Yoga Month with instruction for beginner to advanced participants in 14 classes of various types of yoga. Also: live music, lectures, children’s activities, vendors and healthy food options. Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 12. $65 until Sept. 1; $69 day of event; $50 students and veterans; $25 children. 570-840-3220.

    Hazleton Funfest, the 37th annual family festival and street fair on Broad Street in downtown Hazleton with two stages of entertainment, rides, food booths, arts and crafts, Celebrity Tricycle Race, classic car show, children’s activities and a Sunday afternoon parade with giant balloons and floats. 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 12; noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 13. 570-455-1509.

    Butterfly Release. Say good-bye to the Monarch butterflies as they are released from the Butterfly House and sent off on their great migration. Creekside Gardens, 4 Village Lane, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 with releases at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. each day. 570-836-3595.

    Bonsai Society Open House, the 25th annual event with a display of bonsai trees, demonstrations, bonsai-related sale items and Shakuhachi flute music by Jamie Orfanella. Midway Garden Center, 1865 Route 315, Pittston. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12.

    Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival, with workshops in spinning, felting, loom weaving and more along with vendors offering all types of fiber products. Also: a silent auction and breed display. Harford Fairgrounds, 485 Fair Hill Road, New Milford. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13. $3. Info at pafiberfestival.com.

    Motorcycle Ride and Celebration, the third annual Trooper Royce E. “Ree” Engler Memorial Benefit with a rain-or-shine ride followed by food, raffles and music by Wayfarer, Hangin’ with Fog, North of 40, PB&J’s and Licker’d Up. The Grove at the American Legion, 1550 Henry Drive, Mountain Top. Sept. 12 with ride at 11 a.m. and celebration at 1 p.m. $20. 570-578-8143.

    Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival, with samplings from Pennsylvania wineries, craft vendors, food and beer and entertainment by the Wyalusing Swing Choir and Dual Alarm. Grounds of the Wyalusing Valley Museum, Route 2010 and Grovedale Lane. Noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 12. $20 advance; $25 day of event, $5 under age 21 and designated drivers. 570-746-3979.

    Car Cruise, a benefit for the Children’s Miracle Network with trophies, raffles, music and food. Austie’s Family Restaurant, 2333 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12. 570-239-1111.

    Night at the Races, virtual horse racing along with raffles and instant bingo. Cultural Centre of St. Faustina, 38 W. Church St., Nanticoke. Sept. 12 with food served at 5:30 p.m. and post time at 6:30 p.m. $10 includes food, beverages and a horse. Age 21 and older. 570-313-5600.

    The Gala of the Royal Horses, the world-renowned equestrian tour with Andalusian, Friesian, Lipizzaner and Arabian breeds showing off their amazing beauty and graceful maneuvers. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. 800-745-3000.

    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. $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.

    Taste of the Mountain, the sixth annual event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mountain Top, with samples of food, beer and wine from area restaurants. Edgewood in the Pines, 22 Edgewood Road, Drums. 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 13. $30 advance; $40 at the door. 570-715-7752.

    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.

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    The Official Story, the Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Film of 1985 about a high school teacher who sets out to find the birth mother of her adopted daughter. Part of the fifth annual King’s College Hispanic Film Festival. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Free. 570-208-8021.

    Steamtown Music Awards, the second annual ceremony with honors bestowed on regional musicians and music-industry professionals in categories including Best New Artist, Best Radio Station, Best Music Journalist along with honors in blues, R&B, jazz, electronica, Americana and more. Also: a Lifetime Achievement Award to songwriter/producer/musician Bret Alexander. The V Spot, 906 Providence Road, Scranton. Sept. 17 with Red Carpet at 6:30 p.m. and awards at 8 p.m. 570-963-7888.

    Treasures in Our Region, a talk by members of the Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology who describe the process of excavating and time periods of human history in the area along with artifacts found in the two ongoing local digs near Duryea. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. 570-654-9847.

    After Ferguson: Law and Order, Race, Poverty and Social Justice, a panel discussion in honor of Constitution Day with participants Stefanie Salavantis, Luzerne County District Attorney; Larry Singleton, president of the Wilkes-Barre NAACP; Gerard Dessoye, former Wilkes-Barre Chief of Police; and Ed Martin, former chairman of the Missoui Republic Party. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

    Films with a Local Touch, a screening of “That Championship Season” (1982) starring Martin Sheen and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Scranton resident Jason Miller. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Sept. 18. Free with refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    Fall Film Festival, 21 days of 22 foreign, independent and art films. Opens 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 with a gala of food, beer, wine, desserts and showing of “A Walk in the Woods” and “Mr. Holmes.” ($40) Continues through Oct. 8 with a post-festival film discussion 1 p.m. Oct. 9. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Schedule at dietrichtheater.com or 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. Sept. 18. 570-851-8633.

    Farm to Table, the fifth annual fundraiser with a family-style dinner made from produce grown by regional farmers. Also: entertainment by classic rock band Mace in Dickson, a country-style arcade with games of chance and a marketplace of local and homemade foods. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 6 p.m. Sept. 18. $125. Reservations: 570-346-7186.

    Blue Jean Ball, the inaugural event with a barbecue dinner, floor show “Dancing with the Pocono Stars,” animal tune games, Celebrity Pup Strut, photo booth and dance music by the Riverside Rhythm 17-piece big band. Trout Lake Resorts, 1100 Twin Lake Road, Stroudsburg. 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 18. $46; $90 per couple. Presented by the Monroe County Animal League in conjunction with the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe and Camp Papillon. Reservations: 570-421-7775.

    Luzerne Pumpkin Festival, the annual street festival with food, arts and crafts vendors, horse-drawn wagon rides and live music. Main Street, Luzerne. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20. 570-287-4333.

    Artists from Our Own Backyard, a collected gathering of respected craftspeople and artisans including painters, basket makers, jewelers, photographers and potters along with food vendors, a Kids Zone and a show by the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club. Main Street in Muncy. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19. 570-974-3868.

    Pennsylvania Heritage Festival, with hundreds of demonstrators and artisans of heritage crafts, a Civil War encampment, a collection of carriages, buggies and sleighs, artisan marketplace, old-time music, kids area and a restored farm village. Heritage Village and Museum, one-half mile north of the intersection of Routes 6 and 14, Troy. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20. 570-297-3410.

    CCC Day, a celebration of the Civilian Conservation Corp, created in the 1930s by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Included: three former CCC Boys sharing their stories, exhibits at the Masker Museum, blacksmithing, antique tool display, history trivia contest, food and a talk by Peter Osborne, author of “Images of America — Promised Land State Park.” Masker Museum and Promised Land State Park, Route 390, Greentown. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19. 570-676-3428.

    Fellowship Fest, with a rummage sale, food, children’s activities, bake sale, crafts and live music. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19. 570-824-2991.

    PRCA Rodeo and Chili Cook-Off, with saddle and bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, bull dogging, cowgirls barrel racing, country music, line dancing, craft and food vendors, mechanical bull and the 7th annual chili competition. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20. $18; $29 two days. 570-421-7231 or shawneemt.com.

    Culture Shock, a day of art, food, merchandise vendors and music showcasing local talent. Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 19. Free. Info at cultureshockscranton.com.

    Farm-to-Table Buffet Dinner, an all-you-can-eat event served in the rolling pastures of The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. With tractor and wagon rides, bonfire, a silent auction and music by Suzuki Strings. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19. $35; $15 children. 570-696-4500.

    Hi-Lites Motor Club Car Cruise, with music, trophies, door prizes, food and raffles. Pikes Creek Raceway Park, 2542 Route 118, Hunlock Creek. 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19. 570-965-2208.

    North East Dance Club, with music by DJ Jay Thomas (The Big Kahuna). Dante Literary Society, 1916 Prospect Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Sept. 19. $5. 570-342-1770.

    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, Truck and Motorcycle Show, the 17th annual gathering sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club with door prizes, basket raffle and music by DJ Tony and the Take 3 Band. Carbondale Area High School, 101 Brooklyn St. Sept. 20 with registration 9 a.m. to noon and awards at 3 p.m. $10 per entry. 570-876-4034.

    Fall Festival, with a chicken barbecue, Bountiful Baskets, desserts, white elephant sale, food booths, Kids Corner and entertainment. Our Lady of the Abingtons, 700 W. Main St., Dalton. Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 20. 570-563-1622.

    Wine Tasting, of vintages from the Bartolai Winery along with finger foods, desserts, raffles and fun activities. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 20. $20 or two for $35. 570-654-9847.

    Bingo and Card Party, the annual fundraiser sponsored by the Ladies of Charity with monetary and door prizes along with refreshments and raffles. St. Robert Bellarmine, 143 W. Division St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Sept. 20. $2. 570-474-5192.

    Art n’ Vino Party. Create your own masterpiece of an “Autumn Barn,” guided by a professional artist with all supplies provided. Geared toward amateur painters. Art n’ Vino, 667 River St., Wilkes-Barre. BYOB. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $40 benefits Candy’s Place: A Center for Cancer Wellness. Registration: 570-430-5045.

    An Interview with Bejamin B. Ferencz, a Misericordia University-produced documentary about the only surviving member of the prosecution team of the Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1945. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Free. 570-674-6372.

    Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story, a screening of the biographical drama about the 1900s human-rights activist. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Free. 570-941-6631.

    A Day Without a Mexican, the 2004 mockumentary which depicts what would happen if the entire U.S. Mexican population suddenly disappeared. Shown as part of the fifth annual King’s College Hispanic Film Festival. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 23. Free. 570-208-8021.

    Cheers for Beer, a session with beer writer, home brewer and blogger Derek Warren who advises on making your own craft beer. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Age 21 and older. 570-654-9847.

    Films with a Local Touch, a screening of “Miracle of the Bells” (1948) starring Frank Sinatra and based on the story of a Glen Lyon actress. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Sept. 25. Free with refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    Carbon County Oktoberfest, with German-style food, plenty of craft beers, Galen Glen wine and entertainment by the Schutzingiggles Oompah Band, Scott Marshall with Hillbilly Soul, Sterling Koch Band, This Way to the Egress and more. Franklin Township Fire Department, 2440 Fairyland Road, Lehighton. 3 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25; noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 26. $5; $35 for beer drinkers; $55 for beer and cigar enthusiasts. 484-357-6549.

    Bloomsburg Fair, the 159th edition of one of the largest fairs on the East Coast with a midway of rides, games and vendors, agricultural and horticultural exhibits, grandstand shows, Championship Figure 8 Racing, Full-Pull Tractor and Truck Pulling, demolition derby, tours of the historic Barton House, Sky Ride, helicopter rides and more. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St. Opens Sept. 25 with a Preview Day beginning at 3:30 p.m. Continues 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 26 to Oct. 3. $8; $5 parking. 570-784-4949.

    AACA Car and Bike Cruise. Anything with wheels is welcome. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 25 with awards at 9 p.m.

    University for a Day, a day of lectures on thought-provoking topics including “Remember That Old New York Was Once New Amsterdam: The Dutch Roots of American Pluralism,” “The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic,” “Wright Spaces: Citizenship Learning in Liquid Times” and “Suis-Je Charlie? The Rhetoric of Solidarity in Civic Responses to 21st Century Terrorism.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sept. 26. $25 includes lunch and a reception. Registration: 570-941-6206.

    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.

    Harvest Festival, the fifth annual event with animal presenters, arts and crafts, hands-on activities, conservation exhibits, live music, local foods, old-time activities and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26. $5 per car. 570-828-2319.

    Grey Towers Open House, a fee-free day to mark Community Appreciation Day and National Public Lands Day with mansion tours, visiting U.S. Forest Service dignitaries, music, children’s programs, exhibits and an ice-cream social reminiscent of the ones hosted by former resident Governor Gifford Pinchot. Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with ice-cream social 2 to 4 p.m. 570-296-9630.

    Wine Land Festival, with sampling of more than 100 vintages from Pennsylvania wineries along with live entertainment, food vendors, wine school and more. Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 26. $18 advance, $25 at the door, $10 designated drivers. 800-745-3000.

    Everywhere the Glint of Gold, a talk on the treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamen with Stephen Phillips of the UPenn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. Sept. 26. 570-654-9847.

    Car and Truck Show, the fourth annual event sponsored by the Dallas High School Economics Club. Dallas High School parking lot, 2000 Conyngham Ave. Sept. 27 with registration 9 a.m. to noon, show beginning at noon and awards at 3 p.m. With food, beverages and a craft show.

    It’s All About Me Pink Tea, the fifth annual fundraiser for Candy’s Place: A Cancer Wellness Center. With a cooking show, chocolate presentation, raffle baskets, vendors and more. The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27. $35. 570-714-8800.

    Victorian House and Garden Tour, explorations of 20 historic homes along Broadway and West Broadway in Jim Thorpe. Noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 27. $20. Tickets available at the train station, 1 Susquehanna St., Jim Thorpe. 570-325-8485.

    Child Abuse Prevention, a lecture by attorney Joseph McGettigan, lead prosecutor of the Jerry Sandusky trial and child-rights expert Heather Hulse. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 29. Free. 570-208-5958.

    Crash, the Academy Award-winning ensemble drama about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles. Part of the fifth annual King’s College Hispanic Film Festival. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 30. Free. 570-208-8021.

    Encounters with Dorothy Day, a talk on the 1900s human-rights activist by Robert Ellsberg who edited her published diaries and letters. Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Sept. 30. Free. 570-941-6631.

    Fall Film and Discussion Series, with screenings of movies with a local connection including “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “The Best Man,” “Small Time Crooks,” “Sneakers” and “Miracle of the Bells.” Offered by Penn State Wilkes-Barre as a personal enrichment course with instructor Bill Bachman. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Thursdays from Oct. 1 to 29. $40 for series. Registration at wb.psu.edu/ce.

    Scranton Fringe Festival, a performing arts event with theater, music, comedy, dance and more in venues throughout downtown Scranton including the Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave.; Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Ale Mary’s, 126 Franklin Ave. and many more. Oct. 1 to 4. Details and schedule at scrantonfringe.org.

    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.

    Fall Foliage Weekends, with arts and crafts, music, food, children’s activities and special events. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 3 to 18. 570-325-8485.

    Hawley Harvest Hoedown, the annual street festival with arts vendors, food, live music, farmers market, hayrides, children’s games and family fun. Downtown Hawley. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3. 570-226-4064.

    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.

    The Underground Railroad in Quilts? A presentation on one of the mysteries of the Civil War period: whether escaped slaves used quilts as signals to help their escape. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. Oct. 3. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Stitched, a documentary following three competitive art quilters as they prepare to compete in the nation’s largest quilt show. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 p.m. Oct. 3. Free. 570-996-1500.

    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.

    North East Dance Club, with music by DJ The Godfather. Dante Literary Society, 1916 Prospect Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Oct. 3. $5. 570-342-1770.

    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.

    Fall Folige 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. 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.

    Monthly Bingo, sponsored by St. Faustina Kowalska Parish. St. Mary’s School, 1010 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Oct. 4 with doors open at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:45 p.m. 570-735-4833.

    Jazz Dancing, with music by the 17-piece Marywood Dance Band. Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Free. 570-340-6000.

    Tibetan Monks Visit, a sharing of culture by representatives of the Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery in India. The monks will create a mandala using finely colored sand from Oct. 5 to 9 in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery of Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 to 8; 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 9. Also: Golden Tea Offering, prayers and chanting 4 to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 5 and 7; a musical program in Lemmond Theater 7 p.m. Oct. 6; a lecture on meditation at noon in Insalaco Hall; a World Peace Lecture 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at Insalaco Hall; and a closing ceremony including dissolving of the mandala 1 p.m. Oct. 9. 570-674-6719.

    Colorful China, a showcase of dance, music and art representing many of the 56 ethnic groups in China, presented by a troupe of 21 costumed performers. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, N. Sprague Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Free. 570-270-2192.

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

    The Other Side of Immigration, a film which questions why so many Mexicans have migrated to the U.S. and what has happened to the families and communities they’ve left behind. Part of the fifth annual King’s College Hispanic Film Festival. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Free. 570-208-8021.

    Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, a talk on “Genomic Science, Politics and Race: Can They Coexist Comfortably?” with Harvard University educator Jennifer Hochschild. Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on Oct. 9. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

    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.

    Autumn Timber Festival, with lumberjack shows by the Ironjack Timber Team competing in hot saw, log roll, axe throw, speed climb, springboard chop and more. Also: the Mutt-allica Real Dog and Pony Show, Ugly Pig Races, Time Traveling Medicine Magic Show, blacksmithing demos, chainsaw sculptures, live music, children’s activities, scenic chairlift rides and food and craft vendors. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11. $12; $10 children. 570-421-7231.

    Car Cruise, a benefit for the Children’s Miracle Network with trophies, raffles, music and food. Austie’s Family Restaurant, 2333 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township. 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10. 570-239-1111.

    Wyalusing Fall Festival, the 21st annual street festival with displays, vendors, food, art projects, children’s events, live birds of prey, magic show and hand-painted pumpkins. Downtown Wyalusing. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11. 570-746-4922.

    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.

    Dorothy Day: Don’t Call Me a Saint, a documentary on the 1900s human-rights activist. Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. 570-941-6631.

    Classic Movie Series, a free showing of “The Color Purple” (1985) about a young African-American girl finding her place in the world and escaping abuse. With Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Oct. 14. 570-996-1500.

    Art Night, a class in painting a fall scene; canvas, paint, brushes, easel and instructor provided. Dante Literary Society, 1916 Prospect Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Oct. 14. $35. 570-342-1770 or myspiritart.com.

    Pocono Food Truck Festival, with “street eats” from New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. Also: live music, Monster Truck shows, scenic chairlift rides, jugglers and more. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18. $12.50; $8.50 children. 570-421-7231.

    North East Dance Club, with music by DJ Phyliss Rodemich. Dante Literary Society, 1916 Prospect Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Oct. 17. $5. 570-342-1770.

    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.

    Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, a talk on “Who Was the Greater American, George Washington or Abraham Lincoln?” by attorney Morey Myers. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on Oct. 21. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

    Introducing Two Pennsylvania Pioneers, a talk by historian Sheldon Spear on two unsung heroes: Augustine Gallitzin who attracted a steady influx of Catholics to the area; and Jane Grey Swisshelm, one of America’s first female journalists who embraced women’s rights and the abolition of slavery. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Shamrocktoberfest, a fundraiser for the Pittston City St. Patrick’s Day Parade with food, brewery tours, basket raffles and entertainment by the Sperazza Band. Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22. $20.

    Dorothy Day Commemoration Lecture, a talk on the 1900s human-rights activist by her granddaughter Martha Hennessey entitled “Memories of My Grandmother, Prophet and Catholic Peace Activist.” Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Free. 570-941-6631.

    Fine Wine, Fine Art. Pack your favorite wine and snacks and complete a painting at this paint-from-life art workshop with Amy and Steve Colley. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23. $25 includes paint, canvas and instruction. Age 21 and older. Registration: 570-996-1500.

    Bark for Life, a dog walk for leashed pets and their owners to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. With demonstrations, basket raffles, food, music, a costume contest and pet luminaria. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 24 with registration at 9 a.m. and event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10 advance; $15 day of event. 570-562-9749.

    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.

    Wine Pairing Fundraiser, wines from Maiolatesi Winery paired with Italian appetizers. Dante Literary Society, 1916 Prospect Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24. $25; $40 per couple. 570-342-1770.

    Francis, Ignatius and Francis: Catholic Encounters with Muslims, the annual Feast of St. Francis Lecture, delivered by Father Patrick Ryan of Fordham University. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

    AACA Car and Bike Cruise. Anything with wheels is welcome. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 30 with awards at 9 p.m.

    Victorian Mourning Practices, including a Victorian funeral, a Civil War Field Hospital and grieving customs and celebrations of death from the 18th to 20th centuries. Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 7 p.m. Oct. 30. $10. Reservations: 570-823-6244.

    The Exorcist, the 1973 shocker about a teenage girl possessed by a mysterious entity. Rated R. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 9:30 p.m. Oct. 30. $5. 570-826-1100.

    Halloween Fun at Kettle Creek, folk tales, myths and legends from Native Americans, Greeks and early Americana told around the campfire at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Also: seeking out saw-whet owls with members of the Pocono Avian Research Center. 8 p.m. Oct. 31. $8, $3 children. Registration: 570-629-3060.

    Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 cult classic about a couple seeking help after a breakdown at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Rated R. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 31 at midnight. $5. 570-826-1100.

    Monthly Bingo, sponsored by St. Faustina Kowalska Parish. St. Mary’s School, 1010 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Nov. 1 with doors open at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:45 p.m. 570-735-4833.

    Celebrate Sobriety at the Movies, a showing of Stephen Spielberg’s classic film “The Goonies,” with free admission, popcorn and soda. Open to anyone whose life has been affected by addiction. Sponsored by Wyoming County C.A.R.E.S. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Nov. 4. 570-996-1500.

    Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, a talk by Worldview columist for The Philadelphia Inquirer Trudy Rubin on “Why Not Just Forget About the Middle East?” Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on Nov. 5. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

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

    Classic Movie Series, a free showing of “Saving Private Ryan” (1998) about a group of World War II soldiers who go behind enemy lines to rescue a paratrooper. Starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 11. 570-996-1500.

    Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, a talk on “History at the End of the World” by MIT educator Rosalind Williams. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on Nov. 12. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

    College Football’s Gladiators, a talk on the ethics of sports risks including a comparison between Roman gladiators and college football players by philosophy professor Heather Reid of Morningside College. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Nov. 12. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

    Fine Wine, Fine Art. Pack your favorite wine and snacks and complete a painting at this paint-from-life art workshop with Amy and Steve Colley. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13. $25 includes paint, canvas and instruction. Age 21 and older. Registration: 570-996-1500.

    Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, a talk on “When There Were Two Europes: Islam and Christendom” by David Lewis, professor at New York University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on Nov. 18. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

    Treefest, the annual fundraiser for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble with hundreds of decorated trees, seasonal musicians, choirs and dance groups, artisans, a gingerbread house contest and Chinese auction. Market Square, Bloomsburg. Nov. 27 to Dec. 6 with hours 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. $6. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.

    Elf, the 2003 comedy about a man raised as an elf at the North Pole. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 p.m. Nov. 28. $3. 570-826-1100.

    Miracle on 34th Street, the classic holiday film starring Maureen O’Hara and John Payne. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28. $5. 570-826-1100.

    Christmas Vacation, the 1989 film following the Griswolds’ plans for a family Christmas, predictably turning into a big disaster. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 9:30 p.m. Nov. 28. $5. Also: an Arts Market for holiday shopping. 570-826-1100.

    Strategizing Scranton’s Recovery, a talk by Henry Amoroso, budget consultant to the City of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Free but reservations required: 570-941-6206.

    Olde Time Christmas, with tours of the historic Asa Packer mansion, live nativity, train rides with Santa, historic district ghost walks, gingerbread-house contest, strolling carolers, musicians and more. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4-6 and 12-13. 570-325-8485.

    Holiday Workshop, a morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the Balloon Lady. For all ages. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Monthly Bingo, sponsored by St. Faustina Kowalska Parish. St. Mary’s School, 1010 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Dec. 6 with doors open at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:45 p.m. Bingo continues on the first Sunday of the month through June 5. 570-735-4833.

    Classic Movie Series, a free showing of “Home Alone” (1990) with Macaulay Culkin as a boy who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for a Christmas vacation. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9. 570-996-1500.

    It’s a Wonderful Life, free showings of the holiday classic starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 15. 570-996-1500.

    Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis is one of the panelists in the discussion ‘After Ferguson: Law and Order, Race, Poverty and Social Justice,’ set for Sept. 17 at Misericordia University in Dallas.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.11-events-ferguson-Salavantis1.jpegLuzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis is one of the panelists in the discussion ‘After Ferguson: Law and Order, Race, Poverty and Social Justice,’ set for Sept. 17 at Misericordia University in Dallas.