THIS WEEK: April 6 to 12, 2016
Spring Film Festival, 22 foreign, independent and art films shown in 21 days. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Through April 21 with a post-fest film discussion 1 p.m. April 22. $8.50 per film. Movie schedule at 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.
Free Tax Preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with lower- and middle-class incomes. April 6 at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. Call 570-868-6732 for an appointment.
Art Therapy. Attain relaxation through various art mediums, guided by students and instructors from Marywood University. Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. 10 a.m. April 6. Free but space limited. Reservations: 570-714-8800.
Climate Change and Pennsylvania, how global climate change is affecting Pennsylvania’s waterways, plants, fish and wildlife, economics and health. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 6. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.
Wine-Glass Painting. Paint your own set of wine glasses with The Art Party Place. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6 p.m. April 6. $20. Registration: 570-474-9313.
Muscle Testing for Health, a basic technique that focuses on the factors in the person’s surroundings and lifestyle that are raising and lowering body energy. Crestwood High School, 281 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. from April 6 to 20. $30. 570-474-6782.
Healthcare Symposium, on “Telemedicine in the Healthcare Delivery System.” McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 5 p.m. April 7. $40 includes dinner, presentation and panel discussion. Reservations: 570-814-9236.
The GI Film Festival, a cinematic salute to the troops with two short films honoring the warrior spirit plus appearances by celebrities Gary Sinise, Danny Trejo, Adam Driver and more. Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. April 7. $15. 570-961-5943.
Classic Detectives, a screening of the Chinese/Hong Kong mystery “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame” (2011). Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. April 8. Refreshments served. 570-823-0156.
Conference on Mathematics and Games, a discussion of the relationship between mathematics and strategy games with nine half-hour talk sessions with faculty from colleges and universities throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Rooms 216-217, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9. $20 faculty; $10 general public; free for students. Continental breakfast and lunch included. Reservations: 570-674-8184.
LCCC Cares Community Fair, with music, games, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, health screenings and more. Patriot Square, Nanticoke. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9. Sponsored by the 2016 Leadership Class at Luzerne County Community College. 570-740-0733.
Bodies of Art: Music, Literature and Disability, the inaugural Music and Word Festival, a series of presentations to address the topic of disabilities in music and literature. Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. April 9 with sessions: “Visual Arts in the Community” at 10:15 a.m.; “Disability in the Undergraduate Curriculum” at 11 a.m.; “Disability and Film” at 1 p.m.; “Writing Identity Through Musical Practice: Shell Shock, Feminism and Disability in Dorothy L. Sayer’s Detective Fiction” at 2:15 p.m.; and “The Child Prodigy: The Price of Success” at 3:35 p.m. Concludes with a concert by baritone Thaddaeus Bourne and pianist Ed Bak at 7 p.m. in Walsh Hall. Attend any one or all of the events; free to the public. 570-674-6400.
300 Years: History of the Wyoming Valley: Chapter 2 — The Secrets of Home, 1800-1865 including the growth of canals, business expansion, local churches and the beginnings of the coal industry and the Civil War. With historians Clark Switzer and Tony Brooks. 10:30 a.m. April 9 at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. Free. 570-821-1959.
Hypnosis for Goals, Fun and Career, with guest speaker Chris Halbohm of the Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute and Weight Loss Center. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 2 to 3 p.m. April 9. Registration: 570-693-1364.
Night at the Races, virtual horse-race betting with food and beverages. Hosted by St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Mary’s Byzantine Social Hall, 522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre. April 9 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $5. Age 21 and older. To purchase a horse, call 570-283-4988.
Grand Civil War Ball, the 12th annual event sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society, with period dance music by Spare Parts. The Century Club, 612 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. April 9 with doors at 7 p.m. and dancing at 8 p.m. Preceded by a dance workshop at 1 p.m. $35. Dress blues and period dress admired but not required; formalwear acceptable. 570-344-3841.
Taming of the Brew, the 15th annual fundraiser for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble with food, beer and entertainment. Caldwell Consistory, Market Square, Bloomsburg. 7 to 11 p.m. April 9. $60, $30 designated drivers. 570-784-8181.
Zen Meditation Gathering, along with a Buddha Birthday Ceremony followed by sweet rice treats, tea and conversation. Endless Mountain Zendo, 104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 10. 570-925-5077.
Downton Abbey Tea, a lavish buffet brunch with ragtime music by Spare Parts. Carmen’s Restaurant at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10. Reservations: 570-558-3929.
Benefit Bingo, with prizes including Vera Bradley items, Dooney & Bourke, gift cards, lottery baskets and more. St. Jude School, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. April 10 with doors at 1 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit Nick Legge’s functional electrical stimulation bike. 570-332-5437 or 570-474-5803.
Fine Arts Fiesta Fundraiser, an afternoon of food, fun, beer and wine to support Fiesta 2016. Breaker Brewing Company, 787 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 3 to 6 p.m. April 10. $30. Info at fineartsfiesta.org.
Live Your Best Life, a talk on the health benefits of yoga presented by Thrive Wellness Center. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. April 11. Registration: 570-287-2013.
300 Years of Wyoming Valley History: Chapter 3 — History Lives Around Us, 1865-1900 including the coal and lumber industries, ice cutting, textile and silk mills contributing to the economic boom and allowing recreation to blossom with parks, opera houses, vaudeville shows and moving pictures. 6 p.m. April 11 at the Hazleton Area Public Library, 55 N. Church St.; and 10:30 a.m. April 16 at the Plymouth Public Library, 107 W. Main St. 570-779-4775.
Disabilities Awareness, a social justice talk by Robert Fox of the Center for Independent Living. Educational Conference Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 12. Free and open to the public. 800-377-5222.
Alzheimer’s Basics, a talk by Jeffrey Dauber of the Alzheimer’s Association. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. April 12. 570-823-0156.
Pysanky Egg Art, working on different egg patterns from different nationalities. Crestwood High School, 281 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. from April 12 to May 3. $60 plus $15 materials fee. 570-474-6782.
The Hunting Ground, a screening of the 2015 film about sexual assaults on college campuses. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. April 12. Free. 570-941-6194.
Around the World in 90 Minutes, a global-travel and photography multimedia show by award-winning author Marty Essen, author of “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.” Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 p.m. April 12. Free. 570-674-6407.
English professor Rebecca Steinberger will be one of the presenters at the Inaugural Music and Word Festival April 9 at Misericordia University in Dallas.
‘No Place on Earth,’ a film about a Jewish family hiding in a cave from the Nazis, will be shown at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock on April 13. Filmmaker Chris Nicola will give a talk after the movie.
Philosopher Alexander Guerrero will deliver a free public lecture April 9 titled ‘Should We Choose Our Politicians by Lottery, Rather Than Election?” at the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre.