Events Listings: June 17 to 23, 2015

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    The annual Summer Garden Party returns June 20 with lots of garden-related activities and a Victorian Tea at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg.

    THIS WEEK: June 17 to 23, 2015

    Classic Movie Series, a showing of “Nashville” (1975) directed by Robert Altman. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. June 17. $5. 570-996-1500.

    Wilkes-Barre’s Ever-Changing Landscape, a 90-minute walk to explore how downtown and surrounding neighborhoods have transformed during the past century, led by Paul Zbiek of King’s College. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. June 17. Free. 570-823-2191.

    RiverFest, the annual event along the Susquehanna River with river trips, live music, environmental displays, children’s activities and more. Begins June 19 at Millennium Circle, River Common in Wilkes-Barre with free family fishing, mural painting, vendors and music from 5 to 9 p.m. Continues June 20 with a festival at Nesbitt Park from noon to 5 p.m. with live mammals, nature programs, pony rides, nature hikes, kayaking demos and more. River Trips include West Pittston to Wilkes-Barre 4 to 7 June 19; Harding to Wilkes-Barre 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 20; and Wilkes-Barre to Hunlock Creek 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21 along with Dragon Boat Racing 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Schedule at riverfrontparks.org. Registration for river trips: 570-746-9140 or 570-388-6107.

    Susquehanna Celebration, tours of the 1781 historic home with three floors of Laceyville history along with displays of quilts, period clothing and tools. Oldest House, 297 Main St., Laceyville. 1 to 5 p.m. June 19 to 21. 570-869-1679.

    Comedy Film Fest, a screening of “Ghostbusters” (1984), starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. June 19. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    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. June 19. 570-851-8633.

    Summer Garden Party, the eighth annual event with tours of the historic farm, living history, garden-related activities, fresh-baked herb breads, making container gardens and rock art along with a Victorian Tea for age 8 and older. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. June 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the Tea at 11:30 a.m. ($15; reservations required). $10; $5 children. 570-992-6161 or quietvalley.org.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Gouldsboro. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. June 20 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Corvette Show, with 100 Corvettes along with food and entertainment. Fairway Chevrolet, 1101 N. Church St., Hazle Township. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 20. No entry fee required; trophies awarded. 570-497-5081.

    300 Club, a fundraiser with food, entertainment by the Mud Pond Boys and Big Carl & Sundance and hourly drawings for monetary prizes along with a silent auction, games and prizes for the children. Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 7768 Blue Ridge Trail, Mountain Top. June 20 beginning at noon with grand prizes drawn at 6 p.m. $35; $15 without entry for cash prizes. 570-868-5120.

    Hi-Lites Motor Club Car Cruise, with music, trophies, door prizes, food and raffles. Pikes Creek Raceway Park, 2542 Route 118, Hunlock Creek. 4 to 8 p.m. June 20. 570-965-2208.

    Strawberry Festival, the annual event with picnic foods, homemade ice cream and strawberry shortcake. Oakdale United Methodist Church, 485 Oakdale Drive, Hunlock Creek. 4 p.m. June 20. 570-256-7875.

    Father’s Day Car Show, sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers. All vehicles welcome. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21. 570-561-3268.

    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 along with July 4 and Labor Day. $2. 570-287-5214.

    Denison House Tours, guided walks through the historic 1790 property including the two-story interior and furnishings. Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 27. $5, $3 children. 570-288-1044.

    Greater Pittston Church Tour, the 10th annual event highlighting differences between western and eastern presentations of spiritually themed art beginning at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 35 William Street and continuing at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church on North Main Street in Pittston. 1:30 p.m. June 21.

    Northeast Fair, showcasing agriculture, horticulture, home arts and gardening along with amusement rides, games, carnival foods and motor sports. Included: Championship Double Figure 8 Auto Racing and Compact Car Demolition Derby (Thursday), Modified and Stock Derby and Youth Demolition Derby (Friday), Monster Truck Freestyle and Tuff Truck 4×4 Competition (Saturday), Eudora Farms Petting Zoo, hypnotist and magician Ron Diamond and entertainment by Pink Talking Fish (Thursday), Flaxy Morgan (Friday) and Tom Sadge’s Neil Diamond Tribute (Saturday). Fairgrounds, Suscon Road, off Route 315, Pittston Township. 5 to 11 p.m. June 23-25; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 26; 1 to 11 p.m. June 27-28. 570-654-2503 or northeastfair.com.

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    Fire Company Picnic, with homemade food, a Fifties Cruise Night (Wednesday), parade (Thursday) and entertainment by the Crystal Band and Hell Yo (Friday) and Old Friends (Saturday). Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company, Route 435, Elmhurst. 6 p.m. June 24 to 26; 5 p.m. June 27. 570-842-8309.

    Keeping the Susquehanna Within Its Banks, a 90-minute walk to explore the Wyoming Valley Flood Protection Levee System, led by Chris Belleman of the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. June 24. Free. 570-823-2191.

    Fifties Cruise Night, with street rods, muscle cars, antiques, classics, Corvettes and more. With food, games and music by DJ Paul. Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Department, Route 435, Elmhurst. 6 to 10 p.m. June 24. 570-842-8309.

    Coffee and Confidence, a free session for women interested in starting their own businesses. Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 9:30 a.m. June 25. Reservations: 570-941-4168.

    St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Summer Festival, with homemade food, games and raffles, football toss, speed pitch and entertainment by the Kerry Dancers (Thursday) and Strawberry Jam (Friday) with strawberry beer and wine served. 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. 6 to 11 p.m. June 25 to 27. 570-825-6669.

    Corpus Christi Parish Bazaar, the fifth annual event with ethnic and traditional food (“famous porketta sandwiches”), beer and wine, basket raffle, flea market, games for all ages and entertainment by Waterstreet (Thursday), Iron Cowboy (Friday) and the Sperazza Band (Saturday). Immaculate Conception Church, 601 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. 6 to 10 p.m. June 25 and 26; 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 27. 570-654-2753.

    Tapas, Tunes and Toasts, a fundraiser for the Lacawac Sanctuary with farm-to-table tapas offerings, local wines by Wood Winery and music by the Jazz Assassins. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 6 to 8 p.m. June 25. $25. Age 21 and older. 570-689-9494.

    Art at the Lube. Paint a take-home watercolor under the guidance of an artist while enjoying beverages and snacks. Quaker Steak & Lube, 4005 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City. 6 to 9 p.m. June 25. $40. 570-489-5823.

    A History of Houses of Worship in Wyoming Valley, a talk by historian Tony Brooks. Wyoming Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 14 Martin St., Hudson. 7 p.m. June 25. Free with refreshments. 570-235-1418.

    Strawberry Festival, with strawberry-themed foods and gift items, craft vendors, children’s activities and more. Parking lot at 809 Hunter Highway (Route 29), Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 26 and 27. 570-362-2005.

    Comedy Film Fest, a screening of “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1944), starring Cary Grant. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. June 26. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    St. Faustina’s Homecoming Festival, with food, games and music by Stealing Neil (Friday), Iron Cowboy (Saturday) and DJ Honey Pot followed by Gone Crazy (Sunday). Also: a polka mass with the Polka Naturals 4 p.m. on Saturday. St. Faustina Grove, 141 Old Newport St., Nanticoke. 5 p.m. to midnight June 26 and 27; 4 to 11 p.m. June 28. 570-301-4545.

    Firkin Friday: Charity Cask Night, a fundraiser for the Scranton Cultural Center offering one-of-a-kind craft beer from the firkin, a small 10-gallon keg that will be tapped with a mallot and served at $6 per glass until dry with all proceeds donated directly to the SCC. Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 5 p.m. June 26. 570-346-6883.

    Trivia Night! Form a team of three-to-six people and show off your knowledge of trivia. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. June 26. $15 per team includes pizza. BYOB. Registration (by June 24): 570-654-9847.

    Together Gathering, a talk on Fire Prevention and Safety with Sweet Valley volunteer fireman Joe Chase Sr. Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Road. 7 p.m. June 26. Free with refreshments. 570-477-2320.

    Train Excursion, a 104-miles round trip from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap for its celebration of Founders Day. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. June 27 departing at 9 a.m. and returning at 5 p.m. with a 2.5-hour layover. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Back Mountain Garden Tour of several unique gardens with diverse flower beds, water features, gazebos, outdoor kitchens and statuary along with presentations on gardening, nature, and landscaping. Proceeds benefit the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27. $25. Tickets available at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 570-718-6507.

    Tunkhannock Founders Day, the 33rd annual street festival with artisan booths, street musicians, food specialties, demonstrations and entertainment. Downtown Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27. 570-687-1584.

    Founders Day Car Show, sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers. Sherwood Chevrolet, 153 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27. 570-836-2133.

    Wine and Dine Festival, the third annual event with tastings of the finest local wines from the Back Mountain and Endless Mountains areas along with food, craftspersons, vendors and live music. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, 1010 Route 118, Dallas. Noon to 6 p.m. June 27. $15 advance; $25 day of event; $5 designated drivers. Info at dallasrotarywineanddine.com.

    Grass-to-Glass Walk, an afternoon tour providing an up-close look at the dairy herd, the milk-making process and the importance of sustainability. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28. Age 12 and older. $20 includes lunch. Reservations: 570-696-2881.

    Classic Movie Series, a showing of “Back to the Future” (1985) starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. July 1. $5. 570-996-1500.

    Millionaires and Mansions, a 90-minute walk and talk on the architectural and social history of the city’s 19th- and early 20th-century homes, led by Tony Brooks of the Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 1. Free. 570-823-2191.

    Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. July 3. 570-876-4034.

    Out and About in Downtown Hazleton, a 90-minute walk and talk to learn about the city’s renaissance through renovations, new eateries, public improvements and plans for the future, led by Krista Schneider of the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress. Meet at the Chamber of Commerce, 20 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 6 p.m. July 3. Free. 570-455-1509, ext. 23.

    Fireworks, with food and live music. Tunkhannock High School, 135 Tiger Drive. July 3 at dusk. 570-836-1247.

    Wyoming Monument Commemorative Observance, the annual Fourth of July ceremony with speakers, floral tributes and music. Wyoming Monument National Historic Site, Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming. 10 a.m. July 4. 570-823-6244.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 4 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3:45 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    An Old-Fashioned Fourth, the City of Wilkes-Barre’s annual celebration with food and craft vendors, rides and games and a patriotic concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic followed by fireworks. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. July 4 beginning at noon with concert at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 570-208-4149.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Cresco. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 5 departing at 10:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Car Cruise, with music and giveaways. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at the Assembly of God Church, 3364 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Peckville. 4 to 9 p.m. July 5. 570-677-3878.

    Big Bang Independence Day Celebration, with entertainment, games of chance, food, hot-dog eating contest and fireworks at dusk. Greater Nanticoke Area football field, off Kosciuszko Street, Nanticoke. 4 p.m. July 5. 570-735-2800.

    What Is the Wilkes-Barre Health Department? A 90-minute walk and talk on the city’s public health history, past and present, led by Ted Kross of the Wilkes-Barre Health Department. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 8. Free. 570-823-2191.

    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, with games, prizes, homemade food and entertainment by John Stevens Doubleshot (Thursday), Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots (Friday) and Strawberry Jam (Saturday). St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 5 to 11 p.m. July 9 to 11. 570-287-6624.

    Antique Engine and Tractor Pull, the annual show with vintage tractor and truck models from yesteryear, steam engines and other farm implements. Lazybrook Park, Routes 6 and 92, Tunkhannock. July 10 to 12. 607-239-3416.

    42, a screening of the 2013 film about baseball legend Jackie Robinson. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. July 10. $3. 570-826-1100.

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Summer Fest, with a huge air-conditioned flea market, games, homemade food and entertainment by the Jeanne Zano Band (Friday), Flaxy Morgan (Saturday) and Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Sunday). The Polka Naturals will also entertain on Sunday and at a 2 p.m. Polka Mass. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 2011 State Route 29, Hunlock Creek. 5 to 11 p.m. July 10 and 11; 3 to 9 p.m. July 12. 570-477-5040.

    Nativity of Our Lord Annual Picnic, with a giant indoor flea market, cash raffle, variety stands, ethnic foods, children’s games and entertainment by Picture Perfect (Friday), the Sperazza Band (Saturday) and Flaxy Morgan (Sunday). Sacred Heart Picnic Grounds, 529 Stephenson St., Duryea. 6 to 11 p.m. July 10; 5 to 11:30 p.m. July 11; 4 to 10 p.m. July 12. 570-457-3502.

    High Noon, a screening of the 1952 classic western starring Gary Cooper. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. July 10. $5. 570-826-1100.

    Saving Private Ryan, a showing of the 1998 film about a group of U.S. soldiers who go behind enemy lines to rescue a paratrooper following the Normandy landing of World War II. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 9 p.m. July 10. $5. 570-826-1100.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Olyphant on the former D&H mainline through the Lackawanna Valley. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 11 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Lavender Festival, with lavender ice cream, drinks and pastries, dried lavender and other lavender-infused products along with vendors and music. Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, 200 Lake Ave., Montrose. Noon to 4 p.m. July 11. 570-278-9256.

    Hi-Lites Motor Club Car Cruise, with music, trophies, door prizes, food and raffles. Twist & Shake, 1405 Route 29, Hunlock Creek. 4 to 8 p.m. July 11. 570-965-2208.

    Holy Family Summer Festival, with games of chance, bingo, raffles, homemade food and entertainment by Main Street Duo. Holy Family Parish, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. 5 to 10 p.m. July 11. 570-822-3483.

    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 12, 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.

    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.

    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 10:30 p.m. July 16 and 17; 6 to 11 p.m. July 18. 570-823-7736.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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. 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, with environmental activities, nature walks, a River Float, live animals by the Ross Park ZooMobile, mural painting, face painting and live music by the Sadie Green Sales Jugband and amRadio. Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 1 to 7 p.m. July 18. Free. 570-996-1500.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Harveys Lake LakeFest, with a Market on the Lake, food trucks, kayak and canoe regatta, music and children’s activities. Harveys Lake Beach Club, Pole 187. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 25 and 26. 570-639-3300.

    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. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 26 departing at 10:30 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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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, a Garden Tractor Pull, 5K Run for Scouting, Backyard Horseshoe Pitch, Chinese Auction, Fireman’s Parade, crafters and entertainment by Hillbilly D’Lux (Friday), Kartune (Saturday), DJ Carol Jean Davis (Sunday afternoon) and 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. 570-379-3811.

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

    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.

    America’s First Park: River Common, a 90-minute walk and talk on the history of the park from frontier forts and wars to floods and Presidential visits, led by Scott Spinucci of AppleCart Media & Marketing. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. Aug. 5. Free. 570-823-2191.

    St. John the Evangelist Bazaar, with ethnic and American foods, variety booths, bingo, children’s games, a giant flea market and entertainment by Hillbilly D’Lux (Thursday), Somethin’ Else (Friday) and Flaxy Morgan (Saturday). St. John the Evangelist Church, corner of Broad and Church streets, Pittston. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 6 to 8. 570-654-0053.

    Montrose Blueberry Festival, with blueberry-themed food and gift items along with children’s games, live music, silent auction, book sale, white elephant and more. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association. Village Green and library lawn, 18 Monument Square, Montrose. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 with a pancake breakfast 8 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 570-278-1881.

    Wayne County Fair, the 153rd edition with games, amusement rides, food, agricultural exhibits, farm animals, thrill shows and live entertainment. Included: horse pulling contest and demolition derby (Aug. 11), Woodsmen’s Competition (Aug. 8), the Black Cat Hell Drivers (Aug. 8 and 10), farm tractor pull and Kids Pedal Pull (Aug. 9), Semi and Gas Truck Pull (Aug. 10), Chase Rice concert (Aug. 11), harness racing (Aug. 12-13), Monster Truck Madness (Aug. 14) and Get-R-Done Lawnmower Racing and Monster Truck Freestyle (Aug. 15). Wayne County Fairgrounds, 270 Miller Drive (Route 191), Honesdale. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 7 to 15. $10. 570-253-5486.

    St. Mary’s Bazaar, an indoor festival with a flea market and rummage sale, live entertainment, homemade ethnic foods and game booths. St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church Social Hall, 522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8; noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 9. 570-822-6028.

    St. John the Baptist Family Picnic, with a gigantic flea market, bingo, game booths, themed baskets, Polish and Slovak food specialties and entertainment by John Stevens’ Doubleshot (Friday), George Tarasek and the Polka Partners (Saturday) and Tommy and the Original Tones (Sunday). Also: Father Jerry’s newest play “A Godfather/Redneck Pierogie Wedding at Foodington Abbey” Sunday at 2 p.m. St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt St., Larksville. 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 7; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 8; 2 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9. 570-779-9620.

    Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7. 570-876-4034.

    Downtown Churches and Cemeteries Stroll, a 90-minute walk and talk to discover the architectural heritage of Church Street and the history of the Vine Street Cemetery, led by John Probert of the Hazleton Cemetery Association. Meet at the Chamber of Commerce, 20 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 6 p.m. Aug. 7. Free. 570-455-1509, ext. 23.

    Cars and Coffee, a morning car cruise sponsored by Villa Capri Cruisers. Calabria Pizza & Restaurant, 420 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 8. 570-342-8489.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Dickson City on the former D&H mainline through the Lackawanna Valley. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 8 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Pocono Chicken Wing Off, the largest wing event in the region with more than 30 varieties of sauces. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. Noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. 570-421-7231.

    Wild Susquehanna Stroll, a 90-minute summer evening meander along the river to learn about its ecosystem and native animals and plants, led by Diane Madl of Nescopeck State Park. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. Aug. 12. Free. 570-823-2191.

    Slavic Festival, with homemade ethnic and carnival foods, beer tent, games, white elephant sale and entertainment by Joe Stanky & the Cadets (Friday), John Stevens Doubleshot (Saturday) and DJ Sara (Sunday). St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton. 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 14; 3 to 10 p.m. Aug. 15; noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 16. 570-343-5151.

    Peach Festival, with more than 50 craft vendors, music by Jesse Fink and Company and lots of peach specialties including homemade peach ice cream, dumplings, shortcake sundaes and pies along with picnic foods. St. John’s United Church of Christ, 416 Church St., Wapwallopen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15. 570-379-2971.

    Plymouth Kielbasa Festival, the annual street fair with music, a car show, parade, food (lots of kielbasa!), craft vendors and more lining Main Street in downtown Plymouth. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16. Info at plymouthalive.org.

    Wine and Craft Beer Festival, the fourth annual event sponsored by the Hazleton Rotary Club. Genetti’s Best Western Inn & Suites, 1341 N. Church St., Hazleton. 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15.

    Hi-Lites Motor Club Car Cruise, with music, trophies, door prizes, food and raffles. Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25. 570-965-2208.

    Wine and Craft Beer Festival, the fourth annual event sponsored by the Hazleton Rotary Club with music by Ostrich Hat. Genetti’s Best Western Inn & Suites, 1341 N. Church St., Hazleton. 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15. $20 advance; $25 at the door; $10 designated drivers. 570-578-7772 or hazletonrotary.ticketleap.com.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Jessup on the former D&H mainline through the Lackawanna Valley. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 16 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Tunkhannock Viaduct 100th Anniversary, a talk by Marian Sweet of the Nicholson Heritage Association on the world’s largest steel-reinforced concrete railway bridge in the world including the challenges of its construction and maintenance, how it affected Nicholson residents and famous people who have visited it. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. Aug. 16. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Harford Fair, the 158th annual event with agricultural and horticultural exhibits, Aussie Kingdom, Semi and Gas Truck Pull (Monday), Farm Tractor and Hot Tractor Pull (Tuesday), Diesel Truck Pull (Wednesday), Trace Atkins concert (Thursday), Woodsmen’s Contest and Championship Rodeo (Friday), Garden Tractor Pull and Demolition Derby (Saturday). Fairgrounds, 485 Fair Hill Road, New Milford. 2 to 11 p.m. Aug. 17; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 18 to 22. 570-434-4300.

    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. Aug. 21. 570-851-8633.

    Heritage Explorer Train Ride, from Scranton to the Pioneer Nights Festival in Carbondale. Boards at Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton on Aug. 22 with departure at 10 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. $5. Reservations: 570-282-4281 or 570-348-3003.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Cresco. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 23 departing at 10:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    West End Fair, the annual agricultural fair with Quarter Midget Racing and fireworks (Sunday), Dirtarama (Monday), demolition derbies (Tuesday through Thursday), antique tractor pull (Wednesday), Interstate Sanctioned Tractor Pull (Friday) and 4×4 Truck Pull (Saturday). West End Fairgrounds, 570 Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert. Noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 23, 26 and 29; 2 to 10 p.m. Aug. 24-25, 27-28. 610-681-4293.

    Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of the National Park Service’s 99th Birthday. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25. 570-340-5200.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Tobyhanna. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Aug. 29 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Hi-Lites Motor Club Car Cruise, with music, trophies, door prizes, food and raffles. Twist & Shakes, 1405 Route 29, Hunlock Creek. 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29. 570-965-2208.

    Children’s Charity Car Cruise, to benefit Marley’s Mission. Sponsored by the Villa Capri Cruisers at Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30. 570-344-2014.

    Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4. 570-876-4034.

    Hazleton’s Eateries and Bodegas, a 90-minute walk and talk to sample a variety of tastes at the downtown’s landmark eateries as well as the newer Hispanic shops and markets, led by Marijo Penkala of the Hazleton YMCA/YWCA. Meet at the Chamber of Commerce, 20 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 6 p.m. Sept. 4. Free. 570-455-1509, ext. 23.

    Pocono Garlic Festival, the 21st annual garlic-infused event with 60 food and craft vendors, two stages of music including the Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society, demonstrations, a garlic-eating contest and children’s activities. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6. $9, $7.50 children. 570-421-7231.

    St. Mary’s Homecoming Picnic, with homemade food, games, prizes and live music including a Polka Mass 4 p.m. Saturday. Presented by Holy Spirit Parish at St. Mary’s Parish Park, 150 Main St., Mocanaqua. 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 5; 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 6. 570-542-4157.

    St. Martha’s Festival, with chicken and ham dinners, ethnic foods, a dessert cafe, bargain tent and entertainment by the Jeannie Zano Band (Saturday) and Burnin’ Sky with Al White (Sunday). Sponsored by Holy Spirit Parish at St. Martha’s Church, 260 Bonnieville Road, Fairmount Springs. 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 5; noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 6. 570-864-3780.

    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 and the annual Bridge Day festival with crafts, vendors and food booths. Sept. 11 to 13. Info and schedule at nicholsonheritage.org.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 Show, the 17th annual gathering sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. Carbondale High School, 101 Brooklyn St. Sept. 20 with gates open at 9 a.m. 570-876-4034.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    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. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 31 at midnight. $5. 570-826-1100.

    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.

    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.