THIS WEEK: Aug.12 to 18, 2015
Wayne County Fair, the 153rd edition with games, amusement rides, food, agricultural exhibits, farm animals, thrill shows and live entertainment. Included: 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. Through Aug. 15. $10. 570-253-5486.
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.
Civil War Roundtable, a program by Dr. Benjamin Duke, who retraces the footsteps of his grandfather who served under Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in “The Civil War Adventures of My Reb-Yank Grandfather.” Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Aug. 13. $3. 570-675-8936.
Plymouth Kielbasa Festival, the annual street festival with more than 100 vendors, live music, car show, parade, contests and plenty of kielbasa and other festival foods. Main Street in downtown Plymouth. Noon to 11 p.m. Aug. 14; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 15.
Movie Adventures, a showing of the “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (PG; 1938) starring Errol Flynn. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Aug. 14. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
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.
Cocktails for the Courts, the annual summertime fundraiser with signature cocktails, wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres and music by the Von Storch Trio. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly. 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14. $25. 570-585-8113.
Painting Wine-Handed, a painting session with Lisa Reynolds of the Wilkes University art department. No experience necessary; complimentary wine and snacks provided. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Age 21 and older. $25. 570-654-9847.
Artful Bear Debut, the unveiling of bear statues created by local artists in conjunction with the Black Bear Film Festival. Milford Community House, Harford and Broad Street. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15. Also: a screening of films involving local filmmakers, producers and documentarians at the Milford Theatre, 114 E. Catherine St. 8 p.m. Aug. 14; 1, 4 and 8 p.m. Aug. 15; noon and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Free but donations accepted. For schedule, log onto blackbearfilm.com.
Antique and Classic Boat Show, the 25th annual event with vintage wooden crafts on display and music by John and Terry from Strawberry Jam. Grotto Marina, Route 415 at the entrance of Harveys Lake. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15. 570-592-7634.
Peach Festival, the third annual event with more than 50 craft vendors, music by Jesse Fink and Friends 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.
Canine Engagement Party, a fundraiser for Tracey’s Hope Animal Shelter with refreshments, raffles and prizes. The PetValu Store, Shoppes at Montage, 1035 Shoppes Blvd., Moosic. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 15. 570-457-1625.
Woofstock 2015, a fundraiser for the True Friends Animal Welfare Center with vendors, food, raffles and entertainment by the Coal Town Rounders, Old Friends, Mace in Dickson and Casual Water. Salt Springs State Park, Franklin Forks. Noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 15. $8 advance; $12 at the gate. 570-278-1228 or truefriendsawc.com.
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. 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.
Hi-Lites Motor Club Car Cruise, with food, trophies, door prizes and raffles. Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15. 570-965-2208.
NEPA Rainbow Alliance PrideFest, the annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community with vendors, informational tables and music by M80 and Nova City. Tomato Festival Grounds, 49 S. Main St., Pittston. 2 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15. $5. 570-408-4548.
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. 570-401-5492 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.
Pig Roast and Classic Car Show, sponsored by the Bear Creek-Buck Township Lions Club. Recreational Facility behind the Bear Creek Municipal Building, Route 115. All you can eat and drink. Noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 16. $20, $10 children. 570-472-9128.
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.
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.
Pittston Tomato Festival, the 32nd annual event with Italian and American food specialties, live entertainment, parade, 5K run, Tomato Fights, Sauce Wars, games, vendors, bingo and plenty of homegrown Pittston tomatoes. Main Street in downtown Pittston. 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 20 and 21; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 22; 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 23. 570-655-1424 or pittstontomatofestival.com.
Movie Adventures, a showing of the superhero film “The Rocketeer” (1991) starring Billy Campbell. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Aug. 21. 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. Aug. 21. 570-851-8633.
Outdoor Family Movie Night, a screening of “Virtuous,” a film about dealing with and overcoming adversity. With free popcorn and beverages. New Life Community Church, 301 Delaney St., Hanover Township. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or sleeping bag. Free. 570-639-5433.
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.
Ukrainian Folk Festival, the 24th annual event with Ukrainian ethnic foods, folk arts-and-crafts market, children’s games, amusements and entertainment by the Voloshky Dance Ensemble, Iskra Dance Ensemble, the Vox Ethnika Band, the Prometheus Ukrainian Male Chorus of Philadelphia and more. Ukrainian-American Sports Center, Lower State and County Line roads, Horsham. Noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 23. $15, $10 students. Info at tryzub.org.
Plein Air and Wine, with the Susquehanna River Artists setting up their easels in the open air and working on various mediums. Also: food, wine and smooth jazz music by Swing-Nova. O’Donnell Winery, 25 Hayes Road, Berwick. Noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 23. Free. 570-759-1375.
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.
Movie Adventures, a showing of the animated film “The Incredibles” (PG; 2004). Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Aug. 28. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
AACA Car and Bike Cruise. Anything with wheels is welcome. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 28 with awards at 9 p.m.
Blue Chip Farm Dance, a fundraiser for the animal refuge with music by Daddy-O and the Sax Maniacs along with a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, entree stations and dessert buffet. Irem Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 28. $35. 570-333-5265.
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.
Annual PALS of Jimmy Duffy Fundraiser to raise awareness of ALS. Hughestown Hose Company, 30 Center St. 1 p.m. Aug. 29. $20, $10 children includes dinner. Reservations (by Aug. 15): 570-947-9120 or 570-655-1763.
Laps for Lung Cancer, a fundraiser for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Lung Cancer Alliance. Montage Mountain Waterpark, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 29 from 1 to 7 p.m. with laps in the Lazy River from 1 to 2 p.m. 570-604-4355.
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.
Allentown Fair, the 163rd annual agricultural event with a midway of rides, games and concessions along with farm-animal and horticultural exhibits, international cuisine, musical concerts, thrill shows and the latest in gizmos and gadgets. Allentown Fairgrounds, 1850 Liberty St. 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 1; noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 2 to 6; noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 7. $8. 610-433-7541.
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.
Railfest, the annual celebration of railroading with equipment displays, special shop demonstrations, train excursions to Moscow, O-gauge model train, steam calliope, big-band music by the Ron Leas Band (Saturday), caboose rides, turntable demonstrations, Big Boy cab tours and more. Also: trolley rides by the nearby Electric City Trolley Museum. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6. $7. 570-340-5200.
Steam Train Excursion, an all-day train ride from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap, pulled by the Nickel Plate Road #765, a Berkshire-type steam locomotive. Sponsored in part by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society and leaving from Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5. Tickets available on line at http://fortwaynerailroad.org.
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.
Steam Train Excursion, an all-day train ride from Scranton to East Stroudsburg, pulled by the Nickel Plate Road #765, a Berkshire-type steam locomotive. Sponsored in part by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society and leaving from Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets available on line at http://fortwaynerailroad.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After Ferguson: Law and Order, Race, Poverty and Social Justice, a panel discussion with local law-and-order personages in honor of Constitution Day. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.