THIS WEEK: May 25 to 31, 2016
20 Minutes and a Beer, a talk by Kevin Bacon of Comcast Spotlight who shares insights and tips on how marketers can better navigate through the Digital Age. Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation of Northeast Pennsylvania at the Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 p.m. May 25. $10 includes one beer. Age 21 and older. 570-654-3557.
Sweet Valley Fair, the annual Memorial Day weekend event with festival foods, amusement rides, vendors, fireworks, Firemen’s Olympics, live music and a Memorial Day Parade. Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 5383 Main Road. 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 26 and 27; 4:30 to 10 p.m. May 28 and 29; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 30. 570-477-5121.
Coloring for Adults. Rediscover the relaxing art of coloring. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 26. Supplies provided or bring your own; light refreshments served. 570-823-0156.
Motherhood Movies, a showing of “Mr. Mom” (1983) starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. May 27. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
La Festa Dei Ceri, the annual “race of the saints” celebrating the life of St. Ubaldo with all-day activities in the town of Jessup. Begins 6 a.m. May 28 with drummers and trumpeteers traveling through the streets awakening the town, followed by a series of ceremonies, blessings and processions preceding the highlight of the day when teams race through the streets bearing statues of St. Ubaldo, St. George and St. Anthony at 5:30 p.m. Complete schedule at stubaldoday.com.
Mayfair Festival of the Arts, with 100 juried artist booths, a fine-art gallery, eight stages of various music genres, food and beer/wine vendors, KidSpace Pavilion and stages of visual arts. Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St. 4 to 9:30 p.m. May 27; noon to 9:30 p.m. May 28 and 29; noon to 6 p.m. May 30. $5. 610-437-6900 or mayfairfestival.org.
Farm Animal Frolic, the 28th annual event with baby farm animals including kid goats, lambs, chicks, piglets, a calf and ducklings. Also: wagon rides pulled by Clydesdale draft horses, puppet show, storytelling, old-fashioned games, hay jump, fish pond, the Sheep Shed, one-room schoolhouse, the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, an outdoor brick bake oven with homemade bread, hot pretzels and cookies. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28; noon to 4 p.m. May 29. $8, $5 children. 570-992-6161 or quietvalley.org.
Adult Cookie Decorating Class, with spring-themed cookies. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. to noon May 28. $20. Registration: 570-693-1364.
Shawnee Celtic Festival, celebrating the Emerald Isles and Scottish Highlands with bagpipers, sheep dogs, step dancers, a Celtic Wizard magic show, leprechaun juggling show, Celtic Farm petting zoo and Celtic craft and food vendors. Performers include Poor Man’s Gambit, Halagan, Two Pipers Piping, the Irish Lads, Dale & Darcy Band, MacKay Pipe Band and more. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 28 and 29. $15. 570-421-7231 or shawneemt.com.
Carpatho-Rusyn Wooden Churches of Eastern Europe, an illustrated lecture by Dr. Michele Parvensky. St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 9 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning. 11 a.m. May 28. Refreshments served. 610-759-2628.
Train Excursion. Celebrate Memorial Day with a ride on a World War II troop train from Scranton to Jessup for a historic tour of the train station and a visit to the Jessup Firemen’s picnic with food, rides, music and vendors. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. May 28 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 5:45 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.
Investigating the Sheppton Mythology, a program about the three miners trapped underground for two weeks in 1963 with Maxim W. Furek, author of “Sheppton: The Myth, Miracle & Music.” Presented by the Nanticoke Historical Society at the Cultural Centre of St. Faustina, 38 W. Church St., Nanticoke. 1 p.m. May 28. 570-258-1367.
Memorial Day Ceremony, honoring those who have given their lives in the service of the nation and local communities. Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1160 Chase Road, Shavertown. 2 p.m. May 28. 570-901-2006.
Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. May 29 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.
Denison House Tours. Learn about the life and times of early settler Nathan Denison while touring his 1790 two-story home full of period furniture. 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. Sundays from May 29 to Sept. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. $5, $3 children. 570-823-6244.
Memorial Day Picnic, with a flea market, bake sale, basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, homemade food and refreshments. St. Frances X. Cabrini Church, 585 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. May 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a special mass in the church at 11 a.m. The flea market will also be open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 29. 570-696-3737.
Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Tunkhannock. 6:30 p.m. May 30. 570-333-4906.