THIS WEEK: Nov. 9 to 15, 2016
Harvest Festival, the sixth annual event sponsored by F.A.C.E.S. of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. With DJ music, free carnival games, free auction and a free turkey dinner for the first 350 people. Also: information on local mental health and wellness services. Kistler Elementary School, 301 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9. 570-826-7111, ext. 1149.
Asian Studies Film Festival, a screening of “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” (2002), about two bourgeois college students who are sent to a remote mountain mining village for three years of re-education during the Cultural Revolution in China. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 6 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. 570-941-7643.
Hook, Line ‘n Sinker: Conversations about Netting a Catfish, test screening of a documentary about online deception and fraud including cyber bullying and harassment, fraudulent requests for money and stolen identities. With a post-film discussion with director Shannon Keith and members of the production team along with Addy Miller of “The Walking Dead.” Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets at 570-996-1500.
Civil War Round Table, with local historian Charles Petrillo speaking on the legacy of local Civil War hero Colonel Robert Bruce Ricketts and his post-war life as a lumber baron. Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Nov. 10. $3. 570-675-8936.
Fee-Free Day at Steamtown. The National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday by waiving entrance fees on Veterans Day. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. 570-340-5200.
Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “San Francisco” (1936) starring Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Toy Bingo, a fundraiser with 20 games offering themed baskets of toys as prizes. Also: additional games, food and a cash bar. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Nov. 11 with doors at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. $18 advance; $20 at the door. 570-283-2195.
Donegal Ball, the annual event sponsored by the Donegal Society of Greater Wilkes-Barre. With cocktails, dinner and dancing to the music of the Willie Lynch Band. The Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. Nov. 11 with cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. $50. Reservations: 570-735-1711 or 570-822-7675.
Family Movie Night, a screening of “God’s Not Dead – 2.” Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. 7 p.m. Nov. 11. Free. 570-654-2500.
St. James Bazaar, with homemade food, attic treasures, basket auction and a church tour. St. James Church, 2161 Route 940, Drifton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12. 570-956-3881.
Christmas Tea, with a tour of “The Cottage,” decorated in a 1930s holiday theme. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13. $15. Reservations: 570-696-4500.
Hillside Christmas Tea & Cottage Tour, with the historic summer home decorated in a 1930s-era holiday theme. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13. $15. Reservations: 570-696-4500.
Holiday Tea and Toast, a guided tour of the historic 1903 Watres Lodge, decorated for the Christmas season, along with finger foods, desserts and seasonal teas. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13. $15. Reservations: 570-689-9494.
Hypnosis for Goals, Fun and Career, with Chris Halbohm, director of the Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute and Weight Loss Center. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Registration: 570-693-1364.
Birthday Ball, sponsored by the Marine Corp League of White Haven. St. Patrick’s Church, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. 5 to 11 p.m. Nov. 12. $25. Reservations: 570-262-2894.
Nite at the Races, sponsored by the Crestwood Boys Basketball Booster Club. Mountain Top Hose Company, 1 Lehigh St. Nov. 12 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $10.
Night at the Races. St. Benedict’s Parish, 155 Austin Ave., Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 12 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. Age 21 and older. To purchase a horse, call 570-822-8871.
Bingo, with basket raffles, door prizes and food. Sponsored by the David Blight School of Dance at the West Side Park Clubhouse, 389 W. Grand St., Nanticoke. Nov. 13 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. 570-592-3544.
Turkey Bingo, with food and beverages. St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 700 Oak St., Taylor. Nov. 13 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $3. 570-457-3042.
Big Prize Bingo, sponsored by Corpus Christi Parish at Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. Prizes include electronics, jewelry, designer handbags, gift cards and more; homemade food available. Nov. 13 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 570-654-2753.
Understanding Essential Oils, a talk by retired pharmacist Joann Ready on the basic uses. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Registration: 570-474-9313.
WWE Smackdown, with WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Dolph Ziggler and many more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:15 p.m. Nov. 15. 800-745-3000.
Grease, the feel-good musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (1978; PG-13). Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 570-996-1500.
Asian Studies Film Festival, a screening of “Women Who Flirt,” a 2014 Chinese-Hong Kong romantic comedy. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 6 p.m. Nov. 17. Free. 570-941-7643.
Stories from Around the World, tales for all ages with storyteller Fiona Powell. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Free. 570-996-1500.
National Family Week Conference, the 7th annual event sponsored by Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania with the topic “Human Trafficking: From Denial to Engagement.” Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $20; $15 students includes lunch. Registration: 570-823-5144.
Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Unbreakable” (2001), a superhero thriller starring Bruce Willis. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Harvest Gala, with fine food, wine, beer, basket raffle and dancing to the music of Six Drink Minimum. Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Butler St., Kingston. 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 18. $50 advance; $60 at the door. 570-287-8440.