Events Listings: May 17 to 23

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THIS WEEK: May 17 to 23

Fine Arts Fiesta, the 62nd annual arts festival with more than 50 juried artisans and craft-persons along with entertainment. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 18 to 21. Info at

Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tours, sponsored by Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, PA Route 6 Alliance, Wyoming County Historical Society and Dietrich Theater, a 2-mile walk through the neighborhoods and bustling downtown of Tunkhannock. Beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursdays May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8 and June 15. Admission free but space is limited. Call 570-996-1500 to pre-register.

The Franklin Street Sleuths, The mystery book club discusses “Time of Death” by Lucy Kerr. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. May 18. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

“The Love Letter,” a free showing of the 1998 movie about a young man who finds an old letter in a desk and begins a correspondence with a woman who lived in another century, Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 2 p.m. May 19, light refreshments will be served. 570-821-1959.

Discovering Bhutan with Harry, presented by Harry Sweppenheiser, a Tunkhannock resident who will share photos and videos of his trip to Bhutan, the smallest state in Asia, which is entirely in the Himalayan Mountain. Dietrich Theatre, Tioga Street, downtown Tunkhannock, 11 a.m. May 20. Admission free but space is limited. Call 570-996-1500 to preregister.

Devine School of Dance May Recital, school artistic director Jaclene Devine, Abington Heights orchestra director Allison Covell and Abington Heights Choir Director, Dana Cerminaro collaborate to bring “Opening Night, From Screen to Stage” to the community. Pieces range from “Gone with the Wind” to “Twilight.” Abington Heights High School, 200 E. Grove St., Clarks Summit. 7:30 p.m. May 20. Tickets available at the event. 570-604-2398.

Fit for a Cause, a day of friendly crossfit competition with RX and scaled divisions for both men and women. Meal Prep Grind and Elite Nutrition will be featuring their products. Keystone CrossFit, 1000 Dunham Dr., Dunmore. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20. $20 donation. Event benefits LRJ foundation dedicated to metal health and wellness education and suicide prevention. Registration by email at [email protected]


Dietrich Open Mic, will feature storyteller Hal Pratt as the headliner. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. May 26. Free and open to the public. Artists must sign up at 6:30 p.m. prior to the event. 570-996-1500.

Audubon Society Annual Banquet, an evening of appetizers, buffet dinner, beverages and a program on eagles with an appearance by Renshaw, an injured bald eagle who was rehabilitated by the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. 6 p.m. June 14. 570-479-0400.

“P.S. I Love You,” a free showing of the 2007 movie about a young woman who receives meaningful messages from her late husband after his death, Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 2 p.m. May 26, light refreshments will be served. 570-821-1959.

Wine and Dine Festival, sponsored by the Dallas Rotary Club, with the Dallas Area Fall Fair, Inc., features tastings of the finest wines from the Back Mountain and Endless Mountain areas and beyond. A variety of food and goods will be available for sale by area vendors and craftsmen, with live musical entertainment. Noon-6 p.m. June 17 at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Rt. 118, Dallas.

Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival, will feature over 25 wineries, a beer tent, food and craft vendors, over-sized games, and three stages of live entertainment. Split Rock Resort, 100 Moseywood Rd., Lake Harmony. June 24 and $25. General admission costs $30. Visit for more information. 800-255-7625.