THIS WEEK: July 12 to 18
Open Mic Night at the Cooperage, hosted by Alan Cooper. Sign up board will be available starting at 6:30. Come early to sign up. Sing, play an instrument, tell a joke, read poetry or just watch the show. 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 12. $5 suggested donation. 570-253-2020.
Creative Writing Workshop, at The Perfect Harmony Center for the Arts taught by award-winning poet Jim Spock, 10 W Dorrance St., Kingston. The workshops will take place every Wednesday through Aug. 9. Registration required, space is limited. The workshop is $60 made payable to Spock. Call 570-823-0786.
Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table, with a program entitled “An Evening with Clara,” presented by Meg Geffkin as Clarissa “Clara” Harlowe Barton, a pioneering nurse during the Civil War who founded the American Red Cross and the National First Aid Society. Open to the public. The lower level of the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Hwy., Dallas. 7 p.m. July 13. A three dollar donation will be accepted at the door for non-members. 570-675-8936.
Stourbridge Pie, a Market Gathering Place at the Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. Enhot summer produce, ice cream, cold beer and live entertainment by Shawn Caden, Tony Maddi and the Catskill Dance Company. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 13.
Friday Fest with Worn, Vow, Rest (MA), Inner Temple and Cheap Seats, an eclectic evening of heavy music at the Otherside, 119 S Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. July 14. $5. 570-970-9570.
Honesdale Dance Studio annual event, where you can see dances from the studio’s June show and new ones from their performance group dancers at the Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale 7 p.m. July 14. Suggested donation is $5. 570-253-2020.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, 5 to 11 p.m. July 13 to 15, on the church grounds, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. There will be games, a cash raffle and 50/50 drawing every night. Bingo and theme baskets will add to the fun, and the menu of home-made ethnic foods includes pirohy, piggies, haluski, krepla and potato pancakes. Funnel cakes, pizza, and ice cream will also be served. Entertainment includes John Stevens’ Doubleshot at 7 p.m. July 13, Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots at 7 p.m. July 14 and the Hoopla Band at 7 p.m. July 15.
St. Nicholas Parish Bazaar, SouthWashington Street, Wilkes-Barre, with 50-5- grand prize raffle, giant flea market, bountiful baskets, various booths, American, ethnic, Mexican and Caribbean foods. Live music by Flaxy Morgan on July 13, by The Sperazza Band on July 14 and The Home Town Boyz on July 15. Times are 5:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday and, from 6 p.m. (after the 5 p.m. Mass) to 11 on Saturday. Info, 570-823-7736 or e-mail [email protected]
Mountaintop Hose Co. No. 1 bazaar, 44th annual, ‘one last time’ bazaar, July 14-16, at the firehouse, corner of Lehigh and Woodlawn avenues, just off Route 309, Fairview Township, with bounce house, face painting, novelty booths, big-ticket drawings, and bountiful baskets. Music by DJ Tom Emanski on Friday, The Tom Slick Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and by Carl Alber and Sundance 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and by DJ Mike Reilly 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include Firefighters Parade at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Magic Show with Pat Ward at 6:430 p.m. Saturday. Auction at 5 p.m. Sunday with electronics, power equipment, baseball tickets and more. Bazar opens 5:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.
Candy’s Place Fashion Show, the 8th annual. Support patients at the cancer wellness center as they model clothes from local stores, color coordinating with the ribbon of their cancer type. Also enjoy food and craft vendors and lunch. The Woodlands, 1073 PA-315, Wilkes-Barre 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16. $30 including lunch. Reserve by calling 570-714-8800.
God’s Not Dead 2, a full-length film featuring a high school teacher taken to court for speaking about her faith in the classroom, starring Melissa Joan Hart. Shown at the Country Alliance Church in Clarks Summit, 14014 Orchard Dr., off of the Newton-Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. Free and open to the public, but donations accepted. Light refreshments will be served after the showing. 570-966-4800.
Harmony Woods, Punk Hands and Embera, the up-and-coming Philly D.I.Y. icon, Harmony Woods will perform with Scranton local Emma Karchner (Punk Hands) and Embera, at the Otherside, 119 S Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. July 17. $5. 570-970-9570.
St. Barbara Parish Bazaar, 5 to 11 p.m., July 20 through 22, on the parish grounds, corner of Memorial and Erie streets, Exeter. Live music nightly includes Flaxy Morgan, Thursday; The Sperazza Band, Friday, and Jeanne Zano Band, Saturday. Award winning beers, ethnic foods, air conditioned flea market, raffles, games, much more.
Blues Listening Room, hosted by Destination Blues, a project of The Exchange. A monthly live blues performance by regional musicians in an intimate setting, debuting 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 26 in the Exchange’s storefront art gallery at 24 E Main St., Bloomsburg. 570-317-2596.
Church of St. Maria Goretti Parish Festival, a three-day, rain or shine event featuring musical performances by Flaxy Morgan, Sperazza Band and Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots as well as ethnic and traditional food, gift baskets, indoor air-conditioned bingo, raffles, a bake sale, a kid’s corner and a gift card showcase. Laflin Rd., Laflin. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 28 and 29, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 30.
St. Robert Bellarmine Parish Bazaar at St. Aloysius Church, corner of Barney and Division Streets, Wilkes-Barre, 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 3; 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 5. Entertainment includes DJ Mikie Mike on Aug. 3; Tommy & The Original Tones on Aug. 4 and the Sperazza Band on Aug. 5. Lots of food, games, prizes and an indoor flea market add to the event. Info, 570-823-3791 or facebook.com/bellarmine.aloysius.
Ukrainian Folk Festival and Outdoor Summer Concert, the 26th annual event showcases Ukrainian heritage and culture. Ukrainian American Sports Center, Lower State and County Line Roads, Horsham. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 27. $15 for adults, $10 for students, free for children under 15. 267-664-3857.
Superhero Adventure, to raise money for homeless families with children, as part of the annual Stroudfest festival. Registered participants are invited to dress up as a superhero at the festival. The fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2nd, and will begin and end at the Family Promise kiosk on 7th street in downtown Stroudsburg. Registration is $10 for people, $5 for dogs. Children under three are free. 570-420-8589. Visit bit.ly/2sxIytd to register.