THIS WEEK: July 19 to 25
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.
Luzerne County Courthouse tour. This Y Walk Wednesday event leaves at 6 p.m. July 19 from the lobby of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, corner of South Franklin and West Northampton Streets, Wilkes-Barre. Walk Leader: Richard M. Hughes, III, President Judge. Free. Info, 570-823-2191.
The Gold Magnolias, with their “Brooklyn southern soul” sound for the last Harmony Presents concert in the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Dr., Hawley. 8 p.m. July 21. $22, $25. 570-588-8077.
Dustin Switer and Aaron Fink, the duo will perform two sets of deep covers and one set of the music of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. July 21 into 22. Free admission. 570-831-2100.
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.
Game Night, including everything from board games to card games to brain games; Scrabble, Dominion, Carcassone and many more. At the Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 20. Donations appreciated for this all ages event. Bring your own games to share and teach or choose from their selection. 570-253-2020.
Summer Take Out BBQ, an annual event hosted by Trucksville United Methodist Church at their educational facility, 40 Knob Hill Rd., Trucksville. 4:30 to 7 p.m. July 21. $9. Enjoy half a chicken with all of the fixings. Take out only. Reservations required. 570-696-3897.
The Ten Band, a Pearl Jam tribute regarded as the best and longest touring. At the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe 8 p.m. July 22. $20. Purchase tickets at mcohjt.com or by calling SoundCheck Records at 570-325-4009.
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Tribute, Dustin Switzer and Andrew Sleboda perform the music of Dave Matthew and Tim Reynolds. Batter’s Eye Bar and Grille, behind the scoreboard at PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic. 5 t0 6:15 p.m. July 22. Admission is free. Game entry is not required to attend show. 570-969-2255.
Mt. Zion UMC Chicken BBQ, the 26th annual at the church, 1422 Mt. Zion Rd., Harding. Take-out dinners will start at 4 p.m., sit down service 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 22. $9.50 for adults, $6.50 for children.
Steam Punk Contra Dance, with live music by Poison Love along with caller Laurie B. Bring a partner or find a partner at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 22. Dancing lesson at 7:15 for beginners. Steam Punk inspired costumes welcomed and encouraged. $10 suggested donation, kids under 15 free. 570-253-2020.
River Day, the 13th annual. A free rain or shine event at Riverside Park, 112b River St., Tunkhannock, featuring Kundalini Yoga at 10 a.m., river floats, a karate demo, music and more. Festivities from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 22. For more information call the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500.
Summer Film Fest, with 14 films foreign, independent and art films in 14 days, now through July 27, tickets $8.50 for each screening except opening night, Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500.
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.
Shakespeare on Film: Antony & Cleopatra (Part 1), a showing with discussions with Dr. Robert Dugan at the Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, 7 p.m. July 27. Part two on Aug. 24. 570-253-2020.
Savoy Brown, British Blues-Rock legends will celebrate 50 years of playing at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, 8 p.m. July 27. 570-325-0249. $27. bit.ly/2t40MTT.
Open Mic Night, at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E Tioga St., Tunkhannock. This month’s event will be headlined by singer-songwriter Alec Creamer. Sign-ups for the open mic begin at 6:30 p.m. July 28. Artists, storytellers, comedians, poets and more are invited to share their talents with an appreciative and supporting audience. 570-996-1500.
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.
Swing Night, at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. Get out your dancing shoes for an evening with The Little Big Band performing all of your favorite swing tunes, and learn a few steps from swing dance instructor Jesse Florence of the Honesdale Dance Studio. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 28. BYOB, no partner or experience needed. $10 suggested donation. 570-253-2020.
The Sixties, the number one 1960s tribute band in the tri-state area performing songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Motown, Janice Joplin and more. The all ages event is at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, 7:30 p.m. July 29. $10 suggested donation. 570-253-2020.
Health Fair, a free, all ages event featuring a healthy cooking demonstration, healthy food for purchase, doctors available for questions and more. Postpone your funeral and get your blood pressure under control. At Kirby Park, 160 Market St., Wilkes-Barre, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30.
A Journey Through Kings College. Wander through Kings’ campus and surroundings and discover the history of the buildings and area on this Y Walk Wednesday event, which leaves at 6 p.m Aug. 2 from the lobby of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, corner of South Franklin and West Northampton Streets, Wilkes-Barre. Walk Leader: Paul Zbiek, Kings College. Free. Info, 570-823-2191.
Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company Carnival, “A Real Country AfFAIR,” Aug. 4, 5 and 6 at the carnival grounds, 613 West County Road, Wapwallopen. Homemade food, a Garden Tractor Pull contest, Backyard Horseshoe Pitch and an auction under the big tent. Many games for children. Hillbilly D’Lux will take the stage at 7 p.m. Aug. 4. Kartune will play at 7 p.m. Aug. 5. DJ Carol Jean Davis will provide music during the afternoon on Aug. 6, followed by the Tommy Guns Band, which will play from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6. Info, 570-379-3811 or 570-379-2816.
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.
A D&L Heritage Corridor Photo Safari. We’re hunting for photogenic gems at the northern terminus of the D&L Trail during this Y Walk Wednesday event which leaves 6 p.m. Aug. 9 from the lobby of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, corner of South Franklin and West Northampton Streets, Wilkes-Barre. Walk Leaders: Lauren Golden & Mike Burnside, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Free. Info, 570-823-2191.
Chicken BBQ and Basket Raffle, sponsored by Prince of Peach Parish in Old Forge, in the parking lot of Arcaro and Genell Restaurant, Main St., Old Forge. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13. The $10 dinner prepared by the restaurant will be 1/2 BBQ chicken, pasta salad, corn on the cob, a roll and dessert. Take-out with limited outside seating. Walk-ins are limited. Tickets can be purchased by calling the rectory at 570-457-5900 by Aug. 1.
Walking and Judaism in Downtown Wilkes-Barre. Learn about walking in Jewish tradition and the Wyoming Valley’s “invisible wall” or eruv on this Y Walk Wednesday event, set to leave at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 from the lobby of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, corner of South Franklin and West Northampton Streets, Wilkes-Barre. Walk Leader: Rabbi Roger Lerner, Temple B’nai B’rith. Free. Info, 570-823-2191.
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.
NEPA Beer Festival, the 2nd annual, at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Sept. 16. The event will feature over 50 craft beer vendors from local companies and a mix of nationally branded breweries, along with other handcrafted merchanise vendors and access to concessions. Tickets on sale at nepabeerfest.com/tickets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.