THIS WEEK: July 26 to Aug. 1
Lyme Disease & Cancer Awareness Symposium, an in depth expose and highly specialized seminar on Lyme Disease, GMO Foods, autoimmune disorders and cancer. At the Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 26. 570-253-2020.
Walking Your Way to a Healthier You. Learn more about the many ways that regular activity like walking can improve your physical and mental health as well as decrease your risk for a variety of conditions including cancer, diabetes and obesity on this Y Walk Wednesday event, which leaves at 6 p.m. July 26 from the lobby of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, corner of South Franklin and West Northampton Streets, Wilkes-Barre. Walk Leader: Pam Gurtis, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Free. Info, 570-823-2191.
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.
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.
Jazz in July, hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Riverfront Parks Committee. At the River Common Park, Wilkes-Barre. Enjoy the music of artists from The Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary while enjoying the view of nature for free. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved to Downtown Arts, 47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 27.
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.
Dancing on the Ruins, a dance party to benefit Camp White Pine. Come dressed in a dystopian costume. At the Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton, 9 p.m. July 29. Admission is $5.
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.
Rockin’ the River, the fourth annual with music, artists, photographers, vendors, paddlers, hikers, bikers and outdoor lovers with a historic backdrop. At the Howland Preserve, on the Vosbyrg Neck of the Susquehanna River just west of Tunkhannock. 12:45 p.m. July 29. 570-499-6952.
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.
The Zookeeper’s Wife and Special Guest, A showing of the film followed by guest speaker Elly Miller, whose grandparents died in the Holocaust. At the Dietrich Theater, 60 E Tioga St., Tunkhannock, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 3. 570-996-1500.
Scranton Jazz Festival, the thirteenth annual, with world renowned headliners: jazz icon Stanley Clarke and the Stanley Clarke Band; and Jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarreli. At the historic Radisson Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Downtown Scranton. Aug. 4, 5 and 6. Tickets range from $10 to $40. For more information visit ScrantonJazzFestival.org or call 570-575-5282.
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.
Mark Piazza’s Extremely Mental Comic Book Psychotronic Show, a unique magic shw with comedy and audience participation where you will locate dangerous villains, explore superhuman powers and even create your own real-life superhero. At the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m. Aug. 9. For adults and teens 13 and older. Call 570-821-1959 to reserve a spot at this free program.
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.
Bloomsburg ArtFest,the tenth annual at a new location: on the Square in downtown Bloomsburg, surrounding the fountain and up Market Street right in front of the Caldwell Consistory. The fest will showcase more than 30 regional artists with live music, local food and activities for all ages. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 26. 570-317-2596.
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.
Jump, Jive an’ Jazz, featuring performances by Bob Dorough’s School House Rock, All That Jazz and Patrick Marcinko Jr.’s Upper Calley Winds Big Band and Michelle Oram. $25. The Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N Washington Ave., Scranton, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. 570-344-1111.