THIS WEEK: Aug. 2 to 8
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.
Coloring for adults, at the Osterhout Library, 71 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, in celebration of National Coloring Book Day, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2. Use the library’s supplies or bring your own. Light refreshments will be served. 570-821-1959.
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.
Brewsterhout Rooftop Party, the ninth annual fundraiser for the Osterhout Free Library. Fun, music, food and drinks. The top level of the Intermodal Center, 47 S Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 4. $20, $25. brewsterhout2017.eventbrit
Moxyy and Wifimami, a night of electronic soundscapes at the Otherside at Bart and Urby’s, 119 Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. Aug. 5. $5. 21+. 570-970-9570.
Jane Train Benefit Show, for the prominent local musician recently injured in an accident. Basket raffles and food donations appreciated. Performances by Katie Evans & Candi Vee, Chis Langan & Rob Palmitessa, Wonderchuck, Twisted Fantasy, Reach for the Sky, Control Freaks, Hostile Authority and Chuck and Anthony. At the Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Lindon St., Scranton, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. $10.
Art, Craft and Vintage Market, with music, food and approximately 65 vendors. Free admission. Outdoors, rain or shine. 900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6.
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.
One More Row, The Knit & Crochet Group will meet at the Osterhout Library, 71 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre on August 5 and 19 from 10:30 to noon. Everyone is welcome. Knit and crochet and share ideas and tips at this free program. 570-823-0156.
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.
Of Good Nature and Elephants Dancing, the Funky-Reggae-Party from Charlotte, North Carolina. At the River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N River St., Plains, 9 p.m. Aug. 9. $5, $10. Free with current college I.D. 570-822-2992.
Mark Piazza’s Extremely Mental Comic Book Psychotronic Show, a unique magic show 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.
The Independents, South Carolina based 90s horror-punk/ska with performances by Heart Out, the Queeftones and more. The Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton, 5 p.m. Aug. 10. $12 advance, $15 day of show. 21+. 570-342-0401.
Color a Plastic Flower Pot, a free program at the Osterout Library, 71 S Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Light refreshments will be served. Supplies are limited and reservations are a must. Call 570-821-1959 to reserve.
University Drive Mini-Tour Kick-off, the Scranton alternative band with James Barrett, Esta Coda and Black Hole Heart at O’Leary’s, 514 Ash St., Scranton. 9 p.m. Aug. 11. $5. 21+.
Antique and Classic Boat Show, the 27th annual hosted by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Contests and live music by John and Terry from Strawberry Jam Duo. At Grotto Marina, Rt. 415 at the entrance to Harvey’s Lake, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12. Free off-street parking. 570-592-7634.
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 VegFest, an all ages event based on promoting compassion, health and wellness in the community featuring craft vendors, plant based food, speakers, cooking demos, music, yoga and children’s activity. Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16.
Mind Choir Album Release, ambient and psychedelic rock, with Spur and Under the Clothesline. River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 N River St., Plains. bit.ly/2h6y7YL. 570-822-2992.
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 merchandise 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.