The Messenger Drama, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre in Duryea, continuing Nov. 9,10, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Info/tickets: 457.3589.
Actors Circle presents: Any Wednesday, a comedy by Muriel Resnik, Nov. 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 ; Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd. in Scranton. Cost: $12 General, $10 Senior, $8 Students. Preview, Nov. 8 tickets are $8 General and Seniors and $6 Students. Reservations: 342.9707. Info: www.actorscircle.org.
The Lackawanna Historical Society Presents: A History of Avanti Cigars, One Cigar, One Family, 100 Years!, Nov. 11 at the Catlin House at 2 p.m. The program will be led by Dom Keating, third generation owner of the company, who will discuss the company's founding and how it has developed in the last 100 years. Info: 344.3841.
The Lackawanna Trail High School Fall Choral Concert, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Donations accepted at the door.
Truth Talks: Frank LittleBear – Being Native American in America Lecture, Nov. 13 in Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall at Misericordia University in Dallas, from 6 - 8 p.m. Frank LittleBear of the Cree National Heritage will discuss the evolution of Native Americans in the U.S. and issues facing them today. On Nov. 14, MU/ME will present, Reel Injun, a Peabody Award-winning documentary that offers a look at the Hollywood Indian, and explores the portrayal of North American Natives through the history of the cinema.
‘Kids for Cash' booksigning with Pulitzer prize-winning author William Ecenbarger, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. A book-length account of the Luzerne County Kids for Cash scandal exposes a corrupt system that ruined the lives of children and ultimately led to the judge's conviction on charges of racketeering, fraud, tax violations, money laundering, extortion and bribery. Cost: Free. Books are currently available for purchase in store. Info: 829.4210.
Writers Group, for ages 18 and up, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., ongoing. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.
STACKS Writing Group, the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at The Banshee, 320 Penn Ave., Scranton.
Be Who You Want to Be, New Meditation Classes, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Rd. Waverly, Thursday 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 8- Dec. 13 (No class, Nov. 12)