Events Listings: Feb. 10 to 16, 2017


One of the films in the winter film festival at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock is ‘The Dressmaker,’ which stars Kate Winslet as a talented dressmaker who returns home to the Australian outbak to reconcile with her mother. ‘The Dressmaker’ will be shown at noon Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28. For more information on the festival call 570-996-1500 or see dietrichtheater.com.


One of the films in the winter film festival at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock is ‘The Dressmaker,’ which stars Kate Winslet as a talented dressmaker who returns home to the Australian outbak to reconcile with her mother. ‘The Dressmaker’ will be shown at noon Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28. For more information on the festival call 570-996-1500 or see dietrichtheater.com.


THIS WEEK: Feb. 24 to March 2, 2017

Winter Fest Film Festival, 14 days of foreign, independent and art films. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Continues through March 2 with shows throughout each day. $8.50 per film. Post-Festival Film Discussion 1 p.m. March 3. Schedule at dietrichtheater.com.

DIY nut milks & cheeses, learn how to make your own coconut or almond milk and cashew cheese from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. Honesdale. Learn recipes and techniques from Talia Segal Fidler during the hands-on class. $20 suggested donation and registration is required. For more information or to register call 570-253-2020.

Swing dancing at The Cooperage from 7 to 1o p.m. Feb. 24 at 1030 Main St. Honesdale. Learn some swing steps from dancer Anne Johansen as she dances to music performed by the Little Big Band. $10 suggested donation and registration is required. For more information call 570-253-2020.

Sip ‘n Silk painting fund-raiser, St. Stephen’s Church, 35 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25, no artistic ability needed. Design is ‘Tree of Life,’ $45 per person, proceeds benefit Reach Food Pantry. Registration open until Feb. 24 at sipnsilk.com. Info, 570-825-6653

Home and Outdoor Living Show, the 30th annual event offering a look at industry trends in all aspects of home, leisure and outdoor activities. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 906 W. Main St. Noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 24; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 25; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26. $5. 570-966-0625 or csbapa.org.

Spin 4 Life, a cancer fundraiser with participants cycling 45-minute intervals for the cause. Also: tee shirts, refreshments and mini massages. Odyssey Fitness, 401 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 25. $25. Registration: 570-714-8800.

Springtime in Paris, the annual fundraiser with silent and live art auctions of works by painters, potters, weavers, mixed media artists and Broadway performers. St. Jude School, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Feb. 25 with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and auction at 7:30 p.m. 570-474-5803.

Mardi Gras Party at the Plymouth Christian Church, 9 Main St. Light refreshments and music, no alcohol allowed. 6-8 p.m. Feb. 25. $5 per person. Call 570-779-1614 for tickets, or purchase them at the door.

Party with a Purpose, a Mardi Gras-themed fundraiser to benefit the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. With Cajun-style foods, wine and beer tasting, silent auction, raffle, cash bar and entertainment. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre at Genetti’s Best Western Hotel, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 570-714-1246, ext. 306.

Supper Club, new to The Cooperage, the Supper Club, an interactive meal, combines a love of food, eating, meeting new people and learning. Attendees will meet and prepare dinner, a side dish or salad and dessert. The event is BYOB and the first supper is homemade pasta, salad and cannoli’s. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. March 1 at 1030 Main St. Honesdale. $25 suggested donation, reservations required. For more information or to register call 570-253-2020.

FUTURE

Dinner by Design hosted by the Lackawanna Historical Society is March 3-5. Professional designers create unique table designs and event spaces. A marketplace features food and dining-themed gifts. Preview party is 7 to 10 p.m. March 3; tickets are $75 and include open bar, hors d’oeuvres at the Scranton Cultural Center followed by desserts and coffee at Posh. Tour designs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 4, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5; tickets are $15 and benefit the historical society. For more information or for tickets call 570-344-3841 or email [email protected]

Basket Bingo, a benefit for cancer victim, Darla Frace, St. James Lutheran Church, 827 E. Country Road, Hobbie, Wapwallopen. March 4, 2 p.m., doors open at noon. Additional raffle, food and drinks available.

Dr. Seuss Celebration, Schenck Memorial Library, School St., Noxen. Dr. Seuss favorites read by a professional reader, for all ages. 2 p.m. March 4. For more info call 570-298-2052.

Sullivan’s March: Our Heritage, a presentation by historian and re-enactor Ed McMullen on President George Washington’s response to the Wyoming Valley Massacre. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. March 5. 570-996-1500.

Real Boy, an independent film about a teen-aged musician navigating the ups and downs of gender transition and substance abuse. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. March 8. Followed by a discussion with the director Shaleece Haas. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

“Silver Streak,” free showing of 1976 comedy starring Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor and Jill Clayburgh. A man finds romance on a long-distance train trip, but also finds himself in danger of being killed, 2 p.m. March 10, Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-823-0156.

Night at the Races, hosted by the Lake Lehman Band, this 21-and-over event will be held 7 p.m. March 11 at Jackson Township Fire Hall, 1160 Chase Road, Shavertown. $10 includes your horse, all-you-can-eat and beverages. There will be a 50/50 and basket raffles. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. You do not have to be present to win and horses pay out on first-, second- and third-place. For more information and tickets contact Dusty, 570-574-7096.

Simple. Natural. Healing. A seminar on improving sleep and reducing stress. Includes food sampling. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to noon March 11. $10. 570-996-1500.

50/50 Bingo, Noxen School, School Street. Food and beverages available. Pay per card. 6-9 p.m. March 11. All proceeds benefit the Noxen-Monroe Sportsmen’s Club. Call 570-298-2052 for information.

Harlem Globetrotters, the electrifying athletes return to show off their incredible ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and fan interaction. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 3 p.m. March 12. Tickets start at $15. 800-745-3000.

Designer Bingo, to benefit the Music Box Dinner Playhouse. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 12 at the playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. For more information call 570-283-2195.

Film Favorites Series, a screening of “Dirty Dancing” with Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. March 15. Free. 570-996-1500.

Pennsylvania Home Show, the 43rd annual event with everything to beautify, update and maintain your home. Farm Show Complex, Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 16 to 18; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19. $10, $8 seniors. 800-281-5539.

Eat, Drink & Paint, to benefit Kunkle Fire Co., 6:30 p.m. March 18, at Kunkle Social Hall, 815 Kunkle Road, Dallas. Cost of $45 includes food, non-alcoholic beverages and painting supplies. BYOB is permitted, but must be 21 or older. Must be 18 or older to attend event. Reservations, 570-675-3334.

Spring Film Festival, 21 days of foreign, independent and art films. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Opens April 7 with a gala opening night of two films, food and dessert buffets, wine and beer at 6 p.m. $40. Continues through April 27. $8.50. Previews of all films shown at 1 and 6 p.m. March 23. Post-Festival Film Discussion 1 p.m. April 28. Schedule at dietrichtheater.com.

Gnocchs and Jokes, a fundraiser to benefit the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative, sponsored by Green Ridge Om Wellness Center. With a slate of stand-up comics headlined by Teri Granahan and servings of gnocchis and salad. Upper floor of the former Ritz Building, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. March 25. $30. Reservations: 570-507-9494.

Polish Dinner Fundraiser for Jenkins Township/Yatesville Borough Crime Watch, at the Jenkins Township Fire Hall, Second St., Jenkins Township. Menu includes haluski with bow ties, pierogi and kielbasa. Serving 5-7 p.m. April 1. Take outs 4-5 p.m. Tickets are $10.

States of Grace, an independent film about the transformation of Buddhist physician Grace Dammann and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7 p.m. April 3. Followed by a discussion with co-director Mark Lipman. $4. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.

American Philatelic Society (APS) On-the-Road Course, hosted by the Wyoming Valley Stamp Club, will be held at the Hoyt Library, Kingston, 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. April 8. The speaker is Steve Washburne, of Philadelphia, an exhibit judge who writes on the subject. APS members cost is $50 and $105 for all others. Register on line at WWW.Stamps.org. Call the American Philatelic Society for more information, 814-933-3803.

Simple. Natural. Healing. A seminar on improving digestion including gentle detox approaches and food sampling. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to noon April 8. $10. 570-996-1500.

DrinkaPalooza Wine & Whiskey Fest, the inaugural spirits-tasting event with vendors including Pennsylvania wineries, KingView Mead, Absolute Fine Cigars, Cynful Bliss, Green Mountain Energy, LuLaRoe, Serving Stone Creations and many more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. April 29 with tasting sessions noon to 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 7:30 p.m. $24. Age 21 and older. Details at drinkfestpa.com.

Fine Arts Fiesta, the 62nd annual arts festival with more than 50 juried artisans and craft-persons along with entertainment. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 18 to 21. Info at fineartsfiesta.org.

Audubon Society Annual Banquet, an evening of appetizers, buffet dinner, beverages and a program on eagles with an appearance by Renshaw, an injured bald eagle who was rehabilitated by the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. 6 p.m. June 14. 570-479-0400.

Wine and Dine Festival, sponsored by the Dallas Rotary Club, with the Dallas Area Fall Fair, Inc., features tastings of the finest wines from the Back Mountain and Endless Mountain areas and beyond. A variety of food and goods will be available for sale by area vendors and craftsmen, with live musical entertainment. Noon-6 p.m. June 17 at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Rt. 118, Dallas.

One of the films in the winter film festival at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock is ‘The Dressmaker,’ which stars Kate Winslet as a talented dressmaker who returns home to the Australian outbak to reconcile with her mother. ‘The Dressmaker’ will be shown at noon Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28. For more information on the festival call 570-996-1500 or see dietrichtheater.com.
http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_Dressmaker-2.jpgOne of the films in the winter film festival at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock is ‘The Dressmaker,’ which stars Kate Winslet as a talented dressmaker who returns home to the Australian outbak to reconcile with her mother. ‘The Dressmaker’ will be shown at noon Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28. For more information on the festival call 570-996-1500 or see dietrichtheater.com.
One of the films in the winter film festival at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock is ‘The Dressmaker,’ which stars Kate Winslet as a talented dressmaker who returns home to the Australian outbak to reconcile with her mother. ‘The Dressmaker’ will be shown at noon Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28. For more information on the festival call 570-996-1500 or see dietrichtheater.com.
http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_dressmaker.toned_.jpgOne of the films in the winter film festival at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock is ‘The Dressmaker,’ which stars Kate Winslet as a talented dressmaker who returns home to the Australian outbak to reconcile with her mother. ‘The Dressmaker’ will be shown at noon Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28. For more information on the festival call 570-996-1500 or see dietrichtheater.com.
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