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THIS WEEK: May 3 to 9, 2013


Block Party, with local fare from eight area restaurants, spirits from local beer distributors and Nimble Hill Winery, and dance music by Splash. Comfort Inn & Suites, 5 N. Eaton Road, Tunkhannock. 6 to 10 tonight. $45. Sponsored by the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce. 875-8325.


Cruise Night, sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. With music, door prizes, trophies and food. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 tonight. 876-4034.


Adopt-a-Cop Benefit, with drink specials, basket auctions and music by the Alicia Lynn Trio. Mag’s Halftime Pub and Eatery, 288 Moyallen St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 tonight. $10. Proceeds benefit Fallen Officers Remembered. 208-5590.


The Office Wrap Party, a celebration with cast members and writers of the NBC sitcom set in Scranton, which is scheduled to close its nine-season run in May. Saturday beginning with a Bloggers Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by a session with the show’s writers at 11 a.m., both at the University of Scranton. Also: a parade with cast and crew through downtown Scranton at 2 p.m. and a street festival from 2 to 5 p.m. The day ends with a Farewell Celebration 7 p.m. at PNC Field with Q&A sessions, remarks from executive producer Greg Daniels and a sneak peek at the series finale. Details at theofficewrapparty.com.


Zumba with Ryan, a free class at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Reservations: 693-1364.


West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival, the 42nd annual event with a parade (noon on Saturday), more than 55 vendors, live entertainment, games, food, Chinese auction and children’s activities. Along the Susquehanna River in West Pittston near Firefighters Memorial Bridge. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 239-5260 or 655-7780.


Free Comic Book Day, a world-wide celebration with promotions and giveaways. Rubber Mallet Comics, 802 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. 655-5522.


Family Fun Day, with a flea market, bounce house, face painting, food and more. A benefit for Al Noor Academy, 991 Scott St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Vendors welcome. 991-6107.


Treasures of the Earth, the 10th annual show and sale sponsored by the Mineralogical Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. With fossils, crystals, meteorites, jewelry, gems, free children’s activities, door prizes, exhibits and demonstrations. Oblates of St. Joseph, 1880 Route 315, Pittston. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $3. 200-5987 0r 800-473-3602.


Unity Festival, a showcase of food, dance, music, art and traditions from various countries and cultures that make up the Misericordia University community. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Upper Campus, 301 Lake Street, Dallas. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. 674-6160.


Luzerne County Kentucky Derby Party, the annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association with dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions and speakers. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Saturday. Reservations: 822-9438, ext. 3462.


New England Contra Dance, with music by the Contra Rebels. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. 7 p.m. Saturday. $9. No partner or previous experience necessary. 333-4007.


Classic Car Show, the third annual event sponsored by the Luzerne County Historical Society with trophies to the top 30 vehicles and dash plaques to the first 100 entries. Open to classics, race cars, muscle cars, tuners, trucks, motorcycles, choppers and bicycles. Also: food vendors and DJ music by Steel Dragon. Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. $15 per vehicle entry. 823-6244.


Fun Fitness Dance-a-Thon, a class-style day of trendy workouts with zumba instructors, DJ music, prizes, camp tours and giveaways. Jewish Community Center Camp, Harveys Lake. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. $15. Proceeds benefit the JCC Day Camp Scholarship Program. Registration: 824-4646.


Monthly Bingo, with door prizes, cash prizes and refreshments. Sponsored by St. Faustina Kowalska Parish at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 1030 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Sunday with doors at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:45 p.m. 735-4833.


Mother’s Day Tea Event, a traditional tea with sandwiches and pastries along with skin analysis, NuFace Lifting treatments, mini massages and free gifts to the first 100 moms. Woodhouse Day Spa, 387 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. Reservations: 763-0063.


Greek Food Festival, the annual “Taste of the Mediterranean” with gyros, stuffed grape leaves, spinach pies, baklava, galaktoboureko and more. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (May 11). Eat in or take out. 823-4805.


North Branch Land Trust 20th Anniversary Dinner, a celebration of the land-preservation group with awards and honorees. Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesday with cocktails and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. $100. 696-5545.


Swing into Spring, the 46th annual dinner dance sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. With a cash bar, dance contest, door prizes and music by King Henry and the Showmen. Genetti’s Best Western Hotel, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday. $23; $21 over age 60. 822-1158, ext. 3337.


Civil War Round Table, with Joe “The Professor” Kerrigan speaking on Civil War Era Magic. Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Thursday. $3. 675-8936.


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Pittston Library Benefit, with music by Danny Argo and Friends. Knights of Columbus, 55 S. Main St., Pittston. 7 to 10 p.m. May 10. $5. 655-8311.


Mother’s Day Intertribal Powwow, the eighth annual event with Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, children’s dances, fry bread, crafts, beadwork, leatherwork, books, jewelry, blankets and food. Noxen Fire Company Grounds, Stull Road. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12 with Grand Entry in full regalia at noon. 947-2097.


Green Fire, a documentary film on the life and land ethic of conservationist Aldo Leopold along with a post-film discussion and environmental displays in the lobby. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. May 11. Free. 996-1500.


Hogs for Dogs, a motorcycle run to benefit Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge. Begins and ends at the Getaway Lounge, 1477 W. Main St., Plymouth Township. May 12 with registration 11 a.m. to noon and event at 12:15 p.m. Rain or shine. $20 rider; $10 passenger. Followed by live music, food and prizes. 333-5265.


Peace and Justice Awards Dinner, the 20th annual event recognizing outstanding members of the peace-and-justice movement. Genetti Hotel, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. May 13. $35. 823-9977.


Crochet Club. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 10 a.m. May 14; 6 p.m. May 16. 654-9565.


Teens and Money: Preparing for Financial Independence, a financial seminar at Cross Valley Federal Credit Union, 640 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. May 14. Free. Reservations: 823-6836, ext. 1070.


Crafters Night Out, a gathering of knitters, scrapbookers, painters, jewelry makers or anyone working on a project from beginner to advanced. Orange United Methodist Church, 2293 W. Eighth St., Dallas. 7 to 9 p.m. May 15. 855-9693.


Brewed in Scranton, a talk on the history of local brewing followed by beer tasting with food pairings, focusing on pre- and post-Prohibition beers. Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. May 15. $25; $5 talk only. Reservations: 344-3841.


Fine Arts Fiesta, the annual celebration of the arts and music with an artists market, children’s tent, craftspersons, stage presentations, concerts and festival food. Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m May 16 to 18; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19. Schedule at fineartsfiesta.org.


Farm Animal Frolic, the 25th annual event with baby animals including piglets, bunnies, lambs, kid goats, duckling and more. Also: wagon rides, puppets and storytelling, old-fashioned games, hay jump, fish pond, sheep shearing (Saturday), one-room schoolhouse, bread and cookies from the outdoor brick oven and more. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18-19 and 25-26. $8. 992-6161.


Antique Tractor and Machinery Show, with vendors, silent auction and bake sale. Presented by the Yellow Rose 4-H Club of Sweet Valley at the intersection of Routes 118 and 29 in Pikes Creek. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18. Free. 709-7875.


Relay for Life, the 11th annual 24-hour event for cancer survivors and caregivers. With breakfast, bingo, entertainment, games, food, raffles, luminary ceremony at dusk and walking laps around the Crestwood High School Athletic Field, 281 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. May 18 beginning with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. 868-3681.


Armed Forces Day Parade, the annual march in tribute to the troops. Begins at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton. 11 a.m. May 18. 961-2696.


Scranton Celtic Festival, the second annual event with music, traditional dance, whiskey tasting, authentic Celtic cuisine, vendors of imported Celtic wares and more. Performers include Kilmaine Saints, Blaggards and Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones. Sno Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Noon to 8 p.m. May 18; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 19. 969-7669.


Grocery Coupon Workshop, with Kara Zoeller, author of SavingByDesign.com. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. May 20. Free. Registration: 287-2013.


Using DNA in Your Genealogy Research, a talk presented by the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Room 104, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. May 21. Free. 610-298-8417.


Vampires @ the AFA Gallery, a screening of the vampire film “The Hunger” (R-1983) starring Catherine Denueve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 6 to 8 p.m. May 22. Free but donations accepted. Age 18 and older. 346-7186.


Sweet Valley Fair, the annual Memorial Day Weekend event with festival foods, amusement rides, a White Elephant Sale, vendors and entertainment by Pop Rox (Friday), Tommy Guns Band (Saturday), 3rd Degree (Sunday) Hess Boys and Iron Cowboy (Monday). Also: Fireworks on Saturday, the Firemen’s Olympics and parade on Memorial Day. Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 5383 Main Road, Sweet Valley. 5:30 to 10 p.m. May 24; 4:30 to 10 p.m. May 25-26; 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 27. 477-5121.


Shawnee Celtic Festival, with non-stop Celtic music on three stages, a bagpipers parade, Celtic jam, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers and a variety of Celtic crafts and foods. Performers include Seven Nations, Burning Bridget Cleary, Seamus Kennedy, Timlin & Kane and the Irish Lads. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 25 and 26. $12 advance, $15 at the gate. 421-7231.


La Festa Dei Ceri, the annual ethnic festival commemorating St. Ubaldo Day with ceremonies, a mass and procession followed by the Race of the Saints in which teams carry statues of St. Ubaldo, St. George and St. Anthony and race through the hilly streets of Jessup beginning at Powell Avenue and finishing at Veterans Memorial Field 5 p.m. May 25. 575-4141 or stubaldoday.com.


Mifflinville 125th Memorial Day Parade, an anniversary celebration with a two-day carnival, offering an antique tractor and car show, food, crafts, children’s games, fire and ambulance vehicles and more. Carnival Grounds, East First Street, Mifflinville. 10 a.m. to dusk May 26 and 27. The Memorial Day Parade forms 8:45 a.m. at Third and Race streets and proceeds to the Mifflinville Cemetery for speakers. Also: tours of the historic 1850 German School will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 27. 759-3610.


Dart Tournament Fundraiser, to benefit Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge. Murphy’s Pub, 347 Slocum St., Swoyersville. May 26 with signups 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. and tournament at noon. $90 per three-person team. Followed by a buffet for participants. 333-5265.


The Price Is Right Live! The hit interactive show comes to town pulling people from the audience to win appliances, vacations and new cars by playing classic games on stage. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. May 30. $78.50 (VIP), $55.50, $45.50, $35.50. 826-1100.


Knight of Mayhem, a fundraising event for the Lake-Lehman School District’s new turf field and volleyball court complex. With a carnival of food, games and entertainment, silent auction, theme baskets, barnyard olympics, cow-pie bingo and more. Lake-Lehman High School, 1128 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 10 a.m. to dusk June 1. 255-2705.


Summer Film Series: “Argo” (2012), a taut thriller about the joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six American diplomats out of revolutionary Iran. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. June 5 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Cruise Night, sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. With music, door prizes, trophies and food. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. June 7. 876-4034.


Arts on Fire Festival, a three day celebration of arts, heritage, industry and community. Kicks off 7:45 p.m. June 7 with a “Fiery Parade” from Lackawanna Avenue to the Historic Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, followed by a night-time iron pour and bluegrass music by the Coal Town Rounders. $15 advance; $20 at the door. Events continue 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 8 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 with iron pours, trolley rides, Raku demonstrations, children’s activities, glassblowing, chainsaw woodcarving, food, vendors, artists and music by Friend of the Gypsy, the Invisible Swordsmen and more. 963-6730.


Vosburg Neck Festival, a celebration of nature with hikes, exhibits, vendors, workshops, children’s activities, live birds of prey, an “Ugly Bug” contest, habitat improvement and discussions on butterfly gardens. Endless Mountains Nature Center, Vosburg Neck Road, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8. 836-3835.


Pocono Raceway Festival, the fifth annual street festival with NASCAR show cars, food, games for all ages, carnival rides, rock climbing wall, 100 craft and retail vendors and musical groups including headliners Dickie Betts & Great Southern. Main Street in downtown Stroudsburg. Noon to 8 p.m. June 8. Free. 420-2808.


Car Lover’s Car Show, the eighth annual event to benefit reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome. With awards for the top 25 Best of Show, music and food. McDade Park, off Keyser Avenue, Scranton. June 9 with gates open at 8 a.m. Entries: $8 by June 1; $10 day of show. 457-7665.


Summer Film Series: “The Master” (2012), a drama about a cult leader taking a struggling World War II veteran into the movement. With Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. June 12 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Diamond City Architecture Now and Then, a walking tour to learn about the historic buildings of Wilkes-Barre with Larry Newman of the Diamond City Partnership. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. June 12. Free. 823-2191.


Summer Garden Party, the 6th annual event with garden tours and lore, sampling of vegetables and herbs, sessions on garden soil and container gardens, children’s activities and crafts. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15. 992-6161.


Summer Film Series: “Citizen Kane” (1941), the classic Orson Welles film about a newspaper publisher’s rise to power. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. June 19 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


A Walk on the Wild Side, an exploration of the Kirby Park Natural Area with Vincent Cotrone of the Penn State Cooperative Extension. Included: the park’s history, the riparian forest, its connection to the Chesapeake Bay and how it improves water quality of the Susquehanna River. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. June 19. Free. 823-2191.


Overview of the Civil War: 150 Years Later, a presentation by historian and actor Ed McMullen. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. June 19. Free. 996-1500.


Family Fun Festival, sponsored by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau. With one-hour train rides to Lime Ridge ($10), festival foods, crafts, rides, games, magicians and live entertainment. Berwick Test Track Park, South Eaton Street. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 22; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23. 752-2723.


Summer Film Series: “Life of Pi” (2012), the adventures of a survivor of a disaster at sea who forms a connection with another survivor: a Bengal tiger. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. June 26 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Growing Gardens: Nurturing Neighborhoods, a walk to tour several community gardens and learn of their benefits with Ted Kross of the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. June 26. Free. 823-2191.


Back Mountain Garden Tour, the sixth biannual event with tours of six private gardens in Dallas and Harveys Lake along with the Shakespeare Garden at Misericordia University. Also: en plein air painters from the Wyoming Valley Art League and gardening workshops by master gardeners, landscapers and arborists. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29. $20 before June 22; $25 thereafter. 696-5082 or backmountainbloomers.org.


Kutztown Folk Festival, with six stages of entertainment, 200 juried folk artisans, 2000 quilts for sale, Pennsylvania Dutch Living History, children’s entertainment and plenty of Pennsylvania Dutch delicacies including a farmers market and ox roast. Fairgrounds, 225 N. Whiteoak St., Kutztown. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 29 to July 7. $14, $13 seniors, $5 ages 13 to 17. 888-674-6136 or kutztownfestival.com.


Founder’s Day Excursion, a round-trip train ride from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap for a celebration of the town’s founder Antoine Dutot. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. June 29 with a 9 a.m. departure and approximate return at 5:30 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. 340-5204.


Wine and Dine Festival, with tastings of the finest wines and specialty foods, crafts and music. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Route 118, Dallas. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 29. $15 advance; $25 at the gate; $5 designated drivers. Sponsored by the Dallas Rotary Club. Vendors welcome. 852-9591.


Cruise Night, sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. With music, door prizes, trophies and food. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. July 5. 876-4034.


Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to the Pocono town of Moscow with a stopover at its restored 1904 train station. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 6 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 2:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


Summer Film Series: “Searching for Sugarman” (2012), about 1970s rock musician Sixto Diaz Rodriguez whose career goes nowhere but unbeknownst to him is embraced by fans in South Africa. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. July 10 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


King’s Campus Stroll, an exploration of the school’s grounds focusing on its historic buildings, monuments and new additions. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 10. Free. 823-2191.


Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Gouldsboro. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 13 with an 11 a.m. departure and approximate return at 2 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


Benton Frontier Days and Championship Rodeo, the 29th annual event with bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, cowgirls barrel racing, Brahma bull riding, calf roping, Kids Mutton Bustin’ and the Bull-a-Rama plus nightly entertainment, food, crafts and camping. Benton Rodeo Grounds, Mendenhall Lane and Route 487, Benton. July 16 to 21 with most main events starting at 7:30 p.m. $12, $10. 925-6536 or bentonrodeo.com.


Summer Film Series: “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962), Gregory Peck’s Oscar-winning performance as a southern attorney defending a black man against an undeserved rape charge and his kids against prejudice. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. July 17 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Review the New in Hazleton, a walk through downtown Hazleton to learn about changes that are transforming its streetscape. Meet at the Hazleton YMCA, 75 S. Church St. 6 p.m. July 17. Free. 455-2046.


Audubon Art & Craft Festival, with demonstrations, nature films, displays, live animals, children’s activities and a fine-art sale. Wallenpaupack Area High School, Route 6, Hawley. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 and 21. $5. 484-256-4485.


Pocono Wurst Festival, with a variety of wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and crafted brews, polka and German oom-pa bands, Polish and German dancers and craft vendors. Performers include Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, the Chardon Polka Band, Eddie Derwin & the Polka Naturals, the Austrian Boys and Joe Stanky & the Cadets. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20 and 21. $12 advance; $15 at the gate. 421-7231.


Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to the Pocono town of Moscow with a stopover at its restored 1904 train station. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Saturdays from July 20 to Aug. 31 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 2:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


A Day at the River, with environmental activities for children and adults, nature walks, River Float, animals from the Ross Park Zoomobile, mural painting, face painting and music by the Sadie Green Sales Jugband, bluegrass group the Coal Town Rounders and reggae-rockers the George Wesley Band. Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 1 to 8 p.m. July 20. Free. 996-1500.


Summer Film Series: “Amour” (2012), the award-winning French film about an octogenarian couple finding their love put to the test when one of them suffers a stroke. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. July 24 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Wings Over Wilkes-Barre, a walk with Mayor Tom Leighton to enjoy views of the city from parkades and rooftops along with a walk along the River Common. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 24. Free. 823-2191.


What’s New at the Old Y, a tour of the YMCA to learn about the new changes implemented in the recent $15 million renovation to the 1934 structure. Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 31. Free. 823-2191.


Cruise Night, sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. With music, door prizes, trophies and food. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2. 876-4034.


Summer Film Series: “The Sessions” (2012), drama about a paralyzed man who hires a sex surrogate so he can lose his virginity. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Hazleton’s Hispanic Eateries and Bodegas, a walk through the downtown to explore small markets and shops. Meet at the Hazleton YMCA, 75 S. Church St. 6 p.m. Aug. 7. Free. 455-2046.


Pocono Drag Lodge 50th Anniversary Reunion, a car show with trophies, t-shirts and dash plaques to the first 250 cars. Pocono Drag Lodge, 648 Meadow Run Road, Bear Creek. Aug. 10. $15 show cars; $7 spectators. 845-635-3662.


Summer Film Series: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), the adventures of archaeologist Indiana Jones attempting to locate the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Walk Wilkes U, a walking tour of the Wilkes University campus. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. Aug. 14. Free. 823-2191.


Summer Film Series: “Hyde Park on Hudson” (2012), the historical drama about Franklin D. Roosevelt hosting the King and Queen of England at his New York estate. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Nature in Your Neighborhood, a summer walk to explore the plants and wildlife along the River Common. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. Aug. 21. Free. 823-2191.


Cruising for Christ, an antique and classic car cruise to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen. Meet at the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly of God, 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26. $5. Signup: 817-0650.


Summer Film Series: “Hitchcock” (2012), the story of the famous director as he films his thriller “Psycho.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Pocono Garlic Festival, the 19th annual event with more than 50 garlicky-food and craft vendors, two stages of music, cooking demonstrations, garlic-eating contest, children’s activity area and strolling entertainers. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. $10. 421-7231.


Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to the Pocono town of Moscow with a stopover at its restored 1904 train station. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Sept. 1 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 2:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


Summer Film Series: “Psycho” (1998), Alfred Hitchcock’s most notorious thriller with Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Cruise Night, sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. With music, door prizes, trophies and food. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6. 876-4034.


History Day, captivating stories of local history told by experts dressed in period costumes. The Lands at Hillside Farm, 65 Hillside Road, Shavertown. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7. 888-887-7811.


Car Show, the 15th annual event, sponsored by the Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club. Carbondale High School, 101 Brooklyn St. Sept. 15 with gates open at 9 a.m. 876-4034.


Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to the Pocono town of Moscow with a stopover at its restored 1904 train station. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 5, 13, 19, 26 and 27 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 2:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Gouldsboro. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 6 with an 11 a.m. departure and approximate return at 2 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.




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