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THIS WEEK: Aug. 8 to 14, 2014


Bloomsburg Nationals, a weekend of collector and custom cars spanning all eras with a Friday-afternoon parade through downtown Bloomsburg, Flames R Us Showcase, live music, burn-outs, muffler rap, car films and a Saturday demolition derby. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. $10; $20 weekend pass. 717-243-7855.


The Highlands Fling, a quilt show sponsored by the Wayne Highlands Quilt Guild with raffles, vendors, door prizes, demonstrations, exhibits and quilts for sale. Grace Episcopal Parish Hall, 827 Church St., Honesdale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. 570-253-6864.


St. Jude Parish Picnic, with a $10,000 grand-prize raffle, themed baskets, Sweet House, bingo, games booths, children’s games, rummage sale and entertainment by Outta the Blue, Farmer’s Daughter and Flashback. St. Jude Parish, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Wright Township. 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. 570-474-6315.


Brewsterhout Patio Party, with beer and wine, food from more than 20 local restaurants and entertainment by DJ Ryan Kenton. Patio of the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. $25. Over 21. 570-823-0156.


Car Cruise, with antiques, classic, street rods and race cars. McDonald’s, 452 Route 590, Hamlin. 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. 570-239-1079.


St. John the Evangelist Bazaar, with a giant flea market, ethnic and American foods, variety booths, children’s games, book store and music by Hillbilly D’Lux, Flaxy Morgan and magician Pat Ward. St. John the Evangelist Parish, Church and Broad streets, Pittston. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. 570-654-0053.


St. John the Baptist Family Picnic, with a flea market, bingo, ethnic and American foods, themed baskets, crafts, children’s games and entertainment by John Stevens Doubleshot, George Tarasek and the Intentions, along with the newest installment of the “Pierogie Wedding: A Redneck Wedding at Foodington Abbey,” an original play by Father Jerry Gurka. St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt St., Larksville. 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8; 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9; 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. 570-779-9620.


Montage Mountain Classics Car Cruise, with hot rods, antiques and custom cars. Southside Shopping Center, 1000 S. Washington Ave., Scranton. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.


Train Excursion, a 50-mile round trip from Scranton to Cresco, powered by a historic diesel locomotive and following Roaring Brook onto the Pocono Plateau. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Saturday, Aug. 9 with a 11 a.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $24; $22 seniors; $17 children. Reservations: 340-5204.


High Mountain Craft Beer Festival, the third annual event sponsored by the Hazleton Rotary Club with a variety of craft beer breweries, beer-making demonstrations, food items that go well with beer and music by Ostrich Hat. Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites, 1341 N. Church St., Hazleton. 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Age 21 and older. $20 advance; $25 door; $5 designated driver. 570-454-2494 or hazletonrotary@ticketleap.com.


Lebanese-American Food Festival, the 13th annual event with Middle-Eastern food and pastries, picnic favorites, games, used-book sale, basket raffle, clams and beer and entertainment by DJ Mike Simon and The Mix. St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Frances Cabrini Ave., West Scranton. 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9; noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. 570-343-6092.


Obon Lantern Ceremony, a traditional Buddhist “Evening of Remembrance” of loved ones with lantern painting, meditation, vegetarian supper, readings, chanting ceremony, calling of the names, procession and floating of lanterns in the night’s stream followed by a bonfire and refreshments. Endless Mountain Zendo, 104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Donation. 570-925-5077.


Car Show, the third annual event with music, vendors, raffles and a chicken barbecue. Holy Redeemer Church, Route 92, Harding. Sunday, Aug. 10 with registration 11 a.m. to noon and awards at 3 p.m. 570-905-3239.


Train Excursion, from Scranton to Dickson City, powered by a historic diesel locomotive. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Sunday, Aug. 10 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3:30 p.m. return. $24; $22 seniors; $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.


Forty Fort Meeting House Tours of the oldest religious edifice in Northeastern Pennsylvania with its original box pews, elevated pulpit and plain woodwork reflecting the Puritan background of the settlers. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 28; also Sept. 1. $2, $1 children. 570-287-5214.


Denison House Tours of the 1790 historic home of Nathan Denison, one of Wyoming Valley’s first settlers. 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 28. $5; $3 children. 570-288-5531.


W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the classic film-noir detective film “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.


The Science Behind, the last of a six-part series on healthy living with dietitian Noelle Altavilla speaking on “Healthy Eating Tips.” West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11. Free. 570-654-9847.


Natural Dyeing, a demonstration of non-chemical dyeing of yarns for weaving and knitting. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. 570-992-6161.


Sci Fi/Fantasy Trivia Night, with prizes and refreshments. Play as an individual or bring a team. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. 570-823-0156.


Tailgate 101, a non-credit cooking class at Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 and Thursday, Aug. 14. Includes recipes and lots of take-home samples. Registration: 570-740-0495.


Classic Movie Series, a screening of “The Palm Beach Story” (1942), the screwball comedy starring Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. $5. 570-996-1500.


Pioneer Nights Heritage Festival, with live music, food, an authentic Welsh Tea and a Heritage Mass. Downtown Carbondale. 5 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 through Saturday, Aug. 16; noon to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. 570-282-2882.


Paper Craft Day, hands-on demonstrations of decorative paper projects. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. 570-992-6161.


Civil War Round Table, a program on the roles women played in the Civil War, both locally and nationally, with Martha Pezzino, assistant professor of history at Luzerne County Community College. Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. $3. 570-675-8936.


FUTURE


Plymouth Kielbasa Festival, the 11th annual street festival with music, entertainment, car show, parade, foot including plenty of kielbasa, craft vendors, contests and more. Main Street, Plymouth. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16. Info at plymouthalive.org.


St. Mary’s Slavic Festival, with ethnic foods, basket raffle, children’s games, instant bingo, white-elephant sale, a Sunday pulled-pork buffet and entertainment by Jump Start and Doubleshot. St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton. 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15; 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. 570-343-5151.


Antique and Classic Boat Show, the 24th annual event with restored historic and classic watercraft on display along with music by John and Terry from Strawberry Jam. Grotto Marino, Route 415, Harveys Lake. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Free. 570-592-7634.


Heritage Explorer Train, the annual excursion from Scranton to Carbondale’s Ethnic Heritage Festival. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Saturday, Aug. 16 with a 10 a.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $5, $4 seniors. Reservations: 570-282-4281.


Civil War Weekend, with Union and Confederate camps, civilian re-enactors, life on the homefront, portrayers of Abraham Lincoln and famous war generals of the period. Also: music of the Civil War era, crafters, cavalry demonstration and battle re-enactments and performances by the Eckley Players. Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17. $10, $9 seniors, $6 children. 570-636-2070.


Peach Festival, with peach-inspired desserts, fresh peaches from Hellers Orchard, picnic foods, vendors, games, classic cars and music by Jesse Fink and Company. St. John’s United Church of Christ, Church Street, Wapwallopen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. 570-379-2971.


CCC Festival, the third annual event honoring the Civilian Conservation Corps who labored during the Depression to rehabilitate land devastated by poor land practices during the turn of the century. With educational and historic displays, geocaching, blacksmithing, wool spinning, Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl and music by Dan Bradley, a swing band presenting a two-hour “History of Swing” Program. Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. 570-676-0567.


Beekeeping Demonstrations, along with bee-related talks, a fully catered picnic, face painting and raffles. Mann Lake, 485 Stewart Road, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Reservations (by Aug. 9): 800-880-7694.


Hi-Lites Motor Club Cruise-In, with raffles, door prizes, music, bake sale and food. Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 55 W. Center Hill Road, Dallas. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. 570-477-2477.


Montage Mountain Classics Car Cruise, with hot rods, antiques and custom cars. Johnny Rockets, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Saturday, Aug. 16, 5 to 9 p.m.


Make a Difference for the Kids Car Show, to benefit St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton. Pittston Commons Shopping Center, 2056 N. Township Blvd. (Pittston Bypass). Sunday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with judging at noon.


Train Excursion, a 26-mile round trip from Scranton to Moscow, powered by a historic diesel locomotive and following Roaring Brook through the Nay Aug Tunnel into the Pocono Mountains. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Sunday, Aug. 17, Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3:30 p.m. return. $24; $22 seniors; $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.


W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the Agatha Christie mystery “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974) starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.


Harford Fair, the 157th edition of the agricultural event with truck and tractor pulls, freestyle motocross stunt show, horse pulling, draft horse and pony show, Woodsmen’s Contest, Championship Rodeo, demolition derby, Family Thrill Show, chainsaw carving, Farmer for a Day, amusement rides and craft demonstrations. Harford Fairgrounds, 485 Fairhill Road, New Milford. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug. 23. $6. 570-434-4300 or harfordfair.com.


Sauerkraut Day, learning how to make a crock of this 18th-century staple. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19. 570-992-6161.


Fall Soups and Sauces, a non-credit cooking class at Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 and Thursday, Aug. 21. Includes recipes and lots of take-home samples. Registration: 570-740-0495.


Happy Hour Fundraiser, to benefit Candy’s Place: The Center for Cancer Wellness, with live music by Heartbeat. Woodland Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. 570-714-8800.


Food Preservation, demonstrations of various methods of preserving the farm’s harvest for the winter. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. 570-992-6161.


Pittston Tomato Festival, the 31st annual event with live bands, the Festival Parade, a 5K run, tomato fights, games, rides, bingo and plenty of Italian food and homegrown Pittston tomatoes. Main Street in downtown Pittston. 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 and Friday, Aug. 22; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23; 10:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. Schedule at pittstontomatofestival.com.


Making Comic Books 101, with local artist Jeff Evans. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. Age 14 and older. Registration: 570-654-9847.


Pig Roast and Block Party, the annual White Haven Honor Roll Society event with vendors, games, food and special events for the whole family. Along Wilkes-Barre Street in White Haven. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. 570-443-8216.


Hot and Stinky Garlic and Herb Festival, with local garlic farmers, crafters, live music by the Two of Us, food including a corn roast, demonstrations, Chinese auction, hot pepper and garlic eating contests. Zanolini Nursery & Country Shop, 603 Saint John’s Road, Drums. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. 570-788-3152.


Ethnic Food Festival, the 16th annual event with potato pancakes, halupki, pierogies, goulash, haluski, pagach and more along with themed baskets, crafts, children’s games and a bake sale. St. John the Baptist Church, 93 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. 570-283-0146.


Quilt Show and Tea, sponsored by the Dorcas Society and the Back Mountain Quilters. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9 Wood St., Pittston. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. $7. 570-675-1006.


Vera Bradley Purse Bingo, along with prizes by Coach, Michael Kors and Kate Spade. Irem Shrine Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. $25 for 20 games (three cards per game). 570-472-7072 or 570-706-5867 or 570-675-4465.


Hi-Lites Motor Club Cruise-In, with raffles, door prizes, music and food. Twist & Shake, 1405 Route 29, Hunlock Creek. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. 570-477-2477.


Train Excursion, a 50-mile round trip from Scranton to Gouldsboro, powered by a historic diesel locomotive and following Roaring Brook onto the Pocono Plateau. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Sunday, Aug. 24 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3:45 p.m. return. $34; $29 seniors; $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.


Arts at Hayfield, the summer craft festival with the Pump and Run Contest, Master Gardeners, open house at the Friedman Observatory, craft demonstrations, children’s activities, food vendors, entertainment and tours of the historic Hayfield House. Penn State Wilkes-Barre, off Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. 570-675-9232.


Nanticoke Wingfest, with chicken-wing contests, food, vendors, music and fun for all ages. Patriot Square, Nanticoke. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. 570-793-7910.


Ukrainian Folk Festival, the 23rd annual gathering with homemade foods, Ukrainian folk arts and crafts, children’s games and amusements and entertainment by the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, violinist Innesa Tymochko Dekajlo, the Vox Ethnika Band, the Spiv-Zhyttya Choir and the Iskra Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. Ukrainian-American Sport Center, Lower State and County Line roads, Horsham. Sunday, Aug. 24 beginning at noon with music 2 to 4:30 p.m. followed by a social dance from 4:30 to 8 p.m. $15; $10 students. 267-664-3857 or tryzub.org.


Open House and Tour of the Penn State Extension Center for Landscape Design and Stewardship to view working demonstrations on pollination, perennials, herbs, rain gardens, honey bees and green roofs. Butler Township Community Center, 415 W. Butler Drive, Drums. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. $5 includes sandwiches and refreshments. Registration: 570-825-1701.


Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair, the annual agricultural event with a carnival midway, amusement rides, Big Cat Encounter, Great Lakes Timber Show, High School Rodeo, truck and tractor pulls, Open Youth Horse Show, Archery Shoot, Master of the Chainsaw, blacksmith shop and concerts by Parmalee and the Swon Brothers. Wyoming County Fairgrounds, Route 6, Meshoppen. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Aug. 31; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. $10; seniors free on Wednesday; veterans free on Saturday. Info at wyomingcountyfair.com.


Sullivan County Fair, the 163rd annual agricultural event with amusement rides, truck and tractor pulls, a health fair, livestock shows, demolition derby and a grandstand concert by John Michael Montgomery (Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m.). Sullivan County Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. Begins Wednesday, Aug. 27 from noon to 10 p.m. Continues Thursday, Aug. 28 through Monday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. $6. 570-924-3205.


Classic Movie Series, a screening of “Rear Window” (1954), the Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. $5. 570-996-1500.


Cougar Family Carnival, with S&S Amusement Rides, baskets, raffles, games and a Saturday afternoon parade. John F. Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium, 187 Keystone Ave., Peckville. 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 and Thursday, Aug. 28; 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29; 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. Free admission; $10 one-time fee for the rides. 570-876-6461.


AACA Car & Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Friday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. with awards at 9. Free.


Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge Dance, the 6th annual fundraiser with food stations by the Pierce Street Deli, cash bar and music by Daddy-O and the Sax Maniax. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. $25. 570-760-5577.


Pocono Garlic Festival, the 20th annual garlicky event with more than 50 food and craft vendors, two stages of music, educational demonstrations, a garlic-eating contest and children’s activities. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31. $10; $7.50 children. 570-421-7231.


Railfest 2014, a celebration of railroading with visiting railroad equipment displays, special shop demonstrations, model trains, machine-shop and turntable demonstrations, Big Boy Cab tours, an excursion to Moscow and short train rides. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31. $7. 570-340-5204.


Stroudfest, the eighth annual downtown festival with two stages of entertainment, more than 150 craft and retail vendors, food, rock climbing, games, face painting and music. Courthouse Square and Main Street in Stroudsburg. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. 570-420-2808.


La Festa Italiana, the annual end-of-summer celebration with more than 80 vendors offering Italian food and continuous live entertainment. Courthouse Square, Scranton. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. 570-862-5543 or lafestaitaliano.org.


St. Mary’s Homecoming Picnic, with a petting zoo, pony rides, live music and homemade food favorites. Holy Spirit Parish Park, 110 Main St., Mocanoqua. 4 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30; 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. 570-542-4157.


St. Martha’s Festival, with ethnic foods, a sidewalk dessert cafe, a country store, children’s games chicken and ham dinners on Sunday and entertainment by the Jeanne Zano Band and Al White and Friends. Holy Spirit/St. Martha’s Parish, 260 Bonnieville Road, Fairmount Springs. 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30; 12:30 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. 570-542-4157.


W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the Alfred Hitchcock classic thriller “Rear Window” (1954) starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.


Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear, a celebration of horror, sci-fi and pop-culture genres with genre icons, films, merchandise vendors and special events. Guests include Brian O’Halloran (Dante from “Clerks”), Steve Dash (“Friday the 13th Part 2”), Stephen Geoffreys (“Fright Night”), Robert Bruce (“Comic Book Men”) and more. Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. $20; $40 weekend pass. 570-824-9831 or mrhush.net.


Montage Mountain Classics Car Cruise, with hot rods, antiques and custom cars. Tomato Festival Parking Lot, Main Street, Pittston. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.


Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. 570-876-4034.


W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the classic detective film “The Thin Man” (1934). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.


Car Cruise, with antiques, classic, street rods and race cars. McDonald’s, 452 Route 590, Hamlin. 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. 570-239-1079.


Montage Mountain Classics Car Cruise, with hot rods, antiques and custom cars. Southside Shopping Center, 1000 S. Washington Ave., Scranton. Friday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m.


Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Show, the 16th annual show. Carbondale Area Junior/Senior High School, 101 Brooklyn St. Sunday, Sept. 14 with gates open at 9 a.m. 570-876-4034.


Dallas Harvest Festival, the annual street fair commemorating “The Year of the Family” with a Generation-to-Generation Photo Contest, a Flower Display competition, stage performances, farmers market, Children’s Corner, antique fire-truck rides and a petting zoo. Main Street in Dallas Borough. Sunday, Sept. 14, noon to 5 p.m. 570-675-1950.


W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the classic sci-fi film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1968). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.


Kids Day Festival, a fundraiser for the Wyoming Free Library with vendors, food, games, contests and more. West Wyoming Hose Company, 926 Shoemaker Ave., Wyoming. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Vendors welcome. 570-693-1364.


Cancer Survivors Celebration, the 22nd annual event with inspirational messages and refreshments. Open to survivors, their families and friends as well as caregivers and healthcare professionals. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 20 at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre; and 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at McDade Park, Scranton. 800-424-6724 or cancernepa.org.


PRCA Rodeo and Chili Cookoff, professional competition in fully sanctioned PRCA events including saddle and bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, team roping and bull dogging along with cowgirls barrel racing, live country music, line dancing, craft and food vendors and the Sixth Annual Chili Cookoff. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21. $18; $14 children. 570-421-7231.


Hi-Lites Motor Club Cruise-In, with raffles, door prizes, music and food. Pikes Creek Raceway Park, 2542 Route 118, Hunlock Creek. 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. 570-477-2477.


Montage Mountain Classics Car Cruise, with hot rods, antiques and custom cars. Johnny Rockets, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Saturday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 9 p.m.


Dodgeball Tournament, the seventh annual Zachary Shoemaker Dodgeball Tourney to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Teams of eight players may register at dodgeball4zack.org by Aug. 31. 109th Field Artillery Armory, 280 Market St., Wilkes-Barre. Sunday, Sept. 21 with games at 11 a.m. 570-574-5945.


W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of “The Great Gatsby” (2013) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.


AACA Car & Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Friday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. with awards at 9 p.m. Free.


Fall Intertribal Powwow, the 10th annual event with Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, children’s dances, fry bread, crafts, beadwork, leatherwork, books, jewelry, blankets and food. Noxen Fire Company, Stull Road, Noxen. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 with Grand Entry of dancers in full regalia at noon each day followed by Circle Hours. Free; $7 camping. 570-947-2097.


W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the 2013 documentary “20 Feet from Stardom,” about the lives of backup singers for famous performers. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.


Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club Fall Luncheon, with guest speaker Jerry Fritz, author and garden designer from Ottsville, Pennsylvania. Irem Country Club, Dallas. 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. $30. Reservations: 570-823-9048 or backmountainbloomers.org.


W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the 1940 comedy “The Philadelphia Story,” starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.


Bartenders Ball, a benefit for local service professionals including the Scranton police and fire departments with champagne, beer and hors d’oeuvres followed by an open bar, buffet and awards ceremonies. Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. $50 advance; $60 at the door. Black tie optional. Details at nepabartendersball.com.


Autumn Timber Festival, with lumberjack competitions including hot saw, log roll, ax throw, speed climb, cross-cut saw and springboard chop. Also: agility and trick dog shows, chainsaw sculptures, live music, children’s activities and food and craft vendors. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. $15; $12 children. 570-421-7231.


W. Curtis Montz Film Series, a screening of the 1934 comedy “It Happened One Night” starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. $4 matinee; $6 evening. 570-826-1100.


Pocono Food Truck Festival, with a variety of “street eats” offered by food trucks from New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia and the Pocono region. Also: live bands, monster-truck rides, scenic chairlift rides, Mark Clark’s Juggling Show and the FMX Freestyle Motocross Show with riders performing stunts such as the “Superman” and “Kiss of Death.” Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19. $10; $7.50 children. 570-421-7231.


Commonwealth Medical College Gala, the sixth annual event to benefit the student scholarship fund with a cocktail reception and gourmet dinner followed by a silent auction and dancing to the music of Which Doctor and Hoopla. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. $175. Reservations: 570-504-9650.


AACA Car & Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. with awards at 9. Free.


Veterans Day Parade, the annual march of servicemen and bands, beginning in Kingston and continuing over the Market Street Bridge into downtown Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. 570-406-0378.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Quilters Wanted, for Quilt Show and Tea, sponsored by Dorcas Society of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9 Wood St., Pittston. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. 570-674-5504.


Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee on Monday, Aug. 25; Saturday, Sept. 27; and Tuesday, Nov. 11. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 570-340-5200.


Bus Trip, a breast-cancer fundraiser trip to Philadelphia to view the exhibit “One Day in Pompeii” at the Franklin Institute along with the IMAX film “Ring of Fire.” Also: a trip to nearby New Hope for an afternoon of shopping. Departs from the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre Township on Tuesday, Aug. 26. $73. Reservations: 570-239-8042.


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