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THIS WEEK: Aug. 9 to 15, 2013


Bloomsburg Nationals, a family custom-car show with more than 800 vehicles, car corral and swap meet, Tonny Petersen’s Hell Drivers, music by Flamin’ Dick & the Hot Rods, burnouts, slow drags, gridlock parade, helicopter rides, festival foods and camping. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. $10. 717-243-7855 or bloomsburgnationals.com.


Wayne County Fair, the 151th annual agricultural event with carnival games, amusement rides, farm animals, horse pulls, demolition derby, lawnmower races, monster truck racing and more. Fairgrounds, Route 191, Honesdale. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and Saturday. $8. 253-5486.


Raising the Roof, the annual rooftop fundraiser for the North Branch of the Osterhout Free Library. With food from local restaurants, beer, wine and live music. Intermodal Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 tonight. Ages 21 and older. $15 advance; $20 at the door. 823-0156.


Cocktails for the Courts, with signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres from area restaurants, craft beers and music by the Von Storch Trio. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 5:30 to 7:30 tonight. $25 benefits tennis and other recreational programming. Over 21. 585-8113.


St. John the Evangelist Bazaar, with a giant flea market, ethnic and American foods, variety booths, children’s games and entertainment by Hillbilly D’Lux (tonight) and Flaxy Morgan along with clown/magician Pat Ward (Saturday). St. John the Evangelist Parish, Church and Broad streets, Pittston. 5:30 to 10 p.m. tonight and Saturday. 654-0053.


St. John the Baptist Family Picnic, with themed baskets, a gigantic flea market, bingo, ethnic and American foods and entertainment by John Stevens Doubleshot (tonight), George Tarasek & the Polka Partners (Saturday) and The Intentions (Sunday). Also: Father Jerry’s newest original play “The Red Neck Pierogie Wedding and Beauty Pageant” 2 p.m. Sunday. St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt St., Larksville. 6 to 11 tonight; 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday; 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday. 779-9620.


St. Jude Parish Picnic, the 60th annual event with Polish and Italian foods, an open-pit barbecue chicken dinner (Sunday), the Sweet Shop, a raffle with grand prize of $10,000 and entertainment by Better with Beer (tonight), Mr. Echo (Saturday), Flashback (Sunday afternoon) and Chixy Dix (Sunday night). St. Jude’s Church, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 6 to 11 p.m. tonight and Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. 474-9746 or 474-6315.


Pocono Drag Lodge 50th Anniversary Reunion, a car show with trophies, T-shirts and dash plaques to the first 250 cars. Former Pocono Drag Lodge, 648 Meadow Run Road, Bear Creek. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. $15 show cars; $7 spectators. 845-635-3662.


Knit and Crochet Group, for all ages. Beginners welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. 829-1959.


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 through Aug. 31 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 2:30 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


Doing It for Leona, a benefit bike run and scavenger hunt for breast-cancer victim Leona Elko. American Legion Post 781, Mountain Top. Saturday with registration 11 a.m. and run at 1 p.m. Party runs 1 to 10 p.m. with food, pig roast, pony rides, music, bounce house, face painting, vendors, basket raffles and more. $15 drivers; $10 passengers.


Filipino Cultural Day, a celebration of Filipino food, music and more at New Life Community Church, 301 Delaney St., Hanover Township. Saturday beginning with a Filipino dinner at 4:30 p.m. ($8, $4 children), followed by cultural dances and children’s games at 6 p.m. (free) and finishing with a concert by Filipino star Eddie Mesa at 7:30 p.m. (donation). Dinner reservations: 836-3422.


Car Cruise, to benefit cerebral-palsy victim Cody White. With trophies, raffles, music and food. Austie’s Family Restaurant, 2333 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. 824-7015.


Dog Days of Summer Ice Cream Social, with psychic readings on Saturday and dogs for adoption on Sunday along with raffles, prizes and lots of ice cream for people and pets. Ben & George’s Ice Cream, 194 E. Oak St., Pittston. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds benefit Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care and Rescue for Domestic Animals. 763-9856.


Night Out at the Station, with food and fireworks. Justus Volunteer Fire Company, 159 Fieldstone Drive, Scott Township. 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.


Taking Action, a wrestling fundraiser to benefit the Helping Hands Society. With wrestling stars Justin Credible, Sonjay Dutt, Chris Envy, Tommy Suede, The Flows, James Vazquez, T.J. Masters, I.B. Green, Rockin’ Rebel and more. Pocono Market Fair, 601 S. Poplar St., Hazleton. 8 p.m. Saturday. $10 advance; $12 at the door. 582-6344.


Forty Fort Meeting House Tours. Explore the 1807 historic religious edifice with its original box pews and elevated pulpit. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29; and Sept. 2. $2, $1 children. 287-5214.


Denison House Tours of the historic 1790 edifice including the two-story interior and furnishings along with a history of early settler Nathan Denison. 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 22. $5, $3 children. 288-5531.


Classic Car Show. On the lawn of the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 4 p.m. Sunday. 585-8113.


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. Wednesday at 1 p.m. ($4) and 7:30 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Fam Jam, an evening of family fun with games, swimming and food. Hosted by Back Mountain Harvest Assembly at the Rock Recreation Sports Complex (Valley Tennis and Swim Club), 211 Harris Hill Road, Trucksville. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 696-1128.


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. Wednesday. Free. 823-2191.


Summer Luncheon, with prizes awarded. Hosted by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary and open to the public. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Thursday at noon. $18. Reservations: 256-3031.


Pittston Tomato Festival, the 30th annual event with live entertainment, the Festival Parade, a 5K run, games, bingo, Saturday Tomato Fights, Sauce Wars and plenty of Italian food and homegrown Pittston tomatoes. Main Street in downtown Pittston. 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday; 5:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 16; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 17; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 18. 655-2398.


Walk Around Wilkes-Barre, the annual progressive dining and entertainment fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Begins with hors d’oeuvres at the F.M. Kirby Center on Public Square and continues with soup and salad at The Ramada, dinner at the Westmoreland Club and dessert at Bart & Urby’s, all in downtown Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. 824-8756 or bbbsnepa.org.


Dancing with the NEPA Stars, third-round competition with finalists artist Jack Puhl and fitness instructor Allan Souza. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. $20 includes drinks and light fare. Over 21. 344-1111.


FUTURE


St. Joseph’s Italian Festival, with ethnic foods, games of chance, themed-basket raffle, children’s games, crafts, money raffle and entertainment by DYN (Friday), Joe Lastovica and Polka Punch (Saturday). St. Joseph’s Church, 721 Monroe St., Berwick. 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16; 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 17; noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 18. 752-7000.


Heritage Explorer Train Ride, an excursion from Scranton to Carbondale’s Pioneer Days Ethnic Heritage Festival. Leaves from Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton Aug. 17 with a 9:30 a.m. departure and a 4 p.m. return. $5, $4 seniors, free for age 12 and under. Tickets available at all Lackawanna County libraries through Aug. 15. 348-3003 or lclshome.org.


Peach Festival, with homemade peach ice cream, peach shortcake, peach pie and other picnic foods along with vendors, games, classic cars and music by Jesse Fink and Company. St. John’s United Church of Christ, 100 Church St., Wapwallopen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17. 379-2971.


A Ride to Remember, a 40-mile scenic motorcycle ride in honor of Michael Garron who lost his life in a motorcycle accident in 2008. Followed by a post-ride party with food and entertainment. Polish American Citizens Club, 111 Elm St., Dupont. Aug. 17 with registration at 10 a.m. and ride at noon. $15. 362-0823.


Living History and Civil War Weekend, with small arms and artillery demonstrations, skirmishes, Civil War troop encampments, living history scenarios, period craftsmen, sutlers’ shops, food, period music and the Eckley Players in “The Ballad of Patrick Sweeney.” Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18. $10, $9 seniors, $6 children. 636-2070.


Classic Car Show, sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club. The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 17. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop #155 who will be grilling hot dogs and serving lemonade. 675-8600.


Lebanese-American Food Festival, with Middle-Eastern food and pastries, games, book sale, basket raffles and more. St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 130 N. Francis Cabrini Ave., West Scranton. 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 17; noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 18. 343-6092.


Chef Ernie Mellor, the famed chef and pitmaster (“BBQ with Bobby Flay,” “Martha Stewart’s Summer Cookbook”) brings his Hog Wild Barbecue to R&D Memories, 566 Fellows Ave., Hanover Township. Aug. 17 with seatings at 4 and 6:30 p.m. $20; $10 children. Proceeds benefit the Center of the Village afterschool program. 855-2759.


Summer Reunion Dance, with Joe Nardone and the All Stars and Eddie Day and the Starfires. Irem Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 17. 829-3603.


Back Mountain Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, the 30th annual fundraiser by the Lake-Lehman Band Sponsors with family-friendly games, breakfast and lunch menu and flea market. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, 1010 Route 118, Dallas. Aug. 18 with registration at 8 a.m. and event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10 per vehicle; $12 after Aug. 12. Flea-market vendors welcome. 477-3264.


Swetland Homestead Tours, a walk through the historic structure, home of one of the earliest families to settle in the Wyoming Valley. Included: playing historic games on the lawn. 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.


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 7:30 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.


Plymouth Kielbasa Festival, the annual street festival with music, entertainment, car show, parade, food vendors and a kielbasa contest. Main Street in downtown Plymouth. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 23-24. Info at plymouthalive.org.


Ethnic Food Festival, with homemade foods, games, gift baskets, cash raffle and entertainment by Farmer’s Daughter (Friday), Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Saturday) and the Wannabes (Sunday). St. Lawrence Church, 620 S. Main St., Old Forge. 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 23-24; 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25. 457-5900.


Knit and Crochet Group, for all ages. Beginners welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 24. 829-1959.


Ethnic Food Festival, with homemade potato pancakes, halupki, pierogies, goulash, halushki, pagach and a bake sale including homemade bread. Also: theme baskets, crafts pic-a-tic and children’s games. St. John the Baptist, 93 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 24. 472-8748.


Jessup Wine Festival, with icy summer wines and wine slushies along with a pig roast, food vendors, live music, handcrafted items, wine accessories and more. Jessup Carnival Grounds, 333 Hill St. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24. 836-5253.


Vera Bradley Bingo, with additional bags by Coach and Michael Kors along with lunch and refreshments. Irem Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Aug. 24 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $20 for 20 games. 675-4465, ext. 228.


Silver Jubilee Celebration, a Roaring ’20s-themed 25th anniversary party with “abundant libations,” catering by Epicurean Delight, 1920s-era music by the Doug Smith Jazz Trio and dance music by DJ Walt Luke. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Aug. 24. $25. 969-1040.


Anti-Bullying Seminar, a workshop in handling bullies. Back Mountain Martial Arts @ Twin Stacks, 1140 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24. Free. 675-9535.


Arts at Hayfield, the annual outdoor craft festival with demonstrations, food vendors, entertainment, children’s activities and tours of the historic Hayfield House. Penn State Wilkes-Barre, off Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25. 675-2171 or artsathayfield.org.


Ukrainian Folk Festival, the 22nd annual event with folk art, music, dance, Ukrainian food specialties, crafts market, children’s games and fun area. Entertainers include the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, the Vox Ethnika Band, Fourth Wave Ensemble and more. Ukrainian American Sport Center, Lower State and County Line roads, Horsham. Aug. 25, noon to 8 p.m. with a Gala Stage Show 2 to 4:30 p.m. $15, $10 students. 267-664-3857 or tryzub.org


Paws for Pets. Get a “Paws for Pets” tattoo and proceeds will be donated to Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge. Stormi Steel Skin, 214 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25. $30. 288-2595.


Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair, with amusement rides, the 5K Gem Run, truck and tractor pulls, agricultural exhibits, demolition derby, horse shows, Tuff Truck Competition, archery shoot, horseshoe pitching contest, Baby Show, lawnmower pulls and entertainment by Florida Georgia Line. Fairgrounds, Route 6, Meshoppen. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 28 to Sept. 2. $10. 836-5502 or 833-4866.


Sullivan County Fair, the 162nd edition of the agricultural event with tractor pulls, amusement rides, miniature horse pulling, Redeye Rodeo, truck pull and entertainment by the Greenwood Valley Boys, Hillbilly D’Lux, Heart and Soul, Raven Creek and the 60’s Boys. Sullivan County Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. Noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 28; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 29-31; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 1; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 2. $6. 924-3205.


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 7:30 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Family Fitness Weekend, the 4th annual event with two days of movement and exercise. Begins Friday night with a race expo with food, music, arts and crafts for kids, bounce house and fun games along with Harrold’s Pharmacy Walk for Adoption, the Friday Night 5K Run and the OneSource River Street Mile. Saturday offers a half-marathon, 10K and 5K runs, the 15-mile Colours Ride for Home, a CrossFit Kids class, gymnastics, free pancake breakfast, Zumba, yoga and a float on the Susquehanna River. River Common, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 30 and 31. Details at wilkesbarreracing.com.


AACA Car Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional AACA Car Club. With special games, prizes, free cheeseburgers, chalk and bubbles for the kids. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 30, 6 to 10 with awards at 9. Free.


Movie Night in the Park, family films sponsored by the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club. Dailey Park, West Wyoming. Aug. 30 with crafts and activities at 7 p.m. and movie at 8:15 p.m. Popcorn and drinks provided. Bring a blanket or chair. 407-0173.


Steamtown Railfest, a celebration of railroading with visiting steam and diesel locomotives and passenger cars, exhibits, shop demonstrations, train rides and excursions, live music, Confederation of Union Generals program, Civil War encampment (at the Iron Furnaces), caboose and hand-car rides, model railroads and “Big Boy” cab tours. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. 340-5200 or nps.gov/stea.


Car and Bike Show. Exeter Borough Hose Company #1, 1405 Susquehanna Ave. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 31. 602-0739.


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.


La Festa Italiana, the annual end-of-summer festival with food and craft vendors, continuous entertainment, games and rides for the kids and Sunday night fireworks. Also: an Italian Mass 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Peter’s Cathedral and a tribute to Dean Martin on Monday. Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 2. Free admission. Info at lafestaitaliana.org.


Stroudfest, the annual street festival with two stages of entertainment, artisans and crafters, food vendors, face painting and more. Along Main Street in downtown Stroudsburg. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 31. 420-2808 or stroudfest.com.


St. Martha’s Festival, with ethnic foods, sidewalk dessert cafe, flea market, basket raffle, children’s games, chicken and ham dinners (Sunday) and entertainment by Covert Action (Saturday) and Al White & Friends (Sunday). Holy Spirit/St. Martha’s Church, 260 Bonnieville Road, Fairmount Springs. 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 31; noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 1. 864-3780.


St. Mary’s Homecoming Picnic, with ethnic foods, a polka Mass (4 p.m. Saturday) and music by Joe Stanky and the Cadets (Saturday) and the Shore Liners (Sunday). Holy Spirit Parish Park, 110 Main St., Mocanaqua. 4 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 31; 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 1. 542-4157.


Benefit Ride and Family Picnic, the 13th annual motorcycle ride followed by a picnic with 12 bands on two stages, magic show, raffles, food, bike games, vendors, children’s games and fireworks by Pizza Paul. Holy Child Grove, 135 Old Newport St., Sheatown. Sept. 1 with registration and breakfast at 8 a.m. and ride at 11 a.m. $15; $10 passengers; $5 picnic only. Proceeds benefit seriously ill children in conjunction with Valley with a Heart. 735-5333 or 675-1504.


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.


Labor Day Festival, the inaugural event to raise funds for the non-profit Keystone Wounded Warrior Project. Sept. 2 with a Home Run Hitting Contest at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Park at 7:30 a.m. followed by activities 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Included: costumed dramas about the area’s labor history by the Eckley and Patchtown Players, music, magic acts, festival foods and more. 466-3385.


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 7:30 p.m. ($6). 826-1100.


Luzerne County Fair, the 51st annual agricultural event with amusement rides, Kiddie Land, the high-flying Dialed Action Sports Team, 4-H Fun Horse Show, Fair Princess Contest, line dancing, Barnyard Olympics, Tractor Obstacle Rodeo, Fireworks Finale and entertainment by the Tommy Guns Band and the Kentucky Headhunters (Wednesday), the Poets (Thursday), That 90’s Band and the Badlees (Friday), Shawn Klush and the Sweet Inspirations in an Elvis tribute (Saturday), Keystone Kids and Rick K and the All Nighters (Sunday). Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Route 118, Dallas. 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 4-5; 4 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 6; 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 7; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 8. $8. 675-3247.


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.


Hazleton Funfest, a free street festival with activities for all ages including the Celebrity Adult Tricycle Race, Latin Music Celebration, car show, cooking and baking contests, the Funfest Parade, pierogie-eating contest and Pierogie Slapshot Challenge, senior activities, food vendors, Teen Street Party, Run for the Gold and more. Broad Street and other venues in downtown Hazleton. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8. 455-1509 or hazletonchamber.org.


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.


Farm to Table Dinner, a fundraiser for the Green Guides. With cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner made from local foods by chef Pat Greenfield, entertainment by the Coal Town Rounders, auctions and visits with the farm animals. The Cedars and Hillside Cottage, The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7. $100. 888-887-7811.


Swetland Homestead Tours, with re-enactors from the 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry talking about “The Life of the Union Soldier.” 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.


Wine Tasting Fundraiser, with hors d’oeuvres and tastings from Bartolai Winery. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8. $20. 654-9847.


The Lattimer Massacre, a re-creation of an old-time radio broadcast about one of the bloodiest labor strikes in U.S. history dramatized by historian William Bachman. Columns Museum, 608 Broad St., Milford. Sept. 13 with a traditional Polish meal served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program. $40. Reservations: 296-8126.


Luzerne Fall Pumpkin Festival, the annual street fair with arts and crafts, food vendors, antiques and more. Main Street, Luzerne. Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 14. 288-4511.


Car Cruise, to benefit cerebral-palsy victim Cody White. With trophies, raffles, music and food. Austie’s Family Restaurant, 2333 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14. 824-7015.


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.


Dallas Harvest Festival, the 11th annual street fair with a farmers market, vendors, music, dance, talent contest, chili cook-off, mini-auction, petting zoo and performances by Take the Stage Players. Main Street, Dallas. Noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Info at dallasharvestfestival.com.


Summer Luncheon, with prizes awarded. Hosted by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary and open to the public. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Sept. 19 at noon. $18. Reservations: 256-3031.


Bloomsburg Fair, the annual agricultural event with more than 1400 animals, amusement rides, carnival midway, Big Cat Encounter, Sky Ride, helicopter rides, concerts, monster truck show, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, harness racing, fireworks, Cinderella carriage rides and more. Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St., Bloomsburg. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 21 to 28. 387-4145 or bloomsburgfair.com.


Harvest Festival, the third annual event with animal presenters, arts and crafts, hands-on activities, conservation exhibits, live music, local food, old-time activities and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. $5 per carload. 828-2319.


PRCA Rodeo and Chili Cook-Off, professional competition in PRCA-sanctioned events including saddle and bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, cowgirls barrel racing and bull dogging along with country music, line dancing, craft and food vendors and the 5th annual Chili Cook-Off. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 61-64 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22 with rodeo at 2 p.m. $15 advance; $18 at the gate. 421-7231.


Cancer Survivors Celebration, the 21st annual event with inspirational messages, a survivors banner and light refreshments. At both Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre (noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 21) and McDade Park in Scranton (10 a.m. to noon Sept. 28). 800-424-6724 or cancernepa.org.


Swetland Homestead Tours, with a talk on “Knitting During the Civil War.” 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.


Cirque Musica, an arena spectacular with top international circus acts performing to a live symphony orchestra. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Sept. 22. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.


Five Great Films, Five Great Genres, a film-and-discussion series exploring “Airplane!” “On Golden Pond,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “High Noon.” Sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre at Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. Thursdays at 7 p.m. from Sept. 26 to Oct. 24. Registration information at wb.psu.edu/ce or 675-9253.


AACA Car Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional AACA Car Club. Anything with wheels is welcome to participate. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 27, 6 to 10 with awards at 9. Free.


Cancertacular Golden Ball, a “royal event” to celebrate the organization’s fifth anniversary with dinner, dancing, music by Brewster’s Sound Sensations, silent auctions, magic and a custom cake from Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken. The Regal Room, 216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28. $75; $45 children. 466-0658.


Flaming Foliage Festival, the annual juried craft show and sale sponsored by the Craftsmen of the Endless Mountains. With a quilt show, book sale, pony rides, hayrides, alpacas, live music, demonstrations and food vendors. Sullivan County Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6. 637-0897.


NEPA BlogCon, a daylong conference and networking event for bloggers of all experience levels as well as those interested in marketing, social media and using new media as a tool for business. Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Oct. 5. $35. 262-9644.


Airing of the Quilts, the 12th annual outdoor quilt show with quilts hanging from buildings, homes, storefronts and porches throughout downtown Tunkhannock. With a lecture on “19th-Century Applique: An American Tradition” 11 a.m. at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St. and indoor quilt exhibits at the Father Nallin Parish Center, the Wyoming County Courthouse and the Tunkhannock Area Middle School. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5. 836-7575.


Fall Festival, with tractor rides, pony rides, games, activities, barn tours and fall foods. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 5; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6. 888-887-7811.


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.


Berwick Riverfest, with APBA Boat Racing, Car Cruise-In, antique and classic boats, Berwick Brewing Beer Tent, craft and food vendors, Battle of the Bands, games, rides, Saturday fireworks and music by the Tommy Guns Band. Test Track Riverfront Park, 50 S. Eaton St., Berwick. Noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 11; 10 a.m. to dusk Oct. 12; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. 752-2723.


Sullivan County Fall Festival, with the Mid-Atlantic National Chainsaw Carving Competition, lumberjack demonstrations of chopping, ax throwing, logrolling and crosscut sawing, juried art expo, artisans and demonstrations, quilt show, children’s activities, food and craft vendors. Sullivan County Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. 482-4088 or sullivanpachamber.com.


Pumpkin Festival, with a craft fair, homemade ice cream and apple dumplings, free hayrides, door prizes, entertainment and a pick-a-pumpkin-patch. Ol’ Country Barn, 9 S. Comstock Road, Benton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. 925-0301.


Harvest & Wine Festival, with more than a dozen Pennsylvania wineries, harvest-themed foods, entertainment by amRadio and Third Degree and artisans offering locally produced items. Lazybrook Park, Route 6, Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12. $20 advance; $30 at the gate. Sponsored by the Tunkhannock Rotary Club. 836-1247.


Autumn Timber Festival, with Timber Team Lumberjack Shows, the Marvelous Mutts canine show, chairlift rides, bluegrass music, chainsaw sculpture, Pocono Wildlife Rehab Show, food and craft vendors, the Time Travelling Medicine Magic Show, stiltwalkers, jugglers, pig races and more. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 61-64 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. $12 advance, $15 at the gate. 421-7231.


Car Cruise, to benefit cerebral-palsy victim Cody White. With trophies, raffles, music and food. Austie’s Family Restaurant, 2333 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12. 824-7015.


AACA Car Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional AACA Car Club. Anything with wheels is welcome to participate. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 25, 6 to 10 with awards at 9. Free.


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