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THIS WEEK: Oct. 11 to 17, 2013


Northeast Pennsylvania, Lincoln, and the Civil War, the 22nd annual History of Northeastern Pennsylvania all-day session of lectures, films and discussions. Speakers include historians William Kashatus, Randall Miller, Mark Kahn and Martha Pezzino along with the film “Walking into the Light at Gettysburg.” Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Today with morning session 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by a luncheon buffet ($10) and the afternoon session from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. 740-0508.


Pumpkin Festival, the 27th annual event with hayrides, prizes, music, food, pumpkin patch, reenactment camp from the Fur Trade Era, tomahawk throwing, cooking over an open fire and a Chinese auction. The Ol’ Country Barn, 9 S. Comstock Road, Benton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 925-6295.


Pumpkin Fall Festival, with hayrides to the Corn Maze, Children’s Playland, Apple Slingshot, Pick Your Own Pumpkins, food vendors and Saturday entertainment by bluegrass band The Naive Americans. Rohrbach’s Farm Market, 240 Southern Drive, Catawissa. Today and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with Flashlight Night in the Corn Maze 7 to 9 p.m. 356-7654.


Berwick Riverfest, with APBA Boat Racing, Car Cruise-In, antique and classic boats, Berwick Brewing Beer Tent, logging competition, 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. today; 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Free. 752-2723.


HalloFun! Halloween family fun with selected amusement rides including haunted antique cars, the Halloween Express, Haunted Mansion and Freaky Fandango along with Hallo-Foods and trick-or-treat stations. Knoebel’s Amusement Resort, 391 Knoebel’s Blvd., Route 487, Elysburg. Through Oct. 27: 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 672-2572.


Horror Hall, a walk-through haunted house with 20 hair-raising minutes of chills and thrills. Plymouth Township Fire and Rescue Tilbury Station, 11 E. Poplar St., West Nanticoke. Through Oct. 27: 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays. $12.50. 735-7899 or horrorhall.com.


Circle of Screams, a Halloween haunted attraction including the Hayride of Torture, Carnival of Fear and Maze of Torment plus horror movie screenings on the giant screen. Age 10 and older. Circle Entertainment Complex, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Through Nov. 3: 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. $25. 489-5731 or circleofscreamscom.


Haunted Lantern Tours, a one-mile walking tour of the historic mining village with scary skits along the way. Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. Through Oct. 26: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $10, $5 children. 636-2070.


Dracula’s Forest, with a Haunted Hayride and a Not-So-Scary Little Screamers Hayride (Sundays) along with a Halloween Shop and a Fall Fest with food and vendors. 2828 Rock Drive, Ransom Township. Through Oct. 27: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays. $15, $7 children, $2 parking. 586-5084 or draculasforest.com.


Fear Hollow, an interactive walk-through haunted house surrounded by the all-new Deadwoods Haunted Trail. 1600 Church Road, Mountain Top. Through Oct. 27: dusk to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; dusk to 10 p.m. Sundays. $15. 261-0333 or fearhollow.com.


Gravestone Manor, the annual theatrical haunted house fundraiser with an all-new production “Nightfall.” Trion Warehouse, 1095 Route 315, Plains Township. Through Oct. 27: 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays. $10. Proceeds benefit the United Way. 821-6500 or gravestonemanor.org.


Ghost Walks in Old Mauch Chunk, a lantern-lighted, one-mile walk around Jim Thorpe to hear stories of ghoulish encounters by a costumed guide. Meet at the Inn at Jim Thorpe, 24 Broadway. Through Oct. 27: Fridays through Sundays beginning at 7 p.m. Reservations recommended. $10. 325-2346.


ShockWalk of Terror, a Halloween haunting to benefit the Harveys Lake Fire and Ambulance Company. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, 476 Reservoir Road, Dallas. Through Oct. 27: 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays. $10. 639-5167.


Trails of Terror, a walk through the haunted woods populated by maniacs, zombies and all manner of the macabre. West Wyoming Volunteer Hose Company #1, 926 Shoemaker Ave., West Wyoming. Through Oct. 27: 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday with a special Friday walk on Oct. 25. 693-1811 or trailsofterror.org.


Fall Foliage Trip to Grey Towers, a bus trip from Tunkhannock to Milford for a visit to the historic Gifford Pinchot Estate along with stops at Dingmans Falls, Milford and the McDade Trail. Leaves from the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Saturday with departure at 8 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. $100 includes a box lunch. Reservations: 996-1500.


Sullivan County Fall Festival, the 33rd annual event with the Mid-Atlantic National Chainsaw Carving Competition, lumberjack demonstrations of chopping, ax throwing, logrolling and crosscut sawing, juried art expo, juried artisans and demonstrations, quilt show, children’s activities, food and craft vendors and music by Country Express (Saturday) and Covert Action (Sunday). Sullivan County Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 482-4088 or sullivanpachamber.com.


Harvest and Heritage Days, the autumn street festival with creative scarecrows, hayrides, railroad exhibits, farmers market, pumpkin painting, corn-shucking contest, antique car cruise, Wing & Chili Taste-Off, Pets on Parade Costume Competition, craft and food vendors. Main Street in downtown Honesdale. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 253-5492.


Fall Foliage Weekends, with food and craft vendors, live music at four venues and seasonal specials at restaurants and shops. Downtown Jim Thorpe. Through Oct. 20: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Schedule at jimthorpe.org.


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. Saturday and Sunday. 925-0301.


Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round-trip from Scranton to East Stroudsburg with a stopover at the Tobyhanna Train Station. Included: a program by Scranton’s Delaney-Delacy Guard, Confederation of Union Generals who will be attired in Civil War dress. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Saturday with an 10 a.m. departure and 4:30 p.m. return. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. 340-5200.


Quiet Valley Harvest Festival, the 39th annual celebration of the autumn season with demonstrations of early American skills and crafts, country foods, folk-music entertainment, pumpkin decorating, old-time games, pony and wagon rides, storytelling, quilt raffle and a Civil War encampment. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10, $5 children. 992-6161.


Business and Charity Expo, the first annual event sponsored by the NEPA Business Alliance Group. With 40 exhibitors, speakers, workshops and seminars to promote local businesses and charities. Viewmont Mall, Dickson City. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 499-2372.


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. Free. Light refreshments. 821-1959.


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. Saturday. $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. Saturday and Sunday. $12 advance, $15 at the gate. 421-7231.


A Civil War Weekend, a Civil War Union Encampment with the 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment bivouacking on the grounds and demonstrating the life of the 19th-century soldier. Also: chili and cornbread and docent-led tours of the Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $5, $3 children. 822-1727.


Bingo Fundraiser, sponsored by the David Blight School of Dance students. West Side Club, 389 W. Grand St., Nanticoke. Saturday with doors at 4 p.m. and bingo at 5 p.m. $5 includes one game card; $1 each additional card. 235-9673.


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.


Benefit Dance, the fifth annual fundraiser for Blue Chip Animal Refuge with a catered buffet, Chinese auction, raffles, door prizes and music by the Sperazza Band. BYOB. Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Company, 152 Watson St. 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday. $25. 333-5265.


What Is New Thought? The 2013 film about the spiritual movement with Wally Amos, Rev. Della Reese-Lett and Deepak Chopra. Unity Church of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Saturday. $10 suggested donation. 824-7722.


50/50 Bingo, to benefit the Noxen-Monroe Sportsmen’s Club. Noxen School and Community Center, School Street. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. 298-2052.


Taste of White Haven, a fundraiser for the White Haven Area Community Library with samples from area restaurants, breweries and wineries along with entertainment by guitarist George Baier. St. Patrick’s Church Parish Hall, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. $20 before Oct. 12; $25 thereafter. 443-8776.


Fossil Evidence for Creation and the Flood, with Rev. Paul Veit, the Dino(saur) Pastor. New Life Community Church, 570 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 7 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Free. 301-7081 or dinopastor.com.


Contra Dance, with music by the Ragtag Rutabagas. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 253-2020.


Heritage Day and Fall Festival, with the 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment, weaving and spinning, blacksmithing, the Pennsylvania Artifact Society, maple-sugaring demonstration, animal taxidermy, log cutting, quilting, Native American display, crafts for kids, music, live animals and butterflies, honeybees, drumming, face painting, butter making and more. Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 696-9105.


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. Sunday with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


Pumpkin Fest, with pumpkin painting, crafts for kids, a live owl and falcon, guided nature walk, presentation on fall colors and refreshments. Endless Mountains Nature Center, 280 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $7. 836-3835.


The Menu. Chef Joseph Caputo launches a culinary voyage to Hawaii and the Pacific as he demonstrate dishes with a fresh, island-style twist. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Monday with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and event at 7 p.m. $10. 344-1111.


Beginner Crochet Class, a three-week course to learn various stitches and make a scarf. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 22. $20. Hooks and yarn available for the first class. Registration: 654-9847.


Card Party, with lunch, prizes and card games including Pokeno. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday. $12. 675-1652.


Cook Like a Professional, a demonstration by Chef Dale Lewis who prepares a three-course meal of roasted butternut squash soup, bourbon apple-glazed pork chop, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables and pumpkin bread pudding. Irem Clubhouse Grand Ballroom, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. $25 includes meal. Reservations: 675-1134, ext. 100.


Create It! Learn to make a fall paper floral arrangement with Bridget Giunta Husted, owner of Knot Just Any Day Photography & Design. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. $10. Bring scissors. Registration: 654-9847.


FUTURE


CSI: Ancient Egypt, the third in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Mill Memorial Library, 495 E. Main St., Nanticoke. 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Free. 735-3030.


Swoyersville Little League Night Out, with food, beverages and music. Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Age 21 and older. $25.


Haunted Woods, a spooky walk through the woods along with hay-wagon rides to benefit the Last Knight Senior Lock-in. Lake Lehman High School, Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and 25-26. $5 woods, $3 hayride. 239-0737.


Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks. Hear stories of ghostly spirits, murders and seedy happenings on a walk through the downtown streets. Meet at the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Nov. 1: 6:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $10. Reservations: 823-6244.


Relay for Life Fall Festival, with crafts, farmers market, flea market, food and refreshments. Little League Complex, 375 Alberdeen Road, Mountain Top. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19. $10 vendor fee. 417-4047.


Heller’s Orchard Fall Apple Festival, the 25th annual event with horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin painting, corn husking bee, sauerkraut stomping, wheat weaving, butter churning, competitions in crosscut saw and corn shucking, costume parade with prizes, feed-bag races, Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Springboard Exhibition, entertainment by the Susque Country Square Dancers, the Mud Pond Boys, Covered Bridge Cloggers and the Classics along with plenty of apple-inspired desserts and other foods. Heller’s Orchard, Route 239, Wapwallopen. Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Oct. 20 with an outdoor church service at 9:30 a.m. and festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 379-3516.


Death on the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Funeral Practices, the fourth in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19. Free. 823-0156.


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. 19, 26 and 27 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and approximate return at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. 340-5205.


Local History and Genealogy Workshop, learning about online and library sources of local history and genealogy with Mary Portelli and Sandra Panzitta of the West Pittston Historical Society. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


St. Paul’s Road Rally. Follow clues and drive within a ten-mile radius to find answers to contest questions based on local observations. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Oct. 19 with rally from 4 to 6:15 p.m. following by a pizza party until 7:30 p.m. $4; $10 per family. Signup: 678-7648 or 474-6147.


Pittston Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Pittston Kiwanis. With drinks, ethnic and American foods, music by Steve Martin and brewery tours. Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St. Pittston. 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19. $15.


Tattoos for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Choose from several designs ranging in price from $30 to $150 with 50% of proceeds donated to the cause. Anatomic Body Arts, 330 E. Fifith St., Bloomsburg. A 24-hour event beginning 6 p.m. Oct. 19 and ending 6 p.m. Oct. 20. 380-1202.


Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round-trip from Scranton to the Tobyhanna Train Station. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 20 with an 11 a.m. departure and a 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. 340-5200.


Wine Tasting Social, with free samplings, craft and jewelry vendors, homemade Italian foods, basket raffle and entertainment by Lilies and Lions. Bartolai Winery, 2377 Route 92, West Pittston. Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 20. Free. 388-8466.


Scholarship Donor and Community Outreach Dinner, a fundraiser for Luzerne County Community College to provide scholarships and equipment. The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. Oct. 22 with cocktails at 5:30, dinner and program at 6:45 p.m. and talent performances at 8 p.m. 740-0731.


Ghost Detectives: The Paranormal Experience, displays of the latest equipment used in ghostly investigations and compelling evidence gathered from actual cases. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Registration: 474-9313.


Ghost Hunters Live! A spooky evening with Jason Hawes and Steve Gonsalves, stars of the Syfy Channel’s paranormal reality series. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. $60 (limited meet and greet), $35, $25. 826-1100.


I Want My Mummy! Learn about mummies in popular culture with Egyptologist Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Sponsored by the West Pittston Library at Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Montgomery Ave., West Pittston. 6 p.m. Oct. 24. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead, a hilarious riff on this masterpiece of flesh-eating mayhem with the stars of “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Oct. 24. $12.50. 825-4444.


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.


Knit and Crochet Group, for all ages. Beginners welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Oct. 26. Free. Light refreshments. 821-1959.


Pit Bull Awareness Day, with vendors, demos, adoptable pets, games, carnival food, DJ music, contests, pet photos and more. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 26. 856-2436.


Splatterday! A day-long Halloween film series with five classic spooky movies. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 26 with “Ghostbusters” (2 p.m.), “Young Frankenstein” (4:30 p.m.), “Night of the Living Dead” (7 p.m.), “Halloween” (9:30 p.m.) and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (midnight). $5, $3 students; $20 for all five films. 826-1100.


Halloween Fest, with pumpkin carving, spooky stories, a walk through the Haunted Woods and a campfire. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 4 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26. 967-7275.


Zombie Pub Crawl, a frightful evening with prizes for the best zombie costumes along with drink specials. Meet at Bart & Urby’s Downtown Bar & Bistro, 119 S. Main St., then crawl to Senunas on North Main Street and Rodano’s on Public Square, ending with an afterlife party at Bart & Urby’s. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. $5 benefits the Luzerne County SPCA and Pit Bull organizations.


Square Dance, with music by the Roger Furman Band along with food and refreshments. Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company, 329 Orange Road, Dallas. 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26. $6. 333-5912.


Laughing at My Nightmare, a talk by 21-year-old Moravian College student and Emmy Award winner Shane Burcaw who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy and has created a blog to help people use humor in dealing with their challenges. Latour Room, Nazareth Hall, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Free. Registration: 650-7518.


Cupcake Wars, the second annual event hosted by the American Culinary Federation Professional Chefs of Northeast Pennsylvania. Both amateurs and professional bakers welcome. Prepare 36 decorated cupcakes, 12 each of three different flavor combinations of cake, filling and frosting. Vanderlyn’s Restaurant, 239 Schuyler Ave., Kingston. 3 p.m. Oct. 28. $25. Registration: 574-9310 or chefjohn21@comcast.net.


Dracula Through the Ages, a discussion of Dracula’s image through time as portrayed in films and on stage. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Free. Reservations: 821-1959.


VOTE: The Disabled Democracy, a screening of the documentary by Misericordia University professors Melissa Sgroi and Dan Kimbrough exploring barriers to voting for people with disabilities. Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Free. 674-6400.


Bullying and Internet Safety, a training session for caregivers, school personnel and parents on the importance of being safe online. Sponsored by Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services at the Luzerne County West Side Annex, 2009 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Oct. 31 with registration at 9:30 a.m. and program 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Reservations: 825-9441.


Art in Nature: Mother Nature’s Zen Patterns, a creative workshop geared to help you find your “Zen” based on the concept of Zentangels. All materials provided. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 2. $30. Registration: 842-1506.


Toy Bingo, with toy prizes including a 50-inch flat-screen TV with surround sound along with lunch items and desserts. Holy Saviour Worship Site, 52 Hillard St., Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 3 with doors at 11:30 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. 823-4988.


Take a Step Back in Thyme, a round-table discussion of nutrition, a hands-on demonstration of open-hearth cooking and sampling of food. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 3. 967-7275.


Designer Bingo, with prizes by Vera Bradley, Coach, Tiffany & Co. and more. Holy Redeemer High School, 159 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Nov. 3. $20 advance; $25 at the door. Homemade food and desserts available. 829-2424 or 814-8780.


Food in Ancient Egypt, the seventh in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Osterhout Free Library North Branch, 28 Oliver St., Wilkes-Barre. 3 p.m. Nov. 8. Free. 288-4660.


Mummies Through Time, the eighth in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Free. 654-9565.


Marine Corps Birthday Ball, celebrating the 238th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps with Detachment 1039. St. Patrick Parish Center, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. Nov. 9 with cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner and dancing 6 to 11 p.m. $25. 443-9313.


Tunkhannock’s Cultural Heritage, a talk by Katherine Faull who shares the research she and her students have been conducting as part of the Envision the Suquehanna Initiative. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. 996-1500.


Green Building Tour of the new education center by Hemmler + Camayd Architects which uses sustainable design and construction along with efficient use of resources. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12. Free. Registration: 842-1506.


Classic Movie Series, the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film “To Catch a Thief” starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 13. $5. 996-1500.


Flood Stories, excerpts from oral histories collected by Wilkes University students enrolled in “The Power of Story” class concerning the 2011 West Pittston flood. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Free. Registration: 654-9847.


High Noon or Brilliant Sunset, a talk on Northeastern Pennsylvania’s history during the Jazz Age of the 1920s by author and historian Sheldon Spear. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Free. 996-1500.


Everywhere the Glint of Gold, the ninth in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Free.675-1182.


Grace Before Meals, an interactive cooking demonstration and presentation by author and TV host Father Leo Patalinghug who defeated a world-famous chef on “Throw Down! With Bobby Flay.” Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Nov. 14. 674-6400.


Show Me the Mummy, the 10th in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Hazleton Area Public Library, 55 N. Church St. 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Free. 454-2961.


Searching for Cleopatra, the last in an 11-part series “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon Nov. 16. Free. 693-1364.


West Pittston Library Anniversary Celebration, commemorating the 140th birthday of the library. With open bar, food stations and dancing to live music. Fox Hill Country Club, 454 Tunkhannock Ave., Exeter. 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 16. $60. Reservations: 654-9847.


Bone Appetite, the second annual fundraiser for the Luzerne County SPCA. With gourmet food from local restaurants and wine from Bartolai Winery along with live entertainment. Seasons Ballroom, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17. $45. 825-4111.


Great Brews Classic Beer Festival, with non-stop live music, food, vendors, contests, prizes, games, seminars and lots of new brews from various breweries. Split Rock Resort, 100 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony. Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24. 722-9111 or splitrockresort.com.


The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train stops at Steamtown National Historic site in Scranton, bedecked in holiday lights with free entertainment and festivities to collect donations for local food banks. 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. Nov. 26. Accepting non-perishable food items and cash donations. 340-5200.


Wreathmaking with Abby Peck. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6. $2. 586-8191.


Classic Movie Series, the 1954 musical “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11. $5. 996-1500.


It’s a Wonderful Life, the annual free showing of the 1946 classic holiday film with James Stewart and Donna Reed. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 17. 996-1500.


Cesar Millan, the best-selling author and star of the hit TV show “Dog Whisperer” and the new series “Leader of the Pack.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. March 15. $85 (VIP Meet and Greet), $54, $39. 826-1100.


Red Green’s How to Do Everything Tour, Canada’s foremost handyman and TV star famous for his use of duct tape and his unique style of humor. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. March 31. 826-1100.

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