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The North Branch Land Trust will present a workshop on making ‘Herbal Oils, Butters and Vinegars’ March 4 at its offices in Trucksville.

THIS WEEK: Feb. 27 to March 5, 2015

Home and Outdoor Living Show, the 28th annual event offering a fresh look at industry trends in all aspects of home, leisure and outdoor activities. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 906 W. Main St. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1. 570-966-0625.

American Foreign Policy: Is History a Useful Guide? A Schemel Forum luncheon and talk with Fredrik Logevall of Cornell University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Romance Is in the Air, a screening of “Woman of the Year,” a 1942 romantic comedy-drama starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Feb. 27. Free with light snacks. 570-823-0156.

Mardi Gras Dinner, sponsored by the Italian-American Association. With dinner, Italian desserts and dance music by Danny Argo and Friends. Genetti’s Hotel and Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10:15 p.m. Feb. 27. 570-654-6454.

Monster Jam, the edge-of-your-seat motor-sports show with 10,000-pound monster trucks including Grave Digger, Backwards Bob, Sonuva Digger, Thrasher, Crushstation and Stinger. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 2 p.m. March 1. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Fitness for Faith. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with classes in cardio fusion, burst training, plyopush and more. Also: basket raffle, door prizes and vendor booths. Wilkes University UCOM, 169 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 28. $20. Tickets available at the door.

Slow-Cooker Tips and Recipes, with Penn State instructor Gail Ide. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28. 570-675-1182.

Paint-n-Pinot, a painting-and-wine fundraiser for the Greater Pittston Historical Society. 113 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 p.m. Feb. 28. $25. 570-905-6129.

Designer Bingo, 20 games with prizes by Mary Kay Cosmetics, Pampered Chef, Longaberger Baskets, Our Hearts Desire Jewelry, Tupperware, Avon and more. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. March 1 with doors at 12:30 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. $18 advance; $20 at the door. 570-283-2195.

St. David’s Day Banquet, the annual event sponsored by the Wyoming Valley St. David’s Society with keynote speaker President Judge of Common Pleas Court Richard M. Hughes III. Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. March 1. 570-472-3046.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, a talk on “The Causes and Resolutions of National and Ethnic Conflicts: A Global Review” with political science professor Brendan O’Leary of the University of Pennsylvania. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. March 2. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Classic Movie Series, a screening of “Catch-22” (1970) starring Alan Arkin. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. March 4. Free. 570-996-1500.

Herbal Oils, Butters and Vinegars, a workshop in how to make oils and butters in your own kitchen using fresh herbs and fruits. Presented by the North Branch Land Trust, 11 Carverton Road, Trucksville. 6 to 8 p.m. March 4. $10. Reservations: 570-696-5545.

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Home Expo, presented by the Building Industry Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, with the latest in building, remodeling, furnishings, landscaping, finance and more. Mohegan Sun Hotel & Convention Center, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 3 to 7 p.m. March 6; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 7; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8. 570-287-3331.

Western Movie Series, a screening of “Winchester ‘73” (1950) starring James Stewart and Shelley Winters. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. March 6. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Ang Lee Film Series: Three Decades of Fearlessness, a showing of “The Life of Pi,” a 2012 adventure drama. Also: a first-hand account of its creation by Jean-Christophe Castelli, the film’s associate producer and author of “The Making of Life of Pi: a Film, a Journey.” Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. March 6. Free. 570-941-7643.

Cabin Fever Workshop, with two craft classes and a lunch of homemade soup, bread and dessert. Choose a morning and afternoon workshop from classes including pysanky eggs, a woven heart basket, sheep wool pin, antique pin cushion, small primitive picture, seeds and cuttings and more. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7. $30. 570-992-6161.

Expressing Your Personality in the Garden, adding plants, structures and accessories with members of the Luzerne County Master Gardeners. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 11 a.m. March 7. 570-675-1182.

Bingo, with raffles, food and beverages. Jackson Township Fire Hall, 1160 Chase Road, Shavertown. March 7 with doors at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. $10.

New England Contra Dance, with music by Strings on Wings. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. March 7 with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Pay what you wish. 570-333-4007.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, sponsored by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Included: a Mass with a bagpipe processional, a ham-and-cabbage dinner, Irish music, step dancers, bake sale and raffles. Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton. March 8 with mass at 11 a.m followed by dinner and entertainment from noon to 4 p.m. $10 advance; $12 at the door. 570-343-4065.

Pennsylvania Charter Day Celebration, with short World War II-era documentary films about the anthracite coal and railroad industries. Also: fun activities and games for children and adults, the opening of a new exhibit “We Can Do It: Women in World War II,” refreshments and birthday cake. Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park, off Keyser Avenue, Scranton. 2 p.m. March 8. Free admission. 570-963-4804.

Up from the Mines, a 90-minute documentary about regional coal mining. Eckley Miners’ Village, Highland Avenue, off Route 940, Eckley. 2 p.m. March 8. Free. 570-636-2070.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, a talk on “The Arab Spring: Why Did It Happen and Where Is It Headed?” by Ford International Professor of History Philip Khoury of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. March 11. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Stars of the Valley, the fifth annual dinner sponsored by the Luzerne County Historical Society, honoring Judge Max Rosenn. Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 5:30 p.m. March 11. $55. Reservations: 570-823-6244.

Saint Andre Bessette Lecture, with Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy, the Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics at the University of Chicago speaking on “Dignity, Vulnerability and the Care of the Patient.” Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. March 12. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Happy Hour Fundraiser to benefit Candy’s Place: The Center for Cancer Wellness. With beer and wine, brewery tours, hors d’oeuvres, magician Dave Jenkins and music by Times Remembered with DJ Todd Prutzman. Susquehanna Brewing Company, 675 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 to 8 p.m. March 12. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 570-714-8800.

Civil War Roundtable, a presentation by history teacher Charles Herring on “Theodore Gerrish: First Person, Last Survivor of the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment.” Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. March 12. $3. 570-675-8936.

Western Movie Series, a screening of “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” (1949) starring John Wayne and Joanne Dru. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. March 13. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Night at the Races, the annual fundraiser sponsored by the Dallas Lions Club. Gate of Heaven School, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas. 6:30 p.m. March 14. $5; $10 per horse. 570-675-4485.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance, with cocktails, buffet dinner and dance music by Millennium. Dupont VFW, 401 Main St. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 14. $30. Reservations: 570-654-9104.

Bowl for a Cause, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Wyoming Valley. Chacko’s Family Bowling Center, 195 Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre. March 15 with sessions at noon and 3 p.m. $100 includes two hours of bowling, rentals, pizza and soda. 570-823-1033.

Chasing Shackleton, a documentary re-creating Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1916 rescue mission across 800 miles of the Southern Ocean. 2 to 5 p.m. March 15 at the Bevevino Library; and 2 to 5 p.m. March 20 at Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Held in conjunction with a weeklong series on climate change and global exploration. 570-674-6719.

Jewish Studies Lecture, with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, speaking on “Jesus the Jewish Storyteller: Hearing the Parables in Historical Context.” Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. March 16. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery, a lecture by Shandra Woworuntu, an Indonesian native and survivor of human sex trafficking. Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Noon March 17. Free. 570-674-6314.

The Heroic Age of Polar Exploration, an illustrated lecture on the triumphs and tragedies of expeditions opening the Antarctic frontier by history and government professor Brian Carso. Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. March 17. Held in conjunction with a weeklong series on climate change and global exploration. 570-674-6719.

Classic Movie Series, a screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975), with the British comedy troupe encountering a series of silly obstacles while searching for the Grail. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. March 18. $5. 570-996-1500.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, a talk on “De-Coding Putin” by Jill Dougherty, Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Redington Hall of Collegiate Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. March 18. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Climate Change: Is It Getting Hot in Here? A talk by biology professor Anthony Serino on evidence and consequences of global warming. Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. March 18. Held in conjunction with a weeklong series on climate change and global exploration. 570-674-6719.

Bad Movie Thursdays, a skewering of the 1975 police film “Mitchell,” courtesy of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 series. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. March 19 with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and movie 7 to 9 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Spring Film and Discussion Series, with five films from around the world including “The First Grader,” “The Intouchables,” “Not One Less,” “My Name Is Khan” and “Wadjda.” Sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre at Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Thursdays from March 19 to April 23. 570-675-9253.

Western Movie Series, a screening of “Hang ‘Em High” (1968) starring Clint Eastwood. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. March 20. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Eggs, Rabbits and Trees, a Pennsylvania-German Easter workshop including egg dyeing, an Easter tree, fastnachts, Easter cards and other traditions. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21. $15. Reservations: 570-992-6161.

Historic Walk through Spring Brook Farm, located on the far end of Hillside Farms. Included: visiting barns that predate the Civil War, visiting rare Devon cattle with a lineage to the Pilgrims and a historic kitchen with a beehive oven and well. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22. $25 includes lunch. Reservations: 570-696-2881.

Vendor Bingo, with prizes by Vera Bradley, Tastefully Simple, Coach, Thirty-One and more. St. Jude School, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. March 22 with doors at 1 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 570-474-5803.

Ham Bingo, the fifth annual event sponsored by St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Vine St., Old Forge. 1 p.m. March 22. $3. 570-457-8275.

The Menu, demonstrations of culinary creations by chefs from local restaurants along with cooking tips. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. March 23 with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and event 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Course of Action: Lessons from a Lifetime of Polar Exploration, the annual Dr. Midori Yamanouchi Lecture by polar explorer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis. Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 p.m. March 23. Free but tickets required: 570-674-6719.

Drum Circle, with drums from all over the world, led by Thomas Odeerheart. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 24. No musical ability necessary. Registration: 570-675-182.

International Film Series, a screening of “Shadow Magic,” a 2000 film by director Ann Hu which explores the role of modernity in traditional Chinese society. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. March 25. Free. 570-941-6330.

Western Movie Series, a screening of “Dodge City” (1939) starring Erroll Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. March 27. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Diabetes Prevention and Management: Understanding the Key to Control, a motivational program in which lifestyle modifications that contribute to the prevention of diabetes are explored. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. March 28. Free. 570-996-1500.

International Conference on Asian Studies: Taiwan and China in Global Context, a two-day event with presentations by Asian scholars, workshops, master classes and performances. 3 to 9 p.m. March 28 at the Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton; and 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 29 on the fifth floor of Brennan Hall, 320 Madison St., Scranton. Free but fees are required for lunches and dinners. 570-941-6206.

Classic Movie Series, a screening of “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1965) starring Charlton Heston, John Wayne and Sidney Poitier. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. April 1. $5. 570-996-1500.

Visiting Scholar Lecture Series, a talk by Jay Nathan, Ph.D on “Mongolia: History, Culture and Transformation.” Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 5:30 p.m. April 8. Free. 570-941-7816.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, a talk on “A Brief History of the Jews: From Abraham to Scranton” by Jewish history professor David Myers. Redington Hall of Collegiate Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. April 10. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Spring Film Festival, with 25 foreign, independent and art films. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Begins April 10 with an Opening Night Gala 5:30 p.m. April 10 with two films, beer, wine and food. Continues through April 30. 570-996-1500.

The Taming of the Brew, the 14th annual microbrew and food festival to benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St., Bloomsburg. 7 p.m. April 11. $60; $30 designated drivers. Reservations: 570-784-8181.

Lunch and Learn, simple ways to live a more sustainable life and save money with presenter Barb Lawson, the greenhouse and garden center manager of The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 2 p.m. April 12. $20. Registration at eventbrite.com.

Women and Work, the annual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference sponsored by King’s College and Wilkes University, offering presentations of research projects, panel discussions, performance art and a keynote address by Dr. Shelley Burtt, executive director of the Camphill Foundation speaking on “The Politics of Caregiving in America: The Challenge of Camphill’s Model of Inclusive Care.” King’s College Campus, Wilkes-Barre. April 14 and 15 with keynote address in Burke Auditorium 7 p.m. April 13. Open to the public. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, an Earth Month documentary about the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment. Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. April 14. Free. 570-941-6194.

Global Landscapes Conference, a gathering of scholars, educators, students and community members who are interested in examining issues facing humanity and finding sustainable solutions in a changing environment. King’s College Campus, Wilkes-Barre. April 16 and 17. Information: 570-208-5900, ext. 5787.

Bad Movie Thursdays, a skewering of the 1990 fantasy horror film “Soultaker,” courtesy of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 series. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. April 16 with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and movie 7 to 9 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, a talk on “A Brief History of the Jews: From Abraham to Scranton” by UCLA professor David Myers. Redington Hall, Collegiate Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. April 17. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Relay for Life, the overnight fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. Participants can walk as an individual or in a team. Anderson Sports and Health Center, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Begins 7 p.m. April 17 and concludes 7 a.m. April 18. $10, $15 day of event. Register at relayforlife.org/pamisericordia.

Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of the National Park Week Celebration. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 and 19. 570-340-5200.

Designer Purse Bingo, with a basket raffle, 50/50, instant bingo, food, drinks and a bake sale. Gate of Heaven Parish, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas. April 18 with doors at 11 a.m. and games at noon. $20 includes 25 games. 570-675-2121.

Spring Gala and Auction, the 13th annual fundraiser for the Family Service Association with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing to the music of Groove Train. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Hotel, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 6 p.m. April 18. 570-823-5144.

The Menu, demonstrations of culinary creations by chefs from local restaurants along with cooking tips. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. April 20 with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and event 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10. 570-344-1111.

Earth Day Fair, with interactive games, presentations, environmental information and tips on sustainable practices. DeNaples Campus Center Patio, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 11 a.m. April 21. 570-941-7520.

An Evening of Fine Food and Wine, samplings of food-and-wine pairings offered by area restaurants. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 p.m. April 26. Reservations: 570-344-1111.

Schemel Forum Luncheon, a talk on “”Soft Power for Hard Times” by William Kiehl of PD Worldwide International, who touches on national security and public diplomacy. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. April 29. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Carbon County Home, Business & Outdoor Expo, with the latest in products, services and activities along with industry experts, fun activities, raffle prizes and more. Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, 103 E. Tenth St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 and 3. Free. 610-379-1099.

Born to Be Shorn, observing the shearing of Dorset and Jacob sheep while learning about wool’s numerous and sustainable uses. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 3 p.m. May 2. Free. 570-696-2881.

Wine and Dine Festival, with tastings of the finest local wines from the Back Mountain and Endless Mountains areas along with food, craftspersons, vendors and live music. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, 1010 Route 118, Dallas. Noon to 6 p.m. June 27. $15 advance; $25 day of event. Info at dallasrotarywineanddine.com.

Grass-to-Glass Walk, an afternoon tour providing an upclose look at the dairy herd, the milk-making process and the importance of sustainability. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28. Age 12 and older. $20 includes lunch. Reservations: 570-696-2881.

Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of the National Park Service’s 99th Birthday. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25. 570-340-5200.

Tenth-Birthday Bonfire, with music, farm-fresh foods and a huge bonfire. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Sept. 19. 570-696-2881.

Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of National Public Lands Day. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26. 570-340-5200.

Hillside Farms Fall Festival, with music, children’s games, educational presentations, tractor-wagon rides, craft booths and farm-fresh foods. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 4. $10 per carload. 570-696-2881

Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of Veterns Day. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. 570-340-5200.

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