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The Philadelphia band Fingerpyx will provide the music for a New England Contra Dance tomorrow at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.

THIS WEEK: MARCH 4 to 10, 2011

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, a fundraiser for Ballet of Northeast Pennsylvania with dinner, music and an open bar. Cavanaugh’s Grille, 63 N. Main St., Mountain Top. Tonight, 6 to 8. $20. 287-5802.

Conference on Women and History in Northeastern Pennsylvania, with keynote speaker oral historian Linda Shopes. Brennan Hall, 300 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Luncheon (served 1920s-style): $10. Lunch reservations: 941-4016.

Turning Resolutions into Revolutions. Join Dr. Dan Golaszewski to learn time-management skills. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Saturday at 11 a.m. Free. 821-1959.

German Nite, the 46th annual pre-Lenten celebration. St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Saturday, 6 to 11 p.m. $25. 823-7736.

Night at the Races, by the Forty Fort Lions Club. American Legion, 259 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville. Saturday, doors at 6:30 p.m. 905-4905.

New England Contra Dance, with Fingerpyx. Church of Christ Uniting, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. $9. 333-4007.

Monthly Bingo, by St. Faustina Kowalska Parish at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 1030 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Sunday with doors at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:45 p.m. 735-4834.

Smart Phone Clinic. Tech-savvy staff and teens give pointers. Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. 821-1959.

Tournees French Film Festival, screenings of “35 Rhums” (35 Shots of Rum), about the strong bond between a father and daughter (Monday at 7 p.m.); and “La Belle Personne” (The Beautiful Person), about the loves of a high-school student (Tuesday at 7 p.m.). Brennan Hall, 300 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Free. 941-4165.

World Affairs Luncheon Seminar on “The State of Gender Equality in the World Today” with Mary Ellen McNish of the Hunger Project. Schemel Forum. Room 509, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. Tuesday at noon. $20. 941-4089.

Facebook for Seniors. Tech-savvy teens help seniors create Facebook accounts. Must have an e-mail address. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. Over 50. 821-1959.

Cyber Bullying, Sexting and Cyber Safety, a presentation by the Attorney General’s office. Conyngham United Methodist Church, 411 Main St. Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. 788-3960.

Socrates Café. Discuss, listen or question. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Free. 821-1959.

Civil War Round Table, living-history by Jo Ann Bogdanovicz performing as Mrs. Robert E. Lee. Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Thursday at 7 p.m. Free. 639-1283.

The Local Rail Scene, with photographer Ed Kaspriske. Iron Skillet, Petro Truck Stop, Avoca. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Free. 822-0693.


Rip! A Remix Manifesto, a documentary about U.S. copyright law with a music focus. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. March 11 at 2 p.m. 821-1959.

Miles for Michael Happy Hour, an Irish party with bands, baskets, free food and cash for gold. Banshee Irish Pub, 320 Penn Ave., Scranton. March 11, 6 to 9 p.m. $10. 654-5505.

Monster Jam, monster-truck series. Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre Township. March 11 at 7:30 p.m.; March 12 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; March 13 at 2 p.m. 800-745-3000.

Getting Started in Genealogy, with Tom Mooney. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave.. March 12, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Reservations: 654-9847.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of the largest in the country. Along Wyoming, Lackawanna, Jefferson, Spruce and North Washington avenues in Scranton. March 12 at noon. Details: stpatsparade.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance, with music by Gary Dee and Company along with an open bar and door prizes. VFW Post 4909, 401-403 Main St., Dupont. March 12. 7:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. $25. Reservations: 654-9104.

Luck for the Laurels Bingo, a fundraiser sponsored by Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre for the Laurels Senior Living Facilities in Kingston. St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston. March 13 at 1 p.m. $5, $3 children. 868-6054.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a march along South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre. With pipe-and-drum corps, string and marching bands, step dancers and civic groups. March 13 at 2 p.m. 208-4149.

Best Bet

The Gravity Slashers are back in town, and judging by the names of their stunts – cliffhangers, sterilizers, tsunamis and heart attacks – some fans will be on the edge of their seats during this adrenaline-fueled show. Riders launch their bikes off ramps, propelling them toward the rafters in mind-bending acrobatic moves as they soar through the airspace of the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township. Catch these daredevils in action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $31, $21, $16; $11 children. 800-745-3000.

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