LEADERSHIP LACKAWANNA HOLIDAY COCKTAILS AFFAIR: today, 5:30 p.m., Electric City Trolley Museum, $15 advance/$20 at door. 342-7711.
LIVING NATIVITY: today to Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m., Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road, Clarks Green. 586-8286.
NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA PHILHARMONIC: The Sound of Christmas, with Maria Elisabeth von Trapp and Empire Brass, today, 7 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, $28 to $60 adults/$15 students. 341-1568.
THE NUTCRACKER: Ballet Northeast in Wilkes-Barre, today, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, Wilkes University, $20/$15; meet-and-greet, today, follows show, Darte Center upper lobby. 283-0647, 408-4426 or 821-8525.
CRYSTAL BAND OF SCRANTON CHRISTMAS CONCERT SERIES: today, 7:30 p.m., Langcliffe Presbyterian Church, 1001 Main St., Avoca.
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE christmas flowers poland blogs : Music Box Repertory Company, today and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m., Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 283-2195.
DOUG SMITH BAND: Skytop Lodge, Skytop; holiday quartet, today, 9 to 11 p.m.; Yule Log Ceremony, Dec. 24, 4 to 5 p.m.; dance, Dec. 24, 8:30 to 11 p.m.; New Year's Celebration, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
SCRANTON christmas flowers poland BIRD COUNT: Saturday, all day, 941-9851; count tally and potluck supper, 6 p.m. Dunmore Presbyterian Church, 137 Chestnut St., 342-0141.
SANTA TROLLEY RIDES: Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m., Electric City Trolley Museum, 300 Cliff St. 963-6590.
MODEL TRAINS THROUGH THE AGES: 1950s Lionel Christmas display and Santa visit, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Steamtown History Museum. 344-3841.
GRIFFIN POND ANIMAL SHELTER EVENTS: pet photos with Santa Claus, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Petsmart, Dickson City.
SNOW GLOBE: watercolors and holiday ornaments by Jack Puhl, on display through December, Lavish Body & Home, 600 Linden St.; ornament signing, Saturday, noon to 3 p.m.
ANTHRACITE HI-RAILERS MODEL RAILROAD CLUB CHRISTMAS TRAIN DISPLAY: Saturday and Jan. 1 and 7, 1 to 5 p.m.; Bill's ShopRite Plaza, Routes 435 and 502, Daleville, free, donations of cleaning supplies/toiletries accepted for North Pocono Dry Goods Pantry.
SANTA VISIT WITH JUSTUS FIRE COMPANY TRUCK: Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m., throughout Justus. Visit www.jfc28fire.com.
THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS: Spark Gospel Singers, Lenoxville Community Band and buffet dinner, Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Clifford Fire Hall, Main Street, Clifford, $10 and unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, reservations required. 222-3331 or 222-4159
THE NUTCRACKER BALLERINA: Arabesque Academy of Dancing, Saturday, 7 p.m., Mellow Theater, Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., $10/$15, benefits Anastasia Fund. Visit www.academyofdancing.com.
ROCKIT CHRISTMAS PARTY: dinner and live music, Saturday, 7 p.m. to midnight, The Regal Room, 216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, $20, reservations required, 21 and older. 489-1901.
FOUR TICKETS TO CHRISTMAS: Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m., Peckville Assembly of God, Business Route 6, Blakely, free. 489-4961.
PUNK ROCK X-MAS: with The Agarwals, Bad Answers, Small Town Rebellion, Faceless Shadows and Stagnation, Saturday, doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., $5. 878-3970.
ROBERT DALE CHORALE 28TH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG: Sunday, 3 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church, $15/$12/$7. 586-3921.
PAINTING FUNDRAISER: "Winter in Hawley - 2011," watercolor by Barbara Briden, raffle drawing Tuesday, 5 p.m., Hawley Public Library, 103 Main Ave., Hawley, tickets $3/$5 for two, benefits library.
UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST: Dec. 25, 8 to 11 a.m., Fresh Food Co., third floor, DeNaples Center, free. 941-7401.
THE NUTCRACKER: Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Marywood University, Dec. 26-28, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, Marywood University. 347-2867.
GIVE THE GIFT OF ART: works by multiple artists, on display through Dec. 28, New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St.
THIRD ANNUAL MAGICAL FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA: through Dec. 31, Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $5 admission, $1 per activity ticket; Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, 1 Manor Drive, Pocono Manor. 800-233-8150, ext. 7631.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: mixed media works by Virginia Pinto Sosik, on display through December, Fidelity Bank, 338 N. Washington Ave.
THE POLAR EXPRESS: model train display by Jim Loven, Nay Aug Park mural by Liz Kluesner, on display through December, Lackawanna County Children's Library, 520 Vine St.
DECK THE HALLS: digital photography by Sarah Edwards, on display through December, Pierre's Fine Clothing and Accessories, 406 Spruce St.
HHM HOLIDAY: hand-painted ornaments personalized by Samantha Rosenkrans, on display through December, The Fanciful Fox, 342 Adams Ave.
HOLIDAY STARS AT THE RITZ: Crystal Mountain figurines and ornaments presented by Carl Schaner, Murano Glass pendants and gift sets by Ann M. Miner, amber jewelry and beads by Andzia, on display through December, Wendell & Company Interior Design & Antiques, 222 Wyoming Ave.
FESTIVAL OF TREES: on display through December, Electric City Trolley Museum, 300 Cliff St.
112TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT: Jan. 1, 8 a.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Brisco Mountain Road, Dingmans Ferry, $5, benefits National Audubon Society.
WINTER TRADITIONS OF POLAND AND POLISH AMERICA: on display through Jan. 31, Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m., Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, $4/$2/free to members and children 5 and younger.
AMICI, 1300 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit: Saturdays, Chris Gratz; Wednesdays, Marko Marcinko Jazz Group.
BLU WASABI, Route 6, Dickson City: Monday, Dashboard Mary; Tuesday, Lewis Lake Duo.
BOMBAY CAFE, 80 S. Main St., Archbald: today, Friend of the Gypsy.
CLAM DIGGERS, Days Inn, Route 6, Dickson City: today, The Chatter; Sunday, karaoke.
FORMOSA RESTAURANT, 727 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Thursdays, jazz music with Kenny McGraw and Ron Leas.
HUB LOUNGE, Clarion Hotel: Wednesdays, Open Mic Night; Fridays and Saturdays, Wise Crackers Comedy Show.
JJ BRIDJES, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: today, Double Cross; Saturday, Mojo.
MANHATTAN DRIVE, Best Western Plus, Dunmore: today, Greg Palmer; Saturdays, The Girlz.
MCGRATH'S, Dalton: Saturday, Crystal Skies.
MENDICINO'S PIZZA AND LOUNGE, Routes 502 and 435, Covington Twp.: today, Tony Lessing Lifetime; Saturday, East Coast Trio.
MERT'S, 302 Penn Ave.: today, Invisible Swordsmen; Saturday, Tom Petty Appreciation Band.
MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT, Mount Pocono: today, DJ Jamie Callen, CJT Duo; Saturday, DJ Aprile, CJT Duo; Sunday, CJT Duo, Jerry Kozic.
NEW PENNY, 1827 N. Main Ave.: today, Channel 4; Saturday, Unstable Ground.
POOR RICHARD'S PUB, 125 Beech St.: today, Cranky Bitch; Saturdays, DJ Honey Do.
RADISSON AT LACKAWANNA STATION HOTEL, 700 Lackawanna Ave.: Saturdays, Tony Costa Trio.
RUMRUNNERZ BAR AND GRILLE, 600 E. Drinker St., Dunmore: today, Blush; Saturday, Dashboard Mary.
RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, Mohegan Sun Casino, Wilkes-Barre: Fridays and Saturdays, Jim Waltich Jazz Trio.
SAMBUCA GRILL, 234 Penn Ave.: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Paul Ardito.
SKYTOP LODGE, Skytop: Saturdays, Doug Smith Orchestra.
STATIC NIGHT CLUB, I-81, Scott Exit 199: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Latin Night Club.
TOMAINO'S, Archbald: today, DJ Dance Party; Saturday, Jeffrey James Band.
WELLINGTON'S, Clarks Summit: today, Wanabees; Saturday, Mark Sutorka.
LADY ANTEBELLUM: today, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, $59.75/$39.75. 800-745-3000.
THE B STREET BAND: Bruce Springsteen tribute band, Saturday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Hilton Scranton and Conference Center ballroom, 100 Adams Ave., $12 advance/$15 at door, 21 and older. 344-2212.
FESTIVAL OF CAROLS: Scranton Circle Choir of the Polish National Catholic Church's Scranton Circle of the National United Choirs, Sunday, 6:30 p.m., Holy Mother of Sorrows Parish, 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont, free. 654-4262.
TONY ROI: THE ELVIS EXPERIENCE: Jan. 7, doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono
SCRANTON BRASS ORCHESTRA: with guest soloists Chris Jaudes and Joseph Boga, Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan-McLean Center, University of Scranton, free. 941-7624.
NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: An Evening with Erica & Steve Ryan, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m., Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre; Flute & Harp Duo Concert, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m., The Colonnade; Beethoven Festival, March 8, 6:30 p.m., Mellow Theater, Lackawanna College; Music of the Romantic Era, April 11, 6:30 p.m., Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre; $26.50. 341-1568.
LISTEN LOCAL SERIES: Jan. 13 and March 30, 6 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Junior Ballroom, $5; Feb. 3 and April 6, doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, $10.
TAVARES: Jan. 14, doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, $25/$40.
BARRY WILSON: Jan. 16, 6 to 8 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, Dallas, free. 674-6247.
DARIUS RUCKER: Jan. 20, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre.
NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA PHILHARMONIC: Broadway Love Songs, Feb. 10, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, and Feb. 11, 8 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave.; A Beethoven Festival, March 10, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center; Here to Stay: The Music of Gershwin, April 13, 8 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, and April 14, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center; Brahms, A German Requiem, April 27, 8 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center; Tribute to Benny Goodman, June 9, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center. 341-1568.
RASCAL FLATTS: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, $25/$39.75/$59.75. 800-745-3000.
LIVE'S ED KOWALCZYK: Feb. 18, doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, $25/$40.
WINTER WEDNESDAY MUSIC SERIES: Wednesdays, Feb. 22 through March 21, Pike County Historical Society, Milford, $100 season pass. 296-8126.
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER: Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Mellow Theater, Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St. 955-1455.
GAELIC STORM AND ENTER THE HAGGIS: March 1, 7:30 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre.
ROBERT DALE CHORALE: 27th Annual NEPA Bach Festival: organ concert, March 17, 4 p.m., Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St.; Chamber Music Concert, March 17, 8 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church; and Choral Concert, March 18, 3 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church; Pops Concert: The Great American Songbook, with the Doug Smith Jazz Trio, April 20, 8 p.m., Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. 586-9321.
UNFORGETTABLE FIRE: U2 tribute band, March 17, doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, $10.
THE FRESH BEAT BAND: March 21, 3 and 6 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, $25/$35. 826-1100.
YESTERDAY & TODAY: March 23, 8 p.m., Mellow Theater, Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St. 955-1455.
GLORIANA: April 14, doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, $25/$40.
THE KINGSTON TRIO: April 20, 8 p.m., Mellow Theater, Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St. 955-1455.
BOB WEIR - SOLO ACOUSTIC: April 27, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, $34.50/$39.50/$44.50/$49.50. 826-1100.
CHORAL SOCIETY OF NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA CONCERTS: German Requiem, with NEPA Philharmonic, April 27; with Wyoming County Chorale, May 5, Tunkhannock; Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks, May 12, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave. 343-6707.
TONY BENNETT: June 2, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, $70/$90/$126. 826-1100.
CATHOLIC CHORAL SOCIETY OPEN AUDITIONS AND REHEARSALS: Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Marywood University IHM Center. 587-2753.
SING IN THE WELSH LANGUAGE: first and third Saturday of the month, 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 500 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, free. 905-9074.
LEGALLY WICKED: THE BEST OF BROADWAY: today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.; Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, $10; wine and cheese reception, Saturday, follows show. 604-4033.
MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS: Three Witches Productions, today and Saturday, 8 p.m., The Lounge, Ramada Inn, Clarks Summit, $10/$7. 851-9479, 352-6226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN: Gaslight Theatre Company, Jan. 6 and 7, 7:30 p.m., and Jan. 8, 2 p.m., Mellow Theater, Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St. 955-1455.
DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS TREASURE TROVE: Jan. 11-13, 7 p.m.; Jan. 14, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.; Jan. 15, 1 and 5 p.m.; Jan. 16, 1 p.m.; Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, $55.50/$36.50/$24.50/$15.50. 800-745-3000.
JERRY SEINFELD: Jan. 13, 7 and 9:30 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, $65/$80. 826-1100.
CHIPPENDALES: Jan. 13, Genetti's Grand Ballroom, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 820-8505. Visit www.ticketsalesnow.com.
THE CITIZENS' VOICE CHILDREN'S SERIES: "Are You My Mother?" Jan. 14, 11 a.m.; "Stuart Little," March 31, 11 a.m.; Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
UP AND COMING COMEDY SERIES: Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and April 21; music and cocktails 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, Shopland Hall, $16. 344-1111.
SWEENEY TODD - SCHOOL EDITION: Jan. 20-29, Kiss Theatre Co., Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.
SHREK THE MUSICAL: Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Jan. 20, 8 p.m.; Jan. 21, 2 and 8 p.m.; Jan. 22, 1 and 6 p.m.; Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
'THE VIEW' WITH A SCRANTON ATTITUDE: Let's Hear It From the Girls, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.; Let's Hear It From Both Sides, March 30, 7 p.m.; Let's Hear It From the Boys, May 4, 7 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
THE AMAZING KRESKIN: Jan. 29, 2 to 4, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre, Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, $15/$35 with meet-and-greet/$50 for four tickets. 800-745-3000.
THE 39 STEPS: Actors Circle, Feb. 2-5, 10-12 and 17-19, Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road. 342-9707.
JACKIE "THE JOKE MAN" MARTLING: Feb. 4, doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, $20/$30.
LISA LAMPANELLI: Feb. 18, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre.
THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY - JR.: Feb. 17-19, Kiss Theatre Co., Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.
LITTLE WOMEN: Feb. 17-19 and 24 to 26, Wilkes University. 800-WILKES-U, ext. 4420.
JOHN PINETTE: Feb. 19, 7 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, $34.75, all ages. 826-1100.
RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES: Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Feb. 24, 8 p.m.; Feb. 25, 2 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 26, 1 and 6 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
GILBERT GOTTFRIED: March 3, doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, $20/$30.
CRIMES OF THE HEART: Actors Circle, March 22-25, 30-31 and April 1, Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road. 342-9707.
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S SOUTH PACIFIC: Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania, March 23, 8 p.m.; March 24, 2 and 8 p.m.; March 25, 1 and 6 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
RED GREEN'S PERSONAL WIT AND WISDOM TOUR: April 17, 7 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, $47.50. 826-1100.
RENT: Phoenix Theatrics, April 20-May 6; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 991-1817.
THE TIMES-TRIBUNE LUNCH BOX SERIES: "A Year with Frog & Toad," May 1, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and May 2, 10 a.m., Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
'NIGHT MOTHER: May 10-13 and 18-20: Actors Circle, Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road. 342-9707.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN: Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania, May 18, 8 p.m.; May 19, 2 and 8 p.m.; and May 20, 1 and 6 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
GRADUATE EXHIBITION: sculpture by Noel Anderson-Corwin and Martha Moore Westbrook, photography by Sue Jenkins and ceramics by Cathleen Repholz; on display through today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University.
ARTIST MARKET: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Star Gallery, The Mall at Steamtown. 877-3900.
BUDS, BLOOMS & BERRIES: on display through Dec. 31, Everhart Museum.
MONKEY MAYHEM AND MORE: works by Stephen Hendrickson, on display through Dec. 31, Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 996-1500.
ISAIAH'S CORNER CHILDREN'S HANDS-ON GALLERY: on display through Dec. 31, Everhart Museum. 346-7186.
PERMANENT GALLERIES: on display through Dec. 31; Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.; Everhart Museum, $5/$3/$2. 346-7186.
DECEMBER MEMBERS SHOW: various works from Afa members, on display through December, Afa Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave.
GET OFF YOUR ARTZ: works on furniture, benefiting homeless services at Community Intervention Center, on display through December, B's Floral Design Inc., 131 Penn Ave.
VARIETY OF COLORFUL ART WORK: works by Lisa Temples-Maopolski, on display through December, BEKO Sushi & Grill, 414 Spruce St.
FOUR SEASONS, A "NORTHEASTERN PERSPECTIVE": photography by Jessica Diehl, on display through December, Bella Faccias Personalized Chocolates & Gifts LLC, 516 Lackawanna Ave.
AN AMERICAN'S VIEW OF THE ROYAL WEDDING OF PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON: photography by Francine Douaihy, on display through December, City Café, 116 N. Washington Ave.
FLUENT IN THE LANGUAGE OF ART: mixed media pieces by Marywood University Student Art Therapy Association, on display through December, City Lights, 534 Lackawanna Ave.
FUNCTIONAL CERAMICS: works in clay by Jeff Kuratnick, on display through December, Creedon's Flower Shop, 323 N. Washington Ave.
STUCK TOGETHER: duct tape accessories and fallen branches jewelry by Maura Cummings, on display through December, Eden - A Vegan Cafe, 344 Adams Ave.
NATURE: mixed media works by Elizabeth Lordan, on display through December, GreenBeing, 334 Adams Ave.
RECENT WORKS: oil paintings by Thomas Wise, on display through December, Laura Craig Galleries, 207 Linden St.
LOCAL REALISM: oil paintings on hardboard by Mike Trovato, on display through December, Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St.
FOREST WHISPERS: oil pastels by Simona Gavern, on display through December, Platform Lounge at Trax, Radisson at Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave.
RECALLING WARMER TIMES: watercolors by Jan Henning, on display through December, Nimble Hill Winery, Chocolate Creations, Cangiano's Deli, Semian Realty Group, 400 Spruce St.
WATERCOLORS OF THE ENDLESS MOUNTAINS: on display through December, Northern Light Espresso Bar, 536 Spruce St.
A TASTE OF POSH: photographs by Leslie Bacanelli, on display through December, POSH at Scranton Club, 404 North Washington Ave.
TERROR AT TINSEL TOWER: featuring drawings in marker by Brian Langan, on display through December, Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave.
BIGGEST ART CHRISTMAS PARTY IN TOWN: works by local artists, on display through December, Star Gallery, The Mall at Steamtown.
HANDS & HOOVES: children's art chosen by Marley's Mission, on display through December, Starbucks, The Mall at Steamtown, Lackawanna Avenue.
IKE DESIGN GROUP: reclaimed and recycled home goods, on display through December, The Bog, 341 Adams Ave.
HANDMADE CLOCKS BY CHERYL DOLAN: on display through December, The Crazy Pineapple, 317 Linden St.
A DECEMBER TO DISMEMBER: mixed media works by Sean Flynn and Sean McHale, on display through December, The Keys, 244 Penn Ave.
THE MOTH PROJECT: mixed media by local artists, benefit for Children's Advocacy Center, on display through December, The Vintage Theater, 119 Penn Ave.
ASSORTED SURREALTIES: photographic and lens-based art by Peter Hocking, on display through December, Windsor Studio, 408 Spruce St.
ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BY ANITA AMBROSE: on display through Jan. 1; Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Summit Frameworks, 111 North Abington Road, Clarks Green.
VISUAL TRUTHS: works by Sally Wiener Grotta and Niko J. Kallianiotis, on display Jan. 6-28, Thursdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave.; opening reception, Jan. 6, 6 to 9 p.m.
WILLIAM CHICKILLO AND NANNETTE M. BURTI: on display through Jan. 8, Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m., and by appointment, Skylake Gallery, Route 407, Fleetville. 945-7000.
NORTHEAST PA SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBITION: works by junior high and high school students, on display Jan. 21 to Feb. 12; Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.; Mahady Gallery, Marywood University; awards presentation, Jan. 21, 1 p.m.
A VISUAL FEAST: on display through Jan. 27; Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave. 207-1815.
BEAUTY OF NATURE: photographs by George Clark, on display through Jan. 30, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wyoming County Courthouse Gallery, 1 Courthouse Square, Tunkhannock. 836-3200.
EXCAVATION: photographs by Gary Cawood, on display through Jan. 31, Camerawork, Marquis Gallery, 515 Center St.
STUDENT ART AT THE EVERHART - BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: on display Feb. 3-April 1, Everhart Museum.
GLOBALIZE: GLOBALLY INSPIRED ... LOCALLY MADE: on display through February, 10 a.m., Timmy's Town Center, The Mall at Steamtown.
HOWARD D. BECKER: on display April 21 through Dec. 31, Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main St., Honesdale.
ART WALKS: second Friday of the month, 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Clarks Summit venues.
WATERCOLORS: by Jeff Lewis, permanent display, Linda Kays Restaurant, Sanderson Avenue.
WATERCOLOR AND MIXED MEDIA: by Bill Woelkers, ongoing exhibit, First Liberty Bank & Trust, 108 N. Washington Ave.
ABINGTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY ACTIVITIES: 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit; Karaoke Night, today, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., grades 4-6; Story Time Teens, Monday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., ages 3-6; Afternoon Book Club, Wednesday, 2 p.m., adults; Tween Advisory Board, Dec. 27, 4 to 4:45 p.m., grades 4-6; Families Helping Families, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., adults; Scrabble, Thursdays, 1 p.m., adults.
POCONO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER ACTIVITIES: Hibernation Hike, Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, Brisco Mountain Road, Dingmans Ferry, free.
A MANICURE FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., Elan Gardens, Venard Road, Clarks Summit, $10, benefits nonprofit supporting young women with breast/ovarian cancers and their families, sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northeastern PA. 961-2300, ext. 4.
ANNUAL POETRY OUT LOUD SCHOOL COMPETITION: Abington Heights High School Drama Society, Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., high school auditorium, free.
MONSIGNOR STEPHEN HRYNUCK 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Dec. 27, Fiorelli's Catering, 1501 Main St., Peckville, $12 by Tuesday, 383-0319 or 383-9487; Divine Liturgy, 9 a.m., SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukranian Catholic Church, 135 River St., Olyphant.
WINTER DINNER DANCE FUNDRAISER: Jan. 21, Summit Tea Room, New Milford, 4 to 8 p.m., $40 single/$75 couple by Jan. 7, benefits Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association. 278-1881.
NEW ENGLAND CONTRA DANCE: Jan. 7, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting, Sprague Avenue, Kingston, $9 adults/$24 families. 333-4007.
LUPUS FOUNDATION OF PENNSYLVANIA 15TH ANNUAL SKI FOR LUPUS DAY: Jan. 8, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. or 4:30 to 10 p.m., Elk Mountain, Union Dale, $25. 888-99-LUPUS or 558-2008.
WINE CIRCLE: Jan. 13, 5:30 p.m., Hotel Fauchere, Milford, fees vary.
MALANKA: EIGHTH ANNUAL UKRAINIAN NEW YEAR DINNER DANCE: Jan. 13, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., doors open 5:45 p.m., St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 N. Seventh Ave., $40. 383-9487.
YOU LIVE HERE, YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS: local history quiz show, May 11-12, 6 to 9 p.m., Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, applications due Jan. 13 to Lackawanna Historical Society, Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave. 344-3841.
KEEP BOUNCING BACK FOR ZACK: Jan. 20, St. Mary's Center, 320 Mifflin Ave., $20, benefits 5-year-old with inoperable brain tumor.
LACKAWANNA AUDUBON SOCIETY EVENTS: Delaware River eagle watch, Jan. 21, snow date Jan. 28, meet at Interstate 84 rest stop 8:30 a.m. or at Milford Beach 9 a.m., 586-5156; Harvey's Lake/Sordoni Farms field trip, Feb. 18, snow date Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m. breakfast, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Dallas; trip departs, 9 a.m., 586-8343 or 945-5226; bird walk, March 10, 8 a.m., Lackawanna State Park, meet at boat launch parking lot, 575-5293.
COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER ASTHMA SKI DAY: Jan. 29, noon to 5 p.m., Sno Mountain Ski Resort, free to children 18 and younger, discounts for their families. 969-8986.
SECOND DINNER BY DESIGN FUNDRAISER: benefits Scranton Cultural Center and Lackawanna Historical Society, March 3 and 4, 10 a.m.; preview party, March 2, 7 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE DAY PARTY: March 10, noon, Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: March 16, 7 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, $15 and up. 800-745-3000. Visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB: March 24, Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, sponsored by American Lung Association.
GOURMET GALA: March 25, 5 to 8 p.m., Genetti Manor, Main Avenue, Dickson City, benefits Ronald McDonald House of Scranton. Visit www.thegourmetgala.com.
ELECTRIC CITY RESTAURANT WEEK: April 14-28, various Scranton venues. 296-2333. Visit www.electriccityrw.com.
AN EVENING OF FINE FOOD AND WINE: April 29, 5:30 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
DIRTY GIRL MUD RUN: May 5, 8 a.m., Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, women only, benefits National Breast Cancer Foundation. Visit www.godirtygirl.com.
FRANKLIN INSTITUTE SERIES: The Human Body, Life in Space Developed in Conjunction with NASA, May 7, 10 a.m.; The Human Body, May 8, 10 a.m.; and How To Build a Storm: The Weather Show, May 9, 10 a.m., Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA PHILHARMONIC 40TH SEASON GALA AND VIOLIN AUCTION: May 11, POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave; violin raffle fundraiser, $10/$25. 341-1568.
VINTAGE THEATER ACTIVITIES: 119 Penn Ave.; Ellen Doyle Dance Experience workout, Tuesdays, 8 to 10 p.m., free; writers critique group, Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m., free.
GREY TOWERS MANSION TOURS: daily, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 296-9630. Visit www.greytowers.org or www.fs.fed.us/gt.
HOUDINI MUSEUM TOUR AND MAGIC SHOW: open weekends by reservation, 1 to 4 p.m., 1433 N. Main Ave.
PITTSTON AREA MEMORIAL LIBRARY EVENTS: 47 Broad St., Pittston; crochet club meetings, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, and Thursdays, 6 to 7:45 p.m.; ages 12 and older; registration.
MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS: activities for children, first Thursday of every month, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Ben-Mar Restaurant, 89 N. Main St., Carbondale, $10 per child. 282-1771 or 282-7477.
PIKE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENTS: The Columns mansion tours, Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m.; museum, Wednesdays and Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Visit www.pikecountyhistoricalsociety.org.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SCRANTON GHOST WALKS: daily, 7:30 and 9 p.m., $20/$15reservations required. 383-1821. Visit http://scrantonghosttours.com.