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Downtown Wilkes-Barre comes alive with events every season of the year.  The City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas parades attract over ten thousand each year.  Parade day activities are customized for the whole family to enjoy. The Christmas parade culminates with the arrival of Santa and the lighting of the City’s Holiday Tree on Public Square at dusk. The 3rd weekend in May Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square is transformed into the home of the Fine Arts Fiesta.  Celebrating its 50th year in 2006 the Fiesta hosts craftspeople, artists, and musicians from near and far along with ethnic food booths during this 4 day outdoor tented spectacular celebration of the arts.  The Farmer’s Market begins each June on the Square. One will find the best and freshest produce provided by dozens of regional farmers each Thursday through November. “Party on the Square” plays host each September to the new and returning students attending the regions five colleges. Pizza eating contests, themed activities, live music and fashion shows are part of the celebration. First Fridays, travel throughout the downtown providing food, drink and music, with all proceeds benefiting local charities.


Upcoming Downtown Events:

10/2Computer Basics
TIME:noon- 3 p.m.
PLACE:Mall at Steamtown
University of Scranton's Exercise Science Club third annual fair with health screenings, interactive educational game and giveaways.

10/2Feast of Saint Francis Lecture
TIME:4 PM
PLACE:King's College
FOR CHAMBER AND DOWNTOWN: Mollie Wilson O’Reilly, associate editor of “Commonweal” magazine, will deliver the 2014 Feast of Saint Francis Lecture, titled “A Poor Church for the Poor: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism,” 4 p.m., Oct. 2, King’s College, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business on N. River St. Free. INFO: (570) at 208-5900, ext. 5689.

10/2Remembering Robin Williams Film & Discussion Series
TIME:7pm Thursdays
PLACE:R/C Wilkes Barre Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St.
Tonights showing will be Dead Poet's Society (1989/PG/128 Minutes) A film and discussion series, Thursdays at 7:00pm, screenings @ R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 with pre-film lecture and stimulating post-film discussions with mental health professionals as guest speakers regarding depression, suicide prevention, and other mental health conditions. Participants earn continuing education credits upon series completion. Cost is $40 per person for entire film series which runs every Thursday from Sept. 18th through Oct. 23rd. For more information or to register, call 570-675-9253 or 570-675-9219 or by email wbce@outreach.psu.edu or online at http://wb.psu.edu/ce

10/2Wilkes Barre Greek Food Festival
TIME:11am to 8pm Daily
PLACE:Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross St., Wilkes Barre
Join us for some of the area's best Greek food and pastries! The festival will run 11am to 8pm daily October 2nd to October 4th. For more information, the festival menu, food descriptions, directions to the church, photos, and to pre-order food online, please visit the link below.

10/2Conducting Background Checks Thoroughly and Legally Seminar
TIME:Registration 8:15am, Seminar 8:30am to 10:30am
PLACE:CareerLink, 32 East Union St., Wilkes Barre
The PA CareerLink Luzerne County at Wilkes-Barre and NEPA SHRM invite you to attend an informational seminar on Conducting Background Thoroughly and Legally Seminar. James P. Valentine, Esq. chair of the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group of Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP, will discuss how to conduct employment screening background checks in compliance with federal and state laws. To register, email Christine at christine.jensen@lswib.org by Sept. 26th.

10/3Wilkes Barre Greek Food Festival
TIME:11am to 8pm Daily
PLACE:Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 East Ross St., Wilkes Barre
Join us for some of the area's best Greek food and pastries! The festival will run 11am to 8pm daily October 2nd to October 4th. For more information, the festival menu, food descriptions, directions to the church, photos, and to pre-order food online, please visit the link below.

10/3The Civil War Experience
TIME:5pm Reception at The Hoyt Library, 7pm Dinner at The Westmoreland Club
PLACE:Westmoreland Club, 59 South Franklin Street
In remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Dinner with the Generals and President Abraham Lincoln at The Westmoreland Club. Adult tickets are $55, Children's tickets are $25 (age 12 & under).

10/4ChalkFest & Hydromania
TIME:11:00am to 3:00pm
PLACE:Millennium Circle Portal at River Common Park in Wilkes-Barre
The Riverfront Parks Committee and PA American Water are excited to bring back ChalkFest & Hydromania to the River Common on Saturday, October 4th. Every child will receive a FREE box of chalk and a block to draw on. All activities are FREE! Imagination Playground, Paint-a-mural, Facepainting, Balloon Art, Chalk, Fishing, Hydromania, Fire Safety House Environmental Exhibits, Live Mammal Show at 1:30pm


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