Fall Family Fun Day
Come out to celebrate the fall with some sweet treats and entertainment.
Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area will host the Fall Family Fun Day on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. on the Scranton Riverwalk section of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.
Activities will include crafts, hayrides, live music and campfire stories. S’mores will be made with chocolate provided by Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, and hot chocolate also will be available.
The event is free, and free parking will be available at the Olive Street trail head. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or call 570-963-6730.
‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’
The part-play, part-movie cult classic that comes to life on both the screen and in the theater wraps up the Halloween season at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
The cultural center, 420 N. Washington Ave., will present “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Friday, Nov. 1, at 9:30 p.m. The “Sweet Translucent Dreams” cast will perform alongside the film.
Audience participation will be allowed, and prop bags and concessions will be available for purchase. No water props will be permitted. The movie is rated R, and guests under 17 must have a parent or adult guardians accompany them.
General admission cost $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For details, visit the event’s Facebook page or scrantonculturalcenter.org or call the box office at 570-344-1111.
10th annual Turkey Trot
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine will host its annual 5K/10K Turkey Trot on Sunday, Nov. 3.
The run/walk will start at the school, 525 Pine St., Scranton. Registration runs from 7 to 8:15 a.m., and the races step off at 8:30.
A 5K course and an extended 10K course will be available for runners, and there also will be short Tiny Trot races, face painting and crafts for children starting at 8 a.m. Raffles will also be held following the race.
Registration cost $25 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K in advance and $30 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K on race day. Tiny Trot activities are free with a recommended donation of canned goods for Friends of the Poor’s food pantry, which will receive the proceeds from the day’s events.
To register, visit runsignup.com/gcsomturkeytrot. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or geisinger.edu/turkeytrot.
‘Night of the Living Dead Live’
More than 50 years after “Night of the Living Dead’s” release, join several of its starts for a look at the classic scary movie.
F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, will host “Night of the Living Dead Live” on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. The screening will feature a live talkback afterward with original cast members Judith O’Dea, Russ Streiner and Kyra Schon, who will look back on their time with the film as they played Barbara, Johnny and Karen, respectively.
General admission costs $22 to $32, and VIP tickets with close seating and a pre-show photo opportunity are available for $72. For tickets, visit kirbycenter.org or the box office or call 570-826-1100.
NEPA Youth Shelter benefit
Alexander’s Salon & Spa will celebrate its 25th anniversary by giving back to the community.
During the First Friday Art Walk on Nov. 1, the venue, 431 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, hold a benefit for NEPA Youth Shelter from 4 to 8:30 p.m. The event will include light food and drinks, with celebrity bartenders and live music.
Between 4 and 8 p.m., select services — such as men and women’s haircuts, manicures and spray tans — will be available for $25, with all proceeds going to the shelter. Artwork by local artists who attend the shelter will be on display and available for purchase. The night also will include basket raffles, and guests can buy products at 25% discount.
All services to benefit the shelter are cash only. More information and a full list of discounted services are available on the event’s Facebook page.
Wyoming Valley Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk
An upcoming 5K run/walk will raise money for the Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade.
The Wyoming Valley Veteran’s Day 5K Run/Walk will take place Sunday, Nov. 3,, stepping off at Miner Park, Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. The run/walk is a foot race only, and no strollers or pets will be allowed on the course. A “leave no trace” philosophy will be in effect for the race, and no plastic bags or bottles will be used.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the race will start at 10. Costs are $25 for general registration, $12 for active or retired military members and first responders with appropriate ID and $15 for students with ID. For more information or to register, go to wvvdp5k.com or visit the event’s Facebook page.
Caitlin Heaney West is the content editor for Access NEPA and oversees the Early Access blog in addition to working as a copy editor and staff writer for The Times-Tribune. An award-winning journalist, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Shippensburg University and also earned a master’s degree from Marywood University. Caitlin joined the Times-Shamrock family in 2009 and lives in Scranton. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5107; or @cheaneywest