Craft Beer and Classic Rock Festival
Head down to the grounds of Duryea VFW 1227, 492 Stephenson St., on Saturday, Sept. 7, for the Craft Beer and Classic Rock Festival.
Doors open at 2 p.m., and unlimited samplings from the more than 35 breweries present will follow from 3 to 6. Big King Moose and Facing the Giants will perform classic rock, and guests can check out food by Axe Kickers NEPA.
The event is co-hosted by the VFW, Times-Shamrock Communications radio stations Rock 107 and ESPN Radio, Rock 107 radio personality Hoover and Excelsior Hose Company 2 of Duryea.
Tickets for the 21-and-older event cost $35 for general admission, $50 for VIP and $10 for designated drivers, with proceeds benefiting the hose company and VFW post. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com or Krugel’s Georgetown Deli & Beer and Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, both in Wilkes-Barre Twp.; the VFW; Clause Beverage, Carbondale; or Stalter’s Cafe, Scranton, or contact a hose company member. Tickets are limited.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
‘Paint It Back — The History of the Rolling Stones’
Take a ride through the past of one of rock’s most beloved groups as Satisfaction presents “Paint It Back — The History of the Rolling Stones.”
The show will take place Friday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Doors open at 7 p.m.
“Paint It Back” uses costumes, instruments and multimedia plus more than 30 classic songs to recreate the Stones’ most famous tours from 1965 to 1982. Satisfaction has spent nearly two decades paying tribute to the Rolling Stones, including a stint in Las Vegas.
Kids can get up close and personal with some large vehicles as William Walker Hose Company hosts a Touch-a-Truck event.
The program will happen Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fire company, 803 Penn Ave., Mayfield. Guests will be able to check out such vehicles as police cars, buses, garbage trucks, fire and EMS vehicles, construction equipment and more plus food and games.
Participating groups include Mayfield fire companies and police, AB Construction, COLTS, Pennsylvania and Commonwealth Health ambulances, Cottage Hose Company, Vitucci Lawncare & Landscaping, Kozlowski Towing and Repair, Masters Concrete, Road Scholar Transport and J.P. Mascaro & Sons.
Admission costs $5 admission for ages 6 and older. Visit the Facebook event page for details.
Nicholson Bridge Day
Nicholson will serve a full day of activity as it celebrates its iconic landmark.
Nicholson Bridge Day will take place Sunday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Routes 11 and 92 in the heart of the Wyoming County borough. Presented by the Nicholson Women’s Club, the day recognizes the birthday of the Nicholson Bridge, aka the Tunkhannock Viaduct, a towering concrete marvel that crosses the Tunkhannock Creek.
The action begins with a flag salute and the national anthem at 9 a.m., and events to follow include train displays at the fire hall, carriage rides, a chicken barbecue, live entertainment, a raffle and more. Guests also can check out the wares from more than 60 vendors plus children’s activities and games.
For more information, call 570-942-6747 or 570-942-4481.
‘Rust Belt Biennial’ opening reception
Join Wilkes University for an opening reception and talk in conjunction with an art exhibit now on display.
The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the university’s Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. It focuses on the exhibit “Rust Belt Biennial,” a juried, curated collection of photography that will stay on display through Sunday, Oct. 6. Developed by Niko J. Kallianiotis and Yoav Friedländer with curation by Andrew Moore, the exhibit takes a closer look at the region known as the “Rust Belt.”
Kallianiotis and Friedländer will attend and speak at the reception, which also will include free refreshments and open bar for those with valid ID.
For more information, call 570-408-4325 or visit wilkes.edu/arts/sordoni-art-gallery/index.aspx.
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: email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5107; or @cheaneywest