‘Dinosaur World Live’
Meet a Tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops and stegosaurus during “Dinosaur World Live” on Friday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Doors for the family-friendly event open at 5 p.m. In the show, Miranda, the daughter of paleontologists, introduces the audience to her dinosaur friends. Tickets start at $20, plus fees, and can be purchased by calling 570-826-1100 or visiting kirbycenter.org. For more information, visit dinosaurworldlive.com.
106th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show
The 106th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show continues through Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg.
Visitors still have time to check out the 1,000-pound butter sculpture, farmer’s market, various food competitions and much more.
Admission is free, but parking at the complex’s lots costs $15. Cash and credit cards are accepted for parking, but concession stands only take credit cards.
Masks are recommended for everyone 2 and older.
For more information, visit farmshow.pa.gov.
Lackawanna River Conservation Association will hold its Shiverfest on Saturday, Jan. 15, along the Lackawanna River in Scranton. The noncompetitive paddling trip down the Lackawanna River launches from the 12 E. Parker St. landing and traverses about 3 miles to Sweeney’s Beach, 40 Poplar St.
Signup begins at 10 a.m., and a bonfire will take place at 12:30 p.m. following the paddle. Paddlers can warm up after the paddle and are encouraged to bring a winter picnic. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
The event is free, but donations will be accepted. Advance registration is recommended. For more information, call 570-347-6311 or visit lrca.org.
Phoenix Performing Arts Centre presents “Steel Magnolias” this weekend at its theater at 409 Main St., Duryea.
Performances take place Friday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m.
The story focuses on the bond among women in a Southern community and how they cope with a tragic event. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased in advance and at the door. For tickets, call 570-457-3589.
‘COVID-19: Recognizing the Trauma. Healing the Soul’
The Greater Scranton MLK commission presents the webinar ‘COVID-19: Recognizing the trauma. Healing the soul’ on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 2:30 p.m. The free program features keynote speaker Dr. Laura Quiros, Ph.D., LMSW, a professor at Adelphi University and author of “Incorporating Diversity and Inclusion into Trauma — Informed Social Work” and co-author of “Latinx in Social Work.” The webinar will focus on how the pandemic has affected mental health within the BIPOC community. There also will be a panel discussion. Registration is required.For more information, visit scranton.edu/equity-diversity/mlkcommission or email email@example.com.
Laura Rysz is the features copy editor and calendar editor at The Times-Tribune and runs the Talk of the Times column, which focuses on local fundraisers and other events. She also writes Chef’s Table that profiles restaurants around the region. Additionally, Laura curates events online on AccessNEPA.com. Laura is involved in the special Mother’s Day edition and curates occasional features Marry Memories and Times Travelers. She is a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, New Jersey, and earned an English professional writing degree with a minor in mass communications from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. She also earned a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers Business School. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5228.