1. ‘Our Town’
The New Vintage Ensemble and Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple bring one of Thornton Wilder’s classic stories to the stage this weekend.
“Our Town” runs Friday, April 27; Saturday, April 28; and Friday, May 4, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 5, at 3 and 8 p.m. in the cultural center’s Shopland Hall, 420 N. Washington Ave. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama focuses on the residents of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in the early 20th century and looks at everyday life and how they view it.
Directed by Conor Kelly O’Brien, the show stars Maggie O’Brien, Kimmie Leff, Tim McDermott, Sarah Regan, Izzy DeFlice, Chantel Mitchell, Alicia Nordstrom, Dave Spitzer, Casey Thomas, April Holgate, Art Walsh, Will Krisanda and Celine Carter.
Tickets start at $15 and are available at the box office, ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.
2. Tricky Tray Fundraiser
Enjoy an afternoon of raffles and prizes while helping a cause during the ninth annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser at the Dock on Wallenpaupack at Silver Birches Resort, 205 Route 507, Hawley. On Sunday, April 29, starting at noon, the event will include raffles of more than 150 themed baskets as well as big-ticket items, such as spa packages and electronics. Guests who bring a new Crayola item to donate to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will receive a free raffle ticket.The fundraiser will benefit Pennies from Heaven, Caleb’s Foundation, which aims to help parents with the care of sick children. Since May 2010, the foundation has helped more than 580 families with critically ill children.
Admission is free. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit calebspennies.org.
3. Inaugural Scranton Founder’s Day
Learn about Scranton’s past and present at a free event Saturday, April 28.
Leadership Lackawanna Core Program class of 2018 and Lackawanna Heritage Valley will present the inaugural Scranton Founder’s Day from noon to 4 p.m. at the Scranton Half Marathon Pavilion at the Olive Street trail head of Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.
The family-friendly event includes historical re-enactors, games and music. Guests can grab some food from vendors, too. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
4. Children’s Advocacy Center fundraisers
Join the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania for a pair of events this week. The child-abuse intervention facility, Scranton, will commemorate its 20th year of service at the seventh annual Cocktails by Moonlight. Set for Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave., the event also will honor Ellen E. Farrell, Toyota of Scranton and retired State Police Cpl. Patrick J. Zirpoli for their child advocacy. The $50 ticket includes music by the Tyler Dempsey Jazz Trio, cocktails and light fare. Reservations are required. To reserve tickets, email email@example.com or visit cacnepa.org. Then, on Saturday, April 28, the center will hold its 14th annual Moonlight Walk/Run at Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Registration begins at 5 p.m. across from the Everhart Museum. Following are a kids’ fun run at 6, a 5K walk at 6:15 and the 5K and 10K runs at 7.
Registration costs $30 for the 5K run and $35 for the 10K run in advance, available at runsignup.com/moonlightrun. Advance registration is not required, but it costs $5 more the day of the event. Proceeds benefit neglected and physically and sexually abused children.
For more information, visit cacnepa.org or call 570-969-7313.
Gather ideas for your home and garden at Waverly Community Houses’s third annual Greenhouse and Kitchen Show
Set for Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Comm, 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly Twp., the event includes a variety of vendors selling flowers, food and items for the garden, kitchen and more. Guests also can pick up homemade baked goods and fresh soups and sandwiches from Iron Pierce.
Admission is a suggested donations is $5, benefiting the Comm. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.