1. Rock 107 Cardboard Box Sled Derby
Enjoy a tubular derby competition at Montage Mountain’s snowtubing lanes.
On Sunday, Feb. 25, teams of sledders ages 10 and up can participate in the Rock 107 Cardboard Box Sled Derby. Guests and spectators can enjoy the competition in the Tubing Plaza, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Montage Mountain Ski Resort, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Registration for sledders is required and is $30. Day-of registrations will be accepted upon availability. Competing teams may win the top prize for Most People in the Sled to Cross the Finish Line, which includes a $300 Montage Mountain gift card, two winter 2018-2019 season memberships, four extended 2017-2018 lift ticket vouchers and four 2018 waterpark entry vouchers. Other awards include Most Creative Sled, Best Montage Mountain Theme Sled and Epic Fail Sled. For more information on the event, visit montagemountainresorts.com.
2. ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ at Act Out
Mark your calendars to enjoy performances of Disney’s tale as old as time by the Act Out Theatre Group. “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” runs from Friday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, March 4. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays are at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. at 408 N. Main St., Taylor. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens. There also is special pricing for groups of 10 or more. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-504-0829.
3. Granville C. Smith: African American business and community leader
The Anthracite Heritage Museum celebrates African American History month with a lobby exhibit on Granville C. Smith throughout February.
Granville C. Smith came to Scranton in 1940 to operate the G.W. Brown Company Inc. Smith was an active member in the community for the 34 years he resided in Scranton, serving as a member of the board of the Scranton Public Library, Kiwanis Club and the Boys Club of Scranton, among others. Smith was very active in promoting human and civil rights in the city and served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Admission to the exhibit is free. The Anthracite Heritage Museum is located in McDade Park, 1 Bald Mountain Rd., Scranton, and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit anthracitemuseum.org or call 570-963-4804.
Kick off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations a week early in Pittston with Wyoming Valley Pipe & Drum Band.
On Saturday, Feb. 24, the pub crawl will begin at 5 p.m. at Pittston Knights of Columbus Home Association, 55 S. Main St., then move to Tomato Bar and Bistro, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, at 6:15; stop at Red Mill, 340 S. Main St., at 7:30, and wrap up at Brews Brothers Inc., 1705 River Road, at 8:45. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
5. NYC Comedy invades Scranton
Laugh out loud with a night of stand-up from members of the New York City comedy scene.
On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton, will present a lineup featuring Jordan and Bret Raybould and Will Poznan.
Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m., and showtime is at 8:30.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.