1. ‘The Moment She Snapped’
A photography exhibit by Maureen Holmes Arduino will hold its opening reception Saturday, Jan. 5, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wonderstone Gallery LLC, 100 N. Blakely St., Dunmore.
The exhibit, “The Moment She Snapped,” opens Thursday, Jan. 3, and will remain on display through January. The free reception will include light refreshments.
Arduino earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Marywood College and photographs a range of subjects. She believes the arts and mental health are connected and hopes to end the stigma about mental health.
For more information, visit themomentshesnapped.com or the Facebook event page or call 570-344-2360.
2. Cross-country skiing lessons
Learn to cross-country ski with the Rail-Trail Council of NEPA, 948 N. Main St., Union Dale.
The group will hold two skiing clinics this winter, starting with an introduction to cross-country skiing on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m., in which participants will learn the basics of Nordic skiing with a PSIA certified cross-country ski Instructor and get comfortable on skis. Then, on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m., they will head onto the trail to practice what they learned.
The lessons will take place on the D&H Rail-Trail in Union Dale and are dependent on the weather.
Registration is free but required. Equipment rental costs $15 and can be arranged by calling 570-679-9300 or emailing email@example.com.
3. Underground Microphone
Settle in for a night of live performances at Underground Microphone on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Set in the Raymond Hood Room in the lower level of Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., the event can include performances of music, comedy, improv, poetry and more.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7. Admission is free, and guests 21 and older can enjoy a cash bar.
Artists interested in participating can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-346-7369, ext. 102.
For more information, visit scrantonculturalcenter.org or the Facebook event page or call 570-344-1111.
4. Railroad club open house
The Hudson Model Railroad Club will hold its annual Winter Open Houses several times this season, including a steam engine day on Sunday, Jan. 6, from noon to 5 p.m.
Located on the second floor of 97 Martin St., Plains Twp., the club will hold raffles and have railroad-related items for sale. Admission and parking are free
A nonprofit organization, the more than 30-member club was founded in 1980 and runs a 2,000-square-foot freelanced HO layout.
For details, visit hudsonmodelrailroadclub.org or the Facebook event page.
5. The Dishonest Fiddlers
The Dishonest Fiddlers will perform Friday, Jan. 4, at 10 p.m. at River Street Jazz Cafe, 667 S. River St., Plains Twp. Doors open at 8.
The Northeast Pennsylvania-based Americana and roots band features Dave Brown on guitar, vocals and harmonica; David Hampton on lead guitar; Jami Novak on percussion; and Dennis Walrath on upright bass.
Admission to the 21-and-older show costs $10, and tickets will be available at the door.
Visit riverstreetjazzcafe.com or call 570-822-2992 for more information.