1. Kool & the Gang
    Celebrate good times when Kool & the Gang performs at Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, on Sunday, July 2.
    Tickets start at $45. The show will be on the outdoor summer stage. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 7.
    Joining American funk and R&B band are Morris Day & the Time and Sister Sledge. This performance comes ahead of Kool & the Gang’s “Keeping The Funk Alive Tour” with the likes of Bootsy’s Rubber Band and Big Daddy Kane.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit mountairycasino.com.
  2. Rise Up 5K
    The Community Alliance Running Event Series, Inc. hosts a virtual 5K run/walk on Saturday, July 1.
    The Rise Up 5K costs $45 and includes a race shirt and commemorative bib with net proceeds benefiting civil liberty charities of choice.
    The virtual 5K can be run or walked from any location, or participants can join a run organized through the event’s Facebook pages. Charities the event benefits include Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. and the National Immigration Law Center.
    Rise Up 5K promoting liberty, freedom and justice for all, and encourages all ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations to participate.
    For more information, visit the event’s web page atlocalraces.com or its Facebook page.
  3. Surf’s Up! Inaugural Electric City Boogie
    The inaugural Electric City Boogie comes to The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton, on Friday, June 30, at 9 p.m.
    Cover for the event, which will be held every last Friday of the month with a different theme, is $5. Guests must be ages 21 and older.
    Organized by Electric City Boogie DJs Just Boogie and Samuel Niles, the night will feature surfing tunes from the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s. Event attendees are encouraged to wear their “beachy best” or a favorite sea creature costume. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best dancing.
    For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
  4. Cars and Coffee
    Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, welcomes back its Cars and Coffee event on Sunday, July 2.
    Join car enthusiasts on the back lawn of the building with exotic, classic, antique and hot rod cars and motorcycles for a community gathering. Coffee and pastries will be provided.
    No registration is required, but donations will be accepted for the House’s recent parking lot project.
    For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
  5. The Ultimate Queen Celebration
    On Saturday, July 1, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, hosts the Ultimate Queen celebration.
    Tickets start at $28. The doors open for the show at 6:30 p.m., and the performance starts at 8.
    Tickets purchased for the cancelled performance of God Save the Queen in February will be valid and refunds will be available at the customer’s point of purchase.
    Marc Martel has led the group since 2012, when he won a vocal contest arranged by original Queen band members Roger Taylor and Brian May. Martel also appeared on American Idol.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit kirbycenter.org or call the box office at 570-826-1100.
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