1. Montrose Chocolate & Wine Festival
Get ready for a day of indulgence.
Montrose will host its 11th annual Chocolate & Wine Festival on Saturday, May 19, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Chestnut Street. Numerous regional wineries, vendors and businesses will descend on the Susquehanna County community, where guests can sample and buy items, take part in arts and crafts, and check out home wine-making demonstrations. The Woodshed Prophets, American Pinup, Komodo Lemonade and Canary Circus will provide entertainment.
For more information, visit chocolatewinefestival.com.
2. ‘Cabaret’ and Montgomery Gentry
F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, hosts two national tours this week.
The Broadway musical “Cabaret” — about life at the Kit Kat Klub in pre-WWII Germany — stops by Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets cost $45, $55 and $65, plus fees.
Then, on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m., Montgomery Gentry visits, with Eddie Montgomery performing in the wake of co-star Troy Gentry’s death last September. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets cost $38 and $43, plus fees.
Tickets for both shows are available at the box office, 570-826-1100 and kirbycenter.org.
3. Be Green in Clarks Green
A weekend event in the Abingtons will celebrate community recycling.
Be Green in Clarks Green will take place Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Abington Heights School District administration building, 200 E. Grove St., Clarks Summit.
The rain-or-shine event sponsored by the borough council will include vendors, exhibits, raffled baskets, recycling stations, kids’ crafts and magician Ben Knox. Waverly Lodge 301 will grill hot dogs and hamburgers, and Lackawanna Audubon Society will hand out bird pamphlets and souvenirs.
For more information, call 570-586-6896 or visit Clarksgreen.info.
4. Rockin’ for Rich
A musical benefit will raise money for a man battling brain cancer.
Rockin’ for Rich will take place Saturday, May 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Morgan’Z Pub & Eatery, 315 Green Ridge St., Scranton. The $20 ticket includes admission, draft beer, live music, and food such as wing bites, sandwiches and pizza. There also will be raffled baskets, a 50/50 raffle and a basket of cheer.
Proceeds benefit cancer patient Rich Buchinski. For more information, contact Melissa at 570-878-9295, Danielle at 570-878-9186, Bianca at 570-650-2524 or Heather at 352-512-8571.
5. ‘A Night of Magic and Mystery’
Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA looks to raise money to make its theater wheelchair-friendly and help buy a motorized wheelchair for a man in need.
The venue inside the Ritz Theater building, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, will host the fundraiser “A Night of Magic and Mystery” on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Magician acts set to perform include Tony Baronio, Jarred and Fred Kraft, Dorothy Deitrich and Dick Brooks, Mood Magic and Damian the Magician. Paul Mellan will emcee the night. Guests can bring their own beverages.
Admission costs $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12 for limited reserved seating, and $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 for general seating. Proceeds benefit the purchase of a motorized wheelchair for Joe Bonczek and to make the Ritz Theater wheelchair accessible.
For tickets, visit the box office or ShowTix4U.com. Call 570-252-4156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.