1. ‘Star Wars’ Night
Feel the force during “Star Wars” Night on Friday, May 4, as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders take on Pawtucket Red Sox at PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 6:35.
Fans are encouraged to wear costumes, and characters from Lucasfilm’s iconic series will be on hand for photos. The first 2,500 fans will receive a Chance Adams bobblehead. A pre-game “Junior Jedi” parade also will take place.
The RailRiders will don special “Star Wars”-themed uniforms for the game and auction off the jerseys that night with all proceeds benefiting Geisinger Children’s Miracle Network.
For tickets or information, visit swbrailriders.com.
2. NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air
Promote environmental protection, public health and sustainability in the region Saturday, May 5, during the inaugural NEPA Green Fair & 5K Run/Walk for Clean Air.
The free, family-friendly event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blakely Borough Recreation Complex, 100 Keystone Ave.Peckville. It features live music, local food, raffle baskets, exhibitors, more than 40 eco-friendly vendors, yoga workshops, educational programs, art and more.
The 5K run/walk begins at 9 a.m. along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. To register in advance as an individual or part of a team, visit racemenu.com/nepa. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Guests also are encouraged to bring used sneakers to recycle and used clothing and books to swap or donate. For more information, visit nepagreenfair.org.
3. Taste of Fringe
The Scranton Fringe Festival will raise money for its programming with a special night of food, drink and live entertainment.
Taste of Fringe will take place Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m. at POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. Tickets cost $35 and are available at eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-fringe-tickets-44613518234.
The event is open to all ages, but guests must be 21 or older with a valid photo ID to drink or buy alcohol. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event’s Facebook page.The annual Scranton Fringe Festival will run Saturday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 30, at various venues in the city.
4. Derby Bae Mayo
Celebrate two seasonal favorites in one night on Saturday, May 5.
Derby Bae Mayo at Jack’s Draft House, 802 Prescott Ave., Scranton, combines the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo into one giant dance party with DJ duo SaturBae. The DJs plan to play a lot of pop hits and dance anthems from the late ’90s and early 2000s.
The night starts at 9; there is no cover charge. For information, visit the Facebook event page.
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with giveaways, activities and more at Comics on the Green, 307 N. Washington Ave., Scranton.
The comic book shop will join numerous other comic book stores around the country in celebrating the event on Saturday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to offering free books whose subjects range from “Avengers” and “Doctor Who” to Disney princesses and “Riverdale,” the store will offer sales, free face painting and pictures with “Star Wars” characters, including a stormtrooper. DC Comics artist Tom Derenick also will sign books and do sketches.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page. To view all the titles being offered for free this year and find more participating shops, go to freecomicbookday.com.