1. Community Day
Come out to the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art to enjoy the free, family-friendly Community Day on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m.
This biannual event gives guests the chance to tour the collections and participate in interactive activities at the museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton.
The theme for the event is “Transformation,” as the museum introduces the public to changes the 110-year-old building recently underwent. The museum will celebrate the official opening of its renovated second-floor galleries, new classroom spaces and a zine library. The museum also is launching a new logo.
The first 500 guests to enter will receive a free tote bag full of coupons and treats from the event’s sponsors and other community partners.
For more information, visit everhart-museum.org or call 570-346-7186.
2. John Fogerty
Rock and roll singer and songwriter John Fogerty will take the stage at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp., on Friday, Nov. 9 ,at 8 p.m.
Fogerty’s career has spanned more than 50 years, from when he co-founded the band Creedence Clearwater Revival to his work as a solo artist. He’s known for classic hits including “Born on the Bayou,” “Green River” and “Proud Mary.” Rolling Stone has considered Fogerty one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists,” “100 Greatest Songwriters” and “100 Greatest Singers.” He’s also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was a New York Times best-selling author after publishing his memoir, “Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.”
Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, at the box office and by calling 800-745-3000.
3. Sixth annual Taste of the Town
Indulge in the food and drinks from almost two dozen restaurants and wineries at the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual Taste of the Town. This event will showcase local fare Sunday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Hotel Anthracite and Kol Steakhouse, 25 S. Main St., Carbondale. Chris Mullineaux will perform music throughout the afternoon, and there also will be raffles.
Tickets cost $25, and proceeds will benefit the chamber’s efforts in developing workforce and educational programs. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com, contact a chamber board member or call 570-282-1690.
4. ‘It’s Only a Play’
Head over to King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, to watch the stage comedy “It’s Only a Play.”
The story from four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally follows characters involved with the production of a new play on Broadway. The playwright, a lead actor and others party at the producer’s penthouse while they wait for critics’ reviews to pour in after the play’s opening night. Catch this show Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, Nov. 15, through Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s George P. Maffei II Theatre. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors.
For more information, call 570-208-5825 or email email@example.com.
5. Run Against Hunger
Choose from a two-mile walk or a 5K or 10K run at the seventh annual Run Against Hunger.
The races will begin Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. at the Olive Street Trailhead of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Scranton. Awards, raffle prizes and soup will follow the race.
The 5K run and two-mile walk cost $25, and the 10K run costs $30. Proceeds will benefit St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, Scranton. The first 400 registered participants will get a free Run Against Hunger race shirt.
Participants can pick up their race packets Friday, Nov. 9, from noon to 7 p.m. at Scranton Running Co., 3 W. Olive St., or before the race on Saturday from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.
To register, visit runsignup.com/runagainsthunger.