1. National Public Lands Day and Ice Cream Social
Grey Towers Heritage Association and the U.S. Forest Service will mark Community Appreciation Day and National Public Lands Day with a special event at Grey Towers National Historic Site, 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford.
Taking place rain or shine Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the day will feature
self-guided mansion tours, music, children’s programs and more. A food drive will collect
non-perishable items. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and chairs for the lawn.
All activities are free. For more information, call 570-296-9630.
2. Taste of the Abingtons
Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ annual fundraiser returns for its 14th year on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Running from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ramada, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, the event will feature food and wine tastings, music, entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets cost $25, and proceeds benefit many community projects. For tickets, contact any Rotarian. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.
3. Chalkfest and Hydromania
Help break the world record for the longest chalk drawing Saturday, Sept. 29, at the River Common, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre.
Chalkfest and Hydromania is free and will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All ages are welcome and can enjoy activities such as environmental education exhibits and a live mammal show at 11:30 a.m. Food trucks also will be on site.
A food drive will collect non-perishable food items for Weinberg Food Bank, and a voter registration drive also will take place.
For more information, visit riverfrontparks.org.
4. Scranton Latin Festival
All are welcome to this multi-cultural celebration on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30.
Taking place on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, the Scranton Latin Festival will feature music, food, a live DJ abd cultural performances. Featuring an anti-violence and anti-drug theme, the event aims to bring awareness to lives lost to violence and drugs and to people fighting addiction. Among those schedule to appear is Frank Little Bear, founder of the Red Visions Dance Troupe and Native American educator, who will present an interactive program on Native American heritage through dance, music, stories, art and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
5. Devon Allman Project
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Devon Allman, son of the late Gregg Allman, will perform Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. at
F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. Allman will play alongside an ensemble that includes percussionists John Lum and R. Scott Bryan, bassist Justin Corgan, guitarist Jackson Stokes and organist Nicholas David.
Special guest Duane Betts, son of founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts, also will join the show.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25, $29 and $39, plus fees, and can be purchased at the box office, by calling
570-826-1100 and at ticketmaster.com.