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Sidewalk book sales

The Friends of the Scranton Public Library are holding a book sale on Saturday May 15 at the Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine St., Scranton.

The public can search for fiction, non-fiction, audio books, children’s books, films, and music that are on sale outside the library gates from 10 a.m. Articles cost between $ 25 cents and $ 2, and the proceeds will go to library programs.

Visitors must wear face masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

The rainy date is Saturday May 22nd.

For more information, call 570-348-3000 or

Comedy night

Comedians Lucas Connolly and Luke Thayer will perform during Comedy Night on Friday May 14th at Hotel Anthracite, 25 S. Main St., Carbondale.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. with Connolly. He has performed and received awards at comedy festivals, while Thayer has appeared on the Food Network, All Night with Joey Reynolds on NBC, Trial By Laughter, and other shows.

A four-course meal is served and costs $ 49 plus fees.

Reservations are welcome and can be made by calling 570-536-6020.

First paranormal craft and handicraft fair

Join the Wyoming Valley Ghost Tours for a creepy crafts fair at Forty Fort Cemetery, 20 River St. on Saturday, May 15.

The first paranormal craft and handicraft fair takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features more than 30 vendors, music, food, and tours of the cemetery. Local historical societies will also be represented.

If the weather is bad, the fair will be postponed to Sunday, May 16.

Parking is available on the street and at the Forty Fort soccer field.

For questions by email

Pavement Rave: 12th Planet with Riot Ten

Experience “Pavement Rave: 12th Planet with Riot Ten” on Saturday, May 15, at the Montage Mountain car park, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton.

The gates open at 4 p.m. and the performances start at 6 a.m. The concert for ages 18 and up features performances by 12th Planet with Riot Ten, Jantsen, Swarm and Ruvlo.

Concert-goers can watch the show from a 10-foot by 10-foot pod that can seat up to four people. You should bring water as there are no water stations available.

Tickets range from $ 159 for general admission to $ 299 for the platinum level. All sales are final.

For more information send an email

Mega Prize Bingo and more

Play bingo during Griffin Pond Animal Shelters’ annual fundraiser on Sunday May 16 at Scott Twp. Hose Company, 1027 Montdale Road.

The Mega Prize Bingo and More takes place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and offers 16 games, four specials and a door prize game.

Admission is $ 20 upfront and $ 25 at the door.

For tickets, visit the shelter at 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp. Or The proceeds will go to the animal shelter’s veterinary fund.

Participants must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

For more information, contact Jackie Galvin at 570-586-3700, ext 522, or email