Monday is Memorial Day, and up and down the Lackawanna Valley veterans groups and public officials will lead parades and services in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation. The events include:Saturday, May 23 • A veterans memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Scott Township Municipal Building, 1038 Montdale Road. Boy Scout Troop No. 265, Rev. Michael Kirwin of St. John Vianney Parish, members of the Lakeland High School Band, Sea Scouts and several individuals with interesting scouting and military backgrounds will participate in the service. The Boy Scouts will also conduct a flag-retirement ceremony as part of the service. Light refreshments will follow. Call 570-587-3120 for more information.
New Ball Field to Be Dedicated
Peckville Assembly of God church will host a dinner with baseball legends Darryl Strawberry and Roy White Saturday, May 23, at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Pioneer Plaza Hotel, 25 S. Main St. in Carbondale. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by calling 570-489-4961. The evening will include a sports memorabilia silent auction and live interview/question-and-answers session with the guests of honor.
Pierogie Sales: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave. in Olyphant sells frozen pierogies Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Sundays 10:30-11:30 a.m. The price is $6.50 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information.
Church Food Sales:
• Parishioners of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Mayfield will have a pierogie sale Friday, May 22, noon to 4 p.m. at St. John’s Center, 703 Hill St. Fried and frozen (raw) pierogies will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis for $7 per dozen. Business establishment orders will be delivered upon request. Orders may be faxed to 570-876-2534.
• Jessica Zaleski of Jermyn was among 498 students who received degrees at Lebanon Valley College’s recent commencement. Zaleski received a bachelor of science in psychology. Zaleski is a graduate of Lakeland High School.
• Michael Chaput of Dickson City was among 257 students who graduated at Lycoming College’s recent commencement. Chaput received a bachelor of arts in criminal justice.
Lynnette’s Twirlerettes will hold their annual fundraising golf tournament on Saturday, May 23, at Skyline Golf Course. Teams of single-sex or mixed teams may register. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. and uses captain-and-crew format. To register a team, call 570-281-9797.
Seeking Softball Teammates
A local fast-pitch travel softball team is seeking additional players to complete its roster. The team will be attending several college showcases this summer. For more information, call 570-241-7030 or 570-351-5187.
All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturdays 4 p.m., confessions one half hour before services (one hour before during Great Lent and Advent). Divine Liturgy, Sunday and Feast Days, 9:30 a.m. Great Vespers, evenings of Feast Days, 6:30 p.m. Rev. Paul Schellbach is pastor. 570-489-0942.
Blakely Baptist, 201 Main St., Blakely. Sunday service 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m.; prayer and study Thursdays 7 p.m. Rev. William Duke is pastor. 570-489-7423.
The Carmel Ardito School of Dance will present “The Young Dancer” Friday, May 29, at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. in Scranton. The performance is made up of the Junior Company, presenting a rendition of “Play Time.” The show will begin at 7 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door, at the studio or from participating dance members. Call 570-689-4565 for more information.