Yes, it’s only Halloween, too early to think about Christmas — or is it?
Before you know it, the snow will fly and the time will approach and that hard-to-buy-for person on your list will still not be taken care of.
But, every year in early November, the parishioners at St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Mayfield have the solution: the annual Christmas Bazaar.
The three-day day event will be held Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John’s Center, 703 Hill St.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5544, 205 Dolph St. in Jessup will hold a Halloween party Friday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m. to midnight. Entertainment by Music Box Productions. Prizes awarded for costumes.
The Sons of the American Legion at Ambrose Revels American Legion Post No. 328, 426 Main St. in Archbald, will hold turkey raffle Sunday, Nov. 2. There will be prizes, basket raffles and a free buffet. Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. Call 570-575-5770.
Pierogie Sale: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Sundays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price is $6 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information.
Crossing Guard Wanted: Archbald Borough is seeking a school crossing guard for the intersection of Salem Road and Goes Hill in Archbald, 7-7:45 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. weekdays. A background check will be required. Call 570-876-1800 for more information.
The Valley View Softball Booster Club will meet Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Valley View High School Library, 1 Columbus Drive, Archbald. All are welcome to attend.
American Legion Post No. 665, 901 Main St. in Dickson City, is participating in a $1,000 scholarship program. Call 570-489-4303 for more information.
YMCA Before- and After-Care
The Throop Civic Center is taking registrations for its upcoming basketball programs. Children in kindergarten through grade five are eligible. Call 570-383-7906 for more information.
At the Dickson City Civic Center, 935 Albert St.:
• Betsy’s Boot Camp: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
• Zumba: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30-8:20 p.m. and Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.
The wining costumes at the Mayfield Lions Halloween Parade were, from left, front row: Mikayla Smith, “Zombie Girl” (second place), Alivia Schiavone, “The Sweet Old Lady” (first place); and Patricia Alice Bowan, “Little Princess Leia” (with her mother Jackie Bowan, third place).
In back is event chairman George Pittsman.
Olyphant celebrated Halloween with the second annual “Trunk or Treat,” sponsored by the Olyphant Crime Watch. Held at the Fern Hill Park on East Grant Street, more than 400 children and adults attended the free event. More than 20 cars with decorated trunks took part.
The first-place winner in the “best-decorated Halloween trunk” category was April Comonie of Olyphant.
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