The warmer weather is here, but do your kids even know it? It may be time to pry the video game controller out of their little hands and get them moving.
One place to do that this weekend is the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St. in Dunmore, which will hold Healthy Kids Day Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the community.
The goal is to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active, creating habits that they continue all summer long. The event features activities such as a kids’ fun run at 9:30 a.m., extreme laser tag, a zip line, a petting zoo, face painting, train rides, a health fair, entertainment and more.
Scott Township Hose Co., 1027 Montdale Road, will host an all-Coach purse bingo Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.). Call 570-540-5000 for tickets.
The Saint Ubaldo Society will hold Hospitality Night 2016 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the return of La Festa Dei Ceri in Jessup, Sunday, May 1, beginning at 5 p.m. The event will honor all ceraioli and participants who were instrumental in the festival’s return. The event will begin with a procession with the ceri throughout Jessup. Anyone who would like to carry should meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Society Cultural Center.
Clean-Up Day in Archbald: Saturday, April 30, has been designated “Clean-Up Day in Archbald Borough.” The day is being held in conjunction with the Great American Clean-Up of Pennsylvania, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. Volunteers from the Eynon-Archbald Lions Club will pick up litter on Kennedy Drive and Route 6. The Valley View Football volunteers will be on the Main Streets of the borough. Residents are requested to clear garbage and unsightly areas of their properties and neighborhood surroundings. Call 570-498-9398 for more information.
Lynnette’s Twirlerettes will hold its annual fundraising golf tournament Saturday, May 28, at 9 a.m. at Skyline Golf Course. Captain-and-crew format. To register a team, call 570-281-9797.
Kids Golf Clinic
NEPA Junior Golf will hold its summer clinic for kids ages 5-18 on Thursday mornings at Lakeland Golf Club in Fleetville or Friday mornings at Fern Hall in Clifford. The Clinic runs from June 16 through Aug. 19 at a cost of $76 per child. For more information or to register, visit nepajuniorgolf.weebly.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Lackawanna Valley Trout Unlimited, through a grant from Giant Markets, donated a park bench to the Borough of Jessup, for the riverfront at Sarah Bratty Park.
From left: Gary Puhalla of Giant Markets; Adam Nidoh, president of Lackawanna Valley Trout Unlimited; and state Rep. Frank Farina.
For the second year in a row, the Eynon-Archbald Lions Club donated $15,000 to Leaderdogs for the Blind from the proceeds of the Snowflake Gala.
Recently the club recognized the dedication and commitment of the event’s corporate sponsors by presenting them with Tribute Plaques.
From left, front row: Sue Colborn and Joanne Pezzuti representing Fidelity Bank, Crystal Vladika and Andrea