The Red Door Cafe will host a free lunch at Peckville United Methodist Church, 723 N. Main St., on Saturday, April 22, noon to 1 p.m. Brunch will be served by a Girl Scout troop. All are welcome.
Boy Scout Troop 322’s annual pasta dinner will be held on Saturday, April 22, 5-7 p.m. (takeout 3:30-4:30 p.m.) at the Eagle Hose Co., 1 Eagle Lane in Dickson City. Meal includes pasta, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. For tickets or more information, call 570-489-5059 or 570-650-5028.
Coal Miners Statue Meeting
A meeting will be held on Monday April 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville, concerning the plans to erect the monument in Blakely Borough Park. Everyone is welcome.
The Throop Neighborhood Watch will meet Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Throop Civic Center. Residents are encouraged to attend.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River St. in Carbondale, will hold an Italian dinner on Friday, April 28, noon to 6 p.m. Meal includes: chicken parmesan, fettuccini alfredo, meatballs, bread, cake and beverages. Tickets are $12. To place an order, call 570-282-3620.
Covenant Reformed Church, 47 S. Church St. in Carbondale, will hold its spring open closet on Saturday, April 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Open Closet features a wide selection of men’s, women’s and children’s clothes and other household items, all free of charge. Call 570-282-6400 or email email@example.com for more information.
Stormwater/Rain Barrel Workshop
The Lackawanna River Conservation Association (LRCA) will hold a saving stormwater/rain barrel workshop on Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elm Street Park, 261 Elm St. in Dickson City. Limit is 20. Reservations are on a first-prepay-first-served basis. Call 570-347-6311 for more information.
SS. James-George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave. in Jermyn, will hold a free community luncheon on Saturday April 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 570-876-1415.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River St. in Carbondale, will hold a free community luncheon on Saturday, April 29, noon to 1 p.m. (Takeouts will be available 1-1:15 p.m.) Everyone is welcome.
Peckville United Methodist Church, 723 N. Main St. will hold a takeout-only, drive-through roast beef dinner on Saturday, April 29, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door, if available. Call 570-489-6093 for tickets or 570-383-1035 on the day of the dinner.
Night at the Races
Eureka Hose Co. No. 4, 717 E. Grant St. in Olyphant, along with the Mid-Valley Youth Soccer organization, will sponsor a night at the races on Saturday, April 29, at the fire station. Doors open 5:30 p.m. First horse race will be at 7 p.m. $15 ticket includes buffet and refreshments. Seating is limited. Adults only. There will also be asket raffles. Tickets are available from members or by calling 570-383-1406.
The Eynon-Archbald Lions Club will hold a trivia night on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Wozniak-Pavloski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 284 Main St. in Eynon. Refreshments and light fare will be available. Tickets are $20.
Pet Photo Contest
The Friends of the Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, are hosting a pet photo contest to raise funds for the library. Pet photos will be accepted at the library through Saturday, April 29, and public voting will take place from May 2-20. Three winners with the most votes will receive a PetSmart gift card ($25 first, $15 second, $10 third). Photos may be entered for $5 each or 3 photos for $10, and only one photo may be entered of each pet. No people may be visible in the photos. Photos must be 5-by-7-inches and matted. Tickets to vote will be sold 4 for $1 at the library. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-766-9134.
A benefit dinner will held on Sunday, April 30, 1-4 p.m. at Happy Valley Sports Bar, 516 Storrs St. in Dickson City, for the Hudzik family of Archbald, who were displaced after a structure fire at their home in March. All proceeds will be given to the Hudzik family. Tickets are $10. There will be food, music, basket raffles and a 50/50. For tickets, call 570-499-2953 or 570-840-2227.
Jessup Democratic Organization will sponsor a takeout-only chicken parmesan/pasta dinner on Sunday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Caverna Restaurant, 602 Church St. in Jessup. Tickets can be purchased at the Caverna , from any committee member or by calling 570-383-2695. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
There will be a meeting for the 45th anniversary reunion of the Valley View Class of 1972 on Wednesday, May 3, at Kenny’s Pub, 153 Spruce St. in Archbald at 6:30 p.m. All class members are urged to attend. Call Pat Munley 570-876-5539.
Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082 will hold a ziti pasta sausage and meatball dinner at the post home, 123 Electric St. in Peckville on Sunday, May 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until sold out. Tickets are $10 from a member or at the door. Take outs will be available.
Browndale Fire Co. No. 1 invites local vendors to exhibit at the third annual Cruzin’ 2 Browndale Car Show benefiting the fire company to be held on Saturday, June 3, at the Browndale Fire Co. grounds, 620 Marion St. Crafters, vendors and swap meet applicants will be accepted. Space is limited. Visit Facebook/Cruzin’ 2 Browndale or email email@example.com or call 570-785-5300.
Tax Help Offered
Genevieve Lupini, Jessup tax collector, will be available to assist any qualifying senior citizen with their 2016 state property tax/rent rebate. The deadline to file is June 30. Call for qualifications and eligibility guidelines. Call 570-383-1217 for appointments.