Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River St. in Carbondale will hold a community luncheon on Saturday, May 20, noon to 1 p.m. Eat in or take out. For tickets or for more information, call 570-282-3620.
Armed Forces Day Dinner
The Northeastern Detachment Marine Corps League and Museum, 1340 Alder St. in Scranton will hold an Armed Forces Day pasta dinner on Saturday, May 20, noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. The public is welcome.
A pasta dinner benefiting the family of Jean Martin Murnock will be held on Saturday, May 20, 1-6 p.m. at Wozniak-Pavloski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 284 Main St. in Eynon. Cost is $10 for dinner; eat in or take out. There will be basket raffles, a 50/50, wine-rack raffles and entertainment. Donations will also be accepted at the Eynon branch of the Honesdale National Bank, 200 Betty St. Checks can be made payable to “Jean’s Journey.” Call 570-851-9229 or 570-470-7838.
The Sons of the American Legion Ambrose Revels Post No. 328, in preparation for Memorial Day, will replace grave markers and flags on veterans’ graves on Sunday, May 21. Meet at the post, 426 Main St. in Archbald, at 1 p.m. Volunteers of all ages are always welcome. There will be food and refreshments served afterward.
The members of the Herbert Clark American Legion Post No. 180 in Throop will place new flags on all veterans graves at St. John’s, St. Mary’s and Holy Family Cemeteries on Tuesday, May 23, at 5:30 p.m. starting at St. Mary’s on Sanderson Avenue. In case of rain the cemeteries will be decorated on Thursday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m.
The Throop Neighborhood Watch will meet Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at the Sanderson Street Tavern. Residents are encouraged to attend. “We Support Throop Police” signs can be purchased from the borough building or from Junior’s convenience store.
American Legion Post No. 221 of Carbondale, in conjunction with local Boy Scout troops, will hold a flag retirement ceremony at the post home on Hospital Street in Carbondale on Saturday, May 27, at 11 a.m. If you have old flags you’d like to properly dispose of, drop them off in the collection barrel found at the post.
A free lunch will be served at Peckville United Methodist Church’s Red Door Cafe, 732 Main St., on Saturday, May 27, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch and fellowship are offered on the fourth Saturday each month. Enter by the ground-level door to the downstairs dining hall.
Peckville United Methodist Church, 732 Main St., will hold its “hoagie for missions” sale on Saturday, June 3. To order, call 570-489-6093 or 570-489-8042; the deadline to order is Wednesday, May 31.
Queen City Days
The Queen City Days carnival and picnic, sponsored by Eureka Hose Co. No. 4, will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 1-3, at Rep. Wargo Sports Complex/Fern Hill Park, Adams and Grant streets in Olyphant. Twelve carnival rides, games, food, refreshments and live music will be featured nightly, with fireworks on Saturday evening. Call 570-383-2255 for more information.
Throop Borough Council is looking for five volunteers to form an activities committee. Individuals interested should call the borough building at 570-489-8311.
At a recent post meeting at Raymond Henry American Legion Post No. 327 in Olyphant, the following were elected to serve for 2017-18: Commander J.J. Palermo; Sr. Vice Commander Paul Yakamovich; Junior Vice Commander Vincent Marcoonis; Adjutant/Liasion Officer Bob”Bart” Bartosh; Finance Officer Jeff Hinders; Service Officer Stephan Klem; Chaplin Steven Grassetti; Judge Advocate John Sereditch; Sergeant-at-Arns Steve Gaglio; and Historian Larry Boyarsky.