Twirlerettes set recital date

Community briefs

Lynnette’s Twirlerettes will hold their annual baton twirling recitals on April 23 at Carbondale Area High School. From left, twirling sisters Kimber Baun, Skye Chambers and Chrissy Baun.

Lynnette’s Twirlerettes will hold their annual baton twirling recitals on April 23 in the auditorium of Carbondale Area High School.

This year’s theme is NEPA Proud, which relates to all things in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Forest City and Lake Ariel Twirler Divisions show will begin at 3 p.m. and the Carbondale Twirler Division show begins at 5:30 p.m. Doors open 45 minutes before each show. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Proceeds benefit St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Call 570-281-9797 or visit for more information.

Rail-trail council hosts celebration

The Rail-Trail Council of NEPA will celebrate the 38-mile trail on April 23.

The Trail Day celebration will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Caboose at the Union Dale Trailhead. Activities include a noon bike ride, a 1 p.m. walk/hike and a 2 p.m. children’s hike and read. Dogs can join in on the fun with a 1:30 p.m. parade. Cable’s will have the grill going, weather permitting, and Jim Carro will perform music.

Pre-register for each event by emailing or calling 570-679-9300.

Reality TV stars to appear at banquet

Two reality TV stars will be headlining a special Youth for Christ banquet in Peckville later this month.

“Duck Dynasty” stars Alan and Lisa Robertson will be headlining the Northeast Pennsylvania Youth For Christ annual adult banquet April 22 from 6-9 pm, at Fiorelli’s Catering, 1501 Main St.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the “Best Beard Contest,” with a prize awarded to the winner.

Dinner and a silent auction are included for $40 per person. Tickets can be purchased by calling 570-343-4323, extension 6 or online at Corporate sponsorships are also available.

For more information, go to

Marywood to host leadership event

Marywood University’s Ninth Annual Community Leadership Celebration will honor a longtime counseling faculty member next month.

Sister Gail Cabral, IHM, Ph.D., C.M.F.C., is a licensed psychologist and a member of Marywood’s psychology/counseling faculty for the past 52 years. She’ll be recognized at the event set for 5:30 p.m. May 5 at the Center for Athletics and Wellness on Marywood’s campus. During the celebration, Sister Gail will receive the University’s Lead On Award, in recognition of her lifelong commitment to education, to service and to the common good.

The Community Leadership Celebration, Marywood’s signature fundraiser, provides special support to Marywood students and honors individuals in the community who exemplify Marywood’s core values in leadership and service to others. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the President’s Innovation Fund, which supports Marywood students through initiatives that enhance the academic experience in the IHM tradition.

Tickets and event sponsorships are available now. Visit or call 570-348-6238 for more details.

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