The Northeastern Detachment of the Marine Corps League will conduct a memorial service for Cpl. Michael T. Schuemaker, a Jessup native who was killed in action while serving in South Vietnam 50 years ago. The service take place on Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m., at Corporal Schuemaker’s grave at Holy Ghost Cemetery in Jessup, which is located at the top of Hill Street. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion of Jessup will also participate in the ceremony, which is open the general public. For additional information call 570-563-2480.
Papa Bears club
The Blakely Papa Bears club will meet on Tuesday, July 2, at 7 p.m. at Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville. On the agenda: planning for the annual outing, membership drive and final touches on the memorial.
Benefit sandwich sale
The St. Francis Cemetery Association will hold a porketta sandwich sale on Wednesday, July 3, 4 p.m. until sold out, at Wozniak-Pavloski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 284 Main St. in Eynon. To place an order, call 570-677-0085 or 570-383-0936.
Borough-wide yard sale
Archbald Borough will hold its annual borough-wide yard and garage sale on Saturday, July 6, 8 a.m. to noon. Anyone wishing to participate may just set up at their residence on this day. No registration is required. The event includes the Eynon, Sturges and Nebraska sections of town in addition to Archbald.
‘Sherlock Holmes and the White Chapel Murders’
Actors Circle will present “Sherlock Holmes and the White Chapel Murders” at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road in Scranton, Thursday through Sunday, July 11-14. Curtain times are 8 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12; $10 for seniors and $6 for students.
The Carbondale Public Library, 5 N. Main St., will offer a morning (11-11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (3-3:30 p.m.) snack to all children 18 and younger.
The lakes at Lackawanna County’s parks are open. They include Aylesworth Lake in Archbald and Merli-Sarnoski Lake in Carbondale. All of the locations are staffed with lifeguards. The swimming areas are open daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Repairs are being completed on the pool at McDade Park and it is tentatively slated to open on Saturday, June 29. The pool and lakes will remain open through mid-August.For additional information, call 570-963-6764.
Seeking festival participants
William Walker Hose Co. seeks participants for the annual Corn and Clam Slam carnival and parade scheduled in Mayfield for Saturday, July 20. Interested groups or individuals should call 570-282-6059, or email email@example.com for more information.
Hose Co. fund drive
Dickson City businesses and residents are reminded that the Eagle Hose Co. No. 1 fund drive is currently underway. For more information, call the fire station at 570-383-0923.
The Mayfield Lions Club sells brooms at the Mayfield Municipal Building, 739 Penn Ave. (570-876-4391) and at a new location, Tuzze’s Pharmacy, 509 Poplar St. (570-876-0740). The club also collects used eyeglasses at the same locations. Call for more information.
The Mayfield Lions Club envelope drive is underway. Donations may be deposited in the mailbox at the club building at 605 Walnut St. or at the Mayfield municipal building.