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OCT. 4

Leadership Lackawanna fundraiser: Leadership Lackawanna will host Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos fundraiser, Friday, Oct. 4, at the Wildcat Saloon, 247 Wildcat Road, Olyphant. The fundraiser will start at 7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $20 and available at or $25 at the door and all tickets include a complimentary drink. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

OCT. 5 5K run/walk: The PROmoting School – community – university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) teams in partnership with Lackawanna Heritage Valley will host the Kristy Ryczak Memorial 5K Run/Fun Walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Olive Street Trailhead on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, Scranton. The event is in memory of Kristy Ryczak, former Carbondale PROSPER team member and PROSPER 5K committee member. Proceeds from the event will be used for PROSPER evidence-based drug and alcohol prevention programs in the Carbondale Area and Riverside School Districts. The cost to participate $25. For children 16 years and under, the fee is $15. Awards will be presented. Registration is available online at Additional registration forms can be obtained by calling Penn State Extension at 570-963-6842.

Great Pennsylvania Clean Up: The Eynon-Archbald Lions Club will be collecting trash along its two-mile “Adopt-a-Highway” route on Saturday, Oct. 5. Club members, Leo’s Club, Cub Scouts and interested residents are asked to gather at the Archbald Borough building to pick up needed supplies at 8:45 a.m. The Archbald Community Ambulance and the Eynon Fire Company will provide a safe escort. Call 570-877-4845 for further information.

Bazaar and flea market: First United Methodist Church, 20 North Church St., Carbondale, will host its annual bazaar, flea market and chicken barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Chili-fest: The annual Fall Chili-fest will be held at the Community Bible Church Ministry Center, 1700 Heart Lake Road (SR107), on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All sorts of chili will be available. The Skylands’ Dulcimer String Band will provide music. For more information call pastor Jay Best at 570-604-1455 or visit

Roast pork dinner: Christ Episcopal Church on the corner of Delaware and Dundaff streets, in Forest City, will host a roast pork dinner on Saturday, Oct. 5. Takeout is available from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Family-style dinner is 5-7 p.m. Donation is $12, benefits the good works of the church. For advance tickets, call 570-785-3425 and leave a message.

Borough shredding: Throop Borough shredding event will take place Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the municipal parking lot, 436 Sanderson St., Throop.

Chicken barbecue: St. Adalbert’s Polish National Catholic Church, 515 Mart St., Dickson City, will host a chicken barbecue Saturday, Oct. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. Donation $10.

OCT. 6

Car show: Mayfield Hose Co. No. 1, 900 Maple St., Mayfield, will hold a car show on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is $10 per car and trophies will be awarded. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information contact Joe at 570-840-0918.

All-you-can-eat breakfast: Throop Hose Co. No. 1, 512 Center St., Throop, will host its annual all-you-can-eat egg, pancake and sausage breakfast Sunday, Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $8; $3 for children 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased from any member or by calling Dave Benson at 570-383-1019 or Ralph Obelinas, chairman, at 570-489-9782.

Turkey dinner: St. John Vianney Parish of Montdale and Royal will host its annual Harvest Festival turkey dinner on Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 704 Montdale Road, in Montdale. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the door and include a turkey dinner. Take-outs are available. The Harvest Festival will also feature a 50/50 cash raffle, free hay ride (weather permitting), as well as several booths with chances to win wreaths and wall hangings or gift certificates for various local restaurants. As always, the baskets and homemade baked goods stands will be available as well.

Monthly meeting: The Northeastern Detachment Marine Corps League’s monthly meeting and election of officers will be Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Detachment on Alder Street in Scranton.

OCT. 8.

Debt relief: Tom McCormick of Credit Management of NEPA will host a debt relief workshop at the Carbondale Public Library, 5 N. Main St., Carbondale on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.

OCT. 9

Fall fundraiser trip: Visitation of the BVM Church will host a bus trip Wednesday, Oct. 9, to Woodloch Pines for dinner and a show. Cost of $70 per person includes bus, family-style dinner, show and tip. Bus leaves Visitation of the BVM Church, 619 Dundaff St., Dickson City, at 4:15 p.m. Stop in or mail your payment to the parish office at 1090 Carmalt St., Dickson City, Pa 18519. Call 570-489-2091 for more information.

OCT. 10

Local author book talk: Irandukht “Iran” Fahmy will be at Valley Community Library, 739 River St., Peckville, at 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 to discuss her book, “A Checkerboard of Nights and Days: A Memoir of My Cultural Journey.” Fahmy will discuss her experiences moving to America from the country of Iran in the late 1950s. No registration is required for this free event. For more information, call the library at 570-489-1765, or

Blood drive: The Valley Blood Council is sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 10 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Throop Civic Center, 500 Sanderson St., Throop. Walk ins welcome.

OCT. 12

Caturday: Valley Community Library’s, 739 River St., Peckville, Caturday, a kitty-themed story time will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Afterwards, from 2-4 p.m. Friends with Paws Pet Rescue will be at the Valley Community Library with cats that are available for adoption. Attendees can also make a DIY cat wand to take home for their own pet, or to donate to the shelter. No registration is required for this free, all-ages event.

Designer purse bingo: The Queen City Hose Co. No. 8 will host designer purse bingo Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Scott Township Fire Hall in Montdale. Find “Queen City Engine 26 Designer Bag Bingo” Facebook page for more information. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Tickets include 16 games and door prize entry and are $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door. There will be four additional special purse games, a 50/50 cash and purse game. Food will be available and there will be a basket raffle. There will be a free bus from Olyphant to the bingo and back. Seating will be offered on a paid ticket, first-come basis. If there is substantial demand, an additional bus may be added. For additional details or to purchase tickets call 570-510-4060.Welsh cookie sale: Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Lincoln St., Dickson City will hold a Welsh cookie sale on Saturday, Oct. 12. Pick up by 1 p.m. The deadline for orders is Sunday, Oct. 6. The cost is $5 per dozen. Call 570-383-4868 or 570-489-8735 to order.

Class reunion: Jessup High School Class of 1954 will have its 65th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Al Mia Amore Restaurant, 280 Main St., Dickson City from 6-10 p.m.

OCT. 13

Chicken barbecue: Whitmore Hose Co., 305 Depew Ave., Mayfield, will host a chicken barbecue Sunday, Oct. 13 from noon until sold out. Tickets are available at the Mayfield Municipal Building or from any company member. Eat in, take out or free home delivery within three miles. For home delivery call 570-876-3776

S’more party: Peckville United Methodist Church will host a s’more party in its parking lot, 732 Main St. on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 5-6:30 p.m. The event will benefit the Bread Basket of NEPA. Bring non-perishable items or a donation. Come enjoy music and fellowship.

Historical Society meeting: The Forest City Area Historical Society (FCAHS) will be meeting on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. at the society’s headquarters at the corner of Dundaff and Main streets, Forest City. The FCAHS is now accepting applications for 2020 membership and membership renewals for 2019. The FCAHS has a 501(c)(3) non-profit status. The FCAHS encompasses the following communities: Browndale, Forest City, Richmondale and Vandling. Contact Juliann at 570-499-4908 or for more information on memberships. New members are always welcome.

OCT. 15

The Forest City Area Historical Society (FCAHS) will meet Sunday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m. at the society’s headquarters at the corner of Dundaff and Main streets, Forest City. The FCAHS is now accepting applications for 2020 membership and membership renewals for 2019.

Garden club meeting: The Mountain View Garden Club will host its annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6:45 p.m. at the Clifford Twp. Fire Co., Route 106/Main Street in Clifford.

OCT. 16

Church dinner: Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street, Clifford, will host a chicken-n-biscuit or ham dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 4-6 p.m. Take out or eat in. Donation is $9.95, which includes dinner, drink and dessert.

Reunion planning: Graduates of Mid Valley High School, Class of 1971 will meet Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at Happy Valley Sports Bar, 516 Storrs St., Dickson City, to plan its 50-year reunion. All classmates are encouraged to attend.

Dickson City Neighborhood Watch meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. at the Borough Building. The guest speaker for the evening will be Patrick J Tigue, partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau. Topics discussed will be the importance of census response, privacy of census data and ways to increase the census response rate. All Mid Valley residents are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

OCT. 18

Looking for employers: Greater Carbondale YMCA, 27 North Main St., Carbondale, is seeking employers to participate in its job fair Tuesday, Oct. 18. Businesses interested in participating should contact the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce at 570-282-1690.

Senior fair: State Rep. Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna, will host a free senior fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Throop Community Center, 500 Sanderson St. Mullins and his staff will be available to answer questions and provide information on a wide array of government-related initiatives and programs. In addition to the government and exhibitor information, the Senior Fair will feature vision, hearing and blood pressure screenings. Flu shots will also be available with an insurance card. Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided For more information cal Mullin’s district office at 570-383-9795.

OCT. 19

Class of 1969 celebration: The Throop High School Alumni Association will honor the 1969 graduating class on its 50th anniversary Saturday, Oct. 19 at Fiorelli Catering. 1501 Main St., Peckville. The Alumni Association, which beagan in 1986, will also celebrate it’s final reunion at the time. Anyone who attended Throop High School is welcome to attend. Reservations will close Friday, Oct. 11. Call Betty at 570-489-4146 for more information.

Rummage sale: SS Cyril’s and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church will host a rummage sale with refreshments and a 50/50 raffle, Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school gym, 133 River St. Olyphant.

Porketta sandwich sale: Olyphant Hose Co. No. 2, Rear 113 Willow Ave., Olyphant will host a porketta sandwich sale Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $6 and include two large porketta sandwiches. Takeout only. Tickets can be purchased before the sale by calling 570-489-3473. Walk-ins welcome, but not guaranteed if sold out. All proceeds will benefit the fire department operations.

Community meal: St. James St. George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn, will host a community meal on Oct. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church.

Ethnic food sale: St. John’s Orthodox Church in Dundaff (off Route 247) is having an ethnic food sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, along with a flea market, farmer’s market and Orthodox auction. The sale will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. GPS address is 378 Lyon St., Clifford Township 18421. For further information call 570-222-3293 or 570-585-8940.

OCT. 20

Ladies in Pink: The 13th annual Michele Wilcha-Zini Ladies in Pink Party will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 2-5 p.m. at Fiorelli Catering, 1501 Main St., Peckville. This year guests for the ladies-only event are asked to wear their favorite pink sports attire. There will be a competition for MVP (Most Valuable Pink) Lady with prizes awarded to the winners. There will be raffles, gift baskets, a silent auction, vendors, entertainment, dancing and a cash bar. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds benefit local women with breast cancer, families battling cancer and are used to finance two scholarships for Valley View High School graduating seniors. If you know a local woman who is currently under treatment for breast cancer and would like to nominate her as a recipient, you can email a brief history of her situation to: Tickets for the event can be purchased by contacting any committee member including Wendy Mitchko 570-650-0617 or Linda Canevari 570-383-2031. Cutoff for ticket sales and nominations is Oct. 12. Donations can be made through Paypal, at or mailed to Ladies in Pink, 131 Basalyga St. Jessup, PA 18434.

OCT. 23-24 Fall book sale: The Valley Community Library’s Annual Fall Book Sale will take place Oct. 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be hundreds of books and other items available for purchase and it will take place in the Gino Merli Room at the library.

OCT. 26

Medication Take-Back Event: Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blakely Borough Police Department. Bring in unused or expired medications for proper disposal. No needles or open liquid-medication will be accepted. For more information, call 570-963-6820 ext. 1514.

Pigs in the blanket dinner: Eureka Hose Co. No. 4, Olyphant, will sponsor a pigs-in-the-blanket dinner on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the fire station, 717 E. Grant St. Serving 3-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the volunteer organization. Tickets will be available for $10 from members. Mayor John J.Sedlak Jr., company treasurer 570-383-1406, is in charge of the dinner.

Roast beef dinner: Peckville United Methodist Church, 732 Main St., will host a roast beef dinner on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 3-5 p.m. Take out only. Enter from Main Street. Tickets $12. Call 489-6093 or 489-8042 by Thursday October 17. Limited tickets at door, if available.

Roast beef dinner: St. James St. George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn, will host its Famously Delicious Roast Beef dinner, Oct. 26 at the church. Takeout will begin at 2 p.m. Dine in is 4-7 p.m. Donation is $12 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased from any member or at the door. For more information, call 570-876-4896.

Halloween party: Blakely Borough will sponsor it’s annual Children’s Halloween Parade and Party on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Blakely Hose Company, 315 Second St. Blakely. There will be refreshments and children will receive a Halloween treat bag. For more information call 570-383-3340.

OCT. 28

Children’s produce market: The Children’s produce market will be at the Lakeland Area School District, 1355 Lakeland Drive, Scott Twp., on Monday, Oct. 28 from 3-5:30 p.m. Use the main entrance. Food items must be picked up that day. Bring your own reusable bag. Registration is required by Oct. 21. Call the school district, 570-254-9485, for registration details.

OCT. 30 Food pantry: St. James St. George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn, will host its monthly food pantry at the church from 11 a.m. to noon on Oct. 30.

NOV. 3

Vendor fair: The fourth annual “Up the Eynon Marketplace” will take place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Valley View High School, 1 Columbus Ave., Archbald. The event is sponsored by the Eynon Christmas Light Committee and will include crafters, vendors and food vendors. Proceeds benefit Archbald Borough’s Annual Children’s Christmas Party which is Nov. 23.

Designer purse bingo: Sunday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Designer purse bingo will be held at St. Michael’s Center, 403 Delaware St., Jermyn. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with games beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $25; includes 20 games. Proceeds will benefit the Christopher P. Lewis Memorial Fund for drug and alcohol awareness. Tickets are limited. For more information, contact Gina at 570-362-4091 or Laurie at 570-313-7167.

NOV. 8-10

Christmas Bazaar: St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar. The three-day event will take place on November 8, 9 and 10 at the Parish Center on Hill Street in Mayfield. Hours Friday and Saturday are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a large menu of homemade ethnic foods, crafters and vendors, St. John’s Gift Shop and more. For more information contact St. John’s Rectory 570-876-0730 or Joan Zaleski 570-254-6882.


Toddler Time: at the Dickson City Civic Center, recommended for those 18 months and older with caregiver. Toddler Time runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $6 for Dickson City residents, $8 for non-residents.

Senior Fitness: at the Dickson City Civic Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. Free for Dickson City residents, $10 per calendar year for non-residents.

Fear Fest Fridays: At the Carbondale Public Library, 5 N. Main St., Carbondale, will be all-day showings of scary movies. Friday, Oct. 4 is Alfred Hitchcock; Oct. 11 is Tim Burton; Oct. 18 is Abbott & Costello Meet the Monsters and Oct. 25 is Classic Monster Mania.