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NOV. 2 Pasta dinner: The annual Nadine Cenci Marchegiani Foundation Pasta Dinner will be Saturday, Nov. 2 at Cafe Soriano, 523 Main St., Peckville. Eat in or take out. Dinners are $12 per ticket. Porketta sandwiches will be available for $3.50 and basket raffles and baked goods will be available. For eat-in reservations call 570-383-5425. For tickets call Ken at 570-499-1794. All proceeds benefit the NCM Foundation.

Fall festival: First Presbyterian Church, 76 Salem Ave., Carbondale, will host Fall Festival on Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include baked goods, lunch, coffee, handmade goods for sale and more.

Roast beef dinner: Saturday, Nov. 2, hosted by Kingsbury Lodge #466 F. & A.M., 410 Delaware Ave., Olyphant. Takeout only is available from 4-6:30 p.m. Adults: $10, children 12 or younger: $6. For tickets call John 570-383-1437 or 570-906-5360 or at the door.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 Nov. 23. Designer purse bingo: Sunday, Nov. 3, 1-5 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.

Porketta sandwich sale: VFW Auxiliary Shopa Davey Post 6082 will host a porketta sandwich sale Nov. 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at the post home, 123 Electric St., Peckville. Sandwiches are $3 each. To pre order call Linda at 570-650-3990. Walk-ins are welcome.

NOV. 5 Chicken-n-biscuit dinner: Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street, Clifford will host a chicken-n-biscuit or ham dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4-6 p.m. Takeout or dine. Donation is $9.95 and includes dinner, drink and dessert.

Hoagie and soup sale: Tuesday, Nov. 5 at William Walker Hose Company, 803 Penn Ave., Mayfield. The fire company will host an Election Day Hoagie and Soup Sale. Porketta and Italian hoagies will be available for $5. Chicken noodle soup will also be available for $4. Advance orders can be placed by calling 570-282-6059. Day of sale orders are welcome from 7 a.m., while supplies last.

Lackawanna Astronomical Society meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Keystone College’s Thomas G. Cupillari Observatory, Hack Road, in Fleetville. The public is welcome to attend. Activities include telescope observation of planets, deep sky objects and the Moon (weather permitting), programs and pictures presented by LAS members and astrophotography. Coffee and cookies will be served. For more information visit lackawannaastronomicalsociety.org or email John@lackawannaastronomicalsociety.org.

NOV. 7 Milton Hershey School event: Thursday, Nov. 7. 6 p.m. Nikki’s at the Ben Mar, 89 North Main St., Carbondale. Milton Hershey School welcomes prospective students and families for a free informational event with MHS admissions counselors. For more information, call 1-800-322-3248, or register online at mhskids.org.

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 11 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.

NOV. 9 Lynnette’s Twirlerettes’ Princess Camp: Saturday, Nov. 9. Trinity Church Hall, 58 River St., Carbondale. 10 a.m. to noon. Learn what it takes to be a princess, learn proper posture, table etiquette, ballroom dancing, play princess games and have a visit with a princess. A snack will be provided. For children ages 3-12. Reservations are $25. For more information, or to book a reservation, call Lynnette Lepre-Van Deusen at 570-281-9797.

Veterans Day service: Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Joe Terry Civic Center, which also serves as the Township Municipal Building, 1038 Montdale Road, Scott Twp. Mike Johnson, operating manager of Camp Freedom will be the guest speaker. The program will also include a performance by the Lakeland High School Band and Chorus and and appearances by local girl scouts and boy scouts. Rev. Michael Kirwin, the Pastor of St. John Vianney Parish will be giving the invocation and closing prayer. Boy Scout Troop 265 will conclude the event with a flag retirement ceremony. Light refreshments will follow.

NOV. 10 Decorating for Christmas: Jessup’s Operation Noel committee will be decorating for the Christmas season on Sunday, Nov. 10. Anyone interested in helping, report to the Heritage Center on Church Street at 8 a.m.

Pig in the Blanket dinner: Shopa-Davey VFW Post 6082 will host a Pig in the Blanket Dinner at the post home, 123 Electric St., Peckville, on Sunday, Nov. 10. Serving will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until sold out. Takeouts will be available. Tickets are $11 and available from a member or at the door.

Bus trip: Citizens for a Healthy Jessup will sponsor a bus trip to Wind Creek Bethlehem casino (formerly Sands Casino) Sunday, Nov. 10. The trip will depart at 9:30 a.m. from Jessup Hose Company No. 2 on Hill Street in Jessup. Cost is $35 and includes $20 free play, $5 food voucher and driver tip. Free beverages and snacks will be served and raffles will be offered. For reservations call Angela 570-489-3929. Funds raised will benefit Citizens for a Healthy Jessup.

Taste of the Town: Sunday, Nov. 10 from 2-5 p.m. at the Anthracite Center at NBT, 41 N. Main St., Carbondale. Food and wine tasting from restaurants and establishments up and down the Valley will be available. There will be live music from J. Falbo Acoustic. This all-ages event is a fundraiser for the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased by calling the Chamber office at 570-282-1690 or by clicking the ticket link on the event Facebook page.

 

NOV. 13 Mid Valley class reunion meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Foreign Wars Post 5544, 205 Dolph St., Jessup. All members of the Mid Valley High School Class of 1970 are urged to attend to plan the 50th class reunion. Call 570-780-3095 or 570-945-0137 or e-mail at drut4@msn.com with any questions.

NOV. 16 Holiday vendor craft fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Carbondale PROSPER team is hosting a holiday vendor craft fair. Vendor space is available at $30 for a single space. Vendors must provide a door prize. Vendors keep all profits from their booths. Proceeds from the event will benefit drug and alcohol prevention programs in the Carbondale Area School District. For more information, call Penn State’s extension at 570-963-6842.Roast pork dinner: The Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish, 624 Madison Ave., Jermyn, will hold its annual roast pork dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Parish Center. Cost is $12; tickets for children 12 and younger are $5. Takeouts are from 2-4 p.m.; eat in from 5-6:30 p.m. The meal includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, sauerkraut, rolls and a variety of homemade desserts. A themed basket raffle will be held as well. Tickets may be purchased at the following locations: Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish Rectory (570-876-1061), T&R Service Station in Mayfield and Sterling Pharmacy in Jermyn.

Trivia night: The Eynon-Archbald Lions Club will host a trivia night on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Eynon VFW, Post 7963. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and include four sessions of trivia games, freshly made hoagies, snacks and complimentary drinks. Team tables of eight are suggested. Tickets must be purchased prior to event by calling 570-877-4845.

NOV. 16-17

“Nunsense”: Our Cabaret Productions and The Anthracite Center at NBT, 41 N. Main St., Carbondale, are bringing “Nunsense” back for its triumphant return to Carbondale on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are available starting at $20 at brownpapertickets.com/event/4417903 or by calling 1-800-838-3006. A pre-show reception including drinks and light fare is offered on both days for an additional cost.

NOV. 19 Final drawing and dinner: Captains of St. John’s 300 Club of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, have announced that the final drawing and Dinner for this session of the club will be Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in the church center, 701 Hill St., Mayfield. In order to be eligible for the final drawing, all memberships must be paid in full. All members and a guest are welcome to attend the final drawing and meal. If you are not a member and wish to join the next club session, you may do so by attending and seeing any of the captains who will be on hand that night to purchase tickets. If you cannot attend, you may join the next club by sending your name, address and payment of $25 to St. John’s Rectory, 706 Hill Street, Mayfield, PA 18433. Membership cards will be sent upon receipt of payment. Any questions, please contact St. John’s Rectory at 570-876-0730.

NOV. 23 Free community luncheon: Saturday, Nov. 23, the Stone South Kitchen at Christ Episcopal Church, 700 Delaware St., Forest City, will host a free community luncheon. Servings are noon to 1 p.m. Call the church at 570-785-3425 to confirm the luncheon will be served in case of questionable weather of a sudden church-related event.

NOV. 24 Shopping extravaganza: The Carbondale Chapter of UNICO National will host “All Wrapped Up,” a holiday shopping event on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hotel Anthracite, 25 South Main St., Carbondale. More than 25 vendors will be on hand with a selection of unique items for sale. Spend an afternoon in downtown Carbondale. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or from a member of Carbondale UNICO. This event supports charities in Carbondale.

DEC. 1.

Wreath sale: William Walker Hose Company’s Fresh Holiday Wreath Sale is underway. Wreaths are available, 22x24’ in size, hand-crafted and with a bow, for $25. Outdoor stands for the wreaths are available for an additional $10. All orders must be pre-paid by Nov. 15. Wreaths will be available for pick-up at the WWHC Station, 803 Penn Ave., Mayfield, on Dec. 1 from 2-5 p.m. Order from WWHC members, at the Mayfield Borough Office or call 570-282-6059 and leave a message.DEC. 6

Soup Sale: Friday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 700 Delaware St., Forest City, will host a soup sale. Takeout only. Soup is $5 per pint. Various varieties of soup are available. To reserve your order or for the full menu, call 570-785-3425.

ONGOING

Weekly pierogie sales: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies every Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and every Sunday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $6.50 per dozen. For more information, call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591.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 Friday: At the Carbondale Public Library, 5 N. Main St., Carbondale, will be all-day showings of scary movies. Oct. 18 featured Abbott & Costello Meet the Monsters and Oct. 25 features Classic Monster Mania.

Leaf collection: Archbald Borough will begin fall leaf collection by vacuum truck on Nov. 4, for two consecutive weeks begin fall. Rake leaves to the curbside by 7 a.m. on the morning of collection. No bags permitted. Your recycling day determines the day of collection as follows:

Wednesday recycling – have leaves curbside on Monday;

Thursday recycling – have leaves curbside on Wednesday;

Friday recycling – have leaves curbside on Friday.

Yard waste collection in biodegradable bags will cease during leaf vacuuming and will be only collected one additional time during the week of Dec. 2 on your recycling day and then cease until spring 2020. The last day to request branch chipping was Friday, Oct. 18. Ashes will be picked up every Tuesday beginning Nov. 12.

Contact The Valley Advantage: advantage@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9185