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Flu Shots

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County will host a community flu shot clinic Friday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VNA’s office, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant. The flu vaccine will be administered to any individual 18 years of age or older who wishes to receive it. For those participants who have Medicare, Aetna, Geisinger Gold, Blue Cross First Priority Health, First Priority Life or Blue Cross Traditional, there will be no out-of-pocket expense. For those individuals who do not have health insurance, the vaccine will be available for a fee of $25. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call 570-383-5180 to register or for additional information.

Library Events

Coming up at the Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville:

The Teen Anime Club will hold a craft and bake sale Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the club.

A special holiday program for families of children with special needs Saturday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. Take an imaginary journey on the Library Polar Express, featuring crafts, games, songs and, of course, Santa Claus! Wear your PJs and bring your camera! Call 570-489-1765 to register so we can plan a surprise for every child.

Area children are invited to take an imaginary ride on the Library Polar Express, Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.. Wear your PJ’s and bring your camera. Santa Claus will visit. Registration is required as space is limited. Please stop in at the library to register.

The library is also holding a “New to You” gently used jewelry and holiday item sale which is now going on and will continue as long as supplies last.

Musical Showcase

The Marywood Players at Marywood University, will present “Broadway Through the Decades” Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts on Marywood University’s campus. Prices are $5; $2 with a Marywood I.D.

Christmas Party

Knights of Columbus Councils from Carbondale, Forest City and Jermyn will sponsor a Christmas Party Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Heart Lake Lodge, 1298 Heart Lake Road, Scott Township. Cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m. followed by a prime rib buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 570-282-2592 for more information or reservations. The deadline to purchase tickets is Saturday, Dec. 7.

SAL Meeting

Sons of the American Legion Squadron No. 665 will meet Sunday Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 665, 901 Main St., Dickson City. Members have until Tuesday, Dec. 31, to pay for 2014 dues, which are $10. New members are welcome to join. Commander John Roberts will preside.

Bookmobile in Mayfield

The Lackawanna County Library Bookmobile will be at the Mayfield Borough Municipal Building, 739 Penn Ave., Monday, Dec. 9, 11:15 a.m. to noon. Residents can check out books, CDs, audio books, videos and other items and return them when the bookmobile returns in four weeks. Call 876-4391 for more information.

Goodwill Store Opening

The site of the former Zazzera’s grocery store, 70 N. Church St. in Carbondale, will soon be the home of a Goodwill Industries of Northeastern PA store. The grand opening is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9, with a ribbon cutting at noon. The store will offer a variety of merchandise including clothing, books, toys, music and housewares. A donation drop off area is also available to accept any of your gently used clothing and wares. The store will operate Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.

Auxiliary Meetings

The ladies auxiliary at Wozniak-Pavloski Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 272 Main St. in Eynon, will meet Monday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 pm. and will have a special and important meeting Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 pm. All members are encouraged to attend.

Hose Co Meeting

Whitmore Hose Co., 303 Depew Ave., Mayfield will meet Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. Tom Rosemergy will preside.

Hose Co. Meeting

Mayfield Hose Co., will meet Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. at the company headquarters, 900 Maple St.. Ambrose Saniski will preside.

Craft Fair and Bake Sale

The Gina Tomassoni School of Dance, 280 Main St. in Eynon, will hold a holiday craft fair and bake sale Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15, 1-4 p.m. at the studio. Admission is $1; students and children will be admitted free.

Interested vendors can rent a spot for one day for $25 or two spaces for one day for $40, or one space for both days at $35 or two spaces for both days at $50. Vendors are encouraged to bring their own tables, however, tables can be rented for an additional fee of $5 each. Vendor placement will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Call 570-876-3437 for more information.

‘Our Christmas Cabaret’

John Baldino and Erin Canedy will star in “Our Christmas Cabaret” Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the theater at Trinity Church, 58 River St. in Carbondale. Tickets are $11 in advance; $13 at the door. Visit or call (800) 838-3006 for tickets.

Gospel Concert

Mount Bethel Baptist Church, 1341 Layton Road in Scott Township, will hold a Christmas Gospel concert featuring the Sparks Gospel Singers Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. Refreshments will follow. A free will offering will be taken.

Caroling at the Plaza

The annual Christmas caroling event at High School Plaza, Laurel Street and Salem Road, Archbald, will be held Sunday, Dec. 15, 5-8 p.m. Admission is free. There will be horse-drawn sleigh rides. Santa will arrive aboard the Fire Truck at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Parenting Class

The Incredible Years Parent-Child Program will be taught Tuesdays for 14 weeks, 9-11:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 21 at the Former Marian Community Hospital. Carbondale-area parents, grandparents and other caregivers are invited to attend this parenting skills series. Hot breakfast, childcare and transportation is included. Registration is required; the fee is $10. Call 570-348-6484 for more information.