The Knights of Columbus will hold designer purse bingo on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church in Montdale. Tickets are $25.
The 1967 graduating classes of Olyphant High School and St. Patrick’s High School of Olyphant, will hold a reunion meeting, open to all classmates, on Feb. 21, at the Italian-American Club, Burke Bypass and E. Scott Street in Olyphant, at 6 p.m. Call 570-677-6188 570-563-2480 for more information. The combined reunion will be on July 1, at the pavilion located at Jessup VFW Post. Members of other graduating classes from both schools are also invited to attend.
A Mayfield Crime Watch meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. (a new time) in the Mayfield Borough Building on Penn Avenue. Detective Vince Butkiewicz will be bringing along his partner “Riggs” for a demonstration. Riggs, a Labrador retriever, is the Lackawanna County drug dog who has recently helped the Drug Task Force on many of its successes.
Valley Blood Council of the American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 23, noon to 5 p.m. at Wozniak-Pavloski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 284 Main St. in Eynon. Christ the King Parish is also a sponsor. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds. This drive is in memory of all Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The Archbald High School class of 1967 will meet on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Wildcat Saloon to discuss plans for its 50th class reunion. All classmates are invited to attend.
The Throop Neighborhood Watch will meet Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Throop Civic Center. New members are welcome.
The First United Methodist Church of Carbondale, 20 N. Church St., will host a soup and chili supper on Saturday, Feb. 25. at 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will be a wide variety of soups and chili to choose from, along with an extensive dessert buffet. Takeout will also be available. Tickets are $7; children younger than 5 will be admitted free. Call 570-282-5740.
St. David’s Dinner
The Saint David’s Society of Lackawanna County will hold its 107th annual banquet on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. Musical entertianment will be provided by the Valley View High School chorus. Cocktail hour (cash bar) begins at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Call 570-586-2614 for tickets.
Lodge 92 of the Greek Catholic Union will hold an takeout-only ethnic dinner on Sunday, Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the LaSalle Auditorium on First Avenue in Jessup. Price is $10. Menu includes kielbasa, pierogies, stuffed cabbage rolls and cabbage and noodles. For tickets, call 570-499-0679. Proceeds will be donated to local charities.
Young People in Recovery
The Scranton Chapter of Young People in Recovery (YPR) will host its second monthly community chat on Monday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Peckville Assembly of God Church, 3364 Scranton Carbondale Highway in Blakely. Free light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Yolanda Battaglia at 570-903- 8700 or email email@example.com.
The Fell Alumni Association committee will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at Walter Paciga Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4712, 500 Main St. in Simpson, to continue planning for the reunion on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Morrison’s Grove. All alumni are welcome.
Parishioners of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Mayfield will hold a homemade pierogie sale on Wednesday, March 1 (Ash Wednesday) noon to 4 p.m. at St. John’s Center, 703 Hill St. Homemade pierogies (deep fried or uncooked) will be sold for $7 per dozen. To place orders, call 570-876- 0730 or 570-876- 3576 or fax to 570-876- 2534 no later than Monday, Feb. 27. Business orders will be delivered upon request.
Ethnic Food Sale
Saint Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church in Jermyn will hold an ethnic food sale on Ash Wednesday, March 1, at Saint Michael’s Center, 403 Delaware St. in Jermyn. Menu includes Manhattan clam chowder, cabbage and noodles , homemade pierogies (butter and onion, deep fried or frozen ), homemade Italian cheeseball dinner, homemade rolls (walnut, poppy, lekvar, apricot, pineapple coconut and raspberry cream). Business deliveries available. Pick up orders noon to 4:30 p.m. Order sheets can be faxed by calling 570-876-3454. Orders can be placed by calling 570-876-1456 or faxing.
The Jessup Lions Club, the Jermyn Lions Club and the Eynon-Archbald Lions Club will meet Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at the Wildcat Saloon & Eatery, Route 247 in Sturges. District Gov. David Barrett will address the group during his annual visit. Fran Stepkovitch will preside. All members and those interested in joining any of these clubs are asked to attend.
Mayor Position Open
Anyone interested in filling the vacant seat for the mayor position, which will run through Dec. 31, can submit a letter of interest to the Throop Borough Building at 436 Sanderson St. or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All letters must be received by noon on Monday, Feb. 27.