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Shred event

Throop Borough will hold a shred event on Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the municipal building parking lot.

Lodge barbecue

Kingsbury Lodge No. 466 F.&A.M., 410 Delaware Ave. in Olyphant, will hold a takeout-only chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 4, noon to 4 p.m. For tickets, call 570-906-5360. Tickets are $10; $6 for kids age 7-12. There will be no tickets sold at the door.

Vocal concert

Queen of Angels Parish, 320 First Ave. in Jessup, welcomes Voices of the Valley on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. Under the direction of Gina Pascolini, they will present a program called “A Gift of Song for Gubbio.” All are welcome.

Hose Co. Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Throop Hose Co. No. 1, 512 Center St., will be held on Sunday, May 5, at 11 a.m.

Memorial Day Preparation

The Sons of the American Legion Ambrose Revels Post No. 328 in Archbald, in preparation for Memorial Day, will replace grave markers and flags on veterans’ graves on Sunday May 5. Volunteers of all ages are always welcome. Meet at the post, 426 Main St. in Archbald, at 1 p.m. There will be food and refreshments served afterward.

Book sale/swap

Marywood University will hold its biannual book swap and sale in the Learning Commons Lobby from Monday, May 6, through Thursday, May 9. On Monday through Wednesday, the sale will take place from 8 a.m. to midnight, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Thursday. Proceeds from Tuesday’s sale will benefit the English Department Club. This event is free and open to the public.

A wide selection of titles and genres will be available. For additional information, call 570-348-6211, ext. 2365, or email

Lions club

The Blakley-Peckville Lions Club will meet on Tuesday, May 7, in the Blakely Borough Building at 7:30 p.m. Projects for the upcoming Lions’ year will be discussed. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend. President PDG Bill Tarby will preside.

Class reunion

Jessup High School’s 50th class reunion meeting will be held on Monday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at 105 Tudy Lane in Olyphant. All are welcome. Call 570 499 6149 or email

Papa Bears Club

The Blakely Papa Bears club will meet on Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville. On the agenda: the scholarship fund and the membership drive.

Medication take-back

The Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, will hold a medication takeback event on Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may bring unused or expired medication for proper disposal.

Items accepted include prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, pain relief, antacids, cold medications, laxatives, eye drops, dietary supplements, vitamins, herbal supplements, topical medication, creams/ointments and pet medication

Items that will not be accepted include needles, inhalers and open liquid medications. Call 570-963-6820 ext. 1514 for details.

Canoe-a-thon scheduled

The Lackawanna River Conservation Association (LRCA) will hold its annual RiverFest event on Saturday, May 11 (rain date May 18), which will include a canoe-a-thon that begins in the Mid Valley. The canoe-a-thon will launch at 10 a.m. from sites in Archbald and Blakely. For more information, visit, email, or call the LRCA office at 570-347-6311.

Church dinner

St. James-George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave. in Jermyn, will hold a roast beef dinner on Saturday, May 11, 4-7 p.m. (takeouts begin at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $12; $5 for kids younger than 12 and are available at the door or from any member. For more information, call 570-876-4896.

Mother’s day

St. John’s Orthodox Church, 378 Lyon St., off Route 247 in Dundaff, will hold its annual Mother’s Day dinner on Sunday, May 12, featuring barbecue chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, holupki and dessert. Takeouts start at 11 a.m. and dinner servings will begin at noon and run until sold out. Tickets are $12 for presales, $13 at the door, where there will be a limited number of tickets available. For advance tickets, call 570-222-3293 or 570-585-8940.

Lions Club meeting

The Jessup Lions will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at 12:30 p.m. at Colarusso’s Cafe, on Bridge Street in Jessup. President Anthony Ligi will preside. Topics for discussion will include community activism. Members and those interested are asked to attend.

Neighborhood watch

Dickson City Neighborhood Watch meeting will be on Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at the borough building. Barbara Giovagnoli, Lackawanna County Recycling Manager, will speak on the current state of recycling. She will be available to answer questions from members of the community. This is not limited to Dickson City residents. All are welcome, and invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 N. Main St. in Carbondale, on Wednesday, May 15, noon to 5 p.m. Schedule your appointment at (use sponsor code: YMCA) or call 800-733-2767 or sign up at the YMCA’s front desk.

Church market place

The second annual Peckville Assembly of God Market Place will be held on Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 3364 Scranton-Carbondale Highway in Blakely. More than 30 local vendors, crafters and artisans will be on hand. There will be a kids craft corner, face painting and more. Admission is $1. All proceeds will benefit the Peckville Assembly of God Girls Ministry.

Hose Co. barbecue

Eagle Hose Co. No. 1 of Dickson City will conduct its annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 18, at the fire station. Serving will begin at noon until sold out. Tickets will be available at the door. Eat in or take out. Drive-through dinners will also be available.

Envelope drive

Wilson Fire Co. No. 1 in Peckville is holding its annual envelope drive for operating funds and mortgage payments on the recently purchased engine truck. Second mailings were sent to all residents and businesses in Blakely Borough. Return envelopes were included for donors’ convenience.