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Queen City Days

The annual Queen City Days, carnival and picnic, sponsored by Eureka Hose Co. No. 4, 717 E. Grant St. in Olyphant, will be held May 31 and June 1. Carnival rides, local food vendors, games and refreshments will be featured, along with a firefighters’ parade Friday, carnival ride special deals on Saturday afternoon and a fireworks display Saturday night.

Hoagie/bake sale

The Youth Group of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Mayfield will hold a hoagie/bake sale on Saturday, June 1, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the church center on Hill Street. Orders for Italian, American or veggie hoagies can be placed by calling the rectory at 570-876-0730.

Water safety classes

As part of the Y’s commitment to reduce drowning rates and keep kids safe in and around the water, the Greater Scranton YMCA will hold its annual Safe Around Water campaign in June. The campaign will provide 100 scholarships for swim instruction and water safety to low-income children in the greater Scranton region. These concentrated, one-week sessions (five lessons over five days) will be held weekdays, June 10-28. Visit or email or call 570-828-3112.

Seeking parade participants

Anyone interested in participating in the Throop Borough Quasquicentennial Parade on Sunday, June 30, at 1 p.m. with a float or to march, call 570-904-3558.

Rummage sales

First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale, 76 Salem Ave., will host rummage sales every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting on Saturday, June 1. A sign will be in the church yard if the sale is open. Items for sale will include clothing (for children and adults), household goods, jewelry, books, toys and more. Donations will be accepted only if the items are clean and in working order. No clothing will be accepted until further notice.


The Altar and Rosary Society of Blessed Sacrament Parish, on Rebecca St. in Throop, will hold bingo on Sunday, June 2. Doors open at noon with start at 1 p.m. Admission price includes 16 regular games and the jackpot game. Along with your purchased ticket, if you bring five nonperishable foods, you will receive an extra playing card. All donated food will go to the local food bank. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. For tickets or information, call 570-540-1154 and leave a message.

Garden club

The Mountain View Garden Club will hold its annual Plant Exchange & Marketplace at the Clifford Township Community Center, 119 Cemetery St. in Clifford, on Sunday, June 2. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with area artisans selling everything from gardening equipment to jewelry to paintings and photographs. The plant sale and exchange will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., where you can purchase perennials grown in area gardens and have the option of exchanging two perennials from your own garden for two of like size/value. Perennials being exchanged must be potted. There will be food vendors, the Second Hand Rose flea market and an opportunity to check out the Clifford Township Historical Society’s Museum of Local History and the Children’s Garden. For more information, email or call 570-222-3591.

Lions meeting

The Blakely-Peckville Lions Club will meet on Tuesday, June 4, at the Blakely Borough Building at 7:30 p.m. Projects for the fall will be discussed. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend. President Bill Tarby will preside.

Archbald youth program

Archbald Borough’s summer youth program will begin on Monday, June 17, at the Pike Street Park for children ages 6 thru 12. Program hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. weekdays. The program will end on Friday, Aug. 9. Parents can register their children at the borough building on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4 and 5, 9 -10 a.m., 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Registration for the program is required. Bring information regarding any medical conditions, allergies, etc. This program is for Archbald Borough residents only. Bring a birth certificate for proof of age and proof of residency.

Reunion planning

A planning meeting for Archbald High School’s Class Of 1969’s 50th class reunion will be held Wednesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Joseph’s Restaurant at 1546 Main St. in Peckville, any questions call 570-575-0651 or email or

Car wash

The Clifford Vacation Bible School will hold a car wash on Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lenoxville United Methodist Church, along route 374.

Welsh cookie sale

The First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St. in Peckville, will have a Welsh cookie sale. Cost is $6 per dozen. To order, call 570-254-9868. Cookies must be picked up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.

Summer youth program in Blakely

Registration for the borough’s Summer Youth Program will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 12 and 13, 9 a.m. to noon and on Friday, June 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Blakely Recreational Complex refreshment stand. The free program, intended for children ages 5 to 12, from the Blakely area, will run weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, running weekdays from Monday, June 17, through Friday, Aug. 16, at the Recreational Complex on Keystone Avenue. Participants must provide proof of health insurance, birth certificate and proof of residency for Blakely or Peckville. There will be no program Thursday, July 4, or rainy days. For the most up to date information regarding camp, refer to the group’s Facebook page, “Borough of Blakely Youth Summer Program.” You can find the registration application on the borough’s website and there will be blank applications available to fill out at the stand. No late registrations will be accepted after Monday, June 17.

Flag retirement

On Saturday, June 8, Archbald Borough veterans organizations will host a flag retirement ceremony at the Eynon-Sturges Hose Co. No. 3., 441 Thomas St. in Eynon. Boy Scout Troop No. 41 and Cub Scout Pack No. 388 will conduct the ceremony. Flags in need of proper retirement will be accepted at Hricak-McAndrew American Legion Post No. 869, 161 S. Main St. in Archbald; Ambrose Revels American Legion Post No. 328, 426 Main St. in Archbald; John Niedzinsky American Legion Post No. 624, 436 Main St. in Eynon; and Wozniak-Pavloski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 284 Main St. in Eynon in the days before the event. Residents may bring flags to be retired on the day of the event as well.