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Church dinner

Saint Michael’s Orthodox Church in Jermyn will hold a deep-fried chicken and porketta dinner on Saturday, July 13, at St. Michael’s Center, 403 Delaware St. in Jermyn, noon to 3 p.m. In addition to the main course, each dinner will includer oven-baked potatoes, Italian green beans, cole slaw, roll and butter and dessert. The cost of each dinner is $12. Orders can be placed by calling 570-876-1456 or 570-876-3454.

Free lunch

Blakely Primitive Methodist Church, 313 First St., will hold a free lunch on Saturday, July 13. Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m.

Hose Co. meeting

The regular meeting of Throop Hose Co. No. 1 will be held on Sunday, July 14, at 11 a.m.

Bookmobile in Mayfield

The Lackawanna County Library Bookmobile will be at the Mayfield Borough Municipal Building, 739 Penn Ave., Monday, July 15, 1:15-1:45 p.m. Residents can check out books, CDs, audio books, videos and other items and return them when the bookmobile returns in four weeks. Call 570-876-4391 for more information.

Vacation Bible school

Rescue & Restore Church, 125 Lackawanna Ave. in Olyphant, will host VBS (Vacation Bible School) on Wednesday through Friday, July 17-19, 6-8 p.m. for kids ages 5-12. If the child attends all three sessions, they will receive a free backpack with school supplies. Registration is not required, but children can be registered by calling 570-498-0351.

Church concert

First United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church St. in Carbondale, will host a performance by the Old Time Fiddlers on Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10; $8 for kids younger 12; free for kids younger than 5. Call 570-224-6330, email or visit

Celebration of life

A celebration of life for Kathryn Abbott, who died in February, will be hosted by her children on Saturday, July 20, at the Throop Hose Co. No. 1 hall, 512 Center St., 2-6 p.m.

Church breakfast

St. James-George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn will hold an all-you-can-eat flapjack breakfast at Applebee’s in the Viewmont Mall on Saturday, July 20, 8-10 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the church. Price is $7. For more information, call 570-876-4896.

Church concert

Mount Bethel Baptist Church is pleased to announce a concert featuring The Farm Hands on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the church, 1341 Layton Road in Scott Township. A free will offering will be taken and refreshments will follow the concert.

Water Camp at the library

Pennsylvania American Water is again partnering with the Lackawanna River Conservation Association for its fifth Water Camp at the Valley Community Library, in Peckville on Monday through Thursday, Aug. 5-8. Registration ends Wednesday, July 31. Forms are available online at, by calling 570-347-6311, or e-mailing

Free for Pennsylvania American Water customers, the camp, for children ages 7-11, combines outdoor fun with learning about water. Registration is limited to 25 campers. A deposit of $10 will hold a child’s space, and the deposit will be refunded at the end of camp.

Scott Township memorial bricks

The Scott Township Veterans Memorial Committee continues to take memorial brick orders throughout the year. However, if anyone wishes to have a brick installed for Veterans Day, Nov. 11., the bricks must be ordered by July 27. The Veterans Committee is presently planning a Veterans Day service for Nov. 9. Brick order blanks are available from any committee person, at the Township building, or on the Township website which is: Call 570-587-3120 or 570-254- 6783.