Church services relocated/meals cancelled
Due to a fire, services at Blakely Primitive Methodist Church will be held at Blakely Hose Co. No. 2, 315 Second St., until further notice. In addition, the free lunch served on the second Saturday of each month is also cancelled until further notice.
Church bake sale
Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish, 624 Madison Ave., Jermyn, will hold its annual bake sale before and after all weekend Masses on Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8. Saturday Mass is at 4 p.m. and Sunday Masses are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. A variety of home-baked goods will be available to purchase.
Members of First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St. in Peckville, are baking Welsh cookies. To order, call 570-489-7866 by Sunday, Sept. 8. Cookies are $6 per dozen. Pickup is on Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept 15, 9:30-10 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.
The Carbondale Public Library will hold a game night every other Monday (Sept. 9 and 23, 4-5 p.m.). Board games of all types — Connect 4, Trouble, Sorry! Checkers, Risk, Scrabble and Monopoly — will be put out for use.
The Olyphant High School class of 1969 will have a planning meeting for its 50th anniversary class reunion on Monday, Sept. 9, at Luigi’s Restaurant in Olyphant. All are welcome from the class. Call 570-587-1970 for more information.
The Eynon-Archbald Lions Club will host a comedy night with Father Paul Productions on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Clubhouse at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd. in Archbald. Tickets are $20. Show will feature two comedians along with Father Paul as commentator. Headlining this event is Johnny Watson from “Saturday Night Live,” Comedy Central and “Good Morning America.” Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with show beginning at 8 p.m. Food and beverages are available for purchase. For more information or to purchase tickets call 570-430-8432 or Eynon-Archbald Lions Club Face book page. Tables of 8-10 and seating will be reserved with purchase of tickets.
Art class fundraiser
Spirited art class fundraiser for the Eynon Christmas light fund will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) for those age 16 years and older at the Fashion Mall across from Viewmont Mall in Dickson City. Cost is $35. Register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-507-1560. Bring your own drinks and snacks and a friend. Contact 570-876-2423 for more information.
The NEPA Valley Wine Train, a train ride through the upper valley with a sampling of different variations of wines and hard ciders at each stop. Trains will run on Saturdays, Sept. 14 and 28, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $50. Beginning at the Carbondale platform there will be different wines and food to taste, along with musical entertainment through Archbald, Jessup and Dickson City Buses will be available to take you back to Carbondale to get your car. The ticket price is $50. Call 570-282-1690 to purchase your tickets.
An Irish Hoolie
The Ancient Order of the Hibernians and the ladies division will sponsor a “hoolie” (half-way to St. Patrick’s Day) on Saturday, Sept. 14, 3-9 p.m., under the Big Top at The Trinity Club, 83 S. Main St, in Carbondale. A variety of foods and beverages will be available and entertainment will be provided by Joe Falbo, The Bagpipers and Don Cicco.
• The Saint Rose class of 1959 will hold its 60th anniversary class reunion on Saturday Sept. 14, at Saint Michael’s Center on Delaware Street in Jermyn. The reunion will begin at 4 p.m. mass at Saint Rose Church, with dinner immediately following.
• The Ben Franklin and Saint Rose classes of 1957 will hold a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Saint Michael’s Center, Delaware St. in Jermyn.
Legion officers to be installed
Hrichak McAndrew American Legion Post No. 869, along with the Sons of American Legion Squadron No. 869 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 869 will hold installation of officers on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. at the post home at 161 S. Main St. in Archbald. All members are welcome to attend.
The Carbondale Public Library will host a trip to the Adventure Aquarium on Sunday, Sept. 15. Cost is $45 and children 12 and younger will ride and be admitted for free. Bus departs the Carbondale library parking lot at 7 a.m. and returns at approximately 7 p.m. Participants can bring a bagged lunch or may dine at the aquarium’s Marketplace. Seats fill up fast, so come to the library to reserve your spot during our library hours. Full payment reserves your spot. Call 570-282-4281 for more information.
Carbondale library rocks
The Kindness Rock Painting club will paint and hide rocks around town to promote kindness, and the library. Materials are provided but you may bring your own. Light refreshments are served. Meets every other Tuesday (Sept. 17) from 6-7 p.m.
Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street in Clifford, will hold a chicken-n-biscuit or ham dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4-6 p.m. Eat in or take out. Tickets are $9.95, which includes dinner, drink and dessert.
Dickson City Neighborhood Watch will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at the borough building. Guest speaker will be Dr. Cheryl Wilson, managing pharmacist with Justice Grown of Dickson City, discussing the PA Medical Marijuana program, how to obtain a medical marijuana card, qualifying conditions, and the use of medical marijuana to alleviate symptoms. A question and answer session will follow. This is not limited only to Dickson City residents, all are welcome.
Church ethnic dinner
St. Mary’s Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, 522 Main St. in Dickson City will hold its annual ethnic dinner on Thursday, Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Menu includes halupki, pierogies, kielbasi, halushki, vegetable, roll and dessert The cost is $12 per dinner. Advance orders requested by calling 570-212-0747 or 570-489-4283. Group orders welcome; call by Monday, Sept. 16.