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February 15. 2013 8:31PM
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EDWARDSVILLE: Edwardsville Senior Center, 57 Russell St., will hold a special St. Patrick's Day luncheon on March 15 and a St. Patrick's Day party on March 17.


Blood pressure screenings will take place on Wednesday.


A staff member from Representative Gerald Mullery's office will visit the center on Thursday and March 22.


The center is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Anyone 60 years of age and older is welcome. Annual membership donation is $4 and a $2 donation is requested for lunch. For more information call 287-3381.


EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. today in St. Anthony's Center. Vic Malinowski will preside and dues will be collected. Hosts/hostesses are Olga Costello, Share Dailey, Sophie Hudock, Marion Kratzer and Ann Mattei.


Fifty-five members and one guest enjoyed a pizza luncheon at the last meeting. Door prize winners were Florence Aquilina, Mary Coleman, Virginia Craig, Rosalie Ferrara and Marie Mantione. Rosalie Ferrara won the special bingo game and Kay Haddock won the jackpot game. New members Rosalie and Sam Ferrara were introduced.


Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip on March 14 to Mount Airy Casino and a trip on May 20 to Woodloch Pines. Trip includes seafood buffet, entertainment, bingo and a boat ride, weather permitting. Pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members welcome on trips. For details call Johanna at 655-2720.


MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountain Top Social Club will meet at 3:15 p.m. March 13 at St. Jude Church, Father Nolan Hall day room. New members are welcome. Dues for 2012 are due. The next trip will be to Mount Airy on March 22. Money for trip is also due. For more information call Otto at 474-0641.


MOUNTAIN TOP: The Marian Sutherland Kirby Library is sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Program from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Course is only open to previous participants who have taken the course around three years ago. Cost is $14 per person, with a $2 discount for AARP members.


Students should bring drivers licenses to the class along with checks payable to AARP and AARP membership cards, if applicable.


To register, contact Pat Pisaneschi at 868-6732 or ppisanes@epix.net.


PITTSTON: Pittston Senior Center, 441 N. Main St., will present a program on colon cancer by the Northeast Cancer Institute at 11:15 a.m. Thursday. The public is invited.


The St. Patrick's Day special dinner and party will take place on March 15. Dinner reservations must be made a day in advance. A $2 donation is requested for the dinner. Cost of the party is $3. Music will be provided by Donna and Bill Arnold and light refreshments will be served.


Reservations are being accepted for the trip on April 18 to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. Cost is $72 and includes motor coach transportation, full-course dinner and comedy show. Reservations can also be made for the following trips, June 12, Ace in the Hole Products at The Royal Manor; July 22, Woodlock Pines; and Sept. 9-13, Wildwood/Atlantic City. For more information contact Connie Andrews at 655-5561.


Zumba Gold classes are held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $2 for center members and $3 for non-members. To register call Connie Andrews.


Donations of four-ply yarn are being sought. Yarn can be dropped off 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the center, or arrangements can be made for pick up.


PLAINS TWP.: Plains Senior Citizens Project Head will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter and Paul school cafeteria, Hudson Road. Hostesses are Alice Paulich, Dominick Pape, Virginia Pasquarielo, Phylliss Shillabeer and Barbara Silvi. Hostesses should report at 11:30 a.m. New members welcome.


At the last meeting members received a long-stem rose presented by President O'Connor in honor of Valentine's Day.


PLYMOUTH: The Plymouth Shawnee Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Welsh Baptist Church, West Shawnee and Girard avenues. A musical group from Wyoming Valley West High School will perform. The Rev. Anita J. Ambrose will preside at the business meeting. Members are reminded to bring a sandwich. Beverages will be provided.


PLYMOUTH: The Senior Citizen's Friendship Club of St. Mary's will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Holy Child school building on Willow Street.


A trip is planned for June 17-19 to the Birkshires in Massachusetts. The trip includes lodging at Crowne Plaza Hotel; full-course breakfasts and dinners daily; visits to the Shrine of Divine Mercy, home of St. Faustina's relics; Norman Rockwell Museum and original studio; Nutcracker Castle; Santa's Toy Factory; Yankee Candle; Baarion Christmas Village; Shakers Village; and tours of Stockbridge, Tanglewood, Berkshires and more. All taxes and gratuities are included. Call Ann at 779-3203 for reservations. Trip is open to all.


The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. March 19. Servers are Barbara Orlowski, Maggie Panek, Janice Perfetto, and Felix and Regina Pietrzykoski.


SWOYERSVILLE: Swoyersville Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity social hall. Refreshments will be served in observance of St. Patrick's Day. Bingo will also be played. New members are welcome.


At the last meeting, the winners of the 50-50 fundraiser were Mario Zucca, Arlene Gomba and Eleanor Hudak.


WILKES-BARRE: The Father Nahas Senior Citizens Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. today in the church hall of St. Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St. Plans for spring and summer activities will be discussed. Servers are Sadie Bergstrasser, Hal Morrash and Joan Kaufer. Pinochle players are need.


A trip to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, is being planned. Sadie Barkovitz is in charge of the trip. For more information call 825-6210 or 829-3023.


WYOMING: The Wyoming, West Wyoming Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at St. Monica's meeting center. Frank Perfinski will conduct the meeting. Servers are Helen Markert, Nancy Marcy and Paul Delaney. Dues will be collected. Refreshments will be served after the meeting and bingo will be played. New members welcome.


At the last meeting 50-50 winners were Angie Matruzzo, Joann Kwasny and Paul Delaney. Bingo jackpot winners were Angie Mastruzzo and Joann Kwasny.




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