October 5, 2013
The Wyoming Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 in the lower level of the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas.
Ed Dubil, a member of the Roundtable, will present Mark Nesbitt’s program on “The Ghosts of Gettysburg.” a $3 donation is asked of non-members.
For more information, call John at 570-675-8936.
STEPH’S FALL 5K IS OCT. 12
The Second Annual Steph’s Fall 5K will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Luzerne County Sports Complex, Forty Fort.
Participants can compete in the 5K (3.1 mile) run or in the 3K (1.86 mile) walk. Awards will be given to the top finishers in both the run and the walk with medals going to the top three finishers in each age group.
A kids Fun Run for children 10 and under will take place prior to the start of the race. In addition to the run/walk, there will be raffle items.
Registration, additional information and a list of featured raffle items may be found online at www.stephsfall5k.com. Online registration is open until 5 p.m. on Oct. 6. After this date, those interested in participating may register in person the day of the race.
Frances Slocum Heritage Day will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the park, 585 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming.
There will be old-time demonstrations, music, live animals and crafts for children. The event is free.
Call 570-696-9105 for more information.
ALL DAY BINGO
All day Bingo will be held on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Northmoreland Fire Hall in Centermoreland. Doors open at noon and early birds start at 1:30 p.m.
A dinner will be served at approximately 4:30 p.m. for all Bingo players.
For reservations, call Jim or Carol at 570-333-4906.
CRAFT FAIR SET
The Dallas High School Boys Soccer Booster Club is sponsoring a Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Dallas High School.
There will be 50 plus vendors with various crafts for sale. There will also be a bake sale and lunch available for everyone. Free admission and free parking in the high school parking lot.
BOBACK STAFF AVAILABLE
A member of Rep. Karen Boback’s staff will be available from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Benton Senior Center located in the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center, 42 Community Drive, Benton.
CARD PARTY SET
Irem Women’s Auxiliary will host a card party from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Irem Country Club.
Tickets are $12 and may be purchased from Hope Beisel at 570-675-1652, Marie Miskel at 570-288-6341, Suanne Moses at 570-822-4976, from any member or at the door. There will be lunch and prizes. Handicapped parking is available.
For those who don’t play cards, there is Pokeno (played like Bingo) or participants can bring a game of their choice.
CEMETERY ASSN. MEETS
The Kocher Cemetery Association will hold its semi-annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18. All lot owners are urged to attend.
Auditions for “A Christmas Carol - The Musical” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville.
Children ages 7 to 13 will audition from 2 to 3 p.m. while adults will audition from 3 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, children between the ages of 7 and 13 will audition from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and adults will audition from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
All who audition will be asked to sing a song of choice. No karaoke tracks will be allowed. An accompanist will be provided. Those interested in speaking roles will be asked to read from the script. All roles for the exception of Scrooge are open.
Production dates are Dec. 5 to 8, 12 to 15 and 19 to 22. Rehearsals will begin Oct. 28.
The Noxen Volunteer fire Company will hold a breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the fire hall, Stull Road.
Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years of age.
“Lake Malawi, Where Fishes Behave Like Birds” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Irem Road, Dallas.
Dr. Bill Loftus will present a travelogue about the African country of Malawi. Lake Malawi is the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa and is reportedly the habitat of more species of fish than any other body of fresh water. Learn about this amazing lake, the people who depend on it and the incredible colors and behaviors of the fishes that live there.
For information, call Craig Yarrish at 570-479-0400.
The Downtown Residents Association is sponsoring a Luzerne County Candidates Forum from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 21 at Wilkes University Henry Center Ballroom, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre.
Candidates seeking Luzerne County Council and Controller positions will speak. Admission is free and parking is available on site.
Council candidates expected to participate are Renee Ciaruffoli Taffera, Paul Defabo, Kathy Dobash, Michael Giamber, Harry Haas, Richard “Kick” Heffron, Eugene Kelleher, Linda McCloskey Houck, Sue Rossi, Eileen Sorokas and Rick Williams. Controller candidates expected to participate are Carolee Medico Olengiski and Michelle Bednar.
For more infofmration, call 570-826-0410.
‘NATIONAL PASTIME’ AT LITTLE THEATER
The Little Theatre of Wilkes Barre will present “National Pastime” at 8 p.m. on Oct. 25, 26 and 31 and Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 and at 3 p.m. on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 and 10.
“National Pastime” is a musical comedy that tells the story of the 1933 Baker City Cougars. It is set in a small rural town in middle America during the Depression. The local radio station is faced wtih bankruptcy, low ratings and the possibility of going under so the staff takes it upon themselves to create a fictional baseball team that never loses.
Tickets are $18. For tickets, call the box office at 570-823-1875.
SQUARE DANCE PLANNED
A square dance featuring the Roger Furman Band and sponsored by the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the fire hall, 329 Orange Road.
Admission is $6 and food and refreshments will be available with the kitchen opening at 6 p.m.
For more information, call 570-333-5912 or 570-333-4626.
The Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company will hold a family-style beef dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 with takeouts beginning at 4 p.m.
Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children between the ages of 6 and 11 and free for children under 6 years of age.