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This week: Jan. 3 through 9
Spaghetti dinners, at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 4 to 6 p.m. each Thursday in the church hall. $8, includes salad, pasta dinner, bread, dessert and beverage. Choice of six pastas and five sauces. Ample parking. 570-823-6692. Spaghetti dinners run through May and possibly into the first week of June. Dinners will not be offered on Dec. 28 and Jan. 4.
Soup for the Souls, will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, in the Buttonwood section of Hanover Township. The soup of the month will be clam chowder. The cost for an order of soup is $8. Preorders are appreciated. For more information, call 570-825-6370.
All-you-can-eat Breakfast, will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at Sylvania Lodge #354, 429 Trailing Pine Road, Shickshinny. The breakfast will include scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, scrapple, ham, home fries, homemade biscuits, white or rye toast with chipped beef, sausage gravies and homemade sticky buns. $9.50 for adults; $4.50 for children 6 to 12; free for children under 6. Take-out is available at 570-542-2562.
Soup and salad dinner, hosted by the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department, will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at 329 Orange Road, Dallas. Fire department members will be making different kinds of soup and patrons will choose which one is best. $7 per meal, which includes a bowl of soup, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. Soup entries are welcomed to compete for a grand prize. Event supports the the fire department. For more information, call the station at 570-333-4124.
Meatloaf dinner, will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 29 at St. Martin in the Fields, the little stone church at the corner of Nuangola and Church roads in Mountain Top. The meal costs $10 for ages 12 and older and $5 for ages 5 to 11, and those younger than 5 are admitted free. Welsh cookies will also be available for purchase.
Hide-n’-Seekers Program for Preschoolers – Animals in Winter, 10 a.m. Jan. 4 at Nescopeck State Park, Honey Hole Road, Drums. Join us for a program to get preschoolers ages 3-5 out and learning about our natural world through stories, activities, and crafts. Weather permitting, we’ll go outside for part of the program, so children should be dressed accordingly. Registration required. 570-403-2006.
Films at the Osterhout Free Library, the following will be shown at 2 p.m. on each date provided at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre: Jan 5 — “On the Waterfront” (1954) Best Actor — Marlon Brando; Jan. 12 — “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1980) Best Actress — Sissy Spacek; Jan. 19 — “Ed Wood” (1994) Best Supporting Actor — Martin Landau; Jan. 26 — “Chicago” (2002) Best Supporting Actress — Catherine Zeta Jones. Popcorn is provided. The film showings are free and open to the public.
A New England contra dance, with calling by Hilton Baxter and music by Curt Osgood on hammered dulcimer, Jill Smith on keyboard and Henry Jankiewicz and Mike Rovine on fiddle, 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Church of Christ Uniting Fellowship Hall, 776 Market Street, Kingston. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Admission to the dance is “pay what you wish.” Come early at 6:15 p.m. for optional pot-luck dinner. Further information is available at 570-333-4007, or folkloresociety.org/dancing.
“Mining in Society,” Boy Scouts of America-Northeastern, PA Council, Merit Badge Day, Open to Boy Scouts of the Northeastern PA Council, venue is Fourth Floor, Mulligan Science Building, King’s College, 133 River St., Wilkes-Barre, 9 a.m. Jan. 6. Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]