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DALLAS: Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge is holding its inaugural Motorcycle Run to raise funds on May 12. The run will start and end at the Getaway Lounge, Plymouth Township.

Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon. Kickstands up at 12:15 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. Cost is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. There will be live bands, food, prizes, surprises, commemorative T-shirt sales and more after the run.

Donations are always appreciated. Checks can be made payable to Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612. For more information call 570-333-5265.

DURYEA: The Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Duryea Municipal Building, 311 Main Street. The meeting is open to the public and the presentation is free.

Jim Wosochlo, president of Chapter 14 Forks of the Delaware SPA, will make a presentation on The Blacksmith Site, which includes prehistoric and historic elements and is located on his family farm in Schuylkill County.

KINGSTON: The Holistic Moms Network of Wyoming Valley is hosting a presentation on “Gardening in Small Spaces, Containers and our Community” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Avenue. Guest speakers will be Jo Robbins, who will talk about gardening in small spaces and containers, and Jeremy and Beth Connor, who will share information on their community garden project, “1 perfect harmony.”

Meetings are for members only, but newcomers are welcome to join one free meeting.

The Holistic Moms Network is a non-profit support and resource network for parents interested in holistic health and green living. Fathers and children are also invited to attend. Members pay a tax-deductible fee of $45 per year. For more information contact Nicole at 570-466-1347 or or visit

SCRANTON: The planning committee for the 23rd annual Komen NEPA Race for the Cure® is hosting a team captain kick-off party from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center. The event will feature refreshments, raffles and a cash bar.

The kick-off party provides team captains with the tools they need to form teams for the race on Sept. 21. Attendees will receive a team captain toolkit and hear from other team captains on how to recruit team members. Prospective captains will learn about race registration options, new pre-race and race day events, 100 ways to raise funds and how to rally team members.

For more information, call the Komen NEPA Affiliate office at 570-969-6072 or e-mail

WILKES-BARRE: District 12 American Legion, Luzerne County, Department of Pennsylvania, will meet at 2 p.m. today at the Hanover American Legion Post 609, 320 Lee Park Avenue. All posts are urged to send a representative.

The district will be giving awards for the American Legion District 12 essay and oratorical contest winners. Commander John Emil Sr. will preside.

For more information contact Emil at 570-762-3184 or

WILKES-BARRE: Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, 591 N. Main St., has announced the schedule for Orthodox Easter services:

Today: 9 a.m. Palm Sunday, Divine Liturgy with Bishop Mark.; 4 p.m. Bridegroom Matins.

Monday: 6 p.m. Bridegroom Matins.

Tuesday: 6 p.m. Bridegroom Matins.

Wednesday: 6 p.m. Holy Unction, healing service.

Thursday: 8 a.m. Great and Holy Thursday, Vespers with Liturgy of Saint Basil; 6 p.m. reading of the Passion gospels.

Friday: 8 a.m. Great and Holy Friday, Royal Hours; 3 p.m. Vespers with placing of the Holy Shroud into the tomb; 7 p.m. Matins with procession of the Holy Shroud.

Saturday: 9 a.m. Great and Holy Saturday, Vespers with Liturgy of Saint Basil; 11:30 p.m. Pascha, nocturnes, Resurrection Matins, Paschal Divine Liturgy; 2 a.m. blessing of Pascha food baskets; 2:30 a.m. Agape Feast in the cathedral parlors.

May 5: 11 a.m. Paschal Vespers with procession.

May 6: Bright Monday, Paschal Divine Liturgy.

The cathedral will be open to visit the tomb of Christ from 8 p.m. to midnight on Great and Holy Friday and 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Great and Holy Saturday.

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