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THIS WEEK: Aug. 13 to Aug. 19

Ice Cream/Yogurt Topping Your Thursdays, 2 p.m., Thursdays in August, Oakwood Terrace, 400 Gleason Drive, Moosic. Toppings include strawberries, pineapple, bananas, nuts, whipped cream, hot fudge, caramel, sprinkles, cherries and more. Reservations, 570-451-3171 ext. 116. Space is limited.

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner, 4;30-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, Patterson Grove, 1128 Bethel Hill Road, two miles off Route 239, between Shickshinny and Benton. Mashed potatoes, green beans, pickled cabbage, dessert. $8 adults; $4 children.

Sensational Buffet, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, Noxen United Methodist Church, Route 29. Meats, hot and cold dishes, salads, desserts and drinks. Free will offering.

Perfect Peach Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, Daddow-Isaacs American Legion Post 672. One peck, $11.50; half bushel, $23. Call Jim at 570- 690-0756 or Clarence at 570-675-0488.

Pork Barbecue Dinner, 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, Wyoming United Methodist Church, 376 Wyoming Avenue. $9 adults; $5 children 5-12. Eat-in (picnic style) or take out (drive through). Ticket information, 570-693-2821.

Lebanese-American Food Festival, 4-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, and noon-7 p.m. Monday, Aug.18, St. Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Francis Cabrini Ave., West Scranton. Middle Eastern food and pastries, local picnic favorites, games, used-book sale, basket raffle, clams, beer, D.J. and local band.

Free Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., every Monday, for those in need, Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston.

Holupki “Piggie” Sale, 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, 591 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. $2 each. Call 570-822-7725. Deadline for orders is Monday, Aug. 18.


Summer Luncheons, 12-4 p.m., Thursdays, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, The Irem Women’s Auxiliary, Irem Country Club, 64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas. $18. August menu includes cream of broccoli soup, choice of lemon-dill haddock or chicken cordon bleu, red roasted potatoes, orange dill carrots, rolls, butter and cherry pie. Reservations/cancellations by 11:30 a.m. preceding the Monday prior to the luncheon. Contact Bernice West at 570-256-3031 or Sally Wagner at 570-675-2325 with entree and seating choices. Handicapped accessible. Free parking.

Ethnic Food Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 93 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville. Rain or shine under the big tent. Freshly grated, homemade potato pancakes, halupki, pierogies, goulash, haluski, pulled pork and more. Bake sale with homemade bread and homemade baked goods. Theme baskets, crafts, pic-a-tic, kid’s games.

All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Social, 5-7 p.m Saturday, Aug. 23, Senior Choir, Wyoming Valley Presbyterian Church, Hanover Street, Wilkes-Barre. Hot dogs, wimpies, drinks, ice cream, toppings, cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries.

Chicken Barbecue/Antiques Collectible Show, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, The Forty Fort United Methodist Church, Wyoming and Yeager avenues. Antiques/collectibles, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Vendors space, $20. Call for tickets, 570-287-3840; Pat, 570-417-4920, vendor space. $8. Take outs/curb side. Pavilion open for picnic.

Family-Style Beef Dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company. Take outs, 4 p.m. $10 adults; $5 children 6-11; free for children younger than 6.

Benefit Breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, River of Life Fellowship Ministries, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman. M-T-O. Call 570-477-3863 for information.

Chicken Barbecue, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, The Luzerne Volunteer Fire Department fire hall, 66 Tener St., Luzerne. Eat in or take out. $8. Half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, roll. Eat in, dessert and beverage included. Call 570-287-7006 (leave message) or Ron at 570-288-2249. Tickets are limited.

Chicken Barbecue, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, Gouldsboro United Methodist Church, 495 Main St., Gouldsboro. Half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, dessert, coffee, tea. Sit down or take out. $9. For tickets call Ted Stout, 570-842-8738; Gary Klein, 570-842-6101; or Richard Roberts, 570-676-4090.

Chicken and Ham Dinners, 12-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, St. Martha’s Church, 260 Bonnieville Road, Fairmount Springs. Choice of chicken or ham, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, peas, carrots, cooked cabbage with pork, cucumber salad, rolls, dessert, beverages. $9 adults; $5 children.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, MCL, St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. $8.

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