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THIS WEEK: April 23 to April 29

Spaghetti Dinner, 4-6:30 p.m., Thursdays, St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, church hall, 905 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Pasta, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Six different pastas and five sauces. $7 adults; $5 children 6-10.

Drive-Through Chicken Barbecue, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26, Eatonville United Methodist Church, Tunkhannock. $8 dinners; $5.50 halves.

Wing Night, 5-9 p.m. April 26, The Honey Pot Volunteer Active Fire Company, Honey Pot Fire Hall, Nanticoke. $7. To order in advance, call Frank at 570-735-2932 or Linda or 570-735-0508.

Ice Cream Social, 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 26, Town Hill UMC, 417 Town Hill Road. Homemade pies, cakes, ice cream, soup and sandwiches. Take outs available.

Roast Beef Dinner, 4-7 p.m. April 26, The Knights of Columbus, St. Dymphna Council, Holy Family Church Hall, Sugar Notch. $9 adults; $4 children younger than 12. Take outs available. Call Dave Balakier at 570-824-6063 or Dave Popek at 570-824-0994. Limited tickets at the door.

Family-Style Beef Dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 26, Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 5383 Main Road, Sweet Valley. Take outs, 4 p.m. $9 adults, $5 children 6-11; free for children younger than 6.

Family-Style Roast Beef Dinner, 3-7 p.m. April 26, St. James Lutheran Church, Hobbie. $10 adults; $5 children 5-12; free for children 4 and younger. Tickets and take outs available at the door.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27, JLW Mountain Laurel Lions Club, West Wyoming Fire Company banquet room, Shoemaker Avenue. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, home fries, beverages, desserts. $7.50 adults; $5 children. Tickets available from any club member or at the door. Call Karen at 570-885-1650 to reserve tickets.

Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27, Queen of the Apostles Parish, parish hall, former St. Mary’s School, 742 Spring St., Avoca. Eggs, home fries, pancakes, sausage, toast, coffee, tea, juice and homemade baked goods. $6 adults; $4 children 12 and younger. For tickets call 570-457-3412 or purchase at the event.

Breakfast Buffet, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27, The Noxen Volunteer Fire Company, Stull Road, Noxen. $8 adults; $4 children younger than 12.

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


Welsh Cookie Bake Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 3, The Bennett-Derr United Methodist Church, Chapel and New Grant streets, East End. $4 dozen. Pre-orders, amy35mm@yahoo.com or 570-823-1469. Deadline to order is April 30.

Chicken Barbecue, 5-7 p.m. May 2 and 3, Trucksville United Methodist Church, Educational Facility, 40 Knob Hill Road. Enter Shavertown for GPS. Half chicken, baked potato, fixings, homemade desserts and beverages. $8 adults; $4 children. Eat in, 5-7 p.m.; take out, 4:30 p.m. Reservations required. Call 570-696-3897.

Ham Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m. May 3, Forty Fort United Methodist Church, Wyoming and Yeager avenues. Take outs, 4 p.m. $8.50 adults; $4 children 5-12. Ham, scalloped potatoes, pickled cabbage, pineapple soufflé, green beans, rolls, cake, pie and beverage. Call 570-287-3840 for tickets. Limited tickets at the door.

Potato Pancake Sale, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 3, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 93 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville. Freshly grated homemade potato pancakes, haluski, soups, baked goods. Dine in or take out. Elevator, handicap accessible.

Chicken Dinner, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 4, take out only, Sons of the American Legion, Mt. Post 781, 1550 Henry Drive, Mountain Top. Half chicken, baked potato, roll, dessert. $8. Call 570-474-2161.

International Dinner Club, 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. seatings, May 8, St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church Center, 695 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Greek dinner experience. $20 per person. Soup course includes fussolatha soup (traditional Greek white bean soup). The appetizer is spanikopita (phyllo dough filled with spinach and feta cheese). The entree is moussaka (beef and eggplant casserole topped with bechamel sauce, served with hortavrasta). Homemade baklava. Deadline for reservations is May 5. Call 570-343-5151.

Greek Food Festival, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. May 7-10, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre. Near Wilkes-Barre Post Office. Gyros, stuffed grape vine leaves, spinach pies, baklava, galaktoboureko and more. Eat in or take out. Orders over $30 can be delivered within two miles for free. To pre-order during festival hours, contact 570-823-4805 or greekfoodfestival.webs.com.

Family-Style Ham Supper, 4-6:30 p.m.May 10, Fairmount Springs United Methodist Church, Old County Road, Fairmount Springs. Scalloped potatoes, corn, Harvard beets, pickled cabbage, applesauce, bread, pies and beverages. $9 adults; $4 children 3-10; free for children younger than 3. Take outs available. Handicap seating.

Chicken Barbecue, 4-6 p.m. May 10, Larksville United Methodist Church, 147 Wilson St., Kingston. Take outs only. Chicken, baked potato, vegetable, applesauce, pepper hash, roll, homemade dessert. Call early at 570-287-5805.

Mother’s Day All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 11, St. Faustina’s Parish Center, South Hanover and West Noble streets, Nanticoke. Fresh sausage, eggs, potatoes, pancakes, ham, pastries and drinks. $8 adults; $4 children 6-12; free for children younger than 5. First 100 mothers receive a free flower with purchase.

Turkey Supper, 3-7 p.m. May 17, Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 7768 Blue Ridge Trail, Mountain Top. At the end of Alberdeen Road, across from Andy’s Gas Station. Turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, homemade pickled cabbage, bread, beverage and dessert. Take outs available. $10 adults; $4 children 6-11; and free for children 5 and younger. Well-portioned take out, $10. For reserve tickets call Doris at 570-379-3755 or 570-868-5675. Tickets available at the door.

Chicken Barbecue, noon-4 p.m. May 17, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 231 State St., Nanticoke. Chicken with special sauce, potato, baked beans, apple sauce, rolls and dessert. $9. Tickets available from Men’s Organization, at the event, or by calling 570-735-8531 (leave message). Take outs available.

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