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THIS WEEK: April 30 to May 6

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.

Spaghetti Dinner, 5-7 p.m. May 1, The Second Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 143 Parsonage St., Pittston. Take outs, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call with pick-up time. $8.50 adults; $4 children younger than 12. Homemade bake sale. Tickets available at the door.

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.

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.

Spring Sale, 10 a.m. May 2-3, The Berean Lighthouse Church, 2 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Wimpies, homemade baked goods, chili, haluski and more.

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. Handicap accessible.

All-You-Can-Eat Roast Beef Dinner, 5-7 p.m. May 3, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 500 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. $10 adults; $5 children younger than 12. Walk ins welcome. For tickets call 570-655-0588.

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.

Breakfast Buffet, 8 a.m.-noon May 4, Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company. Ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, pancakes, French toast, potatoes, doughnuts, beverages. $8 adults; $4 children 8-12; free for children younger than 5.

Spaghetti Dinner, noon-4 p.m. May 4, St. Andrew’s Church Hall, 316 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Sponsored by the Irem clowns. $9 adults; $4.50 children 10 and younger. Dine in or take out. Spaghetti, homemade sauce, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Basket raffle. For tickets call Bob Steininger at 570-239-1074 or Steve Koonrad at 570-762-1424.

International Dinner Club, 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. seatings, May 8, St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church Center, Mifflin Avenue, Scranton. 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.

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


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.

Ham Dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 10, Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 5383 Main Road, Sweet Valley. Take outs begin at 4 p.m. $9 adults; $5 children 6-11; free for children younger than 6.

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 the church at 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.

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner, 3-6 p.m. May 17, The Courtdale United Methodist Church, 225 Courtdale Avenue. $7 adults; $4 children 12 and younger. For more information call Roberta Trudgen at 570-288-6771 or any church member.

Chicken Barbecue, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17, River of Life Fellowship Ministries Youth Group, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman. Take out only. $10. Half chicken, homemade potato salad, baked beans, roll and butter. Call Wendy Fritz at 570-301-7940.

Turkey Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m. May 17, St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 321 Chestnut Ave., Kingston. Take outs, 4-5 p.m. $10 adults; $6 children younger than 12. Limited tickets at the door. Call 570-288-6263.

Baked Chicken Dinner, noon-2 p.m. May 18, St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, St. John’s Hall, 756 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. Take outs 11 a.m. $10 adults; $6 children. For tickets, call George Daru at 570-825-4416. Limited tickets at the door.

Election Day Café, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. May 20, Trucksville United Methodist Church, 40 Knob Hill Road. Hot and cold beverage, donuts, sticky buns, brownies, cookies, sandwiches, homemade soups, chili, hot dogs and wimpies. Freshly prepared lunch to go. Handicap accessible.

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