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THIS WEEK: May 1 to May 7

Spaghetti and Pasta Dinner 4-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. $7. Includes choice of five pastas and five sauces, salad and dessert. Take outs available. Call 824-1674 Thursdays.

Chicken Barbecue, 5-7 p.m. May 3-4, Trucksville United Methodist Church, 40 Knob Hill Road, Trucksville. Half a chicken, baked potato, all the fixings, homemade desserts and beverages. Take outs, 4:30 p.m. $8 adults; $4 children. Reservations required. Call 570-696-3897.

Ham Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m. May 4, Forty Fort United Methodist Church, Wyoming and Yeager avenues. Ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, homemade pickled cabbage, homemade pineapple soufflé and cake or pie. $8 adults; $4 children 5-12; free for children younger than 5. Take outs available 4-7 p.m. Tickets at the door or call 287-3840.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. May 5, Mocanaqua Volunteer Fire Company at The Polish Falcons. Sausage, scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, home fries, pancakes, toast, pastries, coffee, tea and orange juice. $7 adults; $4 children 5-12; free for children younger than 5. Take outs available. Tickets at the door or from any firefighter.

Roast Chicken Dinner/Flea Market, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5, The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Mountain Post 781, Church Road, Mountain Top. Over 30 vendors. Tools, antiques, collectibles, crafts, jewelry, furniture, computers, knives, and more. $8, includes half roasted chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Serving noon to 5 p.m. www.alpost781.org/SAL.html or 570-474-2161.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 5, Kiwanis Club of Mountain Top, Crestwood High School cafeteria. Pancakes, sausage and eggs. $7 adults; free for children 12 and younger. Tickets at the door.

Chicken Barbecue Dinner, noon-4 p.m. May 5, Hunlock Creek Volunteer Fire Co., 1114 Main Road, Hunlock Creek. Half chicken, baked potato, vegetables, roll, dessert and beverage. Eat in or take out. $8. 570-256-3548.

Country Breakfast Buffet, 8 a.m.-noon May 5, Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company, 655 E. Country Road. $7 adults; $3 children 6-12; free for children 5 and younger. Tickets at the door.

Breakfast and Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-noon May 5, Motorcycle Safety Awareness, Luzerne County A.B.A.T.E., Murphy’s Pub, 347 Slocum St., Swoyersville. $5 donation, includes eggs, sausage, bacon, English muffins, coffee and juice. Scavenger prizes, door prizes, 50-50 and gas raffle drawings. Scavenger ride 3 p.m, last vehicle returns by 5 p.m. All vehicle types welcome. Free pizza for riders on the hunt after 3 p.m. Beverages and other menu items available for purchase. Watch for motorcycles.

Pasta Palooza, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 5, Church of St. Joseph, 721 Monroe St., Berwick. All-you-can-eat, homemade spaghetti with Sunday sauce, cavatelli with broccoli and sausage in oil and garlic; penne with blush or fireball meat sauce; lasagna, chicken parmigiana, meatballs, sausage, salad, rolls, desserts, coffee, iced tea. Gluten free dinner and dessert, $10. Take outs available. $15 adults; $7 children 7-12; and free for children younger than 6.

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


Roast Turkey Dinner/Bake Sale, 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 11, Loyalville United Methodist Church, Loyalville Road. Adults, $9 adults; $3.50 children younger than 12. Take outs available. Call ahead for directions and with number of dinners and pick up time. 477-3521. Next hoagie sale is June 4. $5 each.

Chicken Barbecue, 4-7 p.m. May 11, Central United Methodist Church, 65 Academy St., Wilkes-Barre. $8 adults; $4 children 12 and younger. To reserve tickets call the church office at 822-7246. Limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.

Chicken Barbecue, 4 p.m. until gone, May 11, Larksville United Methodist Church. Take out only. Chicken, baked potato, vegetable, applesauce, pepper hash, roll and homemade dessert. Tickets go fast. 287-5805.

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

Mother’s Day Turkey Dinner, 4-7:30 p.m. May 11, The Mountain Post American Legion Auxiliary Unit 781, at the post home. All-you-can-eat buffet style. Take outs available. $8 adults; $4 children 6-12; free for children younger than 6. Parking in rear. Handicapped accessible. Marie at 570-474-5370 or Casey at 570-885-2519.

Mother’s Day Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon May 12, The Mountain Top Knights of Columbus 6440, South Mountain Boulevard, Aberdeen Road. Fresh oatmeal, juice, grilled ham, hash browns, eggs, pastries, corn bread, coffee, tea and soda. $5. Free for children younger than 6. All are welcome. Call Frank, 474-2145, or Drew, 868-5568.

All-You-Can-Eat-Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 12, Fairmount Township Fire and Ambulance Co., half mile from Ricketts Glen, Route 1189, Sweet Valley. $7 adults; $4 children younger than 10. Eat in or take out. 477-3691.

Mother’s Day Breakfast, 7 a.m.-noon May 12, Exeter Borough Hose Co., 1405 Susquehanna Avenue. Tickets at the door. 602-0739.

Spaghetti Dinner/Theater, 6-6:30 p.m. May 17, Town Hill UMC, “A Night in Italy.” Entertainment to follow. Tickets in advance or at the door. $7 adults; $4 children 6-12; free for children 5 and younger.

Meatloaf Dinner, 4-7 p.m. May 18, Alderson United Methodist Church, Pole 108, Harveys Lake. Meatloaf, baked potato, green bean casserole, coleslaw, roll and butter, pie and beverage. $8 adults; $4 children younger than 12. Tickets at the door. Take outs available. 639-5688.

Chicken Barbecue, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18, Men’s Organization, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 231 State St., Nanticoke. $9. Available from any member or at the event. Call the church at 570-735-8531. Leave message for call back. Take outs available. Directions, www.NanticokeLutheran.org, Facebook.

Pasta and Meatball Dinner, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19, Prince of Peace Parish Society, Felittese Grounds, 3rd Street, Old Forge. Salad, roll and dessert. $9 per person. Take out and drive through only. Tickets at event or in advance. Call 457-5900.

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