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February 17. 2013 8:39AM
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DALLAS: The Masonic Village is presenting an Octoberfest for seniors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. Seniors and their families can explore the retirement community and enjoy the fall foliage, live music, vendors, pumpkins, baked goods and more. For more details, or to RSVP, call 866-851-4243.


EDWARDSVILLE: The Edwardsville Senior Center, is hosting blood pressure screenings by Manorcare at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.


A staff member from State Rep. Gerald Mullery's office will visit from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday and Oct. 25.


An ice cream social presented by Kingston Commons will be offered on Oct. 17 and there will be a speaker from Medicare/Medicaid.


The Edwardsville Fire Department will conduct a fire drill at 11 a.m. on Oct. 18.


A birthday of the month celebration will be held on Oct. 19.


APPRISE will be on hand Oct. 30 for appointments for the Medicare annual enrollment period.


A masquerade party will be held on Oct. 31 and a special lunch will be served.


EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 at St. Anthony Center. Host and hostesses are Tom Alpaugh, Bernadine Bednar, Maryann Kull, Antoinette Manganello and Frances Poluske.


Reservations are being accepted for a trip to Mount Airy Casino on Wednesday. Pick ups will be in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members welcome on trips. For details call Johanna at 655-2720.


FALLS: The Falls Senior Center, State Route 92, invites anyone 60 years of age and older to a free blood pressure screening conducted by Julie Grodis from Golden Living Center at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday.


A presentation on arthritis and fall prevention will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Friday. A free watercolor art class, instructed by artist Rose Brostoski, will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday. Reservations for the class are due by Wednesday.


There will be an art show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26-27. There will be a mini flea market along with a bake and candy sale. All are welcome.


KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., is offering the AARP Driver Safety Class. The eight-hour class for new students will be held from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22. For reservations call 287-1102.


MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountaintop Senior Center, Wright Manor, 460 S. Main Road, is hosting a discussion on food safety by Mountain City Rehabilitation on Monday.


Wilkes University will host a health fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct.18.


A discussion on diabetes by Triangle will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 22.


The Visiting Angels will discuss winter safety at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 26.


The annual Halloween party will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 31. There will be a masquerade ball and prizes will be awarded for best costume.


MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountain Top Social Club will meet today in the St. Jude's Church, Father Nolan Hall day room. Doors will open at 3:15 p.m. New members are welcome. Hosts are Ralph Savarese and Jane Concannon.


A trip is planned for Oct. 18 to Hunt's Landing, Matamoras, for the Pennsylvania Polka Festival. Trip includes buffet breakfast, dinner with open bar from noon to 4 p.m., dancing, bingo and more. For reservations or more information call Otto at 474-0641.


PITTSTON: The Pittston Senior Center is forming a Polka dance group that will meet at 1 p.m. on Mondays, beginning on Oct. 15. Ron and Sharon McAdarra are the coordinators. For more information, or to register, call the center at 655-5561.


Theresa Grabowski from the Cancer Active Network will have an information table available on pancreatic cancer on Thursday.


A Halloween special dinner, party and parade are scheduled for noon on Oct. 31. Donation is $2. The Halloween party will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a Halloween parade. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Donna and Bill Arnold will provide music from 1-3 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. Cost of the party is $3 and sign ups are due in advance.


PLYMOUTH: The Shawnee Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the First Welsh Baptist Church, Girard and Shawnee avenues. The Rev. Anita J. Ambrose, president, will preside. Payment for the Nov. 1 bus trip is due. Sandwiches should be brought and beverages will be provided. The executive committee will meet at 12:30 p.m.


WILKES-BARRE: Members of St. Robert E. Bellarmine Senior Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the former St. Aloysius school cafeteria, Barney Street. Members should bring a covered dish.


Winner of the springer at the last meeting was Nancy Humiston. Fifty-fifty winners were Romaine Butka, Sue Magga and Mary Frances O'Brien.


Their will be a Halloween party and plans were discussed for the club's Christmas party. Joe Kelly is in charge of selling lottery tickets for the Oct. 27 midday and evening drawing. New members are welcome.


WILKES-BARRE: Wilkes-Barre Area Rainbow Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Albright United Methodist Church, Dana and Grove streets. Servers are Bernice Krasnahill and Betty Krasnahill. New members welcome.




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