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February 19. 2013 2:44PM
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FALLS: The Falls Senior Center is hosting a Masquerade Party starting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. There will be food, fun and a prize for the most original costume.


Mary Beth Voda, a WWII historian and author, will give a presentation at 1 p.m. on Friday.


EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will gather at 1 p.m. today at St. Anthony Center. There will be a Halloween party including a hoagie luncheon. Reservations were due by Oct. 25.


The club is seeking speakers and entertainers. If interested, contact Vic at 655-2720.


At the last meeting, Frances Voveris won the special game prize and the bingo jackpot was shared by Theresa Blasavage and Florence Stankoski. Fifty-fifty winners were Mary Coleman, Virginia Craig, Shari Dailey, Joe Kleback and Kathy Loucks. Sharon McAdarra won a Columbus Day basket of Italian food items. Congratulations were extended to Terri and George Mislan on their 47th wedding anniversary and Antoinette Manganello on her 90th birthday.


Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip to Mount Airy Casino on Nov. 14. Pick ups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members welcome on trips. Call Johanna at 655-2720.


LUZERNE/WYOMING COUNTIES: The Area Agency on Aging reminds recipients of the 2012 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers that they have until Nov. 30 to redeem the vouchers.


These vouchers can only be used to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at the Farmers Market stands that are participants of the Deptartment of Agriculture's SFMNP. Baked goods, meat, jam, honey, apple cider or eggs are not allowable for purchase with these vouchers.


For more information, contact Rhonda Adams at 822-1158 ext. 3337.


PITTSTON: The Pittston Senior Center is forming a polka dance group. Singles and couples are welcome. Ron and Sharon McAdarra are co-coordinating the group which meets on Mondays. If interested, call the center at 655-5561.


The Halloween special dinner party and parade is scheduled for Wednesday. Dinner will be served at noon and a $2 donation is suggested. The party will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a parade. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. Donna and Bill Arnold will provide music from 1-3 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. Cost for the party is $3 and reservations are required.


PLAINS TWP.: The Plains Senior Citizens Project Head will meet on Wednesday at SS. Peter and Paul School. A Halloween party will be held. Anyone wishing to change into a costume should arrive at 10:30 a.m. Bakers are Jean Bohac, Arlene Brodhead, Carolyn Byrne, Betty Campanella, Stella Cappellini and Nanci Conlon. Hostesses will help set up refreshments and should arrive by 11 a.m. New members and guests are welcome.


Members are asked to bring used eyeglasses to be donated to the Blind Association to the next meeting


SWOYERSVILLE: The Swoyersville Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Social Hall. A Halloween luncheon and refreshments will be served.


Winners of the 50-50 fundraiser at the last meeting were Helen Yurevitch, Arlene Gomba and Claire Belle Reggie. New members are welcome.


WILKES-BARRE: Rainbow Seniors of Wilkes-Barre is planning a Christmas party for 1 p.m. on Dec. 18. No charge for members and $10 for guests.


Celebrating birthdays for October were Dorothy Coach, Stella Fiorucci and Betty Shaw.


The next meeting will be held on Nov. 20 at Albright United Methodist Church. Servers are Susie Magga and Aldona Smith.


WILKES-BARRE: The Charles T. Adams Senior Center offers many activities, such as WII Fitness, Book on Tape Club, Healthy Steps, computer class, Fit Over 50 class, craft class, brain games, bingo, health fairs, blood pressure screenings, nutrition programs and more.


There will be a blood pressure screening from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday and Nov. 14.


A rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 8. Thanksgiving celebrations will take place on Nov. 15. An arthritis clinic will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 21 and a birthday party will take place on Nov. 30.




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