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The Upper Valley Eye Bank will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Avoca V.F.W., 917 Main St., Avoca. The meeting will be hosted by the Avoca Lions Club. Please bring collected eyeglasses with no cases. All Lions are welcome. There will not be a January meeting due to winter break. The next meeting will be held on Feb. 1 hosted by J.L.W. Mt. Laurel Lions Club. Location is to be announced.
The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival committee will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at Corpus Christi Parish school building on Luzerne Avenue in West Pittston. New members are welcome to join. The committee will discuss events for next year’s festival.
The Avoca/Dupont Little League will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Little League clubhouse. Among the items to be discussed will be planning for the spring season and regular league business. Anyone wishing to coach or volunteer, or anyone generally interested in the league, is welcome to attend.
The Dupont V.F.W. Post 4909 will hold their next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Post Home, 401 Main St., Dupont. Items of importance will be discussed and reports given. Commander Mark Roney will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow. Food, refreshments and camaraderie will follow both meetings.
The Greater Hazleton Civic Partnership will hold its annual Christmas Party at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at Chairman Orgazalek’s house, 690 N. Broad St., West Hazleton. Let Tom Orgazalek or Bob Skulsky know of your plan to attend and if you plan to bring a food item. Significant others and guests are welcome.
The Hughestown Lions Club will make their annual trip to St. Joseph’s Group Home at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 4. The club will bring Christmas gifts for the residents and will sing some carols with the group. District Governor Dr. William McLaughin will be in attendance. Afterward, the group will gather at Bari’s Pizza for their annual Christmas Party. The Lions Club also decorated the home for the holidays.
The Kingston Historical Society’s annual holiday dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at Perugino’s in Luzerne. Society members will order from the menu and have separate checks. Members and guests can make reservations at [email protected] or by calling 570-430-4458 by Dec. 8.
The Luzerne County Historial Society is holding a holiday sale at the Bishop Library and LCHS Museum gift shops through Dec. 23. All regular-priced merchandise will be 15 percent off. Additional sale items are also available. Museum admission is free for members and $5 for non-members and $3 for non-member children. The museum and library will be closed Dec. 2, but “festive traditions” will take place at the Denison House and Swetland Homestead between 2 and 6 p.m. The museum and library will also be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 2. For more information, call 570-823-6244.
The Wyoming Valley Stamp Club will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Community Room of the Hoyt Library in Kingston. The club’s agenda will include the presentation of a slide show, “The U.S. 1851-1857 Issues.” The 1851 to 1857 United States Stamp Issues were the consequence of the Postal Act of 1851, and which primarily led to reduced postage rates. This program illustrates the stamps of this issue on covers, showing a variety of markings and reflecting the need for the various denominations. The stamps themselves are then examined individually, including types and subtypes. People interested in becoming new members are always welcome to attend to discuss stamp collecting. Register by calling the library at 570-287-2013.