Editor’s note: The Times Leader will keep a rolling file of club and society meetings and publish them weekly — online every week and in print when space permits. To submit your club or society meeting notice, email [email protected] with the name of your organization, time, date and exact location of the meeting with full address. The Times Leader reserves the right to edit all submissions for style, content and space.
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.
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.
Twin Boro Lions Club will hold its Annual Christmas Party at 1 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Warrior Run Fire Hall. Children up to age 10, who reside in Sugar Notch or Warrior Run, are invited to attend. Children must be pre-registered to attend. Final registration is Dec. 6. Children can register at Top Notch Pizza, Derffs Pizza, Steve’s Auto Body, with any Lions Club member, by calling Steve Brezna at 570-829-0153 or with their PSR instructor at Holy Family Church.
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.
Polish American Citizens Club of Elm Street, Dupont, will hold their regular monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the club home. Nomination of officers to serve for calendar year 2018 will be on the agenda.
Plains Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Mosko/Hilldale Park Complex in the Hilldale section of Plains Township.
Lani V.F.W. Post 6325, 35 Cleveland St., Hudson section of Wilkes-Barre, will hold its regular montly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the post home. Lani Home Association meeting will follow regular meeting. Commander Al Rilko will preside.
American Legion Post 971 will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Glen Lyon American Legion Post 539, 62 Newport St., Glen Lyon. All participants are urged to attend.
Sons of the American Legion Squadron 558, Plains, will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the post home. Members are encouraged to attend, and renewal membership cards will be available at the meeting. Food and drinks will be served afterward. For more information, call 570-855-4989.
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.
West Wyoming American Legion Morning Star Post 904 will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the West Wyoming Hose Company #1 on Shoemaker Avenue. All members are invited to attend along with any local veterans looking to join.
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.
Dallas American Legion Post 672 will hold their annual Kids’ Christmas Dec. 16 at the post home on Route 415 in Dallas. 1st Vice Commander John M. Emil Sr. says Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at 1 p.m. All children are welcome to attend up to the age of 7. For more information, call 570-675-6542 or John Emil Sr. at 570-762-3184.
Tyre Square Club will present host their 2017 Christmas Party from 7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 23 at the V.F.W. Post 283, 757 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door the evening of the event. Call 570-714-4509 for tickets. The party features comfort food buffet style, refreshments, a DJ, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, basket raffles and drawings of $25, $50 and $100.
Luzerne County Historical 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. New library hours, starting Jan. 3, will be: Bishop Library, 49 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; LCHS Museum, 69 Rear S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre: 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Dupont V.F.W. Post 4909 will host a New Year’s Eve Party from 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Dec. 31 into Jan. 1. Dinner buffet will take place from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.; bar will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and dancing will take place from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Live music will be provided by Millenium; and late-night snacks, platters, coffee, doughnuts, hats, noisemakers and leis will be provided. The donation is $40 per person and tickets and reservations are available by seeing Bob Lopata at the V.F.W. or by calling Bob at 570-654-9104. All PLCB regulations apply.