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Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library, will hold their annual luncheon with a special author and local educator Cecilia Galante, at 11 a.m. April 19. The event will take place at the Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estates, Dallas. On April 24, they will host a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. at Leggio’s Italian Restaurant, 64 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas, in support of the library and the activities of the children’s summer reading program.
Heritage Knights of Columbus President John F. Kennedy #372 Council, 948 Assembly and Jacquelines Auxiliary, will present an Opioid Fact Forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 19 at the Pittston Memorial Library. The program moderator will be Carmen Ambrosino, a 45-year addiction professional; Carol Coolbaugh, county prevention education advocate and mother who will share powerful story of the loss of her son; Judge Michael Vough, Luzerne County Court, who will take you through his day during the opioid crisis; and William Lisman Luzerne County Coroner, who will discuses the opioid epidemic in Luzerne County and record-breaking overdose deaths.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 102, will meet at 7 p.m. April 19 at Keeley’s, Division Street, Kingston. Senior Vice Commander Ray Smith will preside.
Wyoming Valley Stamp Club, will meet at 1 p.m. April 21 in the Community Room of the Hoyt Library. There will be stamps available to look through for additions to members’ collections. Beginners Corner will take place at 12:30 p.m. and is open to anyone who may be interested in stamp collecting. Beginners are invited to stay for the entire meeting, which ends at 3 p.m. New members are welcome. Registration or additional info: 570-287-2013, ext. 226.
Nanticoke Historical Society, will present City of Nanticoke Virtual Tour #4 at 3 p.m. April 22 at the Cultural Centre of St. Faustina, 38 W. Church St., site of the former St. Stanislaus Church. Pictures and video will show the streets of old Nanticoke. Discussions and question and answer sessions will follow to share memories of locations, events and customs. Free and open to public. Refreshments available. Donations appreciated. Info: 570-258-1367. The society will meet at 7 p.m. April 26 in the historic Samantha Mill House, 495 E. Main St., Nanticoke. New members are welcome. Enter the parking lot from Kosciuszko Street.
Wilkes-Barre Lions Club, will meet at 6 p.m. April 24 at St. Conrad’s Society, 217 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. The club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
Frances Dorrance Chapter of Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. April 24 at the Duryea municipal building, 315 Main St., Duryea. The meeting is open tot he public and the presentation is free of charge. Bill Vezendy will speak about a large concentration of artifacts he found 15 years ago on a friend’s property along the Susquehanna.
Lithuanian Women’s Club of Wilkes-Barre, will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at noon on April 24 at Boscov’s in Wilkes-Barre. The business meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m., and the club will be making plans for its 90th anniversary. All are welcome.
Kingston Historical Society, will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 26 at the Wyoming Valley West Middle School (formerly Kingston High School). This will be a celebration of the 90th anniversary of the building of the high school. There will be displays of the history of the school. Anyone with stories about their memories can contact Tom Mooney at [email protected] Any former teachers, staff and students can also bring memorabilia to display. No fee; open to public.
Dallas Chapter Eastern Star Building Association, will hold an inside/outside craft, vendor and flea market sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at the association home, 15 Foster St., Dallas, behind CVS drugstore. Easter Star members will serve lunch, and Welsh cookies will be sold. Halushki and homemade soup will be among the various menu items offered. For vendor information: Dianne Corby, 570-675-4893
Nanticoke Ladies Auxiliary Post 350, will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 1 at the post home. Nomination and election of officers will take place, and a report will be given on the recent hoagie sale. All members are urged to attend.
Mountain Top American Legion Post 781, will hold a craft and vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6 at the post home, 1550 Henry Drive, Mountain Top. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a barbecue chicken dinner will take place at a cost of $9 per person. American Legion Riders will also be accepting donations for homeless veterans and their families. Clothing, boots, shoes, hats, gloves and coats for men and women, backpacks and sleeping bags, blankets and tarps (dark or camo preferred) will be accepted.
Dupont VFW Post 4909, will meet at 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the post home. Commander Mark Roney will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow. Food, refreshments and camaraderie will occur after both meetings.
Sons of American Legion Squadron 644, will hold a Mother’s Day Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 12 at the post home, 259 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville. The menu features omelets, a waffle station, eggs, sausage, hash browns, creamed beef, French toast and regular toast. Tickets are on sale the post home for $8 per adult and $4 per child over 6 years old. Contact Garry VanScoy at 570-817-1393 for more information.
North End Slovak Citizens Club, will meet at 2 p.m. May 20 at the club, 635 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. All members are invited to attend. President Robert Palchanis will preside. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.