Club and society meetings

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.

Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table, will meet at 7 p.m. May 10 in the lower level of the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion post, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. The program for the evening is titled, “White Abolitionists, Black Soldiers of Waverly, PA,” which chronicles the lives of 13 fugitive slaves and their sons who served in the U.S. Colored Troops and how they were regarded in the North. The program is open to the public. A $3 donation will be accepted for non-members. New members are welcome. Info: John at 570-675-8936.

Greater Hazleton Rail to Trails, needs volunteers to lead a work effort along the trail between 2 and 5 p.m. May 10 and 11. The effort will also include 250 volunteers from American Eagle Outfitters. Call Bob Skulsky at 570-436-3853 to discuss.

West Wyoming American Legion Morning Star Post 904, will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 10 at Angelo’s in the Midway Shopping Center. All members are invited to attend for dinner and the meeting.

Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club, will meet at 7 p.m. May 10 at the Advanced Technology Center on the Nanticoke Campus of Luzerne County Community College. The building is in the lower campus area. Meeting room is ATC 209 B, which is found by entering the main doorway and bearing left past the office space. Non-members are welcome to attend up to two meetings before deciding whether to join the club.

Sons of American Legion Squadron 644, will hold a Mother’s Day Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 13 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.

Pi Beta Gamma Club, will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. May 16. Arrangements will be made by Carla Watkins, chair; Peg Malkemes; Evelyn Hagen; and Kay Jones. 2018 officers: Susan Najaka, president; Diane Pelczar, vice president; Betty Straub, recording secretary; Jane Straub, treasurer; Sandy Margavage, publicity. Plans for future charitable donations will be discussed. Guests are welcome. If interested, call 570-736-6304.

NEPA Cost Guard Veterans Association, will meet at 6 p.m. May 16 at Perkins Restaurant, Route 315, Pittston Township. All Coast Guard veterans or active duty members are welcome to attend. Additional information: Contact Neil Morrison at 570-288-6817.

Dallas Kiwanis Club, welcomes Back Mountain residents to a planning meeting for the Dallas Township Ice Rink Project from 6 to 8 p.m. May 17 at Leggio’s, 64 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. RSVP via email at [email protected]

American Legion Post 644, 259 Shoemaker Ave., Swoyersville, will hold a Spring Craft & Vendor Fair at the post home from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to purchase a vendor space, call Cindy at 570-357-1035 or via email at [email protected]

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.

Plymouth Historical Society, will hold its annual Open House Program at 2 p.m. May 20. The program will feature musician Matthew Dodd, who will perform “Songs and Stories of the Railroad.” The is free and open to the public and offers refreshments, including ice cream. The historical society is located at 115 Gaylord Ave., Plymouth. Free parking at WVW High School on Wadhams Street.

West Pittston American Legion, will replace all the American flags on veterans’ gravesites at the West Pittston Cemetery, Susquehanna Ave., at 10:30 a.m. May 26. On May 28, the 1st Lieutenant Jeff Deprimo Flag Brigade will march in the Exeter-West Pittston Parade with lineup starting at the Linden Street Cemetery. Info: Ron Gitkos, 570-654-


Dupont VFW Post 4909, will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 4 at the post home. Commander Mark Roney will preside. The Home As

sociation meeting will follow. Food, refreshments and camaraderie will occur after both meetings.

Upper Valley Eye Bank, will hold its annual banquet on June 7 at Bettelli’s Villa, Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. cocktails; 6:30 p.m. dinner; open menu with separate checks. Reservations by June 5 with Betty Dantone at 570-655-3403 or via email at [email protected]

Washington Square Residents Club, will sponsor a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 ($4 Bag Day). There will also be a bake sale. The sale will feature clothing, electrical items, knick-knacks, books, jewelry and more.

Wilkes University Polish Room Committee, will hold its seventh annual Polish Room Tea will take place at noon June 13 at the Irem Temple Country Club in Dallas. Susan Najaka and Mary Lou Zaleski are co-chars for the event.

Dallas Rotary Club, will sponsor its sixth annual special wine and dine event for charity on June 23 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Route 118, Dallas. The Wine & Dine Festival will feature tastings of the finest wines from the Back Mountain and Endless Mountains areas and beyond. A variety of food and goods will also be available for sale by area vendors and craftsmen, and there will be live musical entertainment all day long by Iron Cowboy, Flaxy Morgan, Big Daddy Dex and The Dan Reynolds Duo. Visit their web site at: or look for them on Face book for ticket information on line or at local retailers.

Wyoming Valley Woman’s Club, will sponsor a trip to see “Nunsense” at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey on Aug. 8. The trip costs $90, which includes bus seat, ticket to the show and lunch. For information or to make a reservation, call Linda Cholewa at 570-379-3667 or Suanne Moses at 570-822-4976.