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.

TOPS PA #1057 (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), holds weekly meetings at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Mill Memorial Library, 495 E. Main St., Nanticoke. Weigh-ins begin at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend a meeting as a guest under no obligation to join. For more informaotin, call Margaret Turchanik, leader at 570-825-8307.

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]

Wyoming Valley Stamp Club, will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. May 19 at the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Two distinguished guests will attend: award-winning collectors and exhibitors Bill Schultz and Alan Warren. The meeting is open to the public, and new members are welcome. Information: Call the library at 5670-287-2013.

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.

Wilkes-Barre Lions Club, will meet at 6 p.m. May 22 at St. Conrad’s Society, 217 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. New members are welcome.

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-


Frances Dorrance Chapter of Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. May 29 at the Duryea Municipal Building at 315 Main St., Duryea. The meeting is open to the public, and the presentation is free. Richard D. Sala will discuss the Early Spanish Colonial Contact Period along the Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River.

Nanticoke Historical Society, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. May 31 at the society offices in the historic Samantha Mill House, 495 E. Main St., Nanticoke, next to the Mill Memorial Library. New members are welcome. Enter the parking lot from Kosciuski Street. Information: 570-258-1367. Light refreshments will be served.

Dupont VFW Post 4909, will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 4 at the post home. Commander Mark Roney will preside. The Home Association 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 at noon June 13 at the Irem Temple Country Club in Dallas. Susan Najaka and Mary Lou Zaleski are co-chairs for the event. The tea costs $25. Reservations can be made by calling Susan at 570-736-6304 or Mary Lou at 570-736-6336.

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.