What’s Up, NEPA?/Good Eats And More!


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This week: June 6 through 12

Turkey Dinner, will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 9 at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 321 Chestnut Ave., Kingston. $10 for adults; $6 for children under 12. Take-out available from 4 to 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available by calling Roger at 570-288-6263.

Kunkle Fire Company Monthly Breakfast, will take place from 8 a.m. to noon June 10 at the Kunkle Social Hall, 815 Kunkle Road, Dallas. $10 for adults; $5 for children. Info: 570-675-3334, kunklefire.com or Facebook @Kunkle Fire Company, Inc.

Strawberry Festival, 4:30 to 7 p.m. June 12, Forty Fort United Methodist Church, corner of Wyoming Avenue and Yeager Avenue in Forty Fort. Ticket price of $4 includes ice cream, strawberries, cake and beverage. Hot dogs and wimpies will be available at $1.50 each. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 570-287-3840. Take-outs are available.


Strawberry social, 4 to 7 p.m. June 16, Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 North Main St., Ashley, full menu includes homemade strawberry shortcake. Donations: $9.50 for adults; $5.50 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger are free. $4.50 for just strawberry shortcake. Information: 570-735-1514

Ethnic Slavik Dinner, features halupski (piggies), pirohi, haluski and dessert. Take-out only from 3 to 6 p.m. June 16 at the St. Mary’s Byzantine Church social hall, 522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre. Tickets: Call Vera at 570-931-1894.

Family-style Beef Dinner, will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 23 at the Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company. Take-out begins at 4 p.m. $12 for adults; $6 for children ages 6 to 11; free for children under 6.

Centenary United Methodist Church annual tea, 24 North Main St., Ashley, 1 to 3 p.m. June 24. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 570-899-0906. Entertainment will be by William Dunn.

All-you-can-eat pig roast, noon to 4 p.m. July 8, Queen of the Apostles Parish Hall, 742 Spring St., Avoca. Take-out dinners will be available all day and additional seating is available under an outdoor tent. Menu includes roasted pig on the spit, wimpies, hot dogs, corn on the cob, salads, desserts, soda, and water. There will also be a cash prize grand raffle, basket raffle, children’s games and a bake sale. Tickets, at $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger, are available in advance or at the event. Info, 570-457-3412.

Local Events

Deep Breath Book Signing and Sale, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon June 9 at Sugar Plum, 900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort. The event will feature local resident Rachel Pugh’s children’s book, “Deep Breathe,” which was illustrated by her 12-year-old cousin, Paige Ceaser, of Mountain Top. The duo will sign and sell their book for $10, and all sales will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter. Sugar Plum will sell specially designed “Deep Breath” chocolate bars and donate a portion of the proceeds to the foundation.

Volunteers in Medicine’s 10th annual Music, Medicine and Moving Into The Future Gala, a fund-raiser to benefit the full-time, full-service medical and dental clinic. With a theme “Out of this Galaxy,” the fund-raiser will begin 6 p.m. June 15 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. Entertainment includes a live, 30-minute performance by Lady Gaga tribute artist Renee Nicole Gray and dancing to the futuristic sounds of 570 Events. Tickets are $150 and may be purchased through vimwb.org.