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.

Murgas Amateur Radio Club, meets at 8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Luzerne County Emergency Management Building, 185 Water St., Wilkes-Barre. A brief business meeting is followed by an informative program relating to amateur radio. Guests are always welcome. More information at

American Legion Mountain Post 781, the July 4th Celebration at the American Legion Post 781, off of Church Rd., Mountaintop will start after the parade at the Legion Grove. All members and their families are invited to attend. Admission to the festivities will be a donation of a non-perishable item by each person in your group. These items will fill packages for troops serving overseas during the Christmas holiday. Please deposit your non perishable item in the container provided upon your arrival. Some suggested items are: Beef jerky, tissues, flea and tick collars, wrapped candy (any kind), sardines (pull tab), canned fruit, tuna, tooth brushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, powered sweetened juice drinks, iced tea mix, lemonade, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, granola bars, peanuts, trail mix, water (plastic bottle), chips, pretzels, popcorn, Tastykakes, packaged cookies, raisins, writing paper, pens/pencils, phone cards, gum, mints, Tylenol, white socks, bright colored pillow cases, Visine eye wash, bubbles, squirt guns, puzzle books of any kind, body wash, shampoo, instant coffee, tea bags, small travel games (chess, checkers, sorry, scrabble, etc.), Band-aides, playing cards, old maid cards, crazy eights, Uno, Phase 10, deodorant, wet wipes, rubbing alcohol, Gold Bond foot powder, any funny DVD’s and talc powder. Please check expiration dates as these packages will not be sent out until November for the Christmas holiday.

Lithuanian Women’s Club of Wilkes-Barre, in conjunction with the Lithuanian Vilnius Society, will gather at 2 p.m. July 6 at the pavilion of Kirby Park to join via media in song and dance on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of the Lithuanian State. All Lithuanians are encouraged with family and friends to join in singing the Lithuanian National Anthem.

Knights of Columbus St. Leo the Great Council 12089, will meet at 7 p.m. July 10 at Saint Leo’s Church hall, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. Grand Knight Frank A. will preside.

Alhamar Caravan No. 4, will meet at 7:30 p.m. July 11 at Saint Conrads Young Men’s Society, 217 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Grand Commander Cathy Kennedy will preside. All members are welcome.

Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table, will meet at 7 p.m. July 12 in the lower level of the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. The evening’s program is titled, “Bible, Bullets and Bucktails” and will be presented by Pastor John Lee as Civil War Chaplain William M. McCormick 150 P.VI. Bucktail. Pastor Lee, and Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, will discuss how an ordained minister became a rifleman/chaplain and talk about his duties and travels as well as some background on the Bucktails. Open to the public. A $3 donation will be accepted for non-members. New members welcome. Info: John at 570-675-8936.

Corvette Club of NEPA, will meet at 7 p.m. July 12 at Marzoni’s, 20 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic. Interested corvette owners are welcome. Visit

Plains Lions Club, will host its annual Golf Tournament fundraiser July 15 at Sand Spring Country Club in Drums. Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Team format is captain and crew. $85 per person or $340 per team covers all fees. Event features a raffle table, hole prizes, games, cash prizes for flight winners and full course dinner immediately following the tournament. Club is seeking hole sponsors and donated items for the raffle table. Contact Tom Mulhern at 570-606-9944 or email [email protected] for more information. Potential patrons may also contact any Plains Lions Club member.

Slovak Catholic Sokols, Group 7 “Rev. Joseph Murgas,” will be hosting a family bowling outing at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, from noon to 2 p.m. July 21. If any members are interested in participating, contact Kelly Palchanis at 570-417-2029 or any other Group 7 officer by July 10. Members will enjoy two hours of bowling, pizza and soda.

Dallas Chapter Eastern Star Building Association, will host a flea market and craft and vendor sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27 at the Easter Star hall, 15 Foster St., Dallas. The event features inside and outside vendors, whimpies, hot dogs, haluski and desserts. Welsh cookies will also be available for purchase. Info: Dianne Corby, 570-675-4893.

Newport Township Lions Club, will host its 40th annual Golf Tournament Aug. 17 at the Rolling Pines Golf Course. Format is captain and mate with a better ball point system. There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start, and the fee is $130 per team. Fee includes green fees, cart, refreshments and a skins game. It will also feature $1,500 in cash prizes, if 80 or more golfers participate. A 2018 Ford Focus, donated by Pat and Dan DelBalso Ford, will be awarded to the first player scoring a hole-in-one. For more information, please contact Chairman John Zyla at 570-735-1714.

Wilkes-Barre Area Queens Council, is planning a Red Hat High Tea from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Apple Tree Terrace at Newberry Estate in Dallas. Assorted appetizers, sandwiches and desserts will be served. The cost is $17.00, and the deadline for reservations is Aug. 10. For more information, contact Marie Cigarski at [email protected] or 570-417-2408. All Red Hatters are invited.

Dupont VFW Post 4909, will hold a Sock Hop Dinner Dance on Sept. 8. Millennium will provide live musical entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., and the bar will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The donation is $30 per person. For tickets and reservations, see Bob at the VFW or call Bob at 570-654-9104. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 7. Members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the post home. Commander Mark Roney will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow. Food, refreshments and camaraderie will occur after both meetings.

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.

North End Slovak Citizens Club, will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the club home, 635 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. All members are invited to attend. President Robert Palchanis will preside over the meeting. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. 570-829-3398,

San Cataldo Society of Pittston, is sponsoring its annual bus trip to the San Gennaro Festival in New York’s Little Italy on Sept. 22. Seats cost $40 per person. For more information, call Grace Scarantino at 570-655-9377. No refunds or cancellations after Sept. 1.

Rotary Club of Mountain Top, will hold its annual Steam Train Excursion from Mountain Top to historic Jim Thorpe on Sept. 22, rain or shine. Tickets are available at Triangle Pharmacy in Mountain Top or online at EventBrite. The price is $70 per person. Boarding time is 8:30 a.m., and departure will take place at 9:30 a.m. The return trip departs at 4 p.m. from Jim Thorpe. The train yard at Penobscot it not handicap accessible.