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), will hold its weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. at the Mill Memorial Library, 495 E. Main St. Nanticoke. Weigh-ins begin at 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to attend a meeting as a guest with no obligation. For more information, call leader Margaret Turchanik at 570-825-8307.

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

Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club, will hold its monthly meeting July 12 at 7 p.m. Location is the Advanced Technology Center on the Nanticoke Campus of Luzerne County Community College. This building is in the lower campus area. Parking is available in the large lot adjacent to the ATC. Meeting room is ATC 209B, which is found by entering the building through the main doorway and bearing left just past an office space. We will discuss the developing summer mushroom season and will make arrangements for the next club foray. Non-members are welcome to attend up to two meetings.

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.

Frances Dorrance Chapter of Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, will hold an open house at their Coxton Yards excavation site on July 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have ever wanted to view or participate in an archaeological dig, this is a perfect opportunity. Everyone is invited to come and view what an actual dig involves and try their hand at digging if they are so inclined. No experience is needed, and members will instruct newcomers. The site is located just off Main Street in Duryea. Turn on to Coxton Road and then onto a dirt road on the left just after you cross the Lackawanna River. A display of artifacts found at the site will be available for viewing, and light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for this event.

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.

Nanticoke Historical Society, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. July 26 at the society offices in the historic Samantha Mill House, 495 E. Main St., Nanticoke, next to the Mill Memorial Library. Enter the parking lot from Kosciuszko Street. New members and all those interested are welcome. For more information, call 570-258-1367. Light refreshments will be served.

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 Hazel Markowski at 570-793-4279. 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 han

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