What’s Up, NEPA?/Good Eats And More!


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This week: July 25 through 31

Ice Cream Social, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 28, Town Hill United Methodist Church, 417 Town Hill Road, Shickshinny, with homemade soup, sandwiches, ice cream, pies and cakes. Take-outs available. Info, 570-864-2401

Family-style ham dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 28, Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Co., 5383 Main Road, Sweet Valley. Take-outs begin at 4 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 11 and children younger than 6 eat free. Info, 570-477-5121.


All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet, 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 12, sponsored by Kunkle Fire Co. at the Kunkle Social Hall, 815 Kunkle Road, Dallas. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger and are available at the door. For more info, visit Kunklefire.com or call 570-675-3334

Chicken BBQ and basket raffle, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12, sponsored by Prince of Peace Parish in the parking lot of Arcaro and Genell Restaurant, Main Street, Old Forge. Dinner includes half chicken, corn on the cob, pasta salad and roll. Tickets are $10. For tickets call the rectory from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday by Aug. 1 at 570-457-5900. Walk-ins are limited.

Chicken and biscuits dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17, Patterson Grove Campground, approximately 2 miles off Route 239 between Shickshinny and Benton. Dinner includes chicken and biscuits, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, desserts, iced tea and coffee. $10 adults, $5.50 children. Info, Joan at 570-925-0244.

Polish Dinner and Polka Mass, sponsored by the Ladies of Mary Society of Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Buttonwood, Hanover Township. Mass at 4 p.m. Aug. 25, followed by dinner of Polish food and dancing to the music of John Stevens Double Shot. Cost is $25 per person. Tickets available until Aug. 12. Info, call 570-824-5965

Chicken Barbecue, sponsored by Luzerne Volunteer Fire Department, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Fire Hall, 66 Tener St., Luzerne, with one-half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob and dessert. Beverage included if eating in. If takeout, meals must be picked up by 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $9. For tickets call the fire hall at 570-287-7006 or Ron Rahl at 570-288-2249.


St. Robert Bellarmine Parish at St. Aloysius Church, corner of Barney and Division streets, Wilkes-Barre; 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 2, 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 3, 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4. Music by Tommy & The Original Tones on Thursday, The Tommy Guns Band on Friday and The Sperazza Band on Saturday. Homemade foods, games, prizes and an indoor flea market. Info: 570-823-3791

St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church Bazaar, 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 and noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at parish grounds, 695 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, with entrance to parish social hall at 522 Madison St., games of chance, ethnic foods, cash raffle, silent auction and giant indoor flea market. The Sperazza Band plays 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Iron Cowboy 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Group Therapy 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company Carnival – A Real Country “AfFAIR,” Aug. 3, 4 and 5 at the carnival grounds, 613 W. County Road, Wapwallopen. Homemade foods include pigs-in-the-blanket, ham and bean soup, chicken corn soup, fresh-cut fries and funnel cakes. Manning’s ice cream will be served with shakes, root beer floats and cider floats; pork and chicken barbecues, apple dumplings, pierogies and deep-fried Oreos.

65th Annual St. Jude Parish Picnic 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 and noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 12 on the parish grounds at 420 South Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top. The picnic features local, ethnic and international foods – new this year husk-steamed corn, desserts galore in the Sweet House and an open pit Chicken BBQ on Aug. 12, starting at noon. Entertainment on Aug. 10 will be Peaceful Chaos from Above with karaoke from 7 to 10 p.m. and on Aug. 11, Sister Esther from 7 to 11 p.m. The picnic grand prize raffle is $10,000. There is plenty of on-site parking including handicap parking and shuttle service parking to and from Crestwood High School.