BENTON — Patterson Grove Campground, approximately 2 miles off Route 239 between Shickshinny and Benton. All events open to public. Free will offering at vesper services, which begin at 7:15 p.m. Questions: Joan at 570-925-0244. Public Saturday Night Summer Concerts: July 28 to Aug. 5, camp meeting.; Aug. 11, Evansville Gang, gospel music;
DALLAS — Gate of Heaven Church, Machell Avenue, Dallas, will hold Youth Music Camp for singers ages 8 to 15 from area Catholic parishes. Camp will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon daily Aug. 6 through Aug. 10 and will culminate with a children’s liturgy at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12. Camp director if Anthony J. Kubasek, conductor of the youth choir at Gate of Heaven. Register by calling the church at 570-675-2121 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays. No fee will be charged for the camp.
DALLAS — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas, will hold its annual Summerfest 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 28. Popular area musicians Jesse & Friends will perform throughout the afternoon, and the Hi-Lites Motor Club will present its classic vehicle display from noon to 4 p.m. The Summerfest will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All those interested in contributing are invited to visit geisingerbloodcenter.org and click on “Make an Appointment” or call 1-866-996-5100. Walk-ins are also welcome. Other Summerfest attractions include opportunities to adopt a new pet from the Luzerne County SPCA, and the Back Mountain Railroad Club will offer a display of model trains. In addition, Young’s Funny Farm from Berwick will display their therapy animals. For more information, contact St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 570-675-3859 or visit stpaulsdallaspa.org.
HARVEYS LAKE — Making A Difference Ministries will host a Concert Under the Stars from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 with national singer-songwriter Mike Lewis from Nashville, Tenn., and local country act Broken Road Duo during Lake Fest, at Pole 187, The Harveys Lake Beach Club. The organization will also host the inaugural Horseshoe Tournament at 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Harvey’s Lake Beach Club and is looking for 16 teams with two players per team. $20 donation is the entry fee. The winning team receives $100 and two trophies and pays no entry fee the following year. Winners must return trophies the following year. Reservations: Pastor Stephen Perillo at 570-899-2264. The inaugural Bean Bag Tournament will take place at 2 p.m. Aug. 5, open to the first 16 youths that want to participate. Call Pastor Perillo.
KINGSTON — St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, 339 North Maple Ave., Kingston, will hold Grandma’s Attic Flea Market in Conlan Hall, 339 North Maple Ave., Kingston. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon July 28, which is bag day. Bake sale and food items are available for lunch.
PITTSTON — St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Pittston, will have its 22nd annual Flea Market & Ziti Dinner on Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The Ziti Dinner will be on Aug. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. and Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults: $10; children under 12: $6. A bake sale will be held outside on Aug. 4. There will be ethnic foods, potato pancakes and traditional foods.
PITTSTON — St. John the Evangelist Parish will hold its annual bazaar on Aug. 9, 10 and 11 on the church grounds, 35 William St., Pittston, and will open at 5:30 p.m. each night. Featured entertainment includes Hillbilly D’Lux, Emerald Isle Irish Step Dancers, Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots, Pat Ward Magic Show and Flaxy Morgan. A variety of ethnic foods and baked goods will be available for purchase. Booths, raffles, children’s games, bingo and a huge indoor flea market will be presented in the auditorium.
PITTSTON — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 100 Rock St., Hughestown, will host a Rummage Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 and noon to 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4, which is bag day. Food items will include wimpies, hot dogs, cakes, soda and water.
PLAINS TWP. — The Wyoming Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, 14 Martin St., Hudson section of Plains Township, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 through 9. It will be geared for ages 4 through 12 and feature songs, Bible stories, crafts and refreshments. Online registration is available at wyomingvalleysda.com. Registration will also be taken at the door.
SHICKSHINNY — Town Hill UMC, 417 Town Hill Road, Shickshinny, will host an Ice Cream Social from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 28 with homemade soup, sandwiches, ice cream, pies and cakes. Take-out available. Info, 570-864-2401
WILKES-BARRE — The Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 401 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, will hold its Bazaar from 4 to 10 p.m. July 28. Live music will be provided by John Stevens’ Double Shot July 28. The menu features the ethnic food platter (stuffed cabbage, fried pierogies, halushki and kielbasa), pierogies with butter and onions, clam chowder, sausage and peppers, cheesesteak with peppers and onions, hamburgers with or without cheese, hot dogs with sauerkraut, fries, corn on the cob, potato pancakes and funnel cake. Event features a bake sale, children’s booth, instant bingo, gift cards and large baskets. Info: 570-825-6540
WILKES-BARRE — St. Robert Bellarmine Parish at St. Aloysius Church, 143 W. Division St., Wilkes-Barre, will hold its annual bazaar Aug. 2, 3 and 4. Homemade food, games, prizes and an indoor flea market will be featured. Live music includes Tommy & The Original Tones on Aug. 2, The Tommy Guns Band on Aug. 3 and the Sperazza Band and Barbershop Quartet on Aug. 4. Aug. 4 also features an Exotic and Sports Car Display provided by Wyoming Valley Racing.
WILKES-BARRE — The Jewish Community Alliance, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: The JCA building will be closed on Sundays throughout the summer. JCC Summer Camp will be open to all community members from noon to 4 p.m. on July 29 and Aug. 5. No charge for JCC members, $5 per non-member and $25 maximum per family. Rick Evans JCC Day Camp is open through Aug. 10 for girls and boys ages 2 to 14. Visit jccdaycamp.com or call the JCC front desk at 570-824-4646 for camp applications. Friday Night Live on the
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, 526 Church St., Wilkes-Barre Township, will hold a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 in the parish hall, 756 East Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Thurday will be bag day, with half price on larger items. The hall will be filled with furniture, glassware, toys, books, knick-knacks, tools, lamps and household items, but no clothing this time. Home-baked desserts will be available. Info, 570-825-4338.
WILKES-BARRE — Camp Moose on the Loose will be held at Calvary Bible Church, 186 Sambourne St., Wilkes-Barre, from July 30 through Aug. 3. The Bible School begins promptly at 6:15 p.m. each day. All ages will be included as well as adults. Bible stories, music, games, puppets, snacks and the camp store will be a part of the program. The Bible School is free. More info and to arrange transporting, please call 570-824-5868.
WILKES-BARRE — Central United Methodist Church, 65 Academy St., Wilkes-Barre, will hold its annual Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 with something for everyone. A lunch menu and bake sale will be available.
WHITE HAVEN — The Beaumont Free Methodist Church and Making a Difference Ministries will complete its three-part mini Christian music Concert Series at the church, 380 Buck Blvd., White Haven, on Aug. 3: Mike Lewis, nationally known songwriter from Nashville, Tenn. All concerts take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and admission is free.