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Teen pro­grams at the

Oster­hout Free Li­brary, South Franklin Street, Wilkes-barre, are of­fered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wed­nes­days in the li­brary read­ing room. May teen pro­grams in­clude: May 2, Movie Trivia Night, pizza and prizes. May 3, TAB: Teen Ad­vi­sory Board meets at 5 p.m. May 16, Book Tast­ing, par­tic­i­pants can broaden their tastes with new or old books. Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided. May 23, The Hunt for Isaac Oster­hout’s Lost Trea­sure: Join this scav­enger hunt and search the li­brary for clues. Prizes and snacks are pro­vided. May 30, Bas­ket­ball/ Vol­ley­ball with the young adult li­brar­ian. May is also “Get Caught Read­ing” Month. Mail or email a pic­ture of you or some­one else read­ing to be en­tered into a draw­ing for a gift cer­tifi­cate. Pic­tures may be posted in the li­brary, on Face­book and/ or on the li­brary web­site. In­clude name and phone num­ber. The Lithua­nian Women’s Club

will meet Tues­day, April 24, at Boscov’s, down­town Wilkesbarre. Lunch is at noon. Busi­ness meet­ing is at 1:15. This meet­ing will fo­cus on the 90th an­niver­sary of the club’s found­ing. A lun­cheon is be­ing planned for May 15. The 51st an­nual se­nior din­ner dance hosted by the Area Agency on Ag­ing for Luzerne and Wy­oming coun­ties will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Wed­nes­day, May 16, at Best West­ern Genetti Ho­tel and Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, 77 E. Mar­ket St., Wilkes-barre. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Theme for this year’s Older Amer­i­cans’

Month is “En­gage at Ev­ery Age.” “This Magic Mo­ment” is the theme for this year’s dance. En­ter­tain­ment will be by the Po­ets. A va­ri­ety of din­ner se­lec­tions are avail­able. A cash bar will also be avail­able. Door prizes will be drawn and a grand prize pre­sented. Tickets are $29 and can be ob­tained at any of the 17 Ac­tive Adult (Se­nior) Cen­ters or by call­ing Rhonda Adams at 822-1158, ext. 2337. The NEPA Coast Guard Vet­er­ans As­so­ci­a­tion will meet at 6 p.m. Wed­nes­day, April 18, at Perkins Restau­rant, Route 315, Pittston Twp. All Coast Guard vet­er­ans or ac­tive duty mem­bers are wel­come to at­tend this meet­ing or call Neil Mor­ri­son at 570-2886817 for in­for­ma­tion.

Dual Re­cov­ery Anony­mous

meet­ings are held at 7 p.m. Tues­days and Wed­nes­days at the Tri­an­gle 24 Hour Club, 4143 Memo­rial High­way, Dal­las. Dual Re­cov­ery Anony­mous is for any­one with a de­sire to stop us­ing al­co­hol and other in­tox­i­cat­ing drugs and a de­sire to man­age emo­tional or psy­chi­atric ill­ness in a healthy and con­struc­tive way. Meet­ings are open and fam­ily mem­bers, friends of mem­bers or any­one in­ter­ested in Dual Re­cov­ery Anony­mous is wel­come.

Back Moun­tain Franklin Twp. and Mt. Zion fire depart­ments’ third an­nual

Night at the Races will be held Satur­day, April 28. Tickets are $10 which in­cludes one horse in a race, food, soda, wa­ter, and beer. All pro­ceeds will be split be­tween both fire depart­ments. Beer will be avail­able. Event is BYOB. There will also be in­stant bingo, raf­fles, and other items to pur­chase through­out the night. Doors open at 6 p.m. First race starts at 7. Event is for those 21 and older only.

Nan­ti­coke area The Berean Light­house Church, 2 W. Green St., Nan­ti­coke, will sell Welsh cook­ies from 10 a.m. Fri­day and Satur­day, April 20-21. Ad­vance or­ders can be picked up around noon on Fri­day. Cloth­ing and house­hold items will be avail­able.

Nan­ti­coke Ladies Aux­il­iary

Post 350 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tues­day, May 1, at the post home. Nom­i­na­tion and elec­tion of of­fi­cers will take place. A re­port will be given on the re­cent hoagie sale. All mem­bers are urged to at­tend. West Side Play­ground, 389 W. Grand St., Nan­ti­coke, will hold its monthly bingo to­day, April 17. There will be cash prizes, food, re­fresh­ments and door prizes. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Games start at 6. Fa­cil­ity is non smok­ing. Call 570-7356820.

The New­port Twp. Re­cre­ation Board is spon­sor­ing a cleanup of the Wanamie Re­cre­ation Park, the Alden Play­ground, and the Coal Street Play­ground in Glen Lyon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­day, April 21. Gloves and bags will be pro­vided. Vol­un­teers are needed and should re­port to the Wanamie Park at 9 a.m. The board asks that vol­un­teers bring rakes if they have them. Rain date is April 22. This event is reg­is­tered with the Great Amer­i­can Cleanup of Penn­syl­va­nia. The group thanked all those who help.

The Nan­ti­coke His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will present City of Nan­ti­coke Vir­tual Tour 4at3 p.m. Sun­day, April 22 at the Cul­tural Cen­tre of St. Faustina, 38 W. Church Street, Nan­ti­coke, site of the for­mer St. Stanis­laus Church. Par­tic­i­pants can take a trip back in time and ex­plore the streets of old Nan­ti­coke through pic­tures and video, join in a dis­cus­sion, and ask ques­tions. Event is free to the pub­lic. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able. Do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated. For in­for­ma­tion, call 570-258-1367. A spring fling will be held at St. An­drew's Epis­co­pal Church, 12 E. Kir­mar Ave., Alden, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur­day, May 5. A large se­lec­tion of menu items, Welsh cook­ies, a flea mar­ket, gift bas­kets, flowes and veg­etable plants will be fea­tured. West Side The Good Shep­herd Pol­ish Na­tional Catholic Church,

269 E. Main St., Ply­mouth, will con­duct a fish fry from 3 to 7 p.m. Fri­day, May 4. Cost is $10.50. Also avail­able potato pan­cakes, red clam chow­der, pierogi and halushki with home­made noo­dles. Call 570690-5411 for in­for­ma­tion. Wilkes-barre area The North End Slo­vak Cit­i­zens Club will meet at 2 p.m. Sun­day, May 20, at the club, 635 N. Main St., Wilkes-barre. All mem­bers are in­vited. Robert Palch­a­nis will pre­side. Re­fresh­ments will be served. The First Assem­bly of God Church WOW Min­istry will hold its spring craft show

from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­day, May 5, in the church park­ing lot, 424 Stan­ton St., Wilkes-barre, rain or shine. WOW Women’s Min­istry will sell re­fresh­ments. Event is free to the pub­lic. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit First Assem­bly Women’s Min­istry. For in­for­ma­tion or an ap­pli­ca­tion to par­tic­i­pate in the craft show, con­tact Robin Bur­ridge at 570-868-3194. The Wilkes-barre Lions Club

meets at 6 p.m. on the sec­ond and fourth Tues­day of ev­ery month at St. Con­rad’s So­ci­ety, 217 S. Wash­ing­ton St., Wilkesbarre. Lions are the world’s largest ser­vice club or­ga­ni­za­tion and ded­i­cate their ef­forts to help­ing their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. New mem­bers are wel­come. The next meet­ing of the Wilkes-barre Lions Club is April 24 at St. Con­rad’s So­ci­ety.

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