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Beaver Mead­ows

■ Bor­ough of­fice hours for Mon­day through Thurs­day are:

Mon­day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tues­day, 5 to 9 p.m.; Wed­nes­day, 5 to 7 p.m.; Thurs­day, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

■ Beaver Mead­ows Se­nior Cit­i­zens will not meet un­til fur­ther no­tice.

Conyn­g­ham

■ May­lath Val­ley Health Sys­tems Inc., Sy­bertsville, is of­fer­ing CPR and/or first aid classes Tues­day at 6 p.m., Feb. 4 at 9 a.m. and Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 570-708-2929 Mon­day through Fri­day be­tween 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

■ Knights of Colum­bus Coun­cil 8613 will hold its an­nual free throw cham­pi­onship Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. at the St. John Bosco Par­ish Cen­ter, Conyn­g­ham.

The snow date is Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.

Boys and girls 9 to 14 years old are in­vited to com­pete and proof of age is re­quired. Reg­is­tra­tion will be­gin at 2 p.m.

Dis­trict com­pe­ti­tion will be held Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Tom Pan­dolfi at 973-943-3152 or Andy Pitonyak at 570-3842383.

The Knights of Colum­bus Free Throw Cham­pi­onship is spon­sored an­nu­ally with win­ners pro­gress­ing through lo­cal, dis­trict, re­gional and state com­pe­ti­tions.

K of C In­ter­na­tional cham­pi­ons are de­ter­mined on the ba­sis of test scores sub­mit­ted from the state-level com­pe­ti­tions in each age cat­e­gory.

There is no fee and all con­tes­tants on the lo­cal level are rec­og­nized for their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the event. Par­tic­i­pants are re­quired to fur­nish proof of age and writ­ten parental con­sent.

Free­land

■ Free­land Se­nior Cit­i­zens will meet Jan. 25 with a spe­cial lun­cheon at the cen­ter with the Ac­tive Adult Nu­tri­tion Depart­ment.

Pol­ish Day will be cel­e­brated with smoked kiel­basi, haluski, mashed pota­toes, spicy hot ap­ple sauce and dough­nuts.

The al­ter­nate will be a spring mix salad with shrimp, din­ner roll, trop­i­cal fruit and a cookie.

Reser­va­tions are re­quired and must be made by noon Jan. 24.

Those plan­ning to at­tend the lun­cheon can call Patty at 570-636-3080. The meet­ing will fol­low the lun­cheon at ap­prox­i­mately 12:30 p.m.

Mem­ber­ship chair­woman Rose La­putka is now ac­cept­ing dues for 2017. Dues re­main $5.

■ Lit­tle Drib­blers Bas­ket­ball at the Free­land YMCA is hold­ing reg­is­tra­tion.

This pro­gram is open to chil­dren 5 to 7 years old. The pro­gram will take place Tues­days at 4:30 p.m. start­ing Feb. 7 and con­tinue through March 28.

A prac­tice sched­ule will be an­nounced.

The pro­gram con­sists of fun­da­men­tal skills of bas­ket­ball, team­work, prac­tice and games. Cost of this pro­gram $25.

To reg­is­ter, call the YMCA at 570-636-3640, visit email free­landymca@ptd.net or visit www.free­landymca .com.

■ St. Luke’s Evan­gel­i­cal Lutheran Church, Wash­ing­ton and Main streets, will ob­serve the sec­ond Sun­day af­ter Epiphany on Sun­day at the 11 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice.

The Rev. Tom Cvam­men will lead wor­ship and of­fer the ser­mon, ti­tled “Lamb of God.”

All are wel­come to wor­ship at St. Luke’s.

■ St. John Re­formed UCC, Church and Wash­ing­ton streets, will have Al­bert Ti­tus con­duct­ing the 10:30 a.m. ser­vice Sun­day.

The church is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble with hear­ing aid sta­tions.

Ha­zle Town­ship

■ The Pardeesville Chris­tians As­so­ci­a­tion will hold a break­fast Sun­day from 8 a.m. to noon at Faith United Church of Christ’s fel­low­ship hall, Faith Drive, off Air­port Belt­way.

The menu in­cludes eggs made-to-or­der (scram­bled, sunny side up or over easy), French toast, home fries, pan­cakes, ham, ba­con, sausage, pas­tries, or­ange juice, cof­fee and tea.

Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for chil­dren. An omelet station will also be avail­able for an ad­di­tional charge.

Pro­ceeds from the break­fast will go to a char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion of one’s choice.

Ha­zle­ton

■ Zion Church, Lo­cust and Maple streets, Ha­zle­ton, will host a Soup and Sand­wich event to­day from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the church fel­low­ship hall.

There is no charge. Church mem­bers and of­fi­cials would just like to share God’s love with all in the com­mu­nity.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend for a meal and some fel­low­ship. Stop in and en­joy a bowl of hot soup and a sand­wich. There will also be desserts, hot cof­fee and other bev­er­ages.

■ The next monthly din­ner at St. Gabriel’s Church will be held Jan. 26 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The menu in­cludes pasta, home­made meat­balls, veg­etable soup, gar­lic bread, desserts and bev­er­ages.

Tick­ets are $8 for adults and $4 for chil­dren. Take­outs will be avail­able for $8.50.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call St. Gabriel’s rec­tory at 570454-0212, 570-636-1803 or 570436-1060.

Tick­ets are avail­able at the rec­tory or at the door the day of the din­ner.

A bake sale and tricky trays will also be avail­able.

■ Ha­zle­ton Pub­lic Tran­sit of­fi­cials an­nounced that its of­fice will be closed Mon­day in ob­ser­vance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Buses will be run­ning. The of­fice will re­open and re­sume nor­mal of­fice hours Tues­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion on bus sched­ules, call 570-4974610 or visit www.ridehpt .com.

■ The sec­ond Sun­day af­ter Epiphany will be ob­served dur­ing the 10:30 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice Sun­day at Ha­zle­ton Trin­ity Lutheran Church, Church and Hem­lock streets, Ha­zle­ton.

The Rev. Wayne Kauf­man will con­duct the ser­vice and will de­liver a chil­dren’s ser­mon to all those chil­dren who are present.

Holy Com­mu­nion will be ad­min­is­tered.

The se­nior choir, un­der the di­rec­tion and lead­er­ship of Sheila Butkiewicz, will sing an an­them ti­tled “Sing A Song!”

Ev­ery­one is in­vited and wel­come to at­tend Trin­ity as we be­gin the new year with our new pas­tor.

The church coun­cil will meet Mon­day at 7 p.m. in the church li­brary.

TLCW will meet Tues­day at 6 p.m. in the church li­brary.

The an­nual con­gre­ga­tional meet­ing will be held Jan. 22 im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the 10:30 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice in the church. The snow date is Jan. 29.

The wor­ship and mu­sic com­mit­tee will meet Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. in the church li­brary.

Trin­ity’s an­nual pork and sauer­kraut sup­per will be held Feb. 20, Pres­i­dent’s Day, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Wag­ner Hall. The meal will be served fam­ily style. Tick­ets will be avail­able start­ing Sun­day be­fore and af­ter the church ser­vice in the chapel.

Tick­ets are $10 for adults and $5 for chil­dren 12 years and un­der. See Betty Lou Utt for tick­ets or call her at 570788-1333.

Buy­ing tick­ets in ad­vance is strongly sug­gested since only a limited num­ber will be avail­able at the door.

Take­outs will be avail­able. The menu in­cludes sliced pork, a separate bowl of sauer­kraut, mashed pota­toes and gravy, mixed veg­eta­bles, ap­ple sauce, rolls and but­ter, cake, cof­fee, hot tea and punch.

The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend.

Kline Town­ship

■ Kline Town­ship res­i­dents are re­minded that for garbage and re­cy­cling pickup, all garbage must be in the County Waste garbage bin and all re­cy­cling items in the County Waste re­cy­cling bin.

The only bins that can be used are the ones is­sued by the con­trac­tor. No garbage or re­cy­cling items can be lay­ing on the ground. That is be­cause there is no one to pick up the items. All pickup is by au­to­mated truck.

All bins must be placed at the curb with at least three feet space be­tween each bin and away from poles, cars, fences, etc., be­cause the bins are lifted by large, wide clamps that need space in or­der to get around the bin to hold it.

Res­i­dents should look at the top of the bins where, there are two ar­rows show­ing that the open­ing side of the bin is on the street side.

Town­ship of­fi­cials ask that ev­ery­one read the in­for­ma­tion that was pro­vided with the bins that ad­dress all these con­cerns.

The town­ship is com­mit­ted to work­ing with the res­i­dents and con­trac­tor to work through con­cerns that come up dur­ing this tran­si­tion.

Town­ship per­son­nel have been go­ing house-to-house as­sist­ing some with un­der­stand­ing the pro­gram, as­sist­ing the con­trac­tor by town­ship su­per­vi­sors de­liv­er­ing smaller bins to some res­i­dents that, af­ter the con­trac­tor is­sued the large bin, called to re­quest a smaller bin, and col­lect­ing bins that were left at va­cant homes.

These con­cerns are not iso­lated here. Many other mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties have ad­vanced to this new con­trac­tor and new tech­nol­ogy. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 570-929-2195.

Lat­timer

■ Wor­ship for the sec­ond Sun­day af­ter the Epiphany and the Bap­tism of Our Lord will be held Sun­day at 9 a.m. at Lat­timer United Methodist Church, Qual­ity Road, Lat­timer Mines.

The Rev. Earl Roberts will talk about two ques­tions and an in­vite. There will also be a time with young dis­ci­ples.

Non-per­ish­able food items will be re­ceived for the United Char­i­ties Food Pantry.

All are wel­come.

Le­high­ton

■ A tra­di­tional Ukrainian Christ­mas din­ner will be held Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Ukrainian Homestead of CEC, ODWU Inc., 1230 Beaver Run Drive, Le­high­ton.

The din­ner fea­tures bortsch, pirohi, halupki, ku­tia and her­ring.

Fol­low­ing the din­ner, a pro­gram of Ukrainian Christ­mas and New Year’s car­ols will be pre­sented.

Cost is $20 per per­son or $35 per cou­ple. Chil­dren are free.

Space is limited. For reser­va­tions, call Ulana at 215-2353709 or email ulana2@ ver­i­zon.net.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.ukrhome­stead.com.

Moun­tain Top

■ Luzerne County bee­keep­ers will meet Thurs­day at 7 p.m. at the Rice Town­ship Mu­nic­i­pal Build­ing.

There will be a video pre­sen­ta­tion, and the bi­ol­ogy of the hon­ey­bee will be pre­sented by Dr. Jamie El­lis from the Uni­ver­sity of Florida. Group dis­cus­sion will fol­low.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Harold at 570-417-3262.

■ Moun­tain Top Fam­ily Church will hold a one-day Lego Ro­bot­ics Camp Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Stu­dents in third to sixth grade are el­i­gi­ble.

The camp is limited to 18 stu­dents and there is a $10 reg­is­tra­tion fee.

To reg­is­ter, call 570-4740900.

Ta­maqua

■ Tree of Life Mu­sic To­gether will hold mu­sic and move­ment classes (singing, danc­ing, drum­ming and jam­ming) for chil­dren 5 years and un­der with a grownup on Mon­day and Jan. 23 and 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and March 6 and 13.

Classes will be held at 10 a.m.

Classes will also be of­fered on Fri­day and Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24 and March 3, 10 and 17 at 6:30 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email write2tree­oflive@ gmail.com or call 570-6686413.

■ “For­ever in Our Hearts,” an ec­u­meni­cal ser­vice of mu­sic, mes­sage and re­flec­tion marking a Na­tional Day of Re­mem­brance, will be held Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at Bethany Evan­gel­i­cal Con­gre­ga­tional Church, 223 E. Broad St., Ta­maqua.

The Na­tional Day of Re­mem­brance is a time for com­mu­ni­ties to honor those lost to ad­dic­tion and of­fer sup­port to their fam­i­lies.

Fam­i­lies and friends are wel­come to in­clude pho­tos of their loved ones in the ser­vice.

The ser­vice is spon­sored by the Ta­maqua Min­is­te­rial As­so­ci­a­tion, in con­junc­tion with Safer Streets for Ta­maqua’s Lit­tle Feet and the Ta­maqua Area Faith Fel­loship Net­work/Step-Up-Ta­maqua.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call John Sienkiewicz at 570-5279278 or email safer­streets ta­maqua@gmail.com.

Weatherly

■ The Weatherly Min­is­terium in­vites area res­i­dents to par­tic­i­pate in the Week of Prayer for Chris­tian Unity on June 22 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Lour­des Church, 318 Plane St., Weatherly.

This is an ec­u­meni­cal cel­e­bra­tion of the Word of God.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend and join in fel­low­ship and prais­ing the Lord to­gether.

■ Her­itage Hill Se­nior Com­mu­nity will host a bingo with chances to win big prizes Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at Church of St. Pa­trick, 411 Al­legheny St., White Haven.

Warm-up to games of bingo with prizes will be held. Even those who don’t win will be able to take home a small goodie.

The event is free and open to the pub­lic, how­ever, seat­ing is limited. RSVP by call­ing Rachael or Toni at 570427-4500.

■ Weatherly Lit­tle League will meet Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Weatherly Bor­ough Build­ing to dis­cuss the 2017 sea­son and reg­is­tra­tions.

All par­ents are in­vited. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Cindy Yur­chak, league pres­i­dent, at 570-427-9817.

■ Weatherly res­i­dents should note that the bor­ough now has a new garbage col­lec­tion com­pany and that trash should be put out the night prior to pickup.

Trash day re­mains the same (Tues­days), but pickup times may change with this com­pany.

If garbage is not placed at the curb the night be­fore, res­i­dents may run the risk of it not be­ing picked up.

■ Be­gin­ning Sun­day and con­tin­u­ing through March 26, wor­ship ser­vices at Salem United Church of Christ will be held down­stairs in the so­cial hall.

■ St. Matthew’s UCC will hold its con­gre­ga­tional meet­ing Sun­day fol­low­ing wor­ship ser­vices.

■ Weatherly Area Com­mu­nity Chest will meet Tues­day at 7 p.m. at the bor­ough build­ing.

■ Penn Haven Gun Club will meet Tues­day at 7 p.m.

All mem­bers are en­cour­aged to at­tend.

■ St. Matthew’s Union Church’s an­nual cov­ered dish/joint con­gre­ga­tional meet­ing will be held Jan. 28.

Meal time will be at 5 p.m. with the meet­ing to fol­low at 6 p.m.

■ The Weatherly Flower Club will hold its first meet­ing of the year Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at Zion’s Lutheran Church an­nex.

The pro­gram for the evening will be a “Wel­come Back Tea” with the theme “Down Mem­ory Lane.”

Mem­bers are asked to bring their fa­vorite teacup and club mem­o­ra­bilia.

The host­ess com­mit­tee for re­fresh­ments will be Betty Henry and Paula Gre­gory.

Cat­e­gories to be judged will be ar­range­ments, Tea for Two — an ar­range­ment in a teacup, dried/fresh ma­te­ri­als; Salute to the Pres­i­dent — in­cor­po­rat­ing bare branches.

Spec­i­mens — Forced branch or bulb; Any­thing spe­cial.

The meet­ings pro­vide hor­ti­cul­ture in­for­ma­tion through short work­shops, flo­ral de­sign, road trips to gar­dens and fun with friends at pic­nics and so­cial events.

New mem­bers and guests are wel­come. No ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary. The group learns to­gether.

West Ha­zle­ton

■ The monthly meet­ing of the West Ha­zle­ton Crime Watch will be held Mon­day at 6 p.m. at the West Ha­zle­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, South Fourth Street.

All are wel­come to at­tend.

Weston

■ A Weston A.A. park meet­ing will be held Tues­day at the Nurem­berg/ Weston Fire Com­panty hall.

Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. and the reg­u­lar meet­ing will be held at 6:30.

Elec­tion of of­fi­cers will be held. All are wel­come.

White Haven

■ White Haven Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars 6615 will have an all-you-can-eat break­fast Sun­day from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The menu in­cludes eggs (to or­der), ba­con, sausage, French toast, waf­fles, pan­cakes, SOS, toast (white, wheat, or rye), juice, cof­fee, tea.

Cost is $8 per per­son.

■ The White Haven Area Com­mu­nity Li­brary and Vis­i­tor Cen­ter is wel­com­ing new vol­un­teers to be part of this re­source for the com­mu­nity.

Sev­eral dif­fer­ent op­por­tu­ni­ties are avail­able for peo­ple to join in and get in­volved. Vol­un­teers who work there now are a great group of in­di­vid­u­als who come to­gether to achieve the com­mon goal of mak­ing the li­brary as suc­cess­ful as pos­si­ble.

The great­est need at the mo­ment is for desk vol­un­teers who are re­spon­si­ble for check­ing books in and out us­ing the com­puter li­brary soft­ware sys­tem.

It is easy to learn and ev­ery new vol­un­teer re­ceives one-on-one train­ing. Desk vol­un­teers also shelve books, cover and la­bel new books and keep ba­sic statis­tics re­flect­ing the us­age of the li­brary.

A desk vol­un­teer al­ways works with another vol­un­teer who is des­ig­nated as the su­per­vi­sor dur­ing the shift. Shifts are typ­i­cally two-hour time frames, al­though some peo­ple like to work longer hours.

The li­brary is man­aged through com­mit­tees, which are groups of peo­ple shar­ing a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est, such as op­er­a­tions, adult and chil­dren’s pro­gram­ming, fundrais­ing, spe­cial events or tech­nol­ogy.

Those in­ter­ested can stop by the li­brary at 99 Towanda St. The li­brary is open Tues­days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wed­nes­days from 6 to 8 p.m., Thurs­day from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 8 p.m. and Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vol­un­teer ap­pli­ca­tion forms are also avail­able at www.white­haven­li­brary .com.

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