■ 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.
■ 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
■ 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.
■ 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 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.
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ 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 email@example.com.
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ 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 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.