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NEPA Inclusive offers

Disabilities Month events

NEPA Inclusive has announced a series of events to celebrate March as Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The agency recently opened a new administrative office at 48 S. Main St., Suite 201, Pittston, and will host an informational seminar on the services it provides at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.

Karen Lugiano, of Massmutual Special Care Division, will host a financial seminar, “10 Basic Steps for Caregivers,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Pittston location.

A parent seminar, “Through the Lifespan,” a national Best Practices seminar, will help families plan for the future of their loved one. The seminar will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Pittston Memorial Library, hosted by Francine Hogan, regional trainer and network adviser for the Vision for Equality in Philadelphia.

Film Inclusive, a series of short films featuring people with disabilities who live and work inclusively in the community, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Pittston Memorial Library. This is a change of venue.

All events are free. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.

NEPA Inclusive is a locally organized charitable organization dedicated to creating and supporting inclusive and sustainable lives for people with disabilities.

For information, contact Emily Evanko, 570-947-6372 or email

Small games of chance

rules seminar planned

State Rep. Aaron Kaufer will host a small games of chance seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Wyoming Hose Company, 70 E. 3rd St., Wyoming. The meeting has been rescheduled from March 7, due to the snow storm last week.

Liquor Enforcement Officer Derrick Devaney, from the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement’s Compliance, Auditing and Gambling Enforcement Unit, will update attendees on the state Liquor Code and how small games of chance regulations are enforced by his bureau.

This primarily affects event organizers of charitable organizations conducting Night at the Races, basket raffles, 50-50 drawings, bingo events and more. Organizers for these types of events may include church groups, school sports clubs, parent teacher organizations, private groups and clubs that conduct any small games of chance.

For information, call 570-283-1001.

Unitarian Universalist

will host lecture by civil disobedience writers

Adam Eichen, co-author with Frances Moore Lappe of “Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want” and Rabbi Michael Pollack, executive director of MarchOnHarrisburg, will join organizers from the Poor People’s Campaign and MarchOnHarrisburg for a meeting from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley, 20 Church Road, Wyoming.

The meeting is being held to offer discussion and nonviolent civil disobedience training in coordination with the Poor People’s Campaign, a six-week national campaign intended to launch a “moral revival” in political debate, featuring arrestable actions simultaneously at 33 state capitols. As part of the Poor People’s Campaign, MarchOnHarrisburg is one of several organizations working within a coalition to prepare for actions at the PA State Capitol building May 13-June 21.