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Pittston ambulance cards mailed out

The Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance has announced their 2020 membership cards have been mailed to the residents of Pittston City, Jenkins Twp., Yatesville and Exeter. The membership cards are expected to arrive within the next two weeks. The Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the 2019 membership drive. Also, Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance received the 2019 Pennsylvania Department of Health, EMS Agency of the Year. If anyone has any questions, contact 570-654-1202.

St. John’s Lutheran

Church lists events

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7 Wood St., Pittston, announces activities:

Sunday service is at 8 a.m., with fellowship before and after service.

Planning meeting will be held Sunday, Jan. 5, after the service.

Week Night School returns at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Council will meet Sunday, Jan. 12, after service.

Prince of Peace plans

Mardi Gras celebration

Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge, will hold a mardi gras celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Arcaro and Genell Banquet Room, Main Street, Old Forge

The event is for adults only. Tickets are $35 per person. Tickets include hors d’oeurves and full course dinner with a choice of roast beef, veal marsala or baked haddock Italian style or chicken Francaise. Beer, wine and soda are included.

Reservations close Saturday, Jan. 25. Reservations for tables of eight or 10 are being accepted. Seating is limited, so reserve seats early. For reservations Francis 570-451-0112.

Pittston Memorial Library lists activities

Pittston Memorial Library’s regular hours are: Monday and Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library is closed Sunday and Wednesday.

The library will be closed for the holidays Tuesday, Dec. 31, and Wednesday, Jan. 1. Hours also will be modified for Saturday, Dec. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 30, noon to 4 p.m.

Regular programs at the library include:

Children’s programs

Tales on Tuesday, Storytime with Miss Kristin: This program features age appropriate stories, songs, activities and free play for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. Programs include: Books and

Babies, for ages newborn to 18 months, at 9:30 a.m.; Terrific Twos, for ages 18 months to 3 years, at 10:30; Preschool Pals, ages 3 to 5 years, at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required.

Grown-Up and Me: Kids 18 months to age 5 are welcome to bring their grown-up to the library for a fun story, craft and free play on Monday evenings. The program is split into two sessions with kids 18 months to 3 meeting at 5:30 p.m. and kids 3 to 5 years meeting at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

Furry Tails Reading Partners: Children can choose their favorite books to read to gentle, lovable and furry therapy dogs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the second Saturday of every month. Register by calling the library.

Building Club: Anyone ages 3 to 11 is welcome to free build whatever they would like from 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday. The library provides the Legos or Lincoln Logs and participants provide the creativity. Participants can display their creation on the library’s book shelves.

For children’s programs requiring registration, sign up in the children’s wing or call the children’s department at 570-654-9565, ext. 26.

Tween/Teen programs

Page Turners Tween Book Club: Fourth to sixth graders who like to read for fun, talk about books, enjoy a snack and love doing crafts are invited to join Miss Noelle and Miss Kristin for this book club. The library will provide a snack and participants will make a craft related to the book. Call 570-654-9565, ext. 26 to register for this free club. Copies of the books are available at the children’s circulation desk.

Teen Reading Lounge: The Teen Book Club meets monthly. For information or to register, call 570-654-9565.

Adult programs

Book Club: The club meets every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. A limited number of books are available at the front desk.

Crochet Club: Beginner or advanced is welcome. The group meets from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Bring supplies, including a crochet hook sized I, J, or K and yarn.

Friends of the Pittston Library: The Friends meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month in the library. New members are always welcome. For information, call the library at 570-654-9565.

Kaufer’s office offers

assistance programs

State Rep. Aaron Kaufer reminds residents that his office offers assistance events to veterans, persons with disabilities and small business owners each month at his office at 161 Main St., Luzerne.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Brian Stolarski, department service officer with the American Legion, is at the office to assist veterans, their spouses and their dependents with a range of issues including compensation, pensions, death benefits, education and health care, as well as many other veteran-related issues.

The fourth Wednesday of each month, from 2 to 5 p.m., Bob Fox, from the Center for Independent Living will be available for the Disability Advocacy Program to assist persons with disabilities, 18 and over. Fox can assist with skills training, information and referral to additional services, peer counseling, home modifications, attendant care and community integration, and deaf and autism services.

The second Thursday of each month, a counselor from the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center is available during Small Business Development Center Outreach to help existing business owners grow their business, explore new markets, plan strategically and operate with confidence. The outreach event is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointments for events must be made in advance by calling Kaufer’s office at 570-283-1001.

Kaufer also provides services to residents at local satellite offices in Exeter Twp. and Exeter Borough the third Friday of each month. Hours in Exeter Twp., at 2305 State Route 92, are 9 to 11 a.m., and in Exeter Borough, 1101 Wyoming Ave., from noon to 2 p.m.

For information, contact Kaufer’s district office at 570-283-1001.