Civil War will be
The March meeting of the Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St., will focus on the Civil War. Bob Mischak will give a talk and demonstration from the perspective of a northern soldier. He will explain the uniform and equipment of an average soldier. His talk will touch on the attitudes and beliefs of a man of that era, what caused him to join in this fight and what he hoped to accomplish by his participation.
The meeting is open to the public and the presentation is free of charge.
Knights will host
Opioid Fact Forum
Knights of Columbus President John F. Kennedy 372, Council 948 Assembly and Jacquelines Auxiliary will present an Opioid Fact Forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Pittston Memorial Library. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Program moderator will be Carmen Ambrosino, a 45-year addiction professional. The program also will include Carol Coolbaugh, a community prevention/education advocate and mother who will share her story of loss. Judge Michael Vough, Luzerne County Court, will speak about dealing with the opioid crisis, and Luzerne County Coroner William Lisman will discuss the epidemic in the county and record breaking overdose deaths.
Northeast, Class of
1965, will meet
Northeast High School, Class of 1965, will hold a reunion committee meeting at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Colarusso’s in Avoca to finalize plans for a class get-together at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Colarusso’s.
Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary Authority’s business office will be closed Friday, March 30. The first quarter billing due date will be extended until April 2.
This extension also applies to customers paying for the entire year to receive the annual discount.
For information, call 570-655-1665.
Small games of chance seminar set
State Rep. Aaron Kaufer has rescheduled his small games of chance seminar because of snow. The seminar will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Wyoming Hose Company, 70 E. Third St.
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 from church groups, school groups, sports clubs and private clubs conducting Night at the Races, basket raffles, 50-50 drawings, bingos and more.
For information, call 570-283-1001.
Purse bingo will benefit Tracey’s Hope
Tracey’s Hope Hospice and Pet Rescue will host a designer purse bingo at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 15, at Eagle McClure Hose Company, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. Tickets are $20 for 20 games (and 20 purses). There will be special games, a basket raffle, and hot food available.
If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, mail check made payable to Tracey’s Hope to: Tracey’s Hope Purse Bingo, 113 Foote Ave., Duryea, PA 18642. Remember to include the address where the tickets should be mailed. Seating is limited.
Pittston City plans Easter egg hunt
Pittston City’s Easter egg hunt will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Jefferson Park, New Street. All city children up to age 12 are welcome.
The hunt is sponsored by Pittston City Fire Department, Pittston City Police Department, Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance and Chris Latona.
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,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.
The program isfree. 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 email@example.com.