Have you felt a chill in the air? It is the crisp temperatures that fill autumn nights, but on Halloween weekend you will feel chills from fright and fun as the performers of the Phoenix Performing Arts Center dazzle you with their Halloween cabaret show.

Phoenix Performing Arts Center will host “Fright Night” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30, at the theater, 411 Main St. Guests can come in costume and enjoy a spooky night of Halloween entertainment for the whole family. The adults and children are preparing songs, dances and skits of the season such as the Monster Mash, Thriller and songs from The Addams Family, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Dracula.

Tickets are $10. To make a reservation, call the box office at 570-457-3589 and leave a message with your name, the number of people in your party and if you need handicapped seating. Next, submit your payment using one of the following options:

1. Venmo — Lee LaChette — @Phoenixpac

2. Cash App — $LenoreLaChette

3. Facebook Pay through messenger

4. Paypal by friends and family only. The paypal address is phoenixpac08@gmail.com. If you select “good and services,” please add $1 to cover processing fees.

5. Cash or check — place either in an envelope and drop it off at the theater through the front door mail slot prior to the performance date.

If tickets are available on the performance night, they can be purchased with cash.

In other Phoenix news, the center is hosting a calendar fundraiser in November to benefit its scholarship program. Tickets are $10 each and offer ticket holders two chances to win $25 Monday through Thursday, $50 on Friday and Saturday, $100 on Sunday and $200 on Thanksgiving. The winning number is based on the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Pick 3 evening number. For information or to purchase tickets, please call Lee at 570-991-1817.

Street department collection schedule

Duryea Street Department collection schedule for the week of Oct. 17, is as follows: garbage, Monday, Oct. 18, and Tuesday, Oct. 19; yard waste Friday, Oct. 22. Recyclables will not be collected this week. For information, call the street department at 570-655-1299.

Annual clothing drive

YMS of R is sponsoring their annual winter clothing drive. Gently used items can be donated at St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson St., until Monday, Nov. 8. Please call the parish office at 570-457-2291 to ensure someone is at the church to accept your donation.

Rosary Rally set

Attorney Joe Musto, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus from St. John the Evangelist Parish, Pittston, and coordinator of the 2021 Rosary Rally, invites the community to attend the rally at noon Saturday, Oct. 16, at Healey Memorial Park, 398 Foote Ave. Musto invites the community to pray the rosary for peace in the world and peace in our communities. With the social unrest in our country, the Knights of Columbus are praying for an end to the coronavirus crisis and peace and healing amongst social upheaval, abortion and the growing rate of drug addiction and suicide among young people. Knights of Columbus Cardinal John J. O’Connor Council 12967, Avoca, also will participate in this event. All CDC regulations will be in effect at this event. For more information, please call Queen of the Apostles Parish at 570-457-3412.

Fork Over Love meal

Duryea Betterment Committee is bringing the Fork Over Love organization to Duryea. The organization, which pays small local restaurants to provide homecooked meals to neighbors in need to assist both groups with help during tough economic times, will offer its meal program at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Germania Hose Co., 430 Foote Ave. Dinners, which will be prepared by My Sister’s Kitchen, Marie’s Diner and Town Tavern Restaurant Bar and Grill, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may drive-thru or walk up to receive their free dinner to take home or give to a neighbor in need. For information, please visit forkoverlove.org/feeding-duryea.

Trunk or treat

Duryea Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227 will host a trunk or treat from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the post home, 492 Stephenson St. The event will include a variety of trunks for the children to explore. There will be prizes for best costumes and trunks, great children’s games, concessions and a special raffle. Anyone who wants to attend the event or host a trunk may contact Tanya at 570-550-5661 or t.accordino2@gmail.com.

Sportsman’s bingo

Germania Hose Company will have its sportsman’s bingo from Sunday, Oct. 24, at the hose company, 430 Foote Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the games begin at 1. Admission is $50 and includes 16 regular games and a dabber. There also are six special games for $10 each. Prizes include rifles, shotguns, handguns, pig hunts, fishing trips and bow packages. Tickets can be purchased from any member or at https://events.eventgroove.com/event/Germania-Hose-Company-2021-Sportsmans-Bingo-55227.

Halloween parties for adults and children

Duryea American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 is hosting an adult Halloween party from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 29, at the post home, 329 Main St. Guests are encouraged to wear a costume for the prize contest. The kitchen will be open and DJ Darlene Thomas will start playing at 8 p.m.

Duryea American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and Auxiliary to Brennan Regan Post 585 will have an outdoor children’s Halloween party from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in the parking lot behind the post home, 329 Main St. All children, ages 12 and under, dressed in a costume will receive a hot dog and treat bag. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Lou’s Concessions also will be at the event from noon to 8 p.m. selling pumpkin funnel cakes and other items. The event is open to the public and sponsored by the family of the late Peter “Repete” Burnham in honor of his love of children and the community.

Food drive

Duryea Borough’s CEO food drive takes place the second Monday of each month at Germania Hose Company, 430 Foote Ave. Set up is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Food distribution is from 2 to 3 p.m. Volunteers are always welcome.

Happy birthday

Happy birthday to my husband, Jim, who will celebrate his special day Friday, Oct. 22. J.J. and I love you very much!

That’s about it for this week, my friends. If you would like to send a birthday, anniversary or get well wish or have your organization’s upcoming meetings, events or fundraisers listed in next week’s edition of the Duryea community news, please contact me.

Jackie Borthwick-Galvin writes about Duryea every week. To list an item, email jborthwickgalvin@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-301-2171 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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