Pittston’s Second Friday Art Walk will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. The final walk of the season will include a variety of artists and entertainment in downtown Pittston.
Paint Pittston Pink
Paint Pittston Pink is gearing up for another successful year with many of the events leading up to race day on Oct. 2 already sold out. While yoga at The Salt Barre, Paint Pazzo Pink, the purse bingo and the psychic medium event at Rikasa are sold out, you can still register for the Color Me Pink 5k and Family Fun Walk on Oct. 2. There also is a calendar fundraiser with a prize every single day in October. Prizes range from an Apple watch to cash to local gift cards. You also can purchase Paint Pittston Pink shirts using the link on the Facebook page.
Holy Rosary School in Duryea also is having its annual Paint Pittston Pink sale. All proceeds will go to PPP. There is a link on the school’s website to order the pink bows. They are $12 each and will also be available during school hours on Thursday, Sept. 30, and Friday, Oct. 1.
This year’s dodgeball tournament and celebrity bartending events have been canceled due to COVID.
Downtown Pittston Partnership will host its second community cookout from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Albert West Park. There will be food, refreshments, music, games and entertainment. There also will be activities for children. Bring a chair or blanket.
There are limited spots open for the 2021-22 school year at the Greater Pittston YMCA’s child care center in Forty Fort. Call 570-970-5041 or email Jennifer.Brennan@wvymca.org for a tour.
Spaces are still open for the annual Women’s Getaway Weekend from Friday, Oct. 1, to Sunday, Oct. 3. The activities include archery, hiking, exercise classes and more. You can register online or contact the camp office at 570-443-2267, ext. 302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can now subscribe for text alerts from the YMCA. The alerts each have their own codes to text to receive updates on the groups and programs you are in. There is a list of numbers on the Y’s Facebook page.
The Y is looking for volunteer referees for youth basketball and volunteer coaches for youth and rookie basketball.
The schedule for daily classes is updated every day on the YMCA’s page.
The YMCA will host its annual dinner and community awards program at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at The Banks Waterfront. Information on the sponsorships, dinner reservations and nominees will be posted soon.
The Pittston Memorial Library is only offering porch pick-up and by-appointment browsing for the time being. The hours for browsing are being updated on the Facebook page and you can call and schedule browsing or request books for porch pick-up. You can also call to renew materials or place a hold or for any other library needs. The book drop also will be available 24/7 and will be checked regularly. The library’s phone number is 570-654-9565.
Jamie Baker Memorial Scholarship fundraiser
The ninth annual Jamie Baker Memorial Scholarship fundraiser will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Mt. Carmel Parish Center, 241 William St., Pittston. Tickets are $25 at the door and will include a pasta dinner. Food, monetary donations, raffle baskets and other donations will be gladly accepted. The event is BYOB. For donation information, contact Jennifer Baker at 570-815-6474, Caroline Rabender at 570-430-1372, or Jessica Baker at 570-878-8320.
Wheels for Meals
Hop on your bike and roll into downtown Saturday, Sept. 25, for a bike night and barbecue in the Pittston City Lower Tomato Lot from 2 to 6 p.m. This family-friendly event is $10 per person with a motorcycle, which includes food, beverages and a gift. For those without a motorcycle, the price is $10 and will include one pass to the food line. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels of Greater Pittston. For information, call 570-655-0135 or email GreaterPittstonMoWs@gmail.com.
St. Michael’s ethnic food sale
St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main Street, Pittston, is taking orders for an ethnic food sale. Pre-orders are required for this drive-thru event. The menu features a St. Michael’s specialty, piggies (stuffed cabbage rolls), sold in packs of six for $18. Also available are halushki (sauteed noodles and cabbage), $7 a quart, and potato pancakes, $1.25 each. Pick-up is from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. Reserve your food order by calling 570-704-6520 or 570-905-7387 in advance by Friday, Oct. 1. Please place your order as early as possible. Pay with cash at time of pick up.
Free movies are shown at the Slope Amphitheater, with free popcorn and drinks provided. Please look on the Downtown Pittston Partnership’s Facebook page for movie listings. Movies will begin at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, and at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.
Burn the Jukebox will return to the Slope on Saturday, Oct. 2, with a performance at 6 p.m.
St. Joseph Marello flea market and OktoberfestSt. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston, will host its first Oktoberfest. The event will be held on the parish grounds from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. Stop by for a weekend of food, fun and music. Enjoy some favorite foods, including porketta, clams, clam chowder, hot dogs, chicken, fries, pizza fritta and more. And, of course, don’t forget to sample the selection of Oktoberfest treats, including bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels and a selection of beer. Stick around and enjoy live music, instant bingo, kids’ games, and browse the indoor flea market.
The church is accepting donations for the flea market. Both new and used items are welcome, but the parish won’t be accepting any clothing or electronics. Items can be dropped off inside the “Angel Doors” glass door entrance from the parking lot of the parish center, located in the rear of the church. Items should be dropped off no later than Saturday, Oct. 9.
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