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The unseasonably warmer weather we experienced in the Northeast well into October didn’t give the leaves an opportunity to fully blossom in color and fall to the ground at a slow and steady pace. Instead, they are dropping quickly now, and we’d better keep pace with their drop rate in order to have them raked and ready for the town’s upcoming yard waste collection.

Tuesday, Nov. 21, the borough will have its final yard waste pick up this season, weather permitting. Residents are reminded to place their yard waste curbside the night before the collection date to ensure pick up.

Langcliffe game and

movie nights

Langcliffe Presbyterian Church will host its monthly game night from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the church, 1001 Main St. From chess to Uno, Parcheesi to Settlers of Catan, they’ll have an assortment of fun games to play. Stop by to learn a new game or play an old favorite. All ages are welcome.

The church will host its monthly movie night from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the church. This fun and free night includes a family-friendly movie children and adults will enjoy while snacking on popcorn watching the movie on a giant screen.

Little League meeting

Avoca/Dupont Little League will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Little League clubhouse, 700 Mill St. The agenda includes the end of the fall ball season, projects and fundraising for the upcoming spring season and registration.

Anyone interested in becoming a coach or volunteer as well as anyone generally interested in the league is welcome to attend.

Queen of the Apostles news

Queen of the Apostles Parish has Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, 715 Hawthorne St. At the present time, the parish is in need of a Eucharistic Adorer for the 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. hours. Anyone who can commit to one of these hours should call Ann Jake at 570-457-3521 or the parish office.

Tickets are available for the Pot of Gold Stocking Stuffer raffle. Tickets, which are $10 each, offer a chance to win $75 daily and $100 on Fridays throughout January, as well as $250 on Jan. 15 and $500 on Jan. 1 and 31. For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact the parish office at 570-457-3412. The daily winning number must match the state lottery’s evening Pick 3 number.

The parish announces the following meetings: pastoral council, 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, rectory; word committee, 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20, rectory; worship committee, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20, rectory; buildings and grounds committee, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, rectory, and finance committee, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, rectory.

PA, Class of ’67 meeting

Pittston Area, Class of 1967 will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Tony’s Pizza, 1117 Main St., Pittston. Plans for a Christmas party will be discussed at this time.

The party is Friday, Dec. 15, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909, 401 Main St., Dupont. The cost is $25 per person which includes beer and soda. A cash bar also will be available.

Interested classmates can RSVP by calling John Brogna at 570-654-6936, Bernie Wesolowski at 570-655-6053, Mary Volpe at 570-654-2355 or Sandy Zurla at 570-693-1697. The reservation deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30.

VFW Christmas party

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8335 Auxiliary will have its Christmas party at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the post home, 915 Main St.

It is for members only. Reservations can be made by calling Mary Orluk at 570-457-5999 or June Fitzgerald at 570-457-9604 by Friday, Nov. 24.

Food pantry

The Avoca Food Pantry will be open at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St. Food can be picked up in the rear entry of the building.

Volunteers are needed to unload and distribute food at 1:30 p.m.

Boy Scout membership

Boy Scout Troop 316 is accepting new members. The troop meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Queen of the Apostles Parish hall, 742 Spring St. The troop participates in various types of fun activities.

For more information, call Scoutmaster Matt Fino at 570-905-4001.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the basement of the Queen of the Apostles Parish rectory, 715 Hawthorne St.

Please use the sunroom entrance.

That’s about it for this week, my friends. If you would like to send out 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 Avoca community news, please contact me by Monday at 5 p.m.

Also, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the deadline for the Sunday, Nov. 26 edition is Thursday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Jackie Borthwick-Galvin writes about Avoca every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, email or call 570-301-2171 by 5 p.m. Monday.