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 Tired of football on a Sunday afternoon? Swing on by the Immaculate Conception Church Hall for a Big Prize Bingo on Sunday, Nov. 4. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door.

As if bingo isn’t enough to get you out and about, you’ll be fed, too! For lunch they will be selling homemade Italian wedding soup, homemade chicken salad on a croissant, homemade meatballs, pierogis and turkey burgers, hamburgers, sausage and hotdogs. Various homemade desserts also will be offered

It wouldn’t be bingo without some great prizes. And they went all out this year. There will be some terrific prizes, including $500 cash, $500 Lancaster trip, Fitbit Versa, iPad, 43-inch Smart TV and much more!

Tickets are $25 at the door. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the games start at 1 p.m.

Come enjoy a fun Sunday afternoon out before the holiday madness starts to kick in.

Here’s what else is happening around town:

Corpus Christi news

Corpus Christi Parish is offering help for the holidays. If you or someone you know need help for Thanksgiving and Christmas, please email Joyce at or call the rectory 570-654-2753. The church needs a contact name and phone number as a member of parish’s Social Concerns Committee will call about Christmas gift ideas for your children and give you the pickup dates and times.

Also, if you know of an elderly person who is no longer getting out, the committee would like to add them to its home bound list. Please call Dorothy at the rectory if you would like communion on the first Friday of each month and/or a weekly bulletin mailed to you.

A Veterans Day Mass will be held at the 10:30 a.m. liturgy Sunday, Nov. 11, which will be a celebration in honor of all veterans, living and deceased, and members of the armed forces and their families. Following the Mass, everyone is invited to gather in the church hall for refreshments. Veterans and members of the armed forces attending this Mass are asked to sit in the pews reserved for the military. For information, contact Rosemary Gitkos at 570-954-2121

The church’s fall adult education Bible study, “Spirituality of Paul,” concludes this week. Classes are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays in Immaculate Conception Church. For information, contact Deacon Jim Meizanis at 570-239-2783 or

The religious education program is in need of volunteers. Because of the class sizes, the parish would like to have assistants in every classroom this year. For information or to volunteer, please contact Joyce at 570-654-27583 or

Youth choir, under the direction of Mary Supey, recently began its fall session. All boys and girls who can read are invited to join youth choir. The youth choir sings at the 10:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Family Masses and on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday. Interested children should contact the church.

West Pittston First United Methodist Church news

West Pittston First United Methodist Church has Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Children and youth Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m.

West Pittston Library news

West Pittston Library lists the following activities:

The final morning walk of the West Pittston Walkers will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Evening walks have concluded for the season.

The library will celebrate International Games Day at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. Giant floor checkers, Spot It, Guess Who, Uno, Twister, Sorry, Connect Four, Candy Land, Trouble, Chutes and Ladders, Chess, Gravity Maze and The Maze Cube will be provided, but bring your favorite game to share. There’s something for everyone and every age.

Monday, Nov. 12, stop by the library and check out its vast collection of building toys from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Playing is no idle pastime. Building materials offer children an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express themselves, while building math, science, literacy, language and social skills. Nearly 25 different building materials will be available, such as Legos, Magna-tiles, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, snap cubes, wooden blocks, straws and connectors and more.

From 6:30 to 7:30 Tuesday, Nov. 13, swing by the library for the Teen Mehndi Henna Workshop. Henna has been used to adorn young women’s bodies as part of social and holiday celebrations since the late Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean. In this workshop, you’ll explore classic henna designs and apply one of them, or a design of your creation, on your hands. At-home care instructions will be provided.

Monday, Nov. 19, you can learn how to install a basic zipper into a small bag in a Sewing 101 class. Use it later for make up, money, your library card or candy, then assemble a bunch as gifts. A $5 non-refundable registration fee includes all materials. Please stop by the library at 200 Exeter Ave., to register for this class. It is a sewing machine class and previous knowledge is helpful but not necessary.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, stop by for a Zen Garden Workshop. The concept of zen gardens is more than a thousand years old and originates in Japan. It’s true purpose is to serve as a gazing point while meditating but it can also be a great way to provide children with a small world that encourages the exploration of a variety of natural materials through relaxing, quiet play. This workshop will provide children with all the materials they need to assemble their own mini zen garden for a calming form of sensory play, while instilling care of the environment and cultural awareness.

The very popular Library Laboratory series comes back Tuesday, Nov. 27, to continue engaging kids ages 9 and older in science-based, hands-on learning activities. Measure, mix, compare, experiment and test in a fun environment. Class size is limited, so sign up early. The class will focus on magnets. In this session, kids will explore magnetic fields, forces of attraction and repulsion, how magnets are used in everyday items and other exciting characteristics about magnets.

There are two Thursday night movie nights at the library beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, “Jurassic Park” will be shown, and Thursday Nov. 29, the movie will be “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Parks and Recreation news

West Pittston Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board holds monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in the borough building.

New members are welcome.


Recycling containers located at the Public Works Building on Delaware Avenue are open to the public from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Curbside collection of recyclables is the first and third Thursday of each month. The Public Works Department asks that residents place their recyclables in front of their homes Wednesday evening prior to collection Thursday morning.

Yard waste

The Public Works Department will collect yard waste from Erie Street to Montgomery Avenue every Monday. Yard waste from Montgomery Avenue to Susquehanna Avenue will be picked up every Tuesday.

Please avoid using plastic bags. If needed, use biodegradable paper bags.

See you around town.

John Bubul writes about West Pittston every week. To include an item in his column, email or call 570-301-2187 by Monday.