Winter Bliss, a cocktail fundraiser to benefit the Greater Pittston YMCA's new cancer recovery wellness program, THRIVE, will be held this evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Palazzo 53 on Main Street, Pittston. The event is $50 per person with all proceeds and tips going directly to the THRIVE program.
Guest bartenders include Rosemary Dessoye, Executive Vice-President of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce; Lori Nocito, Executive Director of Leadership Wilkes-Barre; Rachel Pugh-Domiano, Vice President of Media Optimization ReferLocal; Girard Mecadon, attorney at Mecadon Law; Ed Ackerman, editor of the Sunday Dispatch; Alexandra Kokura, attorney at Lackawanna County; and Joseph Joyce Jr., Vice President, Commercial Lines Joyce Insurance Group.
The annual Feast of the Holy Spouses will be celebrated on Wednesday evening, Jan. 23, with a special Mass at 7 p.m. in the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary Chapel, Route 315, Laflin. Serving as principal celebrant will be Most Reverend James C. Timlin, D.D., retired Bishop of Scranton, with the Oblates of St. Joseph priests of the PA province concelebrating.
The annual celebration honors the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph as Holy Spouses, a feast on the Church calendar that dates back from centuries ago and introduced into the Oblate Congregation at the time of its founding in Asti, Italy by St. Joseph Marello in 1878. The feast was then temporarily suppressed by the Church, but re-introduced following the liturgical changes of the Second Vatican Council and inserted again into the proper calendar of the Oblates of St. Joseph in 1989.
The public is invited to participate at the Mass, especially all married couples. A social, hosted by the Josephite-Marellian Laity Association,will follow the celebration in the seminary community room.
For more information, contact the seminary office at 654-7542.
Wyoming Area Catholic School's Annual Night at the Races is Saturday, January 26 in the school gym. It's open to the for 21 and over until tickets sell out. Admission is $5.00 per person. Food and drinks supplied. Advance tickets are available by calling school office at 654-7982. Doors open 5:45 p.m.; Post time is 7 p.m.
The Falls Senior Center invites anyone 60 plus to the following activities:
Tues.Jan.22 - lunchtime brain game
Wed.Jan.23 - 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. walking group (weather permitting),
Wed. Jan.23 - 11:30 a.m. a presentation on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by Marian Lehman, RN from Bayada Home Health Care.
Thurs.Jan.24 - Luncheon Nutrition talk on Ten tips to help you stretch your food dollars
Fri. Jan.25.- 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Body Stretch Exercises
St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter is having a Mardi Gras Celebration on Sat. Feb 9 from 7 –11 p.m. at the parish center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A dinner buffet catered by Marianacci's Restaurant will be served. Dinner also includes coffee, soda and homemade desserts. This is a B.Y.O.B. event; no one under 21 years of age will be admitted. DJ Mike Arcarese will provide the music. Cost is $25 per person. Tables can be reserved for groups of 8 or 10. Call Loretta 654-0936 or Barbara 654-8670 to reserve a table. Tickets are sold after all weekend masses at both churches or at St. Barbara's rectory 654-2103. Deadline to purchase tickets is Mon. Feb. 4.
The Dupont V.F.W. post 4909 Home Association will hold it annual Valentine's Day Dinner and dance on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Music provided by Frank and Judy.
A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. bar will be open from 7:30 to 12:30 a.m.
There will be door prizes.
Tickets are $28 per person. For reservations see Bob Lopata or call 654-9104.
Deadline for reservations if Feb. 8.
St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, Pittston will hold their annual Night at the Races, Saturday, Feb 9, co-sponsored by the Holy Name and Altar and Rosary Societies at Seton Catholic auditorium.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with post time at 7 p.m. Adults only.
Complimentary food and beverages will be served.
Joe Holden of WBRE Eyewitness News will be Master of Ceremonies.
Cost for $10 a horse includes admission. Winning horses receive $50. Sponsor an ad in the program booklet $25 quarter page, $50 half, $75 full.
For more information, contact the parish office 654-0053 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., John 655-5463 or Stephen 655-5307.
Attendees are asked to bring a canned good for the benefit of the Greater Pittston Food Pantry.
The JFK Elementary School in the Wyoming Area School District is holding Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.) in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria, 20 Memorial Street, Exeter.
Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door but seating is limited.
To purchase tickets in advance, make check payable to JFK PTO and send to 50 Penn Avenue, Exeter PA 18643, ATTN: BINGO. Please include name, address, phone and e-mail address.
For more information, please call 570-362-1680.
American Legion Auxiliary to Brennan Regan Post 585 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the post home, 329 Main St.
Members are reminded to submit their 2013 dues.
Any member that has not paid them or updated any necessary information should as soon as possible.
The Auxiliary will have its annual dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Valenti's Restaurant, Exeter. Any member interested in attending may sign up at the post home.
This year the ladies are responsible for paying for their own meal and the Auxiliary will provide the gratuity.
Attendees will meet at the post home at 6:30 p.m. the day of the dinner.
The reservation is at 7 p.m.
Auxiliary Unit 585 members are reminded that 2013 dues are now due. The Auxiliary will be having their annual Ladies Dinner this year at Valenti's in Exeter on February 19. Any member that is interested is to sign up at the legion. This year the ladies are responsible for paying for their own dinner and the auxiliary will be picking up the tip. Reservations are at 7 p.m. at the restaurant. The next meeting will be held on February 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the post home.