Italian American Assoc. Carnavale Night Thursday


First Posted: 2/3/2013

Hughestown Lions

Hughestown Lions Club will meet Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Hughestown Hose Company. President Steve Golya will preside.

On the agenda will be the annual Easter egg hunt and other events for the year. Anyone wishing to join the Hughestown Lions Club can call Steve Golya @ 655-4552 or see any member of the club for more information.

The club meets the first and third Monday of each month.

Carnavale Night

The Feb. dinner meeting of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County will celebrate Carnavale Night on Thursday, Feb. 7 at Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center. Arrival time is 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. During a band break complimentary coffee and home-made Italian Desserts will be served.

Carnavale masks are suggested and beads will be provided. Price is $25.00 per person. Music for dancing by Danny Argo & Friends with dancing to 10:15. This event is opened to the public.

For reservations and membership information, call Judy Deice at 654-7600 or Louise Castellani 654-6454.

President, James Deice will preside.

OLE Night at the Races

Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish is sponsoring a Night-at-the-Races on Saturday, Feb. 9.The event will be held in the parish hall. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with post time scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The cost of admission is $10 and includes a dinner of entrees of chicken, sausage & peppers, pasta, served with salad & roll, beer, soda, and coffee.

The cost of sponsoring a race is $50 and individual horses may be sponsored for $10. The sponsor of every winning horse will receive $50. Horse sponsors need not be present to win.

You may purchase tickets or horses by contacting the rectory at 654-0263. The deadline for ticket, horse and race sponsor sales is Monday, Feb. 4.

Audra Casper and Cindy Vough are serving as chairpersons for the event.

Mardi Gras Celebration

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 is Mon. Feb. 4.

Italian Festival at Mt. Carmel

The annual Italian Festival will be held at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, William Street, Pittston, on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10. A Mass will be celebrated in Italian at 4 p.m. on Saturday. A musical program will start at 3:15 p.m. with the Senior Choir and mandolin and guitars by Pat & Nick Longo, Pat Longo, Dominick De Naples.

The menu will be pasta/meatball dinner with salad, roll, cake & beverage. Tripe, polenta with sausage, porketta sandwiches, sausage & peppers sandwiches, hot dogs and pizza fritta will also be available.

A bake sale will be available after all of the Masses that weekend.

Valentine’s Dinner Dance

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.

SJE Night at the Races

St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, Pittston will hold the 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.

Vera Bradley Bingo

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, call 570-362-1680.

Brennan Regan Auxiliary

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.

Shrove Tuesday supper

Trinity Episcopal Church of West Pittston will host its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake, Egg and Sausage Supper on Tuesday, February 12. The supper honors a centuries-old Christian tradition of using up all rich and fattening food before the season of Lent, which begins the next day on Ash Wednesday.

The supper will be held at the church at the corner of Montgomery Avenue and Spring Street in West Pittston. Seating and take-outs from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under and are available from church members or by calling 654-3261 or emailingtrinityepiscopalwestpittston@hotmail.com.

La Leche League

The Greater Pittston La Leche League, affiliated with La Leche League International and providing breastfeeding information and support to families in the Wyoming Valley since 1979, will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Community Room at the Laflin Borough Building, Laflin Road, Laflin.

The group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month. The borough building is easily accessed from the intersection of Route 315 and Laflin Road.

For more information or help with a breastfeeding concern, contact Deborah Nelson, Wyoming; Angel Kelsey, Wilkes-Barre; Vicki Prekel, Tunkhannock; Karen Shaw, Falls; or phone the HELP Line at 1-888-829-1341.

Ash Wednesday dinner

The Corpus Christi Parish Social Concerns Committee is running an Ash Wednesday fish dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Immaculate Conception Church Hall, 601 Luzerne Avenue in West Pittston. The ticket donation asked is adults, $8 and children, $3. The adult menu is breaded deep fried haddock, baked potato with sour cream, tossed salad, coleslaw, soda, coffee, homemade desserts

The children’s menu is homemade macaroni and cheese, tossed salad, applesauce, soft drink, dessert Serving is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 with take outs available from 4:30 p.m.

For tickets, call 654-2753

K of C to Hold Benefit

Pittston Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a night of fun, food and music featuring The Back Mountain Jam on Friday, Feb. 15, starting at 9 p.m. Admission is a non-perishable food item or $3.

All proceeds will go to the Care and Concern Food Pantry.

Lenten food items will be available. The Back Mountain Jam is billed as not your average cover band.

The bass player, August Bednar, is a K of C brother.

American Legion Auxiliary

Auxiliary Unit 585 members are reminded that 2013 dues are now due. The Auxiliary will have their annual Ladies Dinner at Valenti’s in Exeter on Feb. 19. Any member that is interested is to sign up at the legion.

The next meeting will be held on February 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the post home.

PHS Class of ‘66

The party committee is seeking contact information (preferably email addresses) for Pittston High School, Class of 1966, graduates and/or classmates. The pizza party is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, at Arcaro & Genell’s Restaurant in Old Forge.

This will be a no stress and very informal night.Once the committee has a more complete list of interested classmates it will email the party details. Since the Class of ‘66 has not had a reunion in many years this will provide the opportunity for old friends to reconnect.Respond with contact information (email address) by Feb. 17, to phsclass66@verizon.net.

Also, if you are in touch with other classmates that may be interested have them respond by the above date.

And save the date of Saturday, April 27.

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