A pasta dinner will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20, 4 - 8 p.m., at the New Albany Social Hall for Tanya Adams, a graduate of WVHS. This benefit dinner will cost $5 adults; $3 children ages 10 and under. A Chinese Auction, door prizes, 50/50 raffles and a gun raffle will be held. The proceeds from the benefit will go toward medical and travel expenses. Due to a rare brain hemorrhage, Tanya will be undergoing brain surgery at the end of the month. Due to her illness she had to discontinue working in July 2013. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for anyone wishing to donate who cannot attend the benefit. Please use the link, www.gofundme.com/ i9bc4w when donating to Tanya.
Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Dec. 28, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, French toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugar-free syrup. Adults, $7.50; children to 12 years, $3.50; preschool, free. Benefit Herrick Twp. Vol. Fire Co., Dept. 4.
Second Annual Christmas Bazaar (20 local families participating), 2909 Dushore-Overton Road (six miles from Dushore). Open until Wed., Dec. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday thru Saturday. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appt., 570-924-0990. Crafts, food items, new and used yard sale items and antiques. Clever Container and Avon Cash n Carry and Order Pampered Chef products.
All area children, 0 to sixth grade are invited to the Christmas party at the New Albany Social Hall on Dec. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. Santa will be there along with horse and wagon rides. Snacks will be provided, along with games, music and every child will receive a gift, goody bag and gloves.
The Rushville Church will be holding its annual Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. Everyone welcome.
New Eve’s Dinner-Dance, Wysox Fire Hall, Dec. 31 from 6:30 until midnight. Music by Sara. For more information or to make reservations, call 570- 265-3479. If no answer, please leave message. R50-2c/S51-2c
Celebrate the Yuletide at the Towanda Universalist Unitarian Fellowship Church on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. The church is located on 305 Second St.
Free soup supper at Hollenback United Methodist Church on Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8 from 5 to 6 p.m. with a Bible Study from 4:30 until 5. All are welcome.
DuPont Retirees will meet for lunch on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Iron Skillet, near Troy.
The Stevensville Birthday Club will meet for lunch on Jan. 6 at the Wyalusing Hotel at 11:30 a.m. January birthdays are: Stella, Norma Jean and Donna Harris. Baker is Carol.
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New Year, New You. Free door prize tickets and giveaways at Rome Presbyterian Church Education Building on Saturday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring Thirty-One Gifts, Jamberry Nails, Young Living Essential Oils, Pampered Chef, Origami Owl, Blue Roof Bakery, Scentsy, Cuppa Creations Organic Teas and McCrain Photography.
AA Meeting—Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the basement of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Open meeting, nonsmoking.
S.O.S. Al-Anon—Family Group will meet on Fridays at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hopkins Street, Sayre.
TOPS PA #1134—Laceyville, meets each Tuesday evening at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville. Weigh-ins from 5:15 to 6 p.m., meeting from 6-7 p.m. For more information, call 570-965-2493 or 570-869-1834. Tollfree 1-800-932-8677.
Compassionate Friends—of the Endless Mountains will hold their meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Endless Health Community Center, Montrose. TCF is open to all families who have lost a child from any cause at any age. There are no membership dues or fees of any kind. For more information, call 570-965-0901 (evenings) or 570-278-1658 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recovery House Meetings— AA Group of Towanda meets Mon.-Fri., noon; Mon., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. NA meetings are held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Speaker meeting every first Sunday, 8 p.m. All meetings at 205 Main St., Towanda (please use rear, lower entrance).
MOPS—(Mothers of Preschoolers) meet every first and third Wed. of the month from 9 to 11 a.m., September through May. Meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda. All mothers of preschoolers are welcome. Child care is provided for children, ages infant through five years old. For more information, contact the church at 570-265-5575.
Al-Anon meetings in Tunkhannock—Endless Serenity Al-Anon Family Group on Monday, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, 7 p.m., Saturday, noon. All meetings are held at the Tunkhannock UM Church Education Bldg., second floor.
Diabetes Support Groupmeeting the first Thursday of every month at the Guthrie Clinic office in Towanda beginning at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge and all diabetics and family members are welcome. For more information, call Dawn at Guthrie Clinic at 570- 265-6165 during regular business hours.
The Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 618 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Lodge Hall, 158 Church St., Wyalusing. For more information, call 570-721- 0008.
Addictions to Victory—Faithbased support for addictions. Program will be held the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at New Generation Church, Milan, 570-888- 1967.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, 3832 State Route 6, Tunkhannock. For more information, visit www.mops.org or www.stpetestunkhannock.org. Call 570-836-2233.
AA meeting–Friday evenings at 8 p.m. at the Standing Stone Vesper Church spiritual building, River Road, Standing Stone Township. Open meeting, nonsmoking.
Al-Anon meetings on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the upstairs kitchen of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. Open meeting, non-smoking.
Al-Anon at the Old Bridgewater Baptist Church, Rt. 706, Montrose, Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.
Come join the M.O.M.S. group. All MOMS welcome. Meetings are held at the Rome Presbyterian Church in Rome from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
Grief Support Group - Grief- Share, a grief support group will be held Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. from Oct. 16 to Jan. 29 (except holidays). Meeting at the Loft Room, Braintrim Baptist Church, Laceyville. Call 570-869-1350 for more information.
The December Memorial Hospital Hospice bereavement support group session is rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 23 in the library at Memorial Hospital in Towanda from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This date change is for December 2014 only. Questions, please call the Memorial Hospital Hospice office at 570-268- 2367.
Caregivers’ Support Group sponsored by the Law Office of Leslie Wizelman and the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Library at Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home in Towanda. Anyone taking care of a family member or loved one, be it at home or as a resident of a long-term care facility welcome. For information, call Donna Benjamin at the Law Office of Leslie Wizelman, 570- 746-3844 or Carol Dieffenbach at Area Agency on Aging, 570-265- 6121. There will not be a meeting on Dec. 23. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.
TACO Food Pantry Holiday Closure Dates: TACO Food Pantry will be closed from Tuesday, Dec. 23 through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 for the Christmas/ New Year’s Holiday. They will reopen Friday, Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. The pantry is normally open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. through noon. The pantry is closed when the Towanda School District is closed for bad weather. If there is a school delay, the pantry is open. If you have a question, call the pantry at 570- 265-4422.
Homemade Pie Sale. The WVHS Senior Class of 2015 will be holding a pie sale on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Connie’s Market in Wyalusing, starting at 2 p.m. If pies are leftover, the sale will continue on Dec. 24 at 9 a.m. The sale is to help with expenses for the seniors’ all-night party.
Twin Tier Antique Tractor Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Stoll Building, Wysox. For more information, call 570- 746-1794.
The WVHS Wrestling Booster Club will meet on Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. in Coach Haley’s room at the high school.
The Wyalusing Youth Football and Cheerleading, Inc. will hold a board meeting on Monday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wyalusing American Legion. The club will be voting on all board positions for the 2015 football season. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.