There’s a lot happening in the Back Mountain; check out these events

October 11th, 2017 4:41 pm

Legion considers name change

Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American Legion Post 672 met Oct. 3 for its monthly meeting. Attendance was taken, a treasurer’s report accepted, and pertinent Legion business was discussed.

An important recommendation was presented to change the Post name from Daddow-Isaacs to Lt. Michael J. Cleary. This recommendation will be discussed and voted upon at the Nov. 7 meeting.

Post Commander Art Parks suggests all Legion members who wish to comment on this recommendation contact any of the Legion officers or attend the Nov. 7 meeting at 7:30 p.m.

All Day Bingo

TUNKHANNOCK — All Day Bingo will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15 at Northmoreland Twp. Volunteer Fire Co., 1618 Demunds Road. Doors open at noon and early birds start at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call Jim at 570-333-4906.

Irem Auxiliary to hold card party

DALLAS TWP. — The Irem Women’s Auxiliary will hold a card party at noon on Thursday, Oct. 19, at Irem Country Club. Parking is free and the club is handicapped accessible. The event is open to the public. Admission is $15. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Janet 570-824-6418 or Suanne 570-822-4976.

Breakfast slated for Oct. 20

LEHMAN TWP. — The Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Economic Summit Federal Reserve Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 on the first floor of Hayfield House, room H-105, at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

The event, sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre, UGI, FNCB Bank, Williams and Twin Stacks Center, will feature speaker Ryotaro Tashiro of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Admission is $20 for Back Mountain Chamber members and $35 for non-members.

Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast served at 8 a.m.

Reservations must be made in advance. RSVP by email to

Ham dinner set

HARVEYS LAKE — A ham dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Alderson United Methodist Church, Pole 108 Lakeside Drive.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $4.50 for children under 12 years of age and include ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, homemade applesauce, rolls, beverage and pie. Takeouts are available

Hike The Lands at Hillside Farms Oct. 22

SHAVERTOWN — North Branch Land Trust will host an informative hike from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 at The Lands at Hillside Farms, 65 Hillside Road. The hike is free for NBLT members and $10 for non-members. Attendees are asked to wear sturdy shoes, no flip flops.

Guests will learn the history of Hillside Farms and its transition from a family-owned business established in the late 1880s to the current non-profit, historical and educational organization.

The tour will feature the farm’s mission, which is to teach healthy, practical, and sustainable life choices. Guests will also see the farm’s animals, their humane treatment and how they are fed as close to the way nature intended.

Space is limited for this informative hike. Register at under “Events,” or call the office at 570-310-1781. Registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 19. In the event of heavy rain, this hike will be canceled.

Chili Fest slated for Oct. 22

JACKSON TWP. — The Lake-Lehman Theatre Boosters Club will hold a Chili Fest from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 22, at the Jackson Township Fire Hall, 1160 Chase Road.

The event will feature chili competitors who will put their best recipes to the test to win a $100 cash first place prize. The public will vote for their favorite chili. Also, there will be raffles, craft vendors, kids activities such as face painting and food.

Admission is $10. Tickets are available at the door or by emailing

All proceeds will benefit the Lake-Lehman Theater

Fall Festival, Charity Cook-Off

LEHMAN — The Huntsville Golf Club and the Back Mountain Chamber are hosting a Fall Festival and Charity Chili Cook-off from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Huntsville Golf Club. The event is open to the public.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling 570-674-6545. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children and free for children 5 and younger.

Children are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes. There will be games for the children, hay rides, pumpkin decorating, balloon animals, face painting and a magic show.

Enjoy the included menu prepared by the golf club staff and taste samples of chili prepared by celebrity chefs. All proceeds will benefit the Back Mountain Meals for Kids Program.

Service of hope slated

TRUCKSVILLE — A service of worship and hope for all affected by cancer will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22 at Trucksville United Methodist Church, 40 Knob Hill Road.

Monday Night Bingo set

TUNKHANNOCK — Monday Night Bingo will be held on Oct. 23 with early birds starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Northmoreland Twp. Volunteer Fire Co., 1618 Demunds Road.

For more information, call Jim at 570-333-4906.

PSU/WB to hold Finanical Aid Night on Oct. 24

LEHMAN TWP. — Penn State Wilkes-Barre Admissions will hold a financial aid night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Room 101 of the Technology Center at the campus.

Students and parents can learn about the financial aid process at Penn State. Information will be provided on the types of financial aid, the application process, timelines and information on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

This is a free event and open to the public. Registration is required and may be made online at or by calling 570-675-9238.

Roast beef dinner

TUNKHANNOCK — A roast beef dinner will be held from 4:3o to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Northmoreland Twp. Volunteer Fire Co., 1618 Demunds Road.

Ticket prices are $9 for adults and $4 for children.

For more information, call Jim at 570-333-4906

Fall Festival slated for Oct. 28

DALLAS TWP. — Children and their families are invited to attend a Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Fellowship Church, 45 Hildebrandt Road.

Guests will enjoy games, s’mores around a bonfire and a Trunk-or-Treat event. Visit for information or call 570-675-6426.

Children’s Halloween Party slated for Oct. 28

DALLAS TWP. — The Kunkle Fire Company will hold the 11th annual Children’s Halloween Party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Kunkle Social Hall, 815 Kunkle Road. Food, games and fun will be on tap.

There will be a costume parade for children ages 10 and younger. Prizes will be awarded for the funniest, prettiest, scariest and most original. Admission is $2 per person.

PSU alumni plan tailgate party

WILKES-BARRE — The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society will host its annual TV Tailgate Party for Penn State Nittany Lion football fans in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Sunday, Oct. 28 at The River Grille, 670 N. River St.

The tailgate, scheduled for Penn State’s match-up against the Ohio State Buckeyes, boasts football tailgate-style food and drinks, as well as a halftime raffle and a 50/50 drawing.

The tailgate gets underway 30 minutes before the game’s kickoff (3:30 p.m.) and wraps up 30 minutes after the end of the game. Cost per person is $30 (all inclusive of food and beverages) and all attendees must be 21 years of or older. This event has always been a sellout, so reserve tickets early. Reservations are due no later than Oct. 25.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Karen Brace-Hodle in the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni and Development Office at 570-675-9228 or

Kiwanis club plans Halloween party

DALLAS — Dallas Kiwanis Club will hold its indoor annual Halloween Parade and Party for children - day care through middle school - on Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS Station 121 at the intersection of 184 East Center Hill Road and Church Street (across from the Dallas Little League Field).

Registration and entertainment by Charlie Hayes begins at 1 p.m. Individuals and groups will be judged at 2 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three winners in each costume category: Funniest, Most Original, Prettiest, Scariest, Best Group and Miscellaneous.

Light refreshments and goodie bags will be distributed immediately following the judging.

Misericordia to hold Halloween events

DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University Office of Residence Life and the Cougars baseball team are teaming up for an afternoon of Halloween-themed fun for area youngsters on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Events include Halloween in the Halls, a safe trick-or-treating event complete with a Trick-or-Treat Fair and a Halloween Baseball Game.

The fourth annual Halloween Baseball Game will start at 2 p.m. at Tambur Field. The event is geared for children ages 7-12 years old. To participate in the free event, youngsters must wear a costume, no baseball uniforms, and parents need to remain on site for the entire game. The Cougars baseball team players will be dressed in costume and will organize the game.

The Office of Residence Life will offer its 17th annual Halloween in the Halls event from 3 to 5 p.m. Area residents are invited to bring their children who are 12 years old and younger, in costume, to trick-or-treat on campus. Registration for trick-or-treating is in the Anderson Sports and Health Center, located adjacent to the parking lot just inside the North Gate of campus. Misericordia University student guides will escort the children to the participating residence halls.

Residence Life also is sponsoring a Trick-or-Treat Fair from 3 to 5 p.m. that will provide a variety of Halloween-themed activities for children, including various crafts and activities. The fair will be located inside the Anderson Sports and Health Center.

For additional information about the baseball game, call Kyle Lindsay at 570-674-1490. For information, call Laura Angeline, Residence Life Office, 570 674-6178 or email

Pumpkin decorating contest slated

DALLAS — In a joint effort of the Dallas Township Bicentennial Celebration and Dallas Kiwanis Club, a Halloween Pumpkin Contest will be held for children ages 4 through 12 on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Route 118.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. and pumpkins will be judged at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Funniest, Most Original, Prettiest, Scariest, Ugliest, and Miscellaneous. Use your creative talents and carve or paint a pumpkin prior to the event. Completed pumpkins are to be brought during registration to the Kiwanis Booth at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds.

LCCC slates Open House

NANTICOKE — Luzerne County Community College will hold an Open House from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the college’s Campus Center.

Information on programs of study and financial aid will be available and tours of the campus will be given.

For more information, call 570-740-0337 or 800-377-LCCC, extension 7337.

Craft fair fundraiser planned

DALLAS — The Fellowship Church Youth Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Fellowship Church, 45 Hildebrandt Road. Home décor, handcrafted jewelry, woodworking, and more will be available. This year’s event also features a SOUPer cook-off with proceeds to benefit benefit Fellowship Youth Ministries.

For more information, visit for more information or call 570-675-6426.

Craft Fair Fundraiser on Nov. 18

DALLAS TWP. — The Fellowship Church Youth craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, Fellowship Church, at 45 Hildebrandt Road.

Vendors will feature gifts, home décor, handcrafted jewelry, woodworking and more.

This year’s event also features a flea market, bake sale, and a chili cook-off. Proceeds benefit Fellowship Youth Ministries.

Visit for more information or call 570-675-6426.