There’s a lot happening in the Back Mountain

Back Mountain Police Association kicks off ‘Warm Coats for Kids’ program

SHAVERTOWN — The Back Mountain Police Association will roll out its annual ‘Warm Coats for Kids’ program at 1 p.m. Nov. 5 in the parking lot of Thomas’ Foodtown.

The program is a coat collection to aid financially stressed families in the region.

Containers to deposit new or gently worn coats will be placed at Thomas’ as well as at other locations throughout the Back Mountain.

Northmoreland Township events

TUNKHANNOCK — Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company will hold the following events:

• 4:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Election Day chicken and biscuit dinner.

Admission is $9 for adults. Children admitted for $4.

• 6:30 p.m., Nov. 6 and 20, Monday Night Bingo.

Call Jim at 570-333-4906 for information.

• 4:30 to 7 p.m., Nov. 29, roast beef dinner.

Admission is $9 for adults. Children admitted for $4.

All events held at the Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road.

The Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table to meet Nov. 9

DALLAS — The Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 in the lower level of the Daddow-Isaac American Legion Post 672, 730 Memorial Hwy.

The program for the evening is titled “Pickett’s Charge – The High Water Mark Diorama” presented by Gary Tewksbury, a Tunkhannock resident and Civil War enthusiast. Tewksbury worked on the diorama over 15 years. The diorama includes 130 unique lead figures, handcrafted by Tewksbury, to depict a scene from the infamous advance made by the Confederate Army on the third and final day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

VFW Service Officer available at Sen. Baker’s Dallas office

DALLAS — A VFW service officer will be available Friday, Nov. 10 for scheduled appointments at state Sen. Lisa Baker’s office, 22 Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway.

Sen. Baker (R-Lehman Twp.) invites veterans of all ages and from all service eras to utilize the Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars Service Officer Network to receive free information and assistance for government benefits, including VA healthcare, compensation, pension, education and dependent benefits.

Surviving spouses can also use these service officers at no charge to learn about their eligibility for VA benefits.

All veterans, not just VFW members, may request appointments between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call 570-675-3931.

Bingo to benefit Noxen-Monroe Sportsmen’s Club

NOXEN — A 50/50 Bingo fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11, will benefit the Noxen-Monroe Sportsmen’s Club

The fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Noxen School, School Street. Food and beverages will be available. Participants can pay per card. For more information, call 298-2052.

Breakfast buffet slated for Nov. 12

DALLAS — The Kunkle Fire Company will host a monthly breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Kunkle Social Hall, 815 Kunkle Road. Admission for adults is $9. Children 10 years old and younger are admitted for $5. Tickets available at the door. For information, call 570-675-3334.

Introduction to Zen Meditation

DALLAS TWP. — An introduction class to Zen Meditation will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Mercy Center on the campus of Misericordia University.

The class will include an explanation of Zen Meditation, a brief practice session and time for questions.

Registration is required. Call Polly James at 570-991-7111 or Andrea Payne at 570-639-5894.

There is no registration fee but free will offerings will be accepted.

Craft fair fundraiser planned

DALLAS — The Fellowship Church Youth Craft Fair will hold a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Fellowship Church, 45 Hildebrandt Road. Home decor, 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 information, visit fellowshipefc.org or call 570-675-6426.

HUMC celebrates anniversary

SHAVERTOWN — The Huntsville United Methodist Church, 1233 Huntsville Road, will celebrate its 140th anniversary on Nov. 19. A piece of the parish’s history will be unveiled. Service starts at 9:45 a.m. and a brunch will follow. There will be music and special guest speakers.