There’s a lot happening in the Back Mountain


Birding at Frances Slocum State Park

KINGSTON TWP. — Join Bruce Troy, Wild Birds Unlimited for a free guided bird walk through Frances Slocum State Park Saturday, April 21. The walk will start at 8:30 a.m. Attendees are asked to meet in the Environmental Education Center and boat rental parking lot. Please bring binoculars and proper footwear. For information, call Wild Birds Unlimited at 570 -675-9900.

Fire departments sponsor Night at the Races

DALLAS — Franklin Township and Mt. Zion Bicentennial Volunteer Fire Departments will host their third annual Night at the Races on Saturday, April 28, at the Franklin Twp. Fire Hall, 329 Orange Road.

Cost is $10 per ticket which includes one horse, food, soda, water and beer. This is a 21 and over BYOB event.

There will also be instant bingo, raffles and other items to purchase throughout the night.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with the first race set for 6 p.m.

Yard sale vendors sought

JACKSON TWP. — Vendors are being sought for the Huntsville United Methodist Church Community Yard Sale on April 28. Price per spot is just $10. Call 570-477-3748 to reserve your spot. The church is located at 1223 Huntsville Road, Shavertown. Sale runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plenty of homemade foods and lots of rummage.

Beef Stew fundraiser planned

DALLAS — Gate of Heaven Parish, Dallas, is having a beef stew (take out only) fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Price is $9, and includes one quart of homemade beef stew and two dinner rolls and butter. Pre-order by calling Gate of Heaven Parish at 570-675-2121.

Family-style Beef Dinner scheduled

SWEET VALLEY — Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company will serve a beef dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Take-outs will begin at 4 p.m. Adult dinners are $12. Dinners for children who are between 6 and 12 years old are $6. Children younger than 6 years old can eat free. Call 477-5121 for information.

Volunteers needed at park

WYOMING — Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28 to help spruce up Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, for the summer reason. Possible projects will be picking up litter, removing debris from trails and raking mulch. Participants are asked to stop at the office for their assignment.

Organized groups of 5 or more are asked to call ahead at 570-696-9105.

Free Community Dance Class planned

LEHMAN TWP. — Caitlyn Metz, artistic director at Take the Stage Center for the Performing Arts, will hold a free community dance class to celebrate National Dance Week on Sunday, April 29.

The free event, is for everyone of any age and ability.

Registration is at 2:30 p.m. and the class will run from 3 to 4 p.m. at Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s gym, 1269 Old Route 115.

Attendees will learn the official NDF 2018 Dance Mob Dance and video it for NDF’s website and social media.

Call Take the Stage Center for Performing Arts at 570-417-9679 for information.

Spring Rummage Sale planned

DALLAS — The Dorcas Society of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Rd., will hold its spring rummage sale, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 5. Items for sale include clothing for men, women, and children; shoes, coats, household goods, games, puzzles, books, linens, small appliances, household decorations, jewelry, etc. Homemade baked goods will also be available for purchase.

Equines For Freedom veterans program

CLARKS SUMMIT — Equines For Freedom invites all caregivers of veterans, including family and significant others, who provide care to veterans in need of continual care to the arena for our upcoming Veterans Caregivers Program.

The free equine-assisted workshop will be held May 5, 12, 19, June 2 and 9 at Equines for Freedom Gary Johnson Arena 2150 Port Royal Road.

The program consists of five sessions lasting about one and a half hours. Horses will be present for the workshop, but are not ridden, and no prior horse experience is needed.

Participants will work with a mental health professional, an equine specialist, and two tothree3 horses. The program will address the concerns facing the caregivers of veterans. Focus will be based on group needs and will explore topics such as: trust building, pathway of needs, coping skills, communication building, self care and boundaries.

Pre-registration is required by April 21. Call 570-665-2483 or email, for information and to register.