There’s lots happening in the Back Mountain

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VFW Service Officer available

DALLAS — A VFW Service Officer will be available for scheduled appointments between 9 am. and 3 p.m. Friday, June 8 at state Sen. Lisa Baker’s office, 22 Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 570-675-3931.

Morning Kayak Paddle

WYOMING — A Morning Kayak Paddle will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Frances Slocum State Park, 567 Mt. Olivet Road.

The Park Naturalist will lead this event. Kayakers should have prior experience. Call 570-696-9105 to register and for information.

Breakfast buffet

DALLAS TWP. — The Kunkle Fire Company will hold its monthly breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 10 at the Kunkle Social Hall, 815 Kunkle Road. Adult admission is $10. Admission for children is $5. For information, call 570-675-3334

Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table meeting

DALLAS — The Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 in the lower level of the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas.

Guest speakers Tracey McIntire and Audrey Scanlan-Teller will present “Women Soldiers in the Civil War.” The presentation will highlight hundreds of documented cases of women who disguised themselves as men to fight as soldiers during the Civil War.

A $3 donation fee is accepted from non-members.

Birding at Frances Slocum State Park

WYOMING — Bruce Troy, of Wild Birds Unlimited, will host a birding hike at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16 at Frances Slocum State Park. Meet in the parking lot at the Environmental Education Center and boat rental. Bring binoculars. For information, call 570 -675-9900.

Delta Waterfowl Retriever Dog Demonstration

WYOMING — The Delta Waterfowl Retriever Dog Demonstration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 16, behind the Patrick Solano Education Building at Frances Slocum State Park, 567 Mt. Olivet Road.

Life in the Pond

WYOMING — Children, ages 5 and older, are invited to week what creatures are living in the water at Frances Slocum State Park on Saturday, June 16.

The “Life in the Pond” event is slated for 2 p.m. on June 16. The group will meet at the gravel parking lot at the bottom of Campground Road at the park, 567 Mt. Olivet Road.

Children should wear boots or shoes that can get wet. Call 570-696-9105 to register.

Beef Dinner

SWEET VALLEY —The Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company will hold a family style beef dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Take-outs will be available at 4 p.m. Adult admission is $12. Children ages 6-11 are admitted for $6. Children who are younger than 6 years old are admitted for free.

Orange United Methodist Church to hold Vacation Bible School

DALLAS — Orange United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible

School from 5:45 to 8 p.m., June 24-28. This year’s theme is Rolling River Rampage and children will participate in a variety of activities including crafts, science, recreational activities and interactive Bible lessons.

Orange United Methodist Church is located at 2293 W. Eighth St. For information, call 570-675-1513

Archery for kids

WYOMING — An “Archery for Kids” event will introduce children ages 9 to 14, to the sport at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30 behind the Patrick Solano Education Building at Frances Slocum State Park, 567 Mt. Olivet Road. Call 570-696-9105 to register.

Salamander Search

WYOMING — Children 6 years of age and older are invited to the “Salamander Search” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Campground Amphitheater at Frances Slocum State Park, 567 Mt. Olivet Road. Call 570-696-9105 to register.

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