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DALLAS: The Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table will present Stu Richards and his program titled “The Vacant Chair” at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the lower level of the Daddow Isaacs American Legion Post, Route 415.

The program is a look at poetry, stories and songs of the Civil War and is open to the public with a $3 fee or a year membership for $15.

HAZLETON: Hospice Saint John & Home Health, 1201 N. Church St., Suite 403, Building B, is in need of the following donated items for the holiday season: Ox pulse oximetry, pharmacy gift cards to purchase food supplements and medications not covered by insurance, baby monitors, grocery store gift cards to purchase holiday meals for families in need and monetary contributions.

For more information, call the hospice at 459-6778.

Also Diakon Volunteer Home Care, Hazleton based, is in need of volunteers to help people in need of transportation, errands, companionship, minor chores and repairs, and telephone reassurance and monetary contributions. For more information, call 1-888-660-2566.

LUZERNE COUNTY: To mark the 65th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, the Naval Support Activity in Mechanicsburg invites all Pennsylvania survivors and all veterans to attend a memorial program in their honor on Dec. 7 at the Capitol East Rotunda in Harrisburg. Rear Admiral Dan H. Stone, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy, commander Naval Supply Systems Command, will be the guest speaker.

Survivors, family members and the public are invited to attend the event free of charge. The memorial program begins at 12:55 p.m. and is sponsored by the Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg. For more information or to RSVP, veterans and their families may call, Mike Randazzo at 717-605-2448 or e-mail michaelrandazzo@navy.mil.

PLAINS TWP.: A program by the Wyoming Valley Concert Band honoring veterans will take place at 2 p.m. today in Liberty Hall, located at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The program will feature patriotic musical selections and marches from various times in the nation’s history.

The concert is made possible by a performance grant from the Scranton Area Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. It is open to the public and hospital clients and staff. There is no admission fee.

For more information, call Don Williams, music director, at 826-6979.

PITTSTON: Knights of Columbus, President John F. Kennedy Council 372 will hold a special Mass on Nov. 13 for deceased members at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, William Street. All members and families are invited to attend.

There will be refreshments immediately following the Mass at the council home at 55 S. Main St.

PITTSTON: Greater Pittston Area Chapter 1723, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, NARFE, has announced that the 2006 open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will begin on Nov. 13 and will end on Dec. 11.

Also, Medicare Part B premiums will be linked to income, or “means-tested,” for the first time starting in January 2007. The NARFE nears $6.5 million in Alzheimer’s fundraising. The goal is for $7 million in 2007.

PITTSTON: Members of the American Legion Post 477, Ladies Auxiliary Unit 477, and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 477 are asked to meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the post home.

Members will be participating in the annual Veterans Day ceremony taking place at City Hall at 11 a.m.

PITTSTON TWP.: The University of Pittsburgh is looking to form a new alumni chapter in the Greater Pocono Northeast. Alumni from the following counties are welcome to attend the kick off meeting: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Victoria Inns & Suites, 400 Highway 315, Pittston Township.

For reservations, send e-mail to econ7406@msn.com or nkerpovich@yahoo.com by Monday.

PLAINS TWP.: National Grandparents Day was celebrated on Sept. 10 at East Mountain Manor. The event included food and festivities for adults and children.

Residents, family and staff played games, ate desserts and listed to live entertainment by Frank Gervasi of the Poets. Fundraisers for the Resident Council and the 2006 Memory Walk took place throughout the day.

PLYMOUTH: American Legion, Shawnee Post 463 will conduct its annual Armistice Day Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Soldier and Sailor Memorial on West Main Street.

All veterans’ organizations, their auxiliaries, and adjuncts as well as the public are invited to attend.

PLYMOUTH: Wyoming Valley West High School will note American Education Week with an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 13.

Nov. 14 is a half day of school with parent conferences in the afternoon.

SHAVERTOWN: Curves for Women in Shavertown will hold its fourth annual Christmas drive to gather clothing and other sundries for the veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.

Susan Stephens and Nancy Zumchak will chair the program along with the assistance of Curves. The following items are needed: socks, bedroom slippers, shaving cream, after shave cologne/lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, T-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, candies (sugar and diabetic), pajamas, sweaters or monetary donations. Donations will be accepted from Monday through Dec. 8 at Curves, located at 161 Memorial Highway next to Sheetz, or by calling 696-4321 for more information.

WILKES-BARRE: The Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., will have free computer classes focusing on using Web e-mail. The two-day classes will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and on Nov. 15; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday and on Nov. 16; and from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday and on Nov. 16. Classes are sponsored by a grant from the Sordoni Foundation.

To register, call 823-0156 extension 216. Space is limited to 10 students per class.

WILKES-BARRE: The Scranton Chapter of the National Pastoral Musicians announces an event open to the public hosted by the Campus Ministry Department of the college on Tuesday at King’s College. The session will feature a presentation on renewing parish worship by Dr. Steve Janco, composer and professor of music at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Center and will include a break at midpoint with finger foods served. The presentation will conclude at 9 p.m. Reservations can be made free of charge by calling Marie at 208-5890 or e-mailing mtlendac@kings.edu.

WILKES-BARRE: The Women of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., will have its annual Chinese auction at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Lunch is included. The public is invited.

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