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PITTSTON: The annual Christmas dance for The Big Band Society will take place Friday at Convention Hall in Pittston. The Lee Vincent Orchestra will be the headline entertainment.

There will be a dinner buffet at 6:45 p.m. and dancing will be from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Cost is $30 for members, $35 for non members. For information, call 654-1027.

SWOYERSVILLE: The combined societies of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Confraternity of

Christian Mothers of Holy Trinity Parish, Swoyersville, will attend the 7 p.m. Mass on Fridaycelebrated by their moderator and pastor, Father Richard Cirba. Mass will be offered for their intentions. Members are asked to meet in the church hall by 6:45 p.m. The annual holiday Christmas party take place at 1 p.m. Sundayin the church hall.

Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Breaking of the traditional slovak oplatek (wafer) will take place among the members and guests before dinner. Game and door prizes will be accepted the day of the party. For reservations to the party, call Christal at 288-4660 or Fran at 288-1708.

WILKES-BARRE: Cross Valley Federal Credit will host their annual Scottie Saver Christmas Party from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at its main office, 640 Baltimore Drive. This free event will be open to Cross Valley FCU members and those interested in becoming members and learning about its financial literacy programs. The day will feature holiday refreshments, gifts, a special appearance from the WBS Penguins TUX and Santa Claus will be available for photos.

Cross Valley FCU helps teach students ages 3 to 12 about saving through a special group called Scottie Savers. Young adults ages 13 to 19 have an opportunity to join Cross Valley’s Executive Student Program (E.S.P.) to further gain knowledge about money management skills.

For information about the Scottie Saver Christmas Party or to secure a reservation, call 823-6836, ext. 1083, or visit Cross Valley FCU online at www.crossvalleyfcu.org.

WILKES-BARRE: Martz Trailways, United Way and Pocono Commuter Inc. are co-sponsoring the 2006 Commuters Care Coat Drive.

New or gently-used winter coats can be dropped off from Dec. 4 to 29 at the Martz Bus Terminals in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Mount Pocono, Park n’ Ride, and Delaware Water Gap.

The coats will be distributed directly to needy people and not to organizations that resell donations; and will be distributed in the region from which they are collected, according to Wayne Meyers, president, Pocono Commuter Inc., a legal non-profit organization that serves its constituency primarily through its Web site, http://Pocono.CommuterClub.org/.

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