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EDWARDSVILLE: The Edwardsville Senior Center, 57 Russell St., invites area senior citizens to the following activities:

• An ovarian cancer program, presented by the Northeastern Cancer Institute, will take place at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

• Senior Day Thursday on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. To reserve a bagged lunch call the Charles T. Adams Senior Center at 825-3484 and pick it up by 11 a.m. at the Edwardsville center if not attending.

• A make-your-own ice cream social is planned at 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Cost is $1.

EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. on Oct. 7 in St. Cecelia’s Parish Center. Vic Malinowski will preside. Hosts will be notified.

Club membership is open to anyone 50 years of age or older regardless of religious affiliation or place of residence. The club is a Project HEAD program under the auspices of Catholic Social Services. The center is handicapped accessible and there is ample parking.

Members will celebrate OctoberFest on Oct. 21. Reservations must be made by Oct. 14.

People of all ages are invited to join the group on trips to Atlantic City on Oct. 15; and “Christmas in the Poconos” at Mount Haven on Dec. 14. Call Johanna at 655-2720 to place reservations.

HARVEYS LAKE: The Rambling Rose chapter of the Red Hat Society will meet at noon on Monday at the Lake Side Skillet, Pole 279, near the outlet section.

Fall events, the Christmas party, and collection for the Toys for Tots program will be planned.

KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Citizen Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., lists its calendar of events. For more information, call the center at 287-1102.

• A representative from Hampton House will speak at 11:30 a.m. today.

• A free special raffle will take place for everyone in attendance on Wednesday. There will also be a presentation on personal safety.

• The center will close at 11 a.m. on Thursday to participate in the Active Aging Day, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne-Wyoming Counties, on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. The event will feature food, music, prizes and more. A bagged lunch may be ordered in advance from the Charles T. Adams Senior Center, 5 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, and must be picked up by 11 a.m. the day of the event. To place orders call 825-3484.

• On Monday, members and visitors are invited to dress-up for Hobo Day. The chorus will perform.

• A flu prevention program will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

PITTSTON: The Pittston Senior Center, 441 N. Main St., has the following announcements:

• Reservations are being taken for a trip to Atlantic City to take place on Nov. 6. Cost is $7; provide your own meals.

• A volunteer to serve as the center’s choral director is sought.

• There are openings in the ceramics class, which is held from 10 a.m.–noon and 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays. Cost is $2 per class with instructor Ann Pisano.

For more information on the above, contact Connie Andrews at 655-5561.

PLAINS TWP.: The Geisinger Wyoming Valley Trauma Program will sponsor an AARP Driver Safety Class from 1-5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. The course will be taught at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd., in the Kistler Learning Center, Rooms 1 and 2, which are just off the main lobby past the gift shop.

The course will focus on safe driving strategies and ways to adapt to changes in vision, hearing, and physical flexibility. No exams must be passed. Drivers age 55 years and older who complete the course may be eligible for a 5 percent reduction in their auto insurance premiums.

Spouses who share a vehicle should both take the course to be eligible for the discount.

To register leave a message by calling Tammy at 829-5305. The class costs $10, and a check payable to AARP should be brought to the first class along with a pen or pencil and current driver’s license.

WILKES-BARRE: The Firwood Seniors of Firwood United Methodist Church recently hosted Lucas Bialecki of Collette Tours as a guest speaker. Bialecki gave a slide presentation on an April 2009 trip to Ireland. Other trips planned for next year include Gettysburg, Atlantic City, Wildwood, N.J., and a cruise to Bermuda.

Upcoming trips include Ehrhardt’s on the Lake for a Fall foliage train ride on Oct. 8; and the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster for “The Christmas Carol” on Nov. 12.

Non-members are asked to call 824-6538 for information on any trip.

The Christmas party committee has scheduled the event for Dec. 3. The next meeting will be on Oct. 2.

WILKES-BARRE: The Senior Citizens of St. Therese Church are planning a number of trips and tours that will take place through 2009. Otto Eime is the director, and information and reservations can be obtained by calling 474-0641.

At a recent meeting, the sunshine chairwoman honored members celebrating birthdays, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Molitoris on their 50th wedding anniversary. Joseph Kelly was appointed general chairman of the Christmas party to be held in December. A spaghetti dinner will be held at the Oct. 20 meeting.

WILKES-BARRE TWP.: At the first fall meeting of the Rainbow Seniors, members celebrated the birthdays of Jerry Fiorucci and Walter Krause.

Members leaving on the bus trip to the German Music Festival on Oct. 14 will leave at 8:45 a.m. from the church and at 9:15 a.m. from the mall.

The next meeting will commence at 1 p.m. on Oct. 21 at Albright United Methodist Church, Grove and Dana streets, Wilkes-Barre. New members are being accepted. Servers will be Betty Martin, Catherine McCarty, Bob Naugle, and Eleanor and Willard Parry.

The Christmas party will be held Dec. 16 at the Plains Ambulance Banquet Hall, Maffett Street, Plains Township. Cost for members is $13 and $18 for guests.

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