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

• Make your own sundae during an ice cream social at 12:30 p.m. today.

• A Halloween party with bingo games and raffles will take place on Thursday.

• A special Halloween dinner will be served Friday.

• Reservations are still being accepted for the Dec. 7 performance of “Festival of Christmas” at the Music Box Dinner Theater. Cost is $40 and includes transportation. Call 287-3381 to learn more.

EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. on Nov. 11 in St. Cecelia’s Parish center. Vic Malinowski will preside. Hosts are Florence Aquilina, Dolores Bubblo, Theresa Menhennett, Veronica Wyandt and Ann Zibuck. The Dec. 2 Christmas dinner will be discussed.

The group will travel to Mount Airy Casino on Nov. 12 with a $20 free play rebate; and to see “Christmas in the Poconos” at Mount Haven on Dec. 14. All trips are open to the public. Call travel coordinator Johanna at 655-2720 for details and reservations.

KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Citizen Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., offers the following activities this week:

• A representative from PPL will discuss energy efficiency at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

• The Heimlich maneuver will be taught from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday. The Bridge Club plays on Thursdays and seeks new players.

• A Halloween dinner is planned on Friday. Members are asked to dress in costumes. Karaoke begins at 1 p.m.

• The shuffleboard team will travel to Dallas on Monday.

For more information, call the center at 287-1102.

NANTICOKE: Nanticoke Senior Center, 2-6 N. Market St., invites members and guest to exercise with Diane at 10:30 a.m. today. Cost is $1. An apple tart and ice cream event will be held at 12:30 p.m. today. Orders are $1 each.

On Friday Halloween costumes will be judged before lunch and the parade begins at 11:30 a.m.

The center has joined with the American Association of Retired Persons to offer a 55 Alive/Mature driving course, an eight-hour classroom refresher course to help drivers ages 50 and older improve their skills and prevent traffic accidents.

The class will be presented in two sessions of four hours each on Nov. 17 and 21. The class runs from 12:30-4:30 p.m. and students must attend both sessions in order to obtain their certificates. Instructors will be Terry and Nora McDaniel.

There is a $10 fee for the course and class size is limited. To register, call the center at 735-1670.

PLAINS TWP.: At a recent meeting of the Plains Senior Citizens Project Head, members signed a petition in favor of a stamp honoring coal miners.

The group will travel to Hunterdon Theatre on Nov. 12. Members must meet by 8:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church parking lot. The bus will depart promptly at 8:45 a.m.

The Christmas party will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort.

A 13-day, cross country bus trip is being planned to sites such as Las Vegas, the Grand Cannon and others. Contact Arlene Spak at 825-5810 for more information.

The next meeting is at 1 p.m. on Nov. 5 in St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Hudson.

SHAVERTOWN: The Kingston Township Residents 55+ Group will meet from noon-3 p.m. on Nov. 11 for a brown bag lunch in the lower level of the Herbert Hill Room at the Kingston Township Municipal Building, 180 E. Center St., Shavertown. Parking is available in the rear of the building.

Members are encouraged to bring their favorite board games and decks of cards.

SHICKSHINNY: The Shickshinny Senior Center, 19 W. Vine St., conducts the following activities daily:

• An exercise class begins at 10 a.m.

• Cards are played from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

• Bingo is played from 12:30-2 p.m.

• Birthdays of the Month are celebrated on the third Friday of each month.

For more information on activities, programs and membership call the center at 542-4308.

WILKES-BARRE: The Rainbow Seniors noted the birthdays of members Dorothy Coach and Stella Fiorucci at a recent meeting.

The next meeting is Nov. 18 at Albright United Methodist Church, corner Grove and Dana streets. A special program titled “Confused by All the Changes of Medicare?” by Rhondi Nachlis of Muskey Financial Services, is planned. Servers will be Angelo and Bernadine Ricci, Aldona Smith, Bernice Snyder. Reservations for the Christmas Party on Dec. 16 at Plains Ambulance Hall, Maffett Street, will be taken.

WILKES-BARRE: The Miners Mills Community Club recently held a Halloween party and announced officers will be nominated and elected in November.

Upcoming events include a hoagie fundraiser on Nov. 19 with Antoinette Stec serving as chairwoman.

The next meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday due to the Nov. 4 General Election. The session will be held in St. Francis Church hall in Miners Mills. Hosts will be Shirley Carter, Louise Christopher, Monica Chulvick, Mary Cooper and Pearl Day.

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