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ASHLEY: Ashley Neighborly Senior Citizens meet at 1 p.m. today in St. Leo’s Church hall, Manhattan Street.

Irene Bitioni and Catherine Callahan will host the session. Joan Shewan will preside.

EDWARDSVILLE: The Edwardsville Senior Center, 57 Russell St., will celebrate members having birthdays in July and provide information on proper hydration on Friday.

The center will host an AARP Safe Driving Course from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 4 and Aug. 11. Cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 otherwise. Call 287-3381 to register. Class size is limited.

EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at St. Cecelia’s parish center. Vic Malinowski will preside. Hosts are Lou Bryja, Marie Cheskiewicz, Frank Fountain, Edith Jones, George Mislan, and Lee Verbyla.

Recent door prizes winners are Dolores Bubblo, Mary Kovaleski, Frank Schall, Lee Verbyla, and Ann Walsh. The bingo jackpot was shared by Mary Dirhan and Ann Sleboda.

KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Citizen Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., will remain open but serve bagged lunches today.

Bayada Nurses will do blood pressure checks at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. A special bingo with a representative from Millville Health Center begins at 1 p.m.

Appointments are still being accepted for the Aug. 10 Benefits Check-up event co-sponsored by the RSVP Volunteer Program. For more information, call 287-1102.

MOUNTAIN TOP: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 1-5:15 p.m. Aug. 6. This is a refresher course that is open only to returning students age 55 and older who have taken the course during the past 3 to 3 years. Graduates may qualify for a 5 percent discount on their auto insurance.

Call Jean at 474-6616 to register. The cost is $14 per person with a $2 discount for AARP members.

For more information regarding eligibility, contact instructor Pat Pisaneschi at 868-6732 or ppisanes@epix.net.

NANTICOKE: The Rose Tucker Center at Mercy in the Mercy Special Care Building, 128 W. Washington St., will be open today but bagged lunches will be served.

Mercy Special Care Rehab will give a presentation on preventing heat exhaustion at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Screenings for glaucoma will be provided from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday by The Association for the Blind.

July birthdays and a 50/50 raffle with take place Friday. For more information, call at 735-1670.

PITTSTON: St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club will meet at 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at St. Joseph’s Seminary, state Route 315. Membership is open to men and women 55 years and older.

Plans are under way for a weekend trip to the Catskills in New York. For more information call Theresa at 654-2967.

SWOYERSVILLE: Swoyersville Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Church, Hughes Street. New members are invited.

Winners of the recent 50-50 raffle were Madeline Barush, Lorraine Stibigen and Arlene Gomba.

WILKES-BARRE: Firwood Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at Firwood Methodist Church, corner of Dagobert Street and Old River Road. Joe Kelly will preside.

Lucas Bieleski from Collette Tours will present a slide show called “Southern Charm” about an April 2010 trip featuring Charleston and points south.

Openings are available for the following trips: Sept. 16, Gettysburg, $67; Oct. 8, Strasburg, $68. Call 824-6538 for more information.

WILKES-BARRE: St. Therese Seniors, Old River Road, will have its meeting at 1 p.m. Monday.

Registrations for the indoor picnic to be held at 1 p.m. Aug.17 at St. Therese Church hall will be taken. New members are welcome.

WYOMING VALLEY: Angels Among Us, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Pasquales, Sans Souci Highway. The host is Dorothy Bartley, secretary.

Treasurer and host for September will be Ann Marie Ceppa, who is planning a New York shopping trip.

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