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DALLAS: Anthracite Scenic Trails Association is seeking volunteers to clean up the Back Mountain Trail during the month of November. Three cleanup days have been scheduled: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, meet at the Knights of Columbus parking lot, Luzerne; 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 12, meet at Dallas Area Municipal Authority Sign along Route 309 North, Kingston Township; and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 20, meet at the Harris Hill parking lot, Kingston Township.

Volunteers are asked to bring rakes and to wear appropriate clothing, including gloves. Volunteers will clean out storm drains and remove litter along the trail.

HANOVER TWP.: The congregations of the Askam and Calvary United Methodist churches are holding a clothing giveaway of gently used and clean men’s, women’s and children’s winter clothing from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Askam United Methodist Church, 2811 S. Main St. All surrounding communities are invited to participate.

MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountaintop Presbyterian Church, 9 Chestnut St., is sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety class 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The class is open to people who have taken the class previously, but not more than 3 1/2 years ago. The class is free to veterans and their family members during the month of November. Written proof of service must be provided.

The course is designed for adults age 50 and over and includes group interaction and discussion. Pennsylvania mandates a 5 percent discount on auto insurance for drivers age 55 and over who complete the course. Drivers of any age may take the course, but those who are not 55 should contact their insurance companies to inquire about discounts.

Cost is $14 per person, with a $2 discount for AARP members. Students should bring a pen, driver’s license and check payable to AARP to the class and their AARP membership card, if applicable.

To register, contact instructor Pat Pisaneschi at 868-6732 or ppisanes@epix.net.

SCRANTON: The Northeastern PA Logistics Club is conducting its annual Motor Carrier Night 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Country Club of Scranton. The featured speaker will be Peter Wyszynski, logistics manager for Boar’s Head Brand.

WILKES-BARRE: Toastmasters International is sponsoring a networking/open house event 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rodano’s Pizza, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. The public will have the opportunity to meet club members and learn more about an organization that offers public speaking, effective communication and leadership skills. For more information, contact Rick at ricksterski@yahoo.com, or visit the website, toastmasters.org.

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