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First Posted: 3/18/2012

Music Box plans murder mystery

The Music Box Repertory Company will present an audience participation murder mystery, “Next of Kin,” today, March 18 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville.

All tickets are $30 and include a buffet dinner. Performances on Friday and Saturday start at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 283-2195.

Breakfast buffet slated

The Noxen Volunteer Fire Company will hold a breakfast buffet today, March 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire hall on Stull Road. Price is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years of age.

Help support the Noxen Food Pantry by bringing a non-perishable food item and receive a free raffle ticket for a ham.

Irem plans bridal fashion show

A Bridal Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. today, March 18 at the Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas.

Doors open at 1 p.m. and lunch, including hors d’oeuvres, a house salad and choice of chicken franchaise or herb crusted baked haddock, will be served at 1:30 p.m. The bridal fashion show will follow at 2:15 p.m. with prizes and promotions offered throughout the afternoon.

Admission is $20 and reservations can be made by calling 675-1134, ext. 100.

Bingo planned at fire hall

Bingo will be held on Monday, March 19 at the Northmoreland Twp. Volunteer Fire Hall, Centermoreland.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages are available.

For more information, call 333-4095.

Boback offers vets assistance hours

State Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) will host veterans assistance hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 in her Sweet Valley office, 5929 Main Rd.

During these hours, a claims consultant from the Wilkes-Barre Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) provides guidance and support to veterans and their dependents. Appointments are not necessary.

Anyone with questions about veterans assistance hours can contact either of Boback’s full-time district offices, located in Sweet Valley at 477-3752 or in Tunkhannock at 836-4777.

Gardening series set

Luzerne County’s Penn State Extension Master Gardener Ron Petro will present an organic gardening series, “From Seed to Kitchen,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday evenings, March 22 and 29 and April 5 and 12 at The Lands at Hillside Farms Education Center, 65 Hillside Rd., Shavertown.

Pre-registration and a fee of $30 per person are required by March 16. For more information and/or a registration form, contact Penn State Cooperative Extension Luzerne County at 825-1701.

Calligraphers Guild to meet March 23

The Calligraphers Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania will hold a meeting on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Marywood University’s Shields Center for Visual Arts, room 225.

A show and tell of decorated envelopes created for the exchange will be presented. Bring birthday cards received within the past year for display purposes. Call 542-5416 for details. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Polar Bear Plunge set for March 24

The Seventh Annual Harveys Lake Polar Bear Plunge will take place at noon on Saturday, March 24 at Garrity Realty, Pole 89, Harveys Lake.

Participants are sponsored to jump into Harveys Lake to raise money for the American Cancer Society and must raise a minimum of $10 to take part in the event.

There will also be food, drinks and raffles donated from local businesses and sponsors. Prizes will be given for the best outfit and largest donation.

For additional information, call Cassie at 639-7209, Sami at 696-3994 or Bethany at 477-5807.

Sweet Valley Fire Co. sets ham dinner

The Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company will hold a family-style ham dinner on Saturday, March 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Take-outs begin at 4 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 11, and free for children ages 6 and under.

Movie Night planned

A movie night for children will be held at Back Mountain Martial Arts, Twin Stacks Center, 1130 Memorial Hwy., Dallas, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.

Admission is $15 per child which includes games, pizza, refreshments and a movie.

Call 675-9535 for more information.

Grave decorations must be removed

Officials at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Trucksville, request that all winter decorations be removed from graves no later than March 28.

Roast beef dinner set

A roast beef dinner will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at the Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company of Centermoreland.

Patrons may eat in or take out. Tickets, at $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years of age, will be sold at the door.

Meuser will speak to Chamber board

Secretary of Revenue Dan Meuser will address the Wyoming County Chamber Board from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on March 30 on the second floor of Twig’s Caf

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