First Posted: 3/4/2012

‘The Full Monty’ is at the Music Box

“The Full Monty,” a Tony-Award winning musical about out-of-work blue-collar workers who “strip” to make ends meet, will be performed today, March 4 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville.

Curtain time is at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. A buffet dinner is served 90 minutes before curtain.

For reservations, call 283-2195.

Bingo planned at fire hall

Bingo will be held on Monday, March 5 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.

Round table meets

The Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 in the lower level of the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Hwy., Dallas.

The speaker will be LTC William D. Hewitt, USA (Ret.) from Gettysburg who will give his presentation on “Gettysburg – A Turning Point?”

Members are admitted free and there is a $3 fee for guests. For further information, call Pete at 639-1283.

Scouts take part in food program

The Boy Scouts of Troop 281 and the Cub Scouts of Pack 281 will again participate in the annual Scouting for Food program. Food and money donations collected over a one-week period will benefit less fortunate families in the community.

The Scouts will distribute door hangers from 1 to 3 p.m. today, March 4 throughout the Back Mountain. The food will be picked up beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 10.

Food will then be sorted, boxed and taken to the Back Mountain Food Pantry at the Trucksville United Methodist Church. All donations will remain in the Back Mountain.

Eastern Star plans craft show

The Dallas Eastern Star Building Association will hold its 10th annual spring craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the Dallas Eastern Star Building, Foster and Woodlawn streets, Dallas.

The organization’s Welsh cookies will be for sale. Homemade soups, wimpies, hot dogs, haluski and homemade desserts will be available for purchase.

Chicken noodle or vegetable beef soup can be ordered for $6 a quart by calling Dianne Corby at 675-4893.

Irem plans bridal fashion show

A Bridal Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18 at the Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Dr., 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, which must be made by March 13, can be made by calling 675-1134, ext. 100.

Gas rep to speak at luncheon

Wyoming County business leaders will hear about the investment in the community from Southwestern Energy Company at their March Educational Luncheon set for March 14 at the Fireplace Restaurant in Tunkhannock.

Southwestern is a U.S.-based natural gas producer with an office in Tunkhannock and its headquarters in Houston.

Reservations to attend the luncheon can be made by calling the Chamber office at 836-7755 or by e-mailing Robin at

Members will be admitted e free (one per business) and non-members will be charged $10 per person.

Soups available

Homemade soups, all served with bread and butter, beverage and dessert, will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 16 at the Noxen United Methodist Church, Route 29.

A free will offering will be taken.

Music Box plans murder mystery

The Music Box Repertory Company will present an audience participation murder mystery, “Next of Kin,” playing March 16, 17 and 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.

Ham and cabbage dinner slated

Harveys Lake American Legion Post 967 Sons of the American Legion will host a ham and cabbage dinner-dance with music provided by Neon Knights from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 17 at the post home, 4907 Memorial Hwy., Dallas to benefit the organization’s annual kids fishing derby.

Tickets are $15 and available at the Legion. No tickets will be sold at the door.

This is a non-smoking event and is open to the public 21 years of age and older. Admission includes band, food and refreshments.

Bingo planned at Noxen School

A 50/50 Bingo will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the Noxen School, School Street.

Food and beverages will be available and patrons will pay per card. All proceeds benefit the Noxen-Monroe Sportsmen’s Club.

For more information, call 298-2052.

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.

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. Thursdays, 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.

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. Participants 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.

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.

Easter Egg Hunt planned

The Harveys Lake Homecoming Committee will hold its second annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 31, at the Harveys Lake Little League field.

The event is for children ages newborn to 12 years old. Rain date is April 7.

For more information, call the borough office at 639-2113, ext. 0.

Winter parking ordinance in effect

The Kingston Township Public Works and Police Department reminds residents the Winter Parking Ordinance is currently in affect until March 31.

The ordinance prohibits parking on the street between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., during any snow or ice storm and for eight hours following the commencement of a snow or ice storm.

Friend set date for author event

The Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library have set Thursday, April 26 for their annual Luncheon With A Special Author. The event will take place at 11 a.m. at the Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Dallas.

Tickets will be $26 per person and will go on sale in mid-March.

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