There’s lots happening in the Back Mountain


    Alzheimer’s Support Group meets

    DALLAS — The Dallas Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 4 in the board room at the Meadows Nursing & Rehab Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road

    For information call, 570-675-8600.

    Annual Spring BBQ

    TRUCKSVILLE — The Trucksville United Methodist Church will hold it’s annual Spring BBQ on May 5 and 6.

    The dinner will feature half a chicken, baked potato, all the fixings, homemade desserts and beverages.

    Guests can dine-in from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Trucksville United Methodist Church’s Educational Facility, located at 40 Knob Hill Rd. Take-out dinners will be available starting at 4:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $9 and reservations are required. Guests can call 570-696-3897 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Kids Fishing Day

    WYOMING — The Back Mountain Police Association’s annual Kids Fishing Day is scheduled for May 6.

    The free event is open to children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old who live in the Back Mountain area.

    Children are provided with bait and fishing poles and access to an enclosed section of the lake at Francis Slocum State Park.

    Children must be registered before May 1. Registration forms are available at

    Registration will not be accepted the day of the event.

    There will be give-a-ways and activities as well as prizes for the largest rainbow, brook and brown trouts catch.

    Mothers’ Day Breakfast Buffet

    DALLAS TWP. — The Kunkle Fire Company will hold a Mothers’ Day Breakfast Buffet from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 14, at the Kunkle Social Hall, 815 Kunkle Road in Dallas Township. Admission for adults is $9. Children ten years old and younger will be admitted for $4. For more information call 570-675-3334.

    Healthy Eating

    SHAVERTOWN —The Social Justice Committee of St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown will present the second presentation in the series, Healthy Eating: Loving Ourselves and Our World, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, in Father Sammons Hall, located in the church basement.

    Joan Hess and Don Miller from Dancing Hen Farm in Stillwater and Carmina Chapp from Dorothy Day Worker Farm in Harvey’s Lake are the guest speakers.

    The hour program will discuss Community Sponsored Agriculture, organic farming, growing your food, and the importance of knowing your farmer and how food is grown; also, witnessing the gospel through living simply and performing spiritual and providing produce and products to those in need.

    There will be time for Q&A after the program.

    For more information, call the rectory at 570-696-1144.

    Community Shred Day planned

    DALLAS — A Community Shred Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the Dallas Area Municipal Authority, 3337 State Route 118, for residents of Dallas Township, Dallas Borough and Kingston Township.

    Residents must show proof of residency. There is a limit of three boxes per resident. Shredding is limited to confidential and sensitive materials only. No magazines, newspaper, 3-ring binders, plastics, heavy metals, trash, CDs or cardboard will be accepted.

    Family Fun Day at Twin Stacks Center

    DALLAS TWP. — The second annual Family Fun Day will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on June 4 at Twin Stacks Center.

    The free event includes numerous child-friendly activities for families. This year’s schedule includes performances from local dances teams/gymnasts, games, 50/50 games, basket raffles, a bounce house, children’s yoga, face painting, crafts, therapy animals and so much more.

    All proceeds from basket raffles and 20 percent of all vendor sales will be donated to Blue Chip. Vendor applications are available. Please contact: Allyssa Miller at [email protected]

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