In Brief

October 15, 2013

HANOVER TWP.: In honor of White Cane Month, the Hanover Township Lions Club is conducting a drive on Saturday and Sunday at St. Aloysius Church and Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood. The Lions will also be soliciting at local banks during the month.

Proceeds will be used for projects such as the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank, Sgt. Seymour eye exams for grade-school children, eye glasses for the needy, Beacon Lodge Camp for the blind, leader dog school and many other projects to prevent blindness.

The Hanover Township Lions are seeking new members. For an application, contact any Lions Club member or call 570-239-4523. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Wyoming Valley Country Club.

SCRANTON: The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) is hosting its fifth annual gala from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday at The Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Avenue.

Members of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Medical Education Development Consortium (MEDC) will be honored with a special tribute at the gala. The annual fundraiser raises awareness for medical education in support of the student scholarship fund at TCMC.

The black-tie optional event includes a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. followed by a gourmet dinner at 8 p.m. and dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight to the music of Which Doctor and Hoopla. Tickets are $175 per person.

Seating is limited. For reservations, call the Development Office at 570-504-9650 or visit www.thecommonwealthmedical.com/gala. Silent auction items can be viewed at www.thecommonwealthmedical.com/GalaSilentAuction.