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THIS WEEK: July 16 to July 22

Summer Luncheons, 12-4 p.m., Thursdays, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, The Irem Women’s Auxiliary, Irem Country Club, 64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas. $18. Fruit cup, petite prime rib or chicken and mushroom in puff pastry, whipped potatoes, asparagus, rolls, butter, cherry cheese cake, coffee, tea. Reservations/cancellations by 11:30 a.m. preceding the Monday prior to the luncheon. Contact Bernice West at 570-256-3031 or Sally Wagner at 570-675-2325. Handicapped accessible. Free parking.

Roast Beef Supper, 4:30-7 p.m. July 18, Patterson Grove, 1128 Bethel Hill Road, two miles off Route 239, between Shickshinny and Benton. Beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, jell-o salad, dessert. $6 adults; $4 children.

Chicken Barbecue, 1-4 p.m. July 19, Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Church, 23 Sheridan St., Heights section, Wilkes-Barre. Take outs. All condiments included. $9. Tickets purchased at door.

Chicken Barbecue, noon-4 p.m. July 20, The Mocanaqua Volunteer Fire Company, 104 Main St., Mocanaqua. $8.50. Tickets available at the door until gone. Includes half chicken, baked potato, corn, coleslaw, roll, dessert, beverages. Dine in or take out.

All-You-Can-Eat Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20, Blooming Grove Volunteer Firehouse, 484 Route 739, Lords Valley (Hawley). $7 adults; $4 children younger than 10; free for children younger than 3. Buffet, eat in or take out. Orange juice, blueberry or plain pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausages, coffee, tea. 570-775-7355.

Chicken Barbecue, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 10, Prince of Peace Parish, Arcaro and Genell Restaurant parking lot, Old Forge. Take out/drive through or eat on site. Half barbecue chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll. $10. Tickets in advance, call 570-457-5900; Francis, 570-451-0112; or Joe, 570-457-9325. Deadline is July 20. Walk ins welcome.

All-You-Can-Eat Pig Roast, noon-4 p.m. July 20, Queen of the Apostles Parish, St. Mary’s School, Hawthorne and Spring streets, Avoca. Take outs 11 a.m.-noon. Roasted pig on the spit, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, salads, desserts, soda, water. Cash prizes, raffle, games, bake sale. $20 adults; $10 children 6-12; and free for children 5 and younger. Tickets in advance or at event. 570 457-3412 or Facebook, Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca.

Free Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., every Monday, for those in need, Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston.


Summer Take-Out Barbecue, 4:30-7 p.m. July 25, Trucksville United Methodist Church, Educational Facility, 40 Knob Hill Road, Trucksville, off Route 309 at Carverton Road. $8 adults; $4 children. Half chicken, baked potato, all the fixings, homemade dessert. For tickets, call 570-696-3897, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Chicken Barbecue, 5-7 p.m. July 28, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Mount Zion Road, Harding. Half chicken, baked potato, cabbage slaw, corn on the cob, roll, beverage, dessert. Take-out dinners available at 4:30 p.m. $9.50 adults; $6.50 children. Call Bob at 570-823-2484 or any member of the church.

Bargains and Breakfast, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 2, St. John’s Cathedral, Hill Street, Mayfield. Inclement weather, inside St. John’s Center, Hill Street. Breakfast and flea market.

Ziti Dinner, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Pittston. Take outs available during dinner time. Walk ins welcome. Flea market 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3 in church hall.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 3, St. Patrick Parish Center, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. Sponsored by M.C.L . Det. 1039.

Lebanese-American Food Festival, 4-10 p.m. Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 17 and noon-7 p.m. Aug.18, St. Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Francis Cabrini Ave., West Scranton. Middle Eastern food and pastries, local picnic favorites, games, used-book sale, basket raffle, clams, beer, D.J. and local band.

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner, 4;30-7 p.m. Aug. 15, Patterson Grove, 1128 Bethel Hill Road, two miles off Route 239, between Shickshinny and Benton. Mashed potatoes, green beans, pickled cabbage, dessert. $8 adults; $4 children.

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