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Free holiday dinners

• Noon today at Forty Fort United Methodist Church, Wyoming and Yeager Avenues, Forty Fort. Transportation for West Side residents only, if needed. Reservations necessary. Call the church office at 287-3840 between 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• 3 p.m. today at Christian Missionary and Alliance Church, 317 Luzerne Ave, West Pittston. Free. Call 760-4830 for reservations.

• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Community Bible Fellowship of Hazleton, 458 W. Spruce St., Hazleton. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Take-outs are preferred. Deliveries will be made in the Hazleton area and can be arranged by calling 570-436-2061 or 570-578-2753.

• Noon to 2 p.m. today at Salvation Christian Center, 128 S. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre. Call Pastor Powell at 570-820-3310 or 570-604-4310 to reserve a space and notify the center that you will be coming.

• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today The Commission on Economic Opportunity will be delivering free meals to those in need. Meals will be prepared at the First Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre, call the church at 824-2478 to arrange for a delivery until 11:30 a.m.; and St. Gabriel's Church in Hazleton, call 455-4994.

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, 39 E. Jackson St., Wilkes-Barre.

• Theo's Metro in Kingston is also offering free meals to those in need on Thursday but reservations are now closed. The restaurant expects to serve about 250 people.

Travel information

• There will be no bus service through the Luzerne County Transportation Authority today. Normal bus schedules will resume Friday.

• For those traveling to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal or brave the shopping crowds on Black Friday, the Pennsylvania Turnpike has a Smartphone app available for Droid and iPhone users. Users can download the app, TripTalk, onto their phones to get updates on the turnpike, including backups or accidents.

• If the turnpike isn't in your travel plans, motorists can visit www.511pa.com for updated information on PennDOT roadways, or by calling 511.

Government offices

• Today and Friday city halls in Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Pittston and Nanticoke will be closed.

• Check with your local municipality to see if offices are open Friday.

• The Luzerne County Courthouse and all county offices will be closed today and Friday.

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