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February 20. 2013 1:10AM
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EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. today in St. Anthony Center. Dues will be collected. Host and hostesses are Theresa Bekanich, Rose Gunsior, Marie Mantione, Jane Mikolosko and Marie Sperazza.


Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip to Mount Airy Casino on Wednesday. Pick ups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members welcome on trips. Call 655-2720 for details.


FALLS: The Falls Senior Center, State Route 92, is hosting a skin care clinic by Patti Gregorio at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.


There will be a free blood pressure screening by Susan Anderson from Golden Living Center at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday. A singing presentation by Ronnie Schoonover, composer and singer of country gospel music, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday.


The bowling team will play at the Tunkhannock Senior Center at 10 a.m. on Monday. KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., will host students from Fortis Institute on Monday and members will perform their variety show at 12:15 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center.


Blood pressure checks by Compassionate Home Care will be performed at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 15 and a senior safety check list by Griswold Home Care will be presented at 11:15 a.m.


The center is welcoming new memberships and updating current memberships for 2013. Suggested donation is $5 for the year.


PITTSTON: The Jenkins Township Senior Citizens will meet at 6:30 tonight at the Jenkins Township Hose Company. Dues will be collected and refreshments will be served. Hostesses are Eileen Burns and Ann Marie Clark.


PITTSTON: The Pittston Senior Center is renewing memberships and updating member changes for 2013. Requested donation is $5. New members are welcome. For more information contact Connie Andrews, center director, at 655-5561.


An additional bingo time will be held 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays. Other games are held 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.


The Pittston Library bookmobile will be at the center at 11:30 a.m. today.


A guest speaker from Griswold Home Care will be at the center at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday to discuss staying safe and warm in the cold weather.


The 2013 mixed bowling league is now forming. The league will begin on Jan. 25 and continue for 14 weeks. Games will be played at 1 p.m. at Elko Lanes in Dupont. The cost per week is $7 and any senior 60 years of age or older is invited to join. Bowling experience is not required. Contact Connie Andrews at 655-5561. A special meeting for teams and rules will take place at 1 p.m. on Jan. 18.


PLAINS TWP.: Plains Senior Citizens Project Head celebrated Christmas with a party on Dec. 5 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort.


The next meeting will be held on Wednesday at SS. Peter and Paul school cafeteria. Dues will be collected.


Hostesses and hosts are Mary Drew, Sunny Dudeck, Donald Emerick, Marg Evans, Jennie Figel and Sadie Guerra. They are asked to be at the cafeteria by 11:30 a.m. to set up refreshments. New members are welcome.


PLYMOUTH: The Senior Citizen's Friendship Club of St. Mary's met recently. The 50-50 winners were Jackie McCabe, Dolores Stabulis, and Bernadine Clark.


A one-day bus trip is planned for April 7 to Rainbow Dinner Theater in Lancaster. A show, transportation, gratuity and drinks are all included. Call Ann at 779-3203.


The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Holy Child School building, Willow Street. Servers are Ann Yeager, Sandy Yeager, Louise and Stanley Bednarski and Jackie Bromack.


PLYMOUTH: The Plymouth Shawnee Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the First Welsh Baptist Church, Girard and West Shawnee avenues. Members should bring Christmas goodies to share. Program will be given by Anita J. Ambrose, president.


WILKES-BARRE: Members of the St. Robert E. Bellarmine Senior Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the former St. Aloysius cafeteria on Barney Street. If Wilkes-Barre area schools are closed for inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.


WILKES-BARRE: Basic AARP driver safety classes will be given from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 22 and Jan. 29 in the community room at Boscov's, 15 S. Main Street. Both sessions are required if an individual has not previously taken the course.


A refresher course will be given from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 24 in the community room at Boscov's. This course is open to anyone, but persons 60 and older may be eligible for a five percent auto insurance discount for the next three years.


The cost for the course is $14 per person or $12 for AARP members. The course needs to be renewed every three years.


Students should bring pens, a driver's license, a check payable to AARP and their AARP membership card, if applicable, to the first class. Class size is limited. Call Leslie Loomis, instructor, at 678-7522, to make a reservation.


WYOMNG: The Wyoming, West Wyoming Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at St Monica's meeting center. Servers are Stanley Mulesky, George Yurek and Vicky Mecklavage. Dues will be collected for the year 2013. There will be refreshments and bingo after the meeting.


Newly elected officers for 2013-2014 are Frank Perfinski, president; Sam DeSalvo, vice president; Joann Kwasny, secretary; and Irene Zelinski and Donna Pocceschi, treasurers.


New members, 50 years of age and older, are welcome. Non-residents of Wyoming or West Wyoming can also join.


WILKES-BARRE: The Firwood Senior Citizen Club installed new officers for 2013 at the Christmas party. New officers are Tom Wahl, president; Eleanore Sofranko, vice president; Wesley Simmers, treasurer; and Sallie Drumm, secretary.


A patriotic program will be conducted at the next meeting. James Walsh will discuss the history of the American flag and there will be a sing-a-long of patriotic songs. This will be a brown-bag meeting. Members should bring their own lunch. Tea and coffee will be served.


Maureen, trip coordinator, announced the upcoming trips: Jan. 22-24, the Tropicana, Atlantic City, N.J.; Feb. 12, a Valentine tea at the East Mountain Inn; March, the flower show in Philadelphia; April 25-28, Norfolk, Va., for the Tattoo Hullabaloo, an exhibition of marching bands, pipes and drums, gymnasts, choirs, drill teams, dancers and more and a visit to the Parade of Nations, the Azalea Festival at the Botanical Gardens and the Norfolk Naval Base. Non-members are welcome on trips. Call Maureen at 824-6538 for more information.


New members are being accepted. The club meets the first Thursday of each month. Annual dues are $4 with a $1 donation at each meeting for refreshments and the Sunshine Club.




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