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GPA Little League

slates registration

at Sky Zone

Greater Pittston Area Little League will conduct in-person registration for the 2020 spring season from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Sky Zone Pittston Twp..

Any player who registers at the event will receive a free 30-minute jump session.

Sky Socks are required to jump.

Art e Fekts reopens

Art e Fekts Gallery at 71 S. Main St., Pittston, reopened Feb. 6, after a brief winter hiatus.

Freshly repainted, the space offers original paintings, sculptures, prints and home furnishings for sale, all created by new and returning member artists.

The new Art e Fekts Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The gallery is still seeking artists to participate. For information, visit or contact Mary Kroptavich, gallery director, at 570-299-5954. For updates, follow the gallery on Facebook at @artefekts.

Founded as a non-profit artists’ cooperative in 2018, Art e Fekts offers regional artists an opportunity to display and sell their work. Its mission is to promote art and arts education in the area.

St. John’s Lutheran

Church lists events

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7 Wood St., Pittston, has Sunday service at 8 a.m., with fellowship before and after.

Council will meet Sunday, Feb. 9, after service.

Week Night School will be held at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. No class is held on days Pittston Area is closed due to weather.

A congregational meeting will be held Sunday, Feb. 16, during the service.

Ash Wednesday is Feb. 26.

Mount Zion U.M.

plans pizza sale

The Mount Zion United Methodist Church on Mount Zion Road in Harding is having a pizza sale from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.

Pizza can be ordered baked or unbaked, and the cost is $11 for 12 rectangle cuts. Pizza must be ordered ahead of time by calling Karen Daniels at 570-885-1650.

Mount Zion Fire

plans hoagie sale

Mount Zion Fire Department is having a pre-order hoagie sale Sunday, Feb. 23, at the station, 1394 Mt. Zion Road, Harding. Pick-up is from 1 to 2 p.m. at the station.

The cost is $7 each for an Italian, turkey or a ham and cheese hoagie. The hoagies also come with lettuce, tomato and with or without onion.

Orders and payment are due by Sunday, Feb. 16. Contact Barb at 570-905-4811 or Bob Sr. at 570-299-0293 to order.

Pittston Memorial

Library lists activities

Pittston Memorial announces the following special events:

Play mini-golf in the library when Pittston Memorial Library hosts an adult-only golfing event and family-friendly golf Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. The adult Put & Party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Tickets are $25 per person; $40 per twosome and $75 for a foursome, and includes a round of mini-golf any time during the evening, food and adult beverages, D.J. entertainment by J.J. Lombardo, raffles and more. The adult event is only open to those 21 and older. The all-ages event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $5 per person 5 and older and free for children under 5 and includes a lunch of hot dog, drink and snack, D.J. entertainment by J.J. Lombardo, raffles and more. Tickets are available at the library or by calling 570-654-9565.

Pittston Library is offering a Ukrainian Pysanky Class taught by Tammy Budnovitch on Saturday, March 14. Classes will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each two-hour beginner class for adults teaches the basic steps of making a pysanky. The cost for the class is $25 per person which includes supplies needed. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the library. Space is limited and reservations will be accepted with full payment on a first come first, serve basis. Cash only. Budnovitch will also have pysanky, as well as additional supplies, for sale at this event. For information, call the library at 570-654-9565

Pittston Memorial Library is hosting an Open Mic Night on Friday, Feb. 28. Musicians, singers, poets and stand-up comedians are welcome to sign up for this 18 and older event. Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, Feb. 4. Anyone interested in performing can call the library at 570-654-9565.

Join Luzerne County Library System Group at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins game against the Hershey Bears on Saturday, March 21, at 7:05 p.m. It is a “Star Wars” theme night. Price is $24.25 per person and includes ticket and meal voucher for a hot dog, chips and drink with $4 from each ticket sold being donated back to the Luzerne County Library System. Stop by the library to pick up a form. Return orders by Tuesday, March 10.

The library will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. More details coming soon.

Leap Music Together at the Pittston Library. Celebrate the extra day this yearwith your little one and join Miss Janine from MUSICare Project NEPA featuring Music Together for a free one-time intro session to see what their program is all about. This program is for children ages birth through 5 years old and takes place from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Since it’s a leap year, there will be lots of songs and activities having to do with hopping or jumping. Miss Kristin will also have indoor hopscotch set up in the Children’s Wing. Call 570-654-9565, ext. 26 to register. Space is limited to 12 kids. Reservations will not be accepted through Facebook.

The library has extended hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. The library also is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The library is closed Sundays and Wednesdays.

Regular programing for children, tweens, teens and adults also is offered, including:

Children’s programs

Tales on Tuesday, Storytime with Miss Kristin: This program features age appropriate stories, songs, activities and free play for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. Programs include: Books and Babies, for ages newborn to 18 months, at 9:30 a.m.; Terrific Twos, for ages 18 months to 3 years, at 10:30; Preschool Pals, ages 3 to 5 years, at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required.

Grown-Up and Me: Kids 18 months to age 5 are welcome to bring their grown-up to the library for a fun story, craft and free play on Monday evenings. The program is split into two sessions with kids 18 months to 3 meeting at 5:30 p.m. and kids 3 to 5 years meeting at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

Furry Tails Reading Partners: Children can choose their favorite books to read to gentle, lovable and furry therapy dogs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the second Saturday of every month. Register by calling the library.

Building Club: Anyone ages 3 to 11 is welcome to free build whatever they would like from 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday. The library provides the Legos or Lincoln Logs and participants provide the creativity. Participants can display their creation on the library’s book shelves.

For children’s programs requiring registration, sign up in the children’s wing or call the library’s children’s department at 570-654-9565, ext. 26.

Tween/Teen programs

Page Turners Tween Book Club: Fourth to sixth graders who like to read for fun, talk about books, enjoy a snack and love doing crafts are invited to join Miss Noelle and Miss Kristin for this book club. The library will provide a snack and participants will make a craft related to the book. Call 570-654-9565, ext. 26 to register for this free club. Copies of the books are available at the children’s circulation desk.

Adult programs

Book Club: The club meets every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. A limited number of books are available at the front desk. The “Union Quilters” is the book up for discussion on Monday, Feb. 10.

Crochet Club: Beginner or advanced is welcome. The group meets from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Bring supplies, including a crochet hook sized I, J, or K and yarn.

Friends of the Pittston Library: The Friends meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month in the library. New members are always welcome. For information, call the library at 570-654-9565.

Kaufer’s office offers

assistance programs

State Rep. Aaron Kaufer reminds residents that his office offers assistance events to veterans, persons with disabilities and small business owners each month at his office at 161 Main St., Luzerne.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Brian Stolarski, department service officer with the American Legion, is at the office to assist veterans, their spouses and their dependents with a range of issues including compensation, pensions, death benefits, education and health care, as well as many other veteran-related issues.

The fourth Wednesday of each month, from 2 to 5 p.m., Bob Fox, from the Center for Independent Living will be available for the Disability Advocacy Program to assist persons with disabilities, 18 and over. Fox can assist with skills training, information and referral to additional services, peer counseling, home modifications, attendant care and community integration, and deaf and autism services.

The second Thursday of each month, a counselor from the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center is available during Small Business Development Center Outreach to help existing business owners grow their business, explore new markets, plan strategically and operate with confidence. The outreach event is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointments for events must be made in advance by calling Kaufer’s office at 570-283-1001.

Kaufer also provides services to residents at local satellite offices in Exeter Twp. and Exeter Borough the third Friday of each month. Hours in Exeter Twp., at 2305 State Route 92, are 9 to 11 a.m., and in Exeter Borough, 1101 Wyoming Ave., from noon to 2 p.m.

For information, contact Kaufer’s district office at 570-283-1001.