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Canvas painting class

Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St. in Taylor, will hold canvas painting class on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person (payment in advance is requested). Fee includes all supplies needed to create your own painting. Registration is required. Call 570-562-1234 for more information.

Job fair

Sixty-eight companies from across Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering approximately 3,431 full-time, part-time and seasonal job openings, are participating in the seventh annual Lackawanna County Job Fair at PNC Field’s Geisinger Champions Club on Thursday, May 16, noon to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to candidates of all experience levels and work categories.

Representatives from the Pennsylvania CareerLink Lackawanna will be on-site to offer assistance on resume preparation and proper interview etiquette, along with other related general advice.

The general public is urged to bring a resume, dress professionally and be prepared to be interviewed. The firms exhibiting at the job fair come from Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.

‘13: the Musical’

Phoenix Teens will present “13 the Musical,” Fridays and Saturdays May 17-18 and 24-25 and Sunday, May 19, and 2 p.m. at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St, at Duryea. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 570-457-3589 or at the door.

Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents’ divorce, prepares for his impending bar mitzvah and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.

Lions dinner

The Moosic Lions Club (assisted by local Boy Scout troops and other community-minded individuals) will serve a pasta dinner on Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Moosic Youth Center, 606 Main St. The menu will include pasta with meatballs, salad, roll and dessert. Eat in or take out. Tickets will cost $10 and will be available at the door. Proceeds will benefit community service projects sponsored by the Moosic Lions.

Bocce tournament

On Saturday, May 25, the Old Forge Sons of Italy will host its annual bocce tournament at the Arcaro and Genell bocce courts on Main Street, to benefit Saint Francis Commons, a newly constructed housing facility designed to provide transitional housing to homeless veterans.

The entrance fee for a four-person team is $100. Everyone is welcome to participate. All teams play a minimum of two-games. Included in the fee is a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Games start at 9 a.m. Anyone interested in registering a team may stop by the courts on Monday nights after 6 p.m. or call 570-687-0301 or 570-507-0734 by Saturday, May 18. Anyone wishing to attend as a spectator and support a team may purchase tickets for $20 per person. Included in the price is all meals.

If anyone (either individual or business) wishes to be a sponsor, the cost is $100 and includes four admission tickets plus all meals.

Research presented

Students from East Stroudsburg University’s department of communication sciences and disorders attended the annual convention for Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Lancaster. Among them was Nia Lombardo of Avoca who presented research at the conference.

Senior project

Wilkes University mechanical engineering student Joseph Rutledge of Old Forge presented a senior project recently.

Student honored

Wilkes University recognized more than 95 students, faculty and staff at the Extracurricular Awards Luncheon, for their contributions to activities outside the classroom. David Zydko of Duryea received the outstanding senior intern award, presented by the school’s Office of Career Development and Internships.