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Class Luncheon

The Old Forge Class of 1964 will meet March 21, 12:30 p.m. at Arcaro and Genell’s in Old Forge for a luncheon.

Church Chowder

St. Stephen’s Russian Orthodox Church, St. Stephen’s Lane and Hickory Street in Old Forge, will hold a clam chowder sale Friday, March 24, 4-6 p.m. Soup will be homemade from fresh steamed clams (no canned clams). Cost is $7 per quart. The deadline for orders is Monday, March 20. Call 570-457-9607 or 570-562-0884 to place an order.

Easter Egg Hunt 5K

Langcliffe Presbyterian Church, 1001 Main St. in Avoca, will host an Easter egg hunt 5K and one-mile fun run on Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. Run or walk and collect eggs as you go and each egg takes seconds off your finishing time. There will be special guest appearances by Tux the Penguin and the Easter Bunny. A pasta lunch will be served after the races. Visit for more information.

Church Dinner

United Baptist Church, 125 Church St. in Taylor, will hold a pasta dinner on Saturday, March 25, 5-8 p.m. (takeout dinners available 3-5 p.m.) Tickets are $10; $5 for kids. Call 570-562-3699 for more information.

Bus Trip

First United Methodist Church of Old Forge will sponsor a bus trip to the Summer Doo Wop Cavalcade at the American Music Theater in Lancaster on Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Cost is $115 per person, all inclusive. Reservations must be made on or before Friday, April 7. Dinner is at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord following the show. Performers scheduled are The Duprees, The Happenings, Brian Hyland, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Classics, and The Capris. To make a reservation or for additional information call 570-603-1915 (leave a message if no answer).

University of Success

Accepting Applications

The University of Scranton’s University of Success Program, a four-year pre-college mentorship program, is now accepting applications for the 2017 academic year that begins this summer. Applicants must be enrolled in the eighth grade and possess a strong desire to attend college in the future.

The University of Success is designed to provide academic, social and cultural enrichment to area high school students. The program’s ultimate goal is to assist first-generation college-bound students to successfully gain entrance into a college or university. The program, offered free of charge to participants, begins with a two-week summer institute at the University of Scranton, Sunday, July 9, to Friday, July 21. Upon completion of the summer program, the students will continue to meet for enrichment sessions through their high school career.

Applications may be obtained by calling 570-941-4377, by emailing or by visiting the University of Success web site. The deadline for submission of applications is Saturday, April 1.

Emergent Scholars

Emergent Scholars at Elizabethtown College were honored at a special luncheon. The students have attained at least a 3.75 cumulative grade point average at the end of their first three semesters.

Among them were Megan Kane and Melissa Spencer, both from South Abington Township.