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Church Picnic

Queen of the Apostles Parish will have its sixth annual all-you-can-eat pig roast from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, on the grounds of the Parish Hall in the former St. Mary’s School, Hawthorne and Spring streets in Avoca. Takeout dinners will be available all day. The event will take place under a tent and in the parish hall. The menu includes roasted pig on the spit, wimpies, hot dogs, corn on the cob, salads, desserts and beverages. There will also be a cash prize grand raffle, basket raffle, children’s games and a bake sale.Tickets, which are $20; $10 for kids 6-12, (kids 5 and younger will be admitted free), are available in advance or at the event. For more information and advance tickets, call 570-457-3412 or visit the church’s Facebook page.

Lodge Picnic

Acacia Lodge, 617 Union St. in Taylor, will hold a free picnic for all Taylor residents on Saturday, July 22, noon to 3 p.m.

Art in the Park

Lackawanna County has begun its annual Art in the Park series. The program, now in its ninth year, offers free art activities for children at all county parks. The series concludes at McDade Park in Scranton on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon.

For questions about the program, call 570-963-6590, ext. 106, or email at

Calling all Felitto Decendants

The Felittese Association of Old Forge plans to hold its annual 5K race and fun walk for Our Lady of Constantinople in September. This year the race theme will be “Names of Felitto” and the association is compiling a list of surnames. If your ancestors descend from Felitto, Italy and you would like your family name added to the list, please email with the surname.

Dean’s List

Wilkes University has named the students who are on the dean’s list for the spring semester. They include: Sabrina Brennan of Taylor, Kendra Croker of Old Forge and Nicholas Preston of Duryea.