Food pantry open
St. Michael’s Orthodox Church Food Pantry, at 512 Winter St. in Old Forge, will be open Thursday, April 4, from 11 a.m.until noon. This Food Pantry serves Old Forge, Taylor and Duryea. Anyone needing assistance from the food pantry should call 570-457-3703 or visit the church website:
stmichaelof.org for requirement criteria.
The R & L Civic Club, Taylor, will meet on Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. at St. George’s Hall, Taylor.
Easter egg hunts
• The Old Forge Lions annual Easter egg hunt will be held on Saturday, April 13, at noon at Old Forge Memorial Stadium, 301 First St. The event is open to kids 12 and younger.
• The Taylor Lions Club will hold an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 13, at noon (rain or shine), for Taylor children from infant to age 12. Everyone will receive a bag of treats and will get a chance for a big prize.
The O’Malley Family will host its 20th annual free Easter party for youth in the community on Sunday, April 14, at the Keyser Valley Community Center, Keyser Avenue and Jackson Street in Scranton, 1-3 p.m. Children from pre-school to fifth grade are all welcome to join in the fun and meet the Easter bunny.
The party will include a photo with the Easter bunny, pizza, refreshments and treats. RSVP by calling 570-346-1828 (leave message of number of children attending) by Thursday, April 11.
St. Mary’s Holy Week/Easter
At St. Mary’s Parish in Duryea:
April 14, Palm Sunday: 9 a.m. solemn blessing and distribution of palms, procession outdoors (weather permitting) Holy Mass, Reading of the Passion.
April 17, Wednesday of Holy Week: 8 a.m. Holy Mass.
April 18, Holy Thursday: 7 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Procession to the Repository, Stripping of the Altar, the Church will remain open until 10:30 p.m. for private prayer.
April 19, Good Friday: day of fast and abstinance; 3 p.m. church will open for private prayer; 7 p.m. Good Friday service Reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross, Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified, Burial of the Lord, Church will remain open until 10 p.m.
April 20, Holy Saturday: 10:30 a.m. Easter Vigil Service, Blessing of fire, Paschal candle, Reading of the four lessons, blessing of water, blessing of Easter food.
April 21, Easter Sunday: 9 a.m. solemn Procession of Resurrection outdoors (weather permitting), Mass of Resurrection, Blessing of Easter Food.
April 22, Monday of Bright Week/Easter Week, Holy Day; Dingus Day; 7 p.m. Holy Mass.
Report card distribution at Riverside Elementary Schools for the third marking period will take place on Monday, April 15. Parent-teacher conferences will be held in the afternoon on Thursday, April 25. East will dismiss at 11 a.m.; West at 11:30 a.m.
The Old Forge High School Student Council and National Honor Society will cohost a dodgeball tournament on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, for students in grades one through 12. Teams can register at raceroster.com/22978.
The Sons of Italy Gloria Lodge No. 815 of Old Forge will hold its annual takeout-only/drive-through penne pasta dinner on Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m to 3 p.m. at the bocce courts of Arcaro and Genell on Main Street in Old Forge. This event benefits the lodge’s scholarship program. Walk-ins welcome. Advance orders are available. Tickets are $10 and include penne pasta, meatballs, salad, roll and dessert. Sauce is $6 per quart; meatballs are $6 per pint. For tickets, call 570-498-0178.