Food pantry distribution
St. Michael’s Orthodox Church food pantry, 512 Winter St. in Old Forge, will be open Thursday, Sept. 5, from 11 a.m. to noon. This food pantry serves Old Forge, Taylor and Duryea. Anyone needing assistance should call 570-457-3703 or visit the church website at stmichaelof.org.
The R & L Civic Club, Taylor, will meet on Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. at St. George’s Hall in Taylor.
Gardeners open house
The Penn State Master Gardeners will hold an open house at Plow & Hearth, 2111 Shoppes at Montage in Moosic, on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. The gardeners will be available to answer your seasonal home horticulture questions and offer information on timely topics, such as fall lawn care, composting, growing garlic and the newest invasive insect — the spotted lanternfly. For more information, call 570-963-6842 or email LackawannaMG@psu.edu.
Church flea market
St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Vine St. in Old Forge, will host its annual flea market on Saturday Sept. 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday Sept. 15 (half price sale), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 21 (bag and box sale) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Items for sale will include antiques, jewelry, household items, furniture, children’s clothing and toys and more. A variety of ethnic food items, baked goods and refreshments will also be available.
The Old Forge High School class of 1964 will hold a meeting to finalize plans for its 55th-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 12. The meeting is on Tuesday Sept. 24. at 6 p.m. at Arcaro and Genell in Old Forge. All classmates who are able to attend this meeting are encouraged to do so.
New college student
Northampton Community College welcomes new and returning students to campus for the fall semester. Among them is Sha-Kwon Knights of Old Forge.