Mountain Calendar
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Rice Elementary PTA

The Rice Elementary PTA will host their monthly meeting on Tuesday February 13 at 6 p. m. in the school’s library. Nominations for PTA Board members will be taken during the meeting. All parents, grandparents, and guardians are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn about the upcoming events at the school. Babysitting will be available. Any questions please contact Nicole Stofko at

‘Learn To Backpack’

Troop 60 hosts “Learn to Backpack”. Boys ages 12-18 are invited to join Troop 60 to learn skills in order to backpack. If you enjoy hiking, the outdoors, being part of a group and want to learn wilderness life skills, this is for you. In preparation of a multi-day backpacking trip to the Endless Mountains, participate in various training hikes, learn about gear, equipment and first aid. Attend meeting on Tues. Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 at 7pm at St. Jude’s school. For information email kobela@ptd.netor call 570-403-2072.

Support Group

A Stress and Anxiety Support Group meeting will be held be held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:30 p. m. at St. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop. Any questions email

Beekeepers Meeting

Luzerne County Beekeepers meeting will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Rice Township Municipal Building, 3000 Church Rd, Mountaintop, at 7 pm. Discussion to help new beekeepers be ready for spring and their new hives. Also discussion on treatments to fight the varroa mite. Everyone is welcome, beekeepers or just interested, for more information call 570-417-3262 or email hkeiner@pa.

Post 781 Baseball Sign-ups

American Legion Post 781 Baseball will be holding signups for players 13 to 18 years old on Feb. 15th, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm and Feb. 24th from 1pm to 3pm at Mt. Top Post 781 in basement. All players MUST attend one registration with one parent/guardian and bring their health insurance information and copy of their birth certificate. Cost is $125 made payable to MOUNTAIN LEGION BASEBALL. Questions call 570-336-0438 or email

Mountain Top Welcome Club

The February general meeting of the Mountain Top Welcome Club will be held on Thursday February 15th at 12:00pm. This month our speaker will be Barbara A. Leri, BSN, PharmD “Mind your Meds” will be discussed: Medication safety in your home; Understanding Over-the-Counter medications; and The disposal of unused/expired medication. Lunch will be catered by Adelina’s for $8. Please remember to RSVP to Lael Swank 570-881-1913 by Monday, February 12th. (Please include number of children that will need childcare -babysitting is free! )

‘Nite at the Races’

Saint Mary’s Parish, 3529 Saint Mary’s Road, Dorrance Township is hosting a fun filled “Nite at the Races” on Saturday, February 24, in the social hall. Donation of $10 includes your horse, admission, food, and beverages. Doors open at 6 p. m. Post time is 7 p. m. Call by Feb. 19, to have your horse included in the program. Businesses are invited to promote their business in the program -Business Card $25 or Full Page $50. To purchase a horse or for information call the parish office 570-868-5855.

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold the following local Blood Drives: Feb. 20, 2018 from 1 p. m. -5 p. m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd; Feb. 22, 2018 from1 p. m. -6 p. m., Nescopeck VFW Post No. 8227, 435 W. Third St., Nescopeck; and February 22, 2018 from10:30 a. m. -3:30 p. m., White Haven Center, 827 Oley Valley Road, White Haven. To donate blood: visit redcrossblood.orgor call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.

Mt. Post S. A. L. 781 Schedule

Mt Top Post 781 Sons of the American Legion announce their 2018 event schedule. Regular meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm: Feb. 20, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. There will also be a district meeting held on Sunday, April 8. The S. A. L. will be holding three events throughout the year. On Sunday, May 6 there will be a chicken dinner, Sun., July 29 will be the S. A. L Car Show and on Oct. 7 they will hold their waffle dinner. For information call 570-474-2161 or email