Calendar of Events: July 2021

Trolley Rides

The Electric City Trolley Museum is once again taking a page out of the area’s rich railroad history by offering excursion runs to PNC Field this Summer for Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders ballgames. Select games will offer fans an opportunity to “take the trolley” to the park at a very reasonable rate.  This hassle-free service will also provide the riders with a picturesque snapshot of our community’s natural beauty.  

The price of the Excursion and Baseball admission ticket is $20 per person. If individuals have game tickets and just want to ride the trolley, the cost is $11. Reservations for both packages are required.     

The regular departure schedule of trolley rides, which run Thursdays through Sunday, are: 10:30 and, 11:30 a.m.;, 12:45, 2 and 3:15 p.m..

For baseball dates and other information, please visit the County’s website, or contact the Museum at 570-963-6590.   

SS. Anthony & Rocco Italian Festival

SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 13, 14 and 15, at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore, featuring food, games and live entertainment. The Festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m. and on Sunday following the noon Mass and Procession.

Live Entertainment includes, Aug. 13, Dunmore High School Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect; Aug. 14, Holy Cross High School Cheerleaders and Popstar Drive, and Aug. 15, Feast Day Mass & Procession at Noon followed by Jim Cullen, Jack Bordo and Sharon Ambrozia, The Luongo Brothers Band, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

Garage Sale Fundraiser

Keystone UNICO will hold a Garage Sale Fundraiser to benefit local charities and scholarships on Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 436 Thomas Drive, Dunmore. There will be cash sales only for items in very good to new condition.

Golf Tournament

St. Mary’s Villa 15th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, Aug. 16, at Glen Oak Country Club. Single Golfer registration is $150, which includes luncheon at 11 a.m. and cocktail hour and dinner immediately following the tournament. 

Registration is being accepted until Aug. 10, by calling David Leonori at 570-795-2810 or email at Checks can be made out to St. Mary’s Villa Campus and mailed to One Pioneer Place, Elmhurst Township, PA 184444 Attn: David Leonori.

Sponsorship is available as well as a Memorial Hole sponsorship, contact David Leonori.

A brochure is on the website at

Sandlot Summer Camps

A Sandlot Summer camp will be held Mondays, July 12 and 19, Wednesdays July 14 and 21 and Fridays July 16 and 23 at Dunmore Little League. Hours are 10 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 5-8; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages 9-12. Cost is !50 and space is limited.

A Sandlot Summer Softball Camp for girls ages 5-11 hosted by Jenn Siciliano will be held on Mondays July 12 and 19; Wednesdays July 14 and 21, and Fridays July 16 and 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Fern Hill Park, 642 Grant St., Olyphant. Cost is $150 and space is limited. 

Contact or call 570-445-1155 to secure a spot in either camp.

St. Eulalia Festival

St. Eulalia’s Parish will resume its in-person Summer Festival on Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17, on the picnic grounds of its parish campus, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Township. The picnic opens at 6 p.m. on Friday and at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

New this year will be food/event tickets as a safety measure to decrease points of contact and the exchange of cash. The festival will feature the parish flea market, known as Grandma’s Attic, as well as basket raffles, a bake sale, an arts & crafts boutique, kids’ games, regular and instant bingo, a 50/50 Summer Cash Raffle, and an array of homemade food and refreshing beverages.

Additionally, St. Eulalia’s is hosting its 11th annual 5K Walk/Run event through the Roaring Brook/Elmhurst area, rain or shine, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 17. Those who would like to participate need to pre-register, as there is no same-day registration this year. For more information or to register, go to or

Lebanese Food Fest

The 20th annual Lebanese-American Mini Food Fest will be held Friday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 14 from 4 to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Frances Cabrini Ave., off lower Jackson Street, West Scranton.

Lebanese food and pastries, local picnic food favorites, clams and variety baskets will be available for takeout, curbside pickup, or limited seating. Prepaid orders will be taken after Aug. 8 by calling 570-343-6092.

For a menu or information, go to, or Contact for further information.

Park Activities

The Lackawanna County Commissioners have announced a few “cool” ways to beat the heat and enjoy the summer at Swimming in the lakes at Covington, Merli-Sarnoski, and Aylesworth is now open.  People will be able to swim, at their own risk, for free and utilize the parks’ facilities until dusk. The pool at McDade Park will not be open due to safety issues based on an inspection by and the recommendation from the County engineer.     

The Coal Mine has added an extra day to its schedule for residents and visitors to experience a glimpse of our history in mining.  The venue will now be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last excursion beginning at 2:45 p.m.

For further information, reservations, or prices, contact the parks’ office at 570-963-6764.  

Craft Fair & Home Showcase Set for October 20th at Holy Cross

Holy Cross craft

The Holy Cross High School Parent Club Craft Fair & Home Showcase will be held on Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, 501 East Drinker St., Dunmore.

The event features over 95 vendors selling candles, soaps, candies, ceramics, pottery, home decor, jewelry and much more. There will be a basket raffle, door prizes and homemade food available.

Admission is $3; $2 for seniors and students; 12 and under free. For information call 570-614-3727.

Shown from left are: Caitlyn Roever, Benjamin Tolerico, principal, Holy Cross High School, Nathan McAndrew and William Hanna.

Dennis Crafferty Memorial “Havana Nights” Auction Set for November 1st

Havana Nights auctionSaint Joseph’s Center Auxiliary Dennis Crafferty Memorial “Havana Nights” auction will take place on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Fiorelli’s in Peckville. Classic Cuban attire may include guayabera style shirts for men and 1950’s high fashion for women.

Tickets are $125 each and include a surf and turf dinner, open bar and many great gifts to bid on.

For information or to purchase tickets, call 570-963-1290.

Shown in the first row, from left:  Marlene Graham, Dr. Marla Farrell, Michelle Gerrity Druther, Suzanne Fletcher. Second Row: Dr. Mary Lynn O’Bell, Lisa Malos, Lynn Gavin, Jan Needham, Danelle Hogan, Annette Rose, Mary Lou Grogan, Cindy Hoban, Theresa Gilhooley, Denise Christman and Marianne Stoko.