West Pittston: Help solve a mystery at the library |
A recent hobby that some may have picked up over the past few years is binge-watching. Whether it’s a reality show, a network sitcom, or HBO’s latest high-profile TV series, there’s something for everyone to watch.
There just aren’t enough hours in the day to watch everything worth watching. Something I’ve never fully understood, but can certainly relate to the broad appeal of, is murder mystery. As a local actor I have seen a few and even acted in a few over the years. But it seems like murder mysteries have really taken off as a genre over the past few years.
For fans of murder mysteries, there’s a new show in town. And it’s not coming to Netflix or Hulu either. This week, at 7 p.m. on August 9 and 11, there are two opportunities to have fun in your week thanks to the good folks at the West Pittston Library.
It’s 1985 and real estate developer Whit Wiley has just cut the ribbon by opening his new mall in Malibu (the small suburb of West Pittston). Whit was one of the richest and most powerful men in 1985, until he washed up in the mall fountain, strangled by his thin tie. You and the others are called upon to help solve this murder, but the murderer is part of the neon, dazzled, crumpled, acid-washed mob! The registration fee is $20, covers all materials and instructions, and is non-refundable.
This event is for adults only and in person. This is a murder mystery dinner, so the subject matter may be sensitive for some; please take this into account before registering. Register online on the West Pittston Library Facebook page, in person or by phone at 570-654-9847.
Join the fun with your friends and neighbors at the library for what is sure to be a memorable and fun murder mystery with plenty of 1980s nostalgia for everyone.
Corpus Christi Parish News
A letter will be sent next week to the families of children in Corpus Christi Parish who have children in kindergarten through 8th grade. A registration form will be included to enroll them in the religious education program. Classes start on Sunday, September 18.
The Corpus Christi Parish Social Concerns Committee has announced its annual back-to-school campaign and is seeking donations. The goal is to help equip local students with the tools they need to succeed in school. And the best part is that everything is free! If you have school-aged children, you know how expensive it is to get them ready for school. Aside from clothes and shoes, getting the supplies every child needs is expensive. For low-income families, this is almost impossible.
The Social Concerns Committee has compiled a list of back-to-school items needed by each child, based on their school year. Whether you choose from the list or donate other items, they will be greatly appreciated.
The church is looking for the following items: tote and drawstring bags (for high school students), backpacks (for elementary school students), #2 pencils, pens (blue, black, red), color (8-10 colours), markers (wide 8-10), pencils (box of 24), pencil cases (for three-ring binder), pencil boxes, pencil sharpeners, calculators (simple or scientific), scissors , paper (broad-lined and academic-lined), notebooks (spiral and composition, single or multiple subjects), folders (plastic or paper, with or without pockets), stapler/staples, earphones, thumb drives, binders (three-ring , 2 inches), rulers, protractors, hand sanitizer and small tissue wrappers.
All donations may be left in the vestibules of Immaculate Conception Church, Holy Redeemer Church or St. Anthony’s Church or at the Corpus Christi Parish Rectory. At the entrances to St. Anthony’s Church there are marked boxes for your donations. If you prefer, you can donate money to the parish Back-to-School Social Concerns Committee and a member will do the shopping for you. All donations will benefit the children of the parish and the children residing in the surrounding communities.
If you or someone you know needs help preparing their children to return to school, please ask them to contact the Corpus Christi Rectory at 570-654-2753 or [email protected]
Along with the back-to-school collection, the parish also collects personal hygiene donations. The church is asking for donations of personal hygiene products for children and teenagers. Some suggested items include: toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, soap, etc.
The church will also provide families with a gift certificate to Gerrity’s and bags of non-perishable food items, including fun snacks of cookies, crackers, puddings, etc., and any type of items the kids like to pack for the school.
The parish food shelves are rather empty and are beginning to stock up for the winter. The church will gladly accept donations of all non-perishable foods including peanut butter, jelly, pasta, sauces, rice, canned meats or tuna and all breakfast foods, including including cold cereals, oatmeal, pancake mixes, syrup and breakfast bars.
Corpus Christi Parish accepts online donations through myEoffering. Register at myeoffering.com. The website saves time and offers automatic payments, easy tracking of offers and technical support.
If you have trouble registering or making an offering, call myEoffering directly at 1-877-393-3330, email [email protected], or call Lori at the parish office at 570-654-2753. Parishioners who sign up for myEoffering will no longer receive parish envelopes.
News from the First United Methodist Church
West Pittston First United Methodist Church services are held at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. Everyone is welcome.
The West Pittston First United Methodist Church operates a pantry from 9 a.m. to noon on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The pantry is also open from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month.
Valley Alliance Church News
The Valley Alliance Church holds Sunday worship from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The junior church is held at the same time as the Sunday service. Child care is available during services.
Prayer and Bible study are offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. This mid-week service is intended to help build and strengthen families.
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The West Pittston Library will offer the following activities:
Seaside Fairy Garden – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 4. Even fairies want a vacation by the sea, and for those who may be stuck in the valley for the summer, you can recreate a miniature seaside vacation for them. Reminiscent of Japanese glass fishing floats, these little fairy gardens will bring a touch of fantasy to your decor. The $5 non-refundable registration fee covers all materials and instruction.
’80s Mall Murder Mystery — 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 9. It’s 1985 and real estate developer Whit Wiley has just cut the ribbon by opening his new mall in Malibu (the small suburb of West Pittston). Whit was one of the richest and most powerful men in 1985 – until he washed up in the mall fountain, strangled by his skinny tie. You and the others are called upon to help solve this case and find the murderer in the neon, dazzled, crumpled, acid-washed crowd. The $20 registration fee covers all materials and instructions and is non-refundable.
This in-person program at the library is for adults only. This is a murder mystery dinner, so the subject may be sensitive for some people; please take this into account before registering.
West Pittston Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale – 12-4 p.m. Friday, August 12. Celebrate the end of summer reading programs, the last two weeks of summer and everyone’s favorite little library at the Friends Book Sale on the Library’s Side Lawn at 200 Exeter Ave. In addition to the book sale, there will also be a gift card raffle. Tickets can be purchased on site or in advance at the library.
Back to School Perler Beads – 4-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 31. Visit the library anytime between 4-7:30 p.m. on August 31 to create a design and Miss Summer will iron it for you to take home. Templates provided, one per person. Everyone with the help of an adult. Registration required.