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Coal Region Community events

Dying to Live to play benefit

MOUNT CARMEL - Dying To Live will perform a benefit for Rosie's Villa (a drug/alcohol rehab center), at 7 p.m. tonight at the old Kluckers and Kream building right before the viaduct on Route 61. There will be door prizes, food and 50/50 drawings. All ages are welcome, a $3 donation gets you in the door.

Ukrainian Seminary Day

The 79th annual Ukrainian Seminary Day will be held from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. Sunday at St. Nicholas Church picnic grounds in Primrose (just outside Minersville). Ethnic and regional foods such as pyrohy, halushki, halupki, kielbasa, potato cakes, soups and desserts will be prepared by the parishes of the deanery. Beverages are also available, including beer and mixed drinks - no outside food or beverages are permitted on the grounds. A Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka and clergy of the deanery at 11 a.m. Entertainment includes a live polka broadcast on WPPA 1360AM from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a performance by the Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and polka music by the fabulous John Stevens' Doubleshot from 4 to 8 p.m. There will also be vendors and crafters selling traditional Eastern European items, a theme basket auction, games, a clown for the kids and much more. All are welcome. Proceeds benefit the St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington, D.C. Go to the Ukrainian Seminary Day 2013 Facebook page for more information or

Sons of Italy End of Summer Bash to benefit area charities

SHAMOKIN-The Sons of Italy Lodge 1271 will hold an End of Summer Bash Sept. 7 at the Bunker Hill complex. Tickets are $25 and include a chicken dinner, beverages (beer, soda, water) and entertainment. All proceeds will be donated to local charities. Bands start at 2 p.m. with performances by Victoria Sherman, Accouco and Deuce. Before the bash, a memorial ride will be held in memory of Diggy and Kelly. Riders are asked to meet at the Sons of Italy, 619 N. Shamokin St., at noon. All vehicles are welcome. For tickets, stop in or call the club at 648-2788 or call 875-7404 or 898-5328 and leave a message.

LARRC seeks volunteers

Members of Lower Anthracite Regional Recreation Committee (LARRC) are working toward constructing a recreation area near Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, including two soccer fields, batting cages, a walking track and a playground. Volunteers are needed to donate time, machines, craftsmanship and any other services. For more information, contact George Zarick at 850-3087, Jerry Waugh at 394-4327 or Coal Township manager Rob Slaby at 644-0395.

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