TAYLOR — The Riverside Marching Units Booster Club will sponsor a car wash from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at Gaughan’s Auto on Main Street in Taylor. Cost per ticket is $7.
Proceeds will benefit the Riverside cheerleaders. Tickets may be purchased from any Riverside cheerleader.
PITTSTON — A Strawberry Shortcake Social will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at the United Methodist Church in Pittston, corner of Broad and Church streets. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. The ticket includes cake, strawberries or peaches, ice cream and beverage.
A lunch menu also available with hot dogs (with your choice of topping), wimpies, potato salad, baked beans and cole slaw.
For tickets or additional information call 654-8775 or 655-0677. The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women.
LACKAWANNA COUNTY — A motorcycle ride to benefit the animals of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, Clarks Summit, will be held on Sunday, June 9. It starts at Electric City Harley Davidson Store, 1534 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Registration is 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 per rider and $5 per passenger. The ride starts at noon. For additional information call 489-7923 or 351-5256. The ride ends at A.J.’s Club Soda Store, 1017 Main St., Peckville. Food and gift baskets will be available. Walkins are welcome.
Arts on Fire
SCRANTON — The history of Northeastern Pennsylvania will be rekindled during the fourth annual Arts On Fire Festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton.
This celebration of history will kick-off on Friday, June 7, with the Fire At The Furnace fundraiser at the Iron Furnaces from 8-11 p.m. This community event will include an industrial arts preview show with the opportunity to purchase art, a professional performance iron pour by way of Green Foundry’s Bessemer Converter, live music by the highly acclaimed Coal Town Rounders, and a selection of hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
The cost of the tickets, which automatically enters the purchaser into a drawing for 10 prizes, is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The tickets can be obtained by contacting 963-4804.
The Arts On Fire Festival will include an iron pour and industrial arts demonstrations. Art, food vendors and music will also be available.
The Arts on Fire Industrial Arts Festival is free.
This event is sponsored by a 2013 Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Grant, ARTS Engage!, Keystone Iron Works Grant from Keystone College, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the National Park Service and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.