MCA art show set for Monday

MOUNT CARMEL - The public is invited to the Mount Carmel Area School District student art show, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the high school gym. There is no cost to attend this event.

Garbage bags are available

ATLAS - Mount Carmel Township residents are reminded that blue garbage bags are available for purchase at the municipal building during regular office hours. Price is $13 per package of 5. Garbage pickup is every Wednesday unless otherwise advertised.

Senior spring fling planned

MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Senior Action Center will hold its annual spring fling Thursday, May 22. Everyone 55 and older is welcome.

Doors open for the event at 4:45 p.m., and a spaghetti and meatball will be served at 5:30 p.m. Music and dancing to 50s and 60s music will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The cost for the dinner and dance is $8 and reservations will be accepted until May 16. To reserve a place, call Nicole at 570-339-4457.

Mount Carmel Lions Oak Street festival

MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel chapter of Lions International is hosting its 17th annual Oak Street Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10. The festival will have arts and crafts, live entertainment, food, games, a dog show and more. The festival benefits the Mount Carmel chapter of Lions International and the community.

Neighbor of Choice grants available

RIVERSIDE - Merck is accepting grant proposals for its Neighbor of Choice grant program.

The program makes funding available for eligible nonprofit organizations and nongovernmental organizations who align with Merck's philanthropic focus areas. These areas are: improving access to and building capacity for quality health care, particularly among underserved populations; strengthening science education and science educational opportunities for underserved populations; and addressing the needs of Merck communities through support for local environment, cultural, social, medical and civic issues.

Grant proposals will be accepted until May 31. They will be evaluated on the basis of relevance to the mission and strategic philanthropic interests of Merck Cherokee and the surrounding community.

Funding requests will be considered up to $10,000. The level of funding proposed varies depending on the resources available and the volume of proposals received. Multi-year grant requests are not eligible for support.

Organizations requesting funding support consideration should contact Chris Moyer at christine.moyer@merck.com or 570-271-4171 to request application instructions.