Cleanup planned at AOAA

BURNSIDE - A volunteer cleanup at the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area, Route 125, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. One Smart Cookie, Coal Township, will provide lunch. Volunteers ride free after the cleanup ends. Donations of Dumpsters and equipment is sought. A second public cleanup will be held April 12.

Parade committee meets Sunday

SHAMOKIN - The Fifth Ward Parade Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday at the G Lounge, South Vine Street. The public is invited and members are encouraged to attend. Volunteers are sought to sell raffle tickets April 4. Anyone interested in assisting with the parade or who are considering participating in the parade are invited.

Secrets of friendship considered

ELYSBURG - The secrets of lasting friendships will be explored at Lifetree Cafe from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave.

The program, titled "Friends for Life: 10 buddies, 38 years, 1 week a year," features the filmed story of a group of guys who have remained friends 20 years after graduation from middle school.

Participants in the Lifetree program will have the opportunity to discuss the factors involved in making and keeping friends, as well as the benefits of longtime friendships. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. For more information, contact Alexis Spade at 570-672-2873 or