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Volunteers are needed for a litter cleanup at Riverbend Park in Kingston from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29. The cleanup will focus on the park and trails on the Kingston side of the Pierce Street Bridge. At noon, guest speaker John Orlandini will talk about the significance of the park to the Seneca Nation and other Indian tribes that lived there. Sponsors include the LCCC Science Club, Susquehanna River Watch, and the Riverbend Park Project. For more information, call Brooke Yeager at 740-0288 or email byeager@luzerne.edu.

The Marian Sutherland Kirby Library in Mountain Top is hosting a presentation on the red-spotted newt population on the lake at Camp Kresge. The presentation will be given on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. by Mountain Top resident Brigid Smith. Smith, who is a Girl Scout, is doing the work to achieve the Gold Award. The presentation will focus on the newts’ interaction with the lake, how to protect them, and what Smith is doing to help the population. The event is open to the public and reservations are not needed.

The Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs will hold its Spring Convention March 28-30 at the Hilton Conference Center in Scranton. David Keene, second vice president with the National Rifle Association, will be the guest speaker on Saturday evening. A full slate of activities, including updates from state agency officials, is planned for the entire weekend. For more information or to register, call (717) 232-3480 or visit www.pfsc.org.

The United States Coast Guard Wilkes-Barre Auxiliary 15-03 will hold a Safe Boating Class at the Harveys Lake American Legion from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5. The eight-hour course costs $25, which includes a book, CD ROM, and certificate. For more information, call Carol at 655-6351.

The Northern PA Fox Hunters will hold its lunch and meeting 11 a.m. April 5 at the American Legion Post 534 east of Wyalusing, just off state Route 6. The event will begin with an hour of fellowship followed by lunch at noon and a short meeting. Bring a friend and enjoy the truthful tales of hunting.

The Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s 18th Annual National Conservation Banquet is 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Best Western East Mountain Inn. The event will begin with a cocktail hour to allow everyone to inspect the auction and raffle prizes and purchase raffle tickets. All proceeds benefit cold-water conservation. Tickets are $45 each and tables of eight or 10 are available. Contact Ernie Pagliarini at empagliarini@hotmail.com for more information, or call 654-7960 for reservations.

The North Mountain Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association is holding its annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. April 5 at the Triton Hose Company in Tunkhannock. For information, call Chip Sorber at 477-2303.

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