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Tour of Back Mountain Gardens

Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club sponsor the Tour of the Back Mountain Gardens.  It’s 7 beautiful gardens highlighted on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with check-in at the Back Mountain Regional EMA Building on Route 118, Dallas.  The gardens include a variety of themes and styles.  Proceeds from the tour benefit the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association. The event is held rain or shine. Tickets for the tour are $25 per person and available from the Back Mountain Memorial Library, Dallas Perennial Point Garden Center, Plains Wild Birds Unlimited, Dallas Shopping Center Ticket Sales, & at check-in at the Back Mountain Regional EMA Building.  Information for the tour and registration is available at

Summer Reading Program
Lackawanna County Children’s Library sponsors a Summer Reading Program.  Join the club now by signing up at the Children’s Library on Vine Street in Scranton.  After reading 10 books, children through age 12, earn a prize and a chance to win one of the raffle baskets.  Books can be read to younger children.  The Summer Reading Club runs through August 4.  It’s free to join.  Please call the library to register your child.