Events Each of the below events will take place at Kaufer’s district office located at 161 Main St., Luzerne. Call 570-283-1001 to make an appointment in advance. Veteran Recognition and Legislative Brunch - Honoring area veterans who served this nation Friday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Black Diamond American Legion, Post 395, 386 Wyoming Ave., Kingston PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR EVENT - Please note you must register by September 13, 2019. 2019 Luzerne County Senior Expo Join Sens. Lisa Baker and John Yudichak, Rep. Gerald Mullery, and I for our annual Luzerne County Senior Expo on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Wyoming Valley Mall, 29 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Information will be available on various state programs and services for our area seniors. Also offered are free health screenings and flu shots (insurance card required). Community Recycling Event Date & Time: Thursday, Oct. 24, 3-6 p.m. Location: Luzerne County Soccer Fields on Camryn Way in Forty Fort. To participate, residents need to preregister and purchase a tag at their local municipalities. Contact information below. The tag cost will be $30 per car/truck/SUV. No commercial vehicles over 3/4 ton. • Edwardsville 470 Main St., Edwardsville 570-288-6484 • Exeter 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter 570-654-3001 • Forty Fort 1271 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort 570-287-8586 • Kingston 500 Wyoming Ave., Kingston 570-288-4576 • West Wyoming 464 West 8th St., West Wyoming 570-693-1311 • Wyoming 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming 570-693-0291 All electronics authorized by Luzerne County Recycling will be accepted and are listed below. One TV or computer monitor, per tag. Damaged TV or monitors with cracked screens will not be accepted. Accepted materials will be: Answering machines, CD players, camcorders, cameras, cell phones, cordless phones, copiers, DVD players, duplicators, fax machines, Gameboys, hard drives, laptops, mainframe computer equipment, microwaves, MP3 players, modems, Nintendo consoles, notebooks, pagers, personal computers, Play Stations, printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, tape players, satellite receivers, scanners, servers, shredders, speakers, stereos, televisions, telephones, testing equipment, transparency makers, typewriters, uninterrupted power supply systems, VCRs, video games, VHS tapes, Wiis, word processors and X-Boxes. Small Business Advocacy Program Second Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A counselor from the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be available to help existing business owners to grow their business, explore new markets, plan strategically and operate with confidence. The Wilkes University SBDC is one of the 18 SBDCs located on college campuses throughout the state of PA. Thanks to funding provided by the Small Business Administration, the PA Department of Community and Economic Development and host institutions, the SBDCs can offer free and confidential business consulting. Appointment required. Click here to view flyer. Career and Educational Planning Second Friday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Angeline Abraham, academic specialist from Educational Opportunity Centers Inc. (EOC), will be available to offer free counseling in college admissions, financial aid, career planning and more. EOC advances and defends equal opportunity for low-income, first-generation adult students. Adults, dislocated workers and career changers are encouraged to schedule an appointment. Click here to view flyer. Veterans Assistance Hours Third Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brian Stolarski, department service officer with the American Legion, will be available to assist veterans, their spouses, and their dependents with a range of issues including compensation, pensions, death benefits, education and health care, as well as many other veteran related issues. Appointments required. Click here to view flyer. Disability Advocacy Program Fourth Wednesday of the month, from 2-5 p.m. Bob Fox, from the Center for Independent Living (CIL), will be available for the Disability Advocacy Program to assist persons with disabilities, ages 18 and over. The CIL works to improve and enhance the independent living options for people with disabilities, including advocacy, skills training, information and referral, peer counseling, home modifications, attendant care and community integration, in addition to deaf and autism services. Appointments required. Click here to view flyer.