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. 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.