Beacon Briefs

Big Event registration under way

Wilkes University Student Government will hold its third annual community-wide Big Event Saturday, April 26.

Wilkes student volunteers will descend upon the surrounding neighborhoods, dedicating a day to community service.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the conclusion expected at 3 p.m. For questions or concerns, contact Kassi Bugg at [email protected]

Lenten series ends April 16

The Office of Campus Interfaith and the City of Wilkes-Barre’s Downtown Ministerium will host a Lenten Luncheon Series. This year, the theme is “Finding Your Way Home.”

It will continue each Wednesday through April 16, and is held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, across from Boscov’s.

The service begins at 11:30 a.m. with an organ recital. The ecumenical/Interfaith Service begins at noon.

Following the service is a soup and sandwich lunch, sponsored by one of the local churches.

The suggested donation is $4 with proceeds this year benefiting the Wilkes-Barre Free Clinic.

Contact Caitlin Czeh in the Interfaith Office at ext. 5904 or [email protected] for more information.

Programming Board sets concert

Wilkes Programming Board will be holding the second annual riverfront concert. This year is featuring “He is We” and two great opening acts.

Three food vendors selling at the concert. The concert is free and open to the public and Wilkes University students. This event will be at 5 p.m. April 25.

Pharmacy to hold golf tournament

The 15th annual School of Pharmacy Dean’s Golf Tournament will be held on May 15 at Mount Laurel Golf Club, White Haven, Pa.

Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shot-gun tournament starts at 1 p.m. Cost for current Wilkes students is $85. Without an ID will be $110.

The cost includes lunch, dinner and prizes. Reservations are required. Email [email protected] or call 570-408-4270. More information could be found at

Urban Garden plots available

Wilkes Neighborhood Garden now has plots available for the 2014 summer. The garden is located at the corner of West Ross and South River Streets in Wilkes-Barre.

For more information contact: Patricia Parks at [email protected]

Beacon prints final spring issue

The April 15 issue marks the end of spring publications for The Beacon. The Beacon will resume publication in the fall. Check for updates.