Members of the planning committee for United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania‚??s 12th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration met to begin preparations for the event, which takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. on February 17 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. The event will feature live music by Doug Smith‚??s Dixieland All-Stars, dinner and dancing, silent auction, gaming tables, fortune tellers and a chance to win the grand prize of a three day, two-night vacation at Cove Haven Resorts. It will also feature celebrity dealers such as Sharla McBride of WNEP-TV. Tickets are $65 and all proceeds benefit Angel‚??s Attic, UNC‚??s emergency food and clothing bank. For tickets, call 346.0759 or visit .