Community calendar, week of Sept. 24, 2014

First Posted: 9/23/2014


Abington Community Market, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays. Local growers sell their vegetables and more behind the South Abington Elementary School.

South Side Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Saturday through October at 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton. Hosted by United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Elm Street Revitalization Project. Fresh food, baked goods, wine, herbs and other items are available from local vendors. Info: 570-346-6203 ext. 16.

The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory fall program, at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday evening through Friday, Nov. 14. The astronomical programs will feature an illustrated lecture and weather-permitted observation through telescopes. Cost: free. Info: 570-945-8402 or

The Newton Recreation Center Fall Hours, 9 a.m. – noon and 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Sept. 2 – May 31, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon – 5 p.m. Sundays. Info: 570-586-2117.

The Abington Heights Special Education Department’s monthly special education parent informational sessions, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Nov.18, Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 17, April 14 and May 12. in the Administration Building, second floor, 200 East Grove Street, Clarks Summit. All community members are invited to attend, and a sign language interpreter will be present.

Finishing the Fight will send Halloween to deployed troops in Afghanistan, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia. The organization is accepting donations of Halloween treats, with the exception of chocolate, as well as handmade cards from children. Donations can be made at the following locations until Oct. 6th: Alo’ Me Salon, 271 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Dickson City; Betty Brite Cleaners, 1564 Main St., Peckville; Hopscotch Children’s Boutique, 201 Church St., Jessup and Twisted Scissors Beauty Salon, 310 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Those with a deployed loved one are invited to give the name and addressto be put on the monthly packaging list. Info: call Angel Lubeck at 570-614-6341 or visit

The Abington Area Community Classroom offers fall classes, at various locations. Info:, 570-563-2401, 570-954-6650 or

Project Re-entry is seeking items for Christmas at the Lackawanna County Prison. Items sought include: wrapped candy, women’s socks, greeting cards, toothpaste, soap, VO5 Shampoo, Suave shampoo, writing paper, BIC stick pens cookies and monetary gifts. Donations may be delivered to 29 New York St., Scranton, by Dec. 6.

Accessory Drive, at Abington Community Library, through Oct. 1. Donations of gently used purses, jewelry scarves and other women’s accessories for Dress For Success Lackawanna can be dropped off during regular library hours in a marked box near the circulation desk.


Christmas in September, 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at St. Michael’s Center, 403 Delaware St., Jermyn. Also, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28. Ethnic food including homemade pierogies, homemade stuffed cabbage, potato pancakes and clam chowder. Basket raffles, baked goods, craft vendors, entertainment and more. Classic Car Show Sept. 28. Info: call Dan at 570-677-2615.

PROSPER 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Olive Street Trailhead on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, Scranton. Proceeds from the event will be used for PROSPER evidence based drug and alcohol prevention programs in the Carbondale Area and Scranton School Districts. Cost: $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12 before Sept. 13, $25 for adults and $20 for children under 12 after Sept. 13. Info: 570-963-6842.

Steamtown National Historic Site Entrance Fee Free Day, Sept. 27 celebrating National Public Lands Day. Includes complimentary admission to the park grounds, museums and scheduled walking tours. Info: 570-340-5200 or

Flea Market and Bake Sale, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Kingsbury Lodge Hall, 410 Delaware Ave., Olyphant. Benefits projects of the Grace E. Barthold #216 Order of the Easter Star and the Kingsbury Lodge. Vendor tables available. Info: call Bill at 570-604-1815.

Trolley Trail Walk, 10 a.m. Sept. 27 on the Countryside Conservancy’s trail, meeting in the upper parking lot of Church of the Epiphany. Joshua Arp, a local tree and environmental expert and Clarks Summit Tree Commissioner, will highlight area flora and fauna along the way. Sponsored by Abington Area Community Classroom, the walk will be about one-and-a-half miles long, and is a prelude to Oct. 10, which will feature an opening of new sections of the trail. Info: 570-563-2402 or

Comedy Show benefit for Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Ramada Hotel, Clarks Summit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Presented by LT Verrastro Inc. and comedian Johnny V. Featured comedians include Jason Pollock, Johnny V and C.J. Hood. Cost: $15. Tickets sold at door 7 to 8 p.m. Info: 570-507-1643.

14th annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Women’s Guild of Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., Scranton. Door prizes, quilt raffle and refreshments. Admission: $1.

Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II Benefit, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sept. 27 at The Vault Tap and Kitchen, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Cost: $10 dollar donation at the door (includes free pizza and wing bar). In addition, $1 from every drink sold on this day will be contributed to the Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II Memorial Fund. PSP Strong T-shirts will be available for purchase.

Scout Day, 12:45 – 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at Lackawanna State Park. The day’s programs are to help meet some aspects of certain badge requirements and will include topics of geo-caching, leave no trace, outdoor skills and a National Public Lands Day service project. Cost: $2 per scout. Registration (required): call Gina Kellet at 570-945-7110. Info:

“Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother: The Key to Bringing America Back to Order” presentation, 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at St. Mary’s Center, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Award-winning author of “Return to Order”, John Horvat II is presenter. Cost: free. Info: 570-239-3363.

Hillside Harvest Moon Festival, 12 – 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Hillside Park, rain or shine. Features a cow flop, children’s activities, fall-themed arts and crafts, canoe rentals, bounce house, face painting, live music at the pavilion, live characters, food, various vendors and more. Cost: free. Info:

Abington Community Library TLC Meeting, 4 – 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at the library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections, and more. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to come and share thoughts and ideas.

17th annual Sports/Celebrity Memorabilia Auction, 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Diamond United Methodist Church, West Diamond Avenue and North Locust Street, Hazleton. Doors open at 6 p.m. $2 donation includes refreshments. Auction will include autographed photos, trading cards, mini footballs, books, and other assorted memorabilia. Info: 570-454-4661.

The Century Club of Scranton and The Lackawanna Historical Society’s Centennial Gala, 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at The Century Club of Scranton beginning with cocktails. Tickets: 570-344-3841.

Fall Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 S. Turnpike Road. Also, 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 4. Drop-offs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Seasonal items welcomed. No electronics. Info: 570-587-3755 or 570-563-1619.

Old Fashioned Fall Festival & Craft Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St. Vendors, pumpkin painting, children’s games, food, baked goods.

All About Apples, 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at Salt Springs Park. Features displays, stories, and artifacts highlighting the importance of apples through time. Fresh apples will be turned into a “delightful treat.”

Meet and Greet Civil War Generals, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at The Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Living historians will animate the past as members of the Confederation of Union Generals during a wine and cheese reception. Cost: $10. Reservations (required): 570-344-3841 or For info about a train excursion with the historians, contact Steamtown National Historic Site at 570-340-5200.

Homemade Pyrohy Sale, 2 – 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church’s Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Ave., Scranton. Made fresh the day of; not frozen. Cost: $7 per dozen. Order deadline: Sept. 29. Orders: 570-342-3749.

Corpus Christi Annual Harvest Festival Turkey Dinner, 12 – 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Corpus Christi Church in Montdale. Cost: $11 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the door and include a turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables, as well as sauerkraut slaw, stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, pie, and beverages. Take-outs are available.

Clarks Summit Fire Company Open House, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the fire hall, 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit. Features live demonstrations, tours of the trucks and station, classroom contests that lead to a pizza party, free refreshments provided by the auxiliary, fire truck rides, meet and greet with the firefighters, special guests and more.

Endless Mountains Model Railroad Club meeting, 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at the club building, 7837 Route 29, Dimock. Info: 570-278-3992.

Knights of Columbus, Abington Council 6611 Pancake Breakfast, from 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 12 at Our Lady of the Abingtons Church Hall in Dalton. Cost: $8 adults, $4 children.

Chicken-n-Biscuit or Ham Dinner, 4 – 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street, Clifford. Includes dinner, dessert and a drink. Take out or dine in and meet the new pastor. Cost: $8.95.

14th annual Spirituality and Disability Conference: “Life After Trauma: Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Effects,” 8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Rose Brader Patient Dining Room at Allied Services Integrated Health System Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre Township. Info/register: 570-830-2039 or under “Events.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters “Elimination Dinner,” 5 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender. Be the last one standing in this reverse bingo to win cash and prizes. Benefits the BBBS programs of Lackawanna, Pike, Susquehanna and Wayne Counties. Cost: $100 per couple (includes ball number, passed Hors d’ouvres, beer, wine, and pasta station. Reservations: 570-347-5615, extn. 3342.

St. Vladimir Parish Annual Flea Market, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Ave., Scranton. Benefits the Parish Children’s Religious Education Program. Ukrainian and American foods will be available for purchase. Vendors: contact Daria at 570 963-1580.

Radical Raptors, 11 a.m. Oct. 18 at Salt Springs Park, After a short presentation about broad-winged species like eagles and falcons, participants will hike to the Friends’ land’s highest point in hopes of catching some in flight.

“Pasta Amore” An Italian dinner event, 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in the St. John’s Cathedral Church Center, 701 Hill St., Mayfield. Cost: $12 per person for all-you-can-eat. Info/reservations: 570-876-0730, 570-945-7783 or 570-876-3576.

Lacawac Sanctuary’s 2014 Lake to Lake 8K Trail Run and Woods Walk, Oct. 19 at Lacawac Sanctuary in Lake Ariel, Cost: $25 for the 8K and $15 for the woods walk, until Oct. 13. Info: 570-689-9494 or email

Octoberfest, 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Salt Springs Park. Explore the hop plant from vine to vat beginning with a presentation in the Wheaton House and ending with a beer-making demonstration at Endless Brewing. Register: 570-967-7275.

Scranton Preparatory School Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at 1000 Wyoming Ave., Scranton.

All You Can Eat Breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at the Clarks Summit Fire Co. No. 1, 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit. Cost: $8 adults, $5 kids under 10.

Celebration of United Nations Day, 6 – 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Marywood University’s Center for Natural and Health Sciences in the first floor conference room. Includes the reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a brief history of the United Nations, a mock demonstration of the United Nations Security Council, and a video message from United Nations Secretary General Ban Kimoon. Cost: free. Info: 570-961-4581 or

Bus trip to Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Oct. 22. Sponsored by Queen Victoria’s Court. The trip will include a visit of the exhibit, “Death Becomes Her,” a display of 30 ensembles of mourning gowns from 1815-1915 including those worn by Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra. Cost: $55. If interested, call Margaret Messana at 570-587-5264.

Moravian History, 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: Dr. Sheldon Spear. The Moravians, a “Pennsylvania Dutch” denomination, caused a furor in mid-18th century America because of their aspirations to unify all Protestants in the mid-Atlantic region and their endeavor to Christianize Native Americans. Cost: free. Tickets: 570-996-1500 and at the door while they last.

Abington Business and Professional Association’s Fall Fun in the Abingtons, Oct. 24-25 at various locations around downtown Clarks Summit. Features business scarecrow competition, artistic pumpkin display and competition, Halloween child and pet parade, trick-or-treating and more. Info: 570-587-9045.

South Abington Lions’ Halloween in the Park, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at South Abington Park. Pumpkins, story telling, candy and refreshments. Children 10 and under are welcome to attend.

The Century Club fall bus trip, Oct. 26 to the Tri-Cities Opera Company at the Forum in Binghampton, N.Y. The bus leaves from the rear of the Century Club at 1 p.m. and will return at 8:30-9 p.m. The day trip will be $75 for members excluding dinner. The cost for non-members is $85. A non-refundable payment is due Sept. 1 and final payment is due Oct. 1.

Marywood University’s Bi-annual Book Swap, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Fireplace Lounge in Marywood’s Nazareth Student Center. A wide selection of titles and genres, including digital books, will be available. All proceeds will benefit university-related initiatives. Cost: free admission.

The Civil War: America’s Second Revolution, 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: Dr. Len Gougeon. Cost: free. Tickets: 570-996-1500 and at the door while they last.

South Abington Lions’ Turkey Bingo, 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Chinchilla Hose Company. A gift card raffle will be drawn at the end of the evening. Tickets may be purchased in advance through any South Abington Lions Club member or at the door. BYOB.

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