Community calendar, week of May 13, 2015

First Posted: 5/13/2015


Scranton Technical High School 45th Reunion, 6 to 10 p.m. July 18 at Villa Maria II, 1610 Washburn St., Scranton. Cost: $35. Includes buffet dinner, dancing and cash bar. RSVP (deadline June 1): Send check, payable to Scranton Tech 45th Reunion, to Bernie Garvey, 601 Meridian Ave., Scranton, PA, 18504. A free Meet and Greet Night will also be held from 7 to 10 p.m. July 17 at Lake Winola Cottage Association Pavilion. Info: contact Nancy Smith at 904-814-8263 or


Knights of Columbus Abington Council No. 6611 Bingo, at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday in the OLS Gathering Room. Cost: no cover charge; BINGO cards are 50 cents each or three for $1 per game. Complimentary light refreshments served. Wheelchair accessible. Info: call Chris Kane at 570-587-1390.

Cell phone collection. Abington Heights High School Students Against Destructive Decisions is collecting cell phones. The collected phones will be refurbished for use by the elderly. Cell phones in any condition may be dropped off during regular office hours in the Main Office of the High School. Info: 570-585-5300.

The Lackawanna Historical Society’s Civil War Roundtable meetings, at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the Civil War era, 1861-1865. Annual dues: $20 for individuals and $25 for families. Reservations are required. Info: 570-344-3841 or email

The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory spring program, 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday through May 29. Cost: free. Sessions will be held regardless of sky conditions and will be cancelled by the threat of severe weather. Programs will feature an illustrated lecture and telescopic observations. Large groups interested in attending may contact Professor Thomas Cupillari at 945-8402 or Info:

Peddler’s Village Peach Festival Bus Trip, Abington Senior Community Center is planning this bus trip for Saturday, Aug. 8. Cost: $35. Register: 570-586-8996.

May Storytimes for Children, at Abington Community Library. Babies, ages 0-2 at 10:30 a.m. Fridays, May 15 and 22; Toddlers, ages 2-3 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, May 14 and 21; Preschool, ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19; After School Stories, Grades K-3, at 4 p.m. Thursdays, May 14 and 21. Info: 570-587-3440.

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County and The Greenhouse Project offer series of events at the McNulty Greenhouse at Nay Aug Park, 200 Arthur Ave., Scranton. Planning a Garden, 10 a.m. May 9; Growing Good Tomatoes, 6 p.m. May 14; Get to Know the Insects in Your Garden, 10 a.m. May 16; Milkweeds, Monarchs and More, 6 p.m. May 19 and Composting, 6 p.m. May 21. Cost: free; reservations required. Participants are asked to bring a comfortable chair. Info/register: 570-963-6842.

Nutrition and Aging class, 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 16 and up. Instructor: Donna Fetzko, M.S., CNC, RYT. Cost: free. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Emergency Medical Technician Course, beginning Saturday, May 30 and continuing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday for approximately 15 weeks. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to sit for the state certification exams. Cost (includes instructional materials and supplies): $600. Info: 570-655-6818. Pre-enrollment application:


Minecraft Film Camp, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Camp one: 1 to 3 p.m. June 22 – 26. Camp two: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 22 – 26. For ages 7 – 14. Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Studios. Use Minecraft to make a movie. Students conceive and plan their film, create their digital world in Minecraft and then add sound to their masterpiece. Cost: $60 per 5-day camp. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

A Closer Look Day Camp, Session one 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 29 through July 3; Session two, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 6 through 10 or Session three, 1 to 4 p.m. July 6 through 10, at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. For ages 5 and 6. Using the natural world as a catalyst for growth and development, children will develop connections to Earth by engaging in first hand experiences with plants and animals Cost: $70. Registration is required and space is limited. Info/register: 570-842-1506.

Acting Camp for Kids, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Camp one: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 6-10. Camp two: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 20-24. For ages 6-12. Instructor: Michaela Moore. Participants will learn about acting through theatre games, improvisation, storytelling, play making, character creation and more. A casual performance for family and friends will end each week. Cost: $60 per camp. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Hidden Treasures! Theatre and Visual Arts Camp, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 6-10 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 5-12. Instructors: Amy Colley and Michaela Moore. Campers will spend the week becoming the treasure hunting characters of their choice while making props, costumes, jewelry and other art projects. The week will culminate in a casual performance of an original play that will be created by the campers. Cost: $60. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

League of Heroes! Theatre and Visual Arts Camp, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 20-24 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 5 to 12. Instructors: Amy Colley and Michaela Moore. This camp will be filled with art projects and theater games as campers create their own unique heroic characters and create costumes, props, sets and more for an original play of their own creation. Cost: $60. Info/register: 570-996-1500.


Dalton Fire Company benefit dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. May 13 at the Glenburn Grill and Bakery, 1144 Lackawanna Trail, Clarks Summit. Featuring food, raffles and mingling with friends. Cost: no cover charge; a portion of the proceeds from your meal will go to the fire company.

Kaffeeklatsch, 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 14 at Abington Community Library. All are invited to join this German language conversation group. Practice speaking and listening; all levels and ages “wilkommen!” Info: 570-587-3440.

Intro to Primordial Sound Meditation program, 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 15 at Abington Community Library. Deepak Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor Joanne Scanlon will discuss the basics of what Primordial Sound Meditation is and its benefits. For Adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

Ransom Township Spring Cleanup, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 15 and 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 16.

Etiquette Class: “Dining Boot Camp for Kids,” 1 to 3 p.m. May 16 at Waverly Community House. For children ages 8-14. Info: 570-586-8191, extension 2 or

Friends of the Dalton Community Library Herb Sale, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 16 at the Dalton Fire Hall. Info: 570-563-2014.

The 2015 Scranton Celtic Festival, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 16 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at Montage Mountain. Live performers, pony rides, 28 vendors and more. Cost: $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door. Children 13 and under get in free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center. Info: 570-445-3799.

Wyoming Seminary Lower School Early Childhood Open House, 9 to 11 a.m. May 16 at the school’s Early Childhood Learning Center, 20 Arlington Road, Forty Fort, adjacent to the Lower School campus at 1560 Wyoming Avenue. Info: call Julie Bean, Director of Lower School Admission, at 570-718-6610 or e-mail her at

Countryside Community Church’s Annual Dutch Auction, May 16 at 14011 Orchard Drive. Covered dish dinner at 5 p.m. followed by the auction. Donation of gifts for the auction may be wrapped or unwrapped. Shawls, or “Warm Hugs,” have been given away to people in need such as chemotherapy patients and nursing home residents. The proceeds from this event go to fully fund the Warm Hugs outreach. Info: or 570-587-3206.

The Scranton Tennis Club Open House, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 at the club, 1029 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit. Rain date: May 17. Cost: free.

Concrete Thinking Spring Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16 at Concrete Thinking’s workshop, 429 Center St., Clarks Summit. Admission and parking are free. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Camp Half-Blood, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 17 at Abington Community Library. Children can come create a shield, compete in events, and take a Greek god/goddess quiz. Share your love of Rick Riordan’s books featuring Percy Jackson. Light refreshments will be served. Info: 570-587-3440.

Ransom Lions Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 at Ransom Community Hall, 2379 Newton Ransom Blvd. Includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. Cost: $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children. Eat in or take out tickets available at the door or from any club member.

Factoryville United Methodist Church Election Day Dinner, 5 p.m. May 19 at the at the church, 162 College Ave., Factoryville. Menu will include meat loaf, potatoes, vegestables, applesauce, roll, homemade dessert, coffee, tea, and juice. Cost: Adults, $8.50; children, $4.50; under 5 years old, free. Take-outs will be available.

Newton Ransom Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary’s Election Day Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30 p.m. May 19 at the fire hall. Includes roast beef, real mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, cole slaw, roll and butter, drinks and homemade dessert. Cost: $9 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12.

Technology Scheduling Session, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 19 at Abington Community Library. Do you need help in computer basics like email, iPad/iPhone, Kindle/Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Microsoft Suites (2007), or something else? Stop by and schedule a one-on-one meeting session today. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

Curators and Cocktails, 7 p.m. May 19 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. This Lackawanna Historical Society event features a night of themed cocktails, chatting, and curators to learn about current exhibits on display at the Society’s headquarters. Reservations are required. Info/reservations: 570-344-3841 or

Meet the Farmer Dinner, 6:30 p.m. May 19 at Lil’s Bar and Grill, Rt. 307, Lake Winola. A seven course tasting menu hosted by the Tunkhannock Farmers’ Market Association to raise money for startup and advertising costs. Cost: $45. RSVP (required): 570-378-3324.

Read to Dogs, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 20 at Abington Community Library. Drop by during this hour to get some reading practice in with certified therapy dogs. Make a new friend and discover a new book. For grades K-3. Info: 570-587-3440.

Lackawanna County’s Seniors Got Talent show, 6 p.m. May 21 at the Theater at Lackawanna College. Hosted by United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Amateur older adult acts (age 55+)- ranging from musicians, singers, dancers, comedians and more will compete against each other. Cost: $15 in advance or $20 at the door for general admission; $10 for senior citizens. Tickets: or 570-346-0759. Info: 570-961-1592 ext. 102.

Pasta Dinner and Basket Raffle for “Cheri’s Family,” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24 at DeLeo’s Catering, 1119 Main St., Peckville. The cost of the dinner is $10 and it will be take out only. Tickets need to be bought in advance by calling Brenda Conlon at 570-266-2645 or the Hospice Advantage main office at 570-319-6485. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. The dinner will consist of homemade pasta, meatballs, salad, and dessert.

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. May 26 at the library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections, etc. Grades 5-12. Info: 570-587-3440.

The Anatomy of a College Application and How Not to Make Common Mistakes, 7 to 8 p.m. May 27 at Abington Community Library. Jennifer Kresock of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates will discuss the parts of the college application and specific recommendations on how to complete a college application correctly will be presented. For students in grades 9-11 and their parents. Info: 570-587-3440.

PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and Veteran Suicide Prevention seminar, 7 p.m. May 27 in the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. For local veterans, their families, and the community. Cost: $3; proceeds benefit Mission 22, a campaign to raise awareness about military veteran suicide. Info: contact Jim Kille at 570-961-7899 or

19th Annual Comm Classic Golf Tournament, shotgun start at 11 a.m. May 29 at Stonehedge Country Club. Info: 570-586-8191, extension 2 or

Movie night for kids, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 29 at Abington Community Library. This interactive showing of the movie, “Finding Nemo” will include props, activities and snacks too. For Grades 4-6. Info: 570-587-3440.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 pm. May 29 at Clarks Summit State Hospital, 1451 Hillside Drive, Clarks Summit. Appointments: visit or call 1-800-733-2767.

Young Eagle Rally, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 30 at Seaman’s Airport, Windsock Lane and Seamans Road, Factoryville. Hosted by the Endless Mountain Pilot’s Association. Free airplane rides will be offered to those ages 14-17. A parent or guardian must be present. Info: 570-840-0703.

LEGO Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 31 at Abington Community Library. LEGOs are provided. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. Limit: 20 children. Grades K-6. Info: 570-587-3440.

Excellence in School Theater Arts (ESTA) Awards Gala, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. Students from Abington Heights, Lackawanna Trail and other regional high schools will be honored. Cost: $18 in advance at or for $20 at the door. Info: 631-357-1463 or

The Enchanted World of Dragonflies and Damselflies, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 2 at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. Join Naturalist Rick Koval on a hike through the fields and around the marsh in search of these fascinating creatures. Participants will learn how to identify dragonflies and damselflies and about the insects’ roles in the ecosystems. Geared to all ages. Cost: $5; pre-registration required. Info/register: 570-842-1506.

Lecture on breast cancer, treatment and surgery options, 6 p.m. June 2 at Tunkhannock Public Library. Robert L. Glicini, M.D., a staff surgeon at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, is presenter. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: free. RSVP: 570-552-7423.

Ninth Annual Flea Market and Craft Show, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6 at the Clarks Summit Fire House, 321 Bedford St. Vendor set-up between 6 and 8 a.m. Vendor spaces available for $20 indoor and $15 outdoor (an additional $5 charge will be added for reservations made after May 23). The Auxiliary will sell Rada Cutlery. Info: call Nancy at 570-586-8061.

Clarks Green United Church’s 36th Annual Chicken Barbeque, 12 to 6 p.m. June 6 at 119 Glenburn Road, Clarks Green. Eat in or take out chicken dinners. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Serving Seniors Inc.’s Annual Summer Picnic, 3 to 7 p.m. June 7 at Waldorf Park on East Mountain, Scranton. Rain or shine. Includes grilled picnic foods, hot and cold buffet, desserts, beer, wine and soda. Entertainment provided by EJ The DJ. Volleyball tournament. Proceeds benefit Programs at Serving Seniors, Inc. Cost: $25 for adults and $12 for children under age 12. Tickets: 570-344-3931 or

Lackawanna Blind Association’s 29th annual William J. Jordan, M.D., Memorial Swing for Sight Golf Tournament, June 8, at Glen Oak Country Club in Clarks Summit. Proceeds benefit the association’s programs. Reservations: 570-342-7613.

Tyler Kubilus 6th annual 5K Run/Walk, June 13 ar Lakeland High School, 1355 Lakeland Dr., Scott Twp.

Academy Day, 1 to 3 p.m. June 13 at Abington Heights High School. Students can preview and meet representatives from each of America’s prestigious Military Service Academies. Congressman Tom Marino’s congressional office is now accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY; the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO; the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT; and the Merchant Marine Academy in Great Neck, NY. Info: contact Ryan Barton at 570-322-3961 or

Unveiling of the Glass Freedom Quilt, 7 p.m. June 19 in the Ryon Room at Abington Community Library. This “History of the Freedom Quilt in Glass Art” exhibit is a hand crafted stained-glass replica of the Freedom Quilts used to guide fleeing slaves along the underground railroad. Each quilt square represents a code used to communicate important messages that signaled different actions for a slaves to take at crossroads and safe houses. Presentations will be given by Pedro Anes, Robert Sallavanti, Ph.D., and Jack Lawrence. The Freedom Quilt will be on display from June 20 through July 20 at the Library.

Sixth Annual Heritage Explorer Bike Tour and Festival, 8 a.m. June 20 at Blakely Borough Park, Peckville. The tour will pedal north on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, finishing at the festival with live musi, vendors and family activities. Cyclists can pre-register online until June 15 at or register the day of. Info: 570-963-6730, ext. 8200.

21st Annual Father’s Day Car Show, 8 a.m. June 21 at Nay Aug Park, Mulberry Street, Scranton. Sponsored by Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club, Inc. Show info: Joe at 570-344-2014. Registration: Don at 570-561-3286.

Founders Day Car Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at Sherwood Chevrolet, Route 6, Tunkhannock. Info: Roy at 570-836-2133.

Close Encounters with Birds of Prey, 11 a.m. July 11 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by Bill Streeter, Director of the Delaware Valley Raptor CenterCost: free. Reservations: 570-996-1500. Tickets available at the door while they last.

River Day, 1 to 7 p.m. July 18 at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park. Cost: free. Features live music, environmental activities for children and adults, nature walks, a River Float, live animals brought by the Ross Park ZooMobile, mural painting, face painting and more. Info: 570-996-1500.

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