First Posted: 2/10/2015
The Abington Heights Special Education Department’s monthly special education parent informational sessions, Feb. 17, March 17, April 14 and May 12. in the Administration Building, second floor, 200 E. Grove St., Clarks Summit. All community members are invited to attend, and a sign language interpreter will be present.
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.
Chair Yoga, 10 – 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 16 and 23 and March 2, 9, 16 and 23 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 18 and up. Instructor: Donna Fetzko. Cost: Free. Register: 570-996-1500.
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. March 10: Elizabeth van Lew, a female spy for the Union; April 14: Citizens of Gettysburg. 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 email@example.com.
Dante Club Lenten fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18 and continuing every Friday, until Easter at 1916 Prospect Ave., Scranton. Red Clam Chowder: $7/qt. Halushki: $6/qt. Eight-inch tuna hoagie: $6. Pre-order: 570-342-1770 or PennsylvaniaVols@yahoo.com.
The Chinchilla Hose Company’s annual pizza sale fundraising event, from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. beginning Friday, Feb. 20, continuing every Friday during lent. Red, White and White Broccoli Pizza will be available from the Fire House on Shady Lane Road in Chinchilla. Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570-586-5726, and walk-ins are welcome. All proceeds benefit the operations and needed equipment of the Chinchilla Hose Company of South Abington Township.
The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library Seeks Book Donations and Volunteers. The library is requesting book and tag sale donations for its annual spring sale, as well as volunteers to help with preparation and staffing for the event. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Endowment. Accepted are: any hardcover or paperback books in good condition, including children’s books, cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction, as well as media and tag sale items. Donations may be placed in the boxes on the Monroe Ave. side of the library until Wednesday, April 22. The sale is sheduled for 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 25 and 12 to 4 p.m. April 26 in the fifth floor Heritage Room of the library. Info: 570-941-4078.
Second Annual Pie For Breakfast at the Ice Festival, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Clarks Green Assembly of God on the corner of Venard and South Abington roads. Abington Christian Academy, in conjunction with the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, will feature a wide variety of sweet and savory homemade pies, including fruit, cream, nut, pizza, quiche and more. Tickets include unlimited pie and beverages. Cost: $7 for adults; $3 for children ages 3 to 6. All proceeds benefit the general fund of Abington Christian Academy. Info: 570-586-5270.
The Knights of Columbus Abington Council 6611 all you can eat breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at Our Lady of the Abingtons Church hall. Cost: $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.
All You Can Eat Breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, Feb. 15 at Clarks Summit Fire Co. No. 1, 321 Bedford St. Cost: Adults, $8; Kids under 10, $5.
Wyoming Seminary February Visitation Day, 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, and the Stettler Learning Resources Center, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. Lower School registration: 570-718-6610. Upper School registration: 570-270-2160. Registration deadline: Feb. 13. Info: wyomingseminary.org.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Church of the Epiphany, Glenburn. Includes pancakes and sausages. Cost: a free will offering will be accepted to benefit the Abington Ecumenical Ministerium’s food pantry at the Dalton United Methodist Church. Info: email epiphanyglenburn.com or call 570-563-1564.
Technology Scheduling Session, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 17 at Abington Community Library. Those who need help in computer basics, email, iPad/iPhone, Kindle/Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Basics of the Microsoft Suites (2007), or other programs may stop by and schedule a one-on-one meeting session. For adults.
Star Wars Gathering, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Abington Community Library. Students in grades 5 – 12 are invited to come watch the movies and share what they love about Star Wars. Light refreshments will be served.
Microsoft Basics, 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Abington Community Library. Do you need help in computer basics, Email, Basics of the Microsoft Suites (2007), internet searching or browsing or something else? Stop by and get your questions answered. For adults.
Homemade Pirogie Sale, 12 to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at St. John’s Center, Hill Street, Mayfield. Homemade pirogie (deep fried or frozen uncooked) will be sold for $7 per dozen. Orders for frozen, raw pirogie may be placed by calling 570-876-0730 or 570-876-0391. Fried pirogie will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Business establishment orders will be delivered on request, and can be faxed to 570-876-2534.
Annual Pizza Sale, 2 to 7 p.m., Feb. 20 at the Chinchilla Hose Company. Red, white and white broccoli pizza will be available. Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570-586-5726, and walk-ins are welcome. All proceeds benefit the operations and needed equipment of the Chinchilla Hose Company of South Abington Township.
Ethnic Food Sale, 12 to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at St. Michael’s Center, Delaware St., Jermyn. Take outs. Homemade clam chowder, perogies and cabbage and noodles. Orders: call 570-876-1456 or fax 570-876-3454.
Dental Health Month event, 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at McDonald’s in South Abington Township. Presented by the Scranton District Dental Society (SDDS). Ronald McDonald and Toothy will visit and entertain children and the Tooth Fairy will give out gift bags filled with coupons, toothbrushes and more. Cost: free. The same event will also be held: 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 7 at North Side McDonald’s (near Scranton Prep.); 12 to 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at McDonald’s on Keyser Avenue and 12 to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at McDonald’s in Tunkhannock.
The Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club blackpowder “Rendezvous” style muzzleloader shoot, registration starting at 9 a.m. and competition shortly after 10 a.m. Feb. 21. Flintlock and percussion cap rifles only. Competition includes targets, a “long shot” and a tomahawk toss. Cash and other prizes will be awarded. Cost: $5. Info: call Paul at 570-561-3748.
Benefit for Big Ed, 2 – 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at McGrath’s Pub and Eatery, 114 E. Main St., Dalton. Features food, draft beer and live music by Paul LaQuintano, Nowhere Slow, Destination West, and Mace in Dickson Band. For those 21 and older only. Benefits the medical fund for Eddie Jenkins, who was in a car accident in December and is still in rehabilitation. Cost: $20. Info/donate: gofundme.com/benefitforbiged.
Technology Scheduling Session, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 24 and 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Abington Community Library. Those who need help in computer basics, email, iPad/iPhone, Kindle/Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Basics of the Microsoft Suites (2007), or other programs may stop by and schedule a one-on-one meeting session. For adults.
Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 24 at the library. Students in grades 5-12 may join this group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections, etc.
La Chiacchierata: Italian Discussion Group, 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Abington Community Library. For adults.
Who Cut Down the Cherry Tree?, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Abington Community Library. Did George Washington really cut down a cherry tree? Games, trivia, and fun — all about cherries and American presidents. For students in grades 4 – 6.
Looking Forward, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Wilkes University. A free all-day career and academic planning event for students and their parents, the event includes workshop sessions covering medicine, communication and media, education, culinary arts, engineering, performing arts, business, health sciences, finance, law, architecture, two-year-programs and more. Parents will have opportunities to attend sessions which will cover topics such as college financial aid and admissions, study abroad, regional high-demand jobs, the college experience, and SAT/ACT. Register: liu18.org/index.php/programs/lookingforward.
Church Women United of Lackawanna County World Day of Prayer Brunch and Service, 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 720 Delaware St., Scranton. Child care will be provided. Info: Georgia LaValle at 570-344-6235.
Winter Reading Club Carnival, 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Abington Community Library. Participants may bring their completed reading log to receive a certificate and prizes, play games and enjoy ice cream. For children.
Robotics: Battle Bots, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 7 – 14. Instructor Rand Whipple and Box of Light Studio staff will present this class on building robots that crash into one another. Students will learn about force, momentum, traction and more. Cost: $17. Register: 570-996-1500.
The Double “R” Twirlettes’ annual Twirl-A-Thon, 12 to 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in center court at the Viewmont Mall. Benefits St. Joseph’s Center.
Robotics Jr., 2:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 and April 25 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 5 – 8. Instructor Rand Whipple and Box of Light Studio staff will present this introduction to robotics for the younger crowd. Cost: $17 per class. Register: 570-996-1500.
Fifth Annual Dinner by Design, Feb. 28 and March 1 at POSH at The Scranton Club. Benefits the Lackawanna Historical Society. A Preview Cocktail Party will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 27. Tickets are $75 and include open bar and light fare. At Dinner by Design, professional designers create a feast for the eyes, presenting unique and innovative table designs and event spaces. Tour the designs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1. Info/tickets: 570-344-3841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camouflage and Mimicry: What You See Isn’t What You See!, 11 a.m. March 14 at Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Naturalist and WNEP Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality Rick Koval will present an informative, inquisitive and audience-interactive PowerPoint program about techniques and adaptations animals use to avoid detection. Cost: Free. Tickets: 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.
Diabetes Prevention and Management: Understanding the Key to Control, 11 a.m. March 28 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: Certified Diabetes Educator Deborah Brown. Cost: free. Tickets: 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.
86th annual Helen Keller Day Fashion Show and Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. March 29 at St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton. Info: call the Lackawanna Blind Association at 570-342-7613.