Community calendar, week of Oct. 1, 2014

First Posted: 9/30/2014


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.


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.

Free Car Care Clinic, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 3, at K and K Tire Barn, 15 Virginia Drive, Tunkhannock. Vehicle safety inspection and battery testing. Info: 1-800-982-4306.

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.

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.

Upstairs Thrift Grand Opening, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at the shop, located in the Waverly Community House (Comm). All proceeds from the business benefit the Comm. Regular hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays. Info: 570-585-8113.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Bartender’s Ball, 6 – 9 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Scranton. Features an hour of champagne, beer and hors d’oeuvres followed by a two-hour top-shelf open bar and buffet. This year’s beneficiaries include the Scranton Police and Fire Departments. Black tie optional. Tickets: in advance at for $50, or at the door for $60. Special police and firefighter tickets are $25.

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.

“Resumes and Cover Letters” workshop, at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the YMCA in Dunmore. Hosted by NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates. Cost: free. Info/register: 570-702-5700 or

“Interviews” workshop, at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at Abington Community Library. Hosted by NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates. Cost: free. Info/register: 570-702-5700 or

An Empty Place at the Table, 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at IHM Center, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. A memorial art exhibit created by Women’s Resource Center honoring the lives of women and children murdered in acts of domestic violence. Info: or 570-346-5404.

Countryside Conservancy’s Trolley Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 11 a.m. Oct. 10 at Church of the Epiphany in Glenburn. Info:

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.

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. A Friend’s Preview Sale will be held 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 for Friends’ members in good standing. Membership dues are $10 for individuals and $15 for families.

The Hidden Treasure Sale, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 11 and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Abington Community Library. Featuring items for all ages, including games, toys, jewelry housewares and more. Sponsored by the Library Trustees with all proceeds going towards an outdoor awning to increase outdoor programming.

Lake Winola Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary’s Annual All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner, 4 – 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Fire Hall on Route 307 in Lake Winola. Tickets sold at the door only. Cost: $9 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

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.

Children’s Spanish Classes, pre-K and kindergarten from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. and first through third grade from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 13 through Nov. 17 in the Scout Room at the Waverly Community House. Info: 570-585-8113.

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.

Lackawanna County College Fair, at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Marywood University.

Harvest Party, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Abington Community Library. Includes games, crafts, and food. For students in grades 4 – 6.

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.

Endless Mountains Model Railroad Club meeting, 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the club building, 7837 Route 29, Dimock. Info: 570-278-3992.

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.

Countryside’s Annual Turkey Supper, 2:30 to 4 p.m.- takeouts, 4 p.m. family style dinner, Oct. 18, at Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit. Cost: $12 adults and $6 for children 4-12. Children under 4 are free at the family style dinner. A bake sale will take place from 2:30 p.m. until closing in the church.

Country Christmas Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 18, at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit.

Family Friendly BINGO, 2 – 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Scranton Jewish Community Center, 601 Jefferson Ave. Features prizes, basket raffles, refreshments and light fare. Cost: $30 for an individual seat reservation and 20 BINGO cards; $200 for a table of 8 with 20 BINGO cards for each seat. Info: call Nan at 603-505-6844 or Kathy at 570-357-1093.

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.

Countryside Community Church Fundraiser, Oct. 21 at Boscov’s. The church is participating in “Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day” by selling “25 percent off” shopping passes for $5 each. Passes are valid Tuesday, Oct. 21 at any Boscov’s store. They are available from members on Oct. 21 at Scranton Boscov’s or by contacting the church office at 570-587-3206 or emailing

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.

Greater Scranton Jaycees Happy Hour Fundraiser, 7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 24, at Kildare’s Irish Pub, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Open to everyone over the age of 21. A $20 cover charge includes a selection of liquor, beer, wine and appetizers. Additional appetizers will be available for half price. Proceeds benefit the Greater Scranton Jaycees’ General Fund. Info:

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.

Marywood University undergraduate open house, at 9 a.m. Oct. 25. For high school students and their parents. The program will begin with registration in the Fireplace Lounge, Nazareth Student Center, on the university’s campus. Includes a tour; the opportunity to meet current Marywood students, faculty, and coaches and information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors. High school seniors and transfer students who have completed an application for admission and bring all supporting documentation, including a copy of transcripts and test scores, if applicable, can receive an admissions decision at the Open House event. Review of applications begins at 2 p.m. Info: 570-348-6234 or

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.

“Interviews” workshop, at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the YMCA in Dunmore. Hosted by NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates. Cost: free. Info/register: 570-702-5700 or

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.

“Finding the Best Career” workshop, at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at Abington Community Library. Hosted by NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates. Cost: free. Info/register: 570-702-5700 or

The Dorothy Boccella Holiday Marketplace, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 8, 12 – 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at Abington Community Library. Featuring more than 25 local vendors. Chances on a variety of raffle baskets are available for purchase at the library now.

“Financial Aid and Scholarships” workshop, at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Steamtown Express Library. Hosted by NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates. Cost: free. Info/register: 570-702-5700 or

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