Community calendar, week of Oct. 15, 2015

First Posted: 10/14/2014


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. 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.

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.

Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Bingo, every second and fourth Monday at the Dalton Fire Hall. Doors open 6 p.m. Games start 6:45. Food will be available for purchase. Info: 570-563-1268.


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.

Foster Care Information Night, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Friendship House, 1509 Maple St., Scranton. An opportunity for community members to learn about becoming a foster or adoptive parent and ask questions. Refreshments provided. Register: contact Tim Loomis at 570-342-8305, ext. 2046 or

ABPA Fall After Hours Card Exchange, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Peoples Security Bank and Trust, 1100 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit. The event will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages along with door prizes and giveaways. All area professionals who would like to network with other area professionals are invited. Reservations: 570-587-9045 or

Ethnic Smorgasbord, 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at 1100 Main St., Peckville. Bring an Ethnic Covered dish as your admission to the Genealogical Research Society’s Annual Family History Month Celebration. Info: 570-383-7661.

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.

Countryside Conservancy’s Stone Wall Workshop, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Lackawanna State Park’s outdoor amphitheater near the campground and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at Ziegler Preserve on State Route 438, adjacent to the park. Friday’s portion of the event will include a free slideshow presentation and Saturday’s a hands-on activity. The cost for the hands-on portion of the event is $15 for Conservancy members and $20 for non-members. Register/info: 570-945-6995.

NEPA Council Boy Scouts of America’s 2014 Sporting Clays Classic, Oct. 17 at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays, Springville. Registration and a light breakfast with warm ups begins at 9:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. A barbecue and awards will follow. Rain or shine. Info: or 570-207-1227.

The Dalton Community Library’s Fall Book and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Oct. 18 at the library. Features a large selection of adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, paperbacks, recordings, baked goods and more. Info: 570-563-2014.

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.

Underwood Village History, 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at Underwood Village. A biography of a former resident Russel Coates. Presenter: Rick Sedlisky. Reservations: 570-383-7661.

Abington Lions Club Elimination Party, 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Summit Ballroom at the Ramada. An adults-only social event. Seating is limited. Cost: $100 (includes dinner for two and unlimited beer and wine). Info/tickets: call club president Ed Borek at 570-587-2925.

Pasta Amore: An Italian Dinner Event, 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at John’s Cathedral church center, 701 Hill St., Mayfield. Menu includes choice of two pastas, five sauces, meatballs, salad, garlic bread and Italian dessert. Take-outs available. Cost: $12. Tickets: 570-876-0730, 570-945-7783 or 570-876-3576.

Dalton United Methodist Church’s pork and sauerkraut dinner, Oct. 18. Take outs available at 3:30 p.m., serving from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost: $9 for adults, $4.25 for children ages 4-10. Info: call Margaret at 570-587-3755.

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.

UNC’s 10th Annual Chocoholic Frolic, from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Scranton Cultural Center. All proceeds will benefit the SCOLA Learning Center and its adult literacy/English as a Second Language programs. Local vendors of all things chocolate will offer samples. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets include a complimentary glass of champagne or soda, and there will be a cash bar and live entertainment. Cost: $30 for general admission and $60 for patron tickets with an early 5 p.m. entry. Tickets:, 570-346-0759 or at 425 Alder St. in Scranton.

The Scranton Chapter of Pennsylvanians For Human Life’s Pasta for Pro-Life fundraising dinner, 12:30 – 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Anthony Catering Hall, 1013 Wood Street, North Scranton. Dine-in or take-out. Cost: $10. Info: 570-343-5099.

Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival, 12 to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Township. Registration begins at 12 p.m. and the parade at 1 p.m. Event also includes pet photography, raffles, carriage rides, oracle readings, food, face painting prizes and more. Cost: $5.

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

Mountain View Garden Club’s annual meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Clifford Fire Hall, Route 106, Clifford. Michael Mizen will present a program on plant and soil diseases. Info: contact membership chair Mary Pucul at or 570-785-5502.

Celebration of United Nations Day, 6 – 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Marywood University’s Conference Room B in the Swartz Center. 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.

Keystone Glass Pumpkins Sale, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 22 on the third floor of the Hibbard Campus Center at Keystone College. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Keystone alumni and local artist, Alex Seeley, to help support his fight again cancer. Info:

Dalton Ladies Auxiliary Octoberfest Dinner, 3 t0 8 p.m.. Oct. 22, at the Glenburn Grill & Bakery, 1144 Lackawanna Trail, Clarks Summit. Proceeds will benefit the Dalton Fire Company.

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.

Trunk-or-treat 2014, 1 – 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at Ransom Lions Pavilion, 3000 Main St., Ransom. Sponsored by the Ransom Lions Club and Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Company. A family event, where kids are invited to come dressed in costume. Features lite refreshments, fun and treats. Those decorating their vehicle trunks should arrive at 12:30 with decorations and candy.

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

Jack-O-Lantern 5K Walk/Run, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at Marywood University. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Center for Athletics and Wellness. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costume and gift baskets will be awarded to the two best costumes. A portion of the proceeds from the race will be donated to the St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen, Scranton. Cost: $15 (includes a t-shirt). Register: visit or email

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.

Steamtown National Historic Site Veterans Day Entrance Fee-Free Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. Includes complimentary admission to the Park grounds, museum complex and exhibits, and scheduled walking tours. All active duty military members and their dependents can obtain an annual park pass, an $80 value, at no charge during their visit. Info: 5700-340-5200 or

Civil War Roundtable meeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. The group is being formed by The Lackawanna Historical Society to discuss topics related to Civil War history. For this first meeting, special guest Abraham Lincoln as portrayed by Jim Getty will be present. Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month. Membership dues are $20 for individuals and $25 for families. Reservations (required): 570-344-3841 or

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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