Community Calendar Week of April 4

First Posted: 4/4/2012

Clarks Summit-Abington Reunion Committee for Class of 1960 seeks members: Sharon Bunnell Hellman, Carol Cobb Kish, Patricia Dunning Butler, Connie Hatfield Dailey, Sue Ellen Kadison Vecchiotti, Elizabeth Nash, Barbara Neidlinger, Rosalie Novak White, Judith Seamans Halloway and Patricia Mcavaney Flynn. Info: 587.3056 or 587.3676.
Clarks Summit-Abington High School Class of 1962 50-Year Reunion, scheduled for the weekend of September 8. A committee has been formed to search for former classmates and seek input on activities for the weekend. Members of the class or anyone with information on the whereabouts of members of the class may contact John Arcangelo at 587.4453 or access the reunion Facebook page, CSA Class of 1962.

Cell phone collection, Abington Heights High School Students Against Destructive Decisions is collecting cell phones at the high school. All cell phones are cleared and programmed with 911 for use by the elderly. The phones may be dropped off in the main office of the high school.
Overeaters Anonymous meetings, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Stone Ave., Clarks Summit, weekly, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. and Sun., 4 p.m. Info: 587.4313.
Donations request for used school uniforms. Our Lady of the Snows Church, donating to Limulungo Community School, Mongu District in Western Zambia, Africa. Any size white shirt, navy and plaid skirts, pants, shorts, sweaters and sweat shirts welcome. Info: 587.3268 to arrange drop-off and pick-up.
Glenburn 4-H Sewing Club. Registration for 4-H textile science projects. Boys and girls, age 8 to 19 are invited. Info: Register at Penn State Cooperative Extension office, 963.6842.
Volunteers needed for Ombudsman (Resident Rights’ Advocate) Program. Community neighbors who are trained to help clarify responsibilities and the rights of those in long-term living facilities. Must be over 18. Info: Sylvia Kolosinsky, Director of volunteer services, 344.3931.
Young Adult Quit (YAQ) Smoking Study. Smokers ages 18 to 30 who join the study receive free materials to quit smoking, two weeks of free nicotine patches and two gift cards for completion of the study. Info: email or 1.866.371.9362 ext. 4349.
4-H program request volunteers to teach project skills and serve as role models for youth. Adults needed to serve as volunteer leaders of 4-H clubs (five or more members, ages 8-19). Policies and procedures to ensure that 4-H programs take place in a positive and safe environment. All individuals must successfully complete the Penn State Cooperative Extension’s screening process for volunteers before volunteer work can begin. Info:963.6842.
Cub Scout Pack 251, sponsored by the Clarks Green United Methodist Church. Info: Cub Master, Tom Sheakoski, 586.8049 or
The Scranton Rescue Mission offers food and clothing. The Scranton Rescue Mission, 8 W. Olive St., offers a community service and meals every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 5:25 p.m. Free haircuts first and second Saturday of the month during Bible Study. Every Sunday evening following the evening service, the mission distributes non-perishable food and clothes. Anyone in need of spiritual help, food or clothing can contact or 357.6677.
Senior Citizens for Senior Dog, Sponsored by Laura’s Hope Rescue. Unites humans and dogs who are in the same period of their lives. Seniors willing to help other seniors in need can contact the rescue at 280.2083.
Boys and Girls Club Car Donation Program for Boys and Girls club in U.S. Cars do not have to be functional, but need a title. The cars are sold at auctions and funds benefit the club. Info: 1.800.246.0493.
Stroke Affects the Young, at the Charles Luger Outpatient Center of Allied Rehab Hospital, Moffat Drive, Scranton in the Graf Community Room from 3 to 5 p.m. This monthly support group for young survivors of stroke is to discuss topics like how surviving a stroke affects your education, career, child rearing, and more. The 2012 meeting schedule is as follows: April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25 and December 23. Info:, 243.1792 or
Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, Resource Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus screenings, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Registered Nurse Consultant, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Gluten- Free Information Exchange, fourth Thursday of every month located at Wegmans, Dickson City 6 p.m.; Successful Living with Chronic Illness third Thursday of every month, Noon; 615 Jefferson Ave, Scranton. 888.995.8787.
Donations sought for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Half Marathon.. Two Abington Heights High School teachers Lisa Imbriaco and Eileen Healey prepare to participate in the St. Luke’s Half Marathon in Allentown April 29. To help them reach their fundraising goal of $1,500 each they are requesting donations from businesses and people in the community. Those interested should call 570.956.6676 or 570.241.4024 by March 9. To support the cause, donations can be made online at the following links:Eileen Healey’s page- or Lisa Imbriaco’s page-
Alzheimer’s Association Monthly Educational Teleconference Series, on the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. These calls will focus on commonly asked questions about memory, aging, dementia and care concerns. They are open to anyone with an interest in learning more and having their questions answered. Calls are currently scheduled for April 18 and May 16 and can be accessed by dialing 1.800.689.9374 and entering the passcode: 578358. Info: 1-800-272-3900. An Early Stage Education and Support Teleconference will also be held on the third Tuesday of Every Month at 11 a.m. Registrations can be made by calling Candy Yingling, at 717.651.5020 or email
Earth Camp Fundraiser, now through April 27, Flower Power will donate all of its sales made at to Earth Camp, a local event that provides a quality, safe, educational, hands-on summer program to 5th, 6th, & 7th grade students.
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Workforce Readiness program is looking to enroll new participants who are interested in receiving help with resume creation, job searching and application requirements, interview skills and career exploration. The program is for out-of-school youth, ages 21 and under, who are currently looking for employment and live in Lackawanna County. Info: 961.1592 ext. 105.

April 5: St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral’s Annual “Paska” (Easter) Homemade Bread Sale, in the church center on Hill Street, Mayfield, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., continuing April 6. Raisin and white bread will be sold in Paska size only. Cost: $7 each for Paskas, $10 each for Kolachi. Orders: 876.0730, 876.3372, or for businesses 876.2534.
April 6: Passover Community Seder, at the Jewish Discovery Center, 749 Northern Boulevard, Clarks Summit, at 7 p.m. Cost: $38 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-12, and $32 for seniors over 65. Reservations (deadline March 31):
April 7: Easter Egg Hunt, at Waverly Community Church, from 10 -11 a.m. Features an egg hunt, puppet show and craft for children 10 and younger. Cost: free.
The Dalton Lions Club Annual Breakfast with the Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt, breakfast at the Dalton Fire Hall from 9 to 11 a.m. and hunt at the Park across the street at noon. Cost: donation.
South Abington Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt, at the South Abington Recreation Field at 10 a.m. For children 10 and younger. Event will begin with an egg hunt, followed by the awarding of grand prizes and an opportunity for everyone to have their pictures taken with Peter Cottontail. Paricipants are asked to bring their own bags and cameras.
April 8: Easter Celebration Service, at Waverly Community Church at 11 a.m., Info: 587.2280 or
Easter Sunrise Service, at Country Alliance Church, 14014 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast will follow at 7 a.m. and the Sunday Worship will begin at 9 a.m.


April 4: Ladies’ Night at the Country Club, at Glen Oak Country Club, 250 Oakford Road, Clarks Summit. at 5 p.m. Hosted by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce to benefit the Women’s Workforce Conference, a day long seminar to assist women entering or re-entering the workforce or making a career transition. Cost: $30 for Chamber members and $40 for non-members. Info: or 342.7711.
“Navigating the Energy Market” Seminar, at the Scranton Chamber of Commerce, 222 Mulberry St., Scranton, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Cost: free. Register: 342.7711 or
April 5: Chinchilla Hose Company Kielbasa Sale, continuing April 6, at the Firehouse from 5 to 8 p.m. Orders will begin taken from February 24 to March 26. Cost: $8 per 1lb ring, smoked or fresh. Orders: 586.5726.
“How to Feed Your Family Healthy Foods on a Budget,” at First United Methodist Church 408 Wyoming Ave, West Pittston from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Presented by Holistic Moms Network of Wyoming Valley. Info: 466.1347, or
Dalton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Meeting, at the Dalton Fire Hall at 6:30 p.m.
Entercom Communications presents Thursday Talks!: Express Entertaining, at The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, at 7 p.m. and cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Cost: $7. Tickets: 344.1111, or 1.800.745.3000. Info:
Keeping Your Small Business in Business: Making Sense of Your Dollars and Cents, at the Abington Community Library. A seminar designed to help small business owners and managers gain the basic accounting skills and insight necessary to manage a business well on a daily basis. Information will be provided about various accounting cycles and management methods, financial statements, and what to expect from accountants and/or bookkeepers. Presenters will be provided by the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, and light lunch courtesy of Pennstar Bank. Cost: free. Registration (required): 587.3440.
“Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully” Meditation Classes, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., continuing Thursdays through April 19. Teaches how awareness of death can be a positive and transformative experience, helping lead a happy and meaningful life. With Buddhist Monk Gen Samten Kelsang. Cost: $10 per class. Info: or 845.856.9000.
April 6: Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Ninth annual Pasta e Fagioli Supper, from noon to 7 p.m. Includes salad, soup, breads, dessert and beverages. Cost: $7 or take outs for $6.50. Info: 587.2571 or 586.0594.
Closed: Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. The center will be closed through April 8 and will reopen at 9 a.m. April 9.
The Chinchilla Hose Company’s Annual Pizza Sale Fundraiser, at the Fire Station on Shady Lane Road in Chinchilla, from 1 to 7 p.m. Red, White, and White Brocolli Pizza will be available. Proceeds benefit the equipment and operation of the Chinchilla Hose Company. Orders (day of sale): 586.5726.
April 7: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteer Meeting, at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine Street, Scranton, at 11 a.m.
Dalton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale and Raffle, at the fire hall from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Hunt. A Sequential Geographic Experience, April 7 at 8 p.m, This is a designed experiential scavenger hunt taking place in the Scranton area.Register as an individual or in groups of up to five people until 11:59 p.m., April 6. Each individual or team will be given a team color. At least one item of attire and each member of your group’s attire must be this color on the day of the hunt to qualify. Needed: a car, a smart phone, a few dollars and knowledge of our region.
April 9: Wyoming Seminary Open House, at the Lower School in Forty Fort at 8 a.m. and the Upper School in Kingston at 8:30 a.m. Visiting students will attend classes, tour campus and have lunch. Tours of the Upper and Lower Schools for parents will be offered as well. Info: Lower School, 718.6610; Upper School, 270.2160 or
Joseph W. Hall Memorial Auxiliary to the Clarks Summit Fire Co. No. 1, Inc. Meeting, at the fire company at 7 p.m. New members are welcome.
April 10: Spring in to Heart Health Fair, in the Regional Hospital of Scranton’s McGowan Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Includes free health screenings, tours of the cardiac cath lab, demonstrations and education on how to stay healthy and maximize your heart health. Cost: free.
April 11: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Educational Luncheon, at at Purkey’s Pink Apple in Tunkhannock from 11:45 a.m. to 1p.m. George Stark, External Affairs Director for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation will address the business community. Reservations: 836.7755 or Cost: Free for Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce members (one per business), $10 for non-members. Limited seating, members will be given first priority and non-members will be wait-listed.
The Junior League of Scranton’s Ninth annual Cinderella’s Closet, at the Scranton Cultural Center in Shopland Hall from 4 to 8 p.m. This boutique offers new and “gently used” dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories for $10 or less, with the goal of ensuring every young woman has the chance to attend their prom regardless of their financial situation. A sneak peak fassion show will be offered April 9 at The Mall at Steamtown’s center court at 6 p.m. Donations are accepted at The Tripp House, 1011 North Main Ave., Scranton, on March 27 and April 3 from 6 – 9 p.m. and the Mall at Steamtown, second floor near escalator, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, March 31 from noon – 4 p.m. Proceeds from Cinderella’s Closet benefit the Junior League of Scranton Scholarship Fund.
Keystone College Annual “Green, Sustainable and Local” Vendor Fair (vendors sought), in the Hibbard Campus Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public but customers will be mainly Keystone students. A limited amount of vendors are being sought for the event. Fair organizers are specifically seeking vendors who sell or make jewelry, clothing, arts and crafts, and household products. Vendors must have a “green” theme, meaning their products must be handmade out of recycled material, or are organic, fair trade, eco-friendly, or locally based. Cost: free. Info: 945.8555 or
April 12: Free SkyWarn Advanced training class, at the Wyoming Co. Emergency Services Building 3880 SR-6, Tunkhannock, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Binghamton Weather Service has scheduled the event.
“Concussion Management” Community Presentation, at Graf Community Room, Luger Outpatient Center, Moffat Drive, Scranton, at 5:30 p.m. Presenter: Dr. Michael Raymond. Cost: free.
Magic Maker Happy Hour, at Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton from 5 – 7 p.m. To benefit the local Make-A-Wish® chapter. Includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and 50/50 raffle to help make dreams come true for Scranton area children living with life-threatening medical conditions. Cost: $20.
April 14: The Keystone Chapter of UNICO National’s Charter Night Celebration, at Fiorelli’s Banquet Facilities, Peckville at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are accepted until March 27. Cost: $45. Reservations (required): 570.562.3264 or 570.343.7009.
Friends of the Abington Community Library Book Sale, at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thousands of books for all ages, DVDs, CDs, and talking books will be available as well as a bake sale run by the library’s Teen Board. A preview will be held April 13 at 5 p.m. for Friends members.
Second Saturdays! Live music, original art and literature all in one place, free at the Abington Community Library Ryon Room, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, from 1-3 p.m. Presbybop Quartet will be performing with: Bill Carter, piano; Al Hamme, saxophones; Tony Marino, bass and Tom Whaley, drums. Select works from the Laura Craig Galleries will be on exhibit and coffee compliments of Krispy Kreme Clarks Summit.
“A Celebration of Music!” Concert, at Lackawanna Trail JR/SR High School, 28 Tunnel Hill Road, Factoryville, at 7 p.m. Features original band compositions, “Adventure Suite” by Cecilia Strauch and Jesse Morvan’s Jazz Band. Benefits the LTHS Music Department, and donations will be accepted at the door.
Pasta Dinner, at Trinity Baptist Church, 1546 Monsey Ave., Scranton, from 5 – 7 p.m. “Fun Purse Auction” starting at 4 p.m. Take outs available at 4 p.m. Cost: $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Reservations: 346.1383.
Jean and Pete Memorial 5k Run/Walk and Mile Memory Walk, at the Valley Playland in Athens Pa., at 8 a.m. All proceeds to benefit the Nancy Quatrini Fund and the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Cost: $15 Pre-register from March 14 to April 7; $20 day of event; $10 for Memory Walk. Register: Info: 607.857.6659.
Tracey’s Hope Adoption Day Event, at Big Lots and Holiday Hair in the Birney Plaza, Moosic from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Bake sale and chances to enter the raffles for a family four- pack to Dorney Park and a 23- inch flat screen TV. Holiday Hair has also offered to donate $2 for each service they provide this day if the customer mentions they saw this listing.
“Growing Good…” Spring Workshop, at the Anthracite Heritage Museum, Bald Mountain Road, Scranton, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Part two in a series presented by The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County. Participants will learn how to manage and protect the home landscape and the world around it. Cost: $5. Info: 963.6842, or
Myasthenia Gravis Support Group meeting, in the Community Room at Charles Luger Outpatient Center, Allied Services, 475 Morgan Highway, Scranton, at 11 a.m. Info: 687.6009.
Rabies Clinic, at the Memorial Veterinary Hospital of Throop, 100 Dunmore St., from noon – 4 p.m. Cost: $10 per Rabies Vaccination (cash only). Benefits One Life to Live Animal Rescue and Animal Care Association. Cats must be in carriers and dogs must be on leashes.
The Factoryville Shade Tree Commission Arbor Day Celebration, Volunteers needed to help plant trees at the Clinton Township Factoryville Borough Joint Municipal Park from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Help needed to plant 35 evergreen trees and 8 large canopy trees at the soccer park.
April 15: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteers at PetSmart, from noon to 3 p.m. Must be 18 to participate. Info: 842.8334.
Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for a Leadership Lackawanna Class Project, at Barrett’s Pub, 474 N. Main Street, Archbald from 1 – 3 p.m. Takeout pasta dinner includes three meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. Cost: $8 for adults and $6 for children under 12 and senior citizens over 65. Tickets available at the door or by calling 808.5912. Proceeds benefit Restore The Slope, a leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2012 project.
All-YouCan-Eat Breakfast, at the Clarks Summit Fire Company from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost: $7 for adults, $4 for ages 10 and under.
April 18: Zero G Demonstration, at Heinz Rehab Hospital, 150 Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre at 5:30 p.m. Heinz Rehab Therapists will demonstrate the latest rehab technology equipment.
April 19: Waffles and Wishes, at Nichols Village Hotel and Spa from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Presented by the Leadership Lackawanna Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Class of 2012. Attendees can enjoy a complimentary waffle breakfast and help make a child’s wish come true by making a donation to Make-A-Wish. Reservations (deadline April 15): Call Nicole at 342. 7711.
April 20: Baptist Bible College Spring Concert, at the Murphy Memorial Library at 8 p.m., continuing April 21 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
South Abington Elementary PTA Family Bingo Night, in the South Abington Elementary School gymnasium from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. They are calling on all local merchants and residents to help support the children. Gift cards, game prizes, theme baskets and supplies for refreshments are some of the items needed. Info: Gina McCabe 840.0540 or Susan Potenzano 614.9589.
April 21: The Parents Loving Children Through Autism Foundation 9th Annual Walk for Autism Awareness at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. Info: or call 341.3388.
The Dalton Community Library Book and Bake Sale, at the library from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Selection includes adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction large print, magazines, paperbacks, recordings, baked goods and more. Donations for the book sale are accepted year round. Info: 563.2014.
“Top Ten” Spring Workshop, at the Anthracite Heritage Museum, Bald Mountain Road, Scranton, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Part three in a series on gardening presented by The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County. Cost: $5. Info: 963.6842, or
Misericordia University Open House, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for high school students and their parents. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center located at the North Gate of the upper campus. The open house schedule includes refreshments, campus tours, a faculty session over lunch, and meetings with representatives of student services, athletics and financial aid.
Chef’s Cook Off, at Elm Park United Methodist Church in Scranton, from 4 – 7 p.m. Hosted by The Men’s Group of Elm Park United Methodist Church. In addition to the Chef’s dishes, there will be a full buffet dinner, and a vote for the Peoples Choice Award. Cost: $12.
Not Your Ordinary Spaghetti Dinner, at Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church Street, take outs available at 4:30 p.m. and sit down from 5 to 7 p.m. Two choices of sauce, homemade dressings, salad, fresh bread by Beta Bread and assorted cakes and desserts. Cost: adults $8, children 12 and under $5. Info: 586.8166.
April 22: Salamander and Frog Search, at the Endless Mountains Nature Center Lodge, 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock, from 1 – 3 p.m. Participants will join naturalist Rebecca Lesko to discover which frogs and salamanders live in the area, how they survived the winter, and their reproduction cycles during an interactive, media program. Afterward, they’ll head outdoors to check the vernal pools for live frogs and salamanders, their eggs, and other visible signs of them. Cost: $3 for EMNC Stewards and $5 for others. Register/Info: 836.3835.
Lackawanna Trail Interact and Trail Rotary Brunch, at Gin’s in Factoryville from 9 a.m. – noon. This all-you-can brunch will consist of eggs, bacon, sausage, omelets, french toast, pancakes, hash browns, juice, coffee and tea. There will also be a basket raffle. All proceeds will benefit the annual “Service Above Self” scholarship as well as club members’ tuition for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp at Keystone College. Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for children under 10.
The Lakeland Lady Chiefs Softball Parents Club’s Bowling Fundraiser, at Idle Hour Lanes, in DicksonCity. Registration will take place from 2 – 3 p.m. and bowling from 3 – 5 p.m. The fundraiser will include Cosmic Bowling , Music, Raffles, a Chinese Auction, Basket Raffles, Face Painting and Specialty Items. Cost: $15. All family members and friends of the Lady Chiefs are welcome. The fundraiser will benefit the Junior High, JV and varsity teams at Lakeland.
April 23: The Peace and Justice Center Annual Dinner and Award Presentation, at the Kirby Memorial Health Center, 71 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, at 6 p.m. The recipient of the 2012 David Frey Community Service Award is Community Radio Collective, Inc. (WFTE-FM) of Scranton. Cost: $35, $275 per table, or $15 for students/reduced income.
April 24: Earth Day Fair, at The University of Scranton DeNaples Center Patio from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Features interactive games, information related to the environment, sustainable practices and faculty/student projects related to environmental issues. Local green businesses and organizations will also participate. Info: 941.7520.
Chicken-n-Biscuit or Ham Dinner, at Clifford United Methodist Church from 4 – 6 p.m. Includes dinner, dessert and drink. Take out or Dine in. Cost: $7.95.
April 25: The Lupus Foundation Celebrity Dinner Bingo, at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. Local celebrity Fran Pantuso will be master of ceremonies and local celebrity bingo callers will be from WNEP. Cost: $30 (includes chicken dinner and one triple-bingo card). Info: 888.995.8787.
Wyoming Valley Children’s Association’s 20th Annual “Do it for the Kids” 5K Run, at 6 p.m. The race begins at The River Common Millennium Circle; through Kirby park and ends back at the RiverCommon. A Walk-a-thon will be held April 28 at the WVCA Pre School, 1133 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, at 10 a.m. Info:
Pledge for Parkinson’s, at the Graf Community Room, Luger Outpatient Center, Moffat Drive, Scranton. Fundraiser for therapist training and treatment for persons with Parkinson’s with LSVT Big and Loud.
April 28: 20th Annual House, Garden and Gift Show, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., continuing April 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 586.8191, ext. 2 or
“A Night for Nick” Benefit for Army Specialist Nick Staback, at the Adventure Zone (formerly the Ice Box Complex), On October 4, Nick was severely injured by an IED in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of both legs and damage to his right arm. A Night for Nick is a chance for the a community to help fill some of Nick’s needs upon his return home. Variety of food and beverages will be served, features entertainment by the Hillbilly Deluxe, The Jeffrey James Band and Q-Balls, and there will be games, gift baskets, and large raffle items. Cost: $25. Info:
Countryside Community Church Rummage Sale, at 14001 Church Hill Rd, Clarks Summit, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Items for sale include clothing, toys, household goods, linens, books, baked goods, and more. Donations can be made at the church from April 23 to 26 between 9 and 2 p.m. Info: 587.3206 or
Wayne Builders Home and Garden Festival, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., continuing April 29 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat and Conference Center, in Waymart. Info: or 226.4941.
Giant Yard Sale, at South Abington Community Park from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. to benefit the Abington Blaze youth baseball team. The team, under Coach M. Myers, will be traveling to Cooperstown, N.Y. in August to play in a week-long tournament. The event will be held rain or shine. Info: Carol Jonsson at 947.3703 or Ellen Myers at 585.0390.
April 30: Abington Heights Aquatics Department’s Spring Learn-To-Swim Classes, at the High School pool, continuing through May 25. Beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions are available. Details and registration forms can be found at: Info: 585.5300, ext. 5607, or
May 5: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteer Meeting, at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine Street, Scranton, at 11 a.m.
Tracey’s Hope Fourth Annual Memorial Pet Walk, at McDade Park in Scranton. Registered walkers raising over $25 will receive an event T-shirt. For participants who choose to walk and not seek sponsors, the cost is $15. Businesses wishing to be listed on the event t-shirt may do so for a donation of $50. Info: 457.1625 or
The 13th Annual Geisinger Gala, at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the neonatal intensive care unit at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. The evening will begin with a reception, an open bar and a silent auction, and will continue with a dinner and cash bar, a live auction and dancing. Music will be provided by “The Juliano Brothers.” The event is black-tie optional. Cost: $175. Info: 271.6257 or Seats are limited and reservations must be made by April 16.
NEPA Carnival of Hope, at the VFW Post 283, 757 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, from 1 – 5 p.m. Benefits the NEPA Center for Cancer Wellness, Cindy’s Place in Kingston. Includes performances from local talent, balloon animals, tarot readings, and more. Available for purchase will be food, beverages, bake sale items, 50/50’s, basket raffles, games and more. Cost: free, donations accepted. Info:
Astronomy Day 2012, at Keystone College’s Thomas G. Cupillari Observatory in Fleetville at 7 p.m. Hosted by The Lackawanna Astronomical Society. A variety of telescopes will be set up to view the planets Venus, Mars, Satrun and the Full Moon, weather permitting. Cost: free.
May 6: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteers at PetSmart, from noon to 3 p.m. Must be 18 to participate. Info: 842.8334.
May 19: New York City Bus Trip, departing from St. Vladimir Church, 430 N. Seventh Ave., Scranton at 8 a.m., and from St. Vladimir Church, 70 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville at 8:30 a.m. and departing to return home at 9 p.m. The North Anthracite Council and The League of Ukrainian Catholics is sponsoring this trip to the annual St. George Ukrainian Street Festival, Lower East Side of Manhattan. Side trips will include the Staten Island Ferry and midtown Manhattan. Cost: $35, full advance nonrefundable payment reserves a seat. Reservations: 563.2275.
A Weekend with John Bell, internationally acclaimed composer and songwriter, at First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit. Workshop at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Renewing Congregational Song” and leading the music at Morning Worship Services on May 20. Cost of the luncheon on Saturdya is $10. Info: 586.6306.
June 2: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteer Meeting, at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine Street, Scranton, at 11 a.m.
Sixth Annual Flea Market and Craft Show, at the Clarks Summit Fire Co. 321 Bedford St, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available for vendors. Info: 586.8061.
June 3: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteers at PetSmart, from noon to 3 p.m. Must be 18 to participate. Info: 842.8334.
June 10: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Pet Walk, at Nay Aug Park Pavilion. Registration begins at noon and the walk at 1 p.m.
June 16: PurpleStride Northeastern PA, Features a timed 5K run and 1-mile walk, entertainment, children’s activities, refreshments and more. Participants can register as individuals, or recruit friends and family to form a team. Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Info:

Clarks Summit Fire Company Auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m. Clarks Summit Fire House, 321 Bedford St., second Monday of every month.
CMC Donor Site Blood Drives, noon to 4 p.m., second Monday of the month, CMC Professional Building Auditorium. Info: 969.8800.
NAMI Support Group, 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from in the CMC Professional Building, Auditorium. Info: 969.8986.
Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship, on the first and third Monday of the month, hosted by the St. Thomas More Society of St. Paul’s Parish, 2301N. Washington Ave., Scranton. For men interested in adult discussion of the Catholic faith. Info: 343.0634.
The Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Bingo Night, at the Dalton Fire Co. Hall, on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m.
Introduction to Martial Arts, starting January 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chinchilla United Methodist Church, 411 Layton Rd., Chinchilla. Ages six and up. Cost: Free. Info: Scott at 585.1206.
South Abington Lions Club meetings, on the second Tuesday of each month, second floor of the South Abington Township Building at 7 p.m. Info: 313.2133.
Greater Scranton Area Roaring Ramblers Toastmaster Meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Allied Services in the Administrative Board Room, located in the Rehabilitation Building on the Morgan Highway at Moffatt Drive. Info:, 586.7762 or 587.0232.
Oakwood Terrace Support Group meetings for spouses and other family members or caretakers of those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 400 Gleason Road, Moosic. Meetings are open to the public. Cost: Free. Info: Sylvia Kolosinsky at 451.3171 ext. 116 or
Parish Youth Choir Rehearsals, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. accompanies the singing at the 9:30 a.m. mass, at Our Lady of the Snows, every other week. Open to youth, 11 to 18. Info: 586.4112.
Youth ministry at Our Lady of the Snows Church, 7 to 8 p.m. Clarks Summit, general meetings. Junior High program, 7 and 8th graders, Sundays 1 to 2 p.m. Info: Call ahead to join 586.1741.
Alzheimer’s Association caregivers support group meetings, 7 to 8 p.m., the last Tuesday of every month. Elan Gardens. Adjoining room for loved ones, who will not be left unattended. Info: Rhonda, 585.8099 or Rita, 586.0179.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation support group, 7 p.m., Community Medical Center Professional Building, first floor, CME Room, third Thursday of each month. Info: 969.8986.
Grief and Bereavement Educational and Conversational Support Group. Sponsored by AseraCare Hospice, 749 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Join us on at the AseraCare offices on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Info: Olympia Cianfichi, Bereavement Coordinator, 1.800.870.0085.
Writers’ Group, for ages 18 and up at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 7-8:30 p.m. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.
Scrabble, 1 p.m. at Abington Community Library. No registration necessary.
Better Breathers Club, at Community Medical Center Professional Building, first floor conference room, on the second Thursday of every other month starting January 12 at 6:30 p.m. For individuals with Chronic Lung Disease. Info: 969.8986.
Heinz Rehab Hospital’s Stroke Support Group, the first Thursday of the month in the Rose Brader Dining Room in the main building, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Diabetes support group, 10 a.m. Community Medical Center Professional Building, third floor classroom, second Friday of each month. Info: 969.7272. Cost: Free.
A Course in Miracles, 4:30 p.m. at Everything Natural. Discover more about the guiding principles of authors like Marianne Williamson and Dr. Wayne Dyer. Newcomers welcome.
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Bereavement Support, at Our Lady of Snows Church Parish Center 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend informative sessions dealing with the grief process. Info: 586.1741.
Guided Downtown Walking Tours of Scranton, conducted by the Lackawanna County Historical Society, 11 a.m. at the main entrance of Lackawanna College on Vine Street near Washington Avenue. Tours last two hours. Cost: $3. Info: 344.3841.

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