Community Calendar

First Posted: 3/7/2012


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, Monday and Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Tuesday and 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. R
egistration 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 Missions 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: March 25, 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 Fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at McGrath’s Pub in Dalton March 16 starting at 8 p.m. 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 hosting an event at McGrath’s Pub feature a live classic rock band, Tripfall, at 10 p.m., featuring Ryan Fenton and Dan O’Brien. At this time, they are requesting donations from businesses and people in the community in the form of door prizes, basket raffle items, food, gift cards and other items for the March 16 event. Those interested should call 570.956.6676 or 570.241.4024 by March 9. For those who can’t attend, but still want 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 March 21, 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, starting March 20 at 11 a.m. Registrations can be made by calling Candy Yingling, at 717.651.5020 or email


March 7:
Lenten Mid-Week Services, at Countryside Community Church, 14001 Church Hill Road, Clarks Summit, at 6:30 p.m., continuing March 14, 21 and 28.Info: or 587.3206.

March 8:
Keystone College Presents: The Quietmen, in Evans Hall, Hibbard Campus Center, at 7 p.m. A St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the music of The Quietmen, an acoustic rock and Celtic band. Cost: free. Info: 945.8169.

March 10:
Parade Day Party, at The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Live entertainment by Kilrush. Parade Day performers will also be entertaining throughout the day. Cost: free. A cash bar and a variety of foods will be available for purchase.

March 24:
Breakfast with the Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt, at the Waverly Community House at 10:30 a.m. Includes crafts, games and raffle prizes. Cost: $8 or free for children under one.

Pet Photos With The Easter Bunny, at Toyota Scion, 3400 North Main Ave., Scranton, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Benefits the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. Cost: $5.

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 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.

April 8:
Easter Celebration Service, at Waverly Community Church at 11 a.m., Info: 587.2280 or


March 7:
Abington Heights Middle School Pasta Dinner, at the Middle School, 1555 Newton-Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. Take out or dine in. Take outs start at 4:30 p.m. Dine-in service takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Cost: Adults -$6.50. Children-$5.

Popular Music in Our Schools Month Concerts, at Viewmont Mall from 4 – 8 p.m., continuing March 8. Presented by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, the concerts will feature local student musical performances that celebrate Music In Our Schools Month in March. Cost: free.

Abington Heights Middle School PTA Food Drive, continuing from March 5 – March 9. Donations of non-perishable foods are accepted at the Middle School to benefit the Dalton Food Pantry. Green bins will be located in the Middle School lobby marked “Dalton Food Pantry.”

March 9:
The Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Soup Sale, at the Dalton Fire Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Soups available are Beef Barley and Manhatten Clam Chowder. Cost: $4.50 per pint, $7.50 per quart. Info/orders: Betty Ann at 563.1268 or Faye at 563.2167.

March 10:
Bird Walk, at Lackawanna State Park at 8 a.m. Meet at the boat launch parking lot. Info: 575.5293.

A “Day of Recollection” for Homeschool Moms, at St.Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton,A late winter pick-me-up with a Lenten theme.Includes Mass and Adoration and a talk by Fr. Eric Bergman, as well as lunch, talks and demonstrations by several other guests. Register:

Four Shillings Short Concert, at Lynn Church,

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