Abington Heights High School Classes of 1969, 1970 and 1971 Combined Reunion, July 17 and 18. The reunion weekend will feature an informal gathering Friday, July 17 at State Street Grill for $13, and a buffet dinner and music by Orange (formerly Orange Circus) at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18 at the Ramada Inn, for $60. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scranton Technical High School 45th Anniversary Reunion, 6 to 10 p.m. July 18 at Villa Maria II, 1610 Washburn St., Scranton. Cost: $35. Includes buffet dinner, dancing and cash bar. RSVP (deadline June 1): Send check, payable to Scranton Tech 45th Reunion, to Bernie Garvey, 601 Meridian Ave., Scranton, PA, 18504. A free Meet and Greet Night will also be held from 7 to 10 p.m. July 17 at Lake Winola Cottage Association Pavilion. Info: contact Nancy Smith at 904-814-8263 or email@example.com.
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.
Alzheimer’s Association of Greater PA support group meetings, 7 to 8 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at Elan Gardens, 465 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. Info: call Rhonda Fallk at 570-585-8099 or Rita Fenton at 570-586-0179.
Stroke Support Group meetings, 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Moses Taylor Hospital. For survivors of stroke and their caregivers. Cost: free. RSVP/info: call Colleen Dodgson at 570-770-5257.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over-eaters Anonymous meetings, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, 9:45 a.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Cost: free. Info: 570-587-4313.
Peddler’s Village Peach Festival Bus Trip, Abington Senior Community Center is planning this bus trip for Saturday, Aug. 8. Cost: $35. Register: 570-586-8996.
Chair Yoga, 10 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Series three: July 13, 20 and 27 and August 3. Series four: Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Sept. 14 and 21. For ages 18 and up. Instructor: Donna Fetzko, M.S. CNC, RYT. Cost: Free. Info/register: 570-996-1500.
Simply Yoga, 10 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Series two: July 8, 15 and 22. Series three: July 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26 and Sept. 2. For ages 16 and up. Instructor: Donna Fetzko, M.S., CNC, RYT. Cost: $50 for series of six classes or $10 per class. Info/register: 570-996-1500.
Healthy Choices for Kids, 4 to 5:15 p.m. Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 6 to 12. Instructor: Donna Fetzko. Each class will explore a new activity and a sampling of foods that are good and good for you. Cost: free. Info/register: 570-996-1500.
The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory’s summer program, 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday through Friday, July 31. Astronomical programs feature an illustrated lecture and weather-permitted observation through telescopes. Sessions will be held regardless of sky conditions and cancelled only by the threat of severe weather. Cost: free. Info: 570-945-8402.
Storytimes for Children, at Abington Community Library. Infants to age 2: 10:30 a.m. Fridays, July 10, 17, 24. Toddlers, two to three: 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, July 9, 16 and 23. Pre-school, ages three to five: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 14 and 21. Kindergarten through third grade: 4 p.m. Thursdays, July 9, 16 and 23.
Y Wellness Mondays, 6 p.m. rain or shine under the pavilion at Hillside Park. Yoga: July 13 and 27; Mat Pilates: July 20, Aug. 3 and Aug. 17; Zumba: Aug. 10. Bring a water bottle and mat. Cost: $5 per class. Info: greaterscrantonymca.org or hillsidepark.net.
DAY CAMPS AND SPORTS CAMPS
“I can SHAPE and SPIN” Camp Create Pottery and Sculpture, 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 29-July 31 and Aug. 3-7 at the Waverly Community House. For ages 6-16, all abilities, including special needs. Info: 570-585-8113.
Comm Camp, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29-Aug. 7 at the Waverly Community House. A six-week themed day camp for students in grades Pre-K through seventh. A Counselor in Training Program is offered for students in eighth through 10th grades. Info: 570-585-8113.
Nature Day Camps, June 29-Aug. 14, various locations, sponsored by Endless Mountains Nature Center, Tunkhannock. Children from age four to grade six will explore nature by playing games, hiking, meeting live animals, searching the river and forest, listening to stories, making craft projects and costumes, and creating a journal and more. Children in grades 7-12 can gain experience and learn new skills as Counselors-in-Training, which help the staff lead games, set up activities, make their own craft projects, and explore with the campers. Register: EndlessNature.org/nature-day-camp. Info: 570-836-3835.
Countryside Community Church’s VBS, 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 6-10 at the church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit. A light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. each night, followed by Bible lessons, educational videos, crafts, music, games, and more. For children age three through sixth grade. Theme: “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Might Power.” Register/info: KenM14064@comcast.net.
First Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 13-17 at the Clarks Summit church. This year’s theme is “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.” For children age four through grade five. Register: fpccs.org.
Camp Create, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13-17 and July 27-31 at the Waverly Community House. A specialized themed day camp for children with special needs in sixth through 12th grade or equivalent ability. Info: 570-585-8113.
“Outdoor Explorers” DiscoverE Day Camp, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 14-16 at Lackawanna State Park in the Environmental Learning Center area. Theme: Amphibian Adventures. For ages 7-9. At the end of the three days, each child will receive an official Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of State Parks DiscoverE badge and certificate. Cost: $20. Register/info: 570-945-7110 or email@example.com.
League of Heroes! Theatre and Visual Arts Camp, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 20-24 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 5 to 12. Instructors: Amy Colley and Michaela Moore. This camp will be filled with art projects and theater games as campers create their own unique heroic characters and create costumes, props, sets and more for an original play of their own creation. Cost: $60. Info/register: 570-996-1500.
Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School, 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. July 20-23 at the church. This year’s theme is “Group’s Cross Culture VBS: Thailand Trek.” For ages two (must be toilet trained) through completion of sixth grade. Cost: free. Register: bigbibleschool.com.
Summer Tae Kwon Do Camp, July 20-24 at Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 117 Glenburn Road. For special needs children and adults and their families/caregivers. A children’s class for ages 6-12 will be begin at 6:30 p.m. The adult class for those age 13 and above begins at 7:30 p.m. Parents and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to attend both classes. Cost: free. Info: 570-585-1216.
Go Fly a Kite, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 20-24 at the Waverly Community House. Children ages 10-15 will create and fly their own kites. Info: 570-585-8113.
Indraloka Animal Sanctuary’s first ever Earth Camp, July 20-26 at the sanctuary, located in Mehoopany. Transportation from Clarks Summit is available. An opportunity for students in fifth through eighth grade to experience first-hand connections with gentle, rescued farm animals and deepen their understanding of and appreciation for the natural world around them. Cost: $400 (includes a lunch and two healthy snacks daily). Register/info: indraloka.org/earth-camp.
“Hide-n-Seekers” DiscoverE Day Camp, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 21-23 at Lackawanna State Park in the Environmental Education Center area. Theme: Diggin’ in the Dirt. For ages 4-6. At the end of the three days, each child will receive an official Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of State Parks DiscoverE badge and certificate. Cost: $20. Register/info: 570-945-7110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Blue Soccer Camp, Aug. 10 through 14 at Summit University. For children in second through eighth grade. Registration deadline: Aug. 3. Register: bbcdefenders.com. Info: 570-585-9322 or sportscamps@SummitU.edu.
Mind, Body, Spirit with Hilary Steinberg, 6 to 8 p.m. July 8 at Abington Community Library. Join Hilary Steinberg, of Jaya Yoga for a playful practice and learn to honor your body through breath, meditation and yoga movement. For grades seven through 12.
Genealogy Class, 7 p.m. July 8 at Abington Community Library. Learn how to use the website, Familysearch.org, a database of genealogical names. For adults.
Quilting, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 9 at Abington Community Library. Bring your current project. For adults.
Magic Show, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 9 at Abington Community Library. Magician John Andrews will entertain children in this summer show.
Kaffeeklatsch, 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 9 at Abington Community Library. All are invited to join this German language conversation group to practice speaking and listening.
Marywood University’s Student Veterans Alliance’s Jeopardy Night, 7 to 9 p.m. July 9 at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 402 Penn Ave., Scranton. Info: 570-961-4551 or SVA@m.marywood.edu.
UCP Eighth Annual Golf Tournament, July 10 at Stone Hedge Golf Course in Tunkhannock. The tournament features a 1 p.m. Shotgun Start with registration at noon and a Captain and Crew Format. Cost: $95 per golfer (includes golf with cart, refreshments at the turn and a steak dinner at the conclusion). Sponsorships available. Info: contact Tim McHugh at 570-347-3357 or email@example.com. Proceeds will benefit UCP’s Early Intervention Program, which provides educational and therapy services for children from birth to three years of age.
Game Night With Wii, 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 10 at Abington Community Library. Students in grades four through six are invited to join and play one of the library’s games or bring one of their own.
Close Encounters with Birds of Prey, 11 a.m. July 11 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by Bill Streeter, Director of the Delaware Valley Raptor CenterCost: free. Reservations: 570-996-1500. Tickets available at the door while they last.
Teddy Bears Picnic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 11 at The Century Club of Scranton. This fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center is open to children ages two to six (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). The children are invited to take their Teddys for an afternoon of face painting, storytelling, games and a lite picnic lunch. Cost: $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance. RSVP by Wednesday, July 1 to 570-342-0204.
Grief and Bereavement Support Group hosted by AseraCare Hospice, 9 to 11 a.m. July 11 at Abington Community Library. For those who have recently suffered a loss, please join us for a morning of support, education, and conversation. Learn about the grief cycle and discuss practical tips for managing grief. Light refreshments will be provided.
Community Lunch, 12 p.m. July 11 at Dalton United Methodist Church. Cost: free.
Keystone College ‘Sneak A Peek’ information session, July 11 on campus. Check in begins at 10:30 a.m. and campus tours depart at 11 a.m. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to tour Keystone’s scenic campus meet with enrollment advisers, and learn more about the financial aid process. Register/info: keystone.edu/saturdaysneakpeek/, 1-877-4-COLLEGE or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knights of Columbus Abington Council 6611 All You Can Eat Breakfast, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 12 in the Gathering Room at Our Lady of the Snows Church, Clark’s Summit. Menu includes biscuits and sausage gravy, sausage, home fries, eggs, pancakes and more. Cost: $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door.
The Diocese of Scranton’s Sixth Annual Vocations Golf Classic, July 13, at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountaintop. Features a captain and crew format on the 27-hole course. The day begins with lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 12 p.m. and ending with a reception and awards dinner. Benefits the St. John Vianney Endowment Fund. Cost: Golfer packages at $250 include cart and green fees, lunch, dinner and reception. Hole sponsorships are $100. Info: 570-207-2250 or DioceseofScranton.org.
Eating Like a Superhero, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 13, 20 and 27 at Abington Community Library. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade will receive a “Passport to Nutrition” and learn about the best way to fuel their bodies with food. Sponsored by GIANT Foods.
Marywood University Transfer Day, 2 to 6 p.m. July 14 at the Office of University Admissions in the Liberal Arts Center on the university’s campus. College students or former college students considering transferring to Marywood University can complete an application for admission, discuss financial aid and scholarship options and transfer credits. Info: 570-348-6234 or marywood.edu/admissions.
Authentic Native American Pow Wow, 4 to 7 p.m. July 15 at Abington Community Library. An interactive evening of dancing, stories, face painting, crafts, food, artifacts, an authentic teepee and more. For all ages. Cost: free.
Minecraft Meet-up, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 15 at Abington Community Library. For students in kindergarten through sixth grade who love to play Minecraft. Bring your devices, books, and creativity and play/discuss Minecraft with friends. No instruction provided.
Free Clothing Huddle, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 at Waverly Community Church, 101 Carbondale Road. Also, July 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clothes for all ages. Info: 570-587-2280.
River Day, 1 to 7 p.m. July 18 at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park. Cost: free. Features live music, environmental activities for children and adults, nature walks, a River Float, live animals brought by the Ross Park ZooMobile, mural painting, face painting and more. Info: 570-996-1500.
The Abington Rowdy Soccer Camp, July 18 at the synthetic turf field at Hillside Park in Clarks Summit. The Rowdies, a U15 boys travel soccer team will run the camp under the direction of John Fisher of Youth Professional Training. Proceeds will help defray the team’s cost of travel to Italy, Austria and Germany on a 12-day soccer and cultural tour. A session will be held for for kindergarten though third grade from 9 to 11 a.m. and for fourth through seventh grade from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $20. Registration: leaguelineup.com/abingtonrowdies or request forms by emailing email@example.com, calling Mike at 570-498-4694, or visiting Soccer Plus in Clarks Summit.
Countryside Community Church Youth Group Free Car Wash, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19 at the church, 14001 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit. Donations welcome. Info: countryside-church.org.
Know Your Numbers with Geisinger Health Plan, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 20 at Abington Community Library. A wellness presentation. A representative will also be on-site to do blood pressure screenings following the seminar.
Technology Scheduling Session, 10 to 11 a.m. July 21 at Abington Community Library. For adults who need help in computer basics, email, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Basics of the Microsoft Suites (2007) and more. Stop by and schedule a one-on-one meeting session today.
Cooking Super Foods With Ana, 6 to 8 p.m. July 21 at Abington Community Library. For grades seven through 12. Info: 570-587-3440.
ServSafe certification course, July 22, in the Fireplace Lounge, Hibbard Campus Center, Keystone College. The in-class component of the program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue to approximately 5:30 p.m., depending upon completion of the exam. Participants are expected to review the ServSafe textbook for a minimum of 7.5 hours prior to the scheduled course. Cost: $160 (includes a textbook, lunch, and a one hour USDA presentation). Due to the self-study requirement, participants must register no later than 7 days prior to the class. Register: contact Brenda Lidy at 570-945-8334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technology Scheduling Session, 6 to 7 p.m. July 22 at Abington Community Library. For adults who need help in computer basics, email, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Basics of the Microsoft Suites (2007) and more. Stop by and schedule a one-on-one meeting session today.
Mind Body Spirit, 6 to 8 p.m. July 22 at Abington Community Library. Join Hilary Steinberg, of Jaya Yoga for a playful practice and learn to honor your body through breath, meditation and yoga movement. For grades seven through 12.
Read to Dogs, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 22 at Abington Community Library. Students in kindergarten through third grade may drop by during this hour to get some reading practice in with certified therapy dogs.
Superheroes of Invention, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 23 at Abington Community Library. Field Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka will explore the world of inventions and the heroes that invented them. For kindergarten through sixth grade students.
Going Places Network program for unemployed and underemployed women, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, July 23 through Sept. 3. at the PA CareerLink Lackawanna County in Scranton. Preregistration required by Thursday, July 16. Cost: free. Info: 570-941-0339 or email@example.com.
Waverly Twp. Community Square Fair, 5 to 7 p.m. July 24 on the back lawn of the Waverly Community House. Carnival games, picnic dinner and music by Doug Smith Band. Sponsored by Dixon Automotive, Geisinger CMC and Lackawanna County.
Family Storytime, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 24 at Abington Community Library. Theme: community heroes. Geared toward ages three to six, but the whole family is welcome.
Huge Indoor Flea Fest, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 24 and 25 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26 in the air-conditioned parish center at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 1101 Willow St., Peckville. Cost: free admission. Info: 570-383-3244.
Countryside Community Church Summer Hoagie Sale, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 4:30 to 6 p.m. July 24 at the church, lower church entrance, 14011 Orchard Drive. 12-inch National Bakery rolls with turkey or Italian, with or without onions. Cost: $5.50. Orders due by July 19. Orders: 570-587-3206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pheasants Forever Chapter 803’s Second Annual Field Gun Challenge, July 25 at Rock Mountain. Benefits the Northeast Pennsylvania Pheasants Forever Chapter 803, an organization striving to make a difference for all wildlife by helping creating habitat in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties. Register before July 13 and save $15. Info: visit nepapf.org or by call Chris Traver Sr. at 570-477-4668.
Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Chicken BBQ, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 25 at the church. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger.
Indoor Mini Golf, 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 25 at Abington Community Library. Try your hand at an indoor mini golf course set up throughout the library. For grades four through six.
Minecraft Meet-up, 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 27 at Abington Community Library. For students in kindergarten through sixth grade who love to play Minecraft. Bring your devices, books, and creativity and play/discuss Minecraft with friends. No instruction provided.
Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. July 28 at the library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections and more. Students in grades five through 12 are invited to come share thoughts and ideas.
Mind Body Spirit, 6 to 8 p.m. July 29 at Abington Community Library. Join Hilary Steinberg, of Jaya Yoga for a playful practice and learn to honor your body through breath, meditation and yoga movement. For grades seven through 12.
Zoomobile visit, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. July 30 at Abington Community Library. See, learn about, and touch a variety of animals from the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park. For kindergarten through sixth grade.
Clean Living Class with Michelle Zieger, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 30 at Abington Community Library. Learn how to make homemade hand sanitizer and children’s Owie spray. Attendees will take home their creations. For adults.
Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1. Vendor spaces are available, $25 inside and $20 outside. Cost: $2 parking. Info: 570-587-2571.
Pennsylvania Biodiversity Teacher Workshop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. In this workshop facilitated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, participants will receive the Pennsylvania Biodiversity Guide. Designed for formal and non-formal educators in the upper elementary, middle and high school levels. Bring a lunch and dress for both indoor and outdoor activities. ACT 48 hours provided. Cost: $10. Registration deadline is July 29. Pre-registration required. Register/info: 570-842-1506.
Cocktails for the Courts, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 on the back lawn at the Waverly Community House. A farm to table themed fundraiser. Info: 570-585-8113.
Tunkhannock Viaduct 100th Anniversary lecture, 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Dietrich Theater. For the 100th anniversary of the Tunkhannock Viaduct, also known as the Nicholson Bridge, the world’s largest steel reinforced concrete railway bridge in the world, Marian Sweet, of the Nicholson Heritage Association will talk about the challenges of its construction and maintenance, how it affected Nicholson residents and the famous people who visited it. Cost: free. Info/reservations: 570-996-1500 for reservations. Tickets available at the door while they last.
Music on the Lawn Craft Fair and Yard Sale, Aug. 22 on the grounds of Lake Winola United Methodist Church. Includes live Christian music by bands from Pennsylvania, Tennessee and New York throughout the day from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., a showing of the movie “Grace Unplugged” at 8 p.m., balloon creations for kids from 3 to 6 p.m., Model “A” Club of NEPA car show from 1 p.m. to dusk, craft fair and yard sale starting at 1 p.m. and chicken BBQ from 4 to 7 p.m. Rain or shine. A portion of the money raised will benefit the Lake Winola Fire Company. Vendor info: 570-351-7365.
Misericordia University Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 on campus. The program begins with registration at 9 a.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center inside the North Gate of the upper campus. Info/register: 570-675-4449, 1-866-262-6363 or email@example.com.
Third Annual “Kick Off Classic” Lackawanna Trail Football Golf Tournament, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at Stonehedge Golf Course. Captain and crew format- $320 per foursome. All proceeds benefit the Lackawanna Trail varsity football program. The tournament fee includes green fees, cart rental, dinner, a hot dog and soda at the turn, and prizes. The dinner menu will include a Bar-B-Que chicken, Caesar salad, parsley potatoes, baked beans, rolls and butter and an assortment of beverages.
NEPA Yoga Festival, 10a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Montage Mountain Water Park grounds. The festival will offer a diverse array of yoga instruction for every yogi – beginner to advanced level. Classes will include exploration of Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative, Chakra Flow, Acroyoga, Yin and more. Rain or shine. Cost: advance tickets are $55 until July 14; $60 until Aug. 1 and $65 until Sept. 1. Tickets are $69 on the day of the event and $50 for students and veterans. Children under 12 are $25. Tickets: momtn.com/yogafest or eventbrite.com/nepayogafestivalnearme. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-840-3220.Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.