Community calendar, week of Dec. 2, 2015


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

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.

Project Re-Entry seeks Christmas donations. Needed for the men are wrapped candy and cookies and for the women are socks, wrapped candy, toothpaste, soap, VO5 shampoo and Suave shampoo. Monetary gifts are also accepted. Deliver to: 29 New York St., Scranton by Dec. 10. Info: 570-342-3627.

Abington Lions Club used eyeglasses collection, at Abington Community Library. Collected eyeglasses will be recycled and distributed to needy people in the United States and countries abroad. A yellow container is set up in the library.


Movie Clips and Cocktail Tasting, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Everhart Museum. Join the museum, the American Wine Society and presenters Rosemary and David Falchek on a trip through classic movie clips and sample the cocktail featured in the scene. Patrons will get insight into the clip and the history behind the cocktail the character is drinking. Cost: $25. Reservations required. Info/reservations: or 570-346-7186, ext. 516.

Traveling with Ancient Friends: A Guided Tour of Greece for Gods and Non-Gods Alike, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in Evans Hall in Hibbard Campus Center at Keystone College. A presentation by Mara Kanari, a professional guide specializing in Greece, Greek culture, and mythology, featuring an illustrated lecture with images and music. Cost: free. Info/register:

Marywood University Transfer Day, 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 on campus. A program for college students or former college students considering transferring to Marywood University. Info: 570-348-6234 or

Marywood University Lifelong Learners Bus trip: Fairmont Park at Christmas, leaving at 8 a.m. Dec. 4 from Marywood University with a second pick up at the Pittston Park and ride. Visit the historic Strawberry Mansion and Woodford Mansion decorated for Christmas, followed by lunch on the East Balcony of the Philadelphia Art Museum and a Audubon and Warhol audio tour at the Museum. Reservations: 570-383-0544.

Latin Language Club, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at the Abington Community Library. Discuss and study uses of classical Latin Language using grammar, historical and everyday phrases of Latin. Info: 570-587-3440.

Waverly Community Christmas, 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at the Waverly Community House. Hosted by Waverly United Methodist Church. Includes pictures with Santa, brunch, carols and a “spontaneous” pageant, in which all are invited to choose a costume piece and help tell the story of Christmas. Cost: free. Info/reservations: call Holly Gilpin at 570-561-3371 or visit

Homemade pyrohy/pierogi sale, 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church’s Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Ave., Scranton. Freshly made. Cost: $7 per dozen. Orders (must be placed no later than Dec. 1): 570-342-3749.

Designer Bingo, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at Lackawanna College, Angeli Hall, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Designer handbags, jewelry, and gift cards are among the prizes available. Proceeds benefit the Lackawanna College Club Coalition. Cost: $20 ticket for 20 games of bingo; additional bingo cards, special games, a 50/50 raffle, and concessions will also be available. Tickets: 570-955-1479 or

From Loss to Love: Yoga to Heal the Heart, 4 to 5:15 p.m. Dec. 6 at Jaya Yoga, 320 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Join Cat and Lacey in a special donation class with a energetic flow to cultivate your inner strength, followed with restorative postures to replenish and restore. Proceeds will be donated to NortheastSuicide Prevention Initiative. Cost: $10 suggested donation. Register/info: 570-319-1726.

The Abington Heights Civic League Christmas Dinner and installation of new members, Dec. 7 in the clubhouse, 115 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. Info: 570-587-3101.

All-you-can-eat breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at St Patrick’s church hall in Nicholson. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Abington Council 6611. Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12 or $20 for a family of four. Tickets available at door.

Yoga Holiday De-Stressor, 10 to 11:15 a.m. Dec. 9 and 16 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 16 and up. Instructor: Donna Fetzko, M.S., CNC, RYT. Suitable for all levels of abilities. Cost: Free. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Lackawanna Historical Society’s annual Holiday Open House, 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Traditional Christmas decorations, wassail and sweet treats, stories, games, and music will be part of this old-fashioned Christmas celebration. Info: 570-344-3841 or

Ninth Annual Holiday Cookie Walk, 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 12 at the Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit. Sponsored by the Joseph W. Hall Memorial Auxiliary. Choose from more than 80 varieties of homemade cookies, containers provided. Cost: $8 per pound. Info: 570-687-8259.

Worldwide candle lighting event, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Abington Community Library. Friends and families of those who have lost children, family or friends, along with various members of the local clergy, will light candles to honor and remember all who have died, of any age and from any cause, at any time in the past. Cost: free. The event will begin with registration of the names of those who were lost at 6:30 p.m. with the lighting of the ceremonial candle at 7 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a flameless candle or glow stick and photo of their loved one.

Lackawanna College School of Petroleum and Natural Gas info session, 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at the school, located at Exit 219, I-81. Info/register: 570-465-2344.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 5:45 p.m. Dec. 18 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Hwy. Info/appointments: or 1-800-733-2767.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 5:45 p.m. Dec. 21 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 205 Main St., Nicholson. Info/appointments: or 1-800-733-2767.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 5:45 p.m. Dec. 22 at Triton Fire Hall, 116 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Info/appointments: or 1-800-733-2767.

Wellness Through Mind-Body Integration program, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Constance Reynolds Belin Room at the Waverly Community House. Cost: free. Info: 570-586-8191, extension 2 or


Make-it, Hang-it with Santa, 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Abington Community Library. Drop in between these times to create holiday ornaments to hang on the Library tree. At 4 p.m., Santa Claus will arrive to read “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and take pictures with kids. Register: 570-587-3440.

Free movie showing of ‘Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas,’ 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Seating is first come, first served. Info: 570-996-1500.

Holiday Workshop, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. A morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady for all ages. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Abington Lions Club Annual Santa Claus Visit, Dec. 8-10. Santa will visit homes in Clarks Summit, Clarks Green, Chinchilla, Waverly, Glenburn, Dalton and the Newton areas. Contact Dave Jones at 570-586-3034 for route designations.

Holiday Storytime, 10 to 10:30 a.m. or 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Abington Community Library. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and winter stories and crafts for all ages.

Photo Opp with Olaf, 3 to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Abington Community Library. Bring your camera and get your picture taken with Olaf, the character from Disney’s hit movie “Frozen.”

Breakfast with Santa, 10 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Waverly Community House. Cost: $12. Info: 570-586-8191, extension 2 or

14th Annual O’Malley Free Christmas Party, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Keyser Valley Community Center on the corner of Keyser Avenue and Jackson Street in Scranton. Children in preschool through fifth grade are invited to come for a picture with Santa Claus, snacks and other goodies. Cost: free. RSVP: call 570-346-1828 and leave a message with the number of children attending by Dec. 10.

Signing Santa, 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Abington Community Library. Children infant to age seven are invited to come and meet Santa Claus. Refreshments will be served. Presented in partnership with The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.

Gingerbread House Decorating, 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Abington Community Library. Students in grades four through six can decorate their own graham cracker gingerbread houses. All supplies provided.

All Aboard the Polar Express, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Abington Community Library. Climb aboard the Polar Express in this special after-hours event at the library, featuring a reading of the story, holiday songs, and treats.


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