Community calendar, week of Jan. 20, 2016


REMINDERS

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 lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

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.

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.

NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates Winter Webinar Series, 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and Feb. 22. For parents and students, grades 8-12. Participants will receive a link to connect and additional information upon registration. Cost: free. Register: EventBrite.com. Info: contact Jennifer Kresock at 570-702-5700 or jkresock@gmail.com.

‘Just Jeans and Jackets in January’ collection, through January 31 at Lackawanna County Library System libraries. Clean, used adult-sized blue jeans and jackets for men and women are accepted and will be donated to the Clothing House of Saint Francis of Assisi Kitchen.

DAILY EVENTS

Financial aid workshop, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the fourth-floor Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center 21 at The University of Scranton. For prospective students and their parents. Snow date: Jan. 26. Reservations (suggested): scranton.edu/finaidworkshop. Info: 570-941-7701 or finaid@scranton.edu.

American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 in Evans Hall at Keystone College. Info/appointments: redcrossblood.org or 1-800-733-2767.

Pennsylvanians for Human Life-Scranton Chapter bus trip to the March for Life 2016 in Washington D.C., Jan. 22. The bus will leave from the parking lot of Keyser Oak Shopping Center at 6:45 a.m. and return at about 11:45 p.m. the same day. Cost: $40 for adults and $20 for students. To reserve a seat, make check payable to Pennsylvanians for Human Life and mail it to Anthony DePaola, 1310 Woodlawn St., Scranton, PA, 18509. Info: 570-906-1107.

The Little Sisters of the Poor and Holy Cross High School’ ‘March for Life’ and prayer service, Jan. 22. The event, which is being held in support of the national “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. that same day, will begin at 2:30 p.m. when Holy Cross High School students, faculty, and staff will march 1.7 miles from the school, 501 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, to Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton. Upon their arrival at the residence, the marchers will be greeted by the Little Sisters and the elderly residents entrusted to their care where they will complete the march together. Following the march, the group will gather for a prayer service. Info: 570-343-4065 or scdevelopment@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

Wyoming Seminary Lower School Winter Open House, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jan. 23 at the school, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. For toddlers through eighth grade and parents. Pre-registration (requested but not required): 570-718-6610 or LSadmission@wyomingseminary.org.

Annual Knox Mine Disaster Remembrance Program, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton. Cost: free.

Families Helping Families hosts guest speaker Lackawanna County District Attorney Shane Scanlon, 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Abington Community Library. Cost: Free. Info: 570-587-3440.

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 waverlycomm.org.

Pennsylvanians for Human Life-Scranton Chapter’s annual Right to Life Prayer Breakfast, 9 a.m. Jan. 30 at St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave, Scranton. Lori Kehoe, of National Right to Life Committee is principal speaker. Reservations: 570-343-5099 or 570-347-8299.

The NEPA Coast Guard Veterans Association meeting, 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at Perkins Restaurant on route 315 in Pittston Twp. Any Coast Guard Veterans, Active Duty or Reserve are welcome. Info: call Neil Morrison at 570-288-6817.

Pre-Lenten Pork and Kapusta Dinner, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of Scranton. Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Takeouts available between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Cost: $13 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 years and younger. Reservations (required no later than Jan. 27): Call Dorothy at 570-346-4164.

The Century Club’s Birthday Bash, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 6 at The Century Club on Jefferson Ave., Scranton. A celebration of the club’s 105th anniversary and the Scranton Area Foundation’s new initiative Women in Philanthropy. Dinner provided by Constantino’s Catering and music for dancing by Jack Martin. Cost: $75; sponsorships also available. Reservations (required by Jan. 27): 570-342-0204.

Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Church of the Epiphany in Glenburn. Cost: A free will offering will be accepted to benefit the Abington Ecumenical Ministeriums food pantry at the Dalton United Methodist Church. Info: epiphanyglenburn.com or 570-563-1564.

Scranton UNICO’s 57th Annual Charity Fundraiser, 6 p.m., Feb. 27 at Fiorelli’s in Peckville. The chapter will honor retired oral surgeon Dr. Albert F. Giallorenzi as UNICAN of the Year. Reservations (required): 570-558-8519.

Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ Annual Pasta Dinner, 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Abington Heights High School cafeteria. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 160 and the school’s marching band, wrestling club, Interact Club and Senior Class, as well as other Abington area youth initiatives. Take-outs will be available. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children under 6. Tickets: 570-947-2705.

Annual Day of Reflection, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2 at Saint Gabriel’s Retreat House, 631 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp. The event is sponsored by the Church of St. Gregory’s Women’s Guild. The conference leader will be Msgr. Joseph Quinn. Info/register: 570-586-9227 or 570-587-2491. Open to men and women. Cost: $30 per person.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Camp Discovery, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 6 in the After School Room at the Waverly Community House. Instructor Cheryl Mozdian will help children with special needs in second through sixth grades, and families, explore a combination of art, music, and more. Cost: $65 for all four weeks or $20 per week for drop-ins. Pre-registration (required): in person at the Comm office or online at waverlycomm.org.

Sign and Sing classes, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 20 in the After School Room at the Waverly Community House. Instructed by Cheryl Mozdian and designed to help hearing children communicate using sign language. Cost: $65 for the six-week series (includes take home materials). Register/info: waverlycomm.org or 570-586-8191, extension 2.

Reach for the Stars, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Abington Community Library. Space and “Star Wars” fun, games and snacks for students in grades 4-6.

Animation Film Class, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 20, March 19 and April 23 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 7 – 14. Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Studios. Cost: $17 per class. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections, etc. Come share your thoughts and ideas.

‘Fine Art Fridays for Kids! Fine Night Out for Parents!’ 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays at the Dietrich Theater. Schedule/topics: Jan. 29 and March 25, trash to treasures; March 11, drawing and painting and Feb. 26 and April 8, pottery and sculpture. For ages 5 to 12. Instructor: Steve Colley. Cost: $20 per session. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Preschool Mixed Media, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the Dietrich Theater . For ages 4 and 5. Young artists will have fun exploring the arts as they experience painting, drawing, sculpting, throwing pots on a potter’s wheel and creating a variety of mixed media projects. Instructor: Amy Colley. Cost: Free; Sponsored by the Dietrich Fundraising Committee. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Mixed Media, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 5-12. In this class, students will get their hands into all kinds of fun: painting, drawing, sculpting and creating a variety of other mixed media projects. Instructor: Steve Colley. Cost: $40 for the four-class series. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Zombie Film Class, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 7 – 14. Instructor: Rand Whipple, of Box of Light Studios. Cost: $17. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or news@theabingtonjournal.com.

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