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 [email protected]
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. 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 [email protected]
The Women of Trinity Lutheran Church’s Monthly Bible Study, 12 noon the first Thursday of each month at 205 West Grove Street, Clarks Summit. All are welcome to this informal bible study. Bring a brown bag lunch. Info: call Joyce at 570-222-3041 or Carole at 570-587-1088.
The Chinchilla Hose Company’s annual pizza sale, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Feb. 12 and continuing every Friday during lent until Good Friday at the fire house on Shady Lane Road, South Abington Township. Red, white, and white broccoli pizza will be available. All Proceeds benefit the operations and needed equipment of the fire company. Orders may be placed, beginning at 1 p.m. the day of the sale, by calling 570-586-5726. Walk-Ins are also welcome.
Dyslexia: Making it Personal, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 3 on campus at the Summit University of Pennsylvania. Designed for teachers, administrators and parents, this interactive simulation gives guests firsthand knowledge about the challenges and frustrations faced by people with this language-based learning difference. The interactive seminar is presented by Learning Ally, a national nonprofit with a defined approach to reading, learning and success for students and their families managing dyslexia and other reading disabilities. Info: 570-585-2400 or SummitU.edu/events.
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.
Surplus Family Pasta Dinner Benefit, 4 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Newton Ransom Fire Hall. Sponsored by Ransom Lions Club, Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Countryside Community Church to help the Surplus Family, which lost everything on Jan. 15 in a house fire. Event includes eat in or takeout dinner, basket raffle and bake sale. Cost: $10 for adults and $8 for children. Info: 570-388-2539.
Teen Leadership Committee Fair, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Abington Community Library. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to come and learn about what the Teen Leadership Committee does at the Library and how to get involved.
Watch the Birdy, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Environmental Learning Center at the Lackawanna State Park. Spy some feeder birds while sharing a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Learn about Project Feeder Watch and other programs you can get involved in to help keep track of our feathered friends. Info: 570-945-7110.
Global Ministry Conference: Building Bridges and Breaking Walls, Feb. 8 through 10 at Summit University of Pennsylvania. Featuring special speakers and workshops, this annual conference seeks to expand attendees’ world-views. Info: 570-585-2400 or SummitU.edu/events.
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.
All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Supper, 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at East Benton United Methodist Church, 200 Jordan Hollow Road, East Benton. Cost: $7 for adults, $4 for children under 12. Proceeds support summer concerts and other musical events. Info/tickets: Bill Tyriw at 570-563-1873 or [email protected]
Knights of Columbus No. 6611 Mardi Gras celebration, 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 9 at St. Patrick’s Hall in Nicholson. Guests may come in costume, but they are not required. Includes main dishes, beer and wine. Cost: $15 per person or $25 per couple. For those age 21 and older only. Tickets: call Greg Purdy at 570-406-8578.
Third Annual Keystone College Cupcake Challenge, 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in Evans Hall. Local businesses and bakers will compete to present the best cupcake. Guests may taste test four different cupcakes and vote for the people’s choice award. Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Cost: $10 for general admission and $4 in advance of $5 at the door for students.
All-you-can-eat pancake and sausage supper, 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at East Benton United Methodist Church. Cost: $7 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Proceeds support summer concerts and other musical events. Info: Call Bill Tyriw at 570-563-1873 or email [email protected]
Lenten Gathering, 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at Crossroads Church, 312 S. State St., Clarks Summit.
Ethnic Food Sale, Feb. 10 at St. Michael’s Center, 403 Delaware St., Jermyn. Clam chowder: $4 per pint, $7 per quart; cabbage and noodles: $3.50 per pint, $6.50 per quart; pierogies (butter and onions, deep fried, frozen): 3 for $1.75, 6 for $3.50 or 12 for $7. Cheese ball dinner (3 cheese balls, salad, roll): $6. Orders: call 570-876-1456 or fax 570-876-3454.
Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers meeting, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Abington Community Library’s Ryon Room. Chris Kohl of Sweet Valley Hives will discuss natural beekeeping methods and the Warre Hive.
Hearts on Fire Valentine’s Dinner, 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at Heritage Baptist Church, 415 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. The event will feature a full-course meal, chocolate fountain, music and more. Proceeds benefit the 2016 Ecuador Missions Team. Cost: $20. Info/RSVP: Teri at 570-780-0136.
Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 205 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. In honor those of the Abingtons in active military.
Lackawanna Winterfest 2016, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Lackawanna State Park. Dog sledding demo, cross country ski “try it,” snow shoeing, warming fires, kids winter crafts, winter survival and hot food and beverages. Some activities dependent on conditions. Info: 570-945-7110.
Backyard Beekeeping: Spring Apiary Management, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. This workshop will focus on springtime beekeeping, what to do, and what to expect. Cost: $80 for the fall/winter series of 4 classes or $25 for individual classes. Registration is limited and pre-registration is required. Info/register: 570-842-1506.
Spring College Days, Feb. 25 through 27 at Summit University of Pennsylvania. Designed for high school students looking for Christ-centered higher education, attendees will experience the challenging academics, biblical focus and influential mentors at Summit University. They will stay in residence halls, meet professors and coaches, sit in on classes, attend the spring play and get questions answered. Info: 570-585-2400 or SummitU.edu/events.
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.
Vanishing of the Bees: Film and Discussion, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. Cost: $5. Preregistration (required): 570-842-1506.
My Fascination with Birds: The Story Behind the Photos, 11 a.m. March 19 at the Dietrich Theater. Presented by: Rick Koval, naturalist. Cost: free. Info/reservations: 570-996-1500.
Backyard Beekeeping: Summer Apiary Management, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 24 at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. Cost: $100 for the spring/summer series of five classes or $25 for individual classes. Registration is limited and pre-registration required. Info/register: 570-842-1506.
Camp Discovery, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, 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. $20 per week. Pre-registration (required): in person at the Comm office or online at waverlycomm.org.
Crazy 8s After School Math Club, 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the Abington Community Library. A recreational after-school math club that helps students in kindergarten through second grade enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. Kids build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet Paper Olympics.
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.
Family Valentine’s Open House Workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 6 in the auditorium of the Waverly Community House. For children of all ages, the morning’s activities will include Valentine’s Day crafts, card making, games, cookie decorating, light refreshments and more. Cost: A donation of $5 per family will be accepted at the door to cover the cost of supplies. Info: waverlycomm.org.
National Bird Feeder Month activity, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Abington Community Library. Make homemade bird feeders. Also includes snacks for the kids. For students in grades 4-6.
Animation Film Class, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays, 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.
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.
Kirsten’s World, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Abington Community Library. Learn about American Girl Kirsten’s life during the Pioneer Era. Enjoy a treat and make a craft. Bring your doll along if you’d like. For grades K-6. Register/info: 570-587-3440.
Block Parties, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24 and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Abington Community Library. Children ages 3-7 are invited to join in the free play with blocks, vehicles, animal and people. There are only two ground rules: No throwing blocks, and no knocking someone else’s building down.
‘Fine Art Fridays for Kids! Fine Night Out for Parents!’ 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater. Schedule/topics: 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.
Star Wars Party, 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Abington Community Library. This closing event for Winter Reading Club includes Star Wars photo ops, treats, crafts and games.
Little People and Nature, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays or Wednesdays at the Dietrich Theater. Tuesday Sessions are March 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Wednesdays are March 9, 16, 23 and 30. For ages two-and-a-half to five. Instructor: Rebecca Lesko. Cost: Free. Info/register: 570-996-1500.
Harry Potter and the Green Screen Film Class, 3 to 4:30 p.m. March 19 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 7–14. Bring your broom, cape and glasses to fly, become invisible and walk through a scene like (completely) Headless Nick. Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Studios. Cost: $17. Info/register: 570-996-1500.
Natural Wonders: Inside an Egg, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 24 at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. For children ages 3-6 and guardian. Participants will learn which animals lay eggs and go on an egg hunt to find animals that lay eggs. Cost: $8. Pre-register (required): 570-842-1506.
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