Community calendar, week of Feb. 24, 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.

The Women of Trinity Lutheran Church’s Monthly Bible Study, 12 p.m. 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.

Countryside Community Church Wednesday Lenten Services, 6:30 to 7 p.m. Feb 17 through March 16 at 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit. Info: 570-587-3206 or countryside-church.org.

Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Training Program, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginning March 8. The program involves extensive training in the major aspects of home horticulture. In addition, candidates will be responsible for fifty hours of volunteer time, including staffing the garden helpline. Info/applications: 570-963-6842 or LackawannaMG@psu.edu.

The Clifford Community Youth Group’s ninth annual Homemade Easter Egg Sale, taking orders through Feb. 28. Pickup available March 5 and 12 at the Clifford United Methodist Church. Fundraiser helps the youth attend conferences and gatherings throughout the year. Cost: $2 each for homemade peanut butter or coconut cream eggs. Orders: call Robin Correll at 570-222-4344 or Lisa Barhite at 570-222-5493.

DAILY EVENTS

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.

‘Curious about what’s in store for you in 2016’ professional networking event, 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Clarks Summit Senior Living, 950 Morgan Hwy. Features networking, personal readings from Psychic Whitney Mulqueen, refreshments, raffle baskets and door prizes. Reservations: call Sue at 570-702-2660.

Eating Disorder Screening Day, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies at Marywood University. Hosted by the university’s Psychological Services Center, the screenings are completely confidential, free, and open to all ages. Screenings will focus on three major disorders: anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Referrals will be provided, if needed. Info: 570-348-6269.

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.

Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas information session, 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at the college, 2390 State Road 848, New Milford. Info/register: 570-465-2344 or pngschool@lackawanna.edu.

Homemade pierogie sale, noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at St. John’s Center, Hill Street, Mayfield. Deep fried or frozen uncooked, cost: $7 per dozen. Orders of 10 dozen or more frozen, raw pierogie may be placed by calling 570-876-0730 or 570-876-3576. Fried pierogie will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Business establishment orders will be delivered on request. Business orders may be faxed to 570-876-2534. Info: 570-876-0730.

Ethnic Food Sales, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 26, March 18 and April 15 at St. Michael’s Center, 403 Delaware St., Jermyn. Perogies (deep fried, butter and onions or frozen), cabbage and noodles, cheeseball dinner or clam chowder. Orders/info: 570-876-1456. Fax: 570-876-3454. Advance orders are requested.

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.

SIAMO Italian Language Hour, 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at Adezzo Coffee Shop and Lounge, 515 Center St., Scranton. Cost: free. Info: 570-290-7212, info@siamonepa.com or siamonepa.com.

Countryside Community Church Chicago Uno 20-percent Dough Raiser, 12 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28, at 3905 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City. Benefits Countryside Community Church. Contact the church for a voucher and present it to your server. Valid on dine in or take out. Info: 570-587-3206 or countryside-church.org.

300 Club Dinner and Drawing, 6 p.m. March 1 at St. John’s Center, Hill Street, Mayfield. Info: 570-876-0730. Membership is $25 per club for a six-month period.

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.

Serving Seniors, Inc. Annual Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Party, 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 4 at Glenmaura National Country Club, 100 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. Includes Hors D’oeuvres, cocktails and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the programs of Serving Seniors, Inc. Cost: $40. Info/reservations: 570-344-3931. Tickets are also available at the door.

Latin Language Club, 1 to 3 p.m. March 4, 11, and 25 at the Abington Community Library. Discuss and study uses of classical Latin Language using grammar, historical and everyday phrases of Latin.

Chips, Dips,’n Sips, 6 to 9 p.m. March 5 at the Abington Community Library. For all that members of the Friends of the Abington Community Library do throughout the year to support the library, the board offers this gala evening as thanks. Wines from Maiolatesi will be served as well as refreshments made by the board members and coffee. Musical entertainment by Mike Waskovich. For members 21 and over only. Membership cost/renewal: $10 per person or $15 per family.

At Home Party Marketplace, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5 at the Abington Community Library. Representatives from Mary Kay Cosmetics, Silpada, Stampin’ Up, Tupperware, Younique, and Paulette’s Pretty Purses. Girl Scout Troop 50801 will be selling cookies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Sweet Lush Cupcakery Camper will be on hand from 2 to 5 p.m. Cost: free admission.

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. March 9 at the library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections and more. For students in grades 5-12.

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.

Countryside Community Church Pizza Sale, pick up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 at 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit. The pizza is un-baked and ready to bake or freeze. Cost: $10 for plain and $12 for pepperoni, both with or without onion. All orders are requested by March 6. Order: 570-587-3206 or countrysideoffice@yahoo.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon/Cards and Games, 12 p.m. March 14 at The Century Club of Scranton. Cost: $15. Info/reservations: 570-342-0204.

Knee replacement surgery seminar, 5 p.m. March 16 at the McGowan Large Conference Room at Regional Hospital, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Presented by Orthopedic surgeon John Doherty, M.D., who will discuss techniques to help prevent, diagnose and treat arthritis in the knees. Cost: free; Free parking will be offered in the hospital parkade. Reservations: 570-348-7370.

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.

Endless Mountains Model Railroad Club meeting, 6 p.m. March 19 at the club’s building, 7837 Route 29, Dimock. New members are welcome. Info: emmrrc.wix.com/trains or 570-278-3992.

St. Joseph’s Celebration, 2 to 4 p.m. March 19 at the Abington Community Library. The Italian response to St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrate St. Joseph’s Day with festivities, fun, and food.

Easter Bunny Pet Photos, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20 at Gibbons Ford, 704 Martin F. Gibbons Blvd., Dickson City. Photographer Travis Calvert will take professional photos of pets with the Easter Bunny, against a spring-inspired background. Guests will receive a 4×6 digital download for their donation to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. Forms will be available for those without computer access so they may receive their 4×6 photo. Cost: suggested donation of $10. Info: call Anastasia Daniels at 570-586-3700, extension 514.

Speaker: Cole Hastings on 3-D Printing, 7 p.m. March 22 at The Century Club of Scranton. Info/reservations: 570-342-0204.

Homemade Paska Bread and Kolachi Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 at St. John’s Center, Hill Street, Mayfield. Raisin and white paska bread: $8 each. Nut, poppyseed, lekvar and apricot kolachi: $10 each. Info/orders: 570-876-0730 or 570-876-0391, business orders may be faxed to 570-876-2534.

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.

Easter Weekend at Waverly Community Church: Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. March 25; Egg hunt from 10 to 11 a.m. March 26, with a craft and puppet play, free for children age 12 and under and a Sunday Easter Service at 10 a.m. March 27. Info: 570-862-4392 or jen@waverlycommunitychurch.org.

Good Friday Pasta e Fagoli/Vegetable Soup Sale, 3 to 7 p.m. March 25 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. Take outs and Eat-in serving in the Fellowship Hall. Community members may also purchase tickets to be donated to those in need. Cost: $6 for take-out and $7 for eat in. Advance tickets: 570-587-2571. A limited number of tickets available at the door.

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee leadership workshop & meeting, 4 to 5:30 p.m. March 29 at the library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections and more. come and share your thoughts and ideas. Special this week, a leadership workshop to inspire and instruct. Brief meeting will be held after the seminar. For students in grades 5-12.

Light Lunch and Speaker: Sondra Myers on ‘A Cultural and Civic Journey from Scranton to Rwanda,’ 12 p.m. March 31 at The Century Club of Scranton. Info/reservations: 570-342-0204.

Friends of NRA, Northeastern Penna. Chapter, 24th annual fundraising banquet, 4:30 p.m. April 2 at Genetti Manor, 1505 N. Main Ave., Dickson City. The event will feature a three entree family style dinner and open bar, live and silent auctions, bucket drawings, door prizes, and other games and special events. Tickets: $50 each, $95 for couples, $25 for young adults under 21.

Friends of the Abington Community Library Book Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. More than 10,000 items for sale, including books, talking books, CDs, and DVDs. Donations accepted year-round at the library. Friends members may attend a Preview Sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8. Friends membership applications are available at the library.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Crazy 8s After School Math Club, 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 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.

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.

Tailgate for Kids with Mo’ne Davis, 12 to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at PNC Field. Benefits the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Features food, face painting and activities, DJ Jason Miller, Jeremy The Illusionist and autographs with Little League World Series Sensatin Mo’ne Davis and her Taney Dragons teammates and coach. Cost: $10; free for children under age three. Tickets/info: 570-969-7313 or cacnepa.org.

Creative Writing Workshop, 1 to 2 p.m. March 5, 12 and 26 at the Abington Community Library. Hone your writing skills and engage your creativity and imagination in this workshop sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. This session continues weekly until a showcase on April 23; no class on Feb. 27 or March 19. For students in grades 1-4. Cost: free.

Theatre Workshop, 2 to 3 p.m. March 5, 12 and 26 at the Abington Community Library. Explore your interest in theater with activities and exercises in this workshop sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. This session continues weekly until a showcase on April 23; no class on Feb. 27 or March 19. For students in grades 1-4. Cost: free.

Music Workshop, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 5, 12 and 26 at the Abington Community Library. Love music? Come and learn and participate in learning activities to grow creatively as an artist in this workshop sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. This session continues weekly until a showcase on April 23; no class on February 27 or March 19. For students in grades 1-4. Cost: free.

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.

Celebrate Pi Day, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 11 at the Abington Community Library. Pi Day games, snacks and fun for students in grades 4-6.

Read to Dogs, 6 to 7 p.m. March 16 at Abington Community Library. For children in kindergarten through third grade. Drop by during this hour to get some reading practice in with certified therapy dogs.

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.

Bunny breakfast and egg hunt, 10 a.m. March 19 at the Waverly Community House (Comm), 1115 North Abington Road. The event will begin with crafts and and breakfast in the gym. A visit by the Easter Bunny will be a highlight of the morning. The cost $12 per person; Free for children under the age of one. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Comm office, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., week days. Info: 570-586-8191, extension 2.

Homeschoolers at the Library, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. March 23 at the Abington Community Library. An afternoon program to enrich the home learning experience. Each month will cover a different topic. This month: Volcanoes. For grades K-6.

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.

Recycled Pages, 4 to 5 p.m. April 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 5 to 12.Each week students will work with Everhart Museum staff to create artwork made from old books, newspapers and magazines. Projects include mixed media book art, DIY journals, recycled book terrarium, botanical drawings and recycled costume pieces. Cost: free; Sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation. Info/Register: 570-996-1500.

Tom Knight show, 11 a.m. April 14 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Join Tom Knight and his puppets for a collection of songs and skits for children about the environment, animals, food and books. Cost: free; Sponsored by the Tunkhannock Junior Women’s Club and Toni Hockman. Tickets: 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.

Mad Science: Use the Force, 3 to 4:30 p.m. April 23 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 7 to 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.

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

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