Community calendar, week of June 10, 2015


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


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.

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.

The Newton Recreation Center summer hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday, through August 31. Located at 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd.

Chair Yoga, 10 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Series two: June 15 and 22. Series three: June 29, July 6, 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 one: June 10. Series two: June 17 and 24 and July 1, 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, beginning Wednesday, July 8 and continuing 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.

South Side Farmers’ Market, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday from June 13 through Oct. 3 at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton. Hosted by United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Elm Street Revitalization Project. Info: 570-346-6203 ext. 15.


Minecraft Film Camp, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Camp one: 1 to 3 p.m. June 22 – 26. Camp two: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 22 – 26. For ages 7 – 14. Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Studios. Use Minecraft to make a movie. Students conceive and plan their film, create their digital world in Minecraft and then add sound to their masterpiece. Cost: $60 per 5-day camp. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

College and Career BOOT (Building Our Outstanding Teens) Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22-26 at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. Co-hosted by the church’s Family Life Ministries and NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates the program features a series of supportive workshops on topics such as standardized test preparation strategies, choosing majors and careers, finding the right college and application preparation, applying for financial aid and scholarships, resume and essay writing, leadership development and skill building, Internet safety and protocol and dorm life, roommates and packing for college. Cost: $25 for the entire week. Registration deadline is June 12. Info: or 570-342-8263.

A Closer Look Day Camp, Session one 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 29 through July 3; Session two, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 6 through 10 or Session three, 1 to 4 p.m. July 6 through 10, at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. For ages 5 and 6. Using the natural world as a catalyst for growth and development, children will develop connections to Earth by engaging in first hand experiences with plants and animals Cost: $70. Registration is required and space is limited. Info/register: 570-842-1506.

Nature Day Camps, June 29-Aug. 14, various locations, sponsored by Endless Maountains 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: Info: 570-836-3835.

Acting Camp for Kids, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Camp one: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 6-10. Camp two: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 20-24. For ages 6-12. Instructor: Michaela Moore. Participants will learn about acting through theatre games, improvisation, storytelling, play making, character creation and more. A casual performance for family and friends will end each week. Cost: $60 per camp. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Hidden Treasures! Theatre and Visual Arts Camp, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 6-10 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 5-12. Instructors: Amy Colley and Michaela Moore. Campers will spend the week becoming the treasure hunting characters of their choice while making props, costumes, jewelry and other art projects. The week will culminate in a casual performance of an original play that will be created by the campers. Cost: $60. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

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:

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:

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:


Preparing the High School Athlete for College, 7 to 8 p.m. June 10 at Abington Community Library. Jennifer Kresock, of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates will offer advice for high school athletes who are interested in playing sports in college. For students in grades 9-11 and their parents. Info: 570-702-5700.

Kaffeeklatsch, 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 11 at Abington Community Library. All levels and ages are invited to join this German language conversation group.

Tyler Kubilus 6th annual 5K Run/Walk, June 13 at Lakeland High School, 1355 Lakeland Dr., Scott Twp.

Academy Day, 1 to 3 p.m. June 13 at Abington Heights High School. Students can preview and meet representatives from each of America’s prestigious Military Service Academies. Congressman Tom Marino’s congressional office is now accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY; the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO; the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT; and the Merchant Marine Academy in Great Neck, NY. Info: contact Ryan Barton at 570-322-3961 or

United Neighborhood Centers’ Kicks for Kids kickball tournament fundraiser, 1 p.m. June 13 at Scranton High School’s Memorial Stadium. Benefits UNC’s summer camp Project Hope. All ages. Cost: $200 per team (minimum of nine players needed per team). Register: Info: Call Mary Carroll Donahoe at 570-346-0759.

Bioblitz presentation, 9 to 11 a.m. June 13 at the Keystone College Environmental Education Institute. A team of scientists, faculty, and graduate students from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will present their findings from their visit to Keystone College June 10 through 12 to survey plants and animals on the college’s Woodland’s Campus. Cost: free. Register: Info: or 570-945-8555.

Turning Point Alternative Living Solutions program: Social Aspects of Problem Gambling/ Responsible Gambling, 9 to 10:15 a.m. June 13 and 20 at 431 Rear Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Presenter: Roy Gilgallon, BA, NCGCI, CADC, CEO of Turning Point Alternative Living Solutions. Info: 570-880-7614.

The 911 Memorial Committee of Lackawanna County’s annual Flag Day/Army Day observance, 1 p.m. June 14 on Courthouse Square, Scranton. The event will mark the 238th anniversary of the Flag and the 240th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Army. The 911 Memorial Committee annually honors the heroes and innocents of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Ros-Al Floral and Antiques’ Antiques Expo Preview Party, 6 to 8 p.m. June 12 at the Four Points by Sheraton, 300 Meadow Ave., Scranton. This preview to the June 13 and 14 event will benefit the Lackawanna Historical Society. Cost: $25. Tickets: 570-344-3841 or 570-785-5960.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 205 West Grove Street, Clarks Summit. Info: 1-800-733-2767.

Countryside Community Church Damon’s fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 16 at Damon’s Grill Clarks Summit. 10 percent of your dine in or take out bill will be donated when a fundraiser voucher is presented. Contact church for voucher at 570-587-3206 or

Jewish Family Service of NEPA’s 100th Annual Meeting, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 16 at the Colonnade on 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Light fare served with a cash bar. Reservations (limited): 570-344-1186. Cost: free; donations accepted at the door to support the work of JFSNEPA.

Read to Dogs, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 17 at Abington Community Library. Children in kindergarten through third grade may drop by during this hour to get some reading practice in with certified therapy dogs.

Technology Scheduling Session, 6 to 7 p.m. June 17 at Abington Community Library. Stop by and schedule a one-on-one meeting session for help in computer basics, Email,iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Basics of the Microsoft Suites (2007) and more. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.

Unveiling of the Glass Freedom Quilt, 7 p.m. June 19 in the Ryon Room at Abington Community Library. This “History of the Freedom Quilt in Glass Art” exhibit is a hand crafted stained-glass replica of the Freedom Quilts used to guide fleeing slaves along the underground railroad. Each quilt square represents a code used to communicate important messages that signaled different actions for a slaves to take at crossroads and safe houses. Presentations will be given by Pedro Anes, Robert Sallavanti, Ph.D., and Jack Lawrence. The Freedom Quilt will be on display from June 20 through July 20 at the Library.

Sixth Annual Heritage Explorer Bike Tour and Festival, 8 a.m. June 20 at Blakely Borough Park, Peckville. The tour will pedal north on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, finishing at the festival with live musi, vendors and family activities. Cyclists can pre-register online until June 15 at or register the day of. Info: 570-963-6730, ext. 8200.

Endless Mountains Model Railroad Club meeting, 6 p.m. June 20, at the club building, 7837 Route 29, Dimock. Visitors and new members welcome. Info: or 570-278-3992.

Countryside Community Church Take-Out Only Pasta Dinner, 3 to 5 p.m. June 20 at the church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit. Includes pasta with homemade sauce and meatballs, salad, bread and butter, and dessert. Cost: $8 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Advance tickets only. Order deadline: Sunday, June 14. Tickets: 570-587-3206 or

Strawberry Day 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk, and Kid’s Fun Run, June 20 beginning on Davis Street, Clarks Summit. The 5K Run and One-Mile Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the Kid’s Fun Run starting at approximately 9:30 a.m., immediately after the conclusion of the 5K Run. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at The National Running Center, 318 Davis St. The event benefits The Gathering Place, Clarks Summit’s future community, arts, and education center. Cost: $20 for the 5K, $10 for the one-Mile Walk, and free for the Kid’s Fun Run. Registration required. Forms are available at The National Running Center or online at Info: 570-586-1620.

21st Annual Father’s Day Car Show, 8 a.m. June 21 at Nay Aug Park, Mulberry Street, Scranton. Sponsored by Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club, Inc. Show info: Joe at 570-344-2014. Registration: Don at 570-561-3286.

Used Bike Drive, 1 to 4 p.m. June 21 at South Abington Park, 642 Northern Blvd. Rain or Shine. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Abingtons for Pedals for Progress. No trikes. Bikes should be rust free with minimal repair required. Working portable sewing machines also accepted. Cost: $10 minimum donation with each bike or sewing machine for shipping. Info:

Abington Christian Academy informational meeting, 6:30 p.m. June 22 at 204 South Abington Road, Clarks Green. The school will present its classical high school launch for grades 9 through 12 for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Mind Body Spirit, 6 to 8 p.m. June 24 at Abington Community Library. Join Hilary Steinberg, owner of Jaya Yoga for a playful practice and learn to honor your body through breath, meditation and yoga movement. For students in grades 7–12.

Heroes of Science, 6:30 p.m. June 25 at Abington Community Library. Professor Klutzo’s Heroes of Science explores the work of Newton, Galileo, and DaVinci through magic, juggling, and ventriloquism. For children.

Super Hero Party, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 26 at Abington Community Library. Fun games and activities for students in grades 4-6.

‘Firkin Friday Charity Cask Night’ Fundraiser for the Scranton Cultural Center, 5 p.m. June 26 at Cooper’s Seafood House, Scranton. Cost: free admission, $6 per glass. Also features raffle baskets.

Founders Day Car Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at Sherwood Chevrolet, Route 6, Tunkhannock. Info: Roy at 570-836-2133.

Endless Mountain Amateur Radio Club’s Annual Field Day, 2 to 5 p.m. June 27 and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 28 at the Emergency Services Building, SR 6 East, Tunkhannock. Learn about amateur radio. Cost: free. Info: contact joe at 570-209-0070 or

LEGO Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 28 at Abington Community Library. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to come and build with LEGOs, which are provided. Limit: 20 children.

AseraCare Hospice Memorial Program and Butterfly Release, 3 p.m. June 28 at St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit. Info: 570-586-4573.

Minecraft Meet-Up, 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 29 at Abington Community Library. Children may bring their own devices, books and creativity and play and discuss Minecraft with friends.

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. June 30 at Abington Community Library. A group of students in fifth through 12th grade, focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections and more. Info: 570-587-3440.

The Rotary Club of the Abingtons Annual Fireworks Display, July 3 at the Abington Heights Middle School, 1555 Newton-Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. Food, live music, and activities begin at 5 p.m. and the fireworks show at dusk. Rain date: July 4. Cost: parking is $5 per vehicle to help defray expenses.

Ramble with a Naturalist, 9 a.m. July 4 at Endless Mountains Nature Center, 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock. Wander the forest looking for animal signs and seasonal plants with Rebecca Lesko, Director and Naturalist. This ramble will be at an easy pace, but in uneven terrain. Recommended for adults and children in first grade and above, accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Cost: free. Info:

Dalton Fire Company Carnival, 6 p.m. July 7 through 11 at the carnival grounds on Bank Street, Dalton. Food games, live music, dunk tank, raffles, BINGO, rides and more. Fireman’s parade will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. Info:

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 Proceeds will benefit UCP’s Early Intervention Program, which provides educational and therapy services for children from birth to three years of age.

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.

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

Native American Pow Wow, 4 to 7 p.m. July 15 at Abington Community Library. This event, co-sponsored by the Abington Heights Civic League, The Belize Fund and The Portal Institute, Inc., ties in to the library’s summer reading program theme of “heroes.” Includes an authentic teepee set up, crafts, face painting, displays of Native American artifacts and art and more. Highlighting the evening will be continuous dance and song presented by the Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe. Cost: free.

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.

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

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 or by call Chris Traver Sr. at 570-477-4668.

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 Pa., Tenn. and N.Y. 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.

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