Abington Gators Youth Swim registration, ongoing, practices begin Oct. 3. Fee: $235 ($100 deposit due at registration). There is a $25 discount for each successive child within the same family and the fee includes a team suit, cap and T-shirt. The Abington Gators is a competitive swim league for kids ages 6-14, a member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Age Group Swim League. Register: www.abingtongators.com.
Coach Herman Little Basketball Clinics, the first clinic, for boys and girls ages 6 to 9, will be held for six weeks on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 5 p.m., beginning Oct. 3 at the Waverly Community House. The second clinic, for boys and girls in grades 4, 5 and 6, will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for six weeks, beginning Oct. 6. Registration: $60 for six weeks or $12 per class. Info: 570-586-8191, extension 2.
Summit Wrestling Club registration, the club, for boys and girls ages 5-12, will hold its first practice on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Abington Heights High School auxiliary gym. Info: email@example.com or summitwrestling.com.
Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club Sporting Clays course, open Wednesdays 9 a.m. to dusk through September. Member cost: $25 for 100 birds and $13 for 50 birds. Non-member cost: $30 for 100 and $15 for 50. The Five-Stand course will open at 5 p.m. and the kitchen will be open for lunch. Info: www.fscweb.org or 570 378-2593.
Newton Recreation Center fall and winter hours, 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. through May 2017. The center is located at 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. Info: Carol at 570-586-7808.
Recovery is H.O.P.E. 5K Walk/Run, 9 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Olive Street Trailhead of the LHVA Trail. Registration will be held from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. The race is being organized by The Scranton Chapter of Young People in Recovery. Register: https://runsignup.com/recoveryishope by Oct. 12. Cost: $20, includes a T-shirt. Awards will be given out by age group and gender. Donations: https://www.facebook.com/scrantonparecovery/ or text YPRSCRANTON to 41444. Info: Yolanda Battaglia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-903-8700.
Newton-Ransom Elementary PTOP 5K/Fun Run, Oct. 23 at Abington Heights Middle School. Registration 7:30 p.m. A one-mile fun run will be offered for children in fourth grade or younger will start at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K/Run Walk, open to all ages, will start at 9 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow the race. Registration, before Oct. 1, $20 or $10 for a Newton-Ransom students for the 5K, $10 for the Fun Run. After Oct. 1 and on race day, $25 or $15 for a Newton-Ransom student for the 5K and $15 for the Fun Run. Register/donate: runsignup.com/Race/PA/ClarksSummit/NewtonRansomElementary5kRunWalkandOneMileFunRun. All proceeds benefit the students of Newton-Ransom Elementary School.
5Kate: The Mental Illness Awareness Run/Walk and Kids Run, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at Valor Field at Scranton Memorial Stadium and the Lackawanna Heritage Trail. Registration will be held prior to and on the day of the race. Cost: Teen and adult runners and walkers, $25; Children, $5. Kids will receive candy bags in conjunction with Halloween. The event, in memory of Katie Shoener, will feature live entertainment from the Gerard Mayer Band, tents, local organizations, kid’s games and “trick or treating,” counsellors and a local speaker. Costumes are not required, but encouraged.
Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club “Turkey Shoot”, 9 a.m. Nov. 6 on club grounds, Lake Winola Road. Breakfast and lunch will be available in the kitchen. Prizes will include a frozen turkey or gift card. Rifle, handgun and shotgun competitions will be held.