Abington area sports calendar for the week of April 27, 2016


Bike Scranton, ongoing, a free bike share program hosted by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area. Bicyclists can visit one of four share sites in the city (Lackawanna Heritage Valley headquarters, Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, Cedar Bike & Paddle, and the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton). Participants must be 18 or older, present a valid driver’s license or ID, and sign a liability waiver to borrow a bike. Helmets are provided. Bikes may be borrowed for a few hours or a full day.

Rotary Club of the Abingtons Saturday Bike Rides, April 30, a seven-mile Family Fun Ride, from Sickler’s Bike Shop in South Abington Twp. onto the Countryside Conservancy Trolley Trail and back, will begin at 9:30 a.m. and is best suited for riders over 5 years of age. Cost: $25.

Sickler’s Road Ride, a 30-mile trek will leave the shop at 9:30 a.m. Road bikes and helmets are required. The ride will regroup at intersections. The first 100 participants signed up will receive a T-shirt and swag bag of cycling goodies. Cost: $35. Register: BikeReg.com/rotary-of-the-abingtons-bike-weekend. Info: abingtonrotaryevents@gmail.com. Proceeds from the rides will be used to add a bike fix-it station on the Trolley Trail in Clarks Summit.

Pedals 4 Progress Bike Collection, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon at Sickler’s, Noble Road, South Abington Township and May 1 from noon to 3 p.m. at South Abington Park, Northern Boulevard. All donations require a $10 handling fee to Pedals 4 Progress.

Fred Loch Memorial Scholarship Shoot, May 1 at the Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club on Lake Winola Road. Shooting on the clay bird sporting clays course will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a steak dinner at 11:30 p.m. The shoot helps fund the club’s scholarship program for graduating seniors at Lackawanna Trail and Tunkhannock High School. Cost: $25 per shooter for 50 birds or $45 for 100 birds. Shooters will need to provide their own ammunition, but shotguns will be available. Info: Carl Tylutki at 570-945-3137, Fred Rose at 570-903-5755, or www.fscweb.org.

Free Fly Fishing Introduction Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 at Lake Eston Wilson at Hillside Park. The class, provided by the PA Fish and Boat Commission, is designed for families interested in learning the basics of fly fishing equipment, casting techniques or water skills. Participants must pre-register by 4 p.m. May 5 at www.gonefishingpa.com. Participants should dress for outdoor weather. Info: 570-477-2206.

Women’s Fly Fishing School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 in the pavilion at Hillside Park on Lake Eston Wilson, Winola Road, Clarks Summit. Representatives from Lackawanna Valley Trout Unlimited and the PA Fish and Boat Commission will host a one-day fly fishing class. Cost: free. No equipment is required. Register: www.gonefishingpa.com Family Fishing Programs/Find Event/May 7th. Info: ffnepa@epix.net or 570-954-5042.

“Waverly Waddle” 3-mile Run/Walk, May 7 at the Waverly Community House. Registration: 8 to 8:45 a.m., race begins at 9 a.m. Cost: $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12 by May 6. On race day, $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. Family rate (3 or more participants) $35 during advance registration or $40 or race day. All proceeds benefit recreation programs at the Waverly Community House. A “Junior Waddle,” for children ages 8 and under will take place immediately following The Waddle. There is no registration fee for the Junior Waddle. Info/register: www.waverlycomm.org or 570-586-8191, extension 2. There is no rain date.

Summit University Golf Classic, May 23 at Glen Oak Country Club, Clarks Summit. Check-in begins at 10 a.m., followed by a lunch at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at noon. A dinner with awards and prize drawings will be held at 5 p.m. The tournament will have a scramble format. Cost: $250. Register: SummitU.edu/golfclassic.

7th annual Tyler Kubilus 5K Run/Walk, June 11 at Lakeland High School. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., race begins at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Tyler Kubilus Memorial Scholarship fund. Kubilus died in an ATV accident in 2009. Avanced registration: $20 for adults, $15 17 and under. Same day registration: $25 for adults, $20 17 or younger. The first 100 participants to sign up receive a T-shirt. Register: http://www.active.com/jermyn-pa/running/distance-running-races/7th-annual-tyler-m-kubilus-memorial-5k-walk-run-2016. There are three sponsorship options available for the event: Gold Sponsor $75, Silver Sponsor $30 or Bronze Sponsor $20. Info/register: Carol Kubilus, race director, 570-563-5120 or 570-357-3483. Sponsors are asked to respond by June 2. Awards will be given to the top male and female finisher in each age group (15 & Under, 16 – 20, 21 – 30, 31 – 40, 41 – 50, 51+).

A Kids Dash around the Lakeland High School track will be held at 10:30 a.m. Cost: $5. All kids receive a race bib and finisher’s ribbon. Parents can accompany their kids for free.

Keystone/Trout Unlimited Teens Summer Conservation Camp, June 19-25 at Keystone College. Registration is open through May 27 for teens from 14-18 years of age. Students will reside in door rooms and eat in the college cafeteria while learning about conservation, the environment, and the art and sciences of fly fishing. Instructors from the DEP, DCNR, County Conservation Districts and PA Fish and Boat Commission will offer courses in watershed conservation, fish biology, aquatic insects are more. Trout Unlimited volunteers will teach casting, fly tying and matching hatches of insects. The camp will be restricted to 24 participants. Cost: $325, scholarships are available. Info: ffnepa@epix.net or 570-954-5042.

Heritage Explorer Golf Tournament, June 26 at Pine Hills Country Club in Taylor. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Tee-off at 8 a.m. Captain and crew format. Lunch will be served following an awards ceremony. In addition to 18 holes of golf, there will be live entertainment, contests and door prizes. Cost: $100, $50 for lunch only. Proceeds benefit projects and programs supporting the mission of Lackawanna Heritage Valley. Info/sponsorships/registration: jimel@lhva.org or 570-963-6730, ext. 8203.

Deanna Klingman’s Offensive Skills Girls Basketball Clinic, June 27-July 1, at Abington Heights High School. A morning session will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for grades 2-5. The afternoon session, for grades 6-9, will run from noon to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $75 per camper. Register: Deanna.klingman@yahoo.com.

Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton golf tournament, July 11 at the Country Club of Scranton in Clarks Summit. Proceeds will benefit the Dave Mattei Mission Fund, which provides emergency assistance to Regional Hospital employees in times of personal crisis. The captain and crew tournament will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Register/info: Bill Timlin at 570-348-7189.

9th annual D & H Distance and 5K Run, 9 a.m. Sept. 11 in Forest City. Cost: $40 through Aug. 19. The race is a major fundraiser for the Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Info/register: dhdistancerun.com, GetMeRegistered.com or www.nepa-rail-trails.org.

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