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REMINDERS


Cell phone collection, Abington Heights High School Students Against Destructive Decisions is collecting cell phones at the high school. All cell phones are cleared and programmed with 911 for use by the elderly. The phones may be dropped off in the main office of the high school.


Overeaters Anonymous meetings, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Stone Ave., Clarks Summit, weekly, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. and Sun., 4 p.m. Info: 587.4313.


Donations request for used school uniforms, Our Lady of the Snows Church, donating to Limulungo Community School, Mongu District in Western Zambia, Africa. Any size white shirt, navy and plaid skirts, pants, shorts, sweaters and sweat shirts welcome. Info: 587.3268 to arrange drop-off and pick-up.


Volunteers needed for Ombudsman (Resident Rights’ Advocate) Program. Community neighbors who are trained to help clarify responsibilities and the rights of those in long-term living facilities. Must be over 18. Info: Sylvia Kolosinsky, Director of volunteer services, 344.3931.


Young Adult Quit (YAQ) Smoking Study, Smokers ages 18 to 30 who join the study receive free materials to quit smoking, two weeks of free nicotine patches and two gift cards for completion of the study. Info: www.yaqstudy.org email info@yaqstudy.com or 1.866.371.9362 ext. 4349.


4-H program requests volunteers to teach project skills and serve as role models for youth. Adults needed to serve as volunteer leaders of 4-H clubs (five or more members, ages 8-19). Policies and procedures to ensure that 4-H programs take place in a positive and safe environment. All individuals must successfully complete the Penn State Cooperative Extension’s screening process for volunteers before volunteer work can begin. Info: 963.6842.


Cub Scout Pack 251, sponsored by the Clarks Green United Methodist Church. Info: Cub Master Tom Sheakoski, 586.8049 or clarksgreen251.org


The Scranton Rescue Missions offers food and clothing. The Scranton Rescue Mission, 8 W. Olive St., offers community service and meals every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 5:25 p.m. Free haircuts first and second Saturday of the month during Bible Study. Every Sunday evening following the evening service, the mission distributes non-perishable food and clothes. Anyone in need of spiritual help, food or clothing can contact www.scrantonrescuemission.com or 357.6677.


Senior Citizens for Senior Dog, Sponsored by Laura’s Hope Rescue. Unites humans and dogs who are in the same period of their lives. Seniors willing to help other seniors in need can contact the rescue at 280.2083.


Boys and Girls Club Car Donation Program for Boys and Girls club in U.S. Cars do not have to be functional, but need a title. The cars are sold at auctions and funds benefit the club. Info: 1.800.246.0493.


Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, Resource Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus screenings, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Registered Nurse Consultant, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Gluten- Free Information Exchange, fourth Thursday of every month located at Wegmans, Dickson City 6 p.m.; Successful Living with Chronic Illness third Thursday of every month, Noon; 615 Jefferson Ave, Scranton. 888.995.8787.


United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Workforce Readiness program is looking to enroll new participants who are interested in receiving help with resume creation, job search and application requirements, interview skills and career exploration. The program is for out-of-school youth, ages 21 and under, who are currently looking for employment and live in Lackawanna County. Info: 961.1592 ext. 105.


Newton Recreation Center Winter Hours (through May 31, 2013): Monday through Fridays 9 a.m. - noon and 3 - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday noon - 5 p.m. Info: 586.7808.


The Abington Area Community Classroom offers a variety of ongoing classes. Info: For updated listings, visit aacclass.org or call 954.6650.


Monthly Bereavement Support Group, The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County offers a monthly bereavement support group meeting at their office, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant. The support group meets the third Thursday of each month. Info: 383.5180.


Myasthenia Gravis Support Group 2013 Meeting Schedule, at Allied Services, Charles Luger Outpatient Center Community Room, 475 Morgan Highway, Scranton: April 7, June 1, Aug. 3, Oct. 5 and Dec. 7. Info: Vera Krewsun at 570.687.6009 or Marie Ronnlof at 877.596.1491.


Abington Heights High School Music Concerts, Concert Band Concert April 16 at 7 p.m. Symphony Orchestra Concert, April 28 at 3 p.m.; Combined Choir Concert, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Choir Concert, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Musical, March 14 and 16.


Free Income Tax Help Offered by United Way and University of Scranton, Low and moderate income individuals, families and senior citizens in the Abingtons can receive free assistance in completing and filing their federal, state and local tax returns through the University of Scranton’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and a group of local human service organizations led by the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. Appointments are required and available at the Clarks Summit Volunteer Fire Company, 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit, Feb. 27 from 3 – 7 p.m.; March 7 from 3 – 7 p.m.; and March 18 from 2 – 6 p.m. Appointments/info: 504.0614.


The American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers. Drivers are needed to take patients to and from treatment appointments in Lackawanna County. Drivers need a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, automobile insurance, a clear background and driver check. Orientation is provided. Volunteer assignments are flexible; transportation is needed during the daytime hours during the week, Monday through Friday. You can drive your vehicle or the American Cancer Society van where available. Info: 562.9749.


Coach Little Basketball Clinics, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road in Waverly. Boys and Girls Ages 6 to 9 beginning March 5, continuing Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Boys and Girls Grades 4 to 6 beginning March 7 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.


Free Balance Screenings, To help prevent falls, Allied Services Integrated Health System is offering free balance screenings for the month of March. Those who experience falls, chronic dizziness, and or balance difficulties can be evaluated by a therapist who will determine if they can benefit from a balance program. Dates and locations include: March 12 at Heinz Forty Fort Rehab Center, March 13 at Heinz Wilkes-Barre Rehab Center, March 14 at Heinz Nanticoke Rehab Center, March 18 at Moscow Rehab Center, March 20 at Heinz Wilkes-Bare Rehab Center, March 20 at Heinz Drums Rehab Center, March 21 at Carbondale Rehab Center, March 21 at Taylor Rehab Center, March 26 at Luger Scranton Rehab Center and March 28 at Mid Valley Rehab Center. Appointments: 1.888.REHAB.PA. Info: AlliedServices.org.


HOLIDAY EVENTS


March 6: Countryside Community Church Lenten Season and Easter Services, at 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, all services start at 6:30 p.m. Includes “Words of Christ from the Cross: The Third Word” March 6, “The Fourth Word” March 13, “The Fifth Word” March 20 and “The Sixth Word” March 28. Easter Sunday service will be held March 31 at 6:30 a.m. Info: countrysidechurch@yahoo.com.


March 10: Homemade Easter Egg Sale order deadline, with pickups available March 16 and 23 at the Clifford United Methodist Church. The Clifford Community Youth Group is selling homemade peanut butter and coconut cream eggs. Cost: $2 per egg. Orders: 222.3331 or 222.4344.


March 12: Catholic Choral Society Lenten Concert, at St. Patrick’s Parish, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton at 7 p.m. Cost: free. Info: 575.1040 and also at www.catholicchoralsociety.org.


March 17: All- You -Can -Eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, at Clarks Summit Fire Co. #1 Inc., 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for children under 10 years of age.


March 22: Meatless Meal for Lent: Baked Haddock Fish Dinner, at the Regal Room (Ballroom/side entrance), 216 Lackawanna Avenue, Olyphant, from 5 - 7 p.m. Sponsored by Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant. Sit down or take out dinner includes baked haddock, potato, vegetable, cole slaw, roll and dessert. Cost: $12. Ticket deadline: March 18. Info/tickets: 489.4348.


March 23: Breakfast With the Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt, at The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road in Waverly, at 10 a.m. Youngsters will be divided into groups according to age and will search the Comm for treat-filled Easter eggs so that everyone gets a fair share of the goodies. Also includes crafts and breakfast in the gym. Cost: $10 (children under the age of one are free). Tickets (required in advance): 586.8191, extension 2.


March 28: St. John’s , Mayfield Homemade “Paska” (Easter) Bread And Kolachi Sale, continuing March 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Raisin and white bread will be sold in Paska size only. Paskas are $7 each. Kolachi (nut, poppyseed, lekvar and apricot) are $10 each. Orders: 876.0730, 876.3372, or 876.0391. Business establishment orders: fax to 876.2534.


DAILY EVENTS


March 6: Connie Pheiff Speaks: Capacity For Change program, continuing March 20 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 201 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton. An interactive and dynamic streetwise selling program. Continental breakfast included. Cost: $499 per session or $1,299 for all three. Info/reservations: connie@pheiffandsome.com or 906.4395.


Workshop: “Special Needs Students and Strategies for Post-Secondary Success,” at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly at 6 p.m. Snow date: March 13.


March 8: Take-Out Only Baked Haddock Dinner, at the church center on Hill Street, Mayfield from 4 - 6 p.m.Menu: baked haddock, potato, veggie, cole slaw, roll and butter and dessert. Cost: $10. Tickets: 876.0730, 466.5399 or 876.0391. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.


March 9: “Honey, Have You Seen the Bees?” at Salt Springs Park from 1 - 3 p.m. Beekeepers Ginny and James Wood will bring a hive display, talk about honeybees and provide honey to sample. Cost: $5 for Friends of Salt Springs Park members, $10 for non-members and free for children.


Women’s Wellness Day Retreat, at the Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose, from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. This woman’s day to relax, release, refocus and re-energize will include a blend of gentle yoga stretches, mind-balancing breathing, guided visualization, journaling, introspective labyrinth walk and more. A vegetarian lunch is included.Cost: $85. Reservations (requested by March 4): 278.9256 or wellness@epix.net.


Saint Patrick’s Parade Day Party, at The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 North Washington Ave., Scranton, from noon to 4 p.m. Cost: free.


Roast Beef Dinner, at South Creek Lions Club, Rt. 14 in Gillett, at 4:30 p.m. Includes: roast beef and turkey, potatoes, vegetables, baked beans, bome baked bread, pies and drink. All you can eat. Cost: $9.


March 10: An Afternoon Remembering “Glenn Miller and his Orchestra,” at Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St., Waverlyat 2 p.m. Narrated by Pete Noto. Featuring: Tex Beneke, Ray Ebrle, Marion Hutton, The Modernaires, Sgt. Johnny Desmond, The U.S. AAF Band, and prominent leaders of the Big Band Era. Cost: free. Info: 586.8166.


Registration deadline for NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates March 10 trip to NACAC National College Fair in Syracuse, N.Y., Ideal for Students in Grades 8-11. Cost: $40. Info: 702.5700 or jkresock@gmail.com.


Annual Charity Basketball Tournament to Benefit Autism, at Lackawanna College Student Union Gymnasium, 500 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. Check in for the tournament will begin at 11:30 a.m. and games begin at 12:15 p.m. Students from The Commonwealth Medical College’s (TCMC) Basketball Club and MD Class of 2015 will host the second annual Alley-Oop for Autism 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Northeast Regional Autism Center at Friendship House in Scranton. Info: www.thecommonwealthmedical.com/basketball.


The March Second Sunday Vespers, in St. Paul’s Parish House, Montrose, with Duane Hinds welcoming the guests at 5 p.m. Chris and Barb Buffington will be the greeters and The Rev. Charles Cesaretti will be the reader of the lessons. A ladies trio consisting of soprano Patricia Souder, second soprano Esther Welden, and alto Sarah Birchard will present two numbers – ‘Lift Thine Eyes’ by Mendelssohn and ‘Take My Life and Let it Be’ by Havergal. Sarah Bertsch is pianist for the service. A simple supper will be served immediately following the ecumenical service.


Narration of the life of Glenn Miller, at Waverly United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. The story of America’s popular Swing Era-Big Bandleader Glenn Miller will be narrated by local musician Pete Noto. Cost: free. Info: 586.8166.


March 11: Entercom Communications “The Menu” Presents: Wegmans Seafood Spectacular, at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Shopland Hall, Fourth Floor, at 7 p.m. (cocktail hour at 6 p.m.) Cost: $7. Tickets: 344.1111 or ticketmaster.com.


March 12: Toastmasters - Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers meeting, at Allied Services, Morgan Hwy., Scranton, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Visitors welcome. Info: 498.1110, 604.6176 or scrantontoastmasters.org.


Stroke and Osteoporosis Life Line Screenings, at VFW Abington Memorial Post #7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. Pre-registration is required. Cost: starting at $159. Info/appointments: 1.800.697.9721 or lifelinescreening.com.


The Knights of Columbus Abington Council #6611 BINGO Night, in The Gathering Room at Our Lady of the Snows on State Street, Clarks Summit at 7 p.m. Cost: no cover charge, BINGO cards are $0.50 each or 3/$1 per game. Complimentary light refreshments will be served.


March 13: Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Educational Luncheon, at Twig’s Café from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Leadership from Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation will present information on economic impacts with a focus on what the natural gas industry means to local business. Reservations: 875.8325 or Deborah@wyccc.com. Seating limited to one representative per business.


Annual Day of Reflection, at St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, 631 Griffin Pond Rd, Clarks Summit, with registration from 9 - 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Women’s Guild, Church of St. Gregory, Clarks Green. The spiritual director for the day will be Rev. Father Lee Havey, CP. His theme for the program is “Finding Faith in the Faces Around You.” The program includes meditation and a Luncheon and the day concludes at 3 p.m. following the celebration of the Mass. Cost: $25 (includes lunch). Info/reservations: 586.9227 or 587.2491. Reservations before March 11 are appreciated.


March 14: Boy Scout Troop 251 Spaghetti Supper, at Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Rd, Clarks Green, from 5 to 7 p.m. Includes salad, rolls, spaghetti and meatballs and homemade dessert. Supports the scouting program throughout the year. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any Troop member or at the door. Takeouts will be available. Cost: Adults $8, children 10 and under $5.


March 15: The Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania meeting, at Marywood University, Shields Center for Visual Arts Room 225, at 7:30 p.m. Includes a review of the book “Illuminating the Word” by Christopher Calderhead. Refreshments served. Cost: free. Info: 296.6507.


March 16: 28th Annual NEPA Bach Festival, in Scranton. Organ concert at Elm Park United Methodist Church, at 4 p.m., chamber music concert at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. and choral concert March 17 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 3 p.m.


Etiquette Classes, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly, for ages 4 to 7 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and ages 8 to 14 from 2 - 4 p.m.


The 13th Annual ‘Heat At The Seat’ Chili Cook-off, at the County Seat Tavern, Maple Street, Montrose, at 2 p.m. Music will be provided by DJ ‘Ringmaster.’ All proceeds benefit Endless Mountains Medical Care Foundation. Chili applications are available at the County Seat. Info/register: 278.9996.


A Trip Around the World, at The Factoryville United Methodist Church. A night of adventure and fellowship is planned. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: $5 per person or $12.50 per family with school age children. Info/tickets: 945.5854, 945.3811 or 945.9659.


March 17: Ladies Auxiliary’s Annual Ham and Cabbage Dinner, at VFW Post 7069, Clarks Summit from 2 - 6 p.m. Includes homemade desserts. Takeouts available. Cost $8.


Lackawanna Audubon Society “A Lifetime of Birds” Presentation, at the Anthracite Museum at 2:30 p.m. Presentation by photographer Dave Fisher. Info: at 586.5156 or http://academic.uofs.edu/faculty/careym1/las.html.


March 19: Happiness Hive Learning Academy Preschool Open House, on the second floor of Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road, Clarks Green, from 5 - 7 p.m. Light refreshments served.


March 21: 10th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. Day, hosted by the The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day is in memory of Helen Phillips, a woman who fought a battle against colon cancer and died in the summer of 2002. Team captains will be in charge of ordering and distributing C.A.S.U.A.L. T-shirts for $15 and pins, for $5. All proceeds from C.A.S.U.A.L. Day benefit Cancer Institute efforts to raise colorectal cancer awareness and support colorectal cancer screenings for low income, un/underinsured individuals. Info/register: 1.800.424.6724 or cancernepa.org.


March 23: Tree Pruning Class, at Salt Springs Park at 9 a.m. Forester Jim Kessler will discuss and demonstrate the why, where, how, what and when to cut. Cost: $5, for Friends of Salt Springs Park members, $15 for non-members.


Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeastern PA, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 11 a.m. For all ages. Presented by: Rick Koval. Admission: Free. Participants will learn about the reptiles and amphibians of northeastern Pennsylvania with Rick Koval, naturalist and WNEP Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality. His PowerPoint program will illustrate 44 species of frogs, turtles, salamanders, lizards and snakes, including rarities such as the endangered northern cricket, frogs, timber rattlesnakes, eastern worm snakes and hellbenders that reside in northeastern Pennsylvania. Meet live reptiles and amphibians after the talk. Info: 996.1500.


March 26: Toastmasters - Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers meeting, at Allied Services, Morgan Hwy, Scranton, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Visitors welcome. Info: 498.1110, 604.6176 or scrantontoastmasters.org.


March 27: Full Moon Hike, at Salt Springs Park, time to be announced. Participants will explore Salt Springs in the dark. The full moon sheds a new light on the hiking experience. Cost: Free. Info: 967.7275.


The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Bi- Annual Legislative Breakfast, at Shadowbrook Inn and Resort from 8 - 9:30 a.m. Co-sponsored by First Liberty Bank & Trust and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, the event will include a full breakfast buffet as well as the opportunity to address issues impacting your business. Cost: free for WYCCC members and $10 for non-members. Reservations/info: 875.8325 or Deborah@WYCCC.Com.


April 2: ‘Love Your Guts’ seminar, at Everything Natural, Clarks Summit, at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Country Life, with guest speaker Tracy Kreider (N.D.) discussing the importance of digestive health. Info: everythingnaturalpa.com.


April 6: ‘Your Health: Get to the Point’, at Everything Natural, Clarks Summit, at 1 p.m. Presented by Dr. Dawn Strickland, local author and certified fitness trainer. Info: everythingnaturalpa.com.


April 9: Beginner’s Italian, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N Abington Road, Waverly. An eight-week class beginning April 9 from 7 - 8 p.m.


April 13: Chainsaw Day, at Salt Springs Park at 9 a.m. Friends of Salt Springs Park is seeking volunteers with chainsaws to cut and clear up winter debris. Free food and T-shirts provided. Pre-register: 967.7275.


April 16: Abington Senior Center Bus Trip to Sight and Sound Theatres’s “Noah” Musical, Day includes a stop at Kitchen Kettle Village, show and dinner at the Hershey Farm Restaurant. Cost: $110 for members, $115 for non-members.


April 20: Trail Clean Up Day, at Salt Springs Park at 11 a.m. It’s time to hike all the trails and clear them of branches, trash, and other debris. Free food and T-shirts provided. Pre-register: 967.7275.


Everything Natural’s Annual Earth Day Open House, at Everything Natural, Clarks Summit, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Attendees will experience organic, green, and fair trade foods; live music and a screening of the movie ‘Fresh’. Info: everythingnaturalpa.com.


April 21: Cycle and Recycle—Celebrate Earth Day, at Salt Springs Park from12:30 - 5 p.m. Rain date: April 28. An afternoon of activities focused on recycling, composting, and bike riding. Appropriate for all ages. Info: friendsofsaltspringspark.org.


All You Can Eat Breakfast, at Clarks Summit Fire Co. #1 Inc., 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years of age.


April 27: Salamander Egg Hunt, at Salt Springs Park from 1 - 4 p.m. Participants will join the Friends of Salt Springs Park on a different kind of Easter egg hunt, collecting salamander eggs and learning about their hatching. Cost: Free.


May 3: Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce 21st Birthday Block Party, at the Comfort Inn & Suites, Tunkhannock, from 6 – 10 p.m. Attendees will enjoy local fare from at least eight area restaurants, spirits from local beer distributors as well as Nimble Hill Winery and band “Splash.” Cost: $35 in advance or $45 at the door. Tickets/info: wyccc.com or 875.8325.


WEEKLY EVENTS


Mondays:


Clarks Summit Fire Company Auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m. Clarks Summit Fire House, 321 Bedford St., second Monday of every month. CMC Donor Site Blood Drives, noon to 4 p.m., second Monday of the month, CMC Professional Building Auditorium. Info: 969.8800.


NAMI Support Group, 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from in the CMC Professional Building, Auditorium. Info: 969.8986.


Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship, on the first and third Monday of the month, hosted by the St. Thomas More Society of St. Paul’s Parish, 2301N. Washington Ave., Scranton. For men interested in adult discussion of the Catholic faith. Info: 343.0634.


The Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Bingo Night, at the Dalton Fire Co. Hall, on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m.


Knitting Group, at the Abington Community Library every other Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring a current project and knit with others. For adults only.


Countryside Community Church Bible Study, at 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit at 10 a.m. Info: 587.3206 or www.countrysidechurch.org.


Tuesdays:


Alzheimer’s Association caregivers support group meetings, 7 to 8 p.m., the last Tuesday of every month. Elan Gardens. Adjoining room for loved ones, who will not be left unattended. Info: Rhonda, 585.8099 or Rita, 586.0179.


Introduction to Martial Arts, starting January 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chinchilla United Methodist Church, 411 Layton Rd., Chinchilla. Ages six and up. Cost: Free. Info: Scott at 585.1206.


South Abington Lions Club meetings, on the second Tuesday of each month, second floor of the South Abington Township Building at 7 p.m. Info: 313.2133.


Greater Scranton Area Roaring Ramblers Toastmaster Meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Allied Services in the Administrative Board Room, located in the Rehabilitation Building on the Morgan Highway at Moffatt Drive. Info: scrantontoastmasters.org, 586.7762 or 587.0232.


Mommy and Me Naturally, Outdoors, at the EMNC Lodge and grounds from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Pretend, sing, listen to a story, make a craft and play. Program is designed for children two-and-a-half to four years old. Cost: free.


The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters Club, meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at Allied Services, Morgan Hwy., Scranton. Visitors are welcome. Info: www.1607.toastmastersclubs.org or 587.0232.


University of Scranton Free Clinic the Uninsured, 240 Kessler Court, has extended its hours: noon -4 p.m. The medical clinic serves uninsured people from Lackawanna County by appointment. Appointments can be arranged by calling 941.6112. World Peace Meditation and Reiki Circle, on the first Tuesday of every month, at Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, 200 Lake Ave., Montrose from 5 - 7 p.m. Cost: $10. RSVP/Info: 278.9256, wellness@epix.net or wellnessarts.com.


STACKS Writing Group, at The Vintage/Morning Glory Cafe, 326 Spruce St., Scranton, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Info: emailstackswritinggroup@gmail.com.


Wednesdays:


Oakwood Terrace Support Group meetings for spouses and other family members or caretakers of those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 400 Gleason Road, Moosic. Meetings are open to the public. Cost: Free. Info: Sylvia Kolosinsky at 451.3171 ext. 116 or oakwoodterraceinc.com


Parish Youth Choir Rehearsals, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. accompanies the singing at the 9:30 a.m. mass, at Our Lady of the Snows, every other week. Open to youth, 11 to 18. Info: 586.4112.


Youth ministry at Our Lady of the Snows Church, 7 to 8 p.m. Clarks Summit, general meetings. Junior High program, 7 and 8th graders, Sundays 1 to 2 p.m. Info: Call ahead to join 586.1741.


Meditation Classes at the Waverly Community House from 7 to 8:30 with Buddhist monk Gen Samten Kelsang. Classes are self-contained. Drop in any week. Cost is $10 per class. Sponsored by Kadampa Meditation Center, N.Y.


Great Scranton Chapter of Penn State Alumni Association Meetings, in the lower level of the SLC Building on the Worthington Scranton campus, Dunmore. The meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and the general membership is welcome to attend.


Mom’s in Prayer Ministry, at Summit Baptist Bible Church, 232 Noble Road, Clarks Summit every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. A prayer group for mothers of students in the Abington Heights School District. Info: mdingler@cox.net or MomsInPrayer.org.


Thursdays:


The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Allied Services, Morgan Hwy., Scranton. Visitors welcome. Info:www.scrantontoastmasters.org or call 570.498.1110 or 570.604.6176.


Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation support group, 7 p.m., Community Medical Center Professional Building, first floor, CME Room, third Thursday of each month. Info: 969.8986.


Grief and Bereavement Educational and Conversational Support Group. Sponsored by AseraCare Hospice, 749 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Join us on at the AseraCare offices on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Info: Olympia Cianfichi, Bereavement Coordinator, 1.800.870.0085.


Writers’ Group, for ages 18 and up at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 7-8:30 p.m. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.


Scrabble, 1 p.m. at Abington Community Library. No registration necessary.


Heinz Rehab Hospital’s Stroke Support Group, the first Thursday of the month in the Rose Brader Dining Room in the main building, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre from 4:30 to 6 p.m.


Scrabble, at the Abington Community Library, beginning at 1 p.m. Join other players for games of Scrabble. No registration necessary.


University of Scranton Free Clinic the Uninsured, 240 Kessler Court, has walk-in hours from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The medical clinic serves uninsured people from Lackawanna County. Info: 941.6112. Better Breathers Club, at the Geisinger-Community Medical Center Professional Building, Classroom 2, Second floor, 316 Colfax Ave., Scranton at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. A free support group for people with chronic lung disease and their families. Info: 969.8986.


Meditation Classes, at the Waverly Community House from 7 p.m. to 8:30. Classes are led by a Buddhist monk. Cost is $10 per class. Info: 845.856.9000.


Survivors After Suicide Support Group, every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the West Hazleton Borough Building, 100 S. 4th St., West Hazleton. Facilitated by: Professional and Peer. An open grief group that welcomes survivors at any stage of their grieving process. Participants enter the group, leave, and return as they feel the need.


Fridays:


Diabetes support group, 10 a.m. Community Medical Center Professional Building, third floor classroom, second Friday of each month. Info: 969.7272. Cost: Free.


A Course in Miracles, 4:30 p.m. at Everything Natural. Discover more about the guiding principles of authors like Marianne Williamson and Dr. Wayne Dyer. Newcomers welcome.


Saturdays and Sundays:


Bereavement Support, at Our Lady of Snows Church Parish Center 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend informative sessions dealing with the grief process. Info: 586.1741.


Guided Downtown Walking Tours of Scranton, conducted by the Lackawanna County Historical Society, 11 a.m. at the main entrance of Lackawanna College on Vine Street near Washington Avenue. Tours last two hours. Cost: $3. Info: 344.3841.


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