HANOVER TWP.: John Halligan recently presented “Bullying, Cyberbullying and Youth Depression” to the student body of Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School. Halligan will present a follow-up discussion for adults from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hanover Area High School auditorium. Parents of students at the school are encouraged to attend. For more information contact the district office.
LUZERNE: The Harris Conservatory for the Arts is offering “The Dance in All of Us,” a dance class for children with autism, beginning in October. This class is made possible by a grant from the Luzerne County Autism Coalition.
The class gives those with autism the opportunity to explore rhythm, body awareness and movement in an effort to improve communication and interaction with others.
Participants will attend weekly dance classes touching on ballet and jazz with an emphasis on creative movement and expression. All students will be accompanied by a parent, counselor, or other responsible person who will act as a “shadow.” Each class will meet for one hour per week for six weeks.
The class will be conducted by Elisabeth Harris, a certified instructor with Dance Educators of America. Harris has been teaching specialized dance programs for autistic children and adults for almost two decades.
The classes will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, beginning on Oct. 4. The fee for the six-week course is $25. For more information contact the Harris Conservatory for the Arts at 570-718-0673.
NANTICOKE: Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus William J. Hafey Assembly 925 will install officers for the upcoming fraternal year at the 6 p.m. Mass on Saturday at St. Faustina Parish in Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover Street. Past Master William Jones and Marshal James Bower will conduct the installation after the Mass.
NEWPORT TWP.: The Newport Township Community Organization will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Guardian Elder Care Center, Sheatown. The group is involved in a number of community improvement projects, including a recycling program, the clean up of illegal dump sites and publishing a community newsletter. All township residents are invited to attend the meeting and join in these community efforts. Palmira Gregory Miller is the president of the organization and Tom Kashatus and Bill Hourigan are vice presidents.