June 7: Wyoming Seminary Day/Lower School Reunion Weekend, at the Forty Fort campus. The event is open to all those who graduated from the school, originally named the Wilkes-Barre Day School, and will feature various activities, tours of the school building a luncheon and a reception and dinner at the Huntsville Golf Club. Info/register: wyomingseminary.org/alumni/events.
Wyoming County: Our Beginnings Exhibit, June through July at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, during scheduled movie times or by appointment. On display will be recently acquired documents from the collections of the Wyoming County Historical Society separating Wyoming County as its own entity from Luzerne County in 1842, as well as the first authorization allowing execution for a crime committed in Tunkhannock. Cost: Free. Info: 570-996-1500.
Thirsty Thursdays, every Thursday in June at Oakwood Terrace (a memory care community, 400 Gleason Dr., Moosic, 2 - 3 p.m. Attendees can sample gourmet appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages and other treats, as well as, enter to win a “Fun in the Sun” door prize. Cost: free. Space is limited. Reservations: call Sylvia at 570-451-3171, ext. 116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakeside Wednesday Concerts, held every Wednesday from June 25 to August 27 at Hillside Park, 6 p.m. to dusk, rain or shine. Features live music, food, canoeing and visual artists. Musical lineup includes: Mace In Dickson Band, June 25; Kenny McGraw’s Brass and Ivory Orchestra with Chris Dimattio, July 2; Jeffrey James Band, July 9; Doug Smith Featuring Erin Malloy, July 16; Wannabees, July 23; East Coast Trio, July 30; Whiskey Tango, Aug. 6; Lightweight with special guest Senator John Blake and Friends, Aug. 13; Fab Three, Aug. 20 and Hitchin’ Cricket, Aug. 27.
Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Auxillary Bingo, at the Dalton Fire Hall, on the second and fourth Monday of June. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 6:45. Info: Betty at 570-563-1268.
Junior Golf Clinics, Thursday mornings starting June 19 at the Lakeland Golf Course in Fleetville and Friday mornings starting June 20 at the Fern Hall Golf Course. The eight-week program has three sessions available each day, including an 8:30-10 a.m. and 10:15-11:45 a.m. session for ages 8-16 and a 12-12:45 p.m. session for ages 4-7. The program is for boys and girls of all skill levels. Cost: $60 per golfer. Info: nepajuniorgolf.weebly.com.
“Painting the Town” Beginners Drawing and Painting camp, at the Waverly Community House, June 23-27; 9:30 a.m. - noon; camp open to grades 3- 8.
Camp Create Pottery and Sculpture, June 23 - 27, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Waverly Community House. Campers ages 6-16 will craft their own pottery using various techniques, tools and their imaginations. Cost: $85 (includes materials). Scholarships available. Registration deadline: June 19. Info: waverlycomm.org or 570-586-8191.
The Sandlot Summer Softball Camp, June 23 - 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Schautz Stadium in Dunmore. This camp for ages 7-13 will cover all aspects of the game, offering mid-season instruction. Cost: $100. To register, email CDD027@aol.com or call 570-445-1155.
Comm Camps, Week one is June 30 - July 3, Wild Animal and Dinosaur Week; week two is July 7 - 11, Comm Camp Olympics; week three is July 14 - 18, Comm-istry and Cosmos; week four is July 21-25, Under the Big Top Circus Week; week five is July 28 - Aug. 1, Farm Frenzy and week six is Aug. 4 - 8, Time Travel Week. Camps are held at the Waverly Community House Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $110 per week. Info: waverlycomm.org or 570-586-8191.
“I can shape and spin” camp create pottery and sculpture for children with special needs, at the Waverly Community House June 23 - 27; 10 - 11:30 a.m.
The Waverly Community House is offering weekly tennis clinics (in conjunction with Comm Camp) June 30 - Aug. 22. Private and semi-private lessons for children and adults and families are available contact the Comm at 570-586-8191, EXT. 2 or visit the website: www.waverlycomm.org.
Comm Camp Day Camp, June 30 - Aug. 8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Waverly Community House; Open to grades Pre-K through seventh grade. Counselor in training program for grades 8 - 10.
“You are Mixing Your Colors” beginner’s oil painting at the Waverly Community House, July 14-18; 9:30 a.m. - noon. For grades 3-8.
Shakespeare at the Comm, July 14-18, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. For grades 5-8 at the Waverly Community House,
Camp Create at the Waverly Community House, specialized camp for children with special needs Aug. 11 - Aug. 15; Aug. 18 - Aug. 22; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open to grades 6 - 12 (or equivalent ability).
Endless Mountains Nature Center’s Nature Day Camps, June 30 - Aug. 8 at at the Nature Center at Keystone College and one week at at Little Rocky Glen. Campers age four through sixth grade will explore nature with games, hiking, meeting live animals, stories, crafts, creating a journal and more. Students in seventh through 12th grade can gain experience as Counselors-in-Training, helping the staff lead games, setting up activities, making craft projects and exploring with the campers. Need-based scholarships are available. Info: www.EMNConline.org or 570-836-3835.
Earth Camp, July 1 – 30, Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Hillside Park, For students entering fifth, sixth and seventh grades. Focusing on environment, art, and health, Earth Camp is packed with recreation, education, and exploration, with activities such as canoeing, fishing, nature crafts, water painting, volcano making, water discovery, interpretive hiking, pottery, sports, team building activities, games, rocketry, pottery, zumba, self-defense, and more. Cost: $125 for all 18 days. Space is limited. Registration forms are available at the Clarks Summit Borough Building and online at www.Hillsidepark.net.
Super Summer Slam Day Camp, July 7-11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Evangelical Free Bible Church of Clarks Summit at Joe Terry Civic Center, Montdale. Students age six through sixth grade are invited to join in a fun-filled week of activities with meaningful content, including games, songs, magic and balloon twisting, Bible application and more. Cost: $10 per child. Info/register: http://www.efreebible.org/super-summer-slam.
All About Pottery and Sculpture Camps, at the Dietrich Theater. Camp 1 is July 7 to 11 and camp 2 is August 4 to 8, both held Monday through Friday, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Students ages 5 to 12 will explore the medium of clay as they work on potter’s wheels and learn hand-building (coil and slab construction) and sculpting techniques. Cost: $60. Register: 570-996-1500.
The Clarks Green United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School, July 14 - 18, 9:30 a.m. - noon. Open to children in Pre-K - sixth grade, this year’s VBS features the theme, “Ocean Explorers” and will include Bible stories, crafts, games, songs and more. Info: 570-586-8946.
First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit’s Vacation Bible School, July 14 - 18, 9 a.m. - noon. Children ages four through the completion of fifth grade are invited to join a week themed “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-Of-a-Kind.” A VBS carnival, open to the community, will be held Friday evening, July 18, from 6 - 8 p.m., including games, prizes, food, and more. Info: email@example.com.
Acting Camps for Kids, at the Dietrich Theater. Camp 1 is July 21 to 25 and camp 2 is July 28 - Aug. 1. Both are held Monday through Friday, from 1:30 - 3 p.m. For ages 6 - 12. Campers will use their imaginations to 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. Register: 570-996-1500.
Art Explorers Camp, at the Dietrich Theater, Aug. 11 - 15, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Students ages 5 to 12 will venture into the world of art and discover many innovative methods and exciting materials used by famous artists throughout history. Cost: $60. Register: 570-996-1500.
June 11: The Century Club Philadelphia Day Trip, bus leaves from the rear of The Century Club, 612 Jefferson Ave., Scranton at 8 a.m. It will return home between 9-9:30 p.m. Cost: $135. Info/reservations: 570-342-0204.
June 12: Marywood University Transfer Day, on campus, 2 – 6 p.m. Open to college students or former college students considering transferring to Marywood this fall.Visitors can complete an application for admission, discuss financial aid and scholarship options, and transfer credits. Info: 570-348-6234 or www.marywood.edu/admissions/.
June 13: Bio Blitz, at Lackawanna State Park, starting at 3 p.m. June 13 and concluding at 3 p.m. June 14. The public is invited to attend a variety of activities during this 24-hour biological survey, taking place in designated areas of the park by teams who have expertise in plants, birds, amphibians and reptiles, mushrooms, fish and insects. Cost: free. Info: www.visitPAparks.com or 570-945-7110.
Full Moon Hike, at Salt Springs Park, Silver Creek Road, Montrose, at 8:30 p.m. Free-will donations will be accepted.
June 14: Fifth Annual Heritage Explorer Bike Tour and Festival, at Blakely Borough Park. Registration: http://www.lhva.org/heritage-explorer-bike-tour/registration/.
NEPA High School Football Combine, at Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium, at 9 a.m. Events: 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, 3-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle, and bench press. Cost: $30 before June 1, $40 after. $20 each for team with 10 or more players. Info: Josh Mason at 570-417-0468.
Fifth Annual Forever Young Kids’ Fishing Derby, at Lake Eston Wilson, 9 a.m. - noon, at Hillside Park, adjacent to Clarks Summit State Hospital on Winola Road. Kids up to 15 years old are welcomed to participate in the free event. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish in each of the three age groups. A prize raffle will be held at noon. The first 150 kids to register will receive a free Derby t-shirt. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strawberry Festival and Chicken Barbecue, at Springville United Methodist Church, Route 29, begins at 10 a.m. Dinners include a barbecued chicken (half), potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, roll, beverage, and strawberry shortcake. Cost: $9 ages 8 and up; 5-8 years old $5; preschoolers free; half dinner $5. Hot dogs, sundaes, and chocolate covered strawberries by the basket will also be available.
June 15: All You Can Eat Breakfast, at the Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit, 8 a.m. - noon. Cost: Adults $8 and children under 10 years old $5.
June 16: Therapy Dog Storytime, at Abington Community Library, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children grades K-3 are invited to listen to stories about dogs and visit with Winfield, a certified therapy dog.
June 17 - 22: Northeast Fair, at the fair grounds off Route 315 in Pittston Twp. A Pennsylvania State Agricultural Fair. Cost: $10 at the gate or $7 in advance. Includes unlimited rides, all shows and exhibits, concerts and motor sports. Info: www.northeastfair.com.
June 18: Chicken-n-biscuit or ham dinner, at Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street, 4 - 6 p.m. Take out is available, Cost is $8.95 which will include dessert and drink.
Newton Ransom Vol. Fire Co. Auxillary Pampered Chef Party, at the firehouse, 1890 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit, starting at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
June 19: Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Autism, at Nay Aug Park across from Everhart Museum, 7:30 p.m. Hosted by The Parents Loving Children Through Autism Foundation. Participants are invited to bring their own candles. Info: 570-341-3388.
June 21: Summer Solstice Celebration, at Salt Springs Park, Silver Creek Road, Montrose, at 4 p.m. Games and activities for the whole family. Evening story telling, music, and more. Bring chairs, snacks, and drinks. Bonfire provided. Free-will donations accepted. Rain date: June 22.
June 22: Summer Solstice Workshop, at Endless Mountain Nature Center, 6 - 8 p.m. A meditation class with Bernadette Kozlowski of Light Your Fire Meditation will focus on gaining a sense of peace, followed by a guided nature walk with naturalist Rebecca Lesko. Cost: $20. Register: www.lightyourfiremeditation.com or call Bernadette at 570-240-3444.
June 23-27: Clifford United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School, Main Street, at 1 - 4:30 p.m. Children from the ages of 3-18 will sing songs, play games and enjoy sunshine and nature for free. For more information contact Dane Barhite at 570-222-5493.
June 23-27: Our Lady of the Snows/Church of St. Greggory’s Vacation Bible School, at Our Lady of Peace School. Theme: “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-kind.” Info: 570-586-1741.
June 28: Endless Mountains Amateur Radio Club Field Day, at the Emergency Services Building, 3880 SR 6 East, Tunkhannock, from 2 to 6 p.m. Also, June 29 from 9 a.m.- noon. Info: Joe at 570-209-0070 or email@example.com.
Countryside Community Church annual Fishing Derby, at the Abington Heights Middle School pond, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free- no registration required. All children will receive a prize. Pony rides and face painting will be offered. Children must be accompanied by an responsible adult. Open to children up to 15. Rain or shine. Info: 570-587-3206.
Inaugural Poker Run, at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton 18507; Registration at the pavilion at 10 a.m. Motorcycles and cars welcomed; rides starts 11 a.m. Ride ends at Montage Resorts upper circle parking lot, festivities to follow in Slocum Hollow Bar and Restaurant. Registration is $20, registration day $25; non-participant lunch $15 (includes barbecue and soft drinks). For additional info call 1-855-SKI-SWIM or visit montagemountainresorts.com
July 3: All-American Music, at Salt Springs Park, Silver Creek Road, Montrose, at 7 p.m. Holiday musical celebration with a bonfire. Free. Donations optional.
July 4: The Rotary Club of the Abingtons Annual Fireworks Display, at Abington Heights Middle School, 1555 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. Rain date: July 5. Features food, live music and activities beginning at 5 p.m. The show begins at dusk. Cost: parking is $5 per vehicle.
July 6: Railriders Food Drive, at the Railriders’ home game, gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Bring at least one non-perishable food item to the game and receive one free Honda Homer Zone lawn seat. Bring food item to bin outside of stadium gates to receive voucher for game ticket (one per person). All items will be donated to the Voluntary Action Center.
July 11: United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania Golf Tournament, at Stonehedge Country Club, 287 German Hill Rd., Factoryville. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost: $95 per golfer- includes golf with cart, refreshments at the turn, and a steak dinner. Info/register: 570-347-3357.
July 12: Countryside Conservancy’s 15th annual Auction “In the Woods”, at the Waverly Country Club, starts at 6 p.m. Live music, open bar, and dining. Info/reservations: 570-945-8895. Proceeds benefit the Trolley Trail.
July 14-17: Weird Animals Vacation Bible School, at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church 5:45 - 8 p.m. Register on the first night or call 570-587-2571. Instead of monetary donations organizers are asking for canned goods.
July 19: 29th annual Audubon Art & Craft Festival, at Wallenpaupack H.S., Route 6, Hawley, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, July 20. Free parking. Entrance fee: $5. Children under 12: Free.
Innaugural Sporting Clays Tournament, at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays in Springville, 10 a.m. Benefits the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association. Registration limited. Cost: $120 per individual participant or $450 for a team of four participants. Info: www.susqcolibrary.org or 570-278-1881.
July 22: Abington Senior Community Center Knoeble’s Amusement Park, Elysburg Bus Trip, includes a day at the park and an Italian hoagie lunch. Attendees may choose to go shopping and have dinner at Cracker Barrel on their own. Cost: $28 for members, $33 for non-members. Info/reservations: 570-586-8996.
July 26: Pheasants Forever’s Field Gun Challenge, at Rock Mountain, 674 Leon Mitchell Rd., Springville, registration at 9 a.m. and shotgun start at 10 a.m. Proceeds will be used to create, maintain or enhance habitat for all wildlife in NEPA. Cost: $75 postmarked on or before July 16; $90 after July 16. Info/register: NEPAPF.org.
August 8: Abington Senior Community Center “Around the Towns” bus trip, Stops include Honesdale, birthplace of America’s commercial railroad; White Mills, home of the Dorflinger Glass Museum; Hawley, with a wine tasting at the Antler Ridge Winery and visit to Coutts Blueberry Farm, serving over 32 flavors of homemade ice cream. Lunch will be at the Riverview Restaurant located at Rusty Palmer’s, one of the area’s largest power sports stores. Cost $48 for members, $53 for non-members. Info/reservations: 570-586-8996.
August 10: 6th annual Pauly Friedman 5K Family Run/Walk, at Misericordia University. Registration: 8:30 a.m. Race: 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is suggested- first 300 receive a T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the services of Help Line/211, a free 24/7 information, referral and after hours crisis answering service. Info: 570-823-5144.
Aug. 30 and 31: Railfest 2014, at Steamtown National Historic Site, beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 30. This celebration of railroading features visiting railroad equipment displays, special shop demonstrations and, train rides on both days of the event. Cost: included in the park’s $7 daily Entrance Fee for ages 15 and older. Fares to ride either the “Scranton Limited” or “Nay Aug Limited” short train rides are $5 per person, all ages 6 and older. Info: www.nps.gov/stea - click on Railfest 2014.
September 10-12: Abington Senior Community Center bus trip to Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland, including two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners, guided tour of historic Baltimore, tour of Annapolis and the Naval Academy, one-hour “Inner Harbor Spirit” cruise to see the Tall Ships, and view a Blue Angels practice session. Cost: double occupancy, $354; Single Occupancy, $443. Info/reservations: 570-586-8996.