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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: email 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

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 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 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: June 1, Aug. 3, Oct. 5 and Dec. 7. Info: Vera Krewsun at 570.687.6009 or Marie Ronnlof at 877.596.1491.

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.

Serving Seniors, Inc. volunteers needed, Serving Seniors is seeking dedicated and caring people of all ages to provide friendly visits and companionship to residents in Long Term Care and Personal Care Homes within Lackawanna County. Visitation volunteers help improve the quality of life of an older adult. Training provided. Info: 344.3931.

Country Alliance Church Community Yard Sale, Vendors and sellers are sought for the June 1 event from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The cost is $10 per space and all proceeds support International Workers (Missionaries).


May 27: Memorial Day Ham Dinner, at Nicholson United Methodist Church, at 11:30 a.m. Features dessert bar. Sponsored by the Missions Committee. Cost: adults $8, children 6-12 $6, children under 5 free.

Annual Memorial Day Parade, at Dalton beginning at 9 a.m. from Streamside Park and end at the Fire Hall. Services will begin about 9:20 a.m rain or shine. All veterans are welcome to participate. A community choir will take part in the program. Those wishing to sing in the choir should come to the Fire Hall at 8 a.m. Info: 563.1268.


May 22: State Rep. Marty Flynn’s Monthly Veterans Support Program, at Flynn’s constituent service office from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., continuing the fourth Wednesday of each month. A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in the office on a monthly basis to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. Appointments: 342.4348.

Stroke Awareness Lecture, at Geisinger-Community Medical Center’s Professional Building Auditorium, 316 Colfax Ave., Scranton, at 5 p.m. A discussion on stroke risk factors, symptoms and prevention. Free blood pressure screening will be held before and after the lecture in honor of National Stroke Awareness Month. Speaker: Iqbal Khan, MD, G-CMC Stroke Program Medical Director. Light refreshments will be served. Register / info: 969.8986.

Free Style Workshop, at Ethan Allen, 930 Viewmont Dr., Dickson City, at 6 p.m. Attendees will learn how to make custom window treatments easy. RSVP: 342.9000.

May 23: The Rotary Club of the Abingtons ‘Morning Meeting Chapter’ meeting, at the Glenburn Grill & Bakery, 1144 Lackawanna Trail, Clarks Summit at 7:15 a.m. The Chapter plans to meet weekly, unless the Thursday is a holiday. John Hambrose, club president, said the club is launching the morning meetings to give people interested in Rotary and community service a meeting option that has not been available before. Info: or 840.5033.

May 25: Pitching in for the Diskins, at Ransom Lions Playground from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. There will be a cookout, a basket raffle and live entertainment from Wanna Bees, Knucklehead Smith and Cameron Ave Band. Additional donations may be mad to Pitching in for the Diskins, C /O Fidelity Bank. Cost: $10 per person. Info: 586.8959.

Suicide Survivors Picnic, at McDade Park from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Supported by the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative, the Advocacy Alliance, Lou Ruspi Jr. Foundation and Save a Life Lackawanna. Cost: free. RSVP: 575.2343 or

Lackawanna College Police Academy (Class 208) is hosting a Caring F.O.R. Cops 5K race / walk, at 100 Wyoming Ave, Scranton at 10 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Fallen Officers Remembered to help purchase new body armor for officers. Registration will be held from 8 - 9:45 a.m. First 250 pre-registered athletes will receive a T-shirt. Awards for top male and female finishers in each division and the overall top three male and female finishers. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Cost: pre-registration before May 15 $20, after deadline $25. Info: 346.9679, or Fallen Officers Remembered Facebook page.

Solar Viewing, at Salt Springs Park at 1 p.m. Solar glasses will be provided and the sun will be displayed on a solar screen attached to a solar scope. Participants will learn to tell time by the sun and using a compass to locate north. Rain or shine with alternate rain activities planned. Cost: Free.

Full Moon Hike, at Salt Springs Park, at 12 midnight. This will be a special full moon event because of the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse where the moon will darken, but not completely. Cost: Free.

Appalachia Service Project Yard Sale Fundraiser, at the Chinchilla United Methodist Church, Layton Road and Church Street, Chinchilla, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Items may be donated for the sale May 22, 23 and 24 from 6 - 8 p.m. Info: call Sue at 563.8594 or Sandy at 586.8012.

Chicken BBQ Dinner, at the Lake Winola Fire Hall, Route 307, at 4 p.m. Cost: Adults $8 or 1/2 chicken only $5. Take-outs only. Tickets sold at door. Info: 388.3134 or 388.2564.

May 26: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Century Association Presents: “Hospitality ala Russe”, at St. John’s Center 703 Hill Street in Mayfield, at 3 pm. The festival features a “Russian Table” with traditional cuisine. Entertainment will feature Balalaika Melodies and the Podoben Chorus singing traditional ethnic songs. Free door prizes and a basket raffle. Matushka Nina Bohush Stroyen will be available to sign the newly published cookbook “HANYA’S KITCHEN: The Orthodox Herald Recipe Collection.” St. John’s Gift Shop will be open for shopping. Cost: adults $40, Children under 12 $10 . All proceeds benefit St. Tikhon’s Seminary. Tickets: 876.0730.

May 28: Dickson City Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary meeting, at the Ambulance Building, at 7 p.m. with sign in at 6:30 p.m.

Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters Club meeting, at Allied Services, Morgan Hwy, Scranton from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m Visitors are welcome. Info: 498.1110 or 604.6176 or

May 30 : Disco Yoga Dance Party, at Shopland Hall, Fourth Floor, Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, with yoga workshop at 7 p.m. and Disco Dance Party at 8:15 p.m. The night will begin with an all-level, candlelight yoga class lead by Alex and Kelly of Mission Yoga. Following the class, there will be a short break to give participants a chance to freshen up and then the dance party will begin. Participants should bring a yoga mat, comfortable workout apparel and a change of clothes for the dance party. Cost: $10 for both events, $5 for dance party only. Reservations: Info:

May 31: Leadership Lackawanna “Murder in the Gallery” Murder Mystery Dinner Party, at the Scranton Cultural Center at Masonic Temple at 5:30 p.m. Participants will have the chance to enjoy cocktails and dinner, inspect the gallery, talk with suspects and make their own accusations. A cash bar will be available. All proceeds from the night will benefit Leadership Lackawanna. Cost: $40 per ticket. Info / Tickets: 342.7711 or

June 1: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteer Meeting, at Lackawanna College in the second floor board room at 11 a.m.

Country Alliance Church Community Yard Sale, at the church from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vendors and sellers are sought, and the cost is $10 per space (proceeds support missionaries). The event will also include hot dogs, drinks and snacks available for purchase. Info: 388.2577.

Seventh Annual Flea Market Craft Show, at the Clarks Summit Fire Company No. 1, Inc., 321 Bedford St. Clarks Summit, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vendor setup from 6 a.m. - 8 a.m. Indoor and outdoor spaces available for vendors. The drawing for the spring raffle will take place at the event. Food will be provided. Cost: free. Info: 586.8061.

St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Parish Rummage Sale, at the Parish Center next to the church from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Items such as furniture, electronics, linens and Ukrainian Crafts. Lunch fair and a bake sale will be available. Info: 457.8487

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The presentations are a continuation of scholarly interest in the Anthracite Region of Northeastern Pa. The presenters will discuss research, regional studies and raise new questions and create additional research and writing ideas. Admissions covers morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch and museum admission. Cost: in advance $20, at the door, $25.

Clarks Green United Methodist Church’s 34th annual “Feast of the Chicken” barbecue, at the church from noon - 6 p.m. Meal includes: barbecue chicken, a baked potato, cole slaw, a pickle, and a roll, and dessert. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children under 13. Tickets available at door or through any church member.

June 2: Serving Seniors Inc. Annual Summer Picnic fundraiser, at Waldorf Park on East Mountain, Scranton, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. rain or shine. Featuring entertainment by EJ the DJ, volleyball, horseshoes and a basket raffle. Menu includes food, desserts, beer, wine and soda. Cost: $25 for adults and $12 for children under age 12. Tickets: 344.3931.

A Butterfly to Remember, at St. Gabriel’s Monastery and Retreat Center, 631 Griffin Pond Rd. at 3 p.m. The memorial event features a butterfly release celebrating life, change and a message of hope. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the ceremony. Info: 800.870.0085.

Crusader Classic 5K Race, at Holy Cross High School, 50 E. Drinker St. Dunmore, registration from 7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. The race begins at Holy Cross High School at 8:30 a.m. and finishes at Guild Studios 400 Wyoming Ave, Scranton. The first 125 registered participants will receive an event T-shirt. The top three in division any gender will be awarded a trophy. New this year is chip timing. Cost: pre-registration $20, day of race $23, children 13 and under $8. Info: 383.0961 or

Eighteenth Annual Motorcycle Fun Run to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, at Sherwood Groves in Wysox at 9 a.m. rain or shine. Registration is from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. This is a Dice Run for 80 miles. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York State. Cost: $10, includes lunch and door prizes. Info: 265.3009 or 866-344-BIGS.

Annual Forest Hill Cemetery Tour: Commemorating William Connell and Family, at Forest Hill Cemetary, 1830 Jefferson Ave., Dunmore at 1 p.m. June 9 is the raindate. The Taylorville Troupe will tell the “rags to riches” story of William Connel, a congressman, coal operator, bank president and capitalist. Bring your own blankets or folding chairs. Cost: Free. Info: Margo at 346.6179 or Forest Hill at 344.5113.

Ninth Annual Plant Exchange and Marketplace, at the Clifford Twp. Fire Company Picnic Grounds, Route 106, Clifford. The Marketplace will be open from 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Marketplace will include area artisans selling photographs, jewelry, mustard, maple syrup, soaps and lotions, shrubs, ornamentals, garden items and other items. The Clifford Volunteer Fireman will have a food stand and the Ladies’ Auxiliary will be selling desserts. The Exchange and sale will be held from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Potted perennials can be exchanged for two of like size and value. There will also be perennials for sale. If you wish to sell your perennials, they can be brought to the pocnic grounds on May 31. During the festival, live music will be provided by Eli Marsh. Info: JoAnn at 222.3591 or Donna at 281.3335.

June 4: Tour of the Commonwealth Medical College and Annual Meeting of the Lackawanna County Cooperative Extension Association, at The Commonwealth Medical College, 525 North Pine Street, Scranton, from 5:30 - 7:30. Doors open at 5 p.m. Soup and sandwiches will be provided at 5:30 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 6 p.m. Ruth Ann Burns will be honored with the 2013 Jurchak Award. The tour of the Medical College begins at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by Thursday May 30 at Penn State Cooperative Extension, 200 Adams Ave., Lower Level, Scranton. Cost: $10, checks payable to PSCE Program Account. Info: 963.6842.

Lackawanna County Cooperative Extension Association Annual Meeting, at the Commonwealth Medical College, 525 North Pine Street, Scranton. The doors will open at 5 p.m., Soup and Sandwich will be served at 5:30-p.m., and the Business meeting begins at 6 p.m., with the 2013 Thomas J. Jurchak Award at 6:30 p.m. and a tour of the Medical College. Cost: $10. Info / Registration (required by May 30): 963.6842.

June 6: Marywood Lifelong Learners trip to the Allentown Museum of the Arts to see the Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

exhibit, following the exhibit, the group will spend the afternoon at the Lehigh Valley Mall. The bus will depart Marywood University at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $46. RSVP 383.0544.

Phoebe Snow Dining Car Cocktail Party, at the historic Radisson Lackawanna Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Class of 2013, this history-making Cocktail party includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to tour the newly restored Phoebe Snow Dining Car (Dining Car 469). A Cash bar will also be available. Cost: $35. Info / Reservations (deadline May 30): 209.5851 or

ABPA ‘Business in the Mix’ business card exchange, indoors and outdoors at Abington Financial Group, 120 S. State Street, Clarks Summit Northern Blvd., from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Co-hosted by Abington Financial Group and Kaiser Fine Photography. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided. Cost: Free. Info / reservations: 587.9045 or by May 31. Each Abington Business and Professional Association member is encouraged to bring one non-member.

June 7: Fire at the Furnace, at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. The event will include an industrial arts preview with the opportunity to purchase art, a professional iron pour performance by Green Foundry’s Bessemer Converter and live music by the Coal Town Rounders. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Cost: donation $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Info: 963.4804.

June 8: Ninth Annual Health Fair in the Park, at Nay Aug Park from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Features over 80 vendors, multiple health screenings, local healthcare services, children’s finger printing by the district attorney’s office, free giveaways, educational handouts, basket raffle, local hospitals and physicians on site, and more. Cost: free. Info: 344.3616.

Fight for Air Walk American Lung Association, at King’s College Betzler Field, Wilkes Barre at 10 a.m. Sponsored by Kndred Hospital Wyoming Valley. There will be an ice cream social following the walk. Info / registration:

All You Can Eat Pancakes and Breakfast-Basket Raffle, at Applebee’s Restaurant, Viewmont Mall from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Keystone Chapter of UNICO to benefit the Monsignor Marra Memorial Fund of Friends of the Poor and other local charities. Cost: adults $7, children under 10 $4. Info: Toni DiVizio 344.2388, Mary Ann Coviello 344.3737 or

Used Furniture Sale, at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 471 N. Main Street, Wilkes -Barre from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and June 9 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. A variety of furniture, including several antique pieces, church desks, pianos, headboards, sofas, dressers, chairs and kitchen tables, will be available. Food and beverages will be provided.

Endless Mountains Model Railroad Club meeting, at the home of Mike DePaola, just north of Dimock PA on Rt. 29 (watch for the sign), at 6 p.m. New members are always welcome. Info:

June 9: Motorcycle Ride Benefit for Animals of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, starting at Electric City Harley Davidson Store, 1534 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City, and ending at A.J.’s Club Soda Store 1017 Main Street, Peckville. Registration runs from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The Motorcycle Ride starts at 12 p.m. Food and gift baskets will be available. Walk ins are welcome. Cost: $15 per rider and $5 per passenger. Info: call Nancy at 489.7923 or Greg 351.5256.

Newton Ransom Fire Company Breakfast Buffet, at Newton Ransom Fire Hall, 1890 Newton Ransom Blvd. from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Cost: adults $8, children under 10 $4.

June 15: Fourth Annual Heritage Explorer Bike Tour and Festival, at the Blakely Borough Recreational Complex in Peckville. To help celebrate National Bike Month, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley will present this Bike Tour, which continues along the scenic and historic Lackawanna River Heritage Trail through Archbald, Jermyn, Carbondale, Simpson and Union Dale. Info / register:

June 16: All- You- Can -Eat Breakfast, at Clarks Summit Fire CO #1 INC. 321 Bedford St. Clarks Summit, PA 18411, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for kids under 10.

June 24-28: Our Lady of the Snows Vacation Bible School Kingdom Rock, at Our Lady of Peace School North Abington Road, Clarks Green from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Crew leaders must be in seventh grade or older. Adult volunteers are also needed. Crew leaders must attend four mandatory training sessions. Info: call the parish office to preregister as a crew leader / adult leader.

June 25: Archives Without Tears, at The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and June 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. This practical workshop is for those who work with historical records. Cost: $25 in advance, includes both days as well as lunch and admission. No refunds. RSVP by June 21: 963-4804.

June 26: State Rep. Marty Flynn’s Monthly Veterans Support Program, at Flynn’s constituent service office from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., continuing the fourth Wednesday of each month. A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in the office on a monthly basis to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. Appointments: 342.4348.

July 27: 18th Annual Children’s Fishing Derby, at Lackawanna State Park from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The derby is open to children up to age 15, and an adult must accompany all children. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups and a raffle will be held. Bait will be provided, and children are not required to possess a fishing license. Hot dogs and soda will be provided. Donations to support the event may be sent to the South Abington Community Projects Fund at PO Box 492, Chinchilla, Pa. 18410. Children must pre-register by calling South Abington Twp. at 586.2111 or visiting the township building at 104 Shady Lane Road, Chinchilla. Children can also register at Cost: Free. Info: Thom Kreidler at 585.2860.

August 9: Christy Mathewson Days Second Annual Co-ed Softball Tournament, continuing through August 11. Teams will play at the Factoryville Park. Cost: $15 per person or $150 per team. All proceeds to benefit the Factoryville Little League. Info: call Ed at 851.9115 or Jackie at 903.1821.

Aug. 18: Pet Walk, at McDade Park, Scranton. Registration begins at noon with the walk at 1 p.m.



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


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:, 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: 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, or

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


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

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: or


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. 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.


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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