Abington Heights Class of 1973 40th Reunion, Oct. 12, 2013. Activities are also scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 11 - 13. The committee is asking for help from family and friends to notify members of the Class of ’73 about the upcoming event. Info: www.abingtonheights73.com.
Abington Heights High School Class of 1988 25 Year Reunion, Nov. 30, 2013 at the Inne of the Abingtons, 239 Kennedy Creek Rd., North Abington Twp. from 6 - 11 p.m. Info / tickets: http://www.abingtonheights88.com.
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.
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.
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: 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.
Vendors/Crafters needed for St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral Annual Christmas Bazaar., Nov. 8-10. Vendor/crafter applications are being accepted by the Christmas Bazaar Committee of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield. To obtain an application, contact Joan Zaleski, vendor coordinator, at 254.6882 or 906.4520 or St. John’s Rectory at 876.0370. Space is limited.
Christy Mathewson Park Gardens, there are three gardens available for adoption at Christy Mathewson Park. The weeds are taking over and the Factoryville Shade Tree Commission seeks volunteers to keep the gardens in good shape. To adopt a garden, contact the Shade Tree Commission at 945.7484.
Aug. 13: Magnificent Moths, at the Endless Mountains Nature Center, 1309 Vosburg Rd., Tunkhannock from 8-10 p.m. Dr. Jerry Skinner will discuss the shapes, adaptations and characteristics of the moths of northeast Pennsylvania. Participants will see a slide program and learn to set up identification stations. Participants will set up a black light and check bait stations for different moths. Info: (570) 836-3835.
Aug. 15: Ham Radio Class, 6-9 p.m. at the Dickson City Volunteer Fire Company, Eagle Hose Company #1, 1 Eagle Lane. This is a four session class that will run every Wednesday from 6-9 p..m. Local experienced ham radio operators will provide the basic skills needed to pass the Technician Exam. The technician class is the first of three classes, with each level requiring more skills and enhanced opportunities. Boy Scouts will also be able to qualify for the Radio Merit Badge. Info: Contact Bob at (570) 586-2569 or WA3LWR@epix.net. There are no age or physical limitations.
Aug. 16: Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Auxillary Bingo, at the Dalton Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 6:45 p.m. Info: (570) 563-1268.
Endless Mountains Model Railroad Club Meeting, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rt. 6, Tunkhannock, at 6 p.m. The location change is this month only. New members and visitors are always welcome. Info: emmrcc.wix.com/trains.
Aug. 17: Cliff Trail Hike, 11 a.m. at Salt Springs Park. Conchetta Schirra will lead a hike to the top of the Cliff Trail, where participants will see and learn about vernal pools. The hike is long and strenuous and will be paced accordingly. Pack a lunch for a picnic along the way. Meet at the Buckley Rd. parking lot. Cost: fee.
Misericordia University Open House for High School Students and Parents, at the Black Mountain campus. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center at the North Gate of upper campus. A special “Meet the Coaches” session will be held from 9 - 10 a.m. The open house will run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The program offers a tour of campus, meetings with Misericordia students, faculty and coaches, as well as information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors. Info / Registration: contact the admissions office at 675.4449 or 1.866.262.6363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twelfth annual Lebanese-American Food Festival, at St. Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Francis Cabrini Ave, West Scranton, from 4 - 11 p.m., continuing Aug. 18 from 12 - 7 p.m. Includes Middle Eastern food and pastries, local picnic favorites, games, used book sale, basket raffle and more. Info: 343.6092, email@example.com or www.melkitescranton.org.
Genealogical Workshop, in the Peckville Library at 10:30 a.m. Hosted by the Scranton City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolutions, this workshop will provide guidance and assistance with the application process, through the steps to becoming a member. Including tracing your family lineage, identifying your Patriot. Space is limited and reservations needed. Info / reservations: Kathy at 489.5449 or Carol at 842.2557.
American Legion Post 851 M102, 105MM Howitzer Memorial, at Post 851, American Legion, 107 Ball Park Rd. & Wilson Hill Rd., Dingmans Ferry PA 18328 at 10:30 a.m. The American Legion will host the M102, 105MM Howitzer Memorial in honor of local veterans. The memorial will run from noon-4 p.m. following the third Saturday AL breakfast. This event is open to the public. Hamburgers, hot dogs and soda will be available to participants, free of charge. Cost: Free. Info: 828.7722.
Lackawanna Heritage Valley Heritage Explorer Program 8th Annual Heritage Explorer Train ride, a trip to Carbondale’s Pioneer Days - Ethnic Heritage Festival. The train will leave Steamtown National Historic Site at 11:45 a.m. The train ride features music, a free activity guide and more. The festival features display booths, entertainment and food. Tickets are available at all Lackawanna County Libraries through Aug. 15 and are on a first come, first served basis. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The train will depart from Carbondale at 2:30 p.m. and return to Steamtown National Historic Site at 4 p.m. To accommodate passengers from the mid and upper valley, a free shuttle bus will be available from Carbondale to Scranton. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from the Carbondale Train Station on River Street and arrive at the Steamtown National Historic Site in time to board the train. Passengers must reserve a seat on the shuttle when purchasing tickets. Cost: $5/adults, $4/seniors 65 and over. Children 12 and under are free. Info: lclshome.org or 348.3003.
Misericordia University Open House Program, at the Back Mountain campus at 9 a.m. The program, which is open to high school students and their parents, offers a tour of the campus, meeting with Misericordia students, faculty and coaches. The program also offers information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors. Info/Registration: 675.4449 or 1.866.262.6363 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also visit www.admissions.misericordia.edu.
Aug. 17-18: NEPA/Abington Wildcast Fastpitch Travel Softball Tryouts, at Abington Heights High School. Tryouts will run from 1-3 p.m. each day. Tryouts are for the 16U and 18U fall 2013/summer 2014 teams. For more information or to schedule a private tryout, contact Vic Thomas at 351.5187, Mike Thomas at 241.7030, John Kelly at 504.4808 or email email@example.com.
Aug. 18: Pet Walk, at McDade Park, Scranton. Registration begins at noon with the walk at 1 p.m.
RailRiders Awareness Social Gathering with the Northeastern PA Affiliate of the Pancreatic cancer Action Network, at PNC Field, Moosic. To ensure all attendees sit together, field reserved tickets must be purchased in advance. To reserve a ticket, send a check for $8 made out to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Checks must be mailed no later than July 31 to Susan Connors at 2630 Birney Ave., Scranton, Pa 18505. Tickets will be at the will call window the day of the game. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple. Info: Contact Susan Connors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All You Can Eat Breakfast, at Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit, from 8 a.m.-noon. Menu includes biscuits, chipped beef, home fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, bagels, muffins, danish, cream cheese, waffles with strawberry whipped cream, fruit cup, coffee, tea, orange juice, hot chocolate and more. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for kids under 10.
Camera For A Cure Summer Fundraiser, at the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game at 1:05 p.m. The fundraiser benefits Camera for a Cure, a non-profit fundraising project started by Timmy Walsh, an Olyphant resident and student at Wyoming Seminary Lower School. Walsh takes and sells photographs. All proceeds from the photographs and the fundraiser and ticket sales will befefit the Lung Cancer Alliance. Cost: $8/bleacher seats. Info / Tix: email@example.com or (570) 604-4355.
The 30th Annual Back Mountain Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show and Flea Market, at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Route 118, Lehman, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the show will begin at 10 a.m. First, second and third-place trophies will be awarded in 27 classes. Registration for a car and driver is $10 before Aug. 12 and $12 after that date. Registration for a car corral or display only is $5. Flea market space, approximately a 10x20 area, is $10 prior to Aug. 12 and $15 after that date. Admission is free and there will be family-friendly games like dime pitch and ring toss. A concession stand will offer breakfast and lunch. Proceeds benefit all Lake-Lehman Jr./Sr. High School Band and music students. Info: (570) 477-3264 or www.lakelehmanband.wix.com/carshow.
Aug. 20: Kickoff Breakfast for the 2013 American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Wyoming Valley walk, at 7:30 a.m. at the RailRiders Club area in Moosic.
Aug.21: Full Moon Bike ‘n Bonfire, 6 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Bike the roads that border the park and friends land. Various loops will be considered based on participants’ interest. Adults only. Participants can end the evening after the bike ride or attend a bonfire just before moonrise. Cost: free.
Chicken-n-Biscuit or Ham Dinner, at Clifford United Methodist Church, Main St., Clifford, from 4-6 p.m. Take out or dine in. Includes dinner, dessert and drink. Cost: $7.95.
Aug. 22: Fall College of Graduate and Continuing Education Orientation for undergraduate and graduate students, at the DeNaples Center, 4th Floor, University of Scranton, 3-7 p.m. Info 941.7580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 23: Serving Seniors, Inc.’s 18th annual Summer Cocktail Party, at The Willowbrook, 150 Edella Rd., Clarks Summit, 5:30-8 p.m. Event includes hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and entertainment. Cost: $35. Info: (570) 344-3931.
Aug. 24: Music on the Lawn Craft Fair and Yard Sale, on the grounds of the Lake Winola United Methodist Church, Maple Drive, Mill City. There will be live Christian bands and a campfire for roasting marshmallows. Bring your own lawn chairs and marshmallows. Craft fair and yard sale at 1 p.m. and chicken barbecue from 4 - 7 p.m. Tickets for the barbecue are $9/presale or $10/day of. Call 351.7365 for tickets. Yard sale and craft vendors wanted. Call 351.7365. This is a rain or shine event.
Lackawanna Historical Society guided walking tours of Downtown Scranton, every Saturday during the summer beginning at 11 a.m. Tours will focus on different sections of the downtown and its architecture and history. Cost: free, but reservations required by the Thursday prior to the walk. The tour will begin at Lackawanna College at the corner of N Washington Ave and Vine St. Info / Reservations: 344.3841.
Newton Recreation Center Annual Golf Tournament, at Summit Hills Golf Course. Registration includes 18 holes, golf cart, hot dog and drink on the course and dinner, catered by Country Cuisine Catering at the Newton-Ransom Fire Hall on Newton Ransom Blvd, Clarks Summit. Registration is 7:15 - 7:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. All proceeds benefit ongoing projects at the Center. Cost: $75. Info: Recreation Center 586.7808 or Diana McDonald at 587.3083.
Dalton United Methodist Church Take Out Chicken Barbeque, at the church, 125 South Turnpike Rd., Dalton, from 2-6 p.m. Cost: $8.50 for adults, $4 for children 4-10, and $5 for chicken halves only. Info: Pat at (570) 945-5586 or Susie at (570) 563-1248.
Aug. 24-25: Fall Welcome for the Class of 2017, fall welcome is an all-day event and located at various sites around campus, University of Scranton. Info: 941.6203.
Aug. 25: Mushrooms and Mycilia, 1 p.m. at Salt Springs Park. Learn about the often misunderstood organisms with a brief slideshow and discussion. A trail walk will follow. Cost: free.
4th Annual Go Green Bike Tour, Fleetville. Riders may ride solo, in groups, guided or unguided. Routes cover various terrains through Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties. Guided rides of varying difficulties depart from the Fleetville Volunteer Fire Company from 7:30-10 a.m. Self-guided rides for individuals, groups or families are available and have been identified to accomodate various difficulties. Riders will be equipped with maps and cue sheets at check-in. Mountain bike routes will utilize trails within the Lackawanna State Park and Countryside Conservancy trail system. Festivities include food, live music, raffles and and fun rides for kids. THe event is open to the public. Info / Registration: www.countrysideconservancy.org and click on Go Green Bike Tour.
Steamtown NHS Fee Free Day, Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, Pa. The National Park Service was created by an act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916. Steamtown NHS will gear up for the centennial celebration in 2016 by joining more than 400 other National Park Service units to celebrate the 97th birthday of “America’s Best Idea” with an Entrance “Fee Free Day.” Steamtown NHS is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Info: 340.5200 or www.nps.gov/stea.
Back to School Bonanza for area children, Courthouse Square from 2-4 p.m. This event is hosted by the University’s Class of 2017 with support by community partners. Info: 941.4419.
Aug. 28: United Cerebral Palsy of NEPA 60th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, at the Radisson Hotel in Scranton at 5:30 p.m. Senator John Blake, a former UCP of NEPA board member is being recognized at the dinner. Also being honored is Don Surace, owner of Andy Gavin’s Pub & Eatery, who organized the Green Ridge Mile race each year and donates the proceeds to UCP; and Mike Marcinek, owner of the NEPA Fit Club, which has chosen UCP as the benefactor of FitStock: For a Cause for the past several years. The evening begins with a half-hour cocktail reception followed by dinner and the awards presentation. A special program book is being prepared and the agency is selling advertising space. Proceeds from both the dinner and the program book are being designated for the Capital Campaign for the agency’s Clarks Summit Children’s Center. Info: 347.3357 or email@example.com.
Aug. 29: Free Hearing Test, at Clarks Summit Senior Living, 950 Morgan Hwy. at 6 p.m. Dr. Erica Schoenberg Gallagher will facilitate the tests. Dr. Schoenberg Gallagher specializes in comprehensive diagnostic hearing and balance testing and digital hearing aids for patients of all ages. Info / RSVP: (570) 586-8080.
St. John Vianney Parish Sponsored Blood Drive, at Corpus Christi Church, Montdale, from 1-7 p.m. St. John Vianney Parish of Montdale and Royal will partner with the Red Cross to host this blood drive. Corpus Christi Church is handicap-accessible with an elevator and offers ample parking.
Aug.31: Upper Fall Brook Trail Hike, at Salt Springs Park, time to be announced. Conchetta Schirra will lead a hike to the upper part of the Fall Brook Trail. Cost: Fee.
Salt Springs Celebration, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m at Salt Springs Park. The celebration will be an afternoon of free music, activities for all ages, demonstrations and exhibits, live animals and more. Participants are encouraged to support the Friends’ work by purchasing lunch or items from the gift shop and participating in the silent auction and raffles.
Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Railfest 2013, at the Steamtown National Historic Site. The opeing ceremony begins Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. Mr. Ed E. Rogers is the Grand Marshal for this year’s event.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: La Festa Italiana, Courthouse Square, downtown Scranton. The annual La Festa Italiana will take place Saturday and Sumday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. More than 80 vendors will be offering Italian food and continuous live entertainmetn. Cost: Free admisssion. Info: www.lafestaitaliana.org.
Sept. 2: NEPA Labor Day Festival and Celebration to benefit the Keystone Wounded Warrior Project from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Wilkes Barre Public Square. There will be two performances by the Eckley & Patchtown players. Magician Pat Ward will be performing. Keystone Wounded Warriors will be in attendance. Displays honoring veterans of foreign wars who died in coal mines. Festivities will include food and a silent auction. Info: Wayne Namey at UFCW 1776 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 466.3385 or UFCW Local 1776 at 800.635.6994.
Sept. 7: 2nd Annual Teresa’s Angels Ball, at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. The ball benefits the Boys and Girls CLubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Fine Arts and Gals Programs, Performances by Teresa’s Angels and more. Cost: $20/per person, $35/per couple, $12/per child (6-12) or $6/per child (5 and under). Info: email@example.com. Tickets: Call Jenn at (570) 842-8293 or Steve at (570) 499-9390 or http://www.payitsquare.com/collect-page/8000.
Sept. 8: “Share the Journey” Suicide Prevention Regional Walk, at the Lackawanna County Courthouse, Linden Street side. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. The walk will include remembrance activities. This is a family oriented event. All funds raised will stay in NEPA to fund training for community members and survivor healing events. Participants can register at www.northeastsuicidepreventioninitiative.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a special drawing for participants who pre-register. Info: Kathy Wallace, (570) 575-2343 or email@example.com.
Nicholson Bridge Day, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Main Street Nicholoson, Rt. 11 & Rt. 92. Bridge Day will feature music from DJ Mike Hawver, the Nicholson Guitar Studio and other bands and performers. Bridge Day will also feature various vendors, children’s games, a train display, raffles and more. The National Anthem and Flag Salute begins at 9 a.m. with festivities continuing throughout the day.Info: (570) 942-6747 or (570) 942-4443.
Sept. 11: Music Therapy Class for Special Needs Children, at the Waverly Community House. For 10 weeks, Cheryl Mozdian will teach a music therapy class. The class “World Music Drumming” uses drumming to teach children teamwork, collaboration, focus and respect. Mozdian is a board certified music therapist who has completed an approved Music Therapy Brogram. Two sessions will be available. Kindergarten through 2nd grade from 3:45-4:30 p.m. and children 3rd through 12th grade from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Scout Room in the North Wing at the Comm. Cost: $95 for the ten-week session. Info / Registration: www.waverlycomm.org or (570) 586-8191 ext. 2. For more info on World Music Drumming: www.summitmusictherapy.net.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network NEPA Volunteer Recruitment Meeting, at Hampton Inn Scranton At Montage Mountain, 22 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton, at 6:30 p.m. Special Guest: Regional Affiliate Manager, Natalie Radtke. An informational session about how to make an impact in the fight against pancreatic cancer. All are welcome and invited to bring a friend. RSVP: contact Natalie Radtke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 13-14 and Sept. 20-21: Haunted Scranton Ghost Tours and Trolley of Terror. Sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society, the tour will meet at the Society’s headquarters, the Caitlin House, 232 Monroe Ave. Cost: $25/Society members or $30/non-members. Info: Tickets are available at the Lackawanna Historical Society or (570) 344-3841.
Sept. 15: 19th Annual Tailgate Picnic Potluck, 3 p.m. - dusk at Little Rocky Glen Preserve, Lithia Valley Road, Clinton Twp., Wyoming County. Bring a dish to share. Cost: free to Conservancy members, $10 per car for nonmembers.
Sept. 16: Excellence in Career and College Preparation, at 6 p.m. continues Oct. 7 and 28, Nov. 18 and Dec. 9. Each week covers a different topic with a one-hour Q&A to follow. Info: Call the Comm at (570) 586-8191 ext. 2 or instructor Jennifer Kresock at (570) 702-5700. Advanced registration is required.
Sept. 17: Coach Little Basketball Clinics, Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Open to boys and girls ages 6 to 9.
Sept. 19: Coach Little Basketball Clinics, Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Open to boys and girls grades four through six. There is no class on Oct. 10.
Baby Signs Parent Workshop with Rachel, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Room of the Waverly Comm. This is a one-time workshop for parents and their hearing babies ages birth to 24 months. This worshop is also suitable for children with special needs. Classes are on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. from Sept. 26 through Oct. 31. Info: (570) 586-8191 ext. 2.
Lackawanna County Association of Boroughs Dinner Meeting, at the Regal Room in Olyphant at 6 p.m. A representative from the Pa. State Association of Boroughs will speak on the Affordable Care Act and its effect on part-time employees. Reservations required by noon Sept. 13. Contact LCAB Secretary Phyllis Jaskowiec at the Mayfield Borough Building at (570) 876-4391.
Sept. 21: 4th Annual Wills for Heroes Program, at the Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford Street, Clarks Summit. The Lackawanna Bar Association will provide free estate planning consultations and documents to Greater Abington Area police, firefighters and EMTs and their spouses. Info / Registration: Paul Keeler, 586.7575 or email@example.com.
Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania 2013 Race for the Cure. Registration will be located in the retail space at 131 North Washington Ave.. Pre-race festivities will be centered around the William J. Nealon Federal Building on N. Washington Avenue. Timing chips are available to competitive runners and competitive walkers for a nominal fee. Participants are encouraged to register online at www.komennepa.org.
Sept. 22: “If You Can Play Scranton” Tea and Talk Program, at 4 p.m. at the Rossetti home, 1005 Vine St., Scranton. Sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society, this program will feature author Nancy McDonald for an overview of the musical history of Scranton. Live classical music will be interspersed. McDonald’s presentation will be based on her book “If You Can Play Scranton.” Afternoon tea and light refreshments will be served. Cost: $10/Society members or $12/non-members. Info: Tickets available at the Lackawanna Historical Society or by calling (570) 344-3841.
Sept. 26: Seventh Annual Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Awards Program, in the Theatre in Brooks at Keystone College at 5:30 p.m. Dorrance and Susan Belin were named recipients of the 2013 Cornerstone Award, which honors the memory of Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan and continues his legacy by recognizing students and community leaders who reflect his spirit, leadership, and service. In addition to the Cornerstone Award, seven Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Scholarships will also be presented to students at schools and institutions where Monsignor McGowan devoted his time and service. Students from Allied Services’ dePaul School, Keystone College, King’s College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Mount Saint Mary’s University, and the University of Scranton will be honored during the September event. Tickets: $125 per person and $225 per couple. Varying levels of sponsorship are available and donations are welcome. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship Fund, administered by The Luzerne Foundation. Info: 945.8155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 28: Ettiquete for Children, at the Waverly Community House. Four Saturday sessions continuing Oct. 12, Nov. 16, and Dec. 21. Times TBA. Advanced registration is required. Info / Class description: (570) 586-8191 ext. 2.
Sept. 29: St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral Pig Roast, at the church center parking lot on Hill Street in Mayfield, from 11:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m. Menu includes pork, potato wedges, rigatoni and meatballs, cole slaw, macaroni salad, baked beans, desserts and beverages. Sit-down or take-out available. Cost: $20 for adults; $10 for children under 12. A limited number of tickets will be sold the day of the roast. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 876.0730 or 466.5399.
The Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ Ninth Annual Taste of the Abingtons, at the Inn at Nichols Village Hotel & Spa, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clark’s Summit, from 5-8 p.m. Dozens of local restaurants and eateries will be providing specialty food items of their choice under one roof. The event offers the opportunity to sample food, enjoy entertainment, and mingle with family and friends, knowing the proceeds will be benefiting numerous local Rotary projects. Cost: $25 per Tickets: (570) 780-7950 or eventbrite.com/event/7786590903/es2/?rank=1.
Oct. 1 Beginner’s Italian, at the Waverly Comm, continuing for eight weeks on Tuesdays. Participants can choose Basic Travel Italian from 6-7:15 p.m. or learn the language from scratch with Intro to Conversational Italian (more advanced than Basic Italian) from 7:30 -8:45 p.m. Info: (570) 586-8191 ext. 2.
Oct. 5: Myasthenia Gravis Informational Meeting: Meetings to provide information about MG and those living with MG. All meetings take place at Allied Services. Info: Vera Krewsun 687.6009 or Allied Services 348.1407.
American Lung Asspiation Fight for Air Run/Walk, at McDade Park, Scranton. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Runners will begin at 9:45 and walkers will begin at 10 a.m. The event supports the Ameican Lung association. The top two fundraisers will win a trip for two at the Woodloch resort. Info: www.lunginfo.org/scrantonwak or call Donna Ray-Reifler at (570) 823-2212.
Oct. 12-13: 5th Annual Harvest Moon Festival, at Holy Name of Mary Church, 278 South Main St., Montrose from noon-9 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday. There will be live entertainment both days and ethnic foods. There will also be a bake sale, raffle baskets, games for all ages and more.
Oct. 13: Lackawanna College Baseball Program’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament, at Pine Hills Country Club, Taylor. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. The tournament will have a shotgun start beginning at noon followed by a cocktail hour at 5 p.m. Playing foursomes are being accepted and sponsorship packages are available. Info: Chris Pensak, 840.4745 or Ace Brogna 212.0427.
Oct. 19: American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K fundraising walk, at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Info: www.makingstrideswalk.org/wyomingvalley or contact the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345 or visit cancer.org.
Nov. 30: Abington Heights Class of 1988 25 Year Reunion, 6 - 11 p.m. at the Inne of the Abingtons, 239 Kennedy Creek Rd, North Abington Twp., Pa. 18414. Info / Tickets: http://www.abingtonheights88.com.
Dec. 7: Myasthenia Gravis Informational Meeting: Meetings to provide information about MG and those living with MG. All meetings take place at Allied Services. Info: Vera Krewsun 687.6009 or Allied Services 348.1407.
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.
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, email@example.com or wellnessarts.com.
STACKS Writing Group, at The Vintage/Morning Glory Cafe, 326 Spruce St., Scranton, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com or MomsInPrayer.org.
Lung Cancer Alliance Support Group, the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care on Morgan Hwy. No meeting in July. Info: 586.0179.
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.
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.
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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.