First Posted: 5/5/2015
Scranton Technical High School 45th Reunion, 6 to 10 p.m. July 18 at Villa Maria II, 1610 Washburn St., Scranton. Cost: $35. Includes buffet dinner, dancing and cash bar. RSVP (deadline June 1): Send check, payable to Scranton Tech 45th Reunion, to Bernie Garvey, 601 Meridian Ave., Scranton, PA, 18504. A free Meet and Greet Night will also be held from 7 to 10 p.m. July 17 at Lake Winola Cottage Association Pavilion. Info: contact Nancy Smith at 904-814-8263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knights of Columbus Abington Council No. 6611 Bingo, at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday in the OLS Gathering Room. Cost: no cover charge; BINGO cards are 50 cents each or three for $1 per game. Complimentary light refreshments served. Wheelchair accessible. Info: call Chris Kane at 570-587-1390.
Cell phone collection. Abington Heights High School Students Against Destructive Decisions is collecting cell phones. The collected phones will be refurbished for use by the elderly. Cell phones in any condition may be dropped off during regular office hours in the Main Office of the High School. Info: 570-585-5300.
The Lackawanna Historical Society’s Civil War Roundtable meetings, at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the Civil War era, 1861-1865. Annual dues: $20 for individuals and $25 for families. Reservations are required. Info: 570-344-3841 or email email@example.com.
Abington Heights School District art shows featuring student artwork: Clarks Summit Elementary School, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 7; Abington Heights High School, 6 to 8 p.m. May 14 and Waverly Elementary School, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 18. Cost: free.
The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory spring program, beginning at 7:30 p.m. March 18, and continuing at the same time every Wednesday and Friday through May 29, with the exception of Friday, April 3. Cost: free. Sessions will be held regardless of sky conditions and will be cancelled by the threat of severe weather. Programs will feature an illustrated lecture and telescopic observations. Large groups interested in attending may contact Professor Thomas Cupillari at 945-8402 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: keystone.edu/observatory.
2015 Glenburn Township Spring Cleanup, May 8 and 9. Residents are asked to place cleanup items curbside for pickup by 5 a.m. Friday, May 8, to be picked up on either Friday or Saturday at the discretion of the contractor. Metals must be kept separate from other materials. Items that will not be picked up include: Regular household trash, recyclables, grass or leaves, non-compatible items such as brick, block and concrete, cast iron, auto parts, tires, batteries, motor oil or lubricants, non-water base paint and lacquers and stains (dried up water base paint cans okay), paint thinners or turpentine, pesticides, hazardous, noxious, caustic, or acid chemicals, asbestos, metal drums, propane tanks, oil or gas containing items, explosives of any type including gun loading materials and electronics. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners must be certified Freon free with a tag containing the technicians ID number and dated.
Ransom Township Spring Cleanup, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 15 and 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 16.
Peddler’s Village Peach Festival Bus Trip, Abington Senior Community Center is planning this bus trip for Saturday, Aug. 8. Cost: $35. Register: 570-586-8996.
May Storytimes for Children, at Abington Community Library. Babies, ages 0-2 at 10:30 a.m. Fridays, May 8, 15 and 22; Toddlers, ages 2-3 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, May 7, 14 and 21; Preschool, ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 12 and 19; After School Stories, Grades K-3, at 4 p.m. Thursdays, May 7, 14 and 21. Info: 570-587-3440.
The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County and The Greenhouse Project offer series of events at the McNulty Greenhouse at Nay Aug Park, 200 Arthur Ave., Scranton. Planning A Garden, 10 a.m. May 9; Growing Good Tomatoes, 6 p.m. May 14; Get to Know the Insects in Your Garden, 10 a.m. May 16; Milkweeds, Monarchs and More, 6 p.m. May 19 and Composting, 6 p.m. May 21. Cost: free; reservations required. Participants are asked to bring a comfortable chair. Info/register: 570-963-6842.
A Closer Look Day Camp, Session one 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 29 through July 3; Session two, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 6 through 10 or Session three, 1 to 4 p.m. July 6 through 10, at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. For ages 5 and 6. This discovery-based camp nurtures children’s curiosity, wonder and creativity. Using the natural world as a catalyst for growth and development, children will develop connections to Earth by engaging in first hand experiences with plants and animals Cost: $70. Registration is required and space is limited. Info/register: 570-842-1506.
Nutrition and Aging class, 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 16 and up. Instructor: Donna Fetzko, M.S., CNC, RYT. Cost: free. Info/register: 570-996-1500.
Technology Petting Zoo, 3 to 5 p.m. May 6 at Abington Community Library. Test a Kindle Fire, iPad Mini, Nexus 7 Android tablet, and Windows 8 tablet. Parental participation is encouraged and there will not be any formal instruction. This program is designed for Grades K-6 and no registration is required. Info: 570-587-3440.
Tunkhannock Business and Professional Women present “And So It Goes” at Wine Down 2015, May 7 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the movie, there will be wine, finger foods, desserts, and door prizes. Cost: $20. Info: 570-836-3924.
“The Church and the Jews, Fifty Years After Vatican II” lecture, 7:30 p.m. May 7 in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall at The University of Scranton. Presented by David Berger, Ph.D., Ruth and I. Lewis Gordon professor of Jewish history and dean at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University in New York City and Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., professor of theology and director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Info: 570-941-7956 or email@example.com.
NEPA Boy Scouts’ 2015 Sporting Clays Classic, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8 at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays, Springville. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with light breakfast and warm ups. 10:30 a.m. shotgun start. BBQ and awards directly after. The course consists of 100 targets spread over 17 stations. Each shooter should bring a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun. 12 gauge shells and ear protection will be provided to all shooters. Anyone needing other then 12 gauge shotguns shells should advise two weeks prior. Guns and carts are available for rental. Cost: Team of four: $600. Single shooter: $150. Prizes will be awarded for each class.
Waverly Waddle 5K Walk/Run, registration from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and race at 9 a.m. with Junior Waddle immediately following, May 9 at the Waverly Community House. To honor mothers and caregivers. Info: 570-586-8191, extension 2 or waverlycomm.org.
Fly Fishing Introduction Course, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9 at Lackawanna State Park, rain or shine. This course is designed for families interested in learning the basics of fly fishing equipment, casting techniques and on water skills. Presented by the PA Fish and Boat Commission. Cost: free; pre-registration required by 4 p.m. May 07. Register: gonefishingpa.com, under the family fishing program link. Space is limited. Info: call Allan Schreffler at 570-477-2206.
Family Sing-Along with Kj, 11 a.m. May 9 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Children, their families and friends are invited to come sing along with Kj Wagner, singer/songwriter. Info/reservations: 570-996-1500. Tickets will be available at the door while they last.
23rd Annual Fishing Derby, May 9 at McDade Park. Runs from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for ages 4-8 and from 1:15 to 3 p.m. for ages 9-12. The event is limited to the first 250 children. Cost: $5. Info: 570-963-6764.
Mother’s Day Ballroom Brunch and Train Ride, 11 a.m. May 10 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. The train will depart from the hotel at 1:30 p.m., and is scheduled to return to Scranton at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $49.95 for adults, $29.95 for children 12 and younger. Info/reservations: 570-558-3919.
Indraloka Animal Sanctuary Ten Year Anniversary Fundraising Celebration Event, 6 to 8 p.m. May 11 at the State Street Grill, 114 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Cost: $15, will include hors d’oeuvres and drinks, raffle giveaways, and the reveal of the sanctuary’s new logo and website design.
Minecraft Meet-Up, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 11 at Abington Community Library. Students in grades k-6 are invited to bring their devices, books, and creativity and play/discuss Minecraft with friends. No instruction provided. Info: 570-587-3440.
Foster Parent Info Event, 6:30 p.m. May 12 at Abington Community Library. Information and a representative from the organization CONCERN will be available to answer questions about being a foster parent. Info: 570-587-3440.
Lackawanna College’s School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Open House, 6 p.m. May 12 at the school. For students and parents. Tour the campus and learn about our four degree programs in petroleum and natural gas technology, compression, measurement ans business. Register: 570-465-2344.
Grant-Writing Program, 1 to 4 p.m. May 12 at the Penn State Worthington Scranton campus off Route 347 near I-81. For non-profit organizations and municipalities seeking financial support for a project or a new program. Cost: $25. Register: extension.psu.edu/grant-writing. Info: contact Peter Wulfhorst at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-296-3400.
Dalton Fire Company benefit dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. May 13 at the Glenburn Grill and Bakery, 1144 Lackawanna Trail, Clarks Summit. Featuring food, raffles and mingling with friends. Cost: no cover charge; a portion of the proceeds from your meal will go to the fire company.
Technology Scheduling Session, 6 to 7 p.m. May 13 and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 19 at Abington Community Library. Do you need help in computer basics like email, iPad/iPhone, Kindle/Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Microsoft Suites (2007), or something else? Stop by and schedule a one-on-one meeting session today. For adults. Info: 570-587-3440.
Kaffeeklatsch, 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 14 at Abington Community Library. All are invited to join this German language conversation group. Practice speaking and listening; all levels and ages “wilkommen!” Info: 570-587-3440.
Intro to Primordial Sound Meditation program, 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 15 at Abington Community Library. Deepak Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor Joanne Scanlon will discuss the basics of what Primordial Sound Meditation is and its benefits. For Adults. Info: 570-587-3440.
Etiquette Class: “Dining Boot Camp for Kids,” 1 to 3 p.m. May 16 at Waverly Community House. For children ages 8-14. Info: 570-586-8191, extension 2 or waverlycomm.org.
Friends of the Dalton Community Library Herb Sale, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 16 at the Dalton Fire Hall. Info: 570-563-2014.
The 2015 Scranton Celtic Festival, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 16 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at Montage Mountain. Live performers, pony rides, 28 vendors and more. Cost: $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door. Children 13 and under get in free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center. Info: 570-445-3799.
Wyoming Seminary Lower School Early Childhood Open House, 9 to 11 a.m. May 16 at the school’s Early Childhood Learning Center, 20 Arlington Road, Forty Fort, adjacent to the Lower School campus at 1560 Wyoming Avenue. Info: call Julie Bean, Director of Lower School Admission, at 570-718-6610 or e-mail her at LSadmission@wyomingseminary.org.
Countryside Community Church’s Annual Dutch Auction, May 16 at 14011 Orchard Drive. Covered dish dinner at 5 p.m. followed by the auction. Donation of gifts for the auction may be wrapped or unwrapped. Shawls, or “Warm Hugs,” have been given away to people in need such as chemotherapy patients and nursing home residents. The proceeds from this event go to fully fund the Warm Hugs outreach. Info: countryside-church.org or 570-587-3206.
The Scranton Tennis Club Open House, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 at the club, 1029 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit. Rain date: May 17. Cost: free.
Camp Half-Blood, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 17 at Abington Community Library. Children can come create a shield, compete in events, and take a Greek god/goddess quiz. Share your love of Rick Riordan’s books featuring Percy Jackson. Light refreshments will be served. Info: 570-587-3440.
Factoryville United Methodist Church Election Day Dinner, 5 p.m. May 19 at the at the church, 162 College Ave., Factoryville. Menu will include meat loaf, potatoes, vegestables, applesauce, roll, homemade dessert, coffee, tea, and juice. Cost: Adults, $8.50; children, $4.50; under 5 years old, free. Take-outs will be available.
Newton Ransom Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary’s Election Day Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30 p.m. May 19 at the fire hall. Includes roast beef, real mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, cole slaw, roll and butter, drinks and homemade dessert. Cost: $9 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12.
Curators and Cocktails, 7 p.m. May 19 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. This Lackawanna Historical Society event features a night of themed cocktails, chatting, and curators to learn about current exhibits on display at the Society’s headquarters. Reservations are required. Info/reservations: 570-344-3841 or email@example.com.
Read to Dogs, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 20 at Abington Community Library. Drop by during this hour to get some reading practice in with certified therapy dogs. Make a new friend and discover a new book. For grades K-3. Info: 570-587-3440.
Lackawanna County’s Seniors Got Talent show, 6 p.m. May 21 at the Theater at Lackawanna College. Hosted by United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Amateur older adult acts (age 55+)- ranging from musicians, singers, dancers, comedians and more will compete against each other. Cost: $15 in advance or $20 at the door for general admission; $10 for senior citizens. Tickets: uncnepa.org/events or 570-346-0759. Info: 570-961-1592 ext. 102.
Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. May 26 at the library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections, etc. Grades 5-12. Info: 570-587-3440.
The Anatomy of a College Application and How Not to Make Common Mistakes, 7 to 8 p.m. May 27 at Abington Community Library. Jennifer Kresock of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates will discuss the parts of the college application and specific recommendations on how to complete a college application correctly will be presented. For students in grades 9-11 and their parents. Info: 570-587-3440.
PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and Veteran Suicide Prevention seminar, 7 p.m. May 27 in the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. For local veterans, their families, and the community. Cost: $3; proceeds benefit Mission 22, a campaign to raise awareness about military veteran suicide. Info: contact Jim Kille at 570-961-7899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
19th Annual Comm Classic Golf Tournament, shotgun start at 11 a.m. May 29 at Stonehedge Country Club. Info: 570-586-8191, extension 2 or waverlycomm.org.
Movie night for kids, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 29 at Abington Community Library. This interactive showing of the movie, “Finding Nemo” will include props, activities and snacks too. For Grades 4-6. Info: 570-587-3440.
LEGO Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 31 at Abington Community Library. LEGOs are provided. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. Limit: 20 children. Grades K-6. Info: 570-587-3440.
The Enchanted World of Dragonflies and Damselflies, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 2 at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. Join Naturalist Rick Koval on a hike through the fields and around the marsh in search of these fascinating creatures. Participants will learn how to identify dragonflies and damselflies and about the insects’ roles in the ecosystems. Geared to all ages. Cost: $5; pre-registration required. Info/register: 570-842-1506.
Ninth Annual Flea Market and Craft Show, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6 at the Clarks Summit Fire House, 321 Bedford St. Vendor set-up between 6 and 8 a.m. Vendor spaces available for $20 indoor and $15 outdoor (an additional $5 charge will be added for reservations made after May 23). The Auxiliary will sell Rada Cutlery. Info: call Nancy at 570-586-8061.
Clarks Green United Church’s 36th Annual Chicken Barbeque, 12 to 6 p.m. June 6 at 119 Glenburn Road, Clarks Green. Eat in or take out chicken dinners. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
Lackawanna Blind Association’s 29th annual William J. Jordan, M.D., Memorial Swing for Sight Golf Tournament, June 8, at Glen Oak Country Club in Clarks Summit. Proceeds benefit the association’s programs. Reservations: 570-342-7613.
Tyler Kubilus 6th annual 5K Run/Walk, June 13 ar Lakeland High School, 1355 Lakeland Dr., Scott Twp.
21st Annual Father’s Day Car Show, 8 a.m. June 21 at Nay Aug Park, Mulberry Street, Scranton. Sponsored by Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club, Inc. Show info: Joe at 570-344-2014. Registration: Don at 570-561-3286.
Founders Day Car Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at Sherwood Chevrolet, Route 6, Tunkhannock. Info: Roy at 570-836-2133.