Community calendar, week of Nov. 5, 2014

June 19th, 2015 9:19 am

First Posted: 11/4/2014


The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory fall program, at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday evening through Friday, Nov. 14. The astronomical programs will feature an illustrated lecture and weather-permitted observation through telescopes. Cost: free. Info: 570-945-8402 or

The Abington Heights Special Education Department’s monthly special education parent informational sessions, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Nov.18, Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 17, April 14 and May 12. in the Administration Building, second floor, 200 East Grove Street, Clarks Summit. All community members are invited to attend, and a sign language interpreter will be present.

Project Re-entry is seeking items for Christmas at the Lackawanna County Prison. Items sought include: wrapped candy, womans socks, greeting cards, toothpaste, soap, VO5 Shampoo, Suave shampoo, writing paper, BIC stick pens cookies and monetary gifts. Donations may be delivered to 29 New York St., Scranton, by Dec. 6.

Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Bingo, every second and fourth Monday at the Dalton Fire Hall. Doors open 6 p.m. Games start 6:45. Food will be available for purchase. Info: 570-563-1268.

St. Joseph’s Center collection, through November at Abington Community Library. Patrons can help others get cozy and warm this winter with donations of hats, gloves, mittens and socks for the children of St. Joseph’s Center.

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.

Abington Heights High School graduates are invited to the high school from 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Nov. 26 to speak with upperclassmen about their post-secondary experiences in college, the military and/or the work force. Graduates interested in speaking should contact Mrs. Parsells at or 570-585-5300 to register.


“Organizing for the Holidays” class with Tara Atkins, 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Abington Area Community Classroom’s last class of the year. Cost: $15. Register:

“Strategies to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits” workshop, 6 - 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Abington Community Library. Info: 570.587.3449.

Third Annual Drink to Pink, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Backyard Ale House in Scranton. Hosted by Friends of the American Cancer Society, the community event will feature drink specials, entertainment by DJ Krypton and raffle baskets. Cost: a suggested donation of $10. Info:

Sanskrit Class for Kids, 4 - 5 p.m. Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at Abington Community Library. Participants will learn about the classical Indian language of Sanskrit through reading, writing, and stories. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee and facilitated by Havisha and Vihisha Bache.

The Dorothy Boccella Holiday Marketplace, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 8 and noon - 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at Abington Community Library. Features more than 25 local artisan vendors, a basket raffle and more. Cost: free admission. Raffle chances available for purchase at the library now through Nov. 9. Special “Marketplace Edition” Second Saturdays Storytimes for children will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9.

Job Search Technique Session with Dr. Gale Jaeger, 2 - 3 p.m. at Abington Community Library. One-on-one training and services, including assistance with resumes, interview skills, job searching and researching, will be provided. Adults may stop by and schedule a one-on-one meeting session. Info: 570-587-3449.

Steamtown National Historic Site Veterans Day Entrance Fee-Free Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. Includes complimentary admission to the Park grounds, museum complex and exhibits, and scheduled walking tours. All active duty military members and their dependents can obtain an annual park pass, an $80 value, at no charge during their visit. Info: 5700-340-5200 or

Civil War Roundtable meeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. The group is being formed by The Lackawanna Historical Society to discuss topics related to Civil War history. For this first meeting, special guest Abraham Lincoln as portrayed by Jim Getty will be present. Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month. Membership dues are $20 for individuals and $25 for families. Reservations (required): 570-344-3841 or

The Knights of Columbus Abington Council No. 6611 Bingo Night, 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Gathering Room at Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S State St, Clarks Summit. Room is wheelchair accessible. Complimentary light refreshments will be served. Cost: no cover charge; BINGO cards are 50 cents each or 3 for $1 per game. Info: call Chris Kane at 570-587-1390.

Free Flu and Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nov. 12 in the chapel on the first floor at Tyler Memorial Hospital, State Route 6 in Tunkhannock. Appointments are required, as the supply of the free vaccine is limited. Appointments: call Donna Guman, at 570-996-1266.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Northeastern PA Affiliate Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Hampton Inn, 22 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton.

Blizzard Preparedness with Kelly Lewis, 6 - 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Abington Community Library. Participants will learn how to be prepared for a blizzard, how proper planning can help to mitigate property damage and guidelines and steps to take during and after a blizzard hits. Info: 570-587-3449.

Basic SKYWARN training class, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Nov. 13, at Wayne County EMA, 43 Volunteer Dr., Honesdale. There are a limited number of seats available. To register, email or call 607-729-1597 EXT 4.

Celebrity Bartenders Fundraiser for Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, 5 - 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at Camelot Restaurant and Inn, 17 Johnson Road, Clarks Summit. Sponsored by Compassionate Care Hospice and Personal Home Health Care. Guest bartenders include: Dr. Kurt Moran, Bob Durkin and other “surprise” guests. Also features a basket raffle. Cost: $20 (includes two drinks and appetizers). RSVP: 570-451-1031 or Tickets also available at door.

Respect Life Banquet, at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Fiorelli’s, 1501 Main St. in Peckville. Marks Pennsylvanians for Human Life Scranton Chapter’s 40th anniversary. Featured speaker is Ernie Ohlhoff. Cost: $30. Reservations: 570-347-8299 or 570-343-5099.

Marywood University Undergraduate Open House, begins with registration at 9 a.m., Nov. 15, in the Fireplace Lounge of the Nazareth Student Center. The event will include a tour of the campus, meetings with current Marywood students, faculty, and coaches and information sessions on financial aid and admissions. A review of applications will be at 2 p.m.

Applebee’s® Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., Nov. 15 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 74 Viewmont Mall #730, Scranton. Cost: $7 adults, $4 children ages 3-10. Proceeds will benefit the Countryside Community Church Youth Group. Tickets: 570-587-3206 or

Harvest Dinner, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 N. Seventh Ave., Scranton. Includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee, tea and beverages. Cost: $13 for adults, $8 for children 6 to 12 years and no charge for children age 5 and under. Advance reservations only; deadline Nov. 10. Take-outs available between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Reservations: call Kathleen at 570-346-2414.

Free and confidential memory screenings, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Psychological Services Center in the McGowan Center at Marywood University, Scranton. Qualified healthcare professionals will administer the screenings and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health and caregiving. The face-to-face screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks, and take five to ten minutes to administer. Info: 570-348-6269.

Winter SKYWARN training class, 6:30 - 8 p.m., in the Stark Learning Center, Room 101, at Wilkes University. There are a limited number of seats available. To register, email or call 607-729-1597 EXT 4.

South Abington Lions’ Turkey Bingo, 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Chinchilla Hose Company. A gift card raffle will be drawn at the end of the evening. Tickets may be purchased in advance through any South Abington Lions Club member or at the door. BYOB.

“Finding the Best Career” workshop, at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at Abington Community Library. Hosted by NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates. Cost: free. Info/register: 570-702-5700 or

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee Meeting, 4 - 5 p.m. Nov. 25 at the library. A group of students in grades 5–12 focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections, and more. Info: 570-587-3449.

Canadian Pacific Railway’s Holiday Train visit, from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. Nov. 27 at Steamtown National Historic Site. The train is also expected to cross the Tunkhannock Viaduct (also known as the Nicholson Bridge) between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. Normally closed on Thanksgiving Day, the Steamtown NHS will be open to visitation from 12 to 6:30 p.m. Visitors are asked to bring non-perishable food items or cash donations in support of those in need through a local food pantry.

Voluntary Action Center’s 9th Annual Holiday Happy Hour Silent Auction and Raffle, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at The Colonnade, 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Includes Open Bar and Light Fare with music by Rich Jenkins and Company. Benefits all Voluntary Action Center programs. Cost: $50. Reservations: 570-347-5616 x 3342.

“Financial Aid and Scholarships” workshop, at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Steamtown Express Library. Hosted by NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates. Cost: free. Info/register: 570-702-5700 or

Holiday Yoga Relaxation, 10 - 11:15 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 16 to adult. Instructor Donna Fetzko will present this yoga class to help relax and refocus during the busy holiday season. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, towel or blanket. Register: 570-996-1500.