Community calendar, week of June 24, 2015

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Scranton Technical High School 45th Anniversary 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


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.

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater PA support group meetings, 7 to 8 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at Elan Gardens, 465 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. Info: call Rhonda Fallk at 570-585-8099 or Rita Fenton at 570-586-0179.

Stroke Support Group meetings, 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Moses Taylor Hospital. For survivors of stroke and their caregivers. Cost: free. RSVP/info: call Colleen Dodgson at 570-770-5257.

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

Over-eaters Anonymous meetings, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, 9:45 a.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Cost: free. Info: 570-587-4313.

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.

The Newton Recreation Center summer hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday, through August 31. Located at 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd.

Chair Yoga, 10 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Series three: June 29, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 and August 3. Series four: Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Sept. 14 and 21. For ages 18 and up. Instructor: Donna Fetzko, M.S. CNC, RYT. Cost: Free. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Simply Yoga, 10 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Series two: June 17 and 24 and July 1, 8, 15 and 22. Series three: July 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26 and Sept. 2. For ages 16 and up. Instructor: Donna Fetzko, M.S., CNC, RYT. Cost: $50 for series of six classes or $10 per class. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Healthy Choices for Kids, 4 to 5:15 p.m. Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 6 to 12. Instructor: Donna Fetzko. Each class will explore a new activity and a sampling of foods that are good and good for you. Cost: free. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory’s summer program, 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday through Friday, July 31. Astronomical programs feature an illustrated lecture and weather-permitted observation through telescopes. Sessions will be held regardless of sky conditions and cancelled only by the threat of severe weather. Cost: free. Info: 570-945-8402.

South Side Farmers’ Market, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 3 at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton. Hosted by United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Elm Street Revitalization Project. Info: 570-346-6203 ext. 15.


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. 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.

“I can SHAPE and SPIN” Camp Create Pottery and Sculpture, 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 29-July 31 and Aug. 3-7 at the Waverly Community House. For ages 6-16, all abilities, including special needs. Info: 570-585-8113.

Comm Camp, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29-Aug. 7 at the Waverly Community House. A six-week themed day camp for students in grades Pre-K through seventh. A Counselor in Training Program is offered for students in eighth through 10th grades. Info: 570-585-8113.

Nature Day Camps, June 29-Aug. 14, various locations, sponsored by Endless Mountains Nature Center, Tunkhannock. Children from age four to grade six will explore nature by playing games, hiking, meeting live animals, searching the river and forest, listening to stories, making craft projects and costumes, and creating a journal and more. Children in grades 7-12 can gain experience and learn new skills as Counselors-in-Training, which help the staff lead games, set up activities, make their own craft projects, and explore with the campers. Register: Info: 570-836-3835.

Acting Camp for Kids, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Camp one: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 6-10. Camp two: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 20-24. For ages 6-12. Instructor: Michaela Moore. Participants will learn about acting through theatre games, improvisation, storytelling, play making, character creation and more. A casual performance for family and friends will end each week. Cost: $60 per camp. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Hidden Treasures! Theatre and Visual Arts Camp, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 6-10 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 5-12. Instructors: Amy Colley and Michaela Moore. Campers will spend the week becoming the treasure hunting characters of their choice while making props, costumes, jewelry and other art projects. The week will culminate in a casual performance of an original play that will be created by the campers. Cost: $60. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Countryside Community Church’s VBS, 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 6-10 at the church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit. A light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. each night, followed by Bible lessons, educational videos, crafts, music, games, and more. For children age three through sixth grade. Theme: “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Might Power.” Register/info:

“Penns Adventures” DiscoverE Day Camp, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 7-9 at Lackawanna State Park in the Environmental Learning Center area. Theme: Wild About Water. For ages 10-12. At the end of the three days, each child will receive an official Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of State Parks DiscoverE badge and certificate. Cost: $20. Register/info: 570-945-7110 or

First Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 13-17 at the Clarks Summit church. This year’s theme is “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.” For children age four through grade five. Register:

Camp Create, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13-17 and July 27-31 at the Waverly Community House. A specialized themed day camp for children with special needs in sixth through 12th grade or equivalent ability. Info: 570-585-8113.

“Outdoor Explorers” DiscoverE Day Camp, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 14-16 at Lackawanna State Park in the Environmental Learning Center area. Theme: Amphibian Adventures. For ages 7-9. At the end of the three days, each child will receive an official Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of State Parks DiscoverE badge and certificate. Cost: $20. Register/info: 570-945-7110 or

League of Heroes! Theatre and Visual Arts Camp, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 20-24 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 5 to 12. Instructors: Amy Colley and Michaela Moore. This camp will be filled with art projects and theater games as campers create their own unique heroic characters and create costumes, props, sets and more for an original play of their own creation. Cost: $60. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School, 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. July 20-23 at the church. This year’s theme is “Group’s Cross Culture VBS: Thailand Trek.” For ages two (must be toilet trained) through completion of sixth grade. Cost: free. Register:

Summer Tae Kwon Do Camp, July 20-24 at Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 117 Glenburn Road. For special needs children and adults and their families/caregivers. A children’s class for ages 6-12 will be begin at 6:30 p.m. The adult class for those age 13 and above begins at 7:30 p.m. Parents and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to attend both classes. Cost: free. Info: 570-585-1216.

Go Fly a Kite, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 20-24 at the Waverly Community House. Children ages 10-15 will create and fly their own kites. Info: 570-585-8113.

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary’s first ever Earth Camp, July 20-26 at the sanctuary, located in Mehoopany. Transportation from Clarks Summit is available. An opportunity for students in fifth through eighth grade to experience first-hand connections with gentle, rescued farm animals and deepen their understanding of and appreciation for the natural world around them. Cost: $400 (includes a lunch and two healthy snacks daily). Register/info:

“Hide-n-Seekers” DiscoverE Day Camp, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 21-23 at Lackawanna State Park in the Environmental Education Center area. Theme: Diggin’ in the Dirt. For ages 4-6. At the end of the three days, each child will receive an official Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of State Parks DiscoverE badge and certificate. Cost: $20. Register/info: 570-945-7110 or


Mind Body Spirit, 6 to 8 p.m. June 24 at Abington Community Library. Join Hilary Steinberg, owner of Jaya Yoga for a playful practice and learn to honor your body through breath, meditation and yoga movement. For students in grades 7–12.

Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club meeting, 7:30 p.m. June 24, at the clubhouse. The drawing for the Henry Rifle raffle will be held at the conclusion of the meeting. Any members still holding tickets should make returns at this time. A limited number of tickets are still available.

Heroes of Science, 6:30 p.m. June 25 at Abington Community Library. Professor Klutzo’s Heroes of Science explores the work of Newton, Galileo, and DaVinci through magic, juggling, and ventriloquism. For children.

Iron Furnaces Rehabilitation Project meeting, 5:30 p.m. June 25 at Lackawanna Heritage Valley Headquarters, 213 South 7th Ave., Scranton. A plan to restore and repurpose the Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces and create an Iron District in South Scranton will be presented. Info/RSVP: contact April Rogato at 570-963-6730, ext. 8200 or

Super Hero Party, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 26 at Abington Community Library. Fun games and activities for students in grades 4-6.

‘Firkin Friday Charity Cask Night’ Fundraiser for the Scranton Cultural Center, 5 p.m. June 26 at Cooper’s Seafood House, Scranton. Cost: free admission, $6 per glass. Also features raffle baskets.

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.

Endless Mountain Amateur Radio Club’s Annual Field Day, 2 to 5 p.m. June 27 and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 28 at the Emergency Services Building, SR 6 East, Tunkhannock. Learn about amateur radio. Cost: free. Info: contact joe at 570-209-0070 or

Countryside Community Church’s Annual Fishing Derby, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 27 at the Abington Heights Middle School Pond, 1555 Newton-Ransom Blvd. Rain or shine. Includes prize drawings, face painting, archery, hot dogs and beverages and a trophy for the child who catches the largest fish. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Cost: free. Info: or 570-587-3206.

Free Shred Event, 10 a.m. to noon June 27 at the AAA Scranton Administrative office, located on North Washington Avenue. The event is free but limited to five standard paper size boxes per person.

Golf Outing, 8 a.m. June 27 at Pine Hills Golf Club, 140 Keyser Ave., Taylor. Benefits Make A Wish. Cost: $80 per person to golf; $175 for Tee Sponsorships. Info: call James Farrell at 570-351-8816.

LEGO Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 28 at Abington Community Library. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to come and build with LEGOs, which are provided. Limit: 20 children.

AseraCare Hospice Memorial Program and Butterfly Release, 3 p.m. June 28 at St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit. Info: 570-586-4573.

Scranton-Pocono Amateur Radio Klub Amateur Radio demonstrations, 2 p.m. June 27 and 28 at Seaman’s Airport on Seaman’s Road and Windsock Lane, Factoryville. Learn about ham radio’s new capabilities, operate and talk to other Amateur Radio in other parts of the world and learn how to get your own FCC radio license.

Minecraft Meet-Up, 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 29 at Abington Community Library. Children may bring their own devices, books and creativity and play and discuss Minecraft with friends.

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. June 30 at Abington Community Library. A group of students in fifth through 12th grade, focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections and more. Info: 570-587-3440.

The Rotary Club of the Abingtons Annual Fireworks Display, July 3 at the Abington Heights Middle School, 1555 Newton-Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. Food, live music, and activities begin at 5 p.m. and the fireworks show at dusk. Rain date: July 4. Cost: parking is $5 per vehicle to help defray expenses.

Homemade Pirogie Sale, noon-4 p.m. July 3 at St. John’s Russian Orthodox Church, 706 Hill St., Mayfield. Fried and frozen pirogies will be sold for $7 per dozen on a first-come, first-serve basis.Business establishment orders will be delivered upon request. Orders may be faxed to 570-876-2534.

Ramble with a Naturalist, 9 a.m. July 4 at Endless Mountains Nature Center, 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock. Wander the forest looking for animal signs and seasonal plants with Rebecca Lesko, Director and Naturalist. This ramble will be at an easy pace, but in uneven terrain. Recommended for adults and children in first grade and above, accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Cost: free. Info:

Dalton Fire Company Carnival, 6 p.m. July 7 through 11 at the carnival grounds on Bank Street, Dalton. Food games, live music, dunk tank, raffles, BINGO, rides and more. Fireman’s parade will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. Info:

UCP Eighth Annual Golf Tournament, July 10 at Stone Hedge Golf Course in Tunkhannock. The tournament features a 1 p.m. Shotgun Start with registration at noon and a Captain and Crew Format. Cost: $95 per golfer (includes golf with cart, refreshments at the turn and a steak dinner at the conclusion). Sponsorships available. Info: contact Tim McHugh at 570-347-3357 or Proceeds will benefit UCP’s Early Intervention Program, which provides educational and therapy services for children from birth to three years of age.

Close Encounters with Birds of Prey, 11 a.m. July 11 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by Bill Streeter, Director of the Delaware Valley Raptor CenterCost: free. Reservations: 570-996-1500. Tickets available at the door while they last.

Teddy Bears Picnic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 11 at The Century Club of Scranton. This fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center is open to children ages two to six (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). The children are invited to take their Teddys for an afternoon of face painting, storytelling, games and a lite picnic lunch. Cost: $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance. RSVP by Wednesday, July 1 to 570-342-0204.

Knights of Columbus Abington Council 6611 All You Can Eat Breakfast, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 12 in the Gathering Room at Our Lady of the Snows Church, Clark’s Summit. Menu includes biscuits and sausage gravy, sausage, home fries, eggs, pancakes and more. Cost: $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door.

The Diocese of Scranton’s Sixth Annual Vocations Golf Classic, July 13, at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountaintop. Features a captain and crew format on the 27-hole course. The day begins with lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 12 p.m. and ending with a reception and awards dinner. Benefits the St. John Vianney Endowment Fund. Cost: Golfer packages at $250 include cart and green fees, lunch, dinner and reception. Hole sponsorships are $100. Info: 570-207-2250 or

Native American Pow Wow, 4 to 7 p.m. July 15 at Abington Community Library. This event, co-sponsored by the Abington Heights Civic League, The Belize Fund and The Portal Institute, Inc., ties in to the library’s summer reading program theme of “heroes.” Includes an authentic teepee set up, crafts, face painting, displays of Native American artifacts and art and more. Highlighting the evening will be continuous dance and song presented by the Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe. Cost: free.

River Day, 1 to 7 p.m. July 18 at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park. Cost: free. Features live music, environmental activities for children and adults, nature walks, a River Float, live animals brought by the Ross Park ZooMobile, mural painting, face painting and more. Info: 570-996-1500.

ServSafe certification course, July 22, in the Fireplace Lounge, Hibbard Campus Center, Keystone College. The in-class component of the program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue to approximately 5:30 p.m., depending upon completion of the exam. Participants are expected to review the ServSafe textbook for a minimum of 7.5 hours prior to the scheduled course. Cost: $160 (includes a textbook, lunch, and a one hour USDA presentation). Due to the self-study requirement, participants must register no later than 7 days prior to the class. Register: contact Brenda Lidy at 570-945-8334 or

Waverly Twp. Community Square Fair, 5 to 7 p.m. July 24 on the back lawn of the Waverly Community House. Carnival games, picnic dinner and music by Doug Smith Band. Sponsored by Dixon Automotive, Geisinger CMC and Lackawanna County.

Pheasants Forever Chapter 803’s Second Annual Field Gun Challenge, July 25 at Rock Mountain. Benefits the Northeast Pennsylvania Pheasants Forever Chapter 803, an organization striving to make a difference for all wildlife by helping creating habitat in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties. Register before July 13 and save $15. Info: visit or by call Chris Traver Sr. at 570-477-4668.

Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Chicken BBQ, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 25 at the church. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger.

Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1. Vendor spaces are available, $25 inside and $20 outside. Cost: $2 parking. Info: 570-587-2571.

Cocktails for the Courts, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 on the back lawn at the Waverly Community House. A farm to table themed fundraiser. Info: 570-585-8113.

Tunkhannock Viaduct 100th Anniversary lecture, 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Dietrich Theater. For the 100th anniversary of the Tunkhannock Viaduct, also known as the Nicholson Bridge, the world’s largest steel reinforced concrete railway bridge in the world, Marian Sweet, of the Nicholson Heritage Association will talk about the challenges of its construction and maintenance, how it affected Nicholson residents and the famous people who visited it. Cost: free. Info/reservations: 570-996-1500 for reservations. Tickets available at the door while they last.

Music on the Lawn Craft Fair and Yard Sale, Aug. 22 on the grounds of Lake Winola United Methodist Church. Includes live Christian music by bands from Pa., Tenn. and N.Y. throughout the day from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., a showing of the movie “Grace Unplugged” at 8 p.m., balloon creations for kids from 3 to 6 p.m., Model “A” Club of NEPA car show from 1 p.m. to dusk, craft fair and yard sale starting at 1 p.m. and chicken BBQ from 4 to 7 p.m. Rain or shine. A portion of the money raised will benefit the Lake Winola Fire Company. Vendor info: 570-351-7365.

Misericordia University Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 on campus. The program begins with registration at 9 a.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center inside the North Gate of the upper campus. Info/register: 570-675-4449, 1-866-262-6363 or

Third Annual “Kick Off Classic” Lackawanna Trail Football Golf Tournament, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at Stonehedge Golf Course. Captain and crew format- $320 per foursome. All proceeds benefit the Lackawanna Trail varsity football program. The tournament fee includes green fees, cart rental, dinner, a hot dog and soda at the turn, and prizes. The dinner menu will include a Bar-B-Que chicken, Caesar salad, parsley potatoes, baked beans, rolls and butter and an assortment of beverages.