Community calendar, week of July 29, 2015

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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.

Chair Yoga, 10 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Series three: Aug. 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 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.

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.

Y Wellness Mondays, 6 p.m. rain or shine under the pavilion at Hillside Park. Mat Pilates: Aug. 3 and Aug. 17; Zumba: Aug. 10. Bring a water bottle and mat. Cost: $5 per class. Info: or

Abington Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through the end of October at South Abignton Park. Info: 570-586-7952.

Observation and Deduction Club, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 at the Abington Community Library. For high school students. Learn how to enhance your observation and deduction skills and apply what you learn to real life. Facilitator: Mashka Sutton. Info: 570-587-3440.


“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.


Mind Body Spirit, 6 to 8 p.m. July 29 at Abington Community Library. Join Hilary Steinberg, of Jaya Yoga for a playful practice and learn to honor your body through breath, meditation and yoga movement. For grades seven through 12.

Amazing Animals, 11 a.m. July 30 at the Endless Mountains Nature Center, 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock. Kathy Uhler, Director of the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center (PWREC), will show local animals and explain their characteristics, as well as discuss how to prevent injury and disease transmission from animals to humans. Cost: $5; free to Nature Day Camp participants registered in 2015 and their siblings. Register/info: or 570-836-3835.

Zoomobile visit, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. July 30 at Abington Community Library. See, learn about, and touch a variety of animals from the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park. For kindergarten through sixth grade.

Clean Living Class with Michelle Zieger, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 30 at Abington Community Library. Learn how to make homemade hand sanitizer and children’s “Owie” spray. Attendees will take home their creations. For adults.

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.

10th annual Jewish Food Fest, 12 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 on the grounds of PNC Field in Moosic. Features a large selection of Jewish ethnic foods, rides, children’s activities and live music by 8th Day Band. Admission is free, and all concessions will accept cash and credit card. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders will play the Columbus Clippers at 1:05 p.m. Tickets range from $7 to $17, depending on the package. Game tickets: or 570-587-3300. Corporate sponsorship info:

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, 205 Main Street, Nicholson. Appointments/info: or 1-800-733-2767.

Cupcake Wars with Judy Detter, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 at the Abington Community Library. A competition for students in grades seven through 12. Cupcakes decorating materials and supplies provided. Prizes will be awarded. Info: 570-587-3440.

Marywood University Transfer Day, 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Office of University Admissions in the Liberal Arts Center on campus. Info: 570-348-6234 or

Heroes and Villains Party, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Abington Community Library. A big bash celebrating the end of Summer Reading Clubs for all ages. Dress up as your favorite hero or villain for the chance to win a costume prize. Children may turn in their reading logs to receive their certificates and prizes for completing the Summer Reading Club.

Lackawanna College School of Petroleum and Natural Gas information session, 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the school, located on SR-848 off exit 219, I-81. For prospective students and their families. The student application fee is waived for those attending an information session. Register: 570-465-2344.

Pennsylvania Biodiversity Teacher Workshop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. In this workshop facilitated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, participants will receive the Pennsylvania Biodiversity Guide. Designed for formal and non-formal educators in the upper elementary, middle and high school levels. Bring a lunch and dress for both indoor and outdoor activities. ACT 48 hours provided. Cost: $10. Registration deadline is July 29. Pre-registration required. Register/info: 570-842-1506.

St. Joseph’s Center Clarks Summit Shop Around, 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at various downtown retail and restaurant venues and the Finish Shop Pocket Park. Benefits the St. Joseph Center Auxiliary Auction. Light refreshments served. Look for the purple balloons, which signify a business’ participation.

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.

Simple Shapes Masterpieces, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Abington Community Library. Everhart Museum on the Road will present this art-based workshop in which students in kindergarten through second grade will use simple shapes and patterns to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Info: Info: 570-587-3440.

Genealogy workshop with Scranton City DAR, 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Abington Community Library. The Scranton City Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will present a genealogical workshop designed to provide information on resource tools and discovering information. For adults.

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.

Super Sundaes, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Abington Community Library. Make your own sundaes, participate in games and learn fun facts about ice cream. For students in grades four through six.

Lip Sync Battle, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Abington Community Library. Participants may select two songs of their choice to “battle” an opponent and a third for the final face off. Prizes awarded. For students in grades five through 12.

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at the library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections and more.

Meet Patty Lawler, Mayor of Clarks Summit Borough, 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Abington Community Library. Includes presentation, role-playing, question and answer session and refreshments. For adults.

Harvest and Wine Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at Lazy Brook Park, Tunkhannock. Presented by the Rotary Club of Tunkhannock. Features PA wineries and vendors with locally produced and hand-crafted items and live entertainment by AM Radio and Idol Kings. Cost: $75 for VIP tent, $20 advance tickets, $30 at gate and $15 designated driver/under 21. Tickets/info:

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