The Abington Heights High School Class of 1965 50th anniversary reunion, Sept. 11-13. Activities include a “Get Re-acquainted and Catch-Up Mixer” at the home of one of the class members, a tour of the “old” high school, which is now the Clarks Summit Elementary School, a home football game, reunion dinner and social hour at the Country Club of Scranton and a breakfast buffet at the Clarks Summit Ramada Inn.
The former St. Mary’s and South Catholic High Schools classes of 1959-69 Mega 60s Reunion, 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 26 at Genetti Manor, Dickson City. Includes hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner and cash bar. Popular 50-60s music will be played. Cost: $50. Reservations: contact Jim Holleran at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-639-3224 or Denise Lynott at email@example.com or 570-947-5901.
The Abington Heights Class of 2005 10-Year Reunion, 6:30 P.M. Nov. 27 at Cooper’s Seafood House in Scranton. RSVP deadline: Nov. 5. Cost: $32. Register: bit.ly/1M3ePu3. Info: mike@abingtonheightsclassof2005.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Abington Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through the end of October at South Abignton Park. Info: 570-586-7952.
The Newton Recreation Center fall and winter hours, now through May 2016. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Bridge lessons, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 15 and continuing for eight weeks at the Century Club, 612 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Maureen Pesavento, an accredited teacher by American Contract Bridge League, is the presenter. Cost: $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Reservations: 570-342-0204.
American Sign Language (ASL) courses, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 21 at The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, 537 Venard Road, South Abington Township. Participants will develop basic fingerspelling, vocabulary and grammar skills. ASL 1 and ASL 2 courses will be offered. Assessments can be scheduled the first day of class to determine level of skill. Cost: $65, due with registration. Register/info: contact Hannah Thebarge at 570-585-1000 or email@example.com.
Abington Community Library’s Seventh Annual Dorothy Boccella Holiday Marketplace basket raffle, began Sept 8. Cost: two tickets for $1, 12 for $5 and 25 for $10. All proceeds benefit the library. The holiday marketplace will be held Nov. 14.
Storytimes For Children, at Abington Community Library: Baby (ages 0-2), 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25; Toddler (ages 2-3), 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24; Preschool (ages 3-5), 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 15, 22 and 29; After School Stories (Grades K-3), 4 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24.
Countryside Community Church Fall Pizza Sale, pickup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the church’s lower entrance, 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit. Order deadline: Sept. 13. Old Forge style pizza, which can be baked fresh or frozen to enjoy another time. Cost: plain $10 or pepperoni $12. Orders: 570-587-3206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Wonders series, 1 to 2:30 p.m. every other Thursday from Sept. 17 to Dec. 3 at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. A program series for children ages three to six and a guardian that offers discovery-based learning about the natural world through stories, art and outdoor explorations. Cost: $45 for a series of six classes or $8 for individual classes. Registration (required): 570-842-1506.
Local Cub Scout Registrations, Pack 251: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 and 6 to 7:30 Sept. 16 at Clarks Green United Methodist Church. For info, call Sean Philips at 570-585-0143. Pack 175: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Dalton United Methodist Church. For info, call Brenda VanLuvanee at 570-335-7931. Pack 160: 7 p.m. Sept. 16 and 21 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. For info, call Tom Wheeler at 570-780-2023.
Kaffeeklatsch, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Abington Community Library. A German language conversation group for all ages to practice speaking and listening. All levels wilkommen! All ages.
Community Pledge of Allegiance, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the flagpole at the Waverly Community House. A brief ceremony in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, lead by members of the local VFW.
100th Anniversary Celebration of the Nicholson Bridge, Sept. 11-13, in downtown Nicholson. Info: nicholsonheritage.org.
Bus trip to the Miss America Pageant Parade in Atlantic City, departing from Peckville at 9 a.m. Sept. 12. The trip, sponsored by the Double “R” Twirlettes, includes round trip motor coach and a casino rebate for those over 21. Cost: $40. Reservations: call Kim at 570-351-1794.
Ransom Township trash clean-up, 8 a.m. Sept. 12 at the township building on Hickory Lane. A volunteer road clean-up organized by Abington Heights High School student Heather Kwolek as a senior project. Gloves, vests, and garbage bags will be provided by the township supervisors. Info: call Joanne at 570-586-7250.
Bereavement Support Group, 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at Abington Community Library. Hosted by AseraCare Hospice for adults.
Harvest Festival Open House 2015, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at Everything Natural, 426 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Settle into fall with seasonal treats and activities, including a pickling demonstration, sampling of loose leaf teas and fresh local honey, other food samplings, live music by Tim McGurl, chair massages by Body and Soul and more.
Craft and Vendor Fair to benefit Ryan’s Run 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 in the parking lot at Allied Services Luger Rehab Center, 475 Morgan Highway, Scranton. Rain date: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sapt. 13. Vendors wanted. Vendor cost: $25 per table or $20 to bring your own table. Vendor reservations: contact Chris Remus at 570-677-8830 or email@example.com.
Knights of Columbus Abington Council 6611 all you can eat breakfast buffet, 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 13 at Our Lady of the Snows Church, State street, Clark’s Summit. Menu includes scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, sausage gravy and more. Cost: adults $8 and children 12 and under $4. Tickets available at the door.
Technology scheduling session, 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Abington Community Library. For adults who need help in computer basics, Email, iPad/iPhone, Kindle/Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Microsoft Suites (2007) and more. Stop by and schedule a one-on-one meeting session.
Read to Dogs, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Abington Community Library. Students in kindergarten through third grade may drop by during this hour to get some reading practice in with certified therapy dogs.
Meals on Wheels NEPA’s Second Annual Mix and Mingle Cocktail Party, 5:30 to 8p.m. Sept. 17 at Glen Oak Country Club. Music will be provided by Mark Nolan Trio and the cuisine prepared by Glen Oak Sous Chef, Evan Polando. Also featured is a select wine tasting and ‘wine pull’ with the chance of winning a $100 bottle of wine. Tickets/info: 570-526-0946 or at mealsonwheelsnepa.org.
Second Annual Mix and Mingle Cocktail Party, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at Glen Oak Country Club. Music by Mark Nolan Trio. Cuisine prepared by Glen Oak Sous Chef Evan Polando. Wine tasting and ‘wine pull’ raffle. Tickets/info: 570-526-0946.
Constitution Day, 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in Marywood University’s Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, McGowan Community Room. Features a lecture by Adam Shprintzen, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Marywoode, titled, “Did George Washington Really Say That? The Founder and Constitutional Myths in the Age of the Meme.” Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine Founders on September 17, 1787. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Italian/American Journey, 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Century Club of Scranton. Presented by Mr. Ernesto Giordano and Mrs. Bice Germaine, who will speak on everything from Italian customs, culture and cuisine to fashion and personal experiences. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: free. Reservations: 570-342-0204.
Williams’ Fourth Annual BBQ Cook-Off, 9 a.m. Sept. 18 at Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock. Judging begins at 1 p.m. Enter a Cook Team to compete in one of three BBQ categories, pulled pork, brisket or ribs or enter your company or organization as a VIP Judge Team. Also features live music. Proceeds, with eligible match dollars, will be donated to area United Way chapters. Cost: individual people’s choice tickets are $40 and teams of four VIP judges may register for a minimum donation of $500. Tickets/info: 570-996-4033, email@example.com or bit.ly/1JfuZMD.
An Apple a Day, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Abington Community Library. Apple games, apple tasting, and more apple fun for students in grades four through six.
‘Introduction to Wild Edibles and Medical Plants’ workshop, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 19 at Keystone College. Hosted by Nathaniel Whitmore, a noted herbalist who specializes in wild food and medicinal herbs in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Cost: $25. Register/info: keystone.edu/kceei, firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-945-8555.
The Endless Mountains Pilot’s Association’s Young Eagles Rally, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 19 at Seaman’s Airport, Seamans Road and Windsock Lane in Factoryville. Rain date: Sept. 20. Free Airplane rides will be offered to children ages 8 to 14. A Parent or Guardian must be present. Info: 570-840-0703.
Our Lady of the Abingtons’ Annual Fall Festival, 12 to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the church grounds located around the corner of the rectory, 700 W. Main St., Dalton. Features a chicken barbeque, bountiful baskets, baked goods, white elephant sales, other foods, kids’ corner, entertainment and more. Info: 570-563-1622.
Owl Prowl!, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. Join Darryl and Jackie Speicher from the Pocono Avian Research Center for an evening owl prowl along the trails of the 211-acre LCEEC property. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. An informative indoor presentation will be available for inclement weather. Geared to all ages. Cost: $5. Info/pre-registration (required): 570-842-1506.
Fifth Annual Job & Education Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Viewmont Mall, Scranton. The event, held at the mall’s center court near JCPenney, will feature area businesses and mall retailers interviewing for positions in sales, health care, management, finance, retail, administration, customer service and more. In addition, representatives from area colleges and career/technology schools will be available to meet with prospective students.
OSHA Training, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, 222 Mulberry St., Scranton. The chamber’s affiliates Leadership Lackawanna and MetroAction teamed up to present this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training workshop, featuring a presentation by Steve Delp, a local OSHA compliance assistance specialist. The workshop will also be available online for anyone who would like to register but who cannot attend. Cost: $100 for Chamber and affiliate members and $150 for non-members. Registration deadline: Sept. 22. Register/info: scrantonchamber.com or call 570-342-7711 and ask for Karen Durkin.
Dickson City Cub Scout Pack 21 Open House, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at LaSalle Dickson City Campus. Features fun, games and Scout skills. Families are invited to participate. Info: cubpack21.org.
Family storytime, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Abington Community Library. An evening storytime sponsored by the library’s Teen Leadership Committee for children ages 3-6 and their siblings.
The 23rd Annual Cancer Survivors Day, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 26 at McDade Park in Scranton. Hosted by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, the event features the “Circle of Survivors,” an activity where those in attendance will be able to share a thought or inspirational message about their cancer experience; a survivor’s banner, which all attendees can sign; survivor and caregiver ribbons and pins; autograph books/programs and light refreshments. Register/info: 1-800-424-6724 or cancernepa.org. Cost: free. Pre-register by Aug. 28.
North Scranton Boy Scout Troop 57 Annual Send a Boy Scout to Camp Craft and Vendor Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Holy Rosary Center, West Market Street, Scranton. The troop is seeking vendors.
Seed to Cup Coffee Talk and Tasting, 12 to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at Everything Natural, 426 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Learn how your coffee gets from the tree to your mug with Mary Tellie, owner and founder of the Electric City Roasting Company.
Minecraft Event, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct 24 and Nov. 21 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages seven to 14. Each event has a free-build section and a new challenge. Play, learn and hang with your tribe. Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Studios. Cost: $17 per session. Info/register: 570-996-1500.
Robotics, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 7 to 14. Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Studios. Cost: $17. Register/info: 570-996-1500.
Robotics Jr., 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 24 and Nov. 21 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 5 to 8. Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Studios. Cost: $17 per session. Register/info: 570-996-1500.
LEGO Club, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Abington Community Library. LEGOs provided. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. Limited to 20 children, grades K-6.
Fourth Annual Harvest Moon Festival, 12 to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at Hillside Park in Clarks Summit. Features live music; food, pumpkins and mums for sale; various vendors; a rubber duck scavenger hunt on the lake and the AAGLS Fall Ball Showcase. Info: hillsidepark.net.
Minecraft Meet-up, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Abington Community Library. Bring your devices, books, and creativity and play/discuss Minecraft with friends. For grades k-6. No instruction provided.
Asthma and Your Child, 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Commonwealth Health Moses Taylor Hospital, 2 West Conference Center on the second floor. Dr. Terry Gubitosi, a Penn State Hershey pediatric hospitalist at Moses Taylor, will present this health talk for parents. Cost: free.
Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at the library. A group of tweens/teens in grades 5-12 focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections, etc.
Alzheimer’s program with Dr. James Siberski, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Abington Community Library. Dr. James Siberski will discuss Alzheimer’s disease at this Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pa. special support group meeting.
The Underground Railroad in Quilts? 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: Dr. Cassandra Gunkel and the Tunkhannock Rotary Club. One of the ongoing mysteries about the Civil War period is whether or not escaped slaves used quilts as signals to help their escape. Though evidence is well documented that enslaved African Americans traveled clandestine paths in their attempt to reach freedom, It is difficult to determine the part quilts may have played in helping to send secrets to aid others on their way along the”Underground Railroad.” Cost: free. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.
Spectacular Colors of Fall Walk, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. Join the Lackawanna Audubon Society on an interpretive hike in search of local flora and fauna, and learn the science behind the annual display of colorful foliage in the region. The center’s new bird feeding station will also be unveiled, thanks to a donation from the society. Geared to all ages. Cost: $5. Registration (required): 570-842-1506.
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: tunkhannockrotary.org.
Seneca Falls Bus Trip to National Women’s Rights Historic Site, 7 a.m. departure and 7 p.m. return, Oct. 14 from the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Cost: $130. Pre-registration is required. A guided bus trip to Seneca Falls, New York, to learn of the role of women in American history. After touring the National Women’s Hall of Fame and Wesleyan Chapel the group will have lunch at the Gould Hotel, then visit the Elizabeth Cady Stanton home and It’s a Wonderful Life Museum. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.
Backyard Beekeeping: Introduction to the Honeybee, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. A yearlong program appropriate for honeybee enthusiasts, designed to support new and seasoned beekeepers through an entire apiary year. The course will cover why honeybees are a critical component to a healthy ecosystem and honeybee biology including anatomy, classification, and different strains. Hierarchy of the hive, the life of the bee, and their different roles will be included. Cost $80 for the fall/winter series of four classes or $25 for individual classes. Registration (required): 570-842-1506.
Reptiles and Amphibians of NEPA, 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Learn about the reptiles and amphibians of Northeastern Pennsylvania with Rick Koval, naturalist and WNEP Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality. His PowerPoint presentation will illustrate 44 species of frogs, turtles, salamanders, lizards and snakes including rarities such as the endangered northern cricket frogs, timber rattlesnakes, eastern worm snakes and hellbenders that reside in northeastern Pennsylvania. Meet live reptiles and amphibians after the talk. Cost: free. Sponsored by: The Overlook Estate Foundation. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.
Wilderness Survival 101, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. Join U.S. Army veteran Ron Skamanich for an evening of hands-on wilderness survival. Topics include fire starting, shelter making, signals, wild foods, water procurement, first aid, navigation and proper clothing and equipment. Dress for the weather. Geared to children and families ages seven and up. Cost: $5. Registration (required): 570-842-1506.
‘Introducing Two Pennsylvania Pioneers,’ 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Dr. Sheldon Spear will introduce the audience to two unsung Pennsylvania pioneers who made substantial contributions to history: Augustine Gallitzin, who is significant for his efforts to attract a steady influx of Catholics to the area despite the prevailing bigotry of American Protestant clergy, and Jane Grey Swisshelm, who, against many obstacles, managed to become one of America’s first women journalists, known for embracing women’s rights and the abolition of slavery. Cost: free. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.
Robotics: Battle Bots, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages seven to 14. Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Studios. Cost: $17. Register/info: 570-996-1500.
Plant-based Cooking, 1 p.m. Nov. 5 at The Century Club of Scranton. Presenter is Chef Megan Huylo of the Hamptons, a Clarks Summit native. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: free. Reservations: 570-342-0204.
Mad Science: Electricity? Rocketry? Catapults? 3:30 to 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages seven to 14. Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Theatre. Cost: $17. Info/register: 570-996-1500.