Community calendar, week of Nov. 18, 2015

November 17th, 2015 5:19 pm


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: 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

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.

Project Re-Entry seeks Christmas donations. Needed for the men are wrapped candy and cookies and for the women are socks, wrapped candy, toothpaste, soap, VO5 shampoo and Suave shampoo. Monetary gifts are also accepted. Deliver to: 29 New York St., Scranton by Dec. 10. Info: 570-342-3627.

Abington Lions Club used eyeglasses collection, at Abington Community Library. Collected eyeglasses will be recycled and distributed to needy people in the United States and countries abroad. A yellow container is set up in the library.


The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network Luncheon, Nov. 18. at Glen Oak Country Club, Waverly Township. Info/reservations:

United Way 2015 Campaign Community Celebration, Nov. 19 at Genetti Manor, 1505 Main Ave., Dickson City. Cash bar: 5 p.m., dinner: 6 p.m., program: 6:30 p.m. Cost: $30 per person. Tables of ten are available. RSVP before Nov. 17. Info/register:

Free balance screenings, Nov. 19 at Allied Services’ Luger Rehab Center, 475 Morgan Hwy., Scranton. For individuals who suffer from balance issues or frequent falls. Appointments only, no walk-ins. Register: 1-888-734-2272.

Healthy Eating on a Budget with Geisinger Health Plans, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Abington Community Library. Geisinger Health Plans will offer wellness information at this health seminar and blood pressure screening event. All screenings are voluntary and will be kept private and confidential. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Social Media and Communications Clinic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at Countryside Community United Methodist Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit. Presented by Scott Vaughan, President and CEO, Scott Vaughan Communications, Lexington, SC. Cost: $35. Info:

Family Movie Night: ‘Inside Out,’ 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive. Popcorn and drinks provided. Info: 570-587-3206.

Clarks Summit Borough’s Lighting of the Lights, Nov. 20. Schedule: Heritage Baptist Church Christmas Ensemble with Paul Osborn, musical director, 6 p.m. at Citizen Savings Bank; Our Lady of Snows Adult Candlelight Choir with Dana Derminaro, director of music, 6:25 p.m. at Our Lady of Snows Church; Clarks Green Assembly of God Carolers is holiday fashions of ‘yesteryear’ with Linda Corey, musical director, 6:50 p.m. at the Clock Tower and a reception hosted by Mayor Lawler immediately following in The Gathering Place, downstairs in the borough building. Cost: free.

ABPA’s Annual Home for the Holidays Open House, Nov. 20-22 at various downtown Clarks Summit venues. Each participating business will serve complimentary refreshments and distribute entry forms for a shopping spree drawing. Special shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21 and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Saturday’s events include a visit from Santa and a ceremony at 6 p.m. around the Clock Tower.

Bus trip to the Sands Casino and Outlet Shopping complex in Bethlehem, leaving at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 from the parking lot of Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, and returning at 6 p.m. the same day. Sponsored by the members of the Association Jeanne Jugan. All bus ticket proceeds will be donated to the Little Sisters of the Poor to purchase Christmas gifts for the residents of the residence. Cost: $35 (includes $20 of slot play, a $5 food voucher and a coupon book for the outlet stores). Must be 21 or older to attend. Valid photo ID required. Reservations (deadline Nov. 13): 570-343-4065 ext. 3144 or

Tupperware Party Fundraiser for Youth, 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive. The proceeds will go toward the Youth Group’s Mission Trip. Info:

South Abington Lions Club’s annual Turkey Bingo party, 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Chinchilla Hose Company. A night out with friends and family with the opportunity to win some prizes, including turkeys, hams, and more. Refreshments will be for sale. BYOB.

Fourth Annual Drink to Pink Fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Backyard Ale House, Scranton. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The event will feature drink specials, live entertainment by Jackson Vee and Melissa Krahnke and raffle baskets. A $10 donated is suggested in order to attend.

Annual Harvest Dinner, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 N. Seventh Ave., Scranton. Cost: Adults $13, Students age 6-12 $8 and no charge for children age 5 and under. Advance reservations close Sunday, Nov. 15. No tickets sold at the door. Take-outs available between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Reservations: contact Dorothy Fleck at 570-570-346-4164.

Visiting Nurses Association’s 120th Anniversary program, 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s headquarters, the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Includes an overview of the agency’s history and a look forward into the future. A display of historical photos and vintage uniforms will be on exhibit. Cost: free. Info/reservations: 570-344-3841 or

‘Double Your Energy Naturally’ workshop with Carol Brozzetti, 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Abington Community Library. Learn about holistic nutrition and wellness and get tips on how to increase vitality and energize your body. For adults.

Dalton Fire Company Ladies Auxillary’s Christmas Party Dinner, 6 p.m. Nov. 24, at the fire hall.

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 at the library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections and more. All students in grades 5-12 may come and share thoughts and ideas.

Thanksgiving Bread Sale, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at St. Michael’s Center, 403 Delaware St., Jermyn. Items for sale include nut, poppyseed, lekvar, apricot, and pineapple coconut rolls, 10-inch apple and pumpkin pies, and plain and raisin bread loaves. Order must be taken in advance before Nov. 21. Info/orders: 570-876-1456. Proceeds benefit St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, Jermyn.

WVIA’s “Our Town: The Abingtons” community planning meeting, 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Abington Community Library. All Abington area residents and representatives of businesses and organizations are invited to attend and discuss which landmarks, events and local stories the program should explore for an upcoming documentary, “Our Town: The Abingtons.” Info: 570-602-1164 or

First ever Guys Expo, 1 to 11 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Hilton Downtown Scranton. Benefits the Children’s Advocacy Center CAC/NEPA. Cost: $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets/info:

Marywood University Lifelong Learners Bus trip: Fairmont Park at Christmas, leaving at 8 a.m. Dec. 4 from Marywood University with a second pick up at the Pittston Park and ride. Visit the historic Strawberry Mansion and Woodford Mansion decorated for Christmas, followed by lunch on the East Balcony of the Philadelphia Art Museum and a Audubon and Warhol audio tour at the Museum. Reservations: 570-383-0544.

Abington Lions Club Annual Santa Claus Visit, Dec. 8-10. Santa will visit homes in Clarks Summit, Clarks Green, Chinchilla, Waverly, Glenburn, Dalton and the Newton areas. Contact Dave Jones at 570-586-3034 for route designations.

Yoga Holiday De-Stressor, 10 to 11:15 a.m. Dec. 9 and 16 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 16 and up. Instructor: Donna Fetzko, M.S., CNC, RYT. Suitable for all levels of abilities. Cost: Free. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Ninth Annual Holiday Cookie Walk, 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 12 at the Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit. Sponsored by the Joseph W. Hall Memorial Auxiliary. Choose from more than 80 varieties of homemade cookies, containers provided. Cost: $8 per pound. Info: 570-687-8259.

Worldwide candle lighting event, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Abington Community Library. Friends and families of those who have lost children, family or friends, along with various members of the local clergy, will light candles to honor and remember all who have died, of any age and from any cause, at any time in the past. Cost: free. The event will begin with registration of the names of those who were lost at 6:30 p.m. with the lighting of the ceremonial candle at 7 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a flameless candle or glow stick and photo of their loved one.


Homeschoolers at the Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Abington Community Library. A morning program to enrich your home learning experience. Participants will study the history and traditions of Thanksgiving. For students in grades K-6. Siblings welcome.

Santa Claus at the Little Red Dog House, 12 to 6 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 at the Little Red Dog House, 320 Northern Blvd., South Abington Township. Children and pets can visit and get their photos taken with Santa. Benefits the Epstein Children’s Scholarship Fund. Cost: $7. Info: 570-586-6364.

National Eat a Cranberry Day, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Abington Community Library. Games, treats, and of course lots of cranberries. For students in grades 4-6.

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.

Tots and Toddlers Art with Alex: Paper Crafts and Collage, 10:30 a.m. six Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning Oct. 28 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road. Info: 570-585-8113.

Children’s Art with ALEX: Foundation Drawing and Painting, 4 p.m. six weeks on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 29 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road. Info: 570-585-8113.

Free movie showing of ‘Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas,’ 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Seating is first come, first served. Info: 570-996-1500.

Holiday Workshop, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. A morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady for all ages. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.


The Factoryville Public Library and The Lackawanna Trail PTO Holiday Bazaar/Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center. Features more than 60 vendors, a cookie walk and lunch. Cost: free admission.

Fourth Annual Buy Local Holiday Marketplace, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center (SSC) at the Masonic Temple, 420 North Washington Ave., Scranton. Admission: $1 donation to benefit the ongoing operations, restoration and programming at the SCC.

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