Community calendar for week of Oct. 12, 2016

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Knights of Columbus Abington Council No. 6611 Bingo, at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday in the Our Lady of the Snows 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.

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 Women of Trinity Lutheran Church’s Monthly Bible Study, 12 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at 205 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. All are welcome to this informal bible study. Bring a brown bag lunch. Info: call Joyce at 570-222-3041 or Carole at 570-587-1088.

All You Can Eat Breakfast, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at the Clarks Summit Fire Company No. 1, Inc., 321 Bedford St. Clarks Summit. Cost: $9 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under.

Lackawanna Coal Mine 2016 Tour season, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Nov. 30. Local residents and visitors can journey beneath the earth to catch a glimpse of the area’s rich mining history. Tours last for one hour. Cost: $10 for adults, $9.50 for senior citizens, $9 for military personnel, $8 per person for groups and $7.50 for children age three to 12. Youngsters under age 3 are admitted free. Info: 570-963-6764.

Rotary Club of the Abingtons weekly meetings, 12:10 p.m. on Thursdays at the Ramada and 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Blu Wasabi.

Recovery Support Group, 7 p.m. every Friday in the Recovery Room at Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road, Clarks Green. Info: 570-586-8286.

Bereavement Support Group, 6 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month and 12:30 to 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at VNA Hospice and Home Health, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant. Park in the rear of building and enter through glass door. This traditional group assists participants in learning to cope with the new challenges facing them as they grieve. Facilitated by professional counselors. Info: 570-383-5180.

Abington Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29 at South Abington Park. Rain or shine. Produce offered is all locally grown in the Abington area. Info: call Michelle LaCoe at 570-586-7952.

The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory fall program, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday evening through Friday, Nov. 18. The astronomical programs will feature an illustrated lecture and weather-permitted observation through telescopes. Sessions will be held regardless of sky conditions and will be cancelled only by the threat of severe weather. Large groups such as school classes, scouts, and community organizations interested in attending a session may contact Jo-Ann Kamichitis at 570-945-8402 or email to arrange a private appointment. Info:

Project Re-entry prison ministry Christmas donations sought. Items needed: cookies, wrapped candy, women’s socks, greeting cards, toothpaste, soap, VO5 or Suave shampoo, writing paper and monetary gifts. No gum, lollipops, tablets, lotion or talcum powder. Deliveries can be made to 29 New York St., Scranton, starting Dec. 4.

Countryside Community Church ‘Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day’ fundraiser: The church is selling 25 percent off shopping passes for $5 each. The passes are valid Tuesday, Oct. 18 at any Boscov’s store. They are available from members, on Oct. 18 at Scranton Boscov’s or by contacting Sue at 570-947-2474.

Tasting by the Book tickets available. Tickets are now available at the Abington Community Library’s circulation desk for the library’s adults-only signature event, to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the library. Cost: $25. Info: 570-587-3440.

Local American Red Cross blood drives: 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Triton Fire Hall, 116 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock; 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Hwy.; 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 505 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit; and 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at St. Patricks Catholic Church, 205 Main Street, Nicholson. Appointments/info: download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-733-2767. Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at to save time when donating.

South Abington Township Fall Leaf Collection: 25 free bags per home may be picked up at the township building, 104 Shady Lane Road, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Oct. 17. Bags should be put out the nights before Nov. 5 and 19. Info: 570-586-2111.


Families Helping Families drug presentation, 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Abington Community Library. A free presentation by Dr. William Dempsey, a physician specializing in family practice and emergency medicine, who works at the Wright Center for Primary Care- Mid Valley clinic in Jermyn. Dr. Dempsey will provide comments on prescription drugs and the need to ensure that the appropriate safeguards are in place to protect against opioid misuse, abuse and diversion.

Luzerne County Community College Open House, 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the college’s Scranton Center at The Marketplace at Steamtown. Information on course offerings, programs of study and financial aid will be available and tours will be given. Info: 570-740-0211 or

Lackawanna County Backyard Beekeepers meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Abington Community Library. A Beekeeping group in, but not limited to, Lackawanna County. The group’s mission is to foster interest in backyard beekeeping and provide a forum for discussion among local beekeepers. Cost: free.

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Abington Community Library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections and more. Students in grades 5-12 are welcome. Info: 570-587-3440.

Abington Heights Civic League ‘Get Acquainted Night,’ 7 p.m. Oct. 12. The purpose of the event is to share information about the club. Refreshments will be served. RSVP: 570-587-3101.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network NEPA Affiliate Fundraiser Planning Meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Pizza by Pappas, 303 N Washington Ave, Scranton. Help plan one of the organization’s biggest events of the year, its November fundraiser with Pizza by Pappas. Info/RSVP: email Michele Taylor at

Free Fire Safety Seminar and Dinner, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at 611 South State Street, Clarks Summit. Presented by Global Health and Safety, LLC; Perez Design Build Remodel, LLC; Olyphant Self Storage and Keller Williams Realty. The event is free and open to adults and homeowners. Home fire safety tips and a short film on fire prevention will be presented. Hors d’oevres at 5:45 p.m. Seating is limited. RSVP: 570-575-3826.

Spooky Strolls haunted walking tours, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21. Join the Lackawanna Historical Society for a guided walking tour around Downtown Scranton for tales of mayhem and mysterious happenings. The tour groups will meet at the Society’s headquarters, the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave. and the walk will take about 1.5 hours. Cost: $5. Reservations (required): 570-344-3841. Info:

Clarks Summit Fire Company Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at 321 Bedford St. Activities and presentors include: live demonstrations, fire extinguisher use, fire truck tours and rides, tours of the fire house, meet and greet members, school classroom contests, commonwealth health, county sheriff K-9, PA Ambulance, Lackawanna County SWAT, Scranton Fire Smoke House and more. Info: 570-586-9656 or

North Scranton Boy Scout Troop 57’s pasta dinner, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Holy Rosary School Auditorium, 316 William St., Scranton. Take outs available. Proceeds help send the boys to summer camp. Cost: $9 for adults and $6 for children.

Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 S. Turnpike Road. Take-outs available at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $9 for adults, $4.50 for children and free for those under age 3. Info: 570-563-1280 or 570-563-1619.

The Little Sisters of the Poor’s annual autumn roast beef dinner, 12 to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 in the auditorium of Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton. Proceeds will be used to cover the expenses of a new bus for the residents of Holy Family Residence. Takeouts available. The event will also include a bake sale, basket/gift certificate raffles and a 50/50 raffle. Sponsorship packages available. Sponsorship info: contact Jackie Galvin at 570-343-4065, ext. 3144 or Cost: Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door; children’s tickets (age 10 and younger) are $6. Reservations: 570-343-4065 or

Lou Ruspi Jr. Foundation: A Life Saving Conversation, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Abington Community Library. Topics to be covered based on the most common mental health needs and concerns of high school students, as shown through research and the professional experiences of the team’s licensed counselors: mental health defined, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-harm, transition difficulties,treatment options and resources, suicide awareness and prevention and coping skills and resiliency.

ServSafe certification course, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18, in the Fireplace Lounge, Hibbard Campus Center at Keystone College. Participants are expected to review the ServSafe textbook for a minimum of 7.5 hours prior to the scheduled course. Cost: $179 (includes a textbook, lunch, and a one-hour USDA presentation). Due to the self-study requirement, participants must register no later than seven days prior to the class. Register: contact Brenda Lidy at 570-945-8334 or

Oktoberfest, 3 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Glenburn Grill. Featuring German cuisine. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Dalton Fire Company. Info: 570-575-1217.

The Mountain View Garden Club’s annual meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Clifford Township Fire Hall, Route 106 in Clifford. Paul Epsom, from Greystone Gardens in Clarks Summit will be guest speaker and will talk about his 50 years of gardening. The public is welcome. Info: contact Mary Ann O’Pecko at or 570-785-5691.

Teen Driver Safety Fourm, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Sponsored by PennDOT, Lackawanna County Highway Safety, Northeast Highway Safety, AAA North Penn, and Eileen Miller Road Safety Advocate.

Being Prepared: Overnight Survival!, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. Join Mike Leggiero, of Sandcut Outdoors, for an evening learning about how to make the best of an unintended night spent in the outdoors. Geared for ages 8 to adult. Cost: $5. Pre-register (required): 570-842-1506.

Chicken-n-Biscuit or Ham Dinner, 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Clifford United Methodist Church on Main Street in Clifford. Take out or dine in. Cost: $8.95.

Drug take-back event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St. Presented in partnership with the Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs to accept unused and expired medications for humans and pets. Disposal is free, anonymous, and will be supervised by the Clarks Summit Police Department. Help reduce the misuse of narcotics in your home or office by having them safely and discretely disposed. Attendees can also relieve stress without meds by having a chair massage, compliments of Body and Soul Therapeutic Massage, for $1 per minute, with a minimum of five minutes, to benefit the library. Free refreshments provided, compliments of Rotary Club of the Abingtons.

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution genealogy workshop, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Abington Comminity Library. Community members can see if they qualify for membership in the DAR. Members of the Tunkhannock chapter will be on hand to help get people started.

Second Annual Tasting by the Book, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Abington Community Library. Signature fundraising event with food, adult beverages and mingling with friends, both old and new. Proceeds benefit programming for all ages. Info: 570-587-3440.

Free Fellowship Soup Lunch, 12 to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 S. Turnpike Road, Dalton.

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25, at the Abington Community Library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections and more. Students in grades 5-12 are welcome. Info: 570-587-3440.

JA Economics for Success, 5:15 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Abington Community Library. Teens in grades 6-8 are invited to come explore their skills, interests, values and the world of work to make informed education, career and life decisions. Meets weekly until Dec. 6, excluding Election Day, Nov. 8. Refreshments will be served.

JA Personal Finance, 6:15 to 7 p.m Oct. 25 at the Abington Community Library. Learn to recognize and apply the fundamental elements of personal finances: earnings, saving and investing, budgeting, credit, risk management and giving, for a lifetime of financial success. Meets weekly until Nov. 29, excluding Election Day, Nov. 8. Refreshments will be served. For teens in grades 9-12.

The Rotary Club of Scranton’s first-ever World Polio Day celebration, 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton. The event will include a cash bar, followed by a buffet dinner and a program recapping more than 30 years of progress made in the battle to eradicate polio, while looking ahead to the last miles in the quest to rid the earth of this disease for good. The featured speaker will be Dr. Vitali Pool, Director of Scientific and Medical Affairs for Sanofi Pasteur USA. Cost: $42. Info: contact Rick Williams at 570-587-2153, or

Dietrich Fright Night, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 29 and 30 and 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For the first time ever, this “terrifying” and “haunted” attraction within the eerie walls of the Dietrich Theater will serve as an escape to get people in the Halloween spirit. Cost: $10.

Marywood University undergraduate open house, 9 a.m. Oct. 29 in the Fireplace Lounge in the Nazareth Student Center. For high school students and their parents. Info: 570-348-6234 or

Freach and Keen Lecture, 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave, Scranton. Attorney Paul Mazzoni will give a presentation on the Freach and Keen murders. He will discuss aspects of the 1973 case of kidnapping and murder of Minooka boys Paul “P.J.” Freach, age 13, and Edmond “Buddy” Keen, age 12. William Wright was convicted of the murders and died in prison. Attorney Mazzoni, the District Attorney during the 1970s, co-authored a recent book about the murders with Dr. Kathleen Munley. Cost: free. Info: 570-344-3841 or

Knights of Columbus Abington Council 6611 all you can eat breakfast buffet, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 30 at Our Lady of the Abingtons church hall in Dalton. Cost: $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Tickets available at the door.

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in PA, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. Join local biologist Mike Leggiero of Sandcut Outdoors to learn about Pennsylvania ticks, the diseases they carry, and how to prevent getting a tick-borne disease. Current testing methods and controversy regarding the various schools of thought surrounding this Lyme disease will be discussed. This workshop is appropriate for ages 12 to adult. Cost: $5. Pre-registration (required): 570-842-1506.

The Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil, Nov. 4, at Scranton Courthouse Square. The vigil provides hope, support and compassion for those affected by this disease — from survivor, to patient, to loved ones.

The Friends of the Arc Auxiliary’s A Night at the Races fundraiser, 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton. Includes door prizes, basket raffles, 50/50, food/soft drinks and a beer/wine cash bar until 10 p.m. Cost: $10. Info: 570-346-4010.

Remembering Presidential Visits in Scranton, 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Local historian Nick Petula will give a lecture on past Presidents and their visits to Scranton while in office and on the campaign trail. Scranton has played host to several presidents and candidates, including Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower and Harry Truman. Cost: free. Info: 570-344-3841 or

St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral 300 Club Final Drawing & Dinner, 6 p.m. Nov. 8 in the church center, 701 Hill St., Mayfield. Each member of the club may attend with a guest. Info: 570-254-6882 or 570-254-6882.

Holiday House Tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Waverly Community House. Tickets: $20 (limited number available), and can be purchased in advance at The Comm.

The University of Scranton’s Schemel Forums presents: ‘Reflections on a Career in the Policy Change Business,’ 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at The University of Scranton in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall. Tamera Luzzatto, senior vice president of government relations at The Pew Charitable Trusts, will will lead the audience on a personal tour of a career devoted to making and changing public policy in the public and private non-profit sectors. She served as then-Senator Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff from 2001 to 2009, following her 15 years of service as legislative director and chief of staff for West Virginia Senator John D. Rockefeller IV. Cost: free. RSVP: 570-941-6206 or


Dalton Community Library’s Book and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at the library. A selection of adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, paperbacks, recordings and more. Donations for the book sale are accepted year round. Info: 570-563-2014.

St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church’s annual Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Ave., Scranton. Doors will not open before 9 a.m. Benefits the Parish Children’s Religious Education Program. Slavic and American foods will be available for purchase, along with tickets for a basket raffle. Info: contact Daria at 570-963-1580.

Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15 at Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit. Baked goods and lunch available. Sale includes clothing, household items and toys, as well at Grandma’s Attic, with antiques and collectibles. A half-price sale will be held at 11:30 Saturday (excluding Grandma’s Attic).

UNICO National Scranton Chapter Ladies Auxiliary’s third annual Craft and Gift Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Dunmore Community Center, 1414 Monroe Ave. Features a bake sale, basket raffle, various vendors and more. Proceeds benefit Saint Josephs Center and Allied Services Ryan’s Run 7. Info: 570-498-3242.

People United in Recovery 30th Annual Fall Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Tunkhannock Area High School. Showcases many area crafters. Homemade lunch available. Cost: $1 admission. Info:

St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral’s Annual Christmas Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at the parish center on Hill Street, Mayfield. Features a variety of crafters and vendors, food and more. Horse-drawn sleigh rides will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6. Info: 570-876-0730.

Artisans’ Marketplace, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Waverly Community House. Tickets: $5. Over 20 juried artists, homemade luncheon and specialty sweets.


Free Sunday Night Kids Program, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., through Dec. 11 at Summit Baptist Bible Church, 232 Noble Road, South Abington Twp. The program is for kids age four through middle school. Info: 570-586-3351.

Preschool Make Your Own Picture Book, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27 and Nov. 3 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 4 and 5. Instructor: Amy Colley. Cost: free. Little ones will make their own stories and illustrations and become authors of books to share with family and friends using a variety of media.

Election Party, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Abington Community Library. Who did you elect to be the inspiration for the library’s fall party? Pete the Cat, the Lorax or Olivia the Pig? Whoever wins, this is their party. Enjoy snacks, games, crafts and more. For children ages 0-12.

Make Your Own Picture Book, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28 and Nov. 4 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 5 to 12. Become an author of a book to share with your family and friends. Instructor: Amy Colley. Cost: $40.

Arts Power Touring Company’s Production of ‘Dog Loves Books’ and Wiggles and Giggles Craft Workshop, Oct. 15 at The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Cost: $8 for the 11 a.m. show; $5 for the 10 a.m. workshop. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets: at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling 570-344-1111, or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets. Info:

‘Frankenweenie’ Interactive Movie Night, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Abington Community Library. Sing, shout and play along as the group watches “Frankenweenie,” rated PG. Props and snacks provided. For students in grades 4-6.

Lego Animation and Claymation, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 7 to 14. Make animated movies using LEGOS or clay. Instructor: Rand Whipple, of Box of Light Studios. Cost: $17.

The Haunted Green Screen Class, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 7 to 14, this class, instructed by Rand Whipple, of Box of Light Studios is partly a make-up class and partly a lesson in green screening. Cost: $17. Register/info: 570-996-1500.

Free Introduction to Oil Painting Class, 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at the Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd. For ages 8-15. Instructor: Marylou Chibirka. Space is limited. Cost: free. Register: 570-586-7808. Registration deadline: Oct. 15.

O’Malley’s 16th Annual Free Halloween Party, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at McDade Park. Attendees can get their pictures taken with the Wicked Witch of the West, enjoy enjoy refreshments, learn about fire safety, and more. Children from Preschool through fifth grade are welcome. Cost: free. RSVP by Oct. 20 to: 570-346-1828 (leave a message with the number of children attending).

JA More Than Money, 4:15 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Abington Community Library. Understanding money concepts as they apply to daily life through interactive and fun activities. Meets weekly until Dec. 6, excluding Election Day, Nov. 8. Refreshments will be served. For students in grades 3-5.

Build with STEM, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Abington Community Library. Children in grades K-3 may drop in during this hour and play with three kits: Aircraft Engineer, Amusement Park Engineer, and Automobile Engineer. These kits highlight STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and include all the pieces needed to do one’s own building.

Homeschoolers at the Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Abington Community Library. Homeschooling parents may bring their children to a fun, educational program to enrich their home learning experience with hands-on projects, stories, short videos and more. For students in grades K-6.

Live Mammals, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. Get up-close and personal with live native mammals, with Angie Colarusso, founder of Second Chance Wildlife Center as she introduces attendees to some of her furry friends. Geared to all ages. Cost: $5. Pre-registration (required): 570-842-1506.

Mixed Media Soft Sculpture, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18 and Dec. 2 and 9 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 5 to 12. Create your own cuddly creature or soft object, using simple, soft materials and imagination. Instructor: Steve Colley. Cost: $40.

Stories From Around the World with Fiona Powell, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Tunkhannock Public Library. The storyteller will share tales at her spinning wheel, mesmerizing young and old alike. Cost: free.

Minecraft Medley, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 7 to 14. Instructor: Angela Hess, of Box of Light Studios. For those who have trouble choosing just one flavor, Minecraft Medley allows you to take advantage of everything that Minecraft has to offer. Fire up your imagination with mods, redstone and command blocks. Cost: $17.

Minecraft Parkour, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 7 to 14. Instructor: Angela Hess of Box of Light Studios. What’s even cooler than downloading and playing on parkour maps? Building your own parkour style maps, minigames or roller coasters. Cost: $17.

Holiday Camp, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 27, 28 and 29 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 5 to 12. Instructors: Amy and Steve Colley. Cost: $35. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or