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CLASS REUNIONS
Clarks Summit-Abington Reunion Committee for Class of 1960 seeks members: Sharon Bunnell Hellman, Carol Cobb Kish, Patricia Dunning Butler, Connie Hatfield Dailey, Sue Ellen Kadison Vecchiotti, Elizabeth Nash, Barbara Neidlinger, Rosalie Novak White, Judith Seamans Halloway and Patricia Mcavaney Flynn. Info: 587.3056 or 587.3676.
Clarks Summit-Abington High School Class of 1962 50-Year Reunion, scheduled for the weekend of September 8. A committee has been formed to search for former classmates and seek input on activities for the weekend. Members of the class or anyone with information on the whereabouts of members of the class may contact John Arcangelo at 587.4453 or access the reunion Facebook page, CSA Class of 1962.


REMINDERS
Cell phone collection, Abington Heights High School Students Against Destructive Decisions is collecting cell phones at the high school. All cell phones are cleared and programmed with 911 for use by the elderly. The phones may be dropped off in the main office of the high school.
Overeaters Anonymous meetings, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Stone Ave., Clarks Summit, weekly, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. and Sun., 4 p.m. Info: 587.4313.
Donations request for used school uniforms. Our Lady of the Snows Church, donating to Limulungo Community School, Mongu District in Western Zambia, Africa. Any size white shirt, navy and plaid skirts, pants, shorts, sweaters and sweat shirts welcome. Info: 587.3268 to arrange drop-off and pick-up.
Glenburn 4-H Sewing Club. Registration for 4-H textile science projects. Boys and girls, age 8 to 19 are invited. Info: Register at Penn State Cooperative Extension office, 963.6842.
Volunteers needed for Ombudsman (Resident Rights’ Advocate) Program
. Community neighbors who are trained to help clarify responsibilities and the rights of those in long-term living facilities. Must be over 18. Info: Sylvia Kolosinsky, Director of volunteer services, 344.3931.
Young Adult Quit (YAQ) Smoking Study. Smokers ages 18 to 30 who join the study receive free materials to quit smoking, two weeks of free nicotine patches and two gift cards for completion of the study. Info: www.yaqstudy.org email info@yaqstudy.com or 1.866.371.9362 ext. 4349.
4-H program request volunteers to teach project skills and serve as role models for youth. Adults needed to serve as volunteer leaders of 4-H clubs (five or more members, ages 8-19). Policies and procedures to ensure that 4-H programs take place in a positive and safe environment. All individuals must successfully complete the Penn State Cooperative Extension’s screening process for volunteers before volunteer work can begin. Info:963.6842.
Cub Scout Pack 251, sponsored by the Clarks Green United Methodist Church. Info: Cub Master, Tom Sheakoski, 586.8049 or clarksgreen251.org
The Scranton Rescue Missions offers food and clothing. The Scranton Rescue Mission, 8 W. Olive St., offers a community service and meals every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 5:25 p.m. Free haircuts first and second Saturday of the month during Bible Study. Every Sunday evening following the evening service, the mission distributes non-perishable food and clothes. Anyone in need of spiritual help, food or clothing can contact www.scrantonrescuemission.com or 357.6677.
Senior Citizens for Senior Dog, Sponsored by Laura’s Hope Rescue. Unites humans and dogs who are in the same period of their lives. Seniors willing to help other seniors in need can contact the rescue at 280.2083.
Boys and Girls Club Car Donation Program for Boys and Girls club in U.S. Cars do not have to be functional, but need a title. The cars are sold at auctions and funds benefit the club. Info: 1.800.246.0493.
Stroke Affects the Young, at the Charles Luger Outpatient Center of Allied Rehab Hospital, Moffat Drive, Scranton in the Graf Community Room from 3 to 5 p.m. This monthly support group for young survivors of stroke is to discuss topics like how surviving a stroke affects your education, career, child rearing, and more. The 2012 meeting schedule is as follows: March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25 and December 23. Info: www.strokeay.com, 243.1792 or strokeay@gmail.com.
Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, Resource Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus screenings, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Registered Nurse Consultant, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Gluten- Free Information Exchange, fourth Thursday of every month located at Wegmans, Dickson City 6 p.m.; Successful Living with Chronic Illness third Thursday of every month, Noon; 615 Jefferson Ave, Scranton. 888.995.8787.
Donations sought for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Half Marathon.. Two Abington Heights High School teachers Lisa Imbriaco and Eileen Healey prepare to participate in the St. Luke’s Half Marathon in Allentown April 29. To help them reach their fundraising goal of $1,500 each they are requesting donations from businesses and people in the community. Those interested should call 570.956.6676 or 570.241.4024 by March 9. To support the cause, donations can be made online at the following links:Eileen Healey’s page- http://pages.teamintraining.org/epa/lehvlyhf12/ehealeyvud or Lisa Imbriaco’s page- http://pages.teamintraining.org/epa/lehvlyhf12/limbriaco
Alzheimer’s Association Monthly Educational Teleconference Series, on the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. These calls will focus on commonly asked questions about memory, aging, dementia and care concerns. They are open to anyone with an interest in learning more and having their questions answered. Calls are currently scheduled for March 21, April 18 and May 16 and can be accessed by dialing 1.800.689.9374 and entering the passcode: 578358. Info: 1-800-272-3900. An Early Stage Education and Support Teleconference will also be held on the third Tuesday of Every Month, starting March 20 at 11 a.m. Registrations can be made by calling Candy Yingling, at 717.651.5020 or email candy.yingling@alz.org.
Earth Camp Fundraiser, From now through April 27, Flower Power will donate all of its sales made at http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?campaign_id=10756 to Earth Camp, a local event that provides a quality, safe, educational, hands-on summer program to 5th, 6th, & 7th grade students.


HOLIDAY EVENTS
March 24: Breakfast with the Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt, at the Waverly Community House at 10:30 a.m. Includes crafts, games and raffle prizes. Cost: $8 or free for children under one.
Pet Photos With The Easter Bunny, at Toyota Scion, 3400 North Main Ave., Scranton, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Benefits the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. Cost: $5.
Bunny Breakfast, at Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road, at 9 a.m. Includes pancake breakfast. All children are invited to join in an egg hunt, games and crafts. Cost: $3 per person or $10 per family.
EGG-stravaganza, at Clarks Green Assembly of God Church, 204 S. Abington Road, from 10 a.m. to noon. Includes a bounce house, facepainting, marshmallow throw, duck pond and egg hunts. Cost: free. Preregister: 586.8286 or pastorgreydon@cgassembly.com.
March 31: Bright Beginnings Preschool Easter Open House and Fundraiser, at Bright Beginnings Preschool in the Dalton United Methodist Church from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Participants can visit the classroom, meet the teachers, make new friends, and get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Info: 563.1967.
Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast, at Regional Hospital of Scranton in the McGowan Conference Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Tickets: $10 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Music and fun for all. Please note that seating is limited. R.S.V.P. to Lisa Kirby at 348.7372.
April 1: Palm Sunday Choral Evensong, at St. Paul Parish, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, at 5 p.m. A service of Scripture and choral music presented by the St. Thomas More Society of Pa. All are welcome.
April 5: St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral’s Annual “Paska” (Easter) Homemade Bread Sale, in the church center on Hill Street, Mayfield, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., continuing April 6. Raisin and white bread will be sold in Paska size only. Cost: $7 each for Paskas, $10 each for Kolachi. Orders: 876.0730, 876.3372, or for businesses 876.2534.
April 7: Easter Egg Hunt, at Waverly Community Church, from 10 -11 a.m. Features an egg hunt, puppet show and craft for children 10 and younger. Cost: free.
April 8: Easter Celebration Service, at Waverly Community Church at 11 a.m., Info: 587.2280 or waverlycommunitychurch.org.


DAILY EVENTS
March 21: Saint Gregory’s Women’s Guild Annual Day of Reflection, at Saint Gabriel’s Retreat Center, 631 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, registration beginning at 9 a.m. The spiritual director for the day will be Father John M. Lapera, pastor of The Church of Saint Gregory, and the theme will be “Eucharist, in light of Roman Missal Revisions, Still Celebrating Its Rhythms in Our Lives”. Program includes Meditation and a Luncheon. Cost: $20 (includes lunch). Info/reservations: 586.9227 or 587.2491. Reservation deadline: March 19.
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network “Strong Women Leading Today” Luncheon, at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center. John Phillips, owner of MCR Productions, will share tips on how to plan the perfect event from a small ribbon cutting to a corporate event.Cost: $20 for members of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and $30 for non-members. Register/info: 342.7711 or www.scrantonchamber.com.
Christy Mathewson Planning Meeting, at the Factoryville Library, Boro Hall Lower Level, at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
Futures Now Celebrity Guest Bartending, at Morganz Pub, 315 Greenridge St., Scranton, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Benefits Futures Now, an ongoing initiative to educate high school students about the importance of math and science.
March 22: Little Basketball Clinics with Coach Herman, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 No. Abington Rd., Waverly, continuing for six weeks. For children grades four, five and six. Cost: $60 for six weeks or $12 per class. Info: 586.8191 ext. 2 or www.waverlycomm.org.
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast, at The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Jay Bryson, managing director and global economist of Wells Fargo Securities, LCC, is the featured speaker, and will provide insight into the future of the United States economy. Cost: $20 for Chamber members and $25 for non-members. Register/info: 342.7711 or www.scrantonchamber.com.
"Keeping Your Small Business in Business: Best Practices for Internet Marketing", at the Abington Community Library from noon to 1 p.m. First in a three-part series of programs for local small and large businesses and organizations. Co-sponsored by the Abngton Business and Professional Association, Abington Community Library and University of Scranton Small Business and Development Center. Lunch courtesy of Pennstar Bank. Cost: free. Registration (required): 587.3440.“Play it Again” Film World Premier, at the CYC in Scranton at 7:30 p.m. A premier of local filmmaker Johnny Braz’s latest film, which chronicles the events of the Dunmore-Mid Valley girls basketball rivalry, culminating in their facing off in the 2011 State Eastern Final. Cost: free, but donations will be accepted at the door for the Boys and Girls Clubs of NEPA.
March 23: The Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Soup Sale, at the Dalton Fire Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Bean and Lasagna. Cost: $4.50 per pint, $7.50 per quart. Info/orders: Betty Ann at 563.1268 or Faye at 563.2167.
Leadership Lackawanna StArt! Group Fundraiser, at Kildare’s Irish Pub & Eatery, 119 Jefferson Ave, Scranton, from 5 to 7 p.m. Included in the cost are well drinks, draft beer (Coors, Miller, Bud and Lager) and appetizers. Cost: $15.
The Rotary Club of the Abingtons Benefit Art Auction, at the Glen Oak Country Club in Clarks Summit at 6:30 p.m. Presented by Marlin Art. Complimentary wine, cheese, and fruit will be served. Proceeds will benefit numerous Rotary projects both locally and internationally. Cost: $10. Tickets/info: donaldjmyer@frontiernet.net or 586.1317. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Nationwide Stand Up for Religious Liberty Rally, at the William J. Nealon Building, 235 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Rally will include guest speakers, hymns, prayers for the nation and updates from other rally sites across the country. Info: 346.5094.
The Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania Meeting, at Marywood University, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Room 225, at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Cost: free. Info: 542.5416 .

March 24:French Toast Breakfast to benefit the Abington Heights Marching Band, 8 a.m. - noon, Clarks Summit Fire Company, Bedford Street, Clarks Summit. Cost $6 adult; $4 children. Takeouts available.
American Lung Association’s Fourth Annual Fight for Air Climb, at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes Barre. Participants climb one floor of steps at the arena (both up and down) 1,224 stairs to raise funds to help fight killer lung disease. Climbers are timed and each participant earns a commemorative climb tee shirt. Higher level prizes also awarded. Volunteers for the event are needed. Info/register: lunginfo.org/arenaclimb or 823.2212.
Friends of Salt Springs Park Apple Tree Pruning, at Salt Springs State Park, from 9 a.m. to noon. Jim Kessler will discuss and demonstrate the why, where, how, what, and when to cut. Cost: Members, $5; Nonmembers, $15.
Big Brothers Big Sisters ’Bowl for Kids’ Sake’, continuing April 21. Participants fundraise for the mentoring programs offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters. Info: www.nepabbbs.org.
Our Lady of Snows/Church of Saint Benedict 6th Annual Night at the Races, at Our Lady of Peace School at 6:30 p.m. Includes food, beverages, snacks, door prizes and basket raffles. Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: 586.1741.
The Friends of the Abington Community Library “Chips ‘n Dips ‘n Sips” Social, at the library from 6 to 8 p.m. Wine from Mailoatesi Wine Cellars will be featured along with a variety of chips, dips, and other appetizers. The event is open to all Friends of the ACL, and memberships will be available that night at the door. Membership cost: $5 for individual, $10 for family. Reservations: 587.3440.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Open House, from 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 270.2160.
Yoga Class Benefit for Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, at Glen Oak Country Club, 250 Oakford Road, Clarks Summit, from 10 a.m. to noon. Hilary Steinberg, owner of Jaya Yoga, will offer this class to benefit the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s ninth annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day. Cost: In place of a participation fee, attendees are asked to make a donation to C.A.S.U.A.L. Day.
Craft Show, at the Tunkhannock Area Middle School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the middle school band. Bake sale and refreshments also offered.
The NEPA Friends of NRA 20th Annual Fundraising Banquet, at Genetti Manor, 1505 N. Main Ave., Dickson City at 5 p.m. In addition to a family style dinner, the banquet consists of live and silent auctions, bucket drawings, door prizes, and other games and special events. The NRA Foundation allocates half of all net proceeds for use at the national level and the other half goes back into the state in which it was raised, where Friends of NRA State Fund Committees decide on programs and projects to fund on the local and state levels. Info: 587.2662 or dbcmoz@epix.net.
Keystone College Alumni Pancake Breakfast, in the Fireplace Lounge, Hibbard Campus Center, at 9 a.m. Howard Jennings, a long-time professor in the college’s division of natural sciences and mathematics, will visit with alumni during the breakfast and lead a tour of the Sugar Shack. Cost: $10. Reservations (required): 945.8162.
Yoga for the Spring Equinox, at the Dietrich Theater at 10 a.m. For all levels of experience.Info: 996.1500. Cost: $10.
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, at the Robert Mellow Athletic Center at Marywood University at 6:30 p.m. Allied Services, Pride Mobility and Marywood University are working together to spread awareness about SCI and potential new treatments and technologies in SCI rehabilitation. Activities include wheelchair basketball (Allied Forces vs. Marywood), equipment demos, concessions, and more. Cost: free, donations welcome.
March 25: AGAPE* Concert, at St Pauls Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas, at 7 p.m. AGAPE* (Dave Scherer) has inspired youth from Brooklyn to Bosnia with his relational ministry “Hip Hop Outreach,” which combines rapping, dancing, storytelling and a fluency in Spanish. Cost: $7. Info/tickets: 675.3859.
Anthracite Heritage Museum Maple Syrup Program, at The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum in McDade Park, at 2:30 p.m. The program, presented by curator and maple syrup maker John Fielding, will include a history of making maple products from the Native Americans to the present day, how to identify maple trees, and the techniques used in making maple syrup and other maple products such as maple sugar candy. The snow date: April 1. Admission is charged for the Museum’s main exhibit.
Ronald McDonald House 25th Anniversary Gourmet Gala, at Genetti Manor, Main Street, Dickson City from 5 to 8 p.m. Theme: Moulin Rouge. Benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton. Cost: $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Tickets: 969.8998.
March 26: Dalton Fire Company Auxilliary Bingo, in the Dalton Fire Hall at 6:45 p.m. Info: 563.1268.
The Abington Heights Middle School PTA Reflections Award Ceremony, at the Middle School at 7 p.m. Student artwork will be on display, and an award ceremony will take place. There will be a brief reception following the program.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, at Johnson College in the Moffat Building Gym, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. All presenting donors during the month of March can enter to win a vacation giveaway. Appointments: 1.800.RED.CROSS. Info: 702.8912.
Northeast Broadcast Employment Fair, at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston from 4 - 6 p.m. Residents in NEPA and the Central Susquehanna Valley interested in job opportunities in electronic media are invited to attend. There will be representatives from over 20 area radio and television stations present to talk with attendees and accept their resumes.
March 27: Your Aging Parents: Finances, Health Care and Lifestyle, at La Buona Vita (formerly the Parish Center) 200 Reilly St, Dunmore at 7 p.m. A free educational workshop, presented by Lou Ingargiola, of the Ingargiola Wealth Management Group, Dunmore.
March 28: State Representative Kevin Murphy’s Constituent Outreach Visit, at the Clarks Green Borough Building, 104 N. Abington Road, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Murphy’s office can help with information about many state-related services, including financial assistance for higher education, unemployment compensation, state income tax questions, programs for senior citizens and more. Notary service also is available. Info: 342.4348.
Families Helping Families, at the Abington Community Library at 6:30 p.m. District Justice James A. Gibbons will speak about matters within Magisterial Court jurisdiction including truancy, underaged drinking, drug use and possession. Info: 587.3440.
March 29: The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s Ninth Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. Day, at various workplaces. A dress down day in memory of Helen Phillips to raise awareness about colorectal cancer. C.A.S.U.A.L. Day t-shirts are available for $15 and pins for $5. All proceeds support the ongoing efforts by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute to raise awareness about colorectal cancer risk factors and the importance of screening. Info: 1.800.424.6724 or www.cancernepa.org.
Ladies Night Out: A Free Public Lecture, at the Scranton Cultural Center at 6 p.m. The topic will be Colon Cancer Awareness, and the speakers will be Charles Grad, MD, Director of Geisinger – CMC’s GI Lab and Jila Kaberi-Otarod, MD, Director of Geisinger - CMC’s Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic. Info/register: 969.8986.
Boy Scout Troop 251 Spaghetti Supper, at Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road, from 5 -7 p.m. Dinner includes salad, rolls, spaghetti and meatballs and a choice of one homemade dessert. Funds raised will help support the Scouting program throughout the year. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under. Take-outs will also be available.
Abington Business and Professional Association ‘Business in the Mix’ Business Card Exchange, at Rosario’s Pizzeria and Ristorante, 100 Highland Avenue, Clarks Summit, from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks will be provided by Rosario’s, including buffet selections such as pizza, pasta, salad and more. Cost: Free. Reservations: 587.9045 or LauraABPA@aol.com by March 23.
Baptist Bible College and Seminary President’s Breakfast and Leadership Seminar, from 7:45-10:45 a.m. Atendees will get the latest news on BBC&S, talk with President Jim Jeffery, meet students, and receive a free gift. Breakfast speaker: Erika A. Bruckner, 2004 BBC graduate. Seminar: “Write Like You Mean It: Key Action Steps to More Powerful Communications,” presented by Ken Knelly. Cost: free. Register: http://www.bbc.edu/breakfast/register.asp
"Shape Your Plate" community presentation, in the dining room of Allied Services Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 303 Smallacombe Drive, Scranton, at 6 p.m. Attendees can participate with Stephanie Falvo, Lead Dietician, as she cooks and presents healthier eating tips and education on the role of diet and exercise in maintaining good health, and will receive healthy snacks and free giveaways.
March 30: Abington Heights Middle School students present “Grease”, at the Middle School, at 7 p.m. continuing March 31. Cost: $5 for adults and $3 for students.
“Women and Health Disparities” afternoon discussion, at The Commonwealth Medical College Medical Sciences Building Auditorium, 525 Pine St., Scranton, from noon to 2 p.m. Features Keynote Speaker Edith P. Mitchell, M.D. FACP, With commentary from local and regional health and medical professionals. Cost: free.
“Homeland Security: Where We Are, Ten Years Later,” at Misericordia University in Dallas. For high school students and their parents, registration will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, for a tour of campus that will begin at 10 a.m. A second registration for students and parents not wishing to take the tour will be held at 10:45 a.m. Reservations (deadline March 23): 674.8045 or reserve@misericordia.edu.
March 31: MOMS Club of Scranton Arts and Crafts Fair, in the gymnasium at the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely Street, Dunmore, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the MOMS Club Mother to Mother Fund and the YMCA. Free parking, no admission charge for shoppers.
Sleepy Hollow Spring Fling, at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, 140 Sandy Banks Road, Greenfield Township, from 10 - 4 p.m. Craft and vendor sale.
ASP Auction, at Clarks Green United Methodist Church at 7 p.m., with preview at 6:30 p.m. Some of the items up for auction will be: a flying lesson, a week’s stay in a condo on a Otter Banks (sleeps 8), a River Front birthday party, tickets to Allentown Iron Pigs and a Pony Party for 8 children. Specialty coffees and desserts will be served. Benefits the Clarks Green United Methodist Church Appalachian Service Project. Cost: $5 at the door.
Homemade Pierogi Sale, at Countryside Community Church, 14001 Church Hill Road, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Homemade Potato and Cheese Pierogies available. Cost: $6 per dozen. Orders: 587.3206 or countrysidechurch@yahoo.com by March 28.
Pizza and a Movie Night, at Country Alliance Church, 14014 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, at 5 p.m. A family film about love and forgiveness will be presented as a free gift to the community. Register: leave a message at 585.2885.
"Saturdays at Sem" enrichment program inaugural event, at the Wyoming Seminary Lower School Campus, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, from 9 - 11 p.m. Hosted by the school’s faculty and students, along with area artists, authors, and scholars. Designed for children ages 3 through 13 and their parents. Info: 718.6610 or LSadmission@wyomingseminary.org.
April 1: 83rd Annual Helen Keller Day and Lackawanna Branch of Pa. Association for the Blind’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, at St. Mary’s Center in Scranton. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. with music by Ron Leas Big Band and DJ Neil Trama. Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. A Fashion Show will begin at 1:30 p.m. Also includes raffles, various vendors, craft booth, found treasures, bake sale, basket raffles and door prizes. Benefit various programs for the blind and visually impaired at the Blind Association’s Agency. Cost: $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Info: 342.7613.
April 2: Abington Heights Aquatics Department’s Spring Learn-To-Swim Classes, at the high school pool, continuing through April 27. Beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions are available. Details and registration forms can be found at: ahsd.org/hs/swim.htm. Info: 585.5300, ext. 5607, or aquatics@ahsd.org.
April 4: Ladies’ Night at the Country Club, at Glen Oak Country Club, 250 Oakford Road, Clarks Summit. at 5 p.m. Hosted by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce to benefit the Women’s Workforce Conference, a day long seminar to assist women entering or re-entering the workforce or making a career transition. Cost: $30 for Chamber members and $40 for non-members. Info: www.scrantonchamber.com or 342.7711.
April 5: Chinchilla Hose Company Kielbasa Sale, continuing April 6, at the Firehouse from 5 - 8 p.m. Orders will begin taken from February 24 to March 26. Cost: $8 per 1lb ring, smoked or fresh. Orders: 586.5726.
April 6: Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Ninth annual Pasta e Fagioli Supper, from noon to 7 p.m. Includes salad, soup, breads, dessert and beverages. Cost: $7 or take outs for $6.50. Info: 587.2571 or 586.0594.
April 7: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteer Meeting, at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine Street, Scranton, at 11 a.m.
April 9: Wyoming Seminary Open House, at the Lower School in Forty Fort at 8 a.m. and the Upper School in Kingston at 8:30 a.m. Visiting students will attend classes, tour campus and have lunch. Tours of the Upper and Lower Schools for parents will be offered as well. Info: Lower School, 718.6610; Upper School, 270.2160 or www.wyomingseminary.org/visit.
April 11: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Educational Luncheon, at at Purkey’s Pink Apple in Tunkhannock from 11:45 a.m. to 1p.m. George Stark, External Affairs Director for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation will address the business community. Reservations: 836.7755 or Deborah@Wyccc.com. Cost: Free for Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce members (one per business), $10 for non-members. Limited seating, members will be given first priority and non-members will be wait-listed.
The Junior League of Scranton’s Ninth annual Cinderella’s Closet, at the Scranton Cultural Center in Shopland Hall from 4 to 8 p.m. This boutique offers new and “gently used” dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories for $10 or less, with the goal of ensuring every young woman has the chance to attend their prom regardless of their financial situation. A sneak peak fassion show will be offered April 9 at The Mall at Steamtown’s center court at 6 p.m. Donations are accepted at The Tripp House, 1011 North Main Ave., Scranton, on March 27 and April 3 from 6 - 9 p.m. and the Mall at Steamtown, second floor near escalator, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, March 31 from noon - 4 p.m. Proceeds from Cinderella’s Closet benefit the Junior League of Scranton Scholarship Fund.
April 12: Free SkyWarn Advanced training class, at the Wyoming Co. Emergency Services Building 3880 SR-6, Tunkhannock, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Binghamton Weather Service has scheduled the event.
April 14: The Keystone Chapter of UNICO National’s Charter Night Celebration, at Fiorelli’s Banquet Facilities, Peckville at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are accepted until March 27. Cost: $45. Reservations (required): 570.562.3264 or 570.343.7009.
Friends of the Abington Community Library Book Sale, at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thousands of books for all ages, DVDs, CDs, and talking books will be available as well as a bake sale run by the library’s Teen Board. A preview will be held April 13 at 5 p.m. for Friends members.
“A Celebration of Music!” Concert, at Lackawanna Trail JR/SR High School, 28 Tunnel Hill Road, Factoryville, at 7 p.m. Features original band compositions, “Adventure Suite” by Cecilia Strauch and Jesse Morvan’s Jazz Band. Benefits the LTHS Music Department, and donations will be accepted at the door.
Pasta Dinner, at Trinity Baptist Church, 1546 Monsey Ave., Scranton, from 5 - 7 p.m. “Fun Purse Auction” starting at 4 p.m. Take outs available at 4 p.m. Cost: $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Reservations: 346.1383.
April 21: The Parents Loving Children Through Autism Foundation 9th Annual Walk for Autism Awareness at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. Info: www.plcta.org or call 341.3388.
April 22: Salamander and Frog Search, at the Endless Mountains Nature Center Lodge, 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock, from 1 - 3 p.m. Participants will join naturalist Rebecca Lesko to discover which frogs and salamanders live in the area, how they survived the winter, and their reproduction cycles during an interactive, media program. Afterward, they’ll head outdoors to check the vernal pools for live frogs and salamanders, their eggs, and other visible signs of them. Cost: $3 for EMNC Stewards and $5 for others. Register/Info: 836.3835.
April 23: The Peace and Justice Center Annual Dinner and Award Presentation, at the Kirby Memorial Health Center, 71 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, at 6 p.m. The recipient of the 2012 David Frey Community Service Award is Community Radio Collective, Inc. (WFTE-FM) of Scranton. Cost: $35, $275 per table, or $15 for students/reduced income.
April 24: Earth Day Fair, at The University of Scranton DeNaples Center Patio from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Features interactive games, information related to the environment, sustainable practices and faculty/student projects related to environmental issues. Local green businesses and organizations will also participate. Info: 941.7520.
April 25: The Lupus Foundation Celebrity Dinner Bingo, at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. Local celebrity Fran Pantuso will be master of ceremonies and local celebrity bingo callers will be from WNEP. Cost: $30 (includes chicken dinner and one triple-bingo card). Info: 888.995.8787.
Wyoming Valley Children’s Association’s 20th Annual “Do it for the Kids” 5K Run, at 6 p.m. The race begins at The River Common Millennium Circle; through Kirby park and ends back at the RiverCommon. A Walk-a-thon will be held April 28 at the WVCA Pre School, 1133 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, at 10 a.m. Info: www.wvcakids.org.
April 28: 20th Annual House, Garden and Gift Show, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., continuing April 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 586.8191, ext. 2 or www.waverlycomm.org.
“A Night for Nick” Benefit for Army Specialist Nick Staback, at the Adventure Zone (formerly the Ice Box Complex), On October 4, Nick was severely injured by an IED in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of both legs and damage to his right arm. A Night for Nick is a chance for the a community to help fill some of Nick’s needs upon his return home. Variety of food and beverages will be served, features entertainment by the Hillbilly Deluxe, The Jeffrey James Band and Q-Balls, and there will be games, gift baskets, and large raffle items. Cost: $25. Info: www.wix.com/smd627/anightfornick.
Rummage Sale, at Countryside Community Church from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch will be available. Info: www.countryside-church.org or 587.3206.
April 30: Abington Heights Aquatics Department’s Spring Learn-To-Swim Classes, at the High School pool, continuing through May 25. Beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions are available. Details and registration forms can be found at: ahsd.org/hs/swim.htm. Info: 585.5300, ext. 5607, or aquatics@ahsd.org.
May 5: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteer Meeting, at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine Street, Scranton, at 11 a.m.
May 19: New York City Bus Trip, departing from St. Vladimir Church, 430 N. Seventh Ave., Scranton at 8 a.m., and from St. Vladimir Church, 70 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville at 8:30 a.m. and departing to return home at 9 p.m. The North Anthracite Council and The League of Ukrainian Catholics is sponsoring this trip to the annual St. George Ukrainian Street Festival, Lower East Side of Manhattan. Side trips will include the Staten Island Ferry and midtown Manhattan. Cost: $35, full advance nonrefundable payment reserves a seat. Reservations: 563.2275.
A Weekend with John Bell, internationally acclaimed composer and songwriter, at First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit. Workshop at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Renewing Congregational Song” and leading the music at Morning Worship Services on May 20. Cost of the luncheon on Saturdya is $10. Info: 586.6306.


WEEKLY EVENTS

Mondays:
Clarks Summit Fire Company Auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m. Clarks Summit Fire House, 321 Bedford St., second Monday of every month.
CMC Donor Site Blood Drives, noon to 4 p.m., second Monday of the month, CMC Professional Building Auditorium. Info: 969.8800.
NAMI Support Group, 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from in the CMC Professional Building, Auditorium. Info: 969.8986.
Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship, on the first and third Monday of the month, hosted by the St. Thomas More Society of St. Paul’s Parish, 2301N. Washington Ave., Scranton. For men interested in adult discussion of the Catholic faith. Info: 343.0634.
The Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Bingo Night, at the Dalton Fire Co. Hall, on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m.
Tuesdays:
Introduction to Martial Arts, starting January 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chinchilla United Methodist Church, 411 Layton Rd., Chinchilla. Ages six and up. Cost: Free. Info: Scott at 585.1206.
South Abington Lions Club meetings, on the second Tuesday of each month, second floor of the South Abington Township Building at 7 p.m. Info: 313.2133.
Greater Scranton Area Roaring Ramblers Toastmaster Meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Allied Services in the Administrative Board Room, located in the Rehabilitation Building on the Morgan Highway at Moffatt Drive. Info: scrantontoastmasters.org, 586.7762 or 587.0232.
Wednesdays:
Oakwood Terrace Support Group meetings for spouses and other family members or caretakers of those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 400 Gleason Road, Moosic. Meetings are open to the public. Cost: Free. Info: Sylvia Kolosinsky at 451.3171 ext. 116 or oakwoodterraceinc.com
Parish Youth Choir Rehearsals, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. accompanies the singing at the 9:30 a.m. mass, at Our Lady of the Snows, every other week. Open to youth, 11 to 18. Info: 586.4112.
Youth ministry at Our Lady of the Snows Church, 7 to 8 p.m. Clarks Summit, general meetings. Junior High program, 7 and 8th graders, Sundays 1 to 2 p.m. Info: Call ahead to join 586.1741.
Thursdays:
Alzheimer’s Association caregivers support group meetings, 7 to 8 p.m., the last Tuesday of every month. Elan Gardens. Adjoining room for loved ones, who will not be left unattended. Info: Rhonda, 585.8099 or Rita, 586.0179.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation support group, 7 p.m., Community Medical Center Professional Building, first floor, CME Room, third Thursday of each month. Info: 969.8986.
Grief and Bereavement Educational and Conversational Support Group. Sponsored by AseraCare Hospice, 749 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Join us on at the AseraCare offices on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Info: Olympia Cianfichi, Bereavement Coordinator, 1.800.870.0085.
Writers’ Group, for ages 18 and up at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 7-8:30 p.m. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.
Scrabble, 1 p.m. at Abington Community Library. No registration necessary.
Better Breathers Club, at Community Medical Center Professional Building, first floor conference room, on the second Thursday of every other month starting January 12 at 6:30 p.m. For individuals with Chronic Lung Disease. Info: 969.8986.
Heinz Rehab Hospital’s Stroke Support Group, the first Thursday of the month in the Rose Brader Dining Room in the main building, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Fridays:
Diabetes support group, 10 a.m. Community Medical Center Professional Building, third floor classroom, second Friday of each month. Info: 969.7272. Cost: Free.
A Course in Miracles, 4:30 p.m. at Everything Natural. Discover more about the guiding principles of authors like Marianne Williamson and Dr. Wayne Dyer. Newcomers welcome.
Saturdays and Sundays:
Bereavement Support, at Our Lady of Snows Church Parish Center 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend informative sessions dealing with the grief process. Info: 586.1741.
Guided Downtown Walking Tours of Scranton, conducted by the Lackawanna County Historical Society, 11 a.m. at the main entrance of Lackawanna College on Vine Street near Washington Avenue. Tours last two hours. Cost: $3. Info: 344.3841.


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