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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 - 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 remaining 2012 meeting schedule is as follows: Nov. 25 and Dec. 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. - 3:30 p.m.; Registered Nurse Consultant, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 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.

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania‚??s Workforce Readiness program is looking to enroll new participants who are interested in receiving help with resume creation, job searching and application requirements, interview skills and career exploration. The program is for out-of-school youth, ages 21 and under, who are currently looking for employment and live in Lackawanna County. Info: 961.1592 ext. 105.

Newton Recreation
Center Fall and Winter Hours (through May 31, 2013): Monday through Fridays 9 a.m. - noon and 3 - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday noon - 5 p.m. Info: 586.7808.

The Abington Area Community Classroom offers a variety of ongoing classes. For complete updated listings, visit aacclass.org or for other information, call 954.6650.

‚??Solutions,‚?Ě New Meditation Classes, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Rd Waverly, Thursdays through Nov. 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. with Buddhist monk, Gen Samten Kelsang.

Abington Heights Alumni Panels, Abington Heights High School administration is seeking members of the Abington Heights High School Classes of 2010, 2011 and 2012 to serve on alumni panels Nov. 21 and Dec. 21, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Abington Heights High School library. Space is limited. Panel members will speak about their experiences after High School graduation. Register/info: Colleen Parsells at 585.5300.

Abington Heights Holiday Break Calendar Revisions: Act 80 Day, Early Dismissal, Nov. 21. Thanksgiving Holiday: Students are off Nov. 22 through 27. Dec. 3 is a full day of school.

Monthly Bereavement Support Group, The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County offers a monthly bereavement support group meeting at their office, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant. The support group will meet Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. and reoccur on the third Thursday of each month. Info: 383.5180.

The Attic Shop Artisan Market Place hours, The Attic Shop, an upscale consignment shop for the entire family, priced at a fraction of the original cost. It is located on the lower level of the Waverly Community House hosted by the Waverly Woman‚??s Club. Special hours during the Artisan Market Place at the Waverly Community House include: Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Due to the Artisan Market Place, tickets are required for these special Attic Shop hours. The half price room will also be open during this time. All proceeds are donated to charity.


November 15:
After-School Program about ‚??The Mystery at Cape Cod,‚?Ě at the Abington Community Library from 4 - 4:45 p.m. Participants will learn facts about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. For ages 7-10.

November 17: Pictures With Santa to benefit Tracey‚??s Hope, at Big Lots store in Moosic from 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Children and/or pet photos $10 each by Pixel Perfect Photography. Event also includes dogs for adoption, a bake sale and raffles and prizes.

Gingerbread House Workshop, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 10 a.m. - noon. For ages 13 to adult. Instructor: Gina Sherwood. Cost: free. Space is limited. Info/Register: 996.1500.

Second Annual Toys For Tots Zumbathon, at St. Johns Center Hill Street, Mayfield from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hosted by Studio ZP Fitness. Includes: Basket Raffles, 50/50, vendors/crafters, face painting, and Zumba by Colleen Marcinko, Jennifer Hoyle, Tara Newton, Taryn Turissini, Phyllis Gorman, Amy Sekol, Barb Lemoncelli, Diane Hibble, Mora Hoyle and Joe Jablonowski.

Holiday Open House Events, at Everything Natural: Especially Sweet Potato Contest at noon, Free Range Turkey Sampler with gluten free holiday treats for dessert at 1 p.m. and life music by Rich Jenkins from 1 ‚?? 3 p.m.

November 18:
Tree Lighting, at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter at 4 p.m.

Surviving the Holidays, at Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St., Waverly. An event for those who struggle with the ‚??holidays‚?? for different reasons. The community is invited to come find balm, hope, inspiration and others who seek more than food for the body or over extended credit. More info, 586.8166 or bsnyder@susumc.org ‚??Surviving the Holidays‚?? subject line.

Harvest Dinner, at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Ave, Scranton at 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee, tea and beverages. Cost: Adults $13, Students 6 - 12 years $8 and children age 5 and under eat free. Advance reservations close Nov. 11 and no tickets will be sold at the door. Take-outs are available and must be picked up between 11:30 a.m. and noon. Reservations: 346.2414.

November 19:
Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service, at St. Peter‚??s Cathedral, 300 Wyoming Ave, Scranton at 12:10 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner, at Scranton Cultural Center, 420 North Washington Ave. at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Poor for senior citizens and other adults.

Make-It, Take-It Craft Time, at the Abington Community Library from 3 - 5 p.m. Participants will make ‚??Harvest Time‚?Ě Thanksiving decorations. For Ages 3-10.

November 20:
Thanksgiving Day Bread Sale, at St. John‚??s Russian Orthodox Cathedral Church Center on Hill St, Mayfield, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Raisin or white round and pan loaves will be sold for $7 or $3.50 for pan loaves. Orders may be placed by calling 876.0730, 876.3372 or 876.0391.

November 21:
Thanksgiving Family to Family Program, at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 North Washington Ave., Scranton at 9 a.m. Turkey and food baskets for mothers and fathers with children. Onsite registration requires proof of income/family need.

November 23:
Community Holiday Tree Lighting, sponsored by the Dalton Business and Professional Association, to be held at the park next to Dalton Fire Company, North Turnpike Rd. at 7 p.m. Light refreshments available along with holiday music provided by the Lackawanna Trail High School Band. This family-oriented event is free to the public. Children are invited to bring a homemade ornament to hang on the tree. Info: 587.0505.

November 25:
Christmas with The Choral Society, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Olive and Madison streets, Scranton, at 3 p.m. Includes music of the season, audience caroling and a holiday reception. Six adult, youth and children‚??s choirs will participate, along with organist Dr. Timothy Smith. Tickets (available at door): $15 with a $3 discount for seniors, students, Lackawanna Library System cardholders, WVIA members and members of the Hood Room at the Scranton Cultural Center. Reservations: 343.6707 or choralsociety.net.

November 28:
Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble‚??s ‚??A Christmas Carol
,‚?Ě at Alvina Krause Theater, Bloomsburg, at 10 a.m. Cost is $9. Matinee performances continue on Nov. 29 and Dec. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. To make a reservation for one of these special matinees or for more information about all of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble‚??s programs for students, contact Paula Henry, BTE‚??s School Programs Director at 570.458.4075, email at phenry@bte.org or visit www.bte.org.

Canadian Pacific Railway‚??s U.S. Holiday Train visit to NEPA, at Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton from 5:45 ‚?? 6:15 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 15-30 minutes early. The train will then depart Scranton for Binghamton, New York on the former Lackawanna Railroad‚??s mainline, expecting to cross the historic Tunkhannock Viaduct between 7‚?? 7:15 p.m. Entertainers aboard the U.S. train include The Claytones and Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer, Tracey Brown. Info: facebook.com/CPHolidayTrain or www.cpr.ca.

December 1:
Fourth Annual Living Christmas Village, at Grace Bible Church in Dunmore, continuing Dec. 2 from 4 - 7 p.m. Features live-music from several local high school choirs. The walk-through village includes a journey through the streets of Bethlehem, Santa‚??s Workshop for children, puppets, a Live Nativity, hot cocoa and cookies and more. Cost: free. Info: 342.5651 or gracebiblepa.com.

The Misericordia University Alumni Association‚??s 14th Annual Brunch with Santa, at the Banks Student Life Center from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will feature a festive brunch served in the Cougar‚??s Den. Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa and tell him what their wishes are for Christmas. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture the moment. Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for children 5-12 years of age and free to children under 5. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Info/tickets: 674.6768.

Christmas in Montrose, The Christmas Department Store at the United Methodist Church will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch available. The Country Store at St. Paul‚??s Episcopal Church will have breakfast and lunch available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Christmas Book Sale and Boutique at The Inn at Montrose will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. sponsored by the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association. The annual Christmas Bazaar at Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church on South Main Street will have a continental breakfast and lunch available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

December 7:
Wreathmaking with Abby Peck, at The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Rd, Waverly from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost: $2. Info: 586.8191, ext. 5 or waverlycomm.org.

Free showing of ‚??Emmet Otter‚??s Jug-Band Christmas,‚?Ě at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, also on Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. For all ages. Presented in part by The Jim Henson Legacy Foundation, Sponsored by Ace-Robbins Inc. Tickets are first come, first served. Cost: free. Info: 996.1500.

December 8:
Breakfast with Santa, at The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Rd, Waverly at 10:30 a.m. Cost: $8. Info: 586.8191, ext. 5 or waverlycomm.org.

Sixth Annual Holiday Cookie Walk, at the Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford St. at 10 a.m. Cost: $8 a pound.

Holiday Workshop, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For all ages. Cost: free (Sponsored by Ace-Robbins Inc.) Attendees are invited to ‚??get into the holiday spirit‚?Ě with a morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady. For all ages. Info: 996.1500 for details.

December 12:
Leadership Lackawanna‚??s Annual ‚??Mix, Mingle and Jingle‚?Ě holiday fundraiser, at the Electric City Trolley Museum in downtown Scranton. This festive evening is open to the public and will feature cocktails, gourmet appetizers and live music. Company table sponsors are sought (A table sponsor is a commitment of $250, and will receive corporate signage at the event, corporate marketing material dispersed at event and two event tickets). Info: nbarber@scrantonchamber.com.

December 14:
The Tunkhannock Area High School Marching Band 6th Annual ‚??Twelve- Twenty Four‚?Ě Concert, at the Tunkhannock Area High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. (doors will open at 6 p.m.). Tickets may be purchased beginning Oct. 15 at Gay‚??s True Value, Bridge Street, Tunkhannock, or online at www.twelvetwentyfour.net. Cost: pre-sale is $15 or $20 at the door.

December 15:
Our Lady of the Snows Annual Cookie Walk, at the church from 11 a.m. ‚?? 2 p.m.

Third Annual Clifford Community Youth Group Cookie Walk, at the Clifford United Methodist Church at 9 a.m. until the cookies are gone. Cost: $7 for a large container, $4 for small.

December 18: Free Showing of ‚??It‚??s a Wonderful Life‚?Ě, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. For all ages. Cost: free (Sponsored by Ace-Robbins Inc.) Admission, popcorn and soda are free. Seating is first come, first served and is limited. Info: 996.1500.


November 14:
Northeastern Pennsylvania in America History, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 7 p.m. Presented by: Dr. Sheldon Spear, who will discuss a variety of historically significant events that occurred in northeastern Pennsylvania throughout history including the frontier warfare before and during the American Revolution, anthracite-based industrialization and the growth of the labor movement. He will relate how these and other developments fit into American History as a whole. Cost: free. Info: 996.1500.

Open House seminar on suicide awareness, at Abington Heights Middle School, 1555 Newton-Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit, from 9 - 9:30 a.m. The Abington Heights Middle School Counseling Department is offereing this seminar to all Abington Heights parents.

November 15:
The United Way Campaign Closing Celebration, at Genetti‚??s in Dickson City at 5 p.m.

After-School Program ‚??The Mystery at Cape Cod‚?Ě, at the Abingon Community Library from 4 - 4:45 p.m. For ages 7-10.

Local Civic Organizations and Community Projects Networking Meeting, at Dino and Francesco‚??s Restaurant, 1002 S. State Street, Clarks Summit at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is organized by Ed Borek and Dave Jones of The Abington Lions Club and John Hambrose of Rotary Club of the Abingtons to explore collaboration that will magnify the positive impact of these organizations in the community. Info: 586.3034 or 840.5033.

November 16:
Weinberg Memorial Library Benefit Wine Tasting, in the McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center, The University of Scranton at 5 p.m. To benefit the Weinberg Memorial Library 20th Anniversary Campaign and the Edward R. Leahy Jr. Clinic for the Uninsured. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at door. Info/tickets: 941.7618.

Girls Night in Slumber Party, at Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, Scranton. Happy hour from 6 - 7 p.m., shopping and more from 7 - 11 p.m. Reduced rate room packages are available and include free breakfast buffet. Females 18 and older are invited to attend. Cost: free with a room package; $10 without. All proceeds benefit NEPA Mom Prom. Info: 561.5714 or 561.5846.

Toy Story Interactive Movie Night, at the Abington Community Library from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Includes props and light refreshments for everyone. For grades 4-6.

Family Game Night, at The Cooperage,1030 Main Street, Honesdale, from 7 - 10 p.m. Board games, card games, brain games- all kinds of games will be available to play. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their favorites. Cost: Donations appreciated. Info: www.thecooperageproject.org or call 253.2020.

Health Fair and Open House, at The Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County‚??s main office, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Includes free flu shots, blood pressure screenings, blood glucose checks and balance testing. Representatives from a variety of agencies will be available with information about the different products and services their companys offer. Info: 383.5180.

November 17:
Artisans‚?? Marketplace Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show, at The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Rd, Waverly from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., continuing Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $6. Info: 586.8191, ext. 5 or waverlycomm.org.

STEM Saturday at Sem, at Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. All attending the event will be invited to tour the Lower School at11:30 a.m. Students will explore the interactions between science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics by studying one of the earth‚??s most precious natural resources, water. Cost: free. Reservations (required): wyomingseminary.org.

Attic Shop during Artisan Market Place, at the Waverly Community House, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continuing on Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are required for these special Attic Shop hours. Attic Shop is an upscale consignment shop whose proceeds are donated to charity. For more info, call 587.5991.

The 3rd Annaul Hometown Bake Sale, at 135 River Street, Olyphant (the School Gym) from 5 - 7 p.m. and continuing Nov. 18 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Info: 876.1008 or 489.2271.

November 18:
All You Can Eat Breakfast, at Clarks Summit Fire Co. #1, 321 Bedford St, Clarks Summit from 8 a.m. ‚?? noon. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for kids.

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser, at La Trattoria, 522 Moosic St, Scranton from 1 ‚?? 4 p.m. Benefits Leadership Lackawanna. Tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for children 12 years old and under and senior citizens over age 65. Info/tickets: 342.7711.

November 19:
Medicare Annual Enrollment Event, at the Abington Community Library from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. APPRISE counselors will provide information, counseling, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries seeking to make informed decisions about insurance coverage. Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Archbald to Jermyn Trail, at the Laurel Street Trailhead, Archbald at 2:30 p.m. This is the Newest Section of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Info: 963.6730 ext. 8200 or arogato@LHVA.org.

November 20:
The Lackawanna Trail High School Fall Instrumental Concert, in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. Musicians from eighth grade and concert band will perform. Donations accepted at the door.

November 23:
Mid Valley Reunion, class of 1982 in conjunction with class of 1983, at the Regal Room in Olyphant from 6 ‚?? 11 p.m. All Mid Valley alumni and friends are invited to come and bring photos and/or memorabilia for the memory table. Includes buffet and cash bar. Cost: $30. Checks, made payable to Mid Valley Class of 1982, may be mailed to: Rick Ubaldini, 114 Jackson St, Olyphant, PA, 18447 by Nov. 9. Info: Rick at 383.4732 or Ellen at 586.3464.

Model Railroads through the Ages, at Steamtown National Historic Site, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continuing on Nov. 24 and 25. For more information, contact Lackawanna Historical Society at 344.3841.

November 24:
Indraloka Animal Sanctuary Benefit, at Be Life Café, 639 Northern Boulevard, Clarks Summit. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. (reservations only) and live entertainment and presentation at 8:30 p.m. The night features a 50/50 raffle drawing for more than $2,500. Tickets may be purchased at the event or online at http://www.indraloka.org/5000-raffle-to-rescue/. Reservations: 926.8045.

Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Craft Show, at the Dalton Fire Hall, 109 S. Turnpike Rd., Dalton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission and free parking. Info/Reservations 563.1268 or 563.3298.

November 27:
Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Meeting, at 6:30 p.m.

November 30: Stuffed Animal Sleepover and Storytime, at the Abington Community Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children ages 3-8 can treat their favorite stuffed animals to a sleepover at the library and enjoy a storytime before kissing them goodnight.

December 1:
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteer Meeting, at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St, Scranton at 11 a.m.



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.

Knitting Group, at the Abington Community Library every other Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring a current project and knit with others. For adults only.

Countryside Community Church Bible Study, at 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit at 10 a.m. Info: 587.3206 or www.countrysidechurch.org.


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.

Mommy and Me Naturally, Outdoors, at the EMNC Lodge and grounds from 10 ‚?? 11:30 a.m. Pretend, sing, listen to a story, make a craft, and play. Program is designed for children two-and-a-half to four years old. Cost: free.

The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters Club, meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at Allied Services, Morgan Hwy., Scranton. Visitors are welcome. Info: www.1607.toastmastersclubs.org or 587.0232.

University of Scranton Free Clinic the Uninsured, 240 Kessler Court, has extended its hours: noon -4 p.m. The medical clinic serves uninsured people from Lackawanna County by appointment. Appointments can be arranged by calling 941.6112.

World Peace Meditation and Reiki Circle, on the first Tuesday of every month, at Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, 200 Lake Ave., Montrose from 5 - 7 p.m. Cost: $10. RSVP/Info: 278.9256, wellness@epix.net or wellnessarts.com.

STACKS Writing Group, at The Vintage/Morning Glory Cafe, 326 Spruce St., Scranton, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Info: emailstackswritinggroup@gmail.com.


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.

Meditation Classes at the Waverly Community House from 7 to 8:30 with Buddhist monk Gen Samten Kelsang. Classes are self-contained. Drop in any week. Cost is $10 per class. Sponsored by Kadampa Meditation Center, N.Y.

Great Scranton Chapter of Penn State Alumni Association Meetings, in the lower level of the SLC Building on the Worthington Scranton campus, Dunmore. The meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and the general membership is welcome to attend.

Mom‚??s in Prayer Ministry, at Summit Baptist Bible Church, 232 Noble Road, Clarks Summit every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. A prayer group for mothers of students in the Abington Heights School District. Info: mdingler@cox.net or MomsInPrayer.org.


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.

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.

Scrabble, at the Abington Community Library, beginning at 1 p.m. Join other players for games of Scrabble. No registration necessary.

University of Scranton Free Clinic the Uninsured, 240 Kessler Court, has walk-in hours from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The medical clinic serves uninsured people from Lackawanna County. Info: 941.6112.

Better Breathers Club, at the Geisinger-Community Medical Center Professional Building, Classroom 2, Second floor, 316 Colfax Ave., Scranton at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. A free support group for people with chronic lung disease and their families. Info: 969.8986.

Meditation Classes, at the Waverly Community House from 7 p.m. to 8 :30. Classes are led by a Buddhist monk. Cost is $10 per class. Info: 845.856.9000.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group, every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the West Hazleton Borough Building, 100 S. 4th St., West Hazleton. Facilitated by professionals and peers. This is an open grief group that welcomes survivors at any stage of their grieving process. Participants enter the group, leave, and return as they feel the need.


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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