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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 - 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, 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 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.



Myasthenia Gravis Support Group 2013 Meeting Schedule, at Allied Services, Charles Luger Outpatient Center Community Room , 475 Morgan Highway, Scranton: February 2, April 7, June 1, August 3 , October 5 and December 7. Info: Vera Krewsun at 570.687.6009 or Marie Ronnlof at 877.596.1491.



HOLIDAY EVENTS



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.



Model Trains Through the Ages Holiday Program, at Steamtown National Historic Site, continuing through Nov. 25. The program will focus on model railroading as a holiday tradition and include a Märklin model train exhibit, a live steam garden railroad display, and a traditional holiday train display by a group of dedicated local model railroad enthusiasts. the public is invited to participate in a model train race each event day beginning at 2 p.m. Admission: included with the Park's daily Entrance Fee of00$7 for ages 16 and older (children ages 15 and younger are free with accompanying adults). Info: 344.3841 or lackawannahistory.org.



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
, 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.



Holistic Moms Network of Wyoming Valley presents: Gifts That Can Be Made By Kids, at Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Info: 570.466.1347, hmnwyomingvalley@hotmail.com or wyomingvalleypa.holisticmoms.org.



Church of the Good Shepherd and St. John the Evangelist Annual Christmas Tea, located on the corner of W. Catherine Street, Milford, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Last seating will be taken at 2:30 pm. The public is invited to celebrate the start of the holiday season with a classic English-styled tea, including three courses and a wide variety of teas. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children. Info: 296.8123.



December 4:
Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert, at The University of Scranton Houlihan-McLean Center at 7:30 p.m. Includes The University of Scranton Bands, Choirs, and Strings. Admission: one new toy or piece of children's clothing, or cash donation. Benefits children of local families in need. Info: 941.7624.



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, 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.



Church Women United of Lackawanna County's Christmas Tea, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Grove St., Clarks Summit at 1:30 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring a Christmas stocking for the Clarks Summit State Hospital.



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 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 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 13:
St. Mary's International Dinner Club, featuring Christmas around the World, at St, Mary's Center, 320 Mifflin Ave, Scranton at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reservations only. Cost: $24.95. Reservations (deadline Dec. 7): 342.5151.



December 14:
The Tunkhannock Area High School Marching Band 6th Annual Twelve- Twenty Four 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.



A Live Nativity, at Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road, Clarks Green, Continuing Dec. 15 and 16 from 7 - 9 p.m. The inn and stable will come alive with actors and animals portraying Jesus' birth. Christmas carols, hot beverages, cookies and a warm fire will be in the fellowship hall. Cost: free. Info: 586.8286.



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, 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.



December 23:
A Celebration of the Awaited Gift at Waverly Community Church at 6 p.m. Includes a special message, the Waverly Community Church Choir, children singing, and a candle light service. All are welcome.



DAILY EVENTS



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 parking. Info/Reservations 563.1268 or 563.3298.



Yoga with Jennifer Galardi: Donation Class to Battle Childhood Caner, at Jaya, 320 South State St, Clarks Summit at 12 p.m. In honor of sisters Mollie and Grace Ward, who were diagnosed with cancer at age three. Since battling the disease, their family started a foundation to raise money and awareness for the CHOPS Cancer Center. Info: 319.1726 or jayayogastudio.com.



Annual Memorial Prayer Service, at the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes within the IHMCenter at 2 p.m. Family and friends who have lost loved ones this past year are invited to attend the Annual Memorial Prayer Service hosted by Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA. The event is traditionally held to honor the patients who have passed within the year while receiving the compassionate care services provided by the team members of Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA. RSVP (deadline Nov. 21): 570.340.4981.



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



November 28:
Zumba-THON, from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Penn State Worthington Scranton Multipurpose Building. Individuals of all ages may participate. The event will feature four Zumba instructors (one every half-hour), and local celebrity guest dancers from the community and campus. There also will be door prizes and raffles throughout the evening. Suggested minimum donation: $5.



November 28:
WYCCC Educational Luncheon, at Twig's Cafe in Tunkhannock from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Beth Bevan will share her twenty plus years of human resource experiences about having the right people on one's team being crucial to a business's success. Seating will be limited to one representative per business. Request for additional representatives as well as non-members will be wait-listed until all members have been accommodated. Reservations: 875.8325 or Deborah@wyccc.com.



November 29:
Winter SKYWARN Training Class, at Wilkes University in the Stark Learning Center, room 101 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. This class is for beginners or anybody with a general interest in weather. This class trains volunteers about winter storms and what to report to the National Weather Service relating to snow, ice, rain and flooding observations. Cost: free. Register/info: bgm.skywarn@noaa.gov or 607.729.1597 ext. 4.



November 30:
Stuffed Animal Sleepover and Story time, 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 story time before kissing them goodnight.



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



Myasthenia Gravis Support Group Meeting, at Allied Services, Charles Luger Outpatient Center, Community Room, 475 Morgan Highway, Scranton, at 11 a.m. Info: 570.687.6009 or 877.596.1491.



December 9:
Compassionate Friends World Wide Candle Lighting, at the Abington Community Library at 7 p.m. Those wishing to register the names of lost loved ones to be read aloud during the program are asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m. Event includes candle lighting outdoors and refreshments indoors. Cost: free.



December 11:
Abington Heights High School Financial Aid Night, at the High School, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. For Abington Heights parents of senior students. Bill Burke from The University of Scranton and a representative from the Financial Aid Office at Marywood University will be presenting important information regarding the financial aid process.



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.



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.



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.



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.




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.



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.




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.



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.




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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