Community calendar for week of Nov. 1, 2017

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REMINDERS

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater PA support group meetings, 7 to 8 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at Elan Gardens, 465 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. Info: call Rhonda Fallk at 570-585-8099 or Rita Fenton at 570-586-0179.

Over-eaters Anonymous meetings, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, 9:45 a.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Cost: free. Info: 570-587-4313.

The Women of Trinity Lutheran Church’s Monthly Bible Study, 12 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at 205 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. A light lunch is served, followed by fellowship and a Bible study. Cost: free. Info: call Joyce at 570-222-3041 or Carole at 570-587-1088.

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

Full Moon Hikes, multiple dates at the Endless Mountains Nature Center in Tunkhannock. Schedule: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4; and 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Cost: free. Info: endlessnature.org.

Project Re-entry Christmas collection: A Lackawanna County prison ministry. Donations may be dropped off beginning Dec. 1 at 29 New York St., Scranton. Items sought for the men include wrapped candy and cookies. Items sought for the women include white crew socks, all varieties of soap, toothpaste, 12.5 oz bottles of shampoo – Vo5 or Suave only, writing paper, greeting cards, long envelopes, tablets, Suave or Secret deodorants – antiperspirants 2.6 oz, chocolate and hard wrapped candy and cookies. Items that cannot be accepted include toothbrushes, gum, lollipops, talc powder and lotions. Monetary gifts are welcome. Info: 570-342-3627.

S. Abington Twp. fall leaf collection: Township residents may pick up 25 free leaf bags per home, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Oct. 16 at the township building, 104 Shady Lane Road. Bags will be collected Nov. 4 and 18 and should be placed outside the evenings before. Info: 570-586-2111.

Countryside Community Church’s Homemade Chocolate Candy Sale: Order by Nov. 5 and pick up on Nov. 11 at the church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, Cost: $9.50 per pound. Order/info: 570-587-3206.

BUS TRIPS & EXCURSIONS

Abington Community Library’s New York City bus trip, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 9. Participants can explore the city on their own for a $35 fee or take in the Christmas Lights at Dyker Heights Brooklyn for a $90 fee. Registration, due by Nov. 10, can be completed at the library and checks are non-refundable. Info: 570-587-3440.

Christmastime New York City bus trip, Dec. 9. Scranton’s St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Parish is conducting this bus trip to New York City. Departure is at 8 a.m. from the church, 428 N. Seventh Ave., with return trip home at 8:30 p.m. It includes three sightseeing stops in Manhattan. Cost: $42. Info/reservations: call Paul at 570-563-2275.

The Abington Senior Center trip to Bermuda, May 12-17, 2018. A five-night trip on the Anthem Of The Seas. Info: call Adele at the center at 570-586-8996.

CHILDREN’S & TEENS’ EVENTS

Cosplay Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library. For students in grades 7-12. Attend an evening full of fun and fandom-related activities at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library in Scranton. Dress as your favorite book, comic, movie or anime/manga character. Costumes are optional but encouraged.

Wyoming Seminary Scholarship Day and Open House, Nov. 4 at the school’s Kingston and Forty Fort campuses. Students in fourth through 10th grades not already enrolled at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School may register. Info: visit wyomingseminary.org or call the Upper School Admission Office at 570-270-2160 or the Lower School Admission Office at 570-718-6610.

Chess Club For Kids, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday beginning Nov. 6 at the Abington Community Library. For students in grades 1-5. Meet up with other kids who are interested in playing chess. If you have a favorite game board, bring it along. This group will meet at the tables in the main children’s area, as there will be no consistent staff supervision. No registration required. Info: 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org/abington.

After School Minecraft, 4:15 to 5 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Abington Community Library. Love to play Minecraft? Interested in meeting with other kids who do too? Bring your devices, books, and creativity and play/discuss Minecraft with friends. No instruction provided. No registration required. For children in grades K-5. Info: 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org/abington.

Music for Littles, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages two-and-a-half to five. Instructor: Abi Zieger. Students will explore basic musical elements through song, movement, play and an introduction to simple instruments. Cost: free; sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tunkhannock. Info: 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.

Trash to Treasures for Kids, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 10 and 17 and Dec. 1 and 8 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 5 to 12. Instructor: Steve Colley. In this class, kids will brainstorm unique ways to make art by using found objects to make “green” masterpieces. Cost: $40. Info: 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.

Preschool Trash to Treasures, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Fridays, Nov. 10 and 17 and Dec. 1 and 8 at the Dietrich Theater. In this class, preschoolers will use their imaginations to make “green” masterpieces from found objects. For ages 4 and 5. Instructor: Amy Colley. Cost: free; sponsored by the Dietrich Fundraising Committee. Info: 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.

American Girl: Nanea, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Abington Community Library. Children in grades K-4 are invited to join in an evening learning about one of the newest American Girls, Nanea Mitchell. Travel back in time and discover Hawaii during World War II. Includes snacks, crafts and activities. Info: 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org/abington.

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at the library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections and more. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to come and share their thoughts and ideas. Info: 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org/abington.

Mr. Rattlin’ Bones, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Abington Community Library. The medical students from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s Pediatric Outreach Group will teach children about anatomy in a fun way. During this hour, they will read a short story about anatomy and organs, show kids the bones in the body, and then open up the rest of the time for an interactive session where kids can touch and play with the bones and ask questions. For children in grades K-4; siblings welcome. Info: 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org/abington.

Taste Test Challenge, Nov. 17 at the Abington Community Library. The event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. for students in grades 9-12 and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for grades 5-8. Taste a variety of treats and guess if they are generic, name brand, spicy, mild, lemon, lime- the list goes on. Get ready to give your taste buds a workout. This program may not be suitable for those with food allergies. Info: 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org/abington.

Teen Reading Lounge, Nov. 24 at the Abington Community Library. Scheduled for 3:15 to 4 p.m. for grades 9-12 and 4 to 4:45 p.m. for grades 5-8. Info: 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org/abington.

Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 28 at the library. A group of tweens/teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections and more. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to come and share their thoughts and ideas. Info: 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org/abington.

Free movie showings of ‘Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas,’ 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 at the Dietrich Theater. Cost: admission and popcorn are free; sponsored by Ace-Robbins, Inc. Gather up your family and friends and enjoy this favorite Jim Henson Christmas movie about a poor otter family that risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas. Tickets are first come, first served. Info: 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.

Holiday Workshop, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Dietrich Theater. For all ages. Get into the holiday spirit with a morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady. Cost: free; sponsored by Ace-Robbins, Inc. Info: 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.

Watch the Birdy, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Lackawanna State Park. Need something to do with the kids during the winter break? Bring them to the park for this program all about birds and bird watching. After taking a bird walk, each participant will make his or her own bird feeder to take home. Cost: $5 material fee per child. Register: 570-945-7110.

MARKETS, SALES & VENDOR FAIRS

Annual Christmas Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12. at St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral’s church center on Hill Street, Mayfield. Info: 570-876-0730, 570-254-6882 or 570-876-0391.

Dorothy Boccella Holiday Marketplace, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12 at the Abington Community Library. Get your holiday shopping done early and browse handmade items such as papercrafts, soaps, jewelry and more, created by local vendors. Purchase raffle tickets to support the Library. Cost: free admission. Info: 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org/abington.

Factoryville Public Library and Lackawanna Trail FOM Annual Holiday Craft/Vendor Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center on College Ave., Factoryville.

Artisans’ Marketplace: Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Waverly Community House. Info: 570-586-8191 or waverlycomm.org.

DAILY EVENTS

The Abington Business and Professional Association’s annual Fall Card Exchange, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Clarks Summit Fire Company hall, 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit. The event will include light refreshments and drinks provided by Weis Market and a Fall Fashion Show hosted by The Avenue Consignment, along with networking and a basket raffle. Cost: free. RSVP (deadline Oct. 30): LauraABPA@aol.com.

Brain Boot Camp, 12 p.m. Nov. 1 at The Gathering Place. Features exercises to challenge the mind, such as trivia questions, word games, vocab challenges, math mysteries, Jeopardy, riddles and more. Info/register: 570-881-7612 or gatheringplacecs.org.

Northeast PA Go Red for Women Luncheon, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center. Features a silent auction of designer purses donated by local business and community leaders, a healthy lunch and inspirational speakers. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement. Cost: $50. Info/tickets: bit.ly/2hSpOAN or contact Tara Sokola at 570-430-2391 or tara.sokola@heart.org.

Goodies for Moms and Family, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at The Gathering Place. Instructors Cara Colombo and Maggie Roberts of Rosie Outlook will teach mothers and kids about organic, toxin-free, fun, healthy snacks and personal care goodies. The class will learn DIY ways to make these treats part of your everyday routine. Cost: $10, plus a supply cost of $3. Info: 570-563-2402 or gatheringplacecs.org.

The Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services’ annual Adoption Day, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 3 in the Courtrooms on second floor in the County’s Administration Building, 200 Adams Avenue, Scranton. The department is honoring 11 adoptees, ages 2 to 14, and their families. The 31 children who were adopted throughout the year and their families have also been invited to participate in the celebration. This year’s theme is ‘Super Heroes.’ A basket raffle, benefiting the OYFS Teen Fund, will be part of the program, along with a variety of refreshments.

Marywood University Graduate Open House, 9:30 to 12 p.m. Nov. 4 on campus. Begins with registration at 9:30 a.m., in the Fireplace Lounge at the Nazareth Student Center. Register/info: 570-348-6234 or marywood.edu/admissions.

Homemade pyrohy sale, 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church’s Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Ave., Scranton. Freshly made, not frozen. Order deadline: Oct. 30. Cost: $7 per dozen. Orders: call Leslie at 570 342-3749.

Natural health clinic and vendor fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 in Hibbard Campus Center at Keystone College. Features a variety of vendors specializing in natural health, fitness and organic products; classes and demonstrations and guest speakers. Cost: free. Info: e-mail donna@donnalabar.com or elena.oconnor@keystone.edu or call 570-945-8160.

Volunteer to Help our Songbirds, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Lackawanna State Park. Help get the park’s songbird nest boxes ready for spring. Join in and help clean, repair and replace the park’s nest boxes so the songbirds have an inviting place to build their nests. All materials will be supplied. Participants should dress for weather. Register/info: 570-945-7110.

Beaver Full Moon Walk, 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Lackawanna State Park. November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon by both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes because this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, ensuring a supply of warm winter furs. So bundle up and join in this leisurely walk along the lake shore path, watching the beaver moon rise over the lake. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register: 570-945-7110.

Community Blood Drive, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Tripp House, located at 1011 North Main Ave., Scranton. Hosted by the Junior League of Scranton and Rep. Marty Flynn. Photo identification is required to participate, and walk-ins are welcome. Register: call 1-800-733-2767 or 570- 342-4348, or visit RedCrossBlood.org.

Ransom Lions Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov 5, at Ransom Community Hall, 2379 Newton Ransom Blvd. Cost: Adult admission is $7.50 and child admission is $4. Eat in or take out tickets are available at the door or from any Lions club member.

The University of Scranton Open House, 9 a.m. Nov. 5 on campus. Prospective students and their families can learn about the university’s 66 undergraduate majors and meet with faculty, students, admissions counselors and financial aid representatives. Student-led campus tours will be conducted and representatives of student organizations, athletic teams and programs of excellence will also be available. The event includes a complimentary brunch. Info: 1-888-SCRANTON or scranton.edu/admissions.

Boards and Beans, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Abington Community Library. Take a chance on fun and stop by for an afternoon filled with coffee and board games. Bring your squad for a variety of board games or feel welcome to bring your own. For adults ages 18-34. Info: 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org/abington.

Abington Heights Civic League meeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the clubhouse, 115 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. Bill White, president and captain of Dive Rescue will speak. New members are always welcome. Info: 570-587-3101.

Chicken-n-Biscuit or Ham Dinner, 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street, Clifford. Take out or dine in. Cost: $8.95.

The Newton Ransom Vol Fire Co. Auxiliary’s annual roast beef election day dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the fire hall, 1890 Newton Ransom Blvd. Cost: $9 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and under.

Live Birds of Prey, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. Get up-close and personal with live raptors. Meet a falcon, an owl and a hawk during this fun and informative program with the Pocono Wildlife Rehab Center. Geared to all ages. Cost: $5. Pre-registration (required): 570-842-1506.

Game Night, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Set to take place the second Wednesday of each month, the goal of this event is to bring in people of all ages from the community. Attendees may bring their own games or play those provided by The Gathering Place. Info: 570-881-7612 or gatheringplacecs.org.

Brain Boot Camp, 12 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Gathering Place. Features exercises to challenge the mind, such as trivia questions, word games, vocab challenges, math mysteries, Jeopardy, riddles and more. Info/register: 570-881-7612 or gatheringplacecs.org.

Navigating the Medicare Website for the Open Enrollment Process, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at The Gathering Place. During Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period Medicare beneficiaries can change their Medicare prescription drug plans and/or Medicare Advantage plans. APPRISE counselors will assist beneficiaries who would like to do a Part D comparison or Medicare Advantage plan comparison. The event will begin with a quick presentation, followed by individual appointments with APPRISE counselors, available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: free. Appointments: call the Voluntary Action Center at 570-347-5616. Register by: Nov. 1.

Lackawanna County APPRISE presentation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Waverly Community House. The purpose is to provide information to Medicare beneficiaries before the upcoming enrollment period of Oct. 15-17. APPRISE counselors will be available to meet with beneficiaries to review their current Medicare coverage. Cost: free. Appointments/info: 570-347-5616 Ext. 201.

Wyoming Seminary Visitation Day, Nov. 10 at the Upper School in Kingston and Lower School in Forty Fort. Info/reservations: call the Lower School Admission Office at 570-718-6610 or the Upper School Admission Office at 570-270-2160 or register online at wyomingseminary.org.

Veterans Day Spaghetti Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Waverly Community House (Comm), 1115 N. Abington Road. Sponsored by the Comm, the First Baptist Church of Abington, and the Waverly United Methodist Church in honor of military veterans everywhere. Musical entertainment will be provided by Jenny Johnson and Pete Noto. Cost: free; donations will be accepted to benefit the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. Info: 570-905-4304.

Marywood University Undergraduate Open House, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11 on campus, beginning with registration at 9 a.m. in the Fireplace Lounge in the Nazareth Student Center. Register/info: 570-348-6234 or marywood.edu/admissions.

Misericordia University open house, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 on the Back Mountain campus. The program begins with registration at 9 a.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center inside the North Gate. Register/info: 1-866-262-6363 or admiss@misericordia.edu.

St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church’s Annual Harvest Dinner, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Ave., Scranton. Cost: $13 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 12 and no charge for children age 5 and under. Reservations close Nov. 6 – no tickets sold at the door. Take-outs are available by advance order and must be picked up between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Several door prizes will be awarded, along with a basket of cheer raffle. Reservations: call Maria Black at 570-503-1514.

LCEEC Beekeepers Club, 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Twp. The primary goals of the group are to promote honey bee colony wellness, share best practices and experiences in beekeeping and discuss production of honey and other apiary products. All are welcome. Cost: free. Info: 570-842-1506.

Designer Purse BINGO, 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Theatre in Brooks at Keystone College. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Hosted by students in the school’s Hospitality Business Management program. Cost: $20 prior to the event or $25 the door. Tickets can be purchased from hospitality and business management students or by contacting Keystone faculty member Brenda Lidy at 570-945-8334 or hospitalityevents@keystone.edu.

ID Theft Prevention and Equifax Questions Answered, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. or 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Abington Community Library. A Wells Fargo Bank representative will provide information on how to protect one’s identity in a 30-minute session. After the presentation, can speak with Megha Baikadi and get questions answered one-on-one. Info: 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org/abington.

Lackawanna County Backyard Beekeepers meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Abington Community Library. The Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers is a beekeeping group in (but not limited to) Lackawanna County. Its mission is to foster interest in backyard beekeeping and provide a forum for discussion among local beekeepers. Beekeeping and honey bee information is exchanged in an informal and friendly environment.

Genealogy 101, 12 p.m. Nov. 29 at The Gathering Place. Martina Soden, research librarian at the Albright branch of the Lackawanna Library system, will teach techniques and sources to research one’s ancestry. Class participants will receive instructions and hand-outs that will allow them to continue their research work at home. Cost: $10. Info: 570-563-2402 or gatheringplacecs.org.

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

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