Community calendar for week of Nov. 22, 2017



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.

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.


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

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

Newton Recreation Center’s Fifth and Sixth Grade Winter Wonderland Dance, 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 at the rec center. Cost: $10 or free with parent volunteer. Info: 570-586-7808 or

Winter Break Nature Camp, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 27 to 29 at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center in Covington Township. For children ages 6-13. Three days of outdoor play and exploration along with fun indoor winter-themed games, activities, crafts and snacks. Space is limited and pre-registration is required prior to Dec. 8. Cost: $135. Register/info: call Michelle Wheeler at 570-842-1506.

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.


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

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

Marywood University’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, 4 p.m. Dec. 6 in the rotunda in the Liberal Arts Center on campus. Cost: free. Info:

11th Annual Holiday Cookie Walk, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford St. Choose from more than 80 homemade varieties of cookies. Containers provided. Sponsored by the Joseph W. Hall Memorial Auxiliary to the Clarks Summit Fire Co. No. 1, Inc. Cost: $8 per pound. Info: 570-677-2566.

Annual Family Holiday Party and Breakfast with Santa, 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly Twp. Includes a homemade pancake breakfast, games, crafts and a visit from Santa. Tickets are sold in advance only and are available at the Comm office during regular business hours. Cost $12; free for those one year old and under. Info: 570-586-8191.


Clarks Summit Shop Local Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St. Features a variety of local artisans and vendors. Baked goods and soup will also be for sale. Info: visit or email

Art Market, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at The Gathering Place. Local artisans and vendors will sell fiber art, other crafts and more. Includes a Yarn Swap and Shop, where people can bring their yarn to trade or sell. Info: call Dori at 570-954-6650.


St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Bread Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Church Center, 701 Hill St., Mayfield. Plain and raisin breads will be sold in loaf size for $5 each or round size for $10. Orders: 570-876-0730 or 570-876-3576.

A Matter of Balance, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 28 through Dec. 21 at the Dietrich Theater. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized evidence-based program designed to help people reduce their fall risk, while increasing strength and balance. Instructors: Patti Goodenow and Donna Fetzko. Cost: free for those age 50 and over. Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne & Wyo. Counties.

Genealogy, 12 p.m. Nov. 29 at The Gathering Place. Join Martina Soden, research librarian at the Albright branch of the Lackawanna Library system. She will teach techniques and sources to research your own ancestry. Info:

‘Civilian Response to Active Shooter’ seminar, 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 South Abington Road. Resources will be and Wyoming Chief of Police Mike Flannigan. Info: 570-586-8286 or

Family Helping Families program, 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Abington Community Library. Hosted by the library and the Clearbrook Foundation. The guest speaker is Arianne Scheller, owner of Arianne Scheller Counseling Services. Info: contact Gary Davis at 570-904-3114 or

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.

Full Moon Hike, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Endless Mountains Nature Center in Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Info:

Heroin Hits Home presentation, 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Fellowship Hall of Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. An informational community event to help stop the opioid epidemic.

Memory Café, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 and 10 at The Gathering Place. Are you living with or do you know someone who is living with memory loss? Attend for coffee, friendship and some fun. Info:

Candle Lighting, 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Abington Community Library. People who have lost children, family or friends, along with various members of the local clergy, will light candles to honor and remember all who have died, of any age and from any cause, at any time in the past. The program will begin with registration of the names of lost loved ones at 6:30 p.m. and will also include music, interfaith prayers and a table of remembrance. Everyone is asked to bring a flameless candle or glow stick, if possible. People are also invited to bring pictures of their child or friend for the table of remembrance. Info: contact Deede Rothenberg at 570-587-0208 or

Knights of Columbus’ All You Can Eat Breakfast, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 10 at St. Patrick’s church hall on Main Street in Nicholson. Cost: $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Tickets available at the door.

Community Game Night, 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at The Gathering Place. Release your inner competitor and join the fun. All ages welcome. Info:

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

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