Community calendar for week of Dec. 20, 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.


Holiday Camp, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 27, 28 and 29 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 5-12. Instructors: Amy and Steve Colley. Experience the arts during holiday break, with the opportunity to throw pots on a potter’s wheel, create sculptures and explore drawing and painting. Cost: $35. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

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. A 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.


State Rep. Marty Flynn’s South Abington outreach, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 20 at the South Abington Township Building, 2nd floor meeting room, 104 Shady Lane Road. A staffer from the representative’s office will be available to help with Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications, LIHEAP, PennDOT paperwork, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, unclaimed property searches and any other state-related matter. Info: 570-342-4348.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 to 5 p.m. Dec. 29 at The Gathering Place. Sponsored by Abington Heights Junior Bridget Jubon. Appointments: 570-335-8264.

The Lackawanna County Spectacular, 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Ritz Theater, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. This alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration will feature live bands, magicians, free horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, dance performances, food, fireworks and more. Info: 570-963-6590.

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