Community calendar for week of Jan. 3, 2018



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.

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.

Chair Yoga, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Jan. 8 through April 30 and Fridays, Jan. 5 through April 27 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 18 and up. Instructor: Donna Fetzko. Chair yoga brings the benefits of yoga to anyone who may feel challenged by a traditional yoga class. With the aid of a chair people can strengthen their bodies, increase mobility in their joints, improve balance and flexibility and experience an overall sense of well-being. Cost: free; sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tunkhannock and a friend of the Dietrich. Info/register: 570-996-1500.


After School Players, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 through March 3 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 13 to 18. After School Players offers an opportunity for students to be totally immersed in what it takes to produce a play. Over the course of eight weeks, they will learn acting fundamentals; create scenery, props and costumes and learn to work as a team to produce a play. The play, to be announced, is chosen especially for middle school and high school students. A performance for family and friends at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3 will showcase what they learned. Experienced and new students are invited to join. Cost: free; sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Quilting for Kids, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 17 through March 28 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 6 and up. Instructors: Terry Keller, Peggy Lane and Ingrid Rogler. Learn early American quilting techniques as you create a quilt using the old-time pattern Monkey’s Wrench and your imagination. Along the way you will learn design techniques and color theory. No experience necessary. Cost: $6 per class; fabric is free. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Preschool Pottery and Sculpture, 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Dietrich Theater. Series one: Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8. Series two: April 12, April 19, April 26 and May 3. For ages 4 and 5. Instructor: Amy Colley. Young artists will explore the medium of clay as they work on potter’s wheels and learn sculpting and hand-building techniques. Cost: free; sponsored by the Dietrich Fundraising Committee.

Pottery and Sculpture for Kids, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater. Series one: Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9. Series two: April 13, April 20, April 27 and May 4. For ages 5-12. Instructor: Steve Colley. Students will explore the medium of clay as they work on potter’s wheels and learn sculpting and hand-building techniques. Cost: $40. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

Fairy Tale Science Fun, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Abington Community Library. For students in grades 5-8. Includes science experiments based on favorite fairy tales. Snacks also included. Info/register: 570-587-3440.

Kickin’ it Tuesday: Mindfulness, 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Abington Community Library. This program for students in grades 9-12 will look at the causes of stress, then identify practical ways to combat them. Teens will learn simple breathing techniques and a basic yoga sequence and make a small DIY lavender calming spray to take home. A short and optional journal exercise will also be available.


Harry Potter Movie and Trivia, 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Abington Community Library. For adults ages 18-34. Features Harry Potter themed food, trivia and prizes, as well as a showing of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Info/register: 570-587-3440.

Pincochle Club, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Abington Community Library. Learn how to play pinochle and how to keep score. No registration necessary. Info: : 570-587-3440.

Wyoming Seminary Visitation Day, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at both the Upper School in Kingston and Lower School in Forty Fort. Info/register: call the Lower School Admission Office at 570-718-6610 or the Upper School Admission Office at 570-270-2160 or register online at

Lackawanna County Backyard Beekeepers Meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 Jan. 16 at the Abington Community Library. A Beekeeping group in (but not limited to) Lackawanna County, with a mission 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.

Winter Pyrohy/Pierogy Sale, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church’s parish center, 428 N. Seventh Ave., Scranton. Cost: $7 per dozen. Advance orders can be placed no later than Tuesday, Jan. 16 by calling Leslie at 570-342-3749.

‘Memory Loss – Is it Normal for Your Age?,’ 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Abington Community Library. Attendees will learn: what is dementia/Alzheimer’s disease, medication currently available, what is mild cognitive impairment, early disease signs, early diagnosis vs. fear, what we can do preventatively, research for new medications, what is a clinical trial and what does it involve, and significance of research in NEPA. There will be time for a questions and answers and a free memory screening at the end of the program for those interested. Info/register: 570-587-3440.

Wellness Wednesdays Series: Self-Defense Workshop, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Abington Community Library. The library’s new Wellness Wednesdays Series will be begin as Tiger Karate Academy LLC presents a self defense class. Topics to be covered include: situational awareness, common attacks, and simple techniques for success. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

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

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