Community calendar for the week of May 30, 2018



NAMI Mental Health Support Group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at the Wyoming County Special Needs Association (the log cabin building), 636 Route 29 North, Tunkhannock. Open to people with mental health issues, as well as family members and caregivers.

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.


Abington Heights Civic League End of Year Banquet, 6 p.m. June 5 at Constantino’s, 1385 Lackawanna Trail Clarks Summit. Items for The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter will be collected. New members are welcome. Info: 570 587-3101.


Abington Senior Community Center, noon to 3 p.m. June 10. Refreshments, activities, demonstration of classes, and a tour of the facility. Info: 570-586-8996.


Chicken BBQ, noon to 6 p.m. June 2 at Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. June 9 at Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 S. Turnpike Road. Cost: $8 for adult dinners, $4 for children’s dinners. Eggs will be available for an additional $1.

Chicken & Biscuit or Ham Dinner, 4 to 6 p.m. June 20 at Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street. Take out and dine in options available. Cost: $9.95, includes dinner, drink and dessert.


Mountain View Garden Club’s 14th Annual Plant Exchange and Marketplace, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 at the Clifford Township Community Center. Features local vendors and artisans, a plant sale and exchange, food, music and more.

10th annual Forest Hill Cemetery Tour and Book Release Celebration, 1 p.m. June 3 at Forest Hill Cemetery, 1830 Jefferson Ave., Dunmore. Admission: free. No reservations required. The tour will feature the featuring the Slocum Hollow Historians. Following the tour will be the book release and signing of the new local book, Forest Hill Cemetery (Images of America Series) by Arcadia Publishing. Books will be available for purchase and the authors, Margo L. Azzarelli and Marnie Azzarelli will be on hand to sign copies. Partial proceeds of the book sales go to the Forest Hill Cemetery Association. Info: Norma Reese 570-344-5113.


Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, 6:30 to 8 p.m. eight Mondays, starting April 16 at Green Assembly of God. How to get a grip on your finances will be the focus of this series. Info:, 570-586-8286 or stop by the office at 204 S. Abington Road.


Great Clarks Summit Cleanup, 10 a.m. to noon June 2 in the borough. Councilman Patrick Williams will organize volunteers to go to the area parks and help make them beautiful. Anyone willing to volunteer should wear appropriate attire and meet in the front of the Clarks Summit Borough Building, 304 S State St, Clarks Summit, at 10 a.m. Gloves, trash bags, and safety vests will be provided.

Medication Take-Back Event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2 at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. All are invited to bring expired or unused medication to event for proper disposal. Info: 570-347-5616,ext.213.

Salvation Army Day, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 2 at Lahey Family Fun Park, 500 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit. Guests who make a donation to Salvation Army will receive a coupon for a free miniature golf game.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 6 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. Whole blood and double red blood cell donations will be taken at this drive. Walk-ins are welcomed, however, if you would like to schedule your donation for a specific time, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767). Appointments will also be taken by the main office at the Waverly Community House (570-586-8191, extension 2). You may download the Red Cross Blood Donor app on the App Store, Google Play or by texting BLOODAPP to 90999. Donors who give blood at this drive will receive a $5 Gift Card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Memory Cafe, 10 a.m. June 8 at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. People with memory loss and their caregivers can share a cup of coffee and socialize with others. Info: or 570-575-0384.

Rotary Club of the Abingtons Annual Fireworks show, July 3 at Abington Heights Middle School, Clarks Summit (rain date July 4). Food and amusement vendors will be open for business at 5 p.m. The fireworks show will begin at nightfall. Cost: $5 per vehicle. Please park in designated areas only. Donations are welcome and may be sent to Rotary Club of the Abingtons, PO Box 392 Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Visit the Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ Facebook page for updates.

Trip to Venice, Florence, and Rome, July 10-17, 2019. The cost for the all-inclusive 8-day tour is $3,819 until May 1; $4119 after that date.Two days will be spent in each city. Individuals, families, and small groups are welcome. Contact local group leader Lisa Bath at for more information.