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.
Opera Trip, The Gathering Place is sponsoring a trip to Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY, to see the Barber of Seville July 31. Cost: $95, which includes bus, lunch and tickets to opera. Call Anne at 570-881-7612 for more information.
CHILDREN’S & TEENS’ EVENTS
Annual Vacation Bible School, 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 9-13 at Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Dr., Clarks Summit. The school is for children in third through sixth grade. A light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. each night followed by classroom instruction, crafts, music, games, and lots of fun. The theme is “Shipwrecked… Rescued By Jesus. Info/register: 570-587-3206 or KenM14064@comcast.net.
Vacation Bible School, 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. July 16-19 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. Free. Open to children two-years-old through sixth grade. Snacks are provided. Register at clarkssummitumc.com.
Trinity Lutheran Church Day Camps, “Out of This World” July 30-Aug. 3 and “Under the Sea” Aug. 13-17. Both will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, daily, at the church, 205 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Children ages 3-5 years-old are eligible to attend the camps. Cost: $150 per camp week, which includes three hours of daily play, crafts and activities revolving around a central theme each week. Snacks are included. Info/register: 570-587-1088 or www.TrinityLutheranCS.com.
FOOD SALES & MEAL FUNDRAISERS
Countryside Community Youth Group Fundraiser, 5 to 9 p.m. June 28 at Sweet Frog, 1152 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City. Sweet Frog will give back 50 percent of all sales to the group. Info: www.countryside-church.org or 570-587-3206.
Chicken Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. Take-out is available and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Info/tickets: 570-587-2571.
BOOK SALES, MARKETS & VENDOR FAIRS
Equines for Freedom 3rd annual Wine Festival, noon to 5 p.m. June 30 at Lazybrook Park, Tunkhannock. Wineries will include Capra Collina, The Colony Meadery, Deep Roots Hard Cider, Hidden Creek Vineyard & Winery, Lucchi Family Wine Cellars, Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, Malacari Winery, Nimble Hill Winery & Brewing, Red Shale Ridge Winery, Sand Castle Winery, and Staggering Unicorn Winery. Food vendors will include Penalty Box BBQ, Haymaker’s Grill, Mad Mallard Farm, Pittston Popcorn, and Taste Time To Love Us. Popstar Drive will provide entertainment. All proceeds go toward horse-assisted therapy, which veterans receive for free. Pre-purchased tickets are $20, $25 at the door. For tickets and more information, go to equinesforfreedom.org.
Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 4 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. Selling space is available for $25 inside and $20 outside. Info: 570-587-2571. All proceeds benefit the church.
CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & LECTURES
Introduction to Power Point, 6 to 7 p.m. July 10 and 12 at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Adults, middle school and high school students welcome. Info/register: GatheringPlaceCS@gmail.com or 570-881-7612. Cost: $20. The class will explain navigating and creating power point presentations.
Write Now!, 11 a.m. to noon July 11, 18, and 25 at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. The class is for aspiring writers in grades 7 to 12. Beginning and experienced student writers will work together to create stories or craft non-fiction. Info/register: GatheringPlaceCS@gmail.com or 570-881-7612. Cost: $15.
Safety First: Home and Fire Safety Review, noon July 11 at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. The public is invited to this free information session, presented by Bob Bass of the Clarks Summit Fire Department, that will include valuable knowledge on how to be safer at home. Info/register: GatheringPlaceCS@gmail.com or 570-881-7612.
Scranton City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Workshop, 10 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton. Any woman, 18 years and older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible. The workshop will provide guidance and assistance with the application process, through the steps of becoming a member, including tracing your family lineage and identifying your Patriot. Space is limited to 20 applicants. Info/register: Kathy Zinskie 570-489-5449 and firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Hess 570-842-2557 and email@example.com.
OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.