Abington Journal

Community calendar for the week of July 11, 2018

REMINDERS

2018 South Abington Twp. Electronics Recycling, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14 in the drive-through area of the upper parking lot at the township building. Must show ID to prove residency and items must be intact with power cords taped to side. No appliances, microwaves or furniture.

Abington Heights Class of 1978 Reunion, 4 to 9 p.m. July 21 at Camelot Restaurant & Inn, 17 Johnson Rd., Clarks Summit. Info/RSVP: Amy at 570-586-0998 or AbingtonHeights78@gmail.com.

Insulin Pump Support Group, 6 to 8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Are you using or thinking of using an insulin pump to manage your diabetes? Join insulin pump users in a group setting to share and talk about your experiences.

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.

BUS TRIPS

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

Children’s Day, noon to 3 p.m. July 14 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. The open house and porch party for kids will feature an archaeological dig, old-fashioned games, pony rides, and arts and crafts. This annual program is part of the Lackawanna County Library System’s Summer Reading Program, and is free and open to all ages. Info: 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

Beach Party VBS, 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 16-18 at Clarks Green Assembly of God Church. For children in grades kindergarten through sixth. A Family Fun Day Extravaganza will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. July 15 and will include bounce houses, games, food, Murry’s Coffee Shack and more. The program will conclude with a parents and guardians session led by Pastor Dan Miller. An adult will receive an iPad 4 Mini. Register: CGAssembly.com or 570.586.8286.

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.

Messy Science for Kids: Water, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 18 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Dress to get messy. Science experiments involving water and ice. Meet outside the children’s library, weather permitting, or in the Ryon Community Room. For kids in grades kindergarten through fourth.

Play-K: Play & Learn, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 19 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Interacting with playscapes with themes like color/light, community, pets, and transportation will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten. No registration required. For children ages 3-5.

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

All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet, 8 a.m. to noon July 15 at the Clarks Summit Fire Station, 321 Bedford Street. Cost: Adults $9, Children $6.

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.

Cocktails for the Courts, 6 t0 8 p.m. Aug. 17 on the back lawn of the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. The event will feature food, drinks and music by Rich Jenkins. Tickets: $35 (online, in the Comm office or at the door).

BOOK SALES, MARKETS & VENDOR FAIRS

Waverly Twp. Comm Square Fair, 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 20 on the back lawn of the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road. The event will feature ticketed carnival games, a picnic dinner, and music by The Molly Pitcher Path Band.

Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 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.

Cars & Coffee, 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 19 and Sept. 16 on the back lawn of the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. No registration necessary.

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & LECTURES

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.

Learn to Enjoy Opera, 7 p.m. July 17 at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Abby Calin Zieger will use her musical talents and knowledge of opera to teach about its traditions and magic. Cost: $15. Register: GatheringPlaceCS@gmail.com or 570-881-7612.

Technology Scheduling Session, 11 a.m. to noon July 17 and 6 to 7 p.m. July 18 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Need help in computer basics, email, iPad/iPhone, Kindle/Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, basics of the Microsoft Suites (2007), or something else? Stop by and schedule a one-on-one meeting session.

Posture Program with Pivot Physical Therapy, 6 to 7 p.m. July 18 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Join Pivot Therapy staff members Megan, an Orthopedic Physical therapist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist and Chris, an Orthopedic Physical therapist for a posture program, which will cover seated posture, standing posture, and workplace ergonomics. The program will cover body mechanics during common activities such as housecleaning, gardening, and lifting objects in the home.

Introduction to Desktop Publishing, 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 19 and 24 at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Participants will learn how to use many features of computers, including creating brochures, calendars, greeting cards, and more. Cost: $20. Register: GatheringPlaceCS@gmail.com or 570-881-7612.

Essential Oils with Dawn & Jim Ticonchuk, 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Join Dawn and Jim for look into Essential Oils. Learn what are, why they matter, safe usage, and how to use them to get started on a journey of wellness.

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 kzinskie@yahoo.com or Carol Hess 570-842-2557 and dchess75@verizon.net.

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS

Exploring the Mosaic of the World, 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 12 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. An opportunity to learn the history, share cultures in addition to your own.

Free Clothing Huddle, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13 and 14 at Waverly Community Church, 101 Carbondale Road. Anyone may pick up clothes in the back entrance of the church ministry center.

Skin & Scales Live Reptile Show, 6 to 7 p.m. and 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. July 16 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Leo Spinner will present an exciting and informative live reptile show, including snakes, turtles, and alligators. For all ages. Register for the 6 or 7:15 p.,m. show by calling the library at 570-587-3440.

Zoomobile Visit, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. July 26 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. The Zoomobile from the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park will visit with several animals. Learn about the animals and even touch a few. Register for one of the show by calling the library at 570-587-3440.

Community Remembrance Flag Ceremony, 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road.

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