Abington Journal community calendar for week of Aug. 7, 2019



The Abington Senior Community Center is having the following trips: Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Aug. 15, Mt Airy Casino, Sept. 18, Penn’s Peak, Oct. 1. If interested in any of these trips,call the center at 570-586-8996 for more information and pricing.

Join the Abington Senior Center aboard the Carnival Pride on a trip to the Bahamas Dec. 1-8. Rate includes seven-day cruise, port charges and taxes, meals and entertainment aboard ship, $25 per cabin onboard credit, round trip transportation to the pier, luggage handling and gratuities to the motor coach driver. Rates start at $835 based on double occupancy. Call Adele at 570-586-8996 for details.

Bus Trips to Glimmerglass Opera — Two bus trips to Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY will be held in August. Tuesday, Aug. 13 will feature “La Traviata” and Tuesday, Aug. 20 will present “Showboat.” The trips are sponsored by Jean and Gene Starke. Fee of $95 will include bus transportation, lunch, opera tickets and a meeting with the show’s artistic director. Info: www.gatheringplacecs.org or 570-881-7612 or email sean at ssansevere@glimmerglass.org to make reservations.


Memory Cafe — A place where people with memory loss and their care companions can enjoy coffee and treats and socialize with others, The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. Free. For more information, visit www.gatheringplacecs.org or call 570575-0384.


The Pennsylvania Game Commission will present a program on the fisher as part of its summer wildlife educational series. This program will be presented on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Lackawanna State Park. Information and Education Supervisor William Williams will describe the recovery of fisher populations in Pennsylvania and explain the ecology, behavior and management of this secretive predator. This program is free but registration is required by calling 570-945-7110.

Older residents with questions about Medicare or health insurance coverage should visit state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office during his monthly outreach next week. An APPRISE counselor will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 12 at his office at 409 N. Main Ave. in Jay’s Commons to help answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap plans, Medicare drug plans, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, and various low-income assistance programs, such as the Medicare Savings Program and Extra Help. Appointments are suggested. Residents can call Flynn’s office at 570-342-4348.

Abington Heights High School Classes of 1993 and 1994 will hold a get together from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 31 at the State Street Grill, Clarks Summit. The event includes food and two-hour open bar. Cost is $50 per person. To RSVP, email ahcomets94@gmail.com. Makes checks payable to Colleen Berry, mail to 2228 Port Royal Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Venmo and PayPal also accepted. Venmo: @tracy-Mercuri. PayPal: capemay117@gmail.com.

William Walker Hose Company will host a “Touch a Truck” event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 on the company grounds, 803 Penn Ave. Vehicles on display will include fire/EMS, police, buses, garbage trucks, construction vehicles and more. The event will also include games and other family activities. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 for ages 6 and up and free for children under 6 years of age.