March 22: Meatless Meal for Lent: Baked Haddock Fish Dinner, at the Regal Room (Ballroom/side entrance), 216 Lackawanna Avenue, Olyphant, from 5 - 7 p.m. Sponsored by Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant. Sit down or take out dinner includes baked haddock, potato, vegetable, cole slaw, roll and dessert. Cost: $12. Ticket deadline: March 18. Info/tickets: 489.4348.
“Living Way of the Cross” passion play, in the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, 301 South State Street, Clarks Summit at 7 p.m. Presented by the Catholic Youth Ministry of the Abingtons, this annual production has been presented since the 1980s. Info: 586.1741.
March 23: Breakfast With the Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt, at The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road in Waverly, at 10 a.m. Youngsters will be divided into groups according to age and will search the Comm for treat-filled Easter eggs so that everyone gets a fair share of the goodies. Also includes crafts and breakfast in the gym. Cost: $10 (children under the age of one are free). Tickets (required in advance): 586.8191, extension 2.
March 24: Passover Craft Fair, at the Jewish Disocovery Center from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Includes crafts and activities for kids of all ages. Cost: $5. RSVP: [email protected]
March 27: Western Easter Bread Sale, at St. Michael’s Center, 403 Delaware St., Jermyn, from 12 - 5 p.m. For sale are paska bread (plain and raisin), rolls (cheese, nut, poppyseed, lekvar and apricot), kielbasi and homemade horseradish. Advance orders/info: 876.1456.
March 20: “Coumadin: What is its Role in Heart Disease” presentation, on the second floor McGowan Conference Center at Regional Hospital of Scranton from 7 - 9 p.m. Presented by Dr. Samir Pancholy, an interventional cardiologist from North Penn Cardiovascular Specialists. Sponsored by Mended Hearts Inc., Scranton chapter which is headquartered at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Heart patients and their families, health care professionals and the general public are invited to attend this meeting. Info: 587.5755.
March 21: 10th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. Day, hosted by the The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day is in memory of Helen Phillips, a woman who fought a battle against colon cancer and died in the summer of 2002. Team captains will be in charge of ordering and distributing C.A.S.U.A.L. T-shirts for $15 and pins, for $5. All proceeds from C.A.S.U.A.L. Day benefit Cancer Institute efforts to raise colorectal cancer awareness and support colorectal cancer screenings for low income, un/underinsured individuals. Info/register: 1.800.424.6724 or cancernepa.org.
Abington Buisness and Professional Association Board Meeting, at Clarks Summit Senior Living, 950 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, at 8 a.m.
March 22: Cheese Ball Dinner, with Liuzzo’s Catering at St. Michael’s Center, Delaware St., Jermyn, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Takeout only. Includes: three cheeseballs, salad and a hard roll with butter. Cost: $6. Tickets: call 876.1456 or fax 282.0707.
Migration Headache, at Endless Mountains Nature Center Lodge and grounds at Camp Lackawanna, from 1 - 4 p.m. For homeschool and cyberschool families. Rebecca Lesko, EMNC’s director and naturalist, will explain the whys, wheres and whens of migration. Cost: $9 student/parent pair; $6 for each additional student in the same family. Register: EMNConline.org/calendar.php.
March 23: Tree Pruning Class, at Salt Springs Park at 9 a.m. Forester Jim Kessler will discuss and demonstrate the why, where, how, what and when to cut. Cost: $5, for Friends of Salt Springs Park members, $15 for non-members.
Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeastern Pa., at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 11 a.m. For all ages. Presented by: Rick Koval. Attendees will learn about the reptiles and amphibians of northeastern Pennsylvania with Rick Koval, naturalist and WNEP Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality. Meet live reptiles and amphibians after the talk. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.
Young Living Everyday Essential Oils Class, at Waverly Wellness House, 1102 Lily Lake Road, Waverly from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Donna Flormonte, R.N. will teach on the uses of the oils for cooking, first aid, cleaning and more. Cost: $10. Info: 563.2565 or [email protected]
La Dolce Vita: Celebrating the Sweet Life with Cookies, Cordials, and Cappuccino, at The Abington Community Library from 6:30 - 9 p.m. A fundraiser in celebration of all things Italian. Participants will be able to meet and greet former Italian vice consul to Philadelphia, Signore Renzo Oliva, and his wife Juri Kim, and enjoy their original photography and artwork. Finger foods including pizza will be served. Cost: $15 (includes 2013 membership in the Friends of the Abington Community Library). All who are over 21 are welcome. Tickets available in advance only at the circulation desk.
The Pocono Environmental Education Center’s annual Equinox Extravaganza, from 1 -4 p.m. Each year, the spring equinox occurs when the daylight hours and nighttime hours are equal. This year, the spring (or vernal) equinox will occur on March 20. Participants at PEEC’s Equinox Extravaganza can commemorate the coming of spring and the lengthening of the daylight hours with this family-oriented event full of fun and educational stations on a guided trail. Cost: $5 per child. Info: 828.2319 or peec.org.
Leadership Lackawanna Zumba-thon, at UNC’s West Side Senior Center, 1004 Jackson Street, Scranton, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. In support of the A-Raising Race for United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Cost: $10.
March 25: Northeast Broadcasting Employment Fair, at WVIA Public Media Studios, 100 WVIA Way, Pittston, from 4 - 6 p.m. Residents in northeast Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley interested in job opportunities in electronic media are invited to attend. There will be representatives from area radio and television stations present to talk with attendees and accept their resumes. Cost: free. Directions: http://www.wvia.org/about/directions.
March 26: Toastmasters - Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers meeting, at Allied Services, Morgan Hwy, Scranton, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Visitors welcome. Info: 498.1110, 604.6176 or scrantontoastmasters.org.
Northeast Network Quarterly Meeting, at LaTrattoria, Moosic Street, Scranton. Networking and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by presenter, realtor Elaine Coleman, who will speak about getting your home ready for sale and curb appeal. Cost: $22 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Info/tickets: 698.6445 or 342.1779.
Abington Business and Professional Association ‘Business in the Mix’ business card exchange, at Co-host ProActive Family Chiropractic, 1146 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by co-host Caravia Fresh Foods. Beverages and soft drinks will be provided. Cost: Free. Reservations (appreciated by March 22): 587.9045 or [email protected]