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REMINDERS


Cell phone collection, Abington Heights High School Students Against Destructive Decisions is collecting cell phones at the high school. All cell phones are cleared and programmed with 911 for use by the elderly. The phones may be dropped off in the main office of the high school.


Overeaters Anonymous meetings, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Stone Ave., Clarks Summit, weekly, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. and Sun., 4 p.m. Info: 587.4313.


Donations request for used school uniforms, Our Lady of the Snows Church, donating to Limulungo Community School, Mongu District in Western Zambia, Africa. Any size white shirt, navy and plaid skirts, pants, shorts, sweaters and sweat shirts welcome. Info: 587.3268 to arrange drop-off and pick-up.


Volunteers needed for Ombudsman (Resident Rights’ Advocate) Program. Community neighbors who are trained to help clarify responsibilities and the rights of those in long-term living facilities. Must be over 18. Info: Sylvia Kolosinsky, Director of volunteer services, 344.3931.


Young Adult Quit (YAQ) Smoking Study, Smokers ages 18 to 30 who join the study receive free materials to quit smoking, two weeks of free nicotine patches and two gift cards for completion of the study. Info: www.yaqstudy.org email info@yaqstudy.com or 1.866.371.9362 ext. 4349.


4-H program requests volunteers to teach project skills and serve as role models for youth. Adults needed to serve as volunteer leaders of 4-H clubs (five or more members, ages 8-19). Policies and procedures to ensure that 4-H programs take place in a positive and safe environment. All individuals must successfully complete the Penn State Cooperative Extension’s screening process for volunteers before volunteer work can begin. Info: 963.6842.


Cub Scout Pack 251, sponsored by the Clarks Green United Methodist Church. Info: Cub Master Tom Sheakoski, 586.8049 or clarksgreen251.org


The Scranton Rescue Missions offers food and clothing. The Scranton Rescue Mission, 8 W. Olive St., offers community service and meals every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 5:25 p.m. Free haircuts first and second Saturday of the month during Bible Study. Every Sunday evening following the evening service, the mission distributes non-perishable food and clothes. Anyone in need of spiritual help, food or clothing can contact www.scrantonrescuemission.com or 357.6677.


Senior Citizens for Senior Dog, Sponsored by Laura’s Hope Rescue. Unites humans and dogs who are in the same period of their lives. Seniors willing to help other seniors in need can contact the rescue at 280.2083.


Boys and Girls Club Car Donation Program for Boys and Girls club in U.S. Cars do not have to be functional, but need a title. The cars are sold at auctions and funds benefit the club. Info: 1.800.246.0493.


Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, Resource Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus screenings, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Registered Nurse Consultant, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Gluten- Free Information Exchange, fourth Thursday of every month located at Wegmans, Dickson City 6 p.m.; Successful Living with Chronic Illness third Thursday of every month, Noon; 615 Jefferson Ave, Scranton. 888.995.8787.


United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Workforce Readiness program is looking to enroll new participants who are interested in receiving help with resume creation, job search and application requirements, interview skills and career exploration. The program is for out-of-school youth, ages 21 and under, who are currently looking for employment and live in Lackawanna County. Info: 961.1592 ext. 105.


Newton Recreation Center Winter Hours (through May 31, 2013): Monday through Fridays 9 a.m. - noon and 3 - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday noon - 5 p.m. Info: 586.7808.


The Abington Area Community Classroom offers a variety of ongoing classes. Info: For updated listings, visit aacclass.org or call 954.6650.


Monthly Bereavement Support Group, The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County offers a monthly bereavement support group meeting at their office, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant. The support group meets the third Thursday of each month. Info: 383.5180.


Myasthenia Gravis Support Group 2013 Meeting Schedule, at Allied Services, Charles Luger Outpatient Center Community Room, 475 Morgan Highway, Scranton: April 7, June 1, Aug. 3, Oct. 5 and Dec. 7. Info: Vera Krewsun at 570.687.6009 or Marie Ronnlof at 877.596.1491.


Abington Heights High School Music Concerts, Concert Band Concert April 16 at 7 p.m. Symphony Orchestra Concert, April 28 at 3 p.m.; Combined Choir Concert, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Choir Concert, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Musical, March 14 and 16.


The American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers. Drivers are needed to take patients to and from treatment appointments in Lackawanna County. Drivers need a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, automobile insurance, a clear background and driver check. Orientation is provided. Volunteer assignments are flexible; transportation is needed during the daytime hours during the week, Monday through Friday. You can drive your vehicle or the American Cancer Society van where available. Info: 562.9749.


Vendors wanted for Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Flea Market, at Dalton Fire Co. Carnival Grounds May 4 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Info: Cheri at 945.7280 or Jeanne 563.3298.


Serving Seniors, Inc. volunteers needed, Serving Seniors is seeking dedicated and caring people of all ages to provide friendly visits and companionship to residents in Long Term Care and Personal Care Homes within Lackawanna County. Visitation volunteers help improve the quality of life of an older adult. Training provided. Info: 344.3931.


DAILY EVENTS


April 10: Ask Like You Want to Know: Key Action Steps to More Meaningful Conversations, at The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Scranton, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. with registration and light breakfast at 8 a.m. Cost: $15. Register: 342.7711 or scrantonchamber.com/events.


April 11: The Third Annual University of Scranton/TCMC Northeastern Pennsylvania Conference on Aging. A forum that educates practitioners, providers, researchers, economists and the community through an integrated approach of caring for elders. Linda P. Fried, M.D., DeLamar Professor of Public Health and dean of Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, New York, N.Y., will serve as keynote speaker. Cost: registration fees vary. Info/register: scranton.edu/academics/cas/aging-conference or 941.6332.


Wyoming County Chamber Second Annual Business, Job and Gas Expo, at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds in Meshoppen. Attendees will have the chance to network with businesses, seek employment and learn about the natural gas industry. Info: 836.7755 or Maureen@wyccc.com.


“You Don’t Have to Be Jewish: Non-Jews’ Growing Investment in Jewish Life” lecture, at The University of Scranton in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Ted Merwin, Ph.D., associate professor of religion and Judaic studies at Dickinson College, Carlisle, will deliver the lecture. Info: 941.7956.


April 12: Take-out Only Shrimp Creole Dinner, at the St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral Church Center on Hill Street, Mayfield, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. The menu includes Shrimp Creole, salad, roll and butter and dessert. Cost: $10. Tickets: 876.0730, 466.5399 or 876.0391. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.


The Keeping Kids Safe Project, at the Toyota of Scranton auto dealership, 3400 N Main Ave., Scranton from 3 – 7 p.m., continuing April 13 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Keeping Kids Safe Project will take a child’s fingerprints and send them home with parents. Parents can use the record to turn directly over to authorities anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation. There will also be community organizations present to provide safety information and entertainment for families. Info: 319.268.0248, ext. 16.


April 13: Chainsaw Day, at Salt Springs Park at 9 a.m. Friends of Salt Springs Park is seeking volunteers with chainsaws to cut and clear up winter debris. Free food and T-shirts provided. Pre-register: 967.7275.


The Friends of the Abington Community Library Book Sale, at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, and more for all ages will be available from 25 cents to $2. Cost: free admission. Also features an electronics recycling event at the same time. Items accepted for recycling free of charge include: telephones, cell phones, DVD and VCR players, filing cabinets, stereos, speakers, cables, cords, Smart Boards, keyboards, mice, UPS battery backups and laptop batteries, audio visual equipment, microwaves, computers, monitors, projectors, printers, fax machines, floor copiers, TVs, gaming systems, calculators, adding machines and exercise equipment. Items accepted for a fee include: refrigerators, AC units, washers and dryers, car batteries, floor freezers, dehumidifiers and dishwashers. Donations made that day benefit the Abington Community Library.


Total Tone Women’s Fitness Studio’s Open House and “Workout for St. Jude”, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Includes free fitness classes and access to the circuit, elliptical and treadmill machines as well as spin bikes. There will be a 50/50 drawing and basket raffles with all money raised going to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Info: 585.7200.


Charity Pig Roast, at Fiorelli’s in Peckville from 6 – 10 p.m. Sponsored by The Keystone Chapter of UNICO National, Dunmore. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center and other local charities. Features a one-hour open bar with appetizers, a complete Italian buffet, entertainment, and dancing in a casual, fun atmosphere. In addition, a basket raffle will be held. Tickets: $45. Reservations (required): 342.7975. Ticket deadline: April 5.


Countryside’s Annual Turkey Supper, in the church social hall, 14011 Orchard Dr., Clarks Summit, at 4 p.m. with take-outs available at the Newton-Ransom Fire Hall at 4 p.m. Bake sale items will also be available at both locations. Cost: $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12.


Asbury/Providence Men’s Group Pasta and Meatball Dinner and Bake Sale, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 720 Delaware St., Scranton. Take out at 4 p.m. and eat in from 4:30 - 7 p.m. Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and free for children ages 5 and under. Tickets: 343.1035 or at door.


Spring Dinner, at South Creek Lions Club, Rt 14 in Gillett, at 4:30 p.m. Includes all- you- can eat roast beef and turkey, potatoes, vegetables, baked beans, home baked bread, pies and drink. Cost: $9.


Cedar BMX Open house, from 2 – 5 p.m. Cost: free. Anyone wishing to learn more about the Olympic sport of BMX racing is invited to the track on Red Barn Village Rd. in Newton, and will be allowed to ride his/her bicycle on the track. Volunteers and local riders will be available to answer questions. Light refreshments will be served from 2 – 3 p.m. Registration for the regular Saturday racing will begin at 5 p.m. Riders race against others their own age and skill level. Info: cedarbmx.com or 855.8191.


April 14: The Second Sunday Vesper Service, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, Montrose, at 5 p.m. A simple supper will be served in the Parish House immediately following the service. All are welcome to attend this ecumenical service.


Zen Meditation Gathering, at Endless Mountain Zendo, 104 Hollow Rd., Stillwater, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Doors open 8 a.m. Beginners welcome. Includes Zazen meditation, beginner’s instruction, chanting, walking Zen, Dharma talk and tea and discussion afterward. Open Donation Basket. Vegetarian snack offerings are welcome, but not required. Dress: loose, long pants or skirt in solid neutral colors for meditation. Slip-in shoes helpful. Info: endless@epix.net, 925.5077 or endlessmountainzendo.org.


April 15: Regional Hospital of Scranton’s Free Immunizations Clinic, at United Methodist Church, Clarks Summit from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. An adult must accompany all children and must have copies of all other immunization records. Each clinic is limited to 30 children. Info: 348.7253.


April 16: Abington Senior Center Bus Trip to Sight and Sound Theatres’s “Noah” Musical, Day includes a stop at Kitchen Kettle Village, show and dinner at the Hershey Farm Restaurant. Cost: $110 for members, $115 for non-members.


April 17: Free skin cancer screenings, at Geisinger Dermatology-Dunmore, 1000 Meade Street, Suite 204, from 1 to 4 p.m. Skin cancer is most treatable when caught early. If you have moles, skin changes or have been exposed to UV rays, Geisinger recommends you attend the free screening to find out if you are at risk. Registration (required): 1.800.275.6401 and say “Carelink” or register online at geisinger.org/events.


April 18: Bereavement Support Group Meeting, at The Visiting Nurse Association Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County Office, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Reoccurs the third Thursday of each month. Info: 383.5180.


Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Class of 2013’s Night of Dinner and Cocktails, at POSH in downtown Scranton, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Benefits the “Foster Our Future” project for Friendship House and foster care awareness. Includes one hour of open bar beginning at 5:30 p.m., appetizers, dinner and desert. A wine pull will also be held that evening. Cost: $35 (tickets must be purchased by April 11). Tickets: 346.0759, ext. 104.


April 19: Spring Concert, at Baptist Bible College, Murphy Memorial Library, at 8 p.m., continuing April 20 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Musical Department of Baptist Bible College will present the Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers and faculty and student vocalists and instrumentalists. Cost: $5 general, $3 alumni, empoyees and students. Info: 585.9295 or bbc.edu.


April 20: Trail Clean Up Day, at Salt Springs Park at 11 a.m. It’s time to hike all the trails and clear them of branches, trash, and other debris. Free food and T-shirts provided. Pre-register: 967.7275.


Everything Natural’s Annual Earth Day Open House, at Everything Natural, Clarks Summit, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Attendees will experience organic, green, and fair trade foods; live music and a screening of the movie ‘Fresh’. Info: everythingnaturalpa.com.


The Dalton Community Library’s Spring Book and Bake Sale, at the library from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Includes baked goods, a large selection of adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, paperbacks, recordings and more. Info: 563.2014.


April 21: Cycle and Recycle—Celebrate Earth Day, at Salt Springs Park from12:30 - 5 p.m. Rain date: April 28. An afternoon of activities focused on recycling, composting, and bike riding. Appropriate for all ages. Info: friendsofsaltspringspark.org.


All You Can Eat Breakfast, at Clarks Summit Fire Co. #1 Inc., 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years of age.


Earth Day 5K walk/run, at Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, starting at the Olive Street entrance at 8 a.m. “A Celebration of our Beautiful Local Environment.” Cost: Free. Info: 941.7520.


West Scranton St. Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church Women’s Society’s St. Joseph Breakfast, in the church hall, 130 N. St. Francis Cabrini Ave., from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost: Adults $7.50; children 4-10 $4; and under 3 free. Includes eggs, pancakes, ham, olives, potatoes and beverages. Traditional St. Joseph Bread will be for sale. Tickets will be available at the door. Info: 343.6092.


April 22: Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): The Emotional Toll of Violence in Military and Civilian Populations”, at The University of Scranton, Rose Room, Brennan Hall, at noon. Presented by Laszlo Gyulai, PhD., emeritus associate professor of psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Registration required. Cost: Fees vary. Info: 941.7816.


Ladies Aux. BINGO, the Dalton Fire Co. Hall at 6:45 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)


April 23: Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters club meeting, at Allied Services, Morgan Hwy., Scranton, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.Visitors welcome. Info: 498.1110, 604.6176 or scrantontoastmasters.org.


April 25: Independence Day, at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Includes cocktails and light fare. Proceeds will assist young adults with autism transition from high school into college or career through the Center for Independent Living and the University of Scranton. Cost: minimum donation of $50; The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. will give a matching grant if $50,000 is raised.


April 27: Salamander Egg Hunt, at Salt Springs Park from 1 - 4 p.m. Participants will join the Friends of Salt Springs Park on a different kind of Easter egg hunt, collecting salamander eggs and learning about their hatching. Cost: Free.


21st Annual House and Garden Show, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., continuing Apill 28 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sponsored by ERA One Source Realty. Features a luncheon catered by Be Life Cafe. Cost: $6. Info: waverlycomm.org or 586.8191, ext. 2.


Book Sale, in the Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton, at 9 a.m., continuing April 28 at noon. Benefits Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Info: 941.4078.


21st Annual House and Garden Show, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., continuing Apill 28 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sponsored by ERA One Source Realty and featuring luncheon catered by Be Life. Cost: $6. Info: waverlycomm.org or 586.8191, extension 2.


North Scranton Rotary Wine Tasting and Cigar Sampling, at Maiolatesi Wine Cellars from 4 - 7 p.m. Cigars provided by Altadis U.S.A. Inc. Includes two glasses of wine, three cigars and appetizers supplied by Kelly’s Pub and Eatery, Schiff’s and Sidel’s Restaurant. Also features door prize and silent auction. Cost: $25 in advance or $30 at door. Tickets available at Summit Cigar, 200 North State St., Clarks Summit, among other locations.


Bike Safety Fair, at McDade Park from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Includes free bicycle helmets and fitting, free hot dogs, fingerprinting by district attorney’s office, bicycle safety lessons and check-up, bike rodeo, bike riding, bike giveaway and more.


April 30: Living with Alzheimer’s: For the Late Stage Caregiver, at the Abington Community Library at 6:30 p.m. An education program in the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care giving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Information will be given about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection. Hosted by: Rhonda Falk and Rita Fenton Support Group. Light refreshments sponsored by Weis Market will be served. RSVP: 585.8099.


May 3: Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce 21st Birthday Block Party, at the Comfort Inn & Suites, Tunkhannock, from 6 – 10 p.m. Attendees will enjoy local fare from at least eight area restaurants, spirits from local beer distributors as well as Nimble Hill Winery and band “Splash.” Cost: $35 in advance or $45 at the door. Tickets/info: wyccc.com or 875.8325.


May 4: Third Annual Mom Prom, at The Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, Scranton, from 7 - 11 p.m. Sponsored by NEPA Mom Prom, this event is open to ladies 21 years and older. Benefits Friends of the Poor children’s programming. Cost: $35. Info/tickets: Kim at 561.5846 or Chris at 561.5714.


May 17: Garden Cocktail Party, at Our Lady of the Snows Church from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. A fundraiser sponsored by the Rocco’s Garden Project Committee to restore the gardens surrounding the church. For ages 21 and over. Cost: #12.50 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets: 466.2951.


May 18: St. George Ukrainian Street Festival bus trip, sponsored by St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of Scranton, the bus will depart from the church parking lot, 428 North Seventh Avenue at 8 a.m. and from New York City at 9 p.m. Side trips to Brooklyn will include Little Odessa/Brighton Beach and Little Poland/Greenpoint. Cost: $35. Full advance nonrefundable payment reserves a seat. Reservations: 563.2275.


May 19: All You Can Eat Breakfast, at Clarks Summit Fire CO #1 INC. 321 Bedford St. Clarks Summit, PA 18411, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for kids under 10.


May 21: Chicken-n-Biscuit or Ham Dinner, at Clifford United Methodist Church, Main St., Clifford, from 4 - 6 p.m. Take out or dine in. Includes dinner, dessert and drink. Cost: $7.95 donation.


June 2: Serving Seniors Inc.’s Annual Summer Picnic fundraiser, at Waldorf Park on East Mountain, Scranton, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. rain or shine. Featuring entertainment by EJ the DJ, volleyball, horseshoes and a basket raffle. Menu includes food, desserts, beer, wine and soda. Cost: $25 for adults and $12 for children under age 12. Tickets: 344.3931.


WEEKLY EVENTS


Mondays:


Clarks Summit Fire Company Auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m. Clarks Summit Fire House, 321 Bedford St., second Monday of every month. CMC Donor Site Blood Drives, noon to 4 p.m., second Monday of the month, CMC Professional Building Auditorium. Info: 969.8800.


NAMI Support Group, 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from in the CMC Professional Building, Auditorium. Info: 969.8986.


Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship, on the first and third Monday of the month, hosted by the St. Thomas More Society of St. Paul’s Parish, 2301N. Washington Ave., Scranton. For men interested in adult discussion of the Catholic faith. Info: 343.0634.


The Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Bingo Night, at the Dalton Fire Co. Hall, on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m.


Knitting Group, at the Abington Community Library every other Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring a current project and knit with others. For adults only.


Countryside Community Church Bible Study, at 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit at 10 a.m. Info: 587.3206 or www.countrysidechurch.org.


Tuesdays:


Alzheimer’s Association caregivers support group meetings, 7 to 8 p.m., the last Tuesday of every month. Elan Gardens. Adjoining room for loved ones, who will not be left unattended. Info: Rhonda, 585.8099 or Rita, 586.0179.


Introduction to Martial Arts, starting January 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chinchilla United Methodist Church, 411 Layton Rd., Chinchilla. Ages six and up. Cost: Free. Info: Scott at 585.1206.


South Abington Lions Club meetings, on the second Tuesday of each month, second floor of the South Abington Township Building at 7 p.m. Info: 313.2133.


Greater Scranton Area Roaring Ramblers Toastmaster Meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Allied Services in the Administrative Board Room, located in the Rehabilitation Building on the Morgan Highway at Moffatt Drive. Info: scrantontoastmasters.org, 586.7762 or 587.0232.


Mommy and Me Naturally, Outdoors, at the EMNC Lodge and grounds from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Pretend, sing, listen to a story, make a craft and play. Program is designed for children two-and-a-half to four years old. Cost: free.


The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters Club, meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at Allied Services, Morgan Hwy., Scranton. Visitors are welcome. Info: www.1607.toastmastersclubs.org or 587.0232.


University of Scranton Free Clinic the Uninsured, 240 Kessler Court, has extended its hours: noon -4 p.m. The medical clinic serves uninsured people from Lackawanna County by appointment. Appointments can be arranged by calling 941.6112. World Peace Meditation and Reiki Circle, on the first Tuesday of every month, at Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, 200 Lake Ave., Montrose from 5 - 7 p.m. Cost: $10. RSVP/Info: 278.9256, wellness@epix.net or wellnessarts.com.


STACKS Writing Group, at The Vintage/Morning Glory Cafe, 326 Spruce St., Scranton, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Info: emailstackswritinggroup@gmail.com.


Wednesdays:


Oakwood Terrace Support Group meetings for spouses and other family members or caretakers of those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 400 Gleason Road, Moosic. Meetings are open to the public. Cost: Free. Info: Sylvia Kolosinsky at 451.3171 ext. 116 or oakwoodterraceinc.com


Parish Youth Choir Rehearsals, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. accompanies the singing at the 9:30 a.m. mass, at Our Lady of the Snows, every other week. Open to youth, 11 to 18. Info: 586.4112.


Youth ministry at Our Lady of the Snows Church, 7 to 8 p.m. Clarks Summit, general meetings. Junior High program, 7 and 8th graders, Sundays 1 to 2 p.m. Info: Call ahead to join 586.1741.


Meditation Classes at the Waverly Community House from 7 to 8:30 with Buddhist monk Gen Samten Kelsang. Classes are self-contained. Drop in any week. Cost is $10 per class. Sponsored by Kadampa Meditation Center, N.Y.


Great Scranton Chapter of Penn State Alumni Association Meetings, in the lower level of the SLC Building on the Worthington Scranton campus, Dunmore. The meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and the general membership is welcome to attend.


Mom’s in Prayer Ministry, at Summit Baptist Bible Church, 232 Noble Road, Clarks Summit every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. A prayer group for mothers of students in the Abington Heights School District. Info: mdingler@cox.net or MomsInPrayer.org.


Thursdays:


The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Allied Services, Morgan Hwy., Scranton. Visitors welcome. Info:www.scrantontoastmasters.org or call 570.498.1110 or 570.604.6176.


Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation support group, 7 p.m., Community Medical Center Professional Building, first floor, CME Room, third Thursday of each month. Info: 969.8986.


Grief and Bereavement Educational and Conversational Support Group. Sponsored by AseraCare Hospice, 749 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Join us on at the AseraCare offices on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Info: Olympia Cianfichi, Bereavement Coordinator, 1.800.870.0085.


Writers’ Group, for ages 18 and up at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 7-8:30 p.m. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.


Scrabble, 1 p.m. at Abington Community Library. No registration necessary.


Heinz Rehab Hospital’s Stroke Support Group, the first Thursday of the month in the Rose Brader Dining Room in the main building, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre from 4:30 to 6 p.m.


Scrabble, at the Abington Community Library, beginning at 1 p.m. Join other players for games of Scrabble. No registration necessary.


University of Scranton Free Clinic the Uninsured, 240 Kessler Court, has walk-in hours from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The medical clinic serves uninsured people from Lackawanna County. Info: 941.6112. Better Breathers Club, at the Geisinger-Community Medical Center Professional Building, Classroom 2, Second floor, 316 Colfax Ave., Scranton at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. A free support group for people with chronic lung disease and their families. Info: 969.8986.


Meditation Classes, at the Waverly Community House from 7 p.m. to 8:30. Classes are led by a Buddhist monk. Cost is $10 per class. Info: 845.856.9000.


Survivors After Suicide Support Group, every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the West Hazleton Borough Building, 100 S. 4th St., West Hazleton. Facilitated by: Professional and Peer. An open grief group that welcomes survivors at any stage of their grieving process. Participants enter the group, leave, and return as they feel the need.


Fridays:


Diabetes support group, 10 a.m. Community Medical Center Professional Building, third floor classroom, second Friday of each month. Info: 969.7272. Cost: Free.


A Course in Miracles, 4:30 p.m. at Everything Natural. Discover more about the guiding principles of authors like Marianne Williamson and Dr. Wayne Dyer. Newcomers welcome.


Saturdays and Sundays:


Bereavement Support, at Our Lady of Snows Church Parish Center 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend informative sessions dealing with the grief process. Info: 586.1741.


Guided Downtown Walking Tours of Scranton, conducted by the Lackawanna County Historical Society, 11 a.m. at the main entrance of Lackawanna College on Vine Street near Washington Avenue. Tours last two hours. Cost: $3. Info: 344.3841.


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