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Community Calendar, Week of April 3, 2013


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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.


Free Balance Screenings, To help prevent falls, Allied Services Integrated Health System is offering free balance screenings for the month of March. Those who experience falls, chronic dizziness, and or balance difficulties can be evaluated by a therapist who will determine if they can benefit from a balance program. Dates and locations include: March 20 at Heinz Wilkes-Bare Rehab Center, March 20 at Heinz Drums Rehab Center, March 21 at Carbondale Rehab Center, March 21 at Taylor Rehab Center, March 26 at Luger Scranton Rehab Center and March 28 at Mid Valley Rehab Center. Appointments: 1.888.REHAB.PA. Info: AlliedServices.org.


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.


DAILY EVENTS


April 3: Discover Malaysia, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center at The University of Scranton. Includes a sampling of food and a multimedia presentation about the history and culture of the Southeast Asian country. Presenters include Huey Shi Chew, director of international student and scholar services at the University, students from Malaysia, and the Malaysian Tourism Department of New York.


April 4: “Healing Pathway” Grief Workshop, at Visiting Nurse Association’s office, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant, at 6:30 p.m., continuing each Thursday until April 25. Offered by the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County. Cost: free. Info: 383.5180.


Eating Disorder Screening Day, at the Psychological Services Center in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies at Marywood University from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. All appointments are confidential and no commitment is required. Cost: free.


April 5: The Keystone College Alumni Association’s First Friday Happy Hour for local alumni, at the Platform Lounge in the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in downtown Scranton, from 5 - 7 p.m.. The group will then view art exhibits by Keystone students at Artworks and the AFA Gallery. Info/reservations: 945.8162 or christina.fentonmace@keystone.edu.


April 6: ‘Your Health: Get to the Point’, at Everything Natural, Clarks Summit, at 1 p.m. Presented by Dr. Dawn Strickland, local author and certified fitness trainer. Info: everythingnaturalpa.com.


Obesity Symposium, at TCMC’s Medical Sciences Building, 525 Pine Street, Scranton, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. with registration at 7:30 a.m. The Obesity Symposium will provide strategies for health professionals and students to prevent childhood and adult obesity, recognize risk factors, and discuss various treatment options including surgical, pharmacological and behavioral. Info/register: www.thecommonwealthmedical.com/Obesity.


Abington Heights Choir Rummage Sale, at Abington Heights High School, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Benefits the Abington Heights Choir and The Choral Society of NEPA.


John and Erin Cabaret Productions Presents: “Have a Heart for Autism: A Spectrum of Love”, at Grace Episcopal Church, 104 Laurel Drive Scranton, at 7 p.m. This benefit show for the Parents Loving Children Through Autism Foundation will explore the various stages of love through the lyrics and notes of musical theater. The show is preceded by an autism awareness and education fair beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15 (includes show and fair). Tickets: ourcabaret.com or 1.800.838.3006.


American Lung Association’s Fifth Annual Arena Climb, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre. Registration begins at Noon and the climb at 1 p.m. Participants climb up and down one floor—1,224 stairs— at the arena to support the lifesaving mission. The fastest male and female climber will be announced on the ice at the Penguins game the night of the climb. Register: lunginfo.org/arenaclimb

Abington Heights High School Health Career Club Blood Drive, in the Abington Heights High School gym, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome.


McCann School of Business and Technology Fresh Start Open House and Free Recycling Event, at the school, 264 Highland Park Blvd. From 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. This free event is open to the public with recycling from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recyclable items includes televisions, stoves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, small appliances, computers, monitors, keyboards, laptop batteries, battery backups, printers, fax machines, floor copiers, filing cabinets, metal items, exercise equipment, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, speakers and gaming systems. Also, free document shredding will be available with a strict 10- box limit per car. Recycling is provided by Responsible Recycling Services, which can be contacted at 484.641.5156.


The Northern Tier Symphony’s Spring Concert, at Honesdale High School 8 p.m. Cost: $8/$4 in advance, and $9/$5 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased from the Northern Tier Symphony at P.O. Box 111, Nicholson PA 18846, or at the following locations: DNF Brass and Woodwind in Honesdale, Trading Post WhatKnots in Hawley, Greenwood’s Furniture in Tunkhannock, Gay’s Tru Value in Tunkhannock and Peoples Neighborhood Bank in Nicholson. Info: 289.1090 or http://www.northerntiersymphony.org/.


Chicken ‘N Biscuit Dinner, at the First Baptist Church, 10 Church St., Factoryville, from 4 - 7 p.m. All-you-can-eat. Takeouts available. Cost: $8.50 for adults, $4 for children under 12 and free for children under five.


April 7: Operation Tails for Troops, at Abington Dog Park, Clarks Summit from 12 - 3 p.m. In partnership with the Abington Dog Park, Marywood University students are hosting this event to raise money for the non-profit organization Paws and Stripes. The organization trains rescued sheltered dogs to become service dogs for wounded military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury. Features K-9s and Crowns: a Dog Pageant, basket raffles, 50/50 raffles, homemade dog treats for sale, doggie talent show, local vendors, local sheltered pups up for adoption and more. Info: 499.4940.


Wild Bird Egg Hunt, at the Endless Mountains Nature Center Lodge and grounds at Camp Lackawanna, from 2 - 4 p.m. Participants will meet live birds of prey and discover where to watch for them in northeast Pa., search for replica wild bird eggs in the forest, make a bag of nesting materials to hang outside for the birds, explore hands-on exhibits about birds and their nests, and more. Egg hunt has separate areas for different ages. Participants should bring a small bag or basket to collect eggs. Register: EMNConline.org/calendar.php


Jazz for Kids Concert with Mr. McFeely, at First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit at 4 p.m. Features Rev. Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet, with a focus on “Jazz for Kids,” offering lively music for all ages, including the young at heart. Much of the music will be drawn from the compositions of Fred Rogers, creator of the acclaimed “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” on PBS, and the event will welcome Mr. McFeely, the postman from the PBS show. As played by David Newell, he will share stories with the children who are present, and bring some of the puppets from the original show. Info: 586.6306 or fpccs.org.


Breakfast Buffet, at the Newton Ransom Vol Fire Co. From 8 a.m. - noon. Includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, homefries, beverages and sweets. Cost: $8 for adults and $4 for children.


Cut-A-Thon fundraiser for Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, at Luna Hair Studio, 105 South Main Ave., Scranton, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Cost: Women’s haircuts are $25 and men’s haircuts $15. Donations are also welcome without an appointment. Appointments/info: 955.6398.


April 8: Lecture: “Federal and International Gun Control: an Historical Perspective,” at The University of Scranton Rose Room, Brennan Hall, at 4:30 p.m. Presented by William Kullman, deputy chief, international affairs of the Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Cost: Free. Info: 941.7401.


First day of Abington Heights Learn-to-Swim Spring Program, at the High School pool. Two sessions are available: Session I is from April 8 – May 2; Session II is from May 6 to May 31. Offered for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediate and advanced swimmers. Info/register: ahsd.org, aquatics@ahsd.org or 585.5300, ext. 5607.


April 9: “Beginner’s Italian at The Comm” class, in the Constance Reynolds Belin Room at The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly, continuing Tuesdays for eight weeks from 7 - 8 p.m. Instructor: Franziska Zuercher Mindrup. Cost: $120 (includes the eight-week session, materials and light “Italian” refreshments). Registration forms are available in the Comm office or at waverlycomm.org.


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.


The Knights of Columbus Abington Council #6611 BINGO Night, in the Gathering Room at Our Lady of the Snows Church, State Street, Clarks Summit at 7 p.m. Cost: no cover charge; BINGO cards are 50 cents each or 3 for $1. Complimentary light refreshments will be served. The Our Lady of the Snows gathering room is wheelchair accessible, and all are welcome to attend.


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.


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 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.


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.


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 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.


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 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.


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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