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.
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network, at The Country Club of Scranton, 1001 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit, from 12 - 1 p.m. Features presentation, “Women in Leadership Roles: how to step up!” by Elizabeth Randol. Info: 342.7711.
Regional Hospital of Scranton’s Second annual “Spring into Heart Health: Cardiac Health Fair”, on the second floor of Regional Hospital’s McGowan Conference Center from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Representatives of various cardiac care departments will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. In addition, cardiologists from Great Valley Cardiology will be available to discuss their wide range of cardiac care options. Cholesterol screening and blood pressure screenings will be offered and video presentations of actual cardiac procedures will be presented.
Marywood University Employment and Internship Fair, in the Nazareth Student Center from 1 - 4:30 p.m.
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, employees and students. Info: 585.9295 or bbc.edu.
Scranton BRAWL: Broads’ Regional Arm Wrestling League event, at The Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce Street, Scranton, at 6 p.m. Abington Heights junior Zia Lawrence is the organizer of the event, which is a fundraiser for the Community Intervention Center of Scranton. It is part performance and part arm wrestling tournament, and will feature eight young women who will each take on a distinct costume and character for a night of fun, feminism and “girl power.” Cost: $10 at the door.
April 20: 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.
Lackawanna Audubon Society Adopt-a-highway Cleanup on Snake Road, at 9 a.m. A part of PennDOT’s Great American Clean-up of Pennsylvania Day and as an Earth Day Project. Participants should meet in the first parking lot in Mcdade Park Scranton. Info: 563.1565.
“Spaghetti and Spoons!” dinner, at Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road, Clarks Green, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature an authentic Italian spaghetti dinner prepared by Chef Mazar of the Bridgeview Restaurant in Nicholson. Clarks Summit eateries will also offer sample spoonfuls of their favorite menu items. All proceeds benefit the general fund of Abington Christian Academy, which finances curriculum materials, special needs instruction, teacher salaries, facilities rental, and student scholarships. Cost: $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Info: 586.5270.
French Toast Breakfast, at Chinchilla United Methodist Church, 411 Layton Rd, Chinchilla, from 7 – 11 a.m. Breakfast includes an all-you-can-eat buffet of french toast, sausage, fruit, orange juice and beverage. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 12, free for children age 3 and younger. Info: www.Chinchillaumc.org.
Christy Mathewson Park work day, at the park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help mulch gardens, weed gardens and clean the park. Lunch will be provided for volunteers by The Factoryville Shade Tree Commission. Parking is available at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center, 179 College Avenue, and then walk across pedestrian bridge at back of parking lot into Christy Mathewson Park.
April 21: All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast, at the fire hall on Route 307 Lake Winola, from 7 a.m. - noon. Sponsored by the Lake Winola Fire Co. and Ladies Auxiliary. Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under. Tickets sold at the door only.
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.
2013 Lackawanna Trail Interact Club Breakfast Buffet and Basket Raffle, at Gin’s Tavern, from 9 a.m. - noon. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, made to order omelets, home fries, toast, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, and coffee – tea – soda or juice. Proceeds benefit the service and leadership activities of the Interact Club. Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for children 6 and younger.
April 22: 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.
Free Community Presentation on common causes of back and neck pain and stenosis, Graf Community Room in Charles Luger Outpatient Center, Allied Services, Moffat Drive off Morgan Highway, Scranton, at 5:30 p.m. Presenter: Christopher P. Henderson, MD of Scranton Orthopaedic Specialists. Seating is limited. Reservations: 1.888.REHAB.PA.