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June 7: Wyoming Seminary Day/Lower School Reunion Weekend, at the Forty Fort campus. The event is open to all those who graduated from the school, originally named the Wilkes-Barre Day School, and will feature various activities, tours of the school building a luncheon and a reception and dinner at the Huntsville Golf Club. Info/register: wyomingseminary.org/alumni/events.


The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory began its spring series of public lectures and viewing sessions March 12 and continues each Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. through May 30. Spring sessions will be held regardless of sky conditions and canceled by the threat of severe weather. Cost: free. Large groups interested in attending should call 570-945-8402 or email tom.cupillari@keystone.edu.

The Chinchilla Hose Company’s annual pizza sale, every Friday during lent, beginning March 7, 3 – 7 p.m. Red, White, and White Broccoli Pizza will be available from the Fire House on Shady Lane Road in Chinchilla. Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570-586-5726 and walk-ins are welcome. Prices are Red: $11; White and white broccoli, and 1/2 and 1/2 pizza’s: $12. 2 liter bottles of soda: $1. All Proceeds benefit the operations and needed equipment of the Chinchilla Hose Company of South Abington Township.

AAC Class: Navigating the Online Super Highway; Thursdays May 1, 8, 15 and 22 at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Jeff Brozena will show participants how to craft a Facebook profile to stay in touch, write and maintain a blog, use Twitter to follow their interests, and learn new read-it-later services such as Pocket (getpocket.com). Participants should bring a laptop, if able. Cost: $25. Register by April 21.

Leadership Lackawanna now accepting applications for its 2014 Core Program Class, deadline to apply is April 30. Participants gain leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills, as well as an enhanced understanding of the issues relevant to the Greater Scranton area, through monthly sessions. Members of the class also devote a large portion of their time to develop and implement community projects, hence enhancing their leadership abilities, fostering teamwork, and benefiting local nonprofit organizations. Info/apply: LeadershipLackawanna.com or call Nicole at 570-342-7711.


April 10: Homemade “Paska” (Easter) Bread & Kolachi Sale, at St. John’s Russian Orthadox Cathedral, 706 Hill St. Mayfield, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, April 11. Paskas are $8 each. Kolachi (nut, poppyseed, lekvar & apricot) are $10 each. Orders: 570-876-0730, 570-876-3372, or 570-876-0391. Business establishment orders may be faxed to 570-876-2534.

April 12: Easter Egg Hunt at the Waverly Community House on Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m. There will crafts and breakfast in the gym, along with a visit from the Easter Bunny. Cost: $10 per person. Children under the age of one are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Comm office from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, call 570-586-8191, Ext. 2.

April 13: Greater Scranton Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble, at Everhart Pavilion, Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 12 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and parents are reminded to leave pets at home. Cost: free. Info: scrantonjaycees.org.

Easter Egg Hunt, at Saint Gregory’s Church in Clarks Green at 1:30 p.m. There will be face painting, an egg roll contest for adults, basket raffle, bake sale and food from Backyard Ale House. EJ the DJ will be playing a few tunes.

April 18: Good Friday Service and Communion, at Waverly Community Church, 101 Carbondale Rd., at 7 p.m.

April 19: The South Abington Lions Club and Chinchilla Hose Company’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, at the South Abington Recreation Field, 10 a.m. Includes a visit from the Easter Bunny. Cost: free.

Egg hunt, puppet play and crafts, at Waverly Community Church, 101 Carbondale Rd., from 10 to 11 a.m. Free for children 12-years-old and younger.

April 20: Resurection Worship Service, at Waverly Community Church, 101 Carbondale Rd., at 11 a.m.

Resurrection Sunday Sunrise Service and brunch, at New Life Community Church, 301 Delaney St., Hanover Twp. Sunrise Service: 8 a.m., brunch 8:45 a.m., Worship Service and music 10 a.m. Free admission and parking. Group reservation are necessary for the brunch: 570-639-5433.


April 9: Misericordia University’s Adult Learner and Transfer Open House, in the Board Room, second floor of Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton, 4 – 7 p.m. Info/RSVP: 570-674-6791 or admissmu@misericordia.edu.

“The Mutiny on The Bounty: Myth and Fact”, at The University of Scranton in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library, 5:30 - 7 p.m. In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the mutiny on the HMS Bounty, University of Scranton benefactor, alumnus and book collector Edward R. Leahy will present this forum. A reception will follow. Cost: free. Reservations: 570-941-6206 or emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Dinner at the Glenburn Grill, from 4 to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Dalton Fire Co. Raffles will be available. Info: 570-575-1217.

April 10: AAC Class Italian cooking, at First Presbyterian Gene Romaldini will show participants how to create Baked Polenta with Fontina Cheese, Stromboli, and Homemade Linguini with Alfredo Sauce. Register by March 31.

The University of Scranton’s fourth annual Conference on Aging, on the University’s campus, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Area senior citizens and their family members and caregivers will receive information about preventive care and independent living. Cost: public track is free; professional fees vary. Registration (required): 570-941-5860 or www.scranton.edu/academics/cas/aging-conference.

April 11: Health seminar and book signing, 2 - 4 p.m. at Everything Natural, 426 S. State St. Dr. Marita Schauch, N.D. will share info about restoring hormone balance at any age. For more info contact 570-586-9684.

April 12: “Africa: Art, Memory, Culture” Symposium, at The University of Scranton in Brennan Hall, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Includes lunch and a closing wine and cheese reception. Cost: $40; admission is free for University faculty, staff and students. Register: 570-941-6206 or emily.brees@scranton.edu.

16th annual Library Auction Night, at the VFW in Montrose, (Route 706). Doors open at 4:15 p.m., Italian dinner buffet at 5 p.m., Auction 6 p.m. Cost: $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association. Info: 570-278-1881.

The Dalton Community Library Spring Book and Bake Sale, at the library, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For sale to benefit the library is a large selection of adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction at magazines, paperbacks, recordings, baked goods and more. Info: 570-563-2014.

Northeast PA Heart Walk, at Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, registration at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. Info/register: www.heart.org/northeastpawalk or contact Susan at susan.wise@heart.org or 614-396-3507.

Undergraduate Open House, at Marywood University. Registration 9 a.m. in the Nazareth Student Center. Info: 570-348-6234 or www.marywood.edu/admissions/.

Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Auxillary All You Can Eat Spaghettin Dinner, at the Dalton Fire Hall, 109 S. Turnpike Rd., from 5 to 7 p.m. Take-outs available. Cost: Adults $8, Children 5-12 $5, Children under 5 Free. Info: 570-575-1217.

Free Community Shredding event, at Marywood University from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All paper items will be accepted. Plastics, paper clips, x-rays, protector sheets or binders are not being accepted. There will be a limit of four bags or boxes per person. All shredded items will be recycled.

Northeastern Lodge #63 Fraternal Order of Police Spaghetti Dinner, at VFW Post 7069, Winola Rd., Clarks Summit from 4 to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the FOP scholarship fund. Tickets: $8 for adults, $4 for children under 10. Take-outs available.

April 13: The Voluntary Action Center’s Preview of Fine Kentucky Derby Millinery and Afternoon Hat Tea, at POSH, 404 North Washington, Scranton at 1 p.m. Cost: $25. Includes pafternoon brunch and complimentary beverages. Cash bar available. Reservations: call Val at 570-347-5616.

Tails for Troops fundraiser, at the Abington Area Community Dog Park, 1 to 4 p.m. Benefits Paws and Stripes, a non-profit organization that provides service dogs to wounded military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorders and traumatic brain injuries. The goal is to raise enough money to sponsor two wounded military veterans and rescue two shelter dogs. There will be homemade dog treats for sale, a K-9 talent and dog pageant, basket and 50/50 raffles, and vendor sales. Info: 570-878-3085 or jcasper@m.marywood.edu.

April 14: Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Bingo, at the Dalton Fire Co. Doors open 6 p.m. Games start 6:45. Also, April 28.

April 15: The Mountain View Garden Club Meeting, at Clifford Twp Fire Company on Route 106, 7 p.m. The presenter will be Lisa Burke from Burke’s Maple Syrup.

April 17: Toyota of Scranton Pep Rally Dinner, at 3400 N. Main St. Scranton, 6:30 p.m. In association with Coaches vs. Cancer, Toyota of Scranton is hosting a dinner which will recognize community members and high school seniors in the NEPA. Three finalist will be selected for a chance to win a 2014 Toyota Corolla LE. In addition to the Grand Prize winner, the other 2 finalists will be awarded a $1,000 college scholarship.

April 19: Pancholy Family presents West Meets East Showcase, at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 1:30 to 4 p.m. There will be a tea party held on the fourth floor in Shopland Hall, and will feature Classical Vocal Indian Music, Indian cinema music and Western Pop Music songs followed by Indian Folk dance, called Garba!

April 20: All You Can Eat Breakfast, at Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford St., 8 a.m. - noon. Cost: $8 for adults; $5 for children 10 and younger.

April 21: “War and Peace in the Election of 1864,” lecture by James M. McPherson, in Wyoming Seminary’s Buckingham Performing Arts Center, North Sprague Ave., Kingston, 4 p.m. The noted historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and emeritus American history professor at Princeton University will speak about the Civil War and national elections. Audience members will be invited to ask questions following the lecture. Info: 570-270-2192.

Wyoming Seminary Upper School April Visitation and Re-Visit Day, in the Stettler Learning Resources Center, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Registration deadline: April 18. Info/register: 570-270-2160 or wyomingseminary.org/visit.

April 22: Earth Day Lecture Series, at Keystone College at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall, Hibbard Campus Center. Jeff Mitchell will present a multimedia presentation on “Hiking the Endless Mountains”. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

April 24: Dress for Success Lackawanna Caregiving Forum, in the Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus Sherbine Lounge, Dunmore. A Caregivers Resource Fair will follow.

April 25: “Glam Night Out,” at Glen Oak Country Club, Clarks Summit at 8 p.m. The charity fashion show hosted by Malcolm’s Haircutters will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center in Scranton. Cost: $25. Includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert, beverages, and a cash bar. Info: Susanne at 570-510-0476.

Complimentary Spaghetti Dinner, at Waverly United Methodist Church 105 Church St. 5 - 7 p.m. Bring family and friends to the event. For more information call 570-586-8166. Music will be performed by Michelle Triaca Music Studio.

St. Joseph’s Center Auxillary Night at the Races, at the Immaculate Conception Parish, 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton. Doors open 6 p.m., first race 7 p.m. Admission: $10. $10 per horse. $100 to be a race sponsor. Must be 21. BYOB. RSVP to 570-963-1290 by April 18.

April 26: Rotary Club of Scranton’s Centennial Gala, at the Scranton Cultural Center, beginning with cocktail hour at 6 p.m., featuring music by a string ensemble from Marywood University, dinner to be served at 7 p.m. Keynote speaker for the evening will be Bryn Styles, the current Rotary International Director from Zone 24. Cost: $75. Tickets: scrantonrotary.org.

Comet Football Fan Club Night at the Races, at the Newton Ransom Fire Hall, Clarks Summit. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $10. Info: 570-351-1122.

Earth Day e-cycling event in Clarks Summit, 9 a.m. - noon. All old and unwanted electronics such as cell phones and computers will be collected.

Abington Christian Academy’s Spring Benefit Auction at the Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 South Abington Rd., Clarks Green. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. The bidding will begin at 10 a.m. Items for auction include vacation getaways, home furnishings, commercial goods and services, handmade items and much more. All proceeds benefit the school’s general fund. For more information or to donate items, contact Mike or Karrie Butash at 570-489-1897, or call the school office at 570-586-5270.

April 27: The Presbybop Sextet, will perform at the First Presbyterian sanctuary at 4 p.m. The concert will include “Beyond Banff,” a brand new suite inspired by the Canadian Rockies. Featured musicians are Al Hamme on saxophones, Michael Carbone on saxophones, Jeff Stockham on trumpet and French horn, Ron Vincent on drums, Joe Cole on bass, and pianist Bill Carter.

April 28: “We Are All Others: The American Story” roundtable discussion, at The University of Scranton in the Weinberg Memorial Library, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Moderated by Julie Schumacher Cohen, director of community and government relations at the University, and Sondra Myers, director of the Schemel Forum. Limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost: free. Register: 570-941-6206 or emily.brees@scranton.edu.

May 2: May Fellowship Day, at Dunmore Presbyterian Church, 137 Chestnut St., at noon. Sponsored by the Church Women United of Lackawanna County.

May 3: Craft Show, Chicken BBQ, Activities, and More, at the Fleetville Fire Hall, Route 407. 35 vendors, a photographer with instant Mother’s Day photos, planting activities for first 100 children, bake sale, luncheon items, door prizes every hour, BBQ tickets are pre sale only- call 570-563-2323 or 570-563-1834. Admission: $1, children under 12 are free.

May 4: Annual Rotary Club of the Abingtons Pasta Dinner, at Abington Heights High School cafeteria 1 - 5 p.m. In addition to award-winning meatballs in homemade special recipe sauce, there will also be salad, dessert and beverages. Dinners will be served by Rotarians and proceeds benefit some of the finest young people in the Abingtons participating in Band, Little League, and Interact as well as other Abington area youth initiatives. Take outs will be available. Price $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Tickets are available from any Abington Rotarian or you can call 570-947-2705.

Celebration of the Bluebells, at Endless Mountains Nature Center, 1 - 4 p.m. Info: emnconline.org or facebook.com/groups/EMNC1.

May 8: Dancing! The Final Round at the grand ballroom of the Scranton Cultural Center Masonic Temple, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Dancing! The Final Round pairs local community members with professional dance instructors from Step By Step Dance Studio and Ballroom for a fun night of ballroom dance. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased online at www.scrantonculturalcenter.org or visiting the Box Office at the SCC located at 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton; or by calling 570-344-1111.

May 10: NYC Bus trip, leaves at 8 a.m. sharp in the Sears parking lot. Leaves NYC at 7 p.m. Cost: $28. Deadline: April 30. For trip information call 570-563-2402. Check our website for info packet, A registration form is required for each passenger.

May 16: Second Annual Rocco’s Garden Party, in the gardens at Our Lady of Snows, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’ouvres will be served. Proceeds will be used to refurbish the gardens. Cost: $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: call Mary at 570-561-3875.

May 17: Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Craft Show, at the Dalton Carnival grounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors are needed. Call Jeanne at 570-563-3298.

May 18: All You Can Eat Breakfast, at Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford St., 8 a.m. - noon. Cost: Adults, $8; children under 10, $5.

June 7: 8th annual Flea Market/Craft Show, at the Clarks Summit Fire House, 321 Bedford St. Vendor set-up: 6 to 8 p.m. Open to the public: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Indoor spaces: $20, Outdoor spaces: $15. $5 more per space after May 24. Info: Nancy at 570-586-8061. The Auxillary will be selling RADA CUTLERY.

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