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Abington Heights Class of 1973 40th Reunion, Oct. 12, 2013. Activities are also scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 11 - 13. The committee is asking for help from family and friends to notify members of the Class of ’73 about the upcoming event. Info: www.abingtonheights73.com.

Abington Heights High School Class of 1988 25 Year Reunion, Nov. 30, 2013 at the Inne of the Abingtons, 239 Kennedy Creek Rd., North Abington Twp. from 6 - 11 p.m. Info / tickets: http://www.abingtonheights88.com.


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.

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.

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: Oct. 5 and Dec. 7. Info: Vera Krewsun at 570.687.6009 or Marie Ronnlof at 877.596.1491.

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.

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.

Vendors/Crafters needed for St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral Annual Christmas Bazaar., Nov. 8-10. Vendor/crafter applications are being accepted by the Christmas Bazaar Committee of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield. To obtain an application, contact Joan Zaleski, vendor coordinator, at 254.6882 or 906.4520 or St. John’s Rectory at 876.0370. Space is limited.

Winter Outerwear Drive, at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. Donations of coats, boots, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves can be dropped off weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Distribution dates are Oct. 16, 18 and 19. Info: (570) 342-8263.


Aug. 28: United Cerebral Palsy of NEPA 60th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, at the Radisson Hotel in Scranton at 5:30 p.m. Senator John Blake, a former UCP of NEPA board member is being recognized at the dinner. Also being honored is Don Surace, owner of Andy Gavin’s Pub & Eatery, who organized the Green Ridge Mile race each year and donates the proceeds to UCP; and Mike Marcinek, owner of the NEPA Fit Club, which has chosen UCP as the benefactor of FitStock: For a Cause for the past several years. The evening begins with a half-hour cocktail reception followed by dinner and the awards presentation. A special program book is being prepared and the agency is selling advertising space. Proceeds from both the dinner and the program book are being designated for the Capital Campaign for the agency’s Clarks Summit Children’s Center. Info: 347.3357 or ucpnepa@epix.net.

Aug. 29: Free Hearing Test, at Clarks Summit Senior Living, 950 Morgan Hwy. at 6 p.m. Dr. Erica Schoenberg Gallagher will facilitate the tests. Dr. Schoenberg Gallagher specializes in comprehensive diagnostic hearing and balance testing and digital hearing aids for patients of all ages. Info / RSVP: (570) 586-8080.

St. John Vianney Parish Sponsored Blood Drive, at Corpus Christi Church, Montdale, from 1-7 p.m. St. John Vianney Parish of Montdale and Royal will partner with the Red Cross to host this blood drive. Corpus Christi Church is handicap-accessible with an elevator and offers ample parking.

The Lifelong Learning Institute Senior Program at Marywood University’s Fall Preview of course offerings and trips, Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Additional information is available at www.marywood.edu/adultconted/senior-program.

Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest, Lazy Brook Park, Tunkhannock. Event will include: concert performances, workshops in music, campfire jamming and campground relaxation. Info: info@cornstockfestival.com

Aug.31: Upper Fall Brook Trail Hike, at Salt Springs Park, time to be announced. Conchetta Schirra will lead a hike to the upper part of the Fall Brook Trail. Cost: Fee.

Salt Springs Celebration, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m at Salt Springs Park. The celebration will be an afternoon of free music, activities for all ages, demonstrations and exhibits, live animals and more. Participants are encouraged to support the Friends’ work by purchasing lunch or items from the gift shop and participating in the silent auction and raffles.

Chinchilla Hose Company Annual Chicken BBQ, at the fire house on Shady Lane Rd., Chinchilla, 1-6 p.m. Dine in or take out. All proceeds benefit the operations and needed equipment of the Chinchilla Hose Company of South Abington Township. Cost: $8/adults and $6.50/children 10 and under. Tickets are available at the door or for pre-sale. Info: (570) 586-5726.

Endless Mountains Pilot’s Association Spaghetti Dinner, from 2-6 p.m. at Seaman’s Airport, Windsock Lane & Seamans Rd., Factoryville. Cost: $8 Adults, $4 Children 10 & under. Tickets are available at the door or by calling (570) 945-5125. All proceeds benfit Endless Mountains Pilot EAA Chapter 1458, Inc to promote general aviation.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Railfest 2013, at the Steamtown National Historic Site. The opeing ceremony begins Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. Planned programs include caboose rides and Union Pacific #4012 “Big Boy” locomotive cab tours. Excursions are planned to Moscow on each event day. The excursions will depart the Boarding Platform at 12:30 p.m. and will return to Scranton at approximately 3:30 p.m. Cost for excursions: $21 for adults 17 to 61, $19 for seniors 62 and older, $15 for children 6 to 16. Children 5 and younger require a “no charge” ticket. Info/Reservations: (570) 340-5204, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Aug. 31-Sept. 2: La Festa Italiana, Courthouse Square, downtown Scranton. The annual La Festa Italiana will take place Saturday and Sumday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. More than 80 vendors will be offering Italian food and continuous live entertainmetn. Cost: Free admisssion. Info: www.lafestaitaliana.org.

Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Motorists Encouraged to Visit Safety Breaks over Labor Day Holiday community non-profit organizations will serve free coffee at rest areas on Interstates 80, 81 and 84, and at the Matamoras and Great Bend Welcome Centers. For information on participating in safety breaks, call (570) 963-4016 or email wfives@pa.gov.

Sept. 1: 29th Annual Scandinavian Fest, at NJ Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd., Budd Lake, N.J., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: www.ScanFest.org or Info@ScanFest.org or (610) 417-1483.

Sept. 2: NEPA Labor Day Festival and Celebration to benefit the Keystone Wounded Warrior Project from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Kirby Park, Wilkes Barre. There will be two performances by the Eckley & Patchtown players. Magician Pat Ward will be performing. Keystone Wounded Warriors will be in attendance. Displays honoring veterans of foreign wars who died in coal mines. Festivities will include a chicken and ribs barbeque and silent auction. Info: Wayne Namey at UFCW 1776 at jojo1299@aol.com or 466.3385 or UFCW Local 1776 at 800.635.6994.

The Waverly United Methodist Church’s 44th annual Labor Day Bull Roast, at 105 Church St., from 1-5 p.m. The meal consists of beef, boiled seasoned potatoes, corn on the cob, rolls, baked beans, applesauce, and assorted pies, treats, and beverages. Tickets are on sale at the door, and take-out containers will also be available. Cost: $12.50 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. Ten percent of the proceeds go to the church’s Missions fund. All are welcome.

Sept. 6: Voluntary Action Center Happy Hour & Art Auction, 5-7 p.m. at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center. Happy Hour includes beer, wine, soda and munchies. Additional food for purchase supplied by the Hilton. The Art Auction features works of local notable artists. Cost: $20/advance or $25/at the door. Presale tickets: (570) 347-5616 by Sept. 3.

Cub Scout Pack 152 Registration Event, from 6-8 p.m., at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Rd. Info: Ethan Cannella at (570) 241-8120 or Dale Richmond at (570) 561-3104.

Sept. 6 - 8 26th annual Felittese Festival, Old Forge, 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-10 p.m. on Sunday. The festival will feature Italian ethnic foods and pastries, entertainment by Fuzzy Park (Friday), Chixy-Dix (Saturday), and Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots (Sunday). Sunday at 10 a.m. there will be a mass at St. Mary’s Church, Old Forge to honor Our Lady of Constantinople followed by a procession of the statue ending at Our Lady of Constantinople Chapel at the Felittese Fair Grounds, 145 Third St., Old Forge. Info: www.facebook.com/FelitteseAssociation.

Sept. 7: 2nd Annual Teresa’s Angels Ball, at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. The ball benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Fine Arts and Gals Programs, Performances by Teresa’s Angels and more. Cost: $20/per person, $35/per couple, $12/per child (6-12) or $6/per child (5 and under). Info: teresasangelsinc@yahoo.com. Tickets: Call Jenn at (570) 842-8293 or Steve at (570) 499-9390 or http://www.payitsquare.com/collect-page/8000.

Viewmont Mall Back-to-School Block Party, at Viewmont Mall starting at 10 a.m. The Block Party features an Extreme Snowboarding Simulator presented by Montage Mountain and tours of Commonweath Connections Academy’s Mobile Classroom. There will also be a bounce house and slide, balloon typhoon, bungee run, face painting by Happy Faces, performances by Keystone Extreme All Stars and United Sports Academy and more.

Bears in Our Backyard, presented by Victor Rosa, Wildlife Conservation Officer, 11 a.m., Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Facts about the bear population in Northeast Pa., stories of personal encounters with bears, and tips on how to avoid problems with bears will be followed by a Q&A session. Cost: Free/ticket required. Tickets: (570) 996-1500.

Sept. 8: “Share the Journey” Suicide Prevention Regional Walk, at the Lackawanna County Courthouse, Linden Street side. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. The walk will include remembrance activities. This is a family oriented event. All funds raised will stay in NEPA to fund training for community members and survivor healing events. Participants can register at www.northeastsuicidepreventioninitiative.org or jkwallace0821@gmail.com. There will be a special drawing for participants who pre-register. Info: Kathy Wallace, (570) 575-2343 or jkwallace0821@gmail.com.

Nicholson Bridge Day, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Main Street Nicholoson, Rt. 11 & Rt. 92. Bridge Day will feature music from DJ Mike Hawver, the Nicholson Guitar Studio and other bands and performers. Bridge Day will also feature various vendors, children’s games, a train display, raffles and more. Animals from the Ross Park Zoo will be on present from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A chicken BBQ will begin at 11 a.m. The Lenoxville Community Bank will be on hand at 1 p.m. and Whipple’s Dance Studio will perform at 2 p.m. Info: (570) 942-6747 or (570) 942-4443.

Countryside Community Church Mum Sale, at 14011 Orchard Dr., Clarks Summit, pick up from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nine-inch mums are available in several colors. Cost: $6.50 each or three or more for $6 each. Info: (570) 587-3206, countrysidechurch@yahoo.com or www.countryside-church.org.

Newton Ransom Volunteer Fire Co. Breakfast Buffet, at 1890 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit, from 8 a.m-noon. They will serve pancakes, sausage, bacon, homefries, eggs, fruit, sweets, and beverages. They will also will be having a bake sale.

Second Annual Race for Our Lady of Constantinople, sponsored by the Felittese Association of Old Forge will be held in conjuction with the 26th Annual Felittese Festival. The 5-K Race and Fun Walk will start at 9 a.m., at Old Forge High School Football Stadium and will end at the Chapel of Our Lady on the Felittese Fair Grounds, 145 Third Ave. Race proceeds will benefit victims of Boston Marathon bombing, Our Lady of Constantinople Chapel, Prince of Peace Parish and local charities. Cost: Donation is $15 in advance for runners and walkers, and $20 on race day. Info: LTerruso@comcast.net, call (570) 489-0178 or visit Felittese Association on Facebook.

Sept. 9: Emergency Medical Technician Course, at Jefferson Twp. Ambulance. Sponsored by Emergency Medical Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Luzurne County Community College, an EMT Course will be conducted every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-10 p.m. The class will begin on Sept. 9 and continue for approximately 20 weeks. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to sit for the state certification exams. Students must be 16 years of age at the time of certification. Checks or money orders should be made payable to EMSNP and may be submitted with the course registration form. Space is limited. Students must have a booster tetanus shot within 10 years and a current TB test. A photo ID must be presented on registration night. Cost: $345, includes all instructional materials and supplies. Info: (570) 655-6818 or 1-800-427-1911 or www.emsnp.org.

Sept 10: Monthly BINGO night, in the gathering room at Our Lady of the Snows, 7 p.m. Sponsored by The Knight of Columbus, Abington Council #6611. Cost: No cover charge. Cards are $.50 each or 3/$1.00 per game. Complimentary light refreshments will be served. Wheelchair accessible. Info: Chris Kane at (570) 587-1390.

Sept. 11: Music Therapy Class for Special Needs Children, at the Waverly Community House. For 10 weeks, Cheryl Mozdian will teach a music therapy class. The class “World Music Drumming” uses drumming to teach children teamwork, collaboration, focus and respect. Mozdian is a board certified music therapist who has completed an approved Music Therapy Brogram. Two sessions will be available. Kindergarten through 2nd grade from 3:45-4:30 p.m. and children 3rd through 12th grade from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Scout Room in the North Wing at the Comm. Cost: $95 for the ten-week session. Info / Registration: www.waverlycomm.org or (570) 586-8191 ext. 2. For more info on World Music Drumming: www.summitmusictherapy.net.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network NEPA Volunteer Recruitment Meeting, at Hampton Inn Scranton At Montage Mountain, 22 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton, at 6:30 p.m. Special Guest: Regional Affiliate Manager, Natalie Radtke. An informational session about how to make an impact in the fight against pancreatic cancer. All are welcome and invited to bring a friend. RSVP: contact Natalie Radtke at nradtke@pancan.org.

Annual Ceremony to Remeber the Terror Attacks on the United States, at the memorial site in McDade Park, beginning at 8 a.m. The ceremony will honor local soldiers and civilian victims. Seven military personnel who resided in Lackawanna County have died in the service to the country during the war on terror. A permanent plaque honoring the dead will be atttached to the 9/11 Momument in McDade Park. The ceremony is open to the public.

Community Pledge of Allegiance, at the flagpole on the Waverly Community House front lawn, at 9:30 a.m. The brief ceremony will honor those who lost their lives on 9/11.

United Way Kick-off Clam Bake, at Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton to celebrate the start of the 2013-14 United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties’ Campaign and Day of Caring. There will be live music by Pat Quinn and the “Community Impact Band!” Menu: Clams, shrimp, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken spiedies, pasta, potato salad, corn on the cob, assorted desserts and beverages. Cost: $30 per person. RSVP by Sept. 3. Info: (570) 343-1267 or uwlc.net.

Sept. 12: NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates trip to Exploring Educational Options Information Session, the session will be at 7:30 p.m. in Newburgh, N.Y. Ivy League and highly selective schools representatives to be present. Info: (570) 702-5700 or jkresock@gmail.com.

Sept. 13-14 and Sept. 20-21: Haunted Scranton Ghost Tours and Trolley of Terror. Sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society, the tour will meet at the Society’s headquarters, the Caitlin House, 232 Monroe Ave. Cost: $25/Society members or $30/non-members. Info: Tickets are available at the Lackawanna Historical Society or (570) 344-3841.

Sept. 14: Marching Lions Golf Tournament, at Summit Hills, with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Teams of four (captain and crew) or individuals may register for the event. Individuals will be teamed up on a first come, first served basis. Cost: $75 and includes a round of golf, golf cart, lunch and an after play dinner buffet and drinks, catered by the Inne of the Abingtons. Those not golfing may pay $25 to attend the buffet dinner only, which will be held at the Clarks Summit Fire Company Banquet Hall. Registration and advertisting forms: www.ltsd.org or Katie Lane at Lackawanna Trail High School at (570) 945-5181. Deadline for golf registration and advertising is Sept. 1.

Sept. 15: 19th Annual Tailgate Picnic Potluck, 3 p.m. - dusk at Little Rocky Glen Preserve, Lithia Valley Road, Clinton Twp., Wyoming County. Bring a dish to share. Cost: free to Conservancy members, $10 per car for nonmembers.

All You Can Eat Breakfast, at Clarks Summit Fire Co #1 Inc., 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit, from 8 a.m.-noon. Cost: Adults-$8, Children under 10-$5.

Sept. 16: Excellence in Career and College Preparation, at 6 p.m. continues Oct. 7 and 28, Nov. 18 and Dec. 9. Each week covers a different topic with a one-hour Q&A to follow. Info: Call the Comm at (570) 586-8191 ext. 2 or instructor Jennifer Kresock at (570) 702-5700. Advanced registration is required.

Sept. 17: Coach Little Basketball Clinics, Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Open to boys and girls ages 6 to 9.

Meeting of the The Mountain View Garden Club, 7 p.m., Clifford Township Fire Hall, Route 106, Clifford. This month’s program will be on Monarch Butterflies presented by Ed Wesley from Butterfly Barn Nature Center. Info: Garden Club President Lois Todd at ltodd@nep.net or (570) 222-9200.

Sept. 18: 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: donation of $7.95.

Sept. 19: Coach Little Basketball Clinics, Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Open to boys and girls grades four through six. There is no class on Oct. 10.

Baby Signs Parent Workshop with Rachel, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Room of the Waverly Comm. This is a one-time workshop for parents and their hearing babies ages birth to 24 months. This worshop is also suitable for children with special needs. Classes are on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. from Sept. 26 through Oct. 31. Info: (570) 586-8191 ext. 2.

Lackawanna County Association of Boroughs Dinner Meeting, at the Regal Room in Olyphant at 6 p.m. A representative from the Pa. State Association of Boroughs will speak on the Affordable Care Act and its effect on part-time employees. Reservations required by noon Sept. 13. Contact LCAB Secretary Phyllis Jaskowiec at the Mayfield Borough Building at (570) 876-4391.

Sept. 19-Oct. 10: “Healing Pathway” Grief Workshop, sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County, will be held each Thursday Sept. 19-Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the VNA office, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant. The workshop is free to anyone who would like to participate. Info: Olympia or Gayle at (570) 383-5180.

Sept. 20-22: Third Annual Rummage Sale of Saint Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, will be held at the American Legion Hall, (Raymond Henry Post #327), 101 Willow St., Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, on Sept. 20 and 21, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free parking will be available in the lot next to Glinsky Funeral Home. Refreshments by the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. Info: Lauren Telep at (570) 383-0319, www.stcyrils.maslar-online.com, Rectory: Father Nestor Iwasis (570) 489-2271

Sept. 21: 4th Annual Wills for Heroes Program, at the Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford Street, Clarks Summit. The Lackawanna Bar Association will provide free estate planning consultations and documents to Greater Abington Area police, firefighters and EMTs and their spouses. Info / Registration: Paul Keeler, 586.7575 or pkeeler@keelerlegal.com.

Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania 2013 Race for the Cure. Registration will be located in the retail space at 131 North Washington Ave.. Pre-race festivities will be centered around the William J. Nealon Federal Building on N. Washington Avenue. Timing chips are available to competitive runners and competitive walkers for a nominal fee. Participants are encouraged to register online at www.komennepa.org.

Sept. 22: “If You Can Play Scranton” Tea and Talk Program, at 4 p.m. at the Rossetti home, 1005 Vine St., Scranton. Sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society, this program will feature author Nancy McDonald for an overview of the musical history of Scranton. Live classical music will be interspersed. McDonald’s presentation will be based on her book “If You Can Play Scranton.” Afternoon tea and light refreshments will be served. Cost: $10/Society members or $12/non-members. Info: Tickets available at the Lackawanna Historical Society or by calling (570) 344-3841.

Sept. 26: Seventh Annual Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Awards Program, in the Theatre in Brooks at Keystone College at 5:30 p.m. Dorrance and Susan Belin were named recipients of the 2013 Cornerstone Award, which honors the memory of Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan and continues his legacy by recognizing students and community leaders who reflect his spirit, leadership, and service. In addition to the Cornerstone Award, seven Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Scholarships will also be presented to students at schools and institutions where Monsignor McGowan devoted his time and service. Students from Allied Services’ dePaul School, Keystone College, King’s College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Mount Saint Mary’s University, and the University of Scranton will be honored during the September event. Tickets: $125 per person and $225 per couple. Varying levels of sponsorship are available and donations are welcome. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship Fund, administered by The Luzerne Foundation. Info: 945.8155 or donna.clemens@keystone.edu.

Sept. 28: Ettiquete for Children, at the Waverly Community House. Four Saturday sessions continuing Oct. 12, Nov. 16, and Dec. 21. Times TBA. Advanced registration is required. Info / Class description: (570) 586-8191 ext. 2.

Sept. 29: St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral Pig Roast, at the church center parking lot on Hill Street in Mayfield, from 11:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m. Menu includes pork, potato wedges, rigatoni and meatballs, cole slaw, macaroni salad, baked beans, desserts and beverages. Sit-down or take-out available. Cost: $20 for adults; $10 for children under 12. A limited number of tickets will be sold the day of the roast. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 876.0730 or 466.5399.

The Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ Ninth Annual Taste of the Abingtons, at the Inn at Nichols Village Hotel & Spa, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clark’s Summit, from 5-8 p.m. Dozens of local restaurants and eateries will be providing specialty food items of their choice under one roof. The event offers the opportunity to sample food, enjoy entertainment, and mingle with family and friends, knowing the proceeds will be benefiting numerous local Rotary projects. Cost: $25 per Tickets: (570) 780-7950 or eventbrite.com/event/7786590903/es2/?rank=1.

Oct. 1 Beginner’s Italian, at the Waverly Comm, continuing for eight weeks on Tuesdays. Participants can choose Basic Travel Italian from 6-7:15 p.m. or learn the language from scratch with Intro to Conversational Italian (more advanced than Basic Italian) from 7:30 -8:45 p.m. Info: (570) 586-8191 ext. 2.

Oct. 4 The Misericordia University Annual Health Care Lecture Series Presents, “The Future of Health Care in the United States,” by Susan Dentzer, a journalist and senior policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Oct. 4, 7:45 a.m. in the Dudrick, Muth, Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, Dallas. Cost: free/registration required. To register, contact Theresa Hollock at (570) 674-6332, or e-mail: thollock@misericordia.edu

Oct. 5: Myasthenia Gravis Informational Meeting: Meetings to provide information about MG and those living with MG. All meetings take place at Allied Services. Info: Vera Krewsun 687.6009 or Allied Services 348.1407.

American Lung Asspiation Fight for Air Run/Walk, at McDade Park, Scranton. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Runners will begin at 9:45 and walkers will begin at 10 a.m. The event supports the Ameican Lung association. The top two fundraisers will win a trip for two at the Woodloch resort. Info: www.lunginfo.org/scrantonwak or call Donna Ray-Reifler at (570) 823-2212.

Oct. 6: Covenant Public Concerts — Andrea and Samantha Wittchen, duo-harpists, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton, 3 p.m. Concerts are free; food donations for the Safety Net Food Pantry are welcomed. Info: (570) 346-6400 or (914) 589-1975.

Corpus Christi Annual Harvest Festival Turkey Dinner, noon to 5 p.m., Corpus Christi Church, Montdale. The menu includes: turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, sauerkraut slaw, stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, pie, and beverages. Other activites include a free hay ride and raffles. Cost: $10-adults, $5-children Handicapped accessible. Take-outs available.

Oct. 12-13: 5th Annual Harvest Moon Festival, at Holy Name of Mary Church, 278 South Main St., Montrose from noon-9 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday. There will be live entertainment both days and ethnic foods. There will also be a bake sale, raffle baskets, games for all ages and more.

Oct. 13: Lackawanna College Baseball Program’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament, at Pine Hills Country Club, Taylor. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. The tournament will have a shotgun start beginning at noon followed by a cocktail hour at 5 p.m. Playing foursomes are being accepted and sponsorship packages are available. Info: Chris Pensak, 840.4745 or Ace Brogna 212.0427.

Oct. 16, 18 and 19: Winter outerwear drive distribution, at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. Coats, boots, hats, scarves, mittens and glove will be distributed free of cost. Donations can be made to the drive before Oct. 16 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Info: (570) 342-8263.

Oct. 19: American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K fundraising walk, at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Info: www.makingstrideswalk.org/wyomingvalley or contact the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345 or visit cancer.org.

Oct. 27: 125th Anniversary Celebration of St. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant. The day’s festivities begin at 3 p.m. with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Celebration will continue at Fiorelli Catering, 1501 Main Street, Peckville from 5-9 p.m. and will include: hors d’oeuvres, dinner, cash bar, a DVD presentation of the history of the church, and a performance by the Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble. Cost: $40 per person, $12 for children 12 and younger. Tickets: Sandra Berta at (570) 383-9487 Info: Lauren Telep at (570) 383-0319, or John Turko (570) 489-3489.

Nov. 9: Annual Holiday Marketplace fundraiser, at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be handmade merchandise for sale by a variety of vendors and a basket raffle. Admission: Free. Info: (570) 587-3440, or www.LackawannCountyLibrarySystem.org.

Nov. 30: Abington Heights Class of 1988 25 Year Reunion, 6 - 11 p.m. at the Inne of the Abingtons, 239 Kennedy Creek Rd, North Abington Twp., Pa. 18414. Info / Tickets: http://www.abingtonheights88.com.

Dec. 7: Myasthenia Gravis Informational Meeting: Meetings to provide information about MG and those living with MG. All meetings take place at Allied Services. Info: Vera Krewsun 687.6009 or Allied Services 348.1407.



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.


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.


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.

Lung Cancer Alliance Support Group, the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care on Morgan Hwy. No meeting in July. Info: 586.0179.


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.


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: (570) 344-3841.

All You Can Eat Breakfast, at Clarks Summit Fire Co #1 Inc. - 3212 Bedford St., Clarks Summit. All you can eat breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon on the third Sunday of every month. Breakfast includes biscuits, chipped beef, home fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, bagels, muffins, Danish, cream cheese, waffles with strawberry whipped cream, fruit cup, coffee, tea, orange juice, hot chocolate and more. Cost: $8/adults or $5/kids (under 10 years).

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