The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers chapter of Toastmasters International will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Allied Services, Morgan Highway, Scranton. Visit www.scrantontoastmasters.org or call 570-498-1110 or 570-350-7441 for more information.
The Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St., will host a free wellness program on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. in its Fellowship Hall focusing on regaining flexibility and led by Dr. Jennifer Jaffe Finn. Dr. Finn has been a practicing chiropractor for more than a decade and is the Northeast Regional Director for the Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania and a board member of Focus Philosophy group.
Call 570-586-8166 for more information.
The Clarks Summit Fire Co. will host its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. to noon at the fire hall, 321 Bedford St. Tickets are $8; $5 for children younger than 10 years old.
A pasta dinner sponsored by the Northeast Wing of the Friends of the Forgotten will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. Eat in or take out. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit military and veteran projects in Northeast Pennsylvania. Menu will include salad, rolls, desserts, beverages and a choice of meatballs or bracciole. Basket and 50/50 raffles will be available. Call Rose at 570-587-2190, Ed at 570-241-7679 or Dee at 570-687-6870 for tickets or for more information.
The Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Co. will host an installation banquet on Saturday, jan. 25, from 6-11 p.m. at the fire hall, 1890 Newton-Ransom Blvd. Tickets are $20 and include buffet dinner and additional food during the night’s entertainment, which will be provided by Mace In Dickson. Call 570-903-2949 for more information or for tickets.
The University of Scranton will host its 15th annual Northeast Pennsylvania Brain Bee on Saturday, Feb. 8, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Loyola Science Center. The Brain Bee is open to high school students in grades 9-12. All questions for the competition will be drawn from “Brain Facts,” a book on the brain and nervous system published by the Society for Neuroscience. Sponsored by the Neuroscience program at the university, the Brain Bee is offered free of charge. Registration is required to participate and must be completed on or before Friday, Jan. 31. The winner of the Northeast PA Brain Bee will be invited to participate in National Brain Bee, which will be held in Baltimore, Md.
For more information or to register online, visit sites.google.com/site/nepabrainbee/ or contact Robert Waldeck, Ph.D., program director and associate professor of biology, at 570-941-4324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.