‘Into the Woods’
The Abington Heights Middle School, 1555 Newton-Ransom Blvd., will present “Into the Woods” from Thursday through Saturday, March 20-22, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $5; $3 for students. Call 570-586-1281 for more information.
The Friends of the Abington Community Library will host “La Dolce Vita: Celebrating the Sweet Life with Cookies, Cordials and Cappuccino” on Saturday, March 29, from 6-9 p.m. at the library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Tickets are $10, which includes a complimentary 2014 Friends of the Abington Community Library membership, and are available through advance sales only. This event is for people age 21 and older. Call 570-587-3440 for more information.
The Lackawanna Historical Society, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton, will host a presentation by George Gula featuring the history of the Laurel Line Trolley on Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. Call 570-344-3841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Keystone College Environmental Education Institute will host a free showing of “Tapped!” on Thursday, March 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the institute, located on the campus of Keystone College in LaPlume. According to organizers, “Tapped!” offers a behind-the-scenes look at the bottled water industry. Call 570-945-8555 or email email@example.com to reserve a seat or for more information.
A benefit dinner for the Benson and Hedrick families will be held on Friday, March 28, at the Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 S. Turnpike Road. The menu will include an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and an open salad bar. Take outs will begin at 3:30 p.m; sit-down dinner will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tickets are $10; $6 for children ages 3-11 and are free for children younger than three. Call Ron at 570-406-8409 or Pat at 570-945-5586 for tickets or for more information.
The Marywood University Lifelong Learners will host a bus trip to Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown on Wednesday, April 2. Tickets are $99 and include a shrine tour, a visit to the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works Museum and the Pearl Buck Museum as well as dinner at the Plumsteadville Inn. Call 570-383-0544 for reservations or for more information.
Slam in the Summit
The Abington Area Community Classroom will host “Slam in the Summit,” where residents will have the chance to tell their 5-minute stories based on the theme, “What doesn’t kill you,” on Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at the Clarks Summit Borough Building, 304 S. State St. The evening will be hosted by Mike Stevens with local judges deciding the winner. Participants are asked to bring a food item to be donated to local food pantries. Visit aacclass.org for more information.
The Lackawanna Trail School District will host kindergarten registration from Monday, April 14, through Wednesday, April 16, at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center, 179 College Ave., Factoryville. The process will take from 10-20 minutes and will include hearing and vision testing. Parents are asked to bring completed registration packets, proof of residency, student birth certificates, Social Security numbers and immunization records. Registration is by appointment only. To request a registration packet or to schedule an appointment, call 570-945-5153, ext. 3101 or ext. 3102 no later than Monday, April 7.
Bottle Cap Collection
Clarks Summit Borough is collecting clean bottle caps throughout March and April to be used during the “Friends of the Earth” event, from Friday, April 25, through Sunday, April 27. Bottle caps of all shapes, sizes and colors will be used to create recycled art sculptures that will be displayed at businesses throughout the downtown area. People are asked to drop off clean bottle caps by the side elevator in the Clarks Summit Borough Building, 304 S. State St. Call 570-586-9316 for more