The department of music at Baptist Bible College will host its annual spring concert on Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 5, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the Murphy Memorial Library in Jackson Hall, located on the college’s campus on Venard road in South Abington Twp. This year’s concert will include hymns, spirituals and gospel arrangements as well as a performance of Pierre Sancan’s “Sonatine for Flute and Piano” by BBC senior Alyssa Pyne and Dr. Larry Kauffman, department chair. Tickets are $5 and are available online at bbc.edu/events or by calling 570-585-9295.
The Country Alliance Church, 14014 Orchard Drive, Newton Twp., is hosting a “Rock ‘n’ Roll” Easter event on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. Organizers say the event will teach children about the true meaning of Easter through experience stations, crafts and an egg hunt. Call Joyce at 570-388-2577 or the church at 570-587-2885 for more information.
Hillside Park will host a community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at Stroney Field, 1188 Winola Road. There will also be a bake sale, children’s activities and other events. The egg hunt will be held rain or shine. Call 570-343-3270 for more information.
The Abington Heights Civic League will meet on Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m., at the clubhouse, 115 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. Linda Young will conduct a leadership forum. Call 570-587-3101 for more information.
The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers chapter of Toastmasters International will meet on Tuesday, April 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Allied Services, Morgan Highway, Scranton. Visit scrantontoastmasters.org or call 570-498-1110 or 570-350-7441 for more information.
LGBT Elder Care Conference
Keystone College will celebrate National Public Health Week with a conference, entitled, “Health Education About LGBT Elders,” on Wednesday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Evans Hall at the Hibbard Campus Center on the college’s LaPlume campus. On Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. a lecture entitled “An Introduction to Older LGBT Adults” will take place in Brooks Theater, also on the college’s LaPlume campus.
Presented by the Geriatric Education Staff from the Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, the conference will examine medical care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Organizers say that participants will discuss essential terminology and concepts, explore barriers to health care, review legal concerns and explore the basic principles of HIV transmission and treatment. Targeted for individuals in health care and nursing, the conference costs $20 and includes lunch. Participants will receive six continuing education credits.
The lecture on April 10 is sponsored by Keystone’s Concerts and Lectures Series and will be presented by Hector Salgado of the Howard Brown Health Center. Topics to be discussed include increased risks for poor health as a result of employment discrimination, public benefits and other available services. Visit keystone.edu/heale/ to register for the conference. Email Dr. Dorothy Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-945-8416 for more information on the conference and lecture.
The Dalton Fire Co. will host a dinner at the Glenburn Grill, 1144 Lackawanna Trail, on Wednesday, April 9, from 4-7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the fire company.
Book and Bake Sale
The Dalton Community Library, 113 E. Main St., will host its spring book and bake sale on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will include adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction as well as magazines, recordings and other items. Call 570-563-2014 for more information.
The Lake Winola Fire Co. will host breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 12, from 6 a.m. to noon at the fire hall, located on Rte. 307. Tickets are $10; free for children age 12 and younger. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 9 a.m. The menu will include eggs to order, home fries, bacon, cereal, sausage, ham, toast, bagels, fruit and beverages.
The Northeastern Lodge No. 63 of the Fraternal Order of Police will host a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 12, from 4-7 p.m. at the Abington Memorial Post No. 70569 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. Tickets are $8; $4 for children younger than 10 years old. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the lodge’s scholarship program.
The Newton-Ransom Elementary School, 1549 Newton-Ransom Blvd., is seeking a donation of a full-sized digital piano with 88 keys for student use. Roland or Yamaha brands are preferred. Call principal Bob Bugno at 570-585-8300 for more information.