The Rock Church Worship Center, 530 Morgan Highway, Scranton, will host a Passion Play, featuring a live presentation of the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ on Friday and Saturday, April 18-19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 20, beginning at 11 a.m. Call 570-342-0544, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit rockchurchworshipcenter.org for more information.
The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers chapter of Toastmasters International will meet on Tuesday, April 22, 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.
The Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St., will host a free community dinner on Friday, April 25, from 5-7 p.m. Organizers say that the dinner’s primary focus is to help the needy and is in conjunction with the church’s “Feed a Thousand” campaign for 2014. The dinner is supplemented by a grant from the Walmart Foundation as well as by Olive Garden and Texas Roadhouse. Music from the Michelle Triaca Music Studio will also be a part of the event. Tickets are being passed out to local food pantries and support groups. Call 570-586-8166 for more information.
The Friends of the Abington Community Library will host their annual spring book sale on Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway. The sale will feature used books, audio books, compact discs and DVDs. Buyers are asked to bring their own bags, if possible. Donations are accepted year-round at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Call 570-587-3440 for more information.
The Parents Loving Children Through Autism Foundation (PLCTA) will host its annual Walk for Autism Awareness along with a 5K run on Saturday, April 26, at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., the run will begin at 8:30 a.m. near Hanlon’s Grove. The fee for the 5K run is $25. The Walk for Autism Awareness will begin at 11 a.m. at the Everhart Pavilion. Registration for the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. and registration is $20. A post-walk picnic featuring music, raffles, games and information booths will also be held. Visit plcta.org or call 570-341-3388 for more information.
Healthy Kids Day
The Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore, will host its annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include a kids run, extreme laser tag, a zip line, a petting zoo, face painting, a magician and more. There will also be a health fair featuring local hospitals, pediatricians, podiatrists, orthodontists and other members of the community. Call 570-342-8115 for more information.
The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 617 Morgan Highway, South Abington Twp., will host a Bible discussion entitled “Why Would a Loving God Permit Wickedness?” on Sunday, April 27, beginning at 3 p.m. Call 570-587-0473 for more information.
The Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, will host its annual rummage, bake and flower sale on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature antiques and collectibles and lunch will be available. A bag sale will begin at 1 p.m. Donations of household goods, small appliances, antiques, vintage items, other collectibles and baked goods are needed. Call 570-587-3206 or visit countryside-church.org for more information.
Friends, parents and former players of Abington Heights High School basketball coach Vince Bucciarelli will host a community tribute and reception on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Glen Oak Country Club, 250 Oakford Road, Clarks Summit. Bucciarelli was the Lady Comets’ head coach for 32 years, winning 592 games and 14 district championships. Tickets are $25 for light fare with a cash bar. Send checks to LCBC, P.O. Box 701, Waverly, PA 18471 by Friday, April 25. Call 570-586-9000 for more information.
Churck Parry, a financial adviser at Edward Jones Investments, 406 S. State St., Clarks Summit, will host a free coffee club on Thursday, May 15, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Glenburn Grill, 1144 Lackawanna Trail. Parry will discuss current events, the economy and investing. Coffee, juice and pastries will be served. Reservations are requested; call Jennifer at 570-585-8979 by Friday, May 9, to reserve a seat.
The Dalton Fire Co. ladies auxiliary is seeking vendors for its craft show, to be held on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dalton Fire Hall, 109 S. Turnpike Road. Call Jeanne at 570-563-3298 or Betty at 570-563-1268 for more information.