The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will host its Baby Signs classes on Thursdays from May 8 through June 12. The classes are designed to help hearing children communicate using sign language and includes theme-based exercises during 45-minute sessions designed for parents, caregivers and children from six months through two years old to attend together. Session 1 will begin at 4:30 p.m. and session 2 will begin at 6 p.m. The cost for the series is $130 and there will be a one time introductory parent workshop on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. The cost to attend the workshop is $55. For more information and a registration form, visit the Comm’s website at waverlycomm.org or call the Comm office at 570-586-8191 ext. 2 and ask for LuAnn. Course instructor Rachel Dwyer may be reached at 215-208-9629 or via email at email@example.com.
The Arcadia Chorale (formerly the Robert Dale Chorale) will join with the Doug Smith Jazz Trio to present “Songs from Tin Pan Alley,” featuring songs by Gershwin, Porter, Arlen and Berlin on Friday, May 2, at 8 p.m. at Shopland Hall in the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and WVIA members and $7 for students. Children younger than 12 years old will be admitted for free when accompanied by a parent. For more information or to order tickets, visit arcadiachorale.org or call 570-871-0350.
The Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Co. will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the fire hall, 1890 Newton-Ransom Blvd., on Sunday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $8; $5 for children younger than 12.
Ghostlight Productions will present a staged reading of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” on Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m., at Duffy’s Coffee House, 312 S. State St., Clarks Summit. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person and all proceeds will benefit Ghostlight’s 2014 season, including the sixth annual Shakespeare in the Park: “Macbeth” and its first Underage Theatre: Scenes from “Metamorphoses” by Mary Zimmerman. Visit ghostlightproductions.org or contact public relations director Rachel Strayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-575-5185 for more information.
The Actors Circle will host auditions for the interactive murder mystery “Murder in the Manor House,” written by John McInerney and co-directed by McInerney and Carol Arena, at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, on Sunday, May 4, from 3-5 p.m., and on Tuesday, May 6, from 7-9 p.m. Casting will take place for men aging in range from their early 20s through late 50s and for women ranging in age from their early 20s through early 70s. Performances are scheduled for June 19-22 and June 27-29. For more information, visit actorscircle.org or call 570-342-9707.
The Abington Heights Civic League will host its monthly meeting on Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, 115 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. Entertainment will be provided by the Abington Heights Civic League Dance Academy. Call 570-587-3101 for more information.
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will host its annual Waverly Waddle 5K walk/run on Saturday, May 10, rain or shine. Registration will be held from 8-8:45 a.m. on the back lawn of the Waverly Community House with the race beginning at 9 a.m. Registration fees are $20; $12 for participants age 12 and younger if registered by Wednesday, May 7. After Wednesday, May 7, registration fees are $25; $15 for participants age 12 and younger. All proceeds will benefit recreation programs at the Waverly Community House. The Junior Waddle, for children age eight and younger, will take place immediately following the Waddle. There is no registration fee for the Junior Waddle.
For more information and for registration forms visit waverlycomm.org or call LuAnn in the Comm office at 570-586-8191, ext. 2.
The Humane Society of Wyoming County is sponsoring a low-cost rabies clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the State Department of Agriculture Building, located on Rte. 92 in Tunkhannock. Dr. Abbey Jones from the Schultzville Animal Hospital will administer the vaccinations. Cost is $6 per shot. All animals must be leashed or caged and must be kept under control at all times. Three-year shots will be provided only with a certificate of previous vaccinations. Wyoming county dog licenses for 2014 will also be on sale at this event. Call 570-836-4745 for more information.
Eco Bike Tour
The Keystone College Environmental Education Institute will host a guided eco bike tour on Sunday, May 18, from noon to 3 p.m.
Professional landscape architect and avid cyclist Tom McLane will guide participants through area back roads with stops along the way to teach them about the area’s habitat and indigenous plants.
Cost is $20 and all proceeds will benefit the institute’s environmental programs. Participants may register online at kceei.keystone.edu or by calling 570-945-8555.