The Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, will host Glory Road: Railroad Posters and Photo Illustrations by Al Pierce on Saturday, June 28, from 10-4:30 p.m. Organizers say that this historic and reflective exhibit highlights the remains of the steam railroading industry with graphic designs and photo illustrations of the companies, employees and passengers that showcase the golden age of rail travel. The exhibit captures the imagery and terminology that was used in the early days of railroading with poster designs of steam engines, passenger cars and the railroad memorabilia that has long been associated with the industry.
The exhibit was funded in part by a Lackawanna County Arts & Culture grant and was featured at the Steamtown National Historic Site previously. Call 570-587-3440 for more information.
Ham Radio Demonstration
The Scranton-Pocono Amateur Radio Klub will host an amateur radio demonstration on Saturday, June 28, beginning at 2 p.m. and lasting until Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m., at Seamans Airport, located on Seamans Road and Windsock Drive in Factoryville. The event will feature ham radio operators demonstrating how to operate the equipment in case of natural disaster. The event will also teach people new techniques in ham radio and show people how to obtain their own ham radio license. The event is held in conjunction with the American Radio Relay League’s annual Amateur Radio Week. Call 570-840-0703 for more information.
The Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit will host a veterans discussion group on Monday, June 30, from 2-3 p.m. This discussion group is an informal meeting for veterans to network and meet other veterans in the region. Call 570-587-3440 for more information.
The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers chapter of Toastmasters International will meet on Tuesday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Allied Services, located on the Morgan Highway in Scranton. Visit scrantontoastmasters.org or call 570-498-1110 or 570-350-7441 for more information.
Book Club Meeting
The Mysteries and Detectives Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. This month’s selection will be a reader’s choice of any of the Vish Puri detective stories by Tarquin Hall. The author for August will be James M. Cain.
The Dalton Fire Co. will host its annual carnival from Tuesday, July 8, through Saturday, July 12, at the Dalton Carnival Grounds, located on Bank Street in Dalton. Events and entertainment throughout the week will include:
• Tuesday, July 8: Paul Laquintano
• Wednesday, July 9: Coal Town Rounders. An antique and classic car cruise will begin at 6 p.m. that evening.
• Thursday, July 10: Joe Kopicki Band
• Friday, July 11: Infinity. The annual firemen’s parade will begin at 7 p.m.
• Saturday, July 12: Mace in Dickson. A fireworks display will begin at 10 p.m. and the annual grand prize drawing will also be held.
The gates will open at 6 p.m. every day. Pizza will be provided by the Chinchilla Hose Co. and the Justus Fire Co. will provide wings.
Vacation Bible School
The Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road, will host its annual vacation Bible school from Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This year’s theme is “Ocean Explorers” and all children from pre-kindergarten through grade six are invited. Call 570-586-8946 for more information.