The Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Newton Twp., is hosting a takeout-only hoagie sale on Friday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 4:30-6 p.m. American hoagies include ham, bologna, American cheese, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise on the side. Italian hoagies include ham, hard salami, provolone cheese, cappicola, tomato, lettuce and Italian dressing on the side. Hoagies are $5 each. Call Joyce at 570-586-8657 for more information.
Comm Square Fair
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will host its annual Comm Square Fair on Friday, July 25, from 5-8 p.m. The event is held in partnership with Waverly Township and the Lackawanna County Council on the Arts and is free for all ages. A concert on the lawn with the Coal Town Rounders, ticketed carnival and dunk-the-counselor games designed by the counselors of this summer’s Comm Camp, a balloon clown and picnic dinner are some of the event’s highlights. The fair is sponsored by Corky’s Garden Path, Geisinger CMC, Gerrity’s Supermarkets and McGrath’s Pub and Eatery and is organized by a group of volunteers and Comm Camp staff. For more information, visit waverlycomm.org.
The Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Newton Twp., will host missionary speakers Carmen and Alejandro Mendoza on Monday, July 28. A covered dish reception will begin at 6 p.m., while the presentation will begin at 7 p.m. The Mendozas will discuss the Give Ye Them To Eat (GYTTE) mission program, which provides training and workshops in eco-friendly, low cost, low technology solutions that enhance life for many of Mexico’s hard working families, according to organizers. Outreach efforts include livestock development, agricultural development, and community development. RSVPs are requested to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 25.
The Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway, will host its annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until sold out. Take-outs are available. Tickets are $10; $5 for children age 12 or younger. Call 570-587-2571 for tickets or for more information.
The Lake Winola Fire Co. and ladies auxiliary will host a breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lake Winola Fire Hall, located on Rte. 307. Tickets are $8.50; $4.50 for children younger than 11. The breakfast is free for children age three and younger. The menu will include bacon, sausage, eggs to order, plain or blueberry pancakes, homefries, fruit, cereal, toast, bagels and beverages.
Support Groups Available
The Lung Cancer Alliance is hosting a support group for children ages 5-18 who have a loved one with cancer that meets on the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton. This month’s meeting will be held on Saturday, July 26. A support group for children ages 5-18 with cancer meets the first and third Monday of the month from 5-7 p.m. at Timmy’s Town Center in the Mall at Steamtown. The group’s next meeting will be on Monday, Aug. 4. Call Rita Fenton at 570-586-0179 for more information on both groups.
In recognition of National Safety Month, the Home Instead Senior Care office in Clarks Summit, which serves Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike, Wayne and Wyoming counties, is offering a free home safety checklist for area seniors and their families. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 20 million seniors ages 65 and older visit the emergency room each year with almost a third of the visits related to injuries, many of which are sustained in the home. However, almost half of all home accidents by seniors (48 percent) can be avoided according to a recent survey of emergency room doctors, conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care network. To request a free home safety checklist, call 570-687-4755 or visit makinghomesaferforseniors.com.