The NEPA Wildcats 16 and younger fast-pitch softball organization will host tryouts for its fall 2014/summer 2015 team on Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 9-10, and Aug. 16-17, from 1-3 p.m. at Abington Heights High School, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit. Call 570-504-4808, 570-351-5187, 570-240-7030 or email AbingtonWildcats@yahoo.com for more information or to schedule a private tryout.
The Keystone College Environmental Education Institute (KCEEI) will host a program entitled “Exploring the Underworld” on Saturday, Aug. 9. Participants will get the chance to explore two caves in upstate New York with naturalist Michael Nardacci and biologist Dr. Jerry Skinner. Cave formation and conservation, as well as cave-dwelling flora and fauna will be discussed. A registration fee of $100 will cover transportation, all applicable fees and lunch. Call 570-945-8555, email Sharon.Burke@keystone.edu or visit kceei.keystone.edu for more information.
Symmetry Dance Studio, 206 N. Main Ave., 3rd floor, Scranton, is hosting auditions for its junior dance company for ages 11-15 on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m., followed by an open house and studio tour at 2:30 p.m. The company will also hold auditions in Clarks Summit on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 1:30 p.m. at Jaya Yoga, 320 S. State St. Call 570-290-7242 or visit symmetrystudioNEPA.com for more information.
The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers chapter of Toastmasters International will meet on Monday, Aug. 11, and Monday, Aug. 25, at Allied Services, located on the Morgan Highway in Scranton. Call 570-498-1110 or 570-350-7441 or visit scrantontoastmasters.org for more information.
Cocktails for the Courts
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will host its annual “Cocktails for the Courts” fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 15, from 6-8 p.m., rain or shine. The event will feature signature cocktails by the State Street Grill as well as wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres. Music will be provided by the Von Storch Trio. Tickets are available at the door and are $25; attendees must be age 21 or older. All proceeds will benefit community tennis programming at the Waverly Community House. Call 570-586-8191 for more information.
The Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Newton Twp., will host a hymn sing on Sunday, Aug. 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by an ice cream social. Call 570-587-3206 or visit countryside-church.org for more information.
Senior Center Activities
The Abington Senior Community Center, 1151 Winola Road, South Abington Twp., will host the following activities this fall.
• Oil painting classes will be held on Tuesdays from 12:45-2:45 p.m. The ten-week session will run from Tuesday, Aug. 26, through Tuesday, Oct. 28, and will be taught by Mary Lou Chibirka. Cost is $70 for the session.
• The center will run a bus trip to Baltimore and Annapolis, Md., from Wednesday, Sept. 10, through Friday, Sept. 12. The trip will include a tour of historic Baltimore, Annapolis and the Naval Academy. There will also be a harbor cruise to see the tall ships and a Blue Angels practice session. Cost is $354 per person, double occupancy.
Call 570-586-8996 or visit abingtonseniorcommunitycenter.com for more information or to register.
Support Group Correction
Due to information that was incorrectly supplied to the Abington Suburban, last week’s listing for the following support group contained erroneous information. The correct listing is as follows: A Christian support group for 12-step recovery meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 105 Church St. Meetings are open to both women and men to aid in the recovery of individuals suffering from life’s hurts, addictions and afflictions. The group utilizes the 12-Step Program, combined with related scripture and text. Call 570-961-1234 for more information.