Back-to-School Carnival

The annual Abington Heights Back-to-School Carnival will be held on Friday, Aug. 29, from 5-8 p.m. at the High School, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit. This free community carnival will include music, games and fire truck rides and will be held rain or shine. Food will be available for purchase. The “Meet the Comets” program will begin at 8 p.m.

Choral Society Opens

The Catholic Choral Society will begin its 66th year on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the IHM Center at Marywood University. The group, composed of members from both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, performs sacred, classical and secular music at performances in both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. New members are welcome and no auditions are required. The group’s first concert will be its annual November Generations Concert when the Catholic Choral Society hosts and features regional choral groups from elementary school through college at St. Peter’s Cathedral. Additional musical programs are planned for the Advent, Christmas, Lenten and spring seasons. Visit catholicchoralsociety.org or call 570-587-2753 for more information.

Fall Hours

Fall hours for the Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton-Ransom Blvd., will be weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3-8:30 p.m. Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday hours will be from noon to 5 p.m. These hours will run from Tuesday, Sept. 2, through Sunday, May 31.

Y Wellness Mondays

Y Wellness Mondays at Hillside Park have been extended through the month of September. Three additional classes will be offered: Sept. 8, yoga; Sept. 15, pilates and Sept. 22, yoga. For more information, visit hillsidepark.net or greaterscrantonymca.org.

Breakfast Buffet

The Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Co. will host a breakfast buffet on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 8-11 a.m. at the fire hall, located at 1890 Newton-Ransom Blvd. The all-you-can-eat buffet is $8; $4 for children younger than 12.

Book Club Meeting

The Mysteries and Detectives Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. The selection for September is “Stranger in Paradise” by Robert B. Parker.

Bus Trip

The Marywood University Lifelong Learners will host a bus trip bus trip on Wednesday, Sept. 24, to the Downton Abbey exhibit at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. The trip includes a tour of the mansion and Downton Abbey exhibit, lunch at the estate’s pavilion and dinner at the Mendhall Inn. Cost is $125 per person. Call 570-383-0544 for reservations.