Around Town for Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Co., 1890 Newton-Ransom Blvd., is hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Sunday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $8; $4 for children. The menu will consist of pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, homefries and beverages. All proceeds will benefit the Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Co.
Softball Meeting Notice
The Valley Petunia League will hold its final preseason meeting for 12-U coaches on Sunday, April 7, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion post at 508 Church St., Jessup. All coaches and league representatives are encouraged to attend. League fees and proof of insurance are due. Visit http://www.eteamz.com/valleypetunia for more information.
Luna Hair Studio, 105 South Main Avenue, Scranton, will host a cut-a-thon to benefit the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. Women's haircuts are $25 and men's haircuts are $15. Donations and walk-ins without an appointment are welcome. Call 955-6398 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
The Abington Heights School District will host a learn to swim program for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediate and advanced swimmers.
The first session will run from Monday, April 8, to Thursday, May 2, and the second session will run from Monday, May 6, to Friday, May 31. Brochures and registration forms are available from the aquatics department page on the Abington Heights High School page on the Abington Heights School District website: www.ahsd.org.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-5300 ext. 5607.
The Knights of Columbus, Abington Council No. 6611, will host its monthly bingo night on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Gathering Room of Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. There is no cover charge; bingo cards are 50 cents a piece or three for $1. Complimentary light refreshments will be served.
The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters club will meet on Tuesday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Allied Services, located on the Morgan Highway in Scranton. Visitors are welcome. Call 498-1110 or 604-6176 or visit http://www.scrantontoastmasters.org for more information.
Jr. Comets Sign Ups
Sign-ups for the 2013 season of the Abington Junior Comets football and cheerleading teams will be held at the Abington Heights High School fieldhouse, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit, on Wednesday, April 10, from 6-8 p.m. and on Sunday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. Additional information, along with registration forms, can be found at http://www.abingtonjuniorcomets.com under the "info" tab.
Spring Book Sale
The Friends of the Abington Community Library will host their annual spring book sale at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape and more will be available with prices ranging from 25 cents to $2. Admission is free.
Free E-cycling Event
The Abington Community Library, in partnership with the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, will offer free e-cycling on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located at 1310 Morgan Highway.
Items that will be recycled for free will include telephones, cell phones, DVD and VCR players, filing cabinets, stereos, speakers, cables, cords, smart boards, keyboards, mice, UPS battery backups, laptop batteries, audio-visual equipment, microwaves, computers, monitors, projectors, printers, fax machines, floor copiers, television sets, gaming systems, calculators, adding machines, and exercise equipment.Items recycled for a small fee include refrigerators ($30), air conditioning units ($20), washers and dryers ($10), car batteries ($5), floor freezers ($30), dehumidifiers ($20) and dishwashers ($20). Donations made that day will benefit the Abington Community Library.
Vendors are needed for the Dalton Fire Co. ladies auxiliary flea market, which will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dalton Fire Co. Carnival Grounds. Call Cheri at 945-7280 or Jeanne at 563-3298 for more information.
Serving Seniors, Inc. is seeking dedicated and caring people of all ages to provide friendly visits and companionship to residents in long term care and personal care homes within Lackawanna County. Visitation volunteers will help to improve the quality of life of an older adult. Training is provided. Call Lisa M. Torch at 344-3931 for more information.