Around Town for Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Catholic Choral Society
The Catholic Choral Society will begin its 65th season on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. at the IHM Center at Marywood University, Scranton. The group, which includes members from Lackawanna and Luzerne counties, performs sacred, classical, Broadway and popular music. No auditions are required.
Ann Manganiello is the music director with Jean Shields as accompanist while Brenda Grunza and Dr. Thomas Rittenhouse are the co-presidents. Visit www.catholicchoralsociety.org or call 587-2753 for more information.
Newton Rec. Center Fall Hours
The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton-Ransom Blvd., will begin its fall hours on Sunday, Sept. 1, through Saturday, May 31, 2014. The center will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3-8 p.m. On Saturdays, the center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays it will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Call 586-7808 for more information.
The Lackawanna Trail High School marching band will host its second annual golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Summit Hills Golf Course, Country Club Road, Clarks Summit. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Various raffles and prizes will also be available including closest to the pin, and longest drive contests, plus $5 mulligans.
Teams of four (captain and crew format) or individuals may register for the event. Individuals will be teamed up on a first-come-first-served basis. Registrationis $75 per player and includes a round of golf, golf cart, lunch and an after-play buffet dinner and drinks catered by the Inne of the Abingtons. Tickets for the buffet dinner only, which will be held at the Clarks Summit Fire Co. banquet hall, 326 Bedford St., are $25. All net proceeds will benefit the Lackawanna Trail Marching Lions.
For registration and advertising forms, visit www.ltsd.org or call Katie Lane at 945-5181. Deadline for registration and advertising is Sunday, Sept. 1.
The Thomas G. Cupillari Astronomical Observatory, Route 107, Fleetville, will begin its fall program on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. and will continue each Wednesday and Friday evening through Friday, Nov. 15.
The astronomical programs will feature an illustrated lecture and weather-permitted observation through telescopes. The main objects planned for observation include the Moon; the planets Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; and various double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Large groups such as school classes, scouts and community organizations interested in attending a session may contact Professor Cupillari at 945-8402 to arrange a private appointment.
Open to the public and free of charge, sessions will be held regardless of sky conditions and will be cancelled only by the threat of severe weather. Visit www.keystone.edu/observatory for more information.
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will host two, five-week ballroom classes beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6-7 p.m. for advanced dancers who wish to learn the American tango and from 7-8 p.m. for beginners wishing to learn the cha cha and rhumba. Session two will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 23, and will be a continuation of these classes for those who completed session one or those who have previous dance experience. The classes are instructed by Jill Wetzel.
The dance classes will be held in the auditorium at the Comm. The cost is $45 per person for each five-week session. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call Jill Wetzel at 954-1147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, is hosting a series of free workshops focusing on career and college preparation and post-secondary success strategies. All sessions will begin at 7 p.m. in the Constance Reynolds Belin room and are instructed by Jennifer Severini-Kresock, a private career and college counselor with NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates - Excellence in Career and College Preparation.
This fall's sessions are as follows:
- Monday, Sept. 16: Standardized college admissions testing;
- Monday, Oct. 7: Finding your best fit college;
- Monday, Oct. 28: Special needs students and strategies for post-secondary success;
- Monday, Nov. 18: You have been accepted to college, now what?; and
- Monday, Dec. 9: Introduction to financial aid.
Advance registration by calling 586-8191, ext. 2, is required for these sessions. Visit www.waverlycomm.org for more information.
The Lackawanna Trail High School Class of 2015 is looking for vendors for its annual craft fair on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school, Tunnel Hill Road, Factoryville. There will also be basket raffles and a bake sale. Call 945-5153 or Lynne Symons at 687-3648 or Patty Christ at 945-7202 for more information.