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Grand Opening

Marley's Mission will celebrate its third anniversary as well as the grand opening of its new facility in Newton Twp. at Matt Burne Acres on Eckel Farms, on Friday, July 5, with public tours between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

To arrive at the facility, take the Morgan Highway to Newton-Ransom Blvd. After four miles, take a right onto Church Hill Road and another right onto Port Royal Road. Marley's Mission at Matt Burne Acres on Eckel Farms is on the left side of the road. Visit for more information.

Observatory to Open

The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari Astronomical Observatory will begin its summer program on Monday, July 8, at 8:30 p.m., and will continue each Monday and Wednesday through Wednesday, July 31.

The programs will feature an illustrated lecture and (weather-permitting) observation through telescopes. The main objects planned for observation will include the planets Venus and Saturn, the moon and various star clusters, double stars, nebulae and galaxies.

Presentations scheduled for the summer sessions include:

- "A Midsummer Night's Sky" by Professor Thomas Cupillari: Monday, July 8, and Wednesday, July 10.

- "Expectations of Comet ISON 2013" by John Sabia: Monday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 17.

- "Solar and Lunar Eclipses" by Joann Kamichitis: Monday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 24.

- "Extrasolar Planets" by Dr. Doug O'Neal: Monday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 31.

All sessions at the observatory will be held regardless of sky conditions and cancelled only by the threat of severe weather. Call Professor Cupillari at 945-8402 for more information on this year's sessions.

The Thomas G. Cupillari Astronomical Observatory is located approximately two miles east of Fleetville on Route 107 and approximately 1.5 miles west on Route 107 from Interstate 81, exit 202. Visit for more information.

Dalton Carnival

The Dalton Fire Co. will host its annual carnival from Tuesday, July 9, to Saturday, July 13. Gates will open each day at 6 p.m. Pizza will be served by the Chinchilla Hose Co. and wings will be served by the Justus Fire Co.

The Coal Town Rounders will perform on Tuesday, July 9; Dave Williams will perform on Wednesday, July 10, and an antique and classic car cruise will begin at 6 p.m. Mojo will perform on Thursday, July 11. Mace in Dickson will perform on Friday, July 12, and the firemen's parade will begin at 7 p.m. The Look will perform on Saturday, July 13, and fireworks will take place at 10 p.m. A grand prize drawing will also be held on Saturday evening.

Actors Circle

The Actors Circle will present "Intolerance: The War on Civilians," directed by Lou Bisignani and Will Zeranski, from Thursday, July 11, to Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m. at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton.

This play contains original short plays and testimonies of those who lived and died in the world at war. General admission tickets are $10; $8 for seniors and $4 for students. Call 342-9707 for reservations. All tickets are held until 10 minutes before showtime.

Golf Tournament

The Comet Football Fan Club will host its fifth annual Coaches Cup Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 14, at the Stonehedge Golf Course. The tournament will offer a chance to win $10,000 in a hole-in-one contest as well as other prizes and gifts. A light lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m. and the tournament will begin at 2 p.m. A cocktail hour and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Tournament cost is $125 per golfer, $45 for cocktails and dinner only. Call Mike at 614-8386, RJ at 840-2612 or Ashley at 351-1122 for more information.

Everywhere Fun Fair

The First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St., is hosting "Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God's World Comes Together," as this year's Vacation Bible School, to be held from Monday, July 22, to Friday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to noon.

This interactive Bible-based program will include music, science, crafts, hands-on mission work, global games and more. The program will conclude with a carnival on Friday evening, July 26, from 6-8 p.m. at the church. The community is invited to attend this carnival, which will feature a variety of food, games and activities.

To register, visit and click on the link on the home page to the VBS pages. For more information or directions, call Tina Ide at 586-6306.

Evening Vacation Bible School

The Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway, will sponsor an free evening Vacation Bible School, "Kingdom Rock," from Monday, July 22, to Friday, July 26, from 5:45-8:30 p.m.

Children from two years old through sixth grade will experience interactive Bible stories along with music, arts and crafts, and games. Volunteers are also needed.

Child and volunteer registrations are accepted at Dinner will be provided for children and volunteers.