Around Town for Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Road of Yard Sales
The annual 2-mile whole road of yard sales will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. along North Turnpike Road from Dalton at the Dalton Pharmacy to LaPlume at the LaPlume Post Office where Turnpike Road meets Route 438. The Dalton United Methodist Church women will sponsor a food and drink tent during the event at 610 N. Turnpike Road. A bake sale sponsored by the Dalton and Factoryville United Methodist Churches' vacation Bible school will be located next to the food and drink tent. Call 563-1248 for more information.
Seaman's Airport and the Endless Mountains Air Pilots EAA Chapter 1458 will host a Young Eagles Flight Rally on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon in celebration on International Learn to Fly Day. The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.7 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries. Adult rides will be available for a discounted costs. Instructors will also be available to discuss what the requirements are to obtain a pilot's license. Call Seaman's Airport at 945-5125 for more information or for directions.
The Scranton Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its 75th anniversary luncheon on Saturday, May 18, at the Glen Oak Country Club, 250 Oakford Road, Waverly, beginning at noon. The speaker will be Dr. Josephine Dunn of the University of Scranton, who will present a history of the association's Scranton Branch dating back to when it was known as the Women's College Club. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 563-1417.
The Humane Society of Wyoming County will sponsor a rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the State Department of Agriculture Building, Route 92, Tunkhannock. Dr. Michele Zajac from the Bunker Hill Veterinary Hospital will administer the vaccinations. This clinic is free for pet owners residing in Wyoming County (proof of residency required), and $6 per shot for out-of-county residents. All animals must be leashed or caged and under control at all times. Three-year shots provided only with certificate of previous vaccination. The Humane Society will also collect dog and cat food at this clinic to provide to local animal shelters and food banks. Call 836-4745 for more information.
The Ransom Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 19, at the Ransom Community Hall, 2379 Newton-Ransom Blvd., from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $7.50; $3.50 for children and are available at the door or from any Lions Club member.
Rev. Jim and Kathie Lowans will speak at the Clarks Summit Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road, on Sunday, May 19, at 6 p.m. Rev. Lowans is the former director of the New Hope Teen Challenge in Factoryville and is not the executive director of the Teen Challenge of the Four States in Neosho, Mo. His wife, Kathie, is the former administrator of the Abington Christian Academy. More information about their ministry can be found at www.unitedtorescue.org and at www.tc4s.org. For more information on the event, call the Clarks Green Assembly of God at 586-8286.
Free Movie Showing
The East Benton United Methodist Church, 170 Jordan Hollow Road, will host a free showing of "Ruth," created by Sight and Sound Theaters, on Sunday, May 19, at 2:30 p.m. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided.
The Dalton Fire Co. ladies auxiliary will host a bingo night on Monday, May 20, at the fire hall, 109 S. Turnpike Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will begin at 6:45 p.m.
Election Day Dinner
The Fleetville Volunteer Fire Company ladies auxiliary will host a meatloaf dinner on Tuesday, May 21, from 5-7 p.m., at the fire house, located on Rte. 407. Tickets are $7.50 for pre-sales, $8 at the door and $4 for children younger than 10. Take-outs are available. Call 945-3139 for more information.
Roast Beef Dinner
The ladies auxiliary of the Newton-Ransom Fire Co. will host an Election Day dinner on Tuesday, May 21, beginning at 4 p.m. at the fire hall, 1890 Newton-Ransom Blvd. The menu will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw and homemade desserts. Tickets are $9; $5 for children age 10 and younger.
Football/Cheerleading Sign- Ups
The Abington Junior Comets will host the final sign-up for the season on Tuesday, May 21, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Ackerly Baseball Field in Glenburn. Visit www.abingtonjuniorcomets.com to download and print registration forms, located under the "info" tab.
The Waverly Community House will host its 17th annual Comm Classic Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 23, at Skytop Lodge, Canadensis. The tournament format is captain and crew and will feature prizes for all golfers, cash prizes, a $2,500 putting competition, a $10,000 hole-in-one prize, lunch, bar, seafood dinner buffet and silent auction. Registration entitles each golfer to a raffle prize and eligibility to win one of several major prizes. Sponsorships are also available. Call 586-8191, ext. 2 or visit www.waverlycomm.org for sponsorship and registration information.
The Rotary Club of the Abingtons' Morning Meeting Chapter will host its first meeting on Thursday, May 23, at 7:15 a.m. at the Glenburn Grill & Bakery, 1144 Lackawanna Trail. The chapter will meet weekly, unless the Thursday is a holiday. For more information, visit www.clubrunner.ca/theabingtons or call John Hambrose at 840-5033.