Around Town for Thursday, May 2, 2013
A benefit pasta dinner for Newton-Ransom Fire Co. EMT Danny Williams and his family will be held on Thursday, May 2, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Co., 1890 Newton-Ransom Blvd. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. All proceeds will benefit Williams and his family, who recently sustained a total loss during a fire on Thursday, April 25.
Spring Rummage Sale
The Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road, will hold its spring rummage sale on Thursday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Clothing, books, household items and many other items will be available for sale at nominal prices. All proceeds will help fund the mission projects of the United Methodist Women.
The Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 Turnpike Road, will hold its spring rummage sale on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. Sale hours on Friday are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5-7 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be available on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday is bag sale day with bags available for $2 and $3. Bright Beginnings Preschool will host a bake sale during the event.
The flea market sponsored by the Dalton Fire Co. ladies auxiliary for Saturday, May 4, has been cancelled.
Everything Natural, 426 S. State St., Clarks Summit, will host a free E-cycling event on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. Pennsylvania residents are no longer permitted to put electronic waste in the trash. Everything Natural has partnered with Waste Management for collecting, hauling and recycling; with the Countryside Conservancy, who will help unload the items from people's cars; and with RN DeMeck Roof Management Services, who has donated forklift services so the items can be loaded onto the truck.
Items accepted will include televisions, computer equipment and most other consumer electronics; including VCRs, audio equipment, telephones, cell phones and most other devices that plug in or that are powered by batteries. Items that will not be accepted include microwave ovens, devices containing liquid mercury such as thermostats, switches, medical devices and thermometers; freon-containing devices such as refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers; household hazardous wastes, liquids, yard equipment, gas-powered equipment, leaking items, radioactive materials, large appliances, such as stoves, washers, dryers and dishwashers; CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and cassette tapes. There is no purchase or obligation of any kind.
People who are unable to attend may drop their material off at Waste Management, 13 Peggy Parkway, in the Keystone Industrial Park in Dunmore weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 7-9 a.m.
The Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road, will host its fourth annual ladies tea and shopping spree on Saturday, May 4, beginning at noon. Tickets are $5 and must be reserved in advance. Call 586-8286 for more information or for reservations.
The Chinchilla United Methodist Church, 411 Layton Road, will host a "baby shower" for Clara's House on Saturday, May 11, beginning at noon. Reservations are required and are due by Saturday, May 4. Clara's House is a maternity shepherding home in Peckville. A light lunch will be provided, as well as music by Dani-elle. Suggested gifts include layettes, diapers, wipes, onsies (newborn to 9 months), portable crib sheets, receiving blankets, hooded towels, wash cloths, bootie socks, socks, shoes and bath supplies. There is no need for gift wrapping. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.Chinchillaumc.org or call 586-8012.
The Abington Heights Civic League will meet on Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at its clubhouse, 115 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. Dancers from the Abington Heights Civic League Dance Academy will perform as entertainment. Call 587-3101 for more information.
The Dalton Fire Co. ladies auxiliary will host a bingo night on May 6 at the Dalton Fire Hall, 109 S. Turnpike Rd. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the games will begin at 6:45 p.m.
The Abington Senior Community Center, 1151 Winola Road, Clarks Summit, will host a bus trip to Penn's Peak to see "Branson Fever" on Tuesday, May 7. Tickets are $70 for members and $75 for non-members and include dinner and the show. Call 586-8996 for more information.
Women's Conference Slated
Baptist Bible College and Seminary (BBC&S) will hold its 2013 LYFE Women's Conference from Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1, and from Thursday, June 6, through Saturday, June 8. This year's theme is "Simply Living: It's More." For more information, including registration, schedules and a list of leaders, visit www.bbc.edu/lyfe. Actors Circle
The Actors Circle will present "Arms and the Man" by George Bernard Shaw and directed by John McInerney on Thursday, May 9, at 8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, and May 17-18 at 8 p.m. as well as on Sunday, May 12 and 19, at 2 p.m. As a young lady awaits the return of her heroic fiancé from war, a disheveled soldier sneaks into her bedroom fleeing the fight. Finding his simplicity more alluring than her fiancé's arrogant posturing, she's faced with singling out the real man for her.
The show will be presented at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Tickets are $12; $10 for senior citizens and $6 for students. Tickets for the Thursday, May 9, performance are $8; $6 for senior citizens and students. Call 342-9707 for tickets or for more information.