Benefit Yard Sale

A yard sale to benefit the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) will take place at the Chinchilla United Methodist Church, 411 Layton Road, on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for the sale may be dropped off on Thursday, May 23, or Friday, May 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Call Sue at 563-8594 or Sandy at 586-8012 for more information.

Chicken Barbecue

The Lake Winola Fire Co. will host a take out-only chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Lake Winola Fire Hall, located on Rte. 307. Tickets are $8; half-chickens are available for $5. Call Carol at 388-3134 or Flo at 388-2564 for more information.

Memorial Day Barbecue

The Fleetville Volunteer Fire Co. will host a Memorial Day weekend chicken barbecue on Sunday, May 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the fire house, located on Rte. 407. A full dinner of half a barbecue chicken, homemade baked beans and potato salad, dessert and beverage are included. Tickets are $8.50 presale or $9 at the door; half-chickens are $6. Take-outs are available. Call 945-3139 for more information.

Soccer Registration

The Abington Youth Soccer League is holding online registration for fall youth soccer. Boys or girls born on or between Aug. 1, 1994 and July 31, 2009 are eligible to play. Players born between Aug. 1, 1994 and July 31, 1995 must still be high school students this fall to register. There are no residency requirements to play in this league. Online registration is available at abingtonyouthsoccerleague.com. Participants may also register by mail by printing a form off the league's website and mailing it in. A late fee for registrations will apply after Saturday, June 15. For more information, email Jim Hatton at jhatton727@aol.com or call 586-9589.

Memorial Day Parade

Abington Memorial Post No. 7069, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), will sponsor its annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 27. The parade will form at Clarks Summit Elementary School, 401 West Grove St., at 10 a.m., with the line of march beginning at 11 a.m. Groups or indivividuals who do not traditionally receive an invitation to participate in the parade but would like to do so may call the post at 586-9821, daily after 1 p.m., to join the parade.

Also on Memorial Day, VFW Post No. 7069 will conduct services at the following locations: 8:30 a.m. at the Abington Hills Cemetery along the Morgan Highway; 9 a.m. at the South Abington memorial tank; 9:30 a.m. at the Clarks Green Cemetery and 10 a.m. at the Hickory Grove Cemetery off Miller Road in Waverly. A service will also take place at VFW Post 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit, following the parade. The public is invited to attend any of the services.

Toastmasters Meeting

The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters club will meet on Tuesday, May 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Allied Services in Scranton. Visitors are welcome. Call 498-1110 or 604-6176 or visit www.scrantontoastmasters.org for more information.

Playwright's Festival

Abington Heights High School will host a new playwright's festival on Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 222 Noble Road. Admission is $3. Call 585-5300 for more information.

Pitt Networking Day

Pitt (University of Pittsburgh) Networking Day will be held on Thursday, May 30, at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove Street, Clarks Summit from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. An RSVP is requested at www.facebook.com/pages/NEPA-Pitt-CLub/191842260851620?fref=ts 24 or by calling 586-0864. Future students and their parents are also welcome.

Keystone Jazz Institute

Keystone College is seeking jazz lovers of all ages who would like to participate in the college's sixth-annual Jazz Institute, to be held Monday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 2 on campus.

The Jazz Institute, presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Jazz Alliance, will offer an opportunity for local musicians and students to study and perform with several of the region's finest touring and recording jazz artists.

The week-long program is directed by local jazz musician and instructor Marko Marcinko. Classes and instruction are held each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the end of the week, participants have the opportunity to perform as a group at the 2013 Scranton Jazz Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4, in downtown Scranton.

Participation in the Jazz Institute is open to any amateur musician who has an interest in jazz. Local high school students who are involved in their school's music programs are also invited to attend. Call Crystal Seigle at 945-8580 or email crystal.seigle@keystone.edu to register or for more information.