Around Town for Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
Keystone College will host an admissions information session on Saturday, Nov. 16., at its campus in LaPlume. Check-in will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the admissions office and a campus tour will begin at 11 a.m. The event, which concludes at 1 p.m., will offer prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the school. Information about the admissions process will also be explained. Visit www.keystone.edu, call (877) 4-COLLEGE or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Abington Memorial Post No. 7069 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a turkey raffle featuring Pallman's turkeys, as well as half-hams and slab bacon, on Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the post home, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit.
The Clarks Summit Fire Co., 321 Bedford St., will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $8; $5 for children younger than 10. The menu will include biscuits, chipped beef, homefried potatoes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, bagels, muffins, Danish, waffles and more.
A benefit dinner will be held for Todd Winters on Sunday, Nov. 17, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Co., 1890 Newton-Ransom Blvd. Tickets are $15; $12 for seniors and $5 for children age five and younger. Menu will include pasta, meatballs, bread, salad and dessert. Beverages will also be served. There will also be a silent basket auction and other goods to purchase. Take-outs are available. Winters has been battling colon cancer for the past year; all proceeds from the dinner will go toward offsetting his medical expenses. Tickets may be ordered in advance by calling Kim or Bill at 570-586-9680 or by emailing email@example.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Donations may be made at the P&G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union, 800 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Eynon, PA 18403. Checks may be made payable to "For the benefit of Todd." Online dinner tickets and donations are available at: http://tinyurl.com/ToddWinters.
Gin's Night Out
The Lackawanna Trail High School Class of 2017 will host a "Gin's Night Out" spaghetti dinner at Gin's Restaurant, Route 107, Factoryville, on Monday, Nov. 18, from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $10; $6 for children younger than eight. The dinner will include pasta, salad, bread and beverages. There will also be baked goods for sale and take-outs are available. To order tickets, call Katie Lane at the High School at 570-945-5181 ext. 2207. Tickets are also available at the door.
Be a Santa to a Senior
Beginning on Monday, Nov. 18, Home Instead Senior Care will join various non-profit agencies and retails to sponsor "Be a Santa to a Senior," which collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in Lackawanna County. Gifts can be dropped off at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, through Monday, Dec. 9. For more information, visit www.beasantatoasenior.com or call (888) 294-6785 or 570-687-4755.
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will host its annual Artisans' Marketplace on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6. A preview party will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission for the preview party is $25. Call 570-586-8191 ext. 2 or visit www.waverlycomm.org for more information.
The South Abington Lions Club will host a Turkey Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 7-10 p.m. at the Chinchilla Hose Co., 104 Shady Lane Road. A gift card raffle will also be held. Admission is free and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
The Northern Tier Symphony will host its fall concert on Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 8 p.m. at Tunkhannock Area High School, 135 Tiger Drive. Tickets are $10; $5 for students. Call 570-289-1090 or visit www.northerntiersymphony.org for more information.
The visitation program of Serving Seniors Inc. is seeking volunteers for "Operation Friendshi," which seeks to bring holiday cheer and greetings to residents of nursing and assisted living/personal care homes in Lackawanna County who may not receive a Christmas card this holiday season. Serving Seniors Inc. is asking individuals and groups of all ages to write and send or hand deliver personalized Christmas cards to area nursing and assisted living/personal care home residents. The organization currently has a list of more than 3,000 residents from various long-term care facilities throughout Lackawanna County who would benefit from a holiday greeting. Call Lisa M. Torch at 570-344-3931 for more information.