Around Town for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
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Everything Natural, 426 S. State St., will host a free lecture entitled "Secrets to Healthy Aging" on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. The featured speaker will be Richard Passwater Jr., who will discuss healthy bones and joints with the "side benefits" of beautiful hair, skin and nails. A question-and-answer period will follow the lecture. Seating is limited. Call 586-9684 for more information or to reserve seating.
Holiday Open House
The Abington Business and Professional Association (ABPA) is hosting its annual Home for the Holidays Open House from Friday-Sunday, Nov. 16-18, in downtown Clarks Summit. Participating locations will offer complimentary snacks and refreshments, as well as the chance for customers to enter to win a $150 shopping spree. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in Clarks Summit on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11:30 a.m. The annual holiday tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. on that day. For additional information, visit www.theabingtons.org.
The Clarks Summit Fire Co. will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the fire hall, 321 Bedford St., from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $8, $5 for children younger than 10.
The Lackawanna Trail High School music department will host a fall instrumental concert in the high school auditorium, located on Tunnel Hill Road in Factoryville, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Musicians from the eighth grade and the concert band will perform. Donations will be accepted at the door.
The First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St., will host a centennial concert featuring the church's musical ensembles on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. There will be no admission charge for the event; however, a free-will offering will be taken. Call 586-6306 or visit www.fpccs.org for more information.
The Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will host a craft show at the Dalton Fire Hall, 109 S. Turnpike Road, on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Call 563-1268 or 563-3298 for more information or for reservations.
Jaya Yoga, 320 S. State St., will host a donation yoga class to benefit Mollie and Gracie Ward on Saturday, Nov. 24, at noon. Proceeds from the class will benefit the CHOPS Cancer Center, which was founded by the Ward family. For more information, call 319-1726 or visit www.jayayogastudio.com.
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will host a free workshop for parents and students in grades eight through 12 on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. in the Constance Reynolds Belin Room. The workshop will offer tips for successfully navigating the college search and the application process while providing strategies for developing a career pathway. Standardized testing requirements, suggestions for writing essays and resumes, financial aid and scholarships will also be discussed. Reservations are strongly suggested and may be made by contacting the Waverly Community House at 586-1891, ext. 2.
Holiday Cooking Class
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will offer a Tao cooking class for the holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6-8 p.m. The class will teach participants several ways to prepare healthy, simple festive foods using easy, delicious and healthy recipes and will be led by instructors Janet Dunn-Davenport and Joanna Bach. For more information, including registration fees, contact Dunn-Davenport at 242-7232 or Bach at 445-0124.
Business to Business
The Abington Business to Business referral group will meet on Friday, Nov. 30, at 8 a.m. at the Sunrise Café, 212 Depot St., Clarks Summit. There are no dues to participate in the group, unless members would like to participate in the group website. The group's objective is to help grow and market each other's businesses by providing referrals. Call Jamie Kresge at Abington Financial at 586-1013 for more information.
The Abington Art Studio, 115 Colburn Avenue, is partnering with Marley's Mission to create a large-scale piece of art using recycled plastic bottlecaps in any size or color. A drop-off box will be placed outside the studio's entrance or bottlecaps can be dropped off during business hours. All caps should be washed and dried prior to drop-off to avoid mold. Call 313-0527 or visit www.abingtonartstudio.com for more information.
The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB) is conducting an online survery in order to gauge public interest and participating in the Abington Area Park as well as to help the park better serve residents' needs. Those interested in participating in the survey can visit www.abingtonparks.com and follow directions to the survey.