Around Town for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
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The Ransom Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Ransom Community Hall, 2379 Newton-Ransom Blvd., from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. Tickets are $7.50 or $3.50 for children. Eat in or take out. Tickets are available at the door or from any Lions Club member.
A fundraiser to assist the Willowbrook Senior Living Community, 150 Edella Road, Clarks Summit, will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Outrageous, 41 S. Main St. Wilkes-Barre. The fundraiser will include jewelry, accessories and bags by Thirty-One. Call 570-208-7805 for more information.
God on Broadway
John & Erin Cabaret Productions will host "God on Broadway: A Cabaret of Almighty Music and Laughs" on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Corner Bistro Dinner Theater, 76 S. Main St., Carbondale. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the door or by calling the 24-hour toll-free box office at (800) 838-3006 or by visiting www.ourcabaret.com. A full menu will be available at the Corner Bistro prior to the show.
Tots and Toddlers
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will host a six-week-long program entitled "Tots and Toddlers" beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. Classes are designed for children ages two through five and are 30 minutes in length. Through a mix of traditional children's music and newly composed music, participants will experience singing, movement, music making and family bonding. The Comm's regularly scheduled tots and toddlers open gym will take place immediately after the music classes. Cheryl Mozdian is the instructor. The fee is $48 per class and advanced registration is suggested as class size is limited to eight students. Instruments are provided by the instructor.
Visit www.waverlycomm.org for more information or to print a registration form. Call 570-586-8191 ext. 2 for more information.
A spaghetti dinner to help defray medical costs for burn victim Nicholas Kester will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, from 4-8 p.m., at the Clarks Summit Fire Co., 321 Bedford St. Tickets are $8 or $4 for children younger than 10. Eat in or take out. The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert.
The Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, will host the Dorothy Boccella 2013 Holiday Marketplace fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature more than 25 local vendors with handcrafted items including honey and maple syrup products, handmade wooden bowls and cutting boards, pottery, clothing, funky and traditional jewelry and original artwork.
A chance raffle is available with more than 80 baskets donated by local businesses and individuals. Baskets include gift cards, jewelry, a child's wooden rocking chair, an overnight stay with spa treatments, an American Girl Doll and more. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the library and are two tickets for $1, 12 tickets for $5 or 25 tickets for $10. The tickets can be used towards any basket.
The concept for Holiday Marketplace was created by former Library staff member Dorothy Boccella (1960-2013) in 2009 and the event was renamed in her honor this year. Visit www.lclshome.org/abington or call 570-587-3440 for more information.
An Evening at Ford's Theatre
Temple Israel, 910 E. Gibson St., Scranton, will host "An Evening at Ford's Theatre," presented by the Dearly Departed Players, on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. "An Evening at Ford's Theatre" will be followed by musical selections by Cantors Vladimir Aronzon and Marshall Wolkenstein. Thomas Costello, great-grandson of Scranton Master Penman and embosser P.W. Costello will exhibit his ancestor's works relating to the Lincoln assassination in the lobby of the Temple before and after the performance.
Tickets are $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door. Senior and student tickets are $5; patron tickets are $50, which includes reserved seating and a post-performance dessert reception. Call 570-342-0350 to reserve tickets or for more information.
Veterans' Day Service
The Abington Memorial Post No. 7069 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a Veterans' Day service on Monday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m., at Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. All veterans and the public are invited to attend.
Miracle on 34th Street
The Actors Circle will present "Miracle on 34th Street" from the novel by Valentine Davies as adapted by the Mountain Community Theater from Friday-Sunday, Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 22-24, at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday-Saturday performances will begin at 8 p.m.; Sunday performances will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12; $10 for seniors and $8 for students. A preview perdormance will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the preview performance are $8; $6 for students. Call 570-342-9707 for tickets or for more information.
Clarks Summit Borough is currently running its Adopt-A-Meter program (ordinance 2013-18). Targeted primarily on Depot Street, the pilot program was designed to bring relief to tight parking in the borough. The following parking meters have been affected by the program:
- Meters on the north end of Depot St. have been adopted by the State Street Grill in an effort to deter patrons from parking in the Silver Spoon Diner's parking lot;
- Meters directly in front of the A-1 Gold and Diamond Mine on Depot St.;
- Meters on Davis St. have been adopted by landlord Amy Summa for tenants;
- Meters directly in front of Lasko Insurance on Depot St.
This program will be in effect for six months in anticipation of proposed renovations on Depot St. People who are not patrons or tenants who have parked in the above-named parking spots will receive a $35 fine. Business personnel along with the Clarks Summit Borough police will initially monitor the program. Call 570-586-9316 for more information.