Around Town for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Vintage Pleat Hours
The Vintage Pleat at the Attic Shop, located on the lower level of the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, has announced its hours for this year's season. Regular shop hours are the first Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the remaining Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; as well as Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular consignment days are held on Wednesdays at the same hours as the shop. If the Abington Heights School District is closed due to weather, the Vintage Pleat at the Attic Shop will also be closed. All of the shop's proceeds are donated to charity.
The Waverly Community Church, 101 Carbondale Road, will begin a weekly series for children from three years old to fifth-grade level on Friday, Sept. 20, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The "Badge of Honor" program will feature Biblical and character education while providing children the opportunity to earn merit badges. Call 587-2280 for more information.
Wills for Heroes
The Lackawanna Bar Association's Wills for Heroes Program is taking place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clarks Summit Fire Hall, 321 Bedford Street.
Keystone College will host a presentation entitled "Creating Business Plans that Actually Get Financed" by speaker Cheree Warrick on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Brooks Theater.
Participants will learn statistics about how much money is available for their projects, the six parts to an investable business plan, the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make when writing their business plans, why banks and angel investors say "no" to some business ideas and how to give a great 60-second sales pitch.
Visit www.keystone.edu for more information.
The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers chapter of Toastmasters International will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Allied Services, Morgan Highway, Scranton. Call 498-1110 or 689-0104 or visit www.scrantontoastmasters.org for more information.
The Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Newton Twp., will host a workshop on family dynamics on Monday, Sept. 30, beginning at 7 p.m. Pastor J.P. Duncan will explain the family systems theory, which reveals common traits, beliefs, ideals, values and patterns. Call 587-3206 or email email@example.com for more information.
Children's Choir Performance
The Parker Hill Community Church, 607 North Abington Road, Waverly, will host the Daranja Children's Choir of Africa as well as a presentation by Bob Goff, author of "Love Does," on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15 and may be purchased at any Parker Hill Community Church campus or online at www.410bridge.org. Proceeds from the event will benefit the 410 Bridge and its continuing work in Kenya, Haiti and Uganda. Call 586-0646 for more information.
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, is offering Italian classes, instructed by Franziska Zuercher Mindrup every Tuesday for eight weeks, beginning on Oct. 1. Session 1, basic Italian, will be held from 6-7:15 p.m. and session 2, introduction to conversational Italian (for advanced beginners), will be held from 7:30-8:45 p.m. The $120 course fee includes materials. Registration forms are available in the Comm office or at www.waverlycomm.org. Call 586-8191 for more information.
Girl Scout Information Night
The Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania will host an information night on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Scout Room at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, beginning at 7 p.m. Sign-ups will also be available during the information night. Call Lyndsey Pompey at 933-1435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The women of the Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road, Clarks Green, will host a rummage sale on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 4, from 8:30-11 a.m. Clothing, books, household items and additional wares will be for sale. All proceeds will benefit the United Methodist Women's mission projects.