Calendar for August 30, 2012
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Email your organization's events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have them in by noon on Friday to have them included in the following Thursday's edition. Please visit our website, www.abingtonsuburban.com, for the complete calendar listing, including additional events.
Saturday, Sept. 8: Chicken Barbecue
The Guilded Men's ministry at the Clarks Green Assembly of God will host a community benefit and chicken barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the church, located at 204 S. Abington Road. Tickets are $9; $6 for children age 12 and younger. Live music, face painting and a bake sale are also highlights of the day. All proceeds will benefit a local cancer patient. Call 586-8286 or Brad or Cindy Sebring at 563-8277 or 575-5771 for more information.
Sunday, Sept. 23: Taste of the Abingtons
The Rotary Club of the Abingtons will host the seventh annual Taste of the Abingtons on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Inn at Nichols Village Hotel & Spa from 5-8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit numerous Rotary projects both locally and internationally. Tickets are $25 per person and may be obtained from any Rotary Club of the Abingtons member or by calling the chair, Bob Vielee at 586-3135.
Through October: Abington Farmers Market
The Abington Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at South Abington Park on Northern Blvd. behind the South Abington Elementary School. The farmers market will run every Saturday until October.
Ongoing: Glenburn 4-H
The Glenburn 4-H Club is open to young people ages 8-19 who would either like to learn how to sew or know how and would like to learn new skills. Hilda Lewis and Ann Northup are instructors. Call 563-1369 for more information.
Ongoing: Sandvik Retirees
The Sandvik Retirees Association meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at Sebastianelli's Restaurant, Dickson City. Call 586-2306 for more information. All Sandvik retirees are invited to attend and join the group. The association is not affiliated with Sandvik Materials Technology.
Ongoing: Social Singles Club
A social singles club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Our Lady of Snows Church rectory basement on State Street, Clarks Summit. Meet other active, mature singles for fun activities and friendship. Call Linda at 470-5220 for more information.
Through October: Call for Entries
Entries are being accepted for the eighth annual Glenburn Township art show and sale. Two-dimensional artwork, paintings in all media and photography are all wanted. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 3-5 p.m. Call 954-1489 for more information and for entry forms.
Through November: School Tax Bills
The 2012 tax bills for the Abington Heights School District have been mailed to Clarks Green, Clarks Summit, Glenburn, Newton, North Abington, Ransom, South Abington and Waverly property owners. Taxpayers are entitled to a 2 percent discount if the tax bill is paid by Sunday, Sept. 30. Full payment is due by Friday, Nov. 30. After that date, a 10 percent penalty is imposed for late payments. All bills not paid in full by Monday, Dec. 31, will be referred for collection to Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd., P.O. Box 3020, Norristown, PA 19404-3020. For taxpayers choosing to pay in three installments, the deadlines are Saturday, Sept. 15, Wednesday, Oct. 31 and Friday, Nov. 30. If you have questions about your bill or need to request a copy, contact your local tax collector. Contact information is available at www.ahsd.org.
The Benton Township Lions Club, in cooperation with Abington Memorial Post 7069, Veterans of Foreign Wars, has placed a deposit box for eye glasses and hearing aids at the post home, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. The yellow box is in front of the post and is clearly marked for deposits.
Summer Hours Announced
The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton-Ransom Blvd., has recently announced its summer hours. Through Friday, Aug. 31, the center will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Small businesses located in Clarks Summit Borough will have the opportunity to leave their recyclable products directly behind borough hall. Following the recycling schedule already mandated in the borough, small containers will be available. Paper collection includes cardboard, newspapers, phone books, magazines, catalogs and office paper.
Large cardboard must be cut to three-inches-by-five-inches or smaller and bundled using twine. Commingled includes glass, aluminum, tin and plastic (No. 1 and No. 2). Containers will also be available for used batteries, flashlights, AA, AAA and AAAA batteries.
This pilot program will continue through the end of the year. Call Virginia Kehoe, borough manager, at 585-4800 or email email@example.com for more information.
An internet-based fundraiser is available for Abington-area residents who would like to help the Abington Area Community Park raise needed funds. If you use www.goodsearch.com and enter the Abington Area Community Park as your selected charity, one cent from each web search that you do through their site or toolbar addition to your browser will go toward benefiting the park's various initiatives.
Pavilion Rentals Available
The Lakeside Pavilion at the Abington Area Community Park, located at the intersection of Winola Road and Grove St., is available for rentals. Amenities include the use of Eston Wilson Lake, the boundless playground, soccer and softball fields, hiking and nature trails and a dog park. Handicapped-accessible parking is also available. Reservation forms are available at the Clarks Summit Borough Building, 304 S. State St., or online at www.abingtonparks.com. Call 585-4811 for more information.
Dining/Meeting Room Available
The dining/meeting room at Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit, is available for rental and catering. Call the post at 586-9821, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. for more information.
Help for Disabled Persons
Lackawanna County Coordinated Transportation is offering reduced-fare transportation to persons with disabilities living in rural areas of the county. Those eligible must live in Lackawanna County, be 18 to 64 years old, and have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applications are available by contacting Lackawanna County Coordinated Transportation, 800 North/South Road, Scranton, PA 18504 or by calling 963-6795.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Ongoing: Soccer Registration
The Abington Youth Soccer league is now holding its fall registration. Interested players are urged to register as soon as possible by visiting abingtonyouthsoccerleague.com/registration.html. Basic fee is $45. Participants must purchase a league shirt. Socks and shinguards can either be purchased through the league or elsewhere. There will be an equipment sale on Fridays in August. Practice began on Monday, Aug. 13 and the season will begin on Saturday, Sept. 1. Email Jim Hatton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ongoing: Yoga Classes for Seniors
A yoga class for beginners is offered to seniors 55 years of age and older at the Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola Road. The class is held each Monday at the center from 11:15 a.m. to noon. A fee of $4 per class is required to help pay for the professional instructor. Call 586-8996 for more information.
Ongoing: Zumba Classes
Zumba classes will be held at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, on Mondays and Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. and on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Call Diane Hibble at 878-8212 for more information.
SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
Ongoing: Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania
The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania hosts a support group meeting at Elan Gardens, 465 Venard Road, Clarks Summit, on the last Tuesday of the month from 7-8 p.m. For reservations, contact Rhonda Falk, 585-8099, or Rita Fenton, 342-1776 (work) or 586-0179 (home).
Ongoing: Families Helping Families
Families Helping Families meets at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday during the school year at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. This support group, provided by the library and the Clearbrook Foundation, gives families who face drug and alcohol addiction a place to find support, education and information.
Ongoing: Lupus Support Group
The Tunkhannock-area monthly lupus support group meets every third Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Tunkhannock Library, 220 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. For more information, call 1-888-99-LUPUS or visit www.lupuspa.org.
Ongoing: Overeaters Anonymous
Clarks Summit meetings of Overeaters Anonymous at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 School St., are as follows: Sundays, 4 p.m.; Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Call 587-4313 for more information.