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Through Sunday, Feb. 10: Faith and Science Series

The Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Newton Twp., is hosting a seven-week faith and science worship series through Sunday, Feb. 10. The worship series, entitled "It Began with a Star," will explore the relationship of faith and science from the perspectives of scientists and of theologians.

Worship is on Sunday at 10 a.m., with Sunday school beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, visit, call 587-3206 or email

Friday, Feb. 15: Cabaret Performance

The John & Erin Cabaret, featuring John Baldino and Erin Canedy, will present "The Cabaret of Broken Dreams" on Friday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. at the Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at, by calling 1 (800) 838-3006 or at the door.

Saturday, Feb. 16: Blue Ribbon Gala

Marley's Mission will host its annual Blue Ribbon Gala with the theme, "Building Our Future," on Saturday, Feb. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Scranton Conference Center, Adams Ave. Tickets are $125 and may be purchased online at Raffle tickets are also for $20. They may be purchased from any committee member or online at

Sunday, Feb. 17: Model Kit Contest and Show

The Abington Sportsman Club is sponsoring a model kit contest and show on Sunday, Feb. 17, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Clarks Summit Fire Hall, 321 Bedford St. The event is open to the public to promote community activity and to raise money to support various youth organizations and scholarships in the Abington area.

Contest criteria:

- Participants can use commercially available model kits or create their own display model.

- Each participant will be given a 30-inch by 30-inch table top area to display their work.

- Participants will be placed into two age groups: junior (age 15 and younger) and senior (age 16 and older). - Classifications to be judged are as folows: automotive, non-automotive, diorama (any model or figure display built into a scene such as war scenes, doll houses, legos and log blocks) and out of box (any model or display without modification or extra detailing.

Details, rules and entry forms are available through the Scranton Hobby Center, Time Flys Hobbies, the Abington Heights School District, the Lackawanna Trail School District, the Lakeland School District and participating sponsors of the Abington Sportsman Club. Entry fee is $6 for participants; admission fee is $3 for non-participants. Call Steve Wzorek at 903-2172 or Al Urban at 586-1816 for more information.


Tuesday, Feb. 12: Book Club Meeting

The Mysteries and Detectives Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Abington Community Library. The book selection for February is "I Shall Not Want" by Julia Spencer-Fleming. The author for March will be Donna Leon.

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: 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.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Voluntary Action Center, a United Way agency, matches volunteers with volunteer opportunities at more than 100 nonprofit agencies in Lackawanna County. Visit the Voluntary Action Center's website at to learn more or call 347-5616 for more information.

Parking Permits Available

Clarks Summit Borough is now offering parking permits for $30 per month. The parking permit, once purchased, is to be displayed on the dashboard of the driver's side of the vehicle registered. It must be visible at all times. Purchased monthly, the permits are color-coded to correspond with each month. Permits may be purchased at the borough office, 304 S. State St, second floor, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Permits are valid from the 15th to the 15th of each month.

Used Clothing Drop Off Shed

The Church of the Epiphany, 25 Church Hill Road, Glenburn, is sponsoring a used clothing drop off shed, which is located in the church parking lot. All clothing, sneakers, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes and stuffed toys will be accepted.

Organizers are asking that no rags, fabric scraps, pillows, toys or household goods be placed in the shed. Donations will not be cut up or shredded.

The items will be sent to people who can use them either in the United States or internationally.

Donations are tax deductable and receipts are located on the shed. If possible, please place items in tied or closed bags.

Items Needed

The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., is requesting donations of the following items: blankets, sheets, towels, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, paper towels, dish soap, kitty litter, puppy chow, kitten food, dog food, cat and dog toys and gift cards. Call 586-3700 or email

Park Survey

The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB) is conducting an online survey 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 can visit and follow directions to the survey.

Vintage Pleat at the Attic Shop Hours

The Vintage Pleat at the Attic Shop at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, is open. Hours are Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. It is also open the first and third Wednesday of the month from 5:30-8 p.m. and on the second Saturday morning of the month from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, call 586-5991. All proceeds from the Attic Shop will be donated to charity.

Winter Hours

The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., has announced its fall and winter hours through Friday, May 31. The center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It will also be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Donations Needed

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.

Online Fundraiser

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 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 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.


Clarks Green UMC Events

The following is a list of events taking place at the Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road.

- Sunday Drive Discussion will be held on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. in the church lounge. Sunday Drive Discussion is an open-forum conversation on contemporary questions and spiritual living in a secular world.

- A Christian book study is held on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the church lounge. Come and enjoy thought-provoking studies using Christian authors with diverse perspectives.

- Tae Kwon Do classes for all ages are held at the church. Children's classes are held Monday through Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and adult classes are held on Saturdays from 7-8:30 a.m. Classes are open to the public for nominal prices.

- Exercise classes are held at the church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. Classes are open to the public for nominal prices.

Call 586-8946 for more information on these events.

Bible Study

Bible Study will be held at the Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. For more information, call 587-3206 or visit

Sunday School

The Chinchilla United Methodist Church, 411 Layton Road, is offering a refurbished nursery and children's Sunday school during Sunday services. Call the church at 587-2578 for more information.


Through Wednesday, Feb. 13: Softball Registration

The Abington Area Girls Softball League is accepting registrations for the upcoming season, which will run from April until the early summer, with an all-star tournament this July and August. The league is open to girls ages five to 17. Registration will run through Wednesday, Feb. 13. For more information or to register, visit or email

Through Tuesday, Feb. 19: Little League Signups

Christy Mathewson Little League

Christy Mathewson Little League signups will be held at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center, College Ave., Factoryville on the following dates:

- Saturday, Feb. 9, from 1-3 p.m.

- Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 6-8 p.m.

- Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6-8 p.m.

The Benton, Dalton, Factoryville and Nicholson teams will hold registrations on those dates for both baseball and softball. Lake Winola will hold registrations at the Lake Winola Fire Co.

For more information, contact Phil Evans at 563-0223.

Abington Little League

The Abington Little League and the Christy Mathewson Little League will join together to provide little league softball for girls ages 6-16. Girls who live in the Abington Heights School District are welcome. Signups will be held at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center, College Ave., Factoryville, on the following dates:

- Saturday, Feb. 9, from 1-3 p.m.

- Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 6-8 p.m.

- Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6-8 p.m.

For more information, contact Phil Evans at 563-0223.

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.

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.


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).

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.

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

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.