Calendar for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
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Thursday, Aug. 22: Music on the Lawn
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will host "Music for Models," a free outdoor concert, on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the concert will take palce on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Call 586-8191, ext. 2, for more information.
Friday, Aug. 23: Cocktail Party
Serving Seniors Inc. will host its annual summer cocktail party on Friday, Aug. 23, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Willowbrook, 150 Edella Road, Clarks Summit. Tickets are $35 and all proceeds will benefit Serving Seniors Inc. For tickets or for more information, call 344-3931.
Through Wednesday, Aug. 28: Lakeside Concert Series
Hillside Park, formerly known as the Abington Area Park, located at the intersection of Winola Road and Grove St., Clarks Summit, will host a free concert series through the end of August every Wednesday night through Aug. 28 beginning at 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 21: Two Minute Warning
- Wednesday, Aug. 28: The Fab Three
For more information, visit www.abingtonparks.com.
Through Wednesday, Aug. 28: Symphony Auditions
The Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra will host auditions on Saturday, Aug. 24, and Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Tunkhannock; on Monday, Aug. 26, in Towanda; and on Tuesday, Aug. 27, in Honesdale. Openings are available for the following positions: percussion, oboe I, oboe II, English horn, clarinet II, clarinet III, bassoon I, horn I, horns section, trumpet I, harp I, harp II, concertmaster, assistant concertmaster, principal second violin, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass and substitutes for all chairs. Audition requirements are available at www.northerntiersymphony.org. To schedule an audition and for exact audition locations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 289-1090.
Through Saturday, Oct. 26: Abington Farmer's Market
The Abington Farmer's Market for this year will be held on Northern Boulevard in Chinchilla at the former Rainbow Market location due to the closing of South Abington Park this summer. The market will be held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Saturday, Oct. 26.
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.
Call for Entries
Local artists are invited to participate in Glenburn Township's ninth annual art show and sale; all two-dimensional media will be considered. Works are to be delivered to the Glenburn Township Building, 54 Waterford Road, by Thursday, Sept. 26, for the opening receiption on Sunday, Sept. 29. Call Joanne Benson at 954-1489 for more information.
The school real estate tax bills for the Abington Heights School District have been mailed to Clarks Green, Clarks Summit, Glenburn, Newton Township, North Abington Township, Ransom Township, South Abington Township and Waverly property owners.
Taxpayers are entitled to a 2 percent discount if their tax bill is paid by Monday, Sept. 30. Full payment is due by Saturday, Nov. 30. After that date, a 10 percent penalty is imposed for late payments. All bills not paid in full by Tuesday, Dec. 31, will be referred for collection to Portnoff Law Assosciates, Ltd., P.O. Box 3020, Norristown, PA 19404-3020.
For taxpayers choosing to pay in three installments, the deadlines are Sunday, Sept. 15, Thursday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 30.
For all questions regarding tax bills or to request additional copies, please contact your local tax collector. Contact information is available at www.ahsd.org.
Serving Seniors Inc. is seeking dedicated and caring people of all ages to provide friendly visits and companionship to residents in long term care and personal care homes within Lackawanna County. Visitation volunteers will help to improve the quality of life of an older adult. Training is provided. Call Lisa M. Torch at 344-3931 for more information.
Serving Seniors is in need of volunteers for its Ombudsman (Resident Rights' Advocate) Program. Volunteer ombudsmen are community neighbors who are specially trained to help clarify responsibilities and the rights of consumers in long-term living facilities.Applicants need to be available for a few hours a month, older than age 18 and concerned about the rights of concerned about the rights of nursing home and assisted living/personal care home residents. Call Lisa M. Torch at 344-3931 for more information.
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 www.vacnepa.org to learn more or call 347-5616 for more information.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 www.abingtonparks.com and follow directions to the survey.
The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton-Ransom Blvd., will use its summer hours through Saturday, Aug. 31. The center will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on weekends, except for gym and party rentals. Call 586-7808 for more information.
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.
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 http://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.
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 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 www.countryside-church.org.
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.
SPORTS, HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Through Saturday, Aug. 10: Little League Registrations
The Abington Little League will host registrations for its minor farm fall ball season through Saturday, Aug. 10. The season will start on Saturday, Aug. 24. All Saturday games this year will begin at 1 p.m. and the season will begin three weeks earlier this year. Registration is available at www.eteamz.com/abingtonLL. Call Pat Andrisani at 840-7103 for more information.
Through Sunday, Aug. 18: Softball Tryouts
The NEPA/Abington Wildcats fastpitch travel softball organization will host 16U and 18U tryouts for its fall 2013 and summer 2014 teams, which will attend several college showcases.
Tryouts will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1-3 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 18, from 1-3 p.m. at Abington Heights High School, 222 Noble Road. For more information or to schedule a private tryout, call Vic Thomas at 351-5187, Mike Thomas at 241-7030, John Kelly at 504-4808, or email AbingtonWildcats@yahoo.com.
Through Tuesday, Aug. 20: Softball Tryouts
The Impact Panthers fast pitch travel softball team will host tryouts for the 2013-14 season for its 16U and 18U college showcase team on the following dates:
- Sunday, Aug. 18: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Monday, Aug. 19: 6-9 p.m.
- Tueaday, Aug. 20: 6-7 p.m.
All tryouts will be held at the Hillside Park fields on Winola Road, adjacent to the Clarks Summit State Hospital. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to preregister or for more information.
Saturday, Aug. 24: Golf Tournament
The Newton Recreation Center will host its annual golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Summit Hills Golf Course. Registration is $75, which will include 18 holes, golf cart and a hot dog and drink on the course. Registration fee also includes a dinner catered by Country Cuisine Catering at the Newton-Ransom Fire Hall. Registrations will take place from 7:15-7:45 a.m. and the tournament will begin with a shot gun start at 8 a.m. Call the center at 586-7808 or Diana McDonald at 587-3083 for more information. All proceeds will benefit the center's projects.
Free Yoga Class
The Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, located at the intersection of the Morgan Highway and Grove St., is sponsoring a free yoga class on Tuesday evenings from 6-7 p.m., instructed by Tina Young.
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 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
Thursday, Aug. 15: Lifelong Wellness
The "Lifelong Wellness" support group (formerly the Holistic Cancer Support Group) will meet on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at ProActive Family Chiropractic, 1146 Northern Blvd, Clarks Summit. This month's topic will be hope and healing, featuring Donna LaBar, author of "Loving Them Well." Call 942-6187 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).
Lung Cancer Support Group
A newly-formed support group for people with lung cancer and their caretakers will meet at the Center for Comprehensive Care, 5 Morgan Highway, Suite 7, Scranton, every first Wednesday of the month. Call Rita Fenton at 586-0179 for more information.
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 http://www.lupuspa.org.
Clarks Summit meetings of Overeaters Anonymous at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 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.