Calendar for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013
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Saturday, Sept. 7: Suicide Prevention Walk
The "Share the Journey" Suicide Prevention Walk, sponsored by the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, beginning at 9 a.m. at Courthouse Square in Scranton.
Call Kathy Wallace at 575-2343 for more information or visit www.northeastsuicidepreventioninitiative.org.
Through Sunday, Sept. 8: Mum Sale
The Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Newton, is hosting a fall mum sale, featuring 9-inch mums in various colors. Price is $6.50 each or $6 each for three or more plants purchased. Pick up will be Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Call 587-3206 or email email@example.com for orders or for more information.
Wednesday, Sept. 11: Coffee Club
Chuck Parry, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, will host a free coffee club at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at The Glenburn Grill, 1144 Lackawanna Trail. He will discuss current events, the economy and investing. Breakfast will be served. Space is limited; call Jennifer at 585-8979 for reservations.
Through Monday, Sept. 16: T-Shirt Sale
The Abington Heights Cross Country team is holding a T-shirt sale featuring the school's logo. T-shirts are made by Gildan and are in regular cuts and sizes. Orders are due by Monday, Sept. 16. All shirts will be delivered by Friday, Oct. 11. To place an order, visit www.ahsd.org. All proceeds benefit the Abington Heights Cross Country team.
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.
Through Monday, Dec. 9: College Workshops
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, is hosting a series of free workshops focusing on career and college preparation and post-secondary success strategies. All sessions will begin at 7 p.m. in the Constance Reynolds Belin room and are instructed by Jennifer Severini-Kresock, a private career and college counselor with NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates - Excellence in Career and College Preparation.
This fall's sessions are as follows:
- Monday, Sept. 16: Standardized college admissions testing;
- Monday, Oct. 7: Finding your best fit college;
- Monday, Oct. 28: Special needs students and strategies for post-secondary success;
- Monday, Nov. 18: You have been accepted to college, now what?; and
- Monday, Dec. 9: Introduction to financial aid.
Advance registration by calling 586-8191, ext. 2, is required for these sessions. Visit www.waverlycomm.org for more information.
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.
Through Saturday, Oct. 19: Vendors Needed
The Lackawanna Trail High School Class of 2015 is looking for vendors for its annual craft fair on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school, Tunnel Hill Road, Factoryville. There will also be basket raffles and a bake sale. Call 945-5153 or Lynne Symons at 687-3648 or Patty Christ at 945-7202 for more information.
Through Friday, Nov. 15: Observatory Hours
The Thomas G. Cupillari Astronomical Observatory, Route 107, Fleetville, will continue its fall program each Wednesday and Friday evening through Friday, Nov. 15.
The astronomical programs will feature an illustrated lecture and weather-permitted observation through telescopes. The main objects planned for observation include the Moon; the planets Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; and various double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Large groups such as school classes, scouts and community organizations interested in attending a session may contact Professor Cupillari at 945-8402 to arrange a private appointment.
Open to the public and free of charge, sessions will be held regardless of sky conditions and will be cancelled only by the threat of severe weather. Visit www.keystone.edu/observatory for more information.
Through Saturday, May 31: Newton Rec. Center Fall Hours
The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton-Ransom Blvd., will begin its fall hours on Sunday, Sept. 1, through Saturday, May 31, 2014. The center will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3-8:30 p.m. On Saturdays, the center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays it will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Call 586-7808 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.
Clarks Green Shade Trees
The Clarks Green Shade Tree Commission is seeking to assist borough residents by providing free or low-cost trees for resident properties. The commission is also looking for volunteers for plantings, scheduled in November and April, as well as attendees for its monthly meetings. Residents interested in either free or low cost trees for their properties are asked to contact the commission by emailing Jan Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her at 586-4446.
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.
SPORTS, HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11: Ballroom Dancing
The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will host two, five-week ballroom classes beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6-7 p.m. for advanced dancers who wish to learn the American tango and from 7-8 p.m. for beginners wishing to learn the cha cha and rhumba. Session two will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 23, and will be a continuation of these classes for those who completed session one or those who have previous dance experience. The classes are instructed by Jill Wetzel.
The dance classes will be held in the auditorium at the Comm. The cost is $45 per person for each five-week session. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call Jill Wetzel at 954-1147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
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.