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UPCOMING

FEB. 8

Soup sale:Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 S. Turnpike Road, Dalton, will hold a soup sale Friday, Feb. 8.

Soup choices include 12 bean, corn chowder and pasta fagioli. Cost is $6/quart or $3.50/pint. All orders must be in by Monday, Feb. 4. Pick up at the church Friday, Feb. 8 between 2 and 4 p.m. To place an order, call 570-587-3755.

FEB. 9 Family Valentine’s Party: The Waverly Community House will host its annual Family Valentine’s Party for children of all ages on Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to noon in the Comm’s auditorium.

This year’s party has an “Alice in Wonderland” theme. Homemade baked goods will be available for sale. Donations will be accepted at the door to cover the cost of supplies. Those attending are asked to bring dried pasta and jarred spaghetti sauce which will be donated to the families served by United Neighborhood Centers.

For more info, visit waverlycomm.org.

Winterfest 2019: A day of winter time activities, Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lackawanna State Park.

There will be demonstrations of dog sledding, ice rescue, ice fishing, a winter tree ID hike and more, as well as snow shoe loans, fires, kids winter crafts and hot food and beverages. Some activities are dependent on conditions. For more info, visit dcnr.state.pa.us.

FEB. 12

Mysteries and Detectives Book Club meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Abington Community Library. The book selection for February is Carl Hiaasen’s “Skinny Dip.”

The author for March is Leslie Charteris.

FEB. 15-17 The 15th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice: Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17 at various downtown Clarks Summit venues. Features live ice carving demos, more than 60 ice sculptures, a parade and after party Friday evening, live music, an “Ice Wars” themed comic con, horse and carriage rides, trolley rides and more. For more info, visit facebook.com/csfestivalofice.

FEB. 16 American Red Cross blood drive: Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 205 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Murder mystery dinner theater: The Church of the Epiphany, 25 Church Hill, Glenburn Township, will host the dinner theater presentation of the Wyoming County Players’ annual murder mystery on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.

Guests are invited to dress in pirate garb for “All Harms On Deck.” Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for two; tickets for children 12 and under are $10. Reservations required; call 570-836-6986 or email kimdwhipple@frontier.com.

ONGOING

Winter wear collection: Libraries throughout the Lackawanna County Library System are collecting coats, hoodies, gloves and hats to benefit the Clarks Summit State Hospital. For more information, view the flyer at any Lackawanna County Library.Bookmobile stops: The Lackawanna County Library System Bookmobile will make two Clarks Summit stops at Cole Village Apartments, Williams Street, from 2:15-2:45 p.m. and Applewood Acres Apartments, 405 Hamilton Terrace from 3–4 p.m. on Feb. 14, March 14, April 11 and May 9. For more information, call 570-348-3000, ext. 3004.

State rep. outreach: A staff member from state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office will provide outreach assistance from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of the month, alternating between the Clarks Green Borough Building, 104 N. Abington Road and the South Abington Township Building’s second-floor meeting room, 104 Shady Lane Road in Chinchilla. Flynn’s staff can help with PennDOT paperwork, LIHEAP winter heating assistance, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, unclaimed property searches and any other state-related matter. Call 570-342-4348 for more information.

Preschool registration: Trinity Early Learning Center at Trinity Lutheran Church, 205 West Grove St., Clarks Summit is accepting registration for the 2019/20 preschool classes. The center offers classes for 3-year-olds (3 on or before August 31) on Tuesday and Thursday; 4-year-olds (4 on or before Aug. 31) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There is also a Kindergarten Readiness Program for children who will be 5 on or before Aug. 31. For more info, contact Carole at 570-587-1088.