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CLARKS SUMMIT — For more information on any of the following classes, visit All are held at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., unless otherwise noted.



Open to all local songwriters of all experiences and age levels. Find practical ideas and encouragement with like-minded people. Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Cost: free.

Ukulele for Adults

Steve Kurilla teaches techniques for uke lovers. Mondays, Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1, 8 and 15, 7-7:45 p.m. Cost: $50.

Thirteen Olives

Eugene Litz demonstrates the use of premium olive oils and vinegars in food preparation. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at Thirteen Olives on Northern Boulevard in South Abington Township. Cost: $15.


Tara Atkins will help organize from attic to basement with practical, helpful tips. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Cost:$20.

Open Studio

This community-based open art program is run by Verve Vertu and focuses on the creative energies of people with diverse abilities. Thursdays, Sept. 20 through Nov. 15, 10 a.m. Cost: $5 donation.



Introduction to basic vocabulary and grammar with Sarah Martin. No previous experience necessary. Eight Thursdays, Sept. 20 through Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. Cost: $60.



Sous chef Assunta Meloni will teach preparation of fresh tagliatelle pasta, basil pesto, cherry tomatoes and tuna. Monday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $35.

Learn to Knit a Hat

Learn basics of knitting while creating a basic beanie-style hat with more advanced options available. Three Tuesdays, Sept. 25 through Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Cost: $25, plus $10 supply fee.


Beginning Italian

Join Marzia Caporale, Ph.D. for an interactive class of basics in Italian language and culture. Gain new vocabulary, adding to your skills. Eight Tuesdays, Sept. 25 through Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Cost: $60.

Her-story and

His-story II

Dennis Martin presents stories of the Abingtons in the words of those who lived them, from letters and memoirs, on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at noon. Cost: $5.

Oil Painting

In an open subject workshop, choose still-life, portrait or landscape as Marylou Chibirka teachers color, mixing, values, composition and more. Five Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost: $80. Supply list is on website.

Aromatherapy and Imagery for Emotional Support

Judy Rienzi, RN, MS will help you create a sense of calm using aromatherapy and imagery, on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.
Cost: $15.

DIY Cleaning Without Chemicals

Learn how to ditch harsh chemicals and switch to natural alternatives and make your own cleaning solutions with the guidance of Maggie Roberts. Thursday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m. Cost: $10, plus $5 supply fee.