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Valley Petunias

The 12U Valley Petunia League will hold its second meeting of the 2014 season on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 508 Church St., Jessup. All coaches and league representatives are encouraged to attend. Any town wishing to join the league should send a representative. Visit for more information.

‘Fit Over 50’

“Fit Over 50” strength training classes for men and women age 50 and older will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. from Tuesday, Feb. 11, through Thursday, April 10, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. Classes will be held in the Comm’s gym and the first two classes are free. Additional classes are $6 each. Call 570-586-8191 for more information.

Sports Physicals

Abington Heights spring sports physicals will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 2:30-6 p.m. at the high school field house, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit.

All Abington Heights students interested in trying out for a spring sport must have a PIAA comprehensive initial pre-participation physical examination form on file with the athletic director prior to participation. The cost for the physical is $15.

Athletes who participated in a fall or winter sport during the 2013-’14 school year will only need to complete and submit a re-certification form. Forms are available online, in the main office of the high school or the main office of the middle school.

Completed forms are due by Friday, Feb. 28. Practice and tryouts will begin on Monday, March 3. Call 570-585-5311 for more information.

Friends Board Meeting

The board of the Friends of the Abington Community Library will meet on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Participants at this meeting will vote on changes to the bylaws of the organization. Nominations for officers will also be taken; voting for officers will be held in April. New members are welcome. Call 570-587-3440 for more information.

12-Step Program

The Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St., is hosting a support group for Christians who are in recovery from various addictions that uses the twelve-step program as well as related scripture readings. Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the church’s fellowship hall.

Call Theresa at 570-587-2081 for more information on Tuesday meetings and Nancy at 570-878-7408 for more information on Wednesday meetings. Call Pastor Barbara Snyder at 570-586-8166 or Ron Hackman at 570-586-1043 for general information.

Veteran Services

Marywood University’s Office of Military and Veteran Services will offer a Renewal-Veteran Education and Transition Services (R-VETS) program, which is focused on providing college access to community veterans interested in post-secondary education. Military members and veterans in the local community can take free introductory courses in the areas of math, English and writing, along with other transitional services. Current Marywood student veterans and those who have already been accepted to Marywood, but are struggling in these areas, will also have the opportunity to join this program.

The deadline for applications for the spring semester is Saturday, March 1. The spring semester will begin on Tuesday, March 18, and will run for eight weeks. The classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m., on campus. There is no cost to veteran students for this program and all supplies will be provided through donations. Space is limited to fifteen students per semester.

To be eligible to participate in the R-VETS program, applicants must have been honorably discharged or presently serving in the military. A high school diploma or GED is required. In order to maximize GI Bill benefits, this program will not use any Veterans’ Affairs education benefits to ensure the veteran has full entitlement once enrolled in post-secondary education.

Students who complete the R-VETS program will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate can be submitted as additional supporting documentation if the student chooses to apply for admission to Marywood University.

For more information on the R-VETS program, visit or email James Tiger at Office of Military and Veteran Services at Marywood University may be reached at 570-961-4746. Faculty applicants for the areas of math and English are also being accepted. All faculty services are voluntary.