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Valentine’s Ice Skating

The Abington Lions Club of Clarks Summit is hosting a Valentine’s evening ice skating party on Friday, Feb. 14, from 6-9 p.m. at Hillside Park, located at the intersection of Winola Road and Grove Street in Clarks Summit. Free hot chocolate will be available; participants need to bring their own ice skates. Visit for more


Pie for Breakfast

The Abington Christian Academy will host an all-you-can-eat pie breakfast in conjunction with the 10th annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road. The event will feature a variety of homemade pies, including fruit, cream, pizza, quiche and more. Tickets are $7 and $3 for children ages 3-6 and include unlimited pie and beverages. All proceeds benefit the general fund of the Abington Christian Academy. Call 570-586-5270 for more information.

Healthy Heart Fair

The University of Scranton’s exercise science club will host its seventh annual “Healthy Heart Fair” at the Mall at Steamtown on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will include free blood pressure readings, body fat analysis, massages and information promoting awareness of heart health and heart disease. A number of student organizations will join the exercise science club at the fair, including the nursing club, Urban Beats Dance Crew, physical therapy club and students in the community health education program. Representatives from the American Heart Association and American Red Cross will also participate.

Call Paul Cutrufello, Ph.D., assistant professor of exercise science and sport at the University of Scranton, at 570-941-5841 or e-mail him at for more


Breakfast Buffet

The Clarks Summit Fire Co. No. 1, 321 Bedford St., will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $8; $5 for children younger than 10.

Blood Drive

The Abington Heights High School health career club is co-sponsoring a blood drive with the Abington Community Library on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 1-7 p.m. at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Call 570-585-5300 for more


Chicken and Biscuit Dinner

The Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 Turnpike Road, will hold a chicken and biscuit dinner on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Take-outs will be available beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets are $9; $4 for children ages 3-10. Call Pat at 570-945-5586 or Margaret at 570-587-3755 for more information.

Mission Benefit

The Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St., will host its annual chicken and biscuit dinner on Friday, Feb. 21, from 5-7 p.m. in its Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $9; $4 for children ages 10 and younger. Take-outs are available. Deejay Pete Noto will play Big Band and Swing selections. Proceeds from the dinner will support the church’s community mission and outreach initiatives and defray the cost of operating expenses. Call 570-586-8166 for more information.

Reflective Address Markers

The Fleetville Volunteer Fire Co. is selling reflective address markers for the residents of Benton Township. Organizers say that the markers are highly visible day and night, with reflective material on both sides. They are also fade-resistant and will last for years. Markers are $20 and will help the fire department find residences quickly in case of an emergency. Call 570-945-3139 for more information or to place an order.

Kindergarten Registration

Abington Heights School District will host kindergarten registration for September 2014, at all four elementary schools during regular school hours as follows:

• Monday, March 3: Waverly Elementary School, 103 Waverly Road, 570-585-6300.

• Tuesday, March 4: Newton-Ransom Elementary School, 1549 Newton-Ransom Blvd., 570-585-8300.

• Wednesday, March 5: South Abington Elementary School, 640 Northern Blvd., 570-585-2100.

• Thursday, March 6: Clarks Summit Elementary School, 401 West Grove St., 570-585-7300.

Children must be five years old before Monday, Sept. 1, and reside within the Abington Heights School District to attend Abington Heights kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. At the time of registration, a birth certificate, proof of residency and current immunizations must be provided. Parents/guardians should contact the elementary school office nearest their residence to request a pre-registration packet. Visit for more