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Tree Climbing

The Keystone College Environmental Education Institute will host a free recreational tree climbing demonstration on Thursday, April 24, from 4-6 p.m. on the campus green at Keystone’s LaPlume campus. Arborist Alan Krieg will introduce the growing adventure sport of recreational tree climbing and demonstrate rope and harness techniques that, organizers say, will assure safety, without damaging trees. He will also discuss sleeping in the canopy while traveling.

The demonstration will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by the institute’s Thursday Environmental Film Fest. This month’s featured presentation is TAPPED!, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the unseen bottled water industry. Visit for a trailer and for more information.

Registration is required for both events by calling 570-945-8555, emailing or registering online at

House and Garden Show

The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, will host its annual House and Garden Show on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s show will offer fly fishing workshops, including casting demonstrations by A&G Outfitters, on both days. On Saturday, April 26, a beginner’s casting workshop will be held at 11 a.m.; “Just for the Ladies” will be held at 1 p.m. and cashing basics will be held at 3 p.m. On Sunday, April 27, casting basics will be held at noon, fly tying basics will be held at 1 p.m., beginner’s casting will be held at 2 p.m. and fly tying basics will be held at 3 p.m. Beichler’s Greenhouse will host children’s garden workshops on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All workshops are open to show ticket holders and children younger than 12 who are accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

Tickets for the event are $6 and are available at the door. A luncheon, catered by Camelot, will be available. Call 570-586-8191, ext. 2, or visit for more information.

Film Festival

Baptist Bible college and Seminary’s Emulsion Film Club will host the annual BBC Film Fest on Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m. in the Phelps Student Center, 538 Venard Road, South Abington Twp. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $2 per person. The festival will showcase films produced and directed by students and alumni; audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites and cash prizes will be awarded in a number of categories. Call Jack Coleman, BBC&S director of video communications, at 570-585-9273 or email for more information.

Evening of Fine Food and Wine

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, will host its 14th annual Evening of Fine Food and Wine on Sunday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m. The evening will feature entrees from five local restaurants, including Carmen’s at the Radisson, Fire and Ice on Toby Creek, The French Manor, The Hilton Scranton Conference Center and Patsel’s. Appetizers from other local restaurants will also be featured and there will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $100 per person, with a limit of 220 guests. Tickets may be purchased by calling 570-344-1111 or (800) 745-3000 or online at Visit for more information.

Great Chefs

The Women’s Resource Center will host a “Food Truck Frenzy — Curbside Cuisine” on Thursday, May 1, at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person, which will include a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and a full course dinner. The event will feature a chef’s competition of men versus women. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Women’s Resource Center’s programming. Call Jack at the Women’s Resource Center at 570-346-4460, ext. 239 for more information or to reserve tickets.

Rummage Sale

The Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 S. Turnpike Road, will host its spring rummage sale on Friday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to noon. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, and Wednesday, April 30. Seasonal items are welcomed; no electronic items will be accepted. Call 570-587-3755 or 570-563-1619 for more information.

Craft Fair

The East Benton United Methodist Church will host a craft fair, chicken barbecue and bake sale at the Fleetville Fire Hall, located on Rte. 407, on Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The barbecue will be held from 2-4 p.m. Barbecue tickets are available presale only by calling 570-563-2323 or 570-563-1834.

Spring Concert

The Wally Gordon Community Chorus will present its annual spring concert on Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit. The concert will feature selections by the Wally Gordon Men’s Trio and its theme is “Fill Your Life with Love” and will feature music from the film “Frozen.” Tickets will be available at the door.

Fundraiser Breakfast

The Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Co. will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the fire hall, 1890 Newton-Ransom Blvd., on Sunday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $8; $5 for children younger than 12.