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Trail Sports Physicals

Physicals for all students participating in fall sports at Lackawanna Trail High School, 28 Tunnel Hill Road, Factoryville, will be given on Thursday, July 17, at 3:30 p.m. They will also be given on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. Required forms are available in the school’s main office and must be signed. Call 570-945-5153, ext. 9, for more information.

‘A Private War’

The Actors Circle theater group will present “A Private War” Friday through Saturday, July 18-19, and Thursday through Saturday, July 24-26, at 8 p.m. and Sundays, July 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road in Scranton. Tickets are $12; $10 for seniors and $8 for students. There will also be a preview show Thursday, July 17; tickets will be $8; $6 for students.

The play is World War II drama in which the owner of an Irish pub and his friends are mourning the death of the owner’s son in battle when a stranger enters their midst. Call 570-342-9707 for more information.

Breakfast Scheduled

The Clarks Summit Fire Co. No. 1 will host its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, July 20, from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $8; $5 for children younger than 10, and are available at the door.

Auditions Scheduled

The Actors Circle will host auditions for “The Cocktail Hour” by A. R. Gurney on Sunday and Monday, July 20-21, at 7 p.m. at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Four characters are needed: a male and a female, age 30-40, and a male and a female, age 60-70. Show dates are Sept. 11-14 and Sept. 18-21. For more information or to schedule an audition if unable to attend, call David at 570-575-2223.

Support Group

Marywood University’s Psychological Services Center will host a weekly eating disorder support group on Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m., beginning on Thursday, July 22, in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. The group is limited to those 18 years of age and older and the fee is $5.00 per session.

According to organizers, the group will help support those with eating disorders on their journey towards recovery. The focus of meetings will be determined by the needs of the group. Some sample topics include mindfulness, intuitive eating, body image, perception of others and self-care.

For more information, to register for the group or for any questions regarding this group or individual treatment options, call 570-348-6269.

Chicken Barbecue

The Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road, will host its annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or whenever chicken is sold out. Tickets are $10; $5 for children age 12 and younger. Call 570-587-2571 for tickets or for more information.

Chicken Barbecue

The Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Newton Twp., will host its inaugural, take-out only chicken barbecue on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 3-6 p.m. Tickets are $9; $7 for children younger than 10. Both adult and children’s portions will include a baked potato, corn, coleslaw, roll and a brownie. Advance sale only tickets are available at the church office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by calling 570-587-3206 or emailing

Permits Required

Clarks Summit Borough officials would like to remind residents that burn permits are required in the borough, even for recreational burning. Call 570-586-9316 for more information.

Basketball Tournament

Lackawanna County will host its annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament from Friday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 3. Games will be played on the 100-200 blocks of Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton. Games will be played on Friday and Saturday, while Sunday is reserved as the rain date.

Games will begin on Friday, Aug. 1, at 5 p.m. Games on Saturday, Aug. 2, will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Games on Sunday, Aug. 3, if necessary, will begin at 9 a.m. and run through completion.

Players of all skill levels and ages are encouraged and invited to participate. The registration deadline is Friday, July 25. The entry fees per team are: $90 for youth, $110 for adults and $90 for the senior division (ages 45+), based on a five-player roster. T-shirts will be given to all participating players and all teams are guaranteed a three-game minimum.

Checks or money orders should be made payable to “LCCVB,” the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau. A portion of the tournament’s proceeds will benefit local high school basketball programs and Coaches vs. Cancer.

Call 570-496-1701 or visit or for more information.

Summer Cocktail Party

Serving Seniors Inc. will host its annual summer cocktail party on Friday, Aug. 22, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Abington Manor, 100 Edella Road, S. Abington Twp. Tickets are $35 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and entertainment. Call 570-344-3931 for more information.

Soccer Registration

The Abington Youth Soccer League (AYSL) is hosting online registration for fall youth soccer. Anyone born on or between Aug. 1, 1994, and July 31, 2009, is eligible to play. All players must still be in high school this fall to register and there is no residency requirement. Visit to register. Email or call 570-586-9589 for more information.