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Sunday, Nov. 18: Tree Lighting

The annual tree lighting at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter will be held st 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road in Clarks Summit. The ceremonial tree lighting is a fundraiser for the shelter that recognizes contributors and volunteers and honors departed pets and loved ones. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, Nov. 18: Surviving the Holidays

The Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St., will present "Surviving the Holidays," featuring speaker Sister Kathleen Mary Smith, on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Call 586-8166 ask for Barbara or visit Facebook waverlyumc under events or send an e-mail to with "Surviving the Holidays" in the subject line.

Through Thursday, Dec. 13: Meditation Classes

The Kadampa Meditation Center will host a "Be Who You Want to Be" weekly meditation class through Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. Instructor will be Buddhist Monk, Gen Samten Kelsang and each class is $10. This class will help you learn to crush bad habits and discover your inner strength. For more information, call 845-856-9000 or visit There will be no class on Thursday, Nov. 22, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Through Thursday, Dec. 13: Art Show and Sale

The eighth annual Glenburn Township Art Show and Sale will be on display at the Glenburn Township Building, 54 Waterford Road, through Thursday, Dec. 13. The show may be viewed during the township building's regular office hours from 9 a.m. to noon or by appointment. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. The theme for this year's show is "Inspirations" and a people's choice award will be presented.This project was supported by a Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Municipality Grant, a program of the Lackawanna County Commissioners and the Lackawanna County Council on the Arts. Call Joanne Benson at 954-1489 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 17: Christmas Craft Fair

The Factoryville Fire Co. ladies auxiliary and the Factoryville Public Library Board of Directors will host a Christmas craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center, College Avenue. Lunch items, raffles and a cookie walk will be featured.


Ongoing: Glenburn 4-H

The Glenburn 4-H Club is open to young people ages 8-19 who would either like to learn how to sew or know how and would like to learn new skills. Hilda Lewis and Ann Northup are instructors. Call 563-1369 for more information.

Ongoing: Social Singles Club

A social singles club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Our Lady of Snows Church rectory basement on State Street, Clarks Summit. Meet other active, mature singles for fun activities and friendship. Call Linda at 470-5220 for more information.


Alumni Needed

Abington Heights High School is seeking members of the classes of 2010, 2011 and 2012 to serve on alumni panels on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and on Friday, Dec. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the high school library, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit. Space is limited. Panel members will speak about their experiences after high school graduation. Call Colleen Parsells at 585-5300 to register or for more information.

Ongoing: Attic Shop Hours

The Attic Shop at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, is now open. Hours are Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. It is also open the first and third Wednesday evening of the month from 5:30-8 p.m. and on the second Saturday morning of the month from 10 a.m. to noon.

It will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 21, Friday, Nov. 23, Wednesday, Dec. 26, and Friday, Dec. 28. For more information, call 586-5991. All proceeds from the Attic Shop will be donated to charity.

Ongoing: Sunday School

The Chinchilla United Methodist Church, 411 Layton Road, is offering a refurbished nursery and children's Sunday school during Sunday services. Call the church at 587-2578 for more information.

Ongoing: Bible Study

Bible Study will be held at the Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. For more information, call 587-3206 or visit

Through November: School Tax Bills

The 2012 tax bills for the Abington Heights School District have been mailed to Clarks Green, Clarks Summit, Glenburn, Newton, North Abington, Ransom, South Abington and Waverly property owners. Full payment is due by Friday, Nov. 30. After that date, a 10 percent penalty is imposed for late payments. All bills not paid in full by Monday, Dec. 31, will be referred for collection to Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd., P.O. Box 3020, Norristown, PA 19404-3020. If you have questions about your bill or need to request a copy, contact your local tax collector. Contact information is available at

Fall Hours

The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., has announced its fall and winter hours through Friday, May 31. The center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It will also be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Donations Needed

The Benton Township Lions Club, in cooperation with Abington Memorial Post 7069, Veterans of Foreign Wars, has placed a deposit box for eye glasses and hearing aids at the post home, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. The yellow box is in front of the post and is clearly marked for deposits.

Online Fundraiser

An internet-based fundraiser is available for Abington-area residents who would like to help the Abington Area Community Park raise needed funds. If you use and enter the Abington Area Community Park as your selected charity, one cent from each web search that you do through their site or toolbar addition to your browser will go toward benefiting the park's various initiatives.

Pavilion Rentals Available

The Lakeside Pavilion at the Abington Area Community Park, located at the intersection of Winola Road and Grove St., is available for rentals. Amenities include the use of Eston Wilson Lake, the boundless playground, soccer and softball fields, hiking and nature trails and a dog park. Handicapped-accessible parking is also available. Reservation forms are available at the Clarks Summit Borough Building, 304 S. State St., or online at Call 585-4811 for more information.

Dining/Meeting Room Available

The dining/meeting room at Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit, is available for rental and catering. Call the post at 586-9821, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. for more information.

Help for Disabled Persons

Lackawanna County Coordinated Transportation is offering reduced-fare transportation to persons with disabilities living in rural areas of the county. Those eligible must live in Lackawanna County, be 18 to 64 years old, and have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applications are available by contacting Lackawanna County Coordinated Transportation, 800 North/South Road, Scranton, PA 18504 or by calling 963-6795.


Thursday, Nov. 15: Drug Seminar

The East Benton United Methodist Church, 170 Jordan Hollow Road, will host "Straight Talk for Parents" on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. "Straight Talk for Parents" is a free seminar from Drug Free Pennsylvania for parents, grandparents and/or caregivers that provides information on drug substances that are available to children as well as strategies to keep children drug-free. Pre-registration for the event is available at but is not required.

Ongoing: Yoga Classes for Seniors

A yoga class for beginners is offered to seniors 55 years of age and older at the Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola Road. The class is held each Monday at the center from 11:15 a.m. to noon. A fee of $4 per class is required to help pay for the professional instructor. Call 586-8996 for more information.

Ongoing: Zumba Classes

Zumba classes will be held at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, on Mondays and Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. and on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Call Diane Hibble at 878-8212 for more information.


Ongoing: Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania hosts a support group meeting at Elan Gardens, 465 Venard Road, Clarks Summit, on the last Tuesday of the month from 7-8 p.m. For reservations, contact Rhonda Falk, 585-8099, or Rita Fenton, 342-1776 (work) or 586-0179 (home).

Ongoing: Families Helping Families

Families Helping Families meets at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday during the school year at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. This support group, provided by the library and the Clearbrook Foundation, gives families who face drug and alcohol addiction a place to find support, education and information. Ongoing: Lupus Support Group

The Tunkhannock-area monthly lupus support group meets every third Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Tunkhannock Library, 220 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. For more information, call 1-888-99-LUPUS or visit

Ongoing: Overeaters Anonymous

Clarks Summit meetings of Overeaters Anonymous at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 School St., are as follows: Sundays, 4 p.m.; Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Call 587-4313 for more information.