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JULIE JEFFERY MANWARREN FILE PHOTO / ABINGTON SUBURBAN The Hillside Park Farmers Market is open Thursdays, May through October, 25, 6 p.m. at Hillside Park on Winola Road in South Abington Township.


SEPT. 13

Canning the Autumn Harvest: Learn how to preserve your garden’s harvest with Gwen Harleman on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Cost is $20. For more info, visit

SEPT. 14 ‘Baseball Dreams’ art show opening: The Waverly Small Works Gallery fine arts show “Baseball Dreams” will open with a reception on Friday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. It will feature the works of William Chickillo.

Waverly Welcome Center Grand Opening: Friday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road.

Jazz concert: A concert featuring the Charles Evans Quartet with Dave Liebman will be held Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students.

Memory Cafe:
A place where people with memory loss and their caregivers can share a cup of coffee and socialize with others. Friday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. For more info: send an email to or call 570-575-0384.

SEPT. 14, 21 & 28

Craft and Chat: A casual setting where artists with and without special needs come together to create and relate. Fridays, Sept. 14, 21 and 28, 10-11:30 a.m. at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State Street, Clarks Summit. The cost is $10. For more info, visit

SEPT. 15

The South Abington Lions Club Flea Market and Buy Local Event: Saturday Sept. 15 at South Abington Park. Rain or shine. For info call 570-677-7367 or visit the South Abington Lions Club Facebook page. Vendor space still available. Free parking and admission.

SEPT. 15 & 16

Our Lady of the Abingtons 51st Annual Fall Festival: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16 on the church property, 700 W. Main St., Dalton. The event will run from 5-11 p.m. Saturday, featuring a pig roast, and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, including at chicken barbecue. The festival will include food, basket raffles, a silent auction, children’s games, entertainment and more. Parking and admission are free. For more info: call 570-563-1622.

SEPT. 16

Cars and Coffee: This car show is slated for Sunday, Sept. 16 from 9-11 a.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road.

SEPT. 20

American Red Cross blood drive: Thursday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Keystone College in Evans Hall, 1 College Green, La Plume. All blood types are needed. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-733-2767. As a thank-you, those who donate blood or platelets through Sept. 30, will receive a coupon via email for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations. More info is available at

SEPT. 22 Chicken barbecue: Saturday, Sept. 22, 3-7 p.m. (or until sold out) on the grounds of the VFW Post 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. Pre-sale tickets (preferred) are $10 for adults and $4.50 for children and can be purchased by calling 570-586-9821 or 570-881-0273.

SEPT. 22-OCT. 13

Introduction to Tennis: A beginners’ class or a review of strokes and rules of tennis. Saturdays, Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6 and 13, 4 p.m. at Birchwood Tennis and Fitness Club. Cost is $60. For more information, visit 23

American Girl Doll/Lego bingo fundraiser: Sunday, Sept. 23, 1-4 p.m. at the Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit. Doors open at noon. There will be raffle baskets, 50/50 tickets, a bake sale and food sales. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and may be purchased at the Abington Community Library or Taylor Public Library.

SEPT. 26-OCT. 24

Oil Painting with Mary Lou Chibirka:
Open subject class teaching color mixing, values composition and more. Wednesdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Cost is $60.For more info, visit

SEPT. 29 & 30

Ros-Al Events Presents: Antiques in Waverly: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. Tickets: $6. For more info: contact Ros-Al Events at 570-960-2754 or visit

OCT. 6 Tasting By The Book:

Saturday, Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m. at the Abington Community Library. This event highlights local community cooks. Attendees will be able to sample various bites while listening to live music provided by Mike Waskovich and sipping Maiolatesi wine. Tickets are $20, which includes entrance, two complimentary alcoholic drinks, and bites at each community cook station.

OCT. 13

Rabies clinic: The Humane Society of Wyoming County will sponsor a rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to noon at the Department of Agriculture Building, Route 92, Tunkhannock. The cost is $8 per shot (cash only). Dr. Colin Jeschke of the Abington Veterinary Center will administer the vaccinations. For safety reasons, all pets must be either leashed or individually caged. Bring the pet’s most recent rabies vaccination certificate, if available. The clinic is open to pets from all counties. For more information, call 570-836-4745.

OCT. 14 “Embattled Freedom” speech: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St. Waverly native, journalist and author Jim Remson will tell the story of former slaves’ search for freedom and a new life in the area. Refreshments to follow.

OCT. 21 Jeremy the Illusionist: Waverly Community Church, 101 Carbondale Road, will present a morning with Jeremy the Illusionist on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. The family event is free and will occur during the church’s Sunday morning celebration service. Admission is free.

OCT. 27 Fall Fun in the Abingtons: Saturday, Oct. 27 in downtown Clarks Summit. Presented by the Abington Business and Professional Association, the event will include a business scarecrow competition, pumpkin displays and carvings, trick-or-treating, child and pet parade and party, fall, fall goodies, crafts, live music, hay rides, bounce house and more. For info:

“Harry Potter” themed family Halloween party: Saturday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road.

NOV. 3

Fifth Annual AHMS PTA Marketplace:
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Abington Heights Middle School. Features artisans, businesses, farmers, food, baskets and other vendors. Benefits students and their families in need. There will also be a collection of gently-used clothing and non-perishable food items. Admission is free. For info:


The Wally Gordon Community Singers:
The group is seeking new members for the 2018-19 season. Based in Clarks Summit, it was founded 35 years ago to give local people opportunity to pursue the love of choral music, regardless of training or ability. Membership is open to high school and adult singers. No auditions required. Two concerts are presented per season, one in early December and the other in early May. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the music room of the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway. For more info, call 570-561-6005 or visit or the group’s Facebook page.Rec center: The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton-Ransom Blvd., began its fall hours. They are: weekdays 3:30-8:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Fall programs, which start Sept. 17, include: open volleyball on Mondays, 6-8 p.m., $2 per player, ages 18 and older; pickleball, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m, $2 per player, ages 18 and older; sensory play, Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. , free, ages 0-3; and open basketball, Fridays, 6-8 p.m., $2 per player, ages 18 and older. For more info: call 570-586-7808.

Abington Farmers Market: Runs every Saturday through Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Rainbow Market site on Routes 6&11.

Hillside Park Farmers Market: The Hillside Park Farmers Market is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 2-6 p.m. at Hillside Park, 1188 Winola Road in South Abington Township.

State rep. outreach: A staff member from state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office will provide outreach assistance from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of the month, alternating between the Clarks Green Borough Building, 104 N. Abington Road and the South Abington Township Building’s second-floor meeting room, 104 Shady Lane Road in Chinchilla. Flynn’s staff can help with PennDOT paperwork, LIHEAP winter heating assistance, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, unclaimed property searches and any other state-related matter. Call 570-342-4348 for more information.