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PHOTO SUBMITTED BY THE TAYLOR COMMUNITY LIBRARY The Abington Community Library and the Taylor Community Library are sponsoring an American Girl and Lego bingo fundraiser Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Clarks Summit Fire Co. No. 1.

UPCOMING

SEPT. 5-26 & 6-27 Yoga for Fifty Plus: Use supportive restoratives, active poses with props ease body into comfortable and releasing positions. Session One will be held Wednesdays, 5:30-7:15 p.m., Sept. 5-26 and Session Two will be held Thursdays, Sept. 6-27, all at Everything Natural. The cost is $30. For more info, visit GatheringPlaceCS.org.

SEPT. 6

Cub Scout registration: Cub Scout Pack 251 will hold its annual registration Thursday, Sept. 6 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road. Boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade or 5–10 years of age will participate in many age appropriate activities. Cub Scouts will be rewarded for learning life skills and values while participating in events such as camping, hiking, fishing and crafts. For more information contact Jim Farrell at 570-499-2269.

SEPT. 8

Equines for Freedom’s Third Annual Golf Tournament: Saturday, Sept. 8 at Stone Hedge Golf Course. Funds raised will help provide free assistance to veterans and first responders who struggle with post traumatic stress. Golfers can register online at equinesforfreedom.org. Non golfers who wish to support the cause may sponsor holes or make donations by mailing a check to Equines for Freedom, PO Box 53, Factoryville, PA, 18419. For more info: email EFF@equinesforfreedom.org or call 570-665-2483.

Mammals in the Backyard: The Keystone College Environmental Education Institute invites community members of all ages to come meet the animals of Second Chance Wildlife Center during its Mammals in the Backyard trailside program Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the Eckel Family Pavilion at Keystone College. Wildlife Center founder Angie Colarusso will share insight about the wildlife that lives in NEPA, their habitat, behaviors and wildlife rehabilitation. Attendees can visit with several animals, including a raccoon, woodchuck, skunk and flying squirrel. The interactive presentation will be followed by a walk along the woodland trails to observe animals in their natural habitats. The event is free and open to all. Registration is appreciated and can be made by visiting keystone.edu/kceei or calling 570-575-3927.

SEPT. 9 ‘Exodus From Darkness’ presentation: Dr. Daniel Shayesteh will share his journey from Islam to Christianity. Sunday, Sept. 9 at the 9 a.m. and 11a.m. morning worship services, as well as a 6 p.m. event, at the Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road. Admission is free and all are invited to attend. More information is available at CGAssembly.com or by calling 570-586-8286.

SEPT. 10:

AHCL banquet: The Abington Heights Civic League banquet will be held Sept. 10 at Constantino’s Catering & Events, 1385 Lackawanna Trail, Glenburn Township, at 6 p.m. The group will collect items for the Ronald McDonald House. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 570 587-3101.

SEPT. 10-OCT. 15

Ballroom Dancing: Jill and Gehred Wetzel will teach a five-week course for advanced and beginning dancers in a relaxed setting at Clarks Green United Methodist Church. The cost is $55. Classes will be held Sept. 10, 17 and 24 and Oct. 8 and 15 (no class on Oct. 1). Sessions include Intermediate Salsa from 6-7 p.m. and Beginner Hustle from 7-8 p.m. To register, email GatheringPlaceCS@gmail.com.

SEPT. 11

Patriots Day Remembrance Ceremony: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road. The brief ceremony will be held in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, with members of the local VFW leading the program.

Mysteries and Detectives Book Club meeting: The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Abington Community Library. The book selection for September is Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s “The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules.” The author for October is Agatha Christie.

New to Medicare class: The Gathering Place is hosting a free class, New to Medicare, presented by the Apprise Program of the Voluntary Action Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The program will review the different parts of Medicare, what they cover and when to enroll. To register, call the Voluntary Action Center at 570-347-5616.

SEPT. 12-NOV. 14 Good Grief Art: A 10-week program every Wednesday, from Sept. 12 through Nov. 14, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. Instructor is Marylou Chibirka. Guest speakers will discuss the healing process through art. Working from photos, people will be guided to learn to paint in oils and share their memories on canvas. Sponsored by Jennings Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services, the program is free. Registration is required. For more info, call 570-586-8996.

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 GatheringPlaceCS.org.

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
gatheringplacecs@gmail.com 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 GatheringPlaceCS.org.

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.

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. 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 GatheringPlaceCS.org.SEPT. 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
GatheringPlaceCS.org.

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 rosalfloral.com.

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. 21 Jeremy the Illusionist: Waverly Community Church, 101 Carbondale Road, will present a morning with Jeremy the Illusionist on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10:13 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 goodies, crafts, live music, hay rides, bounce house and more. For info: theabingtons.org.

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

ONGOING

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
bit.ly/2LJwABW 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.