Afternoon Lecture & Learning Fall ’22

Sponsored by

Atty. Maura Armezzani Tunis

Saporito, Falcone & Watt Attorneys at Law

Register online & Pay at the Door for all these classes.


In this hands-on class Penn State Master Gardener Gary White will demonstrate the correct way to plant fall bulbs for Spring show of color.

Date: 11 AM

Time: Tuesday, September 27

Location: The Pocket Park –

In the event of rain at The Gathering Place

Cost: $5

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#105 – Planting Spring Bulbs

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#106 – Bird Feeding through the Seasons

Join Ann Vitale, Nature Enthusiast, for a talk about birds. Do you enjoy watching birds for entertainment or as a hobby? Learn more about how to help songbirds throughout the year. Do they have different requirements for nesting, growing, migrating? What about habitat? Water? A variety of feeders will be demonstrated along with tips about what works, what doesn’t, & some ideas for holiday gifts for others who enjoy watching birds in winter as well as summer. 

Date: Thursday, September 29

Time: Noon

Cost: $5

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Get a jump start on spring planning with Penn State Master Gardener Gary White. He will share tips on ways to grow perfect strawberries & what materials you will need.  You can have everything ready as soon as spring weather rolls around.

Date: Thursday, October 6

Time: 1 PM

Cost: $5

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#107 – How to Grow Perfect Strawberries

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#108 – “From

Suffragists

to Senators”

Lackawanna County has always been home to women working to make their lives better, & the struggle for the vote found a receptive audience here. Learn more about suffragists & their opponents, & women who made the most of their political opportunities. Join Sarah Piccini from Lackawanna Historical Society for this timely presentation.

Date: Tuesday, October 11

Time: Noon

Cost: $5

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Our lives seem to go by in a rush. As soon as we get used to something, it is replaced by something new. From phones wired to the wall, we now have portable phones which are also computers. Join Dennis Martin as we look at Jeremiah Clark & see how fast life went by for him during his lifetime.

Date: Wednesday, October 12

Time: Noon

Cost: $5

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#109 – The Life & Times of Jeremiah Clark

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#110 – The CCC & WPA & The Great Depression

With unemployment over 20%, FDR stepped in & created the CCC in 1933 & the WPA in 1935. Money wasn’t handed out without work & these were jobs that needed to be done but did not compete with private enterprise.  The effects are long lasting & some are little known.  Time after the lecture will allow participants to share local knowledge & personal history. 

Date: Thursday, October 13

Time: 1 PM

Cost: $5

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If you have a dog, or dogs, or even if you don’t, this new knowledge is fascinating & useful. Behavior researchers in the US & Europe are behind the new jobs dogs do happily.  Learn how to solve behavior problems at home by being a benevolent leader. These experts explain the failures of dog adoptions from rescues, & why interacting with your dog, teaching new things, is so beneficial for both of you. 

Date: Saturday, October 15

Time: 11 AM

Cost: $5

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#111 – The Evolving Knowledge of Dog Behavior

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#112 – All Men are Created Equal?

What do we mean when we say that all men are created equal? Clearly there has been a learning curve as that phrase has grown to include minorities and women, at least in the United States; in effect, as we learn what we mean by “men.” But what do we mean by “all”? What is the truth, or at least the next step, in understanding the universality of all? Do we mean everyone in Clarks Summit? In the United States? The world? What is the practical meaning of “all” and what responsibility does that confer on all of us? Can we justify the (self-centered? community-centered?) limits we place on our sense of universality, our sense of all? Does this also apply to what is truly “common” in the common good? To whom does the common good apply? Dr. Hal Baillie will lead this discussion.

Date: Wednesday, October 19

Time: Noon

Cost: $5

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Bring summer inside with beautiful, healthy houseplants.  Penn State Master Gardener Nancy Moreau will present a workshop on plant propagation, focusing on houseplants.  You will take home a freshly potted plant & will learn how to feed, water & care for indoor plants through winter & after. 

Date: Tuesday, November 1

Time: 1 PM

Cost: $5

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#113 – Brighten up Winter with Houseplants

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