Riverfront Sports Summer Day Camp & Fun

Riverfront Sports Summer Day Camp is one month away from welcoming back their campers! At Riverfront Sports, they are committed to delivering AFFORDABLE, FLEXIBLE, and FUN childcare for your children! They offer day and week packages for parent flexibility and provide on a fun, active and creative environment for your children!

Waverly Community House Fall Programs

Floral Workshop
What: Fall centerpiece make & take! Join farmer-florists Jenny and Ashlee on Saturday October 1st @ 10AM to create a fun fall inspired floral pumpkin centerpiece!
What to expect: 
Meet and greet with your local flower farmers
 Light refreshments
 Design Demo
Hands on experience arranging your own centerpiece

You’ll get exclusive access to fresh Autumn flowers from our gardens to create your pumpkin centerpiece that will WOW all of your guests this Fall!

Where: Waverly Community House Scout Room, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly 
When: Saturday, October 1 at 10:00 am 
Fee: $75 
Reserve your spot today at www.eastviewgardenspa.com/events

Destination Freedom Walking Tour
Tours begin at The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly. To register for a tour, guests can call the Comm at 570-586-8191 or email our Destination Freedom Tour Guide at ejmurphy@waverlycomm.org

Stop by The Comm Library
Enjoy our lending library.
We have an updated assortment of adult and children’s books.

Visit “The Upstairs Thrift”!
Our upscale thrift shop featuring women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and housewares.
Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturdays 10am-1pm

Center for Community Resources Children’s Career Fair

Outreach – Center for Community Resources will host its second Children’s Career Fair at Outreach, 431 North 7th Avenue, Scranton on Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 10 AM to 2 PM.

The Outreach Children’s Career Fair provides an opportunity for children to interact with professionals from numerous businesses and career fields and then dream about what they want to be when they grow up!

Partners and businesses participating include:

  • Representative Bridget M. Kosierwoski and Delta Medix will host an on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic
  • Scranton Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti – Pop Up Town Hall
  • Agency for Community Empowerment – Early Head Start
  • Artist Travis Prince
  • Bold Gold Media/The River 105/103.5
  • Assistive technology specialist from United Cerebral Palsy
  • Army Reserves/Tobyhanna Army Depot
  • Dunmore Roofing & Supply
  • Dr. Kevin Musto
  • Empire Beauty School
  • Fashion Apparel Designer Michele McGlaughry
  • Golden Fidelity Bank
  • Graphic artist from Talk Shirty To Me
  • Health and Humanities professionals from The Wright Center
  • Keystone Container Service
  • Lackawanna County Children’s Library
  • Marywood University Nursing and Speech Pathology programs
  • New York Life Insurance
  • Penn State Extension with STEM activities
  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • Pivot Physical Therapy
  • Scranton Fire Department
  • Steamtown National Historic Site
  • Veterinary Services – Danielle Chesick

The Outreach Children’s Career Fair is free and open to all families with children interested in interacting with businesses and exploring future career possibilities!

Outreach Center for Community Resources delivers family educational and workforce development services and programs to the regional community to promote family stability and economic self-sufficiency. Outreach provides evidence-based early childhood programs that help families and children gain the skills needed to be healthy and productive members of the community. Outreach improves the lives of over 4,000 individuals each year with award-winning workforce and family development programs that support them as they navigate life’s challenges.

Reminder from PennDOT: Protecting Children from Vehicle Heatstroke

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of non-crash-related fatalities among children. Each year, dozens of tragic, yet preventable, deaths occur when our nation’s youth are left alone in a hot car. Often, these deaths occur when a parent forgets their children in the car or misjudges how long it takes their vehicle to reach a dangerous internal temperature. In reality, it only takes 10 minutes for a car’s temperature to rise by 20 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that by the time a parent returns to their car, it may already be too late.

Every adult should know that children are up to five times more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults. For children, whose bodies heat up more quickly than adults’, an internal temperature of 107 degrees is fatal.

May 15 marked one year since the governor signed into law a bill to grant civil immunity to anyone who acts in good faith to protect children left in a hot car.

If you witness a child left alone in a hot car, don’t hesitate—remember that time is of the essence. Be prepared to act! 

In the event that the child is unresponsive or in distress, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advises you to contact emergency services immediately. Use your better judgment to assess the situation and do whatever is necessary to help the child out of the car. Remember that you cannot be subjected to a civil lawsuit if you have called 911 and determined that immediate action was necessary to protect the child’s life.

If the child is responsive, stay with them until help arrives. Where possible, have another person search for the vehicle owner.

Although most vehicle heatstrokes occur during the summer months, it’s important to remember that it is possible for a child to die of heatstroke whenever the outside temperature rises above 57 degrees.

Parents should also be sure to always lock their cars at home, as children may enter a parked vehicle by themselves and may not be able to find their way out.

All vehicle heatstroke deaths among children are preventable. Before heading out for your next trip to the grocery store or post office, please take a moment to consider what you can do—either as a parent or simply as a bystander—to help keep our children safe.