Look What You Can Learn!

It’s Spring and our classes have begun. All you need do is browse our classes and then register. We have so many new classes, including three unified classes, classes  dedicated to promoting social inclusion.

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We are now the Abington Area Community Classroom brought to you by The Gathering Place. The Gathering Place is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will soon become our home so that we can bring you classes and events throughout the week and the year. We are  halfway to our goal to raise funds for renovation of the old firehouse on State St. You can learn about our new home at The Gathering Place and can help by donating by clicking here   gathering place.

LonPoPo_2Free performance Saturday, May 9 at 1 p.m.

This interactive play for children and their families will be presented by The Gathering Place for Community, Arts and Education and the Dietrich Children’s Theatre. Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China is the final performance in a series of plays presented by The Gathering Place, a new nonprofit currently fundraising to turn the former Clarks Summit firehouse into an arts and education center.

Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China takes audience members on a trip to the Chinese countryside. Join three small children as they bid farewell to their father who is traveling overnight to visit their sick grandmother. The children are warned not to open the door to anyone, as the wolf may be lurking nearby. However, when there is a knock on the door late at night, the children are uncertain. Is it their grandmother or the wolf? Join the Dietrich Children’s Theatre and help the children figure out what to do in this unique retelling of a well-known story.

Directed by Jennifer Jenkins. The production will feature performances by Brenda Wenner, David Swanson, Rich Ryczak and Laurel Radzieski. Children and their families are invited to stay after the show for a brief discussion with the actors. Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China will be performed at the future home of The Gathering Place on the first floor of the Clarks Summit Borough building, located at 304 South State Street in Clarks Summit. This project was supported by a Lackawanna County Community Arts and Culture Grant, a program of Lackawanna County Commissioners Corey D. O’Brien, Jim Wansacz and Patrick M. O’Malley. Tickets for Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China are free and will be available at the door while they last. Seating is first come, first served. Call (570) 945-8453.

 Oh, Look What You Can Learn!

The Abington Area Community Classroom’s (AACC) mission is to provide the community with enrichment and recreation through a broad array of learning opportunities.  Utilizing local resources, we aspire to nurture individual talents, develop personal skills, foster multidimensional thinking, encourage lifelong learning, and build a stronger sense of community.

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