Collection site

The West End Fire Company Substation on Route 115 in Mt. Effort will again serve as a collection site for The Drug Enforcement Administration's next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Monroe County.

That collection date is set for Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This provides a great opportunity for those who missed the previous event due to the Halloween snow storm. If anyone has accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, this is an opportunity to safely dispose of these medications.

In addition, this initiative is geared for the county residents' safety in the event of an accidental overdose of unused medications. This is a nationwide event, and in the past 13 months, 498.5 tons of medication have been properly taken out of circulation and have not landed in landfills or waterways.

Rotary speaker

West End Rotary will host Anthony Diaz at its Thursday, April 26, breakfast meeting. Diaz will speak about: Financial Planning in the 2012 Market. The club meets at 7:30 a.m. in the Western Pocono Community Library.

Cleanup Day set

Members and friends of Effort UMC are invited to take part in the church's spring cleanup day set for Saturday, April 28. The work will begin at 9 a.m.

Special guest

Our Lady Queen of Peace will host a special guest at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 28. He is John Michael Talbot, an international renowned composer, author, retreat facilitator, and motivational speaker.

This event is free and all are welcome.

Choral concert

Pleasant Valley Choral Society will present its annual spring concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 28, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 29, at the Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville.

The theme is: Saturday Night.

Touch of Home meets

The regular monthly meeting for Operation: Touch of Home will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, at the American Legion.

For more information, call founders Sharon and Dean Green at (570) 977-1724.

PVEN Board meets

The various churches which support the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Center are reminded that the PVEN Board will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, May 3, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville.

The PVEN opened its Community Service Center doors to the public, based in the attic at Zion.

Volunteers of the time could testify to the coldness in winter and heat in summer in that uninsulated attic.

Current needs include peanut butter and boxed side dishes.

PV Band Parents

The Pleasant Valley Band Parents are slated to meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at the PV High School in Brodheadsville.

May Friendship Day

Church Women United of Monroe County invites everyone to a May Friendship Day celebration. It will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 4, at the Stroudsburg UMC, 547 Main Street.

Parking is at the rear of the church off Ann Street. The theme is: Listening to My Sisters.

The host church will provide a light lunch after the service.

For more information, call Betty at (570) 629-0649.

Scouts Sharing Stories

Paula Schwenk, Girl Scout leader for Troop 50363, reports that the troop's Scouts Sharing Stories, went fine. Youth who came went home with more books than expected and there are more books yet, which will be donated to entities which work with children.