Blood drive

The Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville will host an open Miller-Keystone blood drive today from noon to 6 p.m. Donors with a scheduled appointment will be taken first, but walk-ins are welcome.

For more information call 1-800-223-6667.

Winners present

West End Rotary will welcome winners of its essay contest Thursday, April 25, at the club's breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m., at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

Assembly of God

The Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church in Brodheadsville holds Sunday worship services at 9 and 11 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Sunday School is at 10:10 a.m. Youth Services Sundays is at 6 p.m.

Midweek services are at 7 p.m., with Royal Rangers (boys program) and Missionettes (girls program).

The church is located at 1 Warren Lane and can be reached at (570) 992-6799. The pastor is the Rev. Scott A. Carver.

On Mother's Day the church is having a red carpet service honoring all mothers.

Adoption Day

Camp Papillon will hold an Adoption Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 28, at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville. One can go and meet the dogs, cats and critters that Camp Papillon has for adoption.

An online application can be filled out and one can get pre-approved in advance. Email For those not ready to adopt, fostering is a possibility. Camp Papillon provides vet care, food, crates and whatever one may need. All a fostering family or person has to supply is the love.

One can email, visit, or phone (570) 420-0450.

Monroe Seniors

The West End group of Monroe Seniors will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, April 26, and Wednesday, May 1, at Zion Lutheran in Brodheadsville.

Choral program

The Pleasant Valley Choral Society will present its annual Spring Pops musical program at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 27, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 28, in the Pleasant Valley High School auditorium. It is the 30th anniversary program and many old favorites are to be part of the musical presentation.

Baptism instruction

Our Lady Queen of Peace will be offering baptism instruction on Wednesday, May 1, in the chapel and May 15, in the conference room at 6:30 p.m. Contact Nancy Matsko at to register.

Zion plays host

Monroe County Family Promise families will be hosted by Zion Lutheran in Brodheadsville from April 28 through May 4.

The mission of Family Promise of Monroe County is to help local homeless families achieve permanent housing and lasting independence by providing safe shelter and meals in congregational facilities and by providing supportive services in collaboration with local social service agencies. Family Promise seeks to engage the community and individuals as well as businesses to end homelessness in Monroe County one family at a time.

Zion is one of the supporting churches in Monroe County.

Band parents

Pleasant Valley School District Band Parents will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 2 at the high school in Brodheadsville.

PVMS Concert

The Pleasant Valley Middle School Chorus Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2.

Bicycle Safety

Western Pocono Community Library will host a bicycle safety program at noon, Saturday, May 4. The program is open to all ages. A bike ride around the property will follow the program. Participants are asked to bring one's bike and one's helmet.

For more information call the library at (570) 992-7934.

Church Women United

Church Women United of Monroe County will hold May Friendship Day on Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m. Host church is Zion United Church of Christ, 14 N. 8th St. Stroudsburg. They will serve a light lunch, followed by the service. For more information call (570) 629-0649 or (570) 426-1887.