Committee meets

The West End Parks & Open Space meeting will take place at 7 p.m., this evening at Chestnuthill Township Park Building in Brodheadsville.

PAC meets

The Pleasant Valley Middle School PAC/PTO will meet at 2 p.m., Thursday.

PIC meets

Pride in Chestnuthill will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Chestnuthill Township Municipal Building in Brodheadsville.

Leo induction

The Pleasant Valley Leo Club is slated to hold its rescheduled induction of members on Thursday in the PVHS cafeteria, beginning at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner. Melissa Dennis, Leo Club adviser, is scheduled to give out awards. Club officers may be announced.

Chestnuthill Center

Seniors are invited to join the Senior group meeting at 1919 Route 209, Brodheadsville, Wednesdays and Fridays. The manager is Dolores Casalaspro. She can be reached at 570-420-3735.

A special program on Aging and Alcohol will be presented at the West End site at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville at 11:15 a.m. Friday. Those seniors planning to eat at the center should call the manager a few days ahead of time.

PVMS concerts

The Pleasant Valley Middle School band concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday in the middle school gym.

The PVMS chorus concert is slated for Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Adoption day

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.

For more information about Safe Haven, and to find a list of dogs available and adoption applications, visit www.SafeHavenPa.org. For more information, contact Safe Haven at SafeHaven@epix.net.

Community dinner

Our Lady Queen of Peace is hosting a Community Christmas Dinner from 3-4 p.m., Sunday. Those planning to attend are asked to call the office for reservations 610- 681-6137.

Serving others

The UMW of Effort UMC will be providing a spaghetti dinner with homemade meat sauce on Tuesday, Dec. 17 before the Bridges Out of Poverty Session. Pat Mackes, Rosalie Juris and Dolores Juris will be preparing, and delivering, the dinner to Christ Episcopal Church on 7th Street in Stroudsburg.

Bridges Out of Poverty is a teaching tool to help employers, community organizations, social-service agencies, and individuals address and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way.

Lioness meet

The Western Pocono Lioness Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the American Legion, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m. and a short business meeting at 7 p.m. There will be an unknown item gift exchange and a cookie bonanza, for which members are asked to bring a dozen family favorites to share.

Supervisors meet

The Chestnuthill Township board of supervisors will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Chestnuthill Township Municipal Building.

Penance Service

Our Lady Queen of Peace will hold an Advent Season Penance Service at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17.

PVHS PAC meets

The Pleasant Valley High School PAC will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Lions meet

The Western Pocono Lions Club will hold its monthly dinner meeting held at The Covered Bridge Inn, Little Gap, at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18. Since this is the club's Christmas party as well, attendance is by reservations only, as made earlier this month.

Those attending are reminded to bring an unwrapped gift item for a resident of Pleasant Valley Manor. The list of suggested items was posted in the club's monthly newsletter.

Historical society

Chestnuthill Township Historical Society is slated to meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Chestnuthill Township Municipal Building.

Christmas party

The American Legion Women's Auxiliary Unit 927 on 209, Gilbert, is hosting a Christmas party for the community at the Post Home from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21. It is free for children ages 1-12. There is a nominal fee for older children. Other guidelines apply. The deadline for sign-up is Dec. 18 at the Legion.

The event offers a visit by Santa, food, gifts, activities, baked goods, and more.