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Poconos

Friday, November 22, 2013

Eldred tree lighting

There will be an Eldred Township tree lighting ceremony at the Eldred Township municipal building at 6 p.m. Sunday. Bring an ornament to hang on the tree. There will be caroling and cookies and hot chocolate served afterward. New unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots drive will be accepted.

For more information call Donna at 610-381-3392.

Chrismons

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blood Drive

A Keystone Miller Red Cross blood drive will be held from noon until 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Polk Township Volunteer Fire Co. in Kresgeville. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are encouraged. Please contact the American Red Cross at 800-RED-Cross or go online at www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Al-Anon meetings

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Food fundraiser

The Body Shop Training Center in Brodheadsville is offering people the opportunity to try a class in exchange for a nonperishable food item to benefit Effort United Methodist Church's food pantry. The event will take place at 120 Shafer Lane, Brodheadsville, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday.

A healthy recipes, body fat analysis will take place at 10 a.m.

For more information or to find out when a class is being offered, call 570-992-3020. Class sizes are limited and are only for those 13 1/2 years old or older.

Volunteers sought

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Free Thanksgiving dinner

Faith Alive United Methodist Church, 678 Pine St., Bowmanstown, will serve a Thanksgiving dinner from 1-3 pm. Saturday, Nov. 23. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.

All are invited. There will be no takeouts. For more information, call 610-852-3833 or 570-386-5586.

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. Nov. 27.

The informal service will be in the Fellowship Hall.

Palmerton Senior Center

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tree lighting

There will be a Tree Lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Eldred Township municipal building. There will be caroling and cookies and hot chocolate.

Donna Diehl is asking everyone to donate one Christmas tree ornament. Also, there will be a bin for anyone to bring a new unwrapped toy for the Toys For Tots program. If you have any questions, call Donna at 610-381-3392.

Historical society

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Eldred Township municipal building. It is open to anyone.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

PVI PAC meeting

Pleasant Valley Intermediate will hold a PAC meeting at 6 o'clock this evening in the library to discuss issues involving the Pleasant Valley School District.

Red Cross Blood Drive

A blood drive will be held from 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Cornerstone Community Church, located on H.T.Y. Rd and Polk Township Road in Kresgeville. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are encouraged. Contact the American Red Cross at 800-RED-Cross or go online at www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Young at Heart Seniors

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Medicare comparisons

The Monroe County Area Agency on Aging APPRISE program will have free plan comparisons for Medicare beneficiaries. Limited appointments will be taken at Kinsley's ShopRite Community Room, Brodheadsville, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

For an appointment call 570-420-3735.

Blood drive

Wawa in Brodheadsville is the site for a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Thursday. To schedule an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS

PVMS meeting

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

Friday, November 8, 2013

St. Matthew's UCC

If you are interested in becoming a new member of St. Matthew's UCC, the Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope will be holding a New Member Orientation Session on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 610-381-2442.

Rev. Brooks-Cope's Bible Study class on "When Grief Breaks Your Heart" is 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12. The study can help those through difficult times of loss, whether it be a loved one, a job, or any other kind of loss.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Safe Haven Pet Rescue

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville. There will be many young dogs available for to meet. A pre-adoption application with references and a home visit is required before adoption.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pet Adoption Fair

The Western Pocono Community Library, Brodheadsville, is offering a pet adoption fair at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be no live animals.

WPCL auditions

Storybook Theatre auditions will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13 for major productions to be performed in February 2014. Storybook Theatre is the library's Teen Drama club, open to any student in grades 7-12, in any school district, or home-schooled. They are always looking for new talent, in front of the curtain and behind.

PVEN board