Sweet treat time
The Leo Club at Pleasant Valley High School will be doing a sweet reach out to families attending the parent teacher conference this Wednesday. They will be offering baked goods to attending families, made by them or supporting Lions and Lioness from the West End clubs.
The conferences run from 5-8:30 p.m. for grades 9-12.
PV School Board
The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in the district offices in Brodheadsville.
Local programs in honor of Fire Prevention Week, which runs from Oct. 9-15, may still be continuing.
Call your local fire company, either West End or Sun Valley for more information.
A Monroe County Firefighters' service will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville.
The GFWC Western Pocono Women's Club reminds ladies of the West End community they are invited to attend the club's New Member Night on Monday, Oct. 17, at Effort United Methodist Church.
The covered dish dinner and entertaining evening begins at 6 p.m. Eugene Hamilton will speak on Influential Women.
For more information call Pat at (610) 681-4967.
Free fall program
The West End Park & Open Space Commission invites folks to go on a leaf hunt, compare leaf shapes and make and take home a pressed leaf coaster at an event being held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Haney-VanBuskirk Park on Anchorage Road, Saylorsburg.
Call (570) 992-9733 or visit www.weposc.org  to register for this free program.
The Supplemental Food Resource Center at Effort United Methodist is planning for the holidays. Each week the SFRC is asking for a one-item specified donation from pantry supporters (however, accepted will be all types donations) but in planning ahead the volunteers want to make sure that there are enough items of any one kind when the time comes.
This week the item is a can of yams or sweet potatoes.
Items may be brought to the church during regular office hours or on Saturday mornings when the food pantry is open. Donors are asked to make sure the donated item is not an expired food.
St. Peter's UMC is planning a church cookbook and is seeking favorite recipes from members. It is also seeking a picture of the original church.
Anyone having such a photo can call the church at (570) 992-7311.
Lioness hold party
The Western Pocono Lioness Club will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the American Legion Post home in Gilbert where they will be Trick or Treating at the club's Halloween party.
Costumes are optional.
Refreshments will include cake, candy, coffee, tea and punch.
For more information, call Virginia at (610) 681-8306, not the Legion.
Zion Lutheran Church's Health Ministries Team has scheduled a Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12.
Recent weather problems have significantly reduced or canceled blood collections so inventory losses are great and the need is critical.