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Chestnuthill column

Published April 04. 2012 05:01PM

Zion's services

Zion United Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville will offer the following worship services: Maundy Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, at 6 a.m., and 8 and 10:30 a.m. A breakfast will be served for worshippers between the services, beginning at 8 a.m. There will be no Sunday School.

The church's Knit & Crochet group will meet again at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 10.

Living Last Supper

Effort United Methodist Church, Merwinsburg Road, Effort, is presenting a Living Last Supper for its Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 5.

This musical drama provides a meaningful look at the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples during that Holy Week.

The drama is directed by Pam Borger, with choir director Dan Smale leading an ensemble providing musical accompaniment.

A dinner with a variety of breads and soups will be provided at 6 p.m.

Other Holy Week services include a Good Friday Near the Cross service at 7 p.m. on April 6, a 7 a.m. Sunrise service Easter morning in the church's Prayer Garden, and two Easter Resurrection services, at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

There is no Saturday, April 7, service this week end.

For more information call the church at (570) 629-1890. All are welcome.

Band parents meet

Pleasant Valley Band parents will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 5, in the high school.

All Sports Club

The All Sports Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school library.

Free fitness demo

Local fitness instructor, Leslie Glover will be doing free demonstrations of a R.I.P.P.E.D. fitness class from 7:15-8:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the Chestnuthill Park. It is a total body workout for all fitness levels that is fun, safe, doable and extremely effective. Participants are asked to bring hand weights or resistance bands or they will be available for use.

She will also do a Senior Exercise Class (designed to be safe and effective) free demo at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the park in conjunction with the Fairview Senior Community group.

For more information contact Bernie Kozen, West End Park & Open Space Commission, at (570) 992-9733, or at or visit

AARP Tax Assistance

For information about the AARP Tax Assistance help in the West End, call (570) 420-3747. Salem UCC in Gilbert is scheduled to have volunteers to help from 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays and Thursdays through April 15 by way of the AARP Tax Assistance Group from Lehighton.

Driver Safety class

Another AARP 8-hour driver safety class is being offered at the Chestnuthill Park Building in Brodheadsville on two consecutive Saturdays, April 14 and April 21, beginning at 1 p.m.

To register and for more information, call (570) 420-3745. The township is a co-sponsor of this educational opportunity.

Senior Spellers

Monroe County's Seventh Annual Senior Spelling Bee will be held from 1-3 p.m., Thursday, May 17. It is open to any Monroe County resident, 55 and older.

For more information and how to register, call (570) 420-3735.

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