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Chestnuthill column

Published October 11. 2012 05:02PM

Pink Light Walk

The West End Pink Light Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, hosted by West End Happenings, will take place rain or shine, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11 at the American Legion Post Home on Route 209. The walk begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Anyone with questions can email


The free self-guided farm tour with many sites in the West End is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 13.

For more information contact the Monroe County Conservation District at (570) 629-3060 or the Monroe County Extension Office at (570) 421-6430.

Free community supper

Our Lady Queen of Peace will serve its next free Community Supper on Sunday, Oct. 14. The mealtime is from 3-4 p.m. in McCawley Hall.

Those intending to go need to register by calling (610) 681-6137.

The next free luncheon will be offered on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 12:30 p.m. Participants also need to call (610) 681-6137 to indicate attendance.

District governor visits

The West End Rotary will welcome District Governor Art Peoples at its breakfast meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11at 7:30 a.m. at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

Member Night

The Western Pocono Women's Club is holding its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Effort Methodist Church in Effort. This meeting will include a full agenda. Participants will enjoy a covered dish dinner and also celebrate New Member Night.

Eugene Hamilton will speak about Influential Women. The club welcomes new members who wish to make a difference in the West End of Monroe County.

For more information visit or email the club at

Touch of Home

Operation: Touch of Home will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the American Legion Post Home in Gilbert. For more information call Dean and Sharon Green at (570) 977-1724 or email

PV Board meets

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in the district office,

Harvest Home Sunday

Zion United Lutheran Church, Brodheadsville, will be holding Harvest Home on Sunday, Oct. 14. Worship Services are at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Our Lady Queen of Peace

First Holy Communion/First Penance parent meetings will be Sunday, Oct. 14; Monday, Oct. 15; and Tuesday, Oct. 16. It is important that at least one parent attend any one of these meetings.

First Holy Communion/First Penance Enrollment Ceremony will be during all the Masses Oct. 20 and 21.

Diversity Task Force

Pleasant Valley's Diversity Task Force Committee will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the district office in Brodheadsville.

PVHS PAC meets

The Pleasant Valley High School PAC meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Lions Club

The Western Pocono Lions will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the American Legion Post in Gilbert. Jonathan Hunsberger will provide a slide show and speak about his Monroe County Conservation project. Visitors are welcome but should contact Charles at (610) 381-3759 for reservations and additional information. Gathering time begins at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Meals will be ordered from the menu.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, as part of the club's community service, members will be taking residents of area personal care homes for a fall ride through the countryside.

Free craft event

The West End Park & Open Space Commission will have a free craft activity from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Haney/VanBuskirk Park Anchorage Road, Saylorsburg. Participants are invited to bring their respective favorite fall foliage or go on a Leaf Hunt and make a coaster to take home.

For more information go to or call (570) 992-9733.

Trick or Treat

Chestnuthill Park will host Trick or Treat Night from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. New this year is a Costume Contest. Recognized will be the Funniest, Cutest, Scariest and Most Original in two age groups: 5 and under and 12 and under.

Groups can get involved by setting up a window or gazebo in the park to hand out treats or making a monetary donation to help with the prizes. Call (570) 992-9733 for more information.

Zion blood drive

Zion Lutheran Church's Health Ministries Team is sponsoring a Miller-Keystone blood drive at the church on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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