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Published May 15. 2013 05:03PM

WPCL blood drive

The Western Pocono Community Library, Brodheadsville, will host a Miller-Keystone blood drive from noon until 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 15; Wednesday, May 22; as well as on May 29.

Academic awards

Pleasant Valley High School Academic Awards ceremony begins tonight at 6:15 p.m. and is by reservation only. Athletic Awards will be presented Wednesday, May 22 at 6:15 p.m.

Lions meet

Western Pocono Lions Club will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at The Old Mill Pizza on Route 209 in Sciota.

Rotary speaker

West End Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m., May 16 at the Western Pocono Community Library, Brodheadsville. Darryl Speicher, Monroe County Environmental Center, will speak

Zion's Seniors meet

The Senior Citizen's Group of Zion Lutheran Church will meet at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 16.

PVMS Band concert

The Pleasant Valley Middle School band concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 16.

Park work day

A work day will take place beginning 8:30 a.m. Saturday to move some stone at the Community Park. Dump trailers with tractors to pull, along with manpower with rakes, will make short work of it.

To volunteer and advise what equipment you may be bringing, contact Bernie Kozen, executive director of the West End Park & Open Space Commission at or (570) 992-9733.

Run for the Red

The Run for The Red Marathon course has been changed due to road work. The marathon is Sunday, May 19. It will now start at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond and will be going through Chestnuthill Township and will go down Merwinsburg Road.

Residents should be aware of runners on the road and traffic may be stopped at some points so patience is asked. The marathon starts around 8 a.m. and should be in the Effort churches area St. John's Lutheran and Effort UMC around 10:30 a.m.

Contemporary service

Effort UMC will hold its next Contemporary Praise Service at 9:45 a.m., Sunday, May 19.

Special celebrations

Zion Lutheran Church, Brodheadsville, will celebrate Pentecost on Sunday, May 19, as well as Confirmation and the last day of Sunday School. Confirmation will take place at the 8 a.m. worship service and a Confirmation Social will be held in the parish hall at 9:15 a.m.

Assembly of God

Pleasant Valley Assembly of God's Tapestry, a women's ministry, will feature guest speaker Kelly Carver at 7 p.m., Monday, May 20. Her topic will be Get Your Praise On. The church is located at 1 Warren Lane, Brodheadsville. For more information, contact the church at (570) 245-1573 or email Lissette at

PVMS Chorus concert

The Pleasant Valley Middle School chorus concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21.

PVEN needs

Not only does the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network help families with food and clothes, but there is a request for towels, blankets, toothpaste/brushes and soap. One may bring items to one's supporting church or deliver them to the PVEN Tuesdays or Fridays, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

To set up a special delivery time, call (570) 992-3136. For more information visit


In honor of Richard Wagner's 200th birthday, the library will be show his "Der fliegende Holländer" or "The Flying Dutchman Opera" at 1 p.m., Wednesday May 22.

LEO Club officers

The 2013-2014 LEO Club officers at Pleasant Valley High School have been announced. Serving as president will be rising senior Nina Giambolvo; junior Olivia Karaman will be the vice president; senior Noah Soltis will be treasurer, his second term; and Kayla Wolf, will serve as secretary.

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