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West End news for April 21, 2021

Drive-thru dinner

Zion Lutheran Church, Brodheadsville, is having its free monthly community dinner from 5 to 6 tonight. It is a drive-thru, pickup meal.

The church now has indoor worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Masks and social distancing is required.

Eldred supervisors

The Eldred Board of Supervisors is slated to meet at 7 tonight at the municipal building on Kunkletown Road in Kunkletown.

Meetings are being held virtually and in person, although limited seating is available.

For more information, check eldredtwp.org or call 610-381-4252.

Orders due now

McMichaels UMC is hosting another hoagie sale for pickup at the church between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 29.

Orders are due by Thursday at Pastor Ed’s at 610-597-1030.

Quilters group

The quilting group from the Western Pocono Women’s Club met at Effort Methodist Church in March in order to keep proper distance based on CDC guidelines. Ten members were present and completed several quilts that day and have many in various stages of completion.

The next session will also take place at the church. It will be held Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until around 3 p.m. Anyone who loves to sew is always welcome to join this group, but is asked to bring their own portable machine and lunch.

Men’s group

The Men’s Group of our Lady Queen of Peace Church will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday in the hall for a monthly meeting. All men 18 and older may join in.

Jam time

Another jam time session, a time for instrumentalists to get together and spontaneously create music together, will be held this Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s UMC.

For more information, call Cathy at 570-620-5127.

Rock gardens

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church folks will be starting their painting of rocks for the parish’s rock garden after the noon Mass.

Those participating are asked to bring a packed lunch to be enjoyed in the pavilion and the painting of favorite spiritual/inspirational messages will begin.

For more information, contact nancymatsko@gmail.com or call the church at 610-681-6137.

Guest speaker

St. Peter’s UMC’s pulpit will be filled by a guest speaker at this Sunday’s service.

Christian Education classes are held prior to worship hour.

Community supper

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church’s next community supper is a takeout event this Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m.

Turkey takeout

Sunday is the last day to order turkey takeout dinners from Salem-St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kresgeville.

Order and get the cost per dinner by calling 570-688-5381.

Pickup time is set for 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 1 at the church on Trach Drive in Kresgeville.

Checks/money orders may be made out to Salem-St. Paul Church and sent to the church c/o Linda Serfass at P.O. Box 168, Kresgeville, by April 25.

Blood drive

The Chestnuthill Park on Route 715 in Brodheadsville is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit redcrossblood.org to see times available or call 1-800-733-2767.

United Way event

The next Cultural Humility session is open to the community and will be held virtually from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Participants will learn why it is important to be culturally competent and sensitive to others. Visit the CACLV website to register.

For questions, contact: Shanise Palmer, Spalmer@caclv.org, or Wilberto Sicard, Wsicard@caclv.org, or call 484-893-1031.

Polk supervisors

Due to the PSATS conference, the Polk Township supervisors are on the calendar for 7 p.m. Monday.

Stewardship week

Monroe County Conservation District and Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center have announced Conservation Stewardship Week, Sunday through May 2, focusing on the theme: Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities.

The following events are planned for Conservation Stewardship Week: April 26, Healthy Forest Walk; April 27, Kettle Creek for Preschoolers-Tremendous Trees; April 28, Exploring Long Pond: A Trip Down The Tunkhannock Creek Marshlands; April 29, Spotted Lanternfly Public Outreach Event; May 1, Spring Migration Bird Walk.

For some there are costs and registration is required; call 570-629-3061.

WE Republicans

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the West End Republican Club will be held Tuesday at Cherry’s Family Restaurant in Kresgeville, beginning at 7 p.m.

Those wishing to eat there before the meeting are asked to be there at 6 p.m.

Needed now

Effort UMC’s food pantry could use donated, commercially prepared jars of jam and jelly.

To donate, take them to the church when the office is open or to the SFRC this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Polk planting

The Monroe County Garden Club will be doing a Weeping Willow planting in honor of Arbor Day at 10:30 a.m. April 30, at the Polk Township Walking Park. The park is next to the Polk Township Municipal Building, 165 Polk Township Road, Kresgeville.

The public is welcome, bring chairs. Light refreshments will be served, thanks to Kinsley’s ShopRite.

For more information, contact event Chairman Robert Butler at robthebutler0114@yahoo.com.

For more information about Monroe County Garden Club, contact club President Carol Akam at carolakam27@gmail.com.

Bingo ahead

The CIA of St. Matthew’s UCC, Kunkletown, has announced a time of Bingo in the Grove for May 2, beginning at noon.

The Bingo begins at 1 p.m., the hour preceding is for finding nourishment to buy and enjoy at the food stand.

One will need chips and dabbers. There is a cost.

Call the church at 610-381-2442 for more information, including cost to play.

Anniversary Mass

His Excellency, the Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2021 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on June 6, at the Cathedral of St. Peter. The Mass will begin at 2:30 p.m., and attendance will require advance reservation.

To register for the celebration click here or follow this link: https://www.dioceseofscranton.org/parish-life/community/marriage/enrichment/wedding- anniversary-mass-june-6-2021.

For questions or concerns, or if there are issues registering online, reach out to Jen Housel, Director for Community and Family Development.

Spelling bee

A tentative date for Monroe County’s Senior Spelling Bee has been announced.

It will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville from 1 to 3 p.m. June 24.

One needs to be a Monroe County resident and be at least 55 years of age.

More details are forthcoming.

Contact the Times News at 800-443-0377 or tneditor@tnonline.com.