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West End news for Oct. 26, 2022

STEM Night

The Pleasant Valley Elementary School will be the site for a Family STEM night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for both the PVE and the PVI schools.

Hoagie pick-up

Folks who ordered hoagies from McMichaels UMC are reminded that those hoagies must be picked up at the church from 11 a.m. to noon at the church Thursday.

Mission meal

West End Missions is hosting its next free meal Thursday at 4:30 p.m.,Thursday, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Brodheadsville.

PVE food drive

In light of the high volumes of clients at the West End Food Pantry in Kunkletown, and reportedly not having enough food, the Pleasant Valley Elementary School is hosting a can drive for spaghettios through Friday.

Howling Halloween

St. Matthew’s Howling Halloween party will be held at the church from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Expected are the church youth and their friends, but anyone is welcome, says the adult advisor.

Pick A Poppy

The American Legion, Post 927, will begin its annual Pick a Poppy campaign on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 1st Northern Bank and continue on Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Shoprite and the following Wednesday at Shoprite, also from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2, and then Nov. 4 at ESSA Bank, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Karaoke Night

The American Legion, Post 927, is holding its 4th Friday Karaoke Night, this Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information call 610-681-5838.

Pumpkin Palooza

The Western Pocono Community Library is having a Pumpkin Palooza from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be pumpkin painting, crafts, and a special Story Time. Registration is required and is available at the Circulation Desk.

Fair Trade Sale

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is holding a Fair Trade fundraising sale in Partnership with SERRV International Saturday and Sunday. SERRV offers a variety of products that are ethically produced.There is no forced labor involved and the individual artisans receive a fair price for their products

One can also purchase items via the weblink which will also allow the church to receive a donation via the program. Call the church for more information.

Football days

American Legion, Post 927, is hosting two football events this week for members and families.

On Sunday it is the 1 p.m. games with food and bar specials, beginning at 1 p.m

On Monday, it is Monday Night Football, beginning at 6 p.m.

Reformation Sunday

Salem-St.Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kresgeville, will have healing services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Reformation Sunday.

Reformation Day is Monday.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effort, will celebrate Reformation Sunday at its usual 9:30 a.m. worship time.

Zion Lutheran, Brodheadsville, will have services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., as per usual schedule, on Reformation Sunday.

Pie crust sale

Zion Lutheran Church, Brodheadsville, is again accepting orders for homemade pie crusts, single crust, packaged individually in aluminum pie tins.The orders must be in by Monday.

For cost or other questions call Ruth Rinaldi at 610-253-5714

Pick-up times at Zion, include 1 to 4 p.m., Nov. 3, and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6.

Prayer shawl group

Effort UMC’s Prayer Shawl group will be meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to ply their skills for others.

All Souls Day

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is celebrating All Souls Day with a Mass of Remembrance at 7 p.m., next Wednesday, at which all loved ones are honored. There will be a special acknowledgement made of those whose funeral took place during the past year, from the 2021 All Souls Day, with a special candle and their names will be read at the Prayer of the Faithful.

Art opening

The work of local artists Matt Giambra and Drew Wagner will be on display in the Gallery at Kettle Creek Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. The artists can be greeted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 5.

Their exhibit will feature a collection of nature-themed photographs by Matt Giambra and woodworking made from wood sustainably sourced from local trees and mills by Drew Wagner.

A portion of art sales will be donated to the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center.

For more information, call the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center at 570-629-3061, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and some Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information on other programs offered by the Monroe County Conservation District visit the website at www.mcconservation.org.

Contact Adele Argot at 717-933-4028 or arargot3@verizon.net or the Times News at 800-443-0377 or tneditor@tnonline.com.