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July art show

Monroe County conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center is hosting an art show, Milkweed and Monarchs, by artist Melodie Higgins through July 31.

A butterfly craft can be made with Melodie at the annual BugFest on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants must call 570-629-3061 to pre-register for BugFest.

This show will consist of drawings and paintings of natural subject matter, particularly animals and landscapes. Twenty percent of art sales are donated to the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center.

Free movie night

Middlecreek Christian Church will host a free monthly movie night at 5 p.m., Sunday.

Pizza, refreshments, sides, salad, and desserts will also be provided. Attendees will be watching God’s Not Dead. Everyone is welcome.

For more information contact the church at 570-570-629-4066.

St. Peter’s UMC offers its Fourth Friday Fun Flick evening at approximately 8:30 p.m., with the film upcoming being Family Camp, a comedic look at Christian Family Camping, complete with yurt sharing - which is a form of housing, on a raised platform usually that is like a tent - competitive games, and faith and family bond testing.

Showings will be on the lawn behind the St. Peter’s building, 924 Rt. 115, Saylorsburg. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. (Movie rain-dates are the following Friday.)

Jamtime continues

St. Peter’s UMC, Saylorsburg, continues to offer musicians jam time on the second and fourth Tuesdays during July and August. The doors open at 11 a.m. and jamming continues for several hours with musicians refining their skill for performance.

Call 570-620-5127 for more information and ask for Cathy.

Freedom celebration

Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church has postponed its scheduled Freedom Celebration from this past Sunday to 6 p.m., July 16.

Hymn Sing Sunday

Effort UMC will have Hymn Sing services for both 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday in light of Pastor Robin and fellow Mission Team members leaving on a mission trip.

Outdoor service

Salem-St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kresgeville is having an outdoor service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, in Faith Garden. Attendees are reminded to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The church family Fun Day begins at 10 a.m.

During July, the church will be collecting back-to-school items for the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network.

Still collecting

Monroe County OES continues its collecting of Weis receipts and canceled commemorative stamps.

If you know a member, ask her for more details.

Missions meal

The next West End Mission’s meal is set for 4:30 p.m., July 13, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.

Pancake breakfast

The EAA Chapter 839’s pancake breakfast is being held on July 16. It offers all the pancakes, sausage, coffee, OJ and breakfast cakes one can eat.

The pancake breakfast is served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. under the blue striped tent at Pegasus Airfield, 222 Hickory Lane, Saylorsburg. In addition, there will be aviation and autos, including flights of the paramotorists, the Young Eagle rides for youth ages 8-17, the parachutists, the displays of the hot air balloons and Kids making planes, and the Corvettes.

Members of the Allentown Area Corvette Club will bring their beauties out for display while they, too, enjoy a plate of pancakes!

All flights and displays are weather dependent.

More information can be found at the chapter website: www.eaa839.com/events.

Habitat sales

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity continues its warehouse sales of various items such as tools, new windows, free-standing tubs, patio furniture, etc., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the last Saturday of the month.

Sales help support the vision of Monroe County residents having a safe and decent place to live. Call the Habitat office at 570-216-4390 or email execdirector@habitatmc.com for more information.

July VBS

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is accepting registrations, through July 17, for its Vacation Bible School which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, July 24 through July 28, under the banner of Rocky Railway Adventures. The theme is “Jesus’ Power Pulls us Through.”

For more information contact the church office. Registration is requested before July 17. There is a cost.

Adults who are interested in sharing their faith journey can contact Linda Carbone, Director of Faith Formation.

Meeting change

The Western Pocono Lions Club will be meeting at 6 p.m., July 18, a Tuesday.

In August, the club will be meeting on Aug. 17, at 6 p.m.

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