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Senior center meals

The Monroe County senior center site in the West End is Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville offers various activities for health and wellness and the possibility of ordering meals for the days it is open: Wednesday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This coming Friday, the menu option is spinach egg scramble or tuna. For next Wednesday it is shrimp scampi or salami/mozzarella. Call 570-242-6770 to place an order.

Church happenings

Spanish Prayer Group meets at 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Also, the church invites all of its college students to attend any Mass on Saturday or Sunday and the student will receive a blessing and a special gift from the parish.

The church is again hosting the West End Mission Meal next Thursday.

New worship hour

With new pastor Elisandra (Eli) Garcia serving St. Peter’s UMC comes a change in time for the Sunday worship service, which now starts at 9 a.m.

Pizza sale

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effort, is having a Take & Bake pizza sale. Orders must be placed by Sunday. Call the church office at 570-629-4309 for cost and to place an order. Pick-up is from 4-5 p.m., Aug. 11, at the church on Merwinsburg Road.

Holy Communion

This Sunday is a time for Holy Communion for many area churches. Check with your church when it is taking place.

Jamming time

The JAM-ming musicians of St. Peter’s UMC, Saylorsburg will be playing Christian music on Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 607 School Road, Belfast.

The Make A Joyful Noise Gospel group will join with a Christian Rock artist and others from 11 a.m. into the evening. All are welcome. For more information, call Eric or Lisa Whitmore at 908-319-4872 or 908-319-3732.

Knit and crochet

Zion Lutheran’s Knit & Crochet group will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Eldred planners

The Eldred Township Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Municipal Building, 490 Kunkletown Road. Meetings are being held virtually and in person.

MCH home repairs

Monroe County’s Habitat for Humanity unit reminds all that for folks who qualify, Habitat will help homeowners with getting needed home repairs completed.

That includes: new appliances, water heater replacement, home painting, gutter repair, windows, roof replacement, flooring, tree trimming, pest extermination doors and more.

Homeowners must complete an application and meet all the requirements, including income, be up-to-date on mortgage, taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and have owned the home in Monroe County for at least 2 years. For specific information go to the web or call 570-216-4390.

Breakfast ahead

McMichaels UMC is hosting its donation-only breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Aug.12. All are welcome. Takeout is available.

Bible study continues every Thursday from 7-8 p.m. via Zoom with Pastor Ed at 610-597-1030. Anyone interested in joining the group should that number.

The church holds Sunday worship services at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Ed officiating.

Summer film fun

Middlecreek Christian Church, Kresgeville, is hosting a free monthly movie night at 5 p.m. Aug.13. Shown will be “Last Ounce of Courage.” Pizza, refreshments, sides, salad, and desserts will also be provided.

Meeting change

The West End Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Cherry’s Family Restaurant instead of the fourth Tuesday of the month because of the West End Fair, which runs Aug. 20-26. Those planning to eat a meal before the meeting or just socialize are advised to arrive by 6 p.m.

Lunches continue

The PVEN free summer lunches, available for children ages 18 and under, at the Chestnuthill Park, Pavilion 1, Monday through Friday, will continue through Aug.18. They are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and must be eaten on site. Call 570-992-3136 with any questions.

Observatory opening

The grand opening of the astronomy observatory in Polk Township, created by Boy Scout Claudio T. Stabile and helpers, is set for 4 p.m. Aug.18, beginning with a viewing of the sun with solar telescopes and later switching to nighttime sky viewing. Rain date is the next day.

Household essentials

Polk Township will participate in the Monroe County Meals on Wheels’ Household Essentials day on Aug.19. The collected nonfood items will go to the Client Needs Pantry. The township’s website has more information: www.Polktwp.org

Community Day

Ross Township’s Community Day is Sept 16, which will include emergency apparatus, craft and retail vendors, entertainment and refreshments.

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

Church flea market

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is hosting an outdoor flea market

Sept.16, with the rain date of Sept. 23. Members suggest reserving a vendor space now by calling 570-992-6930 for information or leaving a message at the church by calling 570-992-7311.

Contest reminder

Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center has announced its 2024 Photo Contest and invites folks to send in photos that showcase Monroe County’s finest natural resources. Winners will receive maple syrup from the Meesing Sugarbush and a 2024 MCCD calendar.

Submissions are due Sept. 23. One grand prize winner will also be featured on the cover of the 2024 calendar.

For details and entry form, call the E.E. Center at 570-629-3061, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit the website, www.mcconservation.org/mccd-photo-contest.

Market vouchers

It’s time to apply for the Farmer Market Vouchers shares Merle Turitz, Editor of the Monroe County Seniors/Express Times.

She states that many applicants did not put their respective phone number on the form, hence she cannot reach them.

Please check in with her if you have doubts you filled out the form correctly. She can be reached at 570-420-3726.

Applicants only have until the end of September to make sure said application will meet muster at the state and be processed so you can get your vouchers for the fresh food.

Exercise class

West End Seniors, did you know you could participate in an Exercise with YouTube at the Chestnuthill Senior Center at Zion Lutheran church in Brodheadsville?

Call 570-242-6770 for details.

Seniors Book Club

Do you enjoy reading? Are you interested in forming a book club? If so, call Merle at 570-420-3726 for more information and to give input.

She is looking for someone who could coordinate the group as well as other readers.

Her number is 570-420-3726.

Drivers needed

Cancer patient volunteers are needed to drive folks to appointments. Train online.

Contact: ROAD TO RECOVER (R) Volunteer CANCER.ORG/DRIVER or call 1-800-227-2345.