To have your school, church or nonprofit social event in “What’s Happening,” email: email@example.com. Exact dates must be listed. NO EVENTS TAKEN BY PHONE. EVENTS ARE PRINTED ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS. Deadline — noon on Friday for the next Wednesday publication. All phone numbers are in the 570 area code unless otherwise indicated. No faxes or hand-written submissions will be accepted. THRU DEC. 24The Coolbaugh Township Volunteer Fire Co. is selling Christmas trees through Tuesday, Dec. 24 at Wildflower Drive and Rte. 196 in Tobyhanna. Sale times are from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays, 5-8 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.DEC. 12 and 13Students from the Northampton Dance Ensemble and the Acta Non Verba dance club will perform pieces choreographed by Northampton Community College (NCC) dance faculty at a Winter Danceworks event on Thursday, Dec.12, 11:15 a.m., and on Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for a local food bank. For more information about the Winter Danceworks call 610-861-5300.DEC. 12The Monroe County Historical Association will host the annual “Holiday Luncheon at the Stroud Mansion” fundraiser on Thursday, Dec.12 and again on Friday, Dec. 13. There are two seatings each day. The early lunch seating will be held from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and the late lunch seating will be held 1-2:30 p.m. The fundraiser will be held on the second floor of the historic 1795 Stroud Mansion, 900 Main St., Stroudsburg. The second floor is not handicap accessible. The building will be decorated for the holiday season and music will fill the air. The luncheon will be a hot buffet-style meal catered by the farmhouse kitchen. This year’s menu will feature: Christmas salad, apple cider marinated pork loin, whipped sweet potatoes, butternut squash lasagna, green beans, buttered rosemary rolls and a wonderful selection of homemade desserts. Coffee, decaf, tea and a complementary glass of wine, will be served at your table. The Stroud Mansion museum exhibit rooms will be open to those attending the luncheon. The cost for the luncheon fundraiser is $19 per person. Tickets must be purchased at the Stroud MansionSeating is extremely limited for this popular event. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, contact570-421-7703 or firstname.lastname@example.org.DEC. 13Area nonprofits and community residents are invited to attend a program about funding/grant opportunities on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Monroe campus of Northampton Community College in Tannersville. The Funders’ Panel is being presented by the Pocono Mountains Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.The free program will run from 8:15-10 a.m. and will be held in the college’s community room. Panelists will include representatives from Sanofi Pasteur, ESSA Bank & Trust, the Monroe County Grants Office, PNC Bank and the Pocono Mountain Economic Development Corporation. Information will be provided on local foundations, funding guidelines, applications and eligibility. A question and answer period will be part of the program.To RSVP, call Chris Grape-Garvey, the local AFP program director, at 570-421-2711, ext. 238 or email email@example.com.• Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church will have a service of worship designed for people suffering with pain, loss, isolation and grief during this Advent Season. Service is at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 as attendees worship together and encourage each other during this holiday season. For mre information contact 570-421-0750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.DEC. 14Winter Fest will be held at the Dansbury Depot, 5 Kistler St., East Stroudsburg, from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. The event will include model train displays, vendors, snacks, crafts for children, live music, a silent auction and pictures with Santa.DEC. 15The East Bangor United Methodist Community Church will celebrate a “Love Feast” during the worship service on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 9:15 a.m. A “Love Feast” is a service of song, prayer and food. Although deriving from the Moravian tradition, the “Love Feast” was brought to the Methodist church by John Wesley in 1738 after traveling to America with the Moravians. During the service Moravian love feast buns and coffee will be served by “dieners.” The church is located at 136 W. Central Ave. (Rte. 512), East Bangor. Pastor David Goss welcomes all calls at 610-588-4453, or visit www.ebumc.org.• The Holy Name Society of Our lady of Victory R.C. Church will sponsor a Breakfast with Santa from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15. Breakfast will include eggs, homefries, omelets, pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage and beverage. Adults $6, children $4, and children younger than five are free. The church is located on Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville, one mile east of Rte. 611. Office phone number is 570-629-4572.• Our Lady Queen of Peace, Rte. 209, Gilbert, will hold free community Sunday suppers, serving portions of Monroe, Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton counties. The suppers will be held in McCawley Hall, at the church, on Dec 15 and Dec 29, from 3-4 p.m . In addition, lunch will be served on Dec. 18, at 1230 p.m. • Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.Safe Haven will have many young dogs available for you to meet and get to know. Safe Haven requires a pre-adoption application with references and a home visit prior to adoption.Safe Haven Pet Rescue is a small group of dedicated volunteers from the West End of the Poconos who save highly adoptable dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and finds them loving homes. Shelter killing is the number one cause of dog deaths and Safe Haven has saved more than 700 lives so far.DEC. 17Safe Haven Pet Rescue will have a Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 6:30 p.m., at Cherry’s Family Restaurant, Rte. 209 near Rte. 534, Kresgeville.If you are an animal lover, please come and meet the volunteers and have a bite to eat. Safe Haven is a small group of dedicated animal advocates who rescue dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and find them loving homes. All dogs are in foster care until their permanent homes are found. Safe Haven has rescued more than 700 lives so far.DEC. 21A Bus Trip to New York City will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21. Spend an afternoon in midtown Manhattan. See the famous tree and skaters at Rockefeller Plaza; take in the Christmas displays; dine, shop, take lots of pics, etc. You will have about 5 hours of “free time” to take in all the sights. Bus leaves Raymour & Flanigan Furniture parking lot on Rte. 611, located next to the Stroud Mall at 11 a.m. and departs the city by 6 p.m. Home by 8 p.m. Cost is $30 andincludes seat and driver’s gratuity. Sponsored by PA Association of School Retirees, Monroe County, and is open to the public. Contact Dee for reservations at 570-424-8459 or email@example.com.DEC. 24St. John’s E.C. Church of Bartonsville, located at N.Easton Belmont Pike and Custard Road, will host a Christmas Eve Candlelight Serive on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. For more information call 570-629-1875.DEC. 28St. John’s E.C. Church of Bartonsville, located at N. Easton Belmont Pike and Custard Road, will host a free family movie night at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28. For more information call 570-629-1875.JAN. 6, 20 and 27The Pocono Arts Studio will host adult acrylic painting classes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays in January. Instructor is Will Daskal.This class will focus on increasing fundamental painting skills, including composition, use of color and value, a basic understanding of the color wheel and how to achieve desired effects using acrylic paints. Students may utilize photographs, reproductions of other paintings or set up their own still life. Tuition for members is $85; non-member $95; senior member $75; and senior non-members $80.For additional information or to register call 570-476-4460 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.JAN. 9, 16, 23 and 30The Pocono Arts Studio will host adult oil painting classes on Thursdays in January from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor is John McAllister, a graduate of York Academy of Arts who works as a freelance artist and videographer.Tuition for members is $75; non-member $85; senior member $65; and senior non-members $70.This ongoing workshop focuses on the individual, helping them to develop their own personal style and technique working with the oil medium. Learn how to develop your painting by understanding drawing and composition, light and shadow, color, preparation of materials and the application of paint. Working at your own pace, you pick the subject while the instructor guides you through the painting process.For additional information or to register call 570-476-4460 or e-mail email@example.com.