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Coping with Grief

A free support group designed to help people cope with the grieving process will be offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The sessions will provide support and focus on grief as a normal part of an individual’s transition through life. The sessions will be held Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. through Oct. 30 in conference room No. 3 on the second floor of Wayne Memorial Hospital, 601 Park St. in Honesdale.

Participants are asked to complete a registration form, which can be found atwmh.org For more information, email edwardkerb@aol.com.

Haunted Trail Volunteers Needed

The Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission (SROSRC) is now planning its second annual Haunted Trail event and is looking for individuals or groups to volunteer. Want to be a character or build and run a theme area or station? How about being a trail guide? Or simply want to help out with set up and take down? The event is actually two events in one: On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Friendly Trail will run from 5-6:30 p.m. and the Haunted Trail will run from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Zacharias Pond Park (rain date is Sunday, Oct. 29). Email acevedo@srosrc.org or call 570-426-1512 to volunteer

Art Exhibits

The Pocono Arts Council announced its upcoming gallery exhibitions at ARTSPACE Gallery located at 18 N. Seventh St. in Stroudsburg. The general public is encouraged to attend.

• Through Oct. 28: “Autumn Impressions.” The October exhibition will celebrate the fall season and feature artwork in the gallery from member and non-member artists in a variety of mediums.

• Nov. 3-18: “Small Works II.” The November exhibition will feature small-sized artwork that does not exceed 200 square inches. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, 4-6 p.m. with a presentation of awards at 5 p.m. All artwork exhibited in the ARTSPACE Gallery is available for purchase; a portion of the sale benefits the Pocono Arts Council.

Owl Banding Program

Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center will host the third season of Project Owlnet. The station will be open to the general public on the following Fridays: Oct. 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 8-10 p.m. (donations welcome). Participants will learn more about the northern saw-whet owl, Project Owlnet and have a unique opportunity to see one of the most secretive birds in the eastern U.S. Advance registration is suggested. To register, call 570-629-3061 or visit mcconservation.org.

PAC Holiday Store

The Pocono Arts Council will host its annual Holiday Store in the ARTSPACE Gallery at 18 N. Seventh St. in Stroudsburg. The shop will be open Friday, Nov. 24, through Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Selling artwork and handcrafted items is open to all Pocono Arts Council members. Membership is $39; $29 for senior citizens.

Member artists who would like to be featured in the Holiday Store must submit an application by the deadline on Friday, Nov. 10. Space is reserved on a first-come-first-served basis with payment. The application is available online at poconoarts.org under the ARTSPACE Gallery tab/Exhibitions or it may be picked up in the gallery. Artists must arrange to have their art delivered to the gallery and hung/displayed on Monday, Nov. 20, or Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The PoconoArts staff will manage the store weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with evening and weekend hours handled by volunteers. Fees for participation are: $30 for artists who volunteer a minimum four-hour shift (with 20 percent commission to Pocono Arts); or $40 for artists who do not volunteer (25percent commission to Pocono Arts). A reception and member discount night will be held Thursday, Nov. 30, 5-7 p.m. If you have any questions, call 570-476-4460 or email info@poconoarts.org.

Vendors Wanted

The Blue Ridge Hook & Ladder Fire Co. Auxiliary in Saylorsburg will host a craft fair and bake sale on Sunday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors are being sought. The cost of a table is $20. Reserve your table now by calling 570-629-2871.

Longwood Gardens at Christmas

The West End Park and Open Space Commission will sponsor a bus trip to Longwood Gardens on Saturday, Dec 9. View festive flower arrangements and the outdoor display of hundreds of trees and more than a half-million lights.

Bus departs Dansbury Park, East Stroudsburg at 11 a.m. and Chestnuthill Twp. Park in Brodheadsville at 11:30 a.m.; returns to Chestnuthill Park at 9:30 p.m. and Dansbury Park at 10 p.m. Tickets are $75; $65 for kids 17 and younger. Register by Friday, Nov 24, by calling 570-992-9733 or emailing bkozen@weposc.org.

Greyhound Adoption

Pocono Greyhound Adoption will hold eight Meet & Greets at the Stroud Mall in Stroudsburg, in the cosmetics entrance of Bonton, on the following dates: Saturday, Oct. 14, noon to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 15, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 21, noon to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 28, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 4, noon to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Greyhound sales dogs will be there selling community day books. To learn more about the event, or about adopting a greyhound, visit poconogreyhound.org or phone 570-856-0377.

All About Ticks

At the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road in Covington Township:

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in PA, 5:30-7 p.m. Join local biologist Mike Leggiero of Sandcut Outdoors to learn about Pennsylvania ticks, the diseases they carry, and how to prevent getting a tick-borne disease. Current testing methods and controversy regarding the various schools of thought surrounding Lyme disease will be discussed. This workshop is appropriate for ages 12 to adult; $5 per person. Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 570-842-1506.