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LCEEC Activities

The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Centers (LCEEC), 93 MacKenzie Road in Covington Township will hold the following events in March:

Home & Business Solar Discovery, Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Have you ever thought about adding solar panels to your home or business? Join Sustainable Energy Management System’s co-founder, Noel Segui who will answer your solar energy questions. Topics will include different types of solar energy technology, the value of solar energy, net metering, permits & inspections, incentives and grants and financing options. Bring a recent PPL electric bill to get a solar estimate after the program. Geared toward adults. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 570-842-1506.

Early Explorers Series for ages 3-6, Monday, March 26 to June 4, 1-2:30 p.m. Early Explorers is a program series that offers discovery-based learning about the natural world through stories, art and outdoor explorations. Topics change seasonally and weekly. This spring, topics include inside an egg, super seeds, amphibians, animal mothers, birds, and gardening. The cost is $40 for a series of six classes or $8 for individual classes. Classes run every other Monday. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 570-842-1506.

Eldred Township Events

Upcoming programs and events at Eldred Township Community Center, 516 Kunkletown Road:

• Adult recess, Tuesdays and Thursdays in March, 6-8 p.m. Pickleball and other fun and free adult games and activities.

• Schereschnitte class, Thursday, March 29, 1-3 p.m. limited spaces available. See contact info below to register.

• Acoustic jam sessions with Carey and friends, Mondays at noon. Bring your instrument or just come listen.

• Quilters group, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn and create beautiful projects for charity.

• Children’s reading, Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to noon, drop in and enjoy story time.

• Thrift store open Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations accepted any open hours except food pantry Saturdays (first and third Saturdays).

For further information, call 610-381-4252 ext 2.

Blood Drive

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those rely on blood products. Make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

• Thursday, March 15, noon to 4 p.m. at Gray Chevrolet, 1245 N. Ninth St. in Stroudsburg;

• Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Monroe County Conservation District, 8050 Running Valley Road in Stroudsburg;

• Friday, March 23, 12:30-5:30 p.m. at A Pocono Country Place, J Club House, 9630 Stony Hollow Drive in Tobyhanna;

• Friday, March 30, noon to 5 p.m. at the Blakeslee Community Center, Routes 115 and 940.

• Friday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono, 206 E. Brown St. in East Stroudsburg.

Fly Fishing Summer Camp

Registration is now open for the Keystone/TUTeens Conservation Camp in LaPlume for teens 14-18, sponsored by Trout Unlimited and Keystone College, June 17-23. Learn the art and the science of fly fishing and conservation. This is a one-week stay-over camp on the campus of Keystone College. Fee is $400 with financial aid available. Register at flyfishingsummercamp.com or for more information call 570-954-5042 or email ffnepa@epix.net.

College Grads

Western Governors University recently held its 64th commencement ceremony to celebrate the graduation of about 15,000 graduates from across the country. Among them were Barbara Gaspar of Bushkill, who earned a bachelor of science in business and human resource management and Wilkiam Abreu of East Stroudsburg, who earned a bachelor of science in nursing.