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The Poconos Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network meets twice a month at the Hughes Library in Stroudsburg. For membership information, visit www.holisticmoms.org or contact Jen at HMNmonroepa@gmail.com or by phone at 570-872-7140. The Holistic Moms Network strives to connect parents, create supportive communities and help parents and others to learn about holistic, natural and green living.

- The Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company will hold bingo on Monday nights at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. There is a $1,000 jackpot with progressive numbers. Food will be available. For more info, call 484-357-3248 or 610-381-2674.

- Evening Adult Bible Study every Tuesday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring your Bible. McMichaels United Methodist Church, Route 715 and White Church Road, McMichaels. 570-629-1136 for more info.

- Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, 547 Main St., offers a new evening bible study to be held in the church lounge each Wednesday from 8:05 to 9:05 p.m. The study is geared for ages in high school through adult. To register or for more information, contact Pastor Bob at bobshank@stroudsburgumc.com or call the church at 570-421-6020.

- TOPS -- Taking Off Pounds Sensibly -- Chapter No. 1113 meets every Thursday night at Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church on Pilgrim Way off Route 115 in Brodheadsville. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. with weigh-in 5:45 to 6:45.

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Membership is $26 a year and dues are only $5 a month.

-- Pocono Parents of Down Syndrome - PPODS -- family support and community networking group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the D.E.S. building, 796 Lindbergh Ave., Stroudsburg. Childcare provided by East Stroudsburg University Special Education students. For more info, call Betty Kiesling (Spanish and English) at 570-476-1269 or Sue Armitage (English) 570-992-4886 or visit www.theppods.org.

-- The Slate Belt Band meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Roseto American Legion. There are no dues, and uniforms are provided for performances. All ages and skill levels welcome. For more info, call 570-234-8745 or visit www.slatebeltband.com.

-- The Forwardian Arts Society will hold In Writing Gatherings on the first Saturday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Tapestry Corner at 779 Main St., Stroudsburg. All genres, styles and topics welcome. For more info, contact forwardian@hotmail.com or visit www.theforwardianartssociety.com.

-- The Forwardian Arts Society will hold Film and Chat Night on the first Friday of every month at 4 p.m. at the Pocono Community Theater in East Stroudsburg. For more info, contact forwardian@hotmail.com or visit www.theforwardianartssociety.com.

-- The Italian American Heritage Club of Monroe County meets on the third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill Township Building on Route 715 in Brodheadsville. New members of Italian decent and all those who respect and enjoy the Italian culture are welcome. For more info, call president Joe Pini at 570-992-2678.

-- Mt. Pocono Area Monthly Lupus Support Group meeting every third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Mary of the Mount Church, 27 Fairview Ave., Mt. Pocono. Separate teen and adult groups; free and no reservations required. For more information, call 570-241-9369 or the Lupus Foundation at 1-888-995-8787 or visit www.lupuspa.org.

-- The Golden Travel & Social Club Membership meets at the Bushkill American Legion every second and fourth Thursday of the month at noon at the American Legion in Bushkill. Cost to join is $8 per year -- July through June. Several trips are planned this year. For more information, contact Jean Thompson at 570-972-6434, Phil Cozzi at 570-588-0555 or Dee Smith at 570-588-3737.

-- Shawnee Tabernacle, 16 Carriage Square, Tobyhanna, will distribute bread on Wednesdays and Sundays. People may show up on Wednesday from 7:30-9 p.m. or Sunday at noon, or call the church at 570-894-9650 on Monday through Friday after 6 p.m. or all day Saturday and Sunday. Shawnee Tabernacle also has a helping hand ministry that is attempting to feed the hungry.

-- The West End Ceili and Set Dancers host Irish dance classes on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Route 209, Gilbert. New members are welcome. Lessons are $3 per person; first lesson is free. Teachers are Jean and Mike Cunningham: 610-691-8658. For more information, visit www.weiaaceilidancers.com.

-- Vietnam Veterans of America is a national Organization seeking new member brothers and sisters from all conflict eras. Visit www.vva678.net for membership info. The Associates of the Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) is open to spouses, children, grandchildren or anyone who shares our vision and wishes to accomplish our mission.

-- Monroe County Bible Classes will be conducting non-denominational "Released Time Bible Classes" for Monroe County public school children in grades 1-7. Home schoolers are also welcome. Parental permission slips are available for these one-hour weekly classes held at a church facility near the school. Transportation is provided by Bible Club-approved local volunteer drivers. For more information call Jim Ecker at 570- 421-9968 or e-mail jimeckerbcm@verizon.net.

-- SVPA, 544 Main St., Stroudsburg is holding weekly salsa dance classes and a Latin dance party every fourth Saturday. For more information, call Jesus Nieves at 570-856-5067 or Cecilia Goncalves at 570-620-6432.

-- The Order Sons of Italy in America West End Pocono Lodge No. 2725 hold meetings on the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Chestnuthill Park & Senior Center on Route 715, a half-mile north of Route 209. New members are welcome. Anyone who can claim Italian ancestry by birth or marriage is eligible to apply for membership. Anyone interested in becoming a member should Joseph Falotico at 570-242-2761. For more information, visit www.sonsofitaly.net.

-- The East Stroudsburg Elks Lodge on Washington Street holds breakfast on the third Sunday of every month from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. For more information, call 570-223-8486.

-- Unity Coalition meets on the second Monday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos, 940A Ann Street, in Stroudsburg. Visit poconounitycoalition.org for more information.

-- American Legion Auxiliary Post 346 meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Legion Post at E. 5th St. in East Stroudsburg. For more information, call 570-424-1112 or 570-897-6442.

-- Holistic Mentorship Network meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Massage Academy of the Poconos, 753 Phillips St., Stroudsburg. The Holistic Mentorship Network supports holistic professionals by providing space to network, build a referral base, mentor and support their businesses, and develop, grow and promote community awareness of alternative services and products. For more information, contact Ellen Suazo at 877-875-9634 or PoconoHMN@gmail.com, or visit www.HolisticMentorshipNetwork.com.

-- Women's Resources of Monroe County has Domestic Violence Support Groups available by calling 570-421-4200.

-- Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program based on the eight principles in the Beatitudes to help participants with hurts, habits and hang-ups meets each Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church located at 915 N. Fifth St. in Stroudsburg. For information, call Dana at 570-421-0750 or e-mail dana@stroudsburgwesleyan.org.

-- Amputee Support Group meets on the second Saturday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Pocono Medical Center on Brown Street in East Stroudsburg. The group meets in the Stroud Room. RSVP by calling 570-588-3027 at least three days before each meeting. There is no charge to attend.

-- Professional actor Alberto Vazquez will teach acting classes for ages 20 and older in the Sherman Theater annex at N. 5th St. and Main Street in East Stroudsburg. Classes begin March 29 and are held on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Cost is $100 per month. Training in the Strasberger, Meisner and Eric Morric techniques. For more information, call 917-331-3850 or visit www.actoralbertovazquez.com.

-- Pabríque in Shawnee-On-Delaware will donate a percentage of sales from its Thoughtful Moments pillow collection to Girls Quest, a non-profit organization that helps girls ages 8-17 become strong, productive and caring contributors to their communities. For more information, call 410-804-1696.

-- Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company hosts bingo on Thursday nights. Doors open at 5 p.m.; games start at 6:45. There is a progressive hit or miss, and a $400 jackpot. Refreshments available. For more information, call 610-681-4370.

-- The Eglise Evangelique De La Renaissance Food Bank is open on every first and third Saturday of the month. For more information, call 570-895-2344. The church is located on Route 314 Upper Swiftwater Road, off Route 611.

-- Modeling classes available for ages 8-16. Dominique, model and CEO of R2S Management, will teach the runway and provide a start up portfolio for each member as well as community fundraising for charity and a management company casting. For information, location and registration, email r2smgmt@aol.com.

-- American Legion Wilson Fisher Post No. 413 on Old Route 940 in Pocono Pines hosts bingo each Friday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with games starting at 7 p.m.

-- American Legion Wilson Fisher Post No. 413 on Old Route 940 in Pocono Pines holds an all-you-can eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on the first Sunday of each month. Menu includes scrapple, sausage, pork roll, eggs, pancakes, French toast, cream chipped beef, home fries, toast, juice, coffee and tea. Cost is $7 for adults; $5 for children ages 5-12, and children younger than 5 eat for free.

-- The Pocono Mountain Chapter of the Riders Motorcycle Touring Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. for dinner with a meeting at 7:30 at Billy's Diner, Route 611, Tannersville. The group also meets on the third Sunday of each month at the diner for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and a meeting at 9:30. For more information, visit www.poconoriders.com or call 570-629-1946 or 570-897-5402.

-- The Garden of Giving is seeking talented and committed individuals to serve on its board of directors for two or three-year terms. Prior board experience is a plus, but not required. What is necessary is a commitment to the community and a desire to improve the lives of Monroe County residents. Contact Tammy Graeber at 570-402-1282.

THRU SEPT. 7

Monroe County Conservation District's Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) will host guided walks on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Tannersville Bog. The 2½-hour walks will be guided by an environmental educator from the Center. Participants will meet at the Center at 10 a.m. and caravan to the Bog. Cost: $5/non-members, $3/Center members or Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Please wear appropriate footwear. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 570-629-3061.

THRU SEPT. 25

The historic Parkside Chapel of Henryville is open for non-denominational services. Worshippers are offered the opportunity to take a step back in time at the chapel, which remains much the same as it was when constructed in 1893. Church is located on Route 191 in Henryville, two-tenths of a mile north of the intersection of routes 715 and 191. Services begin at 11 a.m.

THRU SEPT. 29

Monroe County Conservation District's Environmental Education Center will host "Nature's Portrait," an art exhibit by Rebecca Huff. A reception will be held Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit the exhibit Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and some Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 570-629-3061.

-- Local artist Will Daskal will exhibit new paintings at Mudworks Gallery, 3278 Route 115, Effort. The gallery will host a Meet the Artist reception on Aug. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. The theme of the show is the bucolic beauty of the Pocono region.

THRU OCT. 6

The Essential Encounters lecture series will complete its seventh year beginning at East Stroudsburg University. The first lecture, titled "Will or Power: The Path to Excellence, Integrity, and Heroism," will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Room 422 of Stroud Hall. Four subsequent lectures take place Sept. 22, Sept. 27, Sept. 28 and Oct. 6 at the same time and location. The entire series is open to the general public at no cost. For more information, contact Dr. Roche de Coppens at 570-422-3276.

THRU OCT. 30

Genesis the Church in East Stroudsburg will host Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. The course teaches how to beat debt and build wealth. For more information, contact Kirby Addison at 973-462-6554 or visit GenesisBibleTeachingChurch.org.

THRU OCTOBER

Adopt-A-Stray Days at on the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetSmart in Stroudsburg.

THRU NOV. 20

A free puppet workshop will be held from 4-6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month at The School of Visual and Performing Arts at 554 Main St., Stroudsburg. The workshop is for ages 7 to adult. Make your own puppet before putting on a holiday puppet show. Materials for puppets are supplied. For more information contact Jazmin at anubisisis101@yahoo.com or 570-817-3453.

THRU NOV. 23

Pocono Mountain Bible Fellowship Church will hold a 13-week GriefShare support group and video series from 6-8 p.m. each Wednesday. GriefShare is a weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Participants may attend any session; each is self-contained. For information, call 570-839-6922 or visit www.pmbfc.org.

THRU DECEMBER

Monroe County Conservation District's Environmental Education Center will hold fall home school programs. The staff will offer a hands-on environmental education experience for any interested home school students. Activities will include classroom instruction and hands-on outdoor learning opportunities for all ages with participants divided into three age groups: kindergarten through 2nd grade (parent accompaniment required), 3rd through 6th grade, and 7th through 12th. Each month a different topic will be addressed, all classes will be led by a Monroe County Environmental Educator and be held from 2-4 p.m. Cost: $6/non-members, $3/EE Center members. Registration and payment are required and limited by the Monday preceding the program date. Refunds given only if notification is given at least three days prior to the program date. For more information and to register, call 570-629-3061. Sept. 8 - The Dirt on Dirt; Oct. 6 - Fall Changes; Nov. 3 - Orienteering/Compass; Dec. 1 - PA Black Bears.

SEPT. 8-14

The Pocono Family YMCA is planning a trip to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe through Collette Travels. A deposit of $250 is due upon reservation; there is also a $50 fee for air taxes and surcharges, which is subject to increase until paid in full. For more information, call the Pocono Family YMCA at 570-421-2525 ext. 139.

SEPT. 8

The Rotary Club of Stroudsburg will hold its annual Regatta fundraiser on Pocono Creak at 5:30 p.m. at the Willowtree Inn on Ann Street in Stroudsburg. Theme is "Gilligan's Island." Boat raffle tickets are $5 with many prizes valued at more than $100; you do not need to be present to win. There will also be a Castaway Party with food, drinks and fun on the deck of the Willowtree Inn. Tickets to the party are $20. Proceeds will benefit Daffodil Express, which transports local cancer patients to treatments. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Todd Scott at 570-236-9481. Tickets are also available from any member of the Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs.

-- Stroud Community Club, a non-profit organization that contributes to local charities and organizations, will meet at 11:45 a.m. with lunch and program at Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsburg. New members welcome. For more information, contact president Marylyn Block at 570-421-7676. For reservations, call Norma Watkins at 570-421-4048.

SEPT. 9

The Pocono Singles and Marrieds Club dance from 8 to 11 p.m. at the CLU Club at 265 S. Courtland St. in East Stroudsburg. Live music by Joe Vitale. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for guests. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 570-992-2535 or 610-253-6885.

-- Monroe County Conservation District's Environmental Education Center will hold a "Full Moon" Tannersville Bog Walk. Join an environmental educator to explore the bog during a full moon. Meet at the Bog parking lot at 7 p.m. for the 2½-hour walk and bring a flashlight and wear appropriate footwear. Cost: $5/non-member, $3/EE Center or Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 570-629-3061.

SEPT. 10

The Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church Celebrate Recovery Group will host its third annual "Day of Hope in the Poconos" from 1 to 5 p.m. at the church at 915 N. 5th St. in Stroudsburg. Support groups and non-profit organizations are welcome to participate by setting up a table with literature. Table and chairs will be provided. There will be free food and entertainment, as well as speakers from the various groups. For more information or to reserve a space, contact Wade Gilholm at 570-460-2318.

-- Beginning Sept. 10, Pocono Family YMCA: West End Extension will offer Zumba Way classes on Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Eldred Elementary School on Kunkletown Road in Kunkletown. This Latin-infused cardio workout creates a calorie-burning, dance-fitness party. Mention this listing and get one free class. For more information, call the YMCA at 570-421-2525.

-- McMichaels United Methodist Church, Route 715 and White Church Road in McMichaels, will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast is free, but donations will be accepted.

-- Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry will hold Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $5 per car. Festival features animal presenters, arts and crafts, interpretive hikes, hands-on learning stations, conservation exhibits, live music, local food, beverages and more. For more information, call 570-828-2319.

-- Monroe County Conservation District's Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) will hold a program on Birding in the Tropics. Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman will give an illustrated presentation highlighting his MCEEC birding trips to Trinidad, Costa Rica, and Peru, and give a preview of the next tropical adventure planned for Belize in January. The one-hour program at MCEEC starts at 10 a.m. Cost: $5/non-member and $3/EE Center member. To register, call 570-629-3061.

-- Pocono Greyhound Adoption will be holding its annual yard sale at 126 E. Brown St., East Stroudsburg, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All funds raised will go towards transporting and caring for retired racing greyhounds. For more information, visit www.poconogreyhound.com or call 570-856-0377.

-- Pocono Greyhound Adoption will hold a meet-and-greet at Petsmart, Stroudsburg, from noon to 3 p.m. Retired racing greyhounds and their families will be on hand. For more information, visit www.poconogreyhound.com or call 570-856-0377.

-- The Women's Fellowship of The Reformed Church of Bushkill will hold a Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and children younger than 6 eat for free. The church is located at 5969 Milford Road in East Stroudsburg. Hot dogs and takeout will be available.

-- Pocono Greyhound Adoption will participate in Lehigh Valley Community Day, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. For more information, visit www.poconogreyhound.com or call 570-856-0377.

SEPT. 11-13

The Golden Travel & Social Club will hold a trip to the casinos in Connecticut and a tour of Newport, R.I. Cost is $325; final payment is due now. For more information, contact Jean Thompson at 570-972-6434 or Phil Cozzi at 570-588-0555.

SEPT. 11-15

The Young and the Rest of Us of Winona Lakes in East Stroudsburg is planning a trip to Ocean City, Md., for five days and four nights. The trip is arranged through White Star Tours and the cost is $429 per person at double occupancy. A deposit is due upon reservation. For more information, call Ed Lawler at 570-588-6279.

SEPT. 11

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will hold a free community supper serving the West End, Kunkletown, Kresgeville and Blakeslee from 3 to 4 p.m. The church is located on Route 209 in Gilbert. For reservations, call 610-681-6137.

-- Cornerstone Community Church will "Remember the Rescuers" from 9/11 during the 10: 45 a.m. community worship service. Childcare is provided for nursery and toddler ages as well as junior worship for grades K-3 and a Preteen Zone for grades 4-6. Visitors will receive a free book entitled "Where was God on September 11?" A special love offering will be taken for our active military to receive the Bible on media sticks. Visit www.cornerstonecommunity.org or call 610-681-3534 for more information.

-- Pocono Greyhound Adoption will participate in Upper Saucon Neighborfest, Upper Saucon Township Community Park, Preston Road, Upper Saucon Township, from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.poconogreyhound.com or call 570-856-0377.

-- Pocono Greyhound Adoption will be at the 4-H Renaissance Fair, Warren County Fairgrounds, Route 519 Entrance, Harmony Township, N.J., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.poconogreyhound.com or call 570-856-0377.

-- East Stroudsburg University will honor the memory of those who perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. The event will be held on the Linden Quad near the corner of Normal and Smith streets, near the campus Peace Pole. All local first responders, firefighters and police officers are urged to attend and participate. For more information, contact the Division of Student Affairs at 570-422-3463.

SEPT. 13

The Pocono Garden Club will hold a bus to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown, N.J. The arboretum is New Jersey's premier public garden, a 127-acre tract known for its beautiful gardens. The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Pocono Township Fire Co. parking lot. The cost is $30. Contact Esther Nightingale at 570-424-3179.

-- A general meeting of the Pocono Mountains Art Group is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Western Pocono Community Library at 2000 Pilgrim Way in Brodheadsville, across from the Pleasant Valley Middle School. Following a brief business meeting, Jim Smeltz will conduct a painting demonstration. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

SEPT. 14-16

The Golden Travel & Social Club will hold a trip to the casinos in Connecticut and a tour of Newport, R.I. Cost is $325. Final payment is due July 14. For more information, call Jean Thompson at 570-972-6434 or Phil Cozzi at 570-588-0555.

SEPT. 14

Our Lady of Victory Church in Tannersville will hold its 12 annual golf tournament at Hideaway Hills Golf Club on Route 209 in Kresgeville. Cost is $90 per player and includes greens fees, cart, hot dog lunch and buffet dinner. Tournament is limited to 120 players; registration is due by Aug. 31. Raffles, prizes and awards will be handed out. To reserve a foursome or an individual spot, call the church at 570-629-4572.

-- AARP Driver Safety Course, a four-hour refresher class for those who have previously taken the class at 1:30 p.m. at the Loder Senior Center in East Stroudsburg. For more information, call 570-420-3745.

-- Clymer Library in Pocono Pines will hold a Senior Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors representing service organizations, hearing centers, rehabilitation centers, vision centers, financial groups and more will be on hand. Refreshments will be provided. Registration not required.

-- Monroe County Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Public Library, N. 9th St., Stroudsburg. Guest speaker is design artist and master judge Chris Leskosky. For more information, contact Arlene Deskus at 570-420-0283 or adeskus@ptd.net.

SEPT. 15

The Monroe Animal League will hold a fundraising night at the Texas Roadhouse on Route 611 in Stroudsburg from 4 to 10 p.m. Ten percent of dinner bills will be donated to the Monroe Animal League. Proceeds will help fund MAL's Spay/Neuter, Emergency Vet Care & Humane Education and Feral Cat programs. Contact MAL at 570-476-8444 to receive a 10 percent Donation Night invitation. You must have the invitation to present to your server.

SEPT. 16

The Pocono Singles and Marrieds Club dance from 8 to 11 p.m. at the CLU Club at 265 S. Courtland St. in East Stroudsburg. Live music by Paul LaFever. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for guests. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 570-992-2535 or 610-253-6885.

-- Monroe County Conservation District's Environmental Education Center will hold a Watershed Workshop for teachers from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Watershed specialist Trish Attardo will conduct a hands-on workshop focused on the topic of watersheds while addressing the environment and ecology standards. Activities will include watershed mapping, stream surveying and sampling and data collection and analysis. Workshop is open to teachers in grades 6-12. Registration deadline is Sept. 9. Cost is $30. Participants may receive six Act 48 hours. Registration and payment are in advance are required. Refunds will only be given if notification is made one week prior to the workshop date. For more information and to register, call 570- 629-3061.

SEPT. 17-18

Pocono Greyhound Adoption will participate in Forks Township Community Days, Forks Township Municipal and Recreational Complex. For more information, visit www.poconogreyhound.com or call 570-856-0377.

SEPT. 17

The third annual POW Remembrance Ceremony and Picnic from noon to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 2540 at 20 Fawn Road, East Stroudsburg. Food, refreshments and cash bar; entertainment by the McWilliams Brothers Band. POW ceremony starts at noon. Donation: $10 in advance, $12 day of the event. For more information on tickets, call Tom or Nancy at 570-595-7145 or the VFW at 570-424-2540.

-- AARP Driver Safety Course, a four-hour class for those who have previously taken the course at 1 p.m. at the Chestnuthill Park Building in Broadheadsville. For more information, call 570-619-4006.

-- Barrett Paradise Friendly Library will sponsor its annual gourmet food-shopping excursion to New York City. The bus will depart from Mountainhome United Methodist Church at 8 a.m., and from Pocono Township Municipal Building in Tannersville at 8:15. Stops will include Chelsea Market, Dean & DeLuca and Bleecker Street. Cost is $50, paid in advance; lunch is on your own. Coolers are allowed for storing purchases. The bus is expected to return at approximately 7 p.m. For information and to make a reservation, call the library at 570-595-7171.

-- Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry will hold a Fossil Trail hike from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is free for members, $5 for non-members. The 1.25-mile trail passes a vernal pool that is important for breeding amphibians and then descends into a mature hardwood ravine. Hike is moderate to strenuous. For more information, call 570-828-2319.

-- Wooddale United Methodist Church will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner and bake sale at 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children younger than 5 eat for free. Dinner served family style. The church is located at 100 Barren Road, East Stroudsburg. For directions, call 570-424-7490 or 570-424-0559.

-- Pocono Greyhound Adoption will hold a meet-and-greet at Country Junction, Route 209, Lehighton, from noon to 3 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, visit www.poconogreyhound.com or call 570-856-0377.

-- Pocono Greyhound Adoption will hold a meet-and-greeat at the Tannersville Farmers' Market, Tannersville Inn Parking Lot, Route 611, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.poconogreyhound.com or call 570-856-0377.

-- Pocono Greyhound Adoption will be at the Moravian College Football game, Rocco Calvo Field, East Elizabeth Avenue, Bethlehem, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.poconogreyhound.com or call 570-856-0377.

SEPT. 18

The Monroe County Historical Association will present the first Dollie and Me Children's Tea from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Stroud Mansion, 900 Main St. in Stroudsburg. The theme will celebrate the 100th birthday of the Lettie Lane "Daisy" doll. The event is geared toward children and includes a short presentation about the story of Daisy by Pam Hoy, a member of the Pocono Doll Club, a light luncheon, and a dollie show-and-tell. The menu will feature tea sandwiches including cucumber, egg salad, and ham and cheese on assorted breads; mini scones with whipped fruit cream cheese; cupcakes; cake pops; iced tea and lemonade. Cost is $50 and includes one adult, one child and one doll. Seating is extremely limited. All proceeds benefit the Monroe County Historical Association. Reservations, with payment, should be made at the Monroe County Historical Association, 900 Main St., Stroudsburg, PA 18360, before Sept. 13. For more information, call 570-421-7703, e-mail mcha@ptd.net or visit www.monroehistorical.org.

-- Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry will hold Introduction to Canoeing from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $5. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call 570-828-2319.

-- Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry will hold Sunday for Singles from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free. The monthly hike is about meeting new people and exploring nature. For more information, call 570-828-2319.

-- Our Lady's Guild of Our Lady of Victory R.C. Church in Tannersville will hold a fall festival from noon to 5 p.m. Dinner, pumpkin painting, face painting, arts, crafts, tricky tray and quilt raffles. Dinner includes roast beef, twice-baked potatoes, salad bar, vegetable medley, home-made desserts and beverage. Cost: Adults $7; children 5-12, $4; children 4 and younger eat free. Takeouts available. Our Lady of Victory is located on Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. For more information, call 570-629-4572.

-- Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company in Reeders will host a deep sea fishing trip. Cost is $110 per person and includes round trip bus, seven-hour boat trip, bait, tackle and refresshments. For tickets, call 570-801-7250.

SEPT. 20

Christian Women's Connection will hold an "Apple of Your Eye" luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Pocono Inne Town at 7th and Main streets in Stroudsburg. Cost is $14. Guest speaker will be Gail Alicia of Wilmington, Del. Speaking on "Surviving the Grand Canyons of Life." Musical guest will be Kristal Nemeroff of Effort. For reservations, call Margaret at 570-476-0478 or Elsie at 570-421-8166 by Sept. 15. Reservations must be honored, cancelled or used by a friend.

SEPT. 21

The Pocono Arts Council will present a lecture/Q&A session With Betsy Kelly Green, manager of Lizza Studios, at 7 p.m. at the Pocono Arts Council, 18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. Lizza Studios is one of the first in the world to have acquired and mastered the Cruse CS285ST Fine Art Scanner.

To register, call Pocono Arts Council at 570-476-4460. Cost is $5.

SEPT. 23-25

Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry will hold Bird Migration Weekend. Spend the weekend in search of warblers, raptors and other migrating birds. Enjoy day trips to Sunrise Mountain and other migration hotspots, guided bird walks around campus, live raptor presentations and more. The weekend includes two nights lodging and six meals. Cost is $195. For more information, call 570-828-2319.

SEPT. 23

The Pocono Singles and Marrieds Club dance from 8 to 11 p.m. at the CLU Club at 265 S. Courtland St. in East Stroudsburg. Live music by Gary Dee. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for guests. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 570-992-2535 or 610-253-6885.

SEPT. 24

The Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission will hold the sixth annual Levee Loop Trail Run and Walk beginning at 7 a.m. The event is designed to promote the Levee Loop Trail, raise awareness of the benefits of trails and outdoor activities, help protect and maintain the regional greenway corridor, and offer opportunities for the entire community to take part in the event. Registration for the trail run begins at 7 a.m. with the 4½-mile run starting at 8:30. A Trail Walk leaves Dansbury Park at 7:30 a.m. and travels the trail at a more mild pace. To register or for more information, visit www.srosrc.org or call 570-426-1512.

-- McMichaels United Methodist Church, Route 715 and White Church Road, will hold a soup, sandwich and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted for soups and sandwiches. For more information, call 570-629-1136.

-- Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry will hold a tricky tray from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit PEEC's education programs. Calling starts at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 570-828-2319.

-- Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry will hold Introduction to Fishing for ages 7 to 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children must be supervised. No fishing license required. Cost is $5 per child. For more information, call 570-828-2319.

-- East Stroudsburg University will host a fall open house prospective students and their families from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the events beginning at the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts before attendees are directed to various campus buildings. The open house is open to the general public at no cost; however advance registration is recommended at www.esu.edu/visit. On-site registration will also be available in the admissions office, located in the Reibman Administration Building (corner of Normal and Prospect Streets in East Stroudsburg) at 8:45 a.m. Representatives from all ESU academic departments and offices. Campus tours will also be available and a campus activity fair will be held. For more information, contact Sarah Lavra at 570-422-3184 or slavra@po-box.esu.edu.

-- St. Peter's United Methodist Church, Old Route 15, Saylorsburg will hold an Autumn Roast Beef Dinner from 3:30 to 7 p.m. The all-you-can-eat meal includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, cole slaw, beverage and homemade dessert. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12 and children 3 and younger eat for free. Takeouts are available and the church is handicap accessible. For more information, call 570-992-7311.

-- Central Pocono Ambulance will hold Pocono Township Community Day from noon to 5 p.m. at the ambulance house on Route 611 in Tannersville. Admission and parking are free. There will be food, face painting, clowns, door prizes, entertainment and community vendors. For more information, call 570-629-2620.

SEPT. 25

Western Pocono Lioness Club will present its 15th annual Luncheon & Fashion Show "Puttin' on the Ritz" from noon to 4 p.m. at Hideaway Hills Golf Club in Kresgeville. Tickets are $25 per person; seating is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Nancy at 570-992-7522 or Ruth at 610-381-4274.

-- Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry will hold Fungus Among Us from 1 to 4 p.m. Search for fungus and lichen while learning about the world of decomposition and nutrient cycling. Cost is $5. For more information, call 570-828-2319.

SEPT. 27

Western Pocono Lioness will meet at 6 p.m. at the American Legion on Route 209 in Gilbert. A covered dish dinner will be held with guest speaker Carmela Heard, who will speak on "Wellness and Living a Healthy Lifestyle." Applications for new membership are being accepted. For more information, call Virginia at 610-681-8306.

SEPT. 29-30

AARP Driver Safety Course, an eight-hour class at 8 a.m. both days at the Wayne County Senior Center in Honesdale. For more information, call 570-253-4262.

SEPT. 30

The Pocono Singles and Marrieds Club dance from 8 to 11 p.m. at the CLU Club at 265 S. Courtland St. in East Stroudsburg. Live music by Bill Arnold. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for guests. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 570-992-2535 or 610-253-6885.

OCT. 1

A 68-mile motorcycle ride through the Poconos will be held to benefit America's VetDogs. The ride will start and end at McGinley's Pocono Trail Lodge on Route 115 in Blakeslee. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride will depart at 11 a.m. There will be at least one stop on the way for a refreshment break. Rain date is Oct. 8. Fee is $25 for the first rider, $10 for the second. Fee includes coffee and donuts before the ride and lunch at McGinley's after. First 50 bikes receive a free pair of Harley-Davidson sunglasses. There will also be raffles. For more information, visit www.GuideDogPup.com or contact Dennis and Kay O'Grady at 570-730-6530 or dog1@ptd.net.

-- Local photographer Bob Shank will hold a Photo Walk in Ann Street Park in Stroudsburg at 5:15 p.m. as part of the fourth annual World Wide Photo Walk. The walk is free and open to anyone who owns a camera. For more information or to sign up, visit worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/stroudsburg-pa-united-states.

-- Apple and Fall Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jerusalem United Church of Christ at 545 Church Drive in Trachsville. Featuring music by the Steel Creek Country Band from noon to 3 p.m., a cash raffle at 1 p.m., a Chinese auction with a drawing at 3 p.m., and plenty of apples, pumpkins and cider. Homemade food includes, apple pies, apple dumplings, apple sausage, sandwiches, soup, macaroni and cheese, barbecue and hotdogs. For more information, call 610-681-4412. In the event of rain, the festival will be held in Fellowship Hall.

OCT. 2

Operation Touch of Home and New Rider Club will hold a raffle and poker run for Touch of Home charities at the American Legion Pavilion on Fifth Street in East Stroudsburg. Registration is 9 to 10 a.m., kickstands up at 10:15 a.m. and party from 1 to 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Live music by five bands, food, raffles, 50/50, tricky tray drinks and $5,000 in cash prizes. For more information, call Susan at 570-801-0589 or visit www.newriderclub.com.

OCT. 4-6

The Golden Travel & Social Club will hold a trip to the Finger Lakes in New York, including a winery tour. Cost is $363. Final payment is due Aug. 11. For more information, call Jean Thompson at 570-972-6434 or Phil Cozzi at 570-588-0555.

OCT. 8

East Stroudsburg University will host a fall open house prospective students and their families from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the events beginning at the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts before attendees are directed to various campus buildings. The open house is open to the general public at no cost; however advance registration is recommended at www.esu.edu/visit. On-site registration will also be available in the admissions office, located in the Reibman Administration Building (corner of Normal and Prospect Streets in East Stroudsburg) at 8:45 a.m. Representatives from all ESU academic departments and offices. Campus tours will also be available and a campus activity fair will be held. For more information, contact Sarah Lavra at 570-422-3184 or slavra@po-box.esu.edu.

-- Operation Touch of Home will hold a Military Appreciation Night at 4:30 p.m. at Polk Township Fire Hall on Route 209 in Kresgeville. Cost is $20 per person; free complimentary tickets to Iraq and Afghanistan vets and their guest. For tickets, call Bonnie at 570-350-7574 or Dean at 570-977-1724. Dinner and beverages included. Entertainment by comedian John Carfi, magician Mark Clark and singer Leigh Lombardo-Cole.

OCT. 15

Jackson Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, Route 715 in Reeders, will hold its 26th annual craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost per space with a table is $15, plus $2 if electricity is needed. For more information or to reserve a table, call Kimberly Klippel at 570-629-9346 or Nikki Shafer at 484-951-0657.

OCT. 18

In observance of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, nationally-recognized actor, author and activist Christopher Kennedy Lawford will deliver his inspirational and personal message, "Substance Abuse and Addiction: Inspiration is Found in Recovery" at East Stroudsburg University's Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public at no cost. A book signing will follow Lawford's presentation. For more information, contact Miguel Barbosa at 570-422-3532. For more information about Lawford, visit christopherkennedylawford.com.

OCT. 22

Howloween Pet Expo and Holistic Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, Route 209, Gilbert. Body workers, blessing of the animals, food, pet contests, psychic readers, pet adoptions and crafts. Sponsored by Precious Pets magazine. All proceeds go to area rescues.

Vendors wanted. Call 570-619-6016 or visit www.DogStarEnergy Center.com.

-- The Stroudsburg High School Class of 1966 Class Reunion will be held at 6 p.m. at the Delaware Water Gap Country Club. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception with cash bar. If you are a member of the class or know of someone who is, contact Darcy Gannon at dgannon@ptd.net for more information.

NOV. 5

The Golden Travel & Social Club will hold a trip to see the Broadway matinee of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." Cost is $183 and includes dinner and bus transportation. $100 deposit due July 28; final payment due Sept. 29. For more information, call Jean Thompson at 570-972-6434 or Phil Cozzi at 570-588-0555.

NOV. 12

East Stroudsburg University will host a fall open house prospective students and their families from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the events beginning at the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts before attendees are directed to various campus buildings. The open house is open to the general public at no cost; however advance registration is recommended at www.esu.edu/visit. On-site registration will also be available in the admissions office, located in the Reibman Administration Building (corner of Normal and Prospect Streets in East Stroudsburg) at 8:45 a.m. Representatives from all ESU academic departments and offices. Campus tours will also be available and a campus activity fair will be held. For more information, contact Sarah Lavra at 570-422-3184 or slavra@po-box.esu.edu.

NOV. 26

Curves in Brodheadsville is organizing a cruise to the Bahamas on Norwegian cruise lines. Cost based on double occupancy is $586.83 for an inside cabin, $726.83 for an ocean view cabin, and $836.83 for a balcony cabin; taxes are included. Cruise fare entitles you to accommodations, meals and entertainment aboard ship. Certain specialty restaurants are available with nominal cover charge. Items of a personal nature are not included, such as alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, spa treatments, certain specialty exercise classes, laundry, photographs and shore excursions. Call Tina Passaro 570-992-1300 to sign up.

DEC. 4-9

The Golden Travel & Social Club will hold a trip to the Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C. Cost is $659. A $50 deposit due Aug. 11; final payment due Oct. 13. For more information, call Jean Thompson at 570-972-6434 or Phil Cozzi at 570-588-0555.

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