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NOV. 8

“Pennsylvanians in the 2nd Continental Congress”

Bold Pennsylvanians served as delegates to the Second Continental Congress, which declared American Independence. They included George Clymer, Benjamin Rush, George Taylor, Benjamin Franklin and others. Hear their story at the November meeting of the Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township (HATT) on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Brian Alnutt, Ph.D., returns for his seventh year at HATT as one of its most popular speakers. This HATT program is being held at the Clymer Library, 115 Firehouse Road in Pocono Pines, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge. No advance reservation is required. If you have questions, call 570-580-5353, or write to hatthistory@msn.com or visit tobyhannaTwpHistory.org.

The Stroudsburg/Wind Gap Aglow will meet on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Faith Alive Community Church, 10 E. Mechanic St. in Wind Gap. Refreshments will be served at 10 a.m.; registration is $4. Fellowship at 10:30 a.m.

The speaker will be Edna Cassel.

NOV. 10

A gun raffle will be held at the Bushkill Firehouse, 123 Evergreen Drive, Bushkill, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 4-9 p.m. There are ten guns on the raffle ticket and the raffle tickets cost $20 each. These raffle tickets also cover your admission, door prizes, dinner and beverages for the night. There is a limited amount of 1,000 tickets being sold for this event, and you do not need to be present to win the ten guns on the raffle ticket. Additionally, there will be other guns and sporting items raffled off throughout the event, and separate raffle tickets for these items will be sold at the event. Separate tickets must be purchased during the event for all raffles not listed within the ten guns on the main raffle ticket. Admission for non-ticket holders and children is $10 each. This gets them in the door, dinner and beverages for the evening, and also allows participation to purchase the additional raffles the night of the event, if old enough to participate.

There are several ways to purchase gun raffle tickets: online, go to eventbrite.com and search for events in Bushkill to find the gun raffle. Tickets can be purchased from Bushkill Fire Co. and auxiliary members. For a list of the ten guns on the raffle tickets or any questions, please email bushkillfireauxiliary@gmail.com.

• Shawnee Presbyterian Church will hold a tricky tray on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on River Road, Shawnee on Delaware. Doors open at 11 a.m.; drawing starts at 12:30 p.m. Admission: $5 for 25 tickets. There will also be a 50/50, door prizes and premium baskets. Extra tickets available. For more information, call 570-460-3466 or 570-421-5518.

• The West End Park and Open Space Commission will have a craft/gift fair at the Chestnuthill Park, 221 Route 715 in Brodheadsville on Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be crafts, gifts, art, direct sellers and door prizes.

Inside space with 8-foot table is $25; $20 without table; outside space with 8’ table is $20; $15 without table. Visit weposc.org.

• Learn about and celebrate all of the components that go into keeping the water clean. On Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, the Monroe and Northampton County Conservation Districts will host the first ever “Protect the Tap” fundraising event at the Blue Ridge Winery in Saylorsburg in cooperation with local watershed organizations. A cornhole competition will be held, along with a wine toss, fly fishing casting competition, Quizzo competition and more. Live entertainment will be provided. There is no entry fee for this event, however all games and raffles are cash only. All proceeds from games, raffles and select alcoholic beverages will fund environmental education efforts of the Monroe and Northampton County Conservation Districts.

For more information, call the Monroe County Conservation District at (570) 629-3060,or visit protectthetap.com.

• Totts Gap Arts will hold its scholarship dinner and auction Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at 1494 Totts Gap Road in Bangor, There will be a fine art and craft silent auction. Funds raised enable the organization to continue to offer classes to all students, regardless of the ability to pay. Tickets are $50 (BYOB).

NOV. 12

The East Bangor United Methodist Community Church will hold its annual christmas bazaar & white elephant sale on Monday, Nov. 12 through Thursday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bazaar consists of handcrafted Christmas items, baked goods, and homemade soup and sandwiches. A door prize drawing will be held Friday & Saturday. The church is located at 136 W. Central Ave. (Route 512) in East Bangor. Call 610-588-4453 or email ebumc.org.

NOV. 13

Cornerstone Community Church, 388 Polk Township Road in Kunkletown, will host a “Depression & the Desire to Die” seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m. Admission is free. Registration is requested, not required. Pastor Fred Jacoby will help attendees understand depression and suicide.

Register online at depressionandsuicide.eventbrite.com or by calling the church office at 610-681-3534.

NOV. 14

The Monroe County Garden Club will meet on Wednesday Nov. 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the at the Kettle Creek Environmental Center, 8050 Running Valley Road in Stroudsburg. Meeting will be followed by lunch, followed by program.

Everyone interested in gardening is welcome to attend. $5 for non-members (applied to your membership). Luncheon included.

For more information, call 570-350-8069 or rteets@ptd.net. Visit monroecountygardenclub.com or on Facebook.

NOV. 16

St. Luke’s Church, 818 Main St. in Stroudsburg, will hold a Crafters Christmas sale featuring handcrafted gifts, sweet treats, raffles and a grab bag for kids on Friday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• The West End Park and Open Space Commission will host a bingo night on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chestnuthill Township Park, 221 Rt. 715 in Brodheadsville. Doors open at 5:30. There will be a 50/50 with a guaranteed payout. $15 for eight boards, and specials, pull tabs and door prizes.

NOV. 17

Monroe Animal League will present its annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1210 N. Fifth St, in Stroudsburg. All proceeds benefit the animals of Monroe County, and help fund the spay/neuter programs that Monroe Animal League supports. There will be a cash raffle drawing.

• Monsignor McHugh on Route 390 in Cresco will hold its 27th annual spaghetti dinner and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, 1-7 p.m.

The Craft Fair will be pen noon to 6 p.m. with handcrafted items including jewelry, homemade candy, oil paintings, handmade doll clothes, custom made clothing, wood crafts, sports books, holiday items and more. There will be raffles, door prizes, 50/50 and more. Tickets are $8; $5 for kids 5-10; children under 5 eat free.

• St John’s Lutheran Church, on Scotrun Avenue in Scotrun, will hold its annual Christmas bazaar and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Tricky Tray has been added this year. There will be mnore than 75 baskets/prizes. Lunch will be available with homemade soups, sausage and pepper sandwiches and much more. A White elephant table will help attendees find those special treasures. And don’t forget about all those homemade baked goods and candy.

NOV. 18

The Blue Ridge Hook & Ladder Fire Co. Auxiliary, Route 115 across from Ye Olde Saylors Inn in Saylorsburg, will hold a craft/vendor fair and bake sale on Sunday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be crafts, including hand-knitted sweaters, crocheted items, natural soaps, gifts for the home, Liztech Pins and many other items. Come join the fun and have your picture taken with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a “Scrappy Squares” quilt raffle drawing, bake sale and lunch will be served. Vendors wanted: The cost of a table is $20. Reserve your table now by calling: 570-629-2871.

• Our Lady of Victory Church, 327 Cherry Lane Road in Tannersville, will hold a free community dinner for those in need at the church 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Call the church office at 570-629-4572 for reservations and more information.

• On Sunday, Nov. 18, Brodhead Watershed Association will host a talk-and-walk to a dry dam that helps regulate the flow of the Leavitt Branch, one of the headwaters of Brodhead Creek in Monroe County at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Adam Schellhammer of Monroe County Conservation District will share the story and the science: how to protect drinking water, prevent erosion, keep the watershed safe, and coexist with nature, rather than constantly fighting it. His talk will be indoors, and participants will carpool to see the dam.

Admission is free, but registration is required.Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email info@brodheadwatershed.org..

NOV. 22

On Thursday, Nov. 22, 2-6 p.m. Effort United Methodist Church, 178 Merwinsburg Road in Effort, will hold a Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Rreservations recommended by calling-570-629-1890.

The Monroe County Democratic Committee (MCDC) meets on the third Thursday of each month at the MCDC Headquarters, 18 S. Ninth St. in Stroudsburg. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. For more information, visit MonroePADems.com.

• Down Syndrome support group Pocono Parents of Children with Down Syndrome (PPODS) meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in East Stroudsburg

University, Stroud Hall room 219. Call

570-476-1269, visit theppods.org or find

Pocono Parents of Children with Down Syndrome on Facebook.

• The West End Republican Club, meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Cherry’s Family Restaurant, Route 209 in Kresgeville, Polk Township. Republican-minded citizens are encouraged to attend. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. For those wishing to eat prior to the meeting, arrive by 6 p.m. For additional information and directions, visit westendgop.com or call 443-326-5100.

• Big Pocono Ski Club: not just for skiers. Biking, golf, kayaking, hiking, tennis, social events, local skiing and ski trips is what we do. You can too, when you become a member by emailing llasher@ptd.net or calling 570-629-1323.

• Business Network International (BNI), an organization known as is “the world’s largest referral organization,” works by creating a group of people from various industries and encouraging regular passing of referrals. Each chapter allows one person per occupational classification, and prospective members must be approved via an application process. The BNI Mountain Chapter — Poconos meets every Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Hampton Inn in Bartonsville. For more information or to attend a meeting contact Yvonne L. Reitemeyer 570-421-7447 x233 or visit their Facebook page, BNI Mountain Chapter Poconos PA.

• A meditation group meets on the fourth Sunday of the month, 1:15-2:30 p.m. at Stroudsburg Library 1002 Route 611. Call 570-421-0800.

• Pocono Submarine Veterans meet regularly on the third Wednesday each month at Wilson Fisher American Legion, Post 413, Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. They are a local chapter of the national organization. The purpose of the organization is to perpetuate the memory of shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country. Submarine veterans from all eras are welcomed. Meetings begin at 7 p,m. For additional information, their website is poconosubvets.org, or call 610-681-2606.

• Monroe County’s 175th anniversary book is now on sale at the Monroe County Archive Office and the Treasurer’s Office for $10. Call 570-517-3102 for additional information.

• The Pocono Mountain Division of the Fire Department New York retirees will meet on the last Thursday of the month, March through November, at 2 p.m., at the Eagles Lodge at 1210 N. Fifth St., Rte. 191, Stroudsburg. All active and retired members are invited to attend. For further information call 610-588-2623.

• Waggin’ Tails Pet Rescue needs volunteers to help save more dogs. Waggin’ Tails Pet Rescue is a group of volunteers based in the West End of the Poconos, who have been rescuing and re-homing dogs for years. Volunteers are needed to help with adoption days, animal transport, fundraisers, and more. Foster homes are also urgently needed in order to save even more dogs and cats. You can learn more about Waggin’ Tails by talking with the volunteers or by visiting the website waggintailsrescue.com. You will find the dogs that Waggin’ Tails has for adoption, Volunteer and Foster Applications and more. For more information, email information@waggintailsrescue.

• Western Pocono Community Library needs your help in collecting items for the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network (PVEN). PVEN offers assistance to low income families or families that have hit hard times by providing food, clothing, or other assistance as necessary. To donate non-perishable food items at the library for PVEN, stop in and place items in the red wagon near the entrance.

• Notre Dame Elementary, 60 Spangenburg Road, East Stroudsburg, hold bingo (all paper games) special games and progressive jackpot the last Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. Doors and Kitchen open at 6 p.m.

• Downtown Stroudsburg will host “First Saturday in the Burg” events for people of all ages the first Saturday of each month in downtown Stroudsburg. The monthly event will include sidewalk sales, food and drink specials, live music and art at participating businesses all day on Main Street and neighboring streets in Stroudsburg.

• The Monroe Animal League (MAL) can now be contacted via email at monroeanimalleague@gmail.com. MAL sells Shoprite and Weis Markets gift cards in many denominations and receives 5 percent from each gift card sale. Also, MAL collects Weis Markets and Kinsley’s Shoprite register tapes and Dad’s proof of purchase seals and receives 1 percent as proceeds of tape total. (You must send complete tape in order for credit). Proceeds collected from gift card sales and register tapes help raise funds for the spay/neuter, emergency vet care and feral cat programs. MAL is also in need of new members/volunteers. For meeting locations and to order gift cards, call (570) 421-7775.

• A noon day prayer is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Full Gospel Holiness COGIC, 169 Summit Ave., Pocono Summit, (one block from Salvation Army). Pastor is Dr. Leanon Trawick. Call 839-8170 for more information.

• Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered 12-step recovery program, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, 915 N. Fifth St., Stroudsburg. For information, contact 570-421-0750, or celebraterecoveryswc@gmail.com.

• The Barrett Township Historical Society is planning to display a World War II exhibit at the Cresco Station Museum. Veterans and families with the following: memorabilia, artifacts, uniforms, weaponry, newspaper articles and letters, are asked to consider aiding the society with this exhibit. All items loaned will be safeguarded and returned at the end of the exhibit season. Items donated may also be used for permanent exhibit and/or to loan/donate or would like more information, contact Joanne Seese, at 570-595-2694.email joannes@ptd.net or 570-839-9122, email: Leeanne@uplink.net.

• Western Pocono Community Library is collecting grocery receipts from Mr. Z’s and Kinsley’s from within the past year. Mr. Z’s and Kinsley’s donate back to the library 1 percent of the amount of the receipt. Grocery receipts can be dropped off at the library or mailed to: Western Pocono Community Library, PO Box 318, Brodheadsville.

• Fairview Seniors Club meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Chestnuthill Park Building in Brodheadsville. Card games, bus trips, speakers and holiday lunches and more. For more information call 570-629-6757.

• Eastern Pocono Animal Alliance (EPAA) is a Spay/Neuter Clinic located in Brodheadsville and is in need of volunteers. EPAA could use someone to come in one day a week to check in clients, answer phones and schedule appointments. The person would need to arrive by 8:15 a.m. and be able to commit to being there every week. EPAA also has volunteer positions available to help with vaccination clinics and substitute desk work. Stop in to the EPAA office in back of Rainbow Plaza, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville or visit epaaonline.com or call 570-994-5846.

• The Poconos Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network meets twice a month at the Hughes Library in Stroudsburg. For membership information, visit 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.

• Operation Touch of Home is seeking the names and addresses of area troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan to be recipients of the fall 2015 essentials shipment. Family members or friends with this information should contact touchofhome@hotmail.com.

• Evening Adult Bible Study Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Bring PP your Bible. McMichael United Methodist Church, Rte. 715 and White Church Road, McMichael. Call 570-629-1136 for more information.

• 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 Rte. 715 in Brodheadsville. New members of Italian decent and all those who respect and enjoy the Italian culture are welcome. For more information, call president Joe Pini at 570-992-2678.

• The COGIC Community Center (Formerly Christ the King Family Center) located in Blakeslee, has a facility to seat more than 200 people, along with banquet tables (round or oblong) for use.

There is a full commercial kitchen also available which consists of steam table, coffee maker, grill, four ovens and six cook tops along with a dishwasher. Matching china along with eating and cooking utensils is also available. The COGIC Community also offers WIFI, a central PA system along with AC/HVAC. Also available are smaller meeting rooms which would accommodate 50 or more people and comes equipped with a projector camera and central speaking system. This facility is handicapped accessible. Non-Profit organizations are welcomed. Special discounts will be given to help achieve goals for a worthy purpose. Located five miles from the PA Turnpike and five minutes from Interstate 80, the COGIC Community Center is located at 354 Rte. 940, Blakeslee. For further, information, contact 570-355-0232 or 570-994-7122, email cogicblakeslee@frontier.com.

• Are you a follower of Thomas Merton’s work? An interfaith study group is being formed in the Stroudsburg area. The dates, times and meeting location will be determined by the participants. There is no cost. If you are interested, send your name, phone number and email address to Mel at oneoftheone99@yahoo.com.

• The Italian American Heritage Club of Monroe County welcomes Americans of Italian birth or descent and all other Americans who appreciate, respect and understand the Italian culture. The group is dedicated to serving the community. Meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month at The Chestnuthill Township Park Building on Rte. 715, Brodheadsville.

• Pocono Mountain Bible Fellowship Church will host a free Bible Study each Sunday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. Childcare and activities for children will be provided.

There will be a short time of worship and prayer followed by a Bible study and discussion. The topic is “Biblical Themes from the Book of Romans.” All are invited. There will also be a time of question and answers on any Biblical topic, theme, or question you would like to discuss. The church is one and a half miles south of Mount Pocono. For information, call 570-839-6922 or visit pmbfc.org.

• Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, 547 Main St., offers an evening bible study 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 421-6020.

• TOPS — Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter No. 1113 meets Thursday nights at Cherry’s Restaurant on Route 209 in Kresgeville. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. Membership is $26 a year and dues are $5 a month. First meeting is free and for more information call 610-681-6789.

• Pocono Parents of Down Syndrome - PPODS - family support and community networking group meets on the fourth Thursday of the 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 information, call Betty Kiesling (Spanish and English) at 476-1269 or Sue Armitage (English) 992-4886 or visit theppods.org.

• The Slate Belt Band meets Wednesdays 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 234-8745 or visit slatebeltband.com.

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

• The Forwardian Arts Society will hold Film and Chat Night on the first Friday of the month at 4 p.m., at the Pocono Community Theater in East Stroudsburg. For more info, contact forwardian@hotmail.com or visit 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 Rte. 715 in

Brodheadsville. New members of Italian decent and all those who respect and enjoy the Italian culture are welcome. For more information, call president Joe Pini at 570-992-2678.

• 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 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.

• Vietnam Veterans of America is a national Organization seeking new member brothers and sisters from all conflict eras. Visit 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 421-9968. For more information e-mail jimeckerbcm@verizon.net.

• SVPA, 544 Main St., Stroudsburg is holding weekly salsa dance classes and a Latin dance party on the fourth Saturday of the month. For more information, call 570-856-5067 or 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 Rte. 715. a half-mile north of Rte. 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 242-2761. For more information, visit sonsofitaly.net.

• The East Stroudsburg Elks Lodge on Washington Street holds breakfast on the third Sunday of the month from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. For more information, call 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 the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Legion Post at E. 5th St. in East Stroudsburg. For more information, call 424-1112 or 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 HolisticMentorshipNetwork.com.

• Women’s Resources of Monroe County has Domestic Violence Support Groups avilable by calling 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 421-0750 or email 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 588-3027 at least three days before each meeting. There is no charge to attend.

• 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 the first and third Saturday of the month. For more information, call 895-2344. The church is located on Rte. 314 Upper Swiftwater. Road, off Rte. 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 Rte. 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 Rte. 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, Rte. 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 poconoriders.com or call 629-1946 or 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 402-1282.

• The Polk Township Fire Co. holds a breakfast on the third Sunday of the month, 7-11:30 a.m. Menu includes eggs, bacon, ham or sausage, French toast, chipped beef on toast, home fried potatoes and toast, coffee, milk, chocolate milk and juice. Call in orders and takeout are accepted. and uniforms are provided for performances. All ages and skill levels welcome. For more info, call 234-8745 or visit slatebeltband.com.

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

• The Forwardian Arts Society will hold Film and Chat Night on the first Friday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Pocono Community Theater in East Stroudsburg.

For more info, contact forwardian@hotmail.com or visit 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 Rte. 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 992-2678.

• Mt. Pocono Area Monthly Lupus Support Group meeting on the third Tuesday of the month 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 241-9369 or the Lupus Foundation at 1-888-995-8787 or visit lupuspa.org.

• 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 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.

• Vietnam Veterans of America is a national Organization seeking new member brothers and sisters from all conflict eras. Visit 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 421-9968, or e-mail jimeckerbcm@verizon.net.

• 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 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.`