AARP


— Chapter 4135, Slate Belt/Bangor Area, 1:30 p.m. March 9 at Slate Belt Senior Center, Blue Valley Farm Show Building, off Route 512, Washington Township. Information: 610-588-4623.


— Chapter 633, Pocono Area Chapter, 1:30 p.m. March 16, St. John's Lutheran Church, 9 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. Chapter 633 welcomes new members; must be members of the national AARP organization. Information: Neville Francis at 570-580-2313.


AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY POST 346, 7 p.m. April 7, the post home, 201 E. Fifth St., East Stroudsburg. We are the mothers, daughters, wives, grandmothers and granddaughters of Post members that support veterans and their families and the community. New members welcome. Refreshments served. Information: 570-424-1112 or 570-897-6442.


AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY POST 927, 6 p.m. March 11, American Legion Post 927, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert. Information: 610-681-5838 or ampost927.org.


AMERICAN LEGION POST 927, 7:30 p.m. March 5, American Legion Post 927, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert. Information: 610-681-5838 or ampost927.org.


AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 927, 10:30 a.m. March 14, American Legion Post 927, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert. The American Legion Riders enjoy riding and perform charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded service members and scholarships. Information: Everett Shaver at 570-977-8208, everett.shaver@yahoo.com or ampost927.org.


ARROWHEAD LAKE SENIORS, 1 p.m. March 12 and 26, Arrowhead Lodge. Residents of Arrowhead Lake who are 50 or older welcome. Information: Jo Schmidt at 570-646-3790.


BARRETT BIRDING CLUB, 7 p.m. March 10, The Friendly Community Center, 6683 Route 191, Mountainhome. Darryl and Jackie Speicher of Pocono Avian Research Center will hold monthly meetings, which will include informational programs, discussion of birds and seasonal birding opportunities, including walks and other birding activities throughout the year. Requires a $15 annual basic membership. Registration appreciated. Information: 570-481-4330.


BIG POCONO SKI CLUB. Biking, golf, kayaking, tennis, social events, local skiing and ski trips. Information: Lillian Lasher at 570-629-1323 or llasher@ptd.net.


BOOK CLUBS


Barrett Paradise Friendly Library Book Clubs meet March 31 in the Weiler Family Community Room of the library, Route 390, Cresco. The afternoon group meets at 1 p.m. The evening book club meets at 7 p.m. Information: 570-595-7171.


Clymer Library Book Clubs. The Evening Book Club meets 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the library, 115 Firehouse Road, Pocono Pines. Registration is required. The Happy Bookers Book Club meets 1 p.m. March 30 at the library. Information: 570-646-0826.


Omnivorous Readers Book Club, 7 p.m. March 12, Smithfields Branch of Eastern Monroe Public Library in the RGB Plaza, Route 209, East Stroudsburg. Information: 570-223-1881 or Sue Young at smf@monroepl.org.


Pocono Township BookTalk, 2 p.m. March 10, Pocono Township branch of Eastern Monroe Public Library, Pocono Township Municipal Building, Route 611, Tannersville. Information: 570-629-5858, 570-992-7232 or msteen@ptd.net. New members welcome.


DUPLICATE BRIDGE


— 10 a.m. Mondays at Hughes Memorial Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. Light refreshments. Partner provided. New bridge players welcome. Information: JoAnn Mauger at 570-620-2638.


— 10 a.m. Fridays, Loder Center, Analomink Street, East Stroudsburg. Game results posted on American Contract Bridge League website. Information: Kate Shumaker at 272-200-2151 or David Forth at 570-992-6093.


CHURCH WOMEN UNITED OF MONROE COUNTY, 1:30 p.m. March 20, Hughes Main Library, Route 611 and Chipperfield Drive, Stroudsburg. Organized in 1959, Church Women United is an ecumenical movement bringing Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women together. All are welcome. Information: 570-629-0649.


EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION, 7:30 p.m. March 12, the County Civil Defense Building, Snydersville. All amateur radio operators and anyone interested in amateur radio are invited. Those persons interested in becoming licensed “hams” are especially welcomed. Information: Donald D. Darcy, WK2RP, at wk2rp@aol.com.


FAIRVIEW SENIORS, 10:30 a.m. March 10 and 24, Chestnuthill Township Park, Route 715, Brodheadsville. Cards, games, bus trips, speakers, holiday luncheons cake and coffee. All welcome from 50 and older. Information: 570-629-6757.


GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS POCONO MOUNTAIN WOMEN'S CLUB, 7 p.m. March 23, Tobyhanna Elementary Center Cafeteria, Pocono Pines. GFWC Pocono Mountain Women's Club is part of a nonprofit international women's organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. All women over the age of 18 years of age are welcome and encouraged to join. Information: Dena Lake-Hughes at 570-328-5896, poconomtwomensclub@live.com or facebook.com/poconomtwomensclub.


GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS WESTERN POCONO WOMEN's CLUB, 7 p.m. March 16, Effort United Methodist Church, 178 Merwinsburg Road, Effort. Information: wpwomensclub@gmail.com or westernpoconowomensclub.org.


ITALIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE CLUB, 2 p.m. March 15, Chestnuthill Park Center, Route 715, Brodheadsville. This club in the West End is for people of Italian descent and those who enjoy the Italian culture. Information: John Barartini at 570-619-4051.


ITALIAN MUTUAL BENEFIT ASSOCIATION LADIES AUXILIARY, March 11. Open to all ladies of Italian birth or descent (at least 25%). The club is purely social in nature and focuses on family, friends and community. Information: 570-424-5569.


JEWISH RESOURCE CENTER OF THE POCONOS — THE LUNCH CLUB, noon Thursdays, 727 Main St., Stroudsburg. Kosher lunch and occasional programs. Menus available at poconojrc.org. Reservations required. Information and reservations: Maggie Augugliaro, 570-517-0815, ext. 12 or maggie@poconojrc.org.


KIWANIS CLUB OF THE POCONOS — DAYBREAK, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Perkins Restaurant, 1215 W. Main St., Stroudsburg. The central theme of Kiwanis organizations is to serve the children of the world. Information: Roger McFadden at 570-369-4277.


KIWANIS CLUB OF THE STROUDSBURGS, 6:15 p.m. March 4, Wolf Hollow at the Water Gap Country Club, 288 Mountain Road, Delaware Water Gap, and noon March 11, 18 and 25, Sycamore Lounge, Main Street, Delaware Water Gap. Nonmembers are welcome. There is a nominal fee of $11 for walk-ins. That includes lunch, an introduction and program. Information: Dina Alves at 570-424-0667.


KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION — NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER 109, 2 p.m. March 10, American Legion Post 927, Route 209, Gilbert. Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter 109, for anyone who has seen honorable service in any of the armed forces of the United States, within Korea (Sept. 3, 1945, to June 25, 1950), within or without Korea (June 25, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955), or within Korea from Feb. 1, 1955, onwards, is eligible for membership. Information: John F. Howard at 570-722-3027.


LATIN AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION, 10 a.m. March 15, American Legion Post 927, Route 209, Gilbert. Information: 610-681-5838.


LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MONROE COUNTY, 5 p.m. March 25, Hughes Eastern Monroe Library, Eisemann Room, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. The LWV is a nonpartisan organization helping to promote political responsibility through informed programs. New members welcome. Information: Rose Ann Ferullo at 856-0201 or monroeleaguesecretary@gmail.com.


MONROE COUNTY GARDEN CLUB, 11:30 a.m. March 11, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome. Information: Robin Teets at 570-350-8069 or rteets@ptd.net, or monroecountygardenclub.com.


MONROE COUNTY WOMEN'S COMMISSION, 4:30 p.m. March 5, Eastern Monroe Pocono Library, Hughes Building, Route 611, Stroudsburg. The group is a branch of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, which advises on policies and legislation which affect women, and to encourage mentoring programs for girls and women. Members of Monroe County women's advocacy groups are welcome to attend, to discuss issues important to their goals. The commission is accepting new members; an application is available upon request. Information: pdume@mstownship.com or womenscommissionofmonroecountypa.com.


MOUNTAIN LAUREL QUILTERS, 7 p.m. March 16, Canadensis United Methodist Church, corner of Routes 390 and 447. Information: Rhonda Robinson at 570-676-3131.


NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED Federal Employees Association, 1 p.m. March 31. Call for meeting location. Information: Oscar Lollis at 570-839-9968.


NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Pocono Mountains Chapter, 7 p.m. March 19, Train Station at 12 Church St., Route 423, Tobyhanna. Mailing address: P.O. Box 582, Tobyhanna, PA 18466-0582. Call during inclement winter weather to confirm the meeting: 570-894-3338.


POCONO GARDEN CLUB, 1 p.m. March 10, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville. Information: Joan Gregorio at joanieg103@aol.com; Sandy Goddeyne at sandyg1478@yahoo.com; or poconogardenclub@gmail.com.


POCONO IRISH-AMERICAN CLUB, 11:30 a.m. April 5, Siamsa, Main Street, Stroudsburg. Information: 570-807-9417 or poconoirishamericanclub.com.


POCONO MOUNTAIN ARTS COUNCIL, 7 p.m. March 9, Pocono Mountain Public Library, 5570 Memorial Blvd., Route 611, second floor, Tobyhanna. Information and directions: poconomac.com.


POCONO MOUNTAIN CHAPTER OF THE EMBROIDERER'S GUILD OF AMERICA, 7 p.m. March 9, Stroudsburg High School Cafeteria, 1100 W. Main St., Stroudsburg. The group does all types of needlework (cross stitch, Hardanger, canvas work, crewel work, etc.) Information: Bonnie Miller at 570-424-6208.


POCONO MOUNTAIN SENIORS, 1 p.m. March 5 and 19, Pocono Summit Fire hall, Pocono Summit. Bring lunch. Coffee and refreshments provided. Business meeting on the first Thursday; social meeting with fun and games on the third Thursday. Bring donations for the food pantry.


POCONO PIONEER CLUB, noon April 6, a local restaurant. Community service organization of active and retired telephone workers and their partners. Advance reservations required. Information: Carole Gillen at 570-643-9728.


POCONO TOASTMASTERS, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 17 and April 7, Eastern Monroe Public Library's Edinger Community Room, Stroudsburg. Toastmasters International offers a proven way to improve your communication skills. By participating in a fun and supportive Toastmasters group, you'll become a better speaker and leader and gain confidence to succeed in whatever path you've chosen in life. Information: 610-628-9636 or toastmasters.org.


POCONO WOODCARVERS, 7 p.m. Mondays, Cherry Lane United Methodist Church, Cherry Lane Road at Cherry Lane Church Road, between Tannersville and Analomink. Information: James Saunder at 570-629-4139.


ST. PAUL SENIORS, noon March 19, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Spies Hall, Fish Hill Road, Tannersville. All are welcome. Information: 570-629-1992.


SCHMOOZ CLUB, noon March 11, locations vary. A division of the Senior Chai Society run by Stroudsburg-based Chabad Lubavitch of the Poconos. Cost is $7 to cover lunch. Free membership. Information: Rabbi Mendel Bendet at 570-420-8655 or rabbi@jewishpoconos.com.


SENIOR THURSDAY FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON, noon to 1:30 p.m. March 19, New Life Fellowship Baptist Church, Route 402, one half mile from Route 209, Marshalls Creek. Lunch is free. No reservations needed. Information: 570-424-6970.


SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, 11 a.m. April 5, American Legion Post 927, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert. Information: 610-681-5838.


STROUD COMMUNITY CLUB, 11:45 a.m. March 12, Peppe's Bistro, East Stroudsburg. A nonprofit organization that contributes to local charities and organizations. Lunch and program. New members welcome. Information and reservations: Claire Coleman at 570-424-5074.


TANNERSVILLE SENIORS, noon March 12 and 26, Our Lady of Victory Church, Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. Call 570-629-7350.


VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 2540 AUXILIARY, 7 p.m. March 10, Post home, 546 Fawn Road, East Stroudsburg. Information: Deborah Fusaro Costanza at 570-476-0916 or hosswman@ptd.net, or the post at 570-424-2540.


VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA, 7:30 p.m. March 26, VFW Post 2540, Fawn Road, East Stroudsburg. A national organization seeking new member brothers and sisters from all conflict eras. The Associates of the Vietnam Veterans of America is open to spouses, children, grandchildren or anyone who shares its vision and wishes to accomplish its mission. Information: Joe Clampet at 570-588-3782, or vva-pa.org.


WEST END HOME ASSOCIATION, 7:30 p.m. March 4, American Legion Post 927, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert. Information: 610-681-5838.


WESTERN POCONO LIONS, 6:30 p.m. March 18, with dinner served at 7 p.m., The Old Mill Pizza & Restaurant, Business Route 209, Sciota. Make reservations by contacting secretary Charles Rush at 610-381-3759 or jcrush@ptd.net.


WESTERN POCONO WOMEN'S CLUB, 7 p.m. March 16, Effort United Methodist Church, Effort. Information: 610-681-4967, wpwomensclub@gmail.com or westernpoconowomensclub.org.


YOUNG AND THE REST OF US, 12:30 p.m. March 4, Winona Lakes Clubhouse, East Stroudsburg. Information: 570-588-9841.


Health...


ARTHRITIS CLUB, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 27, Pocono Family YMCA, 809 Main St., Stroudsburg. Open to all Monroe County residents. Information: 570-421-2525.


BREAKFAST CLUB with BREAST FRIENDS OF PENNSYLVANIA, 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 10, Chestnuthill Diner, Route 209, Brodheadsville. Open to women impacted by breast and ovarian cancers. Information: Kelli Mercurio at 321-236-3721 or kellimercurio@breastfriends.org.


BREAST FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 25, East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, 87 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg. Open to women impacted by breast and ovarian cancers. Information: Kelli Mercurio at 321-236-3721 or kellimercurio@breastfriends.org.


CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, 915 N. Fifth St., Stroudsburg. A Christ-centered 12-step recovery program, based on the 8 Principles in the Beatitudes to help participants with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Information: 570-421-0750 or e-mail dana@stroudsburgwesleyan.org or pastordebbieswc@gmail.com.


CENTER FOR VISION LOSS is a nonprofit agency providing a variety of services for people who have experienced vision loss. Services include: transportation to essential medical appointments and agency services, support groups, life skills classes, low vision information and recreational opportunities. A clinic is also available which offers eye examinations and glasses for people with low income. The center is at the Burnley Workshop building, 4215 Manor Drive, Stroudsburg. Information: 570-992-7787.


DANCE AND MOVEMENT, 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, The Friendly Community Center, 6683 Route 191, Mountainhome. Designed to benefit those with Parkinson's and those with arthritis or movement disorders to help improve coordination, balance and posture. Gentle dance, rhythm, and stretching movements improve flexibility and focus attention on eyes, ears, and touch as tools to assist in movement and balance. Instructor: Natalie Schultz-Kahwaty, Ph.D. Free and open to the public. Information: 570-481-4330 or thefriendlycommunitycenter.org.


GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, noon to 1 p.m. March 4 and 18, Visiting Nurse Association/Hospice of Monroe County, 502 VNA Road, East Stroudsburg. Free and open to anyone who has experienced a loss. Information: 570-421-5390 or 570-421-5392.


LEUKEMIA/LYMPHOMA SUPPORT GROUP, 6 p.m. March 17, Hughes Cancer Center, 231 E. Brown St., East Stroudsburg. Information: 570-422-1860.


MEMORY CAFÈ, 6 p.m. March 18, Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes, Chestnut Ridge Home, lower level, 302 Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown. Coffee or tea, plus conversation specifically for people with dementia and their caregivers. No cost or obligation. Information: 610-381-1009.


OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP OF THE POCONOS, 10 a.m. March 14, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono's Bartonsville Healthcare Center, Bartonsville Square, 600 Commerce Blvd., Bartonsville. Ask questions, share stories, or just listen and learn from others who understand. Information: Gina Day at 570-977-6257 or 570-476-3577.


PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP, noon to 1 p.m. March 20, East Stroudsburg University, Monroe Hall, Centre Street, East Stroudsburg. Information: 570-422-3247.


PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30 p.m. March 25, Access Physical Therapy & Wellness, 518 Routes 6 and 209, Milford. A support group for those living with Parkinson's disease and their families and care-partners. The support group, facilitated by Knapp-Hayden and Danielle Rizzo, customer service specialist, was inspired by the annual involvement of Access — which has specialized programs for those living with Parkinson's disease — in the Pocono FoxTrot 5K for Parkinson's Research. Information: 845-858-9999 or drizzo@accessptw.com.


US TOO International Inc. Pocono Chapter, 7 p.m. March 19, Hughes Cancer Center, 231 E. Brown St., East Stroudsburg, for prostate cancer support and education. Information: 570-422-1860.


VETERANS UNSTOPPABLE PEER-TO-PEER PTSD SUPPORT, 7 p.m. March 17, American Legion Post 927, Route 209, Gilbert. A program of the VALOR Clinic Foundation. Non-post-member veterans welcome. Information: Glen Lippincott at 570-242-0810 or Jim Grim at 516-317-0588.


Of Note ...


ECHO Re-Sale Shop: 916 Ann St., Stroudsburg. ECHO is a thrift store selling gently used women's clothing benefiting Women's Resources of Monroe County. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.


ADULT DANCE CLASSES, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, School of Visual and Performing Arts, 554 Main St., Stroudsburg. Adult ballet classes for beginners to intermediate, adults 18 to 80. Cost is $11 per class; call 570-421-5838. Information about other dance classes: 570-424-5285.


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN. AAUW offers a small stipend of $300 per semester, for up to two semesters, to women residents of Monroe County who have returned to school to complete their education in any field. Information or application: 570-350-1475 or scole@ptd.net.


EAST STROUDSBURG UNITED METHODIST SOUP KITCHEN, 83 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg. Provides a meal when the Salvation Army's soup kitchen is closed for holidays. Doors open at 10 a.m. for continental breakfast. Meal is served at noon. Dinner at 4:30 p.m. The soup kitchen offers dinner each Monday, year-round, at 4:30 p.m. Anyone who needs a warm meal and caring company is welcome. Information: 570-421-3280.


MAH JONGG, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Loder Building, Second Floor, East Stroudsburg. No money involved. Must have a current Mah Jongg card and some experience. For information, email eewolf@ptd.net.