Mock Trial Competition: The Monroe County Bar Association announces the start of the local district competition for the 2020 Statewide High School Mock Trial Championships. Nine area high schools: Delaware Valley, East Stroudsburg North, East Stroudsburg South, Jim Thorpe, Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg, Palmerton, Pocono Mountain East, Pocono Mountain West and Stroudsburg will compete in this year’s local competition. The competition will be held on Feb. 24, 25 and 26, with playoff/snow dates, if necessary, on March 2, 3 and 4. All competition rounds will take place at the Monroe County Courthouse and begin at 6 p.m. The winner of the local district competition will compete in the regional competition during the second week of March against the district winner from neighboring counties. From the regional competitions throughout the Commonwealth, 14 teams will compete in the Statewide Mock Trial Championships, March 27 and 28, in Harrisburg. The winning team of the state championship will represent Pennsylvania in the national mock trial finals to be held May 6 to 9 in Evansville, Indiana. This year’s hypothetical case, Addison Babbage v. Ruffed Grouse High School LLC, is a civil case to determine whether the defendant is liable for failing to address cyberbullying at a private school. Information: Denise M. Burdge, 570-424-7288 or


Fairview Seniors: 10:30 a.m., 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.

Heart Health Class: 1 to 2 p.m., Giant Food Stores, 300 Lincoln Avenue, East Stroudsburg. Join nutritionist and pharmacist for a free heart health class. Information:

Technology Basics: Androids, 2 to 3 p.m., Barrett Paradise Friendly Library, 6500 Route 191, Cresco. Come to the library and meet with tech specialist to learn about apps, photos and more. Information or to register: 570-595-7171,

Pound Fitness!: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Barrett Paradise Friendly Library, 6500 Route 191, Cresco. Rock out with Sandra Rivera during this Pound Fitness class. It's a combination of cardio and light-weight training, with rhythmic techniques of Pilates. Registration required. Information: 570-595-7171,

Barrett Paradise Friendly Library Book Club: 7 p.m. in the Weiler Family Community Room of the library, 6500 Route 191, Cresco. Information: 570-595-7171.

Monroe Animal League: 7 p.m., Hughes building of the Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. An independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization, MAL has served Monroe County since 1943, raising funds for spay/neuter and emergency vet care, sponsoring rabies clinics, conducting pet food drives and more. Information: 570-421-7775, or

Community Concert Series: The SheilaMark Band performs at 7 p.m., main lobby of the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Concerts feature different performers every week, are free to attend, and are family friendly. Information: 570-424-4050, ext. 1408, or


Book Donations Requested: Friends of the Eastern Monroe Public library are accepting donations of good condition books, DVDs, CDs and audio books. Donations can be dropped off at the Hughes building circulation desk, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg, during normal business hours until May 15. Encyclopedias, textbook, magazines, audio cassettes, VHS tapes and poor condition items will not be accepted. All proceeds from the resale of these gently are used to benefit the library. Information: 570-421-2866.

Mini Box Car Race: Knights of Columbus and Our Lady of Victory Church will host a mini box car race at 1 p.m. Feb. 29 at the church, 327 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. For children ages 2 to 12. Cost: $5 for a car. Children will take car home at end of race. There will be three grand prize winners, and all children will receive prizes. Food will be available. Must register by calling Scott Mango at 570-436-5211.