Duplicate Bridge: 10 a.m., 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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive: Noon to 5 p.m., Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono, 206 E. Brown St., East Stroudsburg. All blood types are needed. Walk in donors welcome or to make an appointment: or call 1-800-733-2767.

Sportmans Bingo: 5 to 11 p.m., Klecknersville Rangers Fire Company Social Hall, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Bath. Cost: $20 for 20 regular games, five special games in advance and $25 at door. There will also be a raffle, Chinese auction and door prizes. Doors open 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Tickets and information: 610-759-8844 or 610-704-5629. Visit:

Family Swim Fridays: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Chipperfield Elementary School, 2015 Chipperfield Drive, Stroudsburg. Cost: $5 per person or $15 for a family of four. Swim will be canceled if school is closed or dismisses early. Information: 570-426-1512, 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 Library 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.

Composting Basics Workshop: The Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority and Pocono Heritage Land Trust will co-sponsor a one-hour, backyard composting workshop in which participants will learn the “do’s and don’ts” of composting. The event will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. March 14, Brodhead Creek Heritage Center, 1539 Cherry Lane Road, East Stroudsburg.

The Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority will also be holding five additional composting classes this year at their headquarters in Blakeslee, 183 Commercial Blvd., Blakeslee. Classes will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. April 18, May 16, June 13, Sept. 5, Oct. 3. Cost: $25 per person and each participant will receive a backyard “Earth Machine” compost bin, retail value $99.

In order to participate, you must pre-register and prepay with the Monroe County Waste Authority. Classes are limited to 20 people. Information or to register:, email or call 570-643-6100.