Zumba at the library
Get ready to shimmy, shake, and dance the pounds away with Zumba, instructed by Sandra Rivera from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Barrett Paradise Friendly Library, 6500 Route 191, Cresco. Zumba is an aerobic dance class that includes fast and slow rhythms and interval training. Sign up today or call the library to register. For information, 570-595-7171 or email@example.com.
Family Swim Fridays at Chipperfield Elementary
Family Swim Fridays are held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays at the Chipperfield Intermediate School, 2015 Chipperfield Drive, Stroudsburg. Cost is $5 per person or $15 for a family of four. Swim cancels if school is closed or dismisses early. For information, 570-426-1512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Red Cross blood drives in Monroe County
– 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Shawnee Ridge Active Adult Retirement Community, 200 Jersey Lane, East Stroudsburg.
– Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono, 206 E. Brown St., East Stroudsburg.
– 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, Rimrock Masonic Center, 2720 Rimrock Drive, Stroudsburg.
– 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, East Stroudsburg University, Dansbury Commons, 200 Prospect St., East Stroudsburg.
All blood types are needed. Walk in donors welcome or to make an appointment: redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.
Hike Glen Run Nature Preserve
Brodhead Watershed Association will sponsor a hike at Glen Run from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Glen Run Nature Preserve, 740 Bangor Mountain Road, Stroudsburg. There are many surprises in the 182 acres of Glen Run Nature Preserve in south Stroudsburg. Four miles of trails offer invigorating hikes, exciting switchbacks for mountain bikers, a small lake, the remnants of a Victorian mansion, and a forested cliff that provides mile-long views. Free, but registration is required. For information, 570-839-1120, 570-629-2727 or email@example.com.
Hike Brodhead Canyon Glen to Glen Trail
Hike Brodhead Canyon Glen to Glen Trail East with local naturalist Don Miller from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday Meet at Glen Park Parking Area, 152 Collins St., Stroudsburg. This guided walk is on the former New York and Susquehanna railroad bed trail along the Brodhead Creek at the base of Godfrey’s Ridge on the Monroe County Brodhead Creek Canyon Open Space Tract. If attending, register at phlt.org. For information, 570-424-1514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understanding Medicare program
A free seminar titled “Understanding Medicare and Medicare Supplement Plans” will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Train Creative, 30 Station Road, Sparta Township, New Jersey. Cost is free. For information: bit.ly/2QdDp4W.
Qigong/Tai Chi at Barrett Paradise Library
Come experience the ancient arts of Tai Chi and Qigong from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barrett Paradise Friendly Library, 6500 Route 191, Cresco. Practice movements that will emphasize good posture and work toward connecting mind and body under instructor Richard Roche. For information and registration, 570-595-7171 or email@example.com.