Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Jan. 2. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need brown grocery size paper bags.

Persons missed or those wishing to dispose of papers throughout the month may take them to the garage across from the church on Fireline Road, which is always open. In case of bad weather, the drive will be held the following Saturday.

Palmerton Area Library

The library is looking for artists who wish to display their artwork in the Annual Art show and Lunch sponsored by the Friends of the Palmerton Area Library to be held on Jan. 24 at the library. If you have art work to display please contact the library at (610) 826-3424 for more information.

Knitting Club

The Knitting Club will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4 at the Palmerton Area Library. The club is free and open to all regardless of skill level.

Concourse Club

The Palmerton Concourse Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, in the Lutheran Parish Hall of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. The program will be "Dr. Michael Martinez speaks on Invasive Surgery".

The Concourse Club is a community organization always giving back and helping others. If you would be interested in becoming a member, call Joan Turko at (610) 826-2716.