The monthly meeting of the Ranger Rick Club has been scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. Meetings are open to children in grades K through 6.

The meets once a month throughout the school year, with each meeting focusing on some aspect of the natural world. The topic for April's meeting is "Air and Water."

The program is free to CCEEC members, and a nominal per child donation is requested of nonmembers.

CCEEC is located at the west end of Mauch Chunk Lake Park, just outside Jim Thorpe, along the Lentz Trail highway.

For detail or to register, call (570) 645-8597.

First Hike of the

Season organized

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow and Lake View Trails at 11 a.m. Mon., April 12. The hike is 5.5 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The trails meander through evergreens, old farmsteads and laurel. There is a spectacular view from the dam. Participants should meet in the Crow Trail parking lot off Tuscarora Mountain Road. Bring a bag lunch. Shine only. Pre-registration is required. Call Robin at (570) 467-2506 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or register at www.dcnr.state.pa.us under calendar of events for Tuscarora State Park. This is a dog friendly hike, but all pets must be leashed and get along with other pets and people.

Giant yard sale planned in Lehighton

Lehighton Rotary to co-host yard sale and Chinese auction Lehighton Rotarians are joining forces with Lehighton Pool Pals to host a huge indoor yard sale and Chinese auction to benefit both organizations' efforts from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17. The funds raised will be used to support both organizations' missions.

Relay For Life

trip planned

Lehighton Ford is sponsoring a trip to Atlantic City on Sunday, April 18. Bus leaves from Lehighton Ford at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. For more information or reservations, call John Krebs at (610) 377-6575.

Oak Loop Trail Hike slated at Locust Lake

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Oak Loop Trail at Locust Lake on Wednesday, April 21. The trail is four miles in length and difficult. The trail loops amount Locust Creek and traverses up the mountain for a really great view of the forest below. Part of the hike includes the "Tree Identification Trail" created by an Eagle Scout. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and get along with other pets and people. Meet at the visit parking lot at 12:30 p.m. Preregistration is required for this event by calling Robin at (570) 467-2506 or register online at www.dcnr.state.pa.us. Shine only.

Mountain Karate

Academy plans anniversary event

Mountain Karate Academy will be hosting their 20th Anniversary Event from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 21 at the Lehighton Bandshell and surrounding park.

This large community event will feature demonstrations by Mountain Karate Academy, Tumble with Denise, and Dance with Kim. In addition, there will be photo and fingerprinting by the State Police, Children's bicycle safety by the Lehighton Police Department and an on site animal adoption, games, food and music. The community is invited to attend.

Proceeds will benefit Kids4Kids, an organization that provides karate school scholarships for needy children.

For information call Rich at Mountain Karate Academy at (610) 377-0323 or email us at sharyl@mountainkarate.com.