Community meal

A free community meal will be served from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton. The public is invited to attend and join in a free meal and holiday fellowship.

Model Railroad

The Carbon Model Railroad Society is holding its Open House at 529 Ore St.t, Bowmanstown, and will be open Dec. 26 from 1-8 p.m., and Jan. 2, 8, and 9 from 1-5 p.m. The main HO scale display is in various stages of completion and is an excellent learning tool. The clubs portable HO and N displays will also be in operation. Admission is free.

Winter holiday

Palmerton Area School District will have early dismissal on Thursday, Dec. 23, and then close for the winter holiday until school is back in session on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.

Christmas Eve services

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold services at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

Blue Mountain Community Church, 25 Oak St., Palmerton, will hold services at 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 24.

Happy holidays

May all my readers have a blessed Christmas and safe and Happy New Year. Persons with news of meetings and events may send to 664 Delaware Ave., or call Lenora at (610) 826-4913.