Newspaper drive

The monthly newspaper drive of the men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6. 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 grocery size brown paper bags.

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

Palmerton VFW

The monthly meeting of the Palmerton Memorial VFW Post 7134 will take place at the Palmerton VFW, 2020 Forest Inn Road, Palmerton, on Monday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Current VFW members, veterans, and active personnel from all service branches are invited to attend. Monthly meetings take place on the second Monday of each month. New members are welcome.

Community meal

A free community meal will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton. Enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Park concert

At 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7, the Hazleton Band will conduct a concert in the Palmerton Borough Park Bandstand. Bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, the event will take place in the Palmerton Borough Hall, 443 Delaware Ave., Palmerton.