Care Net of Carbon County will be hosting its 11th Annual Fundraising Banquet benefiting Care Net services on Friday, Oct. 19, at Blue Mountain Community Church, 25 Oak St., Palmerton. Doors open at 6 p.m. for hors d'oeuvres and bidding on silent auction items. Dinner and program begin at 7 p.m. Reservations are required by contacting (610) 379-0411. Community members are welcome to attend.

The group offers many different educational programs, providing accurate information on pregnancy, fetal development, the options associated with pregnancy, single parenting, the effects of adoption or abortion, life skills and relationship issues. They also offer some tangible assistance such as free pregnancy test, maternity and baby clothing, baby furniture, diapers and formula.