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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater will host open call auditions for its December production of "A Christmas Carol."

Performers age 7 through senior citizens are encouraged to audition for this holiday season favorite. Auditions will take place at H.T.O. Services, 255 E. Ridge St., Lansford (formerly The Studio), Oct. 6 from 4-6:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 2-4:30 p.m.

Performers do not need to be experienced, but dedication is required.

In addition to actors and actresses, there is also a need for stage hands, technical crew and general assistance.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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St. Paul's Concert Series, which will take place at the church, located at 1249 Trexlertown Road, Trexlertown, will begin with a Trumpet and Organ Recital in the church at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

John Thyhsen, a retired trumpet professor and freelance musician, will join Randall D. Perry, organist and Master of the Choristers at St. Paul's.

Thyhsen served on the faculty of Rowan University from 1969-2000. He taught trumpet and was director of jazz studies, and is also Professor Emeritus from 2000 until present.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pocono Alliance, in conjunction with the Monroe County Grants Office, will be hosting a Monroe County Poverty Simulation from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event will take place at Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, 915 North Fifth Street in Stroudsburg.

The alliance is seeking people to participate in the simulation as either agency representatives or family members who are experiencing poverty.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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Members of the 2011 Palmerton Area High School Homecoming Court include, front row, from left, Lydia Anthony, Kylee Turko, Kelsey Eaton, Morgan Myers, Marissa Larson and Kelsey Hay. Back row, Travis Wolfe, Sheldon Mann, Kane Kralik, Monty Szukics, Dallas Miata and Aaron Cook. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at festivities this weekend when the Blue Bombers host Saucon Valley.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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The Weatherly Area High School homecoming festivities concluded Saturday evening with a dance sponsored by the SGA. This year's Homecoming Queen was Tracy Galada and runner up was Jacklyn Blew. Homecoming King was Samson Walton and runner up was Christopher Lafey.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Patricia C. Gallagher, published author and marketing-publishing consultant, will share her personal writing and book marketing experiences and offer promotional advice for both new and experienced writers at the October meeting of the Black Diamond Writers' Network.

Gallagher has appeared as a guest on "Oprah," the "CBS Early Show," "CNN," "Maury," and other televised shows.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Kuehner

Amber Smith and Daryl Kuehner, both of Kunkletown, were united in marriage on May 7, 2011 in Kunkletown by the Rev. Deborah Scheffey.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride is the daughter of Tracey and Tracy Smith of Kunkletown. Rachel and Danielle Smith, sisters of the bride, served as her maids of honor. Amanda Heckman was a bridesmaid.

The son of Robert and Lenna Kuehner of Kunkletown, the bridegroom chose Ben Green to be his best man. Ushers were Daniel Kuehner, the bridegroom's brother; and Bryan Borger, cousin of the bride.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Q. How does acupuncture work?

Studies show that stimulating "acupoints" causes multiple biologic responses. For example, this stimulation can prompt the release of the body's natural pain-killing endorphins.

By the third century B.C., the Chinese had documented a medical system that is based on qi (pronounced "chee"), a concept of vital energy that is believed to flow throughout the body. Qi is said to regulate a person's physical, spiritual, emotional and mental balance.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1986 will host its 25-year reunion on Sept. 24 at Genetti's Best Western in Hazleton.

The event starts at 5 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m.

For more information visit www.tahs1986.com.

Monday, September 19, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Stonehedge Gardens board members and volunteers pictured from left are Shawn Walker, Dick Lane, founder Russell Keich, garden specialist Thomas Anthony, President Tracy Perry, Vice President Patty Passick and treasurer Brooke McDermott.

Stonehedge Gardens in South Tamaqua recently hosted an art gallery open house as part of its annual members' appreciation picnic.

The day also launched the reopening of Stonehedge's Art Gallery. Stocked with an array of fine handcrafted items and art work, the gallery is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m., with hours expanding as the holidays approach.

Stonehedge's 31st Tree Lighting Season begins in a few months.

All proceeds benefit the organization's maintenance and development.