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Thursday, March 26, 2015

An Easter Cantata, "He is Risen," will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ Evangelical Free Church, 2420 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive West in Lehighton. The church is three-quarters of a mile west of Normal Square.

All are welcome to attend this free cantata. Nursery service is available. Refreshments will follow.

For more information call 570-386-4547.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Teen Challenge Choir will present a program of gospel music and testimony at the Lutheran Church of St. John, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, on April 2 at 5:30 during the Maundy Thursday worship service.

All are welcome.

The choir is composed of young men from all over the United States. They are truly unique because every member comes from a background of drugs, alcohol and/or crime. Each member with his own story from murder to heroin addiction testifies to the miracle working power of God's love.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The advisory board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge serving Carbon County will hold its annual fundraiser, "Bowl For Kids Sake," a Bowl a Thon, on Saturday at Fritz's Lanes and Pro Shop, Second and South streets, Lehighton.

Starting time is 10 a.m. and the last time spot to bowl is 3 p.m.

This fun-filled day provides an opportunity for anyone to join in the Bowl For Kids Sake.

You are asked to form a team of five bowlers (family, friends, co-workers or neighbors). Each bowler is given a sponsor sheet to secure donations.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The deadline to donate gently used formal wear and accessories for the annual Prom & Wedding Dress Sale to benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter has been extended through Friday.

Prom gowns and wedding dresses, as well as accessories, including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes, can be dropped off at the following Blue Ridge Communications locations:

Ÿ Palmerton

Ÿ Gilbert

Ÿ Lansford

Ÿ Walnutport (behind the post office)

Ÿ Stroudsburg

Ÿ Lehighton

The annual sale will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. March 31 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The 50th class reunion for the Marian Catholic High School Class of 1965 will be held on May 24 at Capriotti Palasso's in McAdoo.

Call 570-645-7259 for questions or if you know of any classmates who did not get an invitation.

Monday, March 23, 2015
PHOTO COURTESY GENE DUFFY Author Gene Duffy has turned his book, "As the Matzo Ball Turns," into a musical. He recently launched a Kickstarter campaign and is hoping to raise enough money to stage it and take it all the way to Broadway.

Gene Duffy is Broadway bound, and he's looking for help getting there.

Duffy has recently turned his book, "As the Matzo Ball Turns," into a musical, and is seeking financial backing to help stage it and get it up and running and heading for the Great White Way. Duffy recently launched a Kickstarter campaign and hopes to raise $20,000 by May 15 to fulfill his dream.

Within just a few hours, he already had several hundred dollars.

Friday, March 20, 2015

If you have a gently used prom gown or wedding dress that you would like to donate to a worthy cause, now is the time.

Dresses are being collected for the annual Prom & Wedding Dress Sale to benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Dresses, as well as accessories, including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes, can be dropped off until March 23 at the following Blue Ridge Communications locations:

Ÿ Palmerton

Ÿ Gilbert

Ÿ Lansford

Ÿ Walnutport (behind the post office)

Ÿ Stroudsburg

Ÿ Lehighton

Friday, March 20, 2015

The 38th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Stroudsburg High School parking lot in Stroudsburg.

The Pocono Irish American Club, a nonprofit organization, puts on this parade.

Each division of the parade begins with a band. Leathernecks and the PIAC Flags, carried by the Kilmurray family, start the parade.

The grand marshal will ride his motorcycle down the parade route.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Martha Simmons and Seana Benz-Feenstra star in "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do."

"Breaking Up is Hard to Do" opens Friday at The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown.

The show runs through May 10.

Marge is on her honeymoon at Esther's Resort, a romantic Catskills Resort.

The only problem is that her husband-to-be ditched her at the altar. But, at the insistence of her friend Lois, she's celebrating no matter what.

Friday, March 20, 2015
PHOTO COURTESY OF METROGRAPHICS

Babies are born learning and parents are a child's first and most important teacher.

That is why the Read Aloud 15 MINUTES March campaign wants all parents to know reading aloud for 15 minutes every day, starting at birth, is the best way to prepare their child for learning to read and school success.

From birth to age 5 there is no school like the "School of You," the nonprofit is telling parents during March Read Aloud Month.