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Thursday, April 19, 2012
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Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater will present its annual Spring Short Play Production this weekend in conjunction with Stonehedge Gardens in Tamaqua.

Entitled "Life in New York City," the production offers six short plays, some of which capture a snippet of life in the big city.

Combining the talent and missions of two local organizations seems to be a natural and practical fit, says Jonathan M. Rodgers, president of the CSCT.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS  Coordinators of the Grace St. Paul's United Methodist Church Rose Breakfast with this years Guest Speaker. From left, Barbara Mumma, Suzanne Geiss and Dottie Mumma.

On Saturday, women gathered at Grace St. Paul's United Methodist Church, located in Penn Forest Township, for their annual Rose Breakfast. The Rose Breakfast is an ecumenical event for women to gather together for breakfast, fellowship, music and to listen to a special guest speaker.

Around 65 women, from eight different churches in Carbon County and surrounding areas, attended the event.

This year's speaker was Suzanne Geiss of Schwenksville.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Pocono Parkinson's Support Group meets monthly in the Loder Building in East Stroudsburg every third Friday at 2 p.m.

This month's meeting will take place on Friday, April 20.

For more information call (570) 420-3746.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Thomas Phelan, left, and Lindsay Carrigan dance during a rehearsal of "The Jester's Job," which will be offered on Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lehighton Area Middle School auditorium.

Who will get the jester's job now that the king has fired his previous jester? Will it be Mirth, Chuckles, or Dave … or someone else?

The answer will be revealed during "The Jester's Job," an original play written for the members of the LAMS Players, Lehighton Area Middle School's drama club. The play's debut performance will be offered on Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lehighton Area Middle School Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers will present a three-hour workshop after its May business meeting on Saturday, May 12. The workshop will be presented by Jennifer Talty, who co-created 'Who Dares Wins Publishing' with New York Times best-selling author Bob Mayer.

The workshop will begin at 11 a.m. at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

There is a cost for non-members. Seating is limited and those attending must register prior to the event.

Visit www.plrw.org for more workshop information.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Lester J. Dyson

Lester J. Dyson is celebrating his 92nd birthday today. He was born on April 17, 1920 in Pocono Lake.

He is the husband of the late Cora Mae (Arthur) Dyson. He was one of 14 children born to the late Mary V. and S. Freeman Dyson. There were seven boys and seven girls, two sets of twins and a set of triplets.

He and Cora Mae had one son, James, who lives in Cresco with his wife Beverly. He has two grandchildren, Peter Dyson and Brittany O'Connor, and two great-grandchildren, Christopher O'Connor and Riley O'Connor.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lehighton Band will open its 148th season by presenting its annual Spring Concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22 in the Lehighton Area Middle School auditorium, Beaver Run Road, Lehighton.

The concert will be under the baton of Paul R. Smith and will feature a wide variety of selections.

The concert will get off to a rousing start with John Phillips Sousa's "The Gladiator March," followed by a new overture, "Overture Enerigico" by James Barnes.

Alfred Reed provided the arrangement for the next number, a medley of familiar hymn tunes "A Sacred Suite."

Monday, April 16, 2012

St. Luke's Miners Campus will host a Diabetes Support Group throughout the year.

All meetings will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the café on the second floor.

Tentative meeting dates are as follows: April 17, May 22, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 25, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13.

Registration is not required. For more information, call (570) 645-8107.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Schuylkill Unitarian Universalists (Sch. UU) will present Schuylkill CommUNITY Drum Circle led by Mike Clipman of "Livin' in the Rhythm/Earth Rhythms," from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

For millennia, indigenous peoples across the globe have come together in drumming.

A drum circle induces harmony, euphoria and rhythm to offset the chaos of daily life, and naturally raises, harmonizes and transmutes primal energy.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Pocono Parkinson's Support Group meets monthly in the Loder Building in East Stroudsburg every third Friday at 2 p.m.

This month's meeting will take place on Friday, April 20.

For more information call (570) 420-3746.