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Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Woman's Club of Lehighton will hold its annual "Spring Tea" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 7.

The meeting will be held in Luther Hall at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 175 South Third St. in Lehighton.

Guests for the evening will include the Woman's Club of Nesquehoning. The club invites other women in the community to join them to meet others, enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and visit neighbors.

The program will include a presentation on the subject of photography in our National Parks by Bob and Connie Reinhart of the Palmerton Camera Club.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Palmerton Area Library, located at 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is sponsoring a new writers group which will meet at the library on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

The first meeting will take place on May 6.

All published authors or aspiring authors of romance or mystery are invited to attend. The group will critique and edit each other's work and share publishing and marketing ideas.

Any editors or English specialists who simply enjoy reading or critiquing are welcome to join.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre will be hosting auditions for a production of "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown."

The theater group is looking for actors ages 10 and up.

Auditions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday

Actors will need to sing two lines of their favorite song and provide a two-minute monologue.

For more information, call 570-590-7621 or email tamaquacommunityarttheatre@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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With warmer weather on the horizon, it's time to think about all those great outdoor gatherings that will pop up during the next few months.

In addition to holidays, like Memorial Day and Fourth of July, there is usually a host of graduation parties, bridal and baby showers, church picnics, family reunions and just good old get-togethers.

With that in mind, it's a good idea to always have a tasty, crowd-pleasing recipe on hand that's easy to make and feeds a lot of people.

This salad, which was another of my mom's great recipes, fills the bill.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Spring is finally melting the last snow of winter and the bulbs are up in gardens all over Carbon County. Now is a good time to think about plant propagation.

Propagation

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Spring is the time to plant seeds. Fresh seeds are available from local garden centers, and for many of us, seed propagation is the cheapest and easiest way to get new plants. This is especially true for annual flowers and vegetables.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The next Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., April 29, at the Lehigh Carbon Community College Jim Thorpe campus, 1100 Center St., inside the old Jim Thorpe High School.

Attendees are asked to use the old high school entrance on Center Street.

The goal of the group is to share personal experiences and learn about a variety of topics that will better help you raise your grandchildren.

The group is open to all Carbon County grandparents who are currently acting as their grandchild's main caregiver.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Weatherly High School Class of 1974 will hold a reunion planning meeting at the Weatherly Borough Conference Room at 7 p.m., on Thursday, May 8.

All interested members of the class, please attend.

If unable to attend the meeting, please contact Georgia (Zeleznock) Farrow at 570-427-4527 or email farrowfamily2@msn.com.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Celebrate the wealth of literary talent in the greater Lehigh Valley area at Local Authors Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes & Noble, 4445 Southmont Way, Easton (Bethlehem Township).

More than 30 authors of all genres will be signing their books all over the store.

April is National Poetry Month, and poets Ann Michael, MaryAnn Miller, Danelle Notaro, and Birdine L. Remaley, Jr. will be among those signing.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Registration is open for Black Diamond's Writing Workshop's first Writing Boot Camp, scheduled for Saturday, April 26, at Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

The day's sessions will be led by Kathyrn W. Craft, developmental editor and owner/president of WritingPartner.com. Craft serves on the board of the Philadelphia Writers Conference and is the author of "The Art of Falling."

The morning session, "Word Dancing," will be a hands-on workshop for writers of fiction and nonfiction. They will look at rhythm, word order and paragraphing.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group will hold its April meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

Writing a complete novel can be a difficult job, says multi-published author Kathleen Coddington.

"Your manuscript is complete, but it's full of plot holes, the big black moment is neither big nor black and your conflict disappeared in the middle of the story," she says. "You face weeks, maybe months of rewrites. It all works out, but what about next time?"