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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The 22nd annual Ukrainian Folk Dance Workshop, sponsored by the Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation of the Lower Anthracite Region (UAHF), will be held at the Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton this week. The camp runs daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes dance instruction, folk singing, sports, crafts and swimming.

Instruction is offered to children ages 5 and up, with advanced workshop instruction for experienced dancers. The workshop is under the artistic direction of Andrij Dobriansky assisted by Yurij Dobriansky and Katerina Syzonenko.

Monday, June 27, 2011
FILE- This Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 file photo shows the Tommy Hilfiger spring 2011 collection modeled during Fashion Week in New York. Shorts were a trend in spring-summer collections and in the resort collections being previewed this month. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, FILE)

When it's hot outside, who wants to wear pants or even worse ... a full suit? Unless the office has the air conditioning cranked all the way up, pantsuits can leave one sweaty in the summer sun.

Fashion runways have been showing shorts as the latest office wear for summer. Some think it's inappropriate, but with the proper short, shirt and shoes this look can be quite chic.

Let's start with the shorts. Keep the Daisy Dukes and all other styles of denim shorts in your drawer. These should not go anywhere near the office. Don't even think about it.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazleton, located off the Airport Beltway, across from Wal-Mart.

The guest speaker will be local chiropractor Dr. Dan Gavio of Griguoli Chiropractic & Rehab Center. He will discuss myofascial release, a relatively new treatment for fibromyalgia, as well as kinesio tape for the treatment of pain.

Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. and are open to friends and relatives, as well as fibromyalgia patients.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Randall Douglas Perry, artistic director and conductor of the Bach and Handel Chorale, based in Jim Thorpe, announces four open rehearsals and auditions to those seeking membership.

Audition dates are June 27 and July 11 and 25 beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.

The chorale is preparing for its fall concert season, which will include three Christmas concerts on Dec. 3, 10, and 11 at various locations; and a performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Dec. 17 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Carl Mondero of Weatherly, a fifth-grade math teacher in the Weatherly Area School District, recently realized a dream come true when he was given the opportunity to do the Cha Cha with a famous television star and dancer.

Mondero was able to meet, and later dance, with Kym Johnson, one of the veteran dancers on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Johnson was the big winner of the popular TV reality show for the past two years first while partnered with TV star and singer Donny Osmond, and just recently with Pittsburgh Steeler's wide receiver Hines Ward.

Thursday, June 23, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Philip Koch Contemporary Landscape Paintings, will be on display at the Victor Stabin Gallery at the CCCP from July 1 through Aug. 14. Koch will be at an opening reception on Friday, July 1 from 7-9 p.m.

To celebrate the opening of an exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings by Philip Koch, the Carbon County Cultural Project, 268 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, invites the public to a free opening reception.

The exhibit, Philip Koch Contemporary Landscape Paintings, will be displayed at the Victor Stabin Gallery at the CCCP from July 1 through Aug. 14. The opening reception for the artist is from 7-9 p.m., Friday, July 1.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Slatington man's exhibits are his life and his home

Grant White, a Slatington conservationist and historian, lives in a gallery.

As you enter the main hall you are greeted by four huge display cases that contain geodes, minerals, spearheads, masks from Africa and mounted birds. The bulkhead is lined with ancient tools, and lining the floor are dozens of nature pictures.

White said every person, without exception, who enters his home for the first time is overwhelmed, then pleasantly surprised.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theatre will host auditions for "Broadway on Broadway," a production of 10-minute plays and musical numbers to be staged Aug. 12-13 in Jim Thorpe.

Needed are actors and actresses, teens through adult, to perform in original plays. No experience is necessary.

Since the plays are short, this is the perfect opportunity for those wishing to give acting a try, without having to make a major commitment to a large scale production.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The 97th annual Handwerk Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 14 at Egypt Memorial Park. Registration begins at noon.

A covered dish supper is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Those living locally are asked to please bring enough food to share with those coming from great distances.

The committee would like donated items for the cakewalk, and door prizes are always appreciated.

For more information, call Janet at (610) 377-3040.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The third annual Marian High School Spring Gala took place on May 13 at the Valley Country Club in Conyngham.

Susie Gerhard, director of Development & Alumni Affairs, said the successful event, which included a popular silent auction, raised $12,000 for the school.

"We are gratified by the generosity of the committee, persons and businesses who donated prizes for the auction; everyone who attended; and especially the many sponsors of the spring gala," Sister Bernard said.