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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Third Annual Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival & Walk will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Jim Thorpe.

The event begins with registration for the Walk to End Alzheimer's at 9 a.m. followed at 10 a.m. with the start of the walk, a car cruise sponsored by the Jukebox Cruisers and live bluegrass music by Liberty. A motorcycle run also begins with registration at 9 a.m. and the run at 10 a.m. from the Riverwalck Saloon on Route 248 in Parryville. The run ends at the Mauch Chunk Lake Park.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS

The Panther Valley Women's Club recently reorganized and is gearing up for another fun-filled stint of good works and good times. The group, which has been in existence for more than 20 years and boasts 33 members from Coaldale, Lansford, Summit Hill and Lake Hauto, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Viennese Villa in Coaldale.

Wednesday, October 5, 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.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1981 has issued a last call for its 30th anniversary reunion, scheduled to be held Oct. 22.

The event will take place at Kelly's Pub in Lansford, beginning at 6 p.m.

For further information and reservations, call (570) 645-2200.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will not meet at the hospital during the month of October.

Instead there is a change of location. The next meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Zion UCC, Second and Iron streets, Lehighton.

The Rev. Allen Heckman will lead the group for the fourth annual Service of Healing. This service is open to men and women who feel the burdens that may be physical, financial, psychological, mental, social.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS ABOVE: Tina Klotz and her daughters, Timara Klotz, 5; and Tinaya, 9, took advantage of the clothing swap at Franklin Elementary School. Klotz said she donated three big bags full of clothing. BELOW: Haily Counterman, 7, was thrilled to find a pair of snowpants at the clothing swap.

Members of Franklin Elementary PTO put their heads together and came up with a unique way to recycle clothes and help fellow parents clothe their children.

Beth Beers, president of the PTO, said it all started with her son, who noticed last year that some kids in his class didn't have a lot of clothes, and told her he wished he could help.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1971 will hold its 40th anniversary reunion on Oct. 22 at the New England Fire Company. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at midnight. Casual attire is recommended. There is a charge.

For more information, phone (570) 467-0569, email tahsclassof71@hotmail.com or visit the Facebook page at TAHS Class of "71." Reservation checks should be made payable to Charles Connely, 165 Marian Ave., Tamaqua.

Monday, October 3, 2011
Nancy scholz/special to the times news

Northern Lehigh High School named its 2011 Homecoming King and Queen this past weekend, as the Bulldogs hosted Salisbury. Nick Valentini, left, was Homecoming King; and Amy Oertner was crowned Homecoming Queen.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Marian Catholic's Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America will be sponsoring a "Pink Friday" service event at the Marian vs. Panther Valley football game on Friday, Oct. 7, at the

Men of Marian Stadium.

The FBLA members are asking all fans, both Colts and Panthers alike to support "Breast Cancer Awareness" month by wearing pink to the game. The students will also be collecting donations and selling baked goods and ribbon pins.

All proceeds will go directly to breast cancer research.

For more information, contact the Development Office at (570) 467-0641.

Friday, September 30, 2011

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Cancer Society is urging women to follow early detection guidelines for breast cancer and to make healthy behavioral changes to lower their risk of breast cancer.

An estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,520 deaths from breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the U.S. in 2011.