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Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month (except for January and February) at Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazle Township. This is located off the Airport Beltway behind the Toyota dealership.

Meetings are open to anyone with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar illness. Friends, relatives and drivers are also welcome.

For information or directions, call Carol at (570) 788-7363 or Stacy at (570) 403-4063.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A free luncheon is set for Saturday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., weather permitting, at the Parryville UMC, corner of Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville.

All are welcome.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tamaqua Faith Fellowship Network is sponsoring a free program entitled "Domestic Violence: A Christian response," for the faith communities of the Tamaqua area.

It will take place from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 24 at New Life Assembly of God Church, 407 Schuylkill Avenue, Tamaqua. Sign in will start at 8:40 a.m. Name tags will be distributed and coffee and bagels will be available.

All are welcome, especially ministers, congregational leaders, youth leaders, Christian education teachers, women's and men's ministry leaders and other interested Christians.

Thursday, March 1, 2012
A new series of works by artist David Watkins Price will be on exhibit during March at Venus & the Moon in Jim Thorpe. The exhibit opens Friday at 5 p.m. as part of First Friday.

Venus & the Moon, Jim Thorpe, has announced the opening of Voices of the Hollow Maze recent prints of David Watkins Price, in its exhibit space at 31 Race Street. The Friday, March 2 event begins at 5 p.m., as part of Venus & the Moon's First Friday festivities. Each month Venus & the Moon features artists whose work is forward-looking and transformational, connecting us with cosmic energies.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

It's time to submit your original recipes for the annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest.

Categories are Main Dishes; Desserts; Salads and Side Dishes; Slow Cooker; Money Saving Meals; Salad Dressings, Sauces and Marinades; and Celebrations

Deadline for submissions is Saturday, March 10 at midnight. For more information, see the advertisement on page 15.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Carbon County Art League is now holding its monthly meetings at the Penn-Kidder Senior Center in Bear Creek Lake Plaza, 995 State Route 903 in Jim Thorpe. Membership is open to anyone 18 or older.

The art league consists of painters, sculptors, printers, photographers, ceramists, calligraphers, wood and glass, metal workers, mixed media artists, instructors and students, connoisseurs and those interested in the arts and dedicated to inspiring and encouraging one another.

The club endeavors to encourage and foster an awareness of the arts in Carbon County.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

During this time of financial difficulty, every girl deserves a chance to attend her prom dressed like a princess.

"Belle of the Ball," a community outreach partnership project of Zion Lutheran Church and Tamaqua Area High School staff, seeks donations of gently-used gowns, shoes and jewelry. The items will then be distributed free of charge.

Items will be collected on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at Zion Lutheran Church on Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets.

Please use the upper door on Greenwood Street.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Safe Kids Carbon County with this year's appreciation award recipients. From left, are Mindy Graver, Safe Kids chairwoman and recipient of the "It's Not A Problem" award; Jean Solarczyk, president of the Palmerton Community Ambulance Association, recipient of the group appreciation award; Carbon County Commissioners Wayne Nothstein and Thomas J. Gerhard; and Amy Miller, TIMES NEWS reporter, recipient of the individual appreciation award.

Safe Kids Carbon County Chapter members recently recognized a group of individuals for their dedication to the organization, which helps teach parents and children how to be safe.

During the Safe Kids annual award and appreciation luncheon on Tuesday, one organization and two individuals were recognized for their contributions to the organization.

The annual award and appreciation luncheon is usually held in December, but scheduling conflicts forced a delay of the event.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The date for the American Cancer Society's Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop was incorrectly listed in an earlier edition. The workshop will be held from 4-6 p.m., March 5, at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, 360 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale. The session will be held in the board room.

The session is free and open to all female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Albrightsville Troop 30137 Daisy Olivia Rosenberger and her mother Lisa stand by her entry "Candy Circus" which won Most Creative at the Service Unit 309, 2012 Girl Scout Bake Off which was held at Saint John's Lutheran Church on North Street in Jim Thorpe.

One event that individuals with a sweet tooth and who may be trying to lose weight would have wanted to avoid was the Service Unit 309, 2012 Girl Scout Bake Off.

The event was held recently at Saint John's Lutheran Church on North Street in Jim Thorpe.

Service Unit 309 Girl Scouts are from the Jim Thorpe, Albrightsville, Nesquehoning, Summit Hill, Lansford and Coaldale areas.

Twenty-one Girl Scouts participated in the categories of Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador.