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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rotary mixer

The West End Rotary Club will hold a mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Cherry's Sunset Diner in Kresgeville.

Drop by and see how to make a difference in the community and in your career.

Lecture coming

Your Grandma's Medicine Cabinet, a winter health talk, will be presented at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Café.

Keri DiAngelis, certified holistic health practitioner, nutritionist and herbalist is the presenter. Call her at 570-478-3478 tonight to RSVP.

Seniors menu

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner

Faith Alive United Methodist Church, 678 Pine St. in Bowmanstown, will offer a Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 22 at the church.

The meal will be served at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy. There are no takeouts.

Transportation arrangements for disabled or homebound delivery is due before Tuesday.

For more information, call 610-852-3833, 610-377-4127 or 570-386-5586.

Help needed

The Meals on Wheels program in Palmerton is always in need of more delivery people.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Veterans honored

Tamaqua Masonic Lodge 238, Free and Accepted Masons, will honor all military veterans from the greater Tamaqua area on Nov. 19 at the Masonic Lodge, Route 54 and Shawn Avenue in Hometown. Festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will include a brief ceremony and the presentation of pins to individual veterans. Refreshments will be served.

Reservations are strongly recommended to ensure there are enough pins and refreshments and may be made by calling 570-668-4532 or 570-668-5311.

All veterans, families and friends are welcome.

Garden Club

Friday, November 7, 2014

Veterans parade

Tamaqua's Veterans Day Parade will be held this Saturday, with the line of march scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Participants will meet at 900 E. Broad St., the former Maff Motors, at 9 a.m. for staging purposes.

This year's grand marshal is Charlie Hollenbach, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and an active member of the Tamaqua American Legion, C.H. Berry Post 173.

Parade organizers welcome everyone to walk or drive in the parade to show their support of America's military men and women.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Lansford

Golden Agers

The Oct. 27 meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers opened with a prayer and singing of God Bless America.

Norma Lee Burke entertained with singing Halloween melodies.

The hospitality committee for the Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 meetings are Dee Neifert and Fran Hager.

The last day to sign up for the Christmas Party will be Monday.

Members celebrating birthdays from September through December will be honored at the Dec. 8 meeting.

The next meeting will be Monday beginning at 1 p.m.

Bingo is scheduled to be played.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Alternative service

St. Matthew's UCC will hold two worship services Sunday. The regular service is at 9 a.m. and The Family Table's alternative service is at noon featuring members of the Cramer Brothers Band. All are welcome.

PVEN needs repairs

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Trinity Happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., begins at 9 a.m. Music is provided by the Trinity Praise Band, with guest vocalist Becky McFadden. Guest pastor, the Rev. Richard Baumann, presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Weekly Sunday school classes for young people ages 3 though grade 12 begin at 10:30 a.m. Level 1 and 11 (grades seven and eight) Confirmation classes begin at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Church as a verb

The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network will host a free showing of the film "When God Left the Building" this Saturday at the New Life Assembly of God Church, 407 Schuylkill Ave.

The film presentation will begin at 1 p.m. and is hoped to stimulate discussion on how area congregations can more effectively reach out to the community.

The free presentation has been made possible thanks to generous contributions from several Tamaqua congregations and organizations.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lions business

The board of directors for the Western Pocono Lions will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Western Pocono Community Library, Brodheadsville.

All Lions are welcome.

Home Association

The West End Home Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the Post Home in Gilbert.

PVEN board

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a board meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Skeet Club.