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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The committee for the live nativity is in need of clear gallon jugs to be used as luminaries for the event. The goal this year is to make 200 luminaries. If you have questions you may contact Mrs. Ronald Dunbar at (570) 325-4303.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Lansford Democratic Club's next meeting will be held on Thurs Oct 21, at 7 p.m in Cabrera's Restaurant, Lansford.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Community supper

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Race Street, will hold its free community supper on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 4-6 p.m. The menu planned this month is pork and sauerkraut.

Scouting for Food

Members of Cub Pack 138 will be collecting canned foods for the local food pantry on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Scouts will begin their collection on that day at 9 a.m. If you wish to donate to this worthy cause, please have your items bagged and on your porches for pick up.

Halloween parade

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the township municipal building. Norman Burger from the Polk Township Historical Society will speak about the Jonas Bake Oven.

Eldred Twp. Halloween parade

You have a few more days to preregister for the Eldred Township Halloween Parade, Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. Preregister by Sunday, Oct. 17. The parade is open to the public and free of charge. You are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the PVEN food bank in place of a registration fee.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lansford

Council committee

Lansford Borough Council will hold a Facility Planning Meeting at the borough office, 26 E. Patterson St., Lansford, on Monday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Public rosary

The fourth annual public square rosary recitation will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16, beginning at noon at Kennedy Park in town. Those attending are asked to bring their own lawn chairs.

The event is being hosted by St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, as part of the nationwide "America Needs Fatima" program.

Summit Hill

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween parade

The Annual Tamaqua Halloween Parade will be held on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., with a rain date of Oct. 27.

The parade will be sponsored by the Tamaqua Lions Club, with assistance from the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce. Communication assistance along the parade route will be provided by the Tamaqua Wireless Association.

Entries are being accepted now for floats/motorized units and marching units. Today is the deadline for registration.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Lehighton V.F.W. building.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Garden club

The South Schuylkill Garden Club will meet Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m., at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. The evening will include a presentation from members of the Frog Hollow Environmental Center Board of Directors Linda Collins, Ann Irving, Shirley McCord, Helen Moyer and Jeanne Zulich. Frog Hollow's 28 acres of native woods and wetlands, located west of Friedensburg, is managed by the South Schuylkill Garden Club with the help of the Elsie Krammes Trust Fund.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Summit Hill

Heritage center

The Summit Hill Heritage Center, formerly St. Paul United Church of Christ, is in need of several "wish list" items, including: plastic cutting boards (medium size), dish towels, dish cloths, shovels, brooms, a ladder, a mat for the narthex and a computer, printer and copier.

Anyone interested in donating any of these items is asked to contact Deb Ranck, (717) 787-3672.

Presbyterian church

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Meet Your Friends Night

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School's 5th grade will be hosting a MYFN from 3:45-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15 in the school's cafeteria.

Pick up children promptly at 6 p.m.

Cultural Diversity Committee

Pleasant Valley School District hosts a monthly meeting of educators, parents, students, and community members to discuss and plan for programs and activities to promote a knowledge and acceptance of diversity.