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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pleasant Valley Elementary PTO

The monthly PVE PTO meeting will be held on Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All are welcome to attend.

Safe Haven Pet Rescue

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will have a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Cherry's Sunset Family Restaurant, Route 209, Kresgeville. Local animal lovers are invited to come and have a bite to eat and get to learn more about the organization.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cross country

The Tamaqua Cross Country Boosters will meet Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., in the senior high school cafeteria.

Anyone interested in supporting the teams is welcome to attend.

ACS Relay

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life for Tamaqua and surrounding communities will meet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 10, at the Lehigh Carbon Community College Morgan Center on Van Gelder Street.

This meeting is open to all past/current participants as well as anyone else interested in becoming involved.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Panther Valley Senior Center

The remaining list of activities at the Panther Valley Senior Center, 90 East Catawissa St., Nesquehoning is as follows.

On Jan. 17, Deal or No Deal, played at 11 a.m.; Jan. 18 line dancing in the morning; Jan. 19 birthdays celebrated for the month and bingo at 11 a.m. and there will be a salad bar; Jan. 20 darts; Jan. 21 shopping at 9:30 a.m. The center remains open.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

TOPS

The local chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets Wednesdays in the education room at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. Weigh-ins begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by a short business session and a program.

TOPS is a weight loss support group for men and women of all ages. Members learn sensible nutrition, portion control and lifestyle changes that promote lifelong health. Visitors are welcome to attend their first meeting without obligation, free of charge.

SS. Peter and Paul

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rehearsals begin

The Pleasant Valley Choral Society will begin rehearsals this Friday. The rehearsals for the community chorus are held at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville.

Anyone interested in joining the group can attend an informal audition at 6 p.m. this Friday or on Friday, Jan. 14,

For more information call Mark at (570) 402-2026.

PV Chem-Free meets

It is time gear up for The Pleasant Valley Chemical Free Graduation Party and volunteers are needed.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Slatington Lions Club

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

A big thank you from the Lions Club to all who helped with trees.

Birthday wishes go out to Lions Jeff Kunkle (Jan. 6) and Gary Lueders (Jan. 12).

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Palmerton Area Historical Society

At 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, the Palmerton Area Historical Society will meet at the Palmerton Library. John Gunnser will challenge those present to identify antique items from his collection. Members and guests are encouraged to bring their own unusual or unidentified antiques for him and the audience to recognize. The public is invited to attend without cost or obligation.

Newspaper drive

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Jim Thorpe Democratic Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at the home of Edith Lukasevich, president. The address is 319 Center St.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Tamaqua Area High School Guidance Department will host a Financial Aid Night on Monday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Tamaqua Area Auditorium

Cathy Caffrey, Assistant Regional Director for PHEAA, will be going over the FAFSA form in detail and will be answering any general financial aid questions.

Any college bound senior or junior student and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Monday, January 3, 2011

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 9 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, will host services for the Christmas season.

A service of the Great Compline with Litia for the feast of the nativity of the Lord and a medley of Christmas carols will be held at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6.

At 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, there will be divine liturgy of Christmas Day with festal anointing.

A divine liturgy for the feast of the Synaxis of the Birthgiver of God with festal anointing will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.