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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Zion Lutheran Church

Morning worship begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday. In addition to the regular sermon, a children's message is presented each week.

The Rev. John Hazel is pastor, (570) 645-3469.

There will be a brief meeting of council members immediately following the service on Sunday, Aug. 15.

Book bags will be blessed during the worship service on Sunday, Aug. 29.

All children and grandchildren of the parish and community are welcome to bring their book bags to be blessed.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Garden club news

The South Schuylkill Garden Club will meet Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m., at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. Guest speaker will be Ken from Trail gardens, who will share his knowledge about which plants thrive in Schuylkill County. He will also share tips on ways to properly maintain and propagate such plants.

New members are always welcome.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Park Concert

The final Sunday in the Park Concert will be by the Palmerton Band on Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. in the borough park. In case of rain, the concert will be at the borough hall, 443 Delaware Ave. Bring a lawn chair. This week's concert is sponsored by the Bandstand Committee.

Health Fair

A Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the Village at Palmerton, 71 Princeton Ave., Palmerton.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Slatington Crime Watch

The next meeting of the Slatington Crime Watch will be Thursday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. in the borough hall board room.

New this year will be a community picnic, open to everyone in the area, on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Victory Park Pavilion, rain or shine. There will be free ice pops, lots of games, and more for the kids, and is fun for all ages.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Alzheimer's walk

The Second Annual Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival and Memory Walk is planned for Oct. 9 at Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Carbon County. As part of this year's festivities, a Wall of Memories pictorial display will feature photos of local people suffering with Alzheimer's disease.

To have a loved one included in the display, mail photos to 38 Chestnut Hill, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. At this time, there are no provisions to have photos returned, so pease don't send original photos. For more information on the event, contact Kathy Ruff at (570) 645-3059.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Movie night

The C.H.O.S.E Recreation Organization of Coaldale held its meeting Monday, Aug. 9 with President Angela Krapf presiding.

Final plans were made for the third "Movie in the Park" on Friday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m., to be held at the Sharpe/Raymer Park, 141 West High Street, Coaldale. There will be a movie for children up to 13 years of age.

Parents are asked to bring blankets or lawn chairs.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

LAHS class of 1965

Lehighton Area High School class of 1965 members are asked to send in a reservation to attend the reunion which will be held on Oct. 23, 2010. For additional information, call Ron or Carolyn at (610) 377-2452.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fun Day

The South Ward Playground Association will sponsor its annual Fun Day for children on Aug. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. The fun-filled activities will include a moon bounce, a water slide, games, prizes and food. Activities are free for the children who attend.

The playground is located in the 200 block of Penn Street.

Smoke detectors

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

LAHS Class of 1970

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1970 will hold a planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the Orioles Community Center, Orioles Drive, Lehighton, to finalize plans for their reunion which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Orioles Community Center. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Aug. 11. For more information email Sue McElvar at mcelvars@ptd.net or Linda Moyer at lmoyer@ptd.net.

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday to Woody Haydt, Aug. 16; and to Chris Hardy, Aug. 20; and Jenn Hardy on Aug. 27.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

St. John's

At 7 p.m. each Wednesday St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, holds an informal worship: a spiritual, peaceful evening service with Holy Communion. All are welcome to this relaxed, brief evening prayer.

For those who wish to come early, a simple supper is served at 6 p.m., followed by a brief Bible study at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Rev. Marjorie Keiter, (570) 645-0356.

Lansford

Committee to meet