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Thursday, August 5, 2010

St. Peter EC plans VBS

St. Peter's Evangelical Church, 177 Main St., Weissport, will host Vacation Bible School next week. Sessions will be held from 6-8 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 9 and concluding on Aug. 13. The theme is "Kingdom of the Son."

Classes include a story time, snacks and crafts. There will be songs to learn. Each evening will include a segment of the Lord's prayer. Preregister by calling Janet Freeby at (610) 377-4148 or children of all ages can register on the first evening at 5:45 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

On Friday, Aug. 20, SSP will be making the last of the filling at Polk Township Firehouse at 7 a.m.

If you are unable to help prepare filling or cabbage, there are items you could donate, like vinegar in the gallon size, five or 10 pounds of sugar, five or 10 pounds of flour, or jars of molasses. Any questions, ask Linda Hinton.

Food offering

A food offering is held every first Sunday to help feed the hungry in the West End.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

SAL programs

The Tamaqua Salvation Army has a number of programs and activities scheduled over the next few weeks.

A free "Back to School" Camp, for children 6 to 12, will be held Aug. 9-13, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Continuing programs include: Coffee Cafe, Mondays,10 a.m. to noon; Needlebug Sewing and Quilting Club, Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon; Older and Bolder, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon.

Fall computer classes for beginners will begin Aug. 23.

AARP Driver's Training classes will be held Sept. 23 and Sept. 24, from 2-4 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a board meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Skeet Club.

Lion birthday wishes go out to Rodney Werley (Aug. 4) and Walter Niedermeyer (Aug. 5).

The Lions Club is always looking for new members, and memberships are available.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Palmerton Area Historical Society will hold its annual picnic on Monday, Aug. 9, at the farm of a society member, Bert Holczman, Andreas. The raindate is Tuesday, Aug. 10. This event is available to society members and guests only. Arrival time is anytime after 4 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish, casserole or dessert. If you haven't already done so, sign up by calling (610) 377-3769 by Monday, Aug. 2.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile held in Tamaqua on July 21 collected 68 units of the "gift of life." The event was held in the gymnasium of the Tamaqua Salvation Army Center.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Park concert

At 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 8, the Hazleton Band will perform a concert in the Palmerton Borough Park. Please bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Borough Hall, 443 Delaware Ave.

Community meal

A free community meal will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton. Come for a free meal and fellowship.

Newspaper drive

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lehighton Area Library Art Exhibit will host an art exhibit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13. Artwork by current and former Lehighton Area High School students and staff will be featured. For more information, call (610) 377-2750.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

LAHS yearbook pickups

Lehighton Area High School yearbooks have arrived. Books can be picked up in the high school office from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New student orientation

An orientation program for all students entering Lehighton Area High School for the first time will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in the high school auditorium.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

PV senior center

Fran Craigie, manager of the Panther Valley Senior Center in Nesquehoning has announced the list of activities for August

Beginning Aug. 2 there will be pay bingo at 11 a.m. Aug. 3 is line dancing in the morning and a Sunshine meeting later. Aug. 4 will be game of Pictionary at 11 a.m. Aug. 5 is penny game at 11 a.m. and off to Heisler's after lunch. Wii games will be played on Aug. 6