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Friday, May 7, 2010

The Lansford AMVETS Post will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the post home. Commander Michael Frey will conduct the meeting.

Friday, May 7, 2010

TEPTO news

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will hold its last meeting of the school year on Monday, at 6 p.m., at Schick's Cafe on Mauch Chunk Street. The meeting will be followed by a dinner, starting at 7 p.m.

An elementary school dance, for students in grades three through five, will be held today, from 7-9 p.m., at the school on Boyle Avenue.

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. will hold its annual banquet on May 11, at noon, at the Ryan Township Fire Company.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care is sponsoring its 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk this Saturday. Pre-registration may be made by calling (570) 668-6556 but registrations will be accepted the day of the event.

Activities planned for the month of May include: May 10, hoagie day; May 11, worship service; May 12, craft day and visit from the foot doctor; May 17, sing a long with Audrey Christ; May 19, cook out; May 20, monthly birthday party; May 27, visit from St. Jerome's kindergarten class.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

School band concerts

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School will hold its band concerts.

On Tuesday, May 11, the 5th grade band concert will be performing in the school cafeteria at 7:30 p.m.

On Thursday, May 13, the sixth grade band concert will be performing also in the school cafeteria at 7:30 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nesquehoning

Tax office

The Nesquehoning tax office of Patricia Vito will be closed on Friday, May 7. She will reopen for normal business hours the following week.

VFW auxiliary

Nesquehoning VFW Post 8008 ladies auxiliary will meet on Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the post home.

President Cathy Sommers will preside. Plans for installation and Memorial Day weekend evens will be discussed and finalized.

Fishing derby

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Historical Society

The monthly program for the Palmerton Area Historical Society will be a visit to the Anoopam Mission and Hindu Temple on Clearview Road, Coplay. At 7 p.m. on Monday, May 10, host Shree Patel will give the group background before attending the Hindu service. Attendees will need a pair of socks. Those planning to attend will car pool from Hager Furniture Store parking lot, Palmerton, at 6 p.m. Transportation is available for those needing a ride. For more information, call Betsy at (610) 767-2711.

Holy Trinity Church

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lehighton Area Council of Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will be holding its bimonthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Beacon 443 Restaurant. The featured speaker will be Girvin Janicki, manager of Lehighton Walmart. Janicki will be speaking about the new Walmart that is being erected along Route 443. He will be highlighting what the new store has to offer and other pertinent information concerning the store.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Coaldale

Community yard sale

The Coaldale Borough will holds its community yard sale on Saturday, May 15 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Every borough resident is invited to participate free of charge. Residents should put items for sale in their yards by 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, and provide their own tables if necessary.

Rain date will be Sunday, May 16.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Night of the arts

The Tamaqua Area Middle School presents "Night of the Arts" this Thursday, May 6, beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will include the annual student art show, a professional exhibit and the Spring Choral Concert.

The art show will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.in the south wing of the Tamaqua Area Middle School. In addition to the art work from students in grades 6, 7 and 8, a professional exhibit, "Art Beyond Borders," will showcase the work of 24 artists from 24 different countries.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Summit Hill

Presbyterian church

In celebration of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6, the Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, Summit Hill, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This will be an opportunity for anyone wishing to come to the church to participate in a time of prayer and meditation. All faiths are welcome.

Legion to meet