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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Panther Valley Senior Center

On Friday, Nov. 18 Blue Mountain Health System will host a Health Fair at the Lehighton Senior Center between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

On Nov. 22 the Panther Valley Senior Center will celebrate November birthdays and play bingo at 11 a.m.; Nov. 23 is line dancing; Nov. 24 is black jack at 11 a.m.

The center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 because of Thanksgiving. Nov. 26 the center is also closed.

Nov. 29 is bingo at 11 a.m. and Nov. 30 is line dancing.

Please call or sign in by 10 a.m. for the next day's meal.

Summit Hill

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Panther Valley Public Library

The Panther Valley Public Library, 117 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, will hold a free story time for children ages 3-5 on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m..

On Nov 16, the theme will be "I Love My Pets," on Nov. 23, the theme will be "I Love Thanksgiving;" and on Nov. 30, the theme will be "I Love My Family."

Each story time will involve a few books, some finger plays, a coloring page or simple craft and a snack.

The library will have a party the last day of story time.

For more information, call (570) 645-3780.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Miss Spirit of Christmas

The 2010 Spirit of Christmas Festival, sponsored by the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership, will be held Dec. 2 through Dec. 5. As part of the festivities, the search is on for Little Miss Spirit of Christmas, who will be a representative at several of the weekend's activities.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

West End Relay For Life

West End Relay For Life teams and team captains will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley High School cafeteria. The Team Challenge is to come wearing a Relay For Life T-shirt for 2001 through 2005.

Veterans Day at PVHS

Pleasant Valley High School will hold its annual Veterans Day program on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the high school gym. There will be speeches from veterans and performances by students. Many of the country's armed forces organizations will have displays.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Slatington Legion Veterans Day Service

The Allen O. Delke American Legion Post 16, Slatington, will conduct its annual Veterans Day Services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Union United Church of Christ, 5550 Route 873, Neffs. President of Veterans Day services Dennis Ziegler, Commander Gordon Giannotti, Auxiliary President Marcy Knappenberger and Sons of the American Legion Commander Garry Jacoby will be in charge of the services. Buglers John Hudicka and Marc Beleno will play Taps.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Over 60 Club

The Palmerton Over 60 Club will meet at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Palmerton Borough Hall. The program will be presented by Kathy Long about storytelling.

Library Board

The board of directors of the Palmerton Area Library will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the library. Meetings are open to the public.

Knitting Club

The Knitting Club will meet from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the Palmerton Area Library. The club is free and invites all area residents interested in knitting, crocheting, and other crafts.

John Goodman Tribute

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Summit Hill Republican Club will be holding an important meeting on Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in the Borough Hall for the purpose of reorganization and discussion of future goals. This is an important meeting and all members and interested residents are encouraged to attend. Vice Chairman David Wargo will be facilitating this meeting.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe, will host a free community supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. The menu will be turkey with all the trimmings.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Members of Cub Scout Pack 138 distributed Scouting for Food bags last weekend.

This weekend, Saturday, Nov. 13, the scouts will be collecting the bags for residents that wish to donate canned goods to the local food pantries. The scouts will begin around 9 a.m. and are asking that the bags with the food items be placed on your porches.

Christmas Party set

Members of the Phoenix Fire Company will be holding their annual Christmas party at the fire company on Dec. 10. A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. with the gathering to follow.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Summit Hill Republican Club will be holding an important meeting on Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in the Borough Hall for the purpose of reorganization and discussion of future goals. This is an important meeting and all members and interested residents are encouraged to attend. Vice Chairman David Wargo will be facilitating this meeting.