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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Writers' group

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will meet Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. Guest speaker will be Loretta Mestishen, whose topic will be "The Right to Write: Voice, Authenticity and Persistence in the Craft of Writing."

The public is welcome to attend.

The BDWN is a nonprofit organization offering writing education and networking opportunities.

The group meets the third Saturday of every month.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Al-Anon meeting

Al-Anon adult children meetings take place on Monday nights from 7:30-9 p.m. at Salem United Church of Christ, Route 209 and Gilbert Road, Gilbert (behind the Turkey Hill). If someone close to you had, or has a drinking problem, then Al-Anon may be for you. Join them to learn more about how Al-Anon can help. For information, call Ronnie at (610) 381-2273 or Gina at (570) 801-7219.

PV Senior Citizens

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Class of 1970

Palmerton Area High School Class of 1970 will hold its class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Lehighton American Legion, beginning at 5 p.m. Class members who did not receive a letter and reservation slip about the 40th reunion are asked to call Joanne at (610) 377-5326 or Diz at (610) 826-5145. Reservations are due by Oct. 15.

Over 60 Club

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Senior boxes

The Senior Boxes will be distributed at the Methodist Church on Friday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Free dinner

The next free community dinner will be on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the Methodist Church.

Summit Hill

St. Paul Lutheran

A Service of Healing will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19, during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill.

Also on Sunday, the Confirmation class will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the church.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 72 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided readings. One new member, Mae McKeever, was welcomed.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Someone There." Reports were provided by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld and vice president Doris Brobst. Cards were received from Jean Machamer and the family of Tom Dally. The membership total has reached 117.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Lehighton V.F.W.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Missionary visitors

Kurt and Cynthia Zimmerman, career missionaries with World Gospel Mission, will be visiting Effort United Methodist Church Sept. 18-19.

Serving in Bolivia, the Zimmermans will speak and show slides at the 5 p.m. service Saturday evening and at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday. Community residents are invited to attend any of the services.

While in Bolivia, Kurt Zimmerman has taught fifth and sixth grades and coached baseball and basketball. He serves as a youth leader, counselor, and music ministry team leader at Cristo Viene Church.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Nesquehoning Food Pantry will be open on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Meed's Methodist Church.

Slovak cemetery

A meeting of the Protestant Slovak Cemetery Association of Nesquehoning will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church.

75th anniversary

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Nesquehoning will celebrate is 75th anniversary with a service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19 at the church followed by a dinner at Penn's Peak.

VFW auxiliary

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Special visit

The Western Pocono Lions Club will welcome its own member as speaker at this week's meeting, Bob Kelsey, currently the District Governor of District 14U.

Kelsey will detail his plans for the district and discuss the 2010 International Lions Convention held in Australia this past summer.

The club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 15, at The Hamilton in Saylorsburg.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for September, including the monthly birthday celebration on Sept. 16.

Other activities for the month will include: Sept. 15, craft day; Sept. 20, show and tell; Sept. 21, musical entertainment with Audrey Christ; Sept. 22, make a fall hat; Sept. 24, cooking class; and Sept. 30, movie day.