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Thursday, May 13, 2010

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe will hold a free community barbecue picnic style meal from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 23. All are invited.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Coaldale

C.H.O.S.E. meeting

The C.H.O.S.E. Recreation Organization meeting will be held Monday, May 17 at 7 p.m. Presiding will be President Angela Krapf at her home on Bull Run Street, Coaldale.

Plans for this summer's events will be discussed. New members are welcome.

Nesquehoning

Democrats to meet

The Nesquehoning Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at the Lions Club building. President Frank Jacobs will be in charge of the session.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Zumba

There will be a free Zumba class at the Lehighton Rec Center, from 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18.

For more information, e-mail Danielle at djsumrell@hotmail.com.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

P.V. Intermediate School

The next PTO meeting for the Pleasant Valley Intermediate School is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, at 4:15 p.m. in the all purpose room.

P.V. Elementary

The next PTO meeting for the Pleasant Valley Elementary School is scheduled for Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the faculty lounge. Baby-sitting is available upon request.

Band and chorus concert

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sorority news

Members of the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met May 5 at the home of Diane Pruett. As members enjoyed the warm weather on the patio, Pruett presented a program on pedicures, providing each member with a personal pedicure kit.

Members discussed a clothing driving, with dates to be announced.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nesquehoning

Community food bank

The Nesquehoning Food Bank will be held May 20 at the Meed's Methodist Church from 1-3:30 p.m.

Free dinner

The free dinner in Nesquehoning at the Meed's Methodist Church will be held on Wednesday, May 26, from 5-7 p.m.

Spaghetti and meatballs will be served

Food collection

On Saturday, the Nesquehoning Post Office collected food for the community food pantry.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Walk Around the Block

At 2 p.m., Sunday, May 23, the public is invited to join a "Walk Around the Block with Betsy," of the Palmerton Area Historical Society.

It will feature the history and architecture of the buildings around the Borough Park, including the businesses in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.

Large photos of the buildings as they once were will be featured.

The walk will leave from the Palmerton Area Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave., at 2 p.m.

Rain date is May 30 at 2 p.m. There is no charge for this tour.

Library board

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

District Nine

District Nine of the Pennsylvania Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs held its Spring meeting at Zion's Social Hall in the Lewistown Valley. The Tamaqua BPW hosted the event. Jean Towle, a member of the Tamaqua Club, is District Nine director. Featured speaker was Marion Waelchli, BPW/PA president-elect, who also conducted the installation of officers for the 2010-2011 club year.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Members of the LAOH will hold their meeting on Sunday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at McGinley Hall.

Bereavement group speaker announced

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Reunion Picnic

In celebration of 100 years of Boy Scouting in America, Boy Scout Troop 58 of Slatington will hold a reunion for all present and former Scouts, leaders and their families on Saturday, June 5, at 1 p.m. at the Emerald Grove.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Ed Bechtel at (610) 767-2198, or bec1218@ptd.net.

Slatington Crime Watch

The next meeting of the Slatington Crime Watch will be held at 7 p.m. May 20 in the Slatington Borough Hall board room.