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Friday, February 19, 2010

Lansford

Outreach meeting

The Outreach Committee of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the home of Mary Ellen Ogozalek, 246 E. Bertsch St.

The meeting is open to interested persons.

For more information of the work of the committee, contact Mary Ellen, (570) 645-3719, Dorothy, 645-2580, or Mary, 645-4237.

Stations of Cross

Stations of the Cross will be observed tonight at 7 o'clock in St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford.

Lansford sign-ups

Friday, February 19, 2010

A bloodmobile is scheduled on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Palmerton Area High School.

High school students are reminded that, in order to donate to the Miller-Keystone bloodmobile, the school (not Miller) requires a signed parental permission slip.

The bloodmobile is scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and is primarily for students and school staff.

The next community Miller-Keystone bloodmobile will be on Thursday, April 8, at the First United Church of Christ.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Parents of the class of 2012, Tamaqua Area High School, will hold a meeting on Monday, Feb. 22 at the high school cafeteria at 7 p.m. The drawing for the fundraiser will be held at that time. All that are interested please attend.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Schuylkill Democrats

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats will meet on Monday, at 7:30 p.m., at the East End Fire Company.

Class of 2010

The Decorating Committee for the Parents of the Tamaqua Class of 2010 meets every Monday, at 7 p.m., on the third floor of the Tamaqua Elks, 301 W. Broad St.

Members continue working on decorations for the annual All Night Party.

Class of 1978

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bellydancing

The GFWC-PA Woman's Club of Slatington will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 15, at St. John's Lutheran Church on Second St. in Slatington.

Jessica Ballas, one of the area's massage therapists, will instruct members and guests in the art of bellydancing. All interested area women are welcome to attend.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vendors are needed for the craft show on Saturday, March 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit the Palmerton High School Class of 2010 All Night Party. The location is the Palmerton High School at 3525 Fireline Rd., Palmerton.

To register call Kim at (610) 826-7824 or email her at blerjer@yahoo.com or call Sue at (610) 826-7515.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Summit Hill

Methodist Charge

The schedule for the Coaldale/Summit Hill United Methodist Charge for Sunday, Feb. 21, is as follows:

Worship services will be held at 9 a.m. in the Summit Hill United Methodist Church and at 11 a.m. in the Coaldale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Burgess Gordon, pastor, will preside at both services.

The adult Sunday school will meet at 9:45 a.m. in the Coaldale church.

St. Paul Lutheran

The schedule for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, for Sunday, Feb. 21, is as follows:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kindergarten registration

The Tamaqua Area School District will hold orientation and registration for kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year.

An orientation night is scheduled for March 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tamaqua Elementary School. Parents of incoming kindergarten students will be provided with information about what programs the district has to offer, the benefits of different tracts of learning and other general information needed to get students ready for registration and the first day of school.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lehighton AMVETS

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Lehighton V.F.W. Those interested should report early to help judge essays and posters.

Mixed volleyball league starting

Lehighton Recreation Center is starting a mixed volleyball league starting Friday, March 5. Games will be played every Friday evening. Any teams or adults interested in playing should contact Tom Evans for more information at the recreation center at (610) 377-0633 or (570) 294-4532.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

PTO news

The next Pleasant Valley Elementary PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the faculty lounge. Baby-sitting is available upon request.

Principal's Advisory Committee

This month's Pleasant Valley Intermediate School's Principal's Advisory Committee meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 22 at 1:15 p.m. Any parent of a PVI student interested in becoming a PAC member for the 2009-2010 school year, should call the PVI office at (570) 402-1000 ext. 3003. Your interest and involvement would be greatly appreciated.

Family bingo night