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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Athletic awards

Pleasant Valley High School Athletic Awards will be presented today beginning at 6 o'clock.

Feast of the

Ascension

Our Lady Queen of Peace offers several Mass times for the Feast of the Ascension, a Holy Day of Obligation.

Mass will be offered at 5 p.m. Wednesday, and at 8 a.m., 12:10 and 7 p.m. Thursday.

Church hosts blood drive

Effort UMC will host an American Red Cross from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday. Call 800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.

Monroe Seniors

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold its first outdoor meeting at the Skeet Club Grove at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

This meeting is for members and guests only.

Lion Shawn Wanamaker (June 4) is celebrating a birthday.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day

There will be a Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m., Monday at the Eldred Township Veterans Memorial, located at the Eldred Township municipal building.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ascension Thursday

SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church will observe Ascension Thursday, a holy day of obligation on May 29. Masses will be said at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m., in the church. Cemetery services will be held at 10 a.m.

St. Peter's Union

Sunday worship services are held at 9 a.m. in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. Sunday school classes are held at 10:15 a.m.

Also this Sunday, the Confirmation class will meet at 11:30 a.m.; Daisies and Brownies meet at 6 p.m.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Golden Agers

The Annual Memorial Mass was held on May 12 at St. Joseph R.C. Church in Summit Hill. Fifteen candles were lit for each deceased member as the name was called.

The congregation provided the Hymns. Following the liturgy members gathered for a social. Mother's Day and armed forces songs were sung at the gathering.

There will be no meeting on May 26 due to Memorial Day. The next meeting will be Monday, June 9.

The guest speaker will be Sue Johns, a representative from Diakon Agency.

Nesquehoning

Memorial Day parade

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nesquehoning

Installation

of officers

Nesquehoning Memorial VFW Post 8008 and its ladies auxiliary will hold joint Installation of Officers at 7 p.m. Friday.

All officers should be present.

Auxiliary members are requested to bring a dessert item.

Summit Hill

Food pantry

Food distribution dates for the Summit Hill Food Pantry will be Tuesdays, May 27, June 24, July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 28 and Mondays, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22.

Distribution will take place between 10-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S 3rd St., begins at 9 a.m. Interim pastor, the Rev. Guy Grube, presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows. Sunday School classes for children ages 3 through grade 12 are on summer break until September.

Rev. Grube will conduct an adult forum on the subject death and dying at 10:30 a.m. Sunday's discussion is based on the book and movie "Heaven is for Real." Interested people are invited to attend.

The church office will be closed Monday for the holiday observance.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Soup social

Monthly soup socials are being held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St.

The next outreach social will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on June 7. The free event is part of Trinity's monthly "Feeding the Hungry" program.

Those attending are reminded to use the lower parking lot entrance into Founder's Hall.

Open mic

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PVI Field Day

Beginning today, weather permitting, Pleasant Valley Intermediate School is having field days, by grade. Fourth grade is set for today, followed by fifth Thursday and sixth Friday.

Rain dates are next week, in the same order.

PV High concert

The Pleasant Valley High School Spring Choral concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

School Board meets

Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday in the administrative building.

Spring Cleanup

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Holy Trinity

happenings

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold worship services at 8 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. A hymn sing will be included in the service.

The last day of Sunday School will be June 1. Summer worship will begin June 15. The annual church picnic will be June 8 at Knoebel's Amusement Park. Busing will be provided. Sign-up sheet for the trip and those wishing to bring food are in the narthex.

Community Health Fair