The Jim Thorpe Community Watch meetings for 2012 will start on Feb. 16. They will be held at 7 p.m., on the third Thursday of the month, at Jim Thorpe Memorial Park.
This year's meetings will feature guest speakers. The meetings and guest speakers are as follows:
Feb. 16: Chief Joseph Schatz will speak on elder care. Officer David Joseph will also be visiting.
March 15: Mark Janner, a martial arts instructor, will provide some self-defense lessons.
April 19: Carbon County Communications Center representatives will show proper procedures when making a 911 call.