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Friday, December 6, 2013

St. Matthew's UCC

St. Matthew's UCC will have a live Nativity at their Journey to Bethlehem on Sunday, Dec. 14. There will be tours that start at 6:30 p.m. Each walking tour lasts about 15 minutes. When your tour is completed, you may visit the social hall for hot chocolate and cookies. Then at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Christmas cantata, with the combined choirs of St. Matthew's and Effort UMC.

The only cost is a donation of a nonperishable food item.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Safe Haven

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will have a volunteer meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Cherry's Family Restaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville. Volunteers are needed for adoption days, dog transport to veterinary and grooming appointments, fundraising, clerical help, home visits and more. Foster homes are needed in order to save more dogs. If you are interested in volunteering or fostering, come to the meeting or visit the website.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Proposed budget

Chestnuthill Township's proposed 2014 budget is now open for public review. Contact the township for more information at 570-992-7247.

PVEN board

The board of directors for the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network, including area pastors and lay persons, will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran in Brodheadsville.

Band parents meet

The Pleasant Valley Band Parents will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the high school in Brodheadsville.

Tree lighting

Friday, November 29, 2013

Cramer Brothers benefit concert

The Cramer Brothers Band will be giving a free country gospel Christmas Concert at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the church's building fund. Bring a nonperishable food item for PVEN.

St. Matthew's

Friday, November 29, 2013

Tree lighting ceremony

The 2013 Tree Lighting will take place at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Kresgeville Veterans Memorial, located across from the Kresgeville Post Office on Route 209. There will be a sing-a-long and Santa will arrive. After the ceremony, refreshments will be served. Parking will be available in the post office parking lot, or at Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Al-Anon meetings

Friday, November 22, 2013

Eldred tree lighting

There will be an Eldred Township tree lighting ceremony at the Eldred Township municipal building at 6 p.m. Sunday. Bring an ornament to hang on the tree. There will be caroling and cookies and hot chocolate served afterward. New unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots drive will be accepted.

For more information call Donna at 610-381-3392.

Chrismons

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blood Drive

A Keystone Miller Red Cross blood drive will be held from noon until 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Polk Township Volunteer Fire Co. in Kresgeville. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are encouraged. Please contact the American Red Cross at 800-RED-Cross or go online at www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Al-Anon meetings

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Food fundraiser

The Body Shop Training Center in Brodheadsville is offering people the opportunity to try a class in exchange for a nonperishable food item to benefit Effort United Methodist Church's food pantry. The event will take place at 120 Shafer Lane, Brodheadsville, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday.

A healthy recipes, body fat analysis will take place at 10 a.m.

For more information or to find out when a class is being offered, call 570-992-3020. Class sizes are limited and are only for those 13 1/2 years old or older.

Volunteers sought

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Free Thanksgiving dinner

Faith Alive United Methodist Church, 678 Pine St., Bowmanstown, will serve a Thanksgiving dinner from 1-3 pm. Saturday, Nov. 23. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.

All are invited. There will be no takeouts. For more information, call 610-852-3833 or 570-386-5586.

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. Nov. 27.

The informal service will be in the Fellowship Hall.

Palmerton Senior Center

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tree lighting

There will be a Tree Lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Eldred Township municipal building. There will be caroling and cookies and hot chocolate.

Donna Diehl is asking everyone to donate one Christmas tree ornament. Also, there will be a bin for anyone to bring a new unwrapped toy for the Toys For Tots program. If you have any questions, call Donna at 610-381-3392.

Historical society

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Eldred Township municipal building. It is open to anyone.