Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Jan. 5. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Persons missed, or those wishing to dispose of papers throughout the month, may take them to the garage across from the church on Fireline Road, which is always open. In case of bad weather, the drive will be held the following Saturday.

Railroad Society

The Open House at the Carbon Model Railroad Society, 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown, will continue for the weekend of Jan. 5-6, from 1-5 p.m.

The main "HO" scale display is in various stages of completion. On the second floor, the clubs portable "HO" and "N" displays are also in operation.

Admission is free, and all are welcome. For more information, call Garry at (610) 826-6636.

Concourse Club

The Palmerton Concourse Club will meet at 7 p.m. this evening at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

The program for the evening is "Christine's Secret Garden," featuring exotic teas, fine china and accessories.

Historical society plans "Show and Tell"

The Palmerton Area Historical Society will have as the subject of its Monday, Jan. 14 meeting its annual "show and tell" night. The meeting will be held in the Palmerton Library at 7 p.m. Members and guests are asked to bring an antique or unusual item for the audience to try to identify. The public is invited to attend, without cost or obligation.

Heritage center features Palmerton Band

The Palmerton Area Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave. (the former "Tommie's location), is celebrating (belatedly) the 100th anniversary of the Palmerton Band. The Feature Room at the center has a display of old instruments, photos, documents, and lists of band members over the years. The center is open Wednesday through Saturday each week; phone (610) 824-6954 for a recording giving the hours each day. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.