Food pantry

The Palmerton Food Pantry will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. The food pantry is located at St. John's Lutheran Church, Fireline Road, Palmerton. For information, call 610-826-4335.

Al-Anon Family Group

Courage to Change Al-Anon Family Group will meet from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton.

This is an anonymous fellowship offering hope for families and friends of alcoholics, past or present, whether they are still drinking or not. The group meets every Thursday.

Third Monday Book Club

The Third Monday Book Club will meet from noon until 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, at the Palmerton Area Library. New members are welcome. The group will discuss "Defending Jacob" by William Landy. Call the library at 610-826-3424 for more information.

Blood drive

A Miller-Keystone Blood Drive will be held at Blue Mountain Ski Area (Adventure Center), 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, on Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. For information, call 1-800-223-6667.

Community meal

A free community meal will be served from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. Come and enjoy a free meal and fellowship. All are welcome.