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Published November 04. 2009 05:00PM

Community meal

A free community supper will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton. All are invited for a free meal and fellowship.

Newspaper drive

St. John's Lutheran Church will hold its monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Nov. 7. 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 brown grocery size 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.

Historical Society

The Palmerton Area Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9. The meeting will begin with a short business session, followed by the showing of a video "Washington Crosses the Delaware." This was one of the most significant events of the Revolutionary War. The public is invited to attend, without cost or obligation.

Heritage Center

The Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave., will continue to be open on Sundays, at least through November, from 1-3 p.m. This is in addition to the regular Wednesday through Saturday hours, except for Thanksgiving Day. The center is continuing to exhibit local sports in the Feature Room, plus the continuing permanent exhibits of local history. Phone (610) 824-6954 for a recording listing the hours each day. The public is invited, and admission is free.

Palmerton Library

Friends of the Palmerton Area Library will meet at the library at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10. Stop by to pick up a membership form, or join online and find opportunities to volunteer and serve the library. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information, call the library at (610) 826-3424.

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