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Palmerton community news

Published January 05. 2011 05:00PM

Palmerton Area Historical Society

At 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, the Palmerton Area Historical Society will meet at the Palmerton Library. John Gunnser will challenge those present to identify antique items from his collection. Members and guests are encouraged to bring their own unusual or unidentified antiques for him and the audience to recognize. The public is invited to attend without cost or obligation.

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Jan. 8. 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.

Caregiver Support Group

From 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, the Family Caregiver Support Group will meet at the Palmerton Community Services Center, 217 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Join other caregivers tending to family members with Alzheimers, stroke, dementia, Parkinsons, or other physical or mental disabilities. Share comments, suggestions and ideas to help support each other and nurture friendships while learning to cope with the 24-hour-a-day job that can be physically and emotionally exhausting to the caregiver.

The group offers free education and community support from caregivers who understand daily obligations.

Meetings are free and open to the public. Care is available for your loved one during the meeting. Light refreshments are available. For information and to register, call (610) 826-1160.

Palmerton Area Library

The Friends of the Palmerton Area Library will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 at the library. Visitors or new members are always welcome.

Tail Waggin' Tutors, children reading to dogs, sponsored by Therapy Dogs International, will be at the library at (610) 826-3424 for information and to reserve a time slot for your child. They will be at the library on the second Saturday of every month.

Relay for Life

A meeting of Relay for Life of Palmerton and Surrounding Communities will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at Palmerton Area High School. The snow date is Jan. 19. For more information, call Connie at (610) 577-5087.

Community supper

A free community meal will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton. All are invited to share a meal and fellowship.

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