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Published April 17. 2013 05:04PM

Miller Blood Drive

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will conduct its bimonthly Palmerton community blood drive on Monday, April 22, from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the First United Church of Christ, next to Palmerton Borough Hall. This drive is sponsored by Kyle, Erica and Jonah Ahner.

This area has many faithful donors who appear for nearly every blood drive, but new and additional donors are always needed. Minimum requirements are: 17 years old (no maximum age); weight 110 pounds; no tattoos or body piercing within the last 12 months; general good health. Each prospective donor will receive a free mini-physical: pulse, temperature, blood pressure, and hemoglobin (blood iron level).

If you donate, Miller will report your total cholesterol. And you will be given free refreshments, including sandwiches and doughnuts, plus the snacks and soft drinks that Miller provides. Your donation can save up to three lives.

First-time donors should bring photo ID, such as a driver's license. Previous Miller donors, please bring your Miller cards.

To make an appointment, or for more information, call George Ashman at (610) 826-2097 or email

Camera Club meeting

The Palmerton Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 5th and Lafayette, Palmerton.

April is the Pictorial Print Salon. This is a pictorial print competition. Class B is for beginners; Class A is for advanced or winners from Class B in previous salons.

There will be black and white and color categories in each class. Categories will not be determined by subject matter.

Community meal

A free community meal will be served from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. Enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Holy Trinity Lutheran

Worship services with Holy Communion will be held at 8 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday, April 21. Church Council will meet on April 21 at 7 p.m.

Baking of Molasses Tongues cookies for the Community Fun on Wheels Festival will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. Volunteers are welcome to help. Plan ahead and call Connie at (610) 826-7285 for information. The festival will be held June 1 in the borough park.

Palmerton library

Tail Waggin' Tutors, kids read to dogs, takes place the second Saturday of each month from 11-noon. The event is free, but parents must register for a time slot by calling the library at (610) 826-3424. The next program will be April 13.

Preschool Story Hour is offered every Friday at 10:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

Homework Helpers, volunteer tutors who will help your child with his homework, meets every Wednesday, 2:45 p.m. grades 7-12 and 3:15 p.m., grades 1-6. The program is free but parents register each child.

The Teen Advisory Group welcomes new members of teens in grades 5-12. See the bulletin board beside the elevator for details about meetings and events or call the library for details.

The Third Monday Book Club meets the third Monday of each month from noon until 1 p.m. and discusses a different book each month. On May 20 the club will be discussing "Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. New members are welcome. Watercolor painting classes for adults and children are now forming. Call the teacher at (610) 824-4962 for more information.

The Knitting Club meets the first and third Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. The club is free and open to anyone interested in knitting or crocheting.

The library board of directors meets the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

The quilt guild meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Please use the side door.

Computer classes in computer basics and social media are offered Thursdays at 5 p.m. Class size is limited and sign ups are required.

The Teen Advisory Group will sponsor a children's Beach Bingo on Friday, May 31 from 6-8 p.m. for children in kindergarten through grade 4. Children who come dressed for the boardwalk will receive a free playing card.

Roger Latzgo will perform at the library on Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. The performance, "Celebrate nature with song," is free and open to the public.

A Medicare seminar will be offered at Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. This free seminar is presented by Aetna.

Library volunteers from 2012 will be honored at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 25 at 9 a.m. during the "Breakfast of Champions."

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