The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, May 4. 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.
The Palmerton Concourse Club will hold its Anniversary Dinner for members Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Country Club. Guests will be Strolling Strings from Parkland High School.
The Knitting Club will meet from 6-8 p.m., Monday, May 6, at the Palmerton Area Library. The club is free and open to anyone interested in knitting or crocheting.
Asa Packer Mansion trip
The Palmerton Area Historical Society still has room for a few more people to go on the trip to the Asa Packer Mansion on Monday, May 13. For information and to register, call the Palmerton Area Heritage Center at (610) 824-6954. Advance registration is required. There is a cost.