Don't forget tomorrow is Election Day! Some people will tell you it isn't an "important" election. True, we aren't electing a president this time around. Many people believe that elections for local positions will directly affect our lives more than elections for presidents and US senators and representatives. So get out and vote. Every election is important. And every vote is important. Not sure? Check out The Republican Herald for interviews with local candidates.
Weirdly enough, Election Day is also about pork and sauerkraut. I don't know why. I just know that many fire companies, churches and other organizations host dinners on election day so, after you vote, you can support your local organization AND not have to worry about Tuesday's supper. Here are few happening in the county tomorrow:
Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ, 2400 Centre Street at 10 a.m.
Lunch sale -- not just pork
Elks Lodge, 307 s. 3rd Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Elks Lodge, 135 E. Centre St. from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost $9/Takeouts available
Breaded pork chops
Mountaineer Hose Company, 3rd and South Streets from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Michael Parish Center, 538 Sunbury Street from noon to 6 p.m.
Cost 9/children under 10 $4/Takeout available
Schuylkill Masonic Temple, 1000 E. Market Street from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost $8/Children 12 and under free/Takeouts available
Masonic Lodge from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost $8/Children's platters available/Takeout available
Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 W. Arch Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tremont Community Organization, 139 City Street from noon to 6 p.m.
Cost $8/Takeouts available
Lions Club, McCord Avenue from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost $8.50/Takeout available
Sacred Heart of Jesus Churhc, 140 E. Market Street from noon to 6:30 p.m.
Cost $9/Takeout available
Schuylkill Historical Fire Society, 105 S. Jardin Street from noon to sellout
Cost $10/Takeout available
Visit Luther Ridge at Seiders Hill for a free educational workshop on Alzheimer's. You can learn some key points about this disease from an expert, Ellen Popson AND have a free lunch on Wednesday, November 15 at noon. You must RSVP by Monday, November 13. Contact Melissa Clarke at 570-621-7200 or Melissa.E.Clarke@consulatehc.com
Of course one of the ways most of know to ward off Alzheimer's is by exercising your brain -- learning new things. Maybe you or someone you know would be interested in a Diakon Living & Learning class. Classes are held throughout the county and range from painting to aromatherapy to scuba diving! there are even several "drop-in" classes. You don't have to sing up ahead of time. Just "drop-in" on weeks when you feel like it. Learn more about the classes and other activities here. I've always thought it would be fun for a group of friends to take a class together. Espanol, anyone? Belly dancing? Self defense?
In keeping with the Halloween season, my garden has pretty much given up the ghost...with the exception of mums and a few hardy dahlias. If you're beginning to miss your garden already maybe it's time to plan for a winter garden visit. the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce is planning a bus trip to Longwood Gardens on November 25. Longwood Gardens for Christmas is, in a word...extraordinary. Along with (who is in charge of counting these?) over 6,000 plants there is organ music, carolers, fountains, lights, sing a longs. It's something you just have to see. For more information, contact the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce at 570-668-1880 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It could even be an early Christmas gift!
If you can't wait that long for something to perk you up in this chilly weather, why not dance your weather blues away? Sweet Arrow Lake County Park is having a Change of Seasons Oldies Dance in the clubhouse on Friday, November 10 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music will be by "The Legends" and tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance and include refreshments. For tickets and information call 570-624-3018.