THURSDAY DEC. 14
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; 8-9 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous.
Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, has selected Kayli Freeman of New Smithville as associate pastor.
She fills the position vacated by the Rev. Kris Snyder-Samuelson who advanced to senior pastor one year ago.
A 2006 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, Freeman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Shippensburg University in 2010.
She graduated from Moravian Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 2013.
Freeman’s ordination took place Dec. 10 at her home church, St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus.
Two 15-year-old boys are being detained in a juvenile facility after the Parkland School District received information Dec. 4 of possible threatening action to be initiated by two students at the high school before the Christmas break.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin and South Whitehall Township Chief John Christman announced the investigation regarding the threat via email on Dec. 11.
According to Martin’s office, information concerning this threat was given to South Whitehall police Dec. 4, and an immediate investigation was begun.
Parkland High School 2010 graduate Samir Lakhani is running for CNN’s 2017 Hero of the Year Award for his founding and work with Eco-Soap Bank.
The bank is a global initiative that recycles leftover hotel soap and distributes them to Cambodia and villages in need of improved hygiene.
Lakhani requests the community’s support.
Votes can be cast for him at edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/vote/.
The deadline to vote is Dec. 12.
The winner will be revealed during “CNN Heroes: An All-Start Tribute,” airing live Dec. 17.