Anthracite Coalympics

The "2013 Anthracite Coalympics" is a fundraiser set for 9 a.m. May 4 at the Bunker Hill Field Complex, Shamokin. Admission is free. Event registration is $15. Adult events include 2K run, home run derby, tug of war, hot dog eating contest, ultimate Frisbee, obstacle course, horseshoe tournament, beer pong, coal region jeopardy and keg toss. Children's events are free, but donations are welcome. They include an obstacle course, beanbag toss, long jump, race, scavenger hunt, face painting. There will also be food and adult beverages, an awards ceremony and live music all day. Vendors and volunteers are needed. Anyone interested in helping out, contact Matt Reidinger at 495-1776 or Kathy Klase at 509-2632.

50/50 bingo

A 50/50 bingo and bake sale will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, Coal Township. Free admission. Games begin at 1 p.m and end at 5 p.m. There will be baked goods and a door raffle. All proceeds benefts 2013 Anthracite Coalympics

Adult prom

Coal City Revitalization Inc. will host "Enchantment Under the Sea," an adult prom, from 5 to 11 p.m. April 20 at the Brady Fire Company, Ranshaw.

Admission is $40 per couple, $25 per person and includes food and drinks (beer and limited mixed drinks). Entertainment will be provided by Marla and the Juniper Street Band. Tickets will be available for pre-sale. Contact

LARRC seeks volunteers

Members of Lower Anthracite Regional Recreation Committee (LARRC) are working toward constructing a recreation area near Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, including two soccer fields, batting cages, a walking track and a playground. Volunteers are needed to donate time, machines, craftsmanship and any other services. For more information, contact George Zarick at 850-3087, Jerry Waugh at 394-4327 or Coal Township manager Rob Slaby at 644-0395.

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