Diabetes symposium set

KULPMONT - LIFE Geisinger-Kulpmont and Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital will team up to sponsor a Diabetes Awareness Symposium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Pauline Center, 1150 Chestnut St.

This event will feature a free lunch and is intended to help people living with diabetes, their families and caretakers learn more about managing the disease. Featured speakers include Dr. Houssam Abdul-Al, internal medicine from Geisinger-Mount Carmel, and Marc Varano, outreach coordinator for LIFE Geisinger-Kulpmont.

To find out more information or to register for this event, visit www.geisinger.org/events, or call (800) 275-6401 and ask for "CareLink."

Railroad club planning open house

SHAMOKIN - The Lower Anthracite Model Railroad Club, 210 E. Independence St. in the American Legion building, has scheduled its annual open house for the holiday season. The public is welcome and admission is free. Donations are accepted. The open house will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. The railroad club will also be open to the public from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, Friday, Dec. 21, and Wednesday, Dec. 26; and from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 22.

'Light Up The Park' donations will be accepted, but not solicited door-to-door

ATLAS - The "Light Up The Park" committee will not be soliciting donations door-to-door this year. There is a need for donations to continue to sponsor the annual reindeer display for children and improving the decorations in the park. The public is asked to help with donations. Checks can be made out to "Light Up The Park" and mailed to the Atlas Fire Company, 306 W. Saylor St., Atlas 17851. If anyone would like to have their donations picked up, call 339-2144. The committee thanks everyone in advance.