Winter carnival

The Good News Club is sponsoring a Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 2-4 p.m., at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m.

All children between the ages of 2-11 are welcome to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult.

The event is free and will include face painting, balloon animals and more.

TOPS

The Tamaqua Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m., in the Tamaqua Salvation Army Community Center, 105 W. Broad St. The meeting includes a short business session and a program.

For more information, stop by a meeting or call Nancy Barron at (570) 668-4651 or Bernie Kunkel at (570) 645-7702. Information is also available on the Web at TOPS.org.

Anyone interested in learning more may attend the meeting without obligation.

Recycling

Wednesday is the day for curbside recycling pickup for all residents of Tamaqua.

All recyclable items must be placed in the containers issued to each borough household. Any other containers, such as plastic bags and cardboard boxes, will be emptied and left behind.

Anyone who needs a recycling container may contact borough hall at (570) 668-3444.

Collection bins for cardboard have been moved to the Tamaqua Transfer Station on Sewage Treatment Plant Road.

Collection bins for newspaper can be found at the Tamaqua Borough Garage on East Broad Street.

Ash Wednesday

The following is a list of Ash Wednesday services submitted to the TIMES NEWS Tamaqua office.

Community service, noon, at First United Methodist Church

Trinity United Church of Christ - 7:30 p.m.

Calvary Evangelical United Methodist, 7 p.m. at Christ Church, McKeansburg

SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 8 a.m. Mass, 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross

St. John United Church of Christ, 7:30 p.m.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.

St. Peter's Union, 7 p.m.

St. Jerome's Catholic, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Masses, ashes only at 12:05 p.m.