WP softball

The West Penn Girls Softball organization will be accepting applications for the coming season on Feb. 6 and Feb. 13. Registrations will be held at the West Penn Municipal Building, both dates, from 9 a.m. - noon. The league is open to all girls between the ages of 5 and 14.

For further information, contact Scot Dietrich at (570) 386-2818 or 449-6084.

Class of 2010

The Decorating Committee for the Parents of the Tamaqua Class of 2010 will meet Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., on the third floor of the Tamaqua Elks, 301 W. Broad St. The committee will then meet every Monday, same place and time, to work on decorations for the annual All Night Party.

Writers' group

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will meet Jan. 16, from 10 a.m.- noon, at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. Guest speaker will be Priscilla Huff, author of the best selling "101 Best Home Based Businesses for Women, third edition." Her topic will be the five preliminary steps to writing an effective book proposal and what publishers want to see most in a book proposal.

The public is welcome to attend.

The BDWN is a nonprofit organization offering writing education and networking opportunities. The group meets the third Saturday of every month.

For more information concerning the group or its activities and workshops, call Kathy at (570) 645-3059.

Trinity UCC

The Rev. Dr. David Grant will officiate at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Trinity United Church of Christ. The service will include words for young Christians. Nursery care is available during the service. Sunday school classes will meet at 8:45 a.m.

Also on Sunday, a buffet style chicken dinner will be served in Founder's Hall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Wednesday, Bible study at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Confirmation class meets at 4 p.m. and Senior Choir rehearsal will be at 6 p.m.

Class of 1955

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1955 will meet this Sunday, at 2 p.m., at the home of Mary Bridygham, 1330 Valley Rd., Tamaqua. The group will be discussing plans for a 55-year anniversary reunion.

All class members are welcome to attend.

SW news

The South Ward Neighborhood Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 21. The meeting will be held at 230 Race St., beginning at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in working towards improving the ward is welcome to attend.