Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 81 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Pennies From Heaven." Helene Clouser was welcomed back after an extended absence. Secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld provided her weekly report and treasurer Dolores Walck provided a monthly report. Vice President Doris Brobst added Ruth Long to the sick list and announced that Jean Yanick is currently in a nursing home.

Jean Machamer offered a reading.

The next meeting will be held May 20, at 1 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center, located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart.

Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join.

Class of 1970

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1970 will hold a reunion in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The event will be held Sept. 11, from 6-11 p.m., at the Tamaqua Elks. The evening will include a buffet meal, cash bar and music. Dress will be informal.

For more information, or place a reservation, contact Barb Usowski Ferguson at (570) 657-1033, 109 Cherrywood Lane, Lehighton, PA 18235. Deadline for reservations is July 30.

Red Cross

The Schuylkill/East Northumberland County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its annual meeting on June 14. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Harry's Grill, 14 N. Market St., Shamokin, and will include an election of board members.

Anyone who has donated blood, contributed funds or volunteered in the past year is considered a member and is welcome to attend.

Pre-registration is required and may be made by calling (570) 622-9550 or send an e-mail to redcrossed@comcast.net. Deadline for registration is 2 p.m. on June 11.

First Methodist

The Rev. James Cavellero will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. service in First United Methodist Church this Sunday.

The Quilters continue to meet every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

The Second Annual Summer Film Festival at First UM will begin June 27 with a presentation of the "Bells of St. Mary's." A total of four films will be presented: "Amazing Grace" on July 25; "The Ultimate Gift" on Aug. 22; and "Because of Winn Dixie" on Sept. 12. Showtimes will be at 7 p.m. The film festival will offer free admission and free refreshments. For more information, call (570) 668-3344.

Recovery help

"Celebrate Recovery" sessions are held every Friday, 7-9 p.m., at New Life Assembly of God Church, 407 Schuylkill Ave. Anyone who needs help recovering is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Phil at (570) 645-4453 or Drew at (484) 629-3025.