Garden club

The South Schuylkill Garden Club will host its Annual Tea on April 24, at 2 p.m., at the Schuylkill County Country Club, SR443 in Orwigsburg. This year's theme will be "Chocolate and Roses," featuring the Hershey Rose Garden and its founder, Milton Hershey.

Registration is required and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Marie Strauss at (570) 488-5072 or President Joyce Carlin at (570) 345-0474.

The garden club meets the third Tuesday of each month from March through November. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven, with the exception of the annual September Plant swap at Frog Hollow and the December holiday party. New members are always welcome.

The South Schuylkill Garden Club is a member of District II/III of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania and the National Garden Clubs Inc.

Seniors news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group meets every Thursday, at 1 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center, located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart.

Last week's meeting was attended by 71 members. Secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business session and presented her weekly report. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "My Irish."

One new member, Lena Murphy, was welcomed to the group and Kathleen Valentine was welcomed back.

Helen DeWire and Ruth Lang were added to the sick list. Readings were offered by treasurer Dolores Walck.

Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The meeting room is handicap accessible.

St. Peter's Union

The Rev. Rodney Wells will officiate at the 8:45 a.m. worship service this Palm Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. Sunday school classes meet at 10:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the Confirmation Class meets at 1 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Women's Bible study at 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Daisy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Youth Group meets at 6 p.m. to color eggs for the annual hunt; Maundy Thursday, Tenebrae service and Holy Communion at 7 p.m.; Good Friday, service at 1 p.m.; Saturday, Youth Group meets at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m.