Rush Bicentennial

The Rush Township Bicentennial Committee will hold a Community Day Bicentennial Celebration this Sunday, Aug. 28, at the township municipal building on SR54. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Festivities will include a live remote radio broadcast with Polka Joe Manjack, children's activities, informational sessions, business displays and more. There will also be free refreshments.

For more information, call (570) 668-2938.

Summer films

First United Methodist Church, 124 W. Broad St., is sponsoring its Third Annual Summer Film Festival. The next event will be the presentation of the film "Wesley," on Aug. 28, at 7 p.m.

Admission and refreshments are free.

Calvary Evangelical

Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church continues hosting services and events at the Lewistown Valley Tabernacle, 614 Valley Road. The Rev. Brian Reading will officiate at this Sunday's 10:25 a.m. worship service. Sunday school classes meet at 9:15 a.m.

Also Sunday, an evening Bible study session, on the Book of Esther, will be held with theological student Christopher Hafer at 6 p.m.

Next Wednesday, there will be an evening of prayer and sharing, beginning at 7 p.m.

The annual Tabernacle services will begin Aug. 26 and continue through Labor Day evening. Evening services will be held at 7 p.m. Special guests will be Evangelist Leon Armstrong; song leaders Jeff and Jeanie Shelburne; and Missionary Gwen Pinkerton. Special music will be presented by the Wehry Family on Sept. 4 and Larry Moore on Labor Day, Sept. 5.

School lunches

Due to a federal mandate, the Tamaqua Area School District has raised the price of a school lunch for the 2011-2012 school year. As of Aug. 30, the cost of a school lunch will be $2.30 at the senior high and middle schools, and $2.05 at the district's three elementary schools.

For further information, visit the district's website at www.tamaqua.k12.pa.us or call (570) 668-2570.

St. Peter's Union

The Rev. Cheryl Moore will officiate at the 9 a.m. worship service Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. The service will include the installation of Sunday school teachers and officers. Summer Sunday school will be held at 10:15 a.m.

Registration for St. Peter's Pre-School will be held Aug. 30, for the 3-year-old class; and Aug. 31 for the 4-year-old class. Both sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m.