Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Sept. 20 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 88 members in attendance. Five new members were welcomed: Carol Yanalavage, Winnie Dolan, Mary Bittle, Ann Fedor and John Fedor.

President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided an inspirational reading. Secretary Joan Ann Garber and Vice President Nancy Gerber provided their reports. Dolly Kamant and Rose Mulhern were added to the sick list.

Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "Summer." Upcoming events were discussed, including a jewelry demonstration to be held on Oct. 11; a Chinese auction on Oct. 18; a trip to Olive Garden during October. August and September birthdays will be celebrated at the Sept. 27 meeting.

The meeting concluded with cards and social games.

The group meets every Thursday at 1 p.m., at the community center. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The center is handicap accessible.

GriefShare

A new GriefShare group is forming at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, scheduled to begin weekly meetings on Sept. 26. GriefShare is a ministry to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. The Biblically-based, nondenominational sessions will be held Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. for a 13-week period.

Bethany EC is located at 223 E. Broad St., Tamaqua.

For more information, or to enroll, call (570) 668-2520.

Free seminars

Lehigh Carbon Community College is offering a number of free educational seminars at its Morgan Campus, 234 High St., Tamaqua. The seminars are being offered in cooperation with several local businesses.

Attorney William Brown will offer a seminar on "Estate Preservation" at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9. The discussion will include tips on preserving your assets from nursing home care expenses.

A seminar on "Privacy Protection" will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, by Jason Brown and Theodore Denbow of Prudential.

Seating is limited. For further information, or to register, contact Juliann Longhi at (570) 668-0765 or visit the website www.LonghiFinancial.com.

Men's fraternity

A new Men's Fraternity group (phase 1 and phase 2) is being formed in Tamaqua to provide men with the opportunity and knowledge to live their lives modeled on the teachings of Jesus Christ, directed by the Word of God.

While Bible based, the sessions are non-denominational.

Meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m., on Sept. 27 and then be held on the next 11 consecutive Thursdays.

Phase 1 is for participants new to the sessions, while phase 2 is available for those who have completed the first phase.

Meetings will be held in the conference room at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 223 E. Broad St.

For more information, or to register, call (570) 668-2520 or visit the website www.bethanyec.org.