Cancer study

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to take part in a Cancer Prevention Study. In an effort to better understand how to prevent cancer, the study will follow a select group of volunteers willing to make a long-term commitment, which includes completing survey forms into the future.

The study group will be composed of men and women between the ages of 30 and 65, who have never been diagnosed with cancer.

An enrollment session will be held Sept. 17 at the LCCC Morgan Center on High Street.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, visit www.Schuylkillcountycps3.org or call Judy Hoppes at (570) 874-1413.

Senior news

Last week's meeting of the Tamaqua Senior Citizens included the annual picnic. The event was catered by Christy Joy Catering, while members supplied the desserts.

President Jean Machamer provided many surprises for the 68 members in attendance.

The seniors meet at 1 p.m. every Thursday at the Masonic Lodge, located on SR54 (East) in Hometown. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The center is handicap accessible.

Summer concerts

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the seventh year of its free Summer Concert Series. The concerts are held, from 6-8 p.m. on the platform at the Tamaqua Train Station throughout the summer season.

The next concert will be Aug. 29 and feature Jay Smar. The series will end Sept. 12 with Large Flower Heads.

For more information, contact the chamber at (570) 668-1880 or email tamaquachamber@verizon.net. For more information about chamber activities, visit online at www.tamaqua.net.

Fitness program

A free exerette fitness program, designed for the young at heart, is offered at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., every Tuesday and Thursday in March. The sessions will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. and will feature gentle exercises designed to enhance posture, improve balance and increase flexibility.

For more information, contact Dina at (570) 668-0410.

Zion Lutheran

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is offering a Saturday worship service. The contemporary style service will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the church social hall.

Sunday worship services are held at 9:30 a.m.

St. John Lutheran

Jon Zizelmann and Karen Campomizzi will preside at the 9:15 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Also on Sunday, the learning ministry will meet at 6:30 p.m.