East End auxiliary

Supporters of the East End Fire Company are in the process of starting an auxiliary unit. A planning session is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the fire company.

For more information, call (570) 778-7407.

Cressona band

The Cressona Band will perform its annual free concert at the East End Playground at 7 p.m. on July 24. The band's performances include show tunes, marches, overtures and songs of yesteryear. The public is welcome to attend.

Rain date will be July 31, same time and place.

Middle school news

Christopher Czapla, principal of the Tamaqua Area Middle School, has scheduled an orientation session on Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Parents of sixth graders, as well as seventh and eighth graders new to the district, are welcome to attend.

Information will be presented on student schedules, activities, facilities and discipline.

Individuals will meet in the school district auditorium, then have the opportunity to tour the building accompanied by student guides. The middle school store will also be open.

Homeroom assignments will be posted on the school's main front door as of Aug. 5.

Veterans help

A representative from the Disabled American Veterans will be at Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St., on July 22 to offer free veterans' claim service for veterans as well as widows and dependent children of veterans. Information and assistance will be provided for service-connected disability claims, low income pensions, health care claims for service-connected disabilities and low income veterans and other questions concerning veterans' benefits.

Rush taxes

The office of Rush Township Collector Dolores Walck will be closed July 22 and July 23 instead of July 29 and 30 as indicated on the tax bills.

Calvary Methodist

During the summer months, all services and activities affiliated with Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley will be held at the Lewistown Valley Tabernacle, 614 Valley Road, Tamaqua. The Rev. Dr. Edward Bean will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. service this Sunday and special music will be provided by accordionist Harry Ostrander. Sunday school for all ages will be held at 9:15 a.m.

Also this Sunday, a time of praise, worship and Bible study will be held at 6:30 p.m.

On July 25, at 7 p.m., the Dixie Echoes from Pensacola, Fla. will present a mini concert at the tabernacle. The public is welcome to attend.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. James Williams will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Sunday school will be held at 9:15 a.m.

A sign-up sheet for Faith Night with the Reading Phillies is available in the church lobby. Faith Night is scheduled for July 25.