D.A.R.E.

The Tamaqua Area D.A.R.E. Challenge will be held March 1 in the Tamaqua Elementary School gym. There will be two sessions, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m.

Volunteers will be needed for the event, as well as for set up and clean up.

The gym will be set up from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, and at 8:30 a.m. that Saturday. Clean up will be done after the challenge, from 4 to 6 p.m.

D.A.R.E. graduation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on April 10 in the Tamaqua Middle School Auditorium.

Donations to help defray the cost may be sent in care of Olga Williams, 209 Brown St., Tamaqua, PA 18252.

Catechism for adults

"The Most Vivid Catechism Ever Created" will be presented in Tamaqua during Lent.

Created by the Rev. Robert Barron, the program is based on what Catholics believe and why they believe it through art, architecture, literature, music and traditions.

The program will be held at the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on March 12, March 19, April 1, April 8 an April 15 and from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on March 26.

For more information, or to register, contact Bob Haggerty at the hi rise or the Rev. John Frink at St. Jerome's Church, 570-668-2301.

Feeding the hungry

Trinity United Church of Christ's monthly Feeding the Hungry Outreach Soup Social will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. March 1 in Founder's Hall, located at the rear of 22 Lafayette St.

The public is welcome to attend to share in the free food, friendship and fellowship.

Swim lessons

The Tamaqua YMCA is now accepting registrations for youth swim lessons, which will begin on March 31. The lessons will be held for an eight-week period.

For more information, call 570-668-2903.

Fitness program

A free exerette fitness program, designed for the young at heart, will be offered at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., every Tuesday and Thursday. 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 Lewistown

The Rev. Jim Williams will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:15 a.m.

Ash Wednesday services will be held at 7:30 p.m., on March 5, at Christ Church in McKeansburg.

The youth group will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. on March 8.

Candy orders are due on March 9.

Calvary Evangelical

Major Sharon Whispell of the Tamaqua Salvation Army will present the message at the 10:25 a.m. worship service Sunday in Calvary Evangelical Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will include a Second Mile Offering. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, a Bible study session presented by Andrew Gerber, will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Ash Wednesday services will be held at McKeansburg Christ Church. A singspiration will be held at 7:15 p.m., with the service scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.