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Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter at St. Matthew's UCC

St. Matthew's will hold a community egg hunt and games at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19, in the picnic grove on Grove Road, Kunkletown.

If you would like to donate candy and eggs (hard-boiled and dyed and plastic) please have these items at the church by noon Saturday.

Easter Sunrise service will be at 6 a.m., Sunday in the picnic grove.

There will be a breakfast immediately following in the church fellowship hall.

At 9 a.m. there will be a traditional Easter worship service in the church. Communion will be served at both services.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Raider band concert

The Tamaqua Area High School Raider Concert Band will present its annual Spring concert on May 1 in the Tamaqua School District Auditorium.

The concert will feature the Raider Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Jazz Band, under the direction of Mark Beltz.

The combined ensembles feature more than 130 student musicians in grades 7 through 12, performing music from a variety of styles and periods.

Doors to the auditorium will open at 6:45 p.m., with the concert scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Senior citizens

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Trinity happenings

Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., will hold Holy Week worship opportunities.

At 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday services will include Holy Communion.

Fifth-grade candidates receive their first holy communion after weeks of instruction.

Good Friday Tenebrae worship will be at 7 p.m.

On Saturday Vigil of Easter with holy communion will be at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Clean Up Day

The Slatington Parks & Recreation Commission will sponsor the third Annual Keep Slatington Beautiful Clean Up Day beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The rain date is Saturday, April 26.

The cleanup, held in conjunction with Earth Day, will help beautify public recreation areas in Slatington.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bethany events

Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, North Street, Lehighton, will hold prayer meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Maundy Thursday service with communion will be at 7 p.m.

On Good Friday, the church will be open from noon to 3 p.m.

The church is open for anyone from the community for meditation and reflection.

Organ music will reflect the solemn time of the crucifixion.

Easter Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. followed by a breakfast.

There will be a 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and Easter Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Maundy Thursday events

Effort United Methodist Church will hold Holy Thursday's Soup & Bread in Wesley Hall at 6 p.m. and the Living Last Supper Service at 7:30 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will offer Holy Thursday morning prayer at 8 a.m., but no Mass at 8 a.m.; a 7 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper, and an 11 p.m. Night Prayer.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Health scan

Nesquehoning Woman's Club will sponsor the OMEGA Health Screen performed by Quest Diagnostics from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 196 West Mill St., on the basement level. There is a handicapped entrance to the rear. There is a fee.

Meed's Methodist Church

Meed's Shepherd House will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday at the church at 126 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning. Anyone in need from Nesquehoning, New Columbus or Hauto is welcome.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met April 10 with 57 members in attendance. President Melody Weicker conducted the business session and Jacque Patrick provided the invocation "Little Way to Calvary."

Nora Shiedy was added to the sick list. Reports were offered by secretary Ruth Ann Feane and treasurer Penny Schlorf. Dues for 2014 are still being accepted.

The meeting concluded with cards and social games.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cemetery cleanup

St. Matthew's UCC asks if anyone wants to keep items placed on cemetery plots to please remove them by early Saturday morning. There will be a cemetery cleanup April 12 and all items left on the grave sites will be removed.

Holy Week events

St. Matthew's UCC will observe Palm Sunday, Sunday, April 13. The traditional worship service will be at 9 a.m. Sunday School, for all ages, is at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Garden club news

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its first meeting of the season on March 25 in the social hall of Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. Kathy McGee presided over the business meeting.

The club received a thank you card from CareNet. A card shower is being planned for Evelyn Berger, who will celebrate her 90th birthday on April 19. Members discussed traveling to Ott's in September or October to view the mums. Cindy Sabol provided a program on making maple syrup.