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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Kindergarten registration

Registration for kindergarten classes in the Tamaqua Area School District, for the school year 2015-2016, will be held March 23, 24 and 25 at the Rush Elementary School and March 26 at the West Penn Elementary School. Registration hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both schools.

Registration packets are available at all three of the district's elementary schools and online at www.tamaqua.K12.pa.us.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a board meeting at the Skeet Club at 7 p.m. March 11.

The club is looking for someone to serve as third vice president.

Anyone interested should contact Jim Layland at jflayland@hotmail.com or 610-760-9281.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Historical society resumes meetings

After a several-month winter break, the Palmerton Area Historical Society will resume its monthly meetings at 7 p.m. Monday in the Palmerton Library's Knight's Gallery.

The subject this month will be "Show and Tell." Members and guests are requested to bring antique or unusual items for the audience to try to identify.

The public is invited to attend, without cost or obligation.

New window display at Heritage Center

Friday, February 27, 2015

D.A.R.E. challenge

The Tamaqua Area D.A.R.E. Challenge will be held March 7 in the Tamaqua Elementary School gym. There will be two sessions, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m.

Volunteers will be needed for the event, as well as for setup and cleanup.

The gym will be set up from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 6, and at 8:30 a.m. March 7. Cleanup will be done after the challenge, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Friday, February 27, 2015


Panther Valley library

Panther Valley Public Library March happenings

The Preschool Story Hour will begin again on Tuesday with a birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss.

Story hour will be held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

Tax preparation assistance for seniors is offered on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seniors must call the library to schedule an appointment.

The Polish Heritage Discussion group will meet on March 11 and March 25 at 11 a.m.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Al-Anon meetings

Al-Anon group to meet Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Church Hall, 120 E. Abbott St., Lansford.

Al-Anon is a nonprofit worldwide support organization helping families and friends of loved ones suffering from addiction.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship with Holy Communion at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, begins at 9 a.m.

Designated pastor, the Rev. Nancy Moore, presides.

Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Sunday School classes meet for students ages 3 through grade 12 at 10:30 a.m. Level 1 and 11 (grades seven and eight) confirmation classes meet at 10:30.

First Tuesday quiet communion is March 3, 10 a.m.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Library story time

The Tamaqua Public Library's Spring Story Time session will begin March 17 and 18. The free sessions are open to preschoolers between the ages of 2 and 6.

This year's theme will be "Bursting Into Color."

Sessions will be held for 10 consecutive weeks, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, concluding May 20. In addition to story reading/telling, participants will learn new songs, design special crafts and enjoy a snack.

The library is holding a March Madness book sale, where all items are 10 cents each.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Historical society

The Chestnuthill Township Historical Society meeting is set for tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. at Chestnuthill Township Park, Brodheadsville.

It will be Show and Tell Night. Attendees are asked to bring an item, tell the story and pass it around.

Annual dues for 2015 can be paid now.

Free help

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Theater auditions

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre will be holding open auditions for its production of "Death of a Salesman." Actors 12 and older are needed.

A one-minute monologue is needed for the audition. The production company is able to provide sample material.

Auditions will be held March 6 and March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. both days, at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua

For more information, call or text 570-590-7621 or email tamaquaareacommunitytheatre@gmail.com.

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