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Tamaqua

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met March 24 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville with 45 members in attendance. Two new members, Roberta Hollenbach and Connie Dixon, were welcomed to the group.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld. Kathleen Valentine provided an inspirational reading, "A True Friend."

Thursday, March 26, 2015

MiniTHON

The Tamaqua Area Student Government Association will host the fourth annual Tamaqua MiniTHON this Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Tamaqua Senior High School. Activities will be held in the Tamaqua Area High School gymnasium and the natatorium.

The popular faculty versus student basketball game will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. There will also be a student volleyball tournament from 2 to 4 p.m.; a student dodge ball tournament from 4 to 6 p.m.; an open swim party for elementary students from 4 to 6 p.m.; and a dance for middle school students from 7 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met March 19 at it new location, the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 E. Broad St. The meeting was attended by 50 members, with President Melody Weicker conducting the business session.

Secretary Ruthann Feane provided an inspirational reading, "God's World." New members Pat Fredeicks and Sandy Logan were welcomed, and Gladys Arner was added to the sick list.

The seniors meet at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The YMCA is handicap accessible.

Older and bolder

Friday, March 20, 2015

All shook up

The Tamaqua Area Drama Club will present its production of "All Shook Up," a tribute to the 1950s and Elvis, this weekend in the Tamaqua Area School District Auditorium.

The show will go on at 7 p.m. today, and two performances on Saturday, at 1 and 7 p.m.

Diabetes support

St. Luke's University Health Network will sponsor a diabetes support group. Monthly meetings will begin in April and be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the health network's Miners Campus in Coaldale.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Coffee connection

The Tamaqua Area Ministerium is sponsoring a three-part series as part of its community ministry program, titled "Coffee and Connection." The series is designed to encourage free and open conversations about God, the church and individuals.

The theme will be "Things We Wish Jesus Hadn't Said." Each meeting will focus on a different message.

The next meeting will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Vonz Restaurant on Tuesday. The theme will be "Love your enemy." The third session will be held on April 24 (Give away everything you have).

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Community egg hunt

The Tamaqua Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, will be held at noon March 28. The event will be held at the Howard Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Park, rain or shine.

The hunt is open to all children between the ages of 1 and 10 who live within the Tamaqua Area School District.

In addition to the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance, and grand prizes will be awarded in each category.

Senior citizens

Friday, March 13, 2015

Rush-Ryan seniors

After several weather cancellations, the Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Tuesday at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville with 44 members in attendance. One guest, Connie Dixon, was also in attendance.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld. Kathleen Valentine provided an inspirational reading, "Sharing Your Day."

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library's Teen/Young Adult Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday. The theme is "Exploring the World in Books." This month will concentrate on Ireland and St. Patrick.

New members are always welcome.

For more information, call 570-668-4660.

Rush taxes

Rush Township Dolores Walck has announced that her tax office will not open until March 25. Mailed tax payments will be accepted during this time.

A complete list of open dates, hours and closings can be found on the tax bills.

Zion Lewistown

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Gardening workshop

The Schuylkill County Master Gardener's program is offering two gardening workshops this month to residents of Schuylkill County.

The first is all about the vegetable patch and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 25. Learn everything you need to know about seed starting, soil preparation and growing vegetables.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library's Teen/Young Adult Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. March 16. The theme is "Exploring the World in Books." This month will concentrate on Ireland and St. Patrick.

New members are always welcome.

For more information, call 570-668-4660.

Rush taxes

Rush Township Dolores Walck has announced that her tax office will not open until March 25. Mailed tax payments will be accepted during this time.

A complete list of open dates, hours and closings can be found on the tax bills.

Computer classes