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Tamaqua

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.

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

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.

School taxes

Friday, February 20, 2015

Schuylkill Chorus

The Tamaqua Area School District's Music Department is hosting the 2015 Schuylkill County Choral Festival, an annual four-day event, which will conclude with a public concert on Saturday.

The chorus features students from grades 8 through 12 from 13 participating high schools throughout the county, who were selected to participate after a competitive vocal audition, held in October.

Thursday, February 19, 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 will be available at all three of the district's elementary schools as of Monday or at the Tamaqua Area School District website, www.tamaqua.K12.pa.us. Appointments will then be scheduled for March.

Wednesday, February 18, 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, Mondays and Tuesdays, concluding on May 20. In addition to story reading/telling, participants will learn new songs, design special crafts and enjoy a snack.

For more information or to register a child, stop in at the library or call 570-668-4660.

Snow rules

Friday, February 13, 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 will be available at all three of the district's elementary schools as of Feb. 23 or at the Tamaqua Area School District website, www.tamaqua.K12.pa.us. Appointments will then be scheduled for March.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Computer classes

The Tamaqua Public Library offers free basic computer classes through the Seniors Training Seniors Program. The one-on-one instruction is offered throughout each week during normal library hours.

The classes are also available to the general public on a space available basis.

For more information, call Jeanne at 570-668-040, the library at 570-668-4660 or visit the library's website at www.tamaquapubliclibrary.com.

Dog licenses

Schuylkill County Treasurer Jackie McGovern reminds residents that 2015 dog licenses are now available.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Library storytime

The Tamaqua Public Library's Spring Storytime sessions will begin on March 17 and March 18.

Each Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m., children between the ages of 2 and 5 are welcome to join in the fun, where they will be read fiction and nonfiction books, learn songs, design special crafts and enjoy snacks.

Registration is required for this free program. Call 570-668-4660 for more information.

Storytime will be held for 10 consecutive weeks, ending in May.

Friday, February 6, 2015

TEPTO news

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will meet on Tuesday.

Fifth-grade parents will meet at 6 p.m. in the school library to discuss the menu for the fifth-grade party and the current doughnut sale. Delivery date for the doughnuts will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 15, at the South Ward Fire Company.

The regular PTO meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Topics for discussion will include the yearbook, with order forms due by Feb. 27, and a Gertrude Hawk candy sale for Easter.

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