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Tamaqua

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Trinity UCC

Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, hosts an informal community worship at 6 p.m. Saturdays, downstairs in Founder's Hall.

A buffet-style lasagna dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Takeouts are available. For prices or for more information, call 570-668-4630.

Summer concerts

Friday, August 14, 2015

Raider night

It's time to start preparing for the 2015-16 school year for students in the Tamaqua Area School District. Classes will start Aug. 24.

The Fall "Meet the Raiders night" will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 in the district's sports stadium. Participants in the fall sports programs, including players, cheerleaders and coaches, will be recognized.

The Blue Raider Marching Band will present its field show.

The event is free and open to the public.

Heisler's concerts

Thursday, August 13, 2015

TEPTO to meet

The new school year is just around the corner and it's time for the Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization to ramp up efforts on behalf of the students.

The first meeting of the 2015-2016 school year is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Aug. 18, in the Tamaqua elementary School library.

Parents and guardians of all Tamaqua elementary students are welcome to attend.

Field to fork

Schuylkill County Master Gardeners will offer a free learning experience for county residents to learn more about how vegetables go from the fields to the dinner table.

Friday, August 7, 2015

TEPTO to meet

The new school year is just around the corner and it's time for the Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization to ramp up efforts on behalf of the students.

The first meeting of the 2015-2016 school year is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Aug. 18, in the Tamaqua elementary School library.

Parents and guardians of all Tamaqua Elementary students are welcome to attend.

High school schedules

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Community

fellowship

The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network will host an evening of ecumenical music, messages and fellowship on Aug. 9. The event will be held at the Tamaqua Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua, beginning at 7 p.m.

Guest musicians will be the Praise Band from the Blue Mountain Community Church in Palmerton. The band is led by pastor Jennifer Eckert. The evening will include a singalong and ice cream.

Brief messages will be offered by TAFFN and Tamaqua Area Ministerial Association representatives.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

High school

orientation

Tamaqua Senior High School Principal Stephen Toth has announced the date for orientation for incoming freshmen and new students.

Orientation will be held Monday, beginning at 6 p.m., in the school district auditorium. The presentation will take approximately 40 minutes and will be available on the district's website as of Tuesday for anyone unable to be there in person.

The website is www.tamaqua.k12.pa.us.

Student schedules will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Saturday in the high school office.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Elementary news

The elementary schools in the Tamaqua Area School District will be conducting "Back to School Nights" in August.

West Penn Elementary's night will be Aug. 19. From 6-8 p.m., parents will be given the opportunity to meet teachers and become familiar with the school and curriculum. Two sessions will be available for each grade: kindergarten, 6 and 7 p.m.; first grade, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m.; second grade, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.; third grade, 6 and 7 p.m.; fourth grade, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m.; fifth grade, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Night Out

This year's National Night Out celebration in Tamaqua will be one for the ages as organizers present Dear Tamaqua ... In a New Light on Tuesday.

The celebration will start with the Tamaqua Salvation Army's Kidz Karnival at 2 p.m. at the South Railroad Street parking lot, and conclude at 9:30 p.m. with a big bang.

In between, walking tours will be held through the downtown area, designed to bring together Tamaqua's past, present and future.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bucket books

The Bucket List Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

The topic for discussion will be the classic "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. The story is narrated by its main character, Holden Caulfield, and deals with the topics of teen rebellion, identity issues and the connections we make with those around us.

The plot is as timely today as it when it was published in 1951. More than 65 million copies have been sold in that time.

The group is open to the public and those of all ages.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Monthly giveaway

The Tamaqua Community Volunteers monthly giveaway will be held this Saturday at the M&M Self Storage center, next to Schickram's Car Wash on Rose Street.

Anyone wishing to donate items should have them at the facility between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday. Donations of clothing, toys, tools, electronics, holiday decorations, pots/pans/dishes, cookware, furniture, appliances and practically anything else are welcome. The only items not accepted are floor-model televisions, computer monitors and obvious garbage.

All donated items must be clean and odor-free.