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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its May meeting in the social hall of Zion Church, Lewistown Valley. The business session was conducted by Vice President Kathy McGee.

The group discussed the 2013 Schuylkill County Fair, which will be held July 29 through Aug. 3. Members were encouraged to enter as many categories as possible.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met May 23 at the Masonic Lodge in Hometown, with 76 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session. A picnic lunch was held before the business meeting.

Jacquie Patrick provided the invocation, which was a tribute to military veterans in honor of Memorial Day. A memorial service was held for deceased members of the Tamaqua Senior Citizens, with a candle lit for each of the departed members.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Crime tips

The Tamaqua Safety Initiative will host a landlord/property management training session twice on May 30. Times will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St.

"Big Time Crime: A Strategy for Small Cities and Towns" will be presented through the generosity of LISC Local Initiatives Support Corporation, which is dedicated to helping neighbors build communities.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. celebrated its 34th anniversary on May 14 at the Ryan Township Fire Company. The meal was catered by Occasionally Yours, owned by Chris Petrovich of Mahanoy City.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine provided the invocation. A moment of silence was observed in memory of Mary Pupko and Manny Garcia.

Birthday greetings were extended to Nancy Godanis.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, at the fire company. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join.

Summerfest

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization held its last meeting of the 2012-2013 school year on May 14. Members finalized a few items to close business for the year and discussed several ideas for 2013-2014.

Officers offered thanks to the many parents, teachers and school staff for the assistance offered throughout the school year, noting that many of the children's activities would not have been possible without the help.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Summer concerts

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing to celebrate the seventh year of its popular free Summer Concert Series. The concerts are held on the platform at the Tamaqua Train Station throughout the summer season.

The first concert will be held from 6-8 p.m. on June 6. Music will be provided by Lizard Creek. Other concerts include: June 20, Christopher Dean Band; July 4, Fred Douglas; July 18, Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer; Aug. 2, YMI A Duo; Aug. 15, Todd Wolfe Band; Aug. 30, Jay Smar; Sept. 13, Large Flower Heads.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Crime tips

The Tamaqua Safety Initiative will host a landlord/property management training session twice on May 30. Times will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St.

"Big Time Crime: A Strategy for Small Cities and Towns" will be presented through the generosity of LISC - Local Initiatives Support Corporation, which is dedicated to helping neighbors build communities.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Chorale to perform

The Bach and Handel Chorale will perform a free will offering concert at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center (TCAC), 125 Pine St., Tamaqua, on Saturday, May 18. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 3 p.m. The concert is a freewill offering with all proceeds going to the TCAC.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Veterans help

A representative from the Disabled American Veterans will be available once a month at Tamaqua Borough Hall to offer free veterans claim service for veterans as well as widows and dependent children of veterans. Information and assistance will be provided for service-connected disability claims, low income pension, health care claims for service-connected disabilities and low income veterans and other questions concerning veterans' benefits.

The representative will be at Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St., on May 13, June 10 and July 8.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Casting call

The Tamaqua Community Theatre will be presenting the play "God of Carnage," written by Yasmina Reza. Open casting calls will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St. Roles are available for actors/actresses between the ages of 18 and 45.

The play will then be presented on June 21, 22 and 23 at the arts center.

For more information, contact Zane Bachert at (570) 590-7621.

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