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Tamaqua

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.

Dog licenses

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met May 2 at the Masonic Lodge in Hometown, with 72 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Jacquie Patrick provided the invocation, titled "Little Children's Mother's Day Prayer" in honor of Mother's Day. Reports were presented by the secretary and treasurer.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Drivers needed

The Carbon/Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society is in need of volunteer drivers for its "Road to Recovery" program. The program provides volunteer transportation to cancer patients to and from their treatment sessions.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Electronic recycling

Due to new regulations, residents of Tamaqua are no longer able to place old electronic devices out for curbside pick up on trash day. To alleviate the hardship this has caused Advanced Green Solutions Inc. will hold a free electronic recycling event from 8 a.m. until noon, May 18 at the Tamaqua Transfer Station, 20 Sewer Plant Road, Tamaqua.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Arts night

The Tamaqua Area Middle School Spring Art Show and Choral Concert will be held May 2 in the middle school. The art show will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. in the hallway outside of the auditorium. Students from sixth, seventh and eighth grades will have their art work displayed, including paintings, 3-D interiors, murals, sketches, masks, group projects, cultural art, tiles, watercolor, fashion design, collages and more. There is no entry fee for the show.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club will hold its Annual Spring Tea on April 30 in the social hall of Zion Church, Lewistown Valley. Members are reminded to bring tea cups, finger sandwiches and desserts. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (570) 668-4288 or 467-3400. Set up for the tea will be held at 9 a.m. the same day.

Thursday, April 25, 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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Clean up

Tamaqua's participation in the Schuylkill-Keep It Pretty Spring Clean Up Campaign will be a little different from years past, as participants will be treated to a free lunch. The refreshments will be provided by Rural LISC, represented by Joseph Yarzebinski, a familiar figure in the borough.

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the M and T Bank lot, Broad and Center Streets. LISC will also be providing free T-shirts to the first 20 volunteers.