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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Summer concerts

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing to celebrate the eighth 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 5, featuring Jay Smar.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Charity challenge

USA Martial Arts and fitness director Jon Bonner is offering the public the opportunity to take part in a Charity Challenge 5K Run/Walk in an effort to raise funds for one's favorite nonprofit organization. The event will be held on May 17 at the Owl Creek Reservoir and will include a One Mile Kid's Fun Run.

The race will be professionally timed by Pretzel City Sports of Reading and music will be provided by DJ "Party Tyme."

Refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact Bonner at 570-778-6970.

Soup social

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hunger walk

The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network will sponsor a "Hunger Walk" this Sunday in an effort to help local families in need.

The walk will be the culmination of Hunger Weekend, when organizations, businesses, church groups and individuals will be collecting food and funds to benefit the food banks at the Tamaqua Salvation Army and Trinity United Church of Christ.

The walk will begin and end at the Tamaqua Family Practice parking lot on South Railroad Street.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Strawberry Playhouse

The Strawberry Playhouse is preparing to present three productions during the next few months.

"Remember When" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on May 17 and at 2 p.m. on May 18, while "Murder at Ford Theatre" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on June 6, 7, 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. on June 8.

Auditions for "Little Women" will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 20 and May 21.

For more information about the theater group, call 570-325-4368 or visit

Hunger walk

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Achievement dinner

The 56th Annual Tamaqua Area High School Achievement Awards Ceremony will be held May 12 in the school district auditorium. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the program slated to begin at 6 p.m.

Light refreshments will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. More than $150,000 in scholarship funding will be awarded to the student winners.

Sorority news

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring concert

The annual Tamaqua Area High/Middle School Spring Vocal Concert will be presented on Thursday in the school district auditorium. Doors will open at 6:45 pm. and the music will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The annual event features performances by the Middle School General and Select Chorus, the Senior High Concert Choir and the Jazz and Concert Chorale. This year's accompanists include Olivia Behr, Hannah Betz, Andrew Delpais, Antonetta Gerace, Francesca Gerace, Cailyn Joseph, Claire Lewis, Patrick McMullen, Sierra Petrucci, Faith Roberts and Olivia Stanek.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Gardening helpline

The Penn State Master gardener program has established a horticulture helpline to answer gardening-related questions from Schuylkill County residents.

The helpline will be available now through Sept. 26. Master gardener volunteers will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, with information about trees, flowers, shrubs, lawns, garden soil, vegetables, insects, plant diseases and more.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for May, including a visit from the St. Jerome's kindergarten class on May 29.

Other activities for the month include: May 6, special "Mother's Day breakfast; May 7, sing a long with Audrey Christ; May 15, celebration of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day; May 16, foot doctor; May 21, Salvation Army service and gardening day; May 27, cooking class.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Arts night

The Tamaqua Area Middle School Spring Art Show and Choral Concert will be held on May 8 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 art show.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group meets Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. Regular meetings include a light luncheon.

Since its beginning in 2009, as a way for seniors to get together and discuss important topics, the program has grown and spun off additional programs, such as the Bell Choir, the Needlebugs Quilting group and Exerette gentle exercise.