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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Free Movie

The East End Playground Association will continue its popular free movie presentations this summer. The first film will be "The Princess Bride," which will be shown this Thursday.

The movie will begin at dusk, which is approximately 8:30 p.m. Rain date will be Friday, same time.

The park is located on Mountain Avenue in the East End section of Tamaqua. Movie lovers of all ages are welcome. There is no admission fee and the concession stand will be open.

Car Cruise

Friday, June 19, 2015

Heisler's concerts

Heisler's Dairy Bar in the Lewistown Valley will continue its tradition of hosting "A Night in the Country Concert Series." Free concerts will be held on various weekend nights, featuring various artists.

The next event will be a concert by the "Blue Mountain Buccaneers," from 6-8 p.m. June 28.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Relay for life

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Tamaqua and surrounding communities will be held this Friday and Saturday at the Tamaqua Area School District's Sports Stadium. Activities will begin at 2 p.m. Friday.

The 24-hour event will include a Survivor Ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m. Friday and a butterfly Release at 1 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, to form a team, register as a survivor, become a sponsor or purchase a luminaria bag or a butterfly, contact the Regional Hub Office at 570-874-1413.

Honor roll

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library will be as busy as a beehive this summer, with numerous activities, book club meetings and fundraisers on the schedule.

The summer reading group for teens and young adults, ages 12 to 19, began Friday and will be held every other Friday until Aug. 21. Times will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The theme will be to "Unmask" the heroes within everyone. Incentives will be offered for reading and volunteering.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club met May 26 with President Kathy McGee conducting the business meeting. Guest speaker was Regina Kromer, a master gardener with the Schuylkill Master Gardener Program. She spoke about using compressed disks for starting seeds and offered numerous other gardening tips.

Club members discussed the annual Schuylkill County Fair, which will be held from July 27 through Aug. 1.

Joan Fritz and Charlotte Lorah served as the lunch committee.

The next meeting will be held on June 23 in the social hall.

Summer reading

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Market vouchers

The 2015 Senior Farm Market Nutrition Program, which provides eligible older adults with vouchers for use at farm markets, will begin distributing the vouchers this month. Vouchers provide health benefits to low-income seniors by providing them with locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The program is also designed to expand the awareness and use of farmers markets.

In Tamaqua, vouchers will be distributed Wednesday at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Teen readers

The Tamaqua public Library will Summer Reading programs for children of all ages.

For teens and young adults, ages 12 to 19, the program will begin Friday and be held every other Friday until Aug. 21. Times will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The theme will be to "Unmask" the heroes within everyone. Incentives will be offered for reading and volunteering.

For more information, or to register, call 570-668-4660.

Summer concerts

Friday, June 5, 2015

Cressona Band

The Cressona Band will perform twice locally this month.

The first concert will be held during the Zion's Church Lewistown Valley Old Fashioned Social, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a special performance by the Junior Cressona Band that evening.

The band will also perform at the Tamaqua ABC Hi Rise, 222 E. Broad St., Tamaqua at 7 p.m. Wednesday, sponsored by Dr. Richard Chwastiak and Shafer's Pharmacy.

The performances will include show tunes, marches, overtures and songs of yesteryear. The public is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center will be celebrating summer with a make your own ice cream sundae party on June 24.

Other activities for this month include: Monday, craft day hot air balloons; June 10 special breakfast and spa day; June 12 indoor golf; June 17 Salvation Army service; June 23 baking class; June 26 singalong with Audrey Christ; June 30 painting class.

The center also offers weekly singalongs, exercise sessions, a variety of therapies and social games. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are served daily.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Container gardening

Penn State Master Gardeners of Schuylkill County will present a session on container gardening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 11 at First United Church of Christ, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven.

The master gardeners will explain the ins and outs of growing, herbs, vegetables and flowers in containers for your porch and patio. Correct planting techniques, proper pot sizes and the correct potting mix will all be discussed.

Participants will leave with a better idea of how to use containers, fresh ideas and some potting soil.