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Tamaqua

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.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Summer reading

The Tamaqua public Library will host six weeks of summer reading fun for children between the ages of 2 and 12.

The summer reading program, "Every Hero Has A Story," will be offered on different days and times in order to reach the most readers.

For ages 6 to 12, sessions will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays.

For the younger group, ages 2 to 5, sessions will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Theater auditions

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre will be holding open auditions for its upcoming production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Actors 12 and older are needed.

A one-minute monologue and a 30-second song are needed for the audition. The production company is able to provide sample material.

Auditions will be held June 12 and June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua

For more information, call or text 570-590-7621 or email tamaquaareacommunitytheatre@gmail.com.

Tax office

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Tamaqua Area Faith and Fellowship Network will again sponsor its "One Nation Under God" July 4th food collection and distribution event. The group hopes to feed 50 area families by providing picnic-type foods to families in need.

The communitywide effort is looking for donations, both monetary and food items. Needed items include ketchup, mustard, Betty Crocker Suddenly Salads, baked beans, potatoes, chips, pretzels, Jell-O, cake mix, icing, brownies and apple sauce.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Honoring first

responders

Tamaqua Masonic Lodge 238, Free and Accepted Masons, will honor all first responders from the greater Tamaqua area today. Festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, Route 54 and Shawn Avenue in Hometown.

The evening will include a brief ceremony, presentation of pins to the responders and refreshments.

All EMS personnel, firefighters and law enforcement officers, and their families and friends, are welcome.

Reservations are required to ensure there are enough pins and refreshments.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Board of Health

The May meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health took place at the Tamaqua Municipal Building with Earl Boettger, Christine Zizelmann R.N., Shirley Becker and health officer Judith Hadesty R.N. in attendance.

The board reviewed the monthly report of Matthew Meyers, health enforcement officer, noting a total of 50 health licenses have been issued to date for the year. An additional five inspections were conducted, but had to be failed.

Complaints made and adjusted included: one building condemned as unfit for human habitation and three trash complaints.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Honoring first responders

Tamaqua Masonic Lodge 238, Free and Accepted Masons, will honor all first responders from the greater Tamaqua area on May 20. Festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, Route 54 and Shawn Avenue in Hometown.

The evening will include a brief ceremony, presentation of pins to the responders and refreshments.

All EMS personnel, firefighters and law enforcement officers, and their families and friends, are welcome.

Reservations are required to ensure there are enough pins and refreshments.