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Tamaqua

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Gardening workshop

The Schuylkill County Master Gardener's program is offering two gardening workshops this month to residents of Schuylkill County.

The first is all about the vegetable patch and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 25. Learn everything you need to know about seed starting, soil preparation and growing vegetables.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library's Teen/Young Adult Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. March 16. The theme is "Exploring the World in Books." This month will concentrate on Ireland and St. Patrick.

New members are always welcome.

For more information, call 570-668-4660.

Rush taxes

Rush Township Dolores Walck has announced that her tax office will not open until March 25. Mailed tax payments will be accepted during this time.

A complete list of open dates, hours and closings can be found on the tax bills.

Computer classes

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for March, including a St. Patrick's Day celebration on March 17.

Other activities for the month include: March 18, Salvation Army visit; March 20, special breakfast; March 27, craft Easter cards; March 30, baking day; March 31, visit from St. Jerome's kindergarten students.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Kindergarten registration

Registration for kindergarten classes in the Tamaqua Area School District, for the school year 2015-2016, will be held March 23, 24 and 25 at the Rush Elementary School and March 26 at the West Penn Elementary School. Registration hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both schools.

Registration packets are available at all three of the district's elementary schools and online at www.tamaqua.K12.pa.us.

Friday, February 27, 2015

D.A.R.E. challenge

The Tamaqua Area D.A.R.E. Challenge will be held March 7 in the Tamaqua Elementary School gym. There will be two sessions, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m.

Volunteers will be needed for the event, as well as for setup and cleanup.

The gym will be set up from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 6, and at 8:30 a.m. March 7. Cleanup will be done after the challenge, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Library story time

The Tamaqua Public Library's Spring Story Time session will begin March 17 and 18. The free sessions are open to preschoolers between the ages of 2 and 6.

This year's theme will be "Bursting Into Color."

Sessions will be held for 10 consecutive weeks, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, concluding May 20. In addition to story reading/telling, participants will learn new songs, design special crafts and enjoy a snack.

The library is holding a March Madness book sale, where all items are 10 cents each.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Theater auditions

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre will be holding open auditions for its production of "Death of a Salesman." Actors 12 and older are needed.

A one-minute monologue is needed for the audition. The production company is able to provide sample material.

Auditions will be held March 6 and March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. both days, at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua

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

School taxes

Friday, February 20, 2015

Schuylkill Chorus

The Tamaqua Area School District's Music Department is hosting the 2015 Schuylkill County Choral Festival, an annual four-day event, which will conclude with a public concert on Saturday.

The chorus features students from grades 8 through 12 from 13 participating high schools throughout the county, who were selected to participate after a competitive vocal audition, held in October.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kindergarten registration

Registration for kindergarten classes in the Tamaqua Area School District for the school year 2015-2016 will be held March 23, 24 and 25 at the Rush Elementary School and March 26 at the West Penn Elementary School. Registration hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both schools.

Registration packets will be available at all three of the district's elementary schools as of Monday or at the Tamaqua Area School District website, www.tamaqua.K12.pa.us. Appointments will then be scheduled for March.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Library story time

The Tamaqua Public Library's Spring Story Time session will begin March 17 and 18. The free sessions are open to preschoolers between the ages of 2 and 6.

This year's theme will be "Bursting Into Color." Sessions will be held for 10 consecutive weeks, Mondays and Tuesdays, concluding on May 20. In addition to story reading/telling, participants will learn new songs, design special crafts and enjoy a snack.

For more information or to register a child, stop in at the library or call 570-668-4660.

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