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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its first meeting of 2015 on March 24 with 14 members in attendance. President Kathy McGee conducted the business session.

Louise Flexer presented a program on "sugar scrub." Evelyn Adams and Mary Bridygham tied for first place in the arrangement category, while June Leiby won third place.

Members discussed invitations to attend two upcoming events: the South Schuylkill Garden Club Tea on April 21, and the Weatherly Garden Club meeting on May 7. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 570-467-3400.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Soup social

Monthly soup socials are being held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St. The next outreach social will be held from 4-6 p.m. Saturday. The event is part of Trinity's monthly "Feeding the Hungry" program.

The public is welcome to attend and share in the free soup, friendship and God's love. Those attending are reminded to use the lower parking lot entrance into Founder's Hall.

Adult Day Care

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Senior drivers

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will host AARP Safe Driving classes, full certification and refresher, in April. The classes are open to anyone age 50 or older.

The full certification, 8-hour class will be held in two sessions, from noon to 4 p.m. on April 13 and 14. The refresher class, which is four hours, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on April 16.

James Greaser will be the instructor for all sessions. The refresher course is available to those who have completed the full certification class within the past 36 months.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Denture checkup

Sherry Dental at 41 W. Broad St. in Tamaqua is hosting "Denture Days" this Friday and Saturday, offering a free checkup for current denture and partial denture wearers.

No appointments are necessary, and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. Kile Sherry will conduct a complimentary exam and answer questions related to cracked, worn and ill-fitting dentures.

Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sorority news

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met March 24 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville with 45 members in attendance. Two new members, Roberta Hollenbach and Connie Dixon, were welcomed to the group.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld. Kathleen Valentine provided an inspirational reading, "A True Friend."

Thursday, March 26, 2015


The Tamaqua Area Student Government Association will host the fourth annual Tamaqua MiniTHON this Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Tamaqua Senior High School. Activities will be held in the Tamaqua Area High School gymnasium and the natatorium.

The popular faculty versus student basketball game will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. There will also be a student volleyball tournament from 2 to 4 p.m.; a student dodge ball tournament from 4 to 6 p.m.; an open swim party for elementary students from 4 to 6 p.m.; and a dance for middle school students from 7 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met March 19 at it new location, the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 E. Broad St. The meeting was attended by 50 members, with President Melody Weicker conducting the business session.

Secretary Ruthann Feane provided an inspirational reading, "God's World." New members Pat Fredeicks and Sandy Logan were welcomed, and Gladys Arner was added to the sick list.

The seniors meet at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The YMCA is handicap accessible.

Older and bolder

Friday, March 20, 2015

All shook up

The Tamaqua Area Drama Club will present its production of "All Shook Up," a tribute to the 1950s and Elvis, this weekend in the Tamaqua Area School District Auditorium.

The show will go on at 7 p.m. today, and two performances on Saturday, at 1 and 7 p.m.

Diabetes support

St. Luke's University Health Network will sponsor a diabetes support group. Monthly meetings will begin in April and be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the health network's Miners Campus in Coaldale.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Coffee connection

The Tamaqua Area Ministerium is sponsoring a three-part series as part of its community ministry program, titled "Coffee and Connection." The series is designed to encourage free and open conversations about God, the church and individuals.

The theme will be "Things We Wish Jesus Hadn't Said." Each meeting will focus on a different message.

The next meeting will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Vonz Restaurant on Tuesday. The theme will be "Love your enemy." The third session will be held on April 24 (Give away everything you have).

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Community egg hunt

The Tamaqua Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, will be held at noon March 28. The event will be held at the Howard Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Park, rain or shine.

The hunt is open to all children between the ages of 1 and 10 who live within the Tamaqua Area School District.

In addition to the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance, and grand prizes will be awarded in each category.

Senior citizens