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Tamaqua

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club met June 10 at the home of John and Joan Nortavage with 13 members in attendance.

Following the business session, the group enjoyed a tour of the Nortavage's personally planned and created gardens.

The next meeting will be held at the home of Helen Moyer and will include a tour of the gardens.

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met June 19 with 62 members in attendance. President Melody Weicker conducted the business session. Norma Lee Burke provided the invocation, "The Summer Day."

Friday, June 20, 2014

Senior drivers

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

The full certification, eight-hour class will be held in two sessions, from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19. The refresher class, which is four hours, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 21.

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.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Middle school news

Christopher Czapla, principal of the Tamaqua Area Middle School has announced an orientation session for students new to the school will be held Aug. 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Parents of sixth graders, as well as seventh and eighth graders new to the district, are welcome to attend.

Information will be presented on student schedules, activities, facilities and discipline.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Movies in the park

Th East End Playground Association will begin its Summer "Movies in the Park" program this Thursday with a presentation of Disney's "Frozen." The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m., while the concession stand will open at 7:30 p.m.

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair as seating is extremely limited.

Ballet workshop

Friday, June 13, 2014

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met June 10 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 46 members in attendance. Two new members, Cindy Godanis and Margaret Miller were welcomed to the group.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld and included an election of officers.

Schmerfeld will remain as president, while Nancy Godanis was elected vice-president, Ruth Ann Fenne as secretary and Shirley Becker as treasurer.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Art center tours

The Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., will be open during Sunday's Summerfest celebration, In addition to an art show, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the center will host poetry readings and musical performances beginning at 2 p.m.

Tours of the newly renovated performing arts hall and the Black Diamond Pottery Studio will also be available. Information on a bus trip to Broadway in New York City on Oct. 4 will also be available.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met at two Kings Pizza in Hometown with Lori Schmerfeld serving as hostess.

She provided a program detailing the history of chocolate, with an emphasis on the Hershey brand. Everyone was provided with a sample and the group played a game related to chocolate.

The Secret Sister birthday party was held at the home of Helen Walters, who presented a program on the history of the cupcake, providing preparation tips. The party theme was "cupcakes."

Friday, June 6, 2014

BPW news

The Tamaqua Area Business and Professional Women's Club meets the first Tuesday of every month, at 6:30 p.m., at La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua.

The June meeting included an installation of officers, with district parliamentarian Abby Sue Schappel conducting the ceremonies.

For more information, contact Jean Towle at jatowle@verizon.net or call 570-668-3268.

GriefShare

Thursday, May 29, 2014

GriefShare

Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church will again host a GriefShare program designed to assist those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The course is Biblically based, but nondenominational.

Meetings will begin on June 10 and will then be held Tuesdays, at 10 a.m., for the next 13 weeks. Meetings will be held in the church conference room, at 223 E. Broad St.

For more information, or to register, call 570-668-2520.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

GriefShare

Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church will again host a GriefShare program designed to assist those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The course is Biblically based, but non-denominational.

Meetings will begin on June 10 and will then be held Tuesdays, at 10 a.m., for the next 13 weeks. Meetings will be held in the church conference room, at 223 E. Broad St.

For more information, or to register, call 570-668-2520.

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