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Friday, July 9, 2010

Free movie

The public is welcome to attend a free showing of the movie "The Secret," this Sunday, at 10 a.m., at the Angela Triplex Theatre, Coaldale. The presentation is part of an educational initiative spear headed by Mike and Deb Danchak, owners of the theater, and the All Faiths Tabernacle of Jim Thorpe.

The movie was released in March of 2006 and is based on the best selling book authored by Rhonda Byrne. Byrne was recognized by "Time " and "Forbes" magazines in 2007.

For more information, call Kathy at (570) 645-3059 or the theater at (570) 645-6204.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its June meeting at the social hall of Zion's Church, with President June Leiby in charge of the business session. Guest speaker was Kenny Fetherolf of Forget Me Not Florist at Pioneer Evergreen Farms.

Fetherolf introduced club members to the latest styles in bridal bouquets and wedding flowers, as well as traditional arrangements. He provided tips on choosing floral materials, bouquet sizes and flowers that last longest out of water. Each member in attendance was presented with a fresh flower.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts in the heart of Pennsylvania will hold a registration night, for the summer program on July 8, at St. John United Church of Christ. Registration will be held from 6-8 p.m., at 150 Pine St. Registration is open to girls in kindergarten through grade 12.

There is no charge for the program.

For more information, contact Nancy Paisley at (570) 578-5176 or Andrea Zajac at 1-800-692-7816, ext. 9023.

Cressona Band

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Writers' group

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will meet July 17, from 10 a.m.- noon, at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. Guest speaker will be Anne Supsic, a professional travel writer and world traveler. She will offer tips on finding story ideas, formatting articles and finding a publisher.

The spotlight speaker for this month will be Patricia Shenyo of Drums.

The public is welcome to attend.

The BDWN is a nonprofit organization offering writing education and networking opportunities. The group meets the third Saturday of every month.

Friday, July 2, 2010

School reunion

A general reunion is being planned for students who attended the former Breiner's Number 2 School in the Lewistown Valley. The event will be held Aug. 14, at the school, located on Valley Road.

Deadline for reservations will be July 30.

For more information, call (570) 952-7197 or (570) 668-4288.

Trash collection

There will be no changes in next week's trash collection schedule for residents of Tamaqua and Hometown. All routes will be collected on their regular days.

St. John's Lutheran

Friday, July 2, 2010

Any one interested in establishing a Crime Watch organization in Rush Township is welcome to attend a meeting Wednesday, July 7. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the township municipal building.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The annual congregational picnic of Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua is scheduled for Sunday, July 18 at the Bugalow Park Pavilion in Tamaqua.

An outdoor service begins at 10:30 a.m. The picnic follows the service.

Members of the congregation, their friends and neighbors are invited.

A sign up sheet is posted in the church's gathering room.

Members can also call the church office at (570) 668-2180 and tell how many family members are coming and what picnic item the family will bring.

Members are urged to sign up by July 14.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer lunch

The South Ward Playground Association is conducting a free summer lunch program for all local children up to and including the age of 18. Lunches are served weekdays, from noon to 1 p.m., at the South Ward Playground.

The program is an off shoot of the free school lunch program, with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The non-discriminatory program is open to all children regardless of race, origin, religion, etc. In addition to a healthy lunch, participants will be offered a variety of summer activities.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 7, at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6-8 p.m.

Participants will share a hot meal and a presentation of Anita Renfroe's "Two Thumbs Up."

The sessions are free and open to the public. Child care for all ages will be provided free of charge. New members and volunteers are welcome.

For more information, call Linda Murphy at (570) 668-2972 or the Rev. Rodney Hall at 668-2191.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center offers participants daily exercise, reality orientation, remotivational and reminiscent therapy, as well as breakfast, lunch and a snack.

Additional activities planned for the month of July include: July 7, craft day; July 8, sing-along with Audrey Christ and bingo games; July 13, craft and bake sale; July 14; worship service; July 21, visit from the foot doctor; July 22, monthly birthday party; July 26, cooking class; July 28, trip to the Pioneer Tunnel.