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Tamaqua

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Relay family day

The Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Committee will sponsor a Family Fun Day on Aug. 29. The event will be held from 2-8 p.m., at the Howard Buehler Memorial Park Pavilion, at the Bungalow. The day will include food, games, raffles, live music and giveways.

The public is welcome to attend. Admission is free.

Class of 1971

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1971 will meet Thursday, at 7 p.m., at Schick's Cafe on Mauch Chunk Street. All class members are welcome to attend and help plan an anniversary reunion.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held a summer meeting recently at the Tamaqua home of Donna Gerber. Members reviewed meeting and committee assignments, as well as plans for service, social, ways and means; and discussed budgetary matters.

A program was presented on ice cream and other frozen dessert facts. Each member was then encouraged to make their own sundae.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Writers' group

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will meet Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. Guest speaker will be Tamaqua Police Cpl. Henry Woods, the department's criminal investigator.

Cpl. Woods will share his 19 years experience, as well as present several actual cases and the techniques used to solve them.

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.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met July 27 at the Grier City Playground for the annual picnic. Two guests joined the 55 members in attendance. Lunch was catered by Christy Joy.

A regular meeting was held Aug. 10 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 43 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Playground news

The North and Middle Ward Playground will wrap up the summer with an end of season dance party on Aug. 20. The event will be held at the playground, located on Washington Street, from 6-9 p.m.

DJ Mixx will provide musical entertainment. Festivities will include a "silly band" swap and a dance contest. Silly bands, food and slushies will be available.

Legion Riders

The Tamaqua American legion Riders group is sponsoring a free bus trip to Washington, D.C. for local veterans on Sept. 11. Participation is open to Tamaqua and Coaldale veterans.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Girl Scout news

Girl Scouts in the heart of Pennsylvania will hold a registration night on Aug. 26 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.

Additionally, the girls will conduct a used clothing drive this weekend, also at the church. Donations may be dropped off on Friday, from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, 4-8 p.m. and Monday, 9-11 a.m.

For more information, contact Nancy Paisley at (570) 578-5176.

St. Jerome School

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Garden club news

The South Schuylkill Garden Club will meet Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m., at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. Guest speaker will be Ken from Trail gardens, who will share his knowledge about which plants thrive in Schuylkill County. He will also share tips on ways to properly maintain and propagate such plants.

New members are always welcome.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Alzheimer's walk

The Second Annual Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival and Memory Walk is planned for Oct. 9 at Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Carbon County. As part of this year's festivities, a Wall of Memories pictorial display will feature photos of local people suffering with Alzheimer's disease.

To have a loved one included in the display, mail photos to 38 Chestnut Hill, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. At this time, there are no provisions to have photos returned, so pease don't send original photos. For more information on the event, contact Kathy Ruff at (570) 645-3059.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fun Day

The South Ward Playground Association will sponsor its annual Fun Day for children on Aug. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. The fun-filled activities will include a moon bounce, a water slide, games, prizes and food. Activities are free for the children who attend.

The playground is located in the 200 block of Penn Street.

Smoke detectors

Friday, August 6, 2010

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will get a bit of a head start on the new school year, meeting on Aug. 9. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., in the school library. Parents/grandparents with students in grades kindergarten through five in either Tamaqua or Rush Elementary Schools are welcome to attend.

The main topic for discussion will be school year activities sponsored by the parent-teacher organizations at both schools.

Classes for the 2010-2011 school year will begin Aug. 30, with the exception of kindergarten classes.