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Friday, October 29, 2010

Writers' workshop

The Black Diamond Writers' network will sponsor a workshop on writing mystery novels featuring Josh Berk, award winning writer of "The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin." The workshop will be held from 1-3 p.m., Nov. 20 at the Tamaqua Public Library, following the monthly meeting of the BDWN.

The workshop will include exercises on plot, setting, character, dialogue, description and more. Participants will be able to brainstorm outlines for detective stories during the hands on writing practice.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met Oct. 20 at the home of Donna Gerber. The meeting included a Secret Sister Halloween party, hosted by Lori Schmerfeld. The program included the history of Halloween and numerous games. Members then exchanged Halloween treats.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Boot camp

The Tamaqua Salvation Army is sponsoring a Christmas "Boot Camp" to help people prepare for the busy holidays ahead. Topics to be covered include: gift giving, keeping to a budget, cookie/dessert planning, Christmas cards, decorating ideas, establishing holiday traditions, handmade gift items and more.

The weekly "camp" will begin Oct. 28 and continue Thursday evenings through Dec. 9. Camps will be held, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Tamaqua Salvation Army Community Center, 105 W. Broad St.

For more information, or to register, call (570) 668-0410.

Friday, October 22, 2010


The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization met Oct. 12, in the school library, with 40 members in attendance. The group discussed the Raider Run, trick or treat and a book fair.

Safe trick or treat at the Tamaqua Elementary School will be held Oct. 25, while trick or treat at Rush Elementary School will be Oct. 26. Rush students will have a Halloween parade on Oct. 29. Details can be found in student folders.

A book fair is scheduled at Rush Elementary School. Family night will be Oct. 28. The public is welcome.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Oct. 12 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 45 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation.

Reports were presented by treasurer Shirley Becker and secretary Florina Martin, who also provided inspirational readings. Birthday wishes were extended to Louise Horn.

The annual Christmas party will be held Dec. 14.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween parade

The Tamaqua Halloween Parade will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The rain date is Wednesday, Oct. 27.

The parade will be sponsored by the Tamaqua Lions Club, with assistance from the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce. The Tamaqua Wireless Association will provide communication along the parade route.

Entries are being accepted for floats/motorized units and marching units. The deadline for registration is Oct. 15.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween parade

The Annual Tamaqua Halloween Parade will be held on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., with a rain date of Oct. 27.

The parade will be sponsored by the Tamaqua Lions Club, with assistance from the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce. Communication assistance along the parade route will be provided by the Tamaqua Wireless Association.

Entries are being accepted now for floats/motorized units and marching units. Today is the deadline for registration.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Garden club

The South Schuylkill Garden Club will meet Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m., at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. The evening will include a presentation from members of the Frog Hollow Environmental Center Board of Directors Linda Collins, Ann Irving, Shirley McCord, Helen Moyer and Jeanne Zulich. Frog Hollow's 28 acres of native woods and wetlands, located west of Friedensburg, is managed by the South Schuylkill Garden Club with the help of the Elsie Krammes Trust Fund.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 76 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Let Me Serve." Reports were offered by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld, treasurer Dolores Walck and Vice President Doris Brobst. President Machamer provided updates on upcoming trips to Shady Maple, area dinner theaters and several shows. She also provided several readings.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Owl Creek Halloween

The Owl Creek Reservoir Commission has set the dates for its annual Fall Foliage/Halloween Festival. This year's event will be held Oct. 23-24, beginning at noon each day.

In addition to hayrides around the reservoir, activities will include a hay maze, pumpkin painting, scarecrow and pumpkin photos, face painting, marshmallow roasting and more. The hayrides will run until 11 p.m. that Saturday (haunted after dusk) and to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Food and refreshments will also be available.

Rain dates will be Oct. 30 and Oct. 31.

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