Performers of all ages had a chance to show off their talent during Thursday's free open stage event held at the new Tamaqua Community Arts Center. Showing off their talents during the event were Julia Shellhamer, Jenny Beck, Nate Orae, Mike Kernan, Adam Bachert, Claire Lewis, John Lewis, Damian Munoz, Ivan Munoz, Steven Moyer, Zack Venable, Andrew Whitacre, Ed Michalik, Troy Moyer, John Frye, Doug Betz. Duane Allen, Phillis Pardoush, Jack Kulp and Sam Frantz. Leona Rega, center coordinator, said, "We truely appreciate all the great talent that came out and everyone that came to watch." For more information about the center or upcoming events, visit www.TamaquaArts.org [1] Some of the new talent consisted of Julia Shellhamer, 14, of West Penn, and Adam Bachert, 7, of Tamaqua, both sitting. From back left are Vincent Smith, 60, of Tamaqua; Mike Kernan, 49, of Tamaqua; and Claire Lewis, 11, of Tamaqua.