Garden program

Penn State Extension's Master Gardener program will provide local gardeners with information on the best way to prepare garden beds for the winter. The session will be held Sept. 27, at 1 p.m., at the Orwigsburg Free Public Library, 214 E. Independence St., Orwigsburg. Local gardeners are welcome to attend this free program.

Seating is limited so pre-registration is suggested.

For more information, or to RSVP, call the library at (570) 366-1638.

Summer concerts

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce will conclude its sixth year of presenting free summer concerts with a performance by It Takes Two on Sept. 13. Concerts are held from 6-8 p.m., on the platform at the Tamaqua Train Station, weather permitting.

For more information, call (570) 668-1880 or email tamaquachamber@verizon.net [1].

For more information about chamber activities, visit www.tamaqua.net [2].

Memorial fund

A memorial fund has been established in the name of former Tamaqua resident Kimberly Mateyak Griffith, who tragically drowned last August in Pittsburgh, along with her daughters Brenna and Mikaela. The fund will be used to remodel an exam room at the Presbyterian Medical Clinic in Belize, where Kim served as a dental assistant on one of her mission trips to Belize.

Donations may be made to MTW, P.O. Box 116284, Atlanta, GA 30368. Include the note or memo #90603 for Kim Griffith Memorial.

Kim was the daughter of Charles and Sally Mateyak of New England Valley.

Rush tax hours

Rush Township Tax Collector Dolores Walck has announced her tax office will be closed on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12.

These are changes from the hours found on the tax bills.

Zion Lutheran

The Rev. Jeffrey Kistler will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. service this Sunday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Sunday school classes will meet at 8:30 p.m.

Also on Sunday, the Scouts will meet at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, blanket project meets at 9 a.m.; Tuesday, scouts meet at 6 p.m.; Thursday, senior choir rehearsal at 7 p.m.

Trinity UCC

The Rev. Thomas Reinsel will officiate at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Trinity United Church of Christ. The service will include Holy Communion.

The consistory will meet at 7 p.m. Monday and the borough association dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

A Joyful Noise Offering and the presentation of perfect attendance awards will be included in the Sept. 16 worship service.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:30 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Zion's Women's Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, fundraiser committee meets at 6:30 p.m., preschool meeting at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Confirmation class meets at 6:30 p.m., consistory meets at 7:30 p.m.