Birthday party

Helen Correll of town was the guest of honor at a celebration held at Vonn's Restaurant at the Tamaqua Train Station in honor of her 86th birthday. The event was attended by 14 members of Helen's immediate family, including all of her children and grandchildren.

Raider Band

The Tamaqua Raider Band will hold its next summer rehearsal on Old and New Night, which will take place July 30. New members will rehearse from 4-6 p.m. All instrumentalists and majorettes will rehearse from 6-8 p.m.

Band Camp will begin at 8 a.m. on Aug. 5. Camp is mandatory for all band members.

All rehearsals will be held in the band room.

Middle school news

Christopher Czapla, principal of the Tamaqua Area Middle School has announced an orientation session will be held Aug. 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Parents of sixth graders, as well as seventh and eighth graders new to the district, are welcome to attend.

Information will be presented on student schedules, activities, facilities and discipline.

Individuals will meet in the school district auditorium, then have the opportunity to tour the building accompanied by student guides. Information will be provided on student schedules and activities, facilities and discipline. The middle school store will be open.

Homeroom assignments will be posted on the school's front/main door as of Aug. 5.

Zion Lutheran

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is offering a Saturday worship service. The contemporary style service will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the church social hall.

Sunday worship services are held at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary Methodist

During the summer months, all services and activities affiliated with Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley will be held at the Lewistown Valley Tabernacle, 614 Valley Road, Tamaqua. The Rev. Dr. Edward Bean will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. service this Sunday. Sunday school for all ages will be held at 9:15 a.m.

Also this Sunday, a time of praise, worship and Bible study will be held at 6:30 p.m.

On July 25, at 7 p.m., the Dixie Echoes from Pensacola, Fla. will present a mini concert at the tabernacle. The public is welcome to attend.

The annual Sunday school picnic will be held on Aug. 4. Participants are reminded to bring a covered dish item to share.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. James Williams will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Sunday school will be held at 9:15 a.m.

Faith Night is scheduled for July 25.

The consistory will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 1.

St. John Lutheran

The Rev. Phyllis Wolford will officiate at the 9:15 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.