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Published February 18. 2010 05:00PM

Kindergarten registration

The Tamaqua Area School District will hold orientation and registration for kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year.

An orientation night is scheduled for March 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tamaqua Elementary School. Parents of incoming kindergarten students will be provided with information about what programs the district has to offer, the benefits of different tracts of learning and other general information needed to get students ready for registration and the first day of school.

Registration packets will be handed out at the orientation.

Registration will be held March 15-16 at Tamaqua Elementary; and on March 18 at West Penn Elementary. Registration for Rush Elementary will be held at the Tamaqua Elementary School on March 17. Registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children residing within the Tamaqua Area School District who will reach the age of 5 before Sept. 1, 2010 are eligible.

To register, call (570) 668-3306 the week of Feb. 15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and from 1-2 p.m. to schedule an appointment. Proof of residency, health records, original birth certificates and original Social Security cards will be required. Children will be evaluated by a classroom teacher, nurse and speech therapist.

Calvary Methodist

The Rev. Brian Reading will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. service this Sunday in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley. A nursery room is available.

Also on Sunday, a time of evening praise and Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. This will include an in-depth discussion of the morning sermon.

Next Wednesday's Lenten service will be held at Frieden's Lutheran Church in New Ringgold. The evening will begin with a hymn sing at 7 p.m., followed by the service at 7:30 p.m..

For more information, visit the Web site at

The next Youth Group meeting will be held Feb. 21, at 2 p.m.

Financial course

Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church will sponsor a course entitled "Freed Up Financial Living." The six week class will begin Feb. 24 and continue for a six week period. All classes will be held at the church and will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The course will provide information on ways to control spending and reduce debt. The public is welcome to attend and child care is available. The course is being offered free of charge. The church is located at 223 E. Broad St., Tamaqua.

For more information, or to register, call (570) 668-2520.

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