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Published September 22. 2010 05:00PM

Looking good

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Sept. 27 at the Carbon/Tamaqua Unit Office, 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Look Good, Feel Better is offered in a group setting, providing participants with cancer education, information and support.

Each woman will learn to apply makeup, using kits provided through the American Cancer Society's partnership with the Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Association and the National Cosmetology Association.

Seating is limited, so registration is required. To register, call 1-888-227-5445, option 1. There are no charges or fees associated with the workshop.

For information concerning cancer, call the ACS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit the website at

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 76 members in attendance. Vice President Doris Brobst conducted the business session. One new member, Joan Boner, was welcomed.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Our Father Knows What's Best." Secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld provided a report. The membership total has reached 118. August and September birthdays will be celebrated at the Sept. 30 meeting.

Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join the senior's group.

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. Nursery care is provided. Sunday school for all ages is held at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, commission meetings will be held at 11:45 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, prayer time at 8:30 a.m., Men's Fraternity meets at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Tamaqua Youth Ministry meets at 6:30 p.m., Prayer and Bible study at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Quilters meet at 10:30 a.m.; Saturday, musician rehearsal at 9 a.m., praise practice at 9:30 a.m.

Safe driving

An AARP driver safety course will be presented at the Tamaqua Salvation Army Center, 105 W. Broad St., this Thursday and Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. The class is designed for first-time attendees or those interested in a more in-depth presentation. The class is designed for drivers 50 years old and older and is classroom instruction only.

Drivers completing the AARP driver safety course receive a certificate which entitles them to a rate reduction on auto insurance. The certificate is valid for three years from date of course completion.

For more information, or to register, call (570) 668-0410. Class size is limited. Enrollment is open to the public and AARP membership is not required.

Summer concert

The final performance of the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce Free Summer Concert Series had to be postponed last week due to weather. The event has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, Sept. 22 and will feature the Christopher Dean Band.

The concert, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the restored Tamaqua Train Station, is being sponsored by Bailey's Building Supplies.

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