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Published April 27. 2011 05:00PM

WP softball

The West Penn Athletic/Softball Association will host the Aquafina Pitch Hit and Run Competition on April 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the West Penn Park.

The competition is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 7-14. Participation is free and birth certificates are required for proof of age.

For more information, call Scott Dietrich at (570) 449-6084 or email

Dog walk

The Tamaqua Area Animal Rescue group will host its Fourth Annual Dog Walk on May 7, following along the Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail.

The walk will begin at the Newkirk Tunnel Environmental Education Area along SR209, just west of Tamaqua. Participants will head west for one mile, then return to the registration area.

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with the walk starting at noon. Registration is required.

Pledge forms are available at the Citi Financial office, located in the former Jamesway Mall, the TIMES NEWS Tamaqua office and Tamaqua Borough Hall. For more information, call (570) 668-0323.

Rain date will be May 14.

Class of 1961

The Tamaqua Class of 1961 will hold its 50th anniversary reunion on Aug. 6.

For more information, contact Ann at (570) 668-4151 or email Bobbi at

SS. Peter and Paul

The Ladies Auxiliary of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church will hold its annual tea on May 2, at 4:30 p.m., at the home of Bernadette Griffiths. Members are reminded to bring a dessert.

Rehearsal for First Holy Communion will be held May 2 at 6 p.m., in the church.

A Living Rosary will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Coaldale, on May 2 at 6:30 p.m. A Mass and light refreshments will follow. The public is welcome to attend.

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, a prayer walk, in conjunction with New Life Assembly of God Church, will begin at 2 p.m., and the monthly service at the Tamaqua ABC High Rise will be held at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, prayer time at 8:30 a.m.; Wednesday, GriefShare and TYM meet at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, National Day of Prayer event; ; Friday, Get a Grip meeting at 7 p.m., child care is provided; Saturday, musician rehearsal at 9 a.m., praise practice at 9:30 a.m., quilters meet at 10:30 a.m.

St. Peter's Union

The Rev. Cheryl Moore will officiate at the 9 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. The service will include Holy Communion. Sunday school classes will meet at 10:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the youth group will meet at 10:15 a.m.

Activities for next week include: Tuesday, Women's Association of St. Peter's Mother-Daughter Tea at 6:30 p.m.;Thursday, prayer group meets at 5 p.m., Confirmation class meets at 6 p.m., Cherub Choir rehearsal at 6:30 p.m., Junior Choir rehearsal at 7 p.m. and Senior Choir rehearses at 7:45 p.m.

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