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Published February 24. 2011 05:00PM

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for March, including a visit from St. Jerome's kindergarten students on March 18.

Other activities planned for the month include: March 2, bingo; March 7, communion; March 8, cooking class; March 14, sing-a-long with Audrey Christ; March 16, Salvation Army and foot doctor visits; March 21, craft day; March 23, monthly birthday party; March 28, indoor cookout.

In addition to weekly sing-a-longs, daily meals, therapy sessions and social games, the center provides for hairstyling and manicure service. Both require advance notice.

Anyone interested in obtaining more information about the center or its services may call (570) 668-6577.

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library is gearing up for its Spring Storytime sessions. This year's theme will be "See If You Can Guess the Theme for the Day." Sessions are open to children between the ages of 2 and 5.

Storytime begins March 7 and will continue for 10 consecutive weeks. Identical programs will be held Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10-11 a.m. Sessions will include stories and crafts.

For more information, stop by the library on South Railroad Street, call (570) 668-4660 or visit the website at

Library hours are Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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, the Ministry Council will meet 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, adult Bible study and Tamaqua Youth Ministry meet at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Musician rehearsal at 9 a.m., praise practice at 9:30 a.m., quilters meet at 10:30 a.m.

Calvary UM

The Rev. James Seifert will officiate at Sunday's 10:25 a.m. worship service in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church. Sunday school classes meet at 9:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, a session of praise, worship and Bible study, in the evangelistic style, will be held at 6:30 p.m.

An hour of praise and prayer will be held Wednesday, beginning at 7 p.m.

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