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Published October 13. 2011 05:01PM

BPW anniversary

The Tamaqua Business and Professional Women's Club celebrated its 64th anniversary with a dinner at La Dolce Casa as part of the regular October meeting.

Special guests were members of the Schuylkill Haven BPW and the Pottsville BPW.

President Phyllis Paisley was in charge of the celebration and meeting.

Entertainment was provided by Eileen Maiser.

The service organization,as part of its effort to provide advocacy, education and information, collected socks to donate the state Make A Difference Day Project.

The next meeting will be held Nov. 1. Members will be accepting donated items for distribution at the Wilkes Barre Veteran's Hospital.

For more information about the club or its projects, contact Jean Towle at


A total of 37 units of the "gift of life" was collected at the Sept. 21 American Red Cross Bloodmobile held in Tamaqua.

The visit was sponsored by the Alpha Theta Masters chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and was held at St. John United Church of Christ.

Local volunteers included: Bob Shirey, Dolly Shirey, Darlene Zeckman, Robert Zeckman, Dolores Martin and Edie Hoffman.

The next Bloodmobile visit is scheduled for Nov. 6 and will be held at the Tamaqua Salvation Army.

Calvary UM

The Rev. Brian Reading will officiate at this 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, an evening of praise, worship and Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This will be the last session with Christopher Hafer.

Wednesday prayer and praise services are held at 7 p.m. in the church.

St. Peter's Union

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

Also on Sunday, the church board will meet at 10:45 a.m., the Confirmation class will meet at 1 p.m.; Daisies, Cub Scouts and Brownies meet at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week include: Tuesday, theater rehearsal at 6:30 p.m., Women's Association of St. Peter's will meet at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Prayer group meets at 5 p.m., Cherub rehearsal at 6:30 p.m., Junior Choir at 7 p.m. and Senior Choir meets at 7:45 p.m.

Dinner theatre performances are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 29, and at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 30.

St. Jerome's

A short power point presentation, concerning changes to the liturgy, will be presented at all Masses in St. Jerome's Catholic Church this weekend.

Also this weekend, the celebration of St. Francis' Blessing of the Pets will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, in the church parking lot.

A public Rosary Rally will be held Saturday, at noon, at Depot Square Park at the Five Points intersection.

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