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Published January 20. 2012 05:01PM


An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit Tamaqua on Jan. 25. The collection site will be St. John United Church of Christ on Pine Street. Hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good general health, is eligible to donate blood.

To schedule an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit the organization's website at

This visit is being sponsored by Tamaqua 309 Auto Sales.

All donors will receive a free mug and spoon set, as well as a Chef Cat Cora recipe card.

Kindergarten registration

Registration for kindergarten classes, in the Tamaqua Area School District, for the school year 2012-2013, will be held March 12, 13 and 14 at the Tamaqua Elementary School and on March 15 at the West Penn Elementary School.

Registration hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration packets will be available at all three of the district's elementary schools, beginning Feb. 27 or at the Tamaqua Area School District website - Appointments will then be scheduled for March.

Children residing within the Tamaqua Area School District who will reach the age of 5 before Sept. 1, 2012 are eligible to attend kindergarten classes.

To register, call (570) 668-3306 the week of Feb. 27, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and from 1-3 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.

Democrats reorganization

The Eastern Schuylkill County Democrats will hold a reorganizational meeting on Monday, at 7:30 p.m., at the East End Fire Company.

The public is welcome to attend.

Courageous series

The movie "Courageous" will be presented at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 22, at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 223 E. Broad St., Tamaqua.

The film presents important messages concerning faith and family and tells the story of four law enforcement officers as they each try to raise their families

There is no fee associated with the movie presentation.

In conjunction with the movie presentation, Bethany will offer the courageous series of seminars for men and women. The groups will each meet separately, from 7-8:30 p.m., on Feb. 10, providing gender based looks on "resolution." The sessions will continue to meet on Fridays, at the same time. Following each session, the groups will merge for a time of sharing and fellowship

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

Calvary UM

Lay Leader Terry Gerber will offer the sermon at this Sunday's 10:25 a.m. worship service in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church. Special music will be provided by Lindsay Heisler. Sunday school classes meet at 9:15 a.m.

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

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

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. A congregational meeting will be held immediately following the service.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9:30 a.m.

The choir will rehearse on Jan. 26.

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