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Published June 15. 2012 05:01PM

Summer concerts

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the sixth year of its popular free Summer Concert Series, with mini concerts scheduled every other Thursday into September. Next week's, June 21st, event will feature Fred Douglas, whose genre is described as "oldies music."

Additional events will include: July 5, Jeremiah Jones (country); July 19, Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer (blues); Aug. 2, Lizard Creek (Celtic); Aug. 16, Large Flower Heads (60s classics); Aug. 30, The Todd Wolfe Band; Sept. 13, It Takes Two (variety).

The concerts are held from 6-8 p.m., on the platform at the Tamaqua Train Station, weather permitting.

For more information, contact the chamber at (570) 668-1880 or email

For more information about chamber activities, visit online at

South Ward meeting

The South Ward Neighborhood Committee will meet next Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m., in the South Ward Community Center. The public is welcome to attend.

Trinity UCC

The Rev. Thomas Reinsel will officiate at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Trinity United Church of Christ.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Bible study session at 7 p.m.; Thursday, choir rehearsal will be held at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the website

St. John Lutheran

The Rev. Phyllis Wolford will officiate at the 9:15 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. The service will include the celebration of Father's Day, with small gifts presented to all fathers in attendance.

Activities for next week include: Monday, stewardship committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.

The office will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Zion Lutheran

The Rev. Jeffrey Kistler will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. The service will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion. A coffee fellowship will be held at 11 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, blanket ministry meets at 9 a.m., newsletter deadline; Tuesday, church council meeting at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Relay For Life.

Honors correction

The name of Makenna Carroll was missing from the list of Tamaqua Elementary students who were named to the honor roll, which was published in Wednesday's edition of the TIMES NEWS.

Makenna was a third grade student.

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