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Published May 25. 2012 05:01PM

Summer concerts

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing to celebrate the sixth year of its popular free Summer Concert Series, which will begin June 7 with a blues concert by Sarah Ayres and Chris Dean. Other concerts in the series will include: June 21, Fred Douglas (oldies); 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.

Sponsorships are still available.

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

For more information about chamber activities, visit online at

School's out party

The North and Middle Ward Playground Association will sponsor an "End of School" party on May 31 at the Washington Street playground. Festivities, for all ages, will be held from 7-9 p.m.

Music will be provided by DJ Ray. The public is welcome to attend.

Computer classes

The Tamaqua Salvation Army is sponsoring a series of free computer classes to the public. Computer labs are held every Monday, from 4-5 p.m., at 105 W. Broad St.

Seating is limited, so please contact the instructor to confirm your space by calling (570) 668-1234 or emailing AndyLeibenguth

No previous computer experience, or ownership, is required.

Cross country

The Tamaqua Cross Country Boosters will begin gearing up for the 2012-2013 season and will meet May 30, at 6:30 p.m., on the front steps of the Tamaqua Area Senior High School. Anyone interested in supporting the teams is welcome.

Parents of the incoming freshman class are also welcome to attend.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock and the Rev. Ed Bean will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. Memorial Day service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will be held jointly with Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church and will be followed by a covered dish social.

A combined Bible school, for Calvary and Zion Lewistown Churches, is being planned for June 11-15. This year's theme is "Incrediworld Amazement Park," which will be held from 6-8:15 p.m. at Zion's Church. Registrations are being accepted online at or by calling (570) 668-2398 for more information.

SS. Peter and Paul

A Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. Monday, in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Owl Creek Road.

High school and college graduates will be honored at the 8 a.m. Mass on June 3. Graduates are reminded to bring their caps and gowns and meet in the parish hall before Mass.

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 recognition of graduating seniors and acolytes. A congregational meeting will be held immediately following the service.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Scouts meets at 6 p.m., senior choir rehearses at 7 p.m.

Calvary UM

A joint Memorial Day service will be held this Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., at Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. A covered-dish dinner will follow the service.

An hour of prayer and praise is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help clean the Tabernacle. Work sessions will be held May 29, June 4 and June 7, beginning at 6 p.m. each day.

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