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Published June 07. 2013 05:04PM

Summer reading

The Tamaqua Public Library's 2013 Summer Reading Program kicks off Monday, June 17 and will continue through July 29. No sessions will be held the week of July 4.

Children ages 2-5 years old will meet from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The same program will be offered both days.

Children ages 6-12 years will meet at 3-4:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. on Mondays.

For more information or to register, call (570) 668-4660.

Drivers needed

The Carbon/Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers for its "Road to Recovery" program, which provides volunteer transportation for cancer patients to and from their treatment sessions.

Drivers are an important part of a patient's recovery, providing moral support and a sympathetic ear. Volunteer drivers and coordinators provide a crucial service to patients whose friends and families are unable to drive them to every appointment. Retirees, students, homemakers or anyone with some spare time can volunteer to use their own private vehicles to help those in need. Most treatment sessions are held Monday through Friday mornings and/or afternoons. Training is provided.

For more information, call Judy Hoppes at (888) 227-5445, option 3.

5K Run/Walk

St. Jerome Regional School will hold its Regional School Debra Earley Memorial 5K Run/Walk on June 15. The event will be held at 9 a.m. at Marian Catholic High School, following a scenic course over mixed terrain.

For more information, call (570) 668-2757 or visit

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. There will be no Sunday school class.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. James Williams will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. The service will include a graduate recognition. Sunday school will be held at 9:15 a.m.

Zion's Old Fashioned Picnic will be held this Sunday from 4-7 p.m. The Cressona Band will perform from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Festivities will include cake walks, a basket raffle, homemade food and hay bale tosses.

St. Peter's Union

Sunday worship services are held at 9 a.m. in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. This Sunday's service will include a Joyous Noise Offering.

Also on Sunday, Summer Sunday School will meet at 10:15 a.m., and the pastor relations committee will meet following the worship service.

Activities for next week include: Monday, food co-op meets at 9 a.m.; Wednesday, retirees meet at 10 a.m.; Thursday, prayer group meets at 4:45 p.m., worship and music committee meets at 6 p.m.

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