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Published May 17. 2013 05:03PM

Summer concerts

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing to celebrate the seventh year of its popular free Summer Concert Series. The concerts are held on the platform at the Tamaqua Train Station throughout the summer season.

The first concert will be held from 6-8 p.m. on June 6. Music will be provided by Lizard Creek. Other concerts include: June 20, Christopher Dean Band; July 4, Fred Douglas; July 18, Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer; Aug. 2, YMI A Duo; Aug. 15, Todd Wolfe Band; Aug. 30, Jay Smar; Sept. 13, Large Flower Heads.

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

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

Meals on Wheels

The Tamaqua Area Meals on Wheels organization needs volunteers to help deliver meals. All it would take is one hour per week, although anyone who can donate more than an hour is welcome. For more information or to volunteer call (570) 668-6954.


Marge Kropp will deliver the sermon at this Sunday's 10:45 a.m. service in First United Methodist Church.

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. Sunday school classes will meet at 10:30 a.m.

Activities for next week include: Monday, Congregational Council will meet at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, deadline for Messenger articles; Thursday, angel choir rehearsal at 6 p.m., shepherd choir meets at 6:30 p.m., chancel/adult choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m., property committee meets at 7 p.m.; Friday, Messenger assembly at 9:30 a.m.

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