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Trunk or treat

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church postponed its second Trunk or Treat event from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5 due to last Sunday’s weather.

The family friendly event will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the area of Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets. The event is being sponsored by Zion’s Outreach Team and is open to children between the ages of 2 and 10.

For more information, call 570-668-2180 or visit online at www.zionlutherantamaqua.com.

Veterans Day

Tamaqua American Legion Post 173 will host its annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11. Staging will begin at 9 a.m. at the former MAFF Motors building in the 900 block of East Broad Street.

The line of march will head west on Broad Street, dispersing in the area of Lehigh Street.

Leading the parade, behind the Tamaqua American Legion Color Guard, will be parade Grand Marshal Robert O. Rarick, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Following the parade, a brief service will be held in front of the Legion Post at 206 W. Broad St.

Parking will be banned along the parade route.

Parade organizers encourage everyone to be part of the event, either by walking, driving or riding in the parade. All veterans, their family members, individuals, businesses, civic groups, fire companies, youth groups, clubs, organizations, military vehicles and antique car enthusiasts are welcome. Simply show your support by taking part in the parade.

For more information, call David Meredith at 570-668-3356.

Tamaqua seniors

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens met Oct. 26 at the Tamaqua YMCA with 50 members in attendance. President Melody Weicker conducted the business session after opening the meeting with the invocation “About Autumn.”

A moment of silence was held in memory of Ted Krell.

The meeting included a presentation by Schuylkill County District Attorney Christine Holman, who spoke of scams that target the elderly.

September and October birthdays were celebrated, with special wishes offered to Mary Herbig, Nellie Brennan, Joan Ann Garber, Ruthann Feane, Rose Vallee, Jim Sands and Marlene Randig.

The group is open to anyone 55 or older. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 E. Broad St.

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. Sunday school classes meet at 9:15 a.m.

Activities for next week include: Monday, Apostle’s Creed group meets at 1 p.m., Celebrate Recovery meets at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, sisters growth group meets at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, prayer gathering at 8:30 a.m., Celebrate Recovery training at 10 a.m., TYM Remix meets at 6:30 p.m., GriefShare meets at 7 p.m.; Thursday, worship team meets at 7 p.m., worship leaders meet at 8 p.m.

Primitive Methodist

Pastor Rick Clemson will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday in American Primitive Methodist Church. The service will include an infant Baptism. Sunday school classes are held at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the monthly service at the Hometown Nursing Center will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

Zion’s West Penn

Pastor Russell Campbell will officiate at the 5 p.m. contemporary service this Friday in Zion’s Stone Church in West Penn Township.

A fun night, with cake and beverages, will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 11.

A Getting Healthy With God event, hosted by Pastor Campbell and Nancy Meiser, will be held on Nov. 1 and Nov. 15.

Contact Kathy Kunkel at 570-668-1250 or kkunkel@tnonline.com. Contact the Times News at 800-443-0377 or tneditor@tnonline.com.