6 08/08/18 Tamaqua column

6 08/08/18 Tamaqua column

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Tamaqua news for Aug. 8, 2018

Fireworks committee

In an effort to bring an annual professional fireworks display to Tamaqua, a fireworks committee is being considered. An initial meeting, to see if there is community interest in the project, will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the South Ward Playground.

The playground is located at Oak and Penn streets.

Middle school news

Open House for the Tamaqua Area Middle School has been scheduled for Aug. 21. Principal Christopher Czapla recommends that parents report to their student’s homeroom no later than 6:30 p.m. Homeroom assignments are listed on the auditorium doors. Parents will receive a copy of their child’s schedule, which they will be able to follow during the open house.

All parents are welcome to attend to meet the teachers and learn about the curriculum and student expectations.

Meet the Raiders

The Tamaqua Area School District will hold its annual fall “Meet the Raiders” Night at 7 p.m. Aug. 23, at the Tamaqua Sports Stadium.

All fall sports participants, cheerleaders and coaches will be recognized along with the Raider Marching Band, which will perform its field show. The event is free of charge and the public is welcome to attend.

In case of inclement weather, the event will not be rescheduled.

Chamber concerts

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce continues its 12th Annual Summer Concert Series on Thursday featuring The Fat Cats offering an evening of rock ’n’ roll. The concerts are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the platform at the Tamaqua Train Station. All events are weather permitting.

The entertainment will continue throughout the summer months, on select Thursdays. The rest of the schedule includes: Aug. 16, Magic Stew, classic rock/jams; Aug. 23, The Bees Knees, ’60s rock and the British invasion bands; Aug. 30, Gene Morrison, oldies and the classics.

For more information, contact the chamber office at 570-668-1880.

Tamaqua seniors

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens met Aug. 2 at the Tamaqua YMCA with 50 members in attendance. President Melody Weicker conducted the business session after opening the meeting with the invocation “Endow Me.”

Members were reminded of the annual Summer picnic, which will be held Sept. 13 at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club in Clamtown. Activities will begin at noon.

A trip to the Mohegan Sun in Wilkes-Barre is being planned for Aug. 17.

Refreshments were served.

The group is open to anyone 55 or older, meeting at 1 p.m. every Thursday at the YMCA.

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library will be hosting an author meet and greet on Aug. 13. Anne Chaikowsky La Voie, author of “Lithuanians of Schuylkill County,” will be at the library from 6 p.m. to closing. She will have signed copies available for purchase.

The book is part of the “Images of America” project, a collection of chronicles of small-town life across the United States. La Voie spent months researching the history and heritage of the Lithuanian contributions in Schuylkill County, from Shenandoah, to McAdoo, to Mahanoy City to Tamaqua.

The library is located at 30 S. Railroad St. For more information on any library event, call 570-668-4600.

Primitive Methodist

Pastor Rick Clemson will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday in American Primitive Methodist Church.

Bible study sessions are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information, email virno.desk@outlook.com.

Hope in the Mountains NFG is held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Thursday.

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.

Also on Sunday, the TAFFN Summer Celebration will be held at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week include: Monday, Celebrate Recovery men’s training at 5:30 p.m., Celebrate Recovery meets at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, TYM REMIX will meet at 6:30 p.m., worship practice at 7 p.m.

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