Drug Awareness program Nov. 16

Drugs 101 - November 16, 2017

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Drugs 101, what parents need to know, set for Nov. 16

Raiders STEP Up and Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet are teaming up to present an evening seminar on “Drugs 101, What Every Parent Needs to Know.”

The event is free and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center, 502 Penn St., Tamaqua. The athletic center is located between the Tamaqua Area Senior High and Middle schools.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will be guest speaker.

Other speakers are former Denver Broncos Vance Johnson, a wide receiver in the NFL who is currently in long-term recovery, and Diane Rowland, coordinator of Schuylkill County’s Drug and Alcohol Prevention program.

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, how to identify illegal drugs and their packaging, and hear real life stories of addiction and recovery.

Several prizes will be awarded, including a Luvabella Responsive Baby Doll, a Lego Boost Creative toy box, a Furreal Roaring Tyler the Tiger and a $50 gift card from the Tamaqua Station Restaurant. Prize winners must be in attendance for the entire event.

For more information, contact Tammy at saferstreetstamaqua@gmail.com.

Advent Breakfast Dec. 9

Advent breakfast 2017

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Tickets for the seventh annual Tamaqua Community Advent Breakfast on Dec. 9 will go on sale this week. Tickets have been distributed to area churches as well as to the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce and the Tamaqua Community Art Center. The cost of the breakfast remains at $5. A limited number of tickets are available for the holiday event hosted by the Culinary Team at Zion Lutheran Church, Tamaqua. This year’s musical guest is Crossroad Duo (Sterling Koch and Jack Kulp). Guest speaker is Tamaqua Citizen of the Year Paul Dodson. The breakfast is sponsored by the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network (TAFFN), the Tamaqua Area Miniterial Association, the Tamaqua Community Partnership and the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce. TAFFN is a 401 (3)(c) non-profit organization under the umbrella of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership. For more information about the breakfast, please call 570-668-4451.

Community Thanksgiving Service Nov. 21


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The annual Tamaqua Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Tamaqua Ministerial Associal is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette Street, Tamaqua. Member of the Ministerial Association will lead the service. Special musical guest this year is the Tamaqua Area High School Jazz Chorale under the direction of John Buglio.

Trunk or Treat Nov. 5 (rain or shine)


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Tamaqua area families with children ages 2 to 10 are invited to a Trunk or Treat at Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua Sunday, Nov. from 2 to 4 p.m. Weather permitting, the event will be held on Mauch Chunk Street between Greenwood and Market streets. If it rains, the event will take place in the church’s downstairs social area. The safe Halloween event is sponsored by the Outreach Team. Zion is located at the corner of Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets in Tamaqua.For more information, call 570-668-2180, visit www.ziontamaqua.com, or Zion’s Facebook page.