I love the holidays. Sure, I complain a bit about my to-do lists but overall I enjoy the end of the year. I think many of us naively believe that everyone feels the same way about the holidays. The truth is, the holidays can be a tough time for many people including those who have lost a loved one, either through death or addiction. If you know someone who might need a sympathetic group there are several upcoming opportunities.
Candlelight Remembrance Vigil
Saturday, November 18 at 6 p.m.
Come to the ninth annual vigil at Yuengling Park, Mahantongo and 10th Streets to celebrate the lives and memories of loved ones lost to suicide. Participants can bring a photo, poem or memento to share.
Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Faith Church, 1168 Centre Turnpike (Route 61), Orwigsburg has free grief sessions on Mondays to offer help and encouragement to those who are grieving (ages 18 and older).
Thursday, November 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
If you need to know about drugs and addiction attend this informative workshop at Tamaqua Area Athletic Center, 502 Penn Street, Tamaqua.