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April 1 thru December
Jackson Mansion Tours
The Historical Jackson Mansion Tours. Located at 344 Market Street Berwick Pa 18603
Guided Tours at 11:30 and !:30. Every Tues., Wed. and Sat.
The Berwick Historical Society
For private or group tours

Veterans Wanted!
Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guard, Guardsmen & Reservists
Apply At: A. P. Damato Medal Of Honor
American Legion Post 792
16 N. Main ST. Shenandoah
(570) 462-2387
“Come visit our Post see what we have to offer for you & your family.” Continue to serve your Country in your Community. If you have belonged to a Post in the past & want to transfer to our Post you can you also keep your time served.
We Need You!

Open House 1st Saturdays
Held the First Saturday of each month at the Walk-In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven. 570-732-3728

thru December 15
Nature’s Greatest Airshow:
Annual Hawk Migration Watch
Daily, through Dec 15. Trail fee.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. 610-756-6961.

Every Monday
Bingo – every Monday
Locustdale Fire Co
Smoke Free
Regular hard cards, paper specials & jackpot
Refreshments available
Benefits the Truck Room Fund
Call 570-875-3297 for info.

Every Weekend
Train Displays
The free Saturday Trains program, now in its eleventh year at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church at the corner of Pine and East Market streets in Danville, Montour County, will be open on Saturday and every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon with its dozens of trains, a model merry-go-round that children and adults can play with, and 30 new pushbuttons that activate the exhibit’s operating attractions. More than 1,000 icicle lights decorate the display.
The non-profit Loose Ties Model Railroad Club is now showing its electric trains in a free display every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Silver Moon Flea Market on Route 15, two miles north of Lewisburg in Union County..

Every Tuesday
L.O.L. (League of Literiraies) Writer’s Group 6pm - 7:30pm
Are you writer enough to join the league? Grades 6+
FREE! Our group’s services are free! We will help get ou published and past your writers block. Anything from songs, short stories and school assignments.
Pizza parties, field trips and other fun events throughout the year.
Tamaqua Art Center
125 Pine Street, Tamaqua,
For more information call

Second Wednesday Monthly
Shepherd’s Table
Free Meal Offered
Good Shepherd’ Lutheran Church
Rear entrance, 9th St., Ashland
Eat in only, no take outs

Every Wednesday
Safe Zone - 7pm
Judgement Free Support Group
1464 Rt. 61, South, Pottsville

Every Thursday
McAdoo Fire Company, VFW, McAdoo, 5:00pm – 9:30pm
South Kennedy Drive, McAdoo
Starts at 6:00

1st & 3rd Saturday Monthly
Saturday Morning
Men’s Fellowship
a non-denominational, Christ-centered men’s gathering, invites all men to join them for fellowship, encouragement, and to learn and discover how the Bible applies to a man’s everyday life. 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at The Lehighton Rec Center – 243 S. 8th St. Lehighton, PA. There is no cost to attend, coffee & pastries will be provided.

First Sunday - Monthly
Monthly Spaghetti Dinners
Columbia Hose Fire Co
742 W Centre St Shenandoah 570-462-9574
First Sunday Of Every Month October Thru April With Exception Being Jan. 10th Instead Of 3rd - 11am Til Sellout
Eat In Or Take Out Free Local Delivery. Served With Salad Bread And Dessert. Adults $9 Child $7

3rd Saturday each Month
Motorcycle Riders;
Do you like to ride, have fun with a group, go to great places throughout the state for the best foods and ice cream. Come join us on the 3rd Saturday each month at 9:00 am for breakfast at Tom’s Kitchen in Cunningham on Rt 93. We would like you to come and join us, bring some ideas where you would like to ride with friends and have a good time. There is always room for a few more riders at our table! (Victory, Vulcan, Harley, ------- are encourage to participate) If you would like more information you may call Bill & Charlene Knecht at 570-759-2186. We are members of PA Chapter H, Region B, of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.

Lifetree Mondays
Upcoming Topics
June 5 - The Church and Gays
June 12 - Surrounded by Stuff
June 19 - Imperfect Parents
June 26 - What’s Your Pet Trying to Tell You? Lifetree Café Mondays - 7 pm at the Corner ( Routes 183 & 443) Just South of Cressona

June 1 - 3
Block Party
Rainbow Hose Company #1
Thursday 6-11 p.m. Friday & Saturday 6 p.m. - midnight Family Night 6-10 Thursday, Truck Parade 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 47 Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. Good food & fun for the whole family. Nightly entertainment, games and rides. Call 570-385-1511 for info.

June 2 - 4
Mid-Atlantic Air Museum World War II Weekend
Reading Regional Airport, 2501 Bernville Rd, Reading

June 3,
Summer Fun Flea Market
8am to 2 pm at the Heritage Center, 1 West Hazard Street, Summit Hill; Panther Valley’s Premier Entertainment Complex. Featuring kids clothing, personal care items, gently used adult clothing, gift items, homemade jelly, jewelry, glassware, and much more. Call early for tables at $10. Kitchen is open 8 am. For tables Call Cathy at 570.645.5888

June 3
29th Annual Mahanoy City Ethnic Day
9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Food prepared by cooks from the varied ethnic groups that made Mahanoy City their home. for sale at Citizen’s Firehouse 200 West Centre St. .

June 3
Walk Around Town
led by Deb Davis begins at 10:30 am at Admiral Boone Park, St. Clair. Take an over 2 mile walk “around” the town.

June 3
Community Yard Sale
Port Carbon - 8am-2pm
Registration BenefitsChildren’s Christmas Party with Santa.

June 3
Schuylkill Haven’s First Saturday Downtown
In cooperation with The Walk In Art Center , GSHABA is sponsoring the Pawcasso and the Pet March . In addition , GSHABA is creating an American Flag with community thumbprints from 10am to 4pm! See our Facebook page, Greater Schuylkill Haven Area Business Association for more details.

June 3
Job Fair
Seeks Candidates for Growing Customer Care Center
– MetroCast Communications, the video, internet and phone provider located in Berwick, Pennsylvania, will host a job fair on June 3 at its Market Street facility: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 911 N Market Street, BerwicK. The job fair will be an opportunity for interested candidates to inquire about, and to interview for, multiple customer service positions including a customer service supervisor position and customer service representative positions. MetroCast is looking for qualified candidates to fill positions covering three shifts, with positions starting at $11.00 per hour. Benefits include health, dental, vision, 401(k), paid time off, holidays, and complimentary MetroCast service for employees living in the MetroCast service area

June 3 - 9
Schuykill River Sojourn
The Schuylkill River Sojourn is an annual 112-mile guided canoe/kayak trip on the Schuylkill River that begins in rural Schuylkill Haven and ends seven days later in Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row. Participants paddle 14-18 miles per day and can register for the entire trip or as little as one day. Sometimes it is wet and wild. At other times it is peaceful and inspiring. There are a few rapids, calm water, plenty of laughs, songs at the campsites, and celebrations in the river towns. There is a little bit of everything for paddlers throughout the week-long sojourn that begins the first weekend of June. And though the same route is paddled every year, a different river greets us every June.
Schuylkill River Greenway Association with Canoe Susquehanna. 570-524-7692

June 4
Basket Bingo
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Benefit William Penn Fire Company, 166 Mt. Olive Boulevard (Rt. 54), Shenandoah
Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Bingo at 2:00 p.m.
Admission $25.00 for 20 regular games and 5 specials
Free buffet and dessert
Baskets are filled
For tickets or information call 570-462-2242

June 4
16th Annual
Bear Creek Festival
Festival will take place at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds in Summit Station from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. This family oriented event offers visitors free and fun activities related to all things environmental, outdoors, natural, and agricultural in Schuylkill County. It is free and open to the public. The Bear Creek Festival offers a multitude of free activities for all ages, such as Schuylkill Trout Unlimited’s annual fishing derby, Hover Ball Archery by Schuylkill Sportsmen’s Association & Sportsmen’s Advisory Board, build your own bird house with Home Depot, paint your own flower pot, animals from Red Creek Wildlife Center, music by KJ, and much more. This year we will also have live performances by Van Wagner and Jay Smar.

June 5, 6, & 7
Rummage Sale
Trinity United Church
of Christ,
22 Lafayette Street, Tamaqua,
Monday, 5:00 pm -8:00 pm
Tuesday, 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Weds., 10:00 am -1:00 pm Baked Goods and Refreshments available! No Televisions or Computer Monitors accepted

June 8
26th Annual Golf Tournament To Benefit The Ronald Mcdonald House Of Danville
11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Come out and enjoy a great day of golf while helping to support the Ronald McDonald House of Danville.
Frosty Valley Country Club
2201 Bloom Rd, Danville, PA 570-271-6300

June 8 ,9, &10
Firemans Carnival
East Norwegian Twp Fire Co.
Dieners Hill/St. Clair
THURS: DJ Spin Jammers
FRI: Mindset
SAT: Jean and AmericanDream & Fireworks @10pm
Food, Drinks, Rides, Midway
570-429-0867 For Info

June 9
Chicken BBQ Dinner.
To purchase tickets in advance or questions call:
Jody Callahan at 271-1145. Eat in or takeout available Cost is $ 8.00 a meal.
Mooresburg Presbyterian Church, 9 Church Drive,
Danville, 4pm- 6pm or sold out

June 10
Shenandoah’s 36th
Coal Cracker 10K Run
Fun run for ages 12 and under starts at 9:00, 10k starts at 10:00. Registration is at DSI office at 7:30 AM. For more information call 570-462-0389

June 10
1st Annual Pet Carnival
11:30 A.M. – 6 P.M. At Valley View Park. Free Admission. Fun For All Including Your Fur-Babies! Food, GS Troop #31806, Ryan Reidler’s Broad Street BBQ, Vendors, Local Rescues, DJ Dan Poletti, Pet Photos, Agility Course, Face Paining, Print with Paws, Carnival Games, Chinese Auction.
1 p.m. Dog Pie Eating Contest
3 p.m. Villalobos Rescue Speaker (TV Show Pitbulls and Paroles) 5 p.m. Dog Fashion Show. Carnival proceeds will benefit the local animal rescues

June 10
Thunder on the Mountain
Car Show
Wilburton Fire Co.

June 10
Billtown Blues Festival

June 11
Schuylkill On The Move Walk “Mud Run Ramble”
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy Mountain Laurel in bloom as John Domalakes leads us on a scenic hike on the Broad Mountain. Meets at the south end of the Schuylkill Mall parking. (3 miles-moderate)
For information on directions or cancellation:
Schuylkill on the Move promotes positive steps toward good health through walking and an appreciation of the natural beauty of our area.

June 11-15
Goldrush Vacation Bible DSchool
Hope Community Church
Mount Carmel

June 14th
Woodland Terrace Hike
– led by Deb Davis – begins at 6:30 pm at the Historical Society (24 N. Nichols St., St. Clair). The hike features a slow jaunt half-way up the Gun Club Hill and turning left to the Woodland Terrace Development. We’ll stop and visit at Judy’s backyard wild life habitat certified by the Natural Wild Life Federation. The site provides four basic habitat elements needed for wild life to thrive: food, water, cover and a place to race young. We’ll then venture through the development and around the cul-de-sac.

June 14
Strawberry Social
4 to 6:30 at Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk & Greenwood Sts., Tamaqua
Food & Fasvorites.
Takeout available

June 15
Walk, Wine & Wander
4-8 PM - Schuylkill Haven,
Walk , Wine and Wander is annual community event sponsored by the Greater Schuylkill Haven Area Business Association (GSHABA) since 2009. Join the community as we wander the streets of Schuylkill Haven with a tribute to our local crafters and artists. Character portraits and horse and trolley rides. Sip some wine from one of our wineries.
Try some local Moonshine and Tacos and enjoy music by Sterling Koch from 5pm to 8pm and artists displaying and selling artwork in the alley way.
Or taste the beer from a local brewery. POUND Demonstrations and a local salon will be showcasing models with “hair-raising” styles and clothes from an, an upscale consignment store. Food, fun, and so much more! Parking is available at the municipal lot , right near the train station, look for the sign.

June 15
Advanced order Sub Sale
Pick up 10:30 a.m.June 15th, Congregation Free Church of Christ, 81 McKeans Ridge Road, Orwigsburg,
Choice ofItalian, Ham, or Turkey: $5.00 each. To order call: 570-366-2049 by June 11

June 16
5th Annual
Kielbasi & Pierogie Golf Open
1pm Tee time at Mountain Valley Golf Course Includes lunch, Dinner & refreshments all day.

June 16 & 17
Parish Festival
Devine Redeemer Church
Mount Carmel

June 17
Schuylkill On The Move Walk “Swatara State Park”
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Meet Robin Tracey at Sand Siding Road parking lot of Rt. 443. We will be following Swatara Creek and viewing some very unique wildflowers. Bring lunch and dogs are welcome. (6.5 miles-moderate). For information on directions or cancellation:
Schuylkill on the Move promotes positive steps toward good health through walking and an appreciation of the natural beauty of our area.

June 17
Yoga and Mindfulness Walking
The practice of mindfulness can bring many benefits to your emotional and physical health as well as to the relationships in your life. Mindfulness is an amazing tool for stress management and overall wellness because it can be used at virtually any time and can quickly bring lasting results. “Porcupine Pat” McKinney of the Schuylkill Conservation District will highlight the importance of bringing mindfulness into your everyday 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Waterfall Road Pavilion of Sweet Arrow Lake County Park.  Participants will practice mindfulness walking and be shown gentle practices that they can take home to help become a happier and healthier person.  All yoga postures will be in a standing position only so no mats are needed.  Beginners are welcome and handouts will be available.  The fee for this program is $5.00 per person.  Contact Susan Long at 570-624-3018 for registration.

June 17
3rd Annual Wine
In The Pines Festival
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A new tradition in Danville is our very own open-air festival featuring local wines, hard ciders, and craft beers. The Wine in the Pines brings together a beautiful, tree-encircled location with the finest wineries and breweries the region has to offer. While the local drinks are center stage, a hand-selected group of food vendors offer delicious treats that pair well with the wines and spirits. The festive atmosphere is completed by live music and artisanal wine and beer-related craft items for sale.
Danville Business Alliance
Hess Field, Danville, PA 17821

June 18
Tamaqua Summerfest
An Annual Event held
Every Father’s Day
Downtown Tamaqua

June 18
Annual Car Cruise

June 20 - 23
Summer Craft Fair At Knoebels
From homemade candles to handcrafted jewelry, you’re bound to find something that sparks your interest at Knoebels Summer Craft Fair. Over 60 vendors from across the country convene at Knoebels to showcase the many talents that span through generations of family trees!  Free admission, parking and entertainment
Knoebels Amusement Park
391 Knoebels Blvd., Elysburg, 1-800-487-4386

June 21
Strawberry Festival
4-6 p.m.. Zion Lutheran Church
Oak & Nice Streets, Frackville
Adults - $8.00 - Child (10 & under) - $4.00
For tickets call 570-874-1190
Tickets must be purchased by June 14th . Eat in or take out
Hot Dog or Barbecue, Chips, Strawberries and Ice Cream, Baked Good

June 21
Northern Exposure
led by Roland Price – begins at 6:30 pm at the Historical Society (24 N. Nichols St., St. Clair). The north side of town has seen much action with new businesses. Let’s head north and check it out. We’ll then travel to Home Depot and head home.

June 21
North Paris
Strawberry Festival
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 307 E. Hancock Street
St. Clair, Tickets - $5.00
Call 570-429-7107
Eat in or take out
Strawberries and Ice Cream, Baked Good & Beverage

June 22, 23 & 24
Port Carbon Block Party!
On Washington Street in Front of Good Will Fire Co.
Sponsored by Good Will Fire Company Benefits the Fire House Equipment Fund

June 23 &24
Old Fashioned Picnic
St. Peter’s Union Church
184 St. Peters Road, Tamaqua
Food, Entertainment, Raffles and more. Fun for the entire Family, Rain or Shine.

June 24
Town Wide Yard Sale
The Transportation museum in Port Clinton at Penn and Clinton St. is sponsoring a town wide yard sale, on June 24, from 8 a.m.until mid afternoon. There will be vendors inside the museum, yard sale tables outside the museum, refreshments and food will be available. If anyone would like to set up either at the museum or in town, contact Luke at 610-562-3996 to reserve a table
June 24
Berwick Area Regatta & 2017 Paddle For The Gold
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The American Power Boat Association, Berwick Area Board Club, and Berwick Area United Way host the 4th Annual Berwick Area Regatta & 2017 Paddle for the Gold.  The Regatta event is speed boat racing on the beautiful Susquehanna River, which will be followed with the Second Annual Paddle for the Gold, kayak race. Following both races Saturday, June 24 will be a banquet dinner. More speed boat racing on Sunday.
Free Admission
Berwick Area Marketing Committee, Test Track Riverfront Park, 50 S. Eaton Street (on Soccer Fields), Berwick, PA 570-752-2723 x15

June 25
Annual Schuylkill Haven
“Island Park Cruise In &
Car Show”
9am to 2pm.
All new rolling cruise from 2pm to 3pm through the
streets, door prizes, trophies, 50/50 drawing, live radio &
DJ, early breakfast will be served. Call Charlie at 570-449-2896 or Jerry at

June 25
Annual Summit Hill
11am at Historic Ludlow Park Ludlow Street Summit Hill. The Heritage Center will have its annual authentic regional food, halupki, Becca’s handmade halushki, perogies, Cathy P’s kielbasa soup, Andrea’s Sausage with homemade pepper sauce and Soumaya’s rolled grape leaves, hummus and flat bread. Food, Music and Fun in the Historic Ludlow Park.

July 2
32nd Annual Car Show
Anthracite Regional A.A.C.A.
Tri-County Little League Field, McAdoo

July 4
Firecracker 5K
Port Carbon
Rain or Shine - 8:00 am start, $20 Pre-registration up to June 15, $25 after deadline up to day of the race Register Online at For more information and registration form, call Deniece or Scott at 570-622-5824

July 4
Port Carbon’s
Annual 4th of July Parade
10: a.m. step off – line up begins at 9:30 a.m.Fireworks at 10PM (Rain date July 5th)

July 4
“Kayaks, Canoes, and Boats, Oh My!”
a new event will take place at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park that should be loads of fun for the whole family.  Kayak, canoe and cardboard boat races along with boating safety and other boating demonstrations will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the park clubhouse. There will be a number of races including canoe and kayak sprints, slaloms, endurance, and log tow races as well as the cardboard boat races. There will be 5 age classes for the canoe and kayak events. The cardboard boat races may have 4 person teams and 2 persons must ride in the boat.  This event is free and open to the public as participants and spectators.  All events will begin at the clubhouse, leaving the boat access area open for fishermen.  Refreshments will be available for sale. Registration on the day of the event begins at 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration is highly recommended and, as an incentive, the first 100 people to pre-register before June 1, 2017 will receive a free event tee shirt.  Call Craig Morgan at 570-617-8223 for info.
Registration forms and event flyers are available on the Park’s web site at Send registration forms to Craig Morgan, 1537 Panther Valley Road, Pine Grove, PA 17963.

July 4,
Reading of the
Declaration of Independence
in Historic Ludlow Park. 11am. We will be reading the Declaration from the Gazebo at the time it was revealed to the citizens of the country. This was a time that we were British Citizens in rebellion. Join us for this annual event.

July 8
HoHoHo Christmas in July Craft Show
10am to 4pm at the Heritage Center, 1 West Hazard Street, Summit Hill; Panther Valley’s Premier Entertainment Complex. Join is for the best crafters in the area. Tables will be inside and outside of our historic building. Kitchen will be open serving homemade dishes and our famous hot dogs. Crafters are welcome tables are available.

July 9
Schuylkill On The Move Walk “Magnificent Mysterious Meander”
2:00 P.M. To 4:30 P.M. Where will Porcupine Pat take you? Find out by meeting him at the Schuylkill County AG Center in Pottsville for a carpool to the start location. (3 miles-moderate)
For information on directions or cancellation:
Schuylkill on the Move promotes positive steps toward good health through walking and an appreciation of the natural beauty of our area.

July 15
Schuylkill On The Move Walk “Landingville Marsh And Auburn Dam Hike”
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join Robin Tracey in this return visit to the Landingville area. Let’s explore the wetlands that are usually full of wildlife at this time of year. Meet Robin at the Cressona Mall near Burger King to carpool to the site. Bring a lunch and dogs are welcome. (4 miles-moderate).

July 29
Free outdoor band fest
with local bands featuring Red Letter Hymnal at Bethany Christian Fellowship, 102 Front St., Cressona from 5 to 10 pm. Held inside should it rain

July 31 - August 5
34 Annual
Schuylkill County Fair
Country Scenes –
Blue Ribbon Dreams.
July 31 – M&T Pulling Day
Stage: 7 & 9 p.m. Diaspora
Aug 1 – Kids Day
Stage: 7 & 9 p.m. Reckless (Classic Country)
Aug 2 – Sch. Co. Day
Stage: 7 & 9 p.m. Crazy Hearts (Country W/ A New Attitude)
Aug. 3 – Dairy Day
Stage: 7 & 9 p.m. Shawn Klush (Elvis Impersonator)
Aug. 4 – Country Day
Stage: 9 p.m. Parmalee w/ Jesse Wade at 7p.m.
Aug. 5 – Family Fun Day
Stage: 7 p.m. The Mahoney Brothers Present: Juke Box Heroes Live and at 9p.m. Long Live the Beatles

August 19
25th Annual Pioneer Day
Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine in Ashland will be hosting its 25th Annual Pioneer Day 10am to 5 pm.. This year’s Pioneer Day is in celebration of Pioneer Tunnel’s 55th anniversary as a tourist attraction. In addition to its coal mine tours and steam train rides, there will be entertainment provided by the ”Breaker Boys” & musical entertainment provided by ‘MAK’ Enjoy the food, crafts, and games provided by our wonderful vendors. Bring a lawn chair & enjoy the day!

August 19
Lebanon Reservoir And Swatara Furnace Hike
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Robin Tracey leads you on this historic and scenic tour. Meets at the concrete pad at the state game lands off Gold Mine Road. We will see a large reservoir and follow the old rail bed. We will then drive to the Swatara Furnace. Bring a lunch and dogs are welcome. (6 miles-moderate).

Aogust 20
Cruising Pottsville 2017
Cruising Pottsville the Wat it Used to Be. 6pm - 9pm.
Downtown Pottsville
Registration beins at 2pm
No Judging, No Trophies
Pre-cruise at Jerry’s Cars & Collectibles Museum, Pottsville
Facebook: Cruisin Pottsville
Proceeds benefit
Pottsville Lions Club

August 20
Schuylkill On The Move “Historic Tow Path Trek”
2:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. Judge John Domalakes leads you on a walk located along the Schuylkill River that meanders through a number of locks. Meets in the playground parking lot locatedon the west side of Port Clinton on Broad Street. (four miles-easy).

August 26
19th Annual Heritage Day And The 17th Annual Parade Of Nations in Shenandoah
Parade starts at 10am
There will be 21 nations represented, ethnic foods, crafts and games. Festivities continue in Girard Park with DJ and live music by Perseverance Jazz Band, Lester Hirsh and Kathleen Radspinner & Breaker Boys

August 27
The 26th Annual
Ukrainian Folk Festival
eld at the Ukrainian American Sport Center -- Tryzub (, County Line and Lower State Roads, Horsham, 12:00 – 8:00 PM. Exciting, spectacular, dazzling, breathtaking, exhilarating, spirited, soulful, enchanting, captivating, and intriguing – modest words which describe but by no means capture the essence of Ukrainian folk art, music, and dance. From the rich color and deep symbolism of the delicate “pysanka” (Ukrainian Easter Egg) to the thunderous, power, rhythm and strength of “Hopak” – the world’s most exciting ethnic dance, and every brilliant “Kolomiyka” (polka) and soulful folk song in between, experience the 26th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival, celebrating the 26th anniversary of our ancestral homeland’s independence.

September 16
Hegins Valley Arts
& Crafts Faire
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hegins Park (Approx. 6 miles west on Rt. 25 from Exit 112 on Interstate 81. Watch for signs to Hegins Park)
Over 200 selected craftsmen from PA and nearby states demonstrating and displaying their work. A delicious variety of foods prepared for your eating pleasure – all day including breakfast at 7 a.m.
Rain or Shine.
Parking $2 (benefits Hegins Park Assn.) No dogs allowed. Service dogs only.
For information call 570-682-9541 or 682-8181.

Sept. 16
Community Day
Coopersburg, Pa.

September 16,
Pack the Park at Ludlow Park, The Valley’s Largest Basket Auction bythe Heritage Center. 11 am to 5 pm,
Just over 200 Beautiful Baskets from our friends, patrons. To add additional fun, we will have live music by our talented local musicians; all kinds of crafters; flea marketers and food of all kinds from French fries to ethnic foods. If you would like to join us as a vendor contact Jen McArdle Sloboda or Debra Solomon Ranck on Facebook. Keep posted on PTP see Pack the Park Festival on Facebook.

September 16
Schuylkill On The Move “The Pinnacle”
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Gorgeous views from the top of Blue Mountain. Meet Robin Tracey in the state game lands parking lot near Port Clinton at 9:20 a.m to carpool to the fire tower. For information and to register, call Robin at 570-467-2506. Bring a lunch and dogs are welcome. (10 miles-difficult)

September 24
Schuylkill On The Move “Bake Oven Knob And Baer’s Rocks”
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with Porcupine Pat. Follows the Appalachian Trail to awesome overlooks! Feel as though you are on top of the world. Meets just off Rt. 309 on top of Blue Mountain on the Lehigh and Schuylkill County line. (5 miles-moderate)

Sept. 3
Borough Day
Schuylkill Haven

Oct. 1
Berks County
Heritage Festival,

October 7
Schuylkill On The Move “Wolf Creek Falls Hike”
10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet Robin Tracey at the west end of the Wal-Mart parking lot in Saint Clair. Registration is required by calling Robin at 570-467-2506. A hidden gem! Bring a lunch and dogs are welcome (7 miles-difficult)
For directions or cancellation:
Schuylkill on the Move promotes positive steps toward good health through walking and an appreciation of the natural beauty of our area.

October 17
Living & Learning
After 50 Expo
10 p.m. – 3 p.m.,
Fairlane Village Mall,

November 24
“A Dickens Christmas”
Downtown ShenandoahVignettes from A Christmas in Whoville, Horse Drawn Carriage, Hot Chocolate and Cookies. Visit the park with all Christmas Decorations



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