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

Every Monday
Wheelchair Engineers
will be held in the space across from Pearle Vision at Columbia Mall, Bloomsburg from 3-5pm.
Help Build a train!
Handicap or disabled children & adults are encouraged to join!

Every Tuesday
American Legion Post 564 Bingo
will be held in the space next to Schuylkill Valley Sports at Columbia Mall, Bloomsburg
Doors Open at 5:00. Game begins at 6:30.
There is a guaranteed Jackpot of $500!

Every Thursday
Atlas Ameriac Legion
Route 61, Atlas
Doors open at 4:30, Bingo begins at 6:30 Non-Smoking.
Info: 339-4740

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.

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.

March 1
Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast with Sausage and Drinks
7:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse. Snow date March 15th. Maple syrup sales by local expert John Flynn.
For tickets contact Earl Matz, or call the Schuylkill Conservation District at (570) 622-3742 x 5 Tickets are $7.00 Tickets will be sold at the door while supplies last.

March 2
Bridal Expo
1 - 5 p.m., Ramada, 101 Progress Ave., Pottsville. Fashion show, bakeries, bridal gowns, caterers, cosmetics, invitation designers, event venues, florists, hair salons, jewelry, music, photographers, rentals, videographers and
wedding consultants.
For more info call 570-622-4600

March 3-8
Speedway Car Show
Fairlane Village, Pottsville
A variety of cars will be on display during the week-long 2014 Big Diamond Speedway Car Show, which will include driver interviews, awards ceremony and tire changing contest.

March 6 - 23
The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the film by Alfred Hitchcock, and directed by James Goode. If you like your spy stories served on the rocks with a twist of comedy, then The 39 Steps is made to order! Thrilling chase scenes! Heart-pounding romance! Narrow escapes! International mystery! With five actors chasing through 25 locations and playing more than 30 characters, The 39 Steps is full of inventive staging, mistaken identity, funny coincidences, and an unforgettable race to discover the central secret: just what are the 39 steps? (This production contains mild adult circumstances and language.) Thursday, March 6, 7:30 pm. Pay What You Wish Preview (Any amount) Friday, March 7, 7:30 pm. Preview ($12) Saturday, March 8, 7:30 pm Opening (see regular ticket prices) Sunday March 9, 3:00 pm Evening performances @ 7:30; Sunday performances @ 3:00 p.m. March 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 23. Cost: $26/regular, $21 for seniors, $12 for students; $7 for BU students with ID
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
at Alvina Krause Theatre
226 Center Street, Bloomsburg, 800-282-0283 - -
March 7
Break the Ice Oldies Dance
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse.
Warm it up at the clubhouse by dancing to the music of “The Sensations” For tickets call Susan at 570-624-3018

March 7
Irish Concert
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tamaqua Community Arts Center
114 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, – The Troubles & the McCormick School of Irish Dancers
Tickets $5 in advance, $6 at the door. 570-668-1192

March 7
American Idiot – National Broadway Tour
8:00 pm - Green Day’s multi-platinum album “American Idiot,” exploded on the punk rock music scene in 2004 selling over 12 million copies to become one of the best-selling albums of all time and winning the Grammy for Rock Album of the year. In 2010 one of Broadway’s most accomplished creative teams, led by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), two-time tony Award-winning composer and orchestrator Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), brought the rock opera to the Broadway stage in this tale of three lifelong friends: one who will fight for his dreams, one who will fight for his country and one who will stay behind frozen in the safety of suburbia.
Cost: $45 Adult, $22 Child/BUStudent
BU Celebrity Artist Series
at Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Off Route 487, Bloomsburg,

March 8
Museum of Music
11:00am - Sovereign Majestic Theater, Pottsville. Museum Of Music is a fun, creative event for all ages linking many cultures and ethnicities to great classical music. Large, elaborate puppets come to life and, together with handlers and professional musicians, tell the lively story of how music has evolved from around the world.
Musical selections include excerpts from jazz, opera, Hungarian, Russian, German, English, Spanish, Latin and American repertoire.
This collaborative program of educational entertainment has been developed by Mock Turtle Marionette Theater ( and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra (
The show takes young listeners on an adventure in live classical music, puppetry and stories from around the world. Children discover their own roots in our great international music tradition. With the personable puppets as our guides, we meet the amazing mix of people, places and cultures that have contributed to classical music. Join the engaging tour as a Russian folk dancer, a gypsy violinist, a jazz saxophonist, an Italian opera singer, Chinese court musicians and others lead us around the globe with stories about how classical music has evolved from their folk music. Move to the beat of professional musicians, live and close-up, as they create a magical program of rhapsodies, fugues, arias, dances and other great classical forms.
A puppet making workshop for young children will follow at the Seniors Center, Pottsville
It is being presented by Gabriel Chamber Ensemble

March 8
6th Annual Casino Night
to benefit Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library, 7:30 to 11 at Schuylkill County Country Club, Orwigsburg

March 8
The Blue Mt. Buccaneers
from 8p.m. to 11p.m. Playing a mix of Country the Oldies & Clasic Rock
Lakeside Ballroom, Barnesville

March 8
Philadelphia Flower Show
Bus Trip
Let’s take a trip to the world’s longest running and largest indoor flower show: the 2014 International Philadelphia Flower Show. The year’s exhibit will feature “ARTiculture: Where art meets horticulture” celebrating famous artists like Monet, Picasso, da Vinci, Dali and more. The chartered bus will leave the Hamburg Field House at 9am and will leave Philadelphia to return to Hamburg at 5pm.
All proceeds benefit the Our Town Foundation. To reserve your tickets: call 610-562-3106 or stop in Our Town Foundation at 335 State Street.

March 9
Cash Bingo
Mount Carmel Area High School Cafeteria, Doors open at noon; Bingo starts at 1 PM
$20.00 admission fee covers all Regular Bingo games and Specials!, Prizes for Regular Bingo games will be $25.00, and Specials will run from $50.00 to $100.00, Food and refreshments available. Benefits the
Mount Carmel Area Big Red Band

March 9 & 10
Used Outdoor Equipment Sale
9:00am - Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited is having benefit fundraiser with used outdoor equipment sale! Fishing, hunting, camping and many other items at
Renninger’s Market, Orwigsburg

March 12 & 26
Craft Group
1-3 PM @ the church, Craft group meets making items for the fall Christmas Bazaar. Conyngham United Methodist Church
411 Main St., Conyngham

March 30
History of the AOH
Schuylkill County Historical Society, Pottsville - John Garrah will present the history of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in the coal region at 2:00pm in the Meeting Room.
March 13
“The Irish Connection”
Schuylkill County Historical Society, Pottsville - Rosalie Rowan-Kuzma will give a presentation on a personal story of her seven trips to Ireland, the finding of her Irish roots and reconnecting with the descendants of the family left behind through emigration. The presentation will be of special interest in genealogy.

March 14
Mock Lobster DinneR
4 P.M. to 7 P.M.
In trinity Hall Trinity Lutheran Church 300 West arch St. Pottsville Pa. Menu : Mock Lobster Fish, Macaroni &cheese, Stewed Tomatoes, coleslaw or apple sauce. Beverage & Dessert Donation : $10.00 Child’s Macaroni & Cheese $4.50 children under age 5 - free. Van transportation is available. Call (622-9910).

March 14 & 15
Velveteen Rabbit
March 14 7:00 pm,
March 15 2 pm & 7 pm
Tamaqua Community Arts Center
114 West Broad Street
Theater performance for kids, by kids. Call 570-668-1102

March 15
Breakfast Buffet
7am-11am - All you can eat breakfast buffet! Washingtonville Vol. Fire Company, Washingtonville,

March 15
Movies at the Majestic: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs II
07:00pm - Hosted by the Pottsville Recreation Commission and sponsored by M&T Bank. Free Admission and Popcorn.
Sovereign Majestic,
209 North Centre St., Pottsville
570-628-4647 - Phone

March 15
Meat Bingo
1 PM (Doors open @ 11 AM)
Tickets - $10, Raffles & Specials are extra, There will also be a Chinese Auction, Food & Drinks are available, First United Church of Christ, 110 Route 61 South, Schuylkill Haven, 570-385-2049, for more information

March 15
Blood Drive
Fairlane Village Mall, Pottsville
Area residents are encouraged to give the gift of life by donating blood during the American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or register at

March 15
Co-Ed Kickboxing
Bell Time 7p.m Doors open at 5:30p.m. Open for Everyone
Lakeside Ballroom, Barnesville

March 15
Learn To Navigate
Microsoft Word
Would you like to learn to improve your Word processing skills?
If so, join Black Diamond Writers’ Network Saturday, March 15, to learn the full functions of Microsoft Word. Stephanie Beavers of Stephanie J. Beavers Communications will be presenting a demonstration on the finer functionality of Microsoft Word--”Word 101:A Tutorial.” By learning a few simple tricks you will find that navigating in Word will make your life easier when it comes to editing documents and manuscripts.
Attendees are invited to bring their own laptops (or other devices) that have Microsoft Word installed and practice along.
If you would like to learn more, visit the Black Diamond Writers’ Network monthly meeting from 10:00 a.m. to noon, Sat., at Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua. Free and open to the public.
For more info: 570-645-3059 or visit

March 15 & 16
Model Airplane Display
Fairlane Village, Potsville
The Tuscarora R/C Club will present a Model Airplane Display starting at 10 a.m.

March 16
Chinese Auction
1:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:00 Noon. Shop & Drop Saturday, March 15th from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Shenandoah Area Historical Society, 201 South Main Street Shenandoah, Refreshments
For information call 570-462-3626

March 16
Jerseytown Jam
Doors open at 10 am, stage begins at noon with our Gospel set. The jam consists of Bluegrass, Old-time Country and Gospel and is strictly an acoustic jam, Free Admission
Jerseytown Community Center
Rt. 254, Jerseytown, PA

March 21
Martin Hayes Masters Of
Tradition (Celtic Music)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. He won six All-Ireland fiddle championships - before the age of nineteen - and was cited by Ireland’s Sunday Tribune as one of the 100 most influential Irish men and women in the fields of entertainment, politics and sports, as well as one of the most important musicians to come out of Ireland in the last 50 years. As Artistic Director of Masters of Tradition, Martin Hayes brings together seven of the most compelling artists in Irish music today for a unique concert celebrating the art form. With performances of solos, duets, trios, and full group collaborations, the performance gives real insight into the musical journeys that these musicians, and the masterful music they play, have taken over the years. Masters of Tradition is named for the highly regarded music festival held each August in the Irish coastal town of Bantry, County Cork.
Cost: $20 Adults, $16 Senior Citizens, $10 Youth
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA, 570-577-1000

March 22
St. Patrick’s Parade
Noon - Girardville

March 22
Pork and Sour Kraut Dinner
4 to 7 pm. Dinner includes pork and sour kraut, Mashed potatoes, Apple sauce, Drink and Dessert.
Adults $8.00, Children {4 to 12] $4.00, Children under 3 free
Dinner served at Congregational Free Church of Christ, 81 Mc Keans Ridge Road, McKeansburg
570-366-2049 or 570-366-2286

March 22
Spring Equinox Celebration
11 am - 3 pm, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Trail fees apply for non-members. 11 & 2 - Live Raptor Programs. 12:30 & 1:15 - Guided “Signs of Spring” Walk
Noon - 2 pm, Children’s Crafts
Complimentary bird-friendly coffee and cocoa. 610-756-6961

March 22
Flamimig Dick and the Hot Rods From 8p.m. till 11p.m.
Lakeside Ballroom, Barnesville

March 22
All-You-Can Eat Community Spaghetti Dinner
Benefits Caitlin Moyer (recently diagnosed with MS)
at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 826 Mahoning Drive West
Lehighton, 4-7pm
$8 At the door, $4 Ages 5-12
Free Under Age 5,
Take Out Call 570-386-9960
Meal includes: Spaghetti, Homemade Meatballs, Salad, Bread, Applesauce, Drink & Dessert

March 22
Montour Delong Monthly
Haddock Fish Dinner
3pm-7pm. All you can eat fish dinner served family style.
Montour DeLong Fairgrounds
2628 Broadway Road, Danville, 570-437-2178

March 23
Train Meet
The Carbon Model Railroad Society is sponsoring its Spring Train Meet on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. at Palmerton Area High School Gymnasium. The school is located at 3533 Fireline Road. This is a model railroad, toy train and railroadiania sale for the serious and amateur railroad and model train collector. Refreshments will be available. Plenty of free parking. Admission.

March 25
Easter Bread Sale Order Deadline
Nut, Poppy & Apricot Rolls $12.00 each, Plain Paska $7.00 each
Raisin Paska $7.50 each
Homemade breads by a local Church
Orders Only. Deadline for orders Pick-up Sunday, April 12 at 12noon.
St. Michael’s Church Hall
300 West Oak St. Shenandoah
Call to order 570-462-0809

March 26
Job & Education Fair
10am to 5pm, Fairlane Village, Pottsville

March 26
Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc.’s Great Chili Cook-Off
Participate in the Chili Cook-Off or indulge yourself in CHILI! Beer and Wine will be for sale AND live music! Chili Categories -Traditional Chili, -Spicy Chili, - Willy-Nilly Chili 1st place- $100 Gift Certificate to the Downtown; 2nd place- One second place prize will be awarded in all three categories. $25 Gift Certificate to the Downtown COST: Chili tasting tickets are $6.00 presale and $8.00 if purchased at the event. $15 to show Downtown Bloomsburg you make the best chili in the area! Chili entry ticket includes one free admission ticket! Plus dessert competition... FREE Entry
Caldwell Consistory
203 W. Main Street, Bloomsburg, 570-784-2522 -

March 26
Dublin Guitar Quartet
(Celtic/Contemporary Classical)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Described as a “quartet with a difference”; by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet (DGQ) is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider chamber music world. It is the first classical guitar quartet devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, DGQ has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces from outside of the guitar repertoire. Audiences can expect an explosive, entertaining, and completely novel concert experience. With the help of eight and eleven-string guitars the quartet has created an original catalog of arrangements by composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Part, and Gyorgy Ligeti.
Cost: FREE! Tickets are not required.
Weis Center for the Performing Arts
Campus Theatre
413 Market Street, Lewisburg,

March 28
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Success With MS
Monthly Self Help Group Meeting
1-3PM, Schuylkill Rehabilitation Center, 300 Schuylkill Medical Plaza
Pottsville, Caitlin Smith-Guest Speaker
Development Coordinator
National Multilpe Sclerosis Society
Info: Call Cindy at (570)573-3453

March 28 & 29
Used Book Sale
To benefit the Columbia County Traveling Library Friday hours: 3 to 7 pm Saturday hours: 10 am to 4 pm. Book Prices range: 25 cents to $3.00 + “by the bag” pricing, too.
Free Admission at Columbia County Traveling Library, 702 Sawmill Road, Bloomsburg, 570-387-8782

March 29
SSA/That 70’s Power Trio
Classic Blues Rock
Lakeside Ballroom, Barnesville

March 29
Opening Day of Trout Breakfast
6AM to 10AM - Sweet Arrow Lake is a beautiful place to spend a morning and it’s a great place to catch fish! So, for fishermen and non-fishermen alike it’s the perfect place to have breakfast on the opening day of Trout season. Our Breakfast has become an annual tradition and will be served at the Clubhouse. Adults $5, Children $3.50. For more info and directions email or call 345-8952

March 29
Omega Health Screening
The Honorable Charles Miller announced that the next Omega Health Screen performed by Quest Diagnostics, and sponsored by the Frackville Rotary Club, will be conducted on Saturday, March 29th, at the Frackville Senior Citizen Center on Frack and Broad Mountain Avenue from 7:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. The basic cost for the screen is $55.00 which includes a chemistry profile, coronary risk profile, and complete blood count. Additional tests are available for between $20.00 to $30.00 for each test. Individuals may pre-register by calling 1-800-776-6342.
March 29
Annual Project 113 Slideshow
Doors open at 8 am, presentation at 9 am at Christy Joy Catering, Pottsville. Lunch included. For details call 570-544-8300

March 29
Boy Scouts Pine Wood Derby
Fairlane village Mall, Pottsville
Local Cub Scouts will hold their Pine Wood Derby. Registration starts at 9 a.m. For info, contact Adrienne Wrona at (570) 754-7552
March 29
7th Annual Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital Winetasting
6pm - 9:pm - Join us for the 7th Annual Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital Winetasting. Tapas style dining by A Taste of Italy, Wines by Pedro Valdes/Protecom, Silent Auction and more. Cost: $75.00
Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital
Venue: Caldwell Consistory
150 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA, 570.387.2099

March 29
Easter Bunny Arrival!
Schuylkill Mall, Frackville

March 30
17th. Annual Bingo
for Horses and Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center. All proceeds will benefit our non-profit organization that offers a special program of therapeutic horseback riding for individuals with a variety of physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Doors open at noon and bingo starts at 1. Admission is $20 for 20 games of bingo. For an additional cost there will be 5 special games of bingo, raffles and a Chinese auction. The event will be held at Mahoning Valley Ambulance building, 902 Mill Rd., Lehighton.

March 30
History of the AOH
Schuylkill County Historical Society, Pottsville - John Garrah will present the history of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in the coal region at 2:00pm in the Meeting Room.

April 2
Lenten Fish Dinner
Mauch Chunk & Greenwood Streets, Tamaqua 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Salmon Cakes – Macaroni & Cheese
Stewed Tomatoes – Pepper Cabbage. Dessert and Beverage
For tickets call 570-668-0623
Adults $8.00 12 and under $4.00
Take out available Walk ins welcome

April 4
Theme Basket Auction
Shop & Drop
The Eighth Annual Theme Basket Auction sponsored by Trinity Academy at the Father Walter J. Ciszek Education Center, Cherry and Chestnut streets, is slated for 7 p.m. April 5 in the field house at the former Cardinal Brennan High School, Fountain Springs.
Doors will open at 5 p.m.
The event will feature more than 100 themed baskets plus an Apple iPad Air, Coach and four one-day Disney Hopper passes. Shop-and-drop sessions are set for 5 to 8 p.m. April 4 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5. Proceeds will benefit Trinity Academy. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
For more info, call 570-462-3927

April 4 & 5 & 6
Blue Mountain High School presents
Thoroughly Modern Millie
April 4th & 5th at 7:00 p.m.
April 6th at 3:00 p.m.
at BMHS Auditorium, Orwigsburg

April 5
Trinity Academy 8th Annual
Theme Basket Auction
at the Cardinal Brennan Field House
Doors open at 5, Auction Begins at 7
Over 100 Theme Baskets, Plus, Apple Ipad Air, Coach, Four 1 Day Disney Hopper Passes and more
Call 570-462-3927 for info

April 5
4th Annual Benefit Auction.
at Pine Grove HH & L #1, Pine Grove. Since formation, Operation Hugs & Kisses has helped the following organizations in addition to the Fire Companies and Ambulances: PGABCA’s Disaster Relief Fund, PG Jr. Girls Softball Association, and Lions Club. We also donated to both Pine Grove and Tremont’s recreation boards as they worked on repairing the playgrounds destroyed in the flooding of 2011. We have provided Comfort Bears for children in traumatic situations, held a backpack and school supply drive as well as made donations of prizes or gift baskets to Aces, Boy Scout troop 611, Relay for Life. We have also provided and maintained over 40 planters along the main streets of Pine Grove & Tremont; & partnered with HH & L #1 to host an “Old Fashioned Family Fun Night”.

April 5
Annual Spring Bazaar
Ben Salem Church, located at 1749 Church Hill Road, Lehighton, PA [near Andreas] 9:30 AM until 3 PM.
Bazaar includes raffles, basket raffle, quilt raffle, handmade wooden items, homemade Easter Candy. There will be lots of good food.
An Easter Egg Hunt will be held on the church grounds at 11 AM.

April 5
Book Launch
featuring author Diane Vernitsky Jellen. A book-launch event featuring author Diane Vernitsky Jellen, a Shenadnoah native, is set for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 5 at the Shenandoah Area Free Public Library, 15 W. Washington St.
Jellen is author of “My Resurrected Heart: A Codependent’s Journey to Healing.” Everyone is invited to attend. Call more info, 561-707-5642.

April 5
1st Annual Chinese Auction
Sponsored By MS Walk Team
”Success With MS” Browse & Bid 10-4. Auction Starts Promptly at 4. Food And Refreshments. Also Tickets Sold At The Door
St. Clair Lion’s Club,
259 McCord Ave., St. Clair,
For More Info Or To Donate Contact Cindy @(570)573-3454, Proceeds Benefits The Over 14200 Families Living With Multiple Sclerosis In The Greater Delaware Valley Area.

April 5
Walk In Art Center Open House
110 W Columbia St, Schuylkill Haven, Walk In Art Center Open House 1-6 pm. Come for a sneak peak of all of the new goodies we’ve been working on. Free kid’s activity.

April 5 & 6
Friends of the Ringtown Area Library Annual Used Book Sale
at the Schuylkill Mall
Saturday, April 5th, 9am-9pm
Sunday, April 6th, 11 am - 4pm
Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Most items priced $1 or less Hardcovers, paperbacks, children’s books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, VHS, board games and puzzles.

April 6
Spring Festival
12-5. OVER 150 artisans and vendors inside and out of the Arts Barn in Orwigsburg, Free Parking/Admission. Music by YMI a DUO. Appalachian Petting Zoo, Kids’ crafts, Wine tasting by Fieldwood Winery, Caricatures by Missi Allen, Face Painting, Artist Demos, “Dueling” Chainsaws, Food by Beauregard’s Catering, Caribbean Cuizine

April 6
Vera Bradley Bingo
Doors open at 12:30/ Bingo starts at 2:00 pm. $20.00 per ticket
Tremont Fire Company # 1,
For tickets call Kelly @ 570-294 –5627 or Angie @ 570-527-0281
Sponsored by: Lady Cardinal Softball Boosters

April 6
Sub Sale
Advance orders for sub sale.
Pick up Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 10:30 am. Choice Of Italian, Ham, Or Turkey; $ 4.50 Each
Congregational Free Church Of Christ, 81 Mckeans Ridge Road
Mckeansburg. Call 570-366-2049 or 570-366-2286

April 8
Spaghetti Dinner
11am Til Sellout. Free Local Delivery. Eat In Or Take Out
Adults $8 Child $6

April 9
Spaghetti Dinner
Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Clubhouse Road, Pine Grove.
All Proceeds Benefit The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society
Adults $10 Kids 10 And Under $5
Also Featuring A Bake Sale
Sponsors: The 300 Spartan Team

April 11
Devil Crab Dinner
12: -2:pm & 4:pm- 6:pm
$9.00 eat in or take out
Menu- 2-Devil Crab, Fries , Coleslaw or Pepper Cabbage, Beverage, Dessert
Please call 570-462-0809
Deadline for orders - April 9th
Orders of 6 platters or more (pre- ordered) local delivery available.
St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church Hall
300 W. Oak St., Shenandoah

April 11
Mock Lobster Dinner
4 P.M. to 7 P.M. In Trinity Hall
Trinity Lutheran Church,
300 West arch St. Pottsville Pa.
Donation : $10.00
Child’s Macaroni & Cheese $4.50
children under age 5 - free

April 11
Blue Note Cafe - Celebrating National Jazz History Month
7 - 10 pm, Schuylkill Country Club, Orwigsburg. Tickets $25.
For tickets call the Schuylkill County Council for the Arts at
570-622-2788 ext. 0

April 11
Annual Easter Kielbasa Sale
South End Field & Stream
Whippoorwill Dam, Frackville
Regular, smoked, or cheesy hot
Order by April 11, To order call:
Joe C. 570-874-1108
Pick-Up: April 18 & 19 9am-7pm

April 11 & 12
8th Annual Les Brown
Big Band Weekend
The weekend long festival begins on Friday, April 11 with the Les Brown Dance at the W.V. High School at 7pm. It lasts 2 hours with music provided by the valley’s big band After Hours. Tickets to the dance are $10 a person with an optional buffet available.
On April 12 at noon, the 2014 Les Brown Big Band Festival, “A Sentimental Journey with Stumpy”, begins with six hours of music at the W.V. high school in Tower City. Providing non-stop music will be six bands and three vocal groups. Special guests include Stumpy Brown (Les’ kid brother), Les Brown Jr., Denny Brown and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (creator of Disney’s Phineas & Ferb). Kathlene Pavelko, CEO of WITF, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies. Adult admission is $9, students are free.
The festivities end on Sunday with a jazz service at Trinity UCC in Tower City beginning at 3pm. The non-denominational service is open to the public.
For further information visit or send an email to

April 12
Yuengling Light Lager
Jogger 5k Run
9am - The second annual Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5k run/walk event will start and finish at America’s oldest brewery in Pottsville, PA. All participants will receive a Yuengling Light Lager Jogger branded pint glass, official race t-shirt, two free Yuengling Light Lagers (21+), free brewery tours and admission to the post-race party. Be sure to stick around after the race for live music, food, and the Operation Gratitude letter writing station, plus so much more!.

April 12
Turkey Dinner Fundraiser
includes turkey, potato filling, corn, green beans, applesauce, roll, dessert, and beverage.
4pm to 7pm, Price: $7.50 Adults / $4 children under 12,
Takeout available
Bethany Christian Fellowship Church, 102 Front St, Cressona,

April 12
Spring Bazaar & Easter Egg Hunt
St. John’s Church, 826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton
Bazaar 8am-2pm, Homemade Easter Candy, Photos with the Easter Bunny, Huge Basket Raffle, Rummage Sale, Raffle, Homemade Soup, Bake Sale, Crafts, Kitchen Open, Egg Hunt at Noon (ages 13 & under). Info: 570-386-9960

April 12
Angling for Miracles
at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
Family Fishing benefitting Children’s Miracle Network, Geisinger
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
“Angling for Miracles” is a fun-filled day of fishing, food, and games! Come experience the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s Learn to Fish program, talks by Porcupine Pat, a scavenger hunt, and much more! This event benefits Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger’s Children’s Hospital.
Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Clubhouse Road, Pine Grove.

April 12 & 13
A Classical Ballet Adaptation of Disney’s Alladdin Presented by Schuylkill Ballet Theatre.
at Blue Mountain High School, Orwigsburg. Shows Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Adults - $10, Seniors/Students - $8, Children 3 to 10 - $6, For Tickets Call 570-622-2286 or visit www,

April 13
Spring Concert
Gabriel Youth Orchestra performs A medley of Pops and Classical Music. Great for the whole family!
3 pm - D.H.H. Lengel Middle School Auditorium, Pottsville
570-943-2558 – $5/person

April 13
1st Annual Chinese Auction
North Schuylkill Elementary Spring Fling Chinese Auction
12pm-5pm, prizes drawn at 3pm
Auction Shop and Drop Day:
April 12th 10:30am-5pm
North Schuylkill High School Cafeteria
15 Academy Lane, Ashland, PA
*You do not have to be present at the drawing to win*
Come support us and have a chance to win great prizes including various theme basket, gift cards, 50” HDTV, 1 night stay at Great Wolf Lodge, $380 Gift card to Great Wolf Lodge, Kindle Fire HD and American Girl Doll of the year Isabelle! Refreshments will also be available for purchase.

April 13
Spring Fling Fashion Show
at 2pm at the Maple Avenue Campus, IU 29, Marlin Pa. Tickets are $3 per person, contact Gemma at or 570-739-2514, for tickets, or visit several area consignment shops. Many will also have tickets. This fashion will benefit Special Olympics of Schuylkill County. This fashion show will feature the Special Olympic athletes modeling attire from consignment shops of Schuylkill county.

April 13
Indoor Block Shoot
noon to 6 pm. Sign up begins at 11 am at East End Fire Co.
East Broad St., Tamaqua

April 15
Mountain Moonwalk
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton
Phone: (610) 756-6961
Picture yourself walking peacefully along a guided trail, watching a full moon rise over the beautiful Kempton Valley. Imagine listening for owls and other nocturnal wildlife as you enjoy an endless stretch of stars from Hawk Mountain’s lookouts during twilight. Join us for our Mountain Moonwalk, and let nature be your next nightlife entertainment!
Tuesday, April 15, 7:45 pm
Wednesday, May 14, 7:45 pm
Monday, September 8, 7:15 pm
Wednesday, October 8, 7:15 pm
Ages 12-adult.
Registration required: 610-756-6961. Limited to only 15 spots, and they fill up QUICKLY, so register well in advance!
Members $10, Non-Members $20.
In event of questionable weather, call 610-756-6961 at least 4 hours prior to event.

April 17
Easter Pet Photos
at the Schuykill Mall, Frackville from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Percentage of proceeds benefit Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA.
Rocket, the shelter’s mascot,
will be present as well.

April 18
Good Friday Fish Dinner
St. John’s Church
826 Mahoning Drive West,
Lehighton, 3pm-6pm
Free will offering accepted
FMI 570-386-9960

April 19
Dispicable Me 2
M&T Movies at the Majestic
Hosted by the Pottsville Recreation Commission and sponsored by M&T Bank. Free Admission and Popcorn 7:00 p.m.
Sovereign Majestic, Pottsville

April 19
MMA (Mixed Maertial Arts)
7pm Doors open 5;30 pm
Lakeside Ballroom, Barnesville

April 19
Raptor Egg Hunt
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton
Who doesn’t love a good egg hunt around this time of year? Children ages 3-12 can enjoy a non-traditional and non-competitive Raptor Egg Hunt as they hunt for wooden raptor eggs hidden in the forest, shortly following an educational lesson on eggs. After the hunt, be sure to stay for a live raptor presentation! Located in the Outdoor Amphitheater. 10 AM prompt start.
$5 Members, $10 Non-Members.
Registration required: 610-756-6961. Limited to first 50 who register. Please be aware that rain will cancel the event.

April 19
American Red Cross
Blood Drive
in the large community room of Schuylkill Mall from 12 to 5

April 22
Earth Day Celebration
11am - 12 pm
Parents And Children Are Invited To Join Us For A Special Earth Day Celebration Featuring An Engaging Story And Fun Craft. The Event Concludes With Children Potting A Special Flower To Take Home With Them. Cost: $6.50/Child, Free For Adults And Members Mytown Family Education Center, 225 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg, 570-784-7900

April 22 & 23
The Strawberry Playhouse,
Barnsville, will be holding Auditions for Murder at the Ford Theatre (Lincoln’s assassination)
60 Church Street, Tuscarora
at 6:30pm Needed Adults and Teens, and kids, Show Dates:
June 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th & 15th. For information call 570-325-4368 or

April 23
Diakon Living & Learning Walk “Wolf Creek Falls”
1:00 pm, Wolf Creek Falls hike from the Burma Road. Meets
at the Saint Clair football stadium at 12:45 pm to carpool to the site.
3 miles-difficult. Registration is mandatory for this hike and the deadline to sign
up is April 15. No walk-ins.
If you want to be notified of any changes or cancellations, you must register with Diakon by calling Susan: 570.624.3018

April 23
“Dine Out Night & Bake Sale”
at Di’maios Mustard Seed Cafe Orwigsburg from 4-10pm.
Benefits Drehrsville EC

April 25, 26, & 27
Block of Art
A three day art and cultural event featuring galleries, music, an art auction, an Art Mart with artists selling their works. This years new feature a Meet the Artist brunch at the Greystone restaurant in downtown Pottsville. Go to the website for further info.
1464B Rt. 61 S, Pottsville

April 26
In Cooperation with Block of Art
Art Auction
Sovereign Majestic, Pottsville

April 26
The Legends
Hits of the 50’s 60’s and 70’s Band plays 8-11pm Doors open 7 pm Adnission: $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple
Lakeside Ballroom, Barnesville

April 26
Annual Ham & Dandelion Dinner from 3 to 7PM. The event will be held at the Social Hall located at Ben Salem Church , 1749 Church Hill Rd., Lehighton, [near Andreas]

April 26
Holistic Fair
10am-6pm. Vendors, Lectures, & Food. $7 Donation
$6 w/non-perishable food item
Summit Hill Heritage Center
1 W Hazard Street. Benefits the Summit Hill Food Pantry. Info: 570-657-0792

April 27
Gabriel Chamber Ensemble Concert
3 pm at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 252 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Beethoven Piano Trio “Ghost”, Op. 70: Allegro vivace e con brio – Tango Pieces: Universe, Hard Tango, Rondo Malicioso, After The Rain - Dvorak Piano Quartet Op. 87: Allegro con fuoco – More Tango Pieces: Tango Movements, Primavera, Libertango – Guest artists: Xun Pan, piano and Juan Pablo Jofre, bandoneon

April 26
Renaissance Jamboree
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rain or Shine: Don’t miss the excitement at the 37th Annual Renaissance Jamboree. Fun activities for all ages! There will be over a hundred arts and crafts booths and games on Main Street. There will also be live music–three free big entertainment stages to enjoy and children’s shows as well as a performances by local dance groups. Food stands feature tasty carnival cuisine such as deep-fried Oreos, popular hot-sausage sandwiches, and homemade baked goods from local non-profits. Regional non-profits sponsor food and game booths to highlight their mission and fundraise in the local community. Free parking at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds with handicapped accessible buses running all day long 10 am to 5 pm. Handicapped parking is available behind the Bloomsburg Public Library. This is a collaborative event between Bloomsburg University and its Community Government Association, the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc., and the Town of Bloomsburg.
There is no parking on Main Street on April 27th beginning at 2 am and all day Saturday. Cars left in the Downtown Overnight on April 26th will be towed. Please keep your pets safe at home.
Downtown Bloomsburg
Main & Market Streets, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815
570-784-2522 - -

April 27
Avenues’ Duck Race
Wal-mart Supercenter in St. Clair
Race begins at 3:32 but arrive early for fun all afternoon

April 29
10th Annual Transition Fair
The Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29, along with the Schuylkill County Transition Council will present its eleventh annual “Transition Fair for Youth with Disabilities” on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The event will be held from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM for the public at Saint Clair Area Elementary/Middle School, Saint Clair, PA.
The program will target high school students with disabilities, as well as parents, educators and school administrators who are involved in planning for students who are transitioning from high school to post-secondary education or employment. The event will showcase informational booths about life after high school and various post-secondary options.
For more information on this event, please contact Ashley Felker at the Schuylkill IU 29 by phone 570-544-9131 or email

May 3
Chinese Auction
There will be a Chinese Auction at Congregational Free Church of Christ , 81 McKeans Ridge Road, Orwigsburg, Pa.
Take 443 East from Orwigsburg at the blinking yellow light. Travel 4 miles. Turn right at the balloons. Doors open at 11:00am. The auction begins at 1:00pm. Lunch and a bake sale will also be for sale. A pre-sale will be held on Thursday, May 1 from 6-8 pm. We will watch your tickets for you!

May 3
Community Yard Sale/
Food & Bake Sale.
Benefits Drehrsville EC

May 4
Family Fun Fishing Event
8:00am Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. Establish a lasting outdoor family-fun bonding experience. Registration Form for May 4th, 2014 Family Fishing Event at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
Over $3,000 in prizes redeemable till September 1
Check-in begins at 6am at clubhouse area or at the PA Fish and Boat Access Area pavilion.
Breakfast (6am) and Lunch available at clubhouse benefit Schuylkill County Sportsmen’s Association.
Pre-registration postmarked by April 19, Individual $10 – includes one $5 food voucher
Family $20 – includes one $10 food voucher
Registration at event
Individual $15 – includes one $5 food voucher. Family $30 – includes one $10 food voucher

May 4
American Girl Doll Bingo
Doors open at 12 noon
Early Bird at 1:15pm
Bingo starts at 1:30pm
Admission $20.00
*All Players must purchase an admission ticket. *Winner receives their choice of doll. *Advanced ticket holders will be entered in a drawing for an American Girl Accessory. * Special Raffle - Bring non-perishable food or paper products to get a chance for a special raffle –
one chance per item
St. Michael’s Church Hall
300 W Oak St , Shenandoah, PA
for info call 570-462-0809.

May 9, 10, &11
“Alice in Wonderland Jr.”
In Association with The Actors Guild of Schuylkill County. 7:00pm
Friday, 7:00 p.m.;
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.;
Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15.00 adults, $12.00 children 12 and under
209 North Centre St.

May 11
Spring Bird Walk
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park.
Join local naturalist Denise “Nightowl” Donmoyer. Locate and identify from sight and song, resident and migratory species that inhabit the Park. Maybe even see a Bald Eagle. Meet in the Waterfall parking lot for this program that is free and open to beginning and experienced birdwatchers. Walk will be cancelled in event of rain. Call 570-345-8952 for information.

May 14
Mountain Moonwalk
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton
Phone: (610) 756-6961
Picture yourself walking peacefully along a guided trail, watching a full moon rise over the beautiful Kempton Valley. Imagine listening for owls and other nocturnal wildlife as you enjoy an endless stretch of stars from Hawk Mountain’s lookouts during twilight. Join us for our Mountain Moonwalk, and let nature be your next nightlife entertainment!
Wednesday, May 14, 7:45 pm
Monday, September 8, 7:15 pm
Wednesday, October 8, 7:15 pm
Ages 12-adult.
Registration required: 610-756-6961. Limited to only 15 spots, and they fill up QUICKLY, so register well in advance!
Members $10, Non-Members $20.
In event of questionable weather, call 610-756-6961 at least 4 hours prior to event.

May 16
Rita’s Italian Ice
Pottsville fundraiser for Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Come to Rita’s, Pottsville, and enjoy a wonderful treat while supporting a great cause! Also come and meet the shelter’s mascot, Rocket, while you’re there!

May 18
Longaberger Basket Bingo
Held at Columbia Hose Co.
742 West Centre St., Shenandoah
to benefit William Penn Fire Co.
Doors open at 12:30 PM
Bingo begins at 2 PM
Tickets are $20.00 each which includes: 20 regular games and 5 special games. Free buffet and free desserts
All baskets are filled and have a liner and/or protector.
Special Basket drawing for advanced ticket holders
for information and tickets call
Lisa at 570-462-2242

May 17
The Nut Job
M&T Movies at the Majestic
Hosted by the Pottsville Recreation Commission and sponsored by M&T Bank. Free Admission and Popcorn 7:00 p.m.
Sovereign Majestic, Pottsville

May 17
Chinese Auction
for John S. Clarke Elementary School, Pottsville 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the elementary school gym. Browse and bid May 15th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and again on May 16th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Great prizes such as 4 Disney Hopper Passes, Coach bundle, Vera Bradley bundle, free night’s stay at Great Wolf Lodge, and much, much more! Winners need not be present to win. Follow our event page on Facebook for more information.

May 18
13th Annual Bear Creek Festival
Noon - 4 p.m., Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, Summit Station. Live entertainment, flower pot painting, cow milking contest, horse and wagon rides, animal balloon making and so much more!!

May 25
Indians of Pennsylvania
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Pine Grove. Meet at the Waterfall Pavilion in the Waterfall parking lot
Join naturalist and Indian expert Dave McSurdy as he presents the artifacts and story of Pennsylvania’s original inhabitants. The program is free and open to the public and suitable for all ages.

May 26
Fish for free
at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
Start 08:00am. Memorial Day (May 26th) and July 4th Some things in life are free. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission allows anyone, resident or non-resident to fish without a fishing license. It is the perfect way to reacquaint yourself to the sport or introduce someone young or old to a lifetime of the sport of fishing. Fish-for-free days are held twice a year and apply to all waters of the Commonwealth. All other fishing regulations still apply.

July 4
Fish for free
at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
Start 08:00am. July 4th Some things in life are free. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission allows anyone, resident or non-resident to fish without a fishing license. It is the perfect way to reacquaint yourself to the sport or introduce someone young or old to a lifetime of the sport of fishing. Fish-for-free days are held twice a year and apply to all waters of the Commonwealth. All other fishing regulations still apply.
July 28-August 2
Schuylkill County Fair
“Treasure the Memories of Our Roots”
Rooted in the Community for 31 Years

August 9
21st Annual
Great Pottsville Cruise

Sept. 8
Mountain Moonwalk
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton
Phone: (610) 756-6961
Picture yourself walking peacefully along a guided trail, watching a full moon rise over the beautiful Kempton Valley. Imagine listening for owls and other nocturnal wildlife as you enjoy an endless stretch of stars from Hawk Mountain’s lookouts during twilight. Join us for our Mountain Moonwalk, and let nature be your next nightlife entertainment!
Monday, September 8, 7:15 pm
Wednesday, October 8, 7:15 pm
Ages 12-adult.
Registration required: 610-756-6961. Limited to only 15 spots, and they fill up QUICKLY, so register well in advance!
Members $10, Non-Members $20.
In event of questionable weather, call 610-756-6961 at least 4 hours prior to event.



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