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

Lifetree Mondays
Sept. 1 - Simply Your Life
Sept. 8 - How to Sniff Out a Scam
Sept. 15 - What Your Atheist Friend Wants You to Know
Sept. 22 - “Sign Here _________”
Sept. 29 - My Son is Gay
Lifetree Café Mondays
7 pm @the Corner ( Routes 183 & 443) Just South of Cressona

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!

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 Thursday
Atlas Amerian 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.

Every Friday
beginning September 5th thru May
Smoke Free Weekly Bingo
Summit Station Fire Co Banquet Hall
Doors Open 5:15 Bingo Starts at 6:15
Regular Bingo, Specials, Raffles, & More. Food & Drinks Available
Benefits Truck Fund
717-672-4682 for Information

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.

August 31
5k Fun Run
at Heisler’s Dairy Bar
743 Catawissa Road, Tamaqua

Now thru September 20
Tamaqua Public Library
Blowout Sale
Must Reduce Inventory
All Items 10¢

September 4
Tamaqua Summer Concert Series “Fred Douglas” (Oldies)
6 - 8 p.m., on the platform at the Railroad Station (weather permitting). Reserve your table on the platform and enjoy a delicious dinner and drink or just bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a relaxing evening of FREE musical entertainment.
For information call the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-668-1880

September 5 - 7
“Autumn Showcase”
The Danville Arts Council will be holding its 2nd Annual Fall Exhibit during the first weeks of September in conjunction with Danville’s “Arts & Crafts Fair”. All regional artists are invited to submit work for this exhibition.
Gallery Hours: Friday, September 5 & Saturday, September 6 - 9A to 5P; Sunday, September 7 – 11A to 2P
Friday, September 12 & Saturday, September 13 – 9A to 5P; Sunday, September 14 – 11A to 5P
For info, contact the Danville Business Alliance @ 570-284-4502.
Pi Art Squared Gallery,14R E. Mahoning Street, Danville,

September 6
Community Heritage Day
Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future , 9 am to 3 pm in Center Square Orwigsburg. Historical Trolley Tour departs at 9:30 and 11:30
In September, Orwigsburg residents come together in celebration of Heritage Day which features craft, activities for the kids and entertainment. Our bicentennial Heritage Day will once again showcase everyone’s favorites, while bringing our heritage to life! The event will feature folks dressed in period clothes, and re-enactors who will showcase Orwigsburg’s rich history. An “Orwigsburg-Themed Art Show” will also be held. Sponsored by: Orwigsburg Business and Professional Association

September 6
Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Held the first Saturday after Labor Day. Celebrating the beginning of the fall season, it brings together more than 100 crafters and artisans from throughout the state, creating a bustling marketplace on Mill Street in the heart of our downtown business district. Perfect for buyers and sellers alike, it is a fun, family-friendly event with free parking, free shuttle service and free admission.
Downtown Danville

September 6
Fall Bazaar
Food: homemade soups, hot dogs, desserts, ice cream sundaes, and more… The community is invited. Variety of items for sale. Proceeds benefit the ongoing work the church.
Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 801 E. Third Street,
Nescopeck, Free to Attend

September 6 & 7
25th Palmerton Community Festival
Come and Join the Fun as we Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Palmerton Community Festival! Together with its predecessor, the Palmerton Hospital Festival, the festival in Palmerton has continued for half a century. Join in the “25 Years of Fun at the Festival” activities which will include 25 cent birch beer, scavenger hunt, and stand decorating contest.
The 25th Annual Palmerton Community Festival is held in the Palmerton Borough Park. The event is held rain or shine. There is no admission charge, plenty of free continuous entertainment, bingo, rides, Chinese auction, games, lots of homemade foods and crafts and free parking. Fun for the entire family. Join us for the annual duck race on Sunday afternoon! Please; for everyone’s safety, pets, bikes, skateboards, or roller skates etc. of any type are not allowed in the park the entire weekend.
Handicapped parking available.

September 7
19th Annual Spirit Day
in Minersville will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8.
Spirit Day is sponsored by the Minersville Business and Professional Association to promote community pride and honor deserving citizens. Many churches, school organizations, fire companies, civic organizations and businesses take advantage of this opportunity by renting a space to promote themselves and generate some additional income to help meet their needs. Anyone wishing to take part in Spirit Day can call Jennifer at 570-294-6607 or email for more information.

September 7
Craft Show
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Hometown Farmers Market, 125 Mahanoy Ave., Tamaqua.
Free Parking. Free Admission.
All crafts welcome!
Craft show information, call Suzie at 570-943-2707.

September 7
Rally Day
11:00 a.m. featuring Comedian, Brad Todd. First United Methodist Church
25 S. Balliet St., Frackville, PA
Everyone is welcome!
Fun for the whole family!

September 7
Miles for Miracles
Family Fun Bike Ride
to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. The ride will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will begin at the Iron Town Commerce Center. The ride will consist of a flat, approximately 14-mile trip going to the Legion Road turnaround point near Catawissa and then returning to the Iron Town Commerce Center. Cost is $10 for children under 16 and $20 for anyone 16 and older. Register online at or by calling 1.800.322.5437. Miles for Miracles is part of the River Towns Cycling Classic Weekend.The funds raised by this event will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.

September 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.

September 13
2014 Arts & Crafts Fair
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Union Station,
Pottsville. (located off of Route 61)
Features a variety of unique artisans and craftsmen from throughout the local area. Arts & Crafts vendors. Food, concessions & music! Rain or Shine. FREE admission. Parking $1 (Benefits Pottsville Positive Committee). No dog allowed.

September 13
Heavenly BBQ Chicken Dinner
Bethany Christian Fellowship Church
Cressona, Pa 17929
Time : Take- out..... 11am - 3pm :Includes: Half chicken, potato, applesauce, and roll
Eat In 4pm -7pm.....Includes: Half chicken, potato, vegetable, applesauce, roll, beverage, and dessert.
Price: $7.50 adults and $4 children under 12. Phone: 570-385-0609

September 13
Pooch Parade
at Pioneer Pole Buildings, Rte. 183 Schuylkill Haven 10 AM to 1 PM. Pooch parade, prizes, vendors, crafters, raffles, Chinese Auction, merchandise sale.
Benefits Hillside SPCA

September 13 & 14
Fall Native Plant Sale
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location:Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Visitor Center. Choose from a variety of fall-flowering natives including asters, goldenrods, milkweeds, coneflowers, brown-eyed susans and more. Get a head start on spring by planting natives this fall. Sale also features native vines, grasses, ferns, trees and shrubs.

September 13
Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day
With The Irish Lads
Presented by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc., JFK Division #2, Pottsville
7-10 p.m., Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Cash Bar Available
Tickets: $10 in advance, ($12 at the door until maximum sold)
Includes great music and snacks, Ceili Dance Demonstration
Note: This is a Suitcase Event. Bring an overnight bag. One lucky person will win a stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Frackville for that night only. Come prepared! Only 110 tickets to be sold. Call 570-617-7961 for tickets.

September 13
Fall Bird Walk
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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.

September 19
Hillside SPCA night at Friendly’s Friendly’s Restaurant, Fairlane Mall, Pottsville. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10% of proceeds to benefit the shelter.

September 19
5th Annual “Kick Up Your Heels”
event at the Walk In Art Center
7:00pm - $35 person/$70 couple 110 West Columbia St (Enter at 220 Parkway), Schuylkill Haven
Phone (570) 732-3728

September 20
How To Promote Yourself
Would you like to learn how to be seen, be heard and to stand out?
If so, join the Black Diamond Writers’ Network to learn how to promote yourself. Joanne Parulis of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, is owner and principal of Joanne Parulis Marketing and Communications since 1999. For 25 years, Parulis has been marketing some of the area’s most successful employees. Early in her career, she was responsible for starting the first in-house advertising and marketing department at Yuengling Brewery. She also introduced the brewery as a tourist attraction to the area by scripting a formalized brewery tour.
Discover ways of getting yourself and your work into the public eye by joining us at the BDWN monthly meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, at Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad Street, Tamaqua. The meeting is free and open to the public. The BDWN invites anyone with a passion for writing. For more information, call Kathy Ruff at 570-645-3059 or visit
t www.tamaquapubliclibrary.

September 20
7th Annual SPCA Poker Run & Party For Paws
at Blue Mountain Lakes, near Summit Station Chinese Auction, food, entertainment, raffle, merchandise sale. Benefits Hillside SPCA

September 20
Benefit Basket Raffle & Bake Sale
for Samantha Steele. She was recently diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 1, which is a rare genetic tumor disease of the nerves.
The auction is to be held at Ryan Township Fire Company at 1 pm.

September 20
Annual South End Field & Stream
BBQ Chicken Dinner
& Bean Soup Sale
Whippoorwill Dam, Frackville
11:00 am till sell-out , Chicken - Baked Potato - Green Beans - Roll - Butter
To pre-order call: 570-874-1108
Order by Sept. 13, 2014
Limited Walk-ins available.

September 20
Delmonico Steak Dinner
Columbia Hose, Shenandoah
Dinner includes: Steak, Baked Potato, Veggie and a Salad
eat in or take out
advance tickets only. $20.00
call 570-462-9574 or see a company member for tickets

September 20
Gaudenzia Community Picnic
and Palio Bike Ride
11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Barefield Park, Pottsville. come with your appetite and your energy! Enjoy food, volleyball, basketball and more fun and games! Join us for the finish of George Weller’s 100 mile bike ride. Learn about Gaudenzia’s outpatient and recovery programs available in rural Pennsylvania. No cost to attend but let us know you are coming. Register by September 12. Donations are accepted. For more information contact Carole Lee at 570-573-2291

September 20
Ham Dinner
4 to 7 pm - Dinner includes Ham, vegetable, rolls, beverage, and dessert.
Price; adults $9.00, children [ages 3 to 12] under 3 free. Dinner served at C. F. C .C., 81 McKeans Ridge Road, McKeansburg, Pa.
Eat in or take out, everyone welcome
Contact; 570 –366-2049

September 20 to 27
159th Annual Bloomsburg Fair
Largest Ag Fair in Pennsylvania–one of the largest on the East Coast. Fair barns include over 1400 animals and growing.The Bloomsburg Fair just keeps getting better!
Bloomsburg Fairgrounds
Route 11, Bloomsburg

September 20 - 27
53nd Annual Juried Art Show
Four Square Gospel, 2300 Mahantongo St., Pottsville
7:00-9:00 PM Nightly
Intake: September 13th & 14th 2:00-4:00 PM
Premiere Night: September 20th. Awards will be handed out.
Children’s Night: September 24th. Hands-on craft projects for the kids.
Pick Up: September 28th. 2-4:PM

September 27
26th Annual
Schuylkill Haven Borough Day
Great fun for the whole family!!
All Day/ Rain or Shine
Family Fun, Free Entertainment,
Food, Crafts, Train Rides
For info call (570) 385-3134
Or visit:

September 27
North Parish
Fall Flowers Sale
9:00 a.m. – sellout
Holy Apostles Episcopal Church
Nicholas & Hancock Sts., St. Clair,

September 28
Gabriel Chamber Ensemble Concert
3 pm, Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 252 Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven, Sponsored in part by Schuylkill Area Community Foundation
Handel Organ Concerto Opus 4 No.4
Dvorak Bagatelles Op.47 for String Trio and Harmonium , J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 , Mozart Church Sonata in A major KV 225 , Albinoni Adagio , Wolf Italian Serenade, Guest artists: Rebecca Owens, Organ, GCE Large Ensemble

September 28
Dream Machines Motor Club
Cruise Night
Cruise for a Cause. Benefit for Autism. Rain or Shine. Limited parking for vehicles at the Columbia Mall parking lot across from Burger King.
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Columbia Mall Parking Lot
Mall Blvd., Buckhorn (Bloomsburg)

October 4
Cancer Awareness Dinner
All You Can Eat! Adult $7,
Kids 4-10-$5, 3 & undeer -Free
Chinese Auction too.
Proceeds benefit Schuylkill Medical Center Gentle Yoga Program
11am to 9 pm at Schaeffer’s Harley Davidsdon, 1123 Brick Hill Road, Orwigsburg

October 4
Glow 5K & 1 Mile
Fun Run, Walk, Roll
Illuminate Your Muscles for MDA
5:30 Registration, 7pm: 5K Begins
Schaeffer’s Harley Davidsdon,
1123 Brick Hill Road, Orwigsburg

October 4
“A Night at the Museum”
with Frank Jordan of the Jordan Brothers. Advanced tickets $20 includes lite
refreshments 7pm-10pm.
Doors open 6pm
Jerry’s Classic Cars & Collectibles 394 S.Centre St, Pottsville
Limited to 100 tickets.
Proceeds benefit Vietnam Veterans Post #29 – Schuylkill Haven

October 4
Basket Auction
Oct 3rd 5-7 is the browse and bid
Oct 4th 10-3 for the basket auction
Event is held at Life Center Church, 2300 Mahantongo St, Pottsville Regular tickets are $5 per sheet or $20 for 5 sheets. Large ticket items are $5 for 2 tickets or $10 for 6 tickets>

October 4
St John’s Fall Bazaar
826 Mahoning Dr W, Lehighton
8am-2pm: Huge basket raffle, homemade soup, candy, bake sale, raffle, crafts, fall decorations, book nook & photos with Santa. 570-386-9960

October 5
Tupperware &
Thirty-One Gifts Bingo
Summit Station Fire Co Banquet Hall
Doors open at 11:00 AM & Bingo Starts at 1:00 PM $20.00 Presale with free raffle ticket & $25.00 at the door. 20 Games plus specials and 1 Jackpot Game. 50/50 & Raffles too.
Food & Drinks Available
Benefits Summit Station FC Truck Fund

October 5
29th Annual Antique/Classic
Bicycle Show and Swap Meet
Hundreds of Bicycles and Thousands of Parts. Vendors from as far as Florida and Canada and Michigan
Spectators free
Vendor spaces contact or 570-204-0462
food proceeds benefit Goodwill Fire Co
Goodwill Fire Co grounds
Trexlertown, Pa

October 10, 11, & 12
Fine Craft Fair
along the sidewalks around Rittenhouse Square Park, Philadelphia,
Using GPS? Navigate to 1800 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Admission is free. Pay parking is available in nearby garages. For info, directions and parking advice, call 717-431-8706 or visit

Saturday October 11th
Adult Novelty Bingo
Columbia Hose, Shenandoah
doors open at 6pm
21 and over event
cash bar
singles and couples welcome
limited tickets available $20
$25 at the door
call 570-462-9574 or see a company member for tickets

October 11
Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner
Served family style, includes beverage and dessert. New England Fire Co. 7 Miller Lane Tamaqua. 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. Donation $9.00 For more information, please call 570-668-4789

October 12
Lego Bingo
Doors open at 12 noon
Admission $25.00. *All Players must purchase an admission ticket. Winner receives their choice of Lego Kit. Advanced ticket holders will be entered in a drawing for an Lego Accessory. * Special Raffle - Bring non-perishable food or paper products to get a chance for a special raffle – one chance per non-expired item
St. Michael’s Church Hall
300 W Oak St , Shenandoah
for tickets or info call 570-462-0809.

October 18
Craft/Vendor Fair
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1600 Fowler Avenue, Berwick
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
A combination of crafters and vendors of jewelry, handbags, kitchen items, beauty aids, candles, and more.
A book sale will be held by members of Good Shepherd.
Lunch, beverages, and deserts will be available for purchase – served inside by members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

October 21
Diakon Living & Learning After 50 2014 Senior Expo
9:30 am – 3 pm
Info: 570-624-3018
Fairlane Village Mall, Pottsville

Oct. 24, 25, 31 & Nov.1
24th Annual Hunted House
7pm to 10pm, State Route 443 in Clamtown. Adults $8, Kids-$5
$1 off with Canned Good
Benefits Clamtown Troop 755

November 9
Chinese Auction
Doors open at 12 noon
Auction begins at 1:30pm
Admission $3.00
Light Lunch Available
Special Raffle - Bring non-perishable food or paper products to get a chance for a special raffle –
one chance per non-expired item
St. Michael’s Hall
300 West Oak Str., Shenandoah
For information call - 570-462-0809




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