Sunday 19 April 2015
New Document

TWITTER! tweet us!

Special Days of the Month. Check 'em out!


Monthly Feature!
by Grace Gagne


Schuylkill County VISION
Finding Your Prince 2013
Cyber Relationships
Schuylkill Knights of Columbus
Thanksgiving Day Meal Project
Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau News
Cruise News

by Local Pharmacies



What's New in
Wedding Flowers
The Right Theme
Circle of Love
Don't Forget
Nana and Papa
Make it last
Wedding Jitters?
Destination weddings
Wedding traditions around the world
For con men, there's no place like home (Yours)
Paying for Funerals in Advance
Flu can be deadly
Identy Theft
Warm Memories of a Cold War
Blood Pressure
Schuylkill Plus
About Us
List of Advertisers
How to Advertise
Contact Us

Submit your own event

Upcoming Events!

... The area's best events calendar

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

Lifetree Mondays
January 5- Declutter Your Life
January 12 - What Your Black Friend Wants You to Know
January 19 - Breaking the Cycle of Sexual Abuse
January 26 - Why Men Hate ChurchLifetree 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, Bingo begins at 6 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.

March 1
Gabriel Chamber Ensemble Concert
3 pm, Jerusalem Lutheran Church
252 Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven
Dvorak Sextet in A major Op. 48
Mozart Horn Concerto No.1 in D, K 412
Tchaikovsky String Sextet ‘Souvenir de Florence’
Guest artists: Anthony Cecere, French Horn • Evelyn Estava, Violin •
Michael Avagliano, Viola • Debbie Davis, Cello

March 7
Gordon Chili Cook-Off
7:00-11:00 pm, Gordon Borough Hall
Sponsored by Friends of Gordon and Citizens’ Fire Co., Gordon, PA
$20.00 Admission includes, Event Mug, Beverages, Chili Tasting and Voting, Music and FUN! Additional food will be sold. ( 21 and over event ) for Tickets call- 570-875-1045 or 570-875-1049

March 7
Chinese Action
The SARCC Schuylkill County Community Council is hosting a craft/vendor fair with Chinese Auction from 9am-3pm at the Simon Kramer Cancer Institute in New Philadelphia. All proceeds will benefit the Schuylkill chapter of the Sexual Assault
Resource Counseling Center

Mearch 7
Schuylkill Choral Society Concert
7:30 p.m., United Presbyterian Church, Pottsville. 570-622-3388

March 10, 17, 24, 31
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Science, Math & some History w/Crafts, Games & Virtual tours. Ages K-5, Cost: FREE
McBride Memorial Library
500 N. Market Street, Berwick
, 570-752-2241

March 12
Sausage and Soup Sale
The revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc. will sponsor a sausage and soup sale beginning at 10 a.m. March 12 at its 116 N. Main St. downtown center.
Soup is $5 per quart and $2.50 per pint. Sausage is $3.50. All are welcome.
To order or for more information, call 570-462-2060.

March 12 - 29
Skin & Bone
By Jacqueline Goldfinger Squeal with delight when two elderly sisters satisfy their appetite for the unusual in “a great new play by an up-and-coming playwright....that is deliciously complex and eerie.” - Philadelphia City Paper. Reservations are highly recommended! Cost: $26/Adult; $22/Senior (age 60+); $22/Young Adult (age 30 & under); $13 Students
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
Alvina Kraus Theatre
226 Center Street, Bloomsburg, 570-784-8181 -

March 13
Hoagie Sale
For ordering information, please contact Dot Minnick at 570-437-2069 or any WVFC member.
Cost: $4.00 each
Washingtonville Fire Company
19 Strawberry Ridge Road,

March 14
1 PM (Doors open @ 11 AM)
Tickets - $15
Raffles & Specials are extra
Food & Drinks are available
Chinese Auction too!
First United Church of Christ
110 Route 61 South, Schuylkill Haven
570-385-2049, for more information

March 14
Maple Syrup Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
7:30am – 10:30am
Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
Snow date 21st, $7 person - Kids 12 and under donation. Benefit
Sweet Arrow Lake County Park

March 14
All-You-Can Eat Community Spaghetti Dinner
Benefits Hilbert Green Family (recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer). Held 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
Includes: Spaghetti, Homemade Meatballs, Salad Bar, Bread, Applesauce, Drink & Homemade Dessert

March 19-22
PA Home Show
State Farm Show Complex
March 21

March 21
12th Annual AOH Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Join us at Noon as the sidewalks of Girardville again grow thick with blarney and the flags proudly wave their colors of green, white and orange alongside the red, white, and blue. The parade is traditionally held the Saturday after St. Patrick’s Day. If there is anything more wonderful than St. Patrick’s Day, it’s extending the beloved Irish saint’s day for another week.

March 21
Free Church of Christ
Pork and Sour Kraut Dinner
4 to 7 P.M. - Dinner includes Pork @ sour kraut, Mashed potatoes, Apple sauce, Drink and Dessert
Adults $9.00, Children $4.00, Children Under 3 Free.
Congregational Free Church of Christ81 McKeans Ridge Road
McKeansburg - 570-366-2049

March 21
Movies at the Majestic:
7:00pm -Free Entry
Majestic Theater
209 N. Centre St., Pottsville

March 21
All You Can Eat
A Whopping Spaghetti Dinner
3-6 Pm. Includes Spaghetti, Meatballs , Butter and Soft Rolls, Fresh Salad. All This For Just 7.00 , 2th And West Norweigian St. Pottsville. Masonic Lodge 5th Floor., The Mason’s Always
Serving The Community.

March 21
Here comes Peter Cottontail
Bunny Lunch
The Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will be sponsoring their Bunny Lunch at 11:00 AM at the Lehighton Recreation Center on 8th Street, Lehighton.

March 21
7:00 am - 11:00 am, All you can eat breakfast buffet: eggs, bacon, ham sausage, pancakes, french toast potatoes, sausage gravy, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Cost: $7/Adult; 6-12 yrs $4; 5 & under Free
Washingtonville Fire Company
19 Strawberry Ridge Road, |Washingtonville • 570-437-2069

March 22
Annual Deer Supper
5 p.m. - Primitive Methodist Church
57 Hunter Street, Tamaqua, PA
Church: 570-668-1899

March 22
Bloomsburg University
Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert
2:30 pm - Handel’s overture to “the Messiah” Bach-Gounod/Maksimovic - Ale Maria Schubert - Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167 Rozza - Calm Me Lord Holst - Psalm 148 Frescobaldi/Kindler - Toccata Handel/Ormandy - Concerto for Orchestra in D Major
Free Admission
Orchestras at Bloomsburg University
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
123 N. Market Street, Bloomsburg

March 23 - June 5
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
– On Tour To Schools
The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. BTE is one of 40 professional theater companies selected to participate in bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to middle- and high-school students in communities across the United States. For more information, or to book a performance, please contact BTE’s School Programs Director Paula Henry at or (570) 458-4075. Theatre in the Classroom (TIC) TIC tours adaptations of world folk literature and history to elementary schools, as well as middle schools, libraries, and community centers across Pennsylvania and beyond. It serves as a tool for curriculum enhancement and a unique opportunity for students to discover the world from other perspectives.
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

March 27
French Café fundraising event
06:30pm - Gabriel Chamber Ensemble annual French Café fundraising event is coming up - this year with a twist: “under the influence”… meaning cuisine under the influence of other countries. FRENCH « under the influence » CAFÉ (a fundraising event for Gabriel Chamber Ensemble)
Agnès Maurer, Chef
(snow date: Sunday, March 29,)
at the home of Jeff and Kathy Miller, 341 Pine Valley Rd,
New Ringgold,
Make your reservations early as seating is limited. $50/person.
BYOB - deadline for reservations is Friday, March 20

March 28
St. John’s Church Spring Bazaar
826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8am-2pm, Huge Basket Raffle, Rummage Sale, Book Nook, Raffle, Homemade Soup, Bake Sale, Easter Candy, Easter Photos, Crafts,
Kitchen Open. 570-386-9960

March 27 & 28
Used Book Sale
March 27, 2015 - March 28, 2015
To benefit the Columbia County Traveling Library. Are you an avid reader or book collector? Here’s your chance to get gently used books to read and/or see if you can find something to add to your collection! You’ll be helping the Columbia County Travelling Library at the same time. Great prices and by-the-bag pricing too! Hours: Friday: 3-7 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.
Columbia County Traveling Library
702 Sawmill Rd, Bloomsburg, PA, 570-387-8782 -

March 28
Easter Bunny Train Rides
Departure times of 11 am 1 pm and 3 pm. Prices are $13 adults, $9 children, toddlers (0-2) Free.
For Minersville tickets call

March 28
A Vintage Affair,
A Wine Pairing Event
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a wine pairing event! Tapas-style dining by A Taste of Italy. “Bubbles & Bling” - A Diamond Raffle! Wine selections from Protecom/Pedro H.Valdes. Silent Auction. All proceeds benefit Women’s Health programs at Geisinger - Bloomsburg Hospital. For reservations or sponsorship information, please visit the Geisinger Foundation website at or call 570 – 802- 8869. Deadline for reservations is March 20. $75.00
Caldwell Consistory
150 Market Street, Bloomsburg

March 29
A Miner’s Tale
2:00pm - The Schuylkill County Historical Society and the Pottsville Area Development Corporation (PADCO) will host the dramatic reading of The Miner’s Tale written and read by Robert Thomas Hughes on Sunday, at the Majestic Theater , 209 North Centre Street, Pottsville. For more information about PADCO call 570.622.4647

March 29
Children’ Easter Egg Hunt
& Dinner
for Toddlers through 5th grade
First United Methodist Church
25 S Balliet St., Frackville, PA
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
RSVP by March 22nd

March 29
Jekyll & Hyde
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this all new production of the musical phenomenon. Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, Jekyll & Hyde is the enthralling musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant but obsessive scientist whose alter ego wreaks havoc across ? Victorian London. An evocative tale of two men--one a doctor, passionate and romantic, the other, a terrifying madman; and two women--one, beautiful and trusting, the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. $45/Adult;
$22 Children and BU Students
Celebrity Artist Series
BU Haas Center for the Arts
Off Rt. 487, Bloomsburg,
570-389-4409 -

April 3
Devil Crab or Fish Dinner
Knights of Columbus Council 618, 201 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah Must preorder by March 25th.

April 3
Bake Sale
to benefit the Orangeville Public Library at the First Columbia Bank in Orangeville. Start at 8:30 AM and continue to approximately 4:00 PM or until baked goods run out, so don’t wait! Buy your Easter goodies early and help support the library, which is located at 301 Mill Street in Orangeville. For more info: 570-683-5354

April 4
Opening Day Breakfast
Cast your line for a great sausage and pancake breakfast on the opening day of Trout season from 6am to 10am at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse.
Adults $7 – Children 12 and under $4. For info call 570-345-8952

April 4
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway Easter Bunny Specials - Pottsville
Come enjoy a heated train ride with a special visit from the Easter Bunny! Departs from Union Station at 11 a.m., 1p.m.& 3 p.m.
Towards Auburn , Approximately 70 minute round trip train ride
$13.00 for Adults (age 13 and up)
$9.00 for Children (age 3 thru 12)
Children under 3 - FREE ticket.
(All children, regardless of age, must have a ticket)
Purchase in Advance at
PADCO, One South Second Street, Pottsville, 570-628-4647
For more information, call 570-325-8485 or visit

April 5
The Arts Barn Spring Reopening
Arts Barn, 3 Berry Rd., Schuylkill Haven reopens by welcoming new artists, creating a new gallery look and finalizing our Kids Summer Camp program. Registration is now available for Kids Summer Camp starting in June, in addition to our Spring Classes and lectures starting in April.

April 5
Sub Sale Order Deadline
Pick up Thurs.April 9th,@ 10:30am
Congregational Free Church of Christ
81 Mc Keans Ridge Road, Orwigsburg Choice of Italian, Ham, or Turkey; $4.50 each, Call 570-366-2049

April 9
150th Anniversary
Of The End Of The Civil War
at Soldiers & Sailors Monument
Main Street, Bloomsburg, The local Civil War reenactment group, The 149th PA Bucktails, will provide an Honor Guard starting at 2:45PM in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the ending of the American Civil War. We will be participating in the nationwide “Bells Across the Land” event. There will be guest speakers, fife and drum music, live fire, TAPS, and a benediction. At 3:15, local churches will ring their bells for 4 minutes to memorialize the 4 years of the war.

April 10 - 12
Spring Thaw
Arts & Culture Tour
Arts Barn, 3 Berry Rd., Schuylkill Haven, is excited to be one of six venues participating in Schuylkill County’s Spring Thaw Arts and Culture Tour. Our hours of operation will be:
Friday April 10, 6:30 - 9 pm
Saturday April 11, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday April 12th, 10 am - 5 pm
We will be featuring artist demos including feather painting and chainsaw carving, complimentary Food and wine, FREE GIFT with purchase.

April 10 - 12
Block of Art - Pottsville
During this arts and cultural festival weekend, the historic district of Pottsville comes alive with fine art of all types. Painters, poets, and musicians fill the temporary galleries with sights and sound that spill out of the grand historic structures into the streets showcasing what Schuylkill County has to offer! Pottsville

April 11
St. Ambrose Men’s Club
4th Annual Yard Sale
Doors Open 7 a.m. til Noon
Saint Ambrose Parish Center
302 Randel St., Schuylkill Haven
The parish center will be filled with “treasures” at bargain Prices. This sale gets bigger and better every year so you won’t want to miss this one!
All proceeds benefit St. Ambrose Parish. No sales before 7 a.m.

April 11
6th Annual
Believe in Hope 5K Run/Walk
in Memory of Carissa Barrett
The 6th Annual Believe in Hope 5K Run/Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the race will start at 10:00 a.m. The run/walk will start at the large parking along Ft. McClure Blvd. at Town Park and will proceed on Ft. McClure Blvd. to the Rupert covered bridge, turn around and end back at the Town Park. For more information, contact Event Coordinator Marisa Conrad at 570-764-5778.

April 11
MetroCast Giving Back 5K Run/Walk
9:00 AM, Summerhill Volunteer Fire Company, 422 Summerhill Road
Berwick. Funds raised from the event will be directed to local organizations that assist residents in need in the region, focusing on local Veterans through the Wilkes-Barre VA Hospital.

April 11
Yuengling Light Lager Jogger
5k Walk/Run
Start 09:00am. Start and finish at America’s Oldest Brewery, 5th &
Mahantongo Sts., Pottsville.

April 11
Amateur & Pro Boxing
Lakeside Ballroom, Barnesville

April 11
Chicken Bar-B-Que
19 Strawberry Ridge Road,
Washingtonville, Our annual festival with entertainment. Any questions,
call 570-437-2069. 3pm until sold out.

April 11 & 12
Friends of the Ringtown Library
Annual Used Book Sale
Saturday, Apr 11th, 9am-9pm
Sunday, April 12th, 11am – 4pm
At the Schuylkill Mall, Frackville
Thousands of items at bargain prices – Hardcovers $2, paperbacks 50 cents, children’s books 25 cents
Plus DVDs, audio books, board games, puzzles, and magazines
and check our facebook page

April 11 & 12
2nd Annual North Schuylkill
Elementary PTO
Chinese Auction
Shop and Drop April 11 10:30am-5pm
April 12 12pm-3pm auction at 3pm
Lots of themed baskets, gift cards, large prizes, food and baked goods! North Schuylkill Elementary School Gym, 38 Line St. Ashland.

April 12
Pop Hits of the 20th Century
presented by Schuylkill Choral Society Ensemble at 3pm at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center
125 Pine Street, Tamaqua
Adults $15, $10 Seniors & Students

April 12
Schuylkill County Artists in High School Gallery Opening
1 - 5 p.m., Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, 1440 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. Drawing, Paining, Sculpture, Pottery, Photography, Graphics, Jewelry. Eleven schools will be submitting student work.
Prizes will be awarded in different categories. Art educators also exhibiting. Student musicians performing. Refreshments will be served. Public welcome! 570-622-2788

April 12
Bloomsburg University
Community Orchestra Concert
Dr. Jelinek’s Retirement Concert
Calling all orchestra alumni. Dr. J is retiring after this season. Join the orchestra for this festive conclusion to Dr. Jelinek’s career at Bloomsburg University. There are unlimited spots in the orchestra for string players. Wind players and percussionists may have to be limited, but efforts will be made to include everyone.
Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg

April 14
Kauffman’s Chicken Bar-B-Que
3PM - 7PM at St Paul’s United Church of Christ, 100 E Main St., Ringtown $8.50 per ticket includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato and vegetable
Take Outs Only!
Contact Susan @570-889-3755 or Janice @570-889-3494

April 15
he Schuylkill County Historical Society and PADCO Present:
Triumph and Tragedy: The Ending of the Civil War and Lincoln’s Assassination – A Schuylkill County Prospective
6p.m. at the Majestic Theater
209 North Centre Street, Pottsville
$5.00 Admission

April 17
Art Auction”
at the Majestic Theater
In Co-operation with Block of Art “Art Auction” at the Majestic Theater
Saturday, April 11 7:00 p.m.
Reception included
Majestic Theater, 209 North Centre St., Pottsville PA 17901

April 17 - 25
West Schuylkill FC
Soccer Tryouts
The tryout dates for West Schuylkill FC for the 2015-2016 soccer year (8/1/15-7/31/16) have been announced! And the best part, tryouts are FREE for all participants, so come out and see us!
All tryouts are being held at the
Hegins-Hubley Elementary School, 1801 West Main Street, Valley View, If your child is interested in trying out for any of our programs, please print and complete the “Tryout Policy” located in the “Documents” tab of our website.
Contact Alan Roeder at 570-640-8381

April 18
Free Kid’s Craft Classes
Arts Barn, 3 Berry Rd., Schuylkill Haven, from 10 am ‘til noon on Saturday April 18. Call 570-366-8736 to register space for your child ages 6 - 9

April 18
Flaming Dick & the Hot Rods
Doors open at 7pm. $15
Lakeside Ballroom, Barnesville

April 18
Chinese Auction
Browse & Bid 10-3
Auction 4 pm. Sponsored by:
Multiple Sclerosis Walk Team
Success With MS , Benefits Walk MS 2015. Over 100 themed baskets
gift cards, Yuengling golf items
and more at Schuylkill Mall
For for info call Cindy: (570)573-3454

April 18
Whole Soul Holistic Fair
Summit Hill Heritage Center
1 W. Hazard St., $7; $6 w/non-perishable food item to benefit Summit Hill Food Pantry- 570-657-0792
20% of admission benefits
the Heritage Center

April 18 & 19
Schuylkill Ballet Theatre
Dream Over the Rainbow
Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm at Schuylkill Area High School Auditorium. Schuylkill Haven.
Tickets available at the door or by calling 570-617-5616

April 19
Gabriel Chamber Ensemble
25th Anniversary Season
Spring Concert
with the Madison String Quartet
at Jerusalem Lutheran Church252 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven, PA
Tickets: $15/senior and $20/adult. All students admitted free of charge.
Facebook: Gabriel Chamber Ensemble • 570-943-2558

April 21
April Tea
South Schuylkill Garden Club is hosting an April Tea open to all from 5:30-7:30 at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Schuylkill Haven. Cost is $15. Pre-register with
Jane Kruse at 570-628-4802

April 22
Chicken Pot Pie Dinner
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church
Oak & Nice Streets, Frackville
Adults - $8.00 - Child - $4.00
For tickets call: 570-874-1190
Dinner includes: Chicken Pot Pie, Salad with hot bacon dressing, roll and butter, vegetable and dessert
Eat in or take out.

April 24
Swing into Spring
at the Blue Note Cafe
10th Anniversary National Jazz Appreciation Month Concert
7-10 p.m., Schuylkill Country Club, 877 West Market St., Orwigsburg.
Schuylkill County Council for the Arts presents live jazz featuring the Same Time Next Year Band, with special tribute to jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver, and jazz clarinetist Budd De Franko.
$20 in advance, $24 at the door
Reservations required. Seating limited. Includes lite fare. Cash bar.
Public welcome. Come and dance!
For tickets call 570-622-2788 ext 0

April 24-26
Some Kind Of Jam
Schuylkill County Fairgrounds
2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven

April 25
Music for MDA
Help us Rock the Block for MDA
Games, Raffles, Music, Food, Chinese Auction. Flag Raising at Noon
Schaeffer’s Harley- Davidson
1123 Brick Hill Road, Orwigsburg PA
Phone: 570-366-0143

April 25
M&T Movies at the Majestic
7:00 p.m.-The Boxtrolls
Hosted by the Pottsville Recreation Commission and sponsored by M&T Bank. Free Admission and Popcorn.
Majestic Theater,
209 North Centre St., Pottsville

April 25
Music in the Mountains
6:30 PM at Blue Mt. High School
Drum & Bugle comes back to Schuylkill County. Appearing are Schuylkill County’s own Belvederes Alumni, Bracken Cavaliers Alumni, Mighty St. Joe’s, S.J. Vagabonds, Archer Epler Musketeers, and the host Reading Buccaneer Alumni. Join us for an evening of the sounds that are distinctively drum & bugle corps.
Reserverd Tickets $12
General Admission $10

April 25
37th Annual
Renaissance Jamboree
The 37th Annual Renaissance Jamboree in Downtown Bloomsburg will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, 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 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.

April 25th
The Legends
will be at The Helping Hands Telethon at The Laurel Mall in Hazleton, 3 pm

April 25
Puff’s Fest 2015
Frackville Elks, Frackville
This event is for all ages.

April 25
Keep Hamburg Beautiful
A Community Wide Clean Up Effort
Saturday, April 25
Meet at 9 am at the Primrose Alley Tot Lot. Help us to clean sweep the neighborhood! Lunch will be provided to all volunteers at the post-cleanup cookout, thanks to our event sponsors. Please call 610-562-3106 or email

April 25
2th Annual Village Sampler
& Wine Tasting
The 12th Annual Village Sampler & Wine Tasting event hosted by the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center (N4Cs). This year’s event features food and wine samplings from area restaurants and wineries, a live and silent auction, and live entertainment. Event and ticket information can be found at or at N4Cs, 42 Community Drive, Benton.
The Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center is a non-profit community organization providing wellness, fitness and community services. The event is N4Cs largest annual fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting programs and services provided to Northern Columbia County and surrounding communities. To donate an item or for more information contact N4Cs via email at or by phone (570) 925-0163.

April 26
Avenues’ Duck Race
Wal-mart Supercenter in St. Clair
Race begins at 3:32 but arrive early for fun all afternoon

April 26
Gabriel Youth Orchestra
D.H.H. Lengel Middle School Auditorium, 1541 W. Laurel Blvd, Pottsville
570-943-2558 – $5/person

April 29
Diabetes Support Group
6-7 pm in Café 2nd floor
St. Lukes, Miners Campus
Coaldale. Registration is not required. Support group is free. Please call to confirm date week of scheduled support group at 570-645-8107

April 30
Wiggans Patch Massacre program
at 7:00 p.m. the Historical Society of Schuylkill County, 305 North Centre Street, Pottsville, 570-622-7540
Loretta Murphy will present a program about the Wiggans Patch Massacre. A tragic true story of Margaret O’Donnell story am Irish widow who lived their 130 years ago. You will want to hear about the chain of events that occurred around 3 a.m. the morning of December 10, 1875.
Please come and bring a friend.

May 1
Jerry’s Classis Cars & Collectibles MuseumRe-opens
for the 2015 season. Open Fri Sat Sun from Noon to 5 pm May 1st through October 31st. Located at 394 S centre St, Pottsville PA. Come take a tour and relive the good old days of the 50s and 60s and more!

May 2
Nashville Recording Artist
Chad Reinert in Concert
presented by the Orwigsburg Business and Proifessional Assn.
Doors open at 6 pm, Show begins at 7
at Orwigsburg Veterans Memorial Building, 300 Grove St., Orwigsburg
Tickets $12 in advance, $15 door
Refreshments will be available
Call 570-617-7642 or see the ad in this issue for local ticket outlets

May 2
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.
Pre-sale will be held on Thursday, April 30 from 6-8pm. We will watch your tickets for you!

May 2
Danville’s “Spring Fling”
Each year’s Spring Fling is held on the first Saturday in May, rain or shine. This event brings more than 200 vendors from central Pennsylvania and the surrounding states to Mill, East Mahoning, West Mahoning, and Lower Mulberry Streets. These vendors offer a huge variety of crafts and food. A large number of Danville nonprofit organizations participate in Spring Fling to raise awareness and contributions for their causes. Together with the many downtown Danville businesses that are open to welcome visitors, the annual Spring Fling is a fun, family-friendly event with free live entertainment, free parking, free shuttle service, and free admission.

May 2
8th Annual “Bark in the Park” Mental Health Dog Walk
10 am, Bloomsburg Town Park

May 2
Craft/Vendor Fair
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
9AM to 2PM at Fellowship Hall, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1600 Fowler Avenue, Berwick
A combination of crafters and vendors of jewelry, handbags, kitchen items, beauty aids, candles, and more
Vendor and Crafter tables available for $25.00, Yard sale spaces on front lawn available for $10.00, Book/DVD Sale inside in Activity Room.
Lunch, beverages, and deserts will be available for purchase – served by members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Contact with any questions 570-759-9988,

May 3
Car Show & Cruise In
Schuylkill Valley Corvette Club
2pm-dark, Stoyer’s Dam-Bubeck Park
Schuylkill Haven
Everyone Welcome
Classics, Rods, Vettes, Antiques
Fun Show, Vendors & Dj
Info call Ed 570-449-4676

MAay 3
3rd Annual Family Fun
Fishing Event
at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Pine Grove.Through the support of title sponsors Friends of Schuylkill Parks and Recreation and Pine Grove Fish and Game the May 3 kickoff is just the beginning of the event that will continue the entire year. This change will allow year round enjoyment to catch one of the special fish worth up to $200, giving ice fisherman the opportunity to reel in a “winner.”
In addition, any of the 100 prizes not redeemed by the 2016 event will be distributed via a drawing from this year’s entrants who have registered by May 3. Helping coordinate this great annual activity for the entire family is the Schuylkill County Sportsmen’s Advisory Board (SAB) and the Schuylkill County Commissioners.

May 3
Walk MS
Locally presented in Central PA by Giant®, the Multiple Sclerosis Society will be holding their Annual Walk at Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration begins at noon and the walk starts at 1:00pm near the little league fields along Ft. McClure Blvd. For more information and to register, please visit the National MS Society website.

Hometown Craft Show
9-4 p.m., Hometown Farmers Market, Route 54, Hometown.

May 9
Celebrate Berwick
Celebrate spring and the Berwick community with a day of fun and activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th! The 3rd annual Celebrate Berwick will be held along the Rt. 11 corridor from Briar Creek to the downtown.
Celebrate Berwick will include sidewalk sales, food and craft vendors, community organizations, rides and activities for the kids, and more. Come and celebrate a wonderful community with great people.

May 16
Kielbasi Festival
The annual Shenandoah Kielbasi Festival, featuring the homemade, non-commercial kielbasi-making contest, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 on the blocks of North Main Street, sponsored by the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc.
Last year’s event, throughout the day, drew an estimated 7,000 locals and visitors.

May 16
Comedy Benefit
A benefit for Cystic Fibrosis in memory of Jesse Lishman Featuring Comedian Earl David Reed @Pine Veiw Acres,145 Chamberlaine Avenue, Pottsville PA 17901
From 6 pm to 11 pm
Ticket prices are $20 at door, $15 advance tickets avail at Sage Coffeehouse &Tea Garden 570-624-7390 or Contact Kathy @ 570-516-3591

May 16
M&T Movies at the Majestic
7:00 p.m.- Earth to Echo
Hosted by the Pottsville Recreation Commission and sponsored by M&T Bank. Free Admission and Popcorn.
Majestic Theater,
209 North Centre St., Pottsville

May 16
Basket Auction
8am-5pm - Tons of items including Disney park tickets and tickets to local events. Kitchen and bake sale open all day. Multi family yard sale 8am-3pm. Basket Auction Preview on May 15 (6pm-8pm) Come and put tickets in for chances to win our wonderful items. Friedens Lutheran Church
525 Church Street, New Ringgold

May 16
The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau presents its second annual Covered Bridge Bus Tour
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Have you longed to see many of the nineteenth century covered bridges Columbia County has to offer, but didn’t want to travel off the beaten path alone? Join the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau for its 2nd annual Covered Bridge Bus Tour! Hop on the bus at the Visitors Bureau office at 121 Papermill Road, in Bloomsburg to begin a day rich in covered bridge history. Leisurely explore and take photographs of 13 of the county’s covered bridges. Enjoy a picnic lunch provided by the Visitors Bureau on the twin covered bridges.

June 2
Diabetes Support Group
6-7 pm in community room,
ground floor
St. Lukes, Miners Campus
Coaldale. Registration is not required. Support group is free. Please call to confirm date week of scheduled support group at 570-645-8107

June 28
Island Park Car Show & Cruise In
9am to 3pm Donation $5.00
Gates open at 8am - Breakfast offered
Just off Rt. 61 on Dock Street,
Island Park, Schuylkill Haven, PA
50/50, Vendors, Awards, Door Prizes,
Live Radio & D.J.
Call 570-622-9510 or 570-385-177

September 24
Diabetes Support Group
6-7 pm in community room, ground floor
St. Lukes, Miners Campus
Coaldale. Registration is not required. Support group is free. Please call to confirm date week of scheduled support group at 570-645-8107

September 25 - October 3
Bloomsburg Fair

November 3
Diabetes Support Group
6-7 pm in community room, ground floor
St. Lukes, Miners Campus
Coaldale. Registration is not required. Support group is free. Please call to confirm date week of scheduled support group at 570-645-8107



Submit an event below:
(We will review your submitted event and add it to our listing if applicable.
Please fill in all fields for consideration.)
Your name:


Title of event, description, date, location, etc.

Back to top