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Upcoming Events!

... The area's best events calendar

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

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

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

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

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

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

1st & 3rd Saturday Monthly
Saturday Morning
Men’s Fellowship
a non-denominational, Christ-centered men’s gathering, invites all men to join them for fellowship, encouragement, and to learn and discover how the Bible applies to a man’s everyday life. 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at The Lehighton Rec Center – 243 S. 8th St. Lehighton, PA. There is no cost to attend, coffee & pastries will be provided.
First Sunday - Monthly
Monthly Spaghetti Dinners
Columbia Hose Fire Co
742 W Centre St Shenandoah 462-9574
First Sunday Of Every Month October Thru April With Exception Being Jan. 10th Instead Of 3rd - 11am Til Sellout
Eat In Or Take Out Free Local Delivery. Served With Salad Bread And Dessert. Adults $9 Child $7

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

Lifetree Mondays
October 3 - The President’s Faith
October 10 - Cutting
October 17 - Redeemed
October 24 - Difficult People
October 31 - Enough Already
Lifetree Café Mondays - 7 pm at the Corner ( Routes 183 & 443)
Just South of Cressona

September 3
Taste of Hamburg-er
10 am - 6 pm, 3rd, 4th, Pine & State Streets, Hamburg. A family festival featuring five stages of non-stop entertainment, over 50 artists and crafters, children’s activities, two beer and wine gardens, burger eating competitions and plenty of burger vendors competing for the best burger award.
FREE admission

September 4
8th Annual Schuylkill County
Wine Festival
Hegins Park, Hegins

September 5
18th Annual “Zoostock”
which is a free concert held on Labor Day Monday. noon until 8 p.m. on the grounds of the Sports
Zoo/Halftime Sports Bar at the West End of Lansford. (390 W. Snyder Ave.) It is held rain or shine and you are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy the holiday while helping a great cause. There will be food, beverages, entertainment, souvenir t-shirts, souvenir cups and wristbands as
well as activities for the kids so bring the entire family!

Scheduled to perform are: Jay Smar, Lyle Mantz, Cody Scott, LMN Duo, the 3 of Us, The Local Boys, Toolshed Jack and Another Day Dawns. Ann Marie Calabrese
of Coolbreeze Imaging and host of “Stuck in the ‘80s” on Magic 105.5
WMGH will serve as emcee.

September 6
Kauffman’s Chicken Bar-B-Q
3PM - 7PM
St Paul’s United Church of Christ
100 E Main St , Ringtown Pa
$8.50 Take outs only/Includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato and vegetable Must have ticket in advance For tickets,call Suzie @570-889-3755 or Janice @570-889-3494

September 7
Wee Ones Walk.
10 AM - 11:30 AM. Free for Members, $5 Non-Members. ProgrAM designed for ages 3-5 with story, craft, and walk. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. 610-756-6961 or www.hawkmountain.org.

September 9, 10. & 11
The 27th Annual
Palmerton Community Festival
5:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Saturday September 10th from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, and Sunday September 11th from 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM, in the Palmerton Borough Park. The event is held rain or shine. There is no admission charge, plenty of free continuous entertainment, rides, Chinese auction, games, lots of homemade foods and crafts and free parking. Fun for the entire family. Starting this year, we have retired the Duck Race and brought back and restored the Treasure Chest that was once a staple of the days of the Palmerton Hospital Festival. Drawing tickets are still available from any non- profit group participating in the festival or during the festival at the Information Booth. 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 10 & 11
Ministry Fair
Come and see what we are all about... Trinity Lutheran Church
300 West Arch Street, Pottsville
Saturday, Sept. 10th @ 5:30
Sunday, Sept. r 11th – 9:30 -11AM
We have so many wonderful ministries available to Enhance our worship experience. Hope to see you there to see what programs,
Events and volunteer opportunities are available

September 11
Senior Day.
Trail fees waved for seniors, ages 65 and up. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton.
610-756-6961 or

Septemeber 11
Minersville’s Spirit Day
will be held rain or shine Sunday, Sept. 11 from 10am to 5pm celebrating Minersville’s Heritage. Show your pride by taking part in this year’s festivities and make this one of the biggest events in the county! There will be a wide variety of food available, along with many craft vendors, entertainment and music for your enjoyment.
Churches, businesses, fire companies, school organizations and private individuals are invited to help make the annual Minersville Spirit Day a success by setting up informational, gift, craft or game displays.
Call Amy at 570-292-9895 or check us out on Facebook/ Minersville Spirit Day for more information. We sincerely hope this year’s event will continue to be a time for the residents of Minersville and surrounding communities to join together for a day of fun, excitement and show support for the organizations involved.

September 11
Craft Show
Hometown Farmers Market, Route 54 in Hometown, from 9 am – 4 pm. (570) 943-2707

September 11
Baber Day
3 p.m., Baber Cemetery,
Walking tours, bake sale, picnic, basket raffle and entertainment by the Third Brigade Band. FREE and open to the public!

September 17
Hegins Valley
Arts & Crafts Faire
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Hegins Park (Approximately 6 miles west on Rt. 25 from Exit 112 on I-81. Watch for signs.)
Over 200 selected craftsmen. Delicious variety of food. Rain or Shine.
Park $2 (benefits Hegins Park Assn)
For info call 570-682-9541 or 682-8181

September 17
Fall Native Plant Sale.
Saturday, September 17 – Sunday, September 18. 10 AM – 4 PM.
Learn about and choose from nearly 300 species of PA native plants. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. 610-756-6961 or

September 17
3rd Annual Crab Fest
Humane Fire Co
Pottsville. 200 Humane Ave
Pottsville PA 17901
Please send a stamped self addressed along with your payment and we will mail your tickets to you.

September 17
Craft Show
Owl Creek Reservoir
10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
Craft Vendors
Tricky Tray Baskets
Food And Refreshments Available. Crafter Spaces Available!
$15 for a 10’ x 10’ space
Crafter is responsible for set up and clean up
For more information contact Barb at (570) 668-3386 or (570) 668-5066

September 17
Wing Night
Rangers Hose Company
6 East Ogden Street, Girardville
Saturday, September 17, 2016
5:30 p.m. to sellout
Wings $8.00 a dozen, Fries $3.00
Fries with any wing sauce $4.00
Eat in or take out. Like us on
Facebook Phone: 570-276-1406

September 17
Chicken Pot Pie Dinner
4 – 7 PM. Come and enjoy our hearty homemade chicken pot pie
Dinner includes chicken pot pie, salad, selection of desserts, and beverages. Adults$9.00, children [ages 3 to 12] $4.00
Children under 3 eat free
Eat in or take out
Dinner isserved at Congregational Free Church of Christ, lower level
81 McKeans Ridge Road
Orwigsburg, PA
Contact: Anna at 570-366-2049

September 17
Sky Literacy.
. 5:30 PM. FREE. Join astronomer Gary A. Becker from Moravian College as he explains the wonder of our universe. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. 610-756-6961 or www.hawkmountain.org.

September 17
Washingtonville Fire Company. 7-11am, $8.00 Adults, 6-12 years $4.00, 5 years and under FREE.
Call 437-2069 for info

September 17th & 18th
The Bell ‘Italia Festival
Hazle Twp. Community Park141 Community Park Road, Hazle Twp., Pa. 18202

September 18
Hawk Identification for Kids
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Introductory workshop that will include an overview of hawk identification in flight followed by a short walk to South Lookout to observe migrating hawks. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. 610-756-6961 or

September 19, 20, 21
Auditions! Children And Adults
The Strawberry Playhouse Holiday Musical “The Littlest Angel”
(We Supply The Costumes, You Supply The Talent)
Strawberry Playhouse
60 Church Street, Tuscarora

September 24
Monarch Migration Day
11 AM - 2 PM. Celebrate with kid-friendly activities all about monarchs. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. 610-756-6961 or

September 24
Fall in the Forest.
1 PM - 2:30 PM. Guided casual walk to learn and identify common trees and fall flowering plants at the Sanctuary as fall arrives. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton.
610-756-6961 or

September 24
Apple Festival
Noon, Valley View Park, 524 Gap Street in Valley View.
Featuring entertainment and foods made from apples!

September 24
Bbq Chicken Dinner
& Bean Soup Sale
Annual South End Field & Stream, Whippoorwill Dam, Frackville, 11am - 3pm
$8.00... To Preorder
Call Joe C. at 570-205-5527
Dinner Includes: Chicken, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Roll & Butter

September 25
Fall Art Festival
The Arts Barn, 3 Berry Rd., Schuyklill
Haven. Artisans, vendors, food and music. For details call
(570) 366-8736 or visit

September 25
Pioneer Pole Buildings
Fall Fest Car Show
September 25th, 2016
From 10am - 2pm
Registration $10 per car -
Spectators FREE
All makes, models and types of cars are welcome. All proceeds will be donated by Pioneer to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Schuylkill County.

September 26, 27, & 28
Riummage Sale
St. John’s UCC, Tamaqua

Thru October 31
Halloween Costume Contest.
Come in costume and have your photo taken to enter to win a prize. Saturdays and Sundays. Free adm for anyone dressed in costume. World of Little League Museum, South Williamsport. 570-326-3607, www.littleleaguemuseum.org

October 1 - 16
Jim Thorpe
Fall Foliage Weekends.
Scenic train rides, handmade arts and crafts, food, free live music all day on four stages, bike rides and hikes along the rail trail, children’s activities, ghost tours, headline acts at the Opera House and seasonal specials from restaurants and shops. Weekends. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 570-325-5810,

October 1
Frackville Annual
Pumpkin Festival
10 am to 2 pm
Frack & Lehigh Ave.
Downtown Frackville

October 2
The 27th season of the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble opens with music by J.S. Bach, including his Brandenburg Concerti Nos. 3, 4 & 6. It takes place at 3 pm, at the Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 252 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven, PA.

October 3, 4, & 5
Rummage Sale
Trinity UCC, 22 Lafayette St. Tamaqua, Baked Goods &
Refreshments Available

October 5
Collage Card Making
Tamaqua Art Center, 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua. 6pm to 8pm. $10 - Ages teen to adult welcome. Participants may create an unlimited amount of cards in the 2 hour workshop period. Create your own greeting cards using old magazines, comic books, reading books and more (supplies included).
For more info call (570)668-1192

October 6,
Meatloaf Dinner
4:00 until 7:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
300 West Arch Street, Pottsville
$8.50 for Adults
$4.50 for Children Ages 5-11
Children under 5 are Free
Meal Includes: Meatloaf, Green Beans or Carrots, Cole Slaw,
Mashed Potatoes, Assorted Desserts and Beverage

October 6 & 7
Rummage Sale
Zion Luthern Church,
Mauch Chunk & Greenwood Sts., Tamaqua

October 6 - 9
Covered Bridge Festival
More than 380 Craft Vendors & over 38 Food Vendors! Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Knoebels Amusement Resort, the 35th Annual Covered Bridge Festival has something for everyone!

October 6 - 16
Hershy Area Playhouse. 830 Cherry Drive, Hershey
In an adult take on the classic horror tale, Victor Frankenstein wants to create a man who will change the human race for the better, but his experiment goes awry and tragedy results. Hershey Area Playhouse, Hershey. 717-533-8525, www.hersheyareaplayhouse.com

October 6-22
Lancaster County’s
Best Kept Secrets Tour.
An adventure featuring 37 off-the-beaten-path businesses offering refreshments, games, gifts, tours, demonstrations, make-and-take projects, and more. Adm. Various locations throughout Lancaster County. 717-721-9409,

October 7, 8, & 9
Crafting Timeless Design
The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen brings American-made fine craft to the autumn environs of Rittenhouse Square.
Using GPS? Navigate to 1800 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Admission is free. Garage parking is available nearby. For more information call 717-431-8706 or visit www.pacrafts.org.

October 8
Mahanoy Area Historical
Society Presents... Jay Smar
Saturday, Oct. 8 - 10:00 am
Mahanoy City Teen Canteen
20-22 E. Center Street,
Mahanoy City, Folklore and old mine songs. An hour long program containing stories written by local miners

October 8
Jay Smar - One Night Only
At 7:30 Pm At The Strawberry Playhouse, 60 Church Street, Tuscarora. N. E. Pa. Coal ’N Folk Music - Tickets $15.00

October 8
Pine Grove Hose, Hook & Ladder Fire Co. Wine Festival
Noon - 5pm at One Orchard St.,
Pine Grove. Wine tasting, music , and food. Wine Vendor application also available online.
Rain Date Oct 9th, 2016

Ocxtober 8
Penny Auction
2:00pm at Locustdale Fire Co
Doors open at 1pm
Donation - $2.00 + Gift
Refreshments afterwards
Call 570-875-3297
or 570-875-0361 for info
Benefits the Truck Room Fund

October 8
Wing Night
Rangers Hose Company
6 East Ogden Street, Girardville
5:30 p.m. to sellout
Wings $8a dozen, Fries $3
Fries with any wing sauce $4
Eat in or take out. 570-276-1406
Like us on Facebook

October 8
Oktoberfest Dance:
The Arc, Susquehanna Valley is hosting an Oktoberfest dance on from 6 PM to 8 PM in the Wesley United Methodist Church, 130 W. Third Street, Bloomsburg. There will be food, giveaways, dancing, and socializing. This event is open to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities from the Berwick and Bloomsburg area and their caregivers and families. Call (570) 286-1008 to RSVP. There is no charge for this event.

October 8
Make Like a Tree and Leaf” Tour Pennsylvania is getting well into the peak Fall foliage season. Take a trail trek with “Porcupine Pat” McKinney at Sweet Arrow Lake County from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. as he leads you into the woods of our county park to identify trees and enjoy the fall colors. We will meet in the Waterfall Road parking lot. All ages are welcome to this hike that is free and open to the public.

October 8
23rd Annual
Knoebel Lumber 5k Race
391 Knoebels Blvd., Elysburg, PA, 17824, United States
Registration begins at 7:30-8:45 a.m. at Pavilion L. Post Time: 9:30 a.m. Start at Pavilion L. The course is a moderately hilly 5k (3.1 miles) Mixed gravel and asphalt. Water is available at mile posts and finish near Covered Bridge at entrance to Knoebels Campground. Refreshments provided. For further information, call 570-672-2531 X344. Ask for Blair or 570-672-9259 X2. Ask for Terri. All proceeds benefit Ralpho Township Public Library.

October 8
Grand Reopening.
Celebrating the building’s new roof and HVAC system. Hot dogs will be available for purchase. Those who purchase or renew memberships will be entered into drawings for prizes. 11am-4pm. Summit Hill Heritage Center, Summit Hill. 570-645-7561,

October 8
The Susquehanna Valley
Mustang Drawing
Noon at Selinsgrove Ford,

October 8 & 9
Harvest Craft Fair.
More than 300 local and regional craftspeople displaying a variety of arts and handcrafts at indoor, sheltered, and open-air displays. 9am-3pm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307, www.leesportmarket.com

October 8 & 9
Fall Train Rides
Catawissa Legion To Northumberland – Round Trip. Over the SEDA-COG rail lines, Penn Valley coaches, and North Shore RR engines. Enjoy the fall foliage, river river views, and exciting history of the area. For reservation information, call 570-799-0700. Tickets will be sold on a first-come basis and can be purchased at eventbrite.com. We have sold out each of our trips and they are limited. There are two train rides; one at 10:30 am and the other at 2:30 pm. Please arrive a half hour early to park and board the train. This benefits the restoration and preservation of the Fisherdale Schoolhouse. Adults $20; Lap Tkt. FREE for 3 and under (available day of the ride)
Parking @ the Catawissa Legion
Ride is approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours. If you have small children, please make sure they have something to entertain them.

October 8 & 9
Autumn Timber Festival.
Catch a glimpse of nature’s splendor during this action-packed autumn event, which will include lumberjack competitions, blacksmith and saw mill demonstrations, chain saw sculptures, live music, children’s activities and food and craft vendors. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee on Delaware. 570-421-7231,

October 9
Tamaqua Heritage Festival
Downtown - Tamaqua, Held by Tamaqua Historical Society
Antique and classic car show, historical reenactments and demonstrations, museum tours, crafts, exhibits, music, ethnic foods, horsedrawn trolley car rides, petting zoo, autumn harvest market.

October 9
Designer Purse Bingo
St. Clair Lion’s Club
259 McCord Ave., St Clair
Doors Open at 11, Bingo at 1
Chance Table, Food Avaiable fo Purchase, Benefits the Transplant Alliance Foundation.
For Tickets Call 570-449-2641 or 610-906-5151

October 9
Annual Raffle
at our Lady of hope church hall, oak street, Coal Township.(Shamokin) Doors open at 11am. Drawings start at 2 pm. Great prizes, and delicious ethnic food.

October 11
Pumpkin Pallet Painting
6pm - 9pm, Tamaqua Art Center, 125 Pine St., Paint a Pallet w/ Bossards Boards @ the Art Center!
“Welcome to our Home” makes a great addition to your home decor for the inside or out.
$30/person includes all supplies
For info call (570)668-1192

October 12
Safe Trick-or-Treat Vendor Show.
Hosted by the Schuylkill County Women’s Business Connection. 6-8pm. Walk In Art Center, Schuylkill Haven. 570-732-3728, www.walkinartcenter.org

October 13
Soup and Sausage Hoagie Sale
10 a.m. until sell out
Downtown Shenandoah, Inc.
116 N. Main Street, Shenandoah
$2.50 per pint, $5.00 per quart, $3.50 per hoagie
To order or for more information call: 570-462-2060

October 13, 20 & 27
Mosaic “Butterfly”
Garden Stone Workshop
3 Sessions to complete project
6pm - 9pm. $40/person includes all materials several patterns to choose from. Each person will complete a 12x12 paver stone.
For more information call (570)668-1192

October 14 & 15
Rummage Sale
Sponsored by Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society
201 South Main Street (Rt. 924)
Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Saturday from 8:a.m. until 1 p.m.
Donations accepted October
12 & 13 from 10a.m. until; 4p.m.
No electronics accepted (televisions or computers)

October 14 - 16
Berwick Riverfest
at the Test Track Park in Berwick
Saturday Night - Fireworks
Crafts, Vendors, Great Food,
Live Music... All Three Days!
Pig Races! Fun Kids Activities
Rides & Games
Saturday & Sunday
Car Cruise-In ...And Much More!
Route 11 to Berwick... Turn onto South Eaton Street (by Kmart) and follow signs to Festival.
For more information visit the
Berwick Riverfest Facebook Page
or www.berwickborough.org

October 15
Mahanoy City
Fall Festival
Downtown Mahanoy City

October 15
Ashland Applefest!
Come and enjoy apple dumplings, bleenies, pizza, and many food vendors. Thee will also be face painting, pumpkin painting, music and basket raffles!
For Info Call: 570-875-4176

October 15
During the Fall Festival
1916 Mahanoy Movie Memories
A film taken one hundred years ago that we have had preserved to DVD. After the film a short walk to the sights where the movie was originally shot. At the Teen Canteen 20-22 E. Center St., Mahanoy City

October 15
Pine Grove’s Autumn Stroll, Craft Show & Halloween Parade
The Autumn stroll Craft show At the Union canal in Pine Grove will be held from 10-4, and the Lions club Halloween parade to conclude the days events ,
starting at 7pm.
We are looking to Make Pine Grove the place to be in 2016!

October 15
Pine Grove Hose, Hook & Ladder
Annual Chicken BBQ
held in conjuction with Pine Grove’s Autumn Stroll, Craft Show & Halloween Parade. Start 10:00am. Tickets available from members or by contacting web site. For information call the Firehouse at 570-345-4000

October 15
Washingtonville Fire Company. 7-11am, $8.00 Adults, 6-12 years $4.00, 5 years and under FREE.
Call 437-2069 for info.

October 15
Mummers’ Parade.
Begins on West Central Avenue, travels west to Clark Street, goes north to West Southern Avenue, and ends at George Street. Downtown South Williamsport. 570-322-0743

October 15
Camp Lavigne
Wine Festival 2016
35 Camp Lavigne Road, Benton,
Come out and enjoy the Camp Lavigne Wine Festival and sample of some fine wines and brews, enjoy local artists & musicians, vendors and crafters at the festival. This Wine Festival is sure to be one of the area’s finest events, enjoy a nature walk through Camp Lavigne and see the fall foliage.

October 16
Fall Festival
11am - 4pm. at Shenandoah Senior Living Community, 101 E. Washington St., Shenandoah
Food, Games, Crafts, Activities, Basket Chances. Rain or Shine. Benefits Hillside SPCA

October 16
Art & the Upper Schuylkill River
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tamaqua Art Center: 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua,
An afternoon of art, music and a documentary on our rich heritage.
Documentary & Q&A with Marisa Marlowe. Acoustic music by members of Blind Pigeon Records
Art by Joevanousky - the Coal Mining Artist. The documentary “Art & the Upper Schuylkill River” delves into the rich culture of art and music that is found in our region. Through the narratives of 4 local artist, the history and breadth of the area’s identitiy are explored. Glimpses of the hardship and pride of the once-booming coal mining industry are viewed through a creative lens, as well as, how the natural geography of the landscape speaks to the rock adn roll written and performed by local contemporary musicians. The river is a metaphor that connects our past to our present as it weaves through the small mountain towns along its banks. For more information call (570)668-1192

October 18
John Mellencamp.
The show is part of the Plain Spoken Tour. The Hershey Theatre, Hershey. 717-534-3405,

October 18 & 19
Rummage Sale
St. John’s Luthern Church, Tamaqua

October 19
St. Clair Halloween Parade
7pm. Registration on Oct 12 & 13 at St. Clair Ambulance Building, 2nd Street, St. Clair
Floats are Welcome.
Info: 570-429-0553

October 19
Breaded Pork Chop Supper
4pm to 7pm. Frackville Elks, 301 E. 3rd St., Fravkville

October 19
Holiday Cupcake
Decorating Class
6pm - 8pm at Tamaqua Art Center
Sweet Treats Bakery presents a Holiday cupcake decorating class (learn the basics of frosting cupcakes using decorating bags & tips.) Create flowers, pumpkins, spider webs, turkeys, wreaths, trees, Santa’s belly and more.
$25/person includes all decorating supplies, equipment & icing.
Students are to bring 1 dozen cupcakes. Ages 13 and older
For info call (570) 668-1192

October 22
Saint Ambrose Wine Festival--11:00 AM thru 5:00 PM
302 Randel St., Schuylkill Haven
Admission Tickets: $20.00 Designated Driver: $5.00
Advanced (Non-refundable) Tickets are available now: $15.00
Age: 21+ ID Required Rain or Shine. Superior Wineries, Delicious Food, Creative Crafters, Entertainment: DJ SpinJammers and Another Side with Joe Jordan! For Ticket/Info: 570-385-1031

October 22
“Polish Happy Meal” Dinner
St. John the Baptist Polish National Catholic Church, 414 W. Oak St., Frackville, PA
4 pm - 7 pm, Cost - $9.00
Kielbasa, pierogi, haluski, halupki, bigos, rye bread, butter, dessert, & drink. For tickets call: 570-874-3111 or 570-874-1960
Eat in or take out

October 22
HOLIDAY Vendor & Craft Show
benefits the American Cancer Society, 10 am – 3 pm
Variety of Vendors & Crafters
Raffle /Baked Goods
Food for Sale & MORE
At the Hometown Fire Company
45 Mahanoy Avenue, Rt. 54, Tamaqua

October 22
Sweeney Blues Revue
will play at the Bloomsburg
Barbeque Contest at Filet 18, Downtown Bloomsburg.
The contest, starting at 11 a.m. rain or shine, will feature a pig roast and side dishes as well as chicken and rib entries, accompanied by wine and beer tastings; good weather will see the event taking place on the deck and in the parking lot behind the restaurant.

October 22
CDC Bellringer 5k/10k
2719 Bloom Rd, Danville, PA,
race save the date
These races are not your typical find a flat place and put a course on it type of race. Truth is, you won’t P.R. on this course. But you could hold the record on this course. And you DEFINITELY WILL hold your own personal record on this course, and you can return year after year to see if you are getting faster or slower at hill blasting. Both distances of this run are a challenge. It’s almost entirely uphill heading out, and almost entire downhill heading back.

October 23
Children’s Halloween Party
First United Methodist Church
25 S. Balliet Street, Frackville
For Toddlers – children in 6th grade. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. in our Social Hall. Games, fun, snacks, crafts and a Halloween parade with prizes! Please RSVP to the church office (570) 874-0792
with the number attending
and their ages by Sunday, 10/16.
“Please make sure your costumes are appropriate for a church event that has small children present.”

October 23
Jay Smar In Concert
Montour Preserve Environmental Education Center, 700 Preserve Rd., Danville. Armed with two guitars, claw-hammer banjo, a fiddle and baritone vocals, Jay Smar serves his audience an “acoustic buffet” of traditional American and original folk, old-time mountain music, bluegrass & gospel tunes.

October 26
Roast Beef Dinner
4-6 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church
Oak & Nice Streets, Frackville
Adults - $9.00 - Child (10 & under) - $4.00 For tickets: 570-874-1190
Tickets must be purchased by October 19th. Eat in or take out
Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Coleslaw, Vegetable, Roll & Butter & Dessert.

October 28
“Boo!Burg” Halloween Celebration
Bloomsburg... Booburg is a consortium of non-profit organizations invite families to celebrate Halloween Bloomsburg-style at “BOO!burg”, sponsored by AGAPE, the Bloomsburg YMCA, the Children’s Museum, and The Exchange. The YMCA will host their annual “Trunk or Treat” in the parking lot between the Y and the Museum; participating organizations will include Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Bloomsburg Police Department, and others. Adjacent to this fun, the Children’s Museum will offer family crafts and activities, and The Exchange will oversee a costume contest for kids up to 12 years old. On the other side of the street, AGAPE will host marshmallow and hot dog roasting. For the third year, help us count down to the smashingly fun pumpkin drop – thanks to the Bloomsburg Fire Department for their cooperation.

October 28, 29, 30
“Spooktacular Pets Weekend”
Merchandise sale benefitting Hillside SPCA/ Joe’s Fund .
Many new items for you and your pets. Fairlane village mall Pottsville. Fri and sat 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday 11am to 5 pm.
Accepting donations for the shelter.

October 29
Craft and Vendor Show.
Benefits Joe’s Fund at Hillside SPCA. 10 am to 7 pm. Fairlane Village Mall Pottsville. For vendor info call Josi at 570-590-7085

October 29
Gun Drawing
8pm. Sig Sauer M400
Enhanced Patrol Rifle and
$500 Store Credit at Bob Kahler’s Gun Shop. Donation $5.00
Columbia Hose Fire Co. No. 1
742 West Centre St, Shenandoah

October 29
Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods
Lakeside Ballroom

October 29
Halloween Bash
with DJ Mikey Mic
Cover $3 Must be 21
Prizes for costumes
Bar and Grill Opens at 6pm
Tickets available from any company member or stop in at the bar
Thursday, Friday or Saturday night! Columbia Hose Fire Co. No. 1, 742 W. Centre St, Shenandoah

October 29
Diaspora in Concert
7pm - 9pm at Tamaqua Art Center, 125 Pine St. $10 per person, snacks and drinks will be sold. BYOB.

October 29
109th Catawissa
Halloween Parade
Rt. 487, Catawissa,Theme “Tombstone Hollow,” steps off at 7:30 pm. Call 570-784-6378 to register by October 25. Five Divisions. Forms on The Square on Rt. 487.

October 30
Twelfth Annual Reformation Organ and Choral Concert
Sanctuary Trinity Lutheran Church
3:00 pm. Refreshments will follow
Trinity Lutheran Church
300 West Arch St.,Pottsville
Phone #570-622-9910

October 31
Halloween Party
McBride Memorial Library
500 N Market St, Berwick,
Celebrate the holiday by coming to the library and hearing stories, making crafts, playing games, and enjoy refreshments. Miss Julie will dress up in costume and costumes for attendees is encouraged! Registration is required so that the library will be able to have adequate party favors. Register by calling 570-752-2241 ext. 206 or email juliek@mcbridelibrary.org.

November 4
Keystone Fine Art Juried
Exhibition Opening.
110 W. Columbia St.
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
7-9pm. Main Gallery, third floor, Walk In Art Center, Schuylkill Haven. 570-732-3728, www.walkinartcenter.org

November 4
Holiday Open House.
A First Friday event. 5-9pm. Downtown York.

November 5 & 6
Great Outdoors Fall Art Show
9-5 p.m., Cabela’s Retail Store, 100 Cabela Dr. (in deer country exhibit). Local Hamburg Area Arts Alliance members will display their wildlife-inspired work at Cabela’s retail store: the World’s Foremost Outfitter. Free Admission.
Info: 610-562-3106

November 5 & 6
Trains & Troops.
Visitors may experience railroad and military archival displays, enjoy patriotic music and learn about the role railroads have played in the defense of the nation. Included in regular museum adm. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania,
Strasburg. 717-687-8628,

November 5 & 6
PA Bacon Fest.
A food festival featuring pig racing and the dueling pig roast. Easton Farmers’ Market, Easton. 610-330-9942, www.pabaconfest.com

November 6
Schuylkill on the Move Hike: “Journey to Boxcar Rocks”
1:00-3:00 p.m. “Journey to Boxcar Rocks” Mike Centeleghe will thrill us with a trip to these massive boulders. Meets in the state game lands parking lot off Gold Mine Road south of Tower City.
(3 miles-moderate)
Info for directions or cancellation: (best way via email!) porcupinepat@yahoo.com or 570.622.4124 x 113. Schuylkill On the Move promotes positive steps toward good health through walking.

November 6
St. Mary’s Craft Show
9 am- 3 pm. Ringtown Fire Hall
Main St., Ringtown.
We have a variety of crafters, there will be craft items up for chances and food available for eat in or take out. contact: Kathy Lorah at 570-582-7456

November 6
Christmas Bingo
Doors open at 12 noon
Early Bird at 1:15pm
Bingo starts at 1:30pm
Admission $25.00
Advanced ticket holders will be entered in a drawing for Christmas item . 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 tickets /info call 570-462-0809.

November 6
Heritage Day.
Re-enactor Ronald Blatchley will bring chemistry to life, and guides in 18th-century costume will welcome visitors to the home of renowned chemist, theologian and educator Joseph Priestly. Chemistry demonstrations will be at 1:30 and 2:30pm. 1-4pm. Joseph Priestley House Museum, Northumberland. 570-473-9474, www.josephpriestleyhouse.org

November 6
Mackerel Breakfast
8am to 11am. Frackville Elks, 301 E. 3rd St., Fravkville

November 7 & 8
Pork & Sauerkraut Luncheon
& Bazaar
Trinity Lutheran Church
November 7 - Crafts Bazaar from 5 until 7 pm Trinity Hall
November 8 - Bazaar & Luncheon from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

November 11 - 13
Reading Film Festival.
Panels, parties, tours, networking opportunities, and films. GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. www.readingfilmfest.com

November 11 - December 31
Christmas Candylane.
More than 4 million lights, along with rides for the whole family. Visit Santa and nine live reindeer, ice skate at Rudolph’s Skating Pond, and enjoy holiday-themed entertainment. Select dates. Hersheypark, Hershey. 844-330-1813, www.hersheypark.com

November 12
Chinese Auction
to benefit Ashlands ABA Parade
Fountain Springs Fire Co
1 Fountain Street - Ashland
Starting at 2:00pm
Doors open at noon
There is a shop and drop Fri Nov 11th from 6pm to 8pm as well.
Many great gifts and baskets.
Call 870-985-3702 for info

November 12
60’s Boys
Lakeside Ballroom

November 12,
Kids Paint w/ The Creative Canvas
10:00am at Tamaqua Community Art Center 125 Pine St. Tamaqua, Supports the Tamaqua Elementary PTO 5th Grade Class
$30 includes all supplies, materials and snacks.
Bring your favorite beverage.
For info call: (570)668-1192

November 13
Cinderella’s Closet
at the Schuylkill Mall
Noon to 4:00 PM
Schuylkill Mall, Frackville
Sponsored By Frackville Rotary.

November 16
Breaded Pork Chop Supper
4pm to 7pm. Frackville Elks, 301 E. 3rd St., Fravkville

November 17
Keith Urban.
Giant Center, Hershey.

November 18 - 20
Victorian Christmas.
Admire historic homes in the heart of Millionaires’ Row. Mansion tours are available on Saturdays. Historic District, Williamsport.

November 19
Harrisburg Holiday Parade.
Floats, musical acts, parade balloons, food vendors, and more. Harrisburg. 717-255-3040,

November 19
Washingtonville Fire Company. 7-11am, $8.00 Adults, 6-12 years $4.00, 5 years and under FREE.
Call 437-2069 for info

November 24
Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The 1.4-mile spectacle is the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country, and it continues to dazzle visitors with massive balloons, eye-catching floats, festive music, entertaining performances, and visits from Santa. Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia.

A Dickens Christmas.
Featuring vignettes from A Christmas in Whoville, a horse-drawn carriage, hot chocolate and cookies. The park will be decked out with Christmas decorations. Downtown Shenandoah.

November 26 & 27
Christmas Craft Fair.
More than 300 local and regional craftspeople display a variety of arts and handcrafts in indoor, sheltered, and open-air displays. 9am-3pm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307, www.leesportmarket.com

Nov.. 25 - 17 & Dec. 2 - 4
Spirit of the Holidays.
The art and culture tour will feature more dates and more venues this year. Special events will run throughout the week at each venue. Tourgoers may start the tour wherever they wish. Fees may apply to some activities. Free adm. Schuylkill County.

November 30
Great Russian Nutcracker.
Presented by the Moscow Ballet. The Pullo Center, York
http://pullocenter.york.psu.edu, www.nutcracker.com

November 30 - December 4
Christmas & Gift Show.
The U.S. Postal Service will be in attendance offering a full line of service and a special Christmas & Gift Show cancellation stamp. Wednesday through Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Adm. Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg. 610-565-0313,

December 1 - 11
Miracle on 34th Street.
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to argue in court that the man is the real thing. Lois Heagy, an actor and director in central Pennsylvania, will join the playhouse for the first time as director. Hershey Area Playhouse, Hershey. 717-533-8525,

December 2 - 4
Fall Arts Tour.
The Arts Barn, 3 Berry Road
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

December 3
Festival of Lights.
Lighting of the borough Christmas tree. Get in the holiday spirit with hot chocolate, good company and more. The 4th annual Wreath Decorating Contest for Businesses will be held during this event. 4:30pm. The Square, Orwigsburg. www.orwigsburg.net

December 3
Blue Mountain High School Band Holiday Craft Show.
More than 70 vendors, a Chinese auction, a visit from Santa, food and beverages and more. 9am-3pm. Free adm. Blue Mountain High School, Schuylkill Haven. www.bluemteagleband.org

December 3
Schuylkill on the Move Hike: “Sweet Arrow Sojourn”
10:00-11:30 a.m. “Sweet Arrow Sojourn” “Porcupine Pat” leads us on this adventure featuring a jaunt around the park that includes some nice scenes of the water. Meets at the Waterfall Road parking lot of Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. (4 miles-easy)
Info for directions or cancellation: (best way via email!) porcupinepat@yahoo.com or 570.622.4124 x 113. Schuylkill On the Move promotes positive steps toward good health through walking.

December 31 - January 1
Philadelphia New Year’s Festivities.
On New Year’s Eve, take part in events throughout the city, including the celebration and fireworks display on the Delaware River waterfront. On New Year’s Day, attend the annual Mummers Parade, a 115-year-old tradition. Philadelphia.



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