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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
Visit www.walkinartcenter.org

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

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.

Lifetree Mondays
June 1 – Low-Cost No-Cost
June 8 – Has God Left the Building?
June 15 – A Father’s Power
June 22 – How to Spot a Liar
June 29 – When Everything Goes Wrong, Where Is God?
Lifetree Café Mondays . 7 pm @the Corner ( Routes 183 & 443)
Just South of Cressona

June 1 - 6
The 68th Annual Tower Porter
Old Home Week Carnival
at 1 Midway Road in Tower City featuring our Legendary Fireworks Display on Saturday Night June 6th at 10:45

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 3
Penn State Schuylkill 2015 Women’s Wellness Series
“Dental wellness... love your smile”
C-Building ~ R. Michael Fryer Conference Center / C-100
Sessions will be 45 minutes in length & begins at 7:00 p.m.
15 minute Q&A to follow
RSVP at your earliest convenience by calling 570.385.6102
or email raw44@psu.edu
All speakers are experts in their field.
Seating is Limited ~ Admission is Free
Light refreshments will be provided.

June 4
Young & Reckless
7pm. - Berwick Summer Concert series on Lawn of the Jackson Mansion, Berwick

June 5 & 6
Ryan Township Fire Co.
Annual Block Party
Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary
Food & Entertainment For All Ages.

June 6
Port Carbon
Community Yard Sale
Registration BenefitsChildren’s Christmas Party with Santa.

June 6
Chicken Barbecue
Chicken Barbecue by Kauffman’s Minersville Fire-Rescue Third and North Sts. Minersville 2 P.M. $7.00 includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato and roll Advance tickets available from members or at the door If possible advance tickets picked up by 1 P.M.

June 6
8th Annual Yard Sale
1:00 pm. Great bargains including household items, clothing, collectibles, furniture, books, toys and more. Food and bake sale too! Free Admission
Bloomsburg Area YMCA
30 E. Seventh Street, Bloomsburg, 570-784-0188

June 6
18th Annual Auction & Yard Sale
Meadowview Christian Academy
216 Tulip Road, Paxinos. 8am - 2pm
Auction starts at 9, • 570-644-1573

June 6 - 12
Schuylkill River Sojourn
Start 11:00am Annual 112-mile, weeklong guided canoe trip down the Schuylkill River from Schuylkill Haven to Boat House Row, Philadelphia.

June 8
YMCA Summer Camps Begin
Camps Daily 7 am to 5;30
Call 622-7850 for Info

June 10
Knoebels Senior Day
2015 marks our 46th Annual Senior Citizens Day. On this special day, all of our senior citizen guests will receive a free donut and coffee upon arrival. Coffee and donuts will be served until 11:30am. Each guest will receive a free ride on our scenic 1.5 mile long Pioneer Train ride, a free souvenir, a discount coupon to use at any of our gift shops, and free games in Fascination, Playland, and Roaring Creek Saloon! For more information and how to sign up for this event visit www.knoebels.com Check-in is at Pavilion F from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Knoebels Amusement Resort
391 Knoebels Blvd.; Rt. 487, Elysburg, 570-898-0538

June 11
Kids Night, DJ Tom Rood
7pm. - Berwick Summer Concert series on Lawn of the Jackson Mansion, Berwick

June 9 - 13
Pine Grove Hose Hook and Ladder’s Annual Carnival
Fireworks Saturday at dark
Rain Date is June 13th

June 12 & 13
St. Mary’s
Block Party & Car Show
St. Mary’s Center St. Ringtown PA
Block Party Fri. 5-10 PM Sat. 12-10 PM. Car Show Sat. 2-6 PM Registration anytime after 12 noon. Trophies will be awarded by “Peoples Choice” at 5 PM RAIN DATE Sunday same time. Entertainment Fri. Ghost County 7-10 PM Sat. DJ Partytime 2-6 PM Polskie Swingmasters 7-10 PM Home made food & refreshments. For Info Call 570-8895216 or 570-889-5099

June 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
Noel Coward’s Comedy
Blithe Spirit
opens at the Strawberry Playhouse in Tuscarora. June 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th at 7:30. June 14th and 21st at 2:00
Tickets are $14 / Adults, Sr. Citizen/Students / $12, Children under 10 years $5. For info call 570-325-4368 or lafala@pa.metrocast.net
GPS Alert: key in 60 Church St. Schuylkill Township

June 13
Barbecue Chicken Dinner
at Bethany Christian Fellowship, 102 Front St. Cressona, Pa. 17929
Eat-In or Take-Out Price: $7.50 adults or $4 children under 12.
Take-out will be available starting at 12 noon . This includes Half chicken, potato, applesauce, and roll.
Eat-in will be available from 4pm to 7pm. This includes Half chicken, potato, vegetable, applesauce, roll, dessert, and drink.
Please call 570-385-0609 for more info. after 4 pm.

June 13
Penny Auction
2:00pm at Locustdale Fire Co Hall
Doors open at 1pm
Price: $2.00 per Ticket + Gift
Bring your spare change to bid on items you want to win
For info call 570-875-3297
Refreshments afterwards
Benefits the Truck Room Fund

June 13
Hawk Mountain Hill Climb 5K - 5K Run or Walk, & Optional Trail Tromp
Start 10:00am. Cost: $25 Registration. $30 after June 1
Registration: Opens at 8:30
Runners begin: 10 am
Walkers begin: 10:05 am
Shuttle transport provided to the start line.. Awards: 11 am
Register now: the first 150 receive our very cool Hill Climb tee, a goodie bag filled with fun items from friends and sponsors, breakfast items throughout the morning, a bagged lunch, live raptor program, and culmination door prizes and Awards Ceremony at 11 am (scroll for medals).
Visit website for registration form:

June 13
Beach Party
With Toolshed Jack And
Luther’s Angels
7:30 – 10:30 P.M.
Hometown Fire Company
B.Y.O.B. Soft Drinks And Food Provided. All Proceeds Benefit
Tamaqua Relay For Life
Tickets $15 In Advance &
$20 At The Door Plus Door Prizes
Call 570-668-3030 F.M.I. Or Tickets

June 13
Annual Motorcycle Charity Run
“La Corsa”
Hazleton Chapter of UNICO, in conjunction with Death Row Motorcycles and Electric Frog Designs, will hold its Per Aiutare” (The Ride to Help Others). Each year proceeds from the run are used to benefit a worthy cause. 10:00 to 11:45 – Registration.
at Death Row Motorcycles, Route 309, Drums, PA (free Death Row T-shirt to first 50 riders)

June 13th
Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club
7:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Lime Ridge Community Center
6405 4th St. / Old Berwick Rd,
Lime Ridge, Pa.
Admission: $5 for Sellers & Buyers
Spouse & Children Free
Breakfast and Lunch available
VE Amateur License Testing 9:00 A.M.
Walk-ins Welcome to test session.

June 13
Raise your Consciousness
Drum Circle
at the Freeland Marketplace presents a drum circle and seminar including Shamanic Journeywork, Guided Meditation, and HealingWork with Conscious Drumming by Kate Bee Moon.
Saturday, June 13th from 6 pm - 10 pm at the Freeland Marketplace, 166 Foster Ave. Freeland, PA
$20 donation - Join us for an evening you won’t soon forget!

June 14
United States Flag History
/ Etiquette Program
On Flag Day, Sunday 14 June 2015, the Good Intent Hose Company of Llewellyn will be conducting a United States Flag History/Etiquette Program starting at 2:00 pm in our social hall.
This FREE two hour program is open to the public and we especially welcome children and scout organizations to attend this informative and interactive program. Emergency services personnel and scouts are also invited to attend in uniform as part of the interactive portion of the program.
Light refreshments will be served compliments of the Company.
For additional information, please contact program coordinator Bob Laughlin at 570-292-0383. Media contact is company president Paul T Kennedy at 570-527-1433.

June 14
Congregational Free Church Of Christ Sub Sale
Start 10:30am Advance orders for sub sale due by Sunday , June 14th, 2015
Pick up Thursday, June 18th, @ 10:30
Choice of Italian, Ham, or Turkey; $4.50 each
Congregational Free Church of Christ
81 McKeans Ridge Road
Orwigsburg , Pa. 17961
To order call 570-366-2049

June 14
24th Annual Dream Machines
Auto Show
24th Annual Dream Machines Motor Club Auto Show Net Proceeds Going to Local Charities Held at Bloomsburg Municipal Airport 301 Airport Rd. Bloomsburg PA 17815 Rain or Shine Pre.Reg. $10.00 - DOS $ 15.00 Registration from 8:30 - 12:00 Noon Dash Plaques First 200 Reg. Forms - www.thedmmc.org

June 14
Annual Strawberry Festival
Ice Cream Social--Homemade ice cream and everything made from strawberries. Pies, Shortcake, Ham BBQ, hot dogs and hamburgers.
Free Admission
Warrior Run Fort Freeland Heritage Society at Warrior Run Church
41 Warrior Lane, Watsontown, PA, www.freelandfarm.org

June 16
Danville Community Band
(Big band/Sousa/movie tunes)
7 pm at Danville’s Memorial park
Bloom & Church Streets, Danville

June 18
Healthy Haven Summer Seminars!
How do I “just do it”?
Many of us have good intentions to do the healthy thing but often cannot keep ourselves on track. Learn how we form good habits. Learn ways to encourage yourself to keep them going. Establishing a good habit is like planting a garden it takes time and effort. Learn some tricks of the trade. You can join us, because it’s free! held every third Thursday at 6 pm at Lori’s Angels from May to August. These classes are free and open to everyone.
No reservations necessary.

June 18
June Jamboree
5:30 - 9pm - Local Wineries, Beer, Food, and Artisans on the square in Orwigsburg. Artists will share their creative treasures and diverse works.
Regional restaurants and wineries will be offering their specialties.
Cold beer will be on tap. Live music will be available for your dancing pleasure!

June 18
Country Dance
7 pm at Schuylkill Haven Rec Center
Benefits Schuylkill Haven Dive Rescue & Recovery Team

June 18
The Shoreliners
7pm. - Berwick Summer Concert series on Lawn of the Jackson Mansion, Berwick

June 18, 19, & 20
McAdoo Fire Co.
Annual Bazaar

June 18 - 23
Pennsylvania Trappers Association Annual Rendezvous
Start 11:00am
Pennsylvania Trappers Association Annual Rendezvous is being held at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds,Route 895, Schuylkill Haven, Pa. Speakers and Demonstrations on all aspects of Fur trapping and related interests. Vendors, Trap setting and handling contests , Mountain man races, and children activities round out the programs.
Contact: Karen Mohn 610-562-1790 or www.patrappers.com

June 19
Kielbasi-Pierogie Golf Tournament
The annual Kielbasi-Pierogie Golf Tournament to benefit the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc. will be held at the Mountain Valley Golf Course, Barnesville, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. June 19. Lunch and registration will be at 11:30 a.m.
Anne Taylor, chairwoman of DSI’s promotions committee, advised that people should get their teams together for the event.
She also said DSI has June lottery calendars available at its downtown center, 116 N. Main St. People may call the DSI center at 570-462-2060.
According to Karen Kenderdine, DSI president, a Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 O’clock mixer will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. April 29 at Francesco’s Ristorante & Gourmet Pizzeria, North Main Street, sponsored by Francesco’s and DSI.

June 19 & 20
Devine Redeemer
Parish Festival
Parish Grounds, Mount Carmel

June 19 & 20
Block Party
St. Michael the Archangel
at the Parish Grounds Lewis St., Minersville. All are Welcome!

June 19 & 20
Town Wide Yard Sale
Mifflinville, 8 a.m. to ?

June 20
West Schuylkill FC
Golf Outing
Scramble Benefits WSFC Youth Soccer at Hidden Valley Golf Course, Golf, J&B BBQ, Refreshments, Golf Towel. info:kimroeder@comcast.net

June 20,
Baltimore Aquarium Bus Trip or Free Day in Baltimore
leaves Hamburg High School, 701 Windsor St., Hamburg, PA
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Cost for tickets including admission to aquarium: $70 Adult ticket, $60 Child 12 & under. Cost for tickets for free day in Baltimore: $35 per person
Enjoy a day exploring Baltimore Harbor, or plan to include a visit to the Baltimore Aquarium. The bus will drop off at the Visitors Center in Baltimore. Snacks are provided on the bus, but meals are on your own. Bbenefits
Our Town Foundation, Hamburg.
Call 610-562-3106 for tickets

June 20
18th Annual Golf Tournament
8:00 am - 4-Person Scramble Format. Rain or shine. Shot gun start Cost: $75/person; $300/Foursome
Bloomsburg Area YMCA
The Links at Hemlock Creek
Buckhorn, 570-784-0188

June 20, 21, & 22
East Norwegian Township
Fireman’s Carnival
Dieners Hill, St. Clair
Fireworks Saturday Night

June 20
Fire & Shine Car Show
9:00 AM - Shikellamy State Park Marina Bridge Avenue, Sunbury.
Great waterfront location. Sponsored by and benefits the Upper Augusta Fire Company.

June 20
Town-wide Yard Sale
Saint Clair
Rain or Shine. Begins at 8 am.

June 21
25th Tamaqua Summerfest
Downtown Tamaqua.
The Tamaqua Historical Society is holding their 25th Annual Summerfest on Father’s Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendor registration forms are now available at the Chamber office, 114 West Broad Street. For information, call (570) 668-1880.
Tamaqua Summerfest Train Rides – The Tamaqua Historical Society will offer Scenic Train Rides at this year’s Summerfest. Adults $13, Children 4 – 12 $9, Children 3 and under FREE with a paying adult. Three rides 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the Chamber office or by calling (570) 225-1089

June 22 to July 3
Summer Theatre Camp at the Strawberry Playhouse
We are now accepting registration
For kids 8 to 14 years
June 22nd to July 3rd, 8:30 to 4:30
Dead line for registration June 10th
We are offering acting, dance, music, set construction, sound and lights etc.
$250, discount for family of 2 or more children. For info call 570 - 325 - 4368 or lafala@pa.metrocast.net

June 23
Ricky & Harv
(50’s, 60’s, and 70’s Rock)
7 pm at Danville’s Memorial park
Bloom & Church Streets, Danville

June 25
Stanky & the Coal Miners
7pm. - Berwick Summer Concert series on Lawn of the Jackson Mansion, Berwick

June 25, 26 & 27
Block Party!
On Washington Street in Front of Good Will Fire Co.Port Carbon
Sponsored by Good Will Fire Company, Port Carbon
Benefits the Fire House
Equipment Fund

June 26
Chinese Auction
Christmas Pines Campground, 450 Red Church Road, Auburn, PA - 570-366-8866. All proceeds benefit the Keystone Wounded Warriors.
Shop & Drop Friday, June 26 4 - 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 27 4 - 6 p.m. Auction begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday (need not be present). Food and bake sale tables.

June 26
20th Annual “Fun Fest”
Hosted by the Columbia/Montour Tapestry of Health from 11:30am-1:30pm. The event is completely FREE. There will be prizes, children’s activities, car seat safety checks, chair massages & finger printing! For more information, call (570) 245-0090.
The event will be held at 1257 Columbia Blvd (Rt. 11), Bloomsburg.

June 26 & 27
Old Fashioned Picnic
St Peter’s Union Church
184 St Peter’s Rd Tamaqua
Friday, June 26, 2015 – 4-8pm,
Basket Raffle Only
Saturday, June 27, 2015
12 Noon-8:00pm
Rain Or Shine
Fun For The Entire Family

June 26-28
Madsummer Meltdown
Schuylkill County Fairgrounds
2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven
Full weekend music & camping festival, featuring over 30 musical acts on multiple stages, workshops, food & craft vendors, a kids area with activities, late-night indoor jams, light shows, fire performances, parades, yoga, and so much more. Jibberjazz will showcase a variety of musical styles including Jam, Funk, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Reggae, Americana, World, Jazz, Progressive, etc. Artists drawn from all corners of the USA!

June 27
WoodShock 2015
6:00 pm at 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua, A Schuylkill County Youth Alternative Indie Band. Molly Carnish, Luke Williams and Maura Ann Gownley present their second WOODSTOCK event at the Tamaqua Community Art Center. Students and graduates of Marian High School, they enjoy working in their communities, playing music and gathering with their friends.
Enjoy comedian Nick Mayernick during the show. Tickets are $5 and available by calling 570-436-0846.
For more information, contact the Tamaqua Community Art Center at 570-668-1192

June 27
Locustdale Townwide Yard Sale
Sat June 27th from 8am – 1pm
The fire co will also be holding a food/bake sale during those hours.

June 27 – 28
2015 Field Day Event
Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Clubwill host their annual Field Day event at the Kulp Church Grove in Slabtown, Pa. 2:00 P.M. Saturday until 2:00 P.M. Sunday. The event is open to the public to observe & participate in operating a radio. A special radio set up as a Get On The Air Station
(GOTA) will be available so adults and children can operate under the supervision of a licensed radio operator.
Anyone interested in attending or needing more information can contact a club officer or www.qsl.net/cm-arc

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

June 30
Zing Productions,
“A Patriotic Tribute”
7 pm at Danville’s Memorial park
Bloom & Church Streets, Danville

July 3
Ashland Fireworks
Thunder Over Ashland

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

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

July 4
Borough program begins at 11 am at the Jackson Mansion. 7-9 pm Ruthy Stock Concert; Fireworks after the concert. Berwick Summer Concert series on Lawn of the Jackson Mansion, Berwick

July 4 & 5
St. Nick’s Annual
Parish Picnic
St. Nick’s Picnic Grove, Primrose
(Rt. 901), Ethnic food, games and entertainment. (570) 544-4581.

July 5
Anthracite Philharmonic -
5th Annual Patriotic Concert
7:00pm - Rain or Shine at
Yuengling Mansion,
1440 Mahantongo St., Pottsville

July 7
The Les Boys (Bluegrass)
7 pm at Danville’s Memorial park
Bloom & Church Streets, Danville

July 9
7pm. - Berwick Summer Concert series on Lawn of the Jackson Mansion, Berwick
also, Berwick Library Ice Cream Social and Car Show

July 10
Schuylkill Chamber of
Commerce Annual Golf Outing
Schuylkill County Club, Orwigsburg.
(570) 622-1942

July 11
Mahanoy City

July 11
Saint Clair

July 11
Schuylkill Haven

July 11
Mid-Summer Craft Fair
Leesport Farmers Market, Route 61,
9 am - 3 pm.(610) 926-1307

July 14
Van Wagner (Americana/Folk)
7 pm at Danville’s Memorial park
Bloom & Church Streets, Danville

July 16
Healthy Haven Summer Seminars!
Stress: What it is. What it does.
How to handle it.
Did you know that some stress is good? Do you know what stress actually does to your body? Stress is a very personal thing. We all have different stressors Learn how to identify stress and deal with it. Imagine living a less stressed life.. You can join us, because it’s free! - held every third Thursday at 6 pm at Lori’s Angels from May to August. These classes are free and open to everyone. No reservations necessary.

July 16
Singing DJ Joe Lapchack
7pm. - Berwick Summer Concert series on Lawn of the Jackson Mansion, Berwick

July 17 - 25
88th Annual Orangeville
Fire Company Carnival
No Sunday Carnival
Pet & Toy Parade July 21st,
2015 Forms at 6:30pm Move’s at 7:00pm
Free Music, Lots of Food, Homemade Ice Cream, French Fries, Soup, Funnel Cakes

July 18
Christmas in July ~ Toy Show/Craft Show to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation - 4 pm
The Magic of Bill Dickson starts @ 11 am, Bounce house, Chinese Auction, and much more fun for the kids ages 9 months to age 99. Hooping class available throughout the day as well as face painting. Check back for updates ! ONLY $5 donation per person. Free parking.
Featuring 40 tables of collectible, antique toys, new, & home made crafts.
Interested vendors/crafters, please send an email & information to freelandevents@gmail.com for an application.
You may also find many treasures at one of our many vendor stands in our flea market is open every weekend !!

July 21
Avenue E Band (Classic 80’s Rock)
7 pm at Danville’s Memorial park
Bloom & Church Streets, Danville

July 23
Swing Masters &
Berwick’s Children’s Choir
7pm. - Berwick Summer Concert series on Lawn of the Jackson Mansion, Berwick

July 24, 25, & 26
45th Men of Marian Summer Picnic
Marian High School, Hometown
Fireworks Saturday at 9pm

July 25
Charles D. Shields Memorial
Tournament 3 On 3 Basketball
Start 10:00a. Barefield Development announces The Seventh Annual Charles D. Shields Memorial 3 on 3 Tournament. The Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 (rain Date July 26st) at the Barefield Outdoor Recreation Complex, 823 Terry Reiley Way, Pottsville. Register teams in the following age groups both Boys and Girls. Four age groups- Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-10 and Grades 11-12. $50.00 per team
For information and registration call 570-628-5079 or 570-628-5335 or 570-617-9347. All proceeds benefit the Pottsville Area Boys Basketball programs.

July 26
“Chinese Auction”
at Tremont Area Free Public Library 1:00- 2:00pm. Drawing begins at 2:00. Need not be present to win. Will be held at 139 Clay Street, Tremont. Air conditioned and handicapped accessible. Food will be available for purchase. Preview will be held Sat., July 25 from 1:00- 4:00pm.

July 27 - August 1
Schuylkill County Fair
Gates open at 4PM Daily/
Tue. and Sat. open at 11
Pure Ag-excitement and entertainment with games, contest, exhibits, programs, rides and pulls.
Schuylkill County Fairgrounds
2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven,

July 28
Raven Creek
(Bluegrass/Gospel/Old-Time Music)
7 pm at Danville’s Memorial park
Bloom & Church Streets, Danville

August 1
Outdoor Band Festival
5:00 PM. Free. Outdoor band festival with local bands opening. Recording artists 3 Shades of Blue will close out the evening
Bethany Christian fellowship
102 front St., Cressona

August 5
Penn State Schuylkill 2015 Women’s Wellness Series “During the golden years . . . what really are the needs” (Valuable information for you and your loved ones)
C-Building ~ R. Michael Fryer Conference Center / C-100
Sessions will be 45 minutes in length & begins at 7:00 p.m.
15 minute Q&A to follow
RSVP at your earliest convenience by calling 570.385.6102
or email raw44@psu.edu
All speakers are experts in their field.
Seating is Limited ~ Admission is Free
Light refreshments will be provided.

August 6
Family Fun Fest
Start 5:30pm - Carnival Fun for All, on the Square in Orwigsburg.
5:30 - 9pm Come and enjoy summer fun, food, and family entertainment.
Games, music, and much more will be accessible! *rain location will be inside the Memorial Building

August 7 & 8
Holy Angel
Parish Picnic
Kulpmont - Friday, 5pm-12mn &
Saturday, 4pm-12mn.
Homemade Food, Bake Sale, Yard
Sale, Auction Baskets, Children’s
Games, $3,000 in Cash Prizes!

August 8
The 22nd Annual
Great Pottsville Cruise

August 9 - 15
61st Annual Schuylkill County
Volunteer Firefighters’ Convention
Polish-American Fire Company of Shenandoah is hosting the
61st Annual Schuylkill County Volunteers’ Firefighters Convention which concludes with a gigantic parade on Saturday August 15th.

August 15t
Pioneer Day
Higher-Up Park, Pioneer Tunnel Coal
Mine. 19th & Oak Sts. Ashland,
Entertainment, games, crafts, food
and more. (570) 875-3850

August 15 & 16
101st Annual Lithuanian Days
Schuylkill Mall, Frackville,
Sat: 11 AM to 5 PM
Sun. Noon to 4 PM
*Free Admission & Entertainment*

August 20
Healthy Haven Summer Seminars!
Healthy Eating:
Good food with great taste
Many people think that eating healthy food is either boring, expensive or both. Learn about the importance of feeding your body foods that create health. Learn how to make good choices. Then enjoy a cooking class to see and taste how easy it is to balance nutrition with great taste. You can join us, because it’s free! - held every third Thursday at 6 pm at Lori’s Angels from May to August. These classes are free and open to everyone. No reservations necessary.

August 22
Island Park Festival
(Fritz Reed Ave.), Schuykill Haven
1 to 10 pm
Live Bands - All Day... Featuring
“The Mahoney Brothers”
Admission $5/person
FREE for ages 4 & under
Non-Stop Entertainment
Family Fun Plenty of Food
Kids Korner Entertainment

August 22
Heritage Day and the Parade of Nations
Parade starts at 10am. There will be 21 nations represented, ethnic foods, crafts and games. Festivities continue in Girard Park with DJ and live music by Perseverance Jazz Band, Lester Hirsh and Kathleen Radspinner & Breaker Boys.

September 5
Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
8:00am Walk up registration and Check In at
Albright’s Pavilion
9:00am Start of 5K Run and 5K Walk
10:00am Start of 1 Mile Fun Run for children ages 13 and under
Awards ceremony will follow each event and occur at Albright’s Woods

September 5th
Taste of
Hamburg-er Festival
Downtown Hamburg, 3rd, 4th, Pine &
State Sts. 10 am-6 pm. Plenty of family
fun featuring 4 stages of non-stop
entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s
activities, a beer and wine garden,
burger eating competitions and
more! Free admission. Call
(610) 562-3106 or visit

September 6
Schuylkill County Wine Festival
1:00pm -6:00pm, Hegins Park, Hegins For more infocall 570-682-9660
Admission and music begins at 12:00pm, Wineries begin serving at 1:00pm. Admission:
$12 Advance/$15 at the Gate/$5 for Designated Drivers
Kids 16 and under are admitted free with paying adult. Group discounts available for 10 persons or more. Buses, limos, mini-buses are all welcome with plenty of room to park.
Admission fee includes wine tasting bracelet, glass, chance to win a wine basket
**All ages allowed admission but must be 21 with ID for wine tasting. Dogs are welcome but must be properly leashed.**
***NO BEER is allowed at the festival. Coolers are allowed with snacks but we request you visit our food vendors as well and not bring meals into the park. Many vendors provide a selection of food that is exclusive to our wine festival. **
Don’t forget to sign up for our Raffle Baskets & the Table Decorating Contest in the Eating House. There will be 24 wine baskets (2 from each winery) included in the drawing. Drawings are done randomly and winners will be notified by phone on the day of the festival.

September 12
Heritage Celebration
9am - 3pm Saturday September 12th 2015, on the Square in Orwigsburg. (rain or shine)
Honor the past and embrace the future as we join together as a community to enjoy a fun-filled day of music, crafts, demonstrations, artists, games, and great food!

September 12 & 13
Schuylkill County Quilters Guild Quilt Spectacular 2015
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.
Walk In Art Center, 110 West Columbia St., Schuylkill Haven.
Admission $5. Over 200 quilts, additional handmade items, mechant’s mall, quiltique, quilting, demonstrations, chinese auction.
Lunch available at the Quilt Cafe.
Free parking, handicapped accessible, air conditioned.
For details call Sue at 570-544-3993

September 13
Minersville Spirit Day
Food, entertainment, crafts.
(570) 544-6027

September 13
Craft Show
Hometown Farmers Market, Route 54
in Hometown, from 9 am – 4 pm.
(570) 943-2707

September 19
Hegins Valley
Arts and Crafts Faire
Hegins Park, Hegins., 9 am- 3 pm.
Food, drink, arts and crafts.
(570) 682-8181

September 20
Schuylkill Valley
Corvette Club, Corvette Show
Stoyer’s Dam-Bubeck Park, Schuylkill
Haven. 9 am - 3 pm.

September 24
Diabetes Support Group
6-7 pm - 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

September 26
Schuylkill Haven
Borough Day
Schuylkill Haven, 9 am - 5 pm.
Crafters, food vendors, children’s
activities and entertainment
throughout town. (570) 385-2841

September 26
Tower- Porter
Fall Festival & Craft Show
Tower City

September 27
Fall Art Festival
The Arts Barn, 3 Berry Rd., Schuyklill
Haven. Artisans, vendors, food and
music. For details call
(570) 366-8736 or visit

October 3
Annual Pumpkin Festival
Lehigh & Frack Sts., Frackville.
(570) 874-3382

October 3
Pumpkin Festival
Lessie’s Garden Greenhouse & Gift shop, Pottsville, 9 am - 3 pm.
Pumpkins, mums,entertainment, hayrides, crafters, contests, food, fall and Halloween decorations. www.avenuesofpa.org

October 10 & 11
Harvest Craft Fair
Leesport Farmers Market, Route 61,
Leesport. 9 am - 3 pm. Free admission and parking. (610) 926-1307
October 11th, Tamaqua Heritage

October 11
Tamaqua Heritage Day
Downtown Tamaqua. Historical Displays,
demonstrations, music, crafts, ethnic
foods and entertainment.
(570) 668-5722 www.tamaqua.net

October 17
Pine Grove Autumn Stroll
Craft Show and Halloween Parade
Union Canal and Veterans Memorial Park, Pine Grove, 10 am - 4 pm.
Parade at 7 pm. (570) 345-4859

November 1
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) Heritage Half Marathon Run/Walk
- New Downhill / Likely Tailwind Course - 8 am
Register at http://race.delawareandlehigh.org/. The new course starts at Northern Lehigh High School in Slatington and finishes at Canal Street Park in Northampton, PA and is run along the D&L Trail. Both runners and walkers are welcome to participate. Amenities include indoor facilities at the start and finish, gender-specific technical T-shirts, a delicious post-race buffet, finisher medals, top time and age-group awards, random prizes, and enthusiastic volunteers, all on a gently sloping downhill, joint-friendly rail trail course.

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

November 4
Annual Girl’s Night Out
at Luther Ridge. Wednesday, November 4th 4-7pm. Luther Ridge Assisted Living, 160 Red Horse Road in Pottsville. Spend the evening shopping over 30 vendors, tasting wine, take a chance on raffles and enjoy free hors-d’oeuvres and refreshments.

November 14
Holiday Marketplace
Schuylkill County Historical Society,
305 N. Centre Street, Pottsville,
10 am-4 pm. Local artists and vendors.
Free & open to the public.
www.schuylkillhistory.org or find us on
facebook. (570) 622-7540

November 27
Dickens’ Christmas
Downtown Shenandoah, 5:30 pm.
Horse drawn carriage vignettes from
“A Christmas Carol”. Christmas Brass
Band, Hot Chocolate and cookies in the Damto Park. (570) 462-2060

November 28 & 29
Christmas Craft Fair
Leesport Farmers Market, Route 61,
Leesport. 9 am - 3 pm. Free admission and parking. (610) 926-1307

December 4, 5 & 6
Spirit of Christmas Festival
A weekend of celebrations in Tamaqua. For details on events call (570) 668-1880
or visit www.tamaqua.net

December 4, 5 & 6
Spirit of
the Holidays
A Schuylkill County Arts & Cultural Tour. Experience the Holidays with Pennsylvania artisans, cozy shopping in the country and entertainment. For locations and details find us on facebook or visit

December 5
Orwigsburg Festival
of Lights and Holly Trail
Festivities on the square begin at 4:30
pm with a visit from Santa Claus. Holly
Trail, tour local homes decorated for the season from noon-4 pm.
(570) 366-1638 or visit

December 5 & 6
Schuylkill County Council for the Arts,
1440 Mahantongo St., Pottsville.
Sat. 12-5 pm and Sun. 12-6 pm. Call
(570) 622-2788 or visit



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