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thru December 27
A Christmas Story
BTE (Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents it’s Annual Christmas Show.
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30PM Sundays at 3:00PM Additional performances: Food preview Friday, 11/27 at 2PM, Preview Saturday, 11/28 at 2PM; 7:30PM shows on 12/22 and 12/23; no show 12/24 or 12/25
Call the Box Office for details at 570-784-8181. Ask about senior, young adult, student, and group rates.

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

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

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.

First Sunday - Monthly
Monthly Spaghetti Dinners
Columbia Hose Fire Co
742 W Centre St Shenandoah 570-462-9574
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

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.

April - December
Tours Of The
Jackson Mansion
April 7 to December 31 - closed early December (to decorate for Christmas), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday - Tour times 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. This palatial home, once home to Col. Clarence Gearhart Jackson and his family, has blossomed into a fine house museum that would rival any in the state. Tours of The Jackson Mansion are becoming Very popular and growing in number. Tour availability is subject to ongoing restoration, so please call before you visit The Jackson Mansion.
Host name: Berwick Historical Society
Venue: The Jackson Mansion
344 N. Market Street, Berwick,

Lifetree Mondays
Dec. 7 - “I Disagree!” How to have a healthy argument.
Dec. 14 - Pursuing an audacious life.
Dec. 21 - The Spirit of Santa. The legend, the love, the lowdown.
Dec. 28- Schindler’s youngest survivor speaks. A story of risk and redemption.
.Lifetree Café Mondays . 7 pm @the Corner ( Routes 183 & 443) Just South of Cressona

December 2
Penn State Schuylkill 2015 Women’s Wellness Series “Guilt. It’s killing me!”
7pm. 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
All speakers are experts in their field. Seating is Limited ~ Admission is Free Light refreshments

December 4 & 5
Tamaqua Area Community Theatre proudly presents “The Rented Christmas”
=December 4th at 7 p.m.
December 5th 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua.
Tickets $10 for general admission $7 for those under 12 or over 65
Tickets are available in advance: 570-668-1192.

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

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 4, 5, & 6
Pinecones and Holly Berries
A Christmas Musical Show for the Whole Family
At The Strawberry Playhouse
60 Church St, Tuscarora
For Show information call 570-325-4368 or
December 5 - January 2
69th Annual Christmas Boulevard
The Boulevard will open at 6 pm on December 6 with opening festivities starting at 5:00 pm. at the beginning plot of the Boulevard. FREE
Christmas Boulevard
Market Street, Berwick

December 5
Holiday Craft Show
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Blue Mountain High School, 1076 West Market St., Schuylkill Haven.
Free admission.
Food and drinks available.
Over 80 crafters and vendors last year! Visit with Santa! Please support the Blue Mountain Band.

December 5
Penny Auction
2:00pm - Locustdale Fire Co
Doors open at 1pm
$2.00 + Gift
Refreshments afterward
Call 570-875-3297 for Info
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
Community Christmas
(FREE) at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center on 125 Pine Street on Saturday, December 5th from 10am-12noon. We will be celebrating Christmas with games, crafts, music, snacks and a Christmas Story. There will be free backpacks with school supplies and other essentials given out to the first 50 families that register. For More Information Contact Steven Gintz At 484-629-5490 Or Sgintz98@Gmail.Com.

December 5 & 6
Schuylkill County Council
For The Arts,
1440 Mahantongo St.,
Sat. 12-5 Pm And Sun. 12-6 Pm. Call (570) 622-2788 Or Visit Www.Sccarts.Com

December 5 & 6
Christmas 1944 Concert
Schuylkill Choral Society at United Presbyterisn Chruch, Pottsville at 7pm on Dec. 5 and at Schuylkill Haven Area High School Zwerling Auditorium at 3pm on Dec. 6

December 6
Chicken Dinner
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Holy Apostles Church
307 E. Hancock Street, St. Clair, Tickets - $8.00
For tickets call 570-429-2272
Come enjoy ½ breast of chicken, baked potato, green beans, roll, dessert and beverage.

December 6
Basket Bingo
Columbia Hose Company
742 West Centre Street
To benefit William Penn Fire Company, Doors open at 12:00 Noon, bingo at 1:30 p.m., Free buffet
For tickets or more information, call 570-462-2242

Dec. 6 & Dec. 20
Santa Train
Trains Will Depart The Historic Minersville Depot On Sunbury Street At 10:30 Am, 1:00 Pm, And 3:30 Pm For A 70- To 80-Minute Journey Along The West Branch Of The Schuylkill River, Passing Through The Borough Of SchUylkill Haven, And Then Returning To Minersville. The Santa Train Will Be Pulled By Recently-Restored Former Central Railroad Of New Jersey Steam Locomotive Number 113. Santa Claus Will Be Present On The Train To Meet With All The Children And Pass Out A Treat To Each Of Them. All Coaches Are Heated, And Rest Rooms Are Available On The Train. Adult Tickets Are $13.00, Children’s Tickets (Ages 3 To 12) Are $9.00, Children Under The Age Of 3 Are Free, And For Each Adult Ticket Purchased, We Give A ComplimenTary Child’s Ticket. Advanced Purchase Of Tickets Is Highly Recommended. For
Information: (570) 544-8300.

December 11
Order Deadline! Annual Christmas Kielbasa Sale
South End Field & Stream
Whippoorwill Dam, Frackville
Regular, Smoked, Or Cheesy Hot, Also, Regular And Cheesy Hot Kielbasa Loafs
To Order Call: 570-874-1108
Pick-Up – December 22 & 23
9:00 Am – 7:00 Pm

December 12
Breakfast with Santa
9am to Noon at the Cracker Barrel in Frackville. Proceeds benefit Local charities via Mary’s Happy Helpers Fund. Donations appreciated. Info; 570-874-4009

December 12
5th Tamaqua
Advent Breakfast
Doors will open at 8 a.m. and the choir will begin playing around 8:45.
Tickets are available through TAFFN members, church offices, the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce office at 114 West Broad St. in Tamaqua and the Tamaqua
Arts Center, 125 Pine St.
No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call 570-668-4451.

December 12
Free Spaghetti Dinner and Community Worship
“Come and be fed with food, fellowship and the Word.”
Trinity UCC - Founder’s Hall
22 Lafayette Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252
Pastor’s Message 5:30 PM
Dinner to Follow
Questions: Church Office - (570) 668-4139

December 12
Rockin’ Around “My Christmas Tree” Pajama Party
10-11:30 am, Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.
$15, Christmas stories
Snacks, Music
Decorate your own Christmas Tree book
Register at or call 570-233-9623

December 12
Reindeer At Canal Park
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
“One of Santa’s Reindeer” will be visiting Canal Park in Danville! An annual tradition for boys and girls of all ages. See Santa’s reindeer up close before they retire to the North Pole for their Christmas Eve global fly-by. For more information, call the Danville Business Alliance at 570-484-4502 or visit its website,  

December 13
Children’s Christmas Party at First United Methodist Church, 25 S. Balliet St., Frackville from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Come enjoy games, snacks and a craft. Please call the church office at 570-874-0792 by
December 6th to register your children.

December 13
Living Nativity
at First United Methodist Church, 25 S. Balliet St., Frackville from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All the characters of the first Christmas story PLUS live animals.

December 13
Andy Cooney’s
Irish Country Christmas
2pm at Minersville Area Hoigh School, Minersville

December 13
The Summit Hill Historical Society invites you to a “Christmas Crèche
Open House”
2-5 PM (time on your own to visit all the exhibits at the churches and museum)
St Joseph Catholic Church - 100 crèches on display, 462 West Ludlow St. Creches on display 2-5 PM
St Paul’s Lutheran Church - Chrismons and Nativity , 123 West White St. Organ and flute from 4-5 PM
Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church - Christmas Choir
44 West White St.. Music at 2PM
Methodist Church - Traditional Christmas Decor, 101 East White St. 2-5 PM
Church on the Rock - Living Nativity, Chestnut & Hazard 3 PM, Refreshments: Museum, 146 E Ludlow St, Summit Hill from 2-5 PM
If you would like to display a nativity set call Maxine at 570-645-9772

December 17
Danville Community Band will be presenting their annual Christmas concert at 7:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville. Admission is free. Songs include O Come O Come Emmanuel, The Lighter Side of Christmas, Three Noels, and Sleigh Ride. Come enjoy a wonderful hour of music and join us for refreshments afterward.

December 18
Annual Lions Club
FREE Christmas Movie
Free Admission, Free Popcorn, Free Christmas
Candy for all Children!
Friday, December 18 7:00 p.m.—Arthur Christmas
Sponsored by the Pottsville Lions Club Cruise

December 19
Photos with Santa
Schaeffer’s Harley Davidson
Orwigsburg 11 am – 2 pm

December 19
Wings and Things
with Santa
Rangers Hose Co., Girardville
5:30 p.m. to sellout
All children under 12 years of age will receive a gift from Santa, a hot dog and a drink.
Wings $8.00 a dozen, Fries $3.00, There are 10 different wing sauces. Fries with any wing sauce $4.00
Beverages and other food items will be available.
facebook :Rangers Girardville

December 19
A Broadway Christmas
Majestic Theatre

December 19
Christmas Ice Cream Social and Open House
1 - 4 p.m., Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, Pottsville. All ages welcome.
Come tour, relax and take family pictures in the beautifully decorated Yuengling Mansion. Enjoy Yuengling Ice Cream and visit with Santa!

December 20
Candlelight Service
Scriptural Account and Musical Program on Jesus’ Birth
All Are Welcome
Hope Community Church,
551 W. 4th St., Mt. Carmel

December 20
The 84th Annual
Candlelight Service
at First United Methodist Church, 25 S. Balliet Street, Frackville will be held 7 p.m. Choirs & church members are joined by others from area churches to bring you the cantata “Ceremony of Candles” by Joseph M. Martin. All are invited.

December 20
Manger In The Park
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live Nativity presented by the Bloomsburg / Catawissa Cluster of United Methodist Churches. Cookies and hot cocoa for everyone. Bring a lawn chair and bundle up to enjoy the wonder of a nativity scene with live animals and the participation by many children and adults.
Cost: FREE
Bloomsburg Town Park
Ft. McClure Blvd. & Market Streets., Bloomsburg

December 21
A Majestic Christmas
7pm at Majestic Theatre

December 24
Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service
at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 25 S. Balliet St., Frackville.
Everyone is welcome!

December 31
Annual Bologna Drop.
There will also be food and entertainment. Midnight. Ninth and Cumberland streets, Lebanon

January 1
Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner
To usher in the New Year, The Palmerton Lions Club will host a Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner from noon – 5PM at Sokol Hall, 452 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton PA. Tickets are $8/person and dinner includes beverage and dessert. For tickets or more information, please call George at 610.767.0478 or Millie at 610.826.6465

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.

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