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Upcoming Events!

THE REGION'S BIGGEST MOST COMPLETE EVENTS LIST
A FULL MONTH OF FUN...
... The area's best events calendar

tOpen 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
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
(570)668-1192
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
855-HOPE611

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.
www.satmensfellowship.org
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

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,
570-759-8020

Lifetree Mondays
December - Overcoming Worry
December 12 - In the Beginning
December 19 - Crafting a Truly Fulfilling Life
December 26 - The Aliens are Coming
Lifetree Café Mondays - 7 pm at the Corner ( Routes 183 & 443)
Just South of Cressona
www.bethesdaec.org.

thru December 15
Autumn Hawk Watch
Daily, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, Trail fee for Non-Members. The annual Autumn Hawk Watch is held daily at North Lookout, weather permitting. An average 18000 birds of prey will soar over the Kittatinny Ridge, and each year Hawk Mountain staff, volunteers, and trainees help tally the number and type of birds that pass. An official counter and interpreters are on hand to point out and identify raptors. Visitors should bring binoculars (or rent them at the Visitor Center), something soft to sit on, and a daypack with water and snacks. For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org.

November 30 - December 4
Pennsylvania
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,
www.hersheyareaplayhouse.com

December 2 - 4
Spirit of the Holidays Arts Tour.
The Arts Barn, 3 Berry Road
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
570-366-8736
www.theartsbarn.org

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 3rd
Penny Auction
2pm (doors open at 1pm)
Locustdale Fire Co
Donation - $2.00 + Gift
Refreshments afterwards
Call 570-875-3297 for info
Benefits the Equipment Fund

December 3
Christmas at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse 
Christmas at the Clubhouse will once again feature the M&J Jazz Combo on Dec. 3 at 2:00pm.  This group played to standing ovations at the Clubhouse last December and there have been many requests to have them back. If you missed them, mark your calendar for this holiday event that you’re sure to enjoy! This program is free and open to the public and is made possible with the help of a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation.  Light refreshments will be served in front of the fire.  For directions or questions call 570-345-8952 (leave a message your call will be returned)

December 3
Sweet Arrow Sojourn
Saturday, December 3 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. “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. All ages welcome! This program is free and open to the public. December 4
Longaberger Basket Bingo
Benefit of William Penn Fire Company, Held at William Penn Fire Company, Rt. 54, 166 Mt. Olive Boulevard, Shenandoah,
Doors open at 12:30 p.m., bingo at 2:00 p.m,
Advanced ticket drawing
Baskets are filled
Tickets are $25.00 and include free buffet and dessert

December 4
Longaberger Basket Bingo
Benefit of William Penn Fire Company d at William Penn Fire Company
Rt. 54, 166 Mt. Olive Boulevard
Shenandoah,
Doors open at 12:30 p.m., bingo at 2:00 p.m,
Advanced ticket drawing
Baskets are filled
Tickets are $25.00 and include free buffet and dessert

December 6
Deadline to order
Christmas Rolls -
Poppy, Nut, Apricot, Poppy & Raisin, $13.00 each
Homemade Breads by a Local Church Baked Fresh and Frozen
Orders Only Call 570-462-0809
Pick up - Saturday, December 17th at 12:00 Noon
- St. Michael’s Church Hall 300 W. Oak St. Shenandoah

December 8
Soup and Sausage Sale
10:00 a.m. until sellout
Benefit Downtown Shenandoah, Inc., 116 North Main Street
Shenandoah
$5.00 per quart and $2.50 per pint
Sausage Hoagies $3.50
Soups include: Chili, Pasta Fagiole, Chicken Noodle, Beef Vegetable, Beef Barley, Split Pea, New England Clam Chowder, and Kielbasi Soup
Eearly orders: 570-462-2060

December 10,
Wings and Things with Santa
5:30 p.m. until sellout
Rangers Hose Company
6 East Ogden Street, Girardville
Wings $8.00 a dozen, Fries $3.00,
Fries with any wing sauce $4.00
All children under 12 years of age
will receive a gift from Santa, hot dog and a drink
Phone: 570-276-1406

December 10
Tamaqua Advent Breakfast
Tickets for the sixth annual Tamaqua Community Advent Breakfast are now available from many Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network representatives, church offices as well as the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce office and the Tamaqua Community Art Center.
The event is scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 at Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets, in Tamaqua.
Marta Gouger, editor of the Time News daily newspaper, is this year’s speaker. Susan Featro and Tom Flamini are this year’s musical guests.The program features a candle lighting ceremony.
The breakfast is sponsored by the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network and the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership. In addition to the breakfast, TAFFN and TACP also sponsor Hunger Weekend and Walk in May and currently Step-Up Tamaqua, volunteers addressing the local addiction issue.

December 11
Community Concert
Voice Lifted
Tamaqua Community Art Center 125 Pine St. Tamaqua, PA 18252
with Dr. Susan Featro and special guest. 2:30pm - 4:30pm
$8 in advance $10 at the door
Christmas benefit concert supports the Tamaqua Blue Raider Foundation & The Tamaqua Community Art Center. This is Dr. Featro’s 4th concert with us. Each year she fills the Performance Hall with smiles and tears as she delights the room with her performance of Ava Maria. It is one of the most moving songs. Her show provides the message that we can all slow down over the holidays as we focus on family and faith.
For more information call (570)668-1192

December 13
Order Deadline
Annual Christmas Kielbasa Sale
South End Field & Stream
Whippoorwill Dam, Frackville,Pa
Regular, Smoked, Or Cheesy Hot
Also, Fresh & Cheesy Hot Kielbasa Loafs
Pick Up Dec. 22 & 23
9:00 Am -7:00 Pm
To Order Call:
Joe C. @ 570-874-1108

December 14
Cookie Swap
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Save time and money by participating in a cookie swap! Each participant will sign up, pick one type of cookie, and bake additional dozens for each member of the swap. On the 14th everyone will swap cookie types and have a full assortment of cookies. Registration is required by December 5th so that participants know how many cookies to bake and which cookies have been selected. Call 570-752-2241 or email info@mcbridelibrary.org to register. FREE at McBride Memorial Library
at McBride Memorial Library
570-752-2241, Berwick, PA 18603
570-752-2241 - http://www.mcbridelibrary.org

December 16
Pottsville Lions Club FREE - Christmas Movie
“The Polar Express”
Majestic Theater, Pottsville.
Includes a visit from Santa!
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Free popcorn and candy stocking.
Movie at 7 pm., for more info call 570-622-9510.

December 17th
Children & Youth Christmas Party
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
25 S. Balliet St.
Frackville, PA
Call 570-874-0792 by December 10th to register.
All children & youth are welcome!

December 17th
Living Nativity
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
25 S. Balliet St.
Frackville, PA
All the characters of the first Christmas story PLUS live animals!

December 17
Christmas in the Park,
at the Valley View Park
in Valley View, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Come celebrate the spirit of the season with Christmas lights and holiday cheer!
Have pictures taken with Santa!
Enjoy hot drinks, soup, Pulled Pork from Broad Street BBQ, and other delicious treats!
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides!!
You can join in the festivities including cookie and ornament decorating, or even get in some last minute Christmas shopping from local vendors.
There will also be a Tree Decorating Contest!

December 18th
85th Annual Candlelight Service
A cantata by Benjamin Harlan “Christmas Carol Celebration”
7:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
25 S. Balliet St.
Frackville, PA

December 18
Manger In The Park
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live Nativity presented by the Bloomsburg / Catawissa Cluster of United Methodist Churches. Bring a lawn chair and bundle up to enjoy the wonder of a nativity scene with live animals and many children and adults. This event is FREE! Including cookies and cocoa!
The Bloomsburg / Catawissa Cluster of United Methodist Churches
Venue: Bloomsburg Town Park, band shell, Market St. and Fort McClure Blvd., Bloomsburg
570-784-9271
www.LightstreetUMC.org

December 22
Community Concert
The Danville Community Band will be presenting their annual Christmas concert on Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church on Lombard St. in Danville. Selections include Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Christmas Pops Medley,The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and Hallelujah Chorus. The student members will be playing a Medley of Three Carols.
Director is John Collins III.
Admission is free.

December 24
Christmas Candlelight Service
6:30pm. Hope Community Church
551 W. 4th St. Mount Carmel
All are welcome

December 24th
Christmas Eve Services
7:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
25 S. Balliet St.
Frackville, PA
All are welcome!

December 25th
Christmas Day Services
9:00 a.m.
First United Methodist Church
25 S. Balliet St.
Frackville, PA
All are welcome!
Come in your Christmas Pajamas for a Carol Sing.

December 28
Blood Drive
1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Rangers Hose Company
6 East Ogden Street, Girardville
Hosting a blood drive and would like to invite you to become a blood donor. Your one donation willhelp support three lives in our community.Contact 570-276-6922 or 570-276-1406 or
visit geisingerbloodcenter.org and click on make an appointment
Walk ins welcome.

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.

January 14
Wing Night
5:30 p.m. until sellout
Rangers Hose Company
6 East Ogden Street, Girardville
Wings $8.00 a dozen, Fries $3.00,
Fries with any wing sauce $4.00
Eat in or Take Out
Phone: 570-276-1406


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