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Upcoming Events!

... The area's best events calendar

Open House 1st Saturdays
Held the First Saturday of each month at the Walk-In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven. 570-732-3728
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

Lifetree Mondays
January 5- Declutter Your Life
January 12 - What Your Black Friend Wants You to Know
January 19 - Breaking the Cycle of Sexual Abuse
January 26 - Why Men Hate ChurchLifetree Café Mondays
7 pm @the Corner ( Routes 183 & 443) Just South of Cressona

Every Monday
Wheelchair Engineers
will be held in the space across from Pearle Vision at Columbia Mall, Bloomsburg from 3-5pm.
Help Build a train!
Handicap or disabled children & adults are encouraged to join!

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

Every Thursday
Atlas Amerian Legion, Route 61, Atlas
Doors open at 4, Bingo begins at 6 Non-Smoking. Info: 339-4740

1st & 3rd Saturday Monthly
Saturday Morning
Men’s Fellowship
a non-denominational, Christ-centered men’s gathering, invites all men to join them for fellowship, encouragement, and to learn and discover how the Bible applies to a man’s everyday life. 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at The Lehighton Rec Center – 243 S. 8th St. Lehighton, PA. There is no cost to attend, coffee & pastries will be provided.

Every Friday
beginning September 5th thru May
Smoke Free Weekly Bingo
Summit Station Fire Co Banquet Hall
Doors Open 5:15 Bingo Starts at 6:15
Regular Bingo, Specials, Raffles, & More. Food & Drinks Available
Benefits Truck Fund
717-672-4682 for Information

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

January 5 - February 27
The Solo Themeless Show
Ken Conner, Artist An Eclectic mix of work from the last ten years. Please check the website for gallery hours.
Cost: Free Admission
Moose Exchange at The Antler
E. Main Street, Bloomsburg

January 9
Red Cross Blood Drive
Cressona Mall, Cressona
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

January 11
Sub Sale Orders Due
Congregational Free Church of Christ
Advance orders for Sub Sale due. Pick up January 15th, at 10:30 am.
Choice of Italian, Ham or Turkey; $4.50 each
Congregational Free Church of Christ
81 McKeans Ridge Rd., McKeansburg, To order Call Anna at 570-366-2049

January 13
Red Cross Blood Drive
1:00pm at The Simon Kramer Cancer Institute, 15 Alliance St,
New Philadelphia,
All presenting donors will receive a lite lunch compliments of The Simon Kramer Cancer Institute and Café Sweet Barista - located on the 2nd floor. Please contact Teresa at 570-277-6218 or 570-617-2700 to register.

January 15 – February 22
23rd Annual North Mountain Art League Member Show
Reception: Saturday, January 17 - 6 pm to 8 pm. Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday noon to 8 pm; Sunday noon to 5 pm. By appointment. Special Holiday hours.
Cost: Free Admission
Artspace Gallery
221 Center Street, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815

January 16 - January 18
Allentown Auto Mania
For more than two decades, Auto Mania has been Pennsylvania’s biggest indoor heated swap meet and the tradition continues this year with support from Carlisle Events. The 59,000 square foot facility that is Agricultural Hall at the Allentown PA Fairgrounds plays host to a wide array of vendors and attendees annually. This event is a great opportunity to interact with likeminded enthusiasts in a family friendly atmosphere and is the perfect setting to buy, sell and trade all things automotive. Auto Mania not only has a swap meet, there is a car corral too. There’s a great array of parts, literature, services and more. Best of all, you’re less than two hours from New York City, Philadelphia and Scranton with major roads like I-78, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 22 all nearby. This event takes place no matter the weather and won’t cancel, be postponed or rescheduled under any circumstance. Consider spending your weekend with Carlisle Events in Allentown for Auto Mania and jumpstart the New Year with great automotive excitement. Gate Times: Fri 12pm-9pm , Sat 9am - 6pm , Sun 9am - 3 pm - See more at: http://www.carlisleevents.com
Cost: $10 Daily
Host name: Carlisle Events
Venue: Allentown Fairgrounds
302 N. 17th Street, Allentown, PA, 18104

January 17
Winter Carnival Kickoff
featuring MIXX
9:00pm Winter Carnival Event....
at Mountain Valley Golf Course
Winter Carnival Kickoff featuring MIXX
Doors open at 8 ... MIXX 9-12
Tickets $10.00

January 17 - 19
Community Weekend.
The CARS scavenger hunt will be featured throughout the museum. Adm. AACA Museum, Hershey.
717-566-7100, www.aacamuseum.org

January 19
Annual Hot Stove Banquet
The Crosscutters 9th Annual Hot Stove Banquet, with proceeds benefiting local charities, will be held January 19, 2015 at the Genetti Hotel in downtown Williamsport. Guests from the Phillies and the world of sports will be announced in coming weeks. Seating for the banquet is limited and this event sells out each year!
Cost: Age 13 & Older: $49.00
Host name: Williamsport Crosscutters
Venue: Genetti Hotel
Williamsport, PA, 17701

January 22 - January 25
Early Bird Sports Expo
Features boats, RVs, ATVs, outfitters, hunting and fishing equipment, the area’s finest taxidermy work, artists, sportsmen’s groups and archery suppliers. Thursday 4 pm to 9 pm; Friday 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday 10 am to 8 pm; and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.
Sponsors: Cabelas and Drop Tine Archery. Free Parking; Kids under 12 – Free; Admission Price: $6.00 ($5.50 with coupon)
Senior Day (65+), Friday, Jan. 24, (10 am – 3 pm only) – $3.00
Free seminars 3-D archery shoot
Cost: $6.00/person 12 yrs. and up
Bloomsburg Fairgrounds
620 W. Third Street, Bloomsburg, PA,

January 22& 23
York County Stamp Show.
334 Carlisle Ave. York,
The show will feature stamps, postal history and postcards. 10am-4:30pm. Horticulture Hall, York Expo Center, York. 717-235-1528, http://stamps.org/

January 23
Hot 8 Brass Band
(New Orleans Brass)
January 23 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
New Orleans own Hot 8 Brass Band has epitomized New Orleans street music for over a decade. The band plays the traditional Second Line parades, hosted each Sunday afternoon by Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs, infusing their performances with the funk and energy that makes New Orleans music loved around the world. The members of the Hot 8 Brass Band were born and raised in New Orleans and many began playing together in high school. What makes the Hot 8 so special are the sounds they coax from their well-loved, well-worn horns. Members of the Hot 8 Brass Band have toured in Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Finland, England and Sardinia. The band performs annually at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, world and jazz festivals across the US and Europe, and were featured in both Spike Lee documentaries When the Levees Broke and If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise. The Hot 8 has released three critically acclaimed recordings and is featured on the latest Blind Boys of Alabama recording on Time-Life Records.
Cost: Adults: $20, Seniors 62+ and Subscribers: $16, Youth 18 and Under: $10, Non-Bucknell College Students (limit 2): $10
Weis Center for the Performing Arts
1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA, 570-577-1000

January 25
Schuylkill on the Move walk
“Stonehedge Gardens Tour &
LNE Rail Trail”
2:00-4:00 p.m.: “Stonehedge Gardens Tour & LNE Rail Trail” “Porcupine Pat” leads this hike to explore the beauty of the gardens and the nearby rail trail. Meets in the parking lot of the gardens on Dairy Road.
(3 miles-easy)

January 25
Fire & Ice Winter Fest
at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
2 2 - 5 pm at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse, Pine Grove
Winter fun for everyone! Join us at Sweet Arrow Lake as we enjoy winter with Fire & Ice. Fire up hotdogs over an open fire and enjoy a homemade ice-cream making demo!
Compete in the Fire Hot Chili Cook-off. Advance registration is required to participate in the chili competition by calling Susan at 570-624-3018.
Free Admission: small cost for some activities. For more information visit

January 31 - February 8
The 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show
is rolling into the
Pennsylvania Convention Center

February 3
Health Fair
at the Jim Thorpe Market

February 6 - 8
2nd Annual Destination
Blues Music Festival
February 6 - February 8
Produced by Richard Briggs of the Briggs Farm Blues Festival... “Brews and Blues” - Live music all evening at multiple venues in Danville, Bloomsburg, and Berwick; buses circulate to all venues and participating hotels. Saturday, February 7, 2015 - “Bluesburg” - Music, food, and fun all day long: Blues for breakfast and lunch at venues on Main Street in Bloomsburg, then all evening on two stages at the Caldwell Consistory. Buses run to participating hotels. Sunday, February 8, 2015 - “Gospel Blues” - Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound perform together with a local choir in the sanctuary of Wesley United Methodist Church - prepare to be moved! Festival ticket/hotel room/bus transportation packages available.
Host name: The Moose Exchange

February 7th
Queen of the Snows Pageant
7:30 PM Pottsville Area High School
Admission $6.00
Join us in our Winter Carnival celebration “Magic on the Mountain” January 10th through February 7, 2015.
Event tickets are available at the door, in advance at Murphy’s Jewelers, Pottsville or by calling (570)617-5279.

February 7
Queen’s Ball
9:00 PM St. Nicholas Reception Hall
Admission $5.00
Join us in our Winter Carnival celebration “Magic on the Mountain” January 10th through February 7, 2015.
Event tickets are available at the door, in advance at Murphy’s Jewelers, Pottsville or by calling (570)617-5279.

February 7
Health Fair
10a -2p at Shenandoah Senior Community Center Sponsored by
Schuylkill Vision

February 7
Map and Compass
Orienteering Workshop
beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 7 at the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Visitor Center. This is a beginner’s workshop appropriate for individuals ages 14 and over, and costs $6 for adults, $5 seniors and is free for Hawk Mountain Members. To register, call Hawk Mountain at 610-756-6961 during business hours. Cost includes trail fee for the rest of the day.

February 8
Little Red Dress Event
(Snow Date – Sunday, February 15th) at the Ramada Inn, 101 South Progress Avenue, Pottsville,
Sponsored by Schuylkill Health Auxiliary , this memorable “Ladies Fun Day Out” will educate and empower women to take control of their heart health! Schuylkill Health Auxiliary is committed to celebrating the energy, passion, and power of women. The Little Red Dress Event will help create a better awareness about the risk of heart disease and ways to prevent it. Tickets are $25 per person which will include snacks and hors d’ouevres from Vito’s Coal Fired Pizza and Restaurant.
A Cash Bar will also be available.

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

February 13 - 15
We Love Our Pets Weekend
Hillside SPCA at the Fairlane Village Mall, Rt. 61 Pottsville PA. Friday & Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM. Sunday, 11 AM to 5 PM. Valentine pet treats, merchandise sale & basket raffle.
All proceeds to benefit Joe’s Fund
for the Hillside SPCA.

February 14
Hearts for Hawks
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Childr en 12 and under who bring a valentine on this weekend receive free trail admission. Each child must bring his or her own valentine, and all will be posted on the wall through the end of the month. Raptor or outdoor themed valentines are encouraged.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Visitor Center, Kempton, (610) 756-6961
Let us be your Valentine

February 14
Feeder Frenzy
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Beat cabin fever and head to Hawk Mountain for a day-long event focused on feeding birds during the long winter months. Program includes a live raptor program, a guided winter walk, a children’s craft, free information on different seed and winter birds, and complimentary bird friendly coffee and hot cocoa. A great excuse to get moving! Location: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Visitor Center, Kempton
Phone: (610) 756-6961

February 14 & 15
1st Annual
Craft And Vendor Showcase
Featuring vendors specializing in crafts, home goods, fishing and hunting, outdoor living and recreation and more. Vendors and exhibitors for the whole family! This event will be open to the public and will have an entrance fee which will support N4Cs non-profit mission. Our facility is located behind the Benton Fire Department, sharing the same driveway and parking areas. Hours 10 am to 4 pm each day. Breakfast and lunch will be available for sale by N4Cs; proceeds to benefit the programs of N4Cs. Admission Fee $3/adult (18 & Up); $1 for Age 17 & under
Northern Columbia Community & Cultural Center, Community Drive, Benton

February 15
Cinderella’s Closet
Gently Used Prom Gowns and
Accessories for Sale ... A Frackville Rotary Community Project
Open One Day Only
Noon to 4:00 PM
Schuylkill Mall, Frackville

February 15 & 16
“WinterFest 2015”
Jim Thorpe

February 20
Raymond the Amish Comic
7pm - 9pm - Tamaqua Art Center: 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua,
Comedian Raymond the Amish Comic is coming to the Tamaqua Community Arts Center. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Show contains adult language, must be 18+ 570-668-1192

February 21
Pine Wood Derby
Keller’s Cabin Pack 622
and BSA Cub Pack 633
@ 1pm - Inside the Cressona Mall

February 22
American Girl Doll Bingo
Tremont Fire House
Doors open 12:30 Bingo at 2 pm
Call Robyn for tickets @ 570-449-0589

February 27
FREE - Intended for middle and high school string players. Read through new music. Play with other students your age. Sectionals with highly qualified string clinicians. Attend as an individual or with your school orchestra. RSVP: mjelinek@bloomu.edu
Bloomsburg University Orchestra
Haas Center for the Arts
Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, 570-389-4289

February 28
Cabin Fever Hike
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Shake off those winter blahs by enjoying a crisp walk outdoors with “Porcupine Pat.” This walk will invigorate you as we check for winter weeds, winter birds, and enjoy winter scenery. Meets in the Waterfall Road parking lot. Free and open to the public. For all ages.

February 28
Dance Your Heart Out
Proceeds benefit Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. A rocking good time at Frosty Valley Country Club.
$55.00. Frosty Valley Country Club
2201 Bloom Rd, Danville, PA, 17821
570-275-4000 - http://www.bte.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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