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2018 Easter Raffle Tickets
William Penn Fire Company
Featuring 12 Different $50.00 Gift Card Prizes
For Local Shenandoah Businesses. We Are Also Going Door To Door With Tickets
Drawing Date April 14, 2018

April 1 thru December
Jackson Mansion Tours
The Historical Jackson Mansion Tours. Located at 344 Market Street Berwick
Guided Tours at 11:30 and 1:30. Tues., Wed. and Sat.
The Berwick Historical Society 570-759-8020
For private or group tours
sherigeines51@gmail.com
570-231-9913.

Veterans Wanted!
Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guard, Guardsmen & Reservists
Apply At: A. P. Damato Medal Of Honor
American Legion Post 792
16 N. Main ST. Shenandoah
(570) 462-2387
“Come visit our Post see what we have to offer for you & your family.” Continue to serve your Country in your Community. If you have belonged to a Post in the past & want to transfer to our Post you can you also keep your time served.
We Need You!

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
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, in its thirteenth year at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church at the corner of Pine and East Market streets in Danville, Montour County, has a very realistic sound and light show of fiberoptic fireworks over its 22-foot-long model railroad display. The program with its free classes for children and adults will be open on Saturday and every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon with dozens of trains, a model merry-go-round that children and adults can play with, a newly donated American Flyer ?layout, a working model sawmill, and 30 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 shows its electric trains in a free display every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 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

Every Thursday
Bingo,
McAdoo Fire Company, VFW, McAdoo, 5:00pm – 9:30pm
South Kennedy Drive, McAdoo
Starts at 6:00

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.

Lifetree Mondays
Upcoming Topics
April 2nd – The Struggle to Forgive
April 9th – In the News
April 16th – How to Live Before You Die
April 23rd – Pass or Fail? The State of Education
April 30th – Emergency! Make Room for God
Lifetree Café Mondays
- 7 pm at the Corner
(Routes 183 & 443) Just South of Cressona
www.bethesdaec.org.

April 1
Arts Barn
Spring Reopening
Orwigsburg

April 5
Gillingham Charter School Open House (Grades 1-12)
Gillingham Charter School
915 Howard Ave.
Pottsville at 6:00pm
Come find out what all the noise is about! We are opening our doors for families interested in grades 1-12! Meet our directors, teachers, staff and experience our relational education curriculum first hand.
Call Andrew Moran, Enrollment and Communications Coordinator, at 570-955-3830 ext. 121 for questions.

April 6
Paint Party
with Kim Ciarvella
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Majestic Theater Pottsville, 209 N. Centre St., Pottsville,
Bring a beverage and a buddy. We will bring all the supplies, plus step by step instructions on how to create this beautiful angel.
$35.00 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 570-628-2833 to reserve your spot!
Hosted By Majestic Theater Pottsville

April 6,7,&8
Schuylkill Ballet Theatre
presents
“The Sleeping Beauty”
A Classical Ballet Adaptation of the Beloved Fairytale
Directed and Choreographed by Sarah Schimpf
Friday April 6th at 6:30pm
Sensory Friendly Performance
Saturday April 7th at 7:00pm
Sunday April 8th at 3:00pm Blue Mountain High School
Order Tickets Online at
www.schuylkillballet.com
Or call 570-617-5616
Pre-Performance Pricing At the Door Pricing. Adults: $10 All Tickets: $12
Seniors/Students (11-18): $8, Children (age 3-10): $6

April 7
St. Ambrose (Schuylkill Haven) Annual Yard Sale
Doors Open at 7 am til Noon. Becoming one of the best yard sales in Schuylkill County. Food & Drinks Available. All proceeds
benefit the Parish

April 7
28th Annual Children’s Fair
10am – 2pm – Many crafts, hands on activities for children, entertainment, and information for parents on children’s health and welfare. Sid the Science Kid will make an appearance throughout the event!
Columbia Mall, Bloomsburg

April 7
Annual Omega Health Screen
Hosted by the Frackville Rotary and Performed By Quest Diagnostics At The Frackville Senior Citizens’ Center At The Corner Of
East Frack St. And Broad Mountain Avenue. $60.00. Walkins Are Welcome. You May Pre-Register
By Calling 1-800-776-6342 Between 8:00 Am And 2pm. Portion Of Proceeds Benefit Rotary Community Charities.

April 7
Wing Night
5:30 p.m. until sellout
Rangers Hose Company
6 East Ogden Street, Girardville. Wings $9.00 a dozen, Fries $3.00,
Fries with any wing sauce $4.00. Eat in or Take Out
Phone: 570-276-1406

April 7
Community
Active Shooter Seminar
An active shooter safety seminar is being offered for Tamaqua churches and other organizations on April 7 from1 to 3 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Washington St., Tamaqua.
The seminar will be led by members of the Pa. State Police and Tamaqua Police Department.
The seminar is open to the public, ages 12 and up. The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network urges churches to have a representative attend this session. TAFFN also urges churches to begin discussing safety issues.
Robert Davis is organizing this seminar. He can be reached at 570-874-1424.
Parking is available at the rear of the church.

April 7
Sportsman Night Out
Game Dinner & Raffles
St. Michael’s Hall, Minersville. For tickets and information call Jerry Sternick 570-573-8461 or the parish at 570-544-1741 or visit
www.stmichaelthearch
angelparish.org

April 7
Arc of the Susquehanna Valley Fundraiser
2pm to 6 pm Chicken BBQ
included in the $20 entry fee otherwise $10 per dinner
2 to 6 p.m. Vendors! Beer and Wine tasting and booths selling clothing, crafts, household items, jewelry, health items, plants and much more!
7 to 10:00 p.m. Dance to the music of Jesse! Cash Bar! - included in the $20 entry fee or $10 just for music and dancing!
(individual dinners and Jesse/Dancing ticket sales available at the event only)
Brady Banquet Hall
700 Maple Street
Ranshaw. PA 17866
(South Northumberland County - Just off Route 61 near Kulpmont Walmart)
Join us for a fabulous day of wine and beer tasting, craft shopping, music, delicious chicken barbecue! Only $20 per person!

April 7
Washingtonville Fire Company Chicken Bar-B-Que
3 pm till sold out
$9.00 for a complete meal
$5.00 for half a chicken only
Any questions, please call 570-437-2069

April 13 & 14
Snow White &
The Dancing Dwarfs
Tamaqua Community Art Center 125 Pine St. Tamaqua,
Come see Snow White and The Dancing Dwarfs, written by Ken Jones, Christine Jones, and Jamey Strawn
$12 general admission, $10 students/seniors
Directed by: Matt Poirier, Musical Dir. by: Aimee Hull. Refreshments available
For more information call (570)668-1192

April 14
Girardville
St. Patricks Day Parade

April 14
Hoedown at the Hosie
The Tommy Guns Band
Food & Drink Specials
9pm to 1am’
West End Fire & Rescue’
Mahanoy City

April 14
Early Childhood Fair & Family Reading Festival
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fairlane Village Mall, Pottsville, 570-544-9131, ext: 1222. Hosted By Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29

April 14
Vendor Deadline
Good American Hose Co., Mahanoy City is seeking Food Truck vendors and crafters for the 125th Anniversary Kick-off --Food Truck Festival/Craft Fair on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from noon to 6:00 PM. Please call/text 570-590-6215 or email buteach88@hotmail.com for an application or additional information. Deadline to apply: April 14

April 14
Buffet Style Breakfast
8:00am To 11:00am
Pine Grove Masonic Lodge
Pine Grove Buffet items include:
Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes, Sausage Links, Ham, Toast, Pancakes, French Toast, Quiche, Chipped Beef
And Beverages
$8.50. Children 6-12: $4
Children 5 and under free
Sponsored by Jacob’s Lutheran Church. Part of proceeds benefits mission projects

April 14
An Early Childhood Fair & Family Reading Festival
will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Fairlane Village Mall. This free event features games, crafts, stories, prizes and fun for the whole family. Pete the Cat
will make a special guest appearance.

April 14
Les Brown
Big Band Festival
Hosted By Les Brown Big Band Weekend Register 11:00 am
at Williams Valley Junior/Senior Hi.S., Tower City

April 14
Children’s Workshop:
An Egg is Quiet
12 PM - Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton
$5 for Members, $10 for Non-Members
Children will discover the diversity in the world of eggs with a book reading of An Egg is Quiet and hands-on science and art activities, followed by a guided walk through the Garden. Registration required and limited to 15, ages 5-8. For more information call
610-756-6961 or visit
www.hawkmountain.org.

April 14
Pancake Breakfast
6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 1st United Methodist Church Mahanoy City
Pancakes (blueberry, plain or peanut butter chip), sausage, bacon, home fries, juice/coffee.
$8.00 at the door to support the general fund.

April 14 & 15
North Schuylkill Elementary PTO Basket Raffle
North Schuylkill Elementary School. Shop & Drop
April 14, 10am to 5pm
April 15, 10am to 3pm
Prizes drawn starting at 3:15pm on April 15.
Prizes include 5-night Disney Vacation package, 50” HDTV, Apple Watch, Hershey Spa Gift Card, Overnight at Kalahari for 4, and lots of other great prizes including gift cards and theme baskets.

April 14
Taming of the Brew
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Caldwell Consistory, 150 N. Market Street
Bloomsburg, Proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. The Taming of the Brew continues the legacy of supporting BTE with a host of return and brand new brewers and restaurants. The food, beer and entertainment are included, but please remember to always drink responsibly. Regular tickets are $60. Designated driver tickets are $30. For more information , call Cindy at 570-784-5530.

April 15
Basket Auction
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Benefit Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society
Held at St. Stephen’s Hall, 101 South Main Street, Shenandoah
Shop and Drop Saturday, April 14th from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 p.m.
Doors open Sunday, April 15th at Noon. Auction at 1:30 p.m.
There will be food available for sale.
Admission $5.00
For information call 570-462-3626

April 15
Avenues Foundation 5K Duck Dash & 1 Mile Waddle
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails, Intersection SR 93 And SR 424, Hazleton,
As part as Avenues Foundation Annual Duck Race, the Avenues Foundation will be hosting a 5K Duck Dash & 1 Mile Waddle at the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails on Sunday, April 15, 2018. All proceeds will benefit individuals with developmental and/or acquired disabilities. Avenues 30th Annual Duck Race will be held at Walmart in Saint Clair on Sunday, April 29th.
Race Day registration and packet pick-up begins at 7:30 am in the parking lot at the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails. Near the intersection of PA 93 & 424. The 1 Mile Waddle starts at 9:00 am followed by the 5K Run/Walk

April 15
Breakfast Buffet
7:30am-12 noon
East Norwegian Twp Fire Co. Dieners Hill
$8.00 Adults/
$4.00 kids up to 12
Eggs, Cream chip Beef, home fries, bacon, sausage, ham, french toast, waffles, pancakes, toast, hot and cold drinks
Take out available

April 17
April Membership Tea
5:30 – 7:30
Jerusalem Lutheran Church
253 Dock St. Schuylkill Haven, Kathy Connelly local artist will speak On painting of the world around her.
Pre-register by calling Bonnie at 908.812.0821
by April 6, 2018

April 19
DACC on the Road
Washington D.C.
Leaving at 6:45am and returning 10 - 10:30 pm
Drop off and pick up at Union Station.
Price of the trip includes a ticket for the “Hop On/Hop Off Trolley”.
There are 25 stops included on the trolley loop including Arlington Na-tional Cemetery, the major monuments, and the Holocaust Museum.
$115 per person includes coach travel, trolley ticket and driver’s tip.

April 21
Schuylkill County Agricultural Museum Plow Day 2018
with a rain date of May 5.
at Heisler’s Cloverleaf Dairy - 743 Catawissa Rd. Tamaqua, PA 18252.
Demonstration of how the soiled is tilled. Event is free and the general public is welcome. Registration at 9AM and Plowing to begin at 10AM.
Additional Information: Contact Craig at 570.739.2446 or Darin at 570.366.1989.

April 21
018 Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5k
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5k, 501 Mahantongo St, Pottsville, The 6th annual Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5k starts and finishes at America’s oldest brewery in Pottsville, PA. All participants will receive a Yuengling Light Lager Jogger branded pint glass, official race t-shirt, two free Yuengling Light Lagers (21+), free brewery tours (Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20) and admission to the post-race party.
Be sure to stick around after the race for live music, food, and the Operation Gratitude letter writing station, plus so much more!
The race is limited to 3,500 participants. The race is SOLD OUT. Please email carrie@ckrunningevents.com to be placed on the wait list.

April 21
Avenues Basket Auction
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Habilitation, 1755 W Market St, Pottsville. Avenues is incorporating a Basket Auction as part of their 30th Annual Duck Race. There will be a Shop & Drop event on Friday, April 21st from 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM and Saturday, April 22nd from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at 1755 West Market Street, Pottsville, and on Sunday, April 29th at Avenues Duck Race from 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM at Walmart in St. Clair. Winners will be drawn after the Duck Race.

April 21st
10th Season Kick-Off - Led by the Walk Saint Clair! Committee – A group walk around town will begin at 11:00 am at the Historical Society at 24 N. Nichols St led by the Walk Saint Clair! Committee.

April 21
Super Cash Bingo
Total Cash Prizes: $8000
Starts at 2 pm,
Doors open at Noon
Tickets: 570-778-6118
West End Fire & Rescue’
Mahanoy City

April 21
Craft Show
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Any interested crafters/vendors please contact Karen Hess at 570-864-2376 or khess22@frontiernet.net.
Orangeville Community Fire Company, 204 Mill Street
Orangeville

April 21st – April 28th Chinese Auction for MDA Stop in to Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson for a chance to enter our annual MDA Chinese auction. Close to 150 baskets you could win. Winners will be drawn at Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson MDA Block Party on Saturday, April 27th.
www.schaeffershd.com

April 22
Family Fun Fishing Event
The 7th Annual Family Fun Fishing Event Kick-off will be held Sunday, April 22, 2018, 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park thanks to major sponsors, Friends of Schuylkill Parks and Recreation and Pine Grove Fish and Game. The event is being coordinated by the Schuylkill County Sportsmen’s Advisory Board (SAB) to the Schuylkill County Commissioners and the Sweet Arrow Lake Park Board with assistance from the Schuylkill Conservation District.

April 22
StoryWalk:
Reading on the Trail
11 AM - 1 PM - Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton
$5 for Members, $10 for Non-Members
Join author Kathy Miller for a guided walk along the trails while reading Chippy Chipmunk Feels Empathy. Registration required and limited to children ages 4-10. Price is per family. For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit
www.hawkmountain.org.

April 22
Traveling Library Book Sale
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
More than 7000 gently used books for sale! Low prices - most books are $.50 - $2.00. Adult books in every genre - many bestsellers. Kids books, too. Find something for everyone and you support the Traveling Library too!
Columbia County Traveling Library, 702 Sawmill Rd Ste 101, Bloomsburg

April 22
Frosty Valley’s Spring Into Love Bridal Show
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frosty Valley Country Club, 2201 Bloom Road
Danville

April 25
Chicken Pot Pie Dinner
4-6 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Oak & Nice Streets
Frackville. Adults - $9.00 - Child (10 & under) - $4.00
For tickets call
570-874-1190
Tickets must be purchased by April 15th
Eat in or take out
Come enjoy chicken pot pie, salad with hot bacon dressing, vegetable, roll and dessert.

April 27
Comedian Nick Di Paolo
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nick Di Paolo – one of the sharpest minds (and tongues) in stand-up comedy over the past 20 years is coming to The Majestic Theater in Pottsville, PA for one big night of comedy on Friday April 27th with “The Nick is Right Tour”. While 95% of comedians are liberal, Nick leans the other way and isn’t afraid to call it as he sees it.
Majestic Theater, 209 N. Centre St., Pottsville

April 27th
Bikes, Burgers
and Cruise-In Night
Join your fellow motorcycle riders and classic, exotic or muscle car owners for our cruise in night at Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson, Orwigsburg From 5 to 8 pm, cruise in with your bike or car to show off your ride.

April 27 - 28 - 29th
Block of Art
Downtown Pottsville
It’s that time of the year once more! Block of Art 2018 is set to be an amazing year, and we want you to join us!

April 28
5th Annual Stomp Out Suicide
The 5th Annual Stomp Out Suicide Walk/Event will be held this year at Hometown Farmers Market, 125 Mahanoy Avenue Tamaqua
Admission is FREE
Dr. Calabrese of St. Luke’s Medical Center will lead the walk starting at 11:30AM. Join her as she discusses important topics related to “Healthy Steps Towards a Healthy You”.
This year we will also feature kids’ activities, music, by DJ Party Tyme with Gary, a basket auction with tickets being pulled at 2:00 PM, and valuable community resources will be on hand, and much much more. Food will be available for purchase. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Schuylkill County Suicide Prevention Taskforce, in efforts to extend community awareness.

April 28
MDA Block Party and
MDA Packet Turn-In Day
Bring the whole family to Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson, Orwigsburg on, rom 9 to 5 pm. Vendors, Food, Raffles and Morfe. Enter to win a chance to go to Milwaukee for H-D 115th Anniversary Party.

April 28
Success with MS
Chinese Auction
will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the storefront next to Super Shoes., in Fairlane Village Mall, Pottsville. For additional information, Call Cind at
(570) 573-3454
.
April 28th
Cherry Blossom
Watercolor Workshop
1:00-3:00pm - Tamaqua Community Art Center 125 Pine St. Tamaqua, 2nd in tree series, with artist Liz Revit. $42/person, includes all materials and supplies (references, pattern, watercolor paper, paints, brushes, pencils, tracing & transfer paper) Learn how easy it is to create a painting using watercolors in a controlled style. All levels are encouraged to attend
For more information call (570)668-1192

April 28
Ray the Amish Comic
Columbia Hose Co. Shenandoah - $15 advance Tickets, $20 At Door
Doors Open At 7 Show Begins At 8, Kitchen Will Be Open Cash Bar
Call 570-462-9574.

April 28
The Wonders of Wildflowers
1 PM - 2:30 PM - Hawk Mountain Sanctuary,
Kempton. Trail fee
Join Kutztown University ecologist Dr. Chris Sacchi for a casual walk featuring the identification of spring flowering plants and general information about forest ecology. Registration required. For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org.

April 28
40th Annual Renaissance Jamboree
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Bloomsburg Free Admission
A completely outdoor event, Renaissance Jamboree features hundreds of craft vendors and delicious food from non-profit organizations in Columbia, Montour, and lower Luzerne counties. Enjoy FREE entertainment, kiddie rides, and games. Free parking with shuttle service will be available from the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds starting at 9:30. For the safety and enjoyment of all attendees, please leave your pets at home.

April 28
All You Can Eat Haddock Fish Dinner
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Montour-DeLong Community Fairgrounds, 2628 Broadway Rd. Danville,
The Easter holiday is over and spring is in full swing. It’s time to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and all that it has to offer. Don’t worry about cooking. Come on out and enjoy a delicious home cooked meal with no fuss or clean up. Enjoy being waited on by a friendly hostess and all of the food you can eat. Don’t forget the yummy homemade pies and cakes that we have for dessert!

April 29
30th Annual
Avenues Duck Race
at Walmart Supercenter in St. Clair. All proceeds from the event benefit Avenues programs, which have been providing services to children and adults with developmental and/or acquired disabilities in Schuylkill and the surrounding counties since 1952. Enter the race by buying a duck certificate for a $5.00 donation.
For information on how to purchase tickets, please contact Brett Huffman at avenuesmarketing@avenuesofpa.org or call 570-622-7920 ext. 111.

April 29
Pampered Chef Bingo!
1:00 pm - Rainbow Hose Fire Company #1, 417 Dock St, Schuylkill Haven

May 3
The Tamaqua Public Library will be having a platter sale fundraiser on Thursday, May 3, 2018 (Advanced Ticket Sales Only - Cost: $10.00). The platter consists of: Beef or stuffed chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, coleslaw, roll and butter. The pick-up times on Thursday, 05/03/18, at the library are from 4 to 6 pm. There will also be a bake sale going on at that time, so be sure to pick up some dessert to go with your platter!

May 3
Chinese Auction Shop & Drop. Pre-sale at the Congregational Free Church of Christ, 81 Mckeans Ridge Road, Orwigsburg, Pa. 6-8 pm. We will watch your tickets for you! Actual drawing will be 1pm on Saturday May 5.

May 4, 5, 6
History Comes Alive at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
620 W. Third Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815 United States + Google Map
Free Admission
Living historians all three days, including: Civil War medicine, wood turning, broom making, chair caners, printing press, spinning and weaving, quilting, blacksmithing, pottery making, washer women, women spies in the Civil War. Friday - Events specifically tailored for school aged children. Saturday and Sunday - Come see Civil War re-enactors and crafters! The Barton and School will both be open.

May 5
SCVB FUN DAY 2018
at Heisler’s
The Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau is celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week on May 5th with Tourism Fun Day at Heisler’s from 11am-4pm!
Rain or Shine the SCVB will be telling everyone about what there is to do in Schuylkill County and you should too!
Tourism Fun Day is free and open to the public! Kids under 18 receive a free gift!
For info call: 570-622-7700 www.schuylkill.org

May 5
Comic Book Day
Tamaqua Library
9:30 am to 4:30pm
Fun filled day for families with Crafts, Movies and More
Recieve 1 Free comic book per family while supplies last

May 5
Chinese Auction at the Congregational Free Church of Christ, 81 McKeans Ridge Road, Orwigsburg, Pa. Lottery tree, Money tree, Girls bicycle, Cracker Barrel rocking chair, Woven patio set, Kindle and much much more!
Take 443 east from Orwigsburg at the blinking yellow light. Travel 4 miles. Turn right at balloons onto McKeans Ridge Road. Church is on the left. Doors open at 11am. Auction begins at 1pm. Lunch and baked goods will also be for sale.

May 5
2018 Care Net 5k Run/Walk: Oh the Places We’ll Go!
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Schuylkill River Trail: Landingville, PA
Save the Date for Care Net of Schuylkill County’s ANNUAL 5K RUN & WALK! In the last several years, this flat, fast, 3.1 mile race has become one of the most popular springtime 5ks in Schuylkill County. Hosted By Care Net of Schuylkill County, For more information or to get involved, care Care Net at (570) 728-2135.

May 5
Inaugural Colorful Wishes
11:00 am. Schuylkill Haven Island Park, 1 Broadway, Schuylkill Haven,
Herricanes Softball presents the INAUGURAL COLORFUL WISHES. Proceeds benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. Note: This is NOT a timed event and there are no place prizes. It is intended to be a Cinco de Mayo themed event full of color and FUN! There will be a DJ, small basket raffle & concession stand on site and each participant will receive sunglasses at the start of the course and a t-shirt & beads upon completion of the course. for info or to register, please contact Tracy Tinari 570-449-0602 or
Judy Hauck 570-516-5316

May 5th
Historical Walk
Led by Walk Saint Clair! and the Saint Clair Historical Society – This first time group walk begins at 2:00 pm at the Historical Society at 24 N. Nichols St. We’re partnering up to celebrate not only the Historical Society’s 10th Anniversary being open to the public, but also WSC!’s 10th Season. Join us for a walk through town as we journey into the past and visit many historic locations.

May 5
Spring Fling
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mill Street, Mill Street
Danville, Free Admission
All of Danville comes out to celebrate the beginning of Spring on the first Saturday of each May. Spring Fling is an annual celebration of the foods, sites, and sounds that make Danville a special place. The streets of downtown Danville are closed to traffic for this family-friendly festival. Downtown businesses, plus more than 200 vendors from central Pennsylvania and surrounding states converge for this fun outdoor event. The event is also a showcase of our nonprofit organizations

May 5
3rd Annual
Buckhorn Wine Festival
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Buckhorn Fire Company,
19 Firehall Road
Bloomsburg

May 5
8th Annual Run Beyond Violence 5k Run/Walk
:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Berwick Brewing Co.,
328 West Front Street
Berwick, $20.00 - $25.00
Run Beyond Violence! The Beyond Violence 5K Run/Walk event is fun race to run beyond the violence! Family Friendly Event! The 5k Run/Walk will be held Saturday May 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM At the Berwick Brewing Co. 328 West Front Street Berwick, Pa 18603 Registrations begins at 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM at the Brewery The Race Starts at 1:00 PM

May 5 & 6
Eagle Arms Gun Show
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Bloomsburg Fair Grounds, 620 W. Third Street
Bloomsburg

May 6
Craft Show
9am to 4 pm
Hometown Farmers Market
125 Mahanoy Ave.,Tamaqua
Free admission & Parking
For info Call: 570-943-2707

May 10
Yappy Hour
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Orwigsburg Town Square – Animal centered family friendly event, pet parade, music by crossroads duo, Chinese auction, obedience demonstrations, and all types of vendors.
Orwigsburg

May 12
Golf Tournament for MDA Bring your foursome to Hidden Valley golf course for a fun time for a good cause. Enter to play an afternoon round of golf. All proceeds benefit MDA. You could win a Harley with a hole-in-one!! Questions give a call to 570-366-01463 or Pickup your registration forms at Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson, 1123 Brick Hill Road, Orwigsburg

May 13
Mother’s Day
Buffet Luncheon
Joliett Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Joliett, 11 AM to 2 PM - Ham & Turkey, Filling,
Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Green Beans, Hot Lettuce
with Bacon Dressing, Rolls & Butter, Beverage,
and Dessert. $12.00 Adult / $5 Children 6-10.
570-695-3624 **No Reservations Necessary**

May 19
Schuylkill Haven
Community Yard Sale
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline:
Friday, May 11th
- NO EXCEPTIONS

May 19
Crackerjack’s Fireworks
Display – Free Event. Valley View Park, Valley View, PA
9 PM to 10 PM. Food/Concessions available at 6:30PM.

May 19
T-102 Appalachian
WINE FEST
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Schuylkill County Fair Grounds, 2270 Fair Rd, Summit Station

May 19
2018 Schuylkill County Brew Fest
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Frackville Elks Lodge, 307 S. 3rd Street, Frackville

May 19
3rd Annual
J.W.Cooper Community Center Gala Fundraiser Dinner (noon to 11pm)
at Ramada Hotel Ballroom, Pottsville. 570-617-8920
www.jwcoopercenter.org

May 19
Penn State Day at Knoebels
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Penn State Schuylkill Alumni Society

May 19
Armed Forces Day at Knoebels
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Knoebel’s Amusement Resort, 391 Knoebels Blvd.; Rt. 487 Elysburg, Admission, parking and entertainment are free!
As a way of saying thank you for serving our country, Knoebels invites members of the U.S. Armed Forces to enjoy a *FREE pay-one-price plan on May 19. *Must present valid Drivers License with Military ID (Active Military ID Card, Official Military Retirement Card, Official Military Separation Papers - DD214) or a Drivers License with the Veterans Designation.

May 20
Purse/UGG Bingo
Starts at 2 pm,
Doors open at Noon
$25 - Meal Included
Tickets: 570-778-6118
West End Fire & Rescue’
Mahanoy City

May 20
Breakfast Buffet
7:30am-12 noon
East Norwegian Twp Fire Co. Dieners Hill
$8.00 Adults/
$4.00 kids up to 12
Eggs, Cream chip Beef, home fries, bacon, sausage, ham, french toast, waffles, pancakes, toast, hot and cold drinks
Take out available

May 20 & 22
6pm. Dames at Sea Auditions. Tamaqua Community Art Center 125 Pine St. Tamaqua, 7th grade and older. Additionally looking for tap dancers and singers. Male and females come with a vocal selection to pre-recorded music, no a Capella and with a 30 second to 1 min. monologue memorized. Callbacks will be dancing & pairing for couples.
Performance dates: Aug. 3rd & Aug. 4th. For more information call (570)668-1192

 

May 26
13th Annual Car Show, Cruise, Burnout and Blood Drive hosted by Arbutus Lodge No, 611, Free & Accepted Masons at 11am to 6pm at Freeland Public Park.

May 28
OFD Hero Hustle 5K
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orwigsburg Town Square
That’s right, we are bringing back our Memorial Day 5K! We are teaming up with Pretzel City Sports and local businesses, to bring you a great run!
Register online: https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/onlineform1.php?id=1407
Hosted By Orwigsburg Fire Department
June 1
Free Event – Band
“New Individuals”
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
– Valley View Park, Valley View. Food and refreshments available.
For info. call 570-573-9467

June 2
Wine & Food Gala
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy a delectable selection of small plate foods prepared by local restaurants & local culinary artists along with a variety of local national and international wines. Mingle on the library lawn with great friends, great food and great wine! Tickets are $40 per person, available for purchase at the library. Only 75 tickets will be sold for this event - get yours before they are gone! Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact the library to become an event sponsor.
Ringtown Area Library,
132 W Main St, Ringtown

June 2
Your Loving Choices Walk/5k For Life
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Bloomsburg Fire Hall, 911 Market Street
Bloomsburg, Your Loving Choices, Inc. Walk/5k event is an annual fundraiser for the Care Net Affiliated Pregnancy Center. Register online or by phone. Registration will be held day of at the Bloomsburg Firehall at 10am; where breakfast will be provided as well as live music, games and other activities for the whole family. The 5k route will take the runners through the town of Bloomsburg.

June 3
Annual Bike Run
pre registration recommended
kickstands up at 12 noon
route tba
dj mickey mic 4-8
raffles, door prizes
food and refreshments
call 570-462-9574 for
more info and registration

June 3
I was hoping you could possible help me get the following information out about a project the American Legion in Danville is doing.
The Legion is building a brick wall in the Legion’s front parking lot to honor any veteran that is no longer with us. The wall will be located between the upper and lower parking lots. Currently where the white stones say Post 40. The cost for each brick is $200. Any questions please contact Andi Hovi at 570-380-3081. Estimated groundbreaking is April 2018, with an estimated ceremonial unveiling in July 2018

June 14
Family Funfest
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Orwigsburg Town Square – this is a child centered event, child games and activities including a bounce house, DJ, all types of child friendly vendors.
Orwigsburg

June 17
Father’s Day
Buffet Luncheon
Joliett Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Joliett, 1 AM to 2 PM - Ham & Turkey, Filling,
Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Green Beans, Hot Lettuce
with Bacon Dressing, Rolls & Butter, Beverage,
and Dessert. $12.00 Adult / $5 Children 6-10.
570-695-3624 No Reservations Necessary

June 17
Breakfast Buffet
7:30am-12 noon
East Norwegian Twp Fire Co. Dieners Hill
$8.00 Adults/
$4.00 kids up to 12
Eggs, Cream chip Beef, home fries, bacon, sausage, ham, french toast, waffles, pancakes, toast, hot and cold drinks
Take out available

June 24
5th Annual Collaborative
Art Fundraiser & Auction.
Arts Barn, Orwigsburg
This Year’s Theme will be “The Light in Their Eyes,” which will serve as the inspiration for unique art work, with each piece created by two or more artists working in collaboration.
Fundraiser will feature live, silent and chance auctions, food, music art, wine and gift baskets. Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available.
570-366-8736

June 30
Patriotic Program “The Cressona Band”
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Valley View Park, Valley View, “The Cressona Band” consisting of musicians from all parts of Schuylkill County. Free Event. Food and refreshments available. For information call 570-573-9467

July 7
Free Event – Band “Large Flower Heads”
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday July 7, 2018 – Valley View Park, Valley View, Food and refreshments available. For information call 570-573-9467

July 13
2018 Schuylkill Chamber Golf Outing
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Schuylkill Country Club, 877 W Market St, Orwigsburg

July 21
Ringtown
Community Yard Sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ringtown, PA, Ringtown, Hosted By Ringtown Area Library

July 21
Oldies Band - Free
“Memory Lane”
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Valley View Park, Valley View, Food and refreshments available. For information call 570-573-9467

July 28
Free Event – Band
“Reckless”
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Valley View Park, Valley View, Food and refreshments available. For information call 570-573-9467

August 18
25th Anniversary
Pottsville Cruise
Pottsville

August 17 & 18
Washingtonville Volunteer Fire Company
August 17th from 5 till ?
August 18th from 3 till ?
Food – Games – Chinese Auction – Raffle
Saturday – Chicken Dinner
Music Each Night
Friday – The Less Boys
Saturday – Smooth Country

August 18
Pioneer Day 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pioneer Tunnel,
19th & Oak, Ashland
August 25
Faerie FanFaire!
Festival 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
25 N Railroad St,
New Ringgold

September 8
Orwigsburg Heritage Day
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orwigsburg Town Square – Our annual town celebration is back for its 27th year. Last year with nearly 50 vendors of all types. We will have 2-3 bands playing for the event and are hoping to have our trolley back this year, hosted by the Orwigsburg Historical Society.
Orwigsburg

September 22
Schuylkill County
Chamber of Commerce
100th Anniversary Gala
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Schuylkill Country Club,
877 W Market St,
Orwigsburg

October 13 & 14
Eagle Arms Gun Show
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Bloomsburg Fair Grounds, 620 W. Third Street
Bloomsburg

December 1
Orwigsburg
Festival Of Lights
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Orwigsburg Town Square


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