THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS
OCTOBER FOOD FEST — Noon to 2 p.m., St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish hall, 120 Oak St., Minersville. Pierogies, bleenies, chicken pot pie and chili. Call 570544-5845 or 570-544-2211.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION — “Darker Side of the Lens,” by Tom Applegate, 6 to 9 p.m., Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. Call 570-6681192.
PIZZA SALE — 6 p.m. to sellout, Ringtown Valley Fire and Rescue Company, 46 W. Main St., Ringtown. Cost $10 each plus $1 for each topping. To order or more information, call 570889-3245. Free delivery in Ringtown borough and Union Township, $3 delivery charge for Shenandoah, East Union Township, North Union Township and Aristes.
YOUTH NIGHT — 7 to 9:30 p.m., Schuylkill YMCA, 520 N. Centre St., Pottsville. Youth in grades 4-8 can play sports and games. Members $3, non-members $5. Call Alicia at 570-622-7850. BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES — 7 to 9 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Centre Street and Howard Avenue, Pottsville (use Second Street entrance). Sponsored by Pottsville Recreation Commission. Call 570-622-6619.
FOOD PANTRY — Hosted by New Life in Christ Ministries, 3:30 to 5 p.m., 217219 Market St., Cumbola. To qualify for food pantry you must have a PA state-issued ID card and fall at or below the income guidelines. Emergency food pantry available by appointment only, call 570-277-6041.
FREE COMMUNITY DINNER — 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 330 W. Market St., Pottsville. Dinner held fourth Friday of every month. No reservation required. For information, call 570-622-8140. GOD’S CHUCKWAGON — Every Friday, 4 to 5 p.m., 919 Centre St., Ashland; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., B Street Playground, Girardville. For more information, call the Rev. James Bowers at 570-4922392.
SMOKE-FREE WEEKLY CASH BINGO — 6:15 p.m., doors open 5:15 p.m. every Friday, Summit Station Fire Company banquet hall, 1138 South Route 183, Summit Station. Tickets $10 to $25.
ANNUAL PRAYERS FOR PAWS — Blessing of animals, 9:30 a.m., Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church, 217 W. Main St., Ringtown, on church lawn. All animals welcome. Bring your well-behaved pet on a leash or in a carrier.
APPLE FESTIVAL — Apple dumplings and breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m., Outwood Lutheran Church pavilion, Old Forge Road and Oak Grove Road, Pine Grove. Dumplings $3, pick up during festival. To order, call 570-345-3106. BEAN SOUP SALE — 10 a.m. to sellout, St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church hall, North Morris Street, Saint Clair.
CANCELLATION — Blues and barbecue at Pine Grove Wesleyan Church.
CAR WASH — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Washington Hook and Ladder Fire Company, 35 E. Main St., Mahanoy City. Cost $5 for exterior only, or $15 for exterior and interior.
CONCERT — Presented by Teen Challenge Choir of Rehrersburg, 6:30 p.m., Living Waters Church of God, 155 S. Balliet St., Frackville. Freewill offering. Call 570874-1585 or 570-622-3587.
CONCERT SERIES — Professor Kim Barroso, faculty at Temple University, 7 p.m., Saint Mary Church of Branchdale, State Road, Branchdale. Admission $10 at door and $10 for dinner at 8 p.m.
EVENING AT THE LIBRARY — 6 to 8 p.m., Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St., Pottsville. Tickets $35. Fundraiser to benefit technology department. Call Cathy Cortese at 570-640-5495.
FALL BAZAAR — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. John Kimmel’s Church, 1263 Deep Creek Road, Ashland. Arts and crafts, rummage sale, fundraiser cookbooks.