FAMOUS CHICKEN BARBECUE — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Christ Church McKeansburg, 1751 Chestnut St., New Ringgold. Adults $8, children $4. Eat in or take out. For tickets, call 570-943-2822. FUN HARVEST BAZAAR — 9 a.m. to noon, Covach’s Market, 134 N. Mill St., Saint Clair. Splash the Clown, 10:30 a.m., make Halloween masks and paint pumpkins. Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church. M&T MOVIES AT THE MAJESTIC — “Frozen,” 7 p.m., Majestic Theater, 209 N. Centre St., Pottsville. Free. Hosted by Pottsville Recreation Commission and sponsored by M&T Bank. Call 570-628-4647.
MEETING — Ancient Order of Hibernians, 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Hibernian House, Beech Street, Girardville.
NIGHT AT THE RACES — 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., Summit Station Fire Company, 88 Firehouse Road, Summit Station. Free admission. Must be 21 years old to attend.
RESERVATION DEADLINE FOR BUS TRIP — Mohegan Sun casino, Wilkes-Barre, Nov. 8, sponsored by sponsored by Our Haven Foundation, Schuylkill Haven. Cost $35, with $25 slot play and $5 food voucher. Call 570385-2049.
ROCKIN’ TO THE OLDIES DANCE — 8 to 11 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom, 40 Crys- tal Lane, Barnesville. Music by Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods. Tickets $15. Sponsored by Diakon Living & Learning.
SCHUYLKILL HEALTH ANNUAL 5K WALK/RUN — For diabetes awareness and education, registration 8 a.m., walk and run begins 10 a.m., Stoyer’s Dam, Bubeck Park, Schuylkill Haven. To register, go to www. schuylkillhealth.com, or call Michael Peckman at 570621-5555.
SHOP-AND-DROP FOR CHINESE AUCTION — 3 to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church hall, 250 E. Hancock St., Saint Clair. Cost $3 per sheet or two for $5. Chinese auction, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2.
SOUP ON SATURDAY — Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets, Tamaqua. Free light meal offered following 5:30 p.m. service.
SPAGHETTI DINNER — 4 to 7 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 133 S. Liberty St., Orwigsburg. Freewill offering accepted. Takeouts available.
TRI-VALLEY FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL — Noon to 4 p.m., Hegins park, Park Lane, Hegins. Cow patty bingo, 3 p.m., tickets $5. Music by Gabby and Kieffer Quandel, Tri-Valley students and Schuylkill County Junior Idol finalists starts 1 p.m. Sponsored by TV Relay for Life team to benefit American Cancer Society. VERA BRADLEY/COACH BINGO — 1 p.m., doors open 11 a.m., St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Parish Center, 301 Randel St., Schuylkill Haven. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door. Call Melissa at 570527-5787.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET — 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., St. Nicholas Hall, Route 901, Primrose. Adults $8, children 12 and under, $4. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Holy Name Society.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST — 8 to 11 a.m., Altamont Fire Company, Morea Road, Frackville. Adults $8, children $4. Takeouts available. Call 570-874-4384. ANNUAL COFFEEHOUSE AT BEAR CROSSING — 3 to 6 p.m., Bear Crossing Music Hall, 156 Indian Run Road, outside New Ringgold. Guest musicians Dohnanyi String Trio, Tri City Tango, Big and Bad Rockabilly Cats. Po-
etry by Deborah Filanowski and Kate Potter. Chinese raffle. Admission $10, dining by donations, BYOB. Sponsored by and benefits Gabriel Chamber Ensemble. For directions, go to www.gabrielensemble.org.
BENEFIT CONCERT — Jeremiah James, country and gospel music, 2 p.m., St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1235 Summer Hill Road, Auburn. Freewill offering. Benefits Schuylkill Haven area food pantry. COACH PURSE BINGO — 2 p.m., doors open 12:30 p.m., Divine Mercy Parish St. Stephen Hall, Main And Oak streets, Shenandoah. Tickets $25, includes free buffet. Only 150 tickets available. For tickets, call 570-462-2667. Sponsored by and benefits Rescue Hook and Ladder Fire Company.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL 1950S STYLE — 5 p.m., Anthony P. Damato American Legion “Medal of Honor” Post 792, 116 N. Main St., Shenandoah. Hosted by Shenandoah Senior Commu- nity Center. Entertainment by Leilani Chesonis, 6 to 7 p.m. Adults $10, children 5 and under $5, children under 2 free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 570-4621965, or at the door. All proceeds benefit the community center.
MEN WHO COOK — 4:30 to 7 p.m., Greystone Restaurant, 315 N. Centre St., Pottsville. Gourmet dining experience featuring 20 chefs. Tickets $25. Benefits Knights of Columbus free Thanksgiving dinner. Call Dave Donlin at 570-6241796.
OCTOBER SINGSPIRATION — 6 to 8:30 p.m., Bible Tabernacle, William and High streets, Schuylkill Haven.
ORGAN AND CHORAL CONCERT — 3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 W. Arch St., Pottsville. Featuring Michael Kiehner, organist, and community choir conducted by Catherine Zimmerman. Free.
PRAYER SERVICE — “Healer of Cancer,” 4 p.m., Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, Frackville. For all those who have been touched by this disease. Held in conjunction with American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. Information from ACS available. SUNDAY BREAKFAST — 7:30 a.m. to noon, Mountaineer Hose Company, Third and South streets, Minersville. Open menu.
TICKETS FOR CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND SHOW — Noon to 3 p.m., BG’s Value Market, King’s Village, Minersville. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door, $30 front-row seating (advance only). Show features Tony Kenny to be held Dec. 7, Minersville Area High School. Benefits Hillside SPCA. Call Hap Anthony at 570-544-4674 after 6 p.m. or 570-728-4885. TOWNWIDE FOOD DRIVE — 6:30 to 8 p.m., conducted by ACTION youth group of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Roman Catholic Church, 614 W. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City. Area residents who wish to donate non-perishable food, turn porch light on. Food given to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry of the church.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY — 2 to 3 p.m., Faith Church, 1168 Centre Turnpike, Route 61, Orwigsburg. Biblical and balanced program created to help people overcome life’s hurts, habits and hangups. Free.
BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRY — Free bread and rolls, desserts, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., Living Waters Church of God, 155 S. Balliet St., Frackville.
FREE FEEDING PROGRAM — Soup kitchen open 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Sunday, New Life in Christ Ministries, 217-219 Market St., Cumbola. Full meal for families in need. Call 570277-6041.
MEETINGS — Alcoholics Anonymous, noon and 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday; noon and 8 p.m. Tuesday; noon Wednesday and Saturday, St. Stephen Center, 45 W. Fourth St., Mount Carmel.
MILLERSBURG — The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art will host “Halloween Owls,” one of the center’s most loved annual education programs on Nov. 1.
Halloween Owls features live owls from Penn State University’s Shaver’s Creek Environmental Learning Center. Experts on night-time raptors will explore the facts and shatter the myths about these beautiful creatures.
Certified bird banders from the center’s Northern Saw-Whet Owl Banding Project will provide owl banding demonstrations and discuss the center’s effort to gather more information on the birds that migrate through Penn’s Woods on cold fall nights.
Families are invited to a kid-friendly program from 6 to 7:15 p.m., with a second program geared to adult audiences from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Both will feature live owls from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and owlbanding demonstrations.
Admission to the program is $5 per person. Ned Smith Center members can use their membership coupons to receive half-price admission to the program. Advance tickets are available for purchase in the center’s gift shop, by phone at 717-692-3699 or on the center’s website, www. nedsmithcenter.org.