THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS
FIRST MINI-THON — 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday, Marian High School gymnasium, 166 Marian Ave., Hometown. Fundraiser for children battling cancer sponsored by Four Diamonds.
FRIDAY DINNER — Fried haddock, steak, roast pork, grilled chicken or ham, with dessert, 4 to 7 p.m., Pine Grove Masonic Lodge, 23 Oak Grove Road, Pine Grove. Cost $12, children platters available. Eat in or take out. Call 570-345-0165.
PIZZA SALE — 6 to 8 p.m., Ringtown Valley Fire and Rescue Company, 46 W. Main St., Ringtown. Call 570-889-3245.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR MOVIE AND SPAGHETTI LUNCH — “Mamma Mia,” to be held Tuesday, Schuylkill Haven Center, 340 Haven St., Schuylkill Haven. Lunch 11:30 a.m., followed by movie. Donations accepted. Call 570-385-5611. Sponsored by Diakon Community Services.
RUMMAGE SALE— 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society, 201 S. Main St., Route 924, Shenandoah.
SPRING MUSICAL — “Legally Blonde,” 7 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nativity BVM High School, One Lawtons Hill, Pottsville. Adults $10, students 18 and under $7. Call 570-6228110.
SWING INTO SPRING AT BLUE NOTE CAFE — 7 p.m., Schuylkill Country Club, 877 W. Market St., Orwigsburg. Music by Same Time Next Year Band. Advance tickets $20, at door $25. Sponsored by Schuylkill County Council for the Arts.
APPRISE PROGRAM — 8 a.m. to noon, Mahanoy City Senior Community Center, 138 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City. Counselor available by appointment to help complete applications for Medicare, extra help, Medicare savings and PACE/PACENET applications. Free. Sponsored by Diakon Community Services. Program held third Friday of every month. Call Susan at 570-624-3026 or email [email protected]akon.org.
BAR BINGO — 7 p.m. to midnight, Rainbow Hose Company, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. Non-smoking event. Cost $1 for three cards. Bingo held third Friday of every month.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES — 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday, Trinity Episcopal Church, Centre Street and Howard Avenue, Pottsville, use Second Street entrance. Sponsored by Pottsville Recreation Commission. Call 570-622-6619.
BI-WEEKLY FOOD PANTRY — 5 to 6 p.m., New Life in Christ Ministries, 219 Mar- ket St., Cumbola. Call 570277-6041.
FREE COMMUNITY DINNER — 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 330 W. Market St., Pottsville. Dinner held third Friday of the month. No reservation required. For information, call 570-622-8140.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN AREA FOOD PANTRY — 1 to 4 p.m. third Friday of every month, Walk In, Parkway, rear entrance, Schuylkill Haven. Serves Auburn, Cressona, Deer Lake, Landingville, North Manheim Township, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill Haven and South Manheim, Wayne and West Brunswick townships. Contact is Shirley German at 570-205-1763. Schuylkill Community Action facilitates food pantry.
TAI CHI CLASS — 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Friday, Schuylkill Haven Center, 350 Haven St., Schuylkill Haven. Cost $6 per class. Sponsored by Diakon Living & Learning. Call Susan at 570-624-3018.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER — 3 to 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Dock Street and Paxson Avenue, Schuylkill Haven. Adults $7, children $4, includes dessert. ANNUAL EARLY CHILD- HOOD FAIR — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairlane Village mall, Pottsville.
BINGO — 1 p.m., doors open 11 a.m., Faith Worship, Route 61, Orwigsburg. Prizes will be Longaberger and Thirty-One products. Cost $20. Call 570-617-5577.
CHILDREN’S FUN DAY — 9 a.m. to noon, Tri-Valley Public Library, 633 E. Main St., Hegins. Open to children 12 and under.
CHINESE AUCTION — Shop and drop, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, tickets drawn 3 p.m. Sunday, North Schuylkill Elementary School, 38 Line St., Fountain Springs. Cost $5 per sheet or 5 for $20. Prizes include Walt Disney World vacation package, 50inch HDTV and Kalahari Water Park Resort stay. Winner need not be present. Sponsored by PTO.
CONCERT — Lester Hirsh, 7 p.m., Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. Cost $10. Call 570-668-1192 or www.TamaquaArts.org.
DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT — 8 a.m., Sweet Arrow Lake Park, Pine Grove. Cost $30 for all divisions. Benefits Friends of Schuylkill Parks and Recreation. Online registration at www.discgolfu.com or call 570-527-2505.
FREE FAMILY FITNESS EVENT — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blue Mountain Elementary East gymnasium and cafeteria, 675 Red Dale Road, Orwigsburg. Sponsored by Blue Mountain Elementary East PTO Health and Wellness Committee. Special appearance by Porcupine Pat.
HOMEMADE SOUP SALE — 10 a.m. to sellout, St. John’s Episcopal Church of North Parish, 13th and Market streets, Ashland. Cost $7 per quart. Takeouts only.
NIGHT AT THE RACES — 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Friendship Fire Company, Frackville. Cost $7, includes food and refreshments. Benefits Frackville Girls Softball team.
PERFORMANCE — Classical ballet adaptation of “Cinderella,” presented by Schuylkill Ballet Theatre, 7 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday, Zwerling Auditorium, Schuylkill Haven Area High School, Schuylkill Haven. Ad- vance tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and students ages 11-18, $4 children ages 3-10; at the door, $12 adults, $10 seniors/students 11-18 and $5 children 3-10. For tickets, visit www.schuylkillballet.com or call 570-6175616.
ROAST BEEF DINNER — 4 to 6 p.m., American Legion, 505 Centre St., Ashland. Cost $12. Eat in or take out. Call 570-875-2632 or Gayle at 570-933-5749. Sponsored by Ashland Area Historic Preservation Society.
RUMMAGE SALE— 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Monday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, St. John United Church of Christ, 150 Pine St., Tamaqua.
WING NIGHT — 5 to 8 p.m., West End Hose Company, 1219 W. Market Street, Pottsville. Boneless wings and chicken tenders with fries available. Eat in or take out. Call 570-622-5770.
FREE FOOD — 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday, includes bread, rolls, pastries and food, Living Waters
Church of God, 155 S. Balliet St., Frackville. Call 570-8741585 or 570-622-3587. FREE CLOTHING AND FREE MEAL — 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. third Saturday of every month, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1931 E. Wiconisco St., Reinerton. Call Dale Oxenrider at 570-6171530 or 717-647-2687. GOD’S KITCHEN KETTLE — Free meal, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. third Saturday of every month, Restoration Fellowship Church, 201 W. Oak St., Shenandoah.
MEETING — Black Diamond Writers’ Network, 10 a.m. to noon third Saturday of every month, Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua. Call Kathy at 570-645-3059.
MEETING — Celebrate Recovery, 9 to 11 a.m., Fearnot Assembly of God Church, 1152 W. Mountain Road,
Hegins. Christ-centered and Bible-based program focusing on dealing with life’s hurts, habits and hangups. Free. For more information or directions, call Brian at 570-205-2813. NUREMBERG AREA FOOD PANTRY — Open 9 to 11 a.m. third Saturday of even months, North Union Township Municipal Building, Nuremberg. Pantry serves Nuremberg and parts of Union, North Union and East Union townships. Site contact is Susan Driscoll at
570-384-4342. Schuylkill Community Action facilitates food pantry. PINE GROVE AREA FOOD PANTRY — 9 a.m. to noon third Saturday of every month, PGACC Church School, 200 School St., Pine
Grove. Pantry serves Pine Grove borough and Washington and Pine Grove townships. Site contact is Cathy Nagle at 570-345-3033. Schuylkill Community Action facilitates the food pantry. SCHUYLKILL ON THE
MOVE — Roaring Creek Tract, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., led by Robin Tracey. Meet at Roaring Creek parking lot off Route 42 north of Aristes. Bring lunch. Dogs welcome. Hike eight miles and moderate. For directions or cancellations, call Porcupine Pat at 570-622-4124, ext. 113. TREMONT AREA FOOD PANTRY — 9 to 10:30 a.m. third Saturday of every month, Tremont Borough Municipal Building, 139 Clay St., Tremont. Serves Tremont Borough and Tremont, Frailey and Reilly townships. Primary site contact is Tink Monger at 570-695-3433. Schuylkill Community Action facilitates the food pantry. WILLIAMS VALLEY FOOD PANTRY — 10 to 11:30 a.m., third Saturday of every month, 800 East Grand Ave., Tower City. Serves residents of Williams Valley School District. Primary site contact is Donna Hunter at 717-647-9486. Schuylkill Community Action facilitates food pantry.
BINGO — Games start 2 p.m., doors open at noon, Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Parish’s St. Stephen Hall, Main and Oak streets, Shenandoah. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Francis Cardinal Brennan Council 618. Handicapped accessible.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BIWEEKLY BREAKFAST — 7 a.m. to noon, Clover Fire Company, 8 Clover Road, Heckscherville. Adults $8, children $3.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BIG BREAKFAST — 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., St. Peter the Fisherman Church, Lake Harmony. Adults $8.75, children $4.50.
BREAKFAST BUFFET — 7:30 a.m. to noon, East Norwegian Township Fire Company, 16 Sunshine St., Dieners Hill. Cost $8 adults, children $4. Breakfast held third Sunday of every month.
CHICKEN AND HALUPKI DINNER — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Nicholas Hall, Route 901, Primrose. Eat in
or take out. Cost $10. Call 570-544-4581.
CHINESE AUCTION — 2 p.m., doors open at noon, Mahanoy City Elks, 135 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City. Cost $2 per sheet or three for $5.
CUPCAKE WARS — Noon to 4 p.m., Schuylkill Mall, Frackville. Participants must bake three dozen cupcakes, entry fee $10. Cost for tasters $5. Sponsored by Pottsville area district libraries in honor of National Library Week. Call Orwigsburg library at 570-366-1638.
GIFT CARD BINGO — 1 p.m., Saint Clair Lions Club building, McCord Avenue, Saint Clair. Cost $25 per packet. Sponsored by Lions Club to benefit Gilberton Methodist Church. For tickets, call 570-874-3168 or 570-449-7570.
HUNTER SAFETY CLASS — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Red Suspenders Hunting Club, 897 Swopes Valley Road, Pine Grove. Check PA Game Commission website for details.
OPEN HOUSE — O-Gauge train display based on local coal region, noon to 5 p.m., Schuylkill Mall, near Blum’s auction, Frackville. Spon- sored by North Schuylkill High Railers.
ORDER DEADLINE FOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY HISTORY BOOK — Polish American Fire Company, Shenandoah. Cost $20, with $5 postage. If interested, make payment by check in an envelope with your name, address and phone number, marked Attention History Book Committee and leave at the grille after 3 p.m. or mail order to: Polish American Fire Company, c/o History Book Committee, 115 W. Centre St., Shenandoah, PA 17976.
PRESENTATION — Chalk Talk, 2 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Klinger’s Church Road, Erdman. Artist Elva illustrates story with music and narration. Freewill offering accepted.
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.
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. MAHANOY AREA FOOD PANTRY — 3 to 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Mahanoy City, 400 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City. Serves Mahanoy City, and Mahanoy, Ryan and Delano townships. Site contact Greg Reser at 570-462-2322. Schuylkill Community Action facilitates food pantry.
MEETING — Freethinker Recovery Group, 6 p.m. first and third Sunday of every month, locations vary. A progressive recovery group open to all beliefs, including atheists and agnostics. Conducted by Schuylkill Unitarian Universalists. Call 570-7893702 or email [email protected] yahoo.com.