ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC
— 4 p.m. to midnight today and 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Nicholas Picnic Grove, Route 901, Primrose. Homemade ethnic foods, entertainment, theme baskets and children’s activities.
BIKE NIGHT — 7 to 11 p.m., Frackville American Legion, 40 S. Mahanoy St., Frackville. Entertainment by One Last Rider. Free T-shirts to first 10 bikers.
CELEBRATION OF OUR INDEPENDENCE — Fireworks, 8:45 p.m., Vraj Temple, Summit Station. Everyone invited.
CREATURE FEATURE SHOW — 6 p.m., Locust Lake State Park Amphitheater, Barnesville. Presented by PamUlicny, a biology teacher at Tri Valley High School. In her “Mrs. U-Zoo Revue,” Ulicny will discuss specialized niches and adaptations, biodiversity and responsible pet care. All children must be accompanied by an adult and the program will be moved to the program shelter in case of inclement weather.
FIREWORKS CELEBRATION AT THE STATION — Train rides, depart 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Union Station, Pottsville, and head toward Kernsville Dam and return on 70-minute ride. Sponsored by Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, in cooperation with Pottsville Area Development Corp. Tickets $13 for adults, $9 for children and free for children under 2. Games and food available at 5:30 p.m., opening ceremonies 7:45 p.m., patriotic concert by Third Brigade Band, 8:30 p.m., and fireworks display 9:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs.
FREE COMMUNITY SOUP SOCIALS — 4 to 6 p.m. first Saturday of every month, Founders Hall at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St., Tamaqua. Use lower parking lot entrance to hall.
FREE PATRIOTIC CONCERT — Presented by Cressona Band, 3 p.m., Valley View Park, 524 Gap St., Valley View. Ceremony by American Legion. Bring lawn chair. Rain location Tri-Valley High School. Call 570-622-8784.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES— Music by Blue Mountain Buccaneers, 6 to 9 p.m., Heisler’s, 743 Catawissa Road, Tamaqua.
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. Donation of $1 requested to cover transportation cost. Call 570-8741585 or 570-622-3587.
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 570205-2813.
REUNION BREAKFAST — Pine Grove High School Class of 1969, 9 a.m., Red Lion Cafe, Deturksville. Call 570-345-8683. Group meets first Saturday of every month.
SCHAEFFER’S HARLEYDAVIDSON MILITARY APPRECIATION — Featuring Mel’s Operation Support Our Troops Poker Run, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson, Orwigsburg. Lunch included with rider/ passenger fee. Raffle to win Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Call 570-366-0143, ext. 710 or 570-968-4336, ext. 809.