THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS
ANNUAL CAMP MEETING — Today through Monday, Lewistown Valley Tabernacle, 614 Valley Road, Tamaqua. Schedules of services: 7 p.m. today and Saturday; Sunday, 9:15 and 10:25 a.m., 2:30 and 6 p.m.; Labor Day Monday, 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Featuring Wehry Family, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Mended Heart, 2:30 p.m. Monday. Food available on Labor Day. Call 570-6684459 or 570-668-2398.
BINGO — 7 to 11 p.m. every Friday, Rainbow Hose Company, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven. Cost $1 per game.
RUMMAGE SALE — Preview 6 to 8 p.m. today, sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Frackville Elks Lodge, 307 S. Third St., Frackville.
APPRISE PROGRAM — 8 a.m. to noon, Pottsville Senior Community Center, 201 N. Centre St., Pottsville. 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 first Friday of every month. Call Susan at 570-624-3026 or email email@example.com.
TAI CHI CLASS — 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Friday, Schuylkill Haven Center, 340 Haven St., Schuylkill Haven. Cost $6 per class. Sponsored by Diakon Living & Learning. Call Susan at 570624-3018.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairlane Village mall, Route 61, Pottsville. For more information or to arrange for appointment, call 800-733-2767.
ANNUAL TASTE OF HAMBURG-ER FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 335 State St., Hamburg. Non-stop entertainment, artisans, crafters, children’s activities, burger eating contests and best burger competition. Sponsored by Our Town Foundation. Call 610-562-3106 or visit www. tasteofhamburger.com.
END-OF-SUMMER SIZZLER BLOCK PARTY — Noon to 11 p.m., American Hose Company, 2404 Main St., Mahanoy Plane. Music by Russ (Three Hot Dogs and a Doughnut) and Scott (Broken Spell). WOLFGANG SOMMER MEMORIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE — Registration 8:30 to 10:45 a.m., ride begins 11 a.m., Newtown Fire Company, 25 Wood St., Zerbe. Cost $20 per person, includes food and refreshments. Entertainment by Hooligan.
BIKE NIGHT — 7 to 11 p.m. first Saturday of the month, Frackville American Legion, 40 S. Mahanoy St., Frackville. Entertainment by One Last Rider. Free T-shirts to first 10 bikers.
FIRST SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE — 1 to 5 p.m., Walk In Art Center, third floor, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Visit artists in their studios.
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 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.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST — 8 to 11:30 a.m., Frackville Elks Lodge, 307 S. Third St., Frackville. Cost $8 and includes eggs, toast home fries, mackerel, pancakes, french toast, cream chipped beef, sausage, scrapple, ham, coffee or juice. Breakfasts held first Sunday of month through September.
BI-WEEKLY ALL-YOU-CANEAT BREAKFAST — 7 a.m. to noon, Clover Fire Company, 8 Clover Road, Heckscherville. Cost $8 adults, $3 children.
FINAL MUSIC IN THE PARK SUMMER CONCERT — 6 to 8 p.m., gazebo in Kennedy Park, Lansford, near Panther Valley football stadium. Featuring Don and Donna Nye, Port Carbon, original founding members of band Kings and Queens. Bring lawn chairs. Refreshments available. Sponsored by the Lansford Alive Events Committee. Proceeds benefit park revitalization.
RESERVATION DEADLINE FOR RALLY DAY AND POTLUCK PICNIC — To be held 11 a.m. Sept. 11, First United Methodist Church, 25 S. Balliet St., Frackville. Special guest Jeff Driscoll from Driscoll Institute of Martial Arts, Pottsville. Call church at 570-874-0792.
RESERVATION DEADLINE FOR BUS TRIP — Penn’s Peak luncheon show to see Rick K and the Allnighters, (Beatles and Sunshine Band music), Oct. 4, sponsored by Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens. Cost $55. Call Dolores at 570-462-3222.
ST. PAT’S ANNUAL ENDOF-SUMMER PICNIC — Noon to 10 p.m., South Cass Fire Company picnic grounds, Route 901, Primrose. Entertainment by The Polskie Swingmasters, 1 to 4 p.m., Debi Irene Wahl, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Dale and the Legends, 6 to 9 p.m. Also bingo and petting zoo, 3 to 6 p.m.
VRAJ 5K WALKATHON — Check-in 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., walk starts 10 a.m. Bubeck Park, Schuylkill Haven. Registration fee $15 for adults, $10 under 18, includes refreshments catered by local restaurant. Prizes awarded. For more information, visit www.classy.org/vrajwalkathon. Sponsored by VRAJ Youth with all proceeds going to local charities.
FREE COMMUNITY DINNER — 4 to 5:30 p.m., Grace Evangelical Free Church, 101 Graeff St., Cressona. Open to community.
FREE FOOD — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Sunday, 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 — 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 bwp1975@ yahoo.com.
ANNUAL OUTDOOR LABOR DAY MASS — 10 a.m., Castle Green Grotto, 950 Valley Road, Minersville/Heckscherville Highway. Mass dedicated to “all who came” to chapel that was located at the site and honors those who labored in anthracite coal mining. Refreshments served after Mass. Bring lawn chairs. Parking available. Call Mary Ann at 570544-3658.
LABOR DAY GRILLIN’ EVENT — Noon to 5 p.m., Frackville Elks Lodge, 307 S. Third St., Frackville. Cost $12 for steak dinner, $8 for hamburger and hot dog dinners with two sides. Cash bar.
POKER RUN AND OLD TIME FIELD MEET — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Schuylkill County Motorcycle Clubhouse, 958 Schuylkill Mountain Road, Schuylkill Haven. Poker run $8, field meet $10, or both for $15. Breakfast and lunch available.
PROGRAM — Songs and Stories Around a Campfire, 3 p.m., Waterfall pavilion, Waterfall Road, Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Pine Creek. Matthew Dodd will sing songs and telling stories with his guitar and banjo. Bring lawn chair or blanket, bring hot dogs or s’mores to toast. Free. No registration required. Program canceled in case of rain. For directions or other questions, call 570345-8952 and leave a message. Event part of Sweet Arrow Arts in the Park program and made possible with the help of a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation.