THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS
FRIDAY DINNER CANCELED — To be held at Pine Grove Masonic Lodge, 23 Oak Grove Road, Pine Grove. Call 570-345-0165.
FUNDRAISER — Pap’s Baggers and Burgers, 5 to 8 p.m., Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson, Orwigsburg. Specialty burgers and vintage and classic bikes on display. Proceeds benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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@example.com.
BINGO — 7 to 11 p.m. every Friday, Rainbow Hose Company, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven. Cost $1 per game.
CRUISE AND SPIN CLASS — 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. every Friday until Nov. 4, Re-Cycle Sports, 2723 Minersville/ Pottsville highway, Pottsville. Cost $40 for eight sessions. Sponsored by Diakon Living & Learning. To register, call 570-624-3018.
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.
REUNION LUNCH — Pine Grove High School, Class of 1959, noon, Red Lion Cafe, Deturksville.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN AREA FOOD PANTRY — 1 to 4 p.m. third Friday of every month, Walk in Art Center, 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 Shirley German at 570-205-1763. Sponsored by Council of Churches of Schuylkill Haven and vicinity in partnership with Schuylkill Community Action.
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.
ANNUAL HEGINS VALLEY ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hegins Park, Hegins. Rain or shine. Featuring more than 200 selected craftsmen and variety of food. Parking $2, proceeds benefit Hegins Park Association. For more information, call 570-682-9541 or 570682-8181.
ANNUAL KAUFFMAN’S CHICKEN BARBECUE — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., former Pizza Hut parking lot, Yorkville. Cost $8. Sponsored by St. John’s Catholic Women’s Union, Pottsville.
CARD PARTY — Pinochle and Euchre, 4 to 8 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Klinger’s Church Road, Lykens. Beginner and refresher course 3 p.m. Cost $2 per player. Prizes awarded. Homemade food available.
CEMETERY DEDICATION — 2 p.m., St. Fidelis Cemetery, Mahanoy City. Mass will be celebrated to dedicate new three-acre section of cemetery. Public welcome.
CHAKRA MEDITATION WORKSHOP — 1 to 4 p.m., Diakon Living and Learning Center, 118 S. Centre St., Pottsville. Cost $30. Please bring yoga mat. For more information or to register, call 570-624-3018.
CHICKEN BARBECUE — 4 to 7 p.m., Christ’s United Lutheran Church, 437 Airport Road, Ashland. Cost $9. Bake sale by WELCA. For tickets, call church office at 570875-1591.
COMMUNITY YARD SALE — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shenandoah Heights and Weston Place. Maps available at fire company.
FALL BIRD WALK — 9to11 a.m., Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Pine Grove . Led by Denise “Nightowl” Donmoyer. Meet in Waterfall parking lot. Free and open to beginning and experienced birdwatchers. In case of rain, walk canceled, call 570-345-8952.
FREE COMMUNITY MEAL — 4 to 5:45 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 312 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove. Followed by free Gospel concert by Brothers in Grace, 6 p.m.
FUNDRAISER — Marshal Manlove Comedy Hypnotist and Mentalist, 7 p.m., Landingville Fire Company. Tickets $25 for adults, $15 for students and includes beer, soda and water. Proceeds benefit Blue Mountain High School girls’ soccer team.
GIRLS INSTRUCTIONAL BASKETBALL — Today and Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 15 and 29, John S. Clarke Elementary School gymnasium, Pottsville. Second-grade girls meet 9 to 10:30 a.m., thirdgrade girls 10:30 to noon. Parents signature required at onsite registration. Attend any or all sessions. Free. Instructor, Joann Weres, 570622-9751.
HOMEMADE CHICKEN POT PIE DINNER — 4 to 7 p.m., Congregational Free Church of Christ, lower level, 81 McKeans Ridge Road, Orwigsburg. Adults $9, children $4, children under 3 free. Eat in or take out. Call 570-3662049.
IRISH AND OLDIES — 8 p.m. to midnight, doors open 7 p.m., Frackville Elks Lodge, 307 S. Third St., Frackville. Special performance by Hawk Mountain Highlanders. Cost $8. Sponsored by Ancient Orders of Hibernians, Jack Kehoe Div. 1.
MEAT BINGO — 7:30 p.m., Mahanoy City Elks, 135 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City. Doors open 7 p.m. Cost $1 per card.
VERA BRADLEY BINGO — 12:30 to 5 p.m., Columbia Hose & Steam Fire Company, 742 W. Centre St., Shenandoah. Cost $25, includes lunch buffet and dessert. For tickets, call 570-590-6425 or 570-590-9888. Sponsored by Schuylkill County Breaker Boys 11U.
WING NIGHT — 5:30 p.m. to sellout, Rangers Hose Company, 6 E. Ogden St., Girardville. Wings $8 per dozen, fries $3, with wing sauce $4. Eat in or take out. Call 570-276-1406.
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.
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. MCADOO AREA FOOD PANTRY — Open 9 to 11 a.m., third Saturday of odd months, Van Hoekelen Greenhouses Inc., 220 S. Hancock St., McAdoo. Serves McAdoo borough and Kline Township. Site contact is Marion DeBalko at 570-929-1628. Schuylkill Community Action facilitates food pantry.
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.
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.
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.
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 717-6479486. Schuylkill Community Action facilitates food pantry.
AMERICAN GIRL DOLL BINGO — 1:30 p.m., St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shenandoah. Doors open noon, early bird games begin 1:15 p.m. Admission $25. Advance ticket holders will be entered in drawing for American Girl accessory. Bring a non-perishable food item or paper product to get a chance ticket for each item donated for special raffle. For tickets or more information, call 570-462-0809.
ANNUAL CHINESE AUCTION — 1:30 p.m., doors open at noon, Orwin Fire Company, Dietrich Avenue, Tower City. Sponsored by Tower City-Porter Rotary Club.
BASKET BINGO — 1 p.m., doors open 11 a.m., Saint Clair Lions Building, McCord Avenue, Saint Clair. Advance tickets $15, at door $20. Sponsored by Pottsville Football Boosters. Call Lisa at 570-640-1610.
BI-WEEKLY BREAKFAST — 7 a.m. to noon, Clover Fire Company, Heckscherville. Cost $8 adults, $3 children.
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.
CONTEMPORARY SERVICE — 6 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 215 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven. Jaime Bishop leads group with music.
FILM SHOWING — “Mother Teresa,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church fellowship parlor, 35 N. Ninth St., Ashland. Enter through rear door from parking lot. Follow-up discussions will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 27.
MEAT BINGO — 1 to 4 p.m., Good Intent Hose Company, Llewellyn. Doors open at noon. Cosst $20. Sponsored by Tony’ Meat Market.
OPEN HOUSE — 2 to 4 p.m., Old White Church, 189 Cemetery Hill Road, Ringtown. Members of Old White Church Preservation Committee on hand to answer questions.
PENNY AUCTION — 1 p.m., doors open 12:30 p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, 109-111 W. Lloyd St., Shenandoah. Call 570-4624346.
POTTSVILLE AREA HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI MAJORETTES PRACTICE — 4 p.m. today, Sept. 18 and 25, field behind D.H.H. Lengel Middle School, Pottsville. Videos of routines will be posted online. For more information, call Deniece at 570-5731946.
ROAST BEEF DINNER — 11:30 to 2:30 p.m., Good American Hose Company, Eighth Street and Mahanoy Avenue, Mahanoy City. Cost $9. Eat in or take out. Call 570-773-3473.
SHOW “IN THE SPOTLIGHT” — Featuring Spotlight Kidz of Pottsville Gymnastics & Theatrical Center Inc., 3 p.m., doors open 2:30 p.m., The Lodge at Sharp Mountain, South 26th Street, Pottsville. Advance tickets $15, day of show $20. Tickets available at Pottsville Gymnastics & Theatrical Center Inc., Pottsville, or The Lodge at Sharp Mountain. You may also call 570-4491293 or visit their respective facebook pages.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH CONCERT SERIES — 4 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 S. Second St., Pottsville. Presented by Pottsville natives, Tamara Wapinsky, soprano, and John Kline IV, pianist. Free parking, reception to follow, handicapped accessible. Free will offering. Call 570-622-8720.
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.
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.