CHINESE AUCTION — Shop-and-drop, 6 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. John’s United Church of Christ, 121 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven.
FRIENDS HELPING JANINE FAUST-LUCAS CANCER FIGHT BENEFIT — Chinese auction, preview 6 to 8 p.m. today, auction 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, American Fire Company, 2 Fountain St., Ashland. Bake and food sale. Anyone wishing to donate, call Christine Sutton at 570-590-0604 or Lisa Karlavage at 570-590-4796.
PIZZA SALE — 6 to 8 p.m., Ringtown Valley Fire & Rescue, 46 W. Main St., Ringtown.
RESERVATION DEADLINE FOR FALL FOLIAGE TRAIN AND HAYRIDE — To be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7, Pioneer Evergreen Farm, Adamsdale Road, Orwigsburg. Cost $20, includes train ride, lunch, snacks and beverages. Sponsored by Diakon Living & Learning. Call 570-624-3018. WATERCOLOR CLASS — Noon to 2 p.m., Schuylkill Haven Center, 340 Haven St., Schuylkill Haven. Cost $35. Sponsored by Diakon Living and Learning. To register, call 570-624-3018. APPRISE PROGRAM — 8 a.m. to noon, Tremont Senior Community Center, 139 Clay St., Tremont. 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 fourth Friday of every month. Call Susan at 570624-3026 or email johnss@ diakon.org.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES — 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday, Trinity Episcopal Church, Centre Street and Howard Avenue, Pottsville, use Second Street entrance. Cost $4. Instructed by Barbara Snitzer. Sponsored by Pottsville Recreation Commission. Call 570-6226619.
BINGO — 7 to 11 p.m. every Friday, Rainbow Hose Company, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven. Cost $1 per game.
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 570-624-3018. Academy, 101 Fireman’s Road, Frackville. Event starts with a parade of antique fire trucks from Schuylkill Mall to the academy. Variety of displays and demonstrations, including a rescue demonstration at noon. A memorial service for Schuylkill County’s 35 firefighters lost in the line of duty at 1:30 p.m. Trophies awarded to participating fire companies. Drive the tiller of a tractor-drawn aerial truck while being coached by a seasoned operators. Requested donation for the tiller is experience is $20.
ANNUAL CHICKEN BARBECUE DINNER/BEAN SOUP SALE — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Whippoorwill Dam, near Frackville. Dinners $8. Sponsored by South End Field and Stream Association. To order, call Joe C. at 570-205-5527.
ANNUAL SCHUYLKILL HAVEN BOROUGH DAY — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown Schuylkill Haven. Featuring music food, vendors, crafts and train rides.
BLEENIE AND FOOD SALE — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Continental Hose Company No. 3, Main Street, Gilberton. Bleenies 75 cents each or $9 a dozen, pizza $2 a slice and pierogies 3 for $1.25. BOROUGH DAY DANCE — 6 to 9 p.m., Robert E. Baker Post 38 American Legion, rear 229 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Music by DJ Mark Rissinger. Admission $5. For more information, call 570385-4210.
CANCELLATION — Soup sale at Frackville Elks Lodge, 307 S. Third St., Frackville. Sale will be held Nov. 4.
CAR WASH — 9 a.m. to noon, Washington Hook and Ladder Fire Company, 35 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City. Cost $5 for exterior only, or $15 for exterior and interior.
CONCERT — Presented by Chad Reinert, 5 p.m., Auburn Fire Company, 131 Front St., Auburn. Food stands open at 3 p.m.. Donations appreciated. Rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs.
CONCERT — Presented by Heritage, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Evangelical Methodist Church, 2875 Fairground to influence audiences through his love of magic and by incorporating living with autism in his shows.
“I hope to share that, for me, autism is simply a different way of thinking,” Clark said. “It’s nothing for you to be scared of. Through my love of magic, I’ve learned to embrace who I am.”
Clark’s performance is slated for 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. He’ll also perform “Conductor Cody,” a children’s magic character based on railroading, earlier that afternoon at 3 p.m. at Lackawanna County Children’s Library, 520 Vine St.
Scranton fringe offers an eclectic mix of talent and ideas that appeal to diverse patrons from all walks of life, organizers insisted.
“I hope that people take away the fact that Scranton is full of passionate, dedicated people who are interested in art,” Bohan said.