LAST ST. JEROME REGIONAL SCHOOL MASS — 9:30 a.m., St. John XXIII Roman Catholic Church,
Tamaqua. All invited.
MONTHLY DINNER — Pine Grove Lodge 409 F&AM, 23 Oak Grove Road, Pine Grove. Cost $12, $15 steak or spare ribs per person. Choice of beer-battered fish, spare ribs or ham steak, with baked potato or french fries, corn or string beans, coffee or tea and dessert. Open to public. Children’s platters and takeouts available. Call 570-345-0165.
PLAY — “Xanadu Jr.,” 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre at Simon Kramer, 15 Alliance St., New Philadelphia. Cost free children 3 and under, ages 4-12 $10 and all others $15. Tickets at door cash only, based on availability. Get advance tickets at agosc.org. Performed by Actors Guild of Schuylkill County.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR HEALTHY STEPS FOR OLDER ADULTS — To be held 9 to 11 a.m. May 23 and May 25, Shenandoah Senior Community Center, 116 N. Main St., Shenandoah. Free, includes course booklet. For adults over age 60. Participants encouraged to attend both sessions. Call 570-624-3017.
RELAY FOR LIFE — Noon today until noon Saturday, Pottsville Area High School Veterans Memorial Stadium,
Pottsville. Free. Celebrating 25 years. Enjoy music, basket raffles, games, food and friendship.
DRAG SHOW — 8 p.m. to midnight, Tower City Legion, 2 Clarks Valley Road, Tower City. Cost $20. This is a mug event. Amateur dressup, prize for best dressed. For tickets, call 717-350-5117. Sponsored by Sesquicentennial Committee.
WORK LESS, PLAY MORE SEMINAR — 9 to 10:30 a.m., Schuylkill Chamber Conference Center, 1 Progress Circle Suite 201, Pottsville. Speaker Maureen Donovan, Lehigh Carbon Community College. Visit www.schuylkillchamber.com or call 570-622-1942. Sponsored by Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce.
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. Sponsored by Pottsville Recreation Commission. Call 570-6226619.
COME DANCE WITH ME — 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday, Simon Kramer Institute gymnasium, 15 Alliance St., New Philadelphia. Cost $4 donation per person to Simon Kramer Institute. Featuring swing, cha cha, waltz, a little bit of country. For information, call Lorraine at 570- 490-7750 or Lola at 570- 622-4376.
FREE COMMUNITY DIN- NER — 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.
KITCHEN OPEN — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saint Clair Fish and Game Banquet Hall, Saint Clair. Daily menu and specials. Call 570-429-1207.
MEETING — Indoor Walking Club, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Schuylkill Haven Center, 340 Haven St., Schuylkill Haven. Call 570624-3018.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN AREA FOOD PANTRY — 1 to 4 p.m. third Friday of the 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. For more information, call Schuylkill Community Action at 570-622-1995. Sponsored by Council of Churches of Schuylkill Haven and vicinity in partnership with Schuylkill Community Action.
STATION 55 KITCHEN — 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays, New Ringgold Fire Company. Social quarters kitchen open. Call 570-943-2212.
ANNUAL PLANT SALE — 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Neighborhood/Senior Center, Haven Street, Schuylkill Haven. All plants grown locally. Sponsored by South Schuylkill Garden Club. For more information, call 570385-4423 or text 570-6407511.
THIRD ANNUAL MADD BASKET BINGO — 11 a.m., Old Bargain Barn, Summer Valley Road, New Ringgold. More than 100 prizes. Food and drink available for purchase. Call 570-527-1877 for more information.
5 p.m., St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Saint Clair. Soup $6 quart, chili and barbecue $10 quart. Plus Terry K’s Famous Rice Pudding. Benefits St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Port Carbon.
CREATED BY CORKS AND CANVASES — 6 p.m., American Hose Company,
Mahanoy Plane. Cost $35, includes all supplies and snacks. BYOB. Call 570-3364643 for tickets.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR PINE GROVE HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BANQUET — To be held May 26, Pine Grove Area Middle School, Pine Grove.
Tickets available at Werner Lumber Co., Pine Grove, today. Call Rosemary at 570345-3293 for more information.
SOAP BOX DERBY —
9 a.m., Laurel Boulevard,
Pottsville. Three divisions, stock division, super stock division and masters division.
TICKET DEADLINE FOR CHICKEN BARBECUE — To be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28, Pine Grove Masonic Lodge, Pine Grove. Cost $8, includes half a chicken, baked potato, applesauce. Open to public. For tickets, call, 570-345-3351 or 570345-3498. Also vendor and craft show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TICKETS FOR FATHER’S DAY RAFFLE — Noon to 4 p.m. today and Sunday, BG’s Value Market, King’s Village,
Minersville. Drawing 3 p.m. June 17. Cost $2 each, $5 for three or $10 for 10. Prize a 43-inch flat screen LG5000 TV. Tickets are also available by calling 570-294-6235. Benefits Minersville Area Skatepark.
CANCELED — Fireworks, 9 p.m., Valley View Park, Valley View. Rescheduled for September due to weather forecast.
FREE FOOD — 10 a.m. to noon, Living Waters Church of God, 155 S. Balliet St.,
Frackville. Free bread, rolls, pastries and food. Donation of $1 requested to cover transportation cost. Call 570874-1585 or 570-622-3587. Every third Saturday of each moth.
HOAGIE SALE — 9 a.m. to sellout, Continental Hose Company, 229 Main St.,
Gilberton. Cost $6. Choice of Italian, regular, ham and cheese, turkey and meatball. All orders come with a drink and chips.
KIELBASI FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., North Main Street, Shenandoah. Live polka band, arts, crafts, celebrating all things Eastern European. Sponsored by Downtown Shenandoah Inc.
MEAT BINGO — 7 p.m., Mahanoy City Elks Lodge 695, Mahanoy City. Cost $1 per card. Doors open 7 p.m., bingo starts 7:30 p.m. Food for sale during games. Call 570-773-0629.
MOMMY, SON DANCE —
6 p.m., Tower City Legion, 2 Clarks Valley Road, Tower City. Cost $10 per couple. Music by DJ FM Sound Production, snacks, games. For tickets, call 717-350-5117. Sponsored by Sesquicentennial Committee.
6 p.m., Saint Clair Lions Club, McCord Avenue, Saint Clair. Cost $10, includes food and beverages and $5 per horse per race. Race starts 7 p.m. Door prizes, basket raffle and 50/50s. Must be 21. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish.
ORWIGSBURG YARD SALE — 8 a.m., 90 N. Warren St., Orwigsburg. Selling food, drinks, household items, furniture, clothing and more. Proceeds benefit 2018 Schuylkill County Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
“RUMORS” — 7 p.m. today and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Tamaqua Community Arts, Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. Cost $12 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Call 570-668-1192 or visit www.TamaquaArts.org.
“SCEETR SOJOURN” — 1 to 3 p.m., meet at New Philadelphia Post Office along Route 209. “Porcupine Pat” will lead this walk featuring mine water drainage being cleaned before it empties into nearby waters and visit site of major watershed improvement project managed by Schuylkill Headwaters. Three miles, moderate hike. Sponsored by Schuylkill on the Move.
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY ALS FUNDRAISER — Noon to 6 p.m., Porter-Tower Lions Club, 517 W. Grand Ave., Tower City. In memory of Mildred “Doll” Klinger, who lost her battle May 11, 2011. Live music, raffle auction, Chinese auction, food and craft vendors, children’s games. Kenny Shadle, local musician, will perform noon to 1 p.m.
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY BREW FEST AND SKOOK SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP — 2 to 5:30 p.m., Frackville Elks Lodge grounds, 307 S. Third St., Frackville. Cost $40 advance, $45 day of event and $10 designated driver. New Skook Series Championship of Brewing belt to one of eight breweries vying for the belt. Every attendee can vote for their favorite beer and brewery. Live music by Jeremiah Tall and Devix. For more information, call 570573-1989 or email email@example.com.
SILVER CREEK FIRE TOWER AND RESERVOIR HIKE — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., meet at Locust Lake State Park parking lot, Barnesville, to carpool. Go to reservoir, then down to fire tower for lunch. Bring a lunch and dogs welcome, but must be leashed. Difficult eight-mile hike. Sponsored by Schuylkill on the Move.
SOUP SALE — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, Ashland. Cost $6 quart soup, $6.50 quart chili. Soups include vegetable, bean, wedding, stuffed pepper. Bake sale. Lunch served. Rent a table $5. Call 570-875-2700 to place order.
SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER — 3 to 7 p.m., St. Charles Hall, 1123 Walnut St., Ashland. Cost $9 person. Benefits Knights of Columbus Sarto Council 1322, Ashland.
SPOTTED LANTERN FLY SESSIONS — 9 to 11 a.m. today; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 20 and July 18, Penn State Extension Office, 1202 Ag Center Drive Conference Room, Pottsville. Free seminars. Learn about Spotted Lantern Fly to help eradicate it from vineyards, orchards, scrubs and trees throughout Schuylkill County. Call 570622-4225, ext. 23, to register. Sponsored by Schuylkill Master Gardeners.
FESTIVAL — 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, Main and Dock streets, Schuylkill Haven. Featuring food, books, clothing. Rain or shine.
TURKEY DINNER — 4 p.m., Bethany Christian Fellowship, 102 Front St., Cressona. Cost $9 adults, $4 child under 12. Dinner includes turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, string beans, applesauce, roll, dessert and beverage. All welcome.
CLAY WORKS — 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. Cost $15 per session. All materials included. Call 570-668-1192 or online www.TamaquaArts. org
COFFEE AT THE CORNER — 7 a.m. to noon, Bethesda at The Corner, routes 443 and 183, Schuylkill Haven. Drop in for coffee and chat, meet new and old friends, WiFi available.
FREE KIDS PAINT — 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Made in PGA, 61 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove. Free. Open to all ages. Ages 13 and older $5. All materials provided.
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. For more information, call Schuylkill Community Action at 570-622-1995.
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 570205-2813.
OPEN HOUSE — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Elizabethville Historical Society, 100 E. Main.,
Elizabethville. Museum includes artifacts, antiques and photos; library contains books on local history and genealogy. Open first and third Saturdays of every month from May through September. Call 717-362-8991.
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. For more information, call Schuylkill Community Action at 570-622-1995.
STORYTIME — 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays, Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St., Pottsville. Preschool age kids enjoy some fun with stories, songs and craft. Siblings welcome. Please call to register 570-622-8880. No class last Saturday of month.
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. For more information, call Schuylkill Community Action at 570-622-1995.
WILLIAMS VALLEY FOOD PANTRY — 10 to 11:30 a.m. third Saturday of every month, 800 E. Grand Ave., Tower City. Serves residents of Williams Valley School District. For more information, call Schuylkill Community Action at 570-622-1995.
BREAKFAST — 7 a.m. to noon, Rainbow Hose Company, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven. Call 570-385-1511.
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. Food and refreshments available.
BREAKFAST BUFFET — 7:30 a.m. to noon, East Norwegian Township Fire Company, 16 Sunshine St., Dieners Hill. Cost $8 adults, $4 children up to 12. Breakfast held third Sunday of every month.
CHURCH FOOD SALE — 10:30 a.m., St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Port Carbon. Soup $6 quart, chili and barbecue $10 quart. Plus Terry Ks Famous Rice Pudding. Food will be cold.
COACH, KORS AND UGGS BINGO — 12:30 p.m., West End Fire and Rescue Company, Mahanoy City. Cost $25, includes dabber package, meal, dessert buffet. Bingo starts 2 p.m. Pick your own prize for regular games.
CONCERT — The Ravel Trio, 4 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 S. Second St., Pottsville. Freewill offering. Handicapped accessible. Reception following concert to meet artists. For more information, call 570-622-8720.
FISH FOR AUTISM — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., South End Field and Stream, Whippoorwill Dam, Frackville. Cost $10 ages 14 and under, $15 ages 15 and older. State regulations apply. Food, drink, raffles, 50/50, $50 grand prize. Wristbands available at Tackle Box and Black Diamond, Frackville. For more information, call 570-5731161 or 570-985-4196.
MONTHLY BINGO — 1 p.m., Sheppton-Oneida Volunteer Fire Company, Sheppton. Large prizes, special games and food and refreshments available.
PAINT LIKE MONET — 3 to 5 p.m., Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. Cost $40, includes canvases, brushes, supplies and light refreshments. Advance registration required. Instructor Hilary England. Call 570-668-1192 or www.TamaquaArts.org.
ROAST BEEF DINNER — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Michael the Archangel Parish Center, Minersville. Cost $12 adults, $6 children under 10. Advance purchase recommended. Dinner includes slow-cooked roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn, coleslaw or applesauce, roll, beverage and dessert. Takeouts available. Call 570-5446853.
TAMAQUA COMMUNITY HUNGER WALK — 2 p.m., begins at Tamaqua Community Arts Center, Tamaqua. Registration 1:30 p.m. Ice cream fellowship follows walk. Rain or shine. All proceed benefits Tamaqua community food banks. Project of Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship network and Tamaqua Area Community Partnership.
WIRE BONSAI TREE MAKING visit CLASS — 1 to 4 p.m., Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. Cost $55. All materials and tools provided. Seating is limited. Call 570-668-1192 or visit www.TamaquaArts. org.
FREE FOOD — 12:30 to 2:30 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.