ANNUAL FUND DRIVE — Now underway, Ranger’s Hose Company, Girardville. Donations can be mailed to Rangers Hose Company, PO Box 1, Girardville, PA 17935 or to have it picked up call 570276-1009 or 570-276-6922. Your donation is essential for our operation.
ANNUAL TOWN SOCIAL — 4 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday, St. John’s Lutheran Church parking lot, 106 W. Main St., Ringtown. Food, refreshments, games, homemade crafts, theme basket auction. Public invited. Snap-e’s Totally Kool Karaoke, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Superstar DJ and Karaoke, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
SCHOOL SUPPLY BINGO — 7 p.m., Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. Call 570-778-4861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TICKETS FOR “PETER PAN” — To be held 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, North Schuylkill High School, Fountain Springs. Cost $12. Performed by Artists in Motion Performing Arts. For tickets, call 570-593-8540 or stop by studio at 44 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven.
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 570-622-6619.
COLUMBIA HOSE BAR AND GRILLE OPEN — 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. today and Saturday, Columbia Hose Company, Shenandoah. Family seating available. Thursdays are wings and Yuengs night.
COME DANCE WITH ME — 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday starting Sept. 14, 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 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 570-6228140.
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 570-6243018.
MEETING — Neurologic Support Group, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Hospital-Miners Campus, 360 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale, 570645-8197; 212 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City, 570-773-3500; 219 Clairmont Ave., Hometown Tamaqua, 570-668-1889; 2083 West Penn Pike, Suite 7, West Penn Andreas, 570-386-3399. Group meets third Friday every month. Hosted by Rehab Services.
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 8 p.m. Thursdays and 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, New Ringgold Fire Company. Social quarters kitchen open. Call 570-943-2212.
YOGA WITH AMY — 8:30 a.m. every Friday, Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. Cost $10 class. Visit www. TamaquaArts.org.
ANNUAL GARDEN GATHERING — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, 1202 Ag Center Drive, Pottsville. Admission and parking free. Cut flower arrangements, baked goods, food, refreshments, plants and produce grown by Master Gardeners, music and vendors including Hope Hill, Twisted Sisters, Honey for Heroes, It’s Just Barbeque and more. For more information, call 570-6224225.
CONCERT — 7 p.m., Valley View Park, Valley View. Music by Recreation, featuring gospel, Christian and patriotic music. Free. Food and concessions available at 6 p.m.
CAR WASH — 8 to 11 a.m., Washington Hook and Ladder Fire Company, 700 W. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City. Cost $5 exterior only or $15 for exterior and interior, including cleaning interior windows, wiping dashboard and door panels and vacuuming. Weather permitting.
DRUG AWARENESS DAY — Noon to 9 p.m., Barefield Community Park, Pottsville. All ages welcome. Free food, beverages, games, giveaways, basketball tournament, concert, public speakers, face paint, Chinese auction and more. Entertainment by OD QUAKE. Hosted by Alive2day, an organization specializing in helping people with drug and alcohol addiction.
FISH WITH A WATERWAYS CONSERVATION OFFICER — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Locust Lake State Park, Barnesville. Meet in field next to camp store. Youths, adults and families interested in learning more about fishing. Equipment and bait will be provided or bring your own. Fishing license requirement waived. Shine only. Share fishing and boating experiences with Southeast Region Waterway Conservation Officers and other anglers.
GREAT POTTSVILLE CRUISE — Registration 1 to 4 p.m., cruise 4 to 5 p.m., car show 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Pottsville. Call Rich at 570617-4243, Roseann at 570-6175417 or Jerry at 570-622-9510. Organized by Pottsville Lions Club and Weekend Cruisers.
LONG LOOP HIKE — 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuscarora State Park, Barnesville. Meet at Crow Trail parking lot in the park for this 8-mile, moderate hike with Robin Tracey. Bring lunch. Dogs must be leashed and get along with others. Sponsored by Schuylkill on the Move.
MEAT BINGO — 7 p.m., Mahanoy City Elks Lodge 695, Mahanoy City. Cost $1 per card. Games begin 7:30 p.m. Food for sale during games.
MOUNTAINEER FUN DAY AND SCOREBOARD DEDICATION — 5 to 8 p.m., Frackville Memorial Football Field, Frackville. Dedication 6:30 p.m. All alumni and community invited. Raindate Sunday Aug. 19 5 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Frackville Midget Football Association Inc.
NEW PHILADELPHIA SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION — 1 to 9 p.m., New Philadelphia Little League. Food, drinks, music, police department bicycle safety event, gun safety event, police/fire company smoke house teaching kids fire safety. Fireworks 9 p.m.
PENNSYLVANIA’S NATIVE REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS — 5 p.m., Locust Lake State Park Amphitheatre, Barnesville . Tom Powers will present program on reptiles and amphibians their habitat and diet. Some live animals will be on hand. In case of inclement weather, presentation will be held in program shelter near camp store. Call 570467-2506
SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE — 8 p.m., Frackville Elks Lodge 1533, Frackville. Cost $5. Music by local rock and roll band, Sakes Alive.
— 8 a.m., Donaldson.
UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL — Noon today and Sunday, Ukrainian Homestead of CEC ODWU Inc., 1230 Beaver Run Drive, Lehighton. Cost $5 per person one day, $7 per person both days, free ages 14 and under. Ukrainian foods, swimming, gift and craft vendors. Stage show 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Zabava dance 8 p.m.; Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew’s Chapel 11 a.m. Sunday and stage show 2 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 610-377-4621.
CANCELLED — Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St., Pottsville. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSION — 1 to 5 p.m., Horses and Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center Inc., 375 Zion’s Stone Church Road, New Ringgold. Riding for children and adults with special needs. Volunteers for riding lessons must complete this hands-on training. Call 610-298-2546 or 570386-5679.
COMPUTER CLASS — Noon to 1 p.m., Frackville Free Public Library, 56 N. Lehigh Ave., Frackville. Call 570-874-3382. Class meets every other Saturday.
CLAY WORKS — 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 SALE Pine St., Tamaqua. Cost $15 per session. All materials included. Call 570-668-1192 or visit 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
NUREMBERG AREA FOOD PANTRY — Open 9 to 11 a.m. third Saturday of even months, North Union Township Municipal Building,
Nuremberg. Pantry serves Nuremberg and parts of Union, North Union and East Union townships. For more information, call Schuylkill Community Action at 570622-1995.
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.
STATION 55 KITCHEN —
5 to 9 p.m. today and Saturdays, New Ringgold Fire Company. Social quarters kitchen open. Call 570-9432212.
STORY TIME — 10 a.m., Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library, Orwigsburg. Story and craft. Third Saturday of every month.
TREMONT PANTRY — AREA 9 to FOOD 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.
AUDITIONS — “Murder Can be Habit Forming” production, 6:30 p.m. today and Monday, Nuremberg Community Players, 283 Hazle St., Nuremberg. Open auditions. Fore more information, call Ann at 570-788-8733. Shows will be presented on October 12-14.
BI-WEEKLY BREAKFAST — 7 a.m., Clover Fire Company, Heckscherville. Cost $9 adults and $4 kids under 10.
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.
BINGO — 5 to 8 p.m., Mount Carbon Fire Company, Mount Carbon. Doors open 3 p.m. Food available. Bingo packets available for play to purchase.
MONTHLY BINGO — 1 p.m., Sheppton-Oneida Volunteer Fire Company, Sheppton. Prices vary. Big prizes, special games, food, refreshments.
END OF SUMMER FUNDRAISER — Noon to 4 p.m., Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 109 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua. Bake sale, raffle, and vendor event. Bake sale and Dog Haus Gift Cards benefit Tamaqua Public Library.
HAND-MADE GREETING CARD CLASS — 2 to 4:30 p.m., Dreamcatchers Art Emporium LLC, 370 S. Centre St., Pottsville. Cost $25 per person. Includes all materials needed to make three differrent styles of greeting cards taught by Becky. Call 570-516-9815.
MEAT BINGO — 1 to 4 p.m., Good Intent Hose Company, 12 Silverton Road, Llewellyn. Cost. $20. Doors open noon. Meat provided by Tony’s Meat Market, Minersville. Kitchen open. All ages welcome.
MUSIC IN THE PARK — 6 to 8 p.m., Kennedy Park at the Gazebo, next to Panther Valley football stadium, Lansford. Music by The Fat Cats, Pottsville, playing rock-a-billy, classic rock, country, and good time oldies. Refreshments served. Bring a chair. Sponsored by Lansford Alive Events Committee for Revitalization of Kennedy Park.
ST. MATTHEW’S SUMMER FOOD FEST — Noon to 6 p.m., St. Matthew’s Parish Center, 120 Oak St., New Minersville. Pierogi, bleenies, haluski, golabki or halupki, bean soup, kielbasa, baked goods and more. Takeouts available. Food, fun, friends.
WEST CREEK HEADWATERS AND WATERFALL HIKE — 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hike Mount Pleasant to Forestville on this 8 mile moderate hike with “Hiker Jim” following stream to waterfall. Meet at 901 Pub on Old Airport Road. Nice shady walk, downhill rocky in spots. Sponsored by Schuylkill on the Move.
BREAKFAST BUFFET — 7:30 a.m. to noon, East Norwegian Township Fire Company, Dieners Hill. Cost $8 adults, $4 kids.
SHARING THE BIRDS ART SHOW — Today through Sept. 15, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Drehersville. Featured artist Abigail DeVizia displays her work completed during her Artist-inResidency at Hawk Mountain.
SPIRIT OF TUSCARORA TRAIL WILDFLOWER WALK — 11 a.m., Tuscarora State Park, Barnesville. Meet in upper beach parking lot near the trailhead. Bring a lunch. Join DCNR Conservation volunteer “Pap” Knauss on this 4.5 mile moderate hike. Dogs welcome, but must be leashed and get along with people and other pets. Shine only. Call 570-467-2506.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES— 5 to 7 p.m., Lions Club Ampitheater at Joulwan Park, Pottsville Street, Pottsville. Free. Featuring Sapphire. Bring your lawn chair.
FREE FOOD — 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 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 570-874-1585 or 570-622-3587.