THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS
CHINESE AUCTION — Shop-and-drop, 5 to 9 p.m. today, doors open noon Saturday, Buck Fever Rod & Gun Club, 825 Ravine St., Pottsville. Drawing held at 4 p.m. For more information, call 570-622-0760.
FOLK ART AND CULINARY HERITAGE FESTIVAL — 1 to 5 p.m., Walk In Art Center Main Gallery, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven . Setup 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Call 570732-3728 or visit walkinartcenter.org.
GIGANTIC SALE — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Char Will Kennels, New Ringgold. Sunday half-price sale. Proceeds benefit Making it Pawsible. Items include clothing, purses, shoes, coats, fall decor and more. For more information, call 570-573-3366.
SIXTH ANNUAL TRAVIS NEWTOWN MEMORIAL CHINESE AUCTION — Shop-anddrop 6 to 8 p.m. today, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, New
Minersville Fire Company. Auction held 1 p.m. Sunday, doors open 10 a.m. For more information, call 570-544-9152.
THE NIGHT GALLERY — 7 to 11 p.m., Walk In Art Center Main Gallery, 220 Parkway,
Schuylkill Haven. Cost $20 per adult, must be 21. BYOB. Tour the gallery of tormented paintings, music by Persona: object. Appetizers and light refreshments by Crimson House. For tickets, call 570-732-3728 or visit walkinartcenter.org.
WINGS N’ THINGS — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Cressona Fire Company, Cressona. Full menu. Takeouts available. Call 570-385-2249.
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.
BINGO — 7 to 11 p.m. every Friday, Rainbow Hose Company, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven.
COLUMBIA HOSE BAR AND GRILLE OPEN — 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Columbia Hose Company, Shenandoah.
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. For information, call Lorraine at 570-490-7750 or Lola at 570-622-4376.
FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO — 6 p.m. early bird every Friday, AMVETS, 1300 Seneca St., Pottsville. Cost $18, $20 and $25. No smoking during event, two recesses will be taken for smokers. Doors open 4 p.m. Must be 18 to play.
KITCHEN OPEN — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saint Clair Fish and Game Banquet Hall, Saint Clair. 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 570-624-3018.
STATION 55 KITCHEN — 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays,
New Ringgold Fire Company. 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.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BASKET RAFFLE — 4 to 7 p.m., Hose, Hook and Ladder Fire Company, Orchard Street, Pine Grove. Cost $8 adults, $4 under 10, free under 4. Hosted by Operation Hugs and Kisses and Pine Grove Business Owners Association and Community Organization. Tickets available from any member of either organization. Proceeds replenish the Pine Grove Area Disaster Relief Fund at Fulton Bank in Pine Grove.
ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL — 10 a.m., Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, Summit Station. Free to public. Registration 9 a.m.
APPLE FESTIVAL — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Port Clinton Museum, Penn and Clinton streets, Port Clinton. Vendors, refreshments and lunch available, apple baked goods for sale, basket raffle and door prizes.
AUTUMN LECTURE SERIES — “A Wing and a Care: Building a Future for Birds,” 5:30 p.m., Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Visitors Center Gallery, Drehersville. Presented by Shawn Carey. Free.
BASKET AUCTION — Shop-and-drop 1 to 3 p.m. today and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Friendship Fire Company, Frackville. Donation $6 a ticket. Auction starts 2 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments and homemade food available.
BASKET AUCTION — Shop-and-drop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Frackville Borough gymnasium, 42 S. Center St., Frackville. Auction starts 2 p.m. Hot food, baked goods and beverages for sale.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS — 5:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets, Tamaqua. All welcome. Service is inside, secure animals.
BOOK SIGNING — “The 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War,” by David A. Ward, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Schuylkill County Historical Society, Pottsville.
CHICKEN BARBECUE — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Turkey Hill parking lot, Minersville/ Pottsville Highway. Cost $8. Benefits Good Intent Hose Company, Llewellyn. Tickets available from any fire company member.
CRAFT AND VENDOR SALE — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, 56 N. Balliet St., Frackville. Free admission.
FALL FESTIVAL — Noon to 4 p.m., New Minersville Fire Company. Cost $5. Open to children up to 12. Games, prizes, bounce houses and pumpkin picking. For more information, call 570-5449152.
FEHR FAMILY BREAKFAST — 7 a.m., St. John’s Reformed Church, Friedensburg. Freewill offering accepted. Benefiting local food pantry through Schuylkill Community Action.
FRACKVILLE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Frack Street, between Lehigh Avenue and Balliet Street, Frackville. Rain date 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 7.
HOMEMADE CHICKEN POT PIE SUPPER — 3:30 to 6 p.m., Pine Grove Masonic Lodge, Pine Grove. Cost $8.50 adults, $4 kids 5-10, free kids under 5. Grilled chicken breast and baked potato available by request. Takeouts available. Call 570345-8216.
“LEBANON RESERVOIR AND SWATARA FURNACE” HIKE — Meet at state game lands off Gold Mine Road,
Pine Grove. Hike led by Robin Tracey. Bring lunch and dogs welcome. Hike is 7 miles, moderate. Sponsored by Schuylkill on the Move. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATURAL PAIN MANAGEMENT CLASS — 10 a.m., Diakon Living and Learning,
Pottsville. Cost $20. Learn about pain tapping, self hypnosis, holistic energy balancing, psychoneuroimmunology and how our brain registers pain. Call 570-624-3018.
PENNY AUCTION — 2 p.m., Locustdale Fire Company. Cost $2 plus gift. Refreshments afterward. Benefits equipment fund.
RAVEN RUN 7K — 10 a.m., William Penn Fire Company. Race course located in West Mahanoy and Union townships. One-mile kids run starts 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 570-4620338.
ROOFSTOCK CONCERT — 7 p.m. to midnight, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish Hall, 9 S. Broad Mountain Ave., Frackville. Cost $10 advance, $12 at door. Doors open 6 p.m. Featuring Another Side and Broken Spell. Call 570-874-0610. Benefits parish roof and building fund.
SCOUTING JAMBOREE — Today, Hawk Mountain Council, Valley View Park, Valley View. Scouts will be working toward their Mining In Society badges. Time capsule with mining memorabilia will be buried 1:30 p.m. near the stage. Anyone wishing to donate items for the time capsule bring to park.
SUPER JACKPOT BINGO — 2 p.m., West End Fire and Rescue Company, Mahanoy City. Cost $45 at door. Package includes 18 regular games, payout $250 each; three specials, payout $500; Super Jackpot, payout $2,000. For tickets, call 570778-6118 or during Tuesday night bingo.
SHOW — “Theater of Madness,” featuring Bark at the Moon, an Ozzy Osbourne tribute band, and “Classics Live,” an Alice Cooper tribute band, 7 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 209 N. Centre St., Pottsville. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. All ages welcome. Call 570-6282833.
BUILDING BLOCK PARTY — 10 a.m., Orwigsburg Area Free Pubic Library, Orwigsburg. Passive Play, build with many different materials. First Saturday of every month.
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 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.
FIRST SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE — 1 to 5 p.m., Walk In Art Center, third floor, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Artist of month is Missi Brenneman, studio 314; artist association, studio 302, Joanne Minnick; “Introductory Weaving” class, 9 a.m. to noon; “Art Spirit Sketching” demonstration by studio artist, Mike McCord, in main gallery at 2:30 p.m.; Free admission. New exhibitions and light refreshments.
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 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.
MEETING — Celebrate Recovery, 9 to 11 a.m., Fearnot Assembly of God Church, 1152 W. Mountain Road, Hegins. Free. For more information or directions, call Brian at 570-205-2813.
PORT CARBON AREA FOOD PANTRY — 10 to 11 a.m. first Saturday of even months, Avenues, Agricultural Park, 2 Park St., Pottsville. Pantry serves Port Carbon and Mechanicsville boroughs. For more information, call Schuylkill Community Action at 570-622-1995.
STORY TIME — 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St. Pottsville. Free. Free play, read, sing and do simple craft for children ages 17 months through 5 years. Siblings welcome. Register at 570-622-8880 ext. 12.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER — 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church Parish Center, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. Cost $8 adults, $3.50 children. Takeouts available.
NATIONAL PIEROGI DAY PIEROGI SALE — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s Parish Center, Minersville.
Cost $7 per dozen, cooked. Baked goods also available. To order in advance, call 570544-2211.
COMMUNITY PICNIC — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mrs. T’s Pierogies parking lot, off Herald Road, Shenandoah.
Free, but ticket required. Free tickets available at Betty Ann Bugden’s Total Image Design Salon, Kowalonek’s Kielbasa Shop, Vernalis Restaurant, Francesco’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, Lucky’s Corner Deli and Kielbasi Shop, BB&T Bank, Santander Bank, M&T Bank and First National Bank of PA. Four tickets per customer, children under 5 admitted without ticket. Rain or shine.
DEDICATION CEREMONY — New playground, 1 to 4 p.m., Memorial Park, Fifth Street, Auburn. Public welcome. Carnival-style games, pig roast, bounce house, food, more than $500 in door prizes and Blondie Rocks DJ music.
LIBRARY AMNESTY WEEK — Today through Saturday, Tamaqua Public Library, Tamaqua. All items returned during week will have fines forgiven. Call 570-668-4660.
OKTOBERFEST — 2 to 7 p.m., New Ringgold Station 55 Fire Company. Cost $15. Chinese auction and prizes, ethnic food and drinks available. Entertainment by Fat Cat Duo Band. Sponsored by Little Schuylkill Lions and New Ringgold Fire Company.
OPEN HOUSE — Auburn Area Historical Society, 1 to 4 p.m., Auburn Community Building, 451 Pearson St., Auburn. In conjunction with the playground dedication. Free admission. Free small gift for first 100 visitors. Activities include door prizes of $25, $50 and $100; dimetoss-for-dishes booth, 10 contests with winner receiving gift card, Chinese auction, silent auction and more.
ORDER DEADLINE FOR BEAN SOUP SALE — To be picked up 11 a.m. to sellout Oct. 13, South End Field and Stream, Whippoorwill Dam, Frackville. To order, call Joe at 570-874-1108.
PROGRAM — “The Music of World War One,” 2 p.m., American Legion Post 374, South Tulpehocken Street, Pine Grove. Free. Parking available across intersection. Presenter David Watson, retired music teacher and choral director of Pine Grove Area School District. Sponsored by Pinegrove Historical Society.
PUBLIC SAFETY DAY — 3 p.m., Rangers Hose Company, Girardville. Children’s activities including visit from Sparky the Fire Dog, check out cop car, take tour of fire apparatus. Fire prevention program follows at 6 p.m. Free. For more information, call 570-276-1406.
BINGO FUNDRAISER — 1 p.m., Zion’s Stone Church, 45 Cemetery Road, New Ringgold. Cost $25 day of event. Tickets and seating limited. Prizes include Vera Bradley, Coach and Thirty One items, cash and gift cards. Doors open noon. Food and raffles also available. Call Charlotte at 570-385-5111 from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
FASHION SHOW — 2 p.m., St. Nicholas Hall, Minersville. Cost $20, includes lunch of sandwiches, pasta salad, fruit and beverage. Dessert is selection of homemade cookies and a chance to win a door prize. Fashion from Catos and LuLaRoe. Sponsored by Schuylkill County Lithuanian Women’s Club to provide their yearly scholarship. For tickets, call 570-277-6163 or for more information, call Joann at 570-225-5560.
WALK IN PENN’S WOODS — 1 to 4 p.m., Tuscarora State Park, Barnesville. Meet at park office. Open to all ages. Identify trees and shrubs, learn how the forest benefits to us and wildlife. Walk along paved path, handicap accessible. Pets allowed but must be leashed. Sponsored by Schuylkill on the Move.
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.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET — 8 to 11:30 a.m., Immaculate Conception Social hall, Caroline Avenue, Dieners Hill, Saint Clair. Cost. $7 adult and $3 children under 8. Takeouts available. Door prize. Call 570-429-0302.
BREAKFAST — 7 a.m. to noon, Rainbow Hose Company, Every other Sunday. Call 570-385-1511.
MONTHLY MACKEREL BREAKFAST — 8 to 11 a.m., Frackville Elks Lodge, 307 S. Third St., Frackville. Cost $8. Breakfast held first Sunday of every month.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY — Noon to 1 p.m. every Sunday, Faith Church, 1168 Centre Turnpike, Route 61, Orwigsburg. Biblical and balanced program created to help people overcome life’s hurts, habits and hangups. Free. Ages 18 and over.
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 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.
SPAGHETTI DINNER — 11 a.m. to sellout first Sunday of month through April, Columbia Hose Company, Shenandoah. Cost $9, includes spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and dessert. Eat in or take out or call for free local delivery. For more information, call 570-462-9574.