around the region
The Ashland Area Historic Preservation Society will have a chicken dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Groody Catering Hall. The cost is $10 and meals will include a half chicken, baked potato, green beans, coleslaw and dessert. People must RSVP by Oct. 4. Patrons may eat at the hall or take meals out. For tickets, see any society member or call 570-875-2632.
The Elks Lodge 1533 monthly pork chop supper is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in the 307 S. Third St. lodge. Tickets are $9 each and patrons may eat at the lodge or take meals out. A cash bar will be available. For more information, call 570-874-2500.
St. John’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in the borough’s Maizeville section will have a halupki sale and bake sale beginning at 1 p.m. Oct. 21. Frozen pierogies will also be on sale; all are welcome.
The Klingerstown Lutheran Parish will mark the 500th anniversary of the reformation with a one-time screening of a new Martin Luther movie at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Colonnade Theater, Millersburg. Free and open to the public, it is sponsored by area Lutheran churches. In addition, a 500th anniversary quilt created by local Lutherans will be publicly displayed for the first time. The movie, titled “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World,” follows the life of Martin Luther. In 2000, Time magazine named Martin Luther one of the “10 most important” people of the past 1,000 years.
The Landingville Fire Company will stage an American Girl Doll bingo from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the firehouse, 1 Firehouse Road. The cost is $25. The event will include 20 regular games with specials at extra cost. Everyone must have a ticket to enter. Refreshments will be available; doors will open at 11 a.m. For tickets or more information, call Lisa Trumbo at 570-640-9661.
The New Philadelphia Community Organization’s annual Halloween parade will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at the local Little League field, Route 209. Lineup will begin at 2 p.m. There will be refreshments and prizes at the firehouse after the parade. For more information, call 570-277-6957.
The Orwigsburg Lions’ annual Halloween parade will be held Oct. 25, with a rain date of Oct. 26. As in the past, lineup will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Margaret Avenue and the parade will move at 7 p.m. All floats should approach Margaret Avenue from Route 443; all fire trucks should wait at the Orwigsburg Memorial building until 7 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third best dressed/float in the youth group category. There will be cash prizes awarded to the top three family/independent floats, plus one judges’ prize. All are welcome; independent walkers need not register. However, all groups must register by email to email@example.com or via mail with a completed Halloween application. For more information, call 570-617-6050. Halloween application and details can be found online at http://www.orwigsburg.net.
The North End Fire Company will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti meal from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the firehouse, 118 N. Tulpehocken St. Tickets are $8 each and meals also include salad, beverage and dessert. To order or for more information, call 570-294-5147.
Trinity Lutheran Church/Hospice of Central PA will have a free coping-with-grief workshop at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Trinity Lutheran, 300 W. Arch St. The event will involve education and support in coping with the death of a loved one. For more information, call Maryann Lascala at 570-622-9910.
The St. Nicholas Women’s Sodality will sponsor a meatloaf dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 11 in St. Nicholas Hall, Route 901. The cost is $10 per meal, which also includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Patrons may eat at the hall or take meals out. All are welcome. For more information, call 570544-4581.