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Ma­hanoy city

The Wash­ing­ton Hook and Lad­der Fire Com­pany will hold a car wash from 8 to 11 a.m. June 2 at the fire­house, 700 W. Ma­hanoy Ave., weather per­mit­ting. The cost is $5 for ex­te­rior only or $15 for ex­te­rior and in­te­rior. All are wel­come.

Min­ersville

The New Min­ersville Fire­house Bik­ers group is spon­sor­ing a bas­ket auc­tion to ben­e­fit the St. Joseph Cen­ter, Pottsville, on June 8 and 9, in Good Shep­herd School cafe­te­ria, 139 Spruce St. (en­ter cafe­te­ria in back of school on Lin­den Street). Auc­tion items in­clude a Mur­phy Jewel­ers di­a­mond neck­lace, Vera Bradley wrist­let, con­cert tick­ets for ZZ Top, Ge­orge Thoro­good, GTLO, Su­per­tramp and Roger Hodge­son plus a Steel­ers An­to­nio Brown au­to­graphed photo, Fly­ers au­to­graphed hockey puck, Read­ing Phillies tick­ets, nu­mer­ous bas­kets and gift cards. Shops and drops will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. June 8 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9. Tick­ets will be drawn start­ing at 1 p.m. June 9. A list of win­ning tick­ets and names will be posted in the New Min­ersville Fire­house start­ing at 3 p.m. June 9.

Pottsville

An Alzheimer’s care­giver sup­port group, “Hold­ing Hands in Care,” has formed at Prov­i­dence Place Se­nior Liv­ing, 2200 First Ave. The group meets monthly at 6 p.m. at Prov­i­dence Place and its 2018 sched­ule in­cludes the fol­low­ing dates: June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov. 20. “If you need a shoul­der to lean on, help is al­ways avail­able by calling,” or­ga­niz­ers said in an event flier. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Ash­ley Vigoda, con­nec­tions pro­gram di­rec­tor at Prov­i­dence Place, at 570-628-6950.

Pottsville

An Amer­i­can Red Cross blood drive is sched­uled for noon to 5 p.m. May 25 at D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc., Fifth and Ma­han­tongo streets. Peo­ple 17 and older (16 with parental con­sent), weigh­ing at least 110 pounds and in gen­eral good health are urged to do­nate blood. Walk-ins are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion or to ar­range for an ap­point­ment, call 800-733-2767.

Pottsville

NAMI, the county’s “voice on se­ri­ous men­tal ill­ness,” meets at 7 p.m. the first Thurs­day of each month at the Se­nior Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 201 N. Cen­tre St. There is a pro­gram and sup­port avail­able at each meet­ing. “Any­one in­ter­ested in men­tal ill­ness, es­pe­cially fam­i­lies and friends of per­sons with a se­ri­ous men­tal ill­ness, are en­cour­aged to at­tend,” Colleen Kelly said in a re­lease.

ring­town

The Ring­town Area Li­brary, West Main Street, will be closed Tues­day for em­ployee train­ing, ac­cord­ing to li­brary news re­leased by Di­rec­tor Tanya Sav­it­sky. Peo­ple can en­joy mi­nor league base­ball and sup­port the li­brary, she added, by buy­ing Read­ing Fightin’ Phils tick­ets on­line at www.base­ball­town.org/fundraiser. “Full in­struc­tions for mak­ing your pur­chase to sup­port the li­brary can be found on the li­brary’s web­site, www.ring­town­li­brary.org,” Sav­it­sky said in the re­lease, adding each ticket book con­tains six gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets for $27, with $9 from each ticket book go­ing to the Ring­town Area Li­brary. For more in­for­ma­tion about li­brary ser­vices, up­com­ing events or fundrais­ers, go to the afore­men­tioned web­site, find the li­brary on Face­book or call 570-889-5503.

Sacra­mento

Be­gin­ning June 3, Sun­day worship at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be at 10:30 a.m., ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from Ray Holland. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Holland at 570-682-9828.

Schuylkill haven

The an­nual block party by the Rain­bow Hose Com­pany, 417 Dock St., is sched­uled for June 7-9, ac­cord­ing to the com­pany event re­lease. All are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Kait­lyn at 570-5167194 or Jen at 570-573-4133.

Shenan­doah

The Res­cue Hook & Lad­der Fire Com­pany, Main and Coal streets, will again of­fer its pop­u­lar home­made blee­nies dur­ing the 11th an­nual Shenan­doah Kiel­basi Fes­ti­val slated for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur­day on North Main Street. The Greater Shenan­doah Area His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s his­tory cen­ter at 201 S. Main St. and the Schuylkill His­tor­i­cal Fire So­ci­ety Mu­seum at 105 S. Jardin St. will also be open dur­ing the fes­ti­val. All are wel­come.

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