Today through Sunday, downtown Pottsville. Gala opening today, featuring youth performances and a live swing orchestra. Saturday all galleries open, featured events and special tour of stainedglass windows in downtown churches, and John O’Hara tour. Sunday features brunch at The Greystone and a children’s tea at Maids Quarters. Visit www. block- of- art. org for more information. Sponsored by Schuylkill County’s VISION.
Shop- n- drop 6 to 9 p. m. today, 2 to 7 p. m. Saturday and 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. Sunday, Newtown Volunteer Fire Company, 36 Wood St., Newtown.
6 to 10 a. m., Altamont Fire Company, 209 S. Green St., Frackville. Free. Bringing police and community members they serve together over coffee to discuss issues and learn more about each other. Hosted by West Mahanoy Township Police Department.
7 p. m., God’s Mountain Activity Center, Union Street, Palo Alto. Music by Soul Sisters. Refreshments available. For more information, call 570628- 9559.
6 p. m., Humane Fire Company, Pottsville. Variety of pub menu items, burgers, cheesesteaks and appetizers. Call 570- 622- 5891.
8 a. m. to 2 p. m. today through Sunday, Char Will Kennels, New Ringgold. Semi- annual indoor sale to benefit Making it Pawsible, a reduced cost spay/ neuter program for
To be held 5: 30 p. m. Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24 and 31, Trinity Episcopal Church, Pottsville. Cost $ 20 four classes. Call 570- 624- 3018.
7 to 10 p. m., The Lodge at Sharp Mountain, 201 S. 26th St., Pottsville. Cost $ 15. Performers include the J. R. K. Trio and The Kurious, with special guest pianist Ron Stabinsky. Cash bar. Call 570- 622- 0360. Proceeds benefit Schuylkill County Council of the Arts.
1 to 5 p. m., Lebanon VA Medical Center’s Schuylkill County VA Clinic, 1410 Laurel Blvd., Suite 2, Pottsville.
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.
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 570490- 7750 or Lola at 570622- 4376.
11 a. m. to 1 p. m., Faith Assembly of God Church, 18 S. Second St., Cressona. Pantry open fourth Friday of every month.
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.
5 to 9 p. m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 4 to 8 p. m. Sundays, New Ringgold Fire Company. Social quarters kitchen open. Call 570- 943- 2212.
11 a. m., Christ Church McKeansburg, McKeansburg. Cost $ 9 adults, $ 4.25 children. Dinner includes chicken, baked potato, homemade pepper cabbage, applesauce, roll and drink. Homemade pies and desserts available for purchase. Takeouts available. For advance tickets, call 570- 943- 2822. Proceeds help families in need throughout our community.
Shop- n- drop 10 a. m. to 3: 30 p. m., auction starts 4 p. m., storefront next to Super Shoes, Fairlane Village mall, Pottsville. Tickets starting at $ 5. Sponsored by Multiple Sclerosis Walk Team, Success With MS. More than 150 themed gift baskets, gift cards, specials and 50/ 50s.
7 p. m., Frackville Elks, Frackville. Music by JB Acoustic and Ryan Walsh. Free admission. Open to public and child friendly. Kitchen will be open, cash bar available. Donations voluntary for Elks Special Projects and Activities Fund, benefiting local youth sports, drug- free programs, Elks Hoop Shoot and Soccer Shoot activities and more.
10 a. m. to 6 p. m. today and Sunday, S& A Trout Ponds, 1354 Chestnut Road, Route 443, Orwigsburg. For Norwegian Township residents. Free event. No fishing license required. Food and drinks available. Extra rods and equipment will be on hand for use. Sign up at Norwegian Township Services Building or by calling 570- 622- 8638. Minersville.
9 a. m., St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, Oak and Second streets, Frackville. Cost $ 2 each. For orders, call 570- 874- 3777.
Today and Sunday, after Masses, St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish, Minersville. Cost $ 4 per serving or $ 8 per quart. Varieties include beef vegetable, Italian wedding, split pea and chili. Takeouts only.
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Lodge 695, Mahanoy City. Doors open 7 p. m. Cost $ 1 per card. Food sold during games. Everyone welcome.
2 p. m., Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St., Pottsville. Create mosaics to celebrate Block of Art. For children ages 3- 12.
11 a. m. to 12: 30 p. m., Tamaqua Public Library. This year’s book is “My Cousin Momo” by Zachariah OHora. Children ages newborn to 5, older siblings welcome. Child must be present to receive book, while supplies last. Hill Road, Orwigsburg. Prize drawings, Chinese auction with more than 100 baskets, HarleyDavidson demo truck and food. Flag raising noon, bike blessing 2 p. m., auction 2: 30 p. m. Hosted by Schaeffers HarleyDavidson and Deer Lake Harley Owners Group.
7 p. m., Columbia Hose Company, Shenandoah. Cost $ 15 in advance, $ 20 at door. Mature audience only, 21 and older. DJ for the afterparty. Call 570- 462- 9574.
5 p. m., New England Fire Company, Tamaqua. Cost $ 9 clams, $ 9 shrimp, $ 12 haddock, $ 12 crab cakes, $ 12-$ 22 lobster, $ 22 combo platter. All meals served with fresh cut fries, filling or baked potato. Steak, chicken or burgers are also available. Open to everyone. Takeouts available. Call 570668- 5340.
9 a. m., Eureka Park, Ashland. Volunteers welcome. Lunch will be served following cleanup. Sponsored by Ashland Area Rotary Club.
1 to 4 p. m., Frog Hollow parking lot, Stone Mountain Road, Friedensburg. Led by naturalist Mike Centeleghe. Open to all ages, two miles, easy. Sponsored by Schuylkill on the Move.