CHINESE AUCTION — Shop-and-drop 6 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 4 p.m. Saturday during Borough Day, St. John’s United Church of Christ, Main and Dock streets, Schuylkill Haven.
FALL FESTIVAL — Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28, Pioneer Evergreen Farms, 150 E. Adamsdale Road, Orwigsburg. Forty activities ranging from 200-foot mountain slide and scenic mountain hayride to the new chalk house and rope maze. Concessions include homemade soups, burgers, chicken tenders and apple cider. Sweets include funnel cakes, cotton candy, homemade apple dumplings and apple pie. Special hours Oct. 10. Check www.pioneerevergreenfarms.com or call 570-366-2619 for more information.
TAI CHI CLASS — 9:30 a.m. Fridays, Schuylkill Haven Senior Center, Schuylkill Haven. Cost $30, six sessions. Focus on breathing and balance and recognized as a very viable exercise resulting in increased muscle tone, improve breathing, reduced stress and improved balance. Call 570-624-3018.
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.
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GRILLE OPEN — 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Columbia Hose Company, Shenandoah. Family seating available. Thursdays are wings and Yuengs night.
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 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.
FOOD PANTRY — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Faith Assembly of God Church, 18 S. Second St., Cressona. Pantry open fourth Friday of every month.
FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO — 6 p.m. early bird every Friday, AMVETS, 1300 Seneca St., Pottsville. Cost $18, $20 and $25. Food and beverage for sale. 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. 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 570-624-3018.
SHENANDOAH AREA FOOD PANTRY — 10 a.m. to noon, Knights of Columbus council home, 201 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah. Serves Shenandoah, Gilberton, and West Mahanoy Township. For more information, call Schuylkill Community Action at 570-622-1995.
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.
BOROUGH DAY DANCE — 6 to 9 p.m., Schuylkill Haven American Legion, near Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Cost $5 cover. Music by Chase.
BOROUGH DAY — 9 a.m., Schuylkill Haven. Rain or shine. Train rides pulled by steam engine 425 departs from the Haven station at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Stine’s Pharmacy, Borough Hall, Rec Center and Train Station. For more information, visit www.shboroughday.com. South Schuylkill Garden Club decorated the train station. Check out their assortment of fair for purchase at East Main and St. Peter streets.
“DR. DIRTY” JOHN VALBY LIVE — 9 p.m., Altamont Fire Company, Frackville. Cost $20. Doors open 7 p.m. For advance tickets, call 570527-7515 or 570-985-8388.
KAUFFMAN’S CHICKEN BARBECUE — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., former Pizza Hut parking lot, Yorkville, Pottsville. Sponsored by St. John’s Catholic Women’s Union. Cost $ 8, includes chicken, baked potato, roll and applesauce.
MEET THE FALL FOREST WALK — 1 to 2:30 p.m., Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Drehersville. Trail fee applies to non-members. Join Kutztown University ecologist Dr. Chris Sacchi for a casual walk and learn to identify common trees and fall flowering plants as fall arrives.
PEDDLER’S GRAVE/ GREENEY HIKE — Meet at 11 a.m., Miners Memorial, Washington Street, Shenandoah, to carpool to site. Hike is five-miles and moderate. Bring lunch. Dogs welcome, but must be leashed and get along well with others. Shine only. For more information, call 570-467-2506.
“THE WORLD IS OUR CLASSROOM” PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING — 4 to 5 p.m., Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Drehersville. Free. Author Cindy Ross, New Ringgold, will present her new book and host a signing. She will explain how she uses Hawk Mountain and the natural world to educate her children and the public.
BLOCK PARTY — 10:30 a.m., Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St., Pottsville. Free. Ages 3-6. Play with blocks. Children will learn engineering, math, language, and literacy skills by making own creations. Last Saturday of month. Call 570622-8880.
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.
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. 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.
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.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR 5K WALKATHON — To be held Oct. 20, starting at Bubeck Park and end at Island Recreation Park, Schuylkill Haven. Cost $15, includes T-shirt and goodie bag. Sponsored by Vraj Youth Committee with proceeds benefiting local Schuylkill Haven community donating to fire departments, food pantry, scholarships for Schuylkill Haven Area and Blue Mountain High School. Family friendly activities, games, food, etc. Call 570754-7067 or email email@example.com by today to guarantee a T-shirt. Can register up to the day of race.
BI-WEEKLY BREAKFAST BUFFET — 7 a.m., Clover Fire Company, Heckscherville. Cos. $9 adults and $4 kids under 10.
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONDERS RECOGNITION MASS — 9 a.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Ashland. Guest speaker Ashland Fire Department Chief Philip C. Groody. For more information, call 570-875-2581.
FALL FESTIVAL — 1 to 4 p.m., Deer Lake Grove. Games and prizes, bounce house, food, music, crafts and more.
FALL FESTIVAL — Noon to 5 p.m., Arts Barn Education Center, 3 Berry Road, Schuylkill Haven. Free family-friendly festival. Rain or shine. Free admission and parking. No pets please. Music by The Boys Upstairs. Local food, beer and wine available for purchase, art and craft vendors, ice cream, reptiles, petting zoo, painting on Foxy Lady and kids activities.
GABRIEL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CONCERT — 3 p.m., Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 252 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven. Cost $15 seniors, $20 adults, free for all students. Program of music for piano and strings, featuring guest artist Itay Goren, pianist, playing music by J.C. Bach, Reger, Loeillet and St. Saens.
GOSPEL CONCERT — 6 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 222 N. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove. Music by Mended Heart. Snacks and drinks served at intermission.
MEAT BINGO — 1 p.m., East Norwegian Township Fire Company, Dieners Hill. Doors open 11 a.m. Cost $24, includes 24 games. For more information, call 570429-0867.
ORDER DEADLINE FOR WELSH COOKIE SALE — To be picked up 4 to 6 p.m., Oct. 8, St. John Lutheran Church, Pine and Mauch Chunk streets, Tamaqua. Cost $3.50 half dozen, $6 per dozen. Choice of raisin or plain. Benefits Luther’s Angels Relay for Life Team. To order, call 570-640-5261 or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. church office at 570-668-4570.
RALLY DAY — 9:30 a.m., Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, Ashland. Brothers in Grace, gospel quartet, will perform. Free.
RECOGNITION AND THANKSGIVING SERVICE — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Pike and Washington streets, Port Carbon. To thank all first responders and volunteers who helped during Aug. 13 flood. Light refreshments and fellowship following short service.
3 p.m., Citizens Fire Company, 12th and Market streets,
Pottsville. Cost $50, meal included. For more information, call 570-527-6822.
SPORTSMAN BINGO —
Noon, Palo Alto Citizens Fire Company, Palo Alto. Cost $50, meal included. Bingo starts 3 p.m. Twenty-seven gun prizes. Call 570-5276822.
BREAKFAST — 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., AMVETS Post 180, 1300 Seneca St.,
Pottsville. Adults $9, children 7 and under $4.
WING NIGHT — Noon to 5 p.m., Rainbow Hose Company, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven. Every other Sunday. Call 570-385-1511.
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 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.