DANCE — 8 to 11 p.m., Mahanoy City Elks Lodge 695, Mahanoy City . Cost $5 person. Music by Sakes Alive, classic rock band music from ’60s, ’70s, ’80s. Must be 21, Photo ID required.
SANTA DROP — Noon, Shenandoah Valley High School Veterans Memorial Stadium, Shenandoah. Sponsored by Ateeco Inc. Santa will greet children and ride firetruck into borough after skydiving into stadium. If weather is inclement, Santa will arrive at stadium in a firetruck before heading into Shenandoah.
THANKSGIVING DANCE — 8 p.m., Frackville Elks, Frackville. Cost $6 and $5 for Elks members. Music by Richie Molinaro and Mr. Lou. Cash bar available.
TREE SALE FUNDRAISER — 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Good Will Fire Company, Port Carbon.
BINGO — 6 p.m., Frackville American Legion, Frackville. Doors open 4 p.m. Individual game and package deal pricing. Cash winners, theme baskets, 50/50 drawings and more. Kitchen will be open. Food vouchers given away to first 25 people. Bingo will be held every second and fourth Friday
BALLROOM CLASSES — 7 to DANCE 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. Family seating available. Thursdays are wings and Yuengs night.
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.
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 570-9432212.
8:30 a.m. every Friday, Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. Cost $10 class. Visit www.TamaquaArts.org.
BOOK SIGNING — 11 a.m., Schuylkill County Historical Society, Pottsville. Jennifer Reiner will sign her second book, “Feeding the Coal Region.” Book includes collection of game-day recipes and Coal Region football game foods. Jennifer will cook some recipes during the signing.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM — 4:45 to 6 p.m., Pottsville. First United Methodist Church service with greetings from Mayor James T. Muldowney and Pottsville City Council and invocation from Pastor John Wallace, light refreshments, enter through Fourth Street side entrance, 5 p.m.; Santa arrives and tree lighting ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Garfield Square; Humane Fire Company Mayor’s Christmas Party, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, gift for every child and free refreshments, 6 p.m. Children attending the lighting at Yuengling Park, church service and tree lighting ceremony will receive a ticket for preferred admission to Mayor’s Christmas Party. Sponsored by Pottsville Recreation Commission under direction of Councilman, Joseph Devine.
CONCERT — 6 p.m., Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Pine Grove. Freewill offering. Teen Challenge will perform a concert and talk about their struggles.
CONCERT — Six To Midnight, 7 to 10 p.m., Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. Cost $15 a person for theater seating, $20 a person for pub table seating. Call 570-668-1192 or visit www.TamaquaArts. org. Benefits musical programs at the arts center through the Chris Banditelli Fund.
CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., New Hope Wesleyan Church, 32 Spencer St., Frackville.
Small Business Saturday event. Bring camera for pictures. Doors open 9 a.m. Food will be available. All proceeds going to church’s “15 Passenger Van” Fund.
DANCE — 9 p.m. to midnight, Good Intent Hose Company, 12 Silverton Road,
Llewellyn. Cost $5. Kitchen open. Music by Sapphire.
DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER — 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Vernalis Restaurant, 32 S. Main St.,
Shenandoah. A portion of all sales will be donated to Polish American Shenandoah.
ELF ON THE SHELF SCAVENGER HUNT — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., start at Mud and Maker Studio, Pottsville, and visit participating businesses, ending at Something Sweet Candies. Drawing for more than 30 prizes from Something Sweet Candies held at 5 p.m. Sponsored by Pottsville Business Association.
MAHANOY CITY TREE LIGHTING — 5:30 p.m.,
Mahanoy City. Santa arrives on a horse-drawn sled accompanied by Mahanoy Area Band. Live Nativity, carriage rides, photos with Santa, Christmas stories, food and refreshments. Rain or shine.
OLDIES NIGHT — 7 p.m., Living Waters Church of God,
Frackville. Free. All welcome for a night of classic hymns, praise and worship and Christian contemporary song followed by cake and coffee.
SANTA CLAUS COMING TO TOWN — 10 a.m. parade with Santa by fire truck throughout Pottsville . Starting at Forest Hills and going through Mount Carbon, Yorkville, Mount Hope to East Side and Mechanicsville, returning to Centre Street and ending at Something Sweet Candies. He will be available for photos until 4 p.m. Sponsored by Pottsville Business Association. Fire Company,
SHOW — Schuylkill Ballet Theatre presents “The Nutcracker,” 7 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday, Schuylkill Haven Area High School auditorium. Tickets $10 adults, $8 students ages 11-18 and seniors, $6 for children ages 6 to 10. All tickets $12 at the door.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY — Schuylkill Haven. Small Business Proclamation, 11 a.m., steps of 4Play Moonshine, with Mayor Mike Devlin and Councilman Jerry Bowman. Grand opening of Brush Strokes, a DIY workshop, noon to 2 p.m., ribbon cutting at 12:15 p.m., refreshments and snacks available. Participating Schuylkill Haven businesses will have blue and white balloons as well as free totes, while supplies last. Sponsored by Greater Schuylkill Haven Area Business Association.
USED BOOK SALE — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St., Pottsville .Inconjunction with Small Business Saturday. Sponsored by the Friends Group.
WING NIGHT — 5 to 8 p.m., West End Hose Company, 1217 W. Market St., Pottsville. Boneless wings and chicken tenders with fries available. Takeouts also available. Call 570-622-5770.
BLOCK PARTY — 10:30 a.m., Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St., Pottsville. Free. Ages 3-6. Last Saturday of month. Call 570-622-8880.
CLAY WORKS — 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. Cost $15 per session. Call 570668-1192 or visit www.TamaquaArts.org.
COFFEE AT THE CORNER — 7 a.m. to noon, Bethesda at The Corner, routes 443 and 183, Schuylkill Haven.
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.
CRAFTY SATURDAY — 10 a.m., Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library, Orwigsburg. Free. Elementary age children learn crafts. Fourth Saturday of every month.
FOOD PANTRY — 2 to 4 p.m., Ministry of Water and Spirit Church, 913 High Road, Ashland. Open fourth Saturday of every month. Call Pastor James Bowers at 570492-2392.
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 570-205-2813.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST — 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Altamont Fire Company, 209 S. Green St., Frackville. Cost $9. Takeouts available. Call 570-874-4384.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST — 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., St. Nicholas Hall, Primrose. Cost $9 adults, free children under 12. Hot breakfast buffet with bleenies and homebaked breads. Breakfast held every fourth Sunday.
BARRY TOWNSHIP TREE LIGHTING — 6 p.m., Barry Township Community Center, Ashland. Free. Children must be accompanied by adult. Food, door prizes, entertainment and a visit from Santa.
BRUNCH WITH SANTA — 11 a.m., The Lodge at Sharp Mountain, 26th and Mahantongo streets, Pottsville. Sponsored by Pottsville Business Association.
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 CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTION — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Walmart, 200 Kocher Lane, Elizabethville. Learn how to install your child’s car seat or booster seat by state police NHTS-certified technicians. Bring car seat instructions and the vehicle manual.
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 — Grief Share, 1:30 p.m., Bethesda Evangelical Congregational Church Library, 155 Reedsville Road, Schuylkill Haven. Group meets second and fourth Sundays of the month.
MEETING — Park Crest Fish and Game, 2 p.m., Park Crest Fish and Game Association, Brandonville. Nominations for 2019 officers.
MEAT BINGO — 1 p.m., East Norwegian Township Fire Company, Dieners Hill. Cost $20 for 24 games. Doors open 11 a.m. Earl bird special, jackpot, 50/50 and extras sold separately. For more information, call 570429-0867.
NEW PHILADELPHIA TREE LIGHTING — 5 p.m., Town Square, New Philadelphia. Free. Live Nativity scene and caroling by local youth Christmas choir. Cookies, cocoa and rides with Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horsedrawn trolley. Sponsored by New Philadelphia Community Organization.
ORDER DEADLINE FOR CHRISTMAS CANDY— To be picked up 9:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 9, St. John’s Ukrainian Catholic Church hall,
Maizeville. Cost $10 onepound box of assorted or $15 dozen of butter cream peanut rolls. Call Anna at 570-874-2207 or Martha at 570-874-2043 to order.
PAINT LIKE MONEY CLASS — 3 to 5 p.m. Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. Cost $40 person. All materials and supplies included. Create your very own version of “Road to Giverny” with Hilary England. Call 570-668-1192 or visit www.TamaquaArts. org.
SANTA CLAUS ARRIVAL — 5 p.m., Boone Park, South Third Street, Saint Clair.
Santa will arrive via fire truck for the community Christmas tree lighting. Cressona Band will present Christmas music. Following lighting, children invited to visit with Santa at St. Claire of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Mill and Hancock streets. Refreshments will be served. All welcome.
SANTA CLAUS PARADE — 5 p.m., Ashland. Parade travels east on Centre Street from top of town, arrive at Hoffman Boulevard for tree lighting, followed by Santa visiting with children at Mother’s Memorial. Sponsored by Ashland Area Rotary Club.
ANNUAL SEAMUS KENNEDY SHOW — 3 to 7 p.m., Good Intent Fire Company,
Llewellyn. Cost $10 advance, $12 at door. Bar and kitchen open. For advance tickets, call Chris at 570-617-6005.