THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” — 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua . Cost $12 adults, $10 seniors and students. A production of Center Stage Theatre. Call 570-668-1192 or visit www. TamaquaArts.org. BINGO — 6 p.m., Frackville American Legion. Cost $20 and $25 packages. Doors open 4 p.m. Individual game and package deal pricing. Food vouchers given away to first 25 people. Next bingo is Dec. 14.
FREE CHRISTMAS KIDS MOVIE — “The Star,” 7 p.m., Majestic Theater, 209 N. Centre St., Pottsville. Free admission, popcorn and holiday candy. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Santa visit at 7 p.m. Hosted by the Pottsville Lions Club. HOLIDAY MARKET — 4 to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Part of Celebrate Schuylkill: Spirit of the Holidays. KIDS SANTA WORKSHOP — 5 to 8 p.m. today and Saturday, Good Intent Hose Company, 12 Silverton Road, Llewellyn. Call 570-544-9974. TICKETS FOR SANTA TRAIN RIDES — To be held 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, leaves Minersville Station, travels south of Schuylkill Haven and back. Cost $14, 12 and older; $9, child 3-11; free under 3. Tickets on sale 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at Minersville Borough Building, 2 E. Sunbury St. Park at Schuylkill Intermediate Unit, Mar Lin to be bused to Minersville station. Arrive 45 minutes ahead of train time. 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. 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. FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO — 6 p.m. early bird every Friday, AMVETS, 1300 Seneca St., Pottsville. Cost $18, $20 and $25. Doors open 4 p.m. Must be 18 to play. KITCHEN OPEN — 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saint Clair Fish and Game Banquet Hall, Saint Clair. Call 570-429-1207. MEETING — Indoor Walk- ing 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. 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. 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.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CHICKEN POT PIE DINNER — 4 p.m. until sold out, Liberty Fire Company No. 4, Columbia and St. James streets, Schuylkill Haven. Cost $8 adult dinners, $7 quarts, and $4 kids dinners. Takeouts available. Free delivery available in Schuylkill Haven area, call 570-385-3341. ART SHOW — 5 to 8 p.m., Mineshaft Cafe, 1120 Centre St., Ashland. Light food. Acoustic entertainment by John PeeWee Damiter. No fee to display art. Anyone interested, email Mineshaft[email protected]
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA — 8 a.m., Schuylkill Technology Center North Campus, 101 Technology Drive, Frackville. Cost $5. Children will receive a gift from Santa and be able to complete crafts. Free face painting and finger painting. CHEESESTEAK DINNER — 3 p.m. to sellout, William Penn Fire Company, Shenandoah. Cost $8. For orders and free local delivery, call 570-462-0338. CHRISTKINDLMARKT — 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., today and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, 1440 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. For more information, call 570-622-2788. CRAFT FAIR AND VENDOR EVENT — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Blue Mountain High School, Orwigsburg. Chinese auction drawing 1:30 p.m. Food available for purchase in cafeteria. Hosted by the Blue Mountain High School Band. FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS — 4:30 to 7 p.m., Orwigsburg Town Square. Sponsored by Orwigsburg Business and Professional Association. HOLLY TRAIL — Noon to 4 p.m., Orwigsburg. Cost $25 day of event. Tour four homes, a church, library and apartments at 216 W. Independence St. Special holiday tea at Kimmel’s Church, caroling, wreath raffle, tea and cookies. All participants must have a ticket regardless of age. No strollers allowed in homes. Benefits Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library. LIVE NATIVITY — 6 p.m., Christ’s United Lutheran Church, near Gordon. More than 30 actors, plus singers including Ashland Area Community Choir. Cookies, hot chocolate and children’s crafts to follow in fellowship hall. Everyone welcome. MEETING — Shenandoah Heights Fire Company No. 1, 6 p.m., firehouse. Second nomination of officers. All members in good standing asked to attend. MERRY FIRST SATURDAY — Schuylkill Haven. Molly Green Trolley runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through town with stops at Island Park, Cake Pros, Hess Catering, Brush Strokes and Lewis’ General Store, 4Play Moonshine and Walk In Art Center. Richard Nagle will be on board to give you history of downtown Schuylkill Haven. Participating stores have raffle chances to win a gift basket. Sponsored by Greater Schuylkill Haven Area Business Association. NATIONAL LIONEL TRAIN DAY— Penn Train and Hobby, 12 N. Centre St., Pottsville. National Lionel Train Day Boxcar available for advance ordering today only. For more information, call 570-628-5927. ORDER DEADLINE FOR NUT HORN COOKIES — To be picked up noon Dec. 4, Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Minersville. Cost $11 dozen. Call 570-544-2690 . PENNY AUCTION — 2 p.m., Locustdale Fire Company, Locustdale. Cost $2 plus gift. Doors open 1 p.m. SOUP SALE — 10 a.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Schuylkill Haven. Cost $6 quart, $3.50 pint. Many varieties available. SWEET ARROW SOJOURN — 10 to 11 a.m., Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Pine Grove. Meet at Waterfall Road parking lot. “Porcupine Pat” leads walk. THE SNOW OF PENNSYLVANIA CONCERT — 7 p.m. today, Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 252 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven, and 3 p.m. Sunday, St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 10th and Mahantongo streets, Pottsville. Presented by Schuylkill Choral Society. BUILDING BLOCK PARTY — 10 a.m., Orwigsburg Area Free Pubic Library, Orwigsburg. First Saturday of every month. 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. FIRST SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE — 1 to 5 p.m., Walk In Art Center, third floor, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. FREE COMMUNITY SOUP SOCIALS — 4 to 6 p.m. first Saturday of every month, Founders Hall at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St., Tamaqua. Use lower parking lot entrance to hall. 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. MEETING — Celebrate Recovery, 9 to 11 a.m., Fearnot Assembly of God Church, 1152 W. Mountain Road, Hegins. Free. For more information or directions, call Brian at 570-205-2813. PORT CARBON AREA FOOD PANTRY — 10 to 11 a.m. first Saturday of even months, Avenues, Agricultural Park, 2 Park St., Pottsville. For more information, call Schuylkill Community Action at 570-622-1995.
BINGO — 1 p.m., Sheppton-Oneida Volunteer Fire Company, Sheppton. Special games, prizes, customer appreciation day. BINGO — Games start 2 p.m., doors open at noon, Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Parish’s St. Stephen Hall, Main and Oak streets, Shenan- doah. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Francis Cardinal Brennan Council 618. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER — 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church Parish Center, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. Cost adults $8, children $3.50. Takeouts available. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET — 8 to 11:30 a.m., Immaculate Conception Social Hall, Caroline Avenue, Diener’s Hill, Saint Clair. Cost $7 adults, $4 children under 8. Takeouts available. ANNUAL MURPHY JEWELERS BINGO — 1 p.m., St. Nicholas Hall, Primrose. Cost $25 person. Sixteen regular games and four specials. All prizes are jewelry pieces. Advance ticket holders entered into special drawing for a $100 Murphy gift card. For tickets, call 570-544-2800, 570-5444851 or 570-527-0899. Benefits St. Nicholas School.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY — 3 p.m., Gordon Community Hall, Gordon. Food, music and refreshments with a special appearance by Santa Claus. Hosted by Citizens Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY — 5 p.m., Simpson United Methodist Church, 119 E. Biddle St., Gordon. Prayers and welcome by local clergy, music by North Schuylkill High School Treble Maker choral group, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa Claus. Sponsored by Friends of Gordon community group and Simpson United Methodist Church. CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY — 6:16 p.m., Tower City town square. Refreshments will be served, carols will be sung, visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus with a free gift for the children. Free children’s movie and refreshments at 4:30 p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, Tower City. Sponsored by Tower City Rotary. DIRTY SANTA TOY RUN — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Famous Reading Outdoors, Saint Clair, 1.3 miles west on Darkwater Road off Route 61, across from entrance to Pottsville Materials. Cost $30 per person along with donation of new, unwrapped toy. Register at www.dvtrailriders.org. Registration 9 a.m.,ride10a.m.to5p.m., Advance registration receives free T-shirt, lunch and other goodies. Questions and payment can be sent via email to dvtrailrid[email protected] HOLIDAY VENDOR SHOW — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., William Penn Fire Company, 166 Mount Olive Blvd. Featuring more than 30 vendors, including Scentsy, Rodan and Fields, Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple, Posh and more. Cash and carry items, raffles, homemade foods, candy and refreshments on sale. Free admission and parking. MEMORIAL SERVICE — 4 p.m., Frackville Elks Lodge, 307 S. Third St., Frackville. Food and refreshments following service. All family members and friends cordially invited. Reservations appreciated but not necessary. To reserve your attendance, call 570-874-2500. “THE MONTH OF TERROR” PLAY— 2 p.m., Schuylkill County Historical Society, Pottsville. Cost $20 members, $25 non-members. Native Joe Whelski does improvisational play on life and death in Schuylkill County during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. Audience will be required to stand and move to various rooms. ORDER DEADLINE FOR CHRISTMAS COOKIES — To be picked up 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 or 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 16, St. John Lutheran Church, Tamaqua. Cost $5 dozen, $28 large tray, $15 small tray, three dozen. Call 1-610-428-4289 or 570-6684570 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. PERFORMANCE — Mary Beth’s Gymnastics, noon, Fairlane Village mall, Pottsville. PINE GROVE TREE LIGHTING — 2 p.m., Werner Lumber parking lot, Pine Grove. Santa will arrive by firetruck with gifts for all the children. Photos may be taken. Free hot dogs and cocoa. Music by Pine Grove Community Band and pianist Colton Butler. Sponsored by Pine Grove Area Christmas Light Committee.
PROFESSIONAL PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA — Noon to 3 p.m., Char Wills Kennels Training Center, 2 E. Railroad Ave., New Ringgold. Cost $10 4-by-6-inch on spot or $25 all photos on flash drive. Additional prints and sizes and CSs can be ordered. All proceeds benefit animals in need. RESERVATION DEADLINE FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER THEATER — “The Messiah Has Come,” to be held 6:45 p.m. Dec. 8, Trinity United Church of Christ, 316 W. Market St., Pottsville. Cost $10. Dinner starting 5:30 p.m. Presented by Maranatha Productions. For reservations, call 570-622-5073. TEEN CHALLENGE AND BANQUET — 10:30 a.m., Restoration Fellowship Church, Shenandoah. Free event. Teen Challenge Prison Team to minister in testimonies and kids. Free holiday dinner to follow. TICKET DEADLINE FOR ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS DAY BANQUET — To be held immediately after 11 a.m. Mass Dec. 9, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church hall, Saint Clair. Cost $12 adults and children over 10, free for children 10 and under. Call 570-622-4463. MONTHLY MACKEREL BREAKFAST — 8 to 11 a.m., Frackville Elks Lodge, 307 S. Third St., Frackville. Cost $8 add $1 for bacon. Breakfast held first Sunday of every month. Takeouts available. For month of December, veterans eat free. BREAKFAST — 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., AMVETS Post 180, 1300 Seneca St., Pottsville. Adults $9, children 7 and under $4. Breakfast held first Sunday of every month. CELEBRATE RECOVERY — Noon to 1 p.m. every Sunday, Faith Church, 1168 Centre Turnpike, Route 61, Orwigsburg. Free. FREE COMMUNITY DINNER— 4 to 5:30 p.m., Grace Evangelical Free Church, 101 Graeff St., Cressona. FREE FOOD — 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Sunday, Living Waters Church of God, 155 S. Balliet St., Frackville. Call 570-874-1585 or 570622-3587. MEETING — Freethinker Recovery Group, 6 p.m. first and third Sunday of every month, locations vary. Conducted by Schuylkill Unitarian Universalists. Call 570-789-3702 or email [email protected]hoo.com. SPAGHETTI DINNER — 11 a.m. to sellout first Sunday of month, Columbia Hose Company, Shenandoah. Cost $9 Eat in or take out or call for free local delivery. For more information, call 570-462-9574.