THIS WEEK­END’S EVENTS

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TO­DAY

“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.

SATUR­DAY

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.

SUN­DAY

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.

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