BASKET RAFFLE — Shopand-drop 5 to 8 p.m. today, drawing 11 a.m. Saturday, Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, 209 S. Lehigh Ave., Frackville. Thirty baskets available. Also gift wrapped cookie trays, 1 1/2 pounds available for purchase Saturday.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT — 7 p.m., Shenandoah Valley High School, 805 W. Centre St., Shenandoah. Free admission, donations accepted. Featuring M&J Big Band. Sponsored by Downtown Shenandoah Inc.
CHRISTMAS “SHOPPING” DAYS — 5 to 8 p.m. today and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Ashland. Parents/ guardians can “shop” for gifts for their children. There will be a wrapping station.
DANCE — 8 to 11 p.m., Pine View Acres, Pottsville. Featuring The New Individuals with Chuck Cahoe.
“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” — 7 p.m. today and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Majestic Theater, 209 N. Centre St., Pottsville. Cost $15. For tickets, call 570-628-4647 or visit https://majesticiawl. brownpapertickets.com.
RAFFLE TICKETS FOR “HAMILTON” PLAY — Only 200 tickets available. Win two tickets to see “Hamilton,” 3 p.m. Feb. 10, Richard Rogers Theatre, New York City, plus a $50 gift certificate to Carmine’s. Drawing Saturday. Cost $50 each. Tickets available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., PADCO office, 1 S. Second St., Pottsville, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Majestic Theater, 209 N. Centre St., Pottsville.
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.
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. Food vouchers given away to first 25 people. Bingo will be held every second and fourth Friday
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.
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. 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.
MEETING — Schuylkill Amateur Repeater Association, 8 p.m., Schuylkill County Emergency Operation Center, 435 N. Centre St., Pottsville. To learn more, SARA website is www.w3sc.org. Meetings held second Friday of the month.
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.
CHEESESTEAK NIGHT —
5 to 8:30 p.m., East Norwegian Township Fire Company, 16 Sunshine St., Dieners Hill. Other menu items available, including wings. Takeouts and local delivery available, call 570-429-0867.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR —
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community Mission Christian Center, 336 N. Front St., Minersville.
Ten different vendors and crafters. Children’s games, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Santa, noon to 1 p.m.; basket raffles, 4 p.m., need not be present to win. Raffle tickets 10 for $5 or two for $3. Food, drinks and desserts 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Accepting donations for the food.
CHRISTMAS COOKIES SALE — To be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15, Trinity United Church of Christ, 109-111 W. Lloyd St., Shenandoah.
Cost $10 per pound. Choice of sugar, butter, chocolate chip, Michigan rocks and peanut butter. Advance orders, call 570-462-4346 or 570-874-3014.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT —
4 to 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets, Tamaqua. Benefits Zion’s Capital Campaign and Tamaqua Public Library. Featured artists include Pastor Cindy White, Dave Miller, Matt McCluskey and Emily Ahern. Cookies and punch during intermission. No services Saturday. For more information, call 570-668-2180 or visit www. ziontamaqua.com.
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK — 4 to 10 p.m., Valley View Park, Valley View. Food, drink, concessions, crafts, Chinese auction, petting zoo, model train displays, caroling, Christmas tree decorating contest, horse-drawn carriage rides, coloring contest and visit with Santa.
ICE CREAM SUNDAYS WITH SANTA — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Post 434, Ashland. Free. Children of all ages welcome. Refreshments and door prizes.
LUNCH WITH SANTA — Noon, North End Fire Company, Pine Grove. Bring your letters for Santa and have lunch along with crafts.
LUNCH WITH THE GRINCH — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Good American Hose Company, 738 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City. Roast beef sandwich with french fries and gravy, $10; chicken fingers with french fries, small $6 and large $8; drinks, $1. Takeouts available. Santa will make an appearance. Bake sale. Also, pick up your cookie orders.
MEAT BINGO — 7:30 p.m., Mahanoy City Elks Lodge 695, Mahanoy City. Cost $1 card. Doors open 7 p.m. Open to public. Ten games. Food for sale.
ORDER DEADLINE FOR CHRISTMAS COOKIES AND CANDY SALE — To be picked up 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21 and 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 22, Humane Steam Fire Company, Mahanoy City. Cost $8 dozen cookies and Michigan rocks $9 dozen. Cookie choices are chocolate chip, Michigan rocks, peanut butter with Hershey Kiss, ricotta cheese and sugar. Candy $10 dozen, peanut rolls and peanut butter balls, $7 dozen chocolate-covered pretzels. Call 570-773-2223.
ORDER DEADLINE FOR ANNUAL KIELBASA SALE — To be picked up 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22, South End Field and Stream, Whippoorwill Dam, Frackville. Choice of regular, smoked or cheesy hot rings. To order, call Joe at 570-874-1108.
PHOTOS WITH SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson, 1123 Brick Hill Road, Orwigsburg. Cost $5 each. Proceeds benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association. All welcome. Food available for purchase.
SANTA FLOAT — 4 p.m., Tremont Area Ambulance Building, Tremont. The Santa float will start going from town to town in our coverage area. Inclement weather date is Sunday.
SOUP SALE — 9 a.m. until sellout, Good Will Fire Company, Minersville. Cost $7 quart assorted soups. Takeouts only. Benefits Minersville Area Skatepark.
THEME BASKET RAFFLE — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Good Will Fire Company, Minersville. Drawing 3 p.m. Sunday, need not be present to win. Dozens of baskets. Prizes include lottery tickets, American Girl doll, 20-inch bike and helmet, gift cards, Christmas items, kids stuff and more. Call 570-544-5440.
WING NIGHT — 5 to 8 p.m., Mar Lin Citizens Hose Company, Mar Lin. Takeouts available. Call 570-5446740. Held third Saturday of the month through May.
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.