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a free soup- and- sandwich lunch is set for 11 a. m. Dec. 19 at Zion reformed United Church of Christ, which hosts the lunches on the third Wednesday of the month. for more information, call 570- 875- 2700.
the retired Nurses of Schuylkill County will get together at noon Dec. 12 at Hoss’ Steak and Seahouse. it will be the last meeting of the group until March. for more information, call Mildred at 570- 628- 5413.
the elizabethville area Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas social at 6 p.m. Dec .17 at trinity United Methodist Church, 25 e. Main St. the public is invited to attend. to make a reservation, call 717- 362- 8991. for more information about the society, go to its website at www. elizabethville-history. org or to facebook at elizabethville area Historical Society.
Good american Hose Company, 738 e. Mahanoy ave., is having a cookie sale from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. Dec. 15. to order in advance or for more information, call 570590- 6215. the prices are $ 10 for three dozen, $ 15 for four dozen and $ 20 for five dozen. the cookies are assorted, with or without nuts.
the Muir Volunteer fire Company No. 1 will have a soup sale and baking contest beginning at 9 a. m. Jan. 19 at the firehouse, 107 W. Church St. Participants will enter a baked good with a $ 10 entry fee. Baked goods can be dropped off at the firehouse from 9 to 11 a. m. Jan. 19. Judging will be from 11 a. m. to noon. Cash prizes will be awarded for first and second place; third place will get the entry fee back. the bake sale and soup sale will be from 12: 30 to 3 p. m. Soups will include chicken corn noodle, and ham and bean for $ 7 per quart. to register or for more information, call the firehouse at 717- 647- 2321 or email muir[email protected] gmail. com.
Via a Majestic theater raffle, people will have a chance to win two tickets for the Broadway show “Hamilton” at 3 p. m. feb. 10 ( seats 1 and 2 in Orchestra row r) plus a $ 50 gift certificate to Carmine’s. Chances are $ 50 each and only 200 are available. the drawing will be on Dec. 15. tickets are available at the Pottsville area Development Corp. office, 1 S. Second St., from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. Mondays- fridays or at the 209 N. Main St. theater from 11 a. m. to 3 p. m. fridays. Upcoming presentations at the theater include “it’s a Wonderful Life” at 7 p. m. Dec. 13 and 14 and 2 and 7 p. m. Dec. 15, tickets $ 15 each; the Majestic Singers concert at 3 p. m. Dec. 16, free admission, and the Jazz Hands at 7 p. m. Dec. 22, tickets $ 15 each. for more information, call 570- 628- 4647 or go online to www. majestictheater. net.
the Pottsville rotary Club recently welcomed students of the month raina Yeung and Paul Hertz of Minersville area High School, abigail Bolich and allison Bolich of Nativity BVM High School and Michael Johnson- Ponce and evan Spevak of Pottsville area High School. the students told rotarians about their school and community activities and plans for the future. the club recently had District Governor Dan Bennett, District Governor- elect Swan Stull and assistant Governor Susie Drukker to preside as it inducted four new members — Brad Harris, James ryon, David Gonzalez and John Murga — and a returning member, Jim O’Brien.
a Bach and Handel Choral Christmas concert is set for 3 p. m. today at St. John’s Lutheran Church. all are welcome; freewill offerings will be accepted.
Officers of the West Mahanoy township Police Department will participate at 7 a. m. Dec. 18 in Coffer with a Cop at the Shenandoah Heights fire Company. Police and community members, according to a release, will “come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.” all community members are invited to attend. the session will go from 7 to 10 a. m. for more information, call 570462- 2360.