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Events around the area, Oct. 7, 2021

Class notes

Schuylkill Haven High School Class of 1952: Lunch at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Hoss’s, Pottsville Street, Cressona.

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1958: Breakfast at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Blue Mountain Family Restaurant, Shartlesville.

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1965: Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Information: Connie Teter at 570-366-0255.

Schuylkill Haven High School Class of 1967: Breakfast at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Information: 570-385-3211.


Pulled pork and beans: Saturday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pine Grove Masonic Lodge, 23 Oak Grove Road, Pine Grove. Drive-thru only. RSVP only by Oct. 2; donation, $12. Meal consists of pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Information and reservation: 570-345-3351.

Kauffman chicken barbecue: Pickup Oct. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Mark’s (Brown’s) Church, 151 Summer Hill Road, Schuylkill Haven. Cost $8. Also Chinese auction, soup and bake sale. Viewing of auction starts 9 a.m. tickets drawn at 2 p.m. Information: 570-640-7748.

Breakfast: Sunday, Oct. 10, 7 a.m. to noon., Landingville Fire Company social hall, 1 Firehouse Road.

Tacos: Tuesday, Oct. 12, Rainbow Hose Company, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven, 4 to 7 p.m.

Lunch & Learn: Wednesday, Oct. 13, at noon, Luther Ridge at Seiders Hill, 160 Red Horse Road, Pottsville. Diane Wolfgang, Hospice of Central PA, will explain the “H” word. How to have the hospice conversation. RSVP no later than Monday, Oct. 11, to Abigayle Kaiser at 570-621-7200 or

Breakfast: Sunday, Oct. 17, 7 a.m.-noon, Rainbow Hose Company, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven.

Firehouse Food Night: Monday, Oct. 18, 5-7 p.m., Tremont Fire Company #1, 21 Middlecreek Road. Eat in or takeout. Information: 570-695-3915.

Barbecue chicken: By Two Guys, Sunday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Friedensburg Fire Company, Route 443 and North Front Street.


Pottsville Library: Imaginative Friends, ages 12-18, Tuesdays, 6 p.m.; Story Time, Mondays, 10:30, through Dec. 20, ages 12 months to 5 years; Robot Orbit, Mondays 4:30 p.m., ages 7 to 11 runs through Nov. 22.  Oct. 19, Bogeyman’s Bargain Escape Room, ages 6 to 11, 5:30 p.m.; Halloween Hijinks, 5:30-7 p.m.; Halloween Party, ages 3 to 11, 6 p.m. Wear your costume. Oct. 21, Bogeyman’s Bargain Escape Room, ages 12 to18, 6-7 p.m. To register for events call 570-622-8880 ext. 12 or go to

Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library: Family Night story time, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Thursdays, infants and toddlers, 1 to 2 p.m.; third Friday of each month, Teen/Tween time 3:45-4:45 p.m. Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, closed. Information: 570-385-0542.

Orwigsburg Library: 216 W. Independence St., Orwigsburg, 10:30 a.m., Storytime for pre-school age children. Masks required. Information: 570-366-1638.


Pet rabies clinic: Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to noon, Hegins Park (east end drink stand) along Park Drive and Stutzman Drive. Other vaccinations available at Great Creatures Veterinary Service fees. All dogs must be leashed and cats in carriers. Cash or checks, no credit cards. Information: or call/text: 570-554-0887.

Fall Fest: Saturday, Oct. 9, 12 – 3 p.m., Pine Grove Wesleyan Church, 74 Bethel Road.

Fall Festival: Sweet Arrow Lake, Sunday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public and will be held at the clubhouse and nearby large pavilion. Meet live critters and other activities.

Fall Festival: Sunday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Studio 895, 1138 Summer Valley Road, New Ringgold. Craft/vendor show.

Car show: Sunday, Oct 10, 10 a.m., Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., 716 South Route 183, Schuylkill Haven. Registration fee is $10.

Wildflower Wander: Tuesday, Oct. 12, Landingville Marsh, Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park will lead a hike. The trail is 4 miles and easy. Participants will hike around the marsh looking for wildlife and wildflowers and make a stop at the Auburn Dam. Participants will meet at the Advance Auto Parts store in the Cressona Mall parking lot to carpool to the site at 10:30 a.m. Hike starts at 11 a.m. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and get along with people and other pets. Shine only. Information and registration: Robin at 570-467-2506.

Autumn Stroll: Sat, Oct 16, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., along the historic Union Canal, 103 Spruce St., Pine Grove. It is about a quarter-mile long. Each space is 12 feet wide. Following this event the Pine Grove Holiday Classic Parade will take place at 7 p.m. sponsored by the Pine Grove Lions Club.

Vocals for Veterans: Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, 2270 Fair Road, Summit Station, Saturday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $45 to $75. Live bands, food trucks and a variety of vendors. All proceeds provide veterans with non-treatment needs.

Fall foliage hike: Wednesday, Oct. 20, Swatara State Park. Robin Tracey will lead the 5-mile moderate hike that runs parallel to Swatara Creek, down to the old steel bridge and across to make a loop around the back part of the park. Participants will meet in the parking lot on Sand Siding Road just off Route 443 in Suedberg at 10:30 a.m. If the Sand Siding lot is closed, the hike will leave from the Trout Run parking lot. Bring a lunch and water. Dogs welcome but must be leashed and get along with people and other pets. Shine only. Registration is required. Information and registration: Robin at 570-467-2506.

Fire Tower/Reservoir hike: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m. Explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and Silver Creek Fire Tower and Reservoir. Hike is 7.5 miles and difficult. Meet in visitor parking lot at 10:15 a.m. Bring a lunch. Dogs welcome but must be leashed and get along with people and other pets. Shine only. Registration required by calling Robin at 570-467-2506.


Life on Silk: The South Schuylkill Garden Club will host a program on spiders and other predatory insects in the garden, presented by Penn State Master Gardener Larry Moyer, on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at First United Church of Christ, 110 Route 61 Schuylkill Haven, the White Church at Penn State Schuylkill. The lecture looks at many species of spiders and why they are so important to the ecosystem.

Arts & crafts

Fired up Ceramics: For seniors and veterans 62 and up, at the Walk In Art Center every Friday, 1 to 3 p.m. Make pottery or sculptures. All supplies will be provided. A $6 donation is requested to help defer the cost. Information: 570-732-3728.

Clay Haven: Walk in Art Center, Monday and Thursday, 6 to 8:30 p.m. $40 per month or $7 per evening, with a minimum of two evenings. Clay must be purchased through the art center. Information: 570-732-3728.

Knitting Circle: Lorraine Felker will teach knitting every Tuesday at the Walk In Art Center, 6 to 8 p.m. at no cost, but donations are appreciated. This class is for all ages. Bring needles, yarn and fellow knitters. All skill levels invited. Information: 570-732-3728.


Pound: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m., Walk In Art Center. Rock out and lose weight. For ages 13 and older only. Interested participants should register by contacting Silvia: or call 570-294-8245. Classes are limited to 30 students. Masks must be worn and social distancing will apply. Cost is $10 per class.

Real people—real weight loss: Join TOPS at Hetzel’s Church, Hetzels Church Road, Pine Grove. The group meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Information: 570-345-8403.

Zumba fitness: Classes are held every Monday (except holidays) from 7 to 8 p.m. at Sweet Arrow Lake County Clubhouse, Pine Grove. Cost is $5. Information: Denise at 717-269-3214 or

Walking Club: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m., Schuylkill Haven Recreation/Senior Center, 340 Haven St. Wednesday, Tone and Stretch, 9:30 a.m.

Zumba Gold: Mondays and Thursdays, Schuylkill Haven Recreation/Senior Center, 340 Haven St., 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Zumba Gold class: Every Tuesday, Schuylkill Haven Recreation/Senior Center, 340 Haven St., 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost $6. No registration required. Information: Susan at 570-624-3018.

Celebrate Recovery: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Bethesda Church, 155 Reedsville Road, Schuylkill Haven. Masks required, available at door if needed.

Line dancing: Held every Monday at the Walk In Art Center. This is an ongoing adult class, drop-in only, no partner or registration needed. It is $6 per class and pay at the door. Basic steps, 6:15 to 6:30; lesson, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; dancing, 7:30 to 8 p.m. Benefits Diakon Community Services. Information: Susan at 570-624-3016.

Clothing giveaway

Winter clothing giveaway: St. John’s UCC, corner of Dock and Main streets, Schuylkill Haven, is offering a winter clothing giveaway on Oct. 23 (rain date, Oct. 30) from 9 a.m. until noon. Clean, gently used clothing is needed for the giveaway. Drop off winter clothing at the church any Tuesday or Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. or Oct. 7 and 14 from 5 until 7 p.m.


Basket auction: Oct. 15, 4-8 p.m.; Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.;  Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Orwigsburg Veterans Memorial Building, 300 Grove St.. Small, medium and large prizes. Winning tickets will be drawn Sunday afternoon at 2:15. You do not need to be present to win. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Sponsored by Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson and Schaeffer’s Motor Sports.

Senior groups

Schuylkill Haven: Senior citizens meet the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Schuylkill Haven Senior/Neighborhood Center, 340 Haven St. The next meeting is Monday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. The program following the business meeting will feature Jeff Krick, singing “Elvis” hits. Trips for October and November should be paid in full for your seat to be held. The bus trip to Dutch Apple leaves the Senior Center at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. There will be a board meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Country Squire Restaurant. Information: 570-385-5323.

Wayne Township: The group meets Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 23 Meadowbrook Center, Reedsville, Lunch is served at noon for a $5 donation, followed by a special activity or program. Information: 570-739-2241.

Bus trip

Reservations for bus trip: Christmas Show at American Music Theatre, Lancaster, Nov. 10, sponsored by Frackville Area Senior Citizens. Cost $85. Lunch at Bird-In-Hand Restaurant. Bus leaves at 8 a.m. and returns at 7 p.m. Information: 570-956-9579.


Holiday Classic parade: Saturday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Pine Grove.

Halloween parade: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Schuylkill Haven.

Haunted Shoe Factory: Oct. 22 and we, Main Gallery, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven.

Halloween parade: Monday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Auburn.

Halloween parade: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Orwigsburg. Rain date: Oct. 28.

Source: Berkshire mont

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