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South Schuylkill News Around the Area, Oct. 5, 2023

Class Notes

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1965: Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Information: Connie Teter 570-366-0255.

Schuylkill Haven High School Class of 1965: Breakfast, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Information: Beryl Zulick 570-516-5417.

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1959: Lunch at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 3C’s Restaurant, Route 61 near Port Clinton.


Mock Lobster and Roast Beef: 4-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6, Friedensburg Fire Company, 1357 Long Run Road. Dine-in or takeout. Children’s menu: chicken nuggets, hot dogs and french fries. Information: Crystal at 717-943-0501.

Tacos: 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, Rainbow Hose Company #1, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven. Takeout orders: 570-385-1511.

Breakfast: 7 a.m.-12 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, Rainbow Hose Company, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven.

Firehouse Food Night: 5-7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, Tremont Fire Company, 21 Middlecreek Road. Place order starting at 4 p.m. 570-695-3915.

Stuffed Chicken Breast or Beer Battered Fish: 4-6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, Pine Grove Lodge No. 409, 23 Oak Grove Road. Meal includes your choice of entrée, mashed potatoes or french fries, candied carrots or mixed vegetables, and coleslaw, roll and butter. Other beverages and desserts available for additional cost. Cost: $14.


Pottsville Library: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; STEM Corner, ages 1-11, during library hours; Creation Station, Monday-Friday, 2 p.m., ages 12-16; Teen Gaming, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., ages 12-18. To register for events call 570-622-8880 ext. 12 or go to

Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library: Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The second Saturday of the month has Lego League at 10:30 a.m. This is for those 3 to 99+ who want to be creative. Registration: 570-385-0542. There are no regularly scheduled programs during the week due to the lack of a permanent children’s librarian. The library offers internet access and free Wi-Fi for research, job searches, faxing, copying, interlibrary loan services, along with more than 34,000 books, magazine and audiobooks. Child and adult programs throughout the year. Information: 570-385-0542.

Orwigsburg Library: 216 W. Independence St., hours of operation: Monday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Storytime, 10:30 a.m.; Lap Sit, Thursday, 10:30 a.m.; Play-K, Friday, 11 a.m., ages 3-5;  Mahjongg, 1st, 3rd, 5th Wednesday of month, 6 p.m. (learn to play, Friday 1-3 p.m.); Knitters, Monday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Trivia Club, fourth Wednesday of every month, 5:30 p.m.; Lego Club, 1st Saturday of each month, 11 a.m.; Homeschool Happenings, 2nd Wednesday of month; Oct. 11,  Bats, Bats, Bats, 11 a.m.; Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m., Batty about Bats; Cocheters and Knitters Gathering, Sat., Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., Book discussion with Author Robin Luftig and her book, “Ladies of the Fire.” Information: 570-366-1638.

Tremont Area Free Public Library: 19 N. Pine St. Hours: Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 7-8 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 7-8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon; Sunday, closed. Phone: 570-695-3325 / Email:

Arts & Crafts

Knit to be Square: 6-8 p.m., first Thursday of the month, Oct. 5, led by Lorraine Felker, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. $25 per class or $240 all of 2023. Bring yarn of your choice or purchase yarn from Lorraine. Information: 570-732-3728.

Friday Clay Club: 1-3 p.m., Fridays, $25, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. For seniors and veterans.


Flea Market & Soup Sale: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, St. Michael’s Church, 529 St. Michael’s Road, Tilden Township (3 miles west of Hamburg off old Route 22). Rain or shine. Order soup by Sept. 24. $9/quart. Information: 610-488-1783 or 610-488-6340.

One Rock–One Community: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, Stop N Rock, 10008 Rock Road, Pine Grove. Car, truck tractor and motorcycle show and live music, food trucks, games and activities for the kids. Information: 484-294-6765 or email:

Tree-Mendous Tree Trek: 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Pine Grove. Participants meet in the Waterfall Road Pavilion. Enjoy colorful scenes of fall.

Fall Fest Car Show: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., 716 PA-183, Schuylkill Haven.

Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, Studio 895, 1138 Summer Valley Road, New Ringgold. Face painting, pumpkin painting, kids’ costume contest, pony rides and more.

Long Loop Hike: 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, Tuscarora State Park. Participants meet in the Crow Trail parking lot off Tuscarora Mountain Road. Hike Lake View and Spirit trails. Hike is 7 miles long and moderate in difficulty. This is a dog-friendly hike, but all pets must be leashed and get along with other pets and people. Shine only and bring a lunch. Registration: call Robin at 570-467-2506. No walk-ins.

Designer Bag Bingo: 12-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, Zion’s Stone Church of West Penn Township, 45 Cemetery Road, New Ringgold. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets: call Charlotte at church office 570-386-5111.

Fall Fest: 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, 108 Clubhouse Road, Pine Grove. Hayrides – Highlanders, hosted by Boujie Farm Girl.

Heritage Festival: 2-9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, 118 W. Broad St., Tamaqua. Food, costumed reenactors, guiding walking tours, market, car show, children’s games and rides, historical exhibits, calliope, trolley car rides.

Changing Seasons on the Mountain: 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14. Hawk Mountain, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton visitor center. Master Naturalist Gordon Bosler will lead a guided walk through the woods to look for fall flowers, mushrooms and other signs of changing seasons. Registration: $15 ($10/members). Information: 610-756-6961.

Fall Fest & Pumpkin Patch: 12-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, Island Park, Schuylkill Haven.

Fall Fest & Trunk or Treat: 12-6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, Landingville Fire Company, 1 Firehouse Road. Fall Fest, 12-4 p.m.; Trunk or Treat, 4-6 p.m. Rain or shine.


Healthy Steps in Motion: 10-11 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 31 (no class Oct. 17), Meadowbrook Center, 23 Meadowbrook Drive, Schuylkill Haven. Deadline to register is Sept. 29. Registration: call Diakon’s Jenny Wagner at 570-624-3017 or email

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

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

Walking Club: 8:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Schuylkill Haven Recreation/Senior Center, 340 Haven St. Monday and Wednesday, Tone and Stretch, 9:30 a.m. Information: 570-385-1313.

Zumba Gold: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Schuylkill Haven Recreation/Senior Center, 340 Haven St. Information: 570-385-1313.

Seated Yoga: 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Schuylkill Haven Recreation/Senior Center, 340 Haven St., Cost $6. No registration required. Information: Susan at 570-624-3018.

Celebrate Recovery: 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Bethesda Church, 155 Reedsville Road, Schuylkill Haven, church library. Information: Norma at 570-617-0931.

Senior groups

Schuylkill Haven: The Schuylkill Haven Senior Citizens Association will meet Monday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. This meeting is for current 2023 paid-up members only. Membership cards may be required at this meeting. New members will be accepted on Monday, Feb. 12. No new applications will be accepted prior to that date. There will be a time for refreshments, games and fellowship. Information: call Ruth at 570-640-6928.

Orwigsburg: Senior citizens meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Hall, 300 Grove St., 11 a.m. Seniors will meet, Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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


Coffee House Cabaret: 7-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6, with Brandon Yeagley. Visiting artist from Abaddon Studios and First Friday open house begins at 6 p.m. Tickets: $10.

Bingo: Doors open 3 p.m., bingo starts 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, American Hose Company, Mount Carbon station. Food and beverages served. Information: 570-640-2442.

Family Fun Day: 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, Auburn Church of God, 230 Market St. Free games, prizes, entertainment, food and more. Information: email:

Trivia: 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, Cressona American Legion, 1 Front St. All are welcome to attend this free event.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Tickets: $40. Information: 570-732-3728.

Master Class: 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, with Corrina Sowers Adler. Improve your stage presence, vocal techniques and overall performance in a three-hour master class. Open to adults and students in grade seven and up. Tickets: $40. Information: 570-732-3728.

Concert: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, Rick Toure at Hope & Coffee, 137 Pine St., Tamaqua.


Line Dancing: 6:30 p.m., Every Monday at the Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Adult class, drop-in only, no partner or registration needed. Each class is $6 and pay at the door. Basic steps, 6:15-6:30 p.m.; lesson, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; dancing, 7:30-9 p.m. Benefits Diakon Community Services. Information: Susan at 570-624-3016.


Rabies Clinic: 9-12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, Hegins Park (east end). Rabies vaccines and other vaccinations available, as per Great Creatures Veterinary Services fee schedule. All dogs must be on a leash and cats in a crate, and all must be at least 6 months of age. Cash or checks only. Sponsored by Tri-Valley Lions and Great Creatures Veterinary Services. Information: email of text/call 570-554-0887.


Source: Berkshire mont

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