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South Schuylkill News Events Around the Area, April 20, 2023

Class notes

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1959: Classmates and guests are invited to meet at noon on Wednesday, April 19, for lunch at 3C’s Restaurant, Route 61, near Port Clinton.

Schuylkill Haven High School Class of 1960: Members and guests are invited to meet for lunch at noon on Thursday, April 20, at Valenti’s, 218 W. Market St., Orwigsburg. Information or to reserve seat: 570-640-6928.


Breakfast: 7 a.m.-noon, Sunday, April 23, Landingville Fire Company. Child portions and takeout available.

Roast Beef Takeout: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 29, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S. Main St., Bechtelsville. Tickets: $14, must be purchased in advance at the church office Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 610-369-1281.


Pottsville Library: STEM Corner, ages 1-11 p.m., 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.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Storytime, 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays, Lap Sit (up to 2 years), 10:30 a.m. (ages birth to 2 years); Mahjongg, 6 p.m., first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month; learn to play Mahjongg, 1-3 p.m., Friday. 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. Sat., Aug. 6, 1-4 p.m. Phone: 570-695-3325 / Email:

Arts & Crafts

Wrap It Up: 6-9 p.m., two classes, Wednesdays, April 19 and 26, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, $60/person. Weave on a portable loom. All materials and equipment provided. Information: 570-732-732-3728.

Clay Club: 1-3 p.m., every Friday, for seniors and veterans, $25 per month, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Purchase clay at cost from the WIAC and give a donation to cover glazing and other finishing materials. Firing and instruction are included. Information: 570-732-3728.

Knitting Circle: 6-8 p.m., every Tuesday at no cost, Lorraine Felker will teach knitting at the Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Donations appreciated. Class for all ages. Bring needles, yarn and fellow knitters. All skill levels invited. Information: 570-732-3728.


Block of Art: 11 a.m., Saturday, April 29, downtown Pottsville. Art galleries, vendors, food trucks, music, artists and more.

Spring Bird Walk: 9-11 a.m., Sunday, May 7, Sweet Arrow Lake, Waterfall parking lot, 48 Waterfall Road, Pine Grove. Barb Ritzheimer leads the walk. Participants will locate and identify resident and migratory species that inhabit the park. Program is free and open to beginning and experienced birdwatchers. Wear appropriate footwear and bring binoculars. Walk will be cancelled in the event of rain. Information: 570-345-8952.


Pound: 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Rock out and lose weight. For ages 13 and older, $10 per class. Classes limited to 30 students. Masks must be worn and social distancing will apply. Register by contacting Silvia: or call 570-294-8245.

Real people — real weight loss: 5:30 p.m., 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. 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.

Zumba Gold: 5:30-6:30 p.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: 570-739-2241.


Line Dancing: Every Monday at the Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. 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, 6:15-6:30 p.m.; lesson, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; dancing, 7:30-8 p.m. If attending for the first time as a drop in, it is advised to call ahead. Benefits Diakon Community Services. Information: Susan at 570-624-3016.

Senior groups

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.

Schuylkill Haven: Senior Citizens meet twice a month. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Schuylkill Haven Senior Center, 340 Haven St., Schuylkill Haven. The next meeting is Monday, April 24 with entertainment by The DeLuca’s. The Schuylkill Haven Senior Travelers will be traveling to Pittsburgh on May 23- 25. Itinerary includes a stop at Flight 93 Memorial, then on to Pittsburgh for a cruise on the Gateway Clipper with entertainment and touring, dinner at P&LE Train Station. Next day U of Pitt Cathedral of Learning and more, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water” Creation. Information: call Barb 570-385-4156, only a few seats available.

Orwigsburg: Senior Ctizens meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hall, 300 Grove St., 11 a.m. Bingo at the next meeting, Tuesday, April 25.


Basket Bonanza: 3-7 p.m., Shop and drop, April 20-21; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 22, raffle drawing, 3 p.m., St. John’s Church, 36 Penn St., Port Clinton. Food available for purchase.

Trivia Night: 7 p.m., Saturday, April 22, Cressona American Legion Post 286, 1 Front St. No cover charge. All welcome.

Bingo: 5 p.m., doors open 3 p.m., Sunday, April 23, American Hose Company, Mount Carbon station. Food and beverages served. Information: 570-640-2442.

Basket Raffle: Shop and drop, 5 p.m., Friday, April 28; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with raffle drawing after 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, Summit Station Fire Company, 88 Firehouse Road. Vendors and food trucks.

Girl Scout Community Sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 29, Good Will Hose Company, Sillyman Street, Cressona. Vendor sale, community yard sale, $10/table, Girl Scout cookies.

Meat Bingo: 1 p.m., doors open 11 a.m., Saturday, April 29, First United Church of Christ, 110 Route 61 South, Schuylkill Haven. Information: 570-385-2049.

Les Brown Weekend: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, Les Brown Film Festival, Pine Grove Theatre, 213 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove. Admission free. Les Brown festival/dance featuring the M & J Big Band, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 29,Tower City American Legion Post 468, 2 Clarks Valley Road, Tower City. Tickets $10, available at the door or for reserve seating call 717-926-2849. Food and drinks available for purchase. Celebration of music, 3 p.m., Sunday, April 30, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 427 Dietrich Ave., Tower City.

Earth Day

Spring Cleanup: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 22, Girard Park, Shenandoah. Rain date, April 29. All ages welcome to participate. Adults may work on Gold Star Highway. There is a limited quantity of gloves, bags and vests on hand. This project was inspired by 8-year-old who wanted to do something about litter. Information:

Horseback Riding

Therapeutic Riding: Lessons begin Monday, May 1, for eight weeks on Monday and Wednesday evenings and end in October. For children and adults with disabilities. Horses and Horizons is located 10 miles south of Tamaqua, near Route 309. To become a volunteer contact Louise Brong 610-392-5023 or Information: 570-386-5670 or

Pet Vaccines

Rabies Clinic: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, April 29, Hegins Park, (East end). Rabies vaccines, $25 each, other vaccinations also available. All dogs must be on a leash and cats in a crate, and all must be at least six months of age. Cash or checks only. Sponsored by Tri-Valley Lions and Great Creatures Veterinary Services. Information: text or call 570-554-0887 or email

Source: Berkshire mont

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