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South Schuylkill News Events Around the Area, Aug. 18, 2022

Class notes

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1958: Classmates and guests are invited to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Blue Mountain Family Restaurant, Shartlesville.

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1965: Classmates and friends are invited to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4 at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Information: Connie Teter at 570-366-0255.

Schuylkill Haven High School Class of 1967: Members and guests are welcome to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Information: 570-385-3211.


Shop: Pine Grove Area Pathway, Thursday, Aug. 18, American Legion, 42 S. Tulpehocken St., enter through blue door on ground floor, $10 cash donation required.


Pottsville Library: Story Time, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., ages 1 to 5; STEM Corner, ages 1 to 11, during library hours;  Aug. 25, Marble Run Mania, ages 5-11, 6 to 7 p.m. Registration required for all events. To register for events call 570-622-8880 ext. 12 or go to

Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library: Summer schedule: Monday and Tuesday, 4 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.-1 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. The library offers Internet access and free Wi-Fi for research, job searches, faxing, copying, interlibrary loan services. etc. along with over 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. Summer crafting: July 28, Journal covers; Aug. 27, Decorative pencil cases. Registration required. Information: 570-366-1638.

Tremont Area Free Public Library: 19 North Pine Street, P.O. Box 54, Tremont. 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.-12 p.m.; Sunday, closed.  Sat., Aug. 6, 1-4 p.m. Phone: 570-695-3325 / Email:

Arts & Crafts

Tropics Paint & Sip: Aug. 18, 7 to 9 p.m., $40, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. All supplies included for a 16″ x 20″ painting. Information: 570-732-3728.

This Is It: Meet the artist, Norma Weingast Hirsch, opening night, Thursday, Sept. 1, Tamaqua Arts Center, 125 Pine St., complementary light refreshments and snacks, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Art will be on display through September.

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 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. Class for all ages. Bring needles, yarn and fellow knitters. All skill levels invited. Information: 570-732-3728.

Artist Market: Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, open 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and features the works of 19 studio artists and nearly 30 associate artists.

Grand Opening: Walk In Art Center’s new art education center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 3 to 6 p.m. Food and refreshments, live music, children’s art activities, DIY activities for adults.


Walk Through Sunflowers: Through Aug. 26 at 10 Pebble Lane, Tamaqua (Near Heisler’s Dairy Bar), 1 to 8 p.m. Weather permitting walk the pathways of 16 acres of sunflowers and cut stems to create your very own bouquet for $10 a person, wagon ride, $5 per family. Pets are welcome as long as they are friendly and leashed. Other activities on weekends include Mitchell’s Grill & Catering, Music, and King Cole Winery.

Canoe and Kayak Rental: Saturdays, Sundays through Labor Day. Watercraft available on a first-come, first-served basis. Times are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Last rental at 6 p.m. All boats must be returned by 7 p.m. Information: 570-527-2505; weekends after 11 a.m. 570-345-3537.

Island Fest: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2 to 10 p.m., Island Park, 1 Broadway, Schuylkill Haven. Admission $5, ages 4 and under, free. Entertainment by Hooligan and Another Side, magic, carriage rides, games of chance, food and more.

Golf Tournament: Saturday, Aug. 20, Hidden Valley Golf Course, Pine Grove. Sponsored by Cressona Fire Company No. 1. Cost is $75 per golfer ($300 per team) includes golf, green fees, cart, food and beverages. Information: Ryan Ward 570-516-4815 or email:

Car/Truck Show: Sunday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; judging 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Tremont Fire Company #1, Tremont Elementary ball field, 139 Clay Street.

Schuylkill Tribute Fest: Saturday, Aug. 27, 4 p.m. Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, Summit Station, featuring four tribute bands, $25.

Garden Gathering: Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., next door to the First United Church of Christ, 110 Route 61 South, Schuylkill Haven at Vietnam Memorial lot. Tour the Master Gardeners’ demo garden, buy a bouquet, taste baked and prepared foods made from locally grown produce and learn about basic beekeeping from the Honey for Veterans program. Rain or shine. Information: 570-622-4225 between 8:30 am. and 4:40 p.m. or ask a Master Gardener in person at information booth.

Concert: LeadFoot, hard rock and heavy metal, Saturday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m., Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, Tickets, $10. Bring a lawn chair and snacks. Information: 570-732-3728.

Walk for Recovery: Thursday, Sept. 1, 5 to 8 p.m., Schuylkill Haven Island Park. Show support for neighbors in recovery.


Yoga Challenge: Wednesdays through Aug. 31, 9 to 10 a.m.; $200 for three months of yoga. Hosted by Yoga-B-Yoga. Tickets:

Pound: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m., Walk In Art Center. Rock out and lose weight. For ages 13 and older. Register by contacting Silvia: or call 570-294-8245. Classes 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: 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.


Free Band Fest: Saturday, Aug. 20, 4 to 8 p.m., Bethany Christian Fellowship, 102 Front St., Cressona. Featuring recording artist Joel Vaughn, the Unmentionables, Dave Evans, local bands and speaker Jim Shields. There will be a skate board park and food truck Haven Meltdown.

Concert: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m., by the Ann Kerstetter Band, Sweet Arrow Lake Waterfall Pavilion, 48 Waterfall Road, Pine Grove. Rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs. This event is part of the Sweet Arrow Arts in the Park program and is made possible with a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation. For information or directions call 570-345-8952 or visit

Free Concert: Thursday, Aug. 25, by Jay Smarr, sponsored by the Perla building & C.A.R.E.S., Tamaqua Train Station platform. Bring a chair or blanket.

Concert: Sunday, Aug. 28, 10 – 11:30 a.m., by Glory Way, men’s southern gospel group, Community Fire Company, 25 E. Railroad Ave., New Ringgold.

Music on the Mountain: Gabriel Chamber Ensemble, Saturday, Sept. 10, Hawk Mountain outdoor amphitheater. Limited bench seating and folding chairs available in amphitheater. Light refreshments after performance. Seating is first come, first served. Heavy rain cancels with rain date Sunday, Sept. 11. Tickets: $25, $20. Information:  610-756-6961.


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 p.m.; 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.

Senior groups

Schuylkill Haven: The Senior Travelers will take a trip to Nashville for the Entertainer Venue Sept. 25-30. For information or a reservation: Kathy 570-385-4730. All trips leave and return to the Senior Center, 340 Haven St.

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


Minersville Area Historical Society: Saturday, Aug. 20, 4 p.m., Washington Hotel, 201 Sunbury St., Minersville, meet Mitch Troutman, author of the “Bootleg Coal Rebellion.” He will discuss and sign copies of his book. Stories of alternative types of mining, specifically illegal types and how “bootleggers” worked around the power structure of the larger and wealthy coal companies in the Anthracite region. Information:; reservations, call Washington Hotel 570-544-3313.

Schuylkill County Historical Society: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m., 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville. “Tommy Dorsey, Livin’ in a Great Big Way” by Peter Levinson will be this month’s selection of the Schuylkill County Historical Society and radio station T102’s Local Reads Book Club. Information: 570-622-7540 or T102 at 570-622-1360.


Bingo: Sunday, Aug. 21, 5 p.m., American Hose Company, 120 Main St., Pottsville. Doors open 3 p.m. Food and beverages served. Information: 570-640-2442.


Auditions: “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus,” Majestic Theater, 209 N. Centre St., Pottsville, Aug. 26 and 27 for ages six and up, 6 p.m. Come prepared with a monologue and be ready to do a cold read from the script. Rehearsals Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 12. Show dates Nov. 25 and 26.

Source: Berkshire mont

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