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South Schuylkill News Events Around the Area, Aug. 25, 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 1965: Members and friends are invited to meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Information: Beryl Zulick 570-516-5417.


Tacos: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4 – 7 p.m., Rainbow Hose Company, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven.

Shop: Pine Grove Area Pathway, Thursday, Sept. 1 and 15, American Legion, 42 S. Tulpehocken St., enter through blue door on ground floor, $10 cash donation required.

Shepherd’s Table: Sunday, Sept. 4, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Grace Free Church, 101 Graef St., Cressona. Open to anyone in the community. Eat in or take out. Information: 570-385-1883.


Pottsville Library: Story Time, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., ages 1 to 5; STEM Corner, ages 1 to 11, during library hours.  Sept. 12-Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m., Family Place Parent/Child Workshop; Sept. 13, 5 to 7 p.m., ages 8+, Family Video Game Night. 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 N. Pine St., 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.  Saturday, Aug. 6, 1-4 p.m. Phone: 570-695-3325 / Email:

Arts & Crafts

This Is It: Meet the artist, Norma Weingast Hirsch, opening night, Thursday, Sept. 1, Tamaqua Arts Center, 125 Pine St., complimentary 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.

Plant Swap: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2 p.m. Sweet Arrow Lake, Waterfall Pavilion. Pot up extra plants, label them and bring them to the plant swap. Bring your extra plants from dividing or seedlings and swap for an equivalent number of different plants. Includes flower, herbs, veggies, house plants, trees/shrubs, grounds cover, and bulbs/tubers. Please label using popsicle sticks, recycled plastic spoons and forks, or tabs cut from plastic milk jugs or plastic clamshell strawberry/fruit boxes. Information: 570-345-2637.

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.

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.

Music in the Park: Saturday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m., 1 Veterans Memorial Drive, Pine Grove. Music by Route 61. Food available inside 4 to 6 p.m. Rain, music inside. Information: 570-915-6951.

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

Heritage Day: Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center Square, Orwigsburg. Live music, games, crafts, food and more.

Music on the Mountain: Gabriel Chamber Ensemble will perform at Hawk Mountain, Kempton, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2 p.m. in Hawk Mountain;s ADA accessible outdoor amphitheater. Seating is limited, tickets cost $25, $20 for Hawk Mountain members. Information: 610-756-6961.

Rock and Roll Concert: Midway Road, Reinerton (Tower City), Sept. 10, 10 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m.

Craft Show: Sunday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m., Hometown Farmers Market, 125 Mahoney Ave., Tamaqua.


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.


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.


Bingo: Sunday, Aug. 28, 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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