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South Schuylkill News Events Around the Area, Sept. 7, 2023

Class Notes

Pine Grove High School Class of 1955: Lunch at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Red Lion Restaurant, Route 443, Pine Grove.

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1958: Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Blue Mountain Family Restaurant, off Interstate 78, Shartlesville.

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1959: Lunch at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 3C’s Restaurant, Route 61 near Port Clinton.

Schuylkill Haven High School Class of 1960: Lunch at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 3C’s Restaurant, Route 61 near Port Clinton.

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

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


Mock Lobster & Roast Beef: 4-7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, Friedensburg Fire Company, 1357 Long Run Road. Dine-in or takeout. Children’s menu includes hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and french fries. Information: Crystal at 717-943-0501.

Italian Dinner: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, Cressona Fire Company No. 1, 59 S. 2nd St., Cressona. Chicken parmesan or sweet Italian sausage and peppers, includes spaghetti or fries, salad, bread, dessert and beverage; $14 adult/$7 child.

Tacos: 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, Rainbow Hose Company #1, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven. Takeout orders: 570-385-1511.

Firehouse Food Night: 5-7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, Tremont Fire Company #1, 21 Middlecreek Road, Tremont. To order beginning at 4 p.m. call 570-695-3915. Information: 570-294-4204.


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. Build your Stuffie workshop, Sept. 12, 5:30-7 p.m.; free computer workshops, Internet Basics, Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m.; Video Conferencing, Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m.; Computer Basics, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. 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, resumes Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.; Lap Sit, Thursday, 10:30 a.m.; Play-K, Friday, 11 a.m., ages 3-5, resumes Sept. 22; 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. Adult computer help for basic issues, in Sept., Mondays, 2-7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-6 p.m. 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

Quilt Spectacular: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 9-10, main gallery of the Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. The Schuylkill County Quilters Guild’s display of quilts, wall hangings, handmade items.

Knit to be Square: 6-8 p.m., first Thursday of the month, Sept. 7, 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 from Lorraine. Information: 570-732-3728.

Schuylkill County Sketchers: 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse, 108 Clubhouse Road, Pine Grove. Meet Audrey Welles in upper parking lot. Free and open to public, no art experience necessary. bring something to draw on and to draw with. Information: email

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


Walk for Recovery: 5-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, Schuylkill Haven Island Park. Walk to support neighbors in recovery, community members struggling with substance use, family and friends impacted by a loved one’s substance use.

Heritage Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, on the Square, Orwigsburg. All day fun, food and entertainment for all ages.

Folk Fest: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, on the Parkway grass in front of Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Ethnic food, live music and dance, live folk art demonstrations. Information: 570-732-3728.

Plant Swap: 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, Waterfall Pavilion, Sweet Arrow Lake Park, Route 443, Pine Grove. Pot up your extra plants, label them and bring them to the plant swap. Includes flower, herbs, veggies, house plants, trees/shrubs, grounds cover, and bulbs/tubers. Label your plants using popsicle sticks, recycled plastic spoons and forks, or tabs cut from plastic milk jugs or plastic clamshell strawberry/fruit boxes. Information: call 570-345-2637.

Sunflower Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, Helana Farms, 1063 Pine Valley Road, New Ringgold. Enjoy games, goat and sheep snuggling, bunny expo, puppy training demos, and more. Food trucks will be on site. King Cole Winery will supply tastings, wine slushies and bottle sales. Taylor House Brewing will take part as well. Admission $10 per car.

Yoga and a Hike: 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, Hope Hill Lavender Farm LLC, 2375 Panther Valley Road, Pottsville. Enjoy a relaxing morning connecting with nature and take in the beauty of the farm. Certified Yoga Teacher Marie Dunleavy will lead a gentle beginner class. After class enjoy the farm until 3 p.m. Cost: $25 includes 30 minutes Yoga and 30 minute hike. Bring your own mat. Information:

Hike: 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, meet at visitor parking lot at Locust Lake State Park before contact station at 10:15 a.m. and travel to another area to start hike. Explore mountain behind the park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower. Hike is 5 miles and moderate in difficulty. Bring a lunch and your dog. Pets must be leashed and get along with people and other pets. Shine only. Register by calling Robin at 570-467-2506.

Run for the Books: 9 a.m.; 1 mile fun run, 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, Albright’s Woods, 300 Grove St., Orwigsburg. Registration after Sept. 1 up to and including race day, 5k run/walk, $30; one mile fun run (ages 12 and under). Advance registration accepted at the library or online at (processing fee applies for online transactions). Race day registration available for all events, payable with cash or check.

Oktoberfest: 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, Centre Street, Pottsville. Food, crafts, live music, corn hole, wineries, distilleries and a Yuengling Biergarten.

Outdoor Vendor Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, Alvernia University parking lot, 500 Progress Ave., Pottsville. Handmade gemstone trees and jewelry, vendors and food trucks.


Yoga Class: 6 p.m., Sept. 13. Participants must be 12 or older. Participants meet in the camp store field near the north boat launch in Tuscarora State Park. Bring yoga mat and water. Shine only. Classes are free and open to the public. Information: contact Robin at 570-467-2506.

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: Meetings at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Schuylkill Haven Senior Center, 340 Haven St. The next meeting is Monday, Sept. 11. Signups for Travelers trips can be made at this meeting. There will be a time for refreshments, games and fellowship. Information call Ruth at 570-640-6928.

Schuylkill Haven Senior Travelers: Trip to Maine Sept. 25-28 includes three nights lodging, three breakfasts, three full course dinners including “Downeast” LobsterBake dinner. Casco Bay harbor cruise, Eartha Revolving Globe, Kennebunkport tour, L.L. Bean and Dexter factory outlets, Nubble Lighthouse, Boothbay Harbor tour, and Perkins Cove, only six seats available Call Kathy today 570-385-4730 for more information and reservation.

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 enjoy bingo at the next meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 12.

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.


Live Music: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Sept, 9, backyard patio at Hope & Coffee, 137 Pine St., Tamaqua. Music by Autumn Falls Entertainment.

Trivia: 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, Cressona American Legion, 1 Front St. All are welcome to attend this free event.

Concert: 2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, Majestic Theater, 209 N. Centre St., Pottsville. After Hours Big Band will play big band music.

Bingo: Doors open 3 p.m., bingo starts 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, American Hose Company, Mount Carbon station. Food and beverages served. Information: 570-640-2442.

Bingo: Doors open, 4 p.m.; bingo, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, Good Will Hose, 34 S. Sillyman St., Cressona.

Concert: 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, Tamaqua Railroad Station, 18 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua. Weather permitting.

Concert: 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, by Know Return – Kansas Tribute Band, Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St.

The Spirit Whisperer: 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, Main Street Moonshine, 101 W. Main St., Schuylkill Haven.


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.


Schuylkill County Historical Society: 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville. The Molly Maguires program will be repeated. Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30, “Porcupine” Pat McKinney will discuss the history and practice of the Pennsylvania German healing practice of pow wow, a Bible-based folk medicine, which uses verbal incantations, gestures and manipulation of material objects. Admission is free to society members and $5 for the general public. All who plan to attend should reserve their seat to ensure they don’t get turned away. Information and reservations: 570-622-7540.

Source: Berkshire mont

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