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... The area's best events calendar

Jackson Mansion Tours
The Historical Jackson Mansion Tours. Located at 344 Market Street Berwick
Guided Tours at 11:30 and 1:30. Tues., Wed. and Sat.
The Berwick Historical Society 570-759-8020
For private or group tours
sherigeines51@gmail.com 570-231-9913.

Open House
1st Saturdays
Held the First Saturday of each month at the Walk-In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven. 570-732-3728
www.walkinartcenter.org

Every Monday
Bingo – every Monday
Locustdale Fire Co
Smoke Free
Regular hard cards, paper specials & jackpot
Refreshments available
Benefits the Truck Room Fund
Call 570-875-3297 for info.

Every Weekend
Train Displays
The free Saturday Trains program, in its fourteenth year at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church at the corner of Pine and East Market streets in Danville, Montour County, has a very realistic sound and light show of fiberoptic fireworks over its 22-foot-long model railroad display. The program with its free classes for children and adults will be open on Saturday and every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon with dozens of trains, a model merry-go-round that children and adults can play with, a newly donated American Flyer ?layout, a working model sawmill, and 30 pushbuttons that activate the exhibit’s operating attractions. More than 1,000 icicle lights decorate the display. The non-profit Loose Ties Model Railroad Club shows its electric trains in a free display every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Silver Moon Flea Market on Route 15, two miles north of Lewisburg in Union County.

Every Tuesday
L.O.L. (League of Literiraies) Writer’s Group
6pm - 7:30pm
Are you writer enough to join the league? Grades 6+
FREE! Our group’s services are free! We will help get ou published and past your writers block. Anything from songs, short stories and school assignments.
Pizza parties, field trips and other fun events throughout the year.
Tamaqua Art Center
125 Pine Street, Tamaqua,
For more information call
(570)668-1192

Second Wednesday Monthly
Shepherd’s Table
Free Meal Offered
Good Shepherd’ Lutheran Church, Rear entrance, 9th St., Ashland
Eat in only, no take outs

Every Wednesday
Safe Zone - 7pm
Judgement Free Support Group, 1464 Rt. 61, South, Pottsville, 855-HOPE611

Every Thursday
Bingo
McAdoo Fire Company, VFW, McAdoo, 5:00pm – 9:30pm, South Kennedy Drive, McAdoo
Starts at 6:00

1st & 3rd Saturday Monthly
Saturday Morning
Men’s Fellowship
a non-denominational, Christ-centered men’s gathering, invites all men to join them for fellowship, encouragement, and to learn and discover how the Bible applies to a man’s everyday life. 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at The Lehighton Rec Center – 243 S. 8th St. Lehighton, PA. There is no cost to attend, coffee & pastries will be provided.
www.satmensfellowship.org

3rd Saturday each Month
Motorcycle Riders;
Do you like to ride, have fun with a group, go to great places throughout the state for the best foods and ice cream. Come join us on the 3rd Saturday each month at 9:00 am for breakfast at Tom’s Kitchen in Cunningham on Rt 93. We would like you to come and join us, bring some ideas where you would like to ride with friends and have a good time. There is always room for a few more riders at our table! (Victory, Vulcan, Harley, ------- are encourage to participate) If you would like more information you may call Bill & Charlene Knecht at 570-759-2186. We are members of PA Chapter H, Region B, of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.

Columbia Hose Co. No. 1
Spaghetti Dinners
First Sunday of each month October thru April
Eat in, take out, or call for free local delivery
$9 platter comes with meatballs, bread, salad and a dessert. 11 am til sellout
742 West Centre St
Shenandoah, PA 17976
(570)462-9574

iSaturdays in October
Ghost Tours
www.oldjailmuseum.com
Old Jail Museum, Jim Thorpe

Lifetree Mondays
Upcoming Topics
October 7th – I Lived in a Dumpster
October 14th – Surviving the Death of a Loved One
October 21st – Loving Those with Cancer
October 28th – Zombies! What’s the Fascination?
Lifetree Café Mondays
- 7 pm at the Corner
(Routes 183 & 443) Just South of Cressona
www.bethesdaec.org.

October 2 - 6
Octoberfest 2019
Reading

October 3
Family Fall Fest
Hosted By Schuylkill Young Professionals Organization
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Save the date for this year’s SYPO Family Fall Fest. Barefield Complex, 823 Terry Reiley Way, Pottsville

October 3
Covered Bridge and Arts Festival at Knoebels Grove
Thu 10 AM · Knoebels Amusement Resort · Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Crafts · 3,659 people
This is the 15th year ‘Hats by Peach’ will be vending at this lovely fall Festival, sponsored by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau.

October 5
Frackville Pumpkin Festival
10 am – 2 pm. Frack Street between Lehigh Avenue & Balliet Street. Delicious Home Made Food, Wooden Art of the Pumpkin Auction, Penny Art, Limerick and Pie Eating Contests, Pony Rides, Scavenger Hunts, Music, Crafts and So Much More! Rain date Sunday, Oct. 6th, 1pm – 5pm

October 5
Penny Auction
2:00pm (doors open at 1:00pm) Locustdale Fire Co
Admission - $2.00 + Gift
Bring your spare change and have an afternoon of fun. Open to all ages
Call 570-875-3297 for more info. Refreshments afterwards. Benefits the equipment fun

October 5
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Supper -Grilled Chicken Breast & Baked Potato Available For Our
Non Pot Pie Patrons (Everything Else Is Included)
-3:30pm-6:00pm
Masonic Lodge Hall
23 Oak Grove Road
Pine Grove, Pa 17963
Supper Includes: Homemade Chicken Pot-Pie,Lettuce With Bacon Dressing, Applesauce, Bread, Dessert, And Beverage. Donation:
$9 Adults $4Children 6-12
5 & Under - Free
Take Out Available
Sponsored By Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Pine Grove

October 5
Service Ministry Bazaar
9:00 Am - 2:00 Pm
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 215 N Warren St, Orwigsburg

October 5
Free Movie - The Nightmare Before Christmas
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Majestic Theater Pottsville, 209 N. Centre St.,, Pottsville

October 5
Penn State Day
Open House
0:00 am - 2:00 pm
Penn State Schuylkill, 200 University Dr, Schuylkill Haven

October 5
William Penn Fire Company Sportsman’s Bingo To Be Held At The Wilburton Fire Company
Doors Open At 12:30 P.M. Bingo Begins At 2:00 P.M.
“Only 300 Advanced Tickets Will Be Sold”
Ticket Donation Of $40.00 Each Which Includes 20 Regular Games Food & Beverages. Their Will Also Be 5 Special Games Available For Separate Purchase As Well As Numerous Raffles Available For Separate PurchaseS. Meal Will Be Served At 2:00 P.M.
*****I D Required****
Must Be 18 To Play. All Gun Control Laws Apply.
No Tickets Sold At DoorFor Tickets & Info Call Rich At (570) 462-2242.

October 5 & 6
39th annual Fort Freeland Heritage Days Festival
Enjoy two full days of colonial foods, demonstrations, crafts, and lectures that will help visitors of all ages better understand the lives of the early settlers in the area with 300 hundred costumed crafters, tradesmen and instructors demonstrating our colonial history. Civil and Revolutionary War encampments, Native American encampment, hearth cooking, music, storytellers, wagon rides and more.
Turbotville

October 5 - 20
Fall Foliage Festival
Jim Thorpe

October 6
Toys for Tots Benefit RIDE
Hosted by: New Minersville FireHouse Bikers
500 Line St., Minersville,: New unwrapped childs toy
Registration: 9 till 10:45am - KSU @ 11am
60 mile GROUP RIDE - Motorcycles, Trucks, Fire Trucks, Classic/ Antique Cars, Hot Rods, Jeeps, etc... ALL are welcome to support Toys for Tots “Schuylkill County”

October 6
Pioneer Pole Bldg.
Fall Fest Car Show
Proceeds benefit Big Impact Group of Schuylkill County
616 Route 183
Schuylkill Haven

October 6
All you can eat
Spaghetti Dinner
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Eat in or Take out
Adults: $8; Children: $3.50
Church of St. Patrick, 319 Mahantongo St, Pottsville,

October 7
Chinese Auction
Heritahge Mills Personal Care Home
846 E, Wisconisco Ave
Tower City
Tickets pulled October 11 at noon.

October 8
“Out of the Darkness: Strategies and Tools for Facing the Drug Epidemic for Faith Leaders”
This program is open to ordained and lay leaders, mental health & drug/alcohol professionals
 and community members.
Tuesday, October 8 – possibly at Zion Lutheran, Tamaqua
6-hour training by Greg Krause, a Dept. of Drug and Alcohol Programs training; associated with Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Services in Bethlehem
Morning coffee and noon-time lunch provided
Working with St. Luke’s to offer this program for free
Training is for Schuylkill and Carbon counties
Registration information will be out soon.

October 8
Kauffman Chicken Bar-B-Q
3 - 7 PM. St Paul’s United Church of Christ, 100 E Main St, Ringtown.
Take Out only $9.50 per ticket. Includes 1/2 Chicken, Baked Potato, Vegetable and Cole Slaw
TAKE OUT ONLY
Call 570-889-3494 or 570-889-5912 for tickets.

October 8
Exhibit Opening for 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Penn State Schuylkill is teaming up with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition to host 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania, a traveling photo exhibit that showcases women from each of the Commonwealth’s 67 counties. Each photo serves as a unique reminder of the emotional and physical toll breast cancer takes on each woman and her family.
Kick off the event with us and hear from survivors and health care professionals while enjoying hors d’oeuvres.
Schuylkill Haven

October 9
Roast Beef Dinner
October 9th
4-6 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church
Oak & Nice Streets
Frackville
Adults - $10.00 - Child (10 & under) - $4.00
For tickets call 570-874-1190
Tickets must be purchased by October 1st
Eat in or take out
Come enjoy:
Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, roll and butter, coleslaw and dessert

October 9
Lionlaunch Business
Boot Camp 2019
6:00 AM
Penn State Schuylkill, 200 University Dr, Schuylkill Haven, PA, United States, Hosted By Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch and Community Engagement

October 10
Be a: “Student for An Evening” at the Alvernia Schuylkill Center
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Learn about how the Alvernia University Schuylkill Center meets your individual career and professional needs by experiencing life as a “Student for an Evening”! Personal attention from faculty and staff starts before you ever enter an Alvernia classroom or log onto a course. At this event, you’ll be able to explore program-specific opportunities with professors and Alvernia staff. Hosted By Alvernia University Schuylkill Center
Cressona

October 11 - 13
Berwick Riverfest 2019
Berwick, Crafts
One of the biggest and best craft and food festivals in Pennsylvania.
The event has grown to over 150 food and craft vendors and keeps growing..
Free Parking
Free Admission
Free Entertainment..is what makes this event special.
Friday is dedicated to all those people loving the craft stands, browse the many stands for your holiday gifts.
Saturday is Tractor Pulls.... over 100 garden tractors ready for an incredible all day show. Sunday.....Great Music, Great Food and grab those last minute gifts
Two stages all weekend, bands playing all three days ...day and night.... Antique--Classic--Hot Rod-- Cars and Trucks...Air Boat Rides on the River... Rides for Kids
It a weekend you don’t want to miss

October 12 - 14
Schuylkill County’s Make A Difference Day
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Community Volunteers in Action, 420 N Centre St, Pottsville

October 12
Ashland Applefest
Live Music, Food,Games, Prizes, Vendors
11am - 4pm, Eureka Park
Ashland

October 12
Catawissa Fall Train Ride
Sponsored by the Roaring Creek & Catawissa Valley Historical Study Group. Travel along the scenic Susquehanna River from the Catawissa Legion Post 541, 5 Legion Road to Northumberland and return. Two trips departing at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tickets $20 per person, 3 and under free (lap ticket). No pets, smoking or alcohol. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.com or for more information call 570/912-8513.

October 12
Chinese Auction
American Legion Post 792
116 N. Main Street
Shenandoah, PA. 17976
Shop & Drop October 12th
1:00 P.M. -- 5:00 P.M.
Auction October 13th
Doors open-- 11:00 A.M.
Auction -- 1:30 P.M

October 12
Haunted Hay Ride
Weston Athletic Association and we are going to have a Haunted Hay Ride on Saturday Oct 12th 2019 and a rain date is Sunday Oct 13th it starts at dusk till 10 pm cost is $6.00 per person food and refreshments available, all monies go for the upkeep and repairs to our community park. for information please call ( 570) 384-3511 or email marylescowitch@gmail.com

October 12
Meat BINGO / Basket Raffle
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Doors open at 11 AM
Tickets $15, Basket Raffle and specials are extra
Food and beverages avai.
First United Church of Christ, 110 Route 61 S, Schuylkill Haven

October 12
Meatloaf Dinner
Congregational Free Church of Christ, Meatloaf dinner, dine in or take out. Saturday October 12, 2019 from 4pm - 7pm. CFCC Social Hall, 81 McKeans Ridge Road, Orwigsburg, PA. Questions, please call: 570-366-2049.

October 12
Wing Night
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. or sellout, Rangers Hose Company 6 East Ogden Street, Girardville. Wings $10.00 a dozen, Fries $3.00,
Fries with any wing sauce $4.00 Flavors: Hot, mild, honey mustard, house, ranch, spicy ranch, hot honey, hot garlic,
barbeque, garlic parm. and teriyaki Eat in or Take Out

October 12
Run The Raven 7k
Ages 14 & Up at 10:00 a.m. Kids 1 Mile Fun Run
Ages 13 & Under at 9:30 a.m. For Info. Call (570) 462-0338

October 12
Mario Kart 8 Tournament
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Ages 8-11 *Snacks, refreshments, and prizes for participants. *Registration is limited; please call 570-622-8880 ext. 12 or email
potchild@pottsvillelibrary.org to register. Free of charge; $5 suggested donation to the Library per family.
*Thanks to First Federal Charitable Foundation for the video gaming grant.
Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W Market St, Pottsville,

October 12
Food truck & Vendor Fair
Come out and enjoy our first food truck festival with the opportunity to shop from local vendors. On the Island in Schuylkill Haven
If you are interested in being a vendor please contact the Schuylkill Hose Ladies Auxiliary

October 12
Catawissa
Fall Train Ride 2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Catawissa Fall Train Ride, 105 Legion Road
Bloomsburg
We celebrate the Catawissa Fall Train Ride each year by having a train ride as close to Catawissa as we can. Enjoy an 2 hour train ride from Catawissa to Northumberland and return. View the Susquehanna River along the way and learn about the history of the railroad.

October 12
Quilters in Blooms Quilt Show
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Columbia Montour Area Vo-Tech School, 5050 Sweppenheiser Drive
Bloomsburg, $5.00

October 12 & 13
Harvest Craft Fair
Leesport

October 13
Tamaqua Heritage Day
Tamaqua

October 13
Pumpkin Patch 2019
Our annual celebration of Fall, with hayrides, kids games, food and fun for all.
Schuylkill Haven Island Park

Oct. 14,15, 21, 22, 28,29
Girls Who Code
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
*Learn all about computer coding, step by step
*Recommended for ages 8-11 *Free of charge
*Registration is limited; Ashland Public Library

October 15
Living & Learning After 50
2019 Senior Expo
Diakon Living Community Services is responding to the needs of older adults by bringing Schuylkill County a unique Expo designed specifically for Boomers and Beyond! Visitors attending the Diakon Living & Learning After 50 Expo, Schuylkill County’s most well attended, look forward to accessing investment guidance, travel news, retirement choices, free health screenings, Medicare Part D Comparisons; enjoy entertainment and a variety of educational & fun seminars.
Fairlane Village Mall
Pottsville

October 16
Andreas Halloween Parade at 7:00pm

October 17 & 24
Haunted High Escape Room
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
*A cursed box that forced the old high school to close has reappeared. Can you solve its mystery before it’s too late?
*Thursday, October 17: ages 12-17 @ 6pm
*Thursday, October 24: ages 18+ @ 6pm
*$5 suggested donation to the Library per family/ group. *Space is limited; please call 570-622-8880 ext. 12 or email potchild@pottsvillelibrary.org to register. Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W Market St, Pottsville

October 18
Bingo
7:00 pm at Rainbow Hose Fire Company #1, 417 Dock St, Schuylkill Haven

October 18, 19, & 20
Haunted Barn - Hosted by Boy Scouts - Union Township Building, Ringtown

October 19th Passport for a Cure Grab your passport and take a trip to Ireland and help support our local MDA families. We head overseas to the beautiful land of green pastures, Guiness and more and in hopes of finding a cure. Event details are available at Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson. All are welcome to attend. Tickets will be sold in advance. Sponsorship opportunities available. Event from 6 pm to Midnight. Call for more details at 570-366-0143.

October 19
Autmn Stroll Craft Show
The 24th Annual Autumn Stroll Craft Show features over 100 handcrafted vendors, Food and Entertainment. This homecoming event draws an estimated 8,000 + people annually and is an outdoor event held along the Union Canal Veterans Memorial Drive. The Stroll is followed by the Annual Lions Club Holiday Parade. The Autumn Stroll is sponsored by the Pine Grove Bicentennial Committee.

October 18
Wings
Eat in ot Take out
5 gto 8 pm at Rainbow Hose Fire Company #1, 417 Dock St, Schuylkill Haven

October 19
Come join us for a family fun night to celebrate Halloween. Enjoy our Full Moon Bounce House, Carve-Free Pumpkin Decorating (call Y for rules), face painting, crafts, and a goosebump tumble area for our littlest Hall-o-weeners. Enjoy treats and prizes! There will be light refreshments available.
FREE event for members
$2 per person for non-members

October 19
Jim Thorpe
Fall Foliage Festivall
Witness the quaint town of Jim Thorpe in all its autumn splendor during the annual Fall Foliage Festival. Explore the Old Jail Museum, embark on a scenic train ride, shop for arts and crafts, tour a historic mansion, visit a winery, or relax and enjoy great food and live music throughout the downtown streets.

October 19
Gratz Arts & Crafts Festival
Gratz

October 19
Pine Grove Autumn Stroll Craft Show
Annual event occurring the 3rd Saturday of October. Sponsored by the
Pine Grove Bicentennial Committee and held along the historic Union Canal
featuring over 100 quality handcrafted vendors. Union Canal Memorial Park,
103 Spruce St, Pine Grove.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
570-345-4859

October 19
Pine Grove Holiday Parade
The Pine Grove Holiday Parade is an annual event occurring the 3rd Saturday of October. It is sponsored
by the Pine Grove Lions Club and held along the main street at 7 p.m.
570-290-6268

October 19
Bloomsburg’s Hallo”Wine” ‘n Shine Fest”aPalooza”
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bloomsburg Fair Grounds Industrial Arts Building, 620 West Third Street
Bloomsburg, VIP Session from 11:30 - 4:00 Two tasting sessions from 12:00 - 3:00 and 1:00 - 4:00 Save money by purchasing tickets online! Up to One Ounce Pours, as permitted by PLCB Please Note: No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to sample from the wineries or consume alcohol.

October 19
Colors of Autumn Hike
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Montour Preserve Environmental Education Center, 700 Preserve Rd.
Danville, Pennsylvania’s deciduous forests put on a colorful display each autumn. Every year the fall foliage is unique in its color. What will this year bring? Join us for a walk through the autumn woods as we enjoy a fall morning and discuss autumn’s changes and the hows and whys of leaf change as trees prepare for the winter months.

October 19
All You Can Eat Fish Supper
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sugarloaf Memorial Schoolhouse, 85 Schoolhouse Rd
Benton,Tickets adults $13, children 6 to 12 $6. Sponsor: Christ United Methodist Church in Central.

October 20
Tremont Halloween Parade 7:00pm - Starts at the West End of Main Street

October 20
Sugar Skull Paint and Sip
- 2pm - In the basement at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse. (go down the steps on lake side of building)
Sugar skulls are decorative, painted representations of the human skull associated with the Southwestern tradition of the Day of the Dead. Our skulls are ceramic but, as the name suggests, this decoration was originally made of sugar and given as gifts or as offerings to honor loved ones during the Day of the Dead celebration on November 2nd. The tradition has roots in the Aztec, Mayan, and Toltec culture. Perfect for the Halloween season, this colorful motif is spreading across the country and can be seen on clothing and various items and was the basis for the animated film “The Book of Life.” This event is part of the Sweet Arrow Arts in the Park program and is made possible, in part, with a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation. Joanne Doyle will instruct the class. Skulls and other materials will be included along with snacks. **BYOB** Adults Only 21+. Class size is limited. Registration is necessary. Cost $20 - To register call 570-345-8952 (leave a message)

October 22
Orwigsburg Ghost Walks
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us as we exlplore Historical Downtown Orwigsburg and uncover the lesser known history of unseen side of our litle town.
We will be meeting at the Market Square Coffee House at 6pm where your VIP ticket will include campfire stories & entertainment, fresh s’mores and seasonal beverage refreshments. You will hear an introduction of local lore told by your host for the evening, Amy D. of Soulscape Readings as Madame of the Evening Shadows, followed by a candlelight walk through town where you will visit the legendary hauntings of downtown Orwigsburg. You will end the tour back at the Market Square Coffee House where you are encouraged to continue your own haunted tales by the fire. Flashlights optional, comfy walking shoes suggested. This will be a rain or shine event (barring any extreme circumstances, in which a rain date will be choosen). Please come prepared. Tickets are $15.00 plus processing fee of $2.55. Tour will be limited to 20. Additional tours will be added in necessary. Please contact Amy @ www.facebook.com/divinesoulscapes.com or Kris at The Market Square Coffee House with any questions.

October 23
Halloween Parade
Tamaqua. 7pm.

October 23
Halloween Parade
Orwigsburg. 7pm.

October 23
Sugar Skull Paint and Sip
2pm - In the basement at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse. (go down the steps on lake side of building)
Sugar skulls are decorative, painted representations of the human skull associated with the Southwestern tradition of the Day of the Dead. Our skulls are ceramic but, as the name suggests, this decoration was originally made of sugar and given as gifts or as offerings to honor loved ones during the Day of the Dead celebration on November 2nd. The tradition has roots in the Aztec, Mayan, and Toltec culture. Perfect for the Halloween season, this colorful motif is spreading across the country and can be seen on clothing and various items and was the basis for the animated film “The Book of Life.” This event is part of the Sweet Arrow Arts in the Park program and is made possible, in part, with a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation. Joanne Doyle will instruct the class. Skulls and other materials will be included along with snacks. **BYOB** Adults Only 21+. Class size is limited. Registration is necessary. Cost $20 - To register call 570-345-8952 (leave a message)

October 24
2019 Danville Halloween Parade Route will be Wall Street/Paper magic. It will start at Wall Street take a right onto Market street continue down to Mill street & take a right onto Mill street continue down to Lower Mulberry & take a right from there most contestants either travel to Coles Hardware to disperse or continue to their final destinations!!

Saturday, October 26th
Halloween Hustle
The Halloween Hustle features a 5KWalk/Run and a costume contest. Start/Finish line at Faith Reformed UCC Pavilion, Landingville. Participants can enjoy scenic view of Schuylkill River
while running the Bartram section of the Schuylkill River Trail.
www.schuylkillriver.org

October 26 AYCE Spaghetti Dinner & Cancer Awareness Event Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson will be host to an AYCE spaghetti dinner to support cancer awareness. Watch for more details coming soon.

October 26
Homemade Soup Sale
10:a.m. - 2:p.m. or sellout
St. John’s Episcopal Church
13th & Market Streets
Ashland, Take out only

October 26
Good Will Fire Co. #1, Port Carbon will host Fall Fest and 5K on Saturday, October 26, 2019. You can register for the 5K at pretzelcitysports.com.
Spooks and Ladders 5K starts at 9:00 a.m., Port Carbon Halloween Parade at 12:00, 1:00 Public Safety and Truck or Treat and 2:00 Ducks on Fire race.

October 26
Pottsville Cars & Coffee
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pottsville Cars and Coffee is a free event where motor enthusiasts of all ages can come enjoy a cup of coffee and cars from their community. This event will be held on Mahantongo Street between Centre and South 2nd Streets, outside of Pressed Coffee & Books and the The Republican-Herald. It is free and open to the public from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, October 26th.
No registration is required for participating vehicles, spaces will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Interested vehicle owners can arrive anytime after 8:00AM. All makes and models are welcome! If you have any questions, email jacob@bobweaverauto.com or text 570-621-8729.

October 26
Catawissa
Halloween Parade
7:30 pm
Downtown Catawissa 112th Annual Parade will be held Saturday, October 26th. Parade line-up starts at 6:00 PM and moves at 7:30 pm. For registration or more info, call 570-784-6378 or 570-274-3421.

October 26
All You Can Eat Haddock Fish Dinner
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Montour DeLong Community Fairgrounds, 2628 Broadway Rd., Danville

October 27
Beer/Wine Bingo
1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berwick VFW Post 821, 1408 West Front Street
Berwick, $20.00
Doors open at Noon. Beyond Violence Inc. is having a BEER & WINE BINGO to raise awareness and help with the everyday costs of running a shelter to help survivors of Domestic Violence.

October 26
Halloween Parade
Shenandoah

October 26
Halloween Parade
Minersville - Forms at 6pm

October 26
The 2nd Annual
Safe Indoor Trick Or Treat, hosted by Faith and Families Ministry will be on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. There is a sign-up sheet out at the sign-up center for those interested in decorating a table and handing out candy.

October 26
Halloween Hustle:
5K Zombie Run - 12:30 PM
West Brunswick Township,

October 26
Annual “Come, Shop for the Holidays” Craft Sale,SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Warren St and 1st Ave Berwick
9am to 3pm - Interested Vendors contact Janina Everett 570-759-2824 or tjeverett@verizon.net

October 27
Fritzingertown Senior Living
Cordially Invites Crafters And Vendors To Participate In Our Holiday Event
Holiday Extravaganza
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
CVCO John & Ruth Gould Recreation Center
Goulds Way, Conyngham, The event will benefit the “Valley Food Pantry”

October 28
Spooky Basement Walk-through Halloween Party
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
McBride Memorial Library, 500 Market St
Berwick, We’re turning our library basement into a spooky (but not too spooky) walkthrough for Halloween. Family-friendly event. All ages welcome. Halloween costumes welcome. We’ll have fun Halloween party games and snacks too.

October 29
Halloween Parade
Pottsville

October 29
Health Care Costs
in Retirement
4:00 pm & 6:00 pm
You’re invited to attend our free health care cost planning seminar. With insights and ideas from Nationwide, we can help you start to plan for what’s likely to be one of your biggest retirement expenses.
You’ll learn How health care costs can impact your retirement income. What Medicare covers - and what costs you pay out-of-pocket
What planning options you can use to prepare for these expenses. How to get a personalized estimate of your retirement health care costs from Nationwide
To attend, register online at AdviseMintFinancial.com/events, or call us (570) 622-0602.

October 30
Mall-O-Ween
Fairlane Village Mall, Pottsville. 6pm -8pm. Visit a variety of stations for treats

October 31
Trick or Trat Night
6pm-8pm. Mahanoy City & Mahanoy Township

October 31
Trick-or-Treat Night
Orwigsburg. 6pm to 8pm.

October 31
Trick or Treat Night
Minersville 6 – 8 PM

October 31
Trick or Treat Night
Pine Grove 6 – 8 PM

October 31
Trick or Treat Night
6pm-8pm. Tremont

October 31
Trick or Treat Night
6pm-8pm. Rush Township

October 31
Trick or Treat Night
6pm-8pm. Tamaqua

October 31
Trick or Treat Night
6pm-8pm. Ashland

October 31
Fountain Springs
Sparty’s Halloween Party Trunk or Treat - 6:00pm - North Schuylkill High School

October 31
Trunk or Treat - Hosted by Church of the Nazarene - Lavelle - 6pm to 8pm

October 31
Trick or Treat Night
6pm-8pm. Shenandoah
also Safe Halloween Trunk or treat at Shenandoah Nursing Center. Call Renee at 570-590-9470 before October 20 to be included in the event

November 2 & 4
Fall Rummage Sale
St. John UCC
150 Pine St., Tamaqua

November 3
Theme Basket Bingo
Doors open at 12 noon. You can join us for lunch.
Bingo begins at 2:00 p.m.
Rangers Hose Company
6 East Ogden Street
Girardville
$20.00 pre-admission, $25.00 at the door, $5.00 for a second packet.
Children playing bingo must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children can play with the purchase of a second packet. Donation For Toys For Tots: Any Person That Brings A New, Unwrapped Toy(S) Will Receive One Free Early Bird Specail.
Contact: 570-276-2922, 570-276-1358 OR 570-276-1009 to reserve tickets.

November 3
Sub Sale Orders due
Pickup Thu @ 10am - 12pm
Delicious Subs for Sale! Italian, ham and cheese, or turkey and cheese, $5 each. See a church member or order by phone. Call Anna @ 570-366-2049 or Marv and Cathy @ 570-943-2585. When ordering by phone, payment is due upon pickup at the church.
Congregational Free Church of Christ, 81 McKeans Ridge Rd, Orwigsburg

November 4,5,11,12, 19, 26
Girls Who Code
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
*Learn all about computer coding, step by step
*Recommended for ages 8-11 *Free of charge
*Registration is limited; please call 570-622-8880 ext. 12 or email potchild@pottsvillelibrary.org
Ashland Public Library

November 9
2nd Annual St. Charles Borromeo Home and Craft Show 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Get a head start to your holiday shopping! With a wide variety of local vendors and artisans, our event is the perfect place to find all your Christmas presents. Last year’s show was a huge success, and we’re looking forward to an even bigger show this year!
St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 1115 Walnut St., Ashland

November 9
Meat And Seafood Raffle
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come on out and take a chance to win meat trays and seafood trays. This is similar to a block shoot but we use tickets instead. Great way to fill up your freezer. New Ringgold FIRE, 25 N Railroad St.

November 16
Wings
Eat in ot Take out
5 gto 8 pm at Rainbow Hose Fire Company #1, 417 Dock St, Schuylkill Haven

November 16
The 24th Annual Autumn Stroll Craft Show features over 100 handcrafted vendors, Food and Entertainment. This homecoming event draws an estimated 8,000 + people annually and is an outdoor event held along the Union Canal Veterans Memorial Drive. The Stroll is followed by the Annual Lions Club Holiday Parade. The Autumn Stroll is sponsored by the Pine Grove Bicentennial Committee.start the holiday season with over 80 crafters/vendors spaces. Not only can you get all your holiday shopping done but enjoy breakfast or lunch, a visit with Santa, and a raffle auction. Pine Grove.

November 16
Santa’s Arrival
Fairlane Village Mall
Pottsville

November 22, 23, 24
Schuylkill Ballet Theatre presents our 40th Anniversary of “The Nutcracker”
Sensory Friendly Performance Friday November 22nd at 6:30pm. General
Audience Performances Saturday November 23rd at 7pm, and Sunday November 24th at 3pm. Schuylkill
Haven Area High School
Admission $10/Adult, $8 Seniors/ Students, $6 Children (age 3-10)
www.schuylkillballet.com

November 23
3rd Annual Art Show
Opening Reception
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
We will be hosting our 3rd Annual Art Show during the weekend of Nov. 22nd-24th. The show will feature work of several different mediums by various local artists. Opening reception and light refreshments served 4-7pm
Dreamcatchers Art Emporium LLC, 370 S Centre St, Pottsville

Novenber 29
Santa Parachutes into Shenandoah
Football Field 12 noon.
Santa Parade follows.

November 29
Coal Cracker Christmas
Downtown Shenandoah, 5:15pm. Horse drawn carriage vignettes from
“A Christmas Carol”. Christmas Brass Band, Hot Chocolate and cookies in the Damto Post. (570) 462-2060 www.downtownshenandoah.com

Nov. 29- Dec. 23
Spirit of the Holidays
A Schuylkill County Area Arts & CulturalTour. Celebrating the arts in Schuylkill
County. A series of open houses, musical performances, and more! Most
events are free. A small fee may apply to some events. For participants, locations, and details visit www.CelebrateSchuylkill.com

Nov. 29 - Dec. 1
Winterfest
Crafts, Food, pony rides, wood carvers, ice carving, horse and cart rides, activities for the whole family.
Bloomsburg

November 30
Small Business Saturday

December 3, 10, 17. 24. 31
Girls Who Code
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
*Learn all about computer coding, step by step
*Recommended for ages 8-11 *Free of charge
*Registration is limited; please call 570-622-8880 ext. 12 or email potchild@pottsvillelibrary.org
Ashland Public Library

December 4 - 8
PA Christmas Gift Show
Cameron & Maclay Sts
Harrisburg
www.pachristmasshow.com

December 7
Orwigsburg
Festival Of Lights
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Orwigsburg Town Square

December 7
Orwigsburg Holly Trail
Sponsored by the Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library. Tour local homes
decorated for the holiday season from noon-4pm. Admission includes tea and
refreshments at Kimmels Church. (570) 366-1638
www.orwigsburglibrary.org

December 5 to 8
Tamaqua Spirit of Christmas
Holiday Celebrations in Tamaqua. For details on
events visit www.tamaqua.net or find us on Facebook.

December 7
Holiday Craft Show
Held annually first Saturday in December at the Montoursville, High School. Over 100 vendors selling homemade items. Montoursville.

December 7th & 8th
Christkindlmarkt at Schuylkill County
Council for the Arts, 1440 Mahantongo, St., Pottsville. Saturday 10:30 am–7pm
and Sunday 11am-6pm.
Call (570) 622-2788 or visit
www.sccarts.com also find us on Facebook.

December 7 & 8
4th Annual
Christmas in Bloom
Holiday Craft and Gift Show
Bloomsburg

December 14
Christmas in the Park, 4-9pm, Visit Santa in his cottage, Christmas tree decorating contest, live nativity, horse-drawn wagon rides, train displays, vendors. Valley View Park,
524 Gap St, Valley View. Call for more
information, (570) 573-9467

December 14
Wings
Eat in ot Take out
5 to 8 pm at Rainbow Hose Fire Company #1, 417 Dock St, Schuylkill Haven

December 15
Mackerel Breakfast
Hosted By New Ringgold FIRE 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mackerel, eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, omelets, cream chipped beef, potatoes, pancakes
25 N Railroad St

December 22
Christmas Concert
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. A Christmas Concert will be presented by St. Paul’s Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, and Instrumentalists. Join us for refreshments and fellowship immediately following the concert. A free will offering will be received.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 215 N Warren St,
Orwigsburg

December 29
Mackerel Breakfast
Hosted By New Ringgold FIRE 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mackerel, eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, omelets, cream chipped beef, potatoes, pancakes
25 N Railroad St

January 11
Pottsville Winterfest 2020
Hosted By Pottsville Winterfest @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Winterfest is Pottsville’s second winter celebration! Come and break up the post-holiday slump with an exciting day filled with local crafts, local food, local drinks, and local music!
S 2nd St, Pottsville

January 12
Mackerel Breakfast
Hosted By New Ringgold FIRE 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mackerel, eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, omelets, cream chipped beef, potatoes, pancakes
25 N Railroad St

January 26
Mackerel Breakfast
Hosted By New Ringgold FIRE 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mackerel, eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, omelets, cream chipped beef, potatoes, pancakes
25 N Railroad St

February 23
Mackerel Breakfast
Hosted By New Ringgold FIRE 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mackerel, eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, omelets, cream chipped beef, potatoes, pancakes
25 N Railroad St

February 29
Spirit of the Y Dinner and Auction
Hosted By Schuylkill YMCA
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Come enjoy drinks, dinner and fun at our annual Spirit of the Y Dinner and Auction. Over 100 live and silent auction items will be up for bid. Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven


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