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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

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

thru December 15
Autumn Hawkwatch
Daily, through Friday, Dec 15
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton
Trail fee applies for Non-Members
The Annual Autumn Hawkwatch at the Sanctuary’s famed North Lookout is conducted daily, weather permitting, through December 15. An official counter and interpreters are on hand to point out and identify birds. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn more about hawk migration and enjoy this spectacle of nature. For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit

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 thirteenth 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

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
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.

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.

2019 Lottery Calendars
Match the PA Daily Number ( Straight 7 PM Drawing )
Jan.1st to Dec.31st Daily Prizes $20 - $500.00
Great for Birthday or Christmas Gifts. Cost - $20 per Calendar
Contact Charlie Orth
Washington Fire Co.
Ashland, 570-590-0741

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

Lifetree Mondays
Upcoming Topics
Nov. 5 Bouncing Back
Nov. 12 Saluting those who serve
Nov. 19 The Bible
Nov. 26 Overcoming childhood pain
Lifetree Café Mondays
- 7 pm at the Corner
(Routes 183 & 443) Just South of Cressona

November 3
Eagle Day
Hawk Mountain visitors will have a guaranteed opportunity to see North America’s largest predatory bird, the golden eagle, up close. The one-day-only eagle programs will be presented by Carbon County Environmental Education Center at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary’s Outdoor Amphitheater. The program is free for Members or with purchased trail pass.

November 3
William Penn Fire Co.
Cheese Steak Sale
3 p.m. Till Sell Out
Hoagies & Platters Available
For Orders & Free Local Delivery, Call (570) 462-0338

November 4
Mackerel Breakfast
8am-11am. Frackville Elks Lodge No. 1533, 307 S. 3rd Street - Frackville. All-you-can-eat menu includes: eggs, toast, home fries, mackerel, pancakes, French toast, and cream chipped beef. Sides: ham, sausage, and scrapple. Drinks: coffee or juice. Dine in or order takeout. $8 per person; or add $1 for bacon
For further information, call (570) 874-2500.

November 4
29th Season
Gabriel Chamber Ensemble
3 pm - Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 252 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven,
Gabriel Chamber Ensemble Xun Pan, Pianist
A Program Of Music For Piano And Strings
Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor KV 478 - Allegro
Schoenfield Café Music for Piano, Violin and Cello
Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60 Tickets: $15/senior and $20/adult, Free admission for all students
Gabriel Chamber Ensemble, P.O. Box 36, Orwigsburg, 570-943-2558

November 4
Annual Turkey Bingo
Bingo atarts at 1. Benefits St. Matthew the Evangelisdt Parish at The Good Shepherd Building Caf, 301 Heffner St., Minersville

November 4
Play Cornhole for a Cause!!
Weather getting cooler but the fun continues. Sponsored by Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson and Naftzinger’s Used Auto Parts. Games begin at 1 pm on Sunday, November 4th. Double Elimination Tournament. Raffles, Food and B.Y.O.B. Pre-Registration of $25 per team by stopping in at Schaeffer’s today. Limited Space available. Held at Orwigsburg Veterans Memorial Building.

November 4
AYCE Spag & Meatballs
11;30 am to 2pm, Hosted by Mt. Carmel Lions at Atlas Legion, Route 61, Atlas

November 4
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 5
Craft Bazaar
A lot of crafts and a white Elephant Sale Bazaar is from 5:oo pm until 7:00 pm Come and see all the great crafts. Held at rinity Lutheran Church, 300 W. Arch St.
Info: 622-9910

November 6
Election Day Pork And
Sauerkraut Dinner
3 PM to Sell-out
First United Methodist Church, Mahanoy City
Pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dessert and a beverage. $9.00
Sorry, no advance orders.

November 6
Election Day Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner
Noon to 6pm, St. MIchael the Archangel Parish Caf, 538 Sunbury St., Minersville
Info: 570-544-6853

November 7
Wee Ones Walk
from 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, Free for Members, $5 Non-Members
Designed for children ages 3-5. Program includes story, nature activity, short outdoor hike, and craft. New seasonal theme each month; October is all about owls. Registration required. For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit

November 8
St. Michael’s Day &
Veteran’s Day Celebration
8:45 Service.
Brunch 10:45 to noon
at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, 131 N. Willow St., Mount Carmel
Info: 570-339-1200

November 8
Congregational Free Church of Christ, Advanced order Sub Sale (Ham or Turkey or Italian). Pick up 10:30 a.m. November 8, 2018, CFCC 81 McKeans Ridge Road, Orwigsburg, PA. To order call: 570-366-2049 by Sunday November 4, 2018

November 8
Soup & Sausage Sale
Downtown Shenandoah, Inc., 116 North Main Street
Shenandoah, 10:00 a.m,. until sellout. Soups: New England Clam Chowder, Pasta Fagiole, Chicken Noodle, Split Pea, Kielbasi Soup, Beef Vegetable, Chili and Beef Barley.
Call early for orders:

November 9
Banquet/Dinner Dance
Celebrating St. Nicholas Choir 80th Anniversary
Fot Tickets and info see any choir member or call

November 9
Basket Auction
Basket auction and food sale.over 125 baskets City: Hamburg Location Other: St Michael’s Church
529 St. Michael’s Road Hamburg

November 10
Free Smoke Detectors
The Sheppton-Oneida Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a free smoke detector installation event on Saturday, November 10. Volunteers will provide free smoke detectors and install them within residences if needed. All residents of East Union Township are eligible to register for this event. Registration is required. Please call the firehouse at 570-384-4746 and leave message with your name, address and phone number.

November 10
Deer Dash
5k/10k Challenge
at AOAA, 4100 State Route 125, Coal Township
7;30 Regist., 8:30 Start
Info: 570-648-8989

November 12
William Penn Fire Co.
“Almost Armondo’s
Unbaked Pizza Sale”
Pre Orders Only Order Dead Line Mon. Nov. 12th
Call (570) 462-0338
$10.00 For Plain, $12.00 For Pepperoni & .75 Cents Extra For Hot Sauce
Pre Ordered Pizza Can Be Picked Up On Fri. Nov. 16th After 3 P.M.
Sorry No Walk Ins Or Delivery’s

November 14
Ladies Night Out
Calling all ladies! The holidays are coming!! Come deck the halls with us. Schaeffer’s holding a Wine & Design Wreath making event on Wednesday, Nov. 14th from 6 to 8 pm. Advanced tickets a must. $50 per person. There will be additional activities for all including light refreshments, wine tasting, raffles and more.. Contact Schaeffer’s at 570-366-0143 for more details.

November 14
Soup And Sandwich Lunch
Free to the community. 11 am to 1 pm. at Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 2400 Centre St., Ashland

November 15
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
5pm to 7pm., to benefit PAHS Cheerleaders Florida Trip fund. Pottsville Amvets, 1300 Seneca Street, Pottsville

November 17
Soup/Bake Sale
11:30 – sell-out
Good American Hose Co.
738 East Mahanoy St. Mahanoy City

November 17
80th Anniversary
Buffet meal, drinks and DJ Contact any member.
Deadline for tickets Nov.4
Clover Fire Company
8 Clover Road
Phone: 544-2221

November 17
Flea Botique & Food Sale
8am to noon., First Congregational Church, 321 Sunbury St., Minersville

November 17
Chinese Auction & Food Sale & Dance
11am to 4pm, Dance at 7pm
AMVETS Post 180, 1300 Seneca St., Pottsville
benefits Team Kelly. for Info: 570-516-6750

November 17
Annual Winterfest 2018
Craft and Food Festival
at St. Columba Parish,Corner of 3rd and Iron Streets, Bloomsburg, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Join us for another fabulously fun festival.
Browse among over 25 talented craft vendors and shop for creative gifts. Arrive early to purchase our unique Dollar and Five Dollar Tree chances with gifts for children and adults. Take chances to win craft items, appealing gift baskets, expertly crafted wooden items, and more. Stay for a snack or lunch. Savor our scrumptious homemade baked goods and our delicious lunch selections including locally-made soups and many other options.
Proceeds benef
St. Columba School.

November 17
Craft Fair
9am to 5pm in the Fellowship hall of St John’s UCC, 117 N 8th St., Shamokin

November 18
Chinese Auction
Good Will Hose Company, Water Street, Cumbola is having a Chinese Auction to raise funds for our truck maintenance and building and fire apparatus maintenance. Phone: 277-6822

November 18
Holiday Vendor Show
11am to 4pom. Good Will Fire Co., 25 North Street, Minersville

November 18
Elvis impersonator Brad Crum and the BCT Legend Band in concert
The Williams Valley Educators Association presents Pennsylvania’s #1 Elvis impersonator Brad Crum and the BCT Legend Band in concert on Sunday, November 18th at Williams Valley High School, 10330 Route 209, Tower City. Tickets include a spaghetti dinner from 11am to 1pm. The concert begins at 2pm. Tickets are available at the school, or by calling 717-647-2167. Proceeds benefit scholarships for graduating students.

November 21
Pork Chop Supper
4pm-7pm. Frackville Elks Lodge No. 1533, 307 S. 3rd Street - Frackville. Menu includes: two breaded pork chops, potato, vegetable, roll with butter, and dessert. Dine in or call ahead for takeout order. Dining room open until 7:00 P.M. (or sellout). Cash bar available. $9 per person
Pre-sale reservations preferred, call (717) 916-4143.

November 22
Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Holy Apostles’ Episcopal Church, 307 E. Hancock Street, St. Clair, PA
Delivery – 11:00 a.m.
Take Out – 12 noon
Eat In – 1:00 p.m.
RSVP by November 16th
Call : 570-429-2272
or 570-429-7107

November 23
#OptOutside Hike
from 10 AM - 2 PM
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton,Trail-fee for Non-Members. Instead of battling the craze of Black Friday, opt outside and join us for a guided hike of our River of Rocks trail to reconnect with your loved ones and nature. Registration required and limited to 25. For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit

Nov. 23 to Dec. 23
Spirit of the Holidays
Arts & Cultural Tour
Celebrating Arts in Schuylkill County

November 24th
Six to Midnight Concert
Doors open 6:30pm, Show is 7:00pm-10:00pm
Tamaqua Community Arts Center 125 Pine St. Tamaqua, PA 18252
Featuring all your favorite music with Ken Dunkelberger: lead vocals; Steve Eckert: guitar; Mark Beltz: bass guitar; Tommy Banditelli: drums. $15/person~ theater seating $20/person~ pub table seating Purchase a table of 4 and save 10%. At checkout enter coupon code save-on-4 For more information call (570) 668-1192

November 24
Treasure All Vultures
at 10 AM
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, Cost TBD
Children ages 6-9 are invited to embrace their inner pirate and embark on a treasure hunt to learn all about vultures and how to use binoculars to spot them. Registration required. For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit

November 24 & 25
The Nutcracker
Schuylkill Haven Area Zwerling Auditorium Saturday Nov.24th at 7:00pm
Sunday Nov. 25th at 3:00pm matinee. Presented by the Schuylkill Ballet Theatre. Kick off the holiday season with this timeless, traditional classic - performed by local artists right here in Schuylkill County! Tickets Online At
or by calling 570-617-5616
Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the performances!

November 24 & 25
2018 North Pole Express Holiday Train Ride
Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc.
Saturday, at 10:00 AM - thru Sunday, at 6:00 PM
Bloomsburg, PA

November 30
Dinner & Auction
5pm to 9:30pm, to benefit the Animal resource Center. at Washies Firehall, Danville. Info: 570-204-2791

December 1
Festival Of Lights
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Orwigsburg Town Square

December 1
Schuylkill On The Move “Sweet Arrow Sojourn”
10:00 am - 11:00 am
“Porcupine Pat” leads us on a different path for a jaunt around the park that includes some nice scenes of the water. Meet at the Waterfall Road parking lot of Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. (3 miles, easy)

December 1
Christmas Bird Count for Kids
from 10 AM - 1 PM
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. Free for Members, $5 Non-Members
Geared for ages 8-16 and parents, this CBC4Kids event combines learning about birds with citizen science and having fun. Registration required. Snow date is Dec 2. For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit

December 1,2, & 8,9
Schuylkill Christmas Gala
Noon to 6:00 pm
Pottsville Masonic Building
4 S 2nd St Pottsville
Our annual event features live Christmas Trees donated by local tree growers, decorated by local community groups and businesses and then given to needy families. We have 4 model train displays, craft vendors, home made food, and live entertainment. This year we are featuring “Schuylkill County’s Got Christmas Talent” a Christmas talent show for county residents.
This year we are celebrating the 250th anniversary of anthracite coal.
There will also be a gift auction and lots more,
Visit us on Facebook at Schuylkill Christmas Gala
Sponsored by the Pottsville Square and Compass Builders Club
December 2
Mackerel Breakfast
8am-11am. Frackville Elks Lodge No. 1533, 307 S. 3rd Street - Frackville. All-you-can-eat menu includes: eggs, toast, home fries, mackerel, pancakes, French toast, and cream chipped beef. Sides: ham, sausage, and scrapple. Drinks: coffee or juice. Dine in or order takeout. $8 per person; or add $1 for bacon
For further information, call (570) 874-2500.

December 9
Schuylkill On The Move “Stump Dam”
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
“Hiker Jim” Murphy takes you to the Gumboot then Black Diamond Road to Blackwood and then Stump Dam. You’ll follow the old Lehigh Railroad to Silverton. Meet at Llewellyn Hose parking lot. (9 miles, easy)

December 13
Soup & Sausage Sale
Downtown Shenandoah Inc
116 North Main Street
Shenandoah, PA 17976
10:00 a.m. until sell out
$6.00/quart and $3.00/pint
Sausage Hoagies $3.50
To place an order call 570-462-2060
Soups: New England Clam Chowder, Pasta Fagiole, Chicken Noodle, Kielbasi,, Chili, Beef Barley, Beef Vegetable, and Split Pea

December 14
Christmas with
M & J Big Band
Downtown Shenandoah, Inc. sponsoring Christmas with M & J Big Band
7:00 p.m. at Shenandoah Valley Junior Senior High School, 805 West Centre Street, Shenandoah
Free admission with donations accepted

December 15
Lunch with the Grinch and Cookie Sale
Good American Hose Co.
738 East Mahanoy St.
Mahanoy City
570-773-3473 – preorder cookies. Meet the Grinch and enjoy Roast Beast and
Cindy Lou Hoo Fries

December 19
Pork Chop Supper
4pm-7pm. Frackville Elks Lodge No. 1533, 307 S. 3rd Street - Frackville. Menu includes: two breaded pork chops, potato, vegetable, roll with butter, and dessert. Dine in or call ahead for takeout order. Dining room open until 7:00 P.M. (or sellout). Cash bar available. $9 per person
Pre-sale reservations preferred, call (717) 916-4143.




May 18
Relay For Life Of Pottsville
Celebrating 25 years of Hopes and Dreams Relayers will walk 24 hours in the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, Hyatt those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. Enjoy music, games, basket raffles, food and friendship. City: Pottsville Location Other: PAHS Veterans Memorial Stadium



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