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¯DivorceCare: Surviving the holidays seminar — 6:30 p.m., Nov. 14, at the Evangel Baptist Church, Lewistown. Seminar features practical suggestions, guidance and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, experts in divorce-related care and people who have experienced the holidays after separation or divorce. Those who attend will receive a free book with over 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Child care is provided through fifth grade and registration is required for child care. For more information, contact 250-1466 or 935-0164.

¯Longaberger/Vera Bradley bingo–doors open at 5:30 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 4, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Belleville. Tickets can be purchased in advance. Cost: advance tickets, $20; at-the-door tickets, $25. To reserve tickets, call 935-2959.

¯Sandy’s Scents holiday craft bingo–doors open at 11:30 a.m., starts at 1 p.m., Nov. 6, McClure American Legion Post 942. Cost: $20, at the door; $15, advance tickets. There will also be raffle tables, 50/50 and door prizes. Bring book donations; with every book, receive a ticket for special raffle prize. Advance tickets must be purchased by Nov. 5. Contact Sandy Fisher at 543-5467, Carol Hess at (570) 658-3346, or Lindsey Peterson at 447-0623 to purchase tickets.

¯Homemade ham pot pie sale — pick-up between noon and 6 p.m., Nov. 16, Trinity United Methodist Church, 428 S. Main St., Lewistown. Takeouts only, containers provided. Cost: $7 per quart. Last day to order is Nov. 9. To order, call 248-2340, 242-1195, or 248-4169.

¯Marianna’s hoagie sale–pick up after 4 p.m., Nov. 17, Spring Run Church of the Brethren. Cost: $7.50 per hoagie. To order, call Don Crosson at 899-7344 by Nov. 6. Arrangements may be made for delivery when orders are placed.

¯Senior citizens holiday luncheon — free, 12:30 p.m., Nov. 17, Juniata High School cafeteria, 3931 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown. There will be musical entertainment and artwork on display, student led tours of the school and the opportunity to meet school district faculty, staff, administrators and board members. If planning to attend, RSVP at 436-2111 ext. 5002, or, by Nov. 11.

¯Sausage sale — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 12, the fire station on West Specht Street, McClure. Fresh pork sausage will be available in regular, hot, loose and rope sausage options. Advance orders on sale now. To place an order, contact Marlene Hassinger at (570) 658-3363, Judy Pheasant at (570) 658-5501, Juli Jones at (570) 765-2600, Tommy Lash at (570) 600-2296, Darren Erb at 437-7945, or any fire company personnel.

¯Painting party — 7-9 p.m., Nov. 13, J.C. Penney in Burnham. Benefits local cancer family. Cost: $35 per ticket. To pre-order tickets, call Stacey Smith at 437-7418.

Thursday, Nov. 3

¯Machine Shop No. 1 retirees breakfast– 8 a.m., Dutch Country Inn, Reedsville.

¯Fairmont retirees and former employees breakfast– 9 a.m.,Vince’s Pizza and Family Restaurant.

¯Bag day– 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Big Valley Thrift and Gift Shop, 35 Walnut St., Belleville. Bags are supplied, applies to clothes and shoes only. All sales are final. Proceeds benefit Mennonite Central Committee.

¯JJHS Class of 1949 luncheon — Noon, Bread of Life restaurant, McAlisterville. All class members, spouses, friends and family members may attend.

¯Cook the Books–Noon, Mifflin County Library, Lewistown, community room. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish made from a recipe they got from a book or magazine, a drink and the name of the book they got the recipe from.

¯Caregiver support group–3 p.m., The Children’s Care Center, meeting room A, 10 Bollinger Road, Lewistown. Free to attend. To RSVP, call 242-5000.

¯Roast turkey dinner – 4-7 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Cost: Adults, $8; children ages 6-11, $3.50; children age 5 and younger eat free. Tickets are available at the church office from 8 a.m. to noon, or by calling 248-4618 to reserve them. The dinner is advanced tickets only.

¯Homespun bazaar–4-8 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Booths include Sweet’n Treats, Fresh from the Oven, Christmas shop, wood shop and quilters booth.

¯Aerobics– 6-7 p.m., Hope Center, Bethel AME Church. Cost is $2 if not a member of the church.

¯KeyStone Gamers– 6-9:30 p.m., Moose Family Center, 80 Brady Lane, Lewistown. Do not have to be a Moose member to join. For more information email

¯GriefShare–6:30-8:30 p.m., Pine Glen CMA Church, 1058 Route 103 N., Lewistown. Grief recovery seminar and support group. Features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Sessions include: “Is this normal,” “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and your relationships,” “Why,” and “Guilt and Anger.” For more info, call the church at 899-7740.

¯Juniata County Democrat Committee meeting–7 p.m., Mifflin Fire Co. Annex. Use rear entrance. Call Gregg Specht at 436-5422 with agenda items or for more information.

¯American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 298 meeting–7 p.m., American Legion, Mifflintown.

Friday, Nov. 4

¯Bag day–9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lewistown Shelter Thrift Store. Cost: $3, clothes only.

¯Play group–10 a.m., Mifflin County Library, Lewistown. Group is for children ages 1-3 and their siblings. Bring a snack to share.

¯Chicken corn soup sale– pick-up after 11 a.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lewistown. Cost: $4 per quart.

¯Holiday bazaar– 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church. There will be craft and sale stations available and a chance to order fall decorations. Food will be available for lunch and dinner, including sloppy joes, cakes, pies and vegetable soup. Soup is available for order in advance. To order, call 667-6312.

¯Fish, oyster, crabcake and meatloaf dinner–4-7 p.m., Decatur Fireman’s Park. For more information, call 543-5828.

¯Turkey shoot–kitchen opens at 6 p.m., shoot starts at 7 p.m., Richfield Sportsman’s Club. 12, 16, 20 gauge shells will be provided.

Saturday, Nov. 5

¯Bazaar –8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dormantown Lutheran Church. There will be soup, baked goods and yard sale items for sale.

¯Holiday bazaar–8-11 a.m., Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church. There will be craft and sale stations available and a chance to order fall decorations.

¯Clothing closet — 9 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. Free soup and sandwiches available.

¯Shoe bank — 9 a.m.-noon, Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown.

¯Brick Saturday — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mifflin County Library and Kish Branch Library, Belleville. Kids of all ages can come and play with Legos provided by the library.

¯Fall fest–10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wayne United Methodist Church, 3 miles east of McVeytown. There will be crafts, business vendors and a lunch table. Ham and bean soup will be sold by the quart. Cost: $4.

¯Turkey supper–4-7 p.m., East Waterford Presbyterian Church. Family-style dinner. Eat in or take out.

¯Bingo–doors and kitchen open at 4:30 p.m., bingo at 6 p.m., Lack-Tuscarora EMS. All proceeds go to Lack-Tuscarora EMS.

¯Quarter raffle–doors open at 4:30 p.m., raffle at 6 p.m., Fayette Fire Company, McAlisterville. Cost: $5, one paddle; $8, two paddles. Door prizes and kitchen will be open. Vendors include Perfectly Posh, Lemongrass, Mifflin-Juniata Pet Pantry, Longaberger, D0-Terra, Thirty-One, Kerstetter’s Kountry Krafts, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Jamberry Nails, Purses Plus, Norwex, Glass Painting by Darian, Stampin-Up, Fremont Ironworks, Audrey’s Homemade Jewelry and Pink Zebra.

¯19th annual filled basket and craft auction–6 p.m., kitchen opens at 4 p.m., Richfield Fire House. Bring a chair.

¯Square dance–6-9 p.m., Mexico Grange Annex, Mexico. Music will be provided by Down Yonder.

Sunday, Nov. 6

¯Turkey dinner–11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bannerville Fire Company. Cost: $9, adults; $5, children 6-12 years old; free, children younger than 5. Meal: turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade stuffing, corn, carrots and desserts. Benefits McClure Quick Response. Football game will also be on.

¯Burnham Lions Club turkey dinner — 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Lions Community Building. Family-style meal, all-you-can-eat. Cost: $9, adults; $4, children ages 6-12; free, children younger than 6. Takeouts start at 10:30 a.m. For large orders, call 248-9152.

¯Quilt auction–silent auction at 2 p.m., live quilt auction at 3 p.m., Camp Nawakwa, 1033 Nawakwa Road, Biglerville. There will be a free dinner following the quilt auction. All proceeds benefit the Endowment fund. For more information, visit

¯Open Stitches–2-4 p.m., Gallery 3West in the Montgomery Ward Building. Free, no pre-registration. All needle crafters and skill levels welcome; not a class. Ages 12 and up. Can bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Bring own project and materials. For more information, call 994-1225, or email

¯Nottingham Four sharing– 6 p.m., Stony

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