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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.

¯Homemade ham pot pie sale — pickup 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.

¯Holiday bazaar–7 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 19, Port Royal Lutheran Church. There will be baked goods, soup by the quart, Christmas and fall craft items. There will also be frozen mincemeat pies or mincemeat only by pre-order by Nov. 10. To order, call 527-4581 or 436-2570.

¯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 and administrators, as well as 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.

¯Food distribution–10-11 a.m., Nov. 12, Turkey Valley United Methodist Church, Route 235 between Maze and Seven Stars. Thanksgiving groceries will be available in addition to regular groceries only to families who call ahead to sign up for the distribution. For more information about eligibility, or to sign up for the distribution, please contact the Juniata County Food Pantry at 436-9718.

¯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.

¯’Death of a Doornail’ show — Two nights: 7 p.m., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 19, Belleville Mennonite High School. Mystery Dessert will be served with the show Nov. 18. Cost: $9, adults; $7, students. Dinner Theatre will be served with show Nov. 19. Cost: $18, adults; $16, students. To RSVP for the Mystery Dessert or Dinner Theatre, call the school at 935-2184. Cost to attend the production only: $8, adults; $6, students. Guests for show only do not need to RSVP.

¯Midd-West FFA fruit sale — pickup from 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Dec. 12, Midd-West High School Ag Shop. Orders may be placed with any of the chapter’s 350 Midd-West FFA members until Nov. 18. Fruit may be purchased online, certain items are available for home delivery and additional information can be found on the chapter’s eCommerce website, In the event of school cancellation, pickup will be at the same time on Dec. 13.

¯Free Thanksgiving meal — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 24, New Life Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham. Takeouts available. Mifflin County area shut-ins can receive free delivery. Reservations for delivery must be made by calling 242-1481 by Nov. 21.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

¯Election day bake sale–starts at 7 a.m., Turbett Grange, located on Route 333 east of Old Port, Port Royal. There will be apple dumplings, pies, cookies, barbecue, soup and sandwiches.

¯Coffee time–8:30-11 a.m., McVeytown United Methodist Church, the tan church on Queen Street. Check McVeytown UMC Facebook page for cancellations or updates.

¯Dominos– 9 a.m., Derry Township Senior Center, Yeagertown.

¯Soup and sandwich sale–10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the social room of the West Kish Presbyterian Church, 3820 W. Main St., Belleville. There will be soups, hot dogs and baked goods. Takeout and eat-in options available. All proceeds will benefit cancer research. Held by the Belleville Blessings, a Relay For Life team. For more information, contact Tammy Carothers, 935-2369, or Bev Eichhorn, 935-2832.

¯Soup sale–11 a.m.-1 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Siglerville. Soups: vegetable beef; chicken and corn; chicken and corn with rivels. Cost: $4 per quart.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1962 luncheon meeting–Noon, OIP, Lewistown. Grads, non-grads, spouses and guests are all welcome.

¯Exercise class– 3:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lewistown. Call 953-6158 for more information.

¯Divorce Care for Kids–6:30-8 p.m., Juniata Valley YMCA. Designed for children ages 5-12 to help heal from parents divorce or separation. Games, crafts, activities, music and DVD dramas create comfortable atmosphere for kids. For more information, call or text 437-4946, or 935-2164. Online registration available at, click on Children’s


¯Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council meeting– 7 p.m., Gallery 3West, 3 W. Market St., Lewistown.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

¯Fisher/Sanyo breakfast — 8:30 a.m., Dutch Country Inn, Reedsville. For more information, call 667-2565.

¯Lozier Retirees breakfast — 9 a.m., Rayaudas Restaurant, Beaver Springs. Retirees, spouses and friends are welcome.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1951 luncheon–11:30 a.m., Bel-Vue Inn, Reedsville.

¯Derry Township Class of 1950 luncheon– 11:30 a.m., Bel-Vue Inn, Reedsville.

¯Juniata High School Class of 1966 lunch–Noon, County Line, Richfield.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1956 luncheon–Noon, OIP, U.S. 322, Milroy.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1949 lunch — 12:30 p.m., Coras, Burnham.

¯Low impact exercise class– 1 p.m., McVeytown United Methodist Church.

¯American Red Cross blood drive — 1:30-7 p.m., Burnham Lions Club Community Building, Burnham.

¯Adult photography class — 6-7:30 p.m., Mifflin County Library. The class will be taught by Danae Spelas. Call 242-2391 for more information or to register. Registration is helpful, but not necessary.

¯148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Re-enactment Group meeting– 7:30 p.m., Hoss’s Steak and Seahouse, 1450 N. Atherton St., State College. Members will discuss annual Remembrance Day Monument Ceremony and Grand Parade in Gettysburg on Nov. 19. Members will also nominate officers for 2017. For more information, contact Lynn Herman at (814) 861-0770.

Thursday, Nov. 10

¯West Snyder High School Class of 1968 breakfast– 9:30 a.m., Vince’s, Beaver Springs. Members and guests are welcome.

¯Kish High School Class of 1966 ladies lunch–11 a.m., Bread of Life, McAlisterville.

¯Free community Thanksgiving/Veterans Day celebration–Noon, Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Menu includes turkey and all of the trimmings. Attendees are asked to use the entrance at the rear of the church.

¯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 information, call the church at 899-7740.

¯Free pancake and sausage breakfast– 6:30-9:30 a.m., Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.