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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 call 250-1466 or 935-0164.

¯2nd Annual Take A Veteran to brunch — 10:15 a.m. or noon, Nov. 17, Mifflin Couny Academy of Science and Technology, Encore Room. The community service event involving the culinary arts students and student organization leaders is intended to reach out to local veterans by encouraging family members, friends and the community to be a sponsor. No more than two people can accompany the veteran to the buffet. Cost is $12 per reservation for two people and can be reserved by calling 248-3933, extension 5808.

¯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, administrators and board members. If planning to attend, RSVP to 436-2111 ext. 5002, or, by Nov. 11.

¯Homemade ham pot pie sale–pickup at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 12, St. Marks Lutheran Church, Alfarata. Cost: $6 per quart. Containers will be provided for take-out only. Last day to order is Nov. 11. To order, call 248-9954 or 543-5151. Walk-ins welcome until sold out.

¯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.

¯Bereavement support group–Noon, Nov. 15, Ohesson Manor. A light lunch will be provided. Held by Lewistown Home Health and Hospice: The Bridge. To RSVP for the event, call 242-5000.

¯ ‘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 3:30-7:30 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.

¯Community Thanksgiving meal and service–5 p.m., Nov. 20, The Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown. RSVP by calling 248-8338 no later than Nov. 16.

¯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.

¯10th annual free Thanksgiving meal — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 24, Beaver Lutheran Church, located on Route 522 between Beaver Springs and Beavertown. Takeouts available, transportation or delivery is available for area shut-ins in the western Snyder County areas of Beavertown, Beaver Springs, Troxelville and McClure by calling the church. Reservations appreciated for larger groups. To reserve, call the church at (570) 658-2001.

Thursday, Nov. 10

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

¯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

¯Bluegrass Country Express–6 p.m., Lewistown Senior Center. Bring a snack to share.

¯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.

Friday, Nov. 11

¯Christmas themed fundraiser–9 a.m.-2 p.m., Central Juniata EMS building, Mifflintown. There will be a Chinese auction and a vendor show with over 20 vendors. Homemade soup and hot dogs will be available along with homemade baked goods. Held by The Smallest Gift, a local nonprofit organization ministering to families who experience pregnancy loss or infant death.

¯Pork and sauerkraut dinner — 4-6:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown. Cost: $8 per person, pie is an extra $1.50 per slice. For tickets, call 248-8327.

¯Veterans Day spaghetti supper — Starts at 5 p.m., Lewistown Armory, 28 Armory Lane, Lewistown. Event is open, free of charge, to all military veterans, law enforcement, fire fighters and first responders. Spouses also welcome.

¯Meat bingo–doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m., Beaver Springs Fire Company. Cost: $20 per ticket. For ticket information, call 658-2311 or 837-3639.

¯Juniata County Veterans queen ball — 6 p.m., meal served at 6:30 p.m., Mifflintown Fire Co. Community Hall. Buffet-style meal and entertainment provided. Meal includes: stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, two vegetables, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, dessert and beverage. BYOB. Cost: $15 each; two for $25; children ages 12 and younger are free. Proceeds benefit Juniata County Veterans Council. All veterans and active duty personnel are asked to wear their uniforms. For information or tickets, call 535-5102 or  436-5905.

Saturday, Nov. 12

¯Grand slam breakfast–8-11 a.m., Lewistown Presbyterian Church, located on Third and Brown streets. Meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Cost: $7, adults; $5, children ages 5-10; free with a paying adult, children younger than 5. Held by BSA Troop 4 camping fundraiser.

¯Craft bazaar, bake and soup sale–8 a.m.-1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 128 N. Orange St. Lunch will be available. Proceeds benefit the United Methodist Church.

¯Holiday bazaar–8 a.m.-1 p.m., Church Hill United Methodist Church, 119 Woodland Circle, Reedsville. There will be crafts, baked goods and more, in addition to items from SERV, a fair trade organization.

¯Community clothes closet — 9 a.m. to noon, Big Valley Alliance Church, 50 S. Kish St., Belleville. Gently used clothing and shoes to give away to people in need; baby diapers and baby wipes are also available. For more information, call 483-6951.

¯Christmas craft show–9 a.m.-1 p.m., East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, 100 Walnut St., Reedsville. There will be crafts, Christmas gift ideas, homemade soups, baked goods and chances to win a Huskey throw or a locally made quilt.

¯Holiday bazaar–9 a.m.-2 p.m., Milroy White Memorial Church, South Main Street, Milroy, in the church fellowship hall. There will be wreaths, Christmas crafts, gift baskets/gifts, food tables, church cookbooks, white elephant and a raffle. Lunch will feature chicken corn and ham and bean soups, sandwiches and desserts. Soup will be sold by the quart, while available; containers will be provided.

¯Mifflin County Music Boosters’ holiday expo — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mifflin County High School, 501 Sixth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring Chris Ruble with Kenzie McCarter; silent auction; visits and photos with Mr. and Mrs. Santa and more. Free admission and parking. Donations accepted at the door.

¯Yard sale — 9 a.m.-noon, New Hope Church of Christ, 6368 Belle Ave., Suite 8, Lewistown.

¯Community Clothes Closet — 9 a.m. to noon, Big Valley Alliance Church, 50 South Kish Street, Belleville. Gently used clothing and shoes to give away to people in need, baby diapers and baby wipes also available. Any questions please call 483-6951.

¯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.

¯Mifflin County Democratic Women’s Club–10 a.m., downstairs conference room, Penn State Learning Center, Lewistown. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Cindy Kennedy at 935-7462.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1965 luncheon–11:30 a.m., Burnham OIP.

¯Spaghetti dinner–starts at 3 p.m., Doylesburg United Methodist Church, Franklin County, off of Route 75 in a small village south of East Waterford. Drink, salad and dessert included. Cost: $7, adults; $3.50, children ages 8-12; free, children younger than 8.

¯Turkey supper–3-5 p.m., Newton Wayne Fire Company. Cost: $8.50, adults; $5.50, children ages 5-11; free for children younger than 4. Takeout meals are an additional 50 cents.

¯Turkey dinner by donation–3:30-6:30 p.m., Crossroads Church of God Prophecy, Route 235 S., East Salem/Maze.

¯All-you-can-eat ham and beef pot pie supper–4 p.m., Rescue Hose Company No. 20, 222 S. Sassafras St., Beavertown. Takeout quarts of pot pie will be available. Proceeds benefit Rescue Hose Company No. 20.

¯Turkey dinner–4-6:30 p.m., or until the dinner runs out, Belleville Mennonite School. Turkey dinner served with traditional fixings of mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, coleslaw, a homemade roll and homemade pie or cake for dessert. No advance ticket sales. Takeouts available. Cost: free, ages 0-3; $7, ages 4-10; $11, ages 11 and up; and $45, families of 5 or more. For more information, call the school at 935-2184.

¯Ham pot pie fundraiser meal–4-7 p.m., Union Township Community Building, former Union Elementary School. Takeout and quart containers available. There will be a bale sale set up in the lobby of the building. Proceeds will help with funeral expenses for Evan Bulick, who passed away earlier this year.

¯Dancing–7-10 p.m., Shermanata Grange Hall, three miles west of Duncannon, Route 274/New Bloomfield Road. Square dancing, round, line, and polka with music by the Common Ground Band. Caller: Larry Snook. Food and drinks available. For more information, call Don Conrad at 834-4324.

¯Saturday night concert series–7-9:15 p.m., St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 573 Alfarata Road, Lewistown. Local artists Flipside and The Lazy River Band will perform. No cover charge. Free-will offering accepted. Light refreshments available. For more information, visit

Sunday, Nov. 13

¯All-you-can-eat chicken and waffles–11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lack-Tuscarora EMS, 9320 Route 75 S., East Waterford, PA 17021. Menu: chicken and waffles, mashed potatoes, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, dessert and beverage. Cost: $10, adults; $5, children ages 5-12; free, children younger than 5.

¯Roast turkey dinner–11 a.m.- 2 p.m., the fire station on West Specht Street, McClure. Dinner is all-you-can-eat in the dining room, beverage and dessert is included. Takeouts are available. Donation: $9, adults; $5, children 6-12 years old; free, children younger than 6. For more information, contact Marlene Hassinger at (570) 658-3363, or at the fire station the morning of the dinner at (570) 658-7636.

¯Susquehanna Valley Spinners & Weavers Guild monthly meeting — 1 p.m., The Cellars, Lewisburg. The guest speaker for this meeting will be Tom Knisley, who is a master weaver and guru to the fiber world.  He has been associated with Mannings Handweaving Center for 40 Years.

¯Captain Jack/Mount Union High School monthly luncheon– 2 p.m., Bing’s Diner, Burnham. For all classes. Call 250-7121 to register.

¯Dancing–2-5 p.m., Freeburg Community Center. Country dance, square dance, round dance, line and two-step. Beginners and families are welcome. Refreshments are available. Music by The Outsiders.

¯Coffee and dessert–6:30 p.m., Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 E. Logan St., Reedsville. Will be followed by a dessert auction. Cost: $1. Money raised will be for the church building fund.