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¯DivorceCare: Surviving the holidays seminar — 6:30 p.m. Monday, 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 more than 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Child care is provided for children up to grade 5, but registration is required. For more information, contact 250-1466 or 935-0164.

¯2nd Annual Take A Veteran to brunch — 10:15 a.m. or noon, Thursday, Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology, Encore Room, Lewistown. The community service event involving the culinary arts students, 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.

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

¯Bereavement support group — noon, Tuesday, 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 — pick up 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 info can be found on the chapter’s eCommerce website, In the event of school cancellation, pick up 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 Wednesday.

¯Free Thanksgiving meal — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 24, New Life Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham. Take-outs 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 U.S. 522 between Beaver Springs and Beavertown. Take-outs 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.

Saturday, Nov. 12

¯Fly-in, drive-in, walk-in breakfast — 8-10:30 a.m., Mifflin County Airport, Reedsville. Sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 518.

¯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 lots of crafts and Christmas gift ideas, homemade soups and baked goods and chances to win a Husky 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. 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.

¯Brick Saturday — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mifflin County Library, Lewistown, 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.

¯Food distribution — 10-11 a.m., Turkey Valley United Methodist Church, state 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.

¯Sausage sale — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the fire station on West Specht Street, McClure. Fresh pork sausage will be available in regular, hot, loose and rope sausage options.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1965 luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Burnham OIP. Classmates and spouses welcome.

¯Homemade ham pot pie sale — pick up at 1:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Alfarata. Cost: $6 per quart. Containers will be provided for take-out only. Walk-ins welcome until sold out.

¯Spaghetti dinner — starts at 3 p.m., Doylesburg United Methodist Church, Franklin County, off of state 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. Take-out meals are an additional 50 cents.

¯Turkey dinner by donation — 3:30-6:30 p.m., Crossroads Church of God Prophecy, state 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. Take-out 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. Take-outs 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. Take-out 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, state 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 info, 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. Menu: chicken and waffles, mashed potatoes, corn, cole slaw, applesauce, dessert and beverage. Cost: $10, adults; $5, children ages 5-12; free, children younger than 5.

¯Soup and sandwich lunch — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., McVeytown Firehouse. Hosted by the Boy Scout Troop 104 of McVeytown. Donations will be accepted at the door for the meal. Monies donated go to support each boy’s summer camping experience.

¯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. Take-outs 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. Grads and non-grads, spouses and guests are welcome. 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.

Monday, Nov. 14

¯West Snyder High School Class of 1959 breakfast — 8 a.m., Rayauda’s Restaurant, Beaver Springs.

¯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.

¯Chief Logan Class of 1954 lunch — noon, Bel-Vue. All class members and guests are welcome. For more information, call (570) 522-0944.

¯Flu shots — noon-3 p.m., Mifflin County Library, Belleville branch.

¯Mahjong for adults — 1-3 p.m., Mifflin County Library, Lewistown branch. There will be an instructor to assist with learning.

¯Lewistown Knitting Circle — 1-3 p.m., Rhodes Memorial Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Call 242-1591 for more information.

¯Divorce Care for Kids — 5:30-7 p.m., LUMINA Center, Lewistown. 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 info, call or text 437-4946, or 935-2164. Online registration available at, click on Children’s Ministries.

¯Divorce Care for Kids — 6:30-8 p.m., Belleville Community Hall. 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 info, call or text 437-4946, or 935-2164. Online registration available at, click on Children’s Ministries.

¯Towpath Naturalist Society meeting — 7 p.m., downstairs in the Juniata Valley Regional Business Center, 152 E. Market St., Lewistown (Danks Building). Honduras: Birding for Conservation, Laura and Mike Jackson.

¯Belleville Civic Club meeting — 7 p.m., community room of the Mifflin County Library Kish Branch, Belleville. Meetings are held September through May.

¯Compassionate Friends Support Group for Bereaved Parents — 7 p.m., Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, Lewistown. For more information, call 248-0664.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

¯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.

¯Kish High School Class of 1958 luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Burnham OIP.

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

¯Music — 6-8 p.m., Yeagertown Senior Center. Performance by Elvis Show.

¯Juniata Valley Quilters Guild meeting — 6:30 p.m., Rhoads Memorial Methodist Church, Lewistown. Program: Quilt care, collecting and appraisals with Karen Powers.  For more information, call 527-0084.

¯Divorce Care for Kids — 6:30-8 p.m., Juniata Valley YMCA, Burnham. 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 info, call or text 437-4946, or 935-2164. Online registration available at, click on Children’s Ministries.