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¯2nd Annual Take A Veteran to brunch — 10:15 a.m. or noon, Nov. 17, Mifflin County 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.

¯“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.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

¯Chief Logan Class of 1964 brunch–10:30 a.m., Vince’s Pizza, Burnham.

¯Chief Logan Class of 1954 brunch–10:30 a.m., Vince’s Pizza, Burnham.

¯Kishacoquillas High School Class of 1965 lunch–11 a.m., Hoss’s Steak and Seahouse.

¯Free lunch–doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, Main Street, East Waterford. The meal will be served in the fellowship hall in the church basement, accessed by the entrance at the back of the church. Menu includes baked ham, cheese potatoes, corn, slaw, a dessert and a beverage. Takeouts available.

¯Rothrock High School reunion meeting – 11:30 a.m., Sal-Lee’s Dream, Strodes Mills. Former Rothrock students are invited to discuss plans for an all-classes reunion.

¯ACTWU retirees luncheon — Noon, Moose Family Center.

¯OR Gang lunch–Noon, J.P. Edwards.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1967 luncheon– 1 p.m., Big Daddy’s Grill ‘n Chill. Members, spouses and all guests are welcome.

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

¯Spaghetti dinner–4-7 p.m., St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 573 Alfarata Road, Lewistown. All-you-can-eat spaghetti with meat sauce plus salad, rolls, beverages and dessert. Eat-in or takeout meals are available. A donation from the heart is accepted for each meal. For more information, visit

¯Chief Logan Class of 1957 meeting — 5 p.m. at Big Daddy’s Grill ‘N Chill, West Fourth Street, Lewistown. All class members, spouses and guests welcome. For more information, call 248-3789.

¯Mifflin County High School Class of 2017 senior show–7 p.m., the Mifflin County High School auditorium. Cost: $2, students; $3, adults.

Thursday, Nov. 17

¯Standard Steel Melt Shop Retirees Splinter Group breakfast– 8 a.m., Dutch Country Inn.

¯Book crafting class for adults–10 a.m., Mifflin County Library, Lewistown branch. Bring sharp scissors, all other supplies will be provided. Participants will be making turkeys or pumpkins, if preferred. Cost: $5 per person due at time of registration. Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, call Kathy Knarr at 242-2391.

¯Kish High School Class of 1966 brunch–10 a.m. Sal-Lee’s Dream, Strodes Mills.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1966 lunch–11 a.m., Burnham OIP.

¯Kish High School Class of 1961 lunch–11 a.m., OIP, Burnham.

¯Turkey dinner and bazaar–dinner with all the trimmings served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and at 4 p.m., Highland United Presbyterian Church, 11 Church Road, Newport. Church is on the hill overlooking Newport Plaza on Route 34, just off Route 322. Cost: $13, adults; $7, children ages 5-12. Takeouts available for adults meals only. No special orders or telephone orders.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1958 lunch–Noon, Bel-Vue Inn, Reedsville.

¯Senior citizens holiday luncheon — free, 12:30 p.m., 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.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1960 lunch–12:30 p.m., Sal-Lee’s Dream Restaurant.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1960 lunch–12:30 p.m., Vince’s Restaurant.

¯Healthcare career fair–2-4 p.m., PA CareerLink, Mifflin County. Visit with representatives from Geisnger-Lewistown Hospital, PRN Medical Staffing, Locust Grove, South Hills, Ohesson Manor, WATCH Program, Mid State Occupational Health, In-Home Services of Central PA, Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology and Elmcroft Senior Living.

¯Health screening fair–2-4 p.m., PA CareerLink, Mifflin County. Participate in free health screenings offered by local healthcare professionals. For more information, contact Business Consultant Cher Harpster at

¯Bariatric Surgery Support Group– 3:30-4:30 p.m., 310 Electric Ave., Suite 230, Lewistown. Session moderated by Clinical Dietitian Julie Thompson. For more information, call 242-7099.

¯Marianna’s hoagie sale–pickup after 4 p.m., 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.

¯Alzheimer’s support group– 4 p.m., Richfield Senior Center. Call 694-3434 for more information.

¯Milroy Lions spaghetti supper– 4-7 p.m. at White Memorial Church, Main Street, Milroy. Menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, apple sauce, bread, drink and homemade desserts. Charge is by donation only. Takeouts available. Proceeds benefit the Shelter Services Inc.’s roofing project.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1957 ladies meeting–6 p.m., Bel-Vue Inn, Reedsville.

¯Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 791–6 p.m., Burnham Lions Community Building, 403 First Ave., Burnham.

¯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.

¯Mifflin County High School Class of 2017 senior show–7 p.m., the Mifflin County High School auditorium. Cost: $2, students; $3, adults.

¯Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 791–7 p.m., Burnham Lions Community Building, 403 First Ave., Burnham.

Friday, Nov. 18

¯Free lunch–11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church, Mifflintown, Route 35 North. No takeouts.

¯Mifflin County PASR meeting–Noon, Lewistown Country Club. The program will be the bazaar.

¯Bluegrass Country Express with jam session– 5 p.m. kitchen opens, 6-9 p.m. band performs, 6:30 p.m. jam session, Four Seasons Senior Center, CJEMS Lane, Route 35, Mifflintown. Admission is $2. Call 436-6847 for more information.

¯Grocery auction — 6 p.m., Delaware Township Fire Co., East Salem. Concession stand available.

¯Bingo–6:30-9 p.m., Belleville Fire Company Activity Center, the former Union Elementary School.

¯Concert–7 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown. Free will donation at the door. Performance by Dennis Cash in a Mini-Mountain Laurel.

¯Contra dance–7:30-10:30 p.m., State College Friends School, 1900 University Drive, State College. Live music. No partner needed, no experience necessary. All dances taught. Karl Senseman, of Harrisburg, will be calling to the music of the Open Contra Dance Band. Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania County Dance Association. For more information, call (814) 880-0338, or visit