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¯“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.

¯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. 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.

¯Take A Veteran to brunch –10:15 a.m., Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology, Encore Room. 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. Reservations are not necessary. Cost: $12 per party of two; additional $6 per person. For more information, call 248-3933 ext. 5808.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1966 lunch–11 a.m., Burnham OIP. Class members, spouses and guests are welcome.

¯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 and administrators, as well as board members. If planning to attend, RSVP to Polly 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 health care 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, drinks 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

Saturday, Nov. 19

¯Breakfast buffet–6-10 a.m., Bannerville Fire Company. Menu: eggs to order, bacon, sausage, scrapple, dry beef gravy, sausage gravy, french toast, pancakes, homefries, toast, orange juice, coffee and tea. Cost: $8, adults; $4, children ages 5-12; free, children younger than 5. All meats are USDA approved. For more information, call (570) 658-6477.

¯All-you-can-eat breakfast–7-10 a.m., Richfield United Church of Christ. Meal includes: sausage gravy, bacon, ham, homefries, pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, and biscuits.

¯Pancake/sausage breakfast–7-11 a.m., Belleville Fire Company Activity Center, the former Union Elementary School. Cost: $5 per person; $2.50, ages 10 and younger.

¯Holiday bazaar–7 a.m.-1 p.m., 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 by preorder only.

¯30th annual holiday craft show–7:45 a.m.-2 p.m., Greenwood Elementary School, Millerstown. Pottery,  ceramics, jewelry, wooden items and stained glass. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Greenwood High School’s music group, “Out of the Blue” will perform their holiday show on the stage at 10 a.m. Breakfast and lunch options available. For more information, call 589-3598.

¯Craft and bake sale–8 a.m.-1 p.m., Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. There will be baked goods, crafts, soup of all kinds and yard sale items. Cost for soup: $4 per quart.

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

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

¯Fall bazaar–9 a.m.-1 p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, corner of Oak Street and Central Avenue. Soup by the quart. Soups: ham and bean; chicken and corn. To order ahead, call 248-3437. Vegetable soup will be available for lunch only. There will be kitchen items, baked goods,  Grandma’s Attic and new this year, primitive birdhouses.

¯Holiday bazaar–9 a.m.-1 p.m.., Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Featured items include soups, ham pot pie, beverages and pies. There will be crafts, baked goods and a “used but useful” table. The youth of the church will hold a rummage sale in the youth room.

¯Craft show–9 a.m.-3 p.m., Decatur Fire Hall, located in the cook house. Santa arrives at 11 a.m. Wagner’s Concessions and 20 vendors under one roof.

¯10K, 5K and kids fun run–9:30 a.m., Juniata Mennonite School. Opportunities to win free Thanksgiving turkeys. There will be a bake sale and concession stand available. For more information, visit the JMS Facebook page.

¯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.

¯One stop Christmas shop–10 a.m.-4 p.m., the new Reedsville Fire Hall, 7740 state Route South. Vendors include Thirty-One Gifts, Lularoe, handmade gifts, country crafts, jewelry and more. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds from refreshments sold will benefit the Second Wind Dreams program. Hosted by Elmcroft of Reedsville. For more information, contact Christin Lynch at 667-9380.

¯Holiday bazaar–10 a.m.-1 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Main Street, McAlisterville. Items include mince meat, mixed pickles, baked goods, homemade pies, soup, turkey pies, gift baskets, crafts and a lunch stand. For more information, call Trudy Schell at 787-5602.

¯Christmas bazaar and bake sale — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Arch Rock UMC Community Hall. Proceeds will benefit the Bath Room Fund.

¯Soup sale–11 a.m., Milroy Presbyterian Church. Cost: $3.50 per quart. Soups: vegetable beef; ham and bean; chicken noodle. To order, call 667-6530.

¯Free meal — 11:15 a.m., St. Vincent DePaul of Sacred Heart Church. Bingo will take place after meal at Sacred Heart School.

¯Captain Jack High School Class of 1964 monthly lunch — 2 p.m., Bing’s Diner, Burnham.

¯“Save Thanksgiving” concert–performances begin at 6 p.m., Central Juniata EMS Building, Mifflintown. Features a diverse cross-section of the county’s musical talent as well as numerous raffle items from local businesses and artists. There will be an assortment of hot soups, sandwiches and vegetarian options available. Admission: Suggested $5 donation and/or non-perishable food item. Proceeds benefit Juniata County Food Pantry.

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

¯Music–8-11 p.m., Lewistown Elks Lodge, 229 W. Third St. Performance by Swamp Root with special guest, Penny Eckman. Cost: $5 cover charge.

Sunday, Nov. 20

¯Lewistown Area High School Class of 1982 meeting–1 p.m., Smitty’s Bar and Grill, Milroy. Will be planning the 35th reunion.

¯CPCA monthly square dance–1:30-6 p.m., the Halifax Ambulance Building, 31 Bunker Hill Road, Halifax. The dance is an old fashioned, eastern-style square dance with a live band, Make Mine Country. No experience required. For more information, email or call Elsie at 599-5444.

¯Free Thanksgiving community dinner– 4-5 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lewistown.