Editor’s note: The Sentinel offers nonprofit and other community organizations an opportunity to promote upcoming events for free in this community calendar for three days before the event. Events needing reservations also may be promoted for up to two weeks prior to the reservation date.

Submit items at least one business week before publication via email,; voice mail, 248-6741 or (800) 827-6397 (voice mail ext. 112); online, Virtual Newsroom at; or mail or drop off, The Sentinel, P.O. Box 588 Lewistown, PA 17044.

With all submissions, you must include a telephone number for verification purposes. The phone number is not for publication, unless so indicated. The editor reserves the right to edit all submissions.

Reserve now

¯“Death of a Doornail” show — 6:30 p.m., Nov. 19, Belleville Mennonite High School. Dinner Theatre will be served with show. Cost: $18, adults; $16, students. To RSVP for the 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.

Friday, Nov. 18

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

¯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.

¯“Death of a Doornail” show — 7 p.m., Belleville Mennonite High School. Mystery Dessert will be served with the show, requires RSVP. Cost to attend the production only: $8, adults; $6, students. Guests for show only do not need to RSVP.

¯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 pre-order 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 West 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.

Monday, Nov. 21

¯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.

¯Kish Class of 1968 monthly luncheon– 11 a.m., Burnham OIP. No reservation required.

¯Past and present employees of Ohesson Manor lunch– Noon, Hoss’s Steak and Seahouse, 23 Hoss Drive, Lewistown.

¯Mifflin County Library Board of Directors meeting–5:15 p.m., in the Lewistown community room.

¯Divorce Care for Kids–5:30-7 p.m., LUMINA Center. 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 Ministries.

¯Wagner United Methodist Cemetery Association meeting–6:30 p.m. at the church. Any interested parties or lot holders are invited to attend.

¯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 information, call or text 437-4946, or 935-2164. Online registration available at, click on Children’s Ministries.

¯Cub Scout Pack 6 sign up night–7 p.m., Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Burnham, in the basement. For boys from first to fifth grade. For more information, call 248-9903.