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¯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.

¯Caregiver support group–3 p.m., Dec. 1, The Children’s Care Center Meeting Room A, 10 Bollinger Road, Lewistown. Free to attend. Held by Lewistown Home Health and Hospice: The Bridge. To RSVP, call Marina at 242-5000.

¯Soup and sandwich lunch–11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 2, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown. Cost: $7 per lunch. There will be multiple choices of soups and sandwiches, beverages will be provided. To order advanced tickets, call 248-9903. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

¯Driver safety class–Noon-4 p.m., Dec. 5 and 6, the basement of the Valley View Retirement Center Chapel, Belleville. For persons age 55 and older. Instructor: Nancy Simmons. The course will include class discussion, driver safety reminders, updates and humor. Cost of registration: $20 per person; $15 for AARP members. Bring a membership card and driver’s license. For reservations, call 667-2763 or 935-2700.

¯“Facing the Holidays After a Loss” workshop–10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 7, Historic Courthouse Meeting Room, 1 W. Market St., Lewistown. This educational, interactive workshop is for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Offered by SUN Home Hospice. To register or for more information, call 1-800-634-5232 ext. 24012.

Wednesday, Nov. 23

¯Christmas tree and wreath sale–8 a.m., while supplies last, CJEMS community building. A portion of the proceeds will benefit CJEMS. For more information, call the station at 436-5527.

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

¯American Red Cross blood drive–1:30-7 p.m., Reedsville Fire Company.

¯Penns Valley Community annual Thanksgiving service–7 p.m., Faith Alive Fellowship, 4394 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills. Pastors from the Penns Valley area will be participating. Those who would like to sing in the community choir are asked arrive at 6:30 p.m. for practice. Refreshments will follow the service. A collection will be taken for the Penns Valley Hope Fund.

Thursday, Nov. 24

¯Thanksgiving meal–11 a.m.-1 p.m., Carson Long Military Academy, 200 N. Carlisle St., New Bloomfield. For members of the community that need somewhere to go for the holiday. Reservations are requested, but not required. To reserve, call 889-0338.

¯10th annual free Thanksgiving meal — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 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.

¯Turkey meal–Noon, Thompsontown United Methodist Church, in the fellowship hall located in the church basement. Turkey meal with all the trimmings. There is no charge, but those who are able are asked to call 438-3722 to let them know how many people are attending. Those who are not able to call ahead are welcome to join as well.

¯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 gamer191dean@aol.com.

¯Juniata Area Detachment of the Marine Corps League meeting–7:30 p.m., American Legion, Mifflintown. For more information visit www.juniata687.org.

Friday, Nov. 25

¯2nd annual St. John’s holiday gift show–9 a.m.-5 p.m., St. John’s Christian Daycare and Preschool, 3597 W. Main St., Belleville. Show highlights skilled craftsmen and artisans from the central PA region who will be selling handmade products. There will also be baked goods, fresh apple dumplings and hot soups for purchase. Eat-in and takeout options available. Proceeds benefit the Casey A. Marthouse Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, email sjcdaycare@embarqmail.com.

¯Christmas tree sales–9 a.m.-7 p.m., Derry Park. Held by the Derry Township Fire Police.

¯American Red Cross blood drive–1:30-7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church.

¯Polar Bear Express–6:30-9 p.m., Rockhill Furnace, 430 Meadow St., Rockhill Furnace, just off U.S. 522 on Route 994 across from the old East Broad Top Railroad. Cost: $8, adults; $5, children. Rain, snow or shine. Take a ride on an enclosed and heated, restored, antique trolley. See lighted holiday displays and sing carols along the way. Free hot chocolate and cookies by the bonfire at the pavilion. For more information, call (814) 447-9576.

Saturday, Nov. 26

¯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.

¯Clothing closet — 8- 11 a.m., Beaver Lutheran Church.

¯Craft and vendor show–8 a.m.-2 p.m., CJEMS community building. Some vendors include Scentsy, Pink Zebra,  Thirty-One, Perfectly Posh, Rodan and Fields, Usborne, Tupperware, Paparrazi and more, including craft vendors. Food will also be available. A portion of the proceeds will benefit CJEMS. For more information, call the station at 436-5527.

¯Free community breakfast–8:30-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 428  S. Main St., Lewistown. Guests are asked to use the church’s rear entrance.

¯Holiday bazaar–8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the fellowship hall of the McVeytown United Methodist Church, Queen Street, McVeytown. There will be food for sale all day, including homemade soup and baked goods. There will also be a silent auction and a Santa’s workshop for children to shop at reduced prices for family and friends.

¯2nd annual St. John’s holiday gift show–9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. John’s Christian Daycare and Preschool, 3597 W. Main St., Belleville. Show highlights skilled craftsmen and artisans from the central PA region who will be selling handmade products. There will also be baked goods, fresh apple dumplings and hot soups for purchase. Eat-in and takeout options available. Proceeds benefit the Casey A. Marthouse Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, email sjcdaycare@embarqmail.com.

¯Christmas bazaar–9 a.m.-3 p.m., McVeytown Firehouse. Featuring local baked goods, crafts and direct sales vendors. Santa comes 11 a.m.-noon.

¯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.

¯Christmas bazaar–Noon-6 p.m., West Granville Fire Department. There will be Christmas gifts, candles, primitives and more. There will also be chicken corn by the pint, quart or gallon for sale.

¯Polar Bear Express–6:30-9 p.m., Rockhill Furnace, 430 Meadow St., Rockhill Furnace, just off U.S. 522 on Route 994 across from the old East Broad Top Railroad. Cost: $8, adults; $5, children. Rain, snow or shine. Take a ride on an enclosed and heated, restored,  antique trolley. See lighted holiday displays and sing carols along the way. Free hot chocolate and cookies by the bonfire at the pavilion. For more information, call (814) 447-9576.

Sunday, Nov. 27

¯Buck and Doe dance — 6-9 p.m., Milroy American Legion Post 287. Music featuring DJ

Sammy Rosell.

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