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¯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 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.

¯Photo shoot–Weeknights, 4 p.m. -7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Dec. 4-17, the old Fastenal Building beside Vince’s Pizza, Electric Avenue, Lewistown. For $25, attendees will receive five digital photos and have the option of seven different backgrounds. Pet photos will be from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Dec. 11. Proceeds benefit High Intensity (14U) Softball. Space is limited and will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve a spot, call 513-5777.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

¯Christmas assistance applications for Mifflin County–sign ups from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., The Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown.

¯Chief Logan Class of 1961 lunch–11:30 a.m., Burnham OIP.

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

¯Grief Support Group–2 p.m., Home Nursing Agency, 129 S. Main St., Suite T, Lewistown. Call Pastor John Walters at 248-4593.

Thursday, Dec. 1

¯Machine Shop No. 1 retirees breakfast– 8 a.m., Dutch Country Inn, Reedsville.

¯Fairmont retirees and former employees breakfast– 9 a.m.,Vince’s Pizza and Family Restaurant.

¯Blood drive — 1:30 p.m. -7 p.m., Brown’s United Methodist Church, McAlisterville.

¯Christmas bazaar–5 p.m. -8 p.m., The Salvation Army, corner of Dorcas and Chestnut streets, Lewistown. There will be gifts, crafts, decorations, baked goods and much more.

¯Aerobics– 6 p.m. -7 p.m., Hope Center, Bethel AME Church. Cost is $2 if not a member of the church.

¯KeyStone Gamers– 6 p.m. -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 p.m. -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.

¯Juniata County Democrat Committee meeting–7 p.m., Mifflin Fire Co. Annex. Use rear entrance. Call Gregg Specht at 436-5422 with agenda items or for more information.

¯American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 298 meeting–7 p.m., American Legion, Mifflintown.

Friday, Dec. 2

¯Christmas bazaar–9 a.m.-7 p.m., The Salvation Army, corner of Dorcas and Chestnut streets, Lewistown. There will be gifts, crafts, decorations, baked goods and much more.

¯Holiday bazaar–10 a.m.-5 p.m., Milroy Senior Center, the old Armagh Elementary School. There will be tables full of antiques, crafts, Amish quilts, baked goods and canning, food, games and prizes. Entertainment by RB Powell starting at 10:30 a.m.

¯Lewistown-Granville High School Class of 1966 luncheon–6 p.m., Sal-Lee’s Dream, Strodes Mills.

¯Polar Bear Express–6:30 p.m. -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.