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Singers needed for Let Christmas Ring

LEWISTOWN –The Lewistown Community Choir is looking for adult singers for the annual Let Christmas Ring Concert, to be held at 3 p.m. on Dec. 4.

Rehearsals are at 6:30 p.m. on  Sundays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, and 27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown.

The group is always looking for new members.

Indoor Mini Golf to benefit MC Library

LEWISTOWN — Indoor Mini Golf is coming to the Mifflin County Library this weekend as a fundraising event.

Holes will be set up inside the library, and balls and clubs will be provided to participants.

Adults only may play from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, while the event will be open to people of all ages from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 242-2391.

Senior center needs vendors for bazaar

MILROY –Vendors are needed for the Milroy Senior Center Christmas Bazaar, scheduled for Dec. 2 and 3.

The fee is $10 per table.

For more information, call 667-2547 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.

Winter Wonderland benefits Mifflin 4-H

REEDSVILLE –The Winter Wonderland Festival to benefit Mifflin County 4-H will be held from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Mifflin County Youth Park in Reedsville.

The event includes local vendors, artists, food, model train display, children’s activities and crafts, as well as pony rides from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and visits with Santa from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Admission and parking are free.

Drop-in Art day for kids set in Newport

NEWPORT — The Perry County Council of the Arts will host free Drop-in Art for kids during First Saturday at Landis House, 67 N. Fourth St., Newport, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Bring the family to create “thankful” turkey puppets and a fan foam finger and megaphone, and to contribute artwork to the Great Wall of Chalk.

Take a tour of the historic Landis House and view “Faith, Family and Community,” an exhibition on loan from The Perry Historians, on its last day on display.

This event is free and open to the public.

Two open stitching sessions scheduled

LEWISTOWN — Open stitches sessions are scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. each day on Nov. 6 and Dec. 4 at Gallery 3West on Monument Square, Lewistown.

All needle crafters, age 12 and older, are welcome. All skill levels are welcome, but this is not a class. This is a time to relax and work on projects in the company of other crafters.

Participants are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. For more information contact the host, Staci VanArt, at 994-1225, or

SAP’s 50th season opener is Saturday

LEWISTOWN — The Stone Arch Players start their 50th season with a production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap,” at the Theatre in the Park at Kish Park.

Show dates are Nov. 5-6, 11-13 and 18-20. Friday and Saturday show times are 8 p.m., and Sunday show times are 2 p.m. at the Theatre in the Park at Kish Park.

Opening night for all regular season productions is now Saturday. A third Sunday show has been added to the opening weekend. There will be no Friday performance on opening weekend.

Tickets are $10 for reserved seating, and go on sale to the general public on

Oct. 31.

Reserve tickets by calling 248-2224 during box office hours between 7 and 9 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Email requests for tickets may be sent any time to Email requests are honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are highly recommended.

All tickets will be available for pick-up at the box office on the night of the reservation. On show nights, the box office opens at 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at noon on Sundays.

Theatre-goers are reminded to be at the theatre no later than 15 minutes before the advertised start of the show. Late arrivals will be seated at the discretion of the house staff.

Anyone who has made reservations and is unable to attend should call the box

office as soon as possible to cancel, so the seats can be resold. A complete copy of the ticket policy can be found in every edition of the SAP playbill at each show.

Auditions slated for next SAP production

LEWISTOWN–Auditions for the winter 2017 revival production of “No Sex Please, We’re British” will be held at the Theatre-In-The-Park at 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.

Written by Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot, the second production of the season will be directed by Susan Turns.

Roles are available for five to six males (ages flexible) and four females (ages flexible); some male roles are doubled. Show dates are Feb.  25-26, March 3-5 and 10-12.

For more information, contact Turns at 436-6851, or by email at

Annual Queens Ball to be held on Nov. 11

MIFFLINTOWN — The 2016 Juniata County Veterans Council’s annual Queens Ball will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 11, at the Mifflintown Fire Co. hall.

A buffet-style meal, to be served at 6:30 p.m., will include stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, two vegetables, coleslaw and applesauce, rolls, dessert and a beverage. Entertainment also will be provided.

Cost is $15 each or two for $25. Children 12 and younger eat free.

For tickets, call 535-5102 or 436-5905. Proceeds benefit Juniata County Veterans Council. Veterans and active duty personnel are asked to wear their uniforms.

Music boosters plan Holiday Expo Nov. 12

LEWISTOWN –More than 50 local businesses, vendors and crafters are scheduled to attend the 2016 Mifflin County Music Boosters’ Holiday Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 12 at Mifflin County High School, 501 Sixth St., Lewistown.

The event will also feature a full concession stand; live entertainment with Chris Ruble with Kenzie McCarter from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; silent auction; visits and  photos with Mr. & Mrs. Santa; girls and boys bike giveaway; and much more.

Admission and parking are free. Donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds benefit Mifflin County student music programs.

Kids can dress up at military museum

BOALSBURG — “Kids Day IV: Dress Up & Discover” for kids of all ages get to dress up in field gear and visit education stations in the galleries will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg.

U.S. Army band to

present free concert

LEWISTOWN –The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus will present a free concert at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 in the Mifflin County High School auditorium.

Tickets must be obtained prior to the day of the performance. To receive free tickets,  call the main office at the high school, stop by the office, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sherry Morgan, MCHS  501 Sixth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044, requesting the number of tickets needed.

Save Thanksgiving bands announced

MIFFLINTOWN — The 9th annual Save Thanksgiving Benefit Concert to raise money and/or food for the Juniata County Food Pantry will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the CJEMS Building in Mifflintown.

Admission is a suggested $5 donation and/or a non-perishable food item.

Bands scheduled to perform include Sasparilla, Conrad Fisher, Pishima & Resilience, Landing Leslie, Blue Heron, The Heggs, Little Chicago Band, Starcrossed Losers, with guest appearances by Kyle Morgan, Dave Crane, Dave Groninger, Erica Shellenberger, and more.

30th annual craft show scheduled

MILLERSTOWN –It will be shop until you drop when the 30th Annual Holiday Craft Show in Millerstown opens its doors for one of the largest shows of its type in central Pennsylvania  on Nov. 19.

At least 100 vendors from central Pennsylvania and beyond will set up shop for the day at Greenwood Elementary School in Millerstown to help shoppers of all ages find the perfect gift for everyone on their holiday shopping list.

Whether it’s pottery, ceramics, jewelry, wooden items or stained glass, visitors will find unique gifts. The event will be held from 7:45 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Vendors remain well stocked until the end of the show.

Many old favorite vendors are coming back, and many new vendors have joined the mix. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day, donated by the  vendors, but visitors must be present to win.

Greenwood High School’s popular musical group, “Out of the Blue” will perform their holiday show on the stage in the large group instruction area at 10 a.m.

The sponsors, Millerstown Community Success, Inc., will sell breakfast and lunch foods.

For more information, call 589-3598.

Festival of Ice is Dec. 1-2 in Lewistown

LEWISTOWN — The 20th annual Festival of Ice, with the theme “Honoring Our Military,” is set for Dec. 1 and 2 in downtown Lewistown.

The event, sponsored by the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau, will include traditions like the live nativity, STAR Country hay wagon rides, kids’ activities and petting zoo, The Crazy Parade, The Chillin’ 4K Race/Walk, the Parade of Wreaths, live music in the historic courthouse, St. John’s Lutheran and St. Mark’s Episcopal churches, Mifflin County Model Railroad Club display, Santa’s House at West Side Gallery, and more.

New events include:

≤ Display of entries in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Gingerbread House Competition at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Dec. 1 and 2 (more details available at;

≤ Book signing by Larry Schardt, whose essays have appears in two “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 1 at Snowflake’s on the Square, Lewistown.

The patriotic theme will meld with the vintage theme that started two years ago, but this year’s focus will include every era of American military, including possible Revolutionary and Civil War re-enactors, and a performance by an Army band. Last year’s Sock Hop will be turned into a USO Club.

Even the main attraction — the ice sculpture gallery that will line Market Street, will include the military theme.

Anyone interested in sponsoring an ice sculpture, or being a vendor, should contact Jenny Landis at the Visitors Bureau, 248-6713, or at

MC Railroad Club open house slated

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Model Railroad Club will hold free open houses in the lower level of the former Montgomery Ward Building on the square in downtown Lewistown:

¯ Dec. 1 — 5-9 p.m.;

¯ Dec. 2 — 5-9 p.m.;

¯ Dec. 3 — 10 a.m.-3 p.m.;

¯ Dec. 4 — 1-4 p.m.;

¯ Dec. 10 — 1-4 p.m.;

¯ Dec. 11 — 1-4 p.m.;

¯ Jan. 14 , 2017– 1-4 p.m.;

¯ Jan. 15, 2017 — 1-4 p.m..

There will be numerous trains running during the open house. For more information, call Ed Forsythe at 248-4862.

Parade, pancakes coming on Dec. 3

LEWISTOWN — The Lewistown Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Pancake Festival  from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 3 on the lower level of the First United Methodist Church, Third and Dorcas streets, Lewistown.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for children age 12 and under, and are available from any member of the Lewistown Kiwanis Club or at the door. Attendees are invited to guess the identity of Pancho Pancake LI and win one of two $25 gift cards. Pancho’s picture and clues to his/her identity will begin running in The Sentinel on Nov. 10, with a new clue revealed each week until the week of the parade.

The annual Lewistown Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade will take place at 1 p.m. on Dec. 3. The parade will form on Chestnut Street.

Groups interested in participating in the parade should register by Nov. 30. For more information, call 242-1527, 248-6713 or 248-9636.

Kids can make

holiday ornaments

LEWISTOWN –A Holiday Ornament Workshop for Kids will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 3 at Gallery 3West in the Montgomery Ward Building.

Instructor Staci VanArt will lead the students in making ornaments with fabric, water-soluble glue, and embellishments. It is a messy project, so children should wear old clothes or bring a smock.

The workshop is for children in grades K through 5, and the cost will be $10 per child. All materials will be provided. Each child may make up to two ornaments, as time allows.

Parents may stay to help or to supervise their children if they want to, but if they leave, children should be picked up at 11:30. The Christmas parade will begin at 1 p.m., so families will have time for lunch before the parade.

Children who are registered for the workshop will not be permitted to leave  the room without an adult because there will be a lot of foot traffic in the building that day, including the  Mifflin County Model Train Club’s display in the basement.

To register, go to the Mifflin Juniata Arts Council’s Facebook page and click “Going,” and then send a message with the names and grades of the children, or call 994-1225, or send an email to

‘Gingerbread House’ theme for contest

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Garden Club is once again hosting an annual Christmas Door Decorating Contest for Lewistown residents.

This year’s theme is “Gingerbread House.” Judging for best overall design will take place on between 5:30 and 9 p.m. on Dec. 14.

The best overall design will be awarded the Helen Buffington Award, which comes with $100 in prize money. Buffington was a longtime member of the Mifflin County Garden Club, resident of the Lewistown Borough, and a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her family is presenting the prize in her honor.

The judges ask that participants send a brief e-mail to with the address to be judged and name(s) of those participating.

Any questions about the contest should also be forwarded to that address.

The porch lights must be on at the time of judging.