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¯Painting party — 1-3 p.m., Sept. 30, Lake Park United Methodist Church, Fourth Street, Lewistown. Cost: $30 per person. Benefits Pastor’s Emergency Fund and Matthew 25 Fund. Reservations: Sherry Zook at (717) 248-4152 (leave message). Must pre-pay by Sept. 28. Snacks and drinks provided.
¯Chicken barbecue — ready at noon, Sept. 30, at Milroy Presbyterian Church, 321 South Main St. Milroy. Cost is $5 per half. Chicken only, no meals. To order: (717) 667-3438 or (717) 437-5818. Leave message if no answer. Place order before 7 p.m. Sept. 29. Only 240 halves will be sold.
¯Chicken barbecue — 10 a.m. until gone, Sept. 30, Stroup-Alexander VFW Post 5935, Belleville. Cost: $5 chicken half; $7 meal, includes chicken half, baked potato and baked beans. To pre-order: (717) 935-2297, call between 5 and 9 p.m. Benefits veterans and community with donations and scholarships.
¯Painting party — 6-8 p.m., Oct. 3, at the Oakwood Center of Valley View Retirement Community. $30. Prepay by Sept. 29. Benefits the Village Association. Contact: Mary Rowe, (717) 543-7799.
¯Harvest Moon fundraiser for Kishacoquillas Valley Historical Society — 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Brookmere Winery, Belleville. Ticket includes catered dinner, slide show presentation of the Kishacoquillas Valley and a live and silent auction. There is a fee. Tickets: (717) 242-2666 or (717) 935-2137 by Sept. 28.
¯Juniata Joint High School Class of 1961 luncheon — noon, Oct. 7, Bread of Life Restaurant, McAlisterville. Order from the menu. All classmates, spouses and guests are welcome. RSVP by Sept. 30 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
¯’Roar for a Cure’ fundraiser — 6-9 p.m., Oct. 7, Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, Spring Mills. Roaring ’20s theme. Proceeds go toward supporting local breast cancer survivors and their families through education, Bundles of Hope gift baskets and financial assistance. Tickets: $30 each, available at Lewistown Pharmacy, Seven Mountains Wine Cellars or by calling Steph Mowery at (717) 437-5224.
¯Apple butter sale — available after 4 p.m., Oct. 7, Granville United Methodist Church. Cost: $6 per quart or $4 per pint. To order call (717) 248-9408 or (717) 248-4649. Orders perferred but not required.
¯Homemade ham pot pie sale — 1 p.m., Oct. 13, Trinity United Methodist Church, 428 S. Main St., Lewistown. Quarts are $7. Take out containers provided. Order by Oct. 6. To order: (717) 248-4169 or (717) 242-1195.
¯Nuts for the Mifflin County Library fundraiser — pickup on Nov. 4, Mifflin County Library. Orders taken now through Oct. 13. Friends of the Mifflin County Library are selling pecans: mammoth plain, chocolate covered, glazed, caramel clusters, in a log or in a tin. Must be prepaid by cash or check. To order: call (717) 248-2843 or email@example.com.
Friday, Sept 29
¯Coffee with friends — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lack Tuscarora EMS, East Waterford. For seniors; no cost. There will be crafts, exercise, speakers and Bible study. Light lunch provided.
¯Free lunch for all — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church, Mifflintown, in the FMC building behind the church. No take outs.
¯Chinese auction — 4-9 p.m., Lewistown Moose Family Center. Auction benefits Shelter Services Inc.
¯Mifflin County Library used book sale — 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., community room of Mifflin County Library main branch, Lewistown. Items for sale: books, Common Ground magazines, yearbooks, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and more.
Saturday, Sept. 30
¯ All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet — 7-10 a.m., Richfield United Church of Christ, Richfield. Adults, $7; children age 6-12, $3.50.
¯Yard sale — 7 a.m.-2 p.m., American Legion Post 90, Valley St., Lewistown.
¯Indoor yard sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Main Street, Yeagertown.
¯Apple festival — 8 a.m.-noon, Locust Run United Methodist Church, 25 Locust Run Road, Thompsontown. Event includes free lunch, apple pie contest, kids train rides, fresh cider, flea market and fall flowers. Apple pies and apple dumplings for sale. Bring own jug for cider, $5 per gallon. All proceeds and donations benefit the Juniata County Food Pantry.
¯Free breakfast — 8:30-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Lewistown.
¯Mifflin County Goose Fest Craft Show — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lewistown Armory. There will be a variety of vendors and a Chinese Auction at 2 p.m.
¯Chinese auction — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Lewistown Moose Family Center. Auction benefits Shelter Services Inc. Winning tickets drawn at 2 p.m.
¯Mifflin County Library used book sale half price day — 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., community room of Mifflin County Library main branch, Lewistown. Items for sale: books, Common Ground magazines, yearbooks, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and more.
¯Fall fundraiser — 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mexico Presbyterian Church, located at Hacks parking lot on William Penn Highway, midway between Rutters traffic light and Mexico. Ham-and-bean and chicken corn soups available by the quart or bowl. Also cheesesteaks, hot sausage sandwiches, baked goods and beverages. More information: Call (717) 436-2301.
¯Brick Saturday — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mifflin County Library, Lewistown, and Kish Branch Library, Belleville. Kids of all ages can come and play with Legos provided by the library.
¯Goose Game — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kish Park. A life-sized board game sponsored by the Stone Arch Players.
¯Keystone State Muscle Cars cruise in — 4:30-8:30 p.m., Tractor Supply parking lot, Lewistown. The cruise in is open to all vehicles and all people and will be held (weather permitting) every Saturday. More information: (717) 437-6050.
¯Harvest festival auction — doors open at 5 p.m., auction starts at 6 p.m., Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown. Sale of fresh fruits, vegetables, home canned goods and home baked goods. A food stand will also be available.
Sunday, Oct. 1
¯Cruise-in/Toy Drive — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Harshbarger’s, Mifflintown. Hosted by the All-American Cruizers. No fee, but donation of a new, unwrapped toy appreciated. Open to all vehicles, door prizes, live music, 50-50, free ice cream and food. Rain date is Oct. 8. Information: (717) 463-2183.
¯Turkey dinner — 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Burnham Lions Club building. Family style, all you can eat. Meals are $9 per adult, $4 for children 6-12, and children under 6 are free. Takeouts starting at 10:30 a.m. For large orders, call (717) 248-9152.
¯Goose Game — 1-3 p.m., Kish Park. A life-sized board game sponsored by the Stone Arch Players.
¯Mifflin County Library used book sale — 1:30-3:30 p.m., community room of Mifflin County Library main branch, Lewistown. Items for sale: books, Common Ground magazines, yearbooks, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and more. $4 per bag.
¯Festive fall hoe-down –3-5 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown. Old-fashioned cake walks, square dancing, games, a roper and food will be available for free to those in attendance. Dressing in “western gear” is encouraged.
Monday, Oct. 2
¯Clothing and shoe donations — 8 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. A volunteer will be there to assist.
¯Coffee time — 8:30-11 a.m., McVeytown United Methodist Church, the tan church on Queen Street, McVeytown. Check McVeytown UMC Facebook page for cancellations or updates.
¯Coffee with friends — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lack Tuscarora EMS, East Waterford. For seniors; no cost. There will be crafts, exercise, speakers and Bible study, with light lunch provided.
¯TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) — weigh-ins are from 6-6:45 p.m., meeting from 7-8 p.m., Yeagertown United Methodist Church, 7 N. Mann Ave., Yeagertown. Enter at rear of church.
¯BonTon Golden Oldies meeting — 6 p.m., Burnham OIP.
¯Juniata County Library Board of Trustees meeting — 7 p.m., at the library, Mifflintown.