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¯Kindergarten readiness workshops — 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 13, Strodes Mills Elementary School; Jan. 27, Indian Valley Elementary School; Feb. 10, East Derry Elementary School; Feb. 24, Lewistown Elementary School. Free workshops for children entering kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year and their parents. Sessions include math and literacy lessons. To register, call (717) 248-0148 ext. 2546.

¯Free Healthcare Preparation Class — 9-11 a.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting Jan. 16, running for six weeks, PA CareerLink, MCIDC Plaza, Building 58, 6395 State Route 103 N., Lewistown. Prepares students to pursue education as LPN, CNA, EMT, etc. Offered by TIU11 Community Education and Workforce Services. Call (717) 248-4942 extension 145 before Jan. 12.

¯Free English language classes/Ingles comoe Segundo lenguaje clases — 12:30 a.m.-3 p.m., martes y jueves (Tuesdays and Thursdays), a patir del 18 de enero de 2018 (starting Jan. 18), En la PA CareerLink, MCIDC Plaza, building 58, 6395 state Route 103N, Lewistown. Llamar a (RSVP to) Keith Mernin, 717-248-4942, x116 antes del 12 de enero de 2018 (before Jan. 12, 2018).

¯Food distribution — 10-11 a.m., Jan. 20, Turkey Valley United Methodist Church, on Route 235 in Millerstown, between Maze and Seven Stars. To be eligible, families must meet certain income guidelines. Call the Juniata County Food Pantry between Jan. 1-10 to sign up, (717) 436-9718.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

¯Free community lunch — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hope Center, Bethel AME Church, North Juniata Street, Lewistown.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1941 lunch — noon, Sal-Lee’s Restaurant. All members and guests welcome.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1952 luncheon — noon, Burnham OIP.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1953 lunch — noon, Vince’s Restaurant. Graduates, nongraduates and spouses are welcome.

¯Blood drive — noon-6 p.m., Belleville Community Hall.

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

¯Parkinson’s Support Group — 2 p.m., Hope Center, Bethel AME Church, Lewistown. All are welcome.

¯Lewistown-Granville High School Class of 1967 dinner — 6 p.m., Bel-Vue Inn, Reedsville.

¯VFW Post No. 7011 meeting — 6 p.m., VFW Post No. 7011, Lewistown.

¯Juniata Watershed Alliance annual business meetings — 6:30 p.m., Farm Service Center conference room, 146 Stoney Creek Drive, Mifflintown.

Thursday, Jan. 4

¯Machine Shop No. 1 Retirees breakfast — 8 a.m., Dutch Country Inn, Milroy.

¯Fairmont Retirees and Former Employees breakfast — 9 a.m.,Vince’s Pizza and Family Restaurant, Burnham.

¯Clothing and shoe donations — noon-3 p.m., Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. A volunteer will be there to assist.

¯Grocery bingo — 1 p.m., Yeagertown Senior Center. Bring a grocery item and $1.25 for bingo card. Benefits the senior center.

¯Aerobics — 6-7 p.m., Hope Center, Bethel AME Church, Lewistown. 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. More information:

¯Overcomers outreach — 6:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 428 S. Main St., Lewistown. A group for people struggling with addiction and those affected by the addiction of a loved one.

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

Friday, Jan. 5

¯Play group — 10 a.m., Mifflin County Library, Lewistown. Group is for children ages 1-3 and their families. Bring a snack to share.

¯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.