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¯Springtime Shine — 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., May 6, Thompsontown Volunteer Fire Co. No. 8. Car show and arts and crafts flea market. Deadline to pre-register for car show is April 18. May register day of show. May register for specific classes. Special awards will be given. Proceeds benefit fire company. For more information or to register: call (717) 497-8593.

¯Embassy Theatre Spring Fair — April 19-28, Kish Park. Featuring rides, vendors, live music and River Valley Idol competition.Vendors needed for the fair. For more information, call (717) 348-0185 or visit Facebook at @embassyltwn for vendor information.

¯Mifflin County PASR meeting — noon, April 20, Body and Soul Community Center, Strodes Mills. Program: Chinese auction. RSVP: Sue Pierce at (717) 667-3344 by noon April 17.

¯Painting party — 1-3 p.m. April 21, Lake Park United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Benefits gardening fund. Light refreshments to be served. RSVP via message or text: Sherry Zook at (717) 437-4702. Cost: $30 per person payable in advance.

¯Casino Night fundraiser — 6 p.m., April 27, Brookmere Winery, Belleville. Benefits local cheerleading team Supreme Spirit All Stars. Pre-purchased tickets are $30 or $40 if purchased at the door. Proceeds help with expenses to attend a national competition. For more information or to order tickets, call Tami Treaster at (717) 513-8494.

¯Job searching with a criminal background — 1-2:30 p.m., April 24, PA CareerLink, MCIDC Plaza. Review your state court record, learn how to present your skills and determine methods to address and clear your history. Presented by Robin Foor, managing attorney, MidPenn Legal. Workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. To register, email or register online at

¯Identity theft — 10 a.m.-noon, April 25, PA CareerLink, MCIDC Plaza. Learn why people want your identity and how to protect it. Discover how to monitor your credit for suspicious activity and signs that indicate your identity has been compromised. Presented by PSECU. Workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration required. To register, email or register online at

¯American Girl bingo — April 28, McClure American Legion social hall. Doors open at 1 p.m., early bird game at 1:45 p.m., bingo begins at 2 p.m. Advance tickets: $20 each. $25 at door. Door prizes and raffles. Food available for purchase. Benefits McClure Veterans Memorial Pool. Tickets or information: (717) 953-5573.

¯Cash bingo –doors open at 1 p.m., bingo at 2 p.m., April 29, Burnham Lions Club. Bingo benefits Mifflin County High Intensity Softball. Special bingo payout of $75, 50/50, rip tickets, concession stand and jackpot of $350. Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance. For advance tickets, call (717) 348-2559, (717) 994-1294 or (717) 437-1451.

Monday, April 16

¯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.

¯Kish Class of 1968 monthly luncheon — 11 a.m., Burnham OIP. No reservation required.

¯ Mifflin County Library Board of Directors meeting — 5:15 p.m. at the Mifflin County Library in Lewistown. The library board meets on the third Monday of each month. More information: (717) 242-2391 or

¯Mifflin County Shrine Club meeting — dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Burnham OIP.

¯TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) — weigh-ins are from 6-6:45 p.m., meeting from 7-7:30 p.m., Yeagertown United Methodist Church, 7 N. Mann Ave., Yeagertown.

Tuesday, April 17

¯Coffee time — 8:30-11 a.m., McVeytown United Methodist Church, the tan church on Queen Street. Check McVeytown UMC Facebook page for cancellations or updates.

¯Dominos — 9 a.m., Derry Township Senior Center, Yeagertown.

¯Homeschooling Connections in Mifflin County meeting — 10 a.m., Mifflin County Library community room, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown. For homeschooling families and those considering homeschooling. Topic: Science.

¯Kish High School Class of 1958 luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Burnham OIP.

¯Bereavement Support Group meeting — noon, Ohesson Manor, Lewistown. Lewistown Hospice Home Health and Hospice: The Bridge hosting. All are welcome. Light lunch provided. To register, call Marina at (717) 242-5000.

¯Learning guitar sessions — 3-4 p.m., Yeagertown Senior Center. Call: (717) 935-5246 or (717) 242-0453.

¯Juniata Valley Quilters Guild meeting — 6:30 p.m., Rhodes Memorial Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Janneken Smucker will give a presentation on the Quilt Alliance. Information: Roxanne Boyer at (570) 539-4042.


April 18

¯Chief Logan Class of 1964 brunch — 10:30 a.m., Vince’s Pizza and Family Restaurant, Burnham.

¯Juniata Valley Community Support Program of Mifflin, Huntingdon and Juniata counties–10:30 a.m., Mifflin County Courthouse Annex, West Third Street, Lewistown. CSP is a coalition of mental health consumers, family members and professionals working to help adults with serious mental health disorders, illnesses and co-occurring disorders, live successfully in the community. All are welcome. Information: Ron Klotz at (717) 250-4559 or Christy Rachau at (717) 247-5052.

¯Kishacoquillas High School Class of 1965 luncheon — 11 a.m., Hoss’s, Lewistown.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1958 lunch — noon, Sal-Lee’s Dream, Strodes Mills. All members, spouses and friends are welcome.

¯O.R. Gang luncheon — noon, JP Edward’s.

¯Free lunch — noon-1 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, Main Street, East Waterford. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for social and coffee time. Menu will include beef stew in bread bowls, applesauce, dessert and beverages. Take-outs will not be available.

¯Lewistown High School Luncheon — 12:30 p.m., Hoss’s. Information: (717) 535-0073.

¯Chief Logan Class of 1967 luncheon — 1 p.m., Big Daddy’s Grill ‘n Chill. All class members, spouses, significant others and friends are invited.

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

¯Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group –1-2 p.m., Juniata County Library, Community Room #2, 498 Jefferson Avenue, Mifflintown. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (717) 667-9380.

¯9/11 National Memorial Trail Cyclists welcome — 2 p.m., Veterans’ Mural, Victory Park, Lewistown. Greet the people planning to develop a state-wide bike/hike trail to honor 9/11 victims and first responders. Information: call the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau at (717) 248-6713.

¯Alfarata Cemetery Association annual spaghetti dinner — 4-7 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Alfarata to raise funds for care of the cemetery. Take-outs are available for an extra donation.

¯Juniata County Veterans Council meeting — 7 p.m., VFW Post 5863. Council is seeking veterans to help with military funerals, parades and council events. Uniforms are available for new members. Information: (717) 463-2108.

¯Chief Logan Class of 1957 meeting — 5 p.m., Burnham OIP. All class members, spouses or guests welcome. For more information call (717) 248-3789.

¯Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group –6:30-7:30 p.m., Elmcroft Senior Living of Reedsville, 55 Carriage House Lane. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (717) 667-9380.