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¯Applying to Penn State–9:30-10:30 a.m. presentation, 10:30-11:30 a.m. lab, May 22, PA CareerLink, MCIDC Plaza. Learn about Penn State’s application preferences, tips and hints to make your applications stand out. Use the lab time to search and apply to positions, Review and adjust your resume for Penn State. All workshops are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required by calling (717) 248-4942 or registering only at

¯Nittany Valley benefit dinner –noon to 8 p.m., May 25, 125 Fire House Lane, Howard. Dinner to feature traditional Amish home cooked wedding style meal. Reserve tickets are encouraged for the eight time slots. Adults, $18; seniors (65 and older), $16; children (11-17), $16; children (5-10), $5; children (4 and under), free when accompanied by adults. All-you-can-eat and drink. Take-outs available. To reserve tickets or for more information, call (814) 383-2008 or (814) 349-4387. Quilts and crafts will be sold at a benefit auction on May 26. Proceeds from the meal and auction help offset the medical expenses for families within the community in time of need.

¯Job searching with a criminal background–10-11:30 a.m., May 29, 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. All workshops are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Pre-registration is required by calling 717-248-4942 or registering only at

¯Cybersecurity, staying safe online–10-11 a.m., May 30, PA CareerLink, MCIDC Plaza. Keeping information safe and secure online is vitally important for all of us. Learn about using secure websites, creating strong passwords, social media do’s and don’ts and tips for safely shopping online. All workshops are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required by calling 717-248-4942 or registering only at

¯Budgeting basics–1-2 p.m., May 30, PA CareerLink, MCIDC Plaza. Presented by PSECU. Learn how to build a better budget by avoiding/eliminating negative revolving debt, preparing for the future, and outlining our budgeting goal. Learn methods to pay off debt. All workshops are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required by calling 717-248-4942 or registering only at

¯Old Time fun –starts at 4:30 p.m., June 2, Allensville Fire Hall and grounds. Barbecue dinner, cake walk and square dance. Dinner tickets are $10 and must be purchased by May 21. To order, call (717) 483-6924 or (717) 935-5614. Admission to the square dance with a live band and caller is free. Dinner is from 4:30-6 p.m.; cake walk at 6 p.m.; and square dance from 7-9 p.m. Sponsored by the Kish Valley Historical Society. The museum and barn will be open from 2-4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the society.

Wednesday, May 16

¯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 lunch — 11 a.m., Hoss’s.

¯Free lunch — doors open at 11:30 a.m. for social and coffee time, noon to 1 p.m., lunch will be served, Faith United Methodist Church, Main Street, East Waterford. Menu includes pork barbecue sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and beverages. No takeout.

¯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, Burnham OIP.

¯LHS Class of 1959 luncheon–12:30 p.m., Burnham OIP. For information, call: (717) 535-0073.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1955 lunch — 12:30 p.m., Hoss’s.

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

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

¯Blood drive –1:30-7 p.m., Walker Grange, Mexico.

¯Juniata Watershed Alliance showcase — 2-10 p.m., Lost Creek Golf Course, Oakland Mills. Organization will show its local stream conservation efforts. Streamside tours from 2-8 p.m.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1957 dinner — 5 p.m., Sal-Lee’s Dream, Strodes Mills.

¯Alzheimer’s Support Group –6:30 p.m., Elmcroft of Reedsville, 55 Carriage House Lane. Anyone is welcome to attend. Support group will be facilitated by Tonda Aumiller and Faithe Soles of Elmcroft in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, call (717) 667-9380.

¯Juniata County Veterans Council meeting — 7 p.m., American Legion Post 298. Council is seeking veterans to help with military funerals, parades and council events. Uniforms are available for new members. Information: (717) 463-2108.

Thursday, May 17

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

¯Kishacoquillas High School Class of 1961 luncheon — 11 a.m., Vince’s Pizza.

¯Chief Logan Class of 1966 lunch — 11 a.m., Burnham OIP.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1960 luncheon –12:30 p.m., Asian Fusion, Lewistown.

¯Blood drive –1:30-7 p.m., Lack-Tuscarora EMS, East Waterford.

¯Free English Language Class/Ingles comoe Segundo lenguaje clases–12:30-3 p.m., PA CareerLink, MCIDC Plaza Building 58, 6395 SR103N, Lewistown PA, 17044. Llamar a Keith Mernin, (717) 248-4942, ext. 116. Speakers of all languages welcome.

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

¯Bariatric surgery support group — 3:30-4:30 p.m., 310 Electric Ave., Suite 230, Lewistown. Session moderated by Clinical Dietitian Julie Thompson. More information: (717) 242-7099.

¯Alzheimer’s support group — 4 p.m., Richfield Senior Center. More information: (717) 694-3434

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1957 ladies dinner — 6 p.m., Harshbarger’s Sub-N-Malt, McVeytown.

¯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., Briscoe’s Coffee Shop. 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.

¯Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 791 — 7 p.m., Burnham Lions Community Building, 403 First Ave., Burnham.

Friday, May 18

¯Free community breakfast — 7-8:30 a.m., New Life Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham.

¯Soup and bake sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 128 N. Orange St., Beavertown. Hotdogs will also be available. Proceeds benefit the church.

¯Indoor yard sale — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown.

¯14th annual book sale — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Beavertown Library, Walnut Street, Beavertown. All items priced individually or purchase a tote bag full of books for $10.

¯“Big Bang” band performance–9 a.m.-12 p.m. Hosted by American Legion Post 298 in Mifflintown.

¯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.

¯Hoagie sale — ready at 10:30 a.m., Arch Rock Community Hall, across from the Arch Rock United Methodist Church. Benefits the church. Ham and cheese or turkey and cheese. Eat in or take out. To place a large order, call Dottie Specht at (717) 436-2882 and leave message.

¯Juniata County Christian Homeschoolers’ end-of-year picnic –noon, Fayette Community Park, McAlisterville. Homeschooling families in Juniata County are invited to attend. Potluck meal will include a trip to the firehall to hear a demonstration from the firemen at 1 p.m. Guests do not need to be a member of JCCH to attend. For more information, call Bobbi Graybill at (717) 463-2656 or visit

¯Bluegrass Country Express with jam session — 5 p.m. kitchen opens, 6-9 p.m. band performs, 6:30 p.m. jam session, Four Seasons Senior Center, CJEMS Lane, state Route 35, Mifflintown. Food sales benefit the senior center. Admission is $2. Information: (717) 436-6847.

¯Jam session — 6 p.m., Four Seasons Senior Center, CJEMS Lane, Route 35 North, Mifflintown. Featuring Country Boy, formerly known at Bluegrass Country Express. Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. Band starts at 6 p.m., jam session starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is a $2 donation. Information: (717) 436-6847.