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¯Job searching with a criminal background — 10-11:30 a.m., May 29, PA CareerLink, MCIDC Plaza, Lewistown. 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 dos 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

¯ Lewistown High School Class of 1958 — 9 a.m., meet for breakfast at Burnham OIP. For reservations, call Jack Ingram at (717) 935-2033, or Theresa Schaaf at (717) 667-2389.

¯Summer art camp — 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 18-20, Lost Creek Mennonite Church, Mifflintown. Five art classes available for children and adults. Find more information at and preregister for each class by June 4.

¯Chicken barbecue — pick up at noon, Milroy American Legion Post 287. Cost is $5 a half. Benefits the Sons of the American Legion Post 287. For pre-orders call, (717) 667-6182.

Saturday, May 26

¯All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet — 7-10 a.m., Richfield United Church of Christ, Richfield. Adults, $7; children age 6-12, $3.50.

¯Clothing closet — 8-11 a.m., Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs.

¯Annual Spring Flea Market/Yard Sale/Bake Sale — 8 a.m.-noon, Locust Run United Methodist Church. Vendors Welcome. No fee for setup. All proceeds from the Bake Sale go toward Missions. For more information contact Kathy Singer at (717) 994-1874.

¯Indoor yard sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Main Street, Yeagertown.

¯Free community breakfast — 8:30-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Lewistown.

¯Walk-A-Thon — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kish Park. Schrader United Methodist Church will holding its first walk with all proceeds to benefit a youth, mission outreach trip to Mifflin County in June, from Cherryville UMC of North Carolina. Goal of trip is to improve the community through minsterial duties, such as yard work, painting, minor building repairs, wheel chair ramps and more. Snacks and drinks provided to all participants and prizes will be awarded. Pledge sheets can be obtained from Eric Carlson, coordinator, at (717) 513-6151 or

¯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.

¯ROFF adoption event — 10 a.m.-noon, Weis Market, Burnham. ROFF partners with Weis for the month of May for the Paws for Pets program.

¯Rainbow Connection Grow and Learn Daycare Chicken BBQ — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mifflintown Playground. $5 a half or dinner $8 Pre-orders, call (717) 535-4900.

¯Keystone State Muscle Cars weekly cruise in — 5-8:30 p.m., Milroy exit off of Route 322, across from Tom’s Service Plaza. All events are free and all cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. are welcome.

¯Pennsylvania’s Venomous Snakes presentation — 7:30 p.m., Greenwood Furnace Campground Amphitheater. In this conservation-oriented program, presented by Greg Line, you will learn about the role of snakes in the environment, and why it is important to protect snakes, especially our venomous ones. This program includes live specimens of both non-venomous and venomous snakes in a safe and controlled setting. Information about this and other park programs can be found on the park’s Facebook page at or on the Calendar of Events at the State Parks website at

Sunday, May 27

No events reported.

Monday, May 28

¯Blood drive — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bethel AME Church, Lewistown.

¯McVeytown Lions Club Memorial Day parade and service — 10 a.m., parade route starts at McVeytown Public Library and ends at center of town. Service will follow end of parade. Speaker will be Nancy Simmons, retired Navy captain. In case of rain, events will be held at the McVeytown Methodist Church.

¯National Night Out Planning and Community Watch meeting — 6-7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 428 South Main St. Enter in back of building. Groups and individuals are welcome to attend. More information online at

Tuesday, May 29

¯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.

¯ Free meal — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., New Life Church soup kitchen, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham.

¯Charity knitting circle — 1-3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. New members welcome. More information: (717) 242-1591.

¯Break Bread Together dinner — 5:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown.

¯Country Roots — 6-8 p.m., Yeagertown Senior Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bring a snack to share.