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¯GE transition team meeting — 10 a.m.-noon, June 8, PA CareerLink Mifflin County, MCIDC Plaza, Building 58, 6395 state route 103 North, Lewistown. Run by and for dislocated GE employees. Support for those navigating the challenges associated with job dislocation. Advisors from the Unemployment Compensation will be on-hand to answer questions.

¯Juniata Valley Striders Running Club relay race–registration begins at 5:30 p.m., event begins at 6:30 p.m., June 8, Kish Park. Race is in conjunction with the Mifflin-Juniata Relay for Life event. This race is a 12.2 mile relay designed for six-person relay teams. Six runners will run two laps around the walking track at Kish Park. Entry fee is $60. All proceeds will benefit Mifflin-Juniata Relay for Life. Awards will be given to the overall male, female and mixed teams. Applications are available on the Juniata Valley Striders website under the events tab at Applications will also be available at Kish Park on the day of the event.

¯McVeytown Lions chicken BBQ and soup sale–ready at 11 a.m., June 9, McVeytown EMS building. BBQ halves are $5, vegetable beef and chicken corn soup is $4.50 per quart. Call ahead orders: 717-250-6733

¯Bingo — 1-4 p.m., June 10, Millerstown Moose, 109 W. Juniata Parkway, Millerstown. Benefits One Dog at a Time. Doors open at noon. Advance tickets are $20. Tickets are $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, call (717) 856-3057 or email

¯Darkness to Light, stewards of children training–two sessions available, 9-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m., June 11, Compass Corner, 31 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown. Two hour accredited training on protecting children from sexual abuse. Training is free and sponsored by Community Support Program. Preregister by calling Tracy Reesman at (717) 543-5390 or emailing Limited spaces are available for registration at the door.

¯Kops 4 Kids golf tournament–1 p.m., June 15, Lewistown Country Club. Four man scramble format, $75 per golfer and $300 per team. A meal and beverages will be provided following play. Door prizes, 50/50 raffles and first, second and third place prizes will be given out. First hole-in-one on hole No. 3 will win a new car sponsored by Frey Motors. Application deadline is June 10. To enter, you must have a four player team or make prior arrangements. To register, contact Chad Brehman at (717) 953-9713, ext. 8 or at

¯Father’s Day meal — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., June 17, Fayette Fire Company, McAlisterville. Buffet includes barbecue chicken and ribs. Price includes meal, drink and dessert. Eat in or take-outs available. Adult and child pricing. To reserve seating for large groups, call (717) 463-2761.

¯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. Preregister by contacting Judy at Deadline is June 11.

¯Summer Day camp — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 18-22, Centre Lutheran Church, Mifflintown. Camp sponsored by the church in partnership with Camp Mount Luther. Children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grades are invited. Camp includes games, sports, Bible study, singing, crafts and worship. For more information or to register by June 13, call Tonya at (717) 436-8916. A fee of $10 is due with registration. Financial aid is available.

¯Driver Safety Class –noon-4:30 p.m., June 18-19, Valley View Retirement Center Chapel, Belleville. Class will be held in the chapel basement. Instructor is Nancy Simmons. Discount offered to those completing the two 4-hour classes every three years. Additional money-saved in tips will be discussed. There is no test. Registration cost is $20 per person or $15 for AARP members. Bring membership card and driver’s license to class. To register, call (717) 667-2763 or (717) 935-2700.

¯Ace the interview — 10-11:30 a.m., June 19, PA CareerLink Mifflin County. Seminar will help with answering difficult questions during an interview to prepare jobseekers for the interview process. To register, call (717) 248-4942.

¯Lewistown Kiwanis blueberry sale –4-8 p.m., June 26, Vince’s Restaurant, Logan Boulevard, Burnham. Ten pounds for $27. To order by June 23, call (717) 899-7478 or (717) 248-2280.

¯Unleashing the power in your phone — 10-11:30 a.m., June 27, PA CareerLink Mifflin County. Presented by Cricket Wireless. Tap into the power and utility of your android and iPhones by learning the basics of everything from simple navigation and messaging to photo storage and third party app usage. To register, call (717) 248-4942.

Thursday, June 7

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

¯Yard sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Upper Room Worship Center, 4567 E. Main St., Belleville. Clothing for everyone, household items, baked goods and miscellaneous items.

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

¯Bag days — 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Big Valley Thrift and Gift Shop, 35 Walnut St., Belleville. All sales are final. Cost is $6 per supplied bag. Proceeds benefit the Mennonite Central Committee and local project needs.

¯Bag sale — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sacred Heart Thrift Shop, Dorcas Street, Lewistown. Cost is $5 per supplied bag. Clothes and shoes only.

¯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.

¯American Red Cross blood drive– 1:30-7 p.m., Port Royal United Methodist Church.

¯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.

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

Friday, June 8

¯Bag sale — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sacred Heart Thrift Shop, Dorcas Street, Lewistown. Cost is $5 per supplied bag. Clothes and shoes only.

¯American Red Cross blood drive– 12:30-6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, S. Main St., Lewistown.

¯American Red Cross blood drive–1:30-7 p.m., Port Royal United Methodist Church, Port Royal.

¯Civil War re-enactor –2 p.m., social room, Ohesson Manor, Lewistown. Donald “Red” Husler will speak from the Union perspective.

¯Baked Haddock and Band Fest– at American Legion Post 298 in Mifflintown. Featuring Ruze, Faces for Radio, Make Mine Country, Sheets & Giggles and Gary Swartz from Country Legend.

Saturday, June 9

¯Fly-in, Drive-in, Walk-In breakfast — 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Mifflin County Airport. Sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 518.

¯Church Hill United Methodist Church yard sale–8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 199 Woodland Circle, Reedsville. All are welcome to come and find new and old treasures. Proceeds will go towards missions.

¯Heartbeat Community Services Inc. yard sale–8 a.m.-2 p.m., 402 East Sunbury St., Millerstown. Baked goods and sandwiches will also be sold.

¯Locust Grove annual yard/bake sale — 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. Spaces are available for vendors. Information: (717) 436-8921.

¯Big Valley Alliance Church community clothes closet–9 a.m. to noon, 40 South Kish St., Belleville. Gently used clothing, shoes, disposable baby diapers and baby wipes will be available for free for those in need.

¯Reedsville Community Day–contests and activities begin at 10 a.m., live music begins at 1 p.m., Bender Park. Townwide yard sale.

¯Bake sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 E. Logan St. The bake sale will be held during Reedsville Community Days. Hot dogs will also be available.

¯Chicken BBQ–10 a.m. – 2 p.m., McClure Fire Department. $5.00 for half-chicken. Call 570-658-3348 for tickets. Benefits McClure First United Methodist Church.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1965 luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Burnham OIP. Classmates and spouses welcome.

¯Chicken BBQ–4 p.m., Reedsville Community Day, Bender Park. Presale tickets available at Toots’ Market and Metzler Forest Products Landscape Office. Half chicken is $5, meal is $8 and includes baked potato, vegetable and brownie. Prepared by the Belleville VFW.