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¯Cover letters — 9-11:30 a.m., Aug. 23, PA CareerLink Mifflin County, MCIDC Plaza, Building 58, Lewistown. Learn how to develop a cover letter that will address how your skills are related to the job description. Basic computer knowledge and MS Word skills required. To register, call (717) 242-4942.
¯Reedsville Fire Co. gun raffle fundraiser — noon to 5 p.m., Aug. 25, Mifflin County Youth Park, Reedsville. Tickets are $10 per person. Wristbands required to enter grounds. Tickets available at Gib’s Service Station and Toot’s Place, both in Reedsville. Also available at the firehouse from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 14-17 and Aug. 21-24. Tickets also available day of drawing until 11:30 a.m. Information: call Abb Dalby at (717) 250-9844 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
¯Chicken barbecue — ready at noon, Aug. 25, Milroy Presbyterian Church, 321 South Main St., Milroy. Cost if $5 per half chicken. Chicken only, no meals. Place order before 7 p.m. Aug. 24. To order, call (717) 667-3438 or (717) 437-5818. Leave a message if no answer.
¯Seasonal Ladies’ Crafting Day — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 25, Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 3195 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown. Any craft that can be safely done indoors on a 3-4 foot table space is welcome. Bring your own extension cord, if necessary. Free lunch provided. All ladies welcome. Call (717) 543-5249 by Aug. 24 to reserve a space. Leave name, phone number and craft you are bringing.
¯Selling on eBay — 10 a.m.-noon, Aug. 29, PA CareerLink Mifflin County, MCIDC Plaza, Building 58, Lewistown. What should I sell? How do I ship it? How do I get paid? What does it cost? Local eBayers will share tips and show attendees how they can use eBay to declutter their homes and make a few dollars. Registration required by Aug. 27 by calling (717) 248-4942.
¯G.L.A.D. bingo — doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 31, Brooklyn Hose Co, 218 S. Main St., Lewistown. Giving Love and Donations group sponsoring event. Kitchen will be open for food. Jackpot is $300. Up to 18 cards. Tickets are $25. To order, call Amber Strunk at (717) 250-9103.
Tuesday, Aug. 21
¯Prayer shawl — 8:30-11 a.m., McVeytown United Methodist Church, the tan church on Queen Street. Check McVeytown UMC Facebook page for cancellations or updates.
¯Music, music, music — 10-11 a.m., 6065 U.S. Highway 522 South, McVeytown. Singing and easy listening to records.
¯Kish High School Class of 1958 luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Burnham OIP.
¯Snyder County Night Out — 4-7 p.m., East Snyder Park, Selinsgrove. The event focuses on the safety and well-being of the kids in the community. Free and open to the public; includes family-friendly activities, food and fun for all ages.
¯Juniata Valley Quiters Guild meeting — 6:30 p.m., Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Annual potluck picnic and yard sale fundraiser. Information: (570) 539-4042.
Wednesday, Aug. 22
¯Low-impact exercise class — 1 p.m., McVeytown United Methodist Church.
¯Mifflin County Democratic Committee meeting — 6:30 p.m., Steel Workers Union Hall, 519 Electric Ave., Lewistown. All Democrats welcome and encouraged to attend.
Thursday, Aug. 23
¯Milroy Senior Center indoor yard sale — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the center, 283 Broad St., Milroy. Proceeds support seniors. More information: (717) 667-2547.
¯Kishacoquillas High School Class of 1966 brunch — 10 a.m., Sal-Lee’s Dream, Strodes Mills.
¯Mifflin County PASR “We’re Not Going Back to School” picnic — gather at 11:30 a.m., meal will begin at noon, Kish Park green pavilion. Chicken and water will be provided. Please bring a covered dish to share and a bingo gift if you’d like.
¯Clothing and shoe donations — noon-3 p.m., Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. A volunteer will be there to assist.
¯Blood drive — 12:30-6 p.m., First Methodist Church.
¯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.
Friday, Aug. 24
¯ Milroy Senior Center indoor yard sale — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the center, 283 Broad St., Milroy. Proceeds support seniors. More information: (717) 667-2547.
¯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.
¯Free lunch for all — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church, Mifflintown. Go the FMC building behind the church. No take outs.