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¯MS Word Basics 2–9-11:30 a.m., Sept. 13, PA CareerLink Mifflin County, 6395 State Route 103 north, MCIDC Plaza, Building 58, Lewistown. Learn more about the features of Microsoft Word, such as inserting tables, columns, page numbers and header/footers. Builds upon knowledge gained in MS Word Basics 1. To register, call (717) 248-4942 ext. 178 or dial 0 for the operator.

¯Excel Basics–9-11:30 a.m., Sept. 17, PA CareerLink Mifflin County. Learn how to enter basic information and create basic formulas in an Excel spreadsheet. To register, call (717) 248-4942, ext. 178 or at

¯PowerPoint Basics–9-11:30 a.m., Sept. 20, PA CareerLink Mifflin County. Learn how to create a short presentation by inserting text and images onto slides. To register, call (717) 248-4942, ext. 178 or at

¯Preparing for big purchases–1-2 p.m., Sept. 21, PA CareerLink Mifflin County. Focuses on the financial issues of buying a new car, or home, the importance of your credit report as well as the impact of the new purchase on your financial obligations. To register, call (717) 248-4942, ext 178 or

¯Financial Peace University class–6:30 p.m., Sept. 25, Lewistown Alliance Church, Juniata Terrace. Take control of your money, get out of debt and create a plan for your future. Learn more and sign up by Sept. 21 on the events page at

¯Mandated reporting of suspected child abuse: Knowing your role in the protection of children–5-8 p.m., Sept. 26, ComPASS Community Center, multipurpose room, 31 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown. Free training provided by the Abuse Network. Registration required by Sept. 14. CEUs available. To register, email

Tuesday, Sept. 11

¯Sanyo employees breakfast–8:30 a.m., Londonderry, Milroy. All employees and spouses welcome.

¯Prayer shawl–8:30-11 a.m., McVeytown United Methodist Church, the tan church on Queen St. Check McVeytown UMC Facebook page for cancellations or updates.

¯Mifflintown MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)–9:30-11:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, Mifflintown. Child care provided.

¯Nittany Valley Ranglers–6-8 p.m., Yeagertown Senior Center. Doors open at 5 p.m.

¯Survivors support group–6:30 p.m., Coleman House, 26 W. Market St., Lewistown. More information: (717) 242-0317 or (717) 513-9406.

¯Mifflin County Democratic Women’s Club–6:30 p.m., Shy Bear Brewing, 35 Meadowbrook Lane, Lewistown. Open to the public. Special guest Zane Swanger, director of elections and voter registration for Mifflin County. Regular MCDWC members meeting begins at 6 p.m. Bar service will be available, but the kitchen will be closed. MCDWC will provide snacks for all to enjoy.

¯Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council meeting–7 p.m., Gallery 3 West, 3 W. Market St., Lewistown.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1959 luncheon–11:30 a.m., Hoss’s Steak and Sea House.

¯Derry Township Class of 1950 luncheon–11:30 a.m., Bel-Vue Inn, Reedsville.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1951 luncheon–noon, Sal-Lee’s Dream restaurant. All members and classmates welcome.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1956 luncheon–noon, Sal-Lee’s, 522 S. US Highway, Strodes Mills.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1949 reunion/luncheon–12:30 p.m., Lewistown Hoss’s Steak and Sea House. All grads and guests invited.

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

¯148th PA Volunteer Infantry, Company C, Civil War reenactment group meeting–7:30 p.m., Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 1450 N. Atherton St., State College.

Thursday, Sept. 13

¯West Snyder High School Class of 1968 breakfast–9:30 a.m., Vince’s Pizza and Family Restaurant, Beaver Springs. Members and guests are welcome.

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

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1958 luncheon–noon, JP Edward’s.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1965 luncheon–noon, Burnham OIP.

¯Senior gathering–noon, Faith United Methodist Church, Main St., East Waterford. Gathering will be filled with fun, activities, guest speakers and snacks. Enter at the fellowship door at the back of the church. Information: (717) 734-2330.

¯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–noon-6 p.m., Ellen Chapel. The blood drive is being held in memory of Mack Macchiaverna.

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

¯Meat raffle–6 p.m., Lack Tuscarora EMS, East Waterford. Doors open at 6 p.m., drawing at 7 p.m. All varieties of meats offered.

¯Aerobics–6-7 p.m., Hope Center, Bethel AME Church, Lewistown. Cost is $2 if not a member of the church.

¯GriefShare recovery seminar and support group–6:30-8:30 p.m., Pine Glen CMA Church, 1058 State Route 103 North, Lewistown. GriefShare is led by experts on grief recovery topics. More information: Donna Youtzy, (717) 543-8968.