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¯Central Juniata EMS Gun Bash–doors open at 10:30 a.m., meal begins at noon, Sept. 15, Mifflintown Hose Co. Tickets are still available. For more information, call (717) 436-5527.

¯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 visit

¯Mifflin County PASR luncheon–noon, Sept. 21, Body and Soul Community Center, Strodes Mills. Reserve by calling Sue Peirce at (717) 667-3344 by Sept. 18 by noon.

¯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 visit

¯Refresh your resume: Job fair preparation–9-11 a.m., Sept. 20, PA CareerLink Mifflin County. Tips and tricks for how to get your resume noticed, learn what and what not to include, as well as key words employers look for in a resume. Job fair to be held Oct. 10 at Rec Park Community Center in Lewistown. To register, call (717) 248-4942 or go online 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 visit

¯Ace the interview: Job fair preparation–1-3 p.m., Sept. 25, PA CareerLink Mifflin County. Learn how to make a good first impression, review job fair etiquette, the role of interview preparation, the skills necessary to confidently conduct an interview and the follow-up process. Job fair to be held Oct. 10 at Rec Park Community Center in Lewistown. To register, call (717) 248-4942 or go online at

¯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

¯Know before you go: Job fair preparation–1-3 p.m., Sept. 26, PA CareerLink Mifflin County. Researching employers ahead of time, jobseekers will receive a list of employers’ available positions giving them the opportunity to customize their resumes prior to the job fair on Oct. 10 at Rec Park Community Center in Lewistown. To register, call (717) 248-4942 or go online 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

¯Nuts for the MC Library nut sale–place orders at the fall book sale at the Lewistown branch from Sept. 26-30 and at the Kish branch on Sept. 29. Orders must be prepaid. Pick up will Nov. 3 at the Lewistown branch. Information: (717) 248-2843 or

Friday, Sept. 14

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

¯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.

¯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.

¯Kishacoquillas Class of 1966 ladies brunch–10:30 a.m., Honey Creek Inn, Reedsville.

¯Blood drive–1:30-7 p.m., Mifflintown Fire Co.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1968 dinner–5 p.m., Cora’s (downstairs).

¯Nittany Valley Writers’ Network–6:30 p.m., Schlow Library Community Room, State College. Speakers David and Maria Marvin will discuss their blog, Scintilla, which is dedicated to book reviews, and they will share lessons learned with aspiring bloggers and other writers. The event is free and open to the public. The Nittany Valley Writers’ Network is a sharing, supportive, inspiring community linking local writers of all genres and levels of experience, expert and novice, published and hopeful. All writers are welcome. For more information, contact Mark T. Shirey at

Saturday, Sept. 15

¯Fall pancake and sausage breakfast–7-11 a.m., Union Masonic Lodge Hall, 11 S. Main St., Mifflintown. Cost is $5 per person. No reservations required. All-you-can-eat. Proceeds benefit muscular dystrophy research and Juniata Valley Forest Tall Cedars.

¯Millerstown Church Annual Fall Bazaar–8 a.m.-1 p.m., Millerstown United Methodist Church, corner of High and Greenwood Streets. Breakfast and lunch will be available in the cafe.

¯Clothing and shoe donations–9 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. A volunteer will be there to assist.

¯Clothing closet–9 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. Free soup and sandwiches available.

¯Shoe bank–9 a.m.-noon, Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown.

¯Granville Fire Co. Car and Craft Show–9 a.m.-4 p.m., 105 Malta Dr., Granville (former Malta Home). There will be cars on display, craft and food vendors.

¯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.

¯Central Juniata EMS Gun Bash–doors open at 10:30 a.m., meal begins at noon, Mifflintown Hose Co. For more information, call (717) 436-5527.

¯Saint Vincent DePaul Society, Sacred Heart community meal–11 a.m.-1 p.m., doors open at 10 a.m., Sacred Heart school cafeteria. Bingo to follow the meal.

¯Summer picnic/sing–meal starts at noon, singing begins at 1 p.m., 642 Lower Georges Valley Road, Spring Mills. Guest singers will be Jeremy Garner and the Covalts. All food and drinks will be provided, bring a lawn chair. If you would like to come for the morning church service, it begins at 9:30 a.m.

¯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.

Sunday, Sept. 16

¯Goose Day Team Trivia–doors open at noon, game starts at 2 p.m., Burnham Lions Club Building, First Ave., Burnham. Benefits the Mifflin County Historical Society. Lunch and snacks can be purchased from the Lion’s Club snack bar starting at noon. Cost is $100 per table, up to 10 people per table. Three rounds of general knowledge questions. Monetary prizes for three tables with the top scores. For more information, call the MCHS office at (717) 242-1022 or event coordinator Nancy Aurand at (717) 248-4730 or go to Facebook Team Trivia to benefit Mifflin County Historical Society.

¯Downtown Hoedown–3-5 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown. Square dancing and line dancing. Hot dogs, chips, ice cream and water. Petting zoo. Free cowboy hats and bandanas. Cake walk with baked goods.

¯Free community meal–4-5 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lewistown.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1955 reunion–4:30 p.m., Kish Park green pavilion. Attendees may come early to visit with classmates.

Monday, Sept. 17

¯Mifflin County Library Board of Directors meeting–5:15 p.m., Mifflin County Library, Lewistown. For more information, call (717) 242-2391 or visit

¯Divorce care for kids–5:30-7 p.m., Lumina Center, 18 E. Third St., Lewistown. Kids ages 6 to 12 will be helped in dealing with their emotions related to the separation of their parents. This is a 13-week program. Information: call Ann Kanagy at (717) 437-4946.

¯Divorce care for adults–5:30-7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 111 E. Third St., Lewistown. Partners abandoned by their significant other are welcomed to this divorce care support group led by Pastor Charlie Stump and his wife, Kathy. This program continues on Mondays for 13 weeks. You are asked to commit to the first three weeks if at all possible. The 6 to 12-year-old program, Divorce Care for Kids, runs simultaneous with the adult program. Lumina and First Baptist are just a block apart. Information: call Pastor Charlie at (814) 380-1489.