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¯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 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 online at

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

¯ServSafe manager course — 4-8 p.m., Oct. 9, 10 and 16. Classes are held by at Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology. Cost is $165. Deadline to register is Oct. 1. To register, call (717) 248-3933.

Friday, Sept. 21

¯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.

¯Bratton, McVeytown, Oliver Class of 1955 luncheon –noon, OIP, Burnham.

¯Watoto Children’s Choir — 6:30 p.m., New Life Church, 101 N. Beech St., Lewistown. The choir will perform their brand new album, ‘We Will Go’ while sharing a message of hope for Africa’s most vulnerable children and women.

¯Lost Creek Presbyterian Church Annual Salad Bar — 11 am to 1 pm., Main Street, McAlisterville beside the Fire Hall. Large variety of meat salads, pasta salads, vegetable salads, etc., all you can eat in for $6.00. Or, take out plate for $6.00. For more information check out the Facebook page “lostcreekpresby” or call (717) 463-3138.

Saturday, Sept. 22

¯All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet — 6 a.m., Rescue Hose Company No. 20, 222 S. Sassafras St., Beavertown. Proceeds benefit the fire company.

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

¯ALS Ray Matthews Memorial Bike Tour –9 a.m., Bender Park, Reedsville. Participants can choose from a 12, 20 or 50-mile ride through the Amish countryside on mostly flat terrain. Rest stops along the route will serve snacks and drinks. Event is rain or shine. A meal will be provided to riders following the tour. Riders may also get free pizza at Michele’s OIP Restaurant. Registration fee is $25.

¯Thompsontown Fall Fest –9 a.m.-3 p.m., Haldeman Park, near the tennis/basketball court. Craft and direct sales vendors, kids games, face painting, pet parade, paddle wheel and Chinese auction. The Juniata County Food Pantry will be taking donations of nonperishable foods, diapers, wipes, laundry detergent, dish detergent, toilet paper and paper towels. Shine only event. Event sponsored by the Thompson Fire Company.

¯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.

¯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. 23

¯Lack Tusarora EMS all-you-can-eat Italian buffet–11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lack Tuscarora EMS, 9320 Route 75 South, East Waterford. Spaghetti, lasagna and Italian sausage available.

¯Pets Come First Doggie Fashion Show — noon reception, 12:45 p.m. lunch and fashion show to follow, Centre Hills Country Club, State College. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Tickets can also be purchased at Pets Come First during normal business hours.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1965 picnic — 1 p.m., Bender Park, Reedsville. Bring covered dish. All classmates and spouses welcome.