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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 go online at pacareerlink.pa.gov.
¯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 pacareerlink.pa.gov.
¯Nuts for the MC Library nut sale–place orders at the fall book sale at the Lewistown branch from Sept. 26-30 and the Kish branch on Sept. 29. Orders must be prepaid. Pick up will be on Nov. 3 at the Lewistown branch. Information: (717) 248-2843 or email@example.com.
¯ServSafe manager course–4-8 p.m., Oct. 9, 10 and 16. Classes are held at the Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology. Cost is $165. Deadline to register is Oct. 1. To register, call (717) 248-3933.
¯Big Valley FFA cornhole tournament–registration begins at 11 a.m., tournament begins at 12:30 p.m., Mifflin County Youth Park, Reedsville. Event benefits the Big Valley FFA. Winning team will receive $100. Door prize will be a set of cornhole boards. There will be a food stand with items to purchase. Bring chairs. Cost is $35 per team if preregistered by Oct. 5. Teams registering the day of the event pay $40. For more information, call Megan Keller at (717) 248-3933.
Saturday, Sept. 22
¯All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet–6 a.m., Rescue Hose Co. 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 Thompsontown Fire Co.
¯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 www.animals-r-us.org/436029897. 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.
Monday, Sept. 24
¯Blood drive–8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology.
¯West Snyder High School Class of 1966 luncheon–noon, Vince’s Pizza and Family Restaurant, Route 522, Beaver Springs. Graduates are welcome to bring a guest. Information: (570) 658-5101.
¯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 continuing through the first week in December. Information: 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 the support group led by Pastor Charlie Stump and his wife, Kathy. This program continues on Mondays for 13 weeks through the first week of December. Divorce care for kids runs simultaneous with the adult program. Information: Pastor Charlie Stump at (814) 380-1489.
¯Community water and safe trick-or-treat planning meeting– 6-7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 428 S. Main St., Lewistown. Enter at back of building. Information: fb.com/groups/nnolewistown.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
¯Free community meal–11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., New Life Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham. Meal will feature homemade ham potpie, roll, applesauce, assorted desserts and drinks.
¯Blood drive –12:30-6 p.m., Richfield UMC.
¯Friends of Mifflin County Library meeting–5:30 p.m., Mifflin County Library. Public is welcome to attend.
¯Bedtime stories story time–6 p.m., Mifflin County Library, Lewistown. Children of all ages are invited to come dressed in pajamas to listen to stories and share a bedtime snack. Please bring a snack to share.
¯Country Roots– 6-8 p.m., Yeagertown Senior Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bring a snack to share.