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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

¯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

¯Chicken barbecue sale–ready at noon, Sept. 29, Milroy Presbyterian Church, 321 S. Main St., Milroy. Cost is $5 per half. Chicken only, no meals. Last barbecue of the season. Only 200 chicken halves are being prepared. To order, call (717) 667-3438 or (717) 437-5818. Leave message if no answer.

¯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.

¯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 when preregistered by Oct. 5. Teams registering the day of the event pay $40. For more information, call Megan Keller at (717) 248-3933.

¯Soup sale–Oct. 5, Valley View Retirement Community, Oakwood Centre, Belleville. Quarts of homemade chicken corn and broccoli cheese soup will be sold for $7.50 per quart. To order, call (717) 935-2105 ext. 1200.

¯Fall art festival–9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oct. 6, Church Hill United Methodist Church, 199 Woodland Circle, Reedsville. Vendors wanted to showcase their artwork and crafts. No commercial vendors at this time. Spaces are 16×16 and are $20 a space. Vendor must provide all set up, tables, tent coverings, etc. Fee is non-refundable. For more information, call (717) 667-3778 and leave a message or download an application at under Church Hill UMC.

¯Turkey supper–4-7 p.m., Thompsontown United Methodist Church, fellowship hall in the church basement. Meal will include turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, gravy, corn, applesauce, cranberry sauce, cake and coffee. Prices are $9.75 for adults, $5.50 for children ages 5-12 and children under five eat free. Eat in or take out available. Tickets can be reserved by calling Connie at (717) 438-3722. Leave a message if no answer. Walk ins are also welcome.

Monday, Sept. 24

¯Clothing and shoe donations–8 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. A volunteer will be there to assist.

¯Coffee time with the pastor–8:30-11 a.m., McVeytown United Methodist Church, the tan church on Queen Street, McVeytown. Check McVeytown UMC Facebook page for cancellations or updates.

¯Blood drive–8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology.

¯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, with light lunch provided.

¯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.

¯Lewistown Knitting Circle–1-3 p.m., Rhodes Memorial Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Call (717) 242-1591 for more information.

¯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 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.

¯TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)–weigh-ins are from 6-6:45 p.m., meeting from 7-7:30 p.m., Yeagertown United Methodist Church, 7 N. Mann Ave., Yeagertown.

¯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:

Tuesday, Sept. 25

¯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.

¯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.

¯Charity knitting circle–1-3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. New members welcome. More information: (717) 242-1591.

¯Friends of Mifflin County Library meeting–5:30 p.m., Mifflin County Library. Public is welcome to attend.

¯Break Bread Together dinner–5:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown.

¯Bedtime stories story time–6 p.m., Mifflin County Library, Lewistown. Children of all ages are invited to come dressed in pj’s 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.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 26

¯Mifflin County Library’s fall book sale–9 a.m.-7:45 p.m., Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown. For more information, call (717( 242-2391 or visit

¯Mount Union Class of 1960 Luncheon–11 a.m., RiverBilly’s Grill & Bar in the Millstone Motel, Mill Creek. All members and guests welcome.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1961 luncheon–11:30 a.m., Burnham OIP. Classmates, spouses, friends, guests and non-graduates are welcome.

¯Vegetable Soup & Sandwich Luncheon–noon, First United Methodist Church, 200 East Third Street Lewistown. Call (717) 248-1011 before noon Sept. 25 for transportation. Free. All are welcome.

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

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

¯Grief Support Group–2 p.m., Home Nursing Agency, 129 S. Main St., Suite T, Lewistown. More information: Pastor John Walters, (717) 248-4593.