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Location changed for

Thompsontown Fall Fest

THOMPSONTOWN –The location of Saturday’s Thompsontown Fall Fest has been changed from Haldeman Park to the grounds near the Thompsontown Firehall due to the recent heavy rains.

Many craft, direct sales and food vendors will be set up. There will be games for children, face painting, a pet parade, paddle wheel and Chinese Auction.

The Juniata County Food Pantry will be there all day taking donations of nonperishable foods, diapers, wipes, laundry detergent, dish detergent, toilet paper and paper towels.

The event will not be held if it rains.

The schedule of events includes:

≤ 6:30-8:30 a.m. –Vendor set up;

≤ 9 a.m.-2 p.m. –Craft/vendors open;

≤ 10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Kids games;

10 a.m.-1 p.m. –Chinese auction and paddle wheel;

11 a.m.-2 p.m. –Chicken BBQ pickup;

≤ 10-10:30 a.m., — Erica Shellenberger;

≤ 10:30 a.m. — Pet Parade registration at baseball field;

≤ 11 a.m. — Pet Parade inside baseball field;

≤ Noon — Meet the Veteran’s Queen candidates;

≤ 12:15-1 p.m. — Erica Shellenberger.

The Chinese auction winners will be announced after the live music. Need not be present to win.

The Fall Fest is sponsored by the Thompsontown Fire Company.

For more information, call Waynett Dunn at (717) 497-0915.

Music Boosters seek vendors for Holiday Expo

LEWISTOWN –Vendors are needed for the 2018 Mifflin County Music Boosters 6th Annual Holiday Expo, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 10, at Mifflin County High School.

Set-up will be from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Each 10-by-10 foot booth is $55.

For more information, contact Hope Baker at (717) 513-7780, or Sherry Pecht at (717) 250-8087,

Artwork sought for show/sale at library

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Library will host its annual Books and Brushes Art Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 3.

The library is seeking interested artists, artisans and serious hobbyists who would like to participate by demonstrating and/or selling their art.

For more information and registration, contact Mary Rieffannacht at (717) 242-2391 or

‘Shining Light’ plans kickoff, needs help

LEWISTOWN — The Christmas season is fast approaching, and with it, the 12th season for Shining Light Through the Darkness.

This year, the committee is hosting a kick-off picnic from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 30, in the Green Pavilion at Kish Park, Lewistown.

There will be food, entertainment and announcements of the new items for this year. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the picnic.

Set up will begin Oct. 27, and continue until the lights and entertainment begin on Dec. 1, through Jan. 4, 2019. Tear down begins Jan. 5, 2019.

There are many lights that the committee will be unable to put up because there is not enough manpower to get it done. So anyone interested in helping — such as youth groups, students in need of community service projects, friends wanting to spend time together or children who need to learn the satisfaction of helping others –would be appreciated.

For more information visit or contact Darla Ricket at (717) 635-0919.

Evolution Arts Center lists coming events

LEWISTOWN — Coming events at the Evolution Arts Center, 121 Valley St., Lewistown, are as follows.

¯ Every Wednesday — 7-9 p.m., Free Improv Workshop with Mundo;

¯ Sunday — 2-4 p.m., Owl Painting Party, $30;

¯ Oct.1 — 7-8 p.m., Holiday play auditions, featuring the play “Never Home for the Holidays,” by Julie O’Connor. Rehearsals will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 22 through Nov. 15 except on Halloween. Performances will be open to the public at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18.

¯ Oct. 5 — 6-8 p.m., Halloween Painting Party, $30;

¯ Oct. 13 and 20 — 1-3 p.m., Nerf Gun Modification Workshop, $25;

¯ Oct. 20 — 1-3 p.m., Zombie Doll Making Party.

For more information, visit the website

Juniata County library to offer fall courses

MIFFLINTOWN–The Juniata County Library is offering educational courses this fall in computer and technology.

≤ Learning how to use Gmail, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday. Gmail is the free email service by Google and is both easy to use for new users and powerful enough to accommodate experienced users. Gmail can do a lot to help control the amount of email users get. Learn how to bend email to your will.

Attendees must have a Gmail account (not required to bring device but recommended). The cost is $10.

≤ Learning how to use Windows 10, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 22. Many new computers come with Windows 10 and many services are now not compatible with Windows XP. This is a great course to learn the basics for using Windows 10. Attendees must have a Windows 10 computer (not required to bring device but recommended). The cost is $10.

≤ Learning how to use Libby, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 29. Libby is the new app from OverDrive that gives you thousands of free eBooks. Libby is a new and fresh way to get books. Many aspects of the app are streamlined and easier than the original OverDrive app. Learn how to use this app and download eBooks instantly.

Attendees must have and bring a device compatible with Libby (works with Apple and Android devices and tablets). The cost is $10.

≤ Learning how to use an iPad, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 19. There are many things you can swipe, tap and consume while using an iPad. Learn the basics and a few additional features to protect your battery from running low and your privacy from being violated.

Attendess must have and bring an iPad. The cost is $10.

≤ Learning how to use SPARK, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 26. SPARK is the digital version of what was the card catalog. The library uses it to let guests search for books, check out materials and much more. Learn how to search and use the system.

The cost is $10.

Local museum lists hours for the season

The McCoy House Museum, located at 17 N. Main St., is open for the season from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday through September.

For more information, or to make arrangements for a special tour, call the society office at (717) 242-1022.