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¯Fifth Annual Senior Citizen’s Fall Luncheon–12:30 p.m., Nov. 15, Juniata High School, 3931 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown. Attendees can enjoy a free meal served by Juniata High School students, musical entertainment and art work on display, student-led tours of the school and the opportunity to meet school district faculty, staff administrators and board members. To RSVP, call (717) 436-2111, ext. 5002 or email by Nov. 8.

¯Soup sale–11 a.m., Nov. 10, Milroy Presbyterian Church, 321 South Main St. Vegetable beef, ham bean and chicken noodle will be available for $3.50 per quart. To place an order, call (717) 677-6530 by 7 p.m., Nov. 9.

¯Lewistown After 5 dinner meeting–6:30 p.m., Nov. 12. The feature for this month will be a fall fundraiser. Special speaker will be Jule Henning, an Ameriasian born in South Korea and adopted by author Pearl Buck. To make reservations, call (717) 248-0238 or (717) 248-0649.

¯Individual resume review–9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 14, PA CareerLink, Mifflin County. Meet individually with a workforce professional to help transform your resume into a powerful tool that can help get interviews. Registration is required. Log on to, or call (717) 248-4942, ext. 178, or 0 for the operator.

¯MS Word Basics I–1-3 p.m., Nov. 14, PA CareerLink, Mifflin County. Learn how to use the basic features of Microsoft Word’s interface to create and edit documents. Learn how to insert and format text, use shortcuts, insert bullets and set margins. Registration is required. Log on to, or call (717) 248-4942, ext. 178, or 0 for the operator.

¯Mifflin County PASR meeting–noon, Nov. 16, Body and Soul Community Center, Strodes Mills. The program will be the annual bazaar. To reserve, call Sue Peirce at (717) 667-3344 by noon on Nov. 13.

¯Port Royal Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar–7 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 17, Port Royal Lutheran Church. New handmade crafts and slightly used Christmas items, baked goods including cookies and chicken corn, ham bean and beef vegetable soup by the quart. Frozen homemade ready-to-bake mince meat pies at $10 each. Mince meat pie filling is $8. Pies and filling must be preordered by Nov. 8 by calling (717) 527-4581 or (717) 968-3816.

¯Navigating–10-11:30 a.m., Nov. 16, PA CareerLink, Mifflin County. Learn how to set up and make changes to your personal account, search for and apply to jobs, and register for workshops. To register, log on to or call (717) 248-4942, ext. 178 or dial 0 for the operator.

¯Mosaic art class and story presentation–1-3 p.m., Nov. 17, Church Hill UMC. Artist Julie Snyder will teach how to make mosaic crosses with a story presentation to go with her art. The cost is $20 and includes all supplies. Refreshments will be served. Call (717) 667-3778 to register by Nov 12. Leave message if no answer. Money will be due on the day of presentation.

¯Thanksgiving meal–11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 22, New Life Church. Meal is open to anyone. Takeout available. Deliveries available in Mifflin County area only for shut-ins. Reservation for deliveries or takeout must by made by calling (717) 242-1481 no later than Nov. 19.

¯Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run–Nov. 17, Juniata Mennonite School, McAlisterville. Registrations are being accepted. Forms available on Facebook.

¯Sandy’s Scents Holiday Craft bingo–doors open at 11:30 a.m., starts at 1 p.m., Nov. 18, McClure Volunteer Fire Co. Raffle tables, 50/50, door prizes and food available. Proceeds benefit the McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair. Advance tickets available for $20 by Nov. 17. To order, call Sandy Fisher at (717) 543-5467, Carol Hess at (570) 658-3346 or Jennifer Shawver at (717) 543-5974.

¯12th annual free Thanksgiving meal–11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 22, Beaver Lutheran Church, Route 522 between Beaver Springs and Beavertown. Come and bring a friend. Take-outs are available and transportation or delivery is available for area shut-ins in the western Snyder County areas of Beavertown, Beaver Springs, Troxelville and McClure by calling the church. Reservations are appreciated for larger groups. Please call the church at (570) 658-2001. Event is co-sponsored by the Snyder County Chapter of Thrivent.

Thursday, Nov. 8

¯Bag days–9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Big Valley Thrift and Gift Shop. Cost is $6 per supplied bag. Clothes and shoes only. All sales final. Proceeds benefit Mennonite Central Committee.

¯West Snyder High School Class of 1968 breakfast–9:30 a.m., Vince’s Pizza and Family Restaurant, Beaver Springs. Members and guests are welcome.

¯Senior gatherings–9:30 a.m.-noon, Faith United Methodist Church, East Waterford. Information: (717) 734-2330.

¯Bag sale–10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sacred Heart Thrift Shop, Dorcas St., Lewistown. Clothes and shoes only. $5 per supplied bag

¯Kishacoquillas High School Class of 1966 ladies luncheon–11 a.m., Boulevard BBQ, 224 S. Logan Boulevard, Burnham.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1965 luncheon–noon, Burnham OIP.

¯Clothing and shoe donations–noon-3 p.m., Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. A volunteer will be there to assist.

¯Community Thankgiving/Veterans Day meal–noon, Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave. There will be a photo taken of all veterans at 11:50 a.m. and each veteran will receive a photo. The menu will be roast turkey with all the trimmings. Use door at the rear of the church. There will be no takeout.

¯Grocery bingo–1 p.m., Yeagertown Senior Center. Bring a grocery item and $1.25 for bingo card. Benefits the senior center.

¯Captain Jack/Mount Union High School monthly luncheon–2 p.m., Hoss’s, Lewistown. Note the new day and location. For all classes. Grads and non-grads, spouses and guests are welcome. RSVP is not needed.

¯Meat raffle–6 p.m., Lack Tuscarora EMS, East Waterford. Doors open at 6 p.m., drawing at 7 p.m. All varieties of meats offered.

¯Aerobics–6-7 p.m., Hope Center, Bethel AME Church, Lewistown. Cost is $2 if not a member of the church.

¯GriefShare recovery seminar and support group–6:30-8:30 p.m., Pine Glen CMA Church, 1058 State Route 103 North, Lewistown. GriefShare is led by experts on grief recovery topics. More information: Donna Youtzy, (717) 543-8968.

¯Mifflin County Veterans Parade–6:30 p.m., forming on Elizabeth Street, Lewistown.

¯Mifflin County High School Class of 2019 senior show–7:30 p.m., Mifflin County High School auditorium. Will be a family-friendly production with music, dance and comedy performed by 80 members of the senior class. Cost is $2 for students, $3 for adults. No advance tickets.

Friday, Nov. 9

¯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.

¯Homemade Sauerkraut and Pork Dinner–4 p.m.-6:30 p.m., St. Marks Episcopal Church, 21 South Main St., Lewistown. Beverages and pie included. Tickets are $10 at the door. For orders call (717) 248-0506.

¯Fish, oyster, crab cake, meatloaf, chicken tenders dinner–4-7 p.m., Decatur Fire Co. cookhouse, North 522, Alfarata.

¯Single moms care and support group–6-8 p.m., New Life Church Cafe, 101 Beech St., Burnham. Meetings held Sept. 14-May 31. Meal served 6:30-7 p.m. Child care runs 7-8 p.m. while mothers meet in groups. Information: (717) 437-4946.

¯Meat bingo–7 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m., Beaver Springs Fire Co. Stair chair is available. All proceeds benefit the Beaver Springs Ladies Auxiliary.

Saturday, Nov. 10

¯Fly-in, drive-in, walk-in breakfast–8-10:30 a.m., Mifflin County Airport. Sponsored by Aircraft Association Chapter 518.

¯Community clothes closet–9 a.m. to noon, Big Valley Alliance Church, 50 S. Kish St., Belleville. Gently used clothing and shoes to give away to people in need, baby diapers and baby wipes also available. More information: (717) 483-6951.

¯Chinese auction–ticket purchase from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; drawings at 1:15 p.m., Bethel AME Church, Hope Center, 23 Juniata St., Lewistown. Kitchen open. Tickets are $3 per sheet.

¯Mifflin County Music Boosters Holiday Expo–9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mifflin County High School. More than 50 local businesses, vendors and crafters; full concession stand; live entertainment featuring The 8TTB Sisters and student musicians, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; silent auction; visits and photos with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus; girl’s and boy’s bike giveaway and more. Free admission and parking. Proceeds benefit Mifflin County student music programs.

¯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.

¯Holiday bazaar–9 a.m.-2 p.m., Milroy White Memorial Church, South Main St., Milroy. There will be Christmas decorations, gift baskets, Christmas gifts, food tables, white elephant and a raffle. Lunch will be served, featuring chicken corn, vegetable and ham and bean soups, sandwiches and desserts. Soup will be sold by the quart while available.

¯Raisin cookie sale–7 a.m., Reedsville United Methodist Church. Baking begins at 7 a.m. with sales beginning at noon until sold out. Cookies are first come, first serve. Cookies are $10 per dozen with a two dozen limit. Proceeds go toward paving the church parking lot.

¯Craft bazaar, bake and soup sale–8 a.m.-1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 128 N. Orange St., Beavertown. Lunch will be available. Proceeds benefit the church.

¯Holiday bazaar and lunch–8 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin. There will be crafts, jewelry, handcrafted wooden items, baked goods and more. Lunch will be available and will include soup, hot dogs, barbecue, hot sausages and desserts.

¯Indoor yard and bake sale–8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Baked goods and soup will be available.

¯Troop 4 Boy Scouts of America Grand Slam Breakfast–8 a.m.-11 a.m., Lewistown Presbyterian Church on the corner of Third & Brown Streets. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice, coffee. Adults $7, Youth ages 5-10 $5, Children younger than 5 are free with a paying adult.

¯Second annual Giving Hope Event–10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rec Park in the community center, 108 Montgomery Ave., Lewistown. Raises money for the Crossroads Pregnancy Center.

¯LHS Class of 1965 luncheon–11:30 a.m., Burnham OIP. All classmates and spouses welcome.

¯Chinese auction–2 p.m., Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church. Drawings start at 4 p.m.. Auction will be held at Troxelville Community Hall. Soup and baked goods will be available for sale.

¯Turkey dinner by donation–3-6 p.m., Crossroads Church of God of Prophecy, Route 325 South, East Salem.

¯All-you-can-eat beef and ham potpie supper–4 p.m., Rescue Hose Co. No. 20, 222 S. Sassafras St., Beavertown. Take out quarts will be available. Proceeds benefit the fire company.

¯Pork and sauerkraut dinner–4-6:30 p.m., Milroy UMC. The meal is by donation. Proceeds benefit those affected by hurricanes. Takeout available.

¯Benefit bingo–5 p.m. Bannerville Fire Co. Benefits the hydration of the firemen at Bannerville. Bring $20 worth of water or 20 oz. Gatorades and play for free. Raffles and 50/50.

¯Coffee house–7 p.m., Ellen Chapel Church, Ferguson Valley. Richard Sleigh, who has played in various locations throughout the United States, will entertain with a variety of harmonica selections. Following this, the Nittany Mountain Trailride Hayride Band will provide country and bluegrass music. There is no charge to attend but donations will be accepted.