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¯Lewistown After 5 dinner meeting–6:30 p.m., Dec. 10, Londonderry Restaurant, Milroy. Guest speaker is Michelle Williams. To make reservations, call (717) 248-0238 or (717) 248-0649.

¯Transportation information session–10-11 a.m., Dec. 11, Careerlink. Are transportation concerns preventing you from finding work? Attend this session to learn how CATA Commute and Ride Share service may solve any issues. To register, log onto or call (717) 248-4942, ext. 178, or dial 0 for the operator.

¯Resume development–9-11 a.m., Dec. 13, CareerLink. Tips and tricks to get your resume noticed. Learn what and what not to include as well as key words employers look for in a resume. To register, log on to or call (717) 248-4942, ext. 178, or dial 0 for the operator.

¯Mifflin County PASR meeting–noon, Dec. 14, Body and Soul Community Center, Strodes Mills. The program will be a performance by Mifflin County High School’s Cantare, directed by Vicki Fensterbush. Reserve by calling (717) 667-3344 by noon Dec. 11.

¯OVR 101–10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 17. Learn how the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation helps disabled workers learn about eligibility requirements, the process for enrolling, services that are available, success stories and businesses that partner with OVR. To register, log on to or call (717) 248-4942, ext. 178, or dial 0 for the operator.

¯Annual community Christmas dinner–5 p.m., Dec. 21, Milroy Alliance Church. Turkey and all the trimmings, as well as special music. No charge. Reserve by Dec. 17 by calling (717) 667-6846 or (570) 657-7549.

Friday, Dec. 7

¯Free community breakfast–7-8:30 a.m. New Life Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham.

¯Bag sale–10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sacred Heart Thrift Shop, 4 N. Dorcas St. $5 per bag.

¯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.

¯Soup, sandwich and beverage lunch–11 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown. All-you-can-eat variety of hot soups and cold sandwiches. Cost: $8 per person. Takeout available. Call (717) 248-9903 for tickets or pay at the door.

¯Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day tribute–12:45 p.m., Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Ave., Boalsburg. Event to feature short ceremony remembering the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 as well as a film inside the museum.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1968 dinner–5 p.m., Angelo’s, state Route 103, Lewistown.

¯First Friday Contra Dance/Old Time Country Dance–7:30-10:30 p.m., State College Friends School, 1900 University Drive. Dances will be taught and are easy to learn. Bruce Young will call the dances to live music by Strath Hanna. Beginners, experienced dancers and groups are welcome, no partner needed. Steps are similar to square dancing. First time dancers will receive a coupon for a free dance. Information: (814) 880-0338 or

¯Mifflin County Library closed–All branches of the Mifflin County Library will be closed for staff in-service. The library will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, Dec. 8. If you have any questions, please contact the library at (717) 242-2391 or visit the website at

Saturday, Dec. 8

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

¯Community Clothes Closet–9 a.m.-noon, Big Valley Alliance Church, 50 S. Kish St., Belleville. Clothing, shoes, disposable diapers and baby wipes available for free. Information: (717) 483-6951.

¯Kris Kringle Market Gift Show–9 a.m.-3p.m., Lewistown Armory, 28 Armory Lane. Numerous vendors with many new products for the season, great food stand. A silent auction will begin at 2 p.m. There will be a shuttle service to and from the top parking lot all day.

¯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.

¯Church bazaar–10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Main St., Milroy. Baked goods, lunch stand, hand knits, fresh greens, centerpieces, wreaths and handcrafted holiday decorations.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1953 lunch–noon, Belvue Restaurant. Graduates, nongraduates and spouses welcome.

¯LHS Class of 1957 Christmas party–5 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Lewistown. Please bring a covered dish.

¯Millerstown Lions Club tree and street lighting ceremony–7 p.m., the square of Millerstown. Event will feature multi-colored lights on the tree and Christmas caroling will be held before the switch is flipped. Children are also welcome to meet Santa and receive some Christmas treats.

¯Coffee house style concert–7 p.m., Ellen Chapel Church. Bernie Rich performs at 7 p.m., Unusual Suspects provide a sing-along at 8:15 p.m. Coffee, punch and snacks provided. Donations accepted.

Sunday, Dec. 9

¯Community soup and sandwich lunch–11 a.m.-1 p.m., McVeytown Firehouse. Donations accepted at the door will benefit local Boy Scouts.

¯Organ and piano recital–3 p.m., Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. 3rd St., Lewistown. Music of the season will be presented by local musicians John Haubrick, Richard Hamler, Joyce Hutchinson, Terri Limes, Joan Loewen, Patty Loudenslager, Ellen Miller, and Beth Myers.

¯Christmas tree lighting–3:30-5:30 p.m., Brown’s Mill Square in Reedsville. Event also includes Christmas carols by the Reedsville United Methodist Church, Santa Clause, a Christmas selfie backdrop, letters to Santa collection and other fun activities.

¯Outside walk-through nativity–5-7 p.m., Journey Christian Church, 10110 William Penn Highway, Thompsontown. Held weather permitting. Light refreshments to follow.

Monday, Dec. 10

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

¯West Snyder High School Class of 1959 breakfast–8 a.m., Rayauda’s Restaurant, Beaver Springs.

¯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.

¯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.

¯Chief Logan Class of 1954 lunch–11:45 a.m., BellVue. All class members and guests are welcome.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1954 lunch–12:30 p.m., OIP, Burnham. All classmates, non-graduates and friends invited.

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

¯Mifflin County Library Board of Directors meeting–5:15 p.m., Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown.

¯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.

¯Support group–6-8 p.m., Calvary Bible Church, Burnham. Group is for parents, adult siblings, grandparents and guardians of children and young persons with mental health and/or behavioral health needs.

¯Belleville Civic Club meeting–7 p.m., community room, Belleville Library. Meetings are held September through May.