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¯Mifflin County PASR meeting — noon, Jan. 18, Body and Soul Community Center, Strodes Mills. The meeting will be preceded by a bazaar, starting at approximately 11 a.m. Entertainment after the luncheon will be provided by Ken Longfield, who will speak about and play the dulcimer. Please reserve by calling Sue Peirce at (717) 667-3344 by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Saturday, Jan. 12

¯Fly-in, Drive-in, Walk-in Breakfast — 8-10:30 a.m., Mifflin County Airport. Sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Chapter 518.

¯Community clothes closet — 9 a.m. to noon, Big Valley Alliance Church, 40 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.

¯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.

¯LHS Class of 1965 — 11:30 a.m., Londonderry in Milroy. All classmates and spouses welcome.

¯The group ‘Uncommon People’ meeting — 1 p.m., Cora’s Creekside Tavern, Burnham. Uncommon People is a socialization group for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, autism and other spectrum disorders. The general public is welcome.

¯Coffeehouse — 7 p.m., Ellen Chapel Church, Ferguson Valley. Flipside (Grace Fala and Rhonda Swigart) will provide guitar and vocal selections. At 8:15, Richard Sleigh will entertain with a variety of harmonica, guitar and vocal selections. Snacks, coffee and iced tea will be provided. There is no charge to attend, but donations will be accepted.

Sunday, Jan. 13

¯Community soup and sandwich lunch — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., McVeytown fire house. Hosted by the Boy Scout units of McVeytown. Donations will be accepted at the door. All money will support each youth’s scouting experience.

¯Roast beef dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., McClure Volunteer Fire Co. Meal will include roast beef, filling, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies and assorted desserts. Cost is $19 for ages 13 and up; $5 for ages 6-12; and children under 5 eat free.

¯Country, square, round, line and 2-step dance — 2-5 p.m., Freeburg Community Center. American Folk Musicians Association No. 11 Country and Western Music. Band: The Outsiders. Refreshments available, beginners and families welcome. Donation accepted at the door.

Monday, Jan. 14

¯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.

¯Buchanan Elementary School retirees breakfast — 9 a.m., Sal-Lee’s Restaurant, Strodes Mills.

¯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 luncheon — 11:40 a.m., Bel-Vue Inn, Reedsville. All classmates and guests are welcome. For more information, call (570) 522-0944.

¯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.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

¯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.

¯Kish High School Class of 1958 luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Burnham OIP.

¯Blood drive — 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m., Lewistown Elks Club.

¯Juniata Valley Quilters Guild meeting — 6:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown. There will be a presentation on English Paper Piecing. For more information, contact Roxanne Boyer at (570) 539-4042.