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¯Chinese and basket auctions — March 2, American Legion, McClure. Chinese auction from noon to 4:30 p.m. with drawings immediately following. Basket auction at 7 p.m. Benefits West Beaver Township Veterans Memorial Pool in McClure. Food will be available for purchase. To donate a basket, new gift item, gift card or tickets: Lou Ann Wilson at (717) 543-5712 or Janet Will at (570) 765-5731 by Feb. 22.

¯Soup sale — 10:30 a.m., Feb. 23, Milroy Presbyterian Church, 321 S. Main St. Vegetable, beef, ham bean, chicken noodle and beef barley soup will be available for $3.50 per quart. To place an order, call (717) 667-6530 before 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 22.

¯Benefit bingo — doors open at noon, bingo begins at 2 p.m., Feb. 23, Moose Family Center. Tickets are $25 in advance. Proceeds benefit the Juniata Jaguars traveling softball team.

¯Chicken pie luncheon — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 28, Port Royal Lutheran Church. Cost is $8, eat in or take out. Reserve by Feb. 21 by calling the church at (717) 527-4581 or Georgia at (717) 527-4040. Snow date is March 1.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

¯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.

¯Mifflintown MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) — 9:30-11:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, Mifflintown. Child care provided.

¯Former Curves members luncheon — 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Burnham OIP.

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

¯Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council meeting — 7 p.m., Gallery 3 West, 3 W. Market St., Lewistown.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

¯Excel basics — 9:30-11:30 a.m., CareerLink of Mifflin County, Lewistown. Learn to enter basic information and create basic formulas in an Excel spreadsheet.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1959 luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Vince’s Pizza and Family Restaurant, Burnham.

¯Derry Township Class of 1950 luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Bel-Vue Inn, Reedsville.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1958 luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Sal-Lee’s Dream, Strodes Mills. All members and guests are welcome.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1951 luncheon — noon, Sal-Lee’s Dream, Strodes Mills. All members and guests are welcome.

¯Lewistown High School Class of 1956 luncheon — noon, Honey Creek Restaurant, U.S. Highway 522, Reedsville.

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

¯148th PA Volunteer Infantry, Company C, Civil War reenactment group meeting — 7:30 p.m., Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 1450 N. Atherton St., State College.

Thursday, Feb. 14

¯Senior gatherings — 9 a.m.-noon, Faith United Methodist Church, Main Street, East Waterford. The gathering will include activities, speakers and snacks. Enter at the fellowship door at the back of the church. Information: (717) 734-2330.

¯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.

¯Sacred Heart Thrift Shop bag sale — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sacred Heart Thrift Shop. $5 per bag.

¯Chief Logan High School Class of 1965 lunch — noon, Burnham OIP. Contact: Dan Collins, (717) 994-1721.

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

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

¯Cinderella’s closet, a prom dress giveaway — 4-6 p.m., at Church Hill United Methodist Church, 199 Woodland Circle, Reedsville. Information: (717) 348-1170.

¯Meat raffle — doors open at 6 p.m., raffle begins at 7 p.m., Lack Tuscarora EMS, East Waterford. Cost is $1 per round.

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

¯Captain Jack/Mount Union High School monthly dinner — 6 p.m., Hoss’s, Lewistown. For all classes. Grads and non-grads, spouses and guests are welcome. RSVP to Paul Prough at (717) 953-8563 at least two days in advance.