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Milroy Center plans Valentine’s Party

MILROY –There will be a Valentine’s Day party from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Milroy Senior Center, 283 Broad St., Milroy.

The event will include music and desserts. Admission is a $5 donation.

‘The Folks Next Door’ opens Feb. 22

LEWISTOWN — The Stone Arch Players production of “The Folks Next Door,” by John R. Carroll, opens Feb. 22 at the Theatre in the Park at Kish Park, Lewistown, directed by Katye Long.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Feb. 22, 23, March 1, 2, 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. on March 3 and 10.

Tickets are $12, and go on sale Feb. 18. Call (717) 248-2224 or email tickets4sap@gmail.com for reservations.

Author to speak at Juniata Co. Library

MIFFLINTIOWN — Author Brian Eyler, a native of Mifflintown, will be at the Juniata County Library on from 2 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 24 to speak about his new book, “Last Days of the Mighty Mekong.”

He will show pictures over a projector that are related to the book, and he will share his first-hand experience in Southeast Asia.

Millerstown Lions Club plans card party

MILLERSTOWN — Plans have been finalized for the annual pinochle card party sponsored by the Millerstown Lions Club in Millerstown.

The event will be held on March 2 at the Greenwood Elementary School 405 E. Sunbury St., Millerstown. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the party will begin at 6 p.m.

This annual event has been held by the Millerstown Lions for many years and is recognized as one of the most popular events of its kind in the area. Prizes generously donated by local businesses will be awarded to the lucky winners and nearly everyone is guaranteed a prize. In addition to the prizes given out, there is usually an auction of different items.

Profits from the annual event benefits Lions District 14T projects including sight, diabetes, Beacon Lodge, Leader Dog and many others.

The cost is $8 per person, which includes refreshments.

For more information, call Curt Black, (717) 589-3598.

Spring Fling craft show set for March 9

MILLERSTOWN — Although it is not officially spring yet, Millerstown Community Success, Inc. will welcome many new vendors to its 27th Annual Spring Fling Craft Show on March 9 in Greenwood Elementary School, 405 E. Sunbury St., Millerstown.

Doors open at 7:45 a.m., and the show runs until 2 p.m. There will be outdoor vendors as well, including kettle corn made on site.

Refreshments will be sold throughout the day.

This year’s show is sponsored by Millerstown Community Success, Inc.

More than 100 vendor spaces are available; anyone interested may call (717) 589-3598 for more information.

Courses offered at Juniata Co. Library

MIFFLINTOWN — The Lifelong Learning Courses being offered in the Virginia Swartz Room in the lower level at the Juniata County Library for winter and spring include the following.

¯ Building and Managing Your Resume, Feb. 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $10. Learn present-day tips, tricks and approaches to resume building; learn what to do and what not to do and what really matters today with resumes; take time to build or manage your own resume. Bring your resume with you to make changes right on the spot.

¯ Comparative Religions Course (six sessions), Tuesdays, March 5 to April 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $10 per session. Retired minister Walter Williams offers a wide-ranging understanding on Eastern and Western religions by looking at their commonalities and through the lens of psychology. Learn about Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity, and Islam. Williams obtained his ministerial education at Princeton Theological Seminary. (Participants may pick and choose which sessions to attend.)

¯ Putting Microsoft Excel to Work (three sessions), March 11, 18, and 25, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., $30 (attendance at all sessions is recommended, as they tie in together). This is a perfect course for those who attended the Excel intro course in the fall of 2018. Learn how to put Excel to work for you with practice exercises you can try right on the spot. Bring your computer with you and learn how to work with Excel data, manipulate your results, and more.

¯ How to Use an iPhone (two sessions), April 8 and 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., $10 per session (pick and choose which sessions to attend). This course is perfect for new iPhone owners or long-time users wanting to learn the basics. Learn how to navigate the settings, manage commonly used apps, and more.

For more information, call the library at (717) 436-6378.

Trips planned by Destination History

LEWISTOWN — Three Destination History Mifflin County Historical Society 2019 trips have been announced.

¯ The Best of Long Island — June 2-5 (4 days, three nights)

Highlights include: Sagamore Hill (home of Theodore Roosevelt) National Historic Site, Vanderbilt Museum at Eagle’s Nest, Old Westbury Gardens, Huntingdon Station, Walt Whitman’s Birthplace, travel along the George Washington Spy Trail, Oheka Castle, Southampton Village and the Mansion District and Billionaire’s Row, Cooper’s Beach, Sag Harbor and Captain’s Row, Duck Walk Vineyards, Planting Fields and Coe Mansion at Arboretum State Historic Park.

The price includes: transportation and baggage handling (one bag per person); three nights lodging, three breakfasts, three dinners; wine tasting, all admissions and entrance fees to attractions, tour guides and bus driver gratuities. Price for members — double, $1,080, single $1,350 ; non-members –double $1,100, single $1,370. Half payment is required at the time of reservation. Final payment is due March 25.

¯ Charleston and Savannah — Sept. 15-21 (7 days, 6 nights)

Highlights include: city tour of historic Winston-Salem, Spirit of Carolina dinner cruise, Historic Charleston tour, Magnolia Gardens, Middleton Place Plantation, Patriots Point and Boone Hall Plantation, Historic Savannah Tour, Atlantic Ocean Low Country Tour, City tour of Richmond, Virginia.

The price includes: transportation and baggage handling (one bag per person); six nights lodging, six breakfasts, five dinners and four lunches; all admissions and entrance fees to attractions; tour guides and bus driver gratuities. Price for members — double, $1,500, single $2,150; non-members –double $1,520, single $2,170. Half payment is required at the time of reservation. Final payment is due Aug. 1.

¯ Williamsburg, Virginia — Dec. 6-8 (3 days, 2 nights)

Highlights include: Shirley Plantation, Colonial Williamsburg, Merchants Square, Yorktown, Riverwalk Landing and Yorktown Christmas Market, Yankee Candle, Mount Vernon, Newport News Park and Celebration of Lights; Dinners at Christiana Campbell’s Tavern and the Whaling Company.

The price includes: transportation and baggage handling (one bag per person); two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners, all admissions and entrance fees to attractions, tour guides and bus driver gratuities. Price for members — double, $575, single $695; non-members –double $595, single $715. A deposit of $100 is required at the time of reservation. Final payment is due Oct. 30.

For more information, contact Karen Galbraith at (717) 250-5152 or gkg@pa.net, or Nancy Kauffman at (717) 994-4663, or npkauffman@embarqmail.com.

Payment may be made in full when making reservations. Seats will be assigned when reservation payments are received.

Reservation checks may be made out to Nancy Kauffman and sent to: Nancy Kauffman 457 Church St., P.O. Box 104 Reedsville, PA 17084.

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