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¯Easter flower sale — 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Kish Park. Hosted by the Derry Township Fire Police. Sale will be held every day until flowers are sold out. Cost is between $4 and $15.

¯Millerstown Lions Super Bingo benefit — 1 p.m., April 28, Millerstown Moose Lodge. Doors open at noon. Food purchase available. 20 cash games, raffles and more. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door. Tickets may be purchased from any Millerstown Lions Club member or Bratton Insurance, Stitch in Time and Juniata Valley Bank in Millerstown. Information: John Beaver at (717) 589-3728 or Angie Russell at (717) 589-3211. Benefits community projects sponsored by Millerstown Lions Club.

¯Spring salad bar — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 3, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lewistown. $7 for a variety of hot soups, salads, sandwiches and beverages. All you can eat. Call (717) 248-9903 for tickets. Takeout available.

¯The Knights of Columbus’ Knight at the Races — 4 p.m., doors open; 5:30-7 p.m., pre-race social; 7 p.m., post time, May 4, Reedsville Firehouse. Food and drinks provided. Since the event coincides with the Kentucky Derby a bonnet contest will be featured with prizes of $100, $50 and $25. Buy a horse for $50 get 2 admission tickets. Social tickets $25. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Rick Berich at (717) 667-3373 or Larry Sutusky at (717) 667-3104.

¯Grace Gymnastics Booster Club spaghetti dinner — 5-7 p.m., May 4, Shade Gap Ladies’ Auxiliary Building. Cost is $8 and includes spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert and drink. For more information, contact Melissa Henry at (814) 203-5399.

¯Soup sale — 11 a.m., May 4, Milroy Presbyterian Church, 321 South Main St., Milroy. Vegetable beef, ham bean, chicken noodle and beef barley soup will be available. Cost is $3.50 per quart. To order, call (717) 667-6530 before 7 p.m. on May 3.

Friday, April 26

¯Mifflin County Library spring book sale — 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown. Information: (717) 242-2391 or visit

Saturday, April 27

¯Free breakfast — 8:30-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Use the back entrance.

¯Spring vendor event — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Port Royal Community Room, 212 W. 4th St., Port Royal. There will be refreshments and a Chinese auction.

¯Mifflin County Library Spring Book Sale — 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown. Information: (717) 242-2391 or

¯Soup, sandwich and bake sale — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Arch Rock United Methodist Church community hall. Chicken corn, ham bean and vegetable beef soup will be available. Eat in or take out. Quarts and pints will also be available. Sale will also include hot dogs and barbecue, as well as all kinds of baked goods.

¯Saint Vincent DePaul Society community meal — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus School cafeteria. Doors open at 10 a.m. Bingo to follow up.

¯Keystone State Muscle Cars Cruise In — 5-8 p.m., Londonderry Restaurant, Reedsville. All cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc., welcome. No fee.

¯31 Bingo — 5 p.m., Bannerville Fire Co. Cost is $20 at the door. Benefits the Snyder County sheriff’s office K-9 unit.

¯All-you-can-eat breakfast — 6-10 a.m., Bannerville Fire Co. Made-to-order eggs, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, sausage gravy, dry beef gravy, bacon, scrapple, French toast, pancakes and home fries. Cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 5 to 12, and children under 5 eat free.

Sunday, April 28

¯ Mifflin County Library Spring Book Sale — 1:30-3:15 p.m. More information: Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, (717) 242-2391 or

¯ Native Americans of Central Pennsylvania presentation –2 p.m. at Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, Academia. Speaker: Union County Historical Society historian Bruce Teeple. Suggested donation: $5, includes a social hour with light refreshments; students admitted free with a student ID. Benefits: Juniata County Historical Society’s Tuscarora Academy.

Monday, April 29

¯Blood drive — 1-6:30 p.m., Juniata Mennonite School

Tuesday, April 30

¯Milk and Bookies — 10 a.m., Mifflin County Library’s children’s room. Please come dressed in yellow. Grown-ups, bring your camera for a very special photo opportunity. Story time will begin at 10 a.m. while we wait for Curious George, who will arrive at 10:30 a.m.

¯Shade Mountain Bluegrass Gospel Band — 6-8 p.m., Derry Township Senior Center, Yeagertown. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bring a snack to share.

¯Swiss Shalom Choir concert — 7 p.m., Maple Grove Mennonite Church, 115, Maple Grove Road, Belleville. The concert will be centered on the theme of peace and will be performed by Swiss singers and yodelers, complete with six alp horns, guitar, piano and flugelhorn. A free will offering will be received.