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31 Bingo - 1 p.m., Bingo starts 2 p.m., March 16, Grace Covenant Church, Middleburg. Cost: $20, in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets available at Coles Hardware, Middleburg, Middleburg Pharmacy, China Wok, Middleburg. Benefits the local Scout troop.
31 Bingo - 1 p.m., March 16, Fayette Fire Company, McAlisterville. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To order tickets call Jennie Seigler. The event benefits the Monroe Elementary Home and School Association.
Chinese auction - 11 a.m.-3 p.m., March 16, McClure American Legion, 40 Forbes St., McClure. Donations for the auction will be accepted up until the day of the event. Auction will help pay for Gina Kuhn/Robatin's medical bills.
Health insurance webinar - Noon-1 p.m., March 17, Penn State Extension Juniata County, 30 N. Main St., Courthouse Annex, Mifflintown. The topic will be the Affordable Care Act and what it means for individuals and small businesses. To register, call 436-7744. To register online, go to extension.psu.edu/juniata/events/penn-state-extension-hosting-health- insurance-webinars. For more information, call Penn State Extension Juniata County at 436-7744.
Smart driver safety class - 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., March 18-19, Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville. Class if for people age 50 and older. The instructor will be Nelson Roth. To reserve a spot call 935-2700.
Tdap Immunization clinic - 1-3 p.m., March 18, VFW, 24 S. Main St., Mifflintown. Sponsored by The Pennsylvania Department of Health. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 527-4185.
Literacy workshop - 6:30-8:30 p.m., March 18, Mifflin County Library. Cost is $12 per person. To register, call Rosalee Massie at 899-6044 or email email@example.com.
Soup and hot sandwich sale - 10 a.m.-2 p.m., March 20-21, Crossroads Church of God Prophecy, East Salem. Soups are ham and bean, beef vegetable, chicken corn and potato. To order soup call 463-2389.
Mifflin County Chapter of the PA Association of School Retirees meeting - Noon, March 21, Lewistown Country Club. Speakers will be Jenny Landis and Jim Tunall from the Juniata Valley Vistor's Bureau. Cost for lunch is $13. To make reservations, call Pat Bell at 543-5219.
Purely Pretty retreat - 9 a.m.-noon, March 22, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ministries building, Thompsontown. The retreat is for girls ages 11-16 and their mothers. Kim Messinger and Janine Boyer will talk about how a Christian teen is supposed to walk in the world without becoming part of the world. Call 527-2794 to register.
Roast turkey dinner - 4-6 p.m., March 28, Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown. Dinner is with all the trimmings. Cost is: $7 for adults; $5 for kids ages 6-12; and children younger than 6 are free. Takeout is available. For tickets, call 248-5311.
Saturday, March 15
Free meal and bingo- 11:15 a.m., Sacred Heart School cafeteria, 110 N. Dorcas St, Lewistown. Children welcome. Event sponsored by St. Vincent DePaul.
Spaghetti supper - 4-7 p.m., Port Royal Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Main streets, Port Royal. All you can eat. Cost: adults, $8; children 4 through 11 $4; and children younger than 4 are free. Takeout available at additional charge. Tickets at the door.
Skunk cabbage flower informational time - 9:15-9:45 a.m., East Area parking lot, Little Buffalo State Park. For more information, call 567-9255.
All-you-can eat fish and chicken tender dinner - 4-7 p.m., Richfield Community Building, Water Street and Heister Valley Road, Richfield. Cost is: $9 for adults; $4 for children ages 6-12; and children younger than 6 are free. Sponsored by Richfield Lions Club. Proceeds benefit local and district projects and community service.
Country music show - 6-10 p.m., Hogan's, Alfarata. Joe Bonson and Coffee Run will perform.
Saint Patrick's Day karaoke with the Peanut Man - 8 p.m.-12 a.m., American Legion Post No. 90.
Clothing closet - 9 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church basement, Lewistown. Sandwiches and soup available.
Shoe bank - 9 a.m.-noon, Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown.
Sunday, March 16
Free family community meal - 4-5 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown.
Cinderella's Closet - 4-6 p.m., Church Hill UMC, 199 Woodland Circle, Reedsville. Event gives out free gently used prom gowns to anyone in need. Contact Kathy Macchiaverna at 667-2004 with questions.
Monday, March 17
Egg sale - 8-11:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church of Lewistown. They are 80 cents a piece and flavors include peanut butter, coconut cream and butter cream. People can also call ahead for eggs by calling 242-1539.
Mifflin County Board of Directors meeting - 5:15 p.m., community room at Mifflin County Library.
Belleville Community Watch - 7 p.m., Belleville Library. Guest Speaker will be District Attorney David Molek.
GriefShare meeting - 7 p.m., Lost Creek Mennonite Church, Mifflintown. GriefShare is a support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Childcare available upon request. For more details call the church at 463-2258 or visit www.LostCreekMennoniteChurch.org.
Ohesson Manor luncheon - Noon, Hoss's, Lewistown. For all past and present employees.
Mifflin County Tea Party Patriots meeting - 6 p.m., Burnham OIP. For more information, call Lisa Nancollas at 437-1327.
Tuesday, March 18
Art time - 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Hill Store Guest Cottage and Event Center, 3849 W. Main St., Belleville. Bring art projects to work on and a lunch. Beverages will be provided. Cost is $6 per person. For more information, contact Ann McNabb at 935-2390.
Adult beginner swim lesson - 11-11:45 a.m., YMCA, Burnham. Call 248-5019 for more information or to register.
Free concert - 6-8:30 p.m., Yeagertown Senior Center. The concert will feature Sinceres Ladies Band. The public may bring snacks and nonalcoholic beverages.
Egg sale - 8-11:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church of Lewistown. They are 80 cents a piece and falvors include peanut butter, cocnut cream and butter cream. People can also call ahead for eggs by calling 242-1539.
Juniata Valley Quilters Guild meeting - 6:30 p.m., Lewistown Senior Center. Call 935-5328 for more information.
Downtown-East End Neighborhood Community Watch meeting 6 p.m., Regional Business Center conference room (lower level), 152 E. Market St., Lewistown.
Zumba - 9 a.m., YMCA. Call 248-5019 for more information.
Exercise class - 3:30 p.m., St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown. Call 953-6158 for more information.
Dominoes - 9 a.m., Derry Township Senior Center, Yeagertown.
Sonshine Children's Club meeting - 6-8:30 p.m., LUMINA Center, Lewistown. For children ages 5 to 18.
Open coffee time 8:30-11:20 a.m., McVeytown United Methodist Church, Queen Street, McVeytown.
Kish High School Class of 1958 luncheon - 11:30 a.m., Burnham OIP.