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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.
Grief and Bereavement meeting - 3 p.m., March 24, Lewistown Home Health and Hospice: The Bridge, 305 Fourth St., Lewistown. RSVP To Hilary Harry by calling 242-5000.
Free luncheon - Noon, March 26, First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. For transportation call 248-1011 by noon on March 25.
Unemployment compensation seminar - 8-11:45 a.m., Lewistown Career Link. Guest speaker is Nancy Smithbauer a Workforce Development representative. Breakfast will be provided. Cost
is $25 per person. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-9849, contact Shane Strohecker at email@example.com or 248-4942 ext. 186., or contact Tom Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-4942 ext. 182. Sponsored by Juniata Valley Employer Advisory Council.
Roast turkey dinner - 4-7 p.m., March 28, Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown. Dinner is with all the trimmings. Cost is: $9 for adults; $5 for kids ages 6-12; and children younger than 6 are free. Takeout is available. For tickets, call 248-5311.
Bingo - 1:30 p.m., doors open at noon, March 30, Burnham Lions Club. Advance tickets are $20 and tickets at the door are $25. To order tickets or for more information, call Sharon Jones at 248-5627 or 250-5837. Sponsored by The Women's Service Club.
Central PA Civil War Round Table dinner meeting - 6 p.m., April 1, Mt. Nittany United Methodist Church, 1500 E. Branch Road, State College. The cost of dinner is $12 per person. Reservations are necessary and can be made by contacting Vice President Dale Benner at (814) 255-5184 or email@example.com.
CPR and first aid training - 10-11:30 a.m., April 25, Sunshine Connection Inc., 518 S. Juniata St., Lewistown. Sign up by calling 242-4755 by April 1.
Chicken and waffle dinner - 4-7 p.m., April 5, Crossroads Church of God Prophecy, East Salem. Takout can be ordered by calling 463-2389.
Garden symposium - 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., April 5, Lewistown Learning Center, 152 E. Market St., Lewistown. Cost is $30. To register call 436-7744. Sponsored by the Penn State Juniata Valley Master Gardeners
Friday, March 21
Lenten fish dinner - 4-7 p.m., St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 3918 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown. All-you-can-eat style. Cost is: adults, $10; children ages 6-12, $6; and children younger than 5 are free.
Egg sale - 8-11:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church of Lewistown. They are 80 cents apiece and flavors include peanut butter, coconut cream and butter cream. People can also call ahead for eggs by calling 242-1539.
Fish sandwich sale - 3-6 p.m., Sacred Heart School cafeteria, North Dorcas Street, Lewistown. Sandwiches are $3 each. Call 248-5351 for large orders. Served by the Knights of Columbus.
Grocery auction - 6 p.m., Delaware Township Fire Co., East Salem. Concession stand available.
Lenten fish dinner - 5 p.m., Decatur Fire Co. Cost is $8.
Square and line dancing - 6-9 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church fellowship hall, Mifflintown. Caller is Larry Snook.
Saturday, March 22
Breakfast buffet - 6-10 a.m., Bannerville Fire Co. Cost: adults, $7; children ages 5-12, $3; and children younger than 5 are free. For more information, call (570) 658-6577.
Elvis night - 8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., Lewistown Elk's Lodge, 229 W. Third St., Lewistown. Tickets are available at the lodge.
Soup, chicken and bake sale - 10 a.m., former Beaver Springs car wash. Soups are chicken corn, beef vegetable and ham and bean and cost $4 per quart. Barbecue chicken quarters are $2.50 each. The proceeds will benefit the Beaver Springs Fire Co.. There will be a bake sale that benefits the Beaver Springs Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
Ham and dandelion dinner - 4-7 p.m., Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs. The meal is all you can eat. Cost is: $9 for adults; $5 for children ages 5-12; and children younger than 5 are free.
Quarter auction - 5:30 p.m., Burnham Fire house. Cost is $5 per paddle. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, gift basket drawings and bake sale. All proceeds go toward Rescue Our Furry Friends.
Mifflin County Railroad Club open house - 1-4 p.m., 3 W. Monument Square, Lewistown. They will be running trains from the 1920s, '30s, '40s, '50s and '60s.
Auction - 5 p.m., food stand opens at 4 p.m., Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown. The auction consists of donations. Funds will go to support church mission projects.
Rabies clinic - 9 a.m.-noon, Yeagertown firehouse. Sponsored by Mifflin County Dog Training Club.
Sunday, March 23
North American Beaver program - 2 p.m., Visitor Center at Greenwood State Furnace Park. For more information, go online to www.visitPAparks.com.
Mifflin County Railroad Club open house - 1-4 p.m., 3 W. Monument Square, Lewistown. They will be running trains from the 1920s, '40s, '50s and '60s.
All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet - 7-11 a.m., Fremont Fire Co. social hall, Mount Pleasant Mills. Cost is $7. Sponsored by Midd-West High School Bowling Association. For more information, call 539-8080.
Lunch and free concert - 11 a.m., Decatur Firemen's Park. Entertainment by Bluegrass Country Express from 1-4 p.m. For more information call 348-3477 or 543-5828.
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 24
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.
Towpath Naturalist Society meeting 7 p.m., Juniata Valley Regional Business Center, Lewistown. Bill Cuppett will speak on bluebirds.
Friends of Mifflin County Library meeting - 5:30 p.m., Mifflin County Library community room. Fundraising/special events committee will be held at 5:45 p.m. Public welcome.
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.
DivorceCare meeting - 6-7:30 p.m., Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. A support group for people who have gone through divorce. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lewistown Knitting Circle - 6-8 p.m., Rhodes Memorial Church. Call 242-1591 for more information.
Mifflin County Shrine Club meeting - Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Burnham OIP.