Auditions scheduled for SAP production
LEWISTOWN -The Stone Arch Players community theater of Lewistown will hold open auditions for Patrick Hamilton's "Angel Street," a mystery to be performed as the 2014-2015 fall production on Nov. 7, 8,14,16, 21 and 23.
There are roles for two men and three women of various ages.
Auditions, in the form of script readings, will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 at the Theatre-in-the-Park in Kish Park.
For more information contact the director, Thiry Olbrich at 248-0582 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juniata Co. Fair seeks contestants
PORT ROYAL -Contestants are being sought to compete in the annual The Juniata County Fair Queen scholarship contest, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 30 on the free stage at the fair.
Who is qualified to compete? Contestants must be 16 years of age and not older than 21 years of age by June 1, 2014, must be single, never married, be of good moral character, be able to meet commitments, obligations, must write a 300-word essay on "What my fair means to my community,"present a three- to five-minute speech on "Why you should come to my fair," complete the Fair Queen application, and complete an interview with the judges.
The winner will receive a $500 scholarship, will preside over events at the Juniata County Fair, and make public appearances to promote agriculture in Juniata County. The first runner up will receive a $250 scholarship.
Also, the winner may participate in the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Contest held each January at Hershey Lodge. The costs of the competition is covered by the scholarship contest.
The Fair Queen Contest application form can be obtained from the Fair Book, online at the Juniata County Fair site or by contacting Fair Queen Coordinator Alice J. Arnold at 436-9474.
All applications are due on or before Aug. 20.
Two new classes added for art show
PORT ROYAL - The Juniata County Fair Art Show will include two new photography classes this year, "Black & White and Sepia," and "Altered Images."
Although the new classes are limited to participants age 13 and older, there is a Children's Division class that younger children are encouraged to enter.
Framed art show entries will only be accepted from 3 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 28. For more information, see the Fair Book or visit www.JuniataCountyFair.com.
Millerstown Flea Market is Aug. 16
MILLERSTOWN -Millerstown's Annual Outdoor Flea Market and Craft Show will be held Aug. 16 at the Millerstown Community Park, 110 West Juniata Parkway, near the Millerstown swimming pool, just off the ramps of Route 22-322.
Flea market vendors, yard sale individuals, craft vendors, antique vendors, farm market and produce vendors and businesses are all welcome to set up for the day for a fee of $10. More than 100 vendors are expected. No prior registration is required. Set up after 5:30 a.m. on the morning of the show. Rain date is Aug. 23.
Food and beverage sales are reserved by the sponsoring organization, Millerstown Community Success, Inc.
For more information, call 589-3598.
Hillbilly Fever Days
set for Aug. 12-16
BEAVERTOWN - Hillbilly Fever Days will be held Aug. 12 to 16 at Possum Hollow Park, 222 S. Sassafras St., Beavertown, sponsored by the Rescue Hose Company No. 20, Beavertown.
Activities include carriage rides by Greystone Stables; children's wagon rides; vendors with clothing, leather, gifts, tooling and novelties; carnival food and games.
Daily events include:
Aug. 12 - Entertainment by True Heart, gospel music, with shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; message by Pastor Carl Bergerson, Rescue Hose Co. Chaplain will start the festivities at 7 p.m. Games and food will be available at the carnival grounds at 6 p.m.
Aug. 13 - Entertainment by Covert Action, a variety of music, with shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. All-you-can-eat ham and beef potpie will be served beginning at 4 p.m. in the air conditioned dining room of the fire company. Games and food will be available at the carnival grounds at 6 p.m. A peanut scramble for children will be held at 6:45 p.m.
Aug. 14 - Entertainment by Memory Lane, oldies music, with shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. There will be no meal served at the fire company dining room due to the parade. Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Games and food will be available at the carnival grounds after the parade.
Aug. 15 - Entertainment by Twitty Fever Band, country music, with shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. All-you-can-eat ham and beef potpie will be served beginning at 4 p.m. in the air conditioned dining room of the fire company. Games and food will be available at the carnival grounds at 6 p.m. Drawing for a free prize of a bicycle will be held after the last show.
Aug. 16 - Entertainment by Mahoney Brothers, Beatles and Elvis tribute, with shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Games and food will be available at the carnival grounds at 5 p.m. Drawing for raffle ticket prizes will be held after the last show.
Crickfest to honor area watershed
COBURN - The Penns Valley Conservation Association Crickfest 2014 will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 31, at Coburn Park.
The event honors the Penns Creek Watershed and includes a day of free outdoor family fun. There will be local foods, games and educational activities, a silent auction and a petting zoo.
Burnham plans Community Day
BURNHAM - Burnham Community Day will be held on Aug. 30 on Beech Street in Burnham.
Craft and food vendor applications are available by calling Connie Reigle at 248-2232 or Beverly Nickel at 248-2589.
reunion set for Oct. 3
LEWISTOWN -The next countywide marching band reunion will be held Oct. 3, at the Mifflin County Huskies Homecoming Game.
Reunion members will join the current band to perform on the field during halftime.
The reunion band will also play in the stands.
More information is available on the event Facebook page, under alumni events at www.mcsdk12.org, and by calling Jenny Barron Landis (LAHS '79) at 248-8078.
Historical society plans Maine trip
LEWISTOWN -The Mifflin County Historical Society is sponsoring a fall bus trip to Maine from Sept. 8 to 12.
The tour includes stops at: Old Port (historical district of Portland), the home of Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow, the Portland Head Light (historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth), National Historic Landmark Victoria Mansion (also known as the Morse-Libby Mansion), Bar Harbor, Bath Ironworks Shipyard, Maine Maritime Museum, Acadia National Park, L.L. Bean flagship Store and much more.
The cost for society members is: Single, $1,215, double, $994, triple, $925; non-members, single, $1,240, double, $1,019, triple, $950. Half of the total cost is due at the time of reservation. Final payment is due Aug. 10.
For more information or to make reservations, call trip coordinators Nancy Kauffman at 994-4663, Karen Galbraith at 250-5152 or the historical society office at 242-1022.
Friends of library to hold art auction
MIFFLINTOWN - The Friends of the Juniata County Library will hold an art auction on Oct. 4 at Juniata Valley Winery.
Among the works donated for auction are a watercolor by Carole Aucker and a painted tray by Sue Hackenberger.
Tickets for the auction can be purchased at the library or downloaded at www.juniatalibrary.org and mailed to Friends of the JC Library, 498 Jefferson St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.