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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 are $20 in advance or $25 at the 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 fire house. 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 and get two admission tickets. Social tickets are $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.

Tuesday, April 23

¯Prayer shawl — 8:30-11 a.m., McVeytown United Methodist Church, the tan church on Queen Street. Check McVeytown UMC Facebook page for cancellations or updates.

¯Free meal — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., New Life Church soup kitchen, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham.

¯Charity knitting circle — 1-3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. New members welcome. Information: (717) 242-1591.

¯Break Bread Together Dinner — 5:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main

St., Lewistown. Dinner will

be meatloaf.

¯Country Roots — 6-8 p.m., Derry Township Senior Center, Yeagertown. Doors open at 5 p.m.

¯Survivors support group — 6:30 p.m., Coleman House, 26 W. Market St., Lewistown. Information: (717) 242-0317 or (717) 513-9406.

Wednesday, April 24

¯Blood drive –1:30-7 p.m., Mifflintown Hose Co.

¯Mifflin County Library spring book sale — 9 a.m.-7:45 p.m., Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown. For more information, call (717) 242-2391 or visit

Thursday, April 25

¯Krautkramer, Emerson, AGFA, G.E. retirees breakfast — 8:30 a.m., Sal-Lee’s Dream, Strodes Mills.

¯Standard Steel Melt Shop retirees breakfast — 8:30 a.m., Yetter’ Restaurant, McVeytown.

¯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

¯Senior gathering — 9:30 a.m.-noon, Faith United Methodist Church, Main Street, East Waterford. Fun, activities, guest speakers and snacks. Enter at the fellowship door at the back of the church.

¯Kishacoquillas Class of 1966 brunch — 10 a.m., Sal-Lee’s Dream, Strodes Mills.

¯All-you-can-eat spaghetti supper benefit — 4-7 p.m., Troxelville Community Center, Route 235, Troxelville. Supper includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, cake and a drink. Sauces include meat with peppers and onions, meat and meatless. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and children 5 and under eat free. Takeout will be available. A donation box will be available for Trina Eia, a young mother and wife who has a rare form of cancer and needs to travel a distance for treatment.

¯Jam session –Lewistown Senior Center, 515 Knepp Ave., Lewistown, (former Central Novelty building); 5 p.m., kitchen opens; 6 p.m., Country Boy; 6:30, jam session begins.

¯Living a Healthier Life — 7:30 p.m., Walker Grange, Mexico. Speaker will be Gwen Cleck. Everyone welcome. Refreshments include a spring dessert.