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¯Drivers Safety Class for age 55 and older–noon – 4:30 p.m., Nov. 25 and 26, Valley View Retirement Center Chapel, Belleville. Class will be held in the chapel basement. Instructor is Nancy Simmons. Registration is $20.00 per person or $15.00 for AARP members. Bring membership card and driver’s license to class. For reservations call (717) 667-2763.
¯Free Thanksgiving meal–11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 28, New Life Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham. The meal, which is open to all the community. Eat in, take out, or have meals delivered, anywhere in Mifflin County, for free, by calling 242-1481 no later than Nov. 22.
¯Community Thanksgiving dinner — 11:30-1 p.m., Nov. 28, fellowship hall, McVeytown United Methodist Church, 3 S. Queen St., RSVP: (717) 899-7866 by Nov. 21.
Friday, Nov. 15
¯Free community breakfast — 7-8:30 a.m. New Life Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham
¯Bag sale — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sacred Hearts Thrift shop, 4 N. Dorcas St. $5 a bag, clothing and shoes.
¯Coffee with friends — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lack Tuscarora EMS, East Waterford. For seniors; no cost. There will be crafts, exercise, speakers and Bible study. Light lunch provided.
¯Port Royal Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar–10 a.m. -2 p.m., Port Royal Lutheran Church, Port Royal. New handmade crafts and slightly used Christmas and holiday items. Homemade cookies, snacks and desserts. Soup by the quart will be available Saturday. Chicken corn, ham and bean and beef vegetable. Frozen homemade ready-to-bake mincemeat and caramel apple pies $12 each. Mincemeat pie filling only $10. Pies and filling must be preordered by Nov. 7. Call church office (717) 527-4581 or Bonnie (717) 968-3816.
¯American Red Cross Blood Drive–1:30 p.m.- 7 p.m., Lack-Tuscarora EMS, East Waterford.
¯Bluegrass Country Express with jam session — 5 p.m. kitchen opens, 6-9 p.m. band performs, 6:30 p.m. jam session, Four Seasons Senior Center, CJEMS Lane, state Route 35, Mifflintown. Food sales benefit the senior center. Admission is $2. Information: (717) 436-6847.
¯Mifflin County Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees luncheon — noon, Nov. 15, Body and Soul Community Center, Strodes Mills. This month, members are asked to bring items or item for bazaar to support scholarship program. Price items for the bazaar.
Saturday, Nov. 16
¯All you can eat breakfast–6-10 a.m., Bannerville Fire Company. The menu includes made to order eggs, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, sausage gravy, dry beef gravy, bacon, scrapple, French toast, pancakes, home fries. Prices are $9.00 for adults, $4.50 for 5-12 years old and Free for children under 5 years old.
¯Port Royal Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar–7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Port Royal Lutheran Church, Port Royal. New handmade crafts and slightly used Christmas and holiday items. Homemade cookies, snacks and desserts. Soup by the quart will be available Saturday. Chicken corn, ham and bean and beef vegetable. Frozen homemade ready-to-bake mincemeat and caramel apple pies $12 each. Mincemeat only $10. Pies and filling must be preordered by Nov. 7. Information: (717) 527-4581 or Bonnie (717) 968-3816.
¯Boy Scouts of America Troop 4 camping fundraiser grand slam breakfast — 8-11 a.m., Lewistown Presbyterian Church, Third and Brown streets. Menu: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Cost: Adults $7 each, ages 5-10 $5 each, children 4 and younger free with paying adult.
¯CJEMS vendor show — 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 47 CJEMS Lane, Mifflintown. Local businesses will have items for sale. Food stands will be open.
¯Clothing and shoe donations — 9 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. A volunteer will be there to assist.
¯Shoe bank — 9 a.m.-noon, Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown.
¯Clothing closet — 9 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. Free soup and sandwiches available.
¯Country Crossroads Senior Center Holiday Bazaar –9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Body and Soul Community Center, 245 Chestnut Ridge Rd., McVeytown. There will be baked goods, homemade crafts made by the seniors and other Holiday items will be for sale. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center.
¯Brick Saturday — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mifflin County Library, Lewistown, and Kish Branch Library, Belleville. Kids of all ages can come and play with Legos provided by the library.
¯Ohesson’s Annual Holiday Bazaar — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ohesson Manor, Lewistown.
¯Soup sale — 11 a.m., Nov. 16, Milroy Presbyterian Church, 321 S Main St. Vegetable beef, chicken corn and chicken noodle will be available. To order, call (717) 667-6530 by 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15.
¯Free Meal–11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sacred Heart School Cafeteria, St. Vincent DePaul Society. Thanksgiving feast doors open at 10 a.m. with bingo to follow.
¯Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church Chinese Auction–2 p.m., Troxelville Community Hall, Troxelville. Doors open at 2 pm. Drawings begin at 4 pm. Soup and baked goods will also be available.
¯Turkey Dinner by Donation–3-6 p.m., Crossroads Church of God of Prophecy, Route 235 South, East Salem/Maze.
¯Square dance — 6-9 p.m., Mexico Grange annex. Walker Grange 786 will be sponsoring the event. Music will be provided by Down Yonder.
¯Soup sale — 11 a.m., Milroy Presbyterian Church, 321 S Main St. Vegetable beef, chicken corn and chicken noodle will be available. To order, call (717) 667-6530 by 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15.
Sunday, Nov. 17
¯Community Soup and Sandwich Lunch–11 a.m.-1 p.m., McVeytown Firehouse, McVeytown. Boy Scout units of McVeytown will be hosting a Community Soup & Sandwich and donations will be accepted at the door for the meal. Monies donated go to support each youth’s scouting experience.
¯Super Bingo –Doors open at 12, starts at 1 p.m., Millerstown Moose Lodge in Millerstown. There will be 20 cash games, raffles & more. Advance tickets are $20 but at the door, they will be $25. Tickets will be available from any Millerstown Lions Club member or at Bratton Insurance, Stitch in Time and Juniata Valley Bank all in Millerstown. Proceeds will fund community projects that the local lions club sponsors. For more information, call John Beaver at (717) 589-3728 or Angie Russell at (717) 589-3211.
¯Sandy’s Scents “Holiday” Candle and Craft Bingo–11:30 a.m., McClure Volunteer Fire Company, McClure. Bingo starts at 1 p.m., tickets are $25.00 for 20 games. Advance tickets available for $20.00. Raffle tables, 50/50, door prizes will benefit the McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair.
¯Free community meal — 4-5 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lewistown.
Monday, Nov. 18
¯Clothing and shoe donations — 8 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. A volunteer will be there to assist.
¯Coffee time with the pastor — 8:30-11 a.m., McVeytown United Methodist Church, the tan church on Queen Street, McVeytown. Check McVeytown UMC Facebook page for cancellations or updates.
¯Starting Your Own Daycare–10 a.m.-noon, PA CareerLink Mifflin County, MCIDC Plaza, Building 58. An information session for anyone thinking about opening a day care, either in a home or in a facility. Questions will be answered about the process, certifications required, and policies to follow as a childcare business owner.
¯Coffee with friends — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lack Tuscarora EMS, East Waterford. For seniors; no cost. There will be crafts, exercise, speakers and Bible study.
¯Kish Class of 1968 monthly luncheon — 11 a.m., Burnham OIP. No reservation required.
¯Kishacoquillas class of 1967 luncheon — noon, Vince’s Pizza & Family Restaurant, Burnham. Classmates, family and friends welcome.
¯Jam Session–5 p.m., River Church Community Room, Four Seasons Senior Center, 47 CJEMS Lane, Route 35 East, Mifflintown. Band starts at 6 p.m., Jam starts at 6:30 p.m., Information: (814) 671-6854 or (717) 436-6847.
¯Mifflin County Library Board of Directors Meeting–5:15 p.m., Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne Street, Lewistown.
¯Mifflin County Shrine Club meeting — dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Burnham OIP.
¯TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) — weigh-ins are from 6-6:45 p.m., meeting from 7-7:30 p.m., Yeagertown United Methodist Church, 7 N. Mann Ave., Yeagertown.