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¯Mifflin County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees luncheon — noon, Dec. 13, Body and Soul Community Center, Strodes Mills. The program will be the Mifflin County high school ensemble “Cantare,” directed by Vicki Fensterbush. RSVP: Marianne Hornyak at (717) 248-3554 by noon Dec. 10. All school retirees are welcome.

¯Soup, sandwich and salad bar — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 13, St. Marks Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown. Tickets are $8 a person. To purchase a ticket you can call (717) 248-9903 or (717) 248-0506.

¯LHS Class of 1958 breakfast — 9 a.m., Dec. 14, Sal-Lee’s, Strodes Mills. RSVP: Jack Ingram at (717) 935-2033 or Theresa Schaaf at (717) 667-2389 by noon, Dec. 13. Members, spouses, friends welcome.

¯Breakfast with Santa — 10 a.m., Dec. 21, Milroy Hose Co., Milroy. Santa will make an appearance at the breakfast. The menu includes Kringle cakes, elf eggs, reindeer sausage, Blitzen’s bacon Frosty’s milk, Cupid’s coffee and jingle juice. Proceeds benefit local families in need. Cost is a donation. Registration is due by Dec. 14, by calling Darlene Kephart: (717) 667-2388.

Saturday, Dec. 7

¯Pet photos with Santa — 8 a.m.-noon, East Gate Feed and Gain, 141 Three Cent Lane, Reedsville. All pets are welcome. Benefits the MC Dairy Feeder Club. Photo options avaliable, donation $14.

¯Bake and soup sandwich sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Paul’s Reformed Church, 127 W. Walnut St., Beavertown.

¯ Christmas bazaar — 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Licking Creek, Mifflintown. Homemade soups, sandwiches, pies, apple dumplings, cookie trays, baked goods, homemade items, crafts and gift baskets. For more information, call Cindy Pontius at 717-436-8440.

¯ Upper Room Worship Center bake sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m., The Upper Room Worship Center, in Belleville, 4567 E. Main St. Baked goods, Young Living Essential Oils and Tamar Keny hand made jewelry in Israel will be for sale. Any questions, call Pastor Jenny at 717-935-2012.

¯Clothing and shoe donations — 9 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. A volunteer will be there to assist.

¯Clothing closet — 9 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. Free soup and sandwiches available.

¯Shoe bank — 9 a.m.-noon, Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown.

¯ 6th Annual Kris Kringle Market Gift Show — 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Lewistown Armory, 28 Armory Lane. Great Auction at 2:15 p.m. with a nice variety of items. Numerous vendors with many new products for the season, great food stands, kids activities and several raffles. There will be a gift wrapping donation station and a shuttle service to and from the top parking lot all day.

¯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.

¯Christmas gathering — 10 a.m.-noon, East Salem United Methodist Church, East Salem. Cookie Walk purchase an empty box and fill it with cookies, $8.50. Soups and a variety of sandwiches for take out. Choice of sandwich $3.50, Quarts of soup $5.50, Pints $2.75. Proceeds from cookie exchange and soup and sandwich to support special projects and missions. Special craft and bake goods table, proceeds to support “Joyful Quilters.”

¯Holiday bazaar — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Main Street, Milroy. Holiday decorations, cookies, pies, candy and handcrafted gifts. Lunch will also be served.

¯Mifflin County Model Railroad Club open house — noon-4 p.m., 3 W. Monument Square, Lewistown Lower Level. Raffle drawing Dec. 21, at 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8

¯Ham dinner–11 a.m.-1 p.m., McClure Volunteer Fire Company, McClure. Dinner will consist of ham, browned potatoes, filling, gravy, assorted veggies and desserts. Prices are kids 5 and younger are free, 6-12: $5 and 13 and older: $9.

¯Mifflin County Model Railroad Club open house — 1-4 p.m., 3 W. Monument Square, Lewistown Lower Level. Raffle drawing Dec. 21, at 5 p.m.

¯Chess club — 2-4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 3rd and Dorcas, Lewistown. Enter at Third Street entrance. Open to the public. Information: (717) 248-1335.

Monday, Dec. 9

¯Clothing and shoe donations — 8 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. A volunteer will be there to assist.

¯West Snyder High School Class of 1959 breakfast — 8 a.m., Rayauda’s Restaurant, Beaver Springs.

¯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.

¯ Buchanan Elementary School Retirees Breakfast — 9 a.m., at Sal Lee’s Restaurant, in Strodes Mills.

¯Unleashing the power of your cellphone — 10 a.m.-noon, Pa. CareerLink Mifflin County, MCIDC Plaza, Building 58. Review everything from simple navigation and messaging to photo storage and more.

¯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.

¯ The Chief Logan Class of 1954 luncheon — 11:40 a.m., Bel Vue, Reedsville. All class members and guests are welcome. For more information, call (814) 571-8913.

¯ Lewistown High School Class of 1954 — 12:30 p.m., Burnham OIP. All classmates and guests are invited.

¯Lewistown Knitting Circle — 1-3 p.m., Rhodes Memorial Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Call (717) 242-1591 for more information.

¯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.

¯Support group — 6-8 p.m., Calvary Bible Church, Burnham. Group is for parents, adult siblings, grandparents and guardians of children and young persons with mental health and/or behavioral health needs.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

¯Children’s breakfast — 6:30 a.m., social room, Yeagertown United Methodist Church on Mann Avenue, Yeagertown. Adults are welcome to accompany their children.

¯Sanyo Employees breakfast — 8:30 a.m., Londonderry Restaurant, Milroy.

¯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.

¯Mifflintown MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) — 9:30-11:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, Mifflintown. Child care provided.

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

¯Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council meeting — 7 p.m., Gallery 3 W. Market St., Lewistown.


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