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¯Mifflin County Chapter of pennsylvania Association of School Retirees luncheon — noon, Feb. 21, Body and Soul Community Center, Strodes Mills. The program will be Laurie Kozak, Chief Deputy Sheriff titled “Refuse to be a Victim” about cyber security, personal protection and travel, home and automobile security. RSVP: (717) 248-3554 by noon Feb. 18.
¯Soup sale–11 a.m., Feb. 22, Milroy Presbyterian Church, 321 S. Main Street, Milroy. Cost is $3.50 a quart. Kinds: vegetable beef, chicken corn, beef barley and chicken noodle. Place orders by 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, by calling (717) 667-6530.
¯Drivers safety class–noon-4:30 p.m., Feb. 24-25, Valley View Retirement Center Chapel, Belleville. Class will be held in the chapel basement. Class for ages 55 and older. Instructor is Nancy Simmons. Cost is $20 per person, $15 for AARP members. Reservations: (717) 667-2763
¯Decatur Fire company Ladies Auxiliary Donut Day Donut Sale–12:30 p.m., Feb. 25, Decatur Fire Company Cookhouse. $8 a dozen, $4.50 for a half dozen. Types: sugar, powdered sugar and cinnamon sugar. Pick up at the Cookhouse. Reserve by Feb. 22 at (717) 543-8066 or (717) 543-6267.
¯Chicken pie luncheon — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 27, Port Royal Lutheran Church. Eat in or take out. By reservation only. RSVP: (717) 527-4040 or (717) 527-4581 by Feb. 20.
¯Spaghetti dinner fundraiser — 11 a.m., Feb. 27, Lewistown Senior Center, 515 Knepp Avenue, Lewistown. The meal includes spaghetti, roll, toss salad, dessert, punch and coffee. Cost is $7. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 20. No takeout. Reservations: (717) 242-1036.
¯12th annual basket and Chinese auction — noon, March 7, McClure American Legion social room, corner of Forbes and Ohio streets. Drawings will follow the Chinese auction. A basket auction will begin at 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase all day. Event is hosted by the Veterans Memorial Pool, McClure. To contribute a basket or a new Chinese auction item, contact Janet Will at (570) 765-5731 or Lou Ann Wilson at (717) 543-5712 by Feb. 28.
Friday, Feb. 21
¯Free community breakfast — 7-8:30 a.m. New Life Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham.
¯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.
Saturday, Feb. 22
¯Clothing closet — 8-11 a.m., Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs.
¯Spaghetti dinner–4-7 p.m., St. Marks Lutheran Church, Alfarata. All you can eat spaghetti – in addition, salad, rolls, drinks and cake will be available for a donation. Takeout is available for an extra donation. The dinner is to raise funds for Timmy Parsons, a cancer patient.
¯Square dancing–7-10 p.m., Shermanata Grange, Duncannon. Food and drink available. Common Ground band, Larry Snook Caller. Experienced and inexperienced dancers welcome.
Sunday, Feb. 23
¯AYCE homemade ham or beef pot pie–11 a.m., Millerstown Fire Department, 7 N. Market St., Millerstown. Eat in or Takeout available. Adults are $12 and Children 4-12 are $6. Dinner includes your choice of pot pie, coleslaw, dinner roll, coffee, iced tea and water.
¯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, Feb. 24
¯Lewistown Knitting Circle — 1-3 p.m., Rhodes Memorial Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Information: (717) 242-1591.
¯Introduction to Tai Chi — 7 p.m., Church Hill United Methodist church, 199 Woodland Circle, Reedsville. Tai Chi, which originated in China, as a martial art, is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine. Tai Chi is sometimes referred to as “moving medicine.” Many people practice Tai Chi to improve their health and well-being. Brenda Foster is instructing.