Editor’s note: The Sentinel offers nonprofit and other community organizations an opportunity to promote upcoming events for free in this community calendar for three days before the event. Events needing reservations also may be promoted for up to two weeks prior to the reservation date.

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¯Free gardening event — 6:30-7:30 p.m., May 18, John and Rose Massie’s garden on Mattawana Hill. Rain date: May 20. Visit working garden, learn about planting and growing vegetables and herbs and share garden expertise. RSVP required by phone at (717) 899-6044 or via email at rmassi@cpartnerships.com. Event sponsored by Community Partnerships.

¯Luncheon for Mifflin County chapter of PASR — noon, May 21, Birch Hill, Burnham. RSVP by May 18: (717) 248-3554. All school retirees welcome.

¯Sausage sale — May 22, McClure Volunteer Fire Company. Regular, hot, and breakfast (new) sausage. Loose and stuffed of all flavors are available. $3 per pound. Orders accepted until May 18. Contact Heather Shilling at (717) 953-5976 or Shirley Corson at (570) 658-7377 to order.

¯Sacred Heart School benefit spaghetti dinner — 4:30-7:30 p.m., May 22 at Sacred Heart School, Lewistown. Cost: $6 each. Menu: Tossed salad, bread, spaghetti and meatballs. Baked goods available for purchase. Advance tickets may be purchased at Sacred Heart Parish office, 9 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, or by calling (717) 242-2781.

¯Chicken barbecue and community yard sale — Tuscarora Valley Heritage Days grounds, 6201 Route 75 South, East Waterford. Chicken halves for $6; pre-orders are available by calling (717) 953-5707 until May 15, and will only be held until noon. To set up at the yard sale call (717) 543-8457.

Thursday, May 13

¯Bag sale –10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sacred Heart Thrift Shop, 4 N. Dorcas St. $5 per bag for clothing and shoes.

¯Blood drive — noon-6 p.m., Ellen Chapel Church, 11764 Ferguson Valley Road. Appointments required. For appointments and “Rapid Pass” visit: www.redcross.org.

¯Blood drive — 1:30-7 p.m., Lack Tuscarora EMS, 9320 PA Route 75. Appointments required. For appointments and “Rapid Pass” visit: www.redcross.org.

Friday, May 14

¯Free community breakfast — 7-8:30 a.m., New Life Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham.

¯Bake sale — 9 a.m., United Methodist Church, 128 North Orange St., Beavertown. Hotdogs, chips and soda will also be sold. Proceeds benefit the church.

¯Bag sale –10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sacred Heart Thrift Shop, 4 N. Dorcas St. $5 per bag for clothing and shoes.

¯Fish, oyster, crab cake, meatloaf and chicken tenders dinner — 4-7 p.m., Decatur Fire Co. Cookhouse, U.S. 522 North, Alfarata. Attendees are asked to follow all COVID-19 guidelines.

Saturday, May 15

¯Chicken barbecue and yard sale — yard sale begins at 8 a.m.; barbecue begins at 10 a.m., Mt. Rock Evangelical Methodist Church 127 Spring St., Lewistown. Benefits wheelchair accessiblilty project at church.

¯Benefit yard sale/bake sale — 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Able Storage, 9680 U.S. Highway 522 South, Lewistown, west of Wal-Mart on old U.S. 22 past Johnson’s Garage. Benefits St. Vincent dePaul. Sale includes Jim Daly prints.

¯Chicken barbecue — Pickup at 11 a.m., Milroy baseball field. First come first served. Cost: $5 per half. Benefits Milroy Lions Club.

¯Keystone State Muscle Cars cruise-in — 5-8 p.m., Londonderry Restaurant and Pub, Reedsville, across from Rutter’s. All cars, trucks, motorcycles welcome. Meets each Saturday through Oct. 30.

Sunday, May 16

¯Flea market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Lewistown Moose, 80 Brady Lane.

¯Roast turkey dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., McClure Volunteer Fire Company. Menu: roast turkey, filling, mashed potatoes, gravy, two vegetables and assorted desserts. Price: $9 per meal. Take-out only.

Monday, May 17

¯Mifflin County Library Board of Directors meeting — 5:15 p.m., via Zoom. Email smiriello@mifflincountylibrary.org for Zoom link or more information.

¯Chief Logan Class of ’62 meeting — Noon, at Downtown O.I.P. in Lewistown. Classmates and spouses are welcome.


Upcoming reunions are published as part of the calendar. Missing classmate requests are published once and repeated only if updated. Brief reports of reunions and class reunion photos with the people identified in the order in which they appear are accepted for publication in the Living section. The deadline for submitting notices is one week before publication. Submit reunion notices to Jeff Fishbein at The Sentinel; email living@lewistownsentinel.com, or call (717) 248-6741.


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