South Schuylkill Events in the Area


Course notes

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1959: Classmates and guests are invited to meet for lunch at noon on Wednesday, October 19 at the 3C restaurant.

Schuylkill Haven High School Class of 1960: Class members and their friends are invited to meet for lunch at noon on Thursday, October 20 at 3C Restaurant, Route 61, near Port Clinton. Information and reservations: 570-640-6928.

Schuylkill Haven Haven School Class of 1967: Members and guests are invited to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 15 at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Information: 570-385-3211.


Italian dinner: 4 p.m. to full, Saturday, Oct. 15, Bethany Christian Fellowship, 102 Front St., Cressona. Menu: lasagna or spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert, $10.

Breakfast: 7 a.m. to noon, Sunday, October 16, Rainbow Hose Fire Company #1, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven. Dine in or take away. To place an order: 570-385-1511.

Tacos : 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, Rainbow Hose Fire Company #1, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven. To take away or dine in. Call 570-385-1511 to order

Shop: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, Pine Grove Area Pathway, American Legion, 42 S. Tulpehocken St., enter through blue door on main floor, $10 cash donation required.

Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday October 23, Landingille Fire Company. Child portions and take-out meals available. 50/50 draw each breakfast $1 per ticket.


Pottsville Library: Storytime, Mondays, Oct. 17-Dec. 7, 10.30 a.m., 1 to 5 years old; STEM Corner, from 1 to 11 years old, during library hours; Code Crackers, Oct. 3-24, 4:15-5 p.m., ages 6-11; Creation Station, Monday-Friday, 2 p.m., 12-16 years old; Teen Gaming, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., ages 12-18. Register with Amy Ketner at 570-691-4656 for Thursday Kid and Play Yoga Classes, Oct. 20-Nov. 17, 4:30-5:15 p.m., ages 4-7, $50 includes all supplies and snacks, $5 discount for siblings. Oct. 20, 6-7 p.m., ages 12-18, Bloody Good Art; Oct. 25, 5:30-6 p.m., ages 12-18, Bogeyman’s Bargain Escape Room, registration required for all events; Oct. 27, 6-7 p.m., children’s Halloween party, ages 3-11. To register for events, call 570-622-8880 ext. 12 or go to [email protected]

Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library: Summer opening hours: Monday and Tuesday, 11am-8pm; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The second Saturday of the month has LEGO League at 10:30 a.m. This is for ages 3-99+ who want to get creative. Registration: 570-385-0542. There are no regular shows during the week due to the lack of a permanent children’s librarian. The library offers Internet access and free Wi-Fi for research, job hunting, faxing, copying, interlibrary loan services, and more. plus over 34,000 books, magazines and audiobooks. Programs for children and adults throughout the year. Information: 570-385-0542.

Orwigsburg Library: 216 W. Independence St. Hours: Monday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday 9am-6pm; Wednesday 10am-7pm; Thursday 9am-6pm; Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 9am-4pm Tuesday, story time, 10.30am; Thursdays, Lap Lit (birth to 2 years old), 10.30am; Fridays, Play K (3 to 5 years old), 11am; October 12, 5:30 p.m. Harry Potter Fan Party. The night ends with anecdotes. Registration required. Oct. 22, Paper Bag Owls, 1 p.m., free, ages 6 and up, family. Information: 570-366-1638.

Tremont Area Free Public Library: 19 N. Pine St. Hours: Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, 11am-2pm; 7-8 p.m.; Wednesday, 11am-5pm; Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 7-8 p.m.; Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday, 8am-12pm; Sunday, closed. Phone: 570-695-3325 / Email: [email protected]

Arts and Crafts

Stranger Things and Monsters: 3 p.m. Sunday, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. A theme matching the popular Netflix series and multiple one-night paint and sip lessons with different seasonal topics. There are several classes for children and young adults. Teens are invited to join the Teen Art Creative this fall. Information: 570-732-3728.

Clay Club: 1-3 p.m., every Friday, for seniors and veterans, $25 per month, Walk in Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Purchase clay at cost from WIAC and donate to cover glazing and other finishing materials. Shooting and instruction are included. Information: 570-732-3728.

Knitting circle: From 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday, free of charge, Lorraine Felker will teach knitting at the Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Donations appreciated. Classes for all ages. Bring needles, yarn and other knitters. All skill levels are invited. Information: 570-732-3728.


Hike: 10:30 am, Thursday October 13, explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower. The hike is five miles long and of moderate difficulty. Participants meet at the Locust Lake State Park visitor parking lot located before the contact station at 10:15 a.m. and proceed to another area to begin the hike. Bring a lunch and your dog. All animals must be leashed and get along with people and other animals. Only shine. Pre-registration: Robin 570-467-2506.

Autumn walk: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 15, Union Canal Veterans Memorial Park, 101 Spruce St., Pine Grove. Gastronomy, crafts, entertainment.

Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch: noon-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16 (rain date Oct. 23), Schuylkill Haven Island Park, 1 Broadway. Contests, hay rides, barrel train rides, food and more. Free entry and parking.

Leaser Lake Hike: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 20, Led by Tuscarora State Park Naturalist, meet at North Boat Launch, 7826 Ontelaunee Road, New Tripoli. The hike is five miles long and of moderate difficulty. The Liberty Trail winds around the 117-acre lake. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and get along with other animals and people. Bring a lunch. Only shine. Pre-registration for the hike: Robin at 570-467-2506.

Harbor at Harvest: 10am-3pm, Saturday October 22, Bubeck Park, Washington Street, Schuylkill Haven. Crafts, games, raffles.

Hallo Harvest Festival: 2-7 p.m., Saturday, October 22, Yuengling Mansion, 1440 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. Artist Alley, beer garden, classic games, movies in the sunken garden.

Haunted historical tours: Oct. 15, 22, and 29, Schuylkill County Historical Society, 305 N. Center St., Pottsville, $12 general public, $10 members, $7 children ages 6-13. Baber Cemetery tour starts at 5:45 p.m.; The Gallows Tour, 8 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Information and reservation: 570-622-7540.

Family Fall Festival: 4 p.m., Sunday, October 23, Bethany Christian Fellowship Church, 102 Front St., Cressona.


Book: 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Rock out and lose weight. For ages 13 and up, $10 per lesson. Classes limited to 30 students. Masks must be worn and social distancing will apply. Register by contacting Silvia: [email protected] or call 570-294-8245.

Real people – real weight loss: 5:30 p.m., TOPS, Hetzel Church, Hetzels Church Road, Pine Grove. Information: 570-345-8403.

ZumbaFitness: 7-8 p.m. every Monday (except holidays), Sweet Arrow Lake County Clubhouse, Pine Grove. Cost, $5. For further information: Denise at 717-269-3214 or [email protected]

Walking club: 8:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Schuylkill Haven Recreation/Senior Center, 340 Haven St. Wednesday, Tone and Stretch, 9:30 a.m. Information: 570-385-1313.

Gold Zumba: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Schuylkill Haven Recreation/Senior Center, 340 Haven St. Information: 570-385-1313.

Gold Zumba: 5:30-6:30 p.m., every Tuesday, Schuylkill Haven Recreation/Senior Center, 340 Haven St., cost $6. No registration required. Information: Suzanne at 570-624-3018.

Celebrate recovery: 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Bethesda Church, 155 Reedsville Road, Schuylkill Haven, Church Library. Information: 570-739-2241.


Line dancing: Every Monday at the Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. This is an ongoing adult class, walk-in only, no partner or registration necessary. It’s $6 per class and pay at the door. Basic Stages, 6:15-6:30 p.m.; lesson, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; dance, 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you are attending for the first time as a walk-in, it is advisable to call ahead. Benefits of Diakon Community Services. Information: Suzanne at 570-624-3016.

Senior groups

Schuylkill Haven: Registrations for the Christmas dinner at the First United Church of Christ will be taken at the November meeting. The price of dinner is $20. After the business meeting, there will be refreshments, games and fellowship. The council will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19 at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven.

Township of Wayne: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesdays, 23 Meadowbrook Center, Reedsville. Dinner is served at noon for a $5 donation, followed by a special activity or program. Information: 570-739-2241.


Quiz night: 7-9 p.m., Saturdays, October 15 and 29, Cressona American Legion, 1 Front St., Cressona. No entry fees. Everyone is welcome.

Concert of spooky strings: 7 p.m., Saturday, October 22, Majestic Theater, 209 Center St., Pottsville. With the string section of the Anthracite Philharmonic.

Bloody Shakespeare: 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday October 27, 4-7 p.m., Saturday October 29, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. 12 and over, $50/person.


Bingo: 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, house open 3 p.m., American Hose Company, 120 Main St., Pottsville. Food and drinks served. Information: 570-640-2442.


Schuylkill County Historical Society: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 305 N. Center St., Pottsville. Admission, $5 for the general public and free for society members. The quilting program speaker is quilting instructor Susan Paul. Information: 570-622-7540.


Classic Holiday Parade: 7 p.m. Saturday, October 15, Pine Grove. Line up at Legion Acres, 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Pine Grove Lions Club. Information: 570-290-6268 or 570-294-9988.

Halloween Parade: 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, Schuylkill Haven.

Halloween Parade: 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, Orwigsburg. Rain date October 27.


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