South Schuylkill News Events in the area


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Blue Mountain High School Class of 1965: Classmates and friends are invited to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. For further information: Connie Teter at 570-366-0255.


Turkey Dinner: Saturday, April 23, 4 p.m. while seats last, $10. Dinner includes turkey, side dish or mashed potatoes, vegetables, applesauce, a bun, and dessert. Take away only.

To eat lunch: Sunday, April 24, Landingville Fire Company, 1 Firehouse Road, 7 a.m. to noon.

Shepherd’s Table: Free community supper, Sunday, May 1, 4-5:30 p.m., Grace Free Church, 101 Graef St., Cressona. Grace Free Church, 401 Green Street, Tremont, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Tacos: Rainbow Hose Company, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven, Thursday, May 7, 4-7 p.m., eat in or take out. Call 570-385-1511 to place your order.


Pottsville Library: Imaginative Friends, ages 12-18, Tuesdays, 6 p.m.; Storytime, Mondays, 10:30 a.m., ages 1 to 5; STEM Corner, from 1 to 11 years old, during library hours. Girls Who Code, Mondays at 4:30 p.m., ages 8-11; April 30, Block of Art and Metaphysical Market, from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Friends Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2, Friends Used Book Sale, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.; May 7, Free Comics Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Mario Kart 8 Deluxe video game tournament, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., ages 8 to 11; Introduction to RPG (role-playing games), 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., 12 to 17 years old. Registration required for all events. To register, call 570-622-8880 ext. 12 or go to

Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library: Saturdays, Story Time 1:30 p.m. The second Saturday of the month has LEGO League at 10:30 a.m. This is for ages 3 to 99+ who want to get creative. The library offers Internet access, and free wifi, for research, job hunting, faxing, photocopying, interlibrary loan services. etc plus over 34,000 books, magazines and audiobooks. Various programs for children and adults throughout the year. Information: 570-385-0542.

Orwigsburg Library: 216 W. Independence St. Hours: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 9am-6pm; Wednesday, 10am-7pm; Thursdays. 9am-6pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Birds & Bees Basket raffle with draw on Friday, May 6, $1 tickets or six chances for $5. Information: 570-366-1638.

Arts and Crafts

Painting on canvas mommy and me: Sunday, April 24, 2-4 p.m., Brush Strokes, 12 E Main St, Schuylkill Haven. Cost: $40 for mother and child and $20 for each additional child.

Glaze a jar for mom: Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. WIAC clay artists will bake it and put it in an organza bag with soil and seeds and tie it with a bow. The cost is $25. Register early, places available are limited. Information: 570-732-3728 or

Artists Market: Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, open 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and features works by 19 studio artists as well as works by nearly 30 associated artists.

Fired ceramics: For seniors and veterans 62 and over, at the Walk In Art Center every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. Make pottery or sculptures. All supplies provided. A donation of $6 is requested to help defer the costs. Information: 570-732-3728.

Haven of Clay: Walk in Art Center, Monday and Thursday, 6 to 8:30 p.m. $40 per month or $7 per night, with a two-night minimum. Clay must be purchased through the Art Center. Information: 570-732-3728.

Knitting circle: Lorraine Felker will be teaching knitting every Tuesday at the Walk In Art Center, 6-8 p.m., at no charge, but donations are appreciated. Classes for all ages. Bring needles, yarn and other knitters. All skill levels are invited. Information: 570-732-3728.


Riverlands Wildflower and Wetland Walk: Robin Tracey will lead the ride on Saturday April 30 at the Riverlands in Berwick. The trail is 5 miles long and easy. It runs along the Susquehanna River, two ponds and a large wetland. Participants will meet at the Tuscarora State Park Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m. to carpool or at the Riverlands Educational Building at 634 Salem Blvd., Berwick at 10:30 a.m. Bring a lunch and water. Dogs are not allowed. For information and registration: Robin at 570-467-2506. Only shine.

Spring bird walk: Saturday, May 14, led by Thomas Bushi Jr. at Locust Lake State Park parking lot, 8 a.m. Learn to identify local and migratory songbirds by sight, song, habitat, and behavior. Bring binoculars. Not a pet friendly walk. Only shine. Sign up: Robin at 570-467-2506.

Rodeo and Trout Basket Auction: Saturday, April 23, 8 a.m., Bubeck Park/Stoyer’s Dam, Washington Street, Schuylkill Haven.

Avenues 34th Annual Duck Race: Sunday, April 24, noon to 5 p.m., Walmart, St. Clair. Vendors, food trucks, games, prizes and more. All proceeds benefit people with developmental/acquired disabilities.


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

Real people—real weight loss: Join TOPS at Hetzel’s Church, Hetzels Church Road, Pine Grove. The group meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Information: 570-345-8403.

Zumba fitness: Classes are held every Monday (except holidays) from 7-8 p.m. at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Clubhouse, Pine Grove. The cost is $5. For further information: Denise at 717-269-3214 or [email protected]

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

Gold Zumba: Mondays and Thursdays, Schuylkill Haven Recreation/Senior Center, 340 Haven St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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

Celebrate recovery: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Bethesda Church, 155 Reedsville Road, Schuylkill Haven. Mandatory masks, available at the door if needed.


Les Brown Film Festival: Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m., Pine Grove Theater, 213 S. Tulpehocken St. Admission is free.

The Brown Dances: Friday, April 22, 7-9:30 p.m., American Legion Post 468, 2 Clarks Valley Road, Tower City. Tickets required. Information: Joël Guldin at 717-228-8513.

The Brown Big Band Festival: Saturday, April 23, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Williams Valley High School. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Food available for purchase throughout the day. Adult admission is $10 at the door. Admission is free for children and students (through college with ID).

Music Festival : On Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m., St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Tower City will host a non-denominational worship featuring local musicians as part of The Brown Big Band Weekend.

Piano and clarinet concert: Sunday, April 24, 3 p.m., Jerusalem Lutheran Church 252 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven. With Dr. Steven Christ, Caleb Flick and Dr. Annie Rose Tindall-Gibson. Admission fee. A goodwill offering will be taken.

Line dancing: Held every Monday at the Walk In Art Center. This is an ongoing adult class, walk-in only, no partner or registration necessary. It’s $6 per class and pay at the door. No base, 6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; classes, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; dance, 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Benefit from the community services of Diakon. Information: Suzanne at 570-624-3016.

Block of Art 2022: Saturday, April 30, Center Street in Pottsville, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts, entertainment, gastronomy and family fun. For more information, email [email protected] or call Kay Jones, President, at 570-366-9047.


“The Doctor’s Son”: John O’Hara’s short story of the 1918 flu epidemic will be the subject of a meeting of the Schuylkill County Historical Society and the T102 Local Reads book club. Society volunteer Lisa Von Ahn will discuss the story and provide historical background at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Society, 305 N. Center St., Pottsville. Online access will be available. For more information, contact T102 at 570-622-1360 or the company at 570-622-7540.

Senior groups

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


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