Events around the area

Lesson notes

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1958: Classmates and guests are invited to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Blue Mountain Family Restaurant in Shartlesville.

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1965: Classmates and friends are invited to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 4, at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Info: Connie Teter at 570-366-0255.

Schuylkill Haven High School Class of 1965: Members and friends are invited to meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 10, at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Info: Beryl Zulick 570-516-5417.


Taco: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4-7 p.m., Rainbow Hose Company, 417 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven.

Store: Pine Grove Area Way, Thursday, Sept. 1 and 15, American Legion, 42 S. Tulpehocken St., enter through the blue door on the first floor, $10 donation required.

Shepherd’s table: Sunday, September 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., church without grace, str. Count, 101, Cressona. Open to everyone in the community. Eat in or take out. Inquiries: 570-385-1883.


Pottsville Library: Storytime, Monday and Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., ages 1 to 5; STEM corner for children from 1 to 11 years old during library hours. September 12-Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m., Family Place parent/child workshop; September 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. for ages 8 and up, Family Video Game Night. Registration is mandatory for all events. To register for events, call 570-622-8880 ext. 12 or go to

Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library: Summer schedule: Monday and Tuesday, 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LEGO League is held on the second Saturday of the month at 10:30am. This is for anyone from 3 to 99+ who wants to be creative. The library offers Internet access and free Wi-Fi for research, job searching, faxing, photocopying, interlibrary loan. etc. along with over 34,000 books, magazines and audiobooks. Children’s and adult programs throughout the year. Inquiries: 570-385-0542.

Orwigsburg Library: 216 W. Independence St. Opening hours: Monday 10.00-19.00; Tuesday 9:00-18:00; Wednesday 10:00-19:00; Thursday 9:00-18:00; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer products: July 28, magazine covers; August 27 Decorative pencil cases. Registration is required. Inquiries: 570-366-1638.

Tremont Free Public Library: 19 N. Pine St., PO Box 54, Tremont. Opening hours: Monday, 11.00-17.00; Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 7-8 pm; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 7-8 pm; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Sunday, day off. Saturday, August 6, 1-4pm Phone: 570-695-3325 / Email:

Arts and crafts

That’s it: Meet the Artist, Norma Weingast Hirsch, Opening Night, Thursday, Sept. 1, Tamaqua Center for the Arts, 125 Pine St., free light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Art will be on display through September.

Fired ceramics: For seniors and veterans age 62 and older, make pottery or sculpture at the Walk In Art Center every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. All materials are provided. A $6 donation is requested to help defray costs. Inquiries: 570-732-3728.

Clay Haven: Art Center Walk, Monday and Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m. $40 per month or $7 per evening, two evening minimum. Clay must be purchased through an art center. Inquiries: 570-732-3728.

Knitting circle: Lorraine Felker will be teaching knitting every Tuesday at the Walk In Art Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Free, but donations are appreciated. Classes for all ages. Bring knitting needles, yarn, and knitting friends. All skill levels are welcome. Inquiries: 570-732-3728.

Artist Market: Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, is open 1-5pm Saturdays and features the work of 19 studio artists and nearly 30 associate artists.

Grand Opening: New Art Education Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, Tuesday, August 30, 3 to 6 p.m. Food and snacks, live music, children’s art, DIY activities for adults.

In the open air

A walk through the sunflowers: Through Aug. 26 at 10 Pebble Lane, Tamaqua (next to Heisler’s Milk Bar), from 1 to 8 p.m., weather permitting, walk the trails of 16 acres of sunflowers and cut stems to create your own bouquet for $10 per person, carriage fare, $5 per family. Pets are welcome as long as they are friendly and on a leash. Other weekend events include Mitchell’s Grill & Catering, music and King Cole Winery.

Replacing plants: Saturday, September 10, 2:00 p.m. Sweet Arrow Lake, Waterfall Pavilion. Pot the extra plants, label them and bring them to the plant exchange point. Take extra plants from a division or seedling and exchange them for an equivalent number of different plants. Includes flowers, herbs, vegetables, houseplants, trees/shrubs, soil and bulbs/tubers. Please tag popsicle sticks, recycled plastic spoons and forks, or tongues cut from plastic milk jugs or plastic strawberry/fruit trays. Inquiries: 570-345-2637.

Canoe and kayak rental: Saturday, Sunday through Labor Day. Water transportation is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hours of operation: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Last rental at 6 p.m. All boats must be returned by 7pm. Information: 570-527-2505; weekends after 11 a.m. 570-345-3537.

Schuylkill Tribute Fest: Saturday, August 27, 4:00 pm Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, Summit Station, featuring four tribute bands, $25.

Garden collection: Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., next to the First United Church of Christ, 110 Route 61 South, Schuylkill Haven at the Vietnam Memorial site. Visit the Master Gardeners demonstration garden, buy a bouquet, try baked and prepared meals made with local produce, and learn the basics of beekeeping from the Honey for Veterans program. Rain or shine. Inquiries: 570-622-4225 from 8:30 A.M. and 4:40 p.m., or ask a master gardener in person at the information booth.

Concert: LeadFoot, hard rock and heavy metal, Saturday, August 27, 6 p.m., Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, tickets, $10. Bring your lawn and snacks. Inquiries: 570-732-3728.

Music in the park: Saturday, August 27, 6:00 p.m., 1st Veterans Memorial St., Pine Grove. Music on Route 61. Food available inside from 4 to 6 p.m. Rain, music inside. Inquiries: 570-915-6951.

Recovery walk: Thursday, September 1, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Schuylkill Haven Park. Show support for your neighbors in their recovery.

Heritage Day: Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Central Square, Orwigsburg. Live music, games, crafts, food and more.

Music on the mountain: The Gabriel Chamber Ensemble will perform at Hawk Mountain, Kempton, on Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 PM in the ADA accessible Hawk Mountain Outdoor Amphitheater. Seating is limited and tickets are $25, $20 for Hawk Mountain members. Inquiries: 610-756-6961.

Rock and roll concert: Midway Road, Reinerton (Tower City), September 10, 10 p.m.; Sunday, September 11, 2 p.m

Exhibition of crafts: Sunday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m., Hometown Farmers Market, 125 Mahoney Ave., Tamaqua.


Pound: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m., Walk In Art Center. Get fit and lose weight. For children over 13 years old. Register by contacting Sylvia: or by calling 570-294-8245. Classes are limited to 30 students. Masks must be worn and social distancing must be practiced. Cost is $10 per class.

Real People – Real Weight Loss: Join TOPS at Hetzel’s Church, Hetzel’s Church Road, Pine Grove. Group meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Information: 570-345-8403.

Zumba Fitness: Classes are held every Monday (except holidays) from 7-8pm at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Clubhouse, Pine Grove. The price is 5 dollars. Info: Denise at 717-269-3214 or

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

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

Zumba Gold: Every Tuesday, Schuylkill Haven Recreation/Senior Center, 340 Haven St., 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost $6. Registration is not required. Info: Susan at 570-624-3018.

Celebrate recovery: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Bethesda Church, 155 Reedsville Road, Schuylkill Haven. Masks are required and can be obtained at the door if needed.


Concert: Sunday, August 28, 10 – 11:30 a.m., off Glory Way, Southern Gospel Men’s Group, Community Fire Company, 25 E. Railroad Ave., New Ringgold.

Music on the mountain: Gabriel Chamber Ensemble, Saturday, September 10, open amphitheater on Yastrabina Hill. The amphitheater has a limited number of benches and folding chairs. Light snacks after the performance. Boarding is in the order of who came, who served. Heavy rain canceled on Sunday, September 11. Tickets: $25, $20. Inquiries: 610-756-6961.


Line dancing: Held every Monday at the Walk In Art Center. This is a one-on-one class for adults, no drop-in, partner or registration required. It’s $6 per class and a drop-in fee. Basic Steps, 6:15 to 6:30 p.m.; lesson from 18.30 to 19.30; dance, 7:30 to 8 p.m.. Benefits Diakon Community Services. Info: Susan at 570-624-3016.

Older groups

Schuylkill Haven: Senior travelers will make a trip to Nashville for the entertainment venue on September 25-30. For information or reservations: Kathy 570-385-4730. All trips depart and return to the Senior Center, 340 Haven St.

Wayne Township: Group meets Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 23 Meadowbrook Center, Reedsville. Lunch is served at noon for a $5 donation, followed by a special event or program. Inquiries: 570-739-2241.


Bingo: Sunday, August 28, 5 p.m., American Hose Company, 120 Main St., Pottsville. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Food and drinks are served. Inquiries: 570-640-2442.


Listening: Yes, Virginia, There’s a Santa Claus, Majestic Theatre, 209 N. Center St., Pottsville, Aug. 26 and 27 for ages 6 and older, 6 p.m. the script. Rehearsals are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., beginning September 12. The dates showed November 25 and 26.

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