South Schuylkill Events Around the Area

Class notes

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1958: Classmates and guests are welcome to meet for breakfast at 9 am on Wednesday, July 6, at Blue Mountain Family Restaurant, Interstate 78, Exit 23, Shartlesville.

Schuylkill Haven High School Class of 1960: Class members and friends of the class are welcome to meet for lunch on Thursday, June 23, at noon at Loduca’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cressona. Call 570-640-6928 to reserve your seat.

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1965: Classmates and friends are invited to breakfast at 8:30 am Saturday, July 2, at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. Information: Connie Teter at 570-366-0255.

Libraries

Pottsville Library: Story Time, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am, ages 1 to 5; STEM Corner, ages 1 to 11, during library hours; Summer Quest, through Aug. 8, ages 5-18;Tween Time, ages 6-11, 4 to 5 pm; Creation Station, Monday-Friday, 2 pm, ages 12-18; Teen Gaming, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 pm, ages 12-19; June 25, Preschool art class, ages 2-5, 10:30 am, $10 per class. Register by email: emilypavalko@gmail.com. Registration required for all events. Available to July 29, breakfast, Monday-Friday, 9 to 10 am; Lunch, Monday – Friday, 12 to 1 pm Email Potchild@pottsvillelibrary.org to register. To register for events call 570-622-8880 ext. 12 or go to www.pottsvillelibrary.org.

Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library: Summer schedule: Monday and Tuesday, 4 am-8 pm; Wednesday, 10 am-5 pm; Thursday, 11 am-7 pm; Friday, 10 am-5 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm The second Saturday of the month has LEGO League at 10:30 am This is for those 3 to 99+ who want to be creative. Friday, June 17, 3:30 pm, Teen and Tween Time, registration required. The library offers Internet access and free Wi-Fi for research, job searches, faxing, copying, interlibrary loan services. etc. along with over 34,000 books, magazine, and audiobooks. Child and adult programs throughout the year. Information: 570-385-0542.

Orwigsburg Library: 216 W. Independence St., hours of operation: Monday 10 am-7 pm; Tuesday 9 am-6 pm; Wednesday 10 am-7 pm; Thursday 9 am-6 pm; Friday 10 am-5 pm Summer crafting: June 25, Paint a birdhouse; July 28, Journal covers; Aug. 27, Decorative pencil cases. Registration required. Information: 570-366-1638.

Arts & crafts

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

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

Knitting Circle: Lorraine Felker will teach knitting every Tuesday at the Walk In Art Center, 6 to 8 pm, at no cost, but donations are appreciated. Class for all ages. Bring needles, yarn and fellow knitters. All skill levels invited. Information: 570-732-3728.

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

Outdoors

St Michael’s Church Picnic: Saturday June 25, 4 to 8 pm, 529 St. Michael’s Road, Tilden Township. Music starts at 5 pm by Tom Vollmer and Friends. Picnic food, desserts, ice cream available. Information: 610-488-178.

Haven in Bloom: Sunday, June 26, Bubeck Park, Washington Street, Schuylkill Haven, 10 am to 3 pm Activities for kids, games, live music, food trucks, raffles and more.

Old Home Week: June 27 to July 2, American Legion Midway, Midway Road, Tower City. Rides, games, food, entertainment.

Canoe and Kayak Rental: Saturdays, Sundays, July 4 and Labor Day Monday. Watercraft available on a first-come, first-served basis. Times are 11 am to 7 pm Last rental is at 6 pm All boats must be returned by 7 pm Information: 570-527-2505; weekends after 11 am 570-345-3537.

Fish for Free: Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Pine Grove, Sunday, July 4. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission allows anyone to fish without a license on these days.

Summer Camps

Wild Life Day Camps: Sweet Arrow Lake, Pine Grove, in the pavilion near clubhouse. June 28 to 30, 9:30 to 11 am for children ages 4-6; children ages 7-9, 1 to 2:30 pm Information: “Porcupine Pat” at 570-391-3326 or porcupinepat@yahoo.com. Register early to save your spot.

Health

Yoga Challenge: Wednesdays through Aug. 31, 9 to 10 am; $200 for three months of yoga. Hosted by Yoga-B-Yoga. Tickets: clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws

pound: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 pm, Walk In Art Center. Rock out and lose weight. For ages 13 and older. Register by contacting Silvia: s.schwartz3478@gmail.com or call 570-294-8245. Classes limited to 30 students. Masks must be worn and social distancing will apply. 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 pm Information: 570-345-8403.

Zumba fitness: Classes are held every Monday (except holidays) from 7 to 8 pm at Sweet Arrow Lake County Clubhouse, Pine Grove. Cost is $5. Information: Denise at 717-269-3214 or Deniseswonger@gmail.com.

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

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

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

Celebrate Recovery: Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, Bethesda Church, 155 Reedsville Road, Schuylkill Haven. Masks required, available at door if needed.

History

Book discussion: Jordan Brothers biographer Maxim W. Furek will discuss his book “Somebody Else’s Dream: Dakota, The Buoys, & ‘Timothy,”” which tells the story of the controversial hit song that paralleled real-life events at the 1963 Sheppton mining disaster, at noon on Saturday, June 25, at the Schuylkill Historical Society, 305 N. Center St., Pottsville. Free and open to the public. For information, contact Society Executive Director Diana Prosymchak or Assistant Executive Director Steve Young at 570-622-7540.

Civil War Letters: Wednesday, June 29, 305 N. Center St., Pottsville, 6 p.m. Free to Schuylkill County Historical Society members, $5 for general public. “Dear Ma,” a collection of letters from Civil War hero and First Defender Curtis Clay Pollock of Pottsville. Information: T102 at 570-622-1360 or the Society at 570-622-7540.

Entertainment

The Music Man: Thursday, June 23, 7 to 9:30 pm, Majestic Theater, 209 N. Center St., Pottsville.

Concert: Gunslinger, Thursday, June 23, Tamaqua Chamber Summer Concert Series, 6:30 5o 8 pm, Tamaqua Railroad Station platform, 18 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua. Bring a chair or blanket. Food trucks.

J.J. Beauvais: Sunday, June 26, 12 pm to 2 pm, Bubeck Park, Washington Street, Schuylkill Haven.

Auditions: Wednesday, June 29, 6 to 7:30 pm, Majestic Theater, 209 N. Center St., Pottsville. The auditions are for the upcoming show, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. Information: 570-628-2833.

Concert: Monday, July 4, 6 pm, patriotic sounds of Pine Grove Community Band, Sweet Arrow Lake Park, Pine Grove. Free to the public.

Dance

Line dancing: Held every Monday at the Walk In Art Center. This is an ongoing adult class, drop-in only, no partner or registration needed. It is $6 per class and pay at the door. Basic steps, 6:15 to 6:30 pm; lesson, 6:30 to 7:30 pm; dancing, 7:30 to 8 pm Benefits Diakon Community Services. Information: Susan at 570-624-3016.

Senior groups

Schuylkill Haven: The Senior Travelers will take a trip to Nashville for the Entertainer Venue Sept. 25-30. For information or make a reservation: Kathy 570-385-4730. All trips leave and return to the Senior Center, 340 Haven St.

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

Bingo

Bingo: Sunday, June 26, 5 pm, American Hose Company, 120 Main St., Pottsville. Doors open 3 pm Food and beverages served. Information: 570-640-2442.

Bingo Bash: Sunday, June 26, St. Clair Lion’s Club, McCord Avenue, St. Clair, $20/advance ticket; $25/at door. Doors open at 11 am, bingo begins at 1 pm 50/50 and raffle table; special drawings for advance ticket holders. Sponsored by Schuylkill County Fair and benefits Schuylkill County Fairgrounds. Information and tickets: Dee at 570-449-2641 or Bob at 570-429-0549.

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