South Schuylkill News Events in the area


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Blue Mountain High School Class of 1958: Classmates and guests are invited to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3 at the Blue Mountain Family Restaurant, Interstate 23 Exit, Shartlesville.

Blue Mountain High School Class of 1965: Classmates and friends are invited to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday August 6 at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven. For further information: Connie Teter at 570-366-0255.


Pottsville Library: Storytime, Monday and Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., ages 1 to 5; STEM Corner, from 1 to 11 years old, during library hours; Summer Quest, until August 8, from 5 to 18 years old; Tween Time, ages 6-11, 4-5 p.m.; Creation Station, Monday-Friday, 2 p.m., 12-18 years old; Teen Gaming, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m., ages 12-19; Register by email: [email protected] Registration required for all events. Available until July 29, breakfast, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Lunch, Monday to Friday, noon to 1 p.m. Email [email protected] to register. To register for events, call 570-622-8880 ext. 12 or go to

Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library: Summer opening hours: Monday and Tuesday, 4am-8pm; Wednesday, 10am-5pm; Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The second Saturday of the month has LEGO League at 10:30 a.m. It’s for ages 3 to 99+ who want to be creative. Ending August 1, Robot Orbit, 4-5 p.m. for ages 12-18. The library offers Internet access and free Wi-Fi for research, job hunting, faxing, photocopying, and interlibrary loan services. etc 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 Summer crafts: July 28, magazine covers; August 27, decorative pencil cases. Registration required. Information: 570-366-1638.

Arts and Crafts

Old Christmas tree: Paint and Party, Monday, July 25, 6:30 p.m., Brush Strokes, 12 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven.

Summer art camps: Held through August 4, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Especially for children in fourth and fifth and sixth to eighth grade. Camps last three hours over five days and students will experience artistic techniques and cultures from around the world. Information: 570-732-3728.

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.

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


TailGate Auctions: Friday, July 29, 3-10 p.m., Renningers, 443 Route 61 South, Schuylkill Haven. Doors open at 3 p.m. Auctions begin at 4 p.m. The cars line up and everyone can sell their items for 30 minutes.

Canoe and kayak rental: Saturday Sunday. Jet skis available on a first come, first served basis. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The last rental is at 6 p.m. All boats must be returned by 7 p.m. Information: 570-527-2505; weekends after 11 a.m. 570-345-3537.

Schuylkill County Fair: August 1-6, Fairgrounds, Route 895, Summit Station. Free parking, catering, competitions, exhibitions, entertainment.

Corn Hole Tournament: Thursday, August 4, Schuylkill County Fair Ag Museum circuit. Registration, 5 p.m.; tournament, 6 p.m. Sponsored by Ratchet Wrenches & Drive LLC.


Yoga Challenge: Wednesdays until August 31, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Organized by Yoga-B-Yoga. Tickets:

Book: 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.


Concert: Thursday July 21, free concert by Toolshed Jack, Tamaqua station platform. Food trucks. Bring a chair or blanket. Sponsored by the law firm of Christine Holman and Linda Yeich NEPA Settlement.

Indoor garage sale: Friday, July 22, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 23, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Peter’s UCC, 277 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove. Ticket auction with draw on Saturday noon, bake sale, lunch and dinner to buy. Information: 570-345-3207 (Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

Music: Jason Knorr, July 22, 7-10 p.m., American Legion, 229 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven.

M80 Rewind Festival: With Roughhouse and Sapphire, July 23 and 24, 4 p.m., Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, 2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven, tickets from $20.

Concert: Sunday, July 24, M&J Band, Majestic Theater, 209 N. Center St., Pottsville, 2-4 p.m. Tickets required.

Sundaes: Sunday, July 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bethany Christian Fellowship EC, 102 Front St., Cressona. Build your own sundae.

Music at the mansion: Sunday, July 31, 5-7 p.m., M&J Band, Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, 1440 Mahantongo St., Pottsville.

Concert: Monday, August 1, Another Side, Schuylkill County Fair, 7-9 p.m.

Concert: Tuesday, August 2, Rachel Horter, Schuylkill County Fair, 7-9 p.m.

Concert: Wednesday, August 3, Jeremiah James & The Revival, Schuylkill County Fair, 7-9 p.m.

Concert: Thursday, August 4, Amish Outlaws, Schuylkill County Fair, 7-9 p.m.

Movie night: Free admission, Thursday August 4, Schuylkill Haven Island Park. The movie is Big Hero 6 with free popcorn.


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.

Senior groups

Schuylkill Haven: Senior travelers will head to Nashville for the Entertainer Venue September 25-30. For information or reservation: Kathy 570-385-4730. All rides depart and return to the Senior Center, 340 Haven St.

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.


Bingo: Sunday, July 24, 5 p.m., American Hose Company, 120 Main St., Pottsville. Doors open at 3 p.m. Food and drinks served. Information: 570-640-2442.


Book discussion: “Shop Pomeroy’s First” by Michael J. Lisicky will be this month’s selection of the Schuylkill County Historical Society and radio station WPPA’s Local Reads Book Club. The meeting will take place at the Company. 305 N. Center St., Pottsville, Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. For further information: contact the Society at 570-622-7540 or WPPA at 570-622-1360.


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