South Schuylkill Events in the Area

Course notes

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

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

Schuylkill Haven High School Class of 1967: Members and guests are invited to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 at the Country Squire, Route 61, Schuylkill Haven.


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., 12-19 years old; 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. From July 11 to August 1, Robot Orbit, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for 12 to 18 year olds. 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 Paint a birdhouse; July 28, magazine covers; August 27, decorative pencil cases. Registration required. Information: 570-366-1638.

Arts and Crafts

Bus trip: The Friday, July 15 Walk In Art Center will take you to the State College Arts Festival and back home. Over 300 vendors of sworn artists, food, music, and more. It encompasses almost all of downtown State’s college and the areas between Pollock Road and College Avenue (the mall across from Old Main for example). The bus departs from WIAC, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven at 8:30 am and costs $30. Information: 570-732-3728.

Art exhibition with jury: The 59th Annual Allied Artists Art Show will take place July 16-23 at the Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Opening, Saturday July 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registrations will be accepted for the show on Saturday, July 9 and 10, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer art camps: From July 11 to August 4, Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Especially for children from 4th to 8th grade. Camps last three hours over five days and students will experience artistic techniques and cultures from around the world. Camps begin July 11 and end August 4. 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.


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.

Take a look at the creek: Saturday, July 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Participants meet at the Waterfall Pavilion Road parking lot at Sweet Arrow Lake, Pine Grove. Appreciate aquatic creatures in a stream study of Upper Little Swatara Creek with “Porcupine Pat.” Recommended from 6 years old. All equipment is provided or you can bring your own. Must wear shoes that can get wet and dirty.

Auto, Truck and Bike Show: Landingville Community Fire Company, Firehouse Road, Landingville, Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date July 17. $10 to register. Prize giving at 2 p.m. The first 50 receive gift bags. Food and refreshments throughout the day.


Yoga Challenge: Wednesdays until August 31, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; $200 for three months of yoga. 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.


Jam Music: Friday, July 8, 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Pine Grove Lions Club, 1 Veterans Memorial Drive, Pine Grove. Catering available, 4 p.m. On site or to take away. FREE ENTRANCE. Information: 570-290-6268 or 570-345-3292.

Stars & Stripes Summer Celebration: Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., DJ Yuengling & Son, Inc., Brewery Museum and Gift Shop, 420 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. Free concert by the Nick Tauer Band opening for Lee Brice.

Concert: M&J Band, Sunday, July 10, 6-8 p.m. (rain date July 17, 6-8 p.m. Walk In Art Center, 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven.

Basket auction and sellers fair: Sunday, July 17, Good Will Hose Company, 34 S. Sillyman St., Cressona. Benefits Leiby’s Carriage Service LLC.

Music in the park: Tony and the Donton Gang, Friday, July 15, 6 p.m. Pine Grove Lions Club, tent at 1 Veterans Memorial Drive, Pine Grove. Dinner from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Information: 570-290-6265.

Concert: Riley Harrison Clark, Dove Award nominated singer-songwriter and former member of the Tribute Quartet, will perform his music at the Church of the Nazarene, 220 W. Main St., Schuylkill Haven on Sunday 17 July 10: 30h

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


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. Benefits of Diakon Community Services. 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 10, 5 p.m., American Hose Company, 120 Main St., Pottsville. Doors open at 3 p.m. Food and drinks served. Information: 570-640-2442.

Bingo: Sunday, July 17, open house, 11 a.m.; bingo, 1 p.m., Tremont Fire Company, 21 Middlecreek Road, Tremont. Advance tickets, $25/at the door, $30. Information: 570-449-1489 or 570-527-4492.

Bingo: Wednesday, July 20, Good Will Hose Company, 34 S. Sillyman St., Cressona. Doors open at 4 p.m., Christmas lotto in July at 6 p.m.

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