Arts council to host drawing workshop
LEWISTOWN - A basic drawing workship is set for 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gallery 3West on Monument Square in Lewistown. Local artist Ray Pilarski will instruct the class, hosted by the Mifflin Juniata Arts Council.
No experience is necessary. Cost is $5 per person, and participants should bring a pencil. Other materials will be supplied.
To register, email email@example.com or message the Mifflin Juniata Arts Council on Facebook.
Model Railroad Club plans open house
LEWISTOWN - The Mifflin County Model Railroad Club will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the lower lever of 3 W. Monument Square, Lewistown.
The annual Antique and Vintage Train Weekend will include running trains from the 1920s, '30s, '40s, '50s and '60s.
For more information, call Ed Forsythe at 248-4862.
Author, photographer to sign latest book
MILROY - Author
Forest K. Fisher and
photographer Nathaniel Thierwechter will sign their book, "Mifflin County Then & Now," at the Pennsylvania Federation of Black Powder Shooters Inc. Trade Show.
The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday at the Milroy Hose Co. Fire Hall in Milroy.
Books will be available at the Mifflin County Historical Society table.
For more information, call the society at 242-1022, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canals topic for
Snyder Co. program
MIDDLEBURG - The Snyder County Historical Society will begin 2014 programs on March 25 with Michael McWilliams speaking on "Local Canals and Captain Mick."
The program will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the historical society's building at 30 E. Market St., Middleburg.
Native Americans topic for speaker
ALLENSVILLE - Native Americans of the Susquehanna Valley, with emphasis on Indians of Mifflin County, will be the theme of a presentation set for 7 p.m. March 25 at the Allensville Community Hall in Allensville.
The speaker will be Steve Runkle, a Lewistown native and resident of Mechanicsburg, who is a volunteer with the Susquehanna River Basic Commission speakers bureau. Runkle also will have a display of Indian artifacts.
The event is sponsored by the Kishacoquillas Valley Historical Society. Snacks will follow the presentation. The public is invited. Parking is available at the rear of the fire company, across the road from the community hall.
Easter Bunny to visit hospital for breakfast
LEWISTOWN - Friends of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host its annual breakfast with the Easter Bunny on April 5, at Lewistown Country Club. Two seating options are available: 8:30 to 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and younger, and free for children younger than 3.
Tickets are available in the Nightingale Gift Shop at the hospital through March 28 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday For more information, call 242-7178.
'Idol' auditions to be held April 2 and 9
LEWISTOWN - Open auditions for the River Valley Idol Singing Competition will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 2 at the Historic Courthouse in Lewistown.
Auditions will also be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 9 at Juniata Valley Winery, Route 35, Mifflin.
For more information, send an email to email@example.com or call the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau at 248-6713.
BMS to hold 49th annual auction
BELLEVILLE - The 49th annual auction to benefit Belleville Mennonite School is set to be held April 11 and12 at the school.
A traditional turkey and ham dinner will kick off the event from 4 to 7 p.m. April 11. Children's activities are scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m., and the gift certificate auction at 6 p.m.
Breakfast will be served from 6:30 to 10 a.m. April 12. Children's activities are set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The outdoor auction is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. April 12, and the quilt auction is set to begin at 1:30 a.m. the same day.
The event will feature a variety of homemade food, baked goods and unique merchandise donated by auction sponsors, community organizations and area residents. Proceeds benefit BMS.
For more information, call 935-2184 or visit www.bmsprek12.org.
5K event planned by Juniata County BPW
MIFFLINTOWN - The Juniata County Business and Professional Women's Club, supported by Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital and the Juniata Valley Striders running club, will host the 4th annual Wellness 5K Event on April 12 at Cedar Grove Church in Mifflintown.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the race starts at 10 a.m. To register in advance, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or find the event at www.active.com. All early-bird registrants are guaranteed an event T-shirt and goodie bag; limited quantities will be available on race day.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Juniata County BPW community service projects, as well as the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation.
For more information, contact Lynlee Payne at 463-2645.