Community day to be held in Yeagertown
YEAGERTOWN - Yeagertown Community Day will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
There will be neighborhood yard sales.
Activities at the Yeagertown United Methodist Church on Mann Avenue will include an inside yard sale, free hot dogs and drinks, and the restrooms will be open to the public.
Richfield Dutch Days parade is Saturday
RICHFIELD - Richfield Dutch Days continue until Saturday at Basom Park.
There will be a special Dutch meal each evening.
Live entertainment includes: Borderline today; Lucky Afternoon on Friday; and Friends in Christ on Saturday. There is also special music in the church tent each evening.
The parade will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, starting at the County Line Restaurant.
For more information, visit the website www.dutchdays.com.
Pot Pie Festival to run until Saturday
McCLURE - The McClure Volunteer Fire Company Pot Pie Festival continues until Saturday at the McClure Bean Soup Grove on East Ohio Street in McClure.
The event features chicken pot pie, served at 4 p.m. daily. Other foods, such as the fire company's famous fish and fries, hot sausage sandwiches, pizza, soft pretzels, ice cream and more, will also be available.
There will be nightly entertainment, with shows at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Michaela Wagner will perform today; Elvis impersonator Randolf Scott will perform on Friday; and Crossfire will play country music on Saturday.
There will also be games. A garden tractor pull will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
For more information, contact Judy Pheasant at (570) 658-5501 or Marlene Hassinger at (570) 658-3363.
Vietnam is revisited at military museum
BOALSBURG - The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg will host its annual Vietnam Revisited Living History Weekend Saturday and Sunday.
Living historians bivouac on the grounds demonstrating 1968 to 1971 field life in Southeast Asia.
The camp opens to the public at 10 a.m. each day, and features a tactical ambush demonstration at 1:45 p.m.
Patrol recon missions along the adjacent Spring Creek are ongoing throughout the day. Interested participants for patrol demos are encouraged to wear long pants and good shoes.
Musicians to play at South Hills campus
STATE COLLEGE - The State College Municipal Band will perform at the 2014 Music Picnic Series at South Hills School of Business and Technology in State College.
The free concert will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday on the north lawn of the school's main campus at 480 Waupelani Drive, State College.
The outdoor concerts are held rain or shine. Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic suppers. Grounds open at 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until 7:30 p.m.
Parking is free and restrooms are available.
For more information or directions, call (814) 234-7755 or (814) 278-1990.
Juniata County Fair seeks contestants
PORT ROYAL - Contestants are being sought to compete in the annual Juniata County Fair Queen scholarship contest, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 30 on the free stage at the fair.
Who is qualified to compete? Contestants must be 16 years of age and not older than 21 years of age by June 1, 2014, must be single, never married, be of good moral character, be able to meet commitments, obligations, must write a 300-word essay on "What my fair means to my community," present a three- to five-minute speech on "Why you should come to my fair," complete the Fair Queen application, and complete an interview with the judges.
The winner will receive a $500 scholarship, will preside over events at the Juniata County Fair, and make public appearances to promote agriculture in Juniata County. The first runner up will receive a $250 scholarship.
Also, the winner may participate in the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Contest held each January at Hershey Lodge. The costs of the competition is covered by the scholarship contest.
The Fair Queen Contest application form can be obtained from the Fair Book, online at the Juniata County Fair site or by contacting Fair Queen Coordinator Alice J. Arnold at 436-9474.
All applications are due on or before Aug. 20.
Two new classes added for art show
PORT ROYAL - The Juniata County Fair Art Show will include two new photography classes this year, "Black & White and Sepia," and "Altered Images."
Although the new classes are limited to participants age 13 and older, there is a Children's Division class that younger children are encouraged to enter.
Framed art show entries will only be accepted from 3 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 28. For more information, see the Fair Book or visit www.JuniataCountyFair.com.
Annual FarmFest to be held in August
CENTRE HALL - The 3rd Annual Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest will be held from noon to 10:30 p.m., Aug. 1 and from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Aug. 2, at the Centre County Fairgrounds in Centre Hall. Admission for the event is free.
There will be a keynote presentation by Mary Howell and Klaas Martens, certified organic grain farmers and owners of Lakeview Organic Grain, Penn Yan, N.Y.
There will also be educational workshops presented by the National Center for Appropriate Technology and Spring Creek Homesteading. The Organic Food Court and the free Sampling Barn will give people the opportunity to buy and taste products from local farmers.
There will be a new Wool Village where visitors may browse fiber arts vendors and learn about fiber farming, from "sheep to shawl."
On Aug. 2, people can participate in the Farmfest 5k and 1 Mile Fun Rock.
Additionally, on Aug. 1, there will be a Barn Dance featuring Eric Condo and the Hoofties.
For more information contact Rebecca Robertson at email@example.com, (814) 422-0251 or (814) 470-0308.
Millerstown Flea Market is Aug. 16
MILLERSTOWN -Millerstown's Annual Outdoor Flea Market and Craft Show will be held Aug. 16 at the Millerstown Community Park, 110 West Juniata Parkway, near the Millerstown swimming pool, just off the ramps of U.S. 22-322.
Flea market vendors, yard sale individuals, craft vendors, antique vendors, farm market and produce vendors and businesses are all welcome to set up for the day for a fee of $10. More than 100 vendors are expected. No prior registration is required. Set up after 5:30 a.m. on the morning of the show. Rain date is Aug. 23.
Food and beverage sales are reserved by the sponsoring organization, Millerstown Community Success, Inc.
For more information, call 589-3598.
Pond Club meeting to be in McClure
McCLURE - The Mifflin County Pond Club's summer meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on July 27 at the home/pond of Deborah Werntz, 12 Rush Lane, McClure, just off the Back Maitland Road,
Werntz has received a Garden Club Award for the Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, an Audubon at Home recognized Backyard Bird Habitat, National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat, and the Penn State Master Gardener Certified Pollinator Friendly Garden.
Her presentation will be "Ponding As Part of a Wildlife Yard," covering gardening for wildlife, birds and pollinators, and using a water source as an item to be put in place for wildlife.
Anyone interested is invited to attend. Bring a lawn chair and a pond plant to talk about and share.
For more information, call Jo Ann Smith at 667-2390 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crickfest to honor area watershed
COBURN - The Penns Valley Conservation Association Crickfest 2014 will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Coburn Park.
The event honors the Penns Creek Watershed and includes a day of free outdoor family fun. There will be local foods, games and educational activities, a silent auction and a petting zoo.
reunion set for Oct. 3
LEWISTOWN - The next countywide marching band reunion will be held Oct. 3, at the Mifflin County Huskies Homecoming Game.
Reunion members will join the current band to perform on the field during halftime.
The reunion band will also play in the stands.
More information is available on the event Facebook page, under alumni events at www.mcsdk12.org, and by calling Jenny Barron Landis (LAHS '79) at 248-8078.
Burhman plans Community Day
BURNHAM - Burnham Community Day will be held on Aug. 30 on Beech Street in Burnham.
Craft and food vendor applications are available by calling Connie Reigle at 248-2232 or Beverly Nickel at 248-2589.
Photographers may enter new contest
LEWISTOWN - The work of amateur photographers will be featured in a Goose Day Photography Contest sponsored by the Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council and the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau.
To be eligible, photographs must have been taken between Jan. 1, 2013, and Aug. 1, 2014. Categories are: Townscapes, Country Views, Water, Woodlands, Flora & Fauna. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Aug. 1.
Photos are to be submitted in digital form only. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 248-6713.
Historical society plans Maine trip
LEWISTOWN - The Mifflin County Historical Society is sponsoring a fall bus trip to Maine from Sept. 8 to 12.
The cost for society members is: Single, $1,215, double, $994, triple, $925; non-members, single, $1,240, double, $1,019, triple, $950.
For more information or to make reservations, call trip coordinators Nancy Kauffman at 994-4663, Karen Galbraith at 250-5152 or the historical society office at 242-1022.