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Butterfly release - 1 p.m., Aug. 17, Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital Surgical Center. Cost is $25. Call Scott Davidson at 242-5000 for more information or to reserve a butterfly.
Grief and Bereavement meeting - 3-4:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 18, Lewistown Home Health and Hospice: The Bridge office, 305 Fourth St., Lewistown. RSVP to Pattie Cruikshank at 242-5000.
Firefighter get together - 6 p.m., Aug. 22, Brooklyn Hose Co. social hall. For all current and past firefighters from the Lewistown Fire Department and Junction Fire Co. and Highland Park Hose Fire Co. RSVP by calling 248-3278 by Aug. 18.
Goldleaf workshop - 6:30-9 p.m., Aug. 21, Gallery 3West, Monument Square, Lewistown. Bryson Wagner will teach the gilding technique that has been used in sculpture and manuscripts. All materials provided. Cost is $10 per person. Registration is required by calling 994-1225 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kish Class of 1966 annual picnic - Noon, Aug. 23, Kish Park, brown pavilion. Bring a covered dish to share and a beverage. RSVP to 436-9392 or email@example.com.
Free senior luncheon - Noon, Aug. 25, Lost Creek Presbyterian Church, McAlisterville. Seniors will help make care packages for the teachers and staff at Fayette Elementary School and be treated to a full meal. Call the church at 463-3138 to planning to attend.
Free chef salad luncheon - Noon, Aug. 27, First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. For transportation call 248, 1011, by Noon, Aug. 26.
Writing workshop - 7-9 p.m., Aug. 28, Gallery 3West, Monument Square, Lewistown. Cost is $10 per person. Bring a pen or pencil and a notebook. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 994-1225.
Saturday, Aug. 16
Free clothing and backpack giveaway - 9 a.m.-noon, Richfield United Church of Christ. Children may receive free backpack to fill up with school supplies. Children must be present to collect backpack.
All-you-can-eat breakfast - 6-10 a.m., Bannerville Fire Co. Cost is: $8 for adults; $4 for children ages 5-12; and free for children younger than 5. For more information, call (570) 685-6477.
Penny bazaar - 6-9 p.m., Burnham Fire House. There will be pony rides, hot dogs and ice cream.
Raise the roof for Habitat for Humanity - 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Kish Park. All day entertainment, food vendors, games for kids and free ice cream. There will be Chinese and silent auctions. Bring a lawn chair.
Yard sale - 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hartley Lane off Back Maitland Road, Lewistown. Household goods, clothing of all sizes, toys and other items. All proceeds benefit the 148th Venture Crew.
Clothing closet - 9 a.m.-noon, Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown. Free soup and sandwiches available.
Shoe bank - 9 a.m.-noon, Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown.
Sunday, Aug. 17
21st Annual Toy Run - 11 a.m.-1 p.m., registration, 1 p.m. leaving from Walmart, Lewistown. New toy or $10 donation required to participate. Sponsored by Touring Friends Motorcycle Club.
Hymn sing and ice cream social - 6:30 p.m., Reedsville United Methodist Church.
Lewistown Community Band concert - 3 p.m., Kish Park. Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, concert will be held at Calvary Bible Church. For more information, contact Freda Richard, 242-2344.
Monday, Aug. 18
Mifflin County Library Board of Directors meeting - 5:15 p.m., Mifflin County Library, Lewistown.
Ohesson Manor luncheon - Noon, Hoss's, Lewistown. For all present and past employees.
Tuesday, Aug. 19
Free concert - 6-8:30 p.m., Yeagertown Senior Center. Tim and Dwayne will perform.
Back to school pool party - 6-8 p.m., Rec Park Pool, Lewistown. Admission is free. There will be hot dogs and drinks. Sponsored by Mifflin County Children and Youth Services and Central PA Youth Ministries. For more information, contact Mifflin County Children and Youth Services at 248-3994 and ask for Stacy Leach.
Juniata Valley Quilters Guild meeting - 6:30 p.m., Lewistown Senior Center. The program will be fabric ornaments. For more information, call 935-5328.
Downtown-East End Neighborhood Community Watch meeting - 6 p.m., Regional Business Center Conference Room, 152 E. Market St., Lewistown.
Kish High School Class of 1958 luncheon - 11:30 a.m., Burnham OIP.