Buying a home is easier than you thought. Come find out how! First-Time Home Buyer’s Seminar at the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center, 295 State Drive, Elizabethville. Call: Jake Burke at 717-232-9757 ext. 108, or Ray Spencer at 717-232-9757 ext. 104. Pre-registration required and you must attend both classes to receive certificate of completion. Dates: Wednesday, December 4 from 6:00-9:00 PM and Wednesday December 11 from 6:00-9:00 PM
December 6 & 7
Travel back in time to the town of Bethlehem and walk the path that Mary and Josep walked. Personall experience their journey through the market place, to the inn, and finally to the manger for the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. This will take place at the Grace Community Church, 1218 State Route 225, Herndon on Friday, December 6 from 6:00 to 9:00pm and Saturday, December 7 from 5:00 to 9:00pm. Phone 570-758-6214 for more info. Handicap accessible, large groups please call ahead.
Saturday, December 7
Harrisburg Shakespeare Company will hold auditions for its spring mainstage production,“THE DRESSER” by Ronald, on: Saturday, December 7 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Callbacks: Sunday, December 8 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Actors should try to keep their schedules clear on Sunday in case they are needed for callbacks. Auditioners must call the theatre at 717.238.4111 for an audition appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted. Auditions will be held at Gamut Classic Theatre, 3rd Floor, Strawberry Square, downtown Harrisburg. AUDITION INFO: Actors are asked to present a classical monologue one to two minutes in length and bring a resume of their work. Monologues must be memorized. Headshots are not mandatory, but please bring a photo if you have no headshot. If you have any questions, please call the theatre at 717.238.4111.
The Hope Eternal United Methodist Church, 2 Burd Rd in Newport will be having their 2nd Annual Hope Eternal UM Church Nativity Display on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM and Sunday, December 8 from noon until 4:00PM. No cost, light refreshments served. Contact information firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annual Belsnickel Parade will be held on Saturday, December 7 beginning at noon. Registration for the parade can be made by contacting Robin at 362-3249 or email@example.com. The parade will begin at 11:30 from Veteran's Memorial Park in Halifax.
A wreath making workshop will be held on Saturday, December 7 at Fort Hunter Park. Sign up for a 2 hour session starting at 9:00am, 10:30am or 12:00pm. Make a Holiday Wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make an evergreen wreath with decorations from nature. After constructing a wreath outside in the pavilion, go inside to warm up and hve a cup of hot chocolate while adding some finishing touches. Fee: $15.00 per wreath. Pre-register at 221-0292.
There will be a Holiday Craft Show at the Marysville-Rye Library on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 AM to 2:00PM. They will have a soup sale and other food. For more info call 957-2851
Sunday, December 8
There will be a Chinese Auction to benefit a single father of 2 girls ages 8 & 10 with lung cancer. It will take place on Sunday, December 8 at the Klingerstown Fire Station with the doors opening at noon and the drawing begins at 2:00pm. Advanced tickets available by calling 574-4637 at $20.00. Door prizes will be awarded and light refreshment will be available for sale. A 50-50 drawing will take place.
Children and their parents are invited to make holiday ornaments using pine cones, milkweed pods and other natural materials. Everything but the creativitgy will be supplied to make works of art to decorate for the holidays. For children of all ages with a parent. Fee: $5.00 per person. Pre-register at 221-0292.
Friday, December 13
Perry County Rotary Beat the Rush Fund Raiser will be held on Friday, December 13 from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Treat yourself to an evening of food, friends, and fun at the historic 1840 Maples on the campus of Carson Long Military Academy. Members of the Rotary and friends will vie for your votes as they tempt your tastebuds with their very best holiday appetizers. Each vote is just 25 cents and proceeds benefit programs and scholarships offered by the Rotary. For more information, Rotary-Beat the Rush Fund Raiser. Age 21 and up, limited to 100 tickets, tickets are $15.00 each.
The First Baptist Church of Juniata County in Mifflintown will be having a free lunch for all on Friday, December 13. Menu: baked macaroni & cheese, sausage links, stewed tomatoes or buttered peas, roll with butter, peaches & dessert.
December 13 & 14
Brad and Carol Crum will open their backyard model railway to the public on Friday, December 13 from 5:00-7:00pm & Saturday, December 14 from 10:00am -noon. This is an annual event and features 9 trains winding around their backyard landscape through tunnels, over a waterfall, around buildings and over bridges. 9 engines running on 9 different tracks. Admission is free but all donations collected will be given to the Military Order of the Purple Heart. The layout is located at 512 Hemlock Road, Halifax.
Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14
The East Salem U. M. Charge is presenting "In Bethlehem Inn," a dinner theater, in the East Salem U.M. Church Fellowship Hall on Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14 at 6:00PM. The cost of tickets for the play and meal are $12.00 for adults: $6.00 for children 3-12; free 2 and under. The meal will a filled chicken breast dinner. The "Bethlehem Inn" is open for guests to join the innkeepers family for dinner and the inn will be filled to capacity. For that reason, you must get your tickets ASAP. Call 463-2294 for the current availability of tickets.
Kathryn’s Kloset will be open from 9:00am to 11:00am at Leininger's Church Social Hall, Mt. Pleasant Mills (near Village of Oriental). Free household goods for all people of the community! Kathryn's Kloset, is part of Diakon (a Lutheran Family & Community Ministry) that collects, stores, and distributes new and unused products to organizations, which in turn distribute the goods, free of charge, to people in need. Directions available at www.lutheransonline.com/leiningers or call church at 717-444-3360.
Sunday, December 15
The Millersburg Santa Parade will be held on Sunday, December 15. Mr. and Mrs. Santa will be leaving from Millersburg High School at 4:00 pm escorted by members of the Millersburg High School Band. The parade travels down North Street to Market Street to Center Street to the fire house. Santa will be available to visit with kids of all ages until 7:00 pm. Anyone bringing a non-perishable food item to donate will get a picture to take home.
Friday, December 20
Bald Girls Do Lunch Comes To Sophia's at Walden, 129 Walden Way, Mechanicsburg on Friday, December 20 beginning at 6:00pm. The purpose of the event, which is part of Bald Girls’ overall mission to improve quality of life for women with alopecia, is to give attendees the chance to connect, refresh their style; offer suggestions on how to talk about alopecia at work, at school or when dating; and provide practical tips on makeup, hair care and wig care. The cost is $35.00 per person for women with Alopecia. There will be dinner and door prizes. For more info visit www.baldgirlsdolunch.org
Saturday December 21
Salem United Church of Christ 143 West Main Street Elizabethville will hold a holiday breakfast on Saturday December 21 from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The menu will be pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, toast, coffee and juice. Santa Claus will be present from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM for all children young and old to have their picture taken with and to let him know their Christmas wishes. Cost will be $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 3 to 10. Children under 3 will eat free.
Sunday, December 22
Brad and Carol Crum will open their backyard model railway to the public on Sunday, December 22 from 5:00-7:00pm. This is an annual event and features 9 trains winding around their backyard landscape through tunnels, over a waterfall, around buildings and over bridges. 9 engines running on 9 different tracks. Admission is free but all donations collected will be given to the Military Order of the Purple Heart. The layout is located at 512 Hemlock Road, Halifax.
Men In Harmony will appear at Grace United Methodist Church, 982 Medical Road in Millersburg on Sunday, December 22 at 3:00pm. This concert is not a ticketed event and free to all that attend, with a free-will offering taken to cover the group's expenses. For more info contact the church at 692-1584.
The First Baptist Church of Juniata County in Mifflintown will be having their Chistmas Cantata entitled "Carols and Classics" on Sunday, December 22 beginning at 9:30am.
Wednesday, December 25
The First Baptist Church of Juniata County in Mifflintown will be having a free community Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, December 25 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Stop by or call the church office at 436-9261 Wednesdays thru Fridays from 10:00am to 3:00pm to get your free ticket to attend this traditional turkey dinner. Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, January 1
A Pork & Homemade Sauerkraut Dinner will be held on Wednesday, January 1 in the Perry Valley Grange Hall, Millerstown. This is a special benefit dinner for Bobbi Jo Cauffman, who is facing a serious illness, and her family. All you can eat with dessert included, serving begins at 11:00am and continues until 3:00pm or while supplies last. Take outs available. Menu includes: roast pork, homemade sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, buttered green vegetable, applesauce, chow-chow, rolls & butter, beverages and assorted cakes. Tickets will be available at the door starting one hour in advance of serving time. Adults...$10.00, children (age 6-12), children age 5 and under...donation. For more info or directions call 589-3369
TIU Community Education Services based at the CareerLink® Mifflin County offers Career Pathways classes daily. These classes are free to the public. Career Pathways classes support participants’ goals of employment or transition to post secondary education. Career Pathways provides a variety educational opportunities including improvement of basic skills, WorkKeys® certification, and for those without a high school diploma, preparation for the GED® test. Classes are a combination of classroom instruction and independent computer based learning. Students and instructors work together to develop an educational plan that is tailored to meet the needs of the individual based on goals and assessment results. To schedule an intake appointment call, 248-4942.