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Volunteer Connection: County offers outdoor entertainment

July 10,2016 22:10

July is chock full of entertainment. Get out and enjoy it before the summer is gone. Heisler's Summer Concert Series will showcase the Cressona Band from 4 to 6 p.m. today. M&T Movies at the Majestic and the Pottsville Recreation Commission will ...

July is chock full of entertainment. Get out and enjoy it before the summer is gone.
Heisler’s Summer Concert Series will showcase the Cressona Band from 4 to 6 p.m. today.
M&T Movies at the Majestic and the Pottsville Recreation Commission will feature “The Peanuts Movie” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Majestic Theater with free admission and popcorn.
A Wee Ones Walk Summer Adventure is slated for Wednesday at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Pine Grove. Meet at Waterfall Road parking lot at 6 p.m. for a sensory nature walk for kiddies ages 3 to 6.
Led by “Porcupine Pat,” the walk will heighten children’s curiosity by focusing on colors, textures, shapes, sounds and smells found in nature. It is free and open to the public.
Summer Movie Camp continues Wednesday at the Schuylkill Mall, Frackville. “The Peanuts Movie” will be presented for all ages, followed by a free Paint Your Own Bubble Bath Cookie craft class and lunch in the center court for children age 12 and under. A $1 movie fee applies per person, regardless of age. No registration is required.
The Penn State Master Gardeners invite you to join them at their demonstration garden at 9 a.m. Saturday for a Walk in the Garden of Art. Local artists and artisans will display their nature-inspired work. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions and discuss special demonstration areas. Bring your camera. Call 570-622-4225 for details.
The 26th annual Ringtown Communitywide Yard Sale, organized by the Ringtown Area Library, will take place Saturday, rain or shine. Refreshments will be available. Check out the library’s website or call them at 570-889-5503 for a map and information.
Fred Douglas will perform oldies music at the Tamaqua Railroad Station, weather permitting, at 6 p.m. July 21. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy the free entertainment or reserve your table on the platform and savor a meal with your music. Call 570-668-3800 to reserve a table.
There will be a Pysanky Ukrainian Egg Workshop at 9 a.m. July 23 at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center. Take home your unique and personalized egg. A class fee of $45 includes all materials. Register by calling 570-668-1192.
Join education specialist Robin Tracey on July 23 for a Schuylkill on the Move hike to explore Swatara State Park’s bridges and creek. Bring your lunch to this dog-friendly trek. Meet at the Sand Siding Road parking lot just off Route 443 in Suedberg at 10:30 a.m. for the 6.5-mile, moderately challenging walk.
Mark your calendars for the 81st Ukrainian Seminary Day that will be held July 31 at St. Nicholas Grove in Primrose, rain or shine. Enjoy ethnic and regional foods, live entertainment, vendors and crafters, auction, games, pysanky demonstrations and class and much more.
Calling all cooks. The Schuylkill County Fair will host the Schuylkill Grown Cooking Contest on Aug. 3. The contest is open to adults age 19 and older and for youth 18 and younger. Adults compete in the soup category and youth prepare a quick bread. Each recipe must have at least three ingredients either grown by the competitor or purchased from a Schuylkill County grower. Registration deadline is July 30. Full details and information can be found on its website at www.schuylkillfair.com.
Community Volunteers in Action is the volunteer center for Schuylkill County. Use the preceding contact information for those specific opportunities and search other listings on our website at www.schuylkill.us/cvia. Find us on Facebook. Call us at 570-628-1426 or email to jjohnston@co.schuylkill.pa.us.
RSVP volunteers

Time: Varies by assignment.

Responsibility: Several positions available, including adult literacy tutors to help with reading skills and GED preparation, medical transportation drivers to drive clients to and from medical appointments, Meals on Wheels drivers to deliver meals, operation reach out to call elder consumers on Tuesdays and Thursdays and job interview drivers to help shelter consumers in the employment process

Skills: For volunteers age 55 and above.

Call: Carol Bowen, 570-622-3103.


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