Thursday, Dec. 8

SHAMOKIN — Anthracite Symphonic Band concert, "A Traditional Christmas," 7 p.m., Northumberland County Career and Arts Center, $10.

COAL TOWNSHIP — Shepherd's Table, every Thursday, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 863 W. Chestnut St. Homebound deliveries, pick up available. For more information, call 570-648-4432.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, LEGO club, 6 p.m., 210 E. Independence St.

Friday, Dec. 9

MOUNT CARMEL — Trainland, above the Clover Hose Fire Co., 6:30 to 9 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 18.

ELYSBURG — Ralpho Township Public Library, 32 S. Market St., Christmas preschool story hour, 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10

COAL TOWNSHIP — Holy Cheermeister sponsored by the BEST Club, Shamokin Area Middle/High School, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

DANVILLE — Trains program, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, corner of Pine and East Market streets, 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone welcome. Free pediatric safety masks for children.

MOUNT CARMEL — Annual blessing of the Manger, Knights of Columbus, 128 W. Third St., 7:30 p.m.

MOUNT CARMEL — Knights of Columbus, Christopher Club annual "Blessing of the Manger" 7:30 p.m. Short program by area priests and local ministers; food, desserts and cookies. Public welcome.

Sunday, Dec. 11

SHAMOKIN — Adult pickleball, 1 to 3 p.m., Shamokin Street playground, weather permitting. Beginners welcome.

MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Area Joint Veterans Committee, Changing of the Colors flag ceremony, Second and Oak Streets, 1 p.m. Area veterans and public welcome to attend.

MOUNT CARMEL — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2110, monthly meeting, 1:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 12

SHAMOKIN — Restoration Ministries soup kitchen, 5 to 6 p.m., 525 W. Chestnut St.

MOUNT CARMEL — Bloomsburg Children's Museum, after-school program, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Mount Carmel Area Public Library, 30 S. Oak St.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, preschool story time and movement, 10 a.m., 210 E. Independence St. Mind Readers book club, 6 p.m., Brewer's SportsGrille, 839 W. Water St., Coal Township.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

MOUNT CARMEL — Anthracite Firemen's Relief Association, monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Anthracite Steam Fire Co., 1 N. Market St.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, learning to coupon class, 5 p.m., 210 E. Independence St.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Lions Christmas party, Knights of Columbus, 6:30 p.m.

COAL TOWNSHIP — Eucharistic adoration, Our Lady of Hope Chapel, noon to 1 p.m., 863 W. Chestnut St.

KULPMONT — Holy Angels Church, hot meal, take out only. Pick up at activity center, 4 to 4:45 p.m.

ELYSBURG — Ralpho Bridge Club bridge game, 11:30 a.m., Ralpho Township Public Library, 32 S. Market St. Public welcome, no fees.

MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Area Historical Society, monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Mount Carmel Area Public Library, 30 S. Oak St. Public welcome.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, crocheting club, 1 p.m., 210 E. Independence St.

Thursday, Dec. 15

COAL TOWNSHIP — Shepherd's Table, every Thursday, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 863 W. Chestnut St. Homebound deliveries, pick up available. For more information, call 570-648-4432.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin Lions Club, dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m., OIP, Independence Street. Public welcome.

MOUNT CARMEL — Diaper distribution, for income-eligible residents of the Mount Carmel Area School District, 1 to 5 p.m., Mother Maria Kaupas Center. Use rear entrance, 400 block of W. Cherry St.

Friday, Dec. 16

MOUNT CARMEL — Trainland, above the Clover Hose Fire Co., 6:30 to 9 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 18.

SHAMOKIN — Holiday nut sale pick up, St. John's UCC, 117 N. Eighth St., 10 a.m. to noon. Use Eighth Street entrance.

SHAMOKIN — Adult pickleball, 10 a.m. to noon, Shamokin Street playground, weather permitting. Beginners welcome.

COAL TOWNSHIP — Our Lady of Hope Christmas cookie sale, 3 to 6 p.m., parish hall, 863 W. Chestnut St. Variety of cookies, preorders encouraged. Call parish office 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 570-648-4432. In-person selection available on days of sale.

Saturday, Dec. 17

MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Lions and VFW Santa parade, 11 a.m., refreshments with Santa at VFW courtyard following parade.

SHAMOKIN — Lower Anthracite Model Railroad Club open house, Dec. 17 and 18, 1 to 4 p.m., above the Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library.

SHAMOKIN DAM - Benefit skating party sponsored by Tammy Wargo for the Borough of Marion Heights, 4:30 p.m., Sunset Skating Rink, Shamokin Dam. Tickets at door are $11 and include any skate rental. Raffles, games, activities, crafts, cake, costume and ugly Christmas sweater contests.

DANVILLE — Trains program, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, corner of Pine and East Market streets, 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone welcome. Free pediatric safety masks for children.

COAL TOWNSHIP — Our Lady of Hope Christmas cookie sale, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., parish hall, 863 W. Chestnut St. Variety of cookies, preorders encouraged. Call parish office 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 570-648-4432. In-person selection available on days of sale.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, gingerbread house building family craft, 10 a.m., one house per family, sign-up a must, 210 E. Independence St.

Monday, Dec. 19

SHAMOKIN — Restoration Ministries soup kitchen, 5 to 6 p.m., 525 W. Chestnut St.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, preschool story time and movement, 10 a.m., 210 E. Independence St.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

COAL TOWNSHIP — Our Lady of Hope Food Pantry, distribution, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 817 W. Chestnut St.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, Bloomsburg Children's Museum STEM program, 6 p.m., sign-up a must, 210 E. Independence St.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

COAL TOWNSHIP — Eucharistic adoration, Our Lady of Hope Chapel, noon to 1 p.m., 863 W. Chestnut St.

KULPMONT — Holy Angels Church, hot meal, take out only. Pick up at activity center, 4 to 4:45 p.m.

ELYSBURG — Ralpho Bridge Club bridge game, 11:30 a.m., Ralpho Township Public Library, 32 S. Market St. Public welcome, no fees.

MOUNT CARMEL — Food distribution, Mount Carmel Area Ministerium Food Pantry, 26 N. Market St., 1 to 3 p.m.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, crocheting club, 1 p.m., 210 E. Independence St.

Thursday, Dec. 22

COAL TOWNSHIP — Shepherd's Table, every Thursday, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 863 W. Chestnut St. Homebound deliveries, pick up available. For more information, call 570-648-4432.

MOUNT CARMEL — Anthracite Steam Fire Co., monthly meeting, 7 p.m.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, LEGO club, 6 p.m., 210 E. Independence St.

Saturday, Dec. 24

DANVILLE — Trains program, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, corner of Pine and East Market streets, 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone welcome. Free pediatric safety masks for children.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library closed.

Monday, Dec. 26

SHAMOKIN — Restoration Ministries soup kitchen, 5 to 6 p.m., 525 W. Chestnut St.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library closed.

Wednesday, Dec. 28

COAL TOWNSHIP — Eucharistic adoration, Our Lady of Hope Chapel, noon to 1 p.m., 863 W. Chestnut St.

KULPMONT — Holy Angels Church, hot meal, take out only. Pick up at activity center, 4 to 4:45 p.m.

ELYSBURG — Ralpho Bridge Club bridge game, 11:30 a.m., Ralpho Township Public Library, 32 S. Market St. Public welcome, no fees.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, crocheting club, 1 p.m., 210 E. Independence St.

Thursday, Dec. 29

COAL TOWNSHIP — Shepherd's Table, every Thursday, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 863 W. Chestnut St. Homebound deliveries, pick up available. For more information, call 570-648-4432.

Saturday, Dec. 31

DANVILLE — Trains program, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, corner of Pine and East Market streets, 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone welcome. Free pediatric safety masks for children.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library closed.