Friday, Dec. 7

DANVILLE/MILTON/SUNBURY — God’s Chuckwagon mobile soup kitchen; Danville, Beaver Place, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; Milton, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5 to 5:30 p.m.; Sunbury, Cameron Park, 6 to 6:30 p.m.

OVERLOOK — Open Arms Outreach, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Oak Grove Church.

COAL TOWNSHIP — Our Lady of Hope Church, The Shepherds Closet (clothing) and The Shepherds House (furniture), open, 9:15 a.m. to noon, every Friday, 821 W. Chestnut St., old school building.

MOUNT CARMEL — Trainland display, Clover Hose Fire Co., Sixth and Oak streets, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 23. Use truck room door.

SHAMOKIN/COAL TOWNSHIP — Shamokin Rotary Santa Sleigh, 6 to 6:30 p.m., Ranshaw; 6:45 to 9 p.m., Walmart Supercenter.

MOUNT CARMEL — Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 47 S. Market St., Immaculate Conception Holy Day of Obligation Mass, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8

MOUNT CARMEL — Knights of Columbus Council 628 blessing of the manger and caroling, 7 p.m., 128 W. Third St. Doors open, 6:30 p.m., public invited.

MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Downtown Inc. “Christmas on Oak,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring food and craft vendors, entertainment. Santa Parade at 1 p.m. Forms, Third and Market streets, weaves through downtown, ending at The Shops at Oak and Fourth streets, where Santa will distribute gifts.

MOUNT CARMEL — Trainland display, Clover Hose Fire Co., Sixth and Oak streets, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 23. Use truck room door.

SHAMOKIN DAM — Adopt a greyhound event. If you are interested in adopting a greyhound or just want to see what wonderful pets these dogs are, come and visit with us at PetSmart, 270 Marketplace Blvd., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call, Linda, 570-644-2358, or email lrbgreys@ptd.net.

LECK KILL — Advent Bazaar, 9 to 2 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4330 Schwaben Creek Road. Fair trade items for sale include Ornaments for Orphans, Equal Exchange Coffee and Chocolates and cookbooks, soups and baked goods.

MOUNT CARMEL — Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 47 S. Market St., Immaculate Conception Holy Day of Obligation Mass, 8 a.m. The 4 p.m. Mass does not count for holy day.

ELYSBURG — “Sleeping Better with Essential Oils” class, 10 a.m., 345A Bear Gap Road. Free class, RSVP needed. Call Mary Jane, 570-644-0668 or text 570-415-6377.

Sunday, Dec. 9

MOUNT CARMEL — Trainland display, Clover Hose Fire Co., Sixth and Oak streets, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 23. Use truck room door.

MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Area Joint Veterans Committee changing of the colors flag ceremony, 1 p.m., flagpole at Second and Oak streets. Flag raised in honor and memory of WWI Army veteran Carlo Sassani. Area veterans and public invited.

Monday, Dec. 10

KULPMONT — St. Pauline Healing Heart of Jesus Society, meeting, 6 p.m., second Monday of each month, St. Pauline House, 1136 Chestnut St.

ELYSBURG — Friendship Center (formerly Elysburg SAC), St. Mark’s Lutheran Church hall, 227 N. Market St. Exercise, 10:30 a.m.; games, 11 a.m.; pinochle, 12:30 p.m. All seniors welcome.

SHAMOKIN/COAL TOWNSHIP — Shamokin Rotary Santa Sleigh, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sunbury Street playground along Dewart Street; 7:45 to 9 p.m., Tharptown playground.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

TREVORTON/SHAMOKIN — God’s Chuckwagon mobile soup kitchen; Trevorton at the foundry, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; Shamokin at marionette parking lot, 5 to 5:30 p.m.; Shamokin at lot behind Rite Aid, 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin Bridge Club meeting, noon, Shamokin/Coal Township/Trevorton Senior Action Center. Everyone welcome.

MOUNT CARMEL — Anthracite Firemen’s Relief Association monthly meeting, 8 p.m., Anthracite Steam Fire Co. No. 1.

MOUNT CARMEL — Shamokin Rotary Santa Sleigh, 6:30 p.m., Mount Carmel Town Park.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin High School Class of 1956 Christmas luncheon, 12:30 p.m., O.I.P. Restaurant, 150 E. Independence St.

MOUNT CARMEL — Santa arrives, 6 p.m., Mount Carmel Town Park gazebo. Event sponsored by Shamokin and Mount Carmel Rotary clubs. Hot chocolate, cookies, hot dogs and candy will be served. Christmas caroling provided by Mount Carmel Area Ministerium choir. Children will receive goodies from Santa.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

POTTSVILLE/ASHLAND/MOUNT CARMEL — God’s Chuckwagon mobile soup kitchen; Pottsville at Salvation Army, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; Ashland at Senior Towers, 5:15 to 5:45 p.m.; Mount Carmel at Dollar General, 6 to 6:30 p.m.

MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Area Historical Society of Pennsylvania monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Mount Carmel Area Public Library. Nominations and election of officers will be held.

ELYSBURG — Friendship Center (formerly Elysburg SAC), St. Mark’s Lutheran Church hall, 227 N. Market St. Exercise, 10:30 a.m.; games, 11 a.m.; pinochle, 12:30 p.m. All seniors welcome.

MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Ministerium Advent Service, the history of the carols, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Social Hall, Hickory Street, 6 p.m., soup and sandwich.

KULPMONT — Shamokin Rotary Santa Sleigh, 6:30 p.m., Kulpmont Community Park.

SHAMOKIN — Anthracite Symphonic Band presents Sound of the Season, 7 p.m., Career and Arts Center auditorium, 2 E. Arch St., admission, $5.

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