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Perry County Events – Aug. 25, 2021

Coming events can be mailed to Advance Publications, P.O. Box 130, New Bloomfield 17068, or emailed to

Friday, Aug. 27: Food and music at Duncannon American Legion Post 340. Half-rack of smoked ribs, baked potato, salad bar and dessert, $14.95. First-come, first-serve, 5-8 p.m. Music at 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 27: Picnic in the Pasture at Baken Creek Farm, Landisburg, 6-9 p.m. Tickets include live music by Kingfish and Friends, local grazing boxes by Peoples Provisions, and fresh herbal teas by Erly Remedies. Additional produce sold separately. Bring own picnic chairs, blanket, or extra food and drinks. Adults over 18, $30 each; children 5-17, $15; under 5, free. For information, readers may call 717-516-0223. Rain date Aug. 29.

Friday, Aug. 27: Coffeehouse, 7 p.m., Enola First Church of God, 9 Sherwood Drive, featuring Jimmy Jet and the Sky Pilots.

Sunday, Aug. 29: New Germantown U.M.C. cakewalk, 5-7 p.m. No charge. Held at N.G. ballfield. Concession stand and Bootlleg ice cream. Music by Keepin’ It Simple. Love offering for military veterans and the ballfield. Canceled if raining.

Sunday, Aug. 29: Rowe reunion, 1 p.m., Perry County Recreation Association campground, 52 YMCA Drive, Duncannon. For detailed directions, readers may call Robin at 717-275-2339. Bring covered dish and/or dessert, place setting, lawn chair, wrapped auction gift, bingo markers and prizes.

Thursday, Sept. 2: Central Pennsylvania World War II Roundtable meeting (Zoom), 7 p.m. Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams speaking. For information and Zoom password, readers may go to

Saturday, Sept. 11: Chicken barbecue, Bucks Valley Community Center, 501 Center Road, Newport. $6/half; meal of half-chicken, applesauce, baked beans, roll, $9. Chicken corn and ham bean soup, $5 per quart or $2 bowl; bake sale, also. Must have tickets for chicken and meals; takeout-only meals. Chicken pick-up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Readers may call Judy at 717-275-6398 for tickets.

Saturday, Sept. 11: The Nelons in concert, 7 p.m., Bunkertown Brethren Church, 52 Bunkertown Road, McAlisterville. Freewill offering.

Saturday, Sept. 11: Car wash and soup and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Babs Curran Senior Center, Market Street, Duncannon.

Sunday, Sept. 12: Community fun night, 6:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, Elliottsburg. Lawn games for everyone, chalk art decorating contest for children, S’mores and popcorn. Bring lawn chair.

Saturday, Sept. 18: Fall bazaar, 8-1, Millerstown U.M.C., High and Greenwood streets.

Saturday, Sept. 18: Wings of Kindness 5K and fun run, 8:30 a.m., Millerstown Pool pavilion. Register online at (pre-registration deadline: Sept. 15).

Thursday, Sept. 23: 3 Heath Brothers in concert, 7 p.m., Bunkertown Brethren Church, 52 Bunkertown Road, McAlisterville. Freewill offering.

Saturday, Sept. 25: Reunion, descendants of Arthur and Sarah (Rhule) Crull at Crull cabin, Landisburg. Lunch at noon. Note new date.

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“Creative Spirit Fusion” virtual community residency in expressive arts, mindfulness and self-care, Sept. 1-25. Free for all ages. Registration required by Aug. 28 at Email with any questions.

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Bloomfield Public Library events: Book sale, Sept. 9-11 ($2 bag of books on Saturday); street fair, Sept. 11, with raffle and orders for tulip and daffodil bulbs; barn sale, Sept. 18, 8 a.m., Spring Road (Meck’s Corner).

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Perry County Area Agency on Aging invites older adults to a free Arthritis Foundation eight-week exercise program in-person and virtually through ZOOM. Sessions include gentle range of motion exercises suitable for any fitness level and ability. Classes, conducted by a certified program leader, can be done either standing or in a chair.

Classes Tuesday and Friday mornings through Aug. 27, 10-11, at Highland Presbyterian Church, 11 Church Road, Newport, and online by calling the agency. Registration is required; no walk-ins.

Readers may call Allyson Valentine, Perry County Area Agency on Aging, at 717-582-5128 to register.

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Central Baptist Church, 29 Pines Road, Millerstown, worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, Sunday school at 9:30, and Kids Klub, youth, adult bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Kids Karnival, 10-noon, Aug. 28. For information, readers may contact

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Take Off Pounds Sensibley (TOPS weight loss and maintenance). Chapter 1634 Elliottsburg meets for an hour, 6-7, Tuesday nights at Messiah Lutheran Church. For information, readers may call Laura Nace at 717-636-0375.

TOPS 1494, a nonprofit weight loss group, meets weekly Tuesday mornings, 9-10, with weigh-in at 8:30, at Bethel United Methodist Church (lower level), 3535 Grier Point Road, three miles east of Shermans Dale or nine miles west of Marysville. For information, readers may call 717-766-0566 or 717-957-3187.

TOPS meets every Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m., in the St. Bernadette social hall, Duncannon. Readers may call Linda Auxt, 717-582-8989, for information.

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Perry County Sailors Association meets the first Wednesday of every month at Newport VFW. All Merchant Marines, Coast Guard and Navy, past and present, are welcome to join. Annual membership dues are $10.

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The Bower, a native plant garden and sculpture park on 36 acres in the Shermans Dale area is open and available for visits through October. Visitors can view native trees, shrubs, forbs, ferns and grasses while strolling through gardens, meadows, wetland pools, and hiking along woodland trails. Ten commissioned sculptures carefully sited throughout. All ages welcome; no charge. Visits scheduled by appointment only through website,

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Farmers’ market held Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 31 and Nov. 21, noon-4, in parking lot and yard of Church of the Nativity, 159 S. Second St., Newport. Fresh produce and home goods from local vendors for sale.