Don't miss the 55th Annual Art Exhibit by the Allied Artists of Schuylkill County at the Foursquare Gospel Church, 2300 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville. The show opens this Saturday, July 16 and runs through Saturday, July 23. Come see the artists' work from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day as well as 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admission fee.
Wednesday is Children's Night with hands-on craft projects for the children. Artists will also be giving demonstrations during the evening hours on the following days:
The art exhibit will also include a Corner Gallery where you can purchase prints, note cards and other merchandise by the artists.
I'm reading Finding Fountainbleu, a memoir by Thad Carhart about living in France in the 1950s while his father was an Air Force officer stationed at NATO. He talks about French cars of the time including the Streamliner, a car that set world records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Of course it isn't always about speed with cars. Sometimes it's about the look of a car. And what better place to revel in the wildly different looks of cars than at a car show?
The Herndon Fire Company is hosting their annual car show on Thursday, August 21 at Inch Memorial Field, Route 147. If you'd like to enter your car, registration is from 9 a.m. to noon and the entry fee is $10 in advance or $15 at the event. Call chairman Ron Hinkley at 570-850-9653 or check out their Facebook page. Judging will begin at 12:30 p.m. and awards will be presented at 2:30 p.m. For those attending, in addition to some great vehicles there will be delicious food and music by Hurricane Sound.
Of course one of the most important characteristics of a vehicle is that it gets you where you need to go. Once again, this year the Pottsville Lions Cruise Committee will be presenting a 2007 Jeep Liberty (compliments of Mike Watcher's Used Car and Rent-to-Own centers) to a veteran. You can submit the name of a veteran who needs a vehicle up until Monday, July 25.
To qualify a veteran must:
Learning doesn't end when we leave school. There are always opportunities to learn new things or brush up old skills. If you're looking to improve your computer skills , a move that can make your life more enjoyable and make you more marketable as an employee there is a free intro to computers workshop at Careerlink, 203 E. Arch Street, Pottsville on Tuesday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The free class will be taught by Karen Damiter of McCann School of Business & Technology. The class will cover turning on a computer, using a mouse and keyboard, opening up documents, setting up an email account, accessing the Internet, navigating the web and using search engines. Although the class is free, there is limited seating so you have to register at 570-622-5253.
Even though kids will tell you it's far too early to be thinking about the new school year plenty of parents have the first day of school on their mind already. Help a student put their best foot forward on the first day of a new school year by donating some needed school supplies (or a monetary donation). The Schuylkill United Way is organizing their 14th Annual Stuff the Bus campaign all throughout July. Some of the supplies needed are pens, pencils, highlighters, notebooks, lined paper, folders, rulers, staplers, crayons, colored pencils and markers. You can drop off donations at:
After spending the entire day inside, I enjoy getting outdoors. How about you? Even better when there's something happening that can help me relax and forget about the worries of the workday. and what better way to relax than with a little music. If you're looking for some outdoor music this month there are two great concert series you shouldn't miss!
First, there's the concerts at Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy (outdoors, music AND ice cream -- must be heaven!). There are benches at Heisler's but it never hurts to bring your own lawn chair.
Sunday, July 10 -- The Cressona Band from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m
Saturday, July 16 -- Autumn Jam from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 17 -- Jay Smar from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual summer concert series on the platform at the Train Station from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (weather permitting). You can bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music from the lawn or reserve a table at the Tamaqua Station Restaurant.
Thursday, July 7 -- It Takes Two (oldies)
Thursday, July 21 -- Fred Douglas (oldies)
Thursday, July 28 -- D'Lite Side (standards and show tunes)