BY JANICE JOHNSTON
The summer may be winding down but there are still plenty of concerts, hikes and family-fun events this month.
Island Park Festival is slated for Saturday in Schuylkill Haven. Food, a live T-102 broadcast, dunk tank, games of chance, beer garden, magician, horse-drawn wagon rides, bingo, kids’ games and contests and live music are guaranteed to keep everyone happy. Proceeds will benefit “The Island.”
The Pottsville Library Free Public Library will have a used book sale at 9 a.m. Saturday. What a great time to stock up on fall reading.
Pioneer Day will take place in Ashland beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. There will be coal mine tours, steam train rides, live musical entertainment and food, crafts and gaming for purchase.
A Summerfest Block Party will be held in New Philadelphia starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. Food, DJ, bounce house, beer garden, face painting and more will be available. Proceeds benefit the playground at the Little League field.
Schuylkill on the Move invites you to Edible Plants Hike, an easy 3-mile walk, at 1 p.m. Saturday at Swatara Park. Meet at the State Park Lane to explore and learn about plant life with volunteer naturalist Mike Centeleghe. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Individuals will perform at the last Summer Concert Series in the ’Ville for 2019 at 5 p.m. Sunday in Joulwan Park. The event is BYOB. Take a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the concert.
The movie “The Secret Life of Pets” will be shown at the Majestic Theater at 7 p.m. Aug. 23. Admission is free with donation for local animal shelters. See the Majestic Theater’s Facebook page for a list of needed items or call them at 570-732-3728.
Shenandoah will come alive for Heritage Day and Parade of Nations on Aug. 24. The 10 a.m. parade will be followed by ethnic foods, crafts and live music on Main Street.