BY JANICE JOHNSTON
Fall starts on Monday, and that means the temperature will be nicer to do all the autumn activities on your to-do list.
Schuylkill on the Move invites you to join them for Big Lick Mountain, a moderate 7-mile trek, at 9 a.m. Sunday. Wander the trails and railroads and see three tunnels including the Williamstown, Big Lick Slope and Big Lick Water level. Meet at the Dollar General store on Route 209 in Williamstown. Friendly dogs are welcomed.
If you’re not available for that walk, they’re leading a Wednesday Wander at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 25 to learn more about the Schuylkill River Trail. Meet at the state game lands parking lot by the Mall Road sign on Route 61 near Frackville for the easy 1.5-mile walk. Questions on either walk can be sent to “Porcupine” Pat at email@example.com.
Have you heard of Zentangle? It’s an easy to learn method to find inner peace through mindful relaxation, affectionately called yoga for the brain. If you can write the alphabet and hold a pen, you can express and find your inner self through this art form. It’s being held at the Walk in Art Center at 6 p.m. Sept. 25. Learn the history and terminology as well as be guided step-by-step to create your own masterpiece using the traditional white tile, black ink and graphite. Cost is $35 and you can register for the class at walkinartcenter.org. Call 570-732-3728 for details.
Schuylkill Haven will come alive on Sept. 28 for the 31st annual Borough Day. The great day for the entire family will feature crafters, vendors, food including breakfast at Schuylkill Hose Company No. 2, free entertainment, train rides, free children’s activities, NASCAR style remote control cars, lottery drawing and more.
The Gabriel Chamber Ensemble will kick off its 30th season with a concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Schuylkill Haven. For tickets or more information, call 570-943-2558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention young science enthusiasts. The Tamaqua Community Arts Center is hosting Exciting Engineering, a science camp for students in grades four through eight. The series will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays from Oct. 15 through Nov. 5. Build bridges and balloon powered vehicles. Build it, break it, improve it. Fee is $45 for all four sessions. Seating is limited. Order tickets at tamaquaarts.thundertix.com. For more information, call 570-668-1192.
Operation Reach Out volunteers
- Responsibility: Using a provided list, call Meals on Wheels clients in local areas to check on them on a day when meals are not delivered. Follow reporting procedure if a client cannot be reached.
- Times: Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings, for a maximum of four hours per day, but could be less.
- Skills: For volunteers ages 55 and older. Dependable and friendly. Training and on-going support are provided.
- Location: From volunteer’s home or agency office.
- Call: Darla Troutman, RSVP of Schuylkill County, 570-622-3103.
American Red Cross disaster volunteers
- Responsibility: Join a team to provide 24-hour response to various local disasters, most frequently home fires, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for basic disaster-related necessities such as food, lodging and clothing.
- Times: Be on call for when needed and available.
- Skills: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have reliable transportation and go through training. On-going support provided.
- Location: Throughout Schuylkill County
- Call: Ann Borysowski, American Red Cross, at 215-384-7191, or email her at email@example.com.
Community Volunteers in Action is the volunteer center for Schuylkill County. Use the preceding contact information for those specific opportunities and search other listings on our website at schuylkill.us/cvia. Find us on Facebook. Call us at 570-628-1426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.