Spring is here and there is SO MUCH to do in Schuylkill County! Here's a list of what our Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau has on their calendar so far:
April 75-cent Fridays at Hawk Mountain Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary—encourage a friend, neighbor or relative to make a first-time visit! Admission will cost just 75 cents for each visitor on Fridays, April 1 through August 31, so this is a great opportunity to introduce new people to the Mountain. 610-756-6961. www.hawkmountain.org
April 1 Salamanders of Hawk Mountain 6 – 8 pm, Meet in Common Room, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. $10, Members $5. Advance registration required. Begin indoors with a natural history talk, then head out to the field to search for salamanders in the wild. Bring flashlight, wear boots and outdoor gear. 610-756-6961. www.hawkmountain.org
April 2 Open Mic / Karaoke at the Lazy Dog Coffeehouse 7 - 10 pm, Lazy Dog Coffeehouse, 18 East Sunbury St., Minersville. Everyone is welcome, from seasoned players to first-timers. A great place to test out new material or shake off your first-show jitters. 570-544-4800. www.lazydogcoffeehouse.com
April 3 & 4 Rummage Sale 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Shenandoah Area Historical Society, 201 South Main Street, Shenandoah. Bargains from a large selection of merchandise, including clothing, shoes, jewelry, toys, dishes and small appliances. Some items are brand new. Edie Sinkiewicz 570-462-0339.
April 3 Entertainment at Blue Mountain Summit Friends of Tom at the Blue Mountain Summit, 7-10PM. Blue Mountain Summit Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast. 2520 West Penn Pike, Route 309, Andreas. 570-386-2003.
April 4 Easter Open House 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lessie's Garden & Gift Shop, 2 Park Street Pottsville. Flowers - Food - Fun activities for kids. Egg hunt for kids ages 1 thru 9 at 11 a.m. Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Weather permitting hop on the Bunny Express with the Easter Bunny for a ride and story thru the Bunny Trail 11:30 to 2 p.m.. The SPCA will be here from 10am to 11am with bunnies and a lecture on care of bunnies and pets. 570-622-7368
April 4 Frackville Recreation Board "Easter Egg Hunt" Memorial Park/Field Complex at 1 pm. All children will hunt in the upper field if ground conditions permit. A decision will be made on the day of the hunt with regard to field conditions. T102fm will be notified of cancellation and signs will be posted at the upper field. All children between the ages of 0-12 are welcome. Hunts will be divided by ages 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. All participants will be given free treats for attending and three larger prizes will be given in each age category. Contact Judy 874-1097 or Tisha 590-8468 with any questions.
April 4 "The Dream Lives On" Celebration of Martin Luther King 6 p.m. Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, 1440 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. Music and poetry. 570-622-2788.
April 4 Skyla Burrell Blues Band at the Lazy Dog Coffeehouse 8 - 11 pm, Lazy Dog Coffeehouse, 18 East Sunbury St., Minersville. All original high energy electric blues. $5.00 music charge. 570-544-4800. www.lazydogcoffeehouse.com
April 5 Feast & Fill Palm Sunday Buffet 3C's Family Restaurant, 2212 Centre Turnpike Rt. 61, Orwigsburg. Open at 6 am for breakfast, served anytime! Buffet 11 am - 3 pm. Adults $12.49, Children under 10 $8.49, Children 5 and under FREE! Roast beef, baked ham, broasted chicken, Italian sausage and meatballs, battered haddock, macaroni and cheese with stewed tomatoes, stuffing, mashed potatoes, broasted potatoes, assorted hot vegetables, variety soup bar, full line salad bar & desert bar. 610-562-5925.
April 5 Flea Market, Train Meet and Chicken Bar-B-Q 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Leesport Farmers Market, 312 Gernants Church Road. 8 miles north of Reading & 7 miles south of Hamburg. 1 block east off Rt. 61. Over 400 sheltered and unsheltered spaces – train meet in the banquet hall. Chicken Bar-B-Q in the meeting room. Woody Weist 610-926-1307.
April 5 American Red Cross Blood Drive 7:15 a.m. in the mall large community room, Schuylkill Mall, Frackville. www.shopschuylkillmall.com
April 6 Frog Hollow Tour 1:30-2:30 p.m., meets in the parking lot of Frog Hollow on Stone Mountain Road just off Rt. 443 in Friedensburg. These are hikes are especially for walkers age 50+ (other ages are welcomed too!). All tours are flat and easy to walk and are in beautiful natural areas. For more information contact: Teddi Cunningham at 570-621-3012 or 1-800-621-6325.
April 7 Reflections and Images of the Holocaust 7 pm, Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, 1440 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. 570-622-2788.
April 9 Shenandoah Rt. 924 Farmer's Market ~Meet and Greet the Easter Bunny~ 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Rt. 924 Gold Star Highway, Shenandoah. Just 5 miles from Interstate 81. Only 10 minutes from the Schuylkill Mall. Indoor / Outdoor. Meet and Greet the Easter Bunny for a sweet treat. (9-6:30). Food, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, vegetables, fruits, baked goods, crafts, meats, flowers, plants, clothing, coin collection, body jewelry, sites for demonstrations, tattoos, wine vendor, preserves, perennials and annual plants, herbs, arcade games, food stands, musical instruments and more...Starting in Spring enjoy indoor and outdoor flea markets. Call Karen for availability 570-462-0486 or stop in.
April 9 Open Mic / Karaoke at the Lazy Dog Coffeehouse 7 - 10 pm, Lazy Dog Coffeehouse, 18 East Sunbury St., Minersville. Everyone is welcome, from seasoned players to first-timers. A great place to test out new material or shake off your first-show jitters. 570-544-4800. www.lazydogcoffeehouse.com
April 9 Mountain Moonwalk 8 pm, Hawk Mountain, Kempton. $20, Members $10 -- Fills fast! Ages 12 and up. Limited to 15. See the full moon rise over the Kempton Valley on a guided trail walk (2 hours). Listen for owls and other nocturnal wildlife and discover what it is like to be a creature of the night. In case of questionable weather, call 610-756-6961 x227. Summer walks lead all the way to North Lookout.
April 10 STS "Easter Bunny" Special Promotion Join the Schuylkill Transportation System will be offering passengers an opportunity to ride any fixed route bus, all day long, to any destination for only one dollar. The Easter Bunny will be handing out candy to all passengers throughout the day! Kim Noel and Bob Richards of WMGH Magic 105.5 FM will be on board the 11 o'clock Minersville bus which will leave the Pottsville Terminal located on Claude A. Lord Boulevard enroute to Minersville and back providing a full hour of live broadcasting entertainment. For more information, please call STS at 570-429-2701 or 1-800-832-3322. Happy Easter from the Schuylkill Transportation System.
April 10 Entertainment at Blue Mountain Summit Bev Conklin Bluzin at the Blue Mountain Summit, 7-10PM. Blue Mountain Summit Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast. 2520 West Penn Pike, Route 309, Andreas. 570-386-2003.
April 11 Pictures with the Easter Bunny 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson, 1123 Brick Hill Road, Orwigsburg. Bring your little one(s) and/or pets to get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny and her Harley-Davidson sidecar. $5 per pictures donation to MDA. Denise 570-366-0143.
April 11 Easter Parade with Easter Bonnet Contest in Shenandoah Easter Parade with Easter Bonnet contest in conjunction with Easter Egg Hunt. start 11:00 at the borough Hall in Shenandoah. After contest will parade to the Bicentennial Park for the SAYV Easter Egg Hunt. 570-462-2060. www.downtownshenandoah.com
April 11 Raptor Egg Hunt Egg Hunt: Noon-1 pm, Amphitheater, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. Egg hunt limited to 50. No fee for program but each child must be pre-registered to participate. Live raptor programs at 11 am & 2 pm and egg hunt begins at noon for registered children. Complimentary drinks available in the Visitor Center. Call 610-756-6961 to register child’s name and age. Advance registration required.
April 11 M&T Movies at the Majestic—Wall-E 7:00 p.m., Sovereign Majestic Theater, 209 North Centre St., Pottsville. Free Admission. 570-628-4647 www.sovereignmajestic.com
April 12 Lazy Dog Easter Brunch Our holiday menu is posted on the Lazy Dog web site at www.lazydogcoffeehouse.com. Reservations are very welcome and strongly recommended at 570-544-4800.
April 12 Easter Breakfast Buffet 9 am to 12 pm, The Restaurant at the Station, Tamaqua. Easter Breakfast Buffet at the Restaurant at the Station - features a delicious selection of breakfast / lunch fare, carving station, coffee & hot tea for just $12.95 per person. Ala Carte breakfast is also available.
April 12 Elegant Easter at the Restaurant at the Station 12 pm to 5 pm, The Restaurant at the Station, Tamaqua. Indulge in the Elegance of the Historical 1874 Train Station while savoring one of our most requested entrée’s and traditional Easter favorites. Choose from Lobster Tails with drawn butter, Prime Rib au Jus with homemade Horseradish Sauce, our famous Crab Cakes and more. And since it's Easter you can't leave without treating yourself to one of our decadent homemade desserts. Call today to make your reservations for the best available seating…570-668-5020.
April 12 Easter Dinner at Blue Mountain Summit Easter Sunday Dinner at the Blue Mountain Summit, 12-4PM. Regular Menu plus specials. Blue Mountain Summit Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast, 2520 West Penn Pike, Route 309, Andreas. 570-386-2003.
April 12 Special High Tea 2 p.m., The Partridge House B&B, 315 South Centre St., Pottsville. Sparkling Pineapple Orange Tea, Strawberry & Sparkling White Wine Soup, Spinach & Blackberry Salad with Feta Cheese, Berry Tomatoes & Balsamic Vinaigrette, Egg Salad on Pumpernickel, Deviled Ham & Pecans on White Bread, Zucchini & Basil Muffins with Radishes. Chicken Salad in Phyllo Cups, Bacon & Swiss Quiche, Hot Orange Zest Tea and Assorted Desserts. Cost is $16 per person. Reservation only. 570-622-8388 www.thepartridgehouse.com
April 13 John Bartram Trail at Kernsville Dam 1:30-2:30 p.m., meets in the parking lot of the trail. Travel to Cracker Barrel in Hamburg and turn left onto Kernsville Dam Road and then right into the parking lot. These are hikes are especially for walkers age 50+ (other ages are welcomed too!). All tours are flat and easy to walk and are in beautiful natural areas. For more information contact: Teddi Cunningham at 570-621-3012 or 1-800-621-6325.
Specials from Blue Mountain Summit Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast Every Thursday Wing & Clam Night Every Friday Prime Rib and musical entertainment Every Saturday Candlelight Dinner Every Sunday Pasta Sunday
Notes from The Restaurant at the Station Unlimited Pasta Trio - Every Wednesday evening 4 p.m. to 8 p.m at The Restaurant at the Station, North Railroad Street, Tamaqua. Includes your choice of three different pasta dishes, fresh baked bread and a side salad for just $8.99. Call (570) 668-5020. Fabulous Fish Fry Fridays - EVERY Friday in Lent catch your limit of All-You-Can-Eat golden brown & flaky fish! Plus enjoy homemade hushpuppies, golden fries and creamy homemade coleslaw only $8.99. The Restaurant at the Station, North Railroad Street, Tamaqua. Other Lenten Fish specials will also be available. For reservations call (570) 668-5020.
Every Wednesday Leesport Farmers Market 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Leesport Farmers Market, 312 Gernants Church Road. 8 miles north of Reading & 7 miles south of Hamburg. 1 block east off Rt. 61. An UNIMAGINABLE variety of foods, plants, antiques and collectibles, clothing, and much, much more all served up with a friendly smile.
Every Wednesday Hometown Farmers Market Rt. 54, Hometown. Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Every Thursday Shenandoah Rt. 924 Farmer's Market 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Rt. 924 Gold Star Highway, Shenandoah. Indoor / Outdoor. Food, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, vegetables, fruits, baked goods, crafts, meats, flowers, plants, clothing, coin collection, body jewelry, wine vendor, preserves, perennials and annual plants, herbs, arcade games, food stands, musical instruments and more. Starting in Spring enjoy indoor and outdoor flea markets. Call Karen at 570-462-0486.
2nd Annual Celebrate Schuylkill! Does your group or organization host an ethnic or cultural celebration? Help celebrate the vibrant diversity and heritage of Schuylkill County during our 2nd Annual Celebrate Schuylkill event on Saturday, May 2 from 11 am to 5 pm at Fairlane Village Mall. Showcase your ethnic or cultural events! Sell the ethnic foods and crafts that shoppers will be craving! Share your information about the county's heritage! This is an opportunity for you to promote your particular items, FREE OF CHARGE, and join in the fun as we celebrate Schuylkill! Download a registration form by clicking here: http://www.shopfairlanevillage.com/content/images/pdf/vendor_package.pdf, or call (570) 429 - 1563 for more info. Registration deadline is April 17, 2009.