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October – November 2014

Rescue Mission Food Drive
Oct 24 – Dec 20 all-day

373 West Market St, York, PA 17401

The York Rescue Mission along with our friends; Lancaster Water Street Ministries, Dauphin Bethesda Rescue Mission and Lebanon Rescue Mission are planning our Annual Rescue Mission Food Drive (RMFD) through Dec 20. You can help by shopping for the Mission. All food collected in York County stays in York County. Drop off your donations at the York Rescue Mission, all M&T Bank Branches, all Turkey Hill Minit Marts or the York Newspaper Company. FMI: or 717-812-1692

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Oct 31 all-day

Community House, 264 W Market st, Marietta, PA 17547

Susquehanna Stage Company in Marietta is sponsoring a community pumpkin carving contest open to all ages and contestants may enter as many pumpkins as they wish. Entry fee for each pumpkin is $5. Pumpkins can be carved, painted or decorated and will be displayed on the front porch of the Community House. Candles will be provided for pumpkins which can be lit and  delivered to the Community House between 5 and 5:30 p.m. on Trick-or-Treat Night. Registration information for the Pumpkin Carving Contest can be found at

Community members can vote for their favorite pumpkin by casting a $1 vote. Voting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. and winners will be announced at 8:30 p.m. Ccommunity members treated with ice cream, candy bars, ice tea and water beginning at 7:30 p.m. FMI: 426-1277.

Youth Retreat
Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day

Blue Mountain Christian Retreat, 1Christian Lane, New Ringgold, PA 17960

Youth Retreat open to all ages – bring your youth group for a fun filled time of Praise & Worship, Ministry in the Word, and lots of Sat afternoon activities. FMI and Reservations: 570-386-2154 or

2014 Petra Fall Fest
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

565 Airport Rd, New Holland, PA 17529

Join us for carnival games, hay rides, inflatables, bonfires, crafts, lots of food, and more. Everyone is welcome, and everything is free. The rain date is Novr 1 from 3 to 7 pm.

14th Annual Halloween Alternative @ Forest Hills Church
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Geared for children through 6th grade. This is not a costume event. The evening will feature a bounce house, a cardboard box maze, carnival-style games, wagon rides, homemade soft pretzels, and each child will be given a bag of treats to take home.

Fall Festival
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Oasis Fellowship, 650 Main St, Akron, PA 17501

A night of food, fellowship, and fun: games, candy, prizes, and bobbing for apples.

Real Life Church Of God ~ Harvest Party
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Real Life Church of God, 6030 Lemon St, East Petersburg, PA17520
Lots of Fun , Hot dogs, Smores, Hot Chocolate and games and prizes for the kids.

“Little Women” Play
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

Sat at 7pm; Sun at 2 & 7pm  /  Cocalico Middle School, 800 S Fourth Street, Denver, Pennsylvania 17517

Hinkletown Mennonite Youth Group performs “Little Women.” Watch this classic come to life before your eyes.FWO to support the youth group and other organizations. FMI: 717-354-5213.

25th Annual Holiday Craft Show @ Akron Grace EC Church
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
All-U-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Neidig Memorial UMC, 1251 Highland St, Oberlin, PA 17113

$8 for adults; $4 for 4-12yrs; Free for under 4.
Eat in or take out; free parking. Waffles, pancakes, eggs-ur-way, fried potatoes, sausage, bacon, quiche and more.