Today

Stuff the bus effort sponsored by King Coal

COAL TOWNSHIP - A King Coal Tours motorcoach will be parked at Wal-Mart SuperCenter from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. collecting donations for the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Driver George Pettit, coordinator of the effort, will be accepting items such as cleaning supplies, children's jackets, blankets and more that will be delivered today to either Staten Island, N.Y, or Toms River, N.J. The coach and the fuel for the trip is being donated by his employer, King Coal Tours.

SATURDAY

Dueling pianos is back

RANSHAW - Dueling Pianos, 8 p.m., Brady Fire Company. Proceeds benefit Lower Anthracite Regional Recreation Committee's plan to create recreational complex on Trevorton Road, Coal Township, including two soccer fields, batting cages, a walking track and a playground. Volunteers are needed to donate time, machines, craftsmanship and any other services. For more information, contact George Zarick at 850-3087, Jerry Waugh at 394-4327 or Coal Township manager Rob Slaby at 644-0395.

Cleanup in Mount Carmel

MOUNT CARMEL - A group will meet in the parking lot of Boyer's Market at 10 a.m. Bring brooms, rakes and gloves. For more information, visit Project MCA Cleanup's Facebook page

Chuck Wagon bus conversion

SHAMOKIN/COAL TOWNSHIP - Shamokin Coal Township Community Cares Project will continue to work Saturday to convert a bus into a mobile soup kitchen for God's Chuck Wagon so they can continue to serve food to the homeless and needy throughout the winter. Contact Matt Reidinger at 898-5229, Pastor James Bowers at 492-3902 or Janet Bowers at 274-5736. The goal is to get the bus ready for Thanksgiving. Please spread the word of this worthy project.

Free clothing closet

ASHLAND - Free clothing closet, 10 a.m. to noon, Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 1238 Market St. For more information, call 875-3000.

Upcoming

An 'Ornamental Ordeal'

SHAMOKIN - Coal City Revitalization will present an "Ornament Ordeal" From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library. Children are invited to help make ornaments to decorate two trees being donated to the Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Coal Township High Rise. All supplies will be provided. This free event will feature snacks (cookies), hot chocolate and coffee. Santa will also be on site, so kids are encouraged to bring their wish lists. The decorated trees will be donated immediately following the event. Everyone is invited to come along and watch the trees light up the lives of those who will enjoy them.