The Library Bar & Grill is holding a "No-Shave November" beard and mustache competition on Saturday, Nov. 30. Registration is at 6 p.m., the event from 7-9 p.m. It benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The VFW Kids Christmas Party is on Dec. 16. To register, call the club before Dec. 2.

Speaking of the VFW, the club is going smoke free effective Jan. 1. Signs are posted in the building.

The Corry Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first-ever Christmas Ball on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7-11 p.m. at the Fork and Barrel Restaurant. The cost is $50 a couple and includes hors d’oeuvres and a glass of champagne. DJ Brian SIlvis will be playing Rat Pack-era music (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin) and more. There will be dance demonstrations and lessons by Tracy and John Styborski, plus pictures by Jill McCoy Burr and more. Make reservations with the Corry Chamber at 665-9925 or

The Reindeer Breakfast is Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8-11 a.m. at the Corry VFW. There will be gift baskets and a lottery tree. From 9 a.m. to noon is the Reindeer Trail Walk at Mead Park featuring live alpacas and Santa's workshop at Nichols Lodge. There's free children's games and crafts.

On Nov. 30, from noon to 5 p.m., there’s a Christmas walk at historic White Swan Antique Store in Wrightsville.

The Corry Baseball Boosters are hosting a bingo fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Moose Club. Doors open at 5 p.m., games starting at 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $25 and available at The Journal office.

Celebrating birthdays today are singer Julie King and Jeff Zajac.

Chris and Corey Rhodes have birthdays tomorrow, Charlotte Froncek on Monday.

The Sadecky’s Puppets will perform “The Runaway Reindeer” today at 2 p.m. at the high school. The cost is $2 for adults, children in 12th grade and younger free. Tickets are on sale at the door starting at 1:30 p.m.

Sympathy to the family and friends of Bill Mercer, Leon Brynolfson, Sharon (Munn) Merritt and Ed Schramling. He was one of a kind and was nationally recognized for his rendition of the twin towers.

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