UNITYVLLE - St. John's Lutheran Church, 68 Gordner Church Road, will hold a chicken barbecue starting at 2 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 and free for those under 5. Call Robert Gordner for advance tickets at 458-5237.
Modern Agers corn roast
Modern Agers are meeting at Rauchtown Park for a corn roast at noon. The group encourages anyone who loves conversation and food and is 55 or older (or younger) to join that day or come to the church at 1407 Allegheny St. every second Thursday of the month at noon. For more information, call the church.
Prayer group meeting
JERSEY SHORE - Phelps Chapel United Methodist Church, off the Pine Creek exit of Route 220, is hosting the Prayer Group at 11 a.m.
Beatenbos in concert
Beatenbos will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Lairdsville Faith Church, 6786 Route 118. Call Pastor Max L. Walters Jr. for more information at 584-2765.
Peach ice cream festival
Farragut Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, along Route 864 near the intersection with Route 87, will hold its annual peach ice cream festival from 4-7 p.m.
ROSEVILLE - Roseville United Methodist Church, Route 549, will hold a strawberry festival from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
SALLADASBURG - The Mt. Zion, Larryville and Salladasburg churches bless backpacks of school-age and college students during church services.
BLOSSBURG - Holy Child Parish will host its annual fundraising picnic featuring a buffet-style roast beef dinner from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Mary's Hall, 138 St. Mary's St. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. Takeouts will be available. Also, a basket auction and raffle will be held about 2:45 p.m.