Abigail's Garden Concert April 28, 2017
"We're hosting a very special band on Mother's Day," said John Beaumont, a representative of the nonprofit Boettcher House. Beaumont arranges for musicians to play monthly concerts at Boettcher House, and he has scheduled Abigail's Garden, a Lancaster band known for its repertoire of Celtic, Irish, and folk tunes, to play at the venue on Sunday, May 14, at 2 p.m.
Abigail's Garden includes Tish Haines Brown, who plays ukulele, violin, and piano; Ashley Jane McFalls, who plays cello and adds her voice to the band; and Laurie Haines Reese, who also plays cello. The band has its roots in a Celtic group started by Laurie and her husband, Tom. The group was to perform a song that called for a female vocalist. Laurie declined the job, but she suggested McFalls, to whom she teaches cello. "It was fun to start working with her, and Tom said, 'Why don't we start a band?'" recalled Laurie.
When Brown, who is Laurie's sister, retired from nursing, she joined the group as well, and it became a quartet for a short time before Tom suggested just the women move forward with the name "Abigail's Judge," based on a song they all loved. One night at rehearsal, when the women were discussing their love of gardening, Tom suggested that Abigail's Garden would be a better name, and the moniker stuck.
According to Laurie, the band's hourlong presentation will include some tunes audience members will recognize and others that will just lift their spirits. "There's something for everyone in there," she said, adding that the group performs cover tunes including "For Baby, For Bobbie" and "Back Home Again" by John Denver, along with "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison. Other selections will include "Tell Me Ma," "I Wish It Would Rain," and "Caledonia," which is a candidate to be the Scottish national anthem.
"We do some vocals and instrumentals and a lot of Irish and gypsy Celtic," said Laurie. "It's just fun, and people are responding to it."
Calling her sister an amazing instrumentalist and songwriter, Laurie went on to describe an original song that Brown wrote about her grandson. The song, which is called "My Baby Wants to Dance With Me," is based on an eight-month-old's delight at pushing a button on an electronic keyboard and the resulting rhythmic sounds that inspired him to invite his grandmother to dance. "It's really clever the way she wrote it," noted Laurie.
Giving their audiences a break from the everyday is one goal of the band members. "(I hope they experience) a nice escape from reality," said Laurie. "I hope they leave feeling happy."
The public is welcome to attend the free concert at Boettcher House, which can be reached by turning off Lititz Pike onto Hillside Lane, adjacent to Neffsville Mennonite Church, in Lancaster. Free parking will be available. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. In the case of inclement weather, the event will move inside Boettcher House, where space will be limited. Readers who have questions about the event may call 290-7180, ext. 3100.
Food Festival Will Feature Children's Art April 28, 2017
The 14th annual Temple Beth El Jewish Food Festival is set for Sunday, May 7. "This year, for the first time, the temple is holding an art contest for children throughout the area from kindergarten through 12th grade," said temple member Randi Jacobs, noting that the theme of the contest is the Story of Noah's Ark.
The food festival is the signature event hosted by Temple Beth El. Jacobs explained that the first festival was held in 2003, a year after the congregation moved from downtown Lancaster to its present location at 1836 Rohrerstown Road, near East Petersburg.
"Temple Beth El had participated in Lancaster's Town Fair event for many years while in its downtown Lancaster location, and members wanted to continue the tradition of sharing Jewish culture and customs with the community," Jacobs said.
The focus of the food festival is, of course, the food. Temple Beth El volunteers have been busy in the synagogue's kitchen baking and cooking a variety of kosher favorites. During the festival, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 7, three dinners will be offered. Bubbie's Chicken Dinner will feature chicken, noodle kugel, Israeli salad, coleslaw, and challah bread. The vegetarian Israeli Falafel Dinner will include falafel in pita, hummus, baba ganoush, coleslaw, and Israeli salad. The third option - a corned beef sandwich - will be accompanied by coleslaw, pickles, and chips.
A combo meal for children will include a hot dog, chips, a cookie, and a beverage.
Hot dogs, with or without sauerkraut, may be purchased a la carte. Other items available for purchase will include knishes, matzo ball soup, mushroom barley soup, kugel, pickles, and hot and cold beverages. Baked goods sold at the event will include poppy seed cookies, bowties, apple strudel, rugelach, and hamentashen.
At noon, 2, and 4 p.m., rabbis Rami Pavolotzky and Daniela Szuster will share information about Jewish life and institutions, plus the origins and demographics of the Jewish communities in South America, focusing on Argentina, the Latin American country with the largest Jewish population.
Temple Beth El's gift shop will be open during the festival, and other vendors will sell handcrafted items and Israeli jewelry.
Artwork from the children's art contest will be displayed throughout the synagogue. The deadline for entry was April 28, and the winners will be announced at the festival. One winner will be selected in the categories of kindergarten to third grade, fourth through sixth grades, and seventh to 12th grades.
Elementary and middle school students in need will be the focus of the Mitzvah Meals given as part of the Food Festival. Power Packs Project will be the recipient of the gift again this year. Last year, Temple Beth El provided more than 120 Mitzvah Meals to Power Packs.
"While many school children receive free meals (breakfast and lunch) during the school week, meals are not offered on the weekend," Jacobs said. "Power Packs provides family meals for the weekend. The goal of this program is to keep children well-nourished so they can become active learners."
Admission to the Food Festival will be free of charge, but tickets will be required for the meals. Diners may eat in or take their food to go.
To learn more about the Food Festival or to purchase meal tickets in advance, readers may call Temple Beth El at 581-7891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Coupons for tickets purchased at the event may be printed at www.tbelancaster.org.
Hempfield Sets Dance Theatre April 28, 2017
Hempfield High School (HHS), 200 Stanley Ave., Landisville, will present "A Night in the Museum" as the 33rd annual Dance Theatre production, created and directed by Cody Smith. Performances will take place in the high school's Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 14.
A senior citizen preview performance of "A Night in the Museum" is slated for Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. The dress rehearsal is free to all residents of Hempfield School District who are age 65 and older. Tickets and preregistration are not necessary for the preview.
In the 2017 production, iconic works of art will come to life with the use of multimedia technology and the language of dance. Degas' ballerinas will dance off of the canvas, and audience members will be able to feel the movement of Monet's "Water Lilies" and Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and the haunting quality of Munch's "The Scream." The production will also explore the rise of various art movements, including graffiti art, abstract art, and surrealism. Sculpture and a natural history exhibit, along with the planetarium and the well-known space race, will also be part of the production.
Dance Theatre has a cast of more than 100 student dancers. Senior principal dancers include Bethany Joyce and Rachel Smith, with junior principal dancers including Audrey Kepple, Grace Bruckner, Jordan Hooks, and Emily Young. Sophomore principal dancers include Megan Kosmela, Rachel Male, Alaina Simmons, and Katie White.
All seating is reserved, and separate costs have been set for adults and for students, children, and seniors age 65 and up. Tickets may be purchased at www.hempfieldsd.org/tickets or at the box office on Wednesday, May 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The box office will also open 45 minutes prior to show time for ticket sales.
Trout Unlimited Sets Chapter Meeting April 28, 2017
The Donegal Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its chapter meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. Henry Ramsey of Keystone Fly Fishing will be featured. The public is welcome to attend.
For more information, readers may contact Derek Eberly at email@example.com or 715-7307 or visit www.donegaltu.org.
GEARS Posts Summer Programs April 28, 2017
The Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation and Community Services (GEARS) has put together a variety of programs and activities for people of all ages in its summer 2017 program. Elizabethtown Area School District residents should be receiving a brochure in their mailbox.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Since some programs and classes fill quickly, readers may call the GEARS office at 367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org. Fees are charged unless otherwise specified.
Interested persons may register online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or by mail to GEARS, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Walk-ins may drop by the office (lower level of Elizabethtown Area Middle School). Registrants may also fax sign-up forms to 367-4138.
Summer Youth Program
Summer Playground Program - Ages 6 to 14. Mondays through Thursdays, June 12 to July 27 (except July 4), 9 a.m. to noon. Locations include Elizabethtown Community Park, Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, and West Donegal Township Municipal Building and Park.
CSI E-Town - Ages 9 to 14. Monday through Thursday, June 12 to 15, 10 a.m. to noon. High School Room 2605.
Adventures With the Native American Flute - Monday through Friday, June 12 to 16, 1 to 2 p.m. (Class A, pages 7 to 12), 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (Class B, ages 13 to 18). Community Center Lobby.
Boys' Lacrosse Camp - Grades 3 to 8. Monday through Friday, June 12 to 16, 6 to 8 p.m. High School Field 2.
Chemistry Camp - Ages 9 to 14. Monday through Thursday, June 19 to 22, 10 a.m. to noon. High School Room 2605.
Track and Field Camp - Grades 3 to 8. Monday through Friday, June 26 to 30, 9 to 11 a.m. High School Track.
Tennis Camp - Ages 8 to 12. Monday through Thursday, June 26 to 29 (Session I), July 31 to Aug. 3 (Session II), 5:30 to 7 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.
Teen Tennis Camp - Ages 13 to 17. Monday through Thursday, June 26 to 29 (Session I), July 31 to Aug. 3 (Session II), 7 to 8:30 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Camp - Ages 6 to 13. Monday through Friday, July 10 to 14, 12:30 to 4 p.m. West Donegal Township Municipal Building.
Fantastically Fashion Fabulous - Ages 6 to 13. Monday through Friday, July 10 to 14, 6 to 8 p.m. Community Center Ceramic Room.
Pokemon Camp - Ages 6 to 13. Monday through Friday, July 17 to 21 (Session I), Aug. 7 to 11 (Session II), 12:30 to 4 p.m. West Donegal Township Municipal Building.
Field Hockey Camp - Grades 2 to 5 and grades 6 to 8. Monday through Friday, July 17 to 21, 10 a.m. to noon. Jane Hoover Field.
Lady Bears Lax Camp - Grades 3 to 8. Monday through Friday, July 17 to 21, 6 to 8 p.m. Jane Hoover Field.
Girls' Basketball Camp - Grades 3 to 8. Tuesday through Thursday, July 25 to 27, 9 a.m. to noon. Bear Creek Gym.
Harry Potter Characters Camp - Ages 6 to 13. Monday through Friday, Aug. 14 to 18, 12:30 to 4 p.m. West Donegal Township Municipal Building.
Budding Artist - Ages 6 to 13. Monday through Friday, Aug. 14 to 18, 6 to 7 p.m. Community Center Ceramic Room.
Playground Picnic - Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Elizabethtown Park.
Glow Bowling - Wednesdays, June 14 to July 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Clearview Lanes.
Camp Ladybug - Mondays through Fridays, June 19 to July 28 (except July 4), 9 a.m. to noon. Elizabethtown Park Pavilion 5.
Iddy Biddy Baseball/Softball - Ages 4 to 6. Thursdays, June 22 to July 27, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (A), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (B), Field 2.
Gym Bears - Ages 3 to 5. Thursdays, June 29 to Aug. 3, 5:15 to 6 p.m. (A), 6 to 6:45 p.m. (B), Community Center Gym.
Discover Dance - Ages 3 to 5. Mondays, June 5 to July 24, 5 to 5:45 p.m. (Class A, ages 3 and 4), 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. (Class B, ages 5 and 6). Community Center Lobby.
Beginner Tap - Ages 5 to 7. Mondays, June 5 to July 24, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Community Center Lobby.
Beginner Baton - Ages 6 to 8. Wednesdays, June 7 to July 26, 6 to 7 p.m. Community Center Gym.
Intermediate Tap - Ages 8 to 10. Wednesdays, June 7 to July 26, 7 to 8 p.m. Community Center Lobby.
Bears Boys' Basketball Clinic - Grades 4 to 6. Sundays, May 7 to July 30 (except May 21 and 28), 6 to 8 p.m. Community Center Gym.
Yoga for Teens - Ages 13 to 18. Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.
Girls' Middle School Volleyball League - Grades 5 and 6 and grades 7 and 8. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Aug. 14 to Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Bear Creek Gym.
Gymnastics - Ages 6 to 12. Thursdays, June 29 to Aug. 3, 6 to 7 p.m. (intermediate/advanced, A), 7 to 8 p.m. (beginner, B). Community Center Gym.
Pond Fishing for Beginners - All ages (over 16 must have PA Fishing License). Wednesday, June 28, 6 to 8 p.m. (rain date Thursday, June 29). Location TBA.
Babysitter's Training Course - Age 11 and up. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 13 and 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rec Room 2.
Trail Riding - Age 6 and up. Friday, June 23 (I), July 21 (II), Aug. 11 (III), 9:45 to 11 a.m. Ironstone Ranch.
Moo-Duk-Kwan Karate - Age 5 and up. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Aug. 7 to 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Middle School Wrestling Room.
Aquacise - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 13 to July 25 (except July 4) (Session I), Aug. 1 to Sept. 7 (Session II), 10:15 to 11 a.m. Patton Pool.
Water Aerobics - Age 14 and up. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 12 to Aug. 16 (except July 3, 5, 10, and 12), 7:15 to 8 p.m. Patton Pool.
Learn to Swim - Age 4 and up. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 19 to July 5 (Session I), 8 to 8:40 a.m. (Level III/IV, A), 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. (Level II, B), 9:20 to 9:50 a.m. (Level I, C), 9:55 to 10:25 a.m. (preschool I/II, D); July 24 to Aug. 9 (Session II), 8 to 8:30 a.m. (preschool I, E), 8:35 to 9:05 a.m. (preschool II/III, F). Patton Pool.
Parent and Child Aquatics - Ages 6 months to 3 years. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 24 to Aug. 9, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. (6 to 24 months, Class A), 9:55 to 10:25 a.m. (2 to 3 years, Class B). Brossman Pool.
Splash Bash - All ages. Fridays, June 16 and July 21, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Brossman Pool.
Deep Water Workout - Age 16 and up. Thursdays, June 15 to July 20 (I), July 27 to Aug. 31 (II), 7:15 to 8 p.m. Patton Pool.
Walking - All ages. Mondays through Thursdays, June 1 to July 28 (except July 4), 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free; reg. required. Community Center Gym.
Zumba Gold - Age 14 and up. Mondays, June 5 to July 31 (except July 3), 6 to 6:45 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.
Vinyasa Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, June 8 to July 28, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.
Gentle/Beginner Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, June 8 to July 28, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.
Power Yoga - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25 (except July 4 and 18), Thursdays, June 15 to July 27 (except June 22), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.
Hatha Flow Yoga - Age 14 and up. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 12 to Aug. 16 (except July 3, 5, 10, and 12), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.
Tai Chi - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, June 27 to Sept. 5 (except July 4), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (introduction class), 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (advanced class). Community Center.
Feel Good Workout - Age 16 and up. Mondays, June 12 to July 24, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Community Center Gym.
Yoga for Teens - Ages 13 to 18. Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25 (except July 4 and 18), 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.
Rhythmic Fitness Fusion - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, June 13 to July 25 (except July 4), 6 to 7 p.m. Community Center Gym.
STRONG by Zumba - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, June 15 to Aug. 10 (except July 27), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.
Medicare Madness (Intro to Medicare) - Wednesday, July 19, 6 to 8 p.m. Senior Center.
Discover the Joy of Music With the Native American Flute - Age 18 and up. Sunday, June 18, 2 to 4 p.m. Community Center Lobby.
Getting Paid to Talk: Making Money With Your Voice - Monday, July 24, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Senior Center.
AARP Driver Safety Program - Age 50 and up. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2 to 6 p.m. Senior Center.
Heartsaver CPR and First Aid - Age 16 and up. Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rec Room 2.
Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED - Age 16 and up. Thursday, Aug. 24 (I), Friday, Aug. 25 (II), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community Center Lobby.
Hobbies and Crafts
American Girl Doll Tote Bag With Matching One for Me! - Age 7 and up. Tuesday, June 13, 10 a.m. to noon (A), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (B). Etown Sewing Studio.
Lip Balm Holder and Heart Door Hanger - Age 7 and up. Tuesday, June 20, 10 a.m. to noon (A), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (B). Etown Sewing Studio.
Snazzy Jazzy Button Bracelets and/or Improv Fabric Art - Age 7 and up. Tuesday, June 27, 10 a.m. to noon (A), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (B). Etown Sewing Studio
String Back Packs - Age 7 and up. Tuesday, July 11, 10 a.m. to noon (A), 5:30 to 7:30 (B). Etown Sewing Studio.
18-inch Doll Pillow and Blanket - Age 7 and up. Tuesday, July 18, 10 a.m. to noon (A), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (B). Etown Sewing Studio.
Cat or Dog Kerchief - Age 7 and up. Tuesday, July 25, 10 a.m. to noon (A), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (B). Etown Sewing Studio.
Emoji Pillows - Age 7 and up. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to noon (A), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (B). Etown Sewing Studio.
Pickle-Ball - All ages. Tuesdays, June 6 to July 25, noon to 2 p.m. Community Center Gym.
Badminton - Wednesdays, June 7 to July 26, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Fridays, June 2 to Aug. 25, 6 to 9 p.m. Community Center Gym.
Leagues and Tourneys
Girls' Middle School Volleyball League - Grades 5 to 8. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Aug. 14 to Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Bear Creek Gym.
Two-Person Scramble Golf Tournament - Friday, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m., Dauphin Highlands Golf Course.
Coed Softball League - Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, May 16 through mid-August, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., Elizabethtown Park Softball Field.
Pinnacle Cup Invitational Golf Tournament - Saturday, June 24, Royal Manchester Golf Links. Contact Dale Treese, 367-9144.
New York City - A Day on Your Own, Saturday, June 17. Depart 6:30 a.m., High School Parking Lot.
Historic Philadelphia - Friday, June 23. Depart 7 a.m., High School Parking Lot.
Twins vs. Yankees Baseball Game at Yankee Stadium - Saturday, June 24. Depart 6:15 a.m., High School Parking Lot.
Guppy Gulch Waterpark - Monday, July 17 (I), Monday, Aug. 7 (II). Depart 9:45 a.m., High School Parking Lot.
Maine and Canadian Maritime - Saturday to Tuesday, Aug. 12 to 22. Departure details TBA.
Atlantic City Air Show - "Thunder Over the Boardwalk," Wednesday, Aug. 23. Depart 7 a.m., High School Parking Lot.
New York City - Salute America, Saturday, Sept. 2. Depart 6 a.m., High School Parking Lot.
The Finger Lakes - Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8. Depart 6 a.m., High School Parking Lot.
Maryland Live! - Wednesday, Nov. 1. Depart 7:30 a.m., MoviE-town Parking Lot.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Thursday, Nov. 23. Depart 5 a.m., High School Parking Lot.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Sunday, Dec. 17. Departure time, High School Parking Lot.
Southern California New Year's Eve Celebration - Thursday through Wednesday, Dec. 28 to Jan. 3. Departure details, MoviE-town Parking Lot.
Additional Community Services and Programs
Boys' Basketball Youth Camp 2K17 - Monday through Thursday, June 12 to 15, 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, email Rocky Parise at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bear Creek School Gym.
Elizabethtown Fair - Monday through Saturday, Aug. 21 to 26, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, call Sally Nolt at 367-7256 or visit www.etownfair.com. Elizabethtown Fairgrounds.
Siena's HUGS Foundation - For more information, visit www.youcanhug.com.
Fall Festival - Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Elizabethtown Fairgrounds.
Middle School Sports Mix - Grades 6, 7, and 8; coed. Wednesdays, June 14 and 21; July 5, 12, 19, and 26. 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 367-2651. Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church.
Barn Raising Festival - The re-raising of the 1877 Star Barn. Food, entertainment, fun. July 2 through 4, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. www.thestarbarn.com. 1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown.
MADD's Power of Parents - Presented through Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care. Tuesday, July 11 or 18, 6:30 p.m. Preregister at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 367-0678. Elizabethtown Public Library.
MADD's Power of You(th) - Grades 7 to 12. Presented through Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care. Tuesday, July 11 or 18, 6:30 p.m. Preregister at email@example.com or call 367-0678. Elizabethtown Public Library.
Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank - Second Tuesday of every month, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Community Center. For more information, call 800-771-0059.
Movies at the Fairgrounds - Free, refreshments sold, giveaway drawings. June 13, July 11, Aug. 1 (rain dates June 20, July 18, and Aug. 8). Elizabethtown Fairgrounds Amphitheater.
GEARS Kids Center - For more information, call 367-0119.
Elizabethtown Area Senior Center - For more information, call 367-7984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masonic Village offers programs for members and nonmembers. To register for classes for June through August, readers may call the Baird Wellness Center at 361-5699.
Water Walking - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 26 to Sept. 15 (Session III), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.
Wave Runners - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 26 to Sept. 15 (Session III), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Patton Pool.
H.I.I.T. - Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 27 to Sept. 14 (except July 4) (Session III), 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Patton Pool.
Water Wakeup Workout - Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 27 to Sept. 14 (except July 4) (Session III), 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.
Aqua Stretch - Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 27 to Sept. 14 (except July 4) (Session III), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.
Hydro Blast - Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 27 to Sept. 14 (except July 4) (Session III), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.
Lap/Open Swims - Offered on a continuous basis with pool membership. A variety of times are available at both the Patton Pool and Flohr Pool and Spa. Season passes for the Brossman outdoor pool are also available.
SilverSneakers Classic - Tuesdays and Thursdays, eight-week session, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Salon 1.
SilverSneakers Circuit - Tuesdays and Thursdays, eight-week session, 10 to 11 a.m. Salon 1.
Yoga Within - Wednesdays and Fridays, eight-week session, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.
Tai Chi - Tuesdays, May 23 to June 27, 10 to 11 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.
Strength and Stretch - Mondays, May 22 to June 26 (Session I), July 17 to Aug. 21 (Session II), 10 to 11 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.
GEARS Sets Schedule April 28, 2017
GEARS has posted its programs and activities. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers. For more information or to register, readers may call GEARS at 367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org.
The BEARS Boys' Basketball Clinic, for players in grades four to six who want to further their skills through drill work and games, will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sundays, May 7 to July 30, with the exception of May 21 and 28, in the gym at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. Coaches will emphasize a fun atmosphere while building players' skills and confidence and focusing on the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, and shooting.
Medicare Madness: Intro to Medicare, for individuals who are about to turn age 65, has been set for Wednesday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Recreation Room 2 at Elizabethtown Area Middle School, 600 E. High St. Led by human resource benefits specialist Jonathan Ebersole, the class will explain the basics of Medicare, including how and when to sign up, what is covered by the different parts of Medicare (A, B, C, and D), and what the difference is between a Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) and a Medicare Advantage plan. Additionally, attendees will learn how to find a plan that best fits their needs. Several rounds of Medicare Bingo will be played at the conclusion of the class.
May Day Celebration Set April 28, 2017
Columbia High School, 901 Ironville Pike, will host the 72nd May Day celebration on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the school's gymnasium. May Day is a celebration of nature.
For the past three years, a group of Columbia High School alumni has worked with one junior and one sophomore to create a new May Day celebration as the students' senior project. This year, junior Jordan Haberstroh and sophomore Brittnie Betteley are working with the alumni to hold the 2017 cherry blossom-themed May Day celebration. Additionally, many local organizations have donated toward the event.
Separate ticket costs have been set for adults and for students and senior citizens. Children under age 5 will be admitted for free.
Fitness Hike, Music Jam Posted April 28, 2017
Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna, has posted its programs. Individuals should meet at the Environmental Center. Programs are free unless stated otherwise, but preregistration is required. For more information or to register, readers should email email@example.com or call 964-3808 and leave a name and phone number in case the program is canceled.
A fast-paced 4- to 6-mile fitness hike will be offered on Sunday, May 7, at 9 a.m.
Also on May 7, Music on the Porch, a bluegrass music jam, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Individuals may bring a lawn chair and a stringed instrument.
EAHS Posts Honor Roll April 28, 2017
Elizabethtown Area High School (EAHS) principal Maura Hobson, assistant principal Robert Crick, and assistant principal Dr. Lyn Shaffer have announced the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2016-2017 school year. For students to achieve honor roll ,they are required to attain a minimum non-weighted grade point average (GPA) of 94 percent with no grade lower than 85 percent.
Ninth-graders on the honor roll include Kimberly Bailey, Abigail Barnes, Erin Barton, Brody Beach, Samuel Becker, Amber Bender, Woodler Bien-Aime, Amber Bostdorf, Hayden Calaman, Haylee Calaman, Anna Caplinger, Morgan Chalk, Vicky Chan, Devyn Clair, Alexandra Collman, Leah Covaleski, Benjamin Davis, Anna DeGoede, Abigail Dehmey, Steven Dixon, Camille Donahue, Ashley Driesbach, Lauren Duffitt, Catherine Duncan, Elijah Eberly, Rogan English, Emily Epps, Dalton Ethriedge, Adam Evans, Jacob Falcon, Joshua Falcon, Claire Fritz, Jasmine Garcia, Camryn George, Logan Ginder, Adaline Gish, Denilson Godinez, Dominic Gomez, Collin Good, Sydney Gunther, Kaiya Haas, Kathryn Hackenberg, Alyssa Hamilton, Mackenzie Hammaker, Rachel Handshew, Liam Hanley, Alexander Hartman, Erin Heffleger, Derek Heisey, Michael Hensel, Ian Hess, Aryanna Hughes, MaKenna Keener, James Keller, Maya Kenley, Max Koehler, Kadey Kreider, Camryn Leitzell, Katelyn Locker, Ethan Lown, Tristan Mabee, Jacoby Mahone, Lauren Masser, Samuel Mauray, Veronica Mautner, Coleman McBride, Aileen McElhenny, Kristen McEvoy, Leighann Melvin, Avery Merlo, Alexander Miller, Sierra Miller, Jacques Mortha, Lydia Moynihan, Emma Musser, Jesse Myers, Julia Neideigh, Alex O'Shea, James Overmoyer, Ryan Parise, Joshua Phillips, Madison Rae, Julia Raybold, Madison Rhoads, Megan Rider, Paulina Sanchez Reyes, Dustin Sauder, Alexander Scheetz, Ellen Schlosser, Trinity Seigman, Jacob Sevcik, Kaelynn Sheetz, Seth Shoemaker, Joseph Sikora, Sydney Sloat, Gabriella Smith, Colin Steffie, Cameron Steinhart, Shealyn Tatara, Andrew Telenko, Adnan-Mussa Traore, William Troutman, Alicia Underkoffler, Malayna Van Winkle, Anna Wagner, Aiden Weaver, Alexis Weibley, Katelyn Weissend, Winston Williams, Benjamin Wohlbowne, and Helen Zou.
Students in 10th grade who earned recognition include Abigail Alspaugh, Kaylee Altimore, Astrid Amaya, Kayla Azaroff, Corrie Baker, Lillian Becker, Abigail Bender, Andrew Bernard, Olivia Berra, Tyler Bixler, Kylie Blouch, Katherine Bomboy, Kayla Bretz, Jenna Brinkman, Sean Brown, Scott Bucher, Emily Burkholder, Bethany Burton, Skylynn Coble, Megan Conley, Caeli Connolly, Cera Connolly, Allyson DeBerry, Zachary Duncan, Mayelin Ebersole, Rebecca Epps, Elliot Farver, Lexis Ferree, Hannah Fitzwater, Amanda Franz, Logan Garber, Christopher Gartley, Jonathan Gartley, Sarah Gerlach, Brooke Geyer, David Gladfelter, Nikaila Halterman, Allyson Hampton, Jonathan Heisey, Zachary Heistand, Benjamin Hoehne, Lauren Hottenstein, Ashley Johnson, Kristyn Keefer, Dylan Keeports, Kayla Kent, Blaike Kessler, Katherine Kimbark, Logan Kline, Nicklaus Kreider, Ryan Kruft, Katrina Kunselman, Samantha Lehman, Victoria Lehman, Jayce Leleux, Trevor Levosky, Cole Livingston, Jessica Lloyd, Lawrence Locker, Marena Lonardi, Emily Louie, Erin Lownsbery, Alexander Lutz, Jesus Macias, Rachelle Malari, Nathaniel McCloud, Kristen McCord, Matthew Merlo, Frank Miele, Ava Miller, Ryan Minnich, Gracie Mummau, Grace Murray, Brecken Musser, Madelyn Nagel, Quintanna Nahalea, Mollie Nicholson, Brooke Nicodemus, Adrienne Nolt, Nicholas Nolt, Elizabeth Ortiz, Cole Patrick, Taylor Peca, Sydney Pierson, Matthew Pottgeiser, Marissa Rafferty, Julia Rathsam, Michael Ravert, Allen Reed, Gavin Reed, Evan Schneider, Sadie Seaman, Lorelei Self, Catherine Shontz, Ethan Shumaker, Samantha Shutt, Ashlan Smith, Madison Smith, Blanca Sosa Cruz, Elijah Stackhouse, Dylan Sweger, Lauren Swope, Javan Thomas, Regan Thomason, Logan Vogelsong, Elizabeth Vuxta, Mackenzee Walters, Erik Webb, Kyle Welch, Julee Wells, Jared Wolf, and Abigail Zarfoss.
Juniors on the list include Aba Aggrey, Katherine Anderton, Kara Bachert, Brett Baker, Davis Barrett, Brandon Bechtold, Kirsten Becker, Rachel Bennage, Daniel Bert, Gregory Bishop, Lauren Bossert, Ethan Bridgehouse, Tristan Brown, Kimberly Bucher, David Buckwalter, Sierra Burkey, Narvin Chhay, Solen Clark, Chase Clements, Amanda Covaleski, Scyla Crozier, Jeremy Davies, Travis Davis, Nathaniel DeGoede, Austin Denlinger, Ryan Dennehy, Lauren Dietrich, Nicholas Dobslaw, Hannah Doll, Brianna Eberly, Jasmine Eichler, Kiara Esoldo, Owen Evans, Maya Fanus, Aiden Fertich, Tyler Freeman, Kevin Gamber, Caleb Gaumer, Rebecca Gillette, Gregory Good, Kayla Grudi, Claire Hackenberg, Seth Hake, Kasey Halbleib, Richard Hart, Haley Haver, Karissa Herr, Olivia Hershey, Steven Hershey, Dane Hilsher, Katrielle Hoffman, Brody Johnston, Brianna Kain, Sharri Kambesis, Sullivan Kauwell, Adam Kimball, Alex Kimball, Haylie Kircher, Skylar Kline, Holly Konopka, Kai-Uwe Konrad, Erin Kraskewicz, Braden Kreider, Austin Kreiser, Timothy Laird, Nicholas Leverentz, Cayden Livingston, Rebekah Long, Emma Lown, Caroline Martin, Janae Matson, Hannah McConnell, Timothy McCorkle, Kayla McEvoy, Elizabeth Mehesy, Hannah Mink, Jonathan Minnich, Camren Montanez, Madeline Musser, Eddie Myers, Noah Myers, Kendra Neideigh, Lily Oltmans, Amber Orban, Emily Oyler, Adam Peifer, Michael Polizzi, Dylan Quinn, Oliviah Rachael, Cade Robinson, J. Roth, Hannah Ruby, Cory Sauder, Montana Sauder, Charles Scharf, Gage Schatz, Audrey Schlosser, Baylee Sexton, Owen Shaffer, David Shank, Isaiah Shickley, Nickolas Sieber, Kaitlyn Smith, Samantha Stackhouse, Chloe Thomas, Tony Truong, Keerston Underkoffler, Kesha Wanga, Carissa Warren, Abby Weidman, Colin Wieand, Nathan Willison, Campbell Woitas, Rachel Wood, and Macy Zimmerman.
Seniors who earned the distinction include Conner Babinchak, Kaitlyn Babinchak, Jessica Barraclough, Samantha Barton, Nathan Bashore, Kayla Beach, Karl Beard, Naomi Becker, Brooke Bingeman, Emily Bitner, Amity Brown, Kyra Buettner, Grace Butscher, Sydney De Poto, Brooke Dohner, Joshua Dullinger, Madison Ebersole, Harrison Eichelberger, Daniel Elder, Briana Fair, Olivia Farwell, Elise Forry, Michael Frantz, Elizabeth Franz, Marissa Garrity, Nicholas Gartley, Mallory Gish, Nicholas Goodling, Taylor Halbleib, Alexandra Hartman, Emily Heffleger, Darren Heisey, Matthew Heisey, Solomon Heisey, Kendra Herr, Amber Hershey, Nicole Hetrick, Molly Hill, Gwyneth Johnson, Jacey Kauffman, Karrah Keck, Noelle Keefer, Haley Keener, Jenna Kehler, Meili Kenley, Scott Kennedy, Natalia Krawczak, Hannah Kuntz, Conor Larison, Allison Lines-Livering, Mallory Lines-Livering, Kristopher Mattis, Elaine McClain-Rowe, Madison Meiser, Erin Mickievicz, Kirsten Mumma, Simon Munyan, Anais Ortega, Sydne Orth, Wandja Osango, Lucas Overmoyer, Aparna Paul, Veronica Poli, Brianna Polites, Megan Polites, Sydney Pollock, Malina Quarry, Tyler Rae, Teresa Ramsey, Charlotte Reed, Emily Reiner, Benjamin Rivera, Madison Rivera, Rachel Rupp, Ria Santiago, Lukas Schaffer, Kallista Scharf, Ethan Schneider, Alexis Shank, Justin Shelly, Kathryn Shenk, Braydon Shuck, Lauryn Six, Alexis Smith, Robert Smith, Leah Stern, Megan Stoltzfus, Kent Taylor, Emily VanderMey, Kelsey Wagner, Morgan Walters, Sydney Weidler, Adam Weissend, Kaitlyn Welch, Sarah Yost, Taylor Zerphey, and Taylor Zerphey.
EAMS Recognizes Students April 28, 2017
Elizabethtown Area Middle School (EAMS) principal Dr. Nate Frank and assistant principal Michael Pericci announced the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2016-17 school year. For students to achieve honor roll status, they are required to attain a 92 percent average overall with no grade lower than 83 percent in any subject area.
Seventh-graders on the list include Connor Alspaugh, Julia Bailey, Rylee Bender, Christian Bert, Emily Bonsall, Carson Brantley, Victoria Bressler, Rachel Broomell, Faith Burkholder, Cole Chrzanowski, Joshua Clouser, Hana Connolly, Mara Connolly, Logan Conrad, Madison Conway, Brayden Corwin, Angela Costa-Ouimet, Kaitlyn Crum, Kendall Davies, Madisyn Dean, Ella Dehmey, Allison Evans, Mason Flowers, Kaitlyn Foy, Abigail Franz, Brieal Frey, Alexis Gage, Mitchell Garber, Ashley Geesey, Owen Gensemer, Kyveli Georges, Jessica Gilbert, Patrick Gilhool, Alena Gober, David Good, Ethan Hall, Brendan Heisey, Charlotte Hershey, Katrina Hook, Derek Hottenstein, Eleni Houck, Kaitlyn Houck, Samantha Ippolito, Sierra Kapcsos, Alyssa Kreider, Will Kreider, Ellen Laszakovits, Hannah Lawrence, Kyle Lloyd, Makenna Locke, Kallee Locker, Natashia Long, Allison Lowell, Ryan Lownsbery, Jolene Markley, Kylie Masser, Maxwell McCloud, John McGovern, Hailey Mertz, Jessica Minick, Sophie Mize, Noelia Morales, Ryan Moyer, Nathanael Moynihan, Wyatt Mummau, Bryan Murray, Julia Nolt, William O'Connell, Catherine Perry, Sophia Rajnic, Karissa Rankin, Ainsley Raybold, Peyton Reedy, Abigail Rickabaugh, Helene Riddles, Jacob Rudy, Jake Rudy, Ryan Ruth, Nevin Rutherford, Sydnie Schaffer, Aidan Schiavoni, Matthew Sharp, Olivia Shenk, Aivery Shuck, Julia Sikora, Nicholas Smith, Anasen Spang, Justin Stella, Haidyn Tenny, Damian Tobias, Chloe Tollaksen, Katie Wagner, Cohen Weaver, Emma Weaver, Erin Weaver, Madelyn Weeks, Briahna Williammee, Kayla Williams, Maria Wohlbowne, Kara Wood, and Jessica Zimmerman.
Eighth-graders who earned the honor include Alyssa Adams, Alisia Alvarez, John Angeny, Olivia Anson, Benjamin Azzalina, Mackenzie Batche, Gabriel Berrier, Sophia Berry, Emma Blyler, Emma Boksan, Taylore Bradley, Jason Brandt, Tanner Breault, Sophie Brinkman, Jacqueline Bruno, Emma Buettner, Grace Cairns, Abigail Carlin, Elizabeth Carter, Rhilynn Coffey, Alexander DeFlavia, Andrew Donahue, Emma Duralja, Garrick English, Madison Ernst, Eden Fanella, Madison Fanus, Mary Fisher, Emma Foley, Moriah Garber, Chloe Garner, Kristin Geesey, Jagger Gilleland, Ethan Gunther, Jordyn Gutshall, Megan Handshew, Anna Hart, Elise Hassinger, Benjamin Heinz, Brooke Heisey, Lydia Heisey, Owen Heistand, Angelina Hemsch, Gabriela Hohenwarter, Brooke Horst, Lara Hummer, Micheale Kanode, Remi Keeports, Jett Kelly, Madelyn Kirkessner, Hannah Kline, Westin Kolaric, Joshua Kreider, Emma Kreiser, Bradley Kruft, Emily Laird, Pierce Landon, Haley Laughlin, Daniel Longenecker, Ava Lorenzen, Alexis Martin, Liam Mautner, Laura Maxwell, Margaret McCoy, William McNitt, Erica Minnich, Sidney Mize, Aidan Mollohan, Eryn Moore, Erik Motter, Zoe Myers, Zoey Noble, Seth Oltmans, Mackenzie Peterman, James Phillippe, Lukas Pierson, Madeline Quinn, Sarah Rhine, Kyla Rhoads, Ryan Risser, Stephany Rogers, Mia Roth, Ana Santiago, Joseph Sauder, Dallan Schoenberger, Carly Sedun, Aaliyah Sharpe, Olivia Shenk, Matthew Smedley, McKenna Smith, Zion Smith, Kaitlyn Snyder, Elizabeth Stiles, Olivia Sullivan, Lilith Taylor, Daniel Tema, Claire Thomas, Connor Vogelsong, Deric Wanga, Alexander Williams, Garrit Witters, Rudolf Woitas, Kara Young, Makayla Zeager, and Maya Zimmerman.