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Center To Host Drawing Class March 26, 2019

Stewartstown Area Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, will host an eight-week drawing skill class from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning April 8. Skills to be learned will include placement on paper, perceiving shapes in objects and space, proportion techniques, definition and refining, shading and contrast, perspective, and cultivating skills into one's own style. Supplies needed will be standard No. 2 pencils, an artist's kneading eraser, a clean plastic container to store the eraser, a whiteboard, and an artist's compass.

A cost for the class has been set. One does not need to be a member of the center or even a senior citizen to participate. For more information, readers may call 717-993-3488.


SCPGS Slates Monthly Meeting March 26, 2019

The South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society (SCPGS) will hold its next monthly meeting on Sunday, April 7, at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York. A brief business meeting will begin at 2:15 p.m., and the program will immediately follow.

The program topic will be "Securing the Lands Over the Susquehanna: The Blunston Licenses, 1734-1737." The speaker, Aaron McWilliams, is a reference archivist at the Pennsylvania State Archives.


Hiking Club Posts Events March 26, 2019

The York Hiking Club has planned a number of upcoming events. In the event of inclement weather, interested participants may contact the hike leader or check the club's Facebook page for cancellation information.

On Wednesdays in April will be 4- to 6-mile workout hikes at York County Parks' Lake Williams. Departure time will be 6 p.m. from the Lake Williams parking lot on South George Street. The hike leaders are David and Elizabeth Lukes, who can be contacted at 717-818-4751 or

A 8.8-mile loop hike on the Appalachian Trail and Sunset Rocks Trail in Michaux State Forest will be held on Sunday, April 7. Departure time will be 9 a.m. from 1201 Woodberry Road, off Route 30 at Route 616. The hike leaders are Bob Caldwell and Yudit Watkins, who can be called at 717-321-3027 and 717-870-1716, respectively. A carpool fee has been set.

On Saturday, April 13, will be an 8- to 10-mile hike of Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland. Due to limited trailhead parking, all attendees must meet at the carpool location at 1201 Woodberry Road at 9 a.m. The hike leaders are Kim Shue and Gwenyth Loose, who can be called at 717-688-5142. A carpool fee has been set.

A 3-mile hike around part of Lake Redman is set for Sunday, April 14. Departure time will be noon from Sparton Road off Hess Farm Road. The hike leaders are Kim Pavlick and Rafael Ruiz, who can be called at 717-501-5443.

On Saturday, April 20, will be a 5- to 6-mile Earth Day cleanup hike along the "Dragon Spine" section of Mason-Dixon Trail and Green Branch Run. Departure time will be 9 a.m. from Lock 2 Recreation Area, the first parking lot past Shank's Mare Outfitters along the river next to the playground. The hike leader is Janine Zell, who can be contacted at 717-684-7891 or or at 717-371-6743 on the day of the hike.

The club's next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m.

A flower hike and covered dish lunch will take place on Sunday, April 28, starting at JPJ Cabin, Furnace Road, Airville. John Seville will lead the hike at 10 a.m., identifying up to 30 types of wildflowers. Those who would like can continue on from Urey Overlook for a 4- to 5-mile hike to be led by a volunteer. The lunch will start at 1:30 p.m. Attendees may call Sarah Tateosian at 717-741-2652 with their covered dish selection.

Tateosian will lead a JPJ Cabin cleanup on a weekday, and club members will be notified via email of the date and time.

KTA Spring Hiking Weekend in the Poconos will be Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, in Waymart. Details can be found at

On Thursday, May 2, at 1 p.m. will be a ribbon cutting at Smalls Athletic Field, 31 Hamilton Ave., York, celebrating the opening of the new section of the York County Heritage Rail Trail, connecting York city with Route 30 and Rudy Park. The club will hold an organized hike following the trail opening.

Those interested in helping with Thursday weekly trail maintenance may contact Jim Hooper at to get on the email list for the weekly work hikes.


Fashion Show, Auction Slated March 26, 2019

For the fifth year, the Normandie Ridge Auxiliary will hold its annual Spring and Summer Fashion Show along with its spring-themed basket auction. This year's event will take place on Saturday, April 13, beginning at noon at the Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community, 1700 Normandie Drive, York. No registration is required, and all women are invited to attend free of charge.

Name-brand fashions for people of all ages will be presented, with auxiliary members as models. After the show, those attending will have the opportunity to purchase fashions for their spring and summer wardrobes. The auxiliary will receive 10 percent of all purchases made. Men of the auxiliary will serve refreshments. In addition to the fashion show and sale, various themed baskets will be offered for purchase through a silent auction.


Brogue Lions Plan Barbecue March 26, 2019

The Brogue Community Lions Club will hold its annual spring chicken barbecue on Saturday, April 6. Meals will be ready for carryout at the Brogue Community Lions Park along Route 74 and the Chanceford Area Business Showcase at the Chanceford Township Building from 10 a.m. until sold out.

The meal will consist of half a barbecued chicken and a baked potato at a set cost per meal. All profit from this fundraiser will be used for community projects.


Extension Opens Hotline March 26, 2019

The Chester County Master Gardeners have established a free hotline. It is staffed on Tuesdays through Thursdays, and Master Gardeners with Penn State Extension are available to answer gardening questions.

The hotline can be reached at 610-696-3500 or More information is available at


ACS Celebrates Daffodil Days March 26, 2019

The American Cancer Society (ACS) welcomed spring on March 20 with its annual Daffodil Days flower sale. Daffodil Days is a campaign through which local businesses, organizations, churches and individuals in the community can purchase cut daffodils, cut tulips or mini potted daffodil plants in support of the ACS.

This year, the ACS raised more than $16,000 in sales in York County alone. Because of campaigns like this one, the ACS is able to provide free programs and services benefiting the York County area like the Road to Recovery program and its Hope Lodges.

Any business, organization or church that would like to be added to the ACS mailing list may contact Ashley Leary at or 717-848-2229. For more information on the ACS and its programs and services, readers may visit or call 800-227-2345.


Program To Highlight Korean War Experiences March 26, 2019

On Wednesday, April 10, John Bach, Stewartstown Area Historical Society board member, will present a program on his experiences during the Korean War. The program will be held in the fellowship hall of the Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 14 College Ave., Stewartstown, at 7:30 p.m.

A freewill offering will be received to support the historical society. For more information, readers may contact the historical society at 717-993-5003 or visit


Friends Group Seeks New Members March 26, 2019

Friends of the Library are inviting supporters of the Dover Area Community Library, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover, to visit the library from Monday, April 8, to Tuesday, April 16, which is National Library Week, to renew their annual Friends' membership or to become a new member.

The Friends are a group of volunteers who work together to raise funds to keep the library open and support the programs and offerings available to the public, such as story times for young children, DVDs for loan, space for activities such as knitting and Lego building, and contributions to the Summer Reading Program. In addition, new members are welcome to attend Friends' meetings and to help during events.


Krout Wins Award March 26, 2019

The Shiloh Lions Club recently awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship award to LeVern Krout. This international award is the highest honor from the Lions Club International Foundation that embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.

The recipient of this award becomes a model of service to the Shiloh Lions Club and to the community it serves. Krout was given the award for his friendship, commitment, and service as a Lion for 19 years. He has managed the parking for West Manchester Township's Olde Tyme Carnival since its inception and was the club's representative on the township's Recreation Advisory Committee. He is known for his dependability and encouragement of a spirit of comradery with his fellow Lions.

To learn more about the Shiloh Lions Club, readers may call 717-781-2191.


Support Group To Hold Meeting March 26, 2019

Dover Bethany United Methodist Church (UMC), 4510 Bull Road, Dover, will host a dementia/Alzheimer's support group meeting on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Individuals who would like more information about Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, as well as how to care for loved ones who have dementia, are welcome to attend.

Readers with questions may call the church at 717-292-2716.


4-H Clubs Hold Celebration March 26, 2019

In celebration of Pennsylvania 4-H Week from March 17 to 23, Chester County 4-H clubs promoted the organization through a window display contest in storefronts throughout the county, providing awareness of the Penn State Extension's 4-H Youth Development program.

This year's overall winning club for the window display contest was the Tri-Community 4-H Dairy Club. The display exhibited happenings with the club, as well as the entire 4-H program. It was accompanied by three cow figures sitting on straw bales.

The second overall winning club was Sparks 4-H Club. Its display highlighted the club's activities and its members through photos of a variety of hands-on projects.

The contest was open to any club in the Penn State Extension's 4-H Youth Development program within Chester County, and it promoted the 4-H program and its clubs' activities. The displays were evaluated in the following categories: overall design, attractiveness and creativity, and promotion of the 4-H program.

As a culmination to Pennsylvania 4-H Week, the annual Spring Tractor Supply Company Paper Clover campaign will run through Sunday, April 7. All Chester County Tractor Supply customers can participate in the campaign by purchasing paper clovers at the register when checking out. The funds raised will help fund scholarships for individual Chester County 4-H members attending 4-H camps and leadership conferences.

For more information, readers may visit


Bird Watching Opportunity Set March 26, 2019

The Friends of Exton Park group invites the community to enjoy bird watching on Thursday, April 4, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Exton Park for free. Attendees will learn more about birds and nature with experienced birders.

The group meets every Thursday in the gravel parking lot located about 200 yards east of 800 E. Swedesford Road, Exton. Those who have binoculars should bring them. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. For more information, visit


4-H Program Seeks Volunteers March 26, 2019

The Chester County 4-H program is looking for several volunteers to help engage youths in STEM education with an emphasis on robotics and computer sciences. Volunteers would work directly with youths on short-term projects or in ongoing 4-H clubs, and volunteer training will be provided.

To find out more, contact Toni Stuetz, extension 4-H educator, at or 610-696-3500.


Fire Department To Hold Supper March 26, 2019

The Weaverland Valley Fire Department will host a dine-in or takeout community ham and chicken supper event on Saturday, April 13, at the Goodville Station, 1606 Main St., East Earl.

The supper will start at 2 p.m., with serving until 6 p.m.


Historical Society To Hold Program March 26, 2019

The Historical Society of Salisbury Township will hold a program on Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Pequea Valley Library, 31 Center St., Intercourse. The topic, "The Lancaster to Gap Trolley Line," will be presented by Herb Fisher.

This is a free program open to area residents interested in local history. For more information, call Julie Lawson at 717-768-7676.


Preschool Open House Scheduled March 26, 2019

Our Lady of Consolation Early Learning Center (OLC-ELC) will hold an open house on Thursday, April 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Schneider Parish Center 2995 Cemetery Road, Parkesburg. The center serves preschool children ages 2 to 5.

For more information, visit, call 610-857-1163 or email


Safe Boating Class Planned March 26, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 19-04 of Lancaster will present an About Boating Safely course on Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Muddy Run Visitors Center at Muddy Run Park, 172 Bethesda Church Road West, Holtwood. Classroom check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m.

Topics include Introduction to Boating, Boating Law, Safety Equipment, Safe Boating, Navigation, Rules of the Road, Trailering, and other boating tips. The class is mandatory for all operators of personal water craft and for persons born after Jan. 1, 1982, who operate a boat with greater than a 25 HP motor. Students who complete the course and certification exam will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

A nonrefundable cost per registrant has been set. Preregistration and payment are required by Tuesday, April 9, due to space limitations. For details, call Matthew Samley at 717-581-3434.


School District Hosts Kindergarten Workshop March 25, 2019

Pequea Valley School District hosted a Kindergarten Workshop on March 15 for children who will enter kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year. The school district hosted 18 children, along with their families, during this event, which took place at Salisbury Elementary.

The theme of the workshop was "Vocabulary and Rhyming," and all information and activities shared with families centered around the topic. The workshop emphasized phonemic awareness and the importance of understanding sounds before reading words.

The school district will hold another workshop, with a "Numbers and Counting" theme, in April. For more information and to register, readers may visit


Military Women Plan Meeting March 25, 2019

The Blue Mountain Military Women group invites all past and present military women and their guests to the bimonthly luncheon, which will be held on Saturday, April 13, at Hoss's Steak & Sea House, 2175 White St., York.

Social time will begin at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon. Attendees may order from the menu and must pay for their meal. For reservations, readers may call Kitty Smith at 717-569-9353.

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