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Chautauqua Posts Schedule June 23, 2017

This summer, the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in Mount Gretna will host programs highlighting crafting, music, and history. Programs will take place in the Hall of Philosophy, next to the Jigger Shop, unless otherwise noted.

Weekly yoga classes are held on Wednesdays at 4 p.m., with Stephanie Bost instructing. There is a fee.

On Wednesday, June 28, a Mount Gretna School of Art art lecture will be led by Amy Mahnick starting at 10 a.m. Mahnick will present on "Seeking the Whole."

The NY Chautauqua Series will continue with "The Duty of Faith and Citizenship" on Thursday, June 29, at 10 a.m. The video lecture by Ralph Reed will highlight Christian duty and the importance in a culture of inclusion. It will be facilitated by Kathy Snavely.

"Artful Deception - Sleuthing Art Fakes" will be led by Dr. Gary Vikan, retired director of Baltimore's Walters Art Museum, starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30.

On Saturday, July 1, a Fairy Tale Morning: Ice Cream Breakfast Buffet will start at 9:30 a.m. Fiona the Fairy's Storytime and craft will be at 9:45 a.m., with the Fairy Garden Parade, a trip to the fairy garden located behind the Visitor Information Center, at 10 a.m. Children will be able to make a craft to take home. There is a fee. To register, readers may call 717-964-1830.

A showing of "Johnny Appleseed" by the Gretna Theatre for Young Audiences will take place at 11 a.m. on July 1. Separate admission prices have been set for children age 5 and under and for others. For tickets, readers may call 717-964-3627.

A worship service will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 2, in the Playhouse. It will feature retired Rev. Fred Opalinski of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and soloist Lana Walmer.

Mah Johngg on the Porch takes place every Monday at 1 p.m., with upcoming dates including July 3. All are welcome, including beginners. For more information, readers may call 717-964-2299.

The Fourth of July Celebration and Band Concert will start at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. The 58th annual performance will feature the Keystone Band of Rehrersburg. The Grand Illumination, a post-concert walk along Pennsylvania Avenue and tree candle lighting near the tennis courts, will start at 9 p.m.

More than 150 programs are offered between Memorial Day and Labor Day by Mount Gretna, The Pennsylvania Chautauqua. For more information, readers may visit, search for "Mt. Gretna, The Pennsylvania Chautauqua" on Facebook, find @PaChautauqua on Twitter, or call the Visitor Information Center at 717-964-1830 on Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 8:30 p.m.


Museums Posts Events June 23, 2017

The National Watch and Clock Museum, 514 Poplar St., Columbia, has posted its schedule of programs.

The museum is offering Make and Take Clock Workshops from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays through Aug. 28. Participants will create their own clock to take home. There is a cost to attend. Registration is required for large groups. To register, readers may call 717-684-8261, ext. 234.

A special exhibit, "Art of Time," showcases artists from around the world. The exhibit will run through January 2018.

"Watch Portraits" is a collection of unique horological work by photographer Atom Moore. The exhibit will run through December.

"James Bond Wore the Quartz Revolution" is an ongoing expanded exhibit of watches worn by James Bond.

Exhibits are included with museum admission. For more information, readers may call 717-684-8261 or visit


"Elegance" Event Supports Nonprofits June 23, 2017

The Elegance at Hershey recently took place over three days at the The Hotel Hershey. Proceeds from the weekend go to charity. The Elegance has previously donated more than $850,000 to the JDRF, the AACA Museum and the AACA Library and Research Center.

Among the events was The Elegance Garden Party, during which guests could walk among the hotel gardens and view more than 70 collector cars. The award winners were as follows: Governor's Cup/Best of Show, 1934 Packard 1106 (Twelve) Runabout Speedster by LeBaron, owned by Bob, Sandy and Gary Bahre; Founder's Award, 1929 Duesenberg J/SJ Convertible by Bohman and Schwartz, owned by Harry Yeaggy; The Hotel Hershey Award, 1938 Talbot-Lago Darracq T-150-C Roadster by Figoni et Falaschi, owned by J. W. Marriott Jr.; People's Choice, 1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Jepson Jr.; and Jack Rich Award, 1925 Locomobile 48 Convertible Sedan by Derham, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Jepson Jr.

In addition, during the gala dinner, the Olympus Award was bestowed upon Ralph Marano, a collector from New Jersey who was recognized for his lifetime dedication to the spirit of sharing automobiles with enthusiasts around the world. The award is given in honor of John W. Rich Sr., founder of The Elegance.

The weekend also included The Ascent at Hershey, during which 27 vintage race cars raced the historic hill course in back of the Hotel Hershey. David Zavetsky was quickest up the hill in his 1959 Devin Pink Elephant 5 and took home the Worker's Choice Award. The event included a variety of cars, such as Hal Fillinger's 1912 Mercedes Grand Prix Special, which has a nearly 10-liter airplane engine. Charity rides were given in these cars at noon.

The Elegance also included the Cars and Coffee event. The Elegance at Hershey's honorary chairman was Bill Warner, and the grand marshal was Pam Yates.

Next year's The Elegance at Hershey will be held from Friday to Sunday, June 8 to 10, 2018. To become a sponsor, donor or volunteer, readers may call The Elegance office at 717-534-1910 or email executive director Patricia Hetrick at More information is available at


Opera Group Will Perform June 23, 2017

Center Stage Opera (CSO) will present a double bill of Leoncavallo's short opera "I Pagliacci" ("The Clowns") with Mascagni's "L'Amico Fritz" ("Friend Fritz") at several locations in June.

Sung in Italian with piano, the performances will take place in three locations in Camp Hill, York and Doylestown. The production will feature singers from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Local performances will take place on Saturday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, June 25, at 2:30 p.m. at Covenant Moravian Church, 901 Cape Horn Road, York, and at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1610 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill.

Family of God Lutheran Church, 4770 Route 202, Doylestown, will host a performance on Friday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will be discounted for students and will be available at the door. Cash and checks will be accepted as payment. For more information, readers may visit


Schedler Named Executive Director Of Naaman Center June 23, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, Steve Schedler will transition from serving as the clinical director of Naaman Center into a new position as the Elizabethtown-based nonprofit organization's executive director. Schedler will be taking over for Tricia Frank as she retires. Frank has served as executive director since 2009.

Schedler joined the staff of Naaman Center in 2009 as clinical supervisor. He is a licensed social worker and holds certifications as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Clinical Supervisor through the Pennsylvania Certification Board. As clinical director, he oversaw the clinical operations for all of the Naaman Center locations, which include Elizabethtown, Elizabethville, Gap, Lancaster, and Quarryville.

Prior to his time at Naaman Center, Schedler worked in human services beginning in 2001 and served as a program director at Philhaven. He earned his Bachelor of Science in psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Social Work from Temple University. The Franklin County native currently lives in the Hershey area with his wife, Amy, and their two children.

Schedler said that one of the reasons he was interested in the executive director position is the amazing team of staff, board members, and volunteers that he has worked with during his time at Naaman Center.

"We're here to be available for support for anybody who might need it," Schedler said. "We want people to know that recovery is real and it is possible."

Naaman Center offers intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, as well as specialized counseling for adolescents and individuals. The mission of Naaman Center as listed on its website is "to facilitate the restoration of people caught in the grip of drug and alcohol addictions and related mental health issues by providing a team of professionals who assist persons to pursue healing in an atmosphere of Christian faith and loving compassion." Thanks to the support of area churches, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals, Naaman Center has been able to maintain its commitment to treating individuals regardless of their ability to pay.

"We're a resource for people even if they need to just talk or ask questions," stated Schedler. "It can be complicated to make those first steps, but we're available for people. We want to see as many people get into recovery as possible."

To learn more, folks may call 888-243-4316 or visit


Irish Dancers To Compete June 23, 2017

Fifteen solo dancers from The Hooley School of Irish Dance will compete at the North American Irish Dance Nationals Championships in New Orleans, La., from Tuesday, July 4, through Monday, July 10. The prestigious event draws thousands of competitors from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, as well as Great Britain, Ireland, and mainland Europe. In addition to the soloists, the Hooley School will be represented by a dance drama team of an additional eight dancers. The dance drama will tell the story of Hurricane Katrina and hope rising from the storm.

The Hooley dancers range in age from 8 to 20 and include four sets of siblings. Dancers are Avery Winters, Mia Kelly, Natalie Raff, Mia Rajkowski, U9; Annabelle Rajkowski and Abigail Kelly, U10; Victoria Kutz and Olivia Raff, U12; David Irwin, U13; Isabella Carper, U14; McKenna Murphy, U16; Thomas Lane and Carter Ishler, U17; Allyson McDaniel, U19; and Faith Ishler, U20.

The dancers who are competing on the dance drama team are Ellie Hartranft, Maura Hogan, Maya Murphy, Melina O'Neal, Tayten Smolinsky, Chloe Wentling, Makenna Urban, and director Faith Irwin.

The school is led by Irish Dance-certified (Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha) teacher Crystal Carper, ADCRG, and Angelina Glick Press, TCRG.


Senior Center Posts Activities June 23, 2017

The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, located in the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, invites area seniors to its upcoming programs. The center, a service of GEARS and the Lancaster County Office of Aging, is open regularly on weekdays. Interested individuals may call the center at 717-367-7984 for more information or to make reservations.

Activities on Thursday, June 29, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., sewing at 9 a.m., a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., Share Your Wedding Pictures at 11 a.m., pinochle at 12:30 p.m., and bridge at 1 p.m. Lunch will be salisbury steak, a potato, coleslaw, and mixed fruit.

There will be no morning walking on Friday, June 30. On the schedule that day will be Bible study at 10 a.m., Would You Rather? at 11 a.m., and a TGIF Party at 5 p.m. Lunch will be sausage, potatoes, beans, and a cookie.

On Monday, July 3, the center will offer walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., laddergolf at 9:30 a.m., the I Love America Game at 10:30 a.m., and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be a pulled pork sandwich, macaroni salad, cabbage, and apple crisp.

The center will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day.

On Wednesday, July 5, the schedule will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., chair exercise at 9:30 a.m., Wii Bowling at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., checkers and Connect Four at 11 a.m., and Bingo for Bucks at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be spaghetti and meatballs, salad, and pears.


Living Stones Plans Pig Roast, Yard Sale June 22, 2017

Living Stones Vineyard Church, 2292 Robert Fulton Highway, Peach Bottom, will host a pig roast and community yard sale on Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event has been coordinated by David and Evelma Plastino, who held a similar event last summer.

"We had such a good turnout last year," Evelma remarked.

Based on the previous event, a few updates have been made. A small fee has been set for participation in the yard sale, and tables may be set up in the front yard this year. Sellers' vehicles will be parked in the lot at the rear of the church. Reservations are not required, and vendors may arrive as early as 5:30 a.m. to set up, Evelma said.

"If anybody wants to come earlier, I'll be here," David added. He plans to spend all night roasting a pig. Pulled pork sandwiches, finger foods, and bottled water will be available free of charge beginning at 11 a.m.

The proceeds from table rentals will fund Living Stones' Harvest Party, which will be held in the fall. Evelma will divide the proceeds from her yard sale table between Living Stones and the Kirby-Smith Believers Relay For Life team.

"God blesses us so well," she said. "This is our way of giving back to the church."

Evelma related that several years ago, she experienced difficult financial circumstances and the church provided assistance. Her situation has greatly improved since then, and she has become a Christian.

"I'm forgiven, so I give," Evelma explained. She noted that she enjoys connecting with other people and helping those in need. "The best part (of last year's event) is that people came up and asked for prayer," she said.

The pork roast and yard sale will be held rain or shine, and everyone is welcome. Guests are also invited to visit Living Stones on Sunday mornings. A Sunday school class for adults meets at 9 a.m., and worship services run from 10:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Readers who would like more information may call the church at 717-983-0131.


Library Posts Photography Exhibit June 22, 2017

Manheim Township Public Library, 595 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, will host an artists' reception on Friday, July 7, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for the 2017 summer photography exhibit that will be on display from Saturday, July 1, through Friday, July 28.

Attendees at the reception will have the opportunity to meet some of the local photographers who have their works on display in the library. Many of the works will feature nature and wildlife shots from the "No Fear Photography" group that meets at the library. Many of the pieces will be for sale. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, readers may visit or call 717-560-6441.


Chocolate Walk Tickets On Sale June 22, 2017

The Kiwanis Club of Lititz Area has announced that tickets will go on sale on Saturday, July 1, for the 16th annual Lititz Chocolate Walk, which will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Lititz.

Tickets will be sold at and at local retailers, which are listed on the website. Individuals are encouraged to purchase tickets soon, as the event has sold out each year.

Ticketholders will be able to receive unique chocolate samples from more than 30 stops in Lititz. The treats will be donated by local chefs and chocolatiers.

All proceeds will benefit the children's charities that the local Kiwanis Club supports, including Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, Schreiber Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, and children's programs at the Lititz and Manheim Township libraries.

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