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Flower Show Results Posted September 18, 2018

The 67th annual Shrewsbury Flower Show, "Flowers and Fashion," was held on Aug. 25 and 26 at Shrewsbury Assembly of God. Sheri-Le Hittie won the People's Choice Award for her "Three-Piece Suit" arrangement. Nicole Morouse was the Sweepstakes winner. She had the greatest number of winning entries in the horticulture category.

Tess Becket won first place and Best of Show in the photography contest for youths age 18 and under. The contest theme was "Dogs, Kids and Cats in the Garden." Barbara Channell won first place in the contest for adults. The photography entries for youths and adults were judged by Alan Miller.

The Best of Show categories and winners were as follows. Table Settings: Southern York Young Life in the "Denims" buffet table setting category. Fresh and Dried Arrangement: Meghan Connors in the "Sportswear" category. Dried Arrangement: Heidi Ebert in the "Hoop Skirt" category. Petite Design: Jennifer Bates in the "Pearls" category. Perennial and Single Potted Plant: Sharon Hartenstein for her "Pee Gee Hydrangea" specimen and hibiscus. Fresh: Sheri-Le Hittie for"Three-Piece Suit." Professional Class: a tie between Cindy Cancilla and the team of Meghan Connors and Shea Mack for their winning "Kentucky Derby Hat" arrangements.

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Red Lion Area Historical Society Will Kick Off Fall Programs September 18, 2018

The Red Lion Area Historical Society will kick off its fall season of programs on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., at St. John's United Church of Christ, 161 N. Main St., Red Lion. The program will be "Wash Day." Bob and Sue Lee of the Wringer Center will share their antique laundry collection and explain how clothes were cleaned in the past.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Parking is available behind the church. For more information, readers may call Robin Miller at 717-244-1912.

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Appell Center Adds To Schedule September 18, 2018

The Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., York, has added new programming to its 2018-19 season. The additions include nine big stage performances, four new CapLive shows, the return of CapComedy, two film festivals, and more.

Memberships are tax-deductible and provide the opportunity to get choice seats, plus new benefits, including free tickets to film and comedy in the Capitol. To see a full schedule or to purchase tickets or Appell Center memberships, readers may visit www.appellcenter.org or call the box office at 717-846-1111.

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Stores Generate Funds For Shelter September 18, 2018

Re-Source York (RSY), a Bell Socialization Services Inc. program, has generated $3,661 through its store sales. The funds are donated to Bell on a quarterly basis in support of Bell Family Shelter to help families transition from crisis situations to independent living in the community.

Both RSY stores - Home Improvements, 161 E. Ninth Ave., York, and Home Furnishings, 405 Carlisle Ave., York - accept donations of quality home goods and building and renovation materials, which are sold at bargain prices. Both locations also offer job training and employment for individuals involved with Bell's Mental Health Vocational Rehabilitation programs.

Bell Socialization Services Inc. is a nonprofit human services agency based in York that provides housing and living skills supports to individuals living with mental illness, people with intellectual disabilities, and homeless families. Since 1966, Bell programs have been providing an environment of support and empowerment to help people throughout the greater York and Hanover area improve their quality of living.

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Tape, Trees, And More September 18, 2018

Harvest Festival Will Feature Historic Crafts

"This is really like coming home," said Susan Faulkner Weaver, reflecting on her planned participation as a demonstrator at the Conestoga Area Historical Society's annual Harvest Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will take place on the society's museum grounds, 51 Kendig Road, Conestoga.

"It struck me that this is my own background, and I should be involved," Weaver continued. She noted that she graduated from Penn Manor High School and then Millersville University. Her interest in handweaving has taken her to Mexico, and she has explored a wide range of weaving techniques from an array of cultures. Recently, she published a book on handwoven tape. Before the invention of elastic and zippers, Americans in the 18th and early 19th centuries used narrow bands of woven tape to fasten their clothing, close sacks, and even hold up their stockings.

"In Pennsylvania German culture, communities had village weavers (of cloth)," Weaver explained. "Tape looms were small, portable devices. Almost every household had one. They were so valuable. Family members would take turns weaving - if you had a spare minute, you'd sit down at the loom and weave a few rows. Everyone had a hand in it, from children to grandparents."

During the Harvest Festival, Weaver will have a variety of tapes and looms displayed, and folks may try their hands at weaving. Other fiber artists will be on hand to demonstrate spinning, dyeing, and cloth-weaving.

Another German-influenced craft is that of feather trees. Ron and Carol Wardell of Lititz will display examples of the holiday decorations, which were popular from the mid- to late-1800s. Carol explained that the trees were invented in Germany as the result of deforestation. They are made by wrapping goose feathers around straight branches to create sparse yet strong frames from which to display ornaments.

"The oldest ones are 5 or 6 feet tall," Carol remarked. "I can't imagine making that."

Based on a design perfected by Ron, who is a mechanical engineer, Carol makes feather trees that range in height from 18 to 54 inches. Ron continues to assist by building museum reproduction bases and attaching the wrapped branches to the trunks. Additionally, the couple manufactures natural sisal "bottle brush" trees, German-style sheep, a variety of fences and structures, and ornaments.

"Both of our grandparents were Germanic, so we stick with those," Ron said.

Additional craftspeople will demonstrate pottery-making, woodworking, tinsmithing, blacksmithing, broom-making, rug-making, cobbling, and the creation of powder horns decorated with scrimshaw. Early American farm machinery and water rams will be on display. The squirrel tail bake oven and the open hearth fireplace in the Harnish House will be in operation. Activities for children will include pumpkin painting and the opportunity to play with early American toys. Live music will be played by Dillweed. Food will be available for purchase from a Manor Township caterer.

Also, the historical society will have reproductions of various antique wall maps available for purchase. These include Manor Township circa 1852, Lancaster County circa 1852, and the new American Republic circa 1846.

No admission fee will be charged for the Harvest Festival, but donations will be accepted. For more information, readers may call the museum at 717-872-1699.

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Sports Eye Safety Tips Posted September 18, 2018

Prevent Blindness, an eye health organization, has declared September as Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month to help educate the public on the need to protect vision while participating in sports activities. New annual data from Prevent Blindness shows that more than 33,000 Americans were treated for sports-related eye injuries last year.

Eye injuries from any sport may include infection, corneal abrasions, fracture of the eye socket, swollen or detached retinas or a traumatic cataract. Eye injuries from water sports may include eye infections and irritations, and scratches or trauma from other swimmers.

As part of September's Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month, Prevent Blindness has posted tips on buying sports eye protectors.

Shoppers should always consult an eye care professional to get the best eye protection for their sport and lifestyle.

Wearers of prescription glasses should ask their eye doctor to fit them for prescription eye protection. Monocular athletes, those with only one eye that sees well, should ask their eye doctor what sports they may safely play.

Athletes should not buy eye protection without lenses. Only lensed protectors are recommended for sports use. Athletes should make sure the lenses either stay in place or pop outward in the event of an accident. Lenses that pop in against the eyes may cause serious injury.

Fogging of the lenses can be a problem when a person is active. Some eye protection options are available with anti-fog coating. Others have side vents for additional ventilation. Shoppers should try on different types to determine which is most comfortable for them.

Shoppers should check an eye protector's packaging to see if the item has been tested for sports use and if it is made of polycarbonate material. Polycarbonate eye protection is the most impact resistant.

Sports eye protection should be padded or cushioned along the brow and bridge of the nose. Padding will prevent the eye guards from cutting the skin.

Athletes should try on eye protectors to determine if they are the right size. The strap should be adjusted so it is not too tight or too loose. Athletes should consult their eye care professional to ensure eye protectors have a comfortable, safe fit.

During Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month, Prevent Blindness is offering printed materials to assist eye care professionals in educating consumers on the importance of eye safety during sports. To request a free kit, readers may contact Angela Gerber at 973-882-0986, ext. 972, or agerber@libertysport.com.

For more information on sports eye injury prevention or contact lens safety, readers may call Prevent Blindness at 800-331-2020 or visit www.preventblindness.org/sports-eye-safety.

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USPS Shares Mailbox Reminders September 18, 2018

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has released several tips to encourage customers on city motorized, rural, or highway contract box delivery routes to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. The USPS reminds customers of the need for providing mailboxes that are: approved by the postmaster general, safe to use, conveniently located, and neat in appearance. According to the USPS, mailboxes that meet these four requirements help delivery and collection operations and improve service to the entire route.

Some of the typical activities that may be necessary include: replacing loose hinges on a mailbox door, repainting a mailbox that may have rusted or started to peel, remounting a mailbox post that may have become loose, and replacing or adding house numbers.

Approved traditional or contemporary curbside mailboxes are required whenever a mailbox is newly installed or replaced. However, a custom-built curbside mailbox may be used if the postmaster gives prior approval and if the mailbox conforms generally to the same requirements as approved manufactured curbside mailboxes. A mailbox should display the street name and house number or, if house numbers are not authorized, the assigned box number on the side of a single mailbox or on the doors of grouped mailboxes visible to the approaching carrier. The street number, box number, and/or any other address information must be inscribed in a contrasting color in neat letters and numerals not less than 1 inch in height. Customers are encouraged to group mailboxes whenever practical, especially where many mailboxes are located at or near crossroads, service turnouts, or similar locations. If the mailbox is on a street other than the one on which the customer resides, the street name and house number must be on the mailbox. It is generally in the customers' best interest to display their address on both sides of the box. Police, fire, and rescue personnel often depend on mailbox information to locate people, and they may approach from a different direction than the carrier. In all instances, placing the owner's name on the box is optional.

Generally, customers should install mailboxes with the bottom of the mailbox at a vertical height of between 3.5 to 4 feet from the road surface. However, because of varying road and curb conditions and other factors, the USPS recommends that customers contact the postmaster or carrier before erecting or replacing mailboxes and supports.

The curbside mailbox must be on the right-hand side of the road in the carrier's travel direction in all cases where traffic conditions make it dangerous for the carrier to drive to the left to reach the mailboxes, or where doing so would constitute a violation of federal, state, or local traffic laws and regulations. Mailboxes should be placed so the carrier can safely and conveniently serve them without leaving the vehicle. Carriers are subject to the same traffic laws and regulations as other motorists. Customers must remove obstructions, including vehicles, trash cans, and snow, that impede efficient delivery. Except when a mailbox is temporarily blocked, carriers must have access to the mailbox without leaving the vehicle.

The USPS does not approve support posts. In addition, the USPS does not regulate mounting of mailboxes for purposes of traffic safety. Mailbox posts are often subject to local restrictions, state laws, and federal highway regulations. In areas where snow removal is a problem, the USPS suggests using a semi-arch or extended arm-type support, which allows snowplows to sweep near or under boxes without damaging supports. For further information on authorized post and support mountings, customers may contact either American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 444 N. Capitol St. N.W. Suite 249, Washington, D.C., 200011-1512, or Federal Highway Administration Office of Highway Safety HHS 10, 400 Seventh St. S.W., Washington, D.C., 20590-0003.

Additional information is available at www.usps.com/manage/mailboxes.htm.

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Sun Protection Tips Provided September 18, 2018

Due to the time of year, sun protection may slip down the list of health and wellness priorities. But harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are present year-round, and one study notes that children sustain a significant amount of sun exposure at school. About 23 percent of lifetime UV exposure occurs before the age of 18, and this exposure can have far-reaching effects.

Sun damage is cumulative, so sun exposure during childhood can contribute to skin cancer risk later in life. The best way to mitigate that risk is to educate young children on effective sun protection, instilling healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Children should understand that summer vacation is not the only time they are exposed to the sun's rays.

The Skin Cancer Foundation offers several recommendations for keeping children sun-safe during the school year. UV rays are most intense from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and this is when students are usually outside for recess, physical education class, and after-school sports. Parents should check with the school to see if there are adequate places for students to seek shade during outdoor activities. Shade can be provided by gazebos and roof structures, awnings, shade sails, and natural shade, such as thickly leaved trees.

Clothing is the single most effective form of sun protection for the body, children should be sent to school in densely woven and bright- or dark-colored fabrics, which offer the best defense. The more skin that is covered, the better, so long sleeves and long pants should be chosen whenever possible.

Children should be sent to school with a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses to protect their face, neck, and eyes. If a child will not wear a wide-brimmed hat, a baseball cap is better than nothing.

Sunscreen should be part of the morning routine. At least 30 minutes before children go outside, parents should apply a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher to their skin. Older children should learn to apply sunscreen themselves and make it a routine habit. To remain effective, sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating. At a minimum, remind children to reapply sunscreen before after school sports and outdoor activities.

One ounce of sunscreen (about the size of a golf ball) should be applied to the entire body. Parents should remind children to cover those easy to miss spots, such as the back of ears and neck, as well as the tops of the feet and hands.

There is a chance a school does not allow students to use sunscreen or wear a hat outdoors during the school day without written permission from a physician. If that is the case, The Skin Cancer Foundation has created a sun protection permission form that parents and doctors can sign, allowing students to bring these items to school to apply and use as needed. The form is available at www.skincancer.org/schoolnote.

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Events To Benefit Program For Cancer Survivors September 18, 2018

In October, the Lancaster Family YMCA will launch Cancer Survivorship Month and host three community events with the goal of raising awareness and funds in support of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

A Walk for Cancer Survivors at the Lancaster Family YMCA will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the rail trail in Quarryville. The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Luncheon will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA. The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Covered in Care Quilt Online Auction will begin on Monday, Oct. 1, and continue through Friday, Oct. 19. Proceeds from the events will help support the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. More information about the events is available at www.lancasterymca.org/cancer-survivorship-at-the-ymca/.

Since 2011, the Lancaster Family YMCA has been supporting cancer survivors on their journey to reclaim their health through a cancer rehabilitation exercise program. This program - now known as LIVESTRONG at the YMCA - is a physical activity program that helps adult cancer survivors move past the effects of treatments such as fatigue, loss of appetite, and loss of strength, while also helping them battle the emotional toll of the disease. The program is offered free of cost at all Lancaster Family YMCA branches to men and women recovering from any form of cancer, and nearly 400 cancer survivors have participated in the program to date.

Anyone who is recovering from cancer and is interested in participating in the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program may contact the Lancaster Family YMCA at communityhealth@lancasterymca.org or 717-393-9622.

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Fire Company Sets Breakfast September 18, 2018

Geigertown Fire Company, 3433 Hay Creek Road, Robeson Township, will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 11 a.m.

Proceeds will support the fire company. For additional details, call 610-286-6481 or visit www.geigertownfireco.com. Individuals may also find the fire company on Facebook.

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Nature Classes Planned For Young Children September 18, 2018

Green Valleys Watershed Association, located in East Nantmeal Township, will offer its seasonal Little Wonders Nature Classes for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers on select Wednesdays this fall. Classes will be held at Green Valleys' home of Welkinweir, a 197-acre sanctuary including a forest, meadows, ponds and streams. Welkinweir is located at 1368 Prizer Road, Pottstown.

The dates and themes will be as follows: Oct. 3, Nature's Artists; Oct. 10, Water Wonders; Oct. 17, Animals in Disguise; Oct. 24, Bird Basics; Nov. 7, Tracks and Traces; and Nov. 14, Fall Harvest. Children may be registered for one or more class. Identical classes will be offered on each date from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. When registering, attendees should specify at which time they plan to attend.

Little Wonders Nature Classes will teach young participants and their caregivers more about the natural world through age-tailored, themed activities. Each program will include a discovery walk, a story, an art project and a snack.

Adults must attend with their children. There is a fee per child per class, with a discount for Green Valleys members. Adults will be admitted for free.

Space is limited per class, and preregistration is required at least one day prior to each class. To register and for more information, readers may contact Dawn White, education programs coordinator, at dwhite@greenvalleys.org or 610-469-8646.

More information about Green Valleys' mission and programming for people of all ages is available at www.greenvalleys.org.

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Susquehanna Chorale Slates Concerts September 18, 2018

The Susquehanna Chorale has announced its 2018-19 concert season, titled "The Susquehanna Chorale: Make It Your Tradition." The chorale is a nationally acclaimed adult chamber ensemble of 36 auditioned singers. It was founded in 1981 by artistic director and conductor Linda L. Tedford.

The Youth Choral Festival will kick off the new season with a concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at the High Center at Messiah College, 1 College Ave., Grantham. The intergenerational event will feature performances by the 160 voices of the chorale's educational choirs for children, youths, and young women, as well as the Susquehanna Chorale.

The Candlelight Christmas concerts will feature guest brass and percussion instrumentalists from Messiah College. The concerts will feature Lara Hoggaard's "Personent Hodie" ("On This Day"), Franz Biebl's "Ave Maria," Glenn Rudolph's "The Dream Isaiah Saw," Dan Forrest's "Festive First Noel" and "The Work of Christmas," and "A Musicological Journey Through the 12 Days of Christmas." The concerts will conclude with the chorale's traditional finale, "Silent Night," sung in the round by candlelight. Performances will take place on Friday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m. at the High Center; Saturday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren, 777 S. Mount Joy St., Elizabethtown; and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. at Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St., Harrisburg. A 15-minute prelude will be presented by the Messiah College Faculty Brass prior to each concert.

"Singing the Dance of Life" will be the theme of the spring concert series. The repertoire ranges from chant and other selections from the Renaissance and Baroque eras to a mix of works by modern and classic composers, including standards from the American Songbook. Guest artist Dr. Todd Goranson will accompany the chorale on saxophone. Performances will take place on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 E. Derry Road, Hershey, and Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the High Center. Both concerts will start at 8 p.m. A pre-concert recital will be presented by Goranson beginning 15 minutes prior to each concert.

Also this season, the chorale will join the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Messiah College Concert Choir, and the Messiah College Choral Arts Society for two performances of "Gloria" by Francis Poulenc on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, 2019, at the Forum in Harrisburg.

To purchase tickets or subscriptions, readers may visit www.susquehannachorale.org or call the Messiah College box office at 717-691-6036. Subscriptions may be purchased through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more people.

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Area Historical Society To Meet September 18, 2018

The Sadsbury Township Historical Society will meet on Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Sadsbury Township Municipal Building, 2920 Lincoln Highway, Sadsburyville. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m.

Guest speaker Gerry Treadway will discuss the Parkesburg Iron Works.

Visitors are welcome, and admission is free. Light refreshments will be served after the program. For more information, readers may call 717-442-9240 or search for "Sadsbury Township Historical Society" on Facebook.

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Knitting Group Will Meet September 18, 2018

The Knit This - Purl That knitting group will meet on Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Parkesburg Library, 105 West St., Parkesburg. Knitters of all skill levels, including beginners, are invited.

Attendees may bring their work, learn new skills and get help fixing mistakes.

For more information, readers may call 610-857-5165 or visit www.parkesburglibrary.org.

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Conestoga Herb Guild To Meet September 18, 2018

The Conestoga Herb Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Upper Leacock Township War Memorial Building, 54 W. Main St., Leola. The program, "Sourdough! Making Healthy Delicious Breads," will be presented by Holly High-Walker. Herb guild member Liz Yocum will talk about the herb fennel.

Guests may attend for a nominal fee. Guests must preregister by calling Deirdre at 717-288-2126.

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MOMS Club Will Meet September 18, 2018

The MOMS Club of Pickering Valley and Shamona Creek will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 1, at 9:45 a.m. The group is open to all mothers and their children who reside within the boundaries of the Pickering Valley and Shamona Creek elementary schools of the Downingtown Area School District.

For more information, email momsclubpv@yahoo.com or visit www.momsclubpv.weebly.com.

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Garden Spot Announces Homecoming Court September 17, 2018

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Scrap Metal Drive Slated September 17, 2018

Penryn Fire Company will host a scrap metal drive from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will take place at the Penryn Fire Company Park at 542 Oak Lane, Lititz. It is located at Oak Lane and Newport Road in Elm.

Local residents are invited to recycle steel, aluminum, cast-iron, brass, copper, and other scrap metal. Items that will be accepted include washers, dryers, water heaters and tanks, wire, metal siding and roofing, fencing, engines, empty cans, lawn mowers, pumps, farm and lawn equipment, electric motors, lawn chairs, and appliances. All items must be metal.

Items that will not be accepted include refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, propane tanks, chemical and gasoline cans or metal drums containing any oil or other liquids, batteries, wood, plastic, paper, cardboard, magazines, and cloth items.

All oil, coolant, gasoline, and other liquids must be drained from any engines, storage cans, transmissions, and radiators. Only dry, empty metal drums and cans with their tops removed will be accepted.

Assistance will be provided for unloading items. For more information, readers may contact a Penryn fireman or Gary Berlin at 717-224-3501 or garystoys1@aol.com.

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Flower Club Plans Meeting September 14, 2018

The Elizabethtown Flower Club will meet at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy. The program, "Spotted Lanternflies," will be presented by Lois Miklas, Master Gardener.

Guests are welcome. There is a set cost for lunch. Reservations and cancellations must be made by noon on Thursday, Sept. 27, by calling Mary Ann Kale at 717-653-9183 to avoid payment for a reserved meal.

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Homestead Village To Host Three Events September 14, 2018

The first three weekends of October will be busy ones for the residents and staff members of Homestead Village, 1800 Marietta Ave., Lancaster.

In conjunction with Lancaster ArtWalk, the second annual Homestead Village Art Fest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local artists will display and sell their creations. Pottery and glass-blowing demonstrations will be offered on Oct. 6. A portion of the proceeds from the sales will benefit the Homestead Village endowment fund.

This year, children who receive services from Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, which is located next to Homestead Village, will be the special guests at Art Fest. Homestead Village residents have volunteered at the Schreiber Center for a number of years, and inviting the young artists to participate in Art Fest is a new way to continue that relationship and to provide opportunities for youngsters to be active in artistic endeavors.

"We have tried to have a component to encourage creativity in kids," said Homestead Village director of marketing Christina Gallagher. "Last year, we had a toothpick sculpture, and everyone was invited to add a few toothpicks to it."

To showcase an educational component, Homestead Village has invited the STEM truck operated by Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. The mobile lab travels to area schools to provide hands-on learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). On Oct. 7, Art Fest visitors will be able to screenprint T-shirts in the STEM truck.

The following weekend will feature the first Homestead Treasure Sale, which will be held in the retirement community's Bachman Center on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event was created to combine and centralize all of the excitement of Homestead Village's previously existing white elephant, book, and jewelry sales into one easy-to-navigate location. The Treasure Sale will be a one-stop-shop for antiques, attic treasures, estate jewelry, and more. All of the proceeds will benefit resident committees or the benevolent care fund.

October's public events will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 20, when Homestead Village will participate in the eighth annual Explore Retirement Living Open House. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., members of the public may visit all of Lancaster's nonprofit life-plan communities, where they may meet residents and ask questions. Visitors may register at the Bachman Center and begin self-guided tours of Homestead Village from there. Preregistration is encouraged, and folks may call the receptionist at 717-397-4831.

For more information about Homestead Village, readers may call the receptionist or visit www.homesteadvillage.org.

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