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Local Church Sets Craft Class August 23, 2017

Mount Pisgah Trinity United Methodist Church, 5615 Mount Pisgah Road, York will hold its fourth craft class on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m.

Participants will create a quart jar scarecrow consisting of a quart jar, burlap, elastic, flower raffia, and more. A small fee will be charged for supplies.

To register, readers may call the church office at 717-252-4412 by Saturday, Sept. 16, to ensure that enough supplies are provided.

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Creative York Posts Schedule August 23, 2017

Creative York has announced several events for art enthusiasts and artists of all ages and skill levels.

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the opening reception for the Faculty Exhibit will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Creative York West, 118 W. Philadelphia St. The exhibit will consist of artworks created by Creative York staff and faculty.

The York County Hispanic Coalition Logo Contest is underway, and submissions are due by Saturday, Sept. 9. The purpose of the contest is to design a new logo for the York County Hispanic Coalition. All entries will be displayed at Creative York West on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16, with a reception on Sept. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. The winning design will be selected by judges appointed by the York County Hispanic Coalition and will be announced at 6:30 p.m. during the reception. For more details, readers may visit https://www.facebook.com/events/161508541086801.

A bus trip will be offered on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Tripgoers will visit the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, where they may view the current exhibit, "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect," and go on one of three tours. The group will then visit Longwood Gardens, where they may view the gardens and the newly renovated fountains, and visit the Conservatories. Participants may bring a picnic lunch to eat at Longwood, or they may purchase food at one of the site's restaurants. The tickets price includes admission to the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art and Longwood Gardens, one tour at the Conservancy, transportation, and a light snack on the bus. Tickets are available on the Creative York web site, http://creativeyork.org/.

Creative York has announced its fall class schedule, which includes classes for all ages and skill levels. Classes will include creating with clay, painting on canvases, and other art-related activities.

More information about the events is available by visiting the Creative York web site or contacting the director of marketing at susan@creativeyork.org, or 717-848-3200.

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Concert Series To Feature Stage Company July 27, 2017

Servant Stage Company will present a tribute to the swing era during the Strasburg Community Parks Foundation's "Sounds of Strasburg" Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater at the park, 151 Precision Ave., Strasburg. The show, "Sing, Sing, Swing," will provide an evening of energetic song and dance.

The production will feature jive, Lindy hop, and Charleston dancing and the music of legends like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Benny Goodman. The night will be a joyful and nostalgic salute to the jitterbug.

The Servant Stage Company serves the community by making quality entertainment easily accessible to everyone with "pay what you will" performances. Last year, the Servant Stage presented more than 100 shows for more than 20,000 people at parks, schools, retirement communities, nursing homes, churches, and community events.

Concert attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, but they are asked not to bring coolers. Food, beverages, and desserts will be for sale at the show. Handicapped-accessible spaces are available in the park's parking lot. Additional parking is available along Precision Avenue.

For information about the "Sounds of Strasburg" concerts and updates on weather cancellations, readers may visit www.strasburgpark.org or www.facebook.com/StrasburgCommunityPark/. Information about the park is available by contacting secretary Barbara Rathbone-Frank at bjnmf@verizon.net or 717-572-6830.

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Spring Garden Band To Perform July 20, 2017

The Spring Garden Band will perform on Sunday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at Farquhar Park in the historic bandstand, located at North Penn Street and Linden Avenue in York. Attendees should bring their own seating, and picnics are welcome. There will be ample shade available.

The concert is sponsored by the Avenues Neighborhood Association.

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CPCA Plans Square Dance July 5, 2017

The Central Pennsylvania Callers Association (CPCA) will hold its monthly square dance on Sunday, July 16, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the Halifax Ambulance Building, 31 Bunker Hill Road, Halifax.

The dance will be preceded by the CPCA's annual indoor picnic. The public is invited. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share, along with their own beverages and place settings. The group will eat at 1 p.m.

The dance will be an old-fashioned Eastern-style square dance with a live band, The Outsiders. No experience is required. There is an admission fee.

The CPCA is a nonprofit club that meets monthly on the third Sunday at venues throughout central Pennsylvania. For more information, readers may contact Elsie at 717-599-5444 or email cpcadance@comcast.net.

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Concert Band To Perform June 28, 2017

The Ephrata Concert Band plays a different program of diverse musical genres at the band shell at the foot of Cocalico Street in Ephrata Borough's Grater Park each Sunday evening, with concerts scheduled through July 23.

On July 9 at 7:15 p.m., music from the Broadway shows "Oliver!" and "Oklahoma!" and marches by Pennsylvania bandleader and composer Monroe Althouse will be among the band's selections. Martin Hinkley will conduct the July 9 concert.

Following "The Star-Spangled Banner," which will open the concert, the band will play the "Majestic March" by Althouse, a composer and bandleader in Berks County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; Grundman's overture "An American Scene"; Franck's "Themes from Symphony in D Minor"; "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" from "Oklahoma!"; the waltz "Enchanted Night"; "Over There"; and Harner's march, "President Washington."

The second half of the program will begin with Huffine's march "Them Basses," followed by selections from Lionel Bart's musical "Oliver!"

The band will also play the "Coronation March" from Meyerbeer's "The Prophet," the novelty piece "Slim Trombone," Althouse's march "Return of the Guards," the "No. 3 Polka Medley," the hymn "The Church's One Foundation," and John Philip Sousa's "The Gridiron Club March."

Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs. Donations to the band will be accepted. In the event of extreme weather, the concert will be moved inside the Ephrata Recreation Center, 130 S. Academy Drive.

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Patriotic Ballroom Dance Planned June 23, 2017

Lancaster USA Dance Chapter 3006 will host a patriotic ballroom dance on Sunday, July 9, at Living Hope Community Church, 2823 Columbia Ave., Lancaster. Dave Flowers will teach a salsa lesson from 3 to 4 p.m., and open dancing will follow from 4 to 7 p.m., with a variety of music provided by DJ Studio 5. Participants are invited to dress in red, white, and blue and to bring a summer dessert.

Singles and couples of all dance levels are welcome. Separate admission fees have been set for members and first-time guests, for visitors, and for students from age 12 through college.

For more information, visit http://lancasterballroomdance.org or call 717-471-3082.

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Lip Sync Competition Slated June 21, 2017

The inaugural Sing for a Cure Lip Sync Competition has been slated for three upcoming dates to raise money for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Events will take place at the Gladfelter Center at SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive, 1801 Folkemer Circle, York, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13; at Windy Hill on the Campus at the Spring Grove School District Campus, 1472 Roths Church Road, Spring Grove, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14; and DeMeester Recital Hall on the campus of York College, 441 Country Club Road, York, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18.

The winner from each of the three events will perform in the finalist competition and at the Walk to End Alzheimer's event on Saturday, Oct. 7, where the grand prize winner will be announced. There will be "celebrity" judges at all events, and members of the community are invited to attend and cheer on the participants.

The purpose of the event is to have fun pretending to perform while raising money to support the battle against Alzheimer's disease.

Additional information about sponsorships, advertising, and registering for the event are available by calling the York Visiting Angels office, which is hosting the event, at 717-751-2488.

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Benefit Dance Canceled June 19, 2017

The Resurrection Catholic School 25th anniversary Benefit Dance, set for Saturday, June 24, has been canceled. The event had been scheduled to feature the band Syrplus; however, the band is no longer able to perform.

The St. Anthony Class of 1964 will provide ticket refunds. Readers may contact Ron Meikrantz at 717-330-1565 with questions.

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Sensory-Sensitive Movie Planned June 15, 2017

Aaron's Acres invites the public to attend the July sensory-sensitive movie at Penn Cinema, 541 Airport Road, Lancaster. The family-friendly feature, "Despicable Me 3," will be shown on Saturday, July 1, at 10 a.m.

Lights and sound will be adjusted to accommodate sensory-sensitive concerns. Families may bring their own snacks and beverages, but no powdered doughnuts will be permitted. The concession stand will be open.

Tickets will be sold at Penn Cinema on the day of the movie. This is not a fundraiser for Aaron's Acres, but it is a community awareness event.

For more information on Aaron's Acres, readers may contact Maria Kapsak at 717-917-6101, ext. 105, or mariakapsak@aaronsacres.org.

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Fundraiser To Benefit EAHS Alumni June 15, 2017

The Elizabethtown Area High School (EAHS) Class of 1985 will hold a fundraiser on Friday, June 23, at 6 p.m. on the deck at Hennigan's Restaurant, 1990 W. Main St., Mount Joy. The event, which is open to the public, will support classmates Dennis and Kim Funk and their family. Dennis was injured in a motorcycle accident and is now paralyzed. During the event, many gift baskets and gift certificates will be available via a giveaway drawing.

To obtain details, donate a basket, or make a cash donation, call Brenda at 717-799-8335, Cyndi at 717-495-9162, or Jodi at 717-669-0993. Donations may also be brought along to the event.

Prior to the fundraising event, there will be a casual golf outing at Par Line Golf Course, 4545 E. Harrisburg Pike, Elizabethtown, starting at 11 a.m. Contact Jerry at 717-368-4784.

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Fourth Friday Event Slated June 15, 2017

Main Street Mount Joy will sponsor Fourth Friday on June 23.

Fourth Friday, held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month, aims to showcase Mount Joy's dining, shopping and entertainment venues. This month's feature will be a movie in the park.

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Gospel Choir Takes Part In Mission Trip June 14, 2017

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Local Band To Perform June 9, 2017

The Columbia Lions Club and the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce will continue the Music in the Park series on Friday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., with a performance by The Fabulous Cheeze Brothers and Sisters in the Lions Club gazebo in Columbia's Locust Street Park.

The group performs R&B, Motown, and disco/funk music from the 1960s through the 1980s, as well as some current hits. The eight-member band includes lead singers Patti Grabowski and Nippy Hawkins.

The family-friendly program will appeal to all age groups and is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and they may dance on the sidewalks or sit and listen. Local food trucks will be on-site at 5:45 p.m. Guests may pack a picnic lunch, but alcohol is not permitted in the park and all debris must be cleaned up.

In the case of rain, the program will be canceled.

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Concert Series To Continue June 8, 2017

The Mountville Lawn Concert Series will continue on Sunday, July 9, at 7 p.m. with a concert on the lawn of Mountville Church of the Brethren, College Avenue and Clay Street, Mountville. The Fabulous Cheeze Brothers and Sisters will present hits of the '50s, '60s, and '70s.

In the case of rain, the concert will be held inside the church. For more information, visit www.mountvillecob.org.

The event is sponsored by Mountville Community Services Foundation as arranged by the Mountville Welfare Association - Ed Froelich Trust Fund. Details about donating are available on the previously mentioned website.

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Band To Present Concert June 8, 2017

The Mountville Lawn Concert Series will continue on Sunday, July 16, at 7 p.m. with a concert on the lawn of Mountville Church of the Brethren, College Avenue and Clay Street, Mountville. The Perseverance Band of Lebanon will present concert band music.

In the case of rain, the concert will be held inside the church. For more information, visit www.mountvillecob.org.

The event is sponsored by Mountville Community Services Foundation as arranged by the Mountville Welfare Association - Ed Froelich Trust Fund. Details about donating are available on the previously mentioned website.

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Concert To Feature German Music June 8, 2017

The Mountville Lawn Concert Series will continue on Sunday, July 23, at 7 p.m. with a concert on the lawn of Mountville Church of the Brethren, College Avenue and Clay Street, Mountville. Bavarian Barons and Cody McSherry will perform traditional German music.

In the case of rain, the concert will be held inside the church. For more information, visit www.mountvillecob.org.

The event is sponsored by Mountville Community Services Foundation as arranged by the Mountville Welfare Association - Ed Froelich Trust Fund. Details about donating are available on the previously mentioned website.

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Concert Series To Continue June 8, 2017

The Mountville Lawn Concert Series will continue on Sunday, July 30, at 7 p.m. with a concert on the lawn of Mountville Church of the Brethren, College Avenue and Clay Street, Mountville. The Sacred Orchestra with Dave Stahl will perform Christian big band music.

In the case of rain, the concert will be held inside the church. For more information, visit www.mountvillecob.org.

The event is sponsored by Mountville Community Services Foundation as arranged by the Mountville Welfare Association - Ed Froelich Trust Fund. Details about donating are available on the previously mentioned website.

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Brass Band To Perform June 8, 2017

The Mountville Lawn Concert Series will continue on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. with a concert on the lawn of Mountville Church of the Brethren, College Avenue and Clay Street, Mountville. Lancaster British Brass Band will perform brass band music.

In the case of rain, the concert will be held inside the church. For more information, visit www.mountvillecob.org.

The event is sponsored by Mountville Community Services Foundation as arranged by the Mountville Welfare Association - Ed Froelich Trust Fund. Details about donating are available on the previously mentioned website.

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Big Band To Present Concert June 8, 2017

The Mountville Lawn Concert Series will continue on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. with a concert on the lawn of Mountville Church of the Brethren, College Avenue and Clay Street, Mountville. The Herm Miller Big Band will present big band music.

In the case of rain, the concert will be held inside the church. For more information, visit www.mountvillecob.org.

The event is sponsored by Mountville Community Services Foundation as arranged by the Mountville Welfare Association - Ed Froelich Trust Fund. Details about donating are available on the previously mentioned website.

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