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Christmas In The Country Set For Nov. 10 November 8, 2018

The 41st annual Christmas in the Country bazaar and craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Church of the Apostles United Church of Christ (UCC), 1850 Marietta Ave., Lancaster. The bazaar typically draws more than 1,000 visitors each year and boasts 60-plus juried crafters who are carefully selected for each new show.

This year's bazaar will include many longtime and new vendors who will feature crafts such as handmade wreaths, baskets, pillows, stained glass decorations, jewelry, paintings and other artwork, doll clothes, holiday and seasonal ornaments and decor, hand-carved wood novelties, and more. In addition to the crafters, the bazaar will include the Apostles Crafters Room, which will offer handmade craft items created throughout the year by church members. There will also be a Corner Cupboard with jams, jellies, candies, and other homemade treats.

Food will be available in the fellowship hall throughout the event. The menu will include soups, sandwiches, hot dogs, barbecue, beverages, and a large variety of homemade baked goods. The soups for sale will be vegetable beef, vegetarian chili, and chicken corn.

An assortment of homemade pies and apple dumplings will once again be made by the Bischoff family and members of the Apostles choir. This year, pie varieties will include apple, blueberry, sweet and sour cherry, and pumpkin. A selection of sugar-free pies and dumplings will also be available.

Throughout the day, special music will be presented in the sanctuary by some of Church of the Apostles' talented musicians and choir members. Visitors are invited to sit, relax, and enjoy the music during shopping breaks.

Proceeds from the food tables, Apostles Crafters, and rental fees will go to the UCC Disaster Ministries Fund, a ministry that responds to the needs of people affected by hurricanes around the world, as well as to outreach missions, community projects, and special needs of the church.

There is no charge to attend Christmas in the Country, and there will be ample parking available at the church. For more information, readers may visit or call the church office at 717-392-5718.


"Rock The Church" Event Scheduled November 1, 2018

"Rock the Church Lights Up Christmas" will be presented on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 501 E. Orange St., Lancaster. The event will feature local musician Liz Fulmer, the ensembles from St. Anthony of Padua and San Juan Bautista churches, and Resurrection Catholic School's student choir, the Singing Saints. The concert will be the fourth iteration of the event featuring music groups from city churches.

Fulmer, worship and pastoral assistant at Grandview United Methodist Church, grew up Catholic and her love of music came early. She has released three CDs.

The St. Anthony group plays a wide spectrum of music, from chants to up-tempo, contemporary gospel music. The San Juan Bautista musicians blend English and Spanish hymns and contemporary Christian pieces.

Rock the Church was named in 2015, its inaugural year, when Resurrection Catholic School's theme was "Resurrection Rocks." The event will be free, though donations may be offered. For more information, readers may call 717-392-3083 or visit


PCA&D To Host Art Market, Exhibit October 26, 2018

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D), 204 N. Prince St., Lancaster, will hold two special events during First Friday in Lancaster on Nov. 2.

The second PCA&D Art Market and a joint photography exhibition by LUX: Student Professional Organization themed "Open Eyes: A Relationship to Place!" will be offered from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The market will be set up in the atrium, and the exhibition will be displayed in the Photography Hallway.

As part of the Art Market, PCA&D's illustration, fine art, design, and photography students have gathered original and handmade work to sell. The market is hosted by the PCA&D American Institution of Graphic Arts (AIGA) but is completely student-run. The project leaders are Karla Daher Urgiles, Class of 2019, senior illustrator, and Joseph Bend, Class of 2019, graphic design senior.

The market is designed to help students enter the realm of selling their work to the public, as well as self-promotion, pricing artwork, and more. The event is open to every student in the college regardless of grade or major.

Participating are Karla Daher Urgiles, Joseph Bend, Willa Hutchison, Sarah Garrett, Kristin Bere, Carolyn Loftus, Marshaun Zeigler-Dumas, Jeff Yosco, Cheyenne Tobias, Dyneisha Gross, Shelby Young, Brian Fenstermacher, Anthony Nardo, Brigitte Errickson, Jack Spielman, Antoinette Troller, Rainey Supple, Daniel Moyer, Elizabeth Geckle, Elizabeth Miller, Kimberly Cook, Laurel Tompkins, Daniel Lee Cardona, Abigail McMains, Dylan High, and Zorina Eckman.

The photography exhibition will feature work by students from all majors from four colleges, including PCA&D, Anne Arundel Community College, Salisbury University, and Frostburg University. The exhibit will be curated by LUX president Larissa Ramey, a senior photography major, and then printed and installed by LUX.

Ramey, from Virginia, has been running the organization for three years and has expanded the program to include all majors. She is involved with Student Council, works in PCA&D's communications office, and is the social media manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region for SPE.

For more information, readers may call 717-396-1032 or 800-689-0379 or visit


Library Art Display Scheduled October 19, 2018

Douglas Anderson will display his artwork at the Lititz Public Library during the month of November. The public is welcome to view the display of artwork during the library's normal hours of operation.

Anderson is a multimedia artist who focuses on painting and printmaking. He worked as an illustrator while serving in the U.S. Army in Berlin, Germany. Anderson studied traditional drawing and painting techniques and does paint in a traditional realistic style at times, but he also paints and makes prints of contemporary subjects shown in a humorous expressionistic manner.

Anderson studied fine art at York Academy of Arts, studied art education at Millersville University, and also took classes through the University of the Arts. He currently works at a local high school teaching art and special education classes. His work is in private and public collections in the U.S. as well as several European countries.

Anderson is a member of the Lititz Art Association. Membership is open to all adults with an appreciation for the fine arts. Guests are welcome to attend the programs held at the library.


Exhibit Features Artist's Work October 19, 2018

The Art Gallery at United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC), 22 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, is featuring Paradise artist Bill Dodds as the UZRC Artist of the Month.

Dodds focuses on pen and ink pointillism to bring items in nature to life in his drawings. His work is influenced by growing up in the midst of the Allegheny National Forest. Dodds uses the pen to create the detail and contrast of dark and light areas. Each drawing takes between 40 and 180 hours of work, which means he can finish about three in a year.

This summer, Dodds' artwork changed as the black and white ink drawings began to show small areas of color accents. The color is applied with watercolor and chalk pastel to create visual accents. Both Dodds' black and white and colored drawings will be available to view at UZRC.

Dodds received his bachelor's and master's degrees in art education from Pennsylvania State University. During that time, he took up pointillism. However, after school he took a break from it and he only returned to it in his retirement.

Dodds' works may be viewed daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the month of October. For more information on the Art Gallery, readers may contact Alyssa Wojcik at

UZRC is 1.5 miles north of the square in Lititz.


Center To Host Photography Exhibit October 12, 2018

Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut St., will feature a traveling photography exhibit on display through Sunday, Oct. 28. Individuals may view the exhibit for free during regular visitor hours, including 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

The Susquehanna Greenway Traveling Gallery showcases the winning images from the annual Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest. Each year the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership hosts a free photo contest as a way of showcasing and inspiring connections between communities and the Susquehanna River and Greenway.

The seventh annual photo contest drew entries from across Pennsylvania. Entries were presented anonymously to a panel of five judges and evaluated based on composition, technical quality, and adherence to the category theme. This year's contest categories included Treasured Landscapes, Treasured River Towns, Susquehanna Adventures, and a Youth Category for photographers under age 18.

For more information, readers may contact Susquehanna Heritage's Columbia Crossing manager, Hope Byers, at 717-449-5607 or


Exhibits Will Open With Talk October 3, 2018

The York College Galleries will host exhibitions created to draw attention to the opioid and HIV epidemics. Both will open with a lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in DeMeester Recital Hall, Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall, on the campus of York College, 441 Country Club Road, York.

Adam DelMarcelle's "Our Town," an installation that investigates the current landscape of the heroin and opioid epidemic and how communities and institutions are responding to the crisis, will be featured in Brossman Gallery from Oct. 25 through Wednesday, Dec. 19. DelMarcelle joined Dr. Eric Avery to create "Epidemic," an exhibition that will be featured concurrently in the Cora Miller Gallery.

All events are open to the public free of charge. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays; from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. For additional information on art exhibits, readers may visit or call Matthew Clay-Robison at 717-815-6622.


Art Association Slates Events September 28, 2018

The Hershey Area Art Association has announced its fall presentations, which will take place on the lower level of the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society, 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey. Both will begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The event on Tuesday, Oct. 9, will feature Ann Benton Yeager, abstract artist from Studio 103 in The Millworks. Her work has been published in the International Contemporary Artists publication. She works in both standard mediums and many imaginative elements that add texture. She will do a live demonstration of fluid art, discuss her other mixed-media styles, and provide examples of her work.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the spotlight will be on Thom Glace, a transparent watercolor artist specializing in fish and dragonfly species. Readers may view his work at He is an established painter in galleries all over the Northeast. He has been featured in numerous wildlife publications and does commission work for anglers around the U.S. He will describe his transparent watercolor technique and briefly explain his marketing and advertising process.

The Hershey Area Art Association monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. Refreshments are provided. For more information, readers may visit


Artwork, Artist Reunited September 27, 2018

In 2013, East Petersburg Elementary School custodian Deb Walters found a painting left behind by an artist at Hempfield High School. Since then, the artwork has been hanging in Walters' home.

Recently, Walters noticed a familiar signature on the painting: that of her current colleague and elementary art teacher Macy Skiles. Skiles graduated from Hempfield High School in 2013. The next day, Walters brought the painting to school with her to show Skiles and to explain that she has been enjoying this painting for many years, not realizing she would ever meet or work with the artist.


Art Club Unveils Mural September 26, 2018

The Nottingham Elementary School Art Club unveiled its recently completed mural at the school's meet-and-greet for students and parents before the first day of school. The mural was created using thousands of recycled bottle caps.

During the past school year, Oxford Area High School senior Shelby Ramberger designed and coordinated the project for her Girl Scout Gold Award. The Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, is presented to girls who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills through the planning, preparation, and implementation of a project that has a measurable and sustaining impact on a community.

According to Nottingham art teacher Karen Andress, the purpose of collaborative art projects such as the bottle cap mural is to build community and become educated about the importance of recycling, all while creating art. She noted that the whole school collected the thousands of bottle caps needed for the mural.

The art club members washed and applied more than 4,000 caps to the surface of the 12-by-6-foot mural. The project took less than two months to complete.

The bottle cap mural is now on permanent display in the Butterfly Outdoor Classroom at Nottingham Elementary School.


Gallery Features Renard's Work September 21, 2018

The Art Gallery at United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC), 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, is featuring John Renard as the UZRC September Artist of the Month.

Renard prefers not to specialize on any particular subject or topic; instead, he enjoys capturing the art and beauty in everyday life. His display at UZRC shows his range of subjects, including sports, nature, still life, scenery, flowers, and people.

Photography has been a part of his life for the last 30 years, but it has become his true passion for the last 10 years. Renard has won awards from local newspapers, Pennsylvania Magazine, and the Kodak International Newspaper Photography Contest. He has also received first-, second-, and third-place ribbons at the York Fair and took home Best in Show three of the years he has participated.

Renard's artwork will be on display and available for purchase throughout the month of September. The Art Gallery is free and open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on the Art Gallery, readers may contact Alyssa Wojcik at United Zion Retirement Community is located 1.5 miles north of the square in Lititz.


Library To Offer Painting Club September 20, 2018

The Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, will host the first Painting Club meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 12:30 p.m.

Painting Club will meet on the second Wednesday of each month, from October through April (except for December). Participants may bring their own painting supplies and gather with other artistic folks to paint and chat.


Art Association Plans Exhibit September 20, 2018

During the month of October, the Lititz Art Association will present a display of artist Bonnie Wilber's artwork at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz. The public is welcome to view the display of artwork during the library's normal hours of operation.

Wilber's art includes vacation and cat themed oil paintings and mixed media imaginary work. In recent years, Wilber has experimented with combining oil paintings with etchings, making the etchings part of the scene in the paintings.

The mission of the Lititz Art Association is to foster and promote the fine arts and to cooperate with other organizations sharing similar purposes. Membership is open to all adults with an appreciation for the fine arts. Guests are welcome to attend the programs held at the library.


Students' Artwork Sought For Posters September 20, 2018

Celebrating York's Unity Through 10,000 Acts of Kindness is seeking artwork to include on posters throughout the county over the next 10 months.

To enter the contest, students from preschool through grade 12 are invited to draw or paint a picture of what kindness looks to them on 8.5-by-11-inch paper. There will be one winner for preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school.

Winners will be chosen by local artists Carol Oldenburg and Ophelia Chambliss and local art teachers. Winners will be announced on Monday, Oct. 15, at and will be honored at an event hosted by Creative York later in October.

Participants are asked to send their submissions to I-ron-ics, 256 W. Philadelphia St., York 17401. The student's name, age, grade, school, and phone number must be included on the back of the artwork. All artwork must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 1.

For more information, readers may email with "Kindness Poster" in the subject line or email


Craft Class Planned August 29, 2018

The monthly craft class at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, 5615 Mount Pisgah Road, York (Yorkana), will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. Attendees will create a pumpkin craft out of a cement paver, which can be used as a door stop, porch decoration, and more.

Class is limited to eight participants, and a small fee will apply. Readers may call Sandy Abel at 717-751-6437 before Monday, Sept. 10, to register.


Painted Storm Drains Planned August 15, 2018

Storm water pollution is the fastest growing source of water pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. More needs to be done to educate citizens about storm water and water quality. The Master Watershed Stewards in York have formed a partnership with the City of York, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, and the Watershed Alliance of York to launch the Street 2 Creek Project, a project to raise awareness about storm water runoff and the negative impacts it can have on waterways.

The Street 2 Creek Project will help raise water pollution awareness using street art. Artists will complete their art at selected storm drains in downtown York. Each storm drain will tell a story, so people stop and think about where the water flows after it enters the storm drain. The goal is to have three storm drains painted, so they can be seen at Yorkfest on Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26.

During an awards ceremony on Aug. 25 at 1 p.m., winning artists will be recognized. The event will take place at W. Market Street and the York County Heritage Rail Trail, and the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists, the judges, and the Street 2 Creek group.

Readers may contact Jodi Sulpizio at or Lettice Brown at for a painting schedule. To learn more about the Street 2 Creek group and project, readers may visit More information about the Master Watershed Steward Program can also be found at


Summer Art Camps Planned August 10, 2018

Lancaster Creative Factory will hold Animals and Art Summer Camps at the Columbia Creative Factory, 247 Locust St., Columbia, and at Columbia Crossings, 41 Walnut St., Columbia.

During the three-day Animals and Art Summer Camps, children will interact with various creatures from Raven's Ridge Wildlife Center, take feather rubbings, draw animals, create clay sculpture and take photos with an old-fashioned film camera. The photos will be developed and become part of a personal art book. Participants will learn about turtles and mammals, while creating photos and artwork with clay and other materials.

There is a cost to attend, with a discount for Columbia youths ages 7 to 18. Scholarships are available. Space is limited.

Turtles and Mammals Camp 1 will take place at Columbia Crossings from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 18, and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, and Wednesday, Aug. 22. Turtles and Mammals Camp 3 will take place at Columbia Crossings from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 25, and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, and Thursday, Aug. 30.

Raptors and Reptiles Camp 2 will take place on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at Columbia Crossings, and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 23, at Columbia Creative Factory. Raptors and Reptiles Camp 4 will take place on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at Columbia Crossings, and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, and Friday, Aug. 31, at Columbia Creative Factory.

To register, readers may visit


Vendors Sought For Craft Fair August 10, 2018

Elizabethtown Public Library is accepting vendor applications for space in its annual craft fair, set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13. This year's theme is "Craft Fair With a Small Business Flair," and the event will emphasize the effort put forth by small business owners to provide quality crafts, as well as other products and services.

In the past, local craftspersons have showcased handmade quality crafts, repurposed goods, vintage wares, hobby items, and decorating items to the nearly 1,000 people who attend the two-day event. In addition, the library is making space available to vendors of non-craft-related businesses.

Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and may be reserved for a fee. A limited number of 110 volt electric spaces are available for an additional cost. A 6-foot table and two chairs will be provided. Special consideration will be given to vendors who have participated in previous Elizabethtown Public Library craft fairs provided their applications are submitted by Friday, Aug. 31.

All proceeds from vendor fees will support programming at the library.

The craft fair will be held indoors on Oct. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Elizabethtown's Second Friday event and on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applications can be obtained in person at the library, 10 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, or at

For more information, readers may stop by the library, call 717-367-7467, or email


Hotel Seeks Art Proposals August 8, 2018

The Yorktowne Hotel Call for Proposals for arts-based projects is now available.

Applicants are encouraged to consider the Yorktowne Hotel throughout its lifetime and its position as a community gathering place, as well as the historical integrity of the public spaces and the bridge into modern function and form.

Applicants should also think of the spirit and the history of York as a place that people live, work, and play. The art installations should reflect York's past, present, and positive future throughout the space.

Applicants should consider industrial arts and York County as place of agriculture and manufacturing and where things are created. Industrialists, ingenuity, engineering and craftsmanship define York County and the people who live here. This encompasses industrial materials and ideas: electronics, programming, ergonomics, engineering, science, natural raw materials and philosophy.

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Details on submitting are available by visiting For more information on the application, readers may email Kim Hogeman or call 717-771-4583.


Gallery To Feature Artwork July 13, 2018

The Art Gallery at United Zion Retirement Community, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, is featuring Melanie Glass as July's Artist of the Month.

Glass currently resides in Fresno, Calif., but is a native of Harrisburg. She honed her talent through art classes taken at Harrisburg Area Community College. She uses paper or canvas and a combination of techniques including watercolor, acrylics, oils, and collaging with the goal of capturing an emotion or a memory or sharing an experience.

Glass has shared her artwork at a number of programs and venues. She has also volunteered and taught art classes at the Susquehanna Arts Museum in downtown Harrisburg.

Her artwork will be on display and available for purchase throughout the month of July. The Art Gallery is free and open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information on the Art Gallery, readers may contact Alyssa Wojcik at

United Zion Retirement Community is located 1.5 miles north of the square in Lititz. For other news and events, readers may find the retirement community's Facebook page.

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