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Session To Highlight Protective Measures May 24, 2018

The Manheim Lions Club invites the community to an informative session focusing on protective measures and emergency planning for schools and community events. George Giangi will present an hour long presentation, "Safety Measures for Events," on Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at Enck's Catering and Conference Center, 1461 Lancaster Road, Manheim.

The presentation will take into account such areas as threat assessment, access control, protective measures, and emergency planning. It will provide information outlining the planning issues involved in hosting special events in schools, churches, and communities.

Giangi is a consultant with more than 30 years experience in the field of emergency management, business continuity planning, security, counter-terrorism, critical infrastructure protection, workplace violence prevention, and facility vulnerability assessments.

He currently chairs the South Central Counter-Terrorism Task Force Business, Industry, and Infrastructure Subcommittee, conducting facility vulnerability assessments for government and private sector organizations. He has taught a number of security-related classes and was the recipient of the 2011 ASIS Security Professional of the Year recognition.

Those who are planning complex or potentially contentious events requiring coordination of various stakeholders and agencies with different priorities who may not routinely work together are encouraged to attend the session. Seating is limited, and preregistration is required by Friday, June 8, by calling 717-492-4048.


DAR Chapter Hosts Presentation May 23, 2018

The Cornwall Iron Furnace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hosted a meeting on Feb. 17 in honor of the centennial of World War I. The presentation took place at the South Annville Community Building.

Noted local historian John Maietta presented information on the events that defined the American home front in World War I, focusing on the Lebanon community. Maietta said that when the war began Lebanon held a parade and there was a rush for marriage certificates at the Lebanon County courthouse.

For information about joining the DAR Cornwall Iron Furnace Chapter, readers may visit Membership is open to women age 18 years or older who can prove they are lineal descendants from someone who fought in the American Revolution. Memberships are available regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background.


Marine Corps League Will Meet May 23, 2018

The Bob Smith Detachment 784 of the Marine Corps League in Hummelstown will meet on Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 535 Walnut Ave., Hummelstown.

The organization meets on the second Wednesday of each month. New members are welcome to join.


Garden Club Plans Meeting May 22, 2018

Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2650 Freysville Road, Red Lion, at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 4. A program on water gardens will be presented.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For details, readers may contact Melanie Markowski at 717-617-7457 or


Coin Club To Distribute Price Guides May 22, 2018

The Stewartstown-Shrewsbury Coin Club will give away free CPG/Collector Price Guides, while supplies last. The quarterly guides are published by the CDN, a dealer and collector publication providing relevant values for United States coins.

The ANA-member club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive (off Route 851), Stewartstown. At the June meeting, attendees will discuss numismatic shorthand and terminology used by the CPG and Red Book. Member and visitor coins may be examined.

For more information, readers may contact club president Fred Beihl at 717-993-3163 or


Shiloh Garden Club To Meet May 22, 2018

The Shiloh Garden Club will meet on Thursday, June 28, at Dover Community Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover. Pamela Dimeler will present "The Linvilla Bluebird Trail."

For more details, readers may contact


Civil War Round Table Will Meet May 22, 2018

The York Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at the Historical Society Museum, Library and Archives, 250 E. Market St., York. Guest speaker James McClure will present "Who Was Chief Burgess James Small?"

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, readers may visit


Genealogy Club Plans Meeting May 22, 2018

The Susquehanna Trail Genealogy Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2100 Hollywood Drive, York. "Beyond the Burning Bridge: Wrightsville in the Civil War" will be discussed by local author Scott Mingus. Light refreshments will be served.

The public is invited to attend. The topic will be of particular interest to local historians, Civil War buffs, and genealogists.

For further information, readers may contact Frank Long at 717-244-7214. Additional information can be found at


Flower Club To Meet May 18, 2018

The Elizabethtown Flower Club will meet at noon on Monday, June 4, at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy. The program will be "Historical and Magical Associated With Flowers" by Master Gardener Holly List.

There is a set cost for the lunch. Reservations and cancellations must be made by noon on Thursday, May 31, by calling Luann Gantz at 717-653-9390 to avoid payment for a reserved meal.


ABWA Chapter Sets Meeting May 18, 2018

The Blue Mountain Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) invites the public to its monthly dinner meeting on Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. at the Dodge City Restaurant, located on the corner of Paxton and Cameron streets in Harrisburg.

For reservations or more information, readers may call Sharon Geary at 717-233-3250.


Roundtable For Writers Slated May 18, 2018

The York County Writers Roundtable networks writers and researchers of York County and regional history. The group will meet on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum, Library and Archives, 250 E. Market St., York.

At the meeting, Blake Stough of the Preserving York social media platform will talk about the Spring Grove Museum's holdings and research opportunities. This gathering is open to the public.

For more information, readers may contact Nicole Smith at or 717-848-1587, ext. 225. The group meets once per quarter.


Dance Company Plans Summer Classes May 17, 2018

Laurel Dance Company will hold a six-week summer session of classes from the week of Monday, June 18, through the week of Saturday, July 28, at the studio at 514 E. Main St., Ephrata.

On Mondays, Emotions in Motion, for children up to age 12, and Mindful Movement, for teens and adults, will be offered for people with autism and others who have intellectual challenges. Intermediate and Advanced Ballet Technique, Intermediate and Advanced Pointe, and Intermediate and Advanced Tapclasses will also be available.

On Tuesdays, Laurel Dance Company will hold Creative Movement for children ages 2 and 3, Dance Explorers for children ages 4 and 5, Elementary Ballet for children age 5 and up, and Intermediate and Advanced Musical Theater.

The Wednesday classes will be Beginning and Pre-Pointe Technique and Pre-Pointe Conditioning, Elementary Tap, Elementary Musical Theater, and Intermediate and Advanced Modern and Jazz.

On Fridays, Laurel Dance Company will offer Beginning and Pre-Pointe Ballet Technique, followed by Pre-Pointe Conditioning, as well as Intermediate and Advanced Ballet Technique, followed by Intermediate and Advanced Pointe.

It is suggested for all ballet students who dance on pointe to take two ballet technique classes per week in addition to their pointe classes. Class times and days are subject to change based on class size and registration.

For more information, readers may call the studio at 717-466-5800, visit, email or find Laurel Dance Company and Studio on Facebook.


DAR Chapter Hosts Speaker May 17, 2018

Members of the Cornwall Iron Furnace Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) gathered for a presentation on the Ephrata Cloister's contributions to the American Revolution on Jan. 20.

Michael Showalter, museum educator for the historic Ephrata Cloister, gave a presentation on the history of the Ephrata Cloister, which was one of the Revolutionary War hospitals where soldiers were treated. In the winter of 1777-78, it cared for approximately 260 soldiers. Showalter also pointed out other sites that were use throughout central Pennsylvania where wounded service members were treated.

For more information about the DAR chapter, readers may visit


Lions Club Inducts New Members May 16, 2018

Lower Swatara Lions Club inducted seven new members at its May 10 monthly meeting. After a fellowship dinner, the new member induction ceremony was highlighted with comments by past district governor Salli Miller, who presented each new member with his or her Lions centennial pin. The new members include Jeff Eberts, Matt Eberts, Kathy Grogan, Ed Miller, Abigail Pfister, Jack and Babette Rudick, and Kelsey Varner.

Lower Swatara Lions Club is a community service organization based in Lower Swatara Township. Among the club's sponsored activities are the Easter egg hunt, the Shopes Garden Halloween parade and Movie Night in the Park. The club is accepting new members and suggestions.

For more information, readers may find Lower Swatara Lions Club on Facebook, visit, or speak with a member at a club activity.


World War II Roundtable Sets Meeting May 16, 2018

The Central Pennsylvania World War II Roundtable will meet on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 433 E. Main St., Hummelstown. Bob Brocklehurst, an Alaska fighter pilot, will share his experience.

Brocklehurst was frequently recognized for his skill as a pilot and his leadership. He was promoted to first lieutenant ahead of his classmates and received his commission as a lieutenant colonel by 1945.

The Central Pennsylvania WWII Roundtable is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for WWII veterans, authors, historians, and citizens to share their knowledge and experiences related to the war. Anyone with an interest in WWII is invited to attend the meetings. There are no membership or admission fees.

For more information, readers may contact Charlie Lloyd at or 717-503-2862 or visit


Surviving Spouse Socials To Meet May 16, 2018

Surviving Spouse Socials will meet on Tuesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, 509 Pacific Ave., York. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

All widowed men and women are welcome to attend. The group offers social activities to members, including meals at local restaurants, miniature golf, and more. Readers may call 717-266-2784 or 717-434-5470 for more information.


Holocaust Survivor Will Talk At Meeting May 16, 2018

The World War II Oral History Club will meet on Tuesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia.

David Wisnia, who was a trained cantor before the 1939 German invation of Poland, will share his story of surviving Auschwitz, his escape during a transfer to Dachau concentration camp, and his rescue by soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division. Joining with the 506th Parachute Infantry, Wisnia engaged actively in combat near the end of the war, thus becoming both a Holocaust survivor and a liberator. Wisnia wrote a memoir, "One Voice, Two Lives."

The public, including veterans and anyone with an interest in World War II, is invited to attend. The group meets on the last Tuesday of the month. For more details, call 717-319-3430.


YWA Holds Luncheon, Fashion Show May 15, 2018

On April 14, the York Women's Association (YWA) hosted a luncheon and fashion show fundraiser at the Box Hill Mansion at Regents Glen Country Club. The event, attended by more than 100 women, raised more than $1,000 to benefit the Children's Aid Society of York.

The YWA recently changed its name, having formerly been known as the Young Women's Club of York. It remains a community service and social organization that provides opportunities for York County women to meet other local women and to become active in the York community. The mission of the YWA is to promote educational and cultural interests, to engage in philanthropic activities, and to promote social activities that provide lasting frendships. Membership is open to women age 21 and older who reside in York County.

For more information, readers may contact Rosemary at 717-764-0157 or Marie at 717-428-1764 or visit


Christian Women Slate Meeting May 15, 2018

Lancaster Christian Women's Club will host a luncheon at noon on Wednesday, June 6, at Bent Creek Country Club, 620 Bent Creek Drive, Lititz. The meeting will feature a program on "How to Design Your Own Easy Care Garden." Jan Edgerton will speak on "How to Have a Fulfilling Future Despite the Past." Special music will be provided.

There is a cost to attend. For reservations, call Pat at 717-951-0773.


Released Time Registrations Available May 11, 2018

Warwick Released Time (WRT) has announced a change for the 2018-19 school year. Third-graders will study the Old Testament of the Bible, and fourth-graders will study the New Testament. The change was requested by the school district because of schedule conflicts for the fifth-graders.

The WRT classes will be held once per week from September through May during lunch time. The students will bring their lunches to WRT. The theme for the year will be "WRT-Faith, Fun, Friends."

Registration forms are available at the elementary school offices. Readers may also register students by visiting

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