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Spinnin' Spurs Plans Meeting January 16, 2018

Spinnin' Spurs 4-H Horse Club will hold an organizational meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, at Grace Church, 501 W. Lincoln Ave., Lititz, at 6:30 p.m. Youths ages 5 to 18 should bring paper, a pen, and a 2018 calendar and need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The 4-H Horse Cloverbuds, for children ages 5 to 7, will meet at the same time and same location with their own age-appropriate books and activities.

4-H Horse clubs provide educational opportunities but do not provide horses or riding lessons, and members do not have to own a horse to join. For details, contact Lynette Sauder at 717-468-0947 or lssauder827@gmail.com.

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Program To Highlight Owls January 16, 2018

The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet on Monday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2650 Freysville Road, Red Lion. Clayton Lutz, wildlife diversity biologist from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, will discuss "Barn Owls!"

The meeting is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to attend. For details, contact Melanie Markowski at 717-617-7457 or mmarkowski@juno.com.

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4-H Dairy Club Meeting Set January 12, 2018

The Milk Duds 4-H Dairy Club will hold its re-organizational meeting on Monday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. Club activities include taking part in dairy judging practices and competitions, fitting and showing workshops, the county show, and more. Each meeting will have a different topic related to the dairy industry.

Members should bring a pen or pencil, 2018 calendar, and the completed enrollment form with parent signatures to the meeting. The meeting is important for members and their parents to attend. For those who cannot attend, it is important that the enrollment form be turned into the Extension office prior to the meeting date. For more information, readers may contact Amanda Arrowsmith at 717-548-2664 or email a194arrowsmith@epix.net.

This and all 4-H programs are available to all youths ages 8 to 18 prior to Jan. 1. For more information on joining 4-H, readers may contact Lori Little, Extension Educator, at 717-394-6851 or email LancasterExt@psu.edu. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided may contact the Penn State Extension office at 717-394-6851 in advance of their participation or visit.

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DEAC Plans Meeting January 11, 2018

The Derry Environmental Action Committee (DEAC) will meet on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. in the Hershey Room at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave. All residents interested in the environment are welcome to attend.

For more information, readers may visit www.derryeac.wordpress.com.

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Society Plans Fundraising Event January 11, 2018

The Elizabeth Hughes Society will meet on Monday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 398 N. Locust St., Elizabethtown.

The theme will be "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." The event will feature a pound auction. Participants may bring anything they want that weighs a pound, wrap it up and have it auctioned. A white elephant exchange will also take place. Attendees may bring a favorite board game to play. Proceeds will go to the society's benevolence fund.

For more details, readers may call 717-367-9205.

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Toastmasters Club Plans Open House January 11, 2018

Central Penn Toastmasters will hold an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Traditions of Hershey, 100 N. Larkspur Drive, Palmyra.

Attendees will have opportunities to meet members and watch guest speaker Joshua D. Smith, Division A director in Toastmasters International, talk about how communication revolutionizes quality. After hearing from Smith, members and guests will take part in a regular Toastmasters meeting, including prepared speeches, impromptu speeches and evaluations. A regular member of the club will also speak and be evaluated by another group member.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, readers may email Kathleen Shovlin at kashovlin@yahoo.com.

Central Penn Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. More information about the club is available at http://2118.toastmastersclubs.org.

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Rabbiteers 4-H Club Will Meet January 11, 2018

The Rabbiteers 4-H Club of Lancaster County will meet on Monday, Jan. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. Youth ages 8 to 18, along with a parent and/or legal guardian, are invited to attend the organizational meeting of the 4-H club, which will focus on learning about, caring for, and showing rabbits. In addition, there will be guest speakers, group events at local fairs, rabbit shows, and educational demonstrations.

Youth do not need to own a rabbit to join the club. The meeting will discuss future meetings, procedure for meetings, enrollment information, fees, and more.

For more details or if unable to attend the meeting, readers may contact LuAnn Gallagher at luannrg@gmail.com. For general information about the 4-H program or questions about access, readers may contact the Penn State Extension Lancaster County office at 717-394-6851 or lancasterext@psu.edu.

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4-H Horse Club Plans Meeting January 11, 2018

The Saddle Cinches 4-H Horse Club will hold an organizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, at Ruhl's United Methodist Church, 4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This will be a drop-in registration meeting. The informational meeting is open to new member inquiries and for returning members.

Youths ages 5 to 18 must bring a parent/legal guardian to the meeting.

There is a club enrollment membership fee for the year. All club member enrollments and horse registration forms are due in the Penn State Extension office by Tuesday, May 1. Readers may contact Sherry McCarthy at 717-645-2315 or Terry Miller at millerraud@aol.com for additional club information. Again this year, the club will offer a Cloverbud horse program for children ages 5 to 7; class size will be limited.

For more information on the 4-H program, readers may contact Lori Little at the Penn State Extension Lancaster office, 1383 Arcadia Road, Room 140, Lancaster. Readers may also contact Little at 717-394-6851 or lancasterext@psu.edu.

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MDBA Plans Meeting January 10, 2018

Mason Dixon Business Association (MDBA) will hold its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Twin Silos Restaurant at Geneva Farm, 217 Davis Road, Street, Md. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon.

The guest speaker will be Janet Gomes, certified public accountant, of Weyrich, Cronin and Sorra. Registration is encouraged, and guests are welcome to attend. There is a cost to attend.

For more information, readers may visit www.masondixonba.org or search for "Mason Dixon Business Association" on Facebook. In the case of inclement weather, if schools in either Harford County or York County are closed, the meeting will be canceled.

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Sewing Group Announces Programs January 10, 2018

Lancaster Area Sewing Network (LASN) has scheduled its programs for 2018. The theme for the year will be "Sewing Through the Decades." The group will discuss garment topics related to time periods throughout the 20th century. Topics will include working with bias, color blocking, using shoulder pads, and heirloom sewing.

The group will meet on Monday, Jan. 22, to learn about the 1990s and discuss the topic "Escaping the Cargo Hold: A Look at Pockets." LASN will continue to meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Lancaster Friends Meeting House, 110 Tulane Terrace, Lancaster. No advance registration is required. Each meeting will include a show-and-tell session, during which members and guests may display their latest projects and ask for advice.

The LASN is open to any level of sewist with an interest in garment construction. To learn more about the group, readers may find Lancaster Area Sewing Network on Facebook or contact Carrie Rhinier at 717-572-2093 or CareEare@comcast.net.

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Garden Club Sets Meeting January 10, 2018

The Women's Garden Club of Lancaster County will hold its monthly meeting and presentation on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 301 St. Thomas Road, Lancaster.

Following a brief business meeting, Larry Wettig, Conestoga House estate manager, will present a virtual tour of the estate, including hidden nooks and crannies in the gardens.

A refreshment social will follow. Visitors and new members are welcome to attend for a set donation.

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Christian Women Slate Meeting January 9, 2018

The Lancaster Christian Women's Club will hold a "Heart 2 Heart" luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at noon at Bent Creek Country Club, 620 Bent Creek Drive, Lititz. Roxanne Kamichoff will speak on "Stressed Out? Finding Balance in Your Life, Work and Family."

All women are invited to attend. There is a cost for lunch. For reservations, call Sue at 717-989-0321.

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Civil War Round Table Will Meet January 8, 2018

The York Civil War Round Table meeting will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum, Library and Archives, 250 E. Market St., York.

Gene Barr will present "A Civil War Captain and His Lady: Love, Courtship and Combat From Fort Donelson through the Vicksburg Campaign."

Barr's book is a love story from the northern perspective of Josiah Moore and Jennie Lindsay, two immigrants from Ireland. Moore was captain of the 17th Illinois Infantry. Their courtship and romance, which came to light in a rare and unpublished series of letters, forms the basis of Barr's book.

Barr is president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. He is a board member of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg and spent many years engaged in Civil War living history events. He lives in Mechanicsburg.

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

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New Friends Plan Meeting January 8, 2018

The New Friends of York County will hold its annual White Elephant Gift Exchange on Thursday, Jan. 18. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 2500 E. Market St., York. Those who plan to order dinner are asked to arrive by 6:15 p.m. The group will exchange white elephant gifts.

For more details or to register for the meeting by Monday, Jan. 15, readers may visit www.newfriendsofyorkcounty.com or call 717-718-8683.

Group members participate monthly in a variety of interests including Bunco, book club, ladies' and couples' canasta, walking group, community service, craft night, dinner club, ladies luncheon, Mah Jongg, and more.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. Prospective members are welcome to attend three events before committing to membership in the group.

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Master Naturalist Program Posts Training Sessions January 4, 2018

The Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program will hold training sessions for Dauphin County on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. from April 3 through June 19. Also, four field sessions will be scheduled for Saturdays. Classes will be held at the Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin.

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is a citizen volunteer initiative with three key components: an initial volunteer training, annual volunteer service, and continuing education in the natural sciences. Once accepted into the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program, participants will begin by attending an initial intensive training. The natural history training will include a total of 55 hours of classroom and field sessions. Following the training, participants will engage in 30 hours of service in the first year and eight hours of continuing education in order to become certified as Master Naturalist volunteers. Participants will also complete annual service and continuing education hours to maintain their status as Master Naturalist volunteers.

In the spring, the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program will work with various partners in Dauphin County to prepare citizens to become volunteer leaders in their communities through natural resource conservation education, citizen science, and stewardship.

Master Naturalist volunteers design and pursue a wide variety of service projects, including habitat restoration, native plantings, nature walks, interpretative displays or publications on natural history, water quality monitoring and supporting the natural resource conservation efforts of partnering organizations.

The finalized training schedule, the application and information about training are available by visiting www.pamasternaturalist.org and clicking on "Become a Master Naturalist." The application deadline is Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

For additional information, readers may contact Ellyn Nolt at enolt@pamasternaturalist.org or 717-368-4899.

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4-H Horse Club Sets Meeting January 4, 2018

Hooves and Hearts 4-H Horse Club will hold a meeting/workshop on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Stehman Memorial United Methodist Church, 485 Indian Run Road, Millersville. Regular meetings will take place on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. For more information about the club, readers may contact Amy Walborn at 717-330-6299.

All 4-H programs are available to all youths ages 8 to 18 prior to Jan. 1. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or has questions about the physical access provided may contact Walborn in advance of their participation or visit.

For more information on joining 4-H, readers may contact Lori Little, Extension educator, at 717-394-6851 or email LancasterExt@psu.edu.

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Camera Club To Meet January 4, 2018

The Hershey Camera Club will meet on Monday, Jan. 15, at Country Meadows, 451 Sandhill Road, Hershey. The program will start at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will be a presentation night, and the topic will be "Getting It Right in the Camera." Award-winning Pennsylvania photojournalist Jason Malmont will discuss improving shooting skills with lens selection, focusing, and light metering.

The public is welcome. For more information, readers may visit www.hersheycameraclub.org or search for "Friends of the Hershey Camera Club" on Facebook.

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4-H Club Meeting Planned January 4, 2018

The Lancaster County 4-H Livestock Club will hold its reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the auditorium of the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, with registration starting at 7 p.m. The club focuses on beef, dairy beef, market goats, swine and sheep.

Parents are encouraged to attend the meeting with their youths. A completed enrollment form must be handed in at the meeting. Members are required to pay dues, which may also be turned in at the meeting.

To request enrollment information prior to the meeting, contact the Lancaster County Extension office at 717-394-6851 or email LancasterExt@psu.edu. For more information about the 4-H livestock program, readers may contact Emily Welk at 717-394-6851.

All 4-H programs are available to all youth ages 8 to 18 prior to Jan. 1. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided may contact the Penn State Extension office in Lancaster at 717-394-6851 in advance of their participation or visit.

For more information on 4-H, readers may visit http://extension.psu.edu/lancaster and click on 4-H, or contact Lori Little at 717-394-6851, or email LancasterExt@psu.edu.

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Conservation Committee To Meet January 3, 2018

The Penn-Cumberland Garden Club (PCGC) Conservation Committee will meet on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, 23rd and Walnut streets. Conservation issues and legislature updates will be discussed. Participants may bring subjects for discussion and a beverage mug.

For details, call Sue at 717-761-1037 or visit www.penncumberlandgarden.org.

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Sewing Circle To Meet January 3, 2018

The Berks County Sewing Circle will meet on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Reading. This month's topic will be "Needlepoint on Plastic Canvas." Attendees will learn a number of tips on the art, as well as take part in a tutorial on this style.

Sewing Circle is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.

No registration is necessary for the free event. For information, call 610-374-8839, ext. 2611, or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.

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