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Lionettes Slate Meeting March 22, 2019

A representative from North Star Initiative will present "Welcome to the Battle" at the Londonderry Lionettes' meeting on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at Londonderry Elementary School, 260 Schoolhouse Road, Middletown.

North Star supports women who are survivors of domestic sex trafficking. The organization provides physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual care through a Christ-centered focus, as well as supplying everyday necessities such as toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, healthy snacks, and gift cards.

For more information, readers may call 717-944-6518.

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Billow To Address World War II Roundtable March 22, 2019

The Central Pennsylvania World War II Roundtable will meet on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 433 E. Main St., Hummelstown. World War II veteran Harold Billow will share his experience.

Billow will share his story of surviving the Malmedy Massacre on Dec. 17, 1944. As a member of Battery B, 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, Billow was tasked with determining the locations of German artillery so American artillery knew where to aim their shells. His unit did not expect to directly engage the opposing force, let alone face its tanks and half-tracks. Billow and the rest of his convoy surrendered to the Germans. Billow, a 96-year-old Mount Joy resident, is believed to be the only remaining survivor of the Malmedy Massacre.

Dec. 17 is also significant to Billow for a second reason, which is associated with pleasant memories. On that date in 1945, he married Vera, a woman he had met in England.

Roundtable meetings are held the first Thursday of every month. Anyone with an interest in World War II is invited to attend the meetings. There are no membership or admission fees. For more information, readers may contact Charlie Lloyd at charlie.centralpaww2rt@gmail.com or 717-503-2862 or visit www.centralpaww2roundtable.org.

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Business Women Slate Meeting March 22, 2019

The Blue Mountain Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at the Dodge City Restaurant on the corner of Paxton and Cameron streets in Harrisburg.

This month's speaker will be Yolonda Carey, Reiki master practitioner. The event will also include dinner and time for networking.

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

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Group Sets Information Meeting March 21, 2019

Daughters of Union Veterans Mammy Ruggles Tent 50 will hold an information meeting on Sunday, April 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Heidelburg United Church of Christ, 47 W. Philadelphia St., York. Those interested in membership are invited to attend.

Members will inform attendees about the group's activities, how to become involved, and how to search for their Civil War ancestors.

Those who attend are asked to use the rear entrance. Parking is available at the rear of the church.

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Mitura To Speak At ALLVETS Event March 21, 2019

ALLVETS will welcome speaker Paul Mitura at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the York History Center, 250 E. Market St., York. ALLVETS is a nonprofit organization that records veterans' stories.

Mitura served in the Army for more than 30 years and is the author of "The Best Worst Tank" and other books.

ALLVETS meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the York History Center. The free event is open to the public, and free parking is available. For more information, readers may contact Linda Bean at 717-881-6651 or Allvets1york@gmail.com. Veterans who are interested in sharing their story may contact the group.

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Bird Club Will Hold Meeting March 21, 2019

The Lancaster County Bird Club will meet on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. Conservationist Lawrence Niles will present the program "Restoring Red Knots and the Delaware Bay." He will discuss efforts to restore the birds and habitats in Delaware Bay and elsewhere, and he will explain how all conservation relies on the full commitment of birders.

A short business meeting will precede the program. The public is invited to attend free of charge and may call 717-725-2717 or 717-984-2738 with questions. More information about the club can also be found at www.lancasterbirdclub.org and on Facebook at Lancaster Bird Club.

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Women's Group Plans Luncheon March 20, 2019

Lancaster County Newcomers and Neighbors will host a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, April 10. During the meeting, there will be a presentation on volunteering for Phoenix Assistance Dogs.

There is a cost to attend. The club is open to all women who reside in Lancaster County. For more details, readers may visit www.lancasternewcomers.com. The registration deadline is Saturday, March 30.

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Women's Club Slates Meeting March 20, 2019

The Lancaster Christian Women's Club will host a luncheon at noon on Wednesday, April 3, at the Bent Creek Country Club, 620 Bent Creek Drive, Lititz. A representative of a local travel company will share "Travel Tips," and guest speaker Linda Parker will present "Packing and Unpacking Life's Dreams." Laurie and Tom Reese will present "Music From Around the World."

The cost for the luncheon will be all-inclusive. All women are welcome to attend. For reservations, readers may call Pat at 717-951-0773.

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Woodworking Guild To Meet March 20, 2019

The Susquehanna Trail Woodworking Guild will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at the York Town Craft Guild, 639 N. Franklin St., York. The program will feature table saw jigs and fixtures.

Admission will be free, with no experience necessary. For more information, readers may call Scott at 717-744-5330 or visit www.stwg.org. The guild meets on the fourth Thursday of every month.

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Conversations Group To Gather March 19, 2019

The Conversations Social Group will start a new study on Tuesday, April 2. The group will gather at the Meeting House, 1715 Altland Ave., York. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and last about one hour. Light refreshments will be served.

The meeting's format will be a short video and discussion, and attendees may share experiences and opinions freely as they desire. The new study will be "Parables From the Back Side" by J. Ellsworth Kalas. The study examines parables told by Jesus.

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PCGC Plans Activities March 19, 2019

The Penn-Cumberland Garden Club (PCGC) will hold three events in April. All activities are open to the public. To learn more, readers may visit www.penncumberlandgardenclub.org.

A Pressed Flower Workshop will be held on Monday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Community Room at Giant Super Food Store, 3301 Trindle Road, Camp Hill. Attendees will create cards and crafts using pressed flowers. Materials will be available. For details, readers may call Karen at 717-761-4108.

PCGC will host a regular meeting on Monday, April 15, at 10 a.m. at the Camp Hill Borough Hall, 2145 Walnut St., Camp Hill. Darlene Palanti will discuss "Enclosed Gardens From 1400s to 1800s." A short business meeting and luncheon will follow. A small donation for the luncheon is requested, and attendees are asked to bring their own place settings. For details, readers may call Anne at 717-697-7205.

A PCGC conservation meeting will be held on Friday, April 26, from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, 23rd and Walnut streets, Camp Hill. Readers may call 717-761-1037 to reserve a seat.

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New 4-H Club Posts Meetings March 19, 2019

Penn State Extension in York County and the York County 4-H Program will start a new special interest club, Discover Animals 4-H SPIN Club. The club is for youths ages 8 to 18 interested in learning about different animals. Club meetings will highlight alpacas, dairy cattle, goats, horses, sheep, small animals, and more. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 10 and 17 and May 1 to 29.

The club will meet at various locations so that animals will be available to help youths learn. To sign up, readers may visit https://pa.4honline.com and select Discover Animals 4-H SPIN Club by Sunday, March 31. There is a cost for nonmembers of 4-H. Currently enrolled 4-H members may join at no additional charge. Space is limited to 30 members, so early registration is encouraged.

For more information on the York County 4-H Program, readers may visit https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h/counties/york or contact 717-840-7408 or yorkext@psu.edu.

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Women's Group Slates Meeting March 19, 2019

The York Women's Association's (YWA) meeting on Monday, April 1, will feature guest speaker Carol Miller, YWA first vice president. She will give a slide presentation on her journey to Nepal. While her trip did include temples and Mount Everest, she also visited other places, including some that only locals would typically be able to experience. Meeting attendees will sample traditional Nepali beverages. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., with light refreshments served at 6:15 p.m.

YWA is an all-volunteer, nonprofit women's organization with a mission to promote educational and cultural interests, further civic improvements, engage in philanthropic activities, and promote social activities that provide lasting friendships. Membership is open to women age 21 and older who reside in York County.

Meetings take place the first Monday of each month from September through May at Codorus Valley Corporate Center, 105 Leader Heights Road, York. For more information, readers may call Rosemary Sieffert at 717-764-0157 or Marie Bini at 717-428-1764 or visit www.yorkwomensassociation.com.

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Flower Club To Hold Meeting March 15, 2019

The Elizabethtown Flower Club will meet at noon on Monday, April 1, at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy. The program will be "Planning Perfect Pots" by Laura Lapp.

Guests are welcome, and a cost for lunch has been set. Reservations and cancellations must be made by noon on Thursday, March 28, by calling Mary Ann Kale at 717-653-9183 to avoid payment for a reserved meal.

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Genealogy Club Plans Meeting March 15, 2019

The Susquehanna Trail Genealogy Club will will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2100 Hollywood Drive, York Township. Ronald L. Hershner will present "Adams and Jefferson: Friends and Rivals." Hershner will speak about two of the Founding Fathers, who worked closely as revolutionaries and helped create a nation but who strongly disagreed on the fundamental nature of the government they were creating.

The program will be open to the public, and light refreshments and a door prize will be available. For more information, readers may contact Frank Long, club president, at 717-244-7214 or or visit www.facebook.com/pastgc.

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Hughes Society To Hold Meeting March 15, 2019

The Elizabeth Hughes Society invites the public to its general meeting at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 398 N. Locust St., Elizabethtown, on Monday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Mary Conrad. She will use slides to portray the career of Grandma Moses, who began painting later in life.

For more information, call 717-653-2664.

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Camera Club To Meet March 15, 2019

Hershey Camera Club will host award-winning photographer Candy Delaney on Thursday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Country Meadows, 451 Sandhill Road, Hershey, in the Rose Room.

Delaney will present present a program titled "Purposeful Passion." She will share what she has been up to since her last presentation. Attendees will learn how passion can drive content creation by opening future opportunities.

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

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Towne Club Plans Meeting March 15, 2019

The Towne Club of Lancaster will meet on Tuesday, March 26, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Road, Lancaster, at 1 p.m. The program will feature Jay Ulrick presenting "Decorating Your Patio or Balcony."

Guests are welcome to attend. For more information, readers may contact Susan Gibbs at 717-568-2193.

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Grave Concern Sets Meeting March 15, 2019

Grave Concern will hold a quarterly public meeting and program on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, located just off Route 30 East.

The program, "Shaarai Shomayim Cemetery: A Stroll Through History," will be presented by historian, genealogist, and author David Brener.

The meeting is free and open to the public. The venue may be reached at 717-393-9745.

Grave Concern is an organization dedicated to the history, preservation, and restoration of historical burial places.

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Sewing Network Plans Meeting March 14, 2019

The Lancaster Area Sewing Network will meet on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at Lancaster Friends Meeting House, 110 Tulane Terrace, Lancaster. The program will be presented by Debby Spence, who will discuss how to cut and sew muslin.

Guests are welcome to attend. For more information, email LancasterSews@gmail.com.

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