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Woodturners Club Sets Meeting August 23, 2017

The next monthly meeting of the South Central Pennsylvania Woodturners Club will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will feature hands-on turning.

Meetings are held in the Park Building of Christ United Methodist Church on Water Street in Jacobus on the first Tuesday of the month. Meetings include displays of members' recent projects, discussions, and demonstrations of techniques for various woodturning projects. Experienced woodturners are available to answer questions in all areas of woodturning.

Anyone with an interest in woodturning, from beginner to professional, is encouraged to attend. For more information, readers may visit www.pawoodturners.com.

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Newcomers Club Plans Meeting August 23, 2017

The Newcomers Club of Central Chester County (NCCCC) will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Downingtown Area Senior Center, 983 Lancaster Ave., Downingtown.

The first meeting will be an open house and will offer members the opportunity to learn about the club's various interest groups. Many interest group leaders will be on hand. In addition, there will be information regarding the club's fundraising efforts. Membership forms will be available, and light refreshments will be served.

Members will collect for "Chester Bears," a group of Chester County Hospital volunteers who handcraft bears to distribute to any child who arrives in the emergency room of the hospital. Items will include fabric (fleece is the preferred fabric), ribbons, and poly-fill stuffing.

The club's two primary goals are to provide activities and social gatherings for women and to involve members in fundraising activities benefiting Chester County charities. At each general monthly meeting, members have the option of donating to that month's featured charity.

Women of all ages and interests are welcome to join Newcomers. For more information about the NCCCC, readers may attend a general meeting, visit www.newcomerscenchesco.org, or contact sherrymcveigh7@gmail.com.

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Girl Scout Group Plans Signups August 23, 2017

Conestoga River Girl Scouts in Lancaster and Penn Manor will hold three registration and information events for the new Girl Scout year for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. The signup events will be as follows: Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, on the upper level, with directional signs posted; Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., Rawlinsville United Methodist Church, 1043 Truce Road, Rawlinsville; and Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m., Friendly's, 1655 Columbia Ave., Lancaster.

Anyone who is unable to attend any of the events may call Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania Customer Care at 800-692-7816 for information.

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Planning Meeting Posted August 22, 2017

The New Holland Historical Society Museum, 210 E. Main St., New Holland, will be the site of the next planning meeting for the Longvic, France, Twin City 50th anniversary event. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m.

Residents of Longvic are scheduled to visit the area in October, and community help is needed.

For more informantion, readers may contact Janet Tamburro at 717-201-3479 or search for "New Holland - Longvic Twin City Friendship" on Facebook.

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Veterans To Organize KWVA Chapter August 22, 2017

The Korean War Veterans (KWVA) General John H. Michaelis, Chapter 327, of Lancaster is spearheading a move to establish a KWVA chapter in the Harrisburg area. An organizational meeting will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 9 a.m. at the Vietnam Veterans of America facility, 800 Derry St., Harrisburg.

All veterans who served during the period of the war - between 1950 and 1953 - are eligible to become members, regardless of where they served. Also, those who served after the truce was signed are designated as Korean Defenders and are also eligible to become members. All are invited to attend the meeting.

For details, contact Paul Cunningham of Lancaster at 717-299-1990 or Gilbert E. Condor Sr. of Hummelstown at 717-566-0735.

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Women's Civic Club To Meet August 17, 2017

The Women's Civic Club of Hershey will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Hershey Plaza Apartments, 215 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey.

All women age 18 and up are welcome to attend.

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Foster Parent Sessions Planned August 17, 2017

Families United Network, 412 S. Angle St., Mount Joy, is seeking foster families. The organization will host foster parent orientation sessions on Thursdays, Sept. 7 and 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.

To attend either of the sessions, readers may call 800-722-0136 or email Holly at htanner@families4kids.org.

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Christian Women's Club Will Meet August 16, 2017

Lancaster Christian Women's Club will hold a "New Perspectives" luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at noon at Bent Creek Country Club, 620 Bent Creek Drive, Lititz. Barbara Vernoski will speak on "My Life Took Off When I Used the Right Plan." Margaret Williams will share book reviews on "Musings of a Lover of Books and Musical Enhancements."

All women are invited to attend. There is a cost. Reservations are available by calling Sue at 717-989-0321.

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Coin Club Will Meet August 16, 2017

The Stewartstown and Shrewsbury Coin Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Mason Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown. The meeting will include a video presentation about Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the designer of the $10 Indian and $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coins.

The meeting is open to the public. Members will have coins to research, with time set aside for questions and answers with a professional numismatist. Readers may contact Fred Beihl at 717-993-3163 or fredcbeihl@gmail.com for more information.

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Gallopers Plan Meeting August 16, 2017

The East York Gallopers will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Commonwealth Fire Hall, 2045 N. Sherman St., York. Musician Ian Carroll will provide entertainment.

Readers may contact Phil Nalbandian at 717-495-4015 for more information.

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Genealogical Society To Meet August 16, 2017

The South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society will meet on Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York.

A brief business meeting will begin at 2:15 p.m., and the program on "York County's 1798 Glass Tax" by Cindy Hartman will immediately follow at approximately 2:30 p.m.

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Garden Club Plans Meeting August 16, 2017

The Garden Club of Harrisburg will hold its first meeting of the new year at Colonial United Church of Christ, 5000 Devonshire Road, Harrisburg, on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The board meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Members and guests will meet at 11 a.m., and an indoor picnic will start at noon. Attendees whose last name begins with A to K should bring a dessert; others should bring a main dish. A program on "Meet, Eat, and Learn About Your Club" will begin after lunch.

The Evening Study Group will meet on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, 6049 Blue Bird Ave., Harrisburg. The program will be "A Design Using Decorative or Weathered Wood." For more information, call Betty Lewis at 717-566-0725.

Guests are always welcome. For more information about the club, call Patricia Stull at 717-652-3168.

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Rotary Club Members Visit Farmers Market August 15, 2017

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MOMS Club Plans Social Event August 15, 2017

The MOMS Club of Pickering Valley and Shamona Creek will hold its monthly social on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. at the beach at Marsh Creek State Park. Mothers of young children, along with their children, are welcome to attend.

The group also offers playdates, Mom's Night Out, and community service projects. For further information, visit http://momsclubpv.weebly.com/ or contact momsclubpv@yahoo.com.

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Club Announces Meeting Schedule, Officers August 15, 2017

The Zonta International Harrisburg-Hershey Club has announced its 2017-18 meeting schedule and officers. Zonta is a global international organization of professionals that seeks to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy. At the local level, Zonta of Harrisburg-Hershey has organized activities and events to benefit and empower women in the community.

The club will hold monthly dinner meetings at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, beginning on Sept. 14. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets, readers may call 717-774-8333.

The speaker on Sept. 14 will be Carolyn Blatchley, executive director of the Cumberland County Library System. In October, the club will hear from Steven R. Junkin, chief of police for the Hampden Township Police Department. In November, a representative of Imagine Goods, a woman-owned business in Lancaster, will speak.

The club's new officers for the year are as follows: Nancy Fodor, president; Elaine Weinert, vice president; Alice Kirchner, treasurer; and Eileen Baylor, secretary. Also recently named were directors Diana Laughner and Amy Peffley, as well as past president Suzanne Gale and nominating chair Mary Ann Mihok.

Locally, Zonta has supported many charitable organizations, including the Shalom House. The club takes an annual trip to the state Capitol for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. In addition, the group has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to local high school and college women. More information is available at www.zonta-harrisburghershey.org.

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Sewing Network Slates Meeting August 15, 2017

The Lancaster Area Sewing Network will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Lancaster Friends Meeting House, 110 Tulane Terrace, Lancaster. Members will discuss ways to recycle T-shirts by making them into household items and children's and women's clothing. Attendees may bring a recycled T-shirt project to share.

Guests are welcome to attend for a fee, payable at the door. No preregistration is required. For further information, contact Carrie at 717-572-2093 or careeare@comcast.net.

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DEAC Plans Meeting August 10, 2017

Derry Environmental Action Committee (DEAC) invites residents interested in environmental issues to attend its monthly meeting on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Hershey Room at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey.

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

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Coatesville Rotary Seeks New Members August 9, 2017

The first Rotary Club was founded in 1905 by Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who wanted to form a club of business professionals who could work together and exchange ideas.

Today, the club has evolved into a network of volunteers who take part in various service projects in their own towns and around the world.

Locally, the Rotary Club of Coatesville is seeking new members who want to make a difference in the community by helping others through various service projects.

"(Harris) wanted to start a (club with) a group of men who were in different businesses," explained Coatesville Rotary member Dave Seegers. "Originally, there was only one member (allowed) from each profession. It has grown considerably since then."

Today's Rotary is open to men and women from various professions. "We have people from all ages and walks of life. We have judges, lawyers, plumbers, teachers and electricians," Seegers said. "We put more stress on (finding) good people who would be interested in the club. We are extremely helpful to the community."

The Coatesville club is part of Rotary International, which includes approximately 33,000 clubs in more than 165 countries, with 1.2 million members. Seegers noted that the club originally got its name because members would rotate their meeting locations from office to office.

The Rotary Club of Coatesville meets on Thursdays at noon at the Coatesville Country Club, 143 Reservoir Road, Coatesville. Meetings typically last about 90 minutes and include a speaker from the community. Attendees may purchase their own lunches.

Shelly Pelet-Galpan from Locust Lane Riding Center addressed the group on Aug. 3, and Vanessa Briggs from the Brandywine Health Foundation was the speaker on Aug. 10. For the next meeting on Aug. 17, Mike Trio is scheduled to discuss the Coatesville Grand Prix to be held in September.

Coatesville Rotary was formed in 1924, and its motto matches that of other Rotary Clubs: "Service Above Self." In keeping with the motto, the club supports many organizations. "We donate dictionaries to all third-grade students in the (Coatesville Area School) District," Seegers said. "We meet with the students, tell them about Rotary and (distribute) the dictionaries."

The club also gives scholarships to students in the district and helps provide backpacks to students in need. "Every year our Rotary also collects donations and food items for the Chester County Food Bank," Seegers reported.

The club's biggest fundraiser is selling hamburgers and hot dogs at the Brandywine Strawberry Festival. Money raised helps support community grants. The club recently presented grants to a local Boy Scout troop, the Coatesville Library, Handi-Crafters, the Salvation Army and the NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO).

"Right now, we are very involved with the PULL Program, which stands for Pop Up Lending Library," Seegers noted. PULL stations are currently being created by Arts Holding Hands and Hearts Inc. (AHHAH), and the stations will be filled with books that youngsters may take home. Coatesville Rotary donated the funds to build eight new PULL stations, and members helped build the lending library boxes during a workshop held in July at Good Works in Coatesville.

Those interested in joining the Rotary Club of Coatesville are invited to attend a meeting. Those who join the club must complete a membership application and will be asked to pay yearly dues.

"If you are looking for an exciting and dynamic opportunity and to be a part of such a remarkable organization, attend a meeting or visit www.coatesvillerotary.org," Seegers added.

For more information, readers may visit the previously mentioned website or www.facebook.com/rotaryclubofcoatesville.

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MOAA Chapter Welcomes Speaker August 9, 2017

Maj. Gen. Dee Ann McWilliams, who is retired from the U.S. Army and serves as president of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, was the featured speaker for the Lancaster Chapter Military Officer's Association of America (MOAA) at the group's June 22 general membership meeting and dinner.

McWilliams provided her perspective on women serving in the military and reviewed her career as a senior military officer. She also reported on the Women's Memorial, located at the ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The memorial, along with its associated education center and archives, are maintained and operated by the Women in Military Service for America Foundation.

McWilliams encouraged all members of the Lancaster Chapter MOAA to promote registration with the foundation and to make others aware of efforts to recognize women's service. Registration with the Women's Memorial is free and may be completed by an individual or someone on her behalf. Eligibility includes all uniformed services, including active duty military, Reserves, National Guard, USPHS, and NOAA, as well as other groups, such as the USO and Red Cross, that have served overseas with the military in times of conflict. Items related to an individual's service are accepted. For more information about the Women's Memorial, readers may visit www.womensmemorial.org.

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Garden Club Sets Events August 9, 2017

Green Thumb Garden Club has posted its August programs, which will take place at Kaltreider-Benfer Library, 147 S. Charles St., Red Lion.

Master Gardener Iona Bradley will present "Creating a Romantic Moonlight Garden" on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Melanie Markowski will present "Snakes in the Garden - It's a Good Thing!" for children ages 7 to 12 and their parents on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, readers may contact Markowski at 717-617-7457 or mmarkowski@juno.com.

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