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Woman's Club To Host Achterberg November 15, 2018

The Lampeter-Strasburg Area Woman's Club will welcome author Cara Sue Achterberg on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. The program will take place at Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 W. Main St., Strasburg.

Achterberg will talk about her memoir "Another Good Dog," which was a People Magazine People's Pick. She will discuss her passion for fostering dogs, which led her to foster more than 50 dogs in less than two years. More information is available at www.carawrites.com.

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HLAA Chapter Sets Meeting November 15, 2018

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Capital Region Chapter will hold a meeting on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7:10 p.m. in the Community Center at the GIANT Food Store, second floor, 3301 Trindle Road, in the Camp Hill Shopping Center.

Guest speaker Matthew Frampton of South Central Pennsylvania Highway Safety will share about the PA Yellow Dot Program and how individuals can use it. He will also discuss Emergency Contact Information programs.

The meeting is free and open to the public. People who are hard-of-hearing and those they live with are especially invited to attend. The meeting will be captioned in real-time, and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, readers may may visit www.hlacapregion.org or call 717-802-6918. Details about the HLAA are available at www.hearingloss.org.

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Meeting To Feature Pearl Harbor Survivors November 15, 2018

The World War II Oral History Club will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia.

The club will welcome Pearl Harbor survivors William Bonelli and Henry "Hank" Heim. They will share their experiences as a B-17 mechanic and gunner, respectively, as well as training to be a B-17 pilot and surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The club meets at St. Anne's on the last Tuesday of each month except December. All WWII veterans and family members, as well as those who have an interest in WWII history, are invited to attend. WWII veterans who would like to share their experiences at a meeting may contact the club.

For more information, call 717-319-3430.

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Flower Club Members Will Gather November 15, 2018

The Elizabethtown Flower Club will meet at noon on Monday, Dec. 3, at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy. Members are asked to bring plants, baked goods or seasonal decorations for the silent auction. Guests are welcome to attend.

Reservations and cancellations must be made by noon on Thursday, Nov. 29, by calling Mary Ann Kale at 717-653-9183 to avoid payment for a reserved meal. A cost for the lunch has been set.

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Sons Of Union Veterans To Meet November 15, 2018

The Sgt. Jones Bradbury Camp 149, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, will host a program to commemorate the end of World War I (WWI) on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 134, 305 E. Gay St., West Chester. Guest speaker Bob Ford will display WWI memorabilia.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact bradburycamp@comcast.net.

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Sons Of Norway Slate Meeting November 15, 2018

The Bondelandet Lodge, the local connection with Sons of Norway, will meet on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 301 St. Thomas Road, Lancaster. A traditional potluck and roast pork Julebord meal as well as sweet Norwegian desserts and roast turkey will be featured.

Members will share memories of Christmas past. Attendees will enjoy Norwegian songs and a Juletrefest (dancing around the tree). Attendees should wear Norwegian bunads or Christmas colors.

Visitors are welcome and invited to share in the special dessert table. For more information or to purchase tickets, readers may contact Jeanne Addison at 717-793-7428.

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Newcomers Club Slates Meeting November 15, 2018

Newcomers and Neighbors will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 12. During the dinner meeting, member Joan Scott will create holiday floral decorations. All creations will be given away as door prizes.

Female residents of Lancaster County are invited to attend. For more information, readers may visit www.lancasternewcomers.com by Sunday, Dec. 2.

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Garden Club To Meet November 15, 2018

Members of the Oxford Green Thumb Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at noon at the Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St., Oxford. Attendees may bring a flower arrangement if they wish.

Names will be drawn for a Christmas exchange. Tea sandwiches will be served.

For more information, readers may call 610-235-9950. Members should call if they are unable to attend.

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Writers' Round Table Will Meet November 15, 2018

The York County Writers' Round Table networks writers and researchers of York County and regional history. The group will meet on the first Thursday of every quarter at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum, Library and Archives, 250 E. Market St., York. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6. Library and Archives staff will present research topics in the archives waiting to be explored by writers and researchers as well as tips and tools for research.

The event is free and open to the public. For details, readers may contact Lila Fourhman-Shaull at lfourhman-shaull@yorkhistorycenter.org or 717-848-1587, ext. 223, or visit www.yorkhistorycenter.org.

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Seniors' Group Plans Meeting November 15, 2018

St. Anne Neumann Seniors will meet at St. John 23 Center at 601 Delp Road, Lancaster, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m.

Musical entertainment will be "Classic Guitar - Music in the Living."

The group welcomes new members age 55 and up. For information, readers may call 717-626-3932.

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HACGC Installs Officers November 15, 2018

The Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center (HACGC) Inc. held its annual membership meeting at the Hershey Country Club on Oct. 22. Maria Joel, president, asked Georgieann Dettenburn, who is the director of District IV of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, to conduct the officers installation ceremony.

The officers are Liz Hammacher, recording secretary; Linda Grudi, assistant recording secretary; Debbie Knauss, treasurer; Karen Carns, assistant treasurer; and directors Anna Hall, Elaine King, and Louann Hoffman.

Also during the membership meeting, a program titled "Floral Design, Fabulous Styles and Changes" was presented by Chuck Chatham from Lewisburg.

The HACGC Inc. is an affiliate of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania District IV and the National Garden Clubs Inc.

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Grave Concern To Meet November 9, 2018

Grave Concern will hold a quarterly public meeting and program on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, just off Route 30 East, Lancaster. The venue may be reached at 717-393-9745.

The program, "Wreaths Across America," will be presented by a local Boy Scout troop that places wreaths at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. The presentation will tell the story of how the Wreaths Across America organization got started and has grown in the past 25 years. With the help of other civic organizations, it places wreaths on veterans' graves in more than 1,400 locations in the U.S. and abroad.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

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

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Palmyra Garden Club To Meet November 9, 2018

The Palmyra Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, at noon at Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home, 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra, in the community meeting room. The program will be "Herbs for Health," presented by Maryanne Schwartz and by Tina Sams, owner of an herbalist magazine and author of a dozen books on using herbs.

The mission of the club is to stimulate and increase interest in, appreciation of and knowledge of gardening, flower arranging and community beautification as well as the conservation of native plants and trees. A set fee is charged for guests. For more information about the club and its activities, readers may call Cathy Wieland at 717-838-4177.

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CCAP To Hold Conference November 9, 2018

Leaders from counties in Pennsylvania will meet on Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20, at The Hotel Hershey to discuss issues of interest to counties during the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) fall conference.

On Nov. 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., the opening general session will be presided over by CCAP president and Lancaster County commissioner Dennis Stuckey. The first scheduled speaker, Lisa Soronen, executive director of the State and Local Legal Center, will discuss cases currently being argued in the U.S. Supreme Court. Matthew Knittel, director of the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office, will then speak about fiscal and demographic trends and the Pennsylvania economy.

On Nov. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the closing general session will feature Matthew Baker, regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discussing the role of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Also, corrections secretary John Wetzel will discuss contraband efforts and veterans units opened in state correctional institutions.

More information may be found at www.pacounties.org.

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Sons Of Norway Plan Program November 8, 2018

The Bondelandet Lodge of the Sons of Norway will meet on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 301 St. Thomas Road, Lancaster.

Visitors are welcome and invited to meet lodge members and learn about the traditions of Advent and Christmas in Norway. The program will include a one-hour video. Special desserts will be available.

Donations of gently used coats will be accepted to assist Coats of Friendship.

The Sons of Norway is a fraternal organization for all those interested in the culture of Norway. The Bondelandet Lodge serves Lancaster, Lebanon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Berks, and York counties. For more information, readers may contact Jeanne Addison at 717-793-7428 or JLAnorge@aol.com.

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HLAA Chapter Slates Meeting November 8, 2018

The Lancaster County Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall in the Village Center Building at Brethren Village Retirement Community, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz.

Drew Nesbitt, vesitibular specialist, will present "Balance Problems and Hearing Loss." The meeting will be captioned in real time, and a hearing loop will be provided. For more information, readers may call 717-355-6860 or email kingsley@hlaa-pa.org.

The programs of the Lancaster County Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America are intended to help people who are hard of hearing cope with their hearing loss.

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ABWA Chapter Plans Meeting November 8, 2018

ABWA Lancaster Area Express Network (LAEN) Chapter will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at Lancaster Country Club, 1466 New Holland Pike, Lancaster. The meeting will include breakfast.

The featured speaker will be Dr. Kristen Albert, president of Turning Points, whose presentation is titled "Rethinking Leadership: You Don't Have to Be the Leader to Be a Leader." Albert will help participants to discover ways to tap into their leadership potential and give rise to engagement, productivity, and possibility in circumstances where they may have felt captive, disempowered, or uninspired in the past.

There is a cost to attend. Registration is required by noon on Monday, Nov. 19, by visiting www.abwa-laen.org. For more information, readers may contact Sam Biastre at 908-938-4135 or samanthabiastre@gmail.com.

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Civil War Round Table Will Meet November 8, 2018

The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table will meet on Friday, Nov. 16. Robert M. Dunkerly will present "Cold Harbor: Myths and Misconceptions." The meeting will take place at The Conference Center at Central Penn College, located in the Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC) on Valley Road, Summerdale.

Dunkerly is a historian, an award-winning author, and a speaker who is actively involved in historic preservation and research. He holds a degree in history from St. Vincent College and a master's degree in historic preservation from Middle Tennessee State University. He has worked at nine historic sites and has written 12 books and more than 20 articles. His research includes archaeology, Colonial life, military history, and historic commemoration. He is a past president of the Richmond Civil War Round Table and serves on the Preservation Commission for the American Revolution Round Table of Richmond. He has taught courses at Central Virginia Community College, the University of Richmond, and the Virginia Historical Society.

Dunkerly is currently a park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park. He has visited more than 500 battlefields and more than 1,000 historic sites.

The talk will begin at 7:45 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

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Woman's Club Sets Meeting November 8, 2018

The Hempfield Woman's Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at Salem United Church of Christ, 2312 Marietta Ave., Lancaster. The speaker will be professional organizer Mara Clements. She will show how reclaiming one's space can be peaceful.

Any woman who is interested in attending or who would like more information about the club may contact Barbara Kauffman at 717-293-5099.

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Woman's Club Slates Meeting November 8, 2018

The Millersville Woman's Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 222 N. George St., Millersville. The meeting will also be the club's annual Men's Night, so women attending are welcome to bring a male companion.

The program will focus on a virtual reality farm tour developed by a group of Penn Manor high school and middle school students. They were chosen by Google to test the latest version of its virtual reality tool, Tour Creator. Some of those students, along with Shelby Foster, a district technology specialist, will discuss how they created the tour, which features 360-degree images. Google recently featured the farming tour in the rollout of its latest version of Tour Creator.

Also welcome to attend are area women interested in learning more about this project and the club, which has a main goal of raising funds for scholarships and educational projects. Guests wishing to attend should call 717-992-4188 prior to that evening.

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