KWVA Chapter Plans Meeting July 18, 2018
The Gen. John H. Michaelis Chapter 327 of the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) will meet at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the Bluebird Commons of Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster. Membership in the KWVA is open to all men and women who served in Korea at any time from 1945 to the present or were in uniform serving anywhere during the period from June 25, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955. A special effort is being made to recruit men and women who served in Korea at any time following the armistice in July 1957.
For more information, call Paul Cunningham at 717-299-1990.
Women's Club Plans Luncheon July 17, 2018
Lancaster Christian Women's Club will host a luncheon at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Bent Creek Country Club, 620 Bent Creek Drive, Lititz. The program will feature "Love Songs" by Jim and Rita Steward. Rita, the speaker, will present "Secret to Lasting Wealth."
There is a cost to attend. For reservations, call Pat at 717-951-0773.
Fair Board To Meet July 13, 2018
The Elizabethtown Fair Board will meet on Thursday, July 26, at 8 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, 996 E. High St., Elizabethtown.
The public is invited.
WWII History Group To Meet July 13, 2018
The World War II Oral History Club will welcome Shamokin native Mickey Yonkovig, an Army and Air Force veteran, to share his WWII experiences during its next meeting, set for Tuesday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia.
As a 19-year-old, Yonkovig served as a radar/radio operator in a B-24 bomber and completed 23 missions in the Pacific. On Feb. 7, 1945, he saw the invasion fleet on its way to invade Iwo Jima. Exactly six months later, he flew over Hiroshima and saw the effects caused by the first atomic bomb dropped the previous day. Two days later, he flew over Nagasaki when the second bomb was dropped.
The club meets on the last Tuesday of each month except December. All WWII veterans and all those with an interest in WWII history are welcome to attend.
DEAC To Meet July 13, 2018
The Derry Environmental Action Committee (DEAC) will meet on Saturday, July 21, at its summer meeting time, 1 p.m., in the Hershey Room at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey.
All are welcome. For more information, readers may visit www.derryeac.wordpress.com.
Neighborhood Watch Sets Meeting July 12, 2018
The Rohrerstown Neighborhood Watch will hold a meeting on Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Rohrerstown Fire Department, 500 Elizabeth St., Lancaster. The meeting is open to all Rohrerstown residents.
Police officer Matthew Spitler will be in attendance to answer questions.
Slovenian Club Posts Meeting July 10, 2018
The Slovenian Friends of Central Pennsylvania will hold a meeting on Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. at the Out Door Country Club, 1157 Detwiler Drive, York.
In June, the organization collected wish list items and funds toward gift cards. Items are still being accepted. All items are appreciated, including art supplies, general supplies, nonperishable snacks, and canned fruit. The collected items and funds will be presented to Lehman Center in July.
The club is open to anyone who has Slovenian ancestry, has traveled to the area, or has an interest in the heritage of that area of Eastern Europe. Topics of discussion include foods, customs, and traditions.
All are welcome. There are no dues or obligations. For more information, readers may call Kim Whitely at 717-764-6313.
Historical Society Sets Meeting July 5, 2018
The Maytown Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 17, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 11 N. Queen St., Maytown. The business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Information on the group's August field trip will be shared.
All are welcome.
Palmyra Garden Club Will Meet July 5, 2018
Palmyra Garden Club will meet at noon on Monday, July 16, in the Community Room at Finkenbinder-Rothermel Funeral Home, 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra. The meeting will focus on plans for the upcoming flower show on Friday, Aug. 24.
Visitors are welcome to attend. A small fee is charged for guests. For more information about the club and its activities, readers may contact Cathy Wieland at 717-838-4177.
AMHA Sets Outdoor Meeting July 5, 2018
The Allegheny Mennonite Historical Association (AMHA) will host its annual outdoor historical and inspirational meeting on Sunday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the 1855 Allegheny Mennonite Meetinghouse, 39 Horning Road, Mohnton, near Alleghenyville.
Melvin Lehman of Guy Mills will speak on "The Saga of the Vistula Mennonites: Snapshots From 1570 to 1945." The program will give a panoramic view of those years of the Poland Mennonites, who were also known as the Russian Mennonites. Special music will be performed by a male quartet, Reaching Out.
Attendees should bring lawn chairs. For more information, readers may email email@example.com or call 717-278-8459.
Garden Club To Meet July 5, 2018
The Green Thumb Garden Club will hold its next monthly library program for adults on Thursday, July 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kreutz Creek Valley Library, 66 Walnut Springs Road, Hallam.
Master Gardener Carol MacDonald will present "Using Edible Plants in Your Landscape," during which she will share suggestions on how gardeners can spice up their plantings.
The program is free and open to the community. For details, readers may contact Melanie Markowski at 717-617-7457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group To Hold Monthly Meeting July 3, 2018
The York County Young Democrats group will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, July 14, from 3 to 4 p.m. at I-ron-ic, 256 W. Philadelphia St., York. All are invited.
The group holds its monthly meetings on the second Saturday of each month.
Knitters' Guild Posts Schedule July 3, 2018
The Colonial York Knitters' Guild meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 10 a.m. at Adams Electric Company on Route 616, off Route 30 West. Anyone interested in knitting and crocheting is welcome. For more information, readers may call 717-292-4115.
The guild will observe its summer schedule, which includes just one meeting - on the first Wednesday of the month - in July and August. The club will then meet on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Shiloh Garden Club Will Meet July 3, 2018
The Shiloh Garden Club will meet on Thursday, July 26, at Dover Community Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover. Connie Holland, member of Gettysburg and Biglerville Garden clubs, will discuss "Vanilla Orchids."
For further information, readers may contact email@example.com.
Embroiderers' Guild Chapter To Meet June 26, 2018
The Thimble and Thread Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet on Tuesday, July 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, 509 Pacific Ave., York. Members meet to stitch and learn new and simple variations of needle art.
Stitchers of any skill level are welcome, and visitors are invited to bring a project to work on. Everyone is welcome to attend two meetings before deciding whether to join.
For more information, readers may call 717-848-9352 or 717-235-0898.
Korean Veterans Group Will Meet June 26, 2018
Korean War Veterans and Defenders Harrisburg Area Chapter will meet on Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m. at the Vietnam War Facility, 8000 Derry St., Harrisburg. Korean War veterans and Korean Defenders are encouraged to attend.
Korean War veterans include those who served anywhere during the time of the war from 1950 to 1953. A Korean Defender is anyone who served in Korea after the signing of the truce in 1953 until the present time.
For more information, readers may contact Gilbert Condor Sr. at 717-566-0735 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kenneth Hooker at 717-982-5141.
Round Table Sets Meeting June 25, 2018
The Lancaster Civil War Round Table will host speaker Brian Blake on Thursday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road. Blake, a speaker at museums and roundtables throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, will present "George Pickett, Patriot or Criminal."
Confederate Gen. George Pickett is known for being defeated at the Battle of Gettysburg. After the war, Pickett fled to Canada. He was ultimately pardoned by President Andrew Johnson.
Blake has been a volunteer at the Gettysburg National Military Park for more than 15 years and is a member of the York Civil War Roundtable.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, readers may call Micky at 717-940-7411.