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Sportsmen Set Schedule March 22, 2018

Manheim Sportsmen's Association, 552 Oak Tree Rd., Manheim, has announced its April activities.

A Boy Scouts field day for local Scouts will take place on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scouts will take part in outdoor activities, such as archery, trap shooting, and rifle practice, along with small handgun practice on the club's indoor range. All of these activities will be supervised by qualified instructors, Scout leaders, and parents, and members of the Sportsmen's Association will be available to address any special needs. The Sportsmen's Association will supply a lunch for the Scout group in the clubhouse. All club shooting ranges for members will be closed until after the field day is over, possibly at approximately 5 p.m.

The club will hold a coffee and snack hour for retirees and other seniors on Monday, April 9, at 8 a.m. For more information, readers may call 717-951-6103.

The club's first trap shooting practice will take place on Wednesday, April 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Club members will be available to help beginners and anyone else who needs assistance. Trap shooting practice will also take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. The club plans to hold practices each Wednesday and Saturday at the same times, weather permitting, through Wednesday, Oct. 24. A few events will be postponed due to other scheduled club activities. Schedule changes will be posted at and at the club grounds. The activities are open to the public. For more information, readers may call 717-327-5454.

The monthly membership meeting will take place on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. More details are available by calling 717-665-7729.

Manheim Sportsmen's Association will offer a Pennsylvania Hunter-Trapper Education class on Saturday, April 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manheim Farm Show Complex, 502 Adele Ave., in the new display building. Parking will be available next door at Manheim Central High School.

Attendees who pass the course will receive a card that is needed when purchasing a hunting or trapping license for the first time in Pennsylvania. The class is free and open to anyone over age 11. Attendees should bring their own lunches.

To register, readers may visit and click on Education and then Hunter Trapper-Education. More information is available by calling the head instructor, Tagge Forrest, at 717-283-9198.

Personal Protection in The Home, an NRA course, will be offered on Friday, April 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The club's qualified NRA instructors will lead. The class is open to the public. There is a fee. For more details, readers may call 717-653-9979.

The club's monthly tactical shoot will take place on Saturday, April 28. Registration will occur from 8 to 9:30 a.m., and the activity will begin at 10 a.m. after a participants' briefing. More information is available by calling 717-435-3327.


Neighbors Club Welcomes Speaker March 22, 2018


Flower Club Plans Meeting March 22, 2018

The Elizabethtown Flower Club will meet at noon on Monday, April 2, at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy. The program will be "Gardening As We Age," presented by Master Gardener Nancy Haas.

Guests are welcome. There is a cost for the lunch. Reservations and cancellations must be made by noon on Thursday, March 29, by calling Luann Gantz at 717-653-9390 to defray the cost of a reserved meal.


Lancaster Bird Club Will Meet March 22, 2018

Lancaster County Bird Club will meet on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. During the meeting, Derek Stoner will present "Spring Migration in the Mid-Atlantic," which will include a photographic tour through the season. Members will meet in the auditorium at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster.

A short business meeting will precede the program. The public is invited to attend free of charge and may call 717-393-2546 or 717-984-2738 with questions. To learn more about the club, readers may visit


Alliance Sets Meeting March 21, 2018

ACE (Advocating, Collaborating, Educating) Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance of Oxford will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, April 7, at the Oxford Senior Center, 12 E. Locust St., Oxford. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m., followed by the presentation at 9:30 a.m.

Delaware County Deputy District Attorney Michael Galantino will present "The Human Trafficking Victim and the Law." For more information, call 610-932-0337.


Auxiliary Plans Social March 21, 2018

The Caernarvon Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its social on Friday, April 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Caernarvon Fire Company, 2145 Main St., Narvon. The event will feature refreshments and conversation with members of the auxiliary to learn how they support the fire company and community.

Individuals interested in membership are encouraged to attend. For details, call Margo Korbel at 717-351-9996.


Friendship Club Slates Meeting March 21, 2018

The Women's Friendship Club of York will meet on Wednesday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the Outdoor Country Club, 1157 Detwiler Drive, York. The afternoon will include a luncheon, business meeting, and a program titled "Hosanna Ringers" representing the Ministry of Jessica and Friends Community.

There is a cost for the luncheon. Reservations and more details are available by contacting Kathy Lord at 717-668-8525.


Women's Association Posts Meeting March 21, 2018

The York Women's Association (YWA) will meet on Monday, April 2, at Codorus Valley Corporate Center, 105 Leader Heights Road, York, next to the Peoples Bank at Leader Heights and Pine Grove roads. Attendees should enter at the rear of the building. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., with light refreshments served at 6:15 p.m. The meeting is free to attend.

Susannah Gillespie, a certified personal trainer at the York Jewish Community Center, will teach attendees how to do party or fun line dances, the kind that may take place at a wedding or on a cruise. Gillespie has a Bachelor of Science in biology from University of Maryland College Park. She is a NETA-certified personal trainer and a USAGF-certified coach and is certified in PiYO, BodyFlow, Zumba, and CIZE.

YWA is an all-volunteer, nonprofit women's organization with a mission to promote educational and cultural interests, to further civic improvements, to engage in philanthropic activities, and to 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. For more information, readers may contact Rosemary Sieffert at 717-764-0157 or Marie Bini at 717-428-1764 or visit


Civil War Round Table Will Meet March 21, 2018

The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table will meet on Friday, March 23. Historian Ed Bonekemper will speak on "Myth of the Lost Cause: False Remembrance of the Civil War." The meeting will take place at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill.

During the meeting, David G. Moore will try to answer the question of why Gen. Rosecrans, who fought successfully in four distinct theaters of the war, was removed from command four times - each time after a victory. He will also try to explain why Rosecrans, who was deemed one of the very top generals of the war during his lifetime, is almost forgotten today.

The meeting will begin at 7:45 p.m., and the program will start at 8 p.m. The program is free to the public.


Sewing Network Plans Meeting March 15, 2018

The Lancaster Area Sewing Network will meet on Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Lancaster Friends Meeting House, 110 Tulane Terrace, Lancaster. The meeting will feature a discussion about how to use bias-cut fabric in a garment, as well as other uses such as bias hem facings, Hong Kong hem, bound buttonhole lips, patch pockets and yokes, sleeves, and more.

Guests will be welcome for a nominal fee, which will be payable at the door. No registration is required. The group is open to any sewists interested in learning how to improve their sewing skills in constructing a garment. For more information, call or text Carrie Rhinier at 717-572-2093 or email her at


From Natural To Legal, Symposium Will Cover Array Of Topics March 15, 2018

"We want to support residents who want to support nature," said Holly List, a Lancaster County Master Gardener and chair of the committee that has organized the 26th annual Shirley R. Wagner Garden Symposium. The event will be held on Saturday, April 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. "We try to have a diversity of topics and speakers," she said, adding that feedback from symposium attendees influences the next event.

This year's event will feature wildlife author Jim McCormac, landscape designer and garden coach Sharee Solow, author Ruth Rogers Clausen, and attorney Rachel P. Roat.

McCormac is an avid photographer and a retiree of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He has published several books and writes a nature column for a Columbus newspaper. McCormac is so in demand that the symposium committee booked him three years ago to speak at the 2018 event.

McCormac's presentation will focus on native plants that benefit wildlife.

"Native plants are not only attractive but beneficial. (We want the public to know) what (native plants) offer to the bees, bugs, and other insects," remarked committee member Lorri Schmick.

Committee member Dyan Eisenberger related that she became interested in gardening after she attended a symposium with her sister eight years ago. At that event, Eisenberger picked up information about pollinator gardens, and she began to build her own. Since then, Eisenberger has become a Master Gardener and achieved national certification for her pollinator garden. She is currently working on creating a monarch butterfly waystation.

"There are all sorts of things that egg you on (in relation to gardening," Eisenberger commented. "The symposium is one of them."

Solow has degrees in theater, marketing, landscape architecture, and horticulture, and she draws on all of them in her business of designing digital landscape plans for a variety of environments. She is on the advisory board of Temple University Ambler Arboretum. Solow will talk about landscape paths and how they can be used to draw people in and around gardens.

Clausen was trained as a horticulturist in England, but she has lived in the United States for many years. She is currently on the board for the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek. Clausen will talk about old-fashioned herbs that are essential for modern gardens.

Typically, most of the presentations at previous symposiums have focused on a specific type of gardening or plant; however, Roat will take a broader focus. After representing low-income clients in consumer-related litigation for 25 years, Roat became a Master Gardener in 2005 and switched her practice to tree, neighbor, and garden law. Now she deals with uncertain boundaries, hazard trees, flooding, wildlife, pets, view obstruction, and other issues that homeowners and horticulture professionals encounter. "She's supposed to be quite humorous and entertaining," Schmick remarked.

More than 50 Master Gardeners have helped to plan and produce the symposium. Several of the volunteers will staff the event's "Ask a Master Gardener" booths, where attendees will be able to ask questions on a variety of topics, including vegetables, butterfly gardens, turf and weeds, native plants, and trees and shrubs.

The doors for the event will open at 7:30 a.m., and attendees may enjoy a continental breakfast and shop garden-related vendors after they check in. Lunch will be provided, and both meals will be included in the registration fee. Every attendee will also receive a welcome bag and a door prize.

For more information or to register, readers may visit or call 877-345-0691.


Penn-Cumberland Club Will Meet March 14, 2018

The Penn-Cumberland Garden Club (PCGC) will meet on Monday, March 19, at 10 a.m. at the Camp Hill Borough Hall, 2145 Walnut St., Camp Hill. Paul Zeph, Bureau of State Parks, will present a program on "Birds and Diversity of Our 121 State Parks." Members will share horticulture hints, a plant of the month, a floral design, and a floral arrangement of the month. A short business meeting and luncheon will follow.

Attendees should bring their own place setting for the luncheon. A donation for the luncheon is requested. The public is invited to attend. For details, call Anne at 717-697-7205. To learn more, visit


EDA Plans Meetings March 14, 2018

Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) holds meetings in Elizabethtown every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the Luther Library at Christ Lutheran Church, 125 E. High St., Elizabethtown. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.

There are no dues, fees, diets, or food plans. For information about EDA, visit or contact


Association Sets Block Shoot March 14, 2018

Northern York County Game and Fish Association Inc. will hold a block shoot on Monday, March 26, at its location at 40 Bremer Road in Conewago Township. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. There will be four shoots, with the first beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Meat and cash prizes will be awarded.


Towne Club To Meet March 14, 2018

The Towne Club of Lancaster will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Road, Lancaster.

The program, "The Importance of First Ladyship," will be presented by Dr. Robert A. Frick, who will share little known stories about Eleanor Roosevelt. Frick uses his background in history to prepare presentations about historical figures.

Guests are welcome. For more information, call Linda Gundy at 717-898-7454.


Dillsburg Garden Club Will Meet March 13, 2018

The Dillsburg Garden Club will meet on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Shade Barn, 35 Greenbrier Lane, Dillsburg. Dr. Gary Emberger, biology professor at Messiah College, will present "It's All in the Family," discussing how gardens and landscapes are full of plants that are related to each other in sometimes surprising ways.

A brief business meeting and refreshments will follow the program. Newcomers are welcome to attend. For more information, call 717-697-9617.


Woman's Club Plans Meeting March 8, 2018

The Hempfield Woman's Club will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at Salem United Church of Christ, 2312 Marietta Ave., Lancaster. Guest speaker Eleanor Isaacson will share about her life in Germany.

To express interest in attending or for more information about the club, contact Barbara Kauffman at 717-293-5099.


DEAC Slates Meeting March 8, 2018

The Derry Environmental Action Committee (DEAC) will meet on Saturday, March 17, at 3 p.m. in the Hershey Room at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave. Residents interested in environmental issues are invited to attend.

For more information, readers may visit


AARP Chapter Posts Meeting March 8, 2018

Centerville Chapter AARP 4221 will meet on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at Centerville Middle School, 865 Centerville Road. The program will be presented by Split Focus, featuring John Kline and friends. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

The AARP chapter offers a travel program, including day trips and multi-day trips.

Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Mike Chuhran at 717-569-3467.


Group Sets Coffee Hour March 7, 2018

Newcomers and Neighbors of West Chester will hold a coffee hour for new and prospective members at the home of one of its members in West Chester on Thursday, March 29, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Those who would like to attend the coffee hour or are interested in learning more about the club may contact Connie Wall at

The club, whose members come from West Chester, Malvern, Downingtown, and Exton, is open to residents who are new to the area and to those who have lived in the area for years. It offers various activities throughout the year, in addition to volunteer opportunities. The group also contributes funding to some nonprofits in the area.

More information is available at

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