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Golf Tournament To Support Pleasant View August 18, 2017

Pleasant View Retirement Community will host its eighth annual golf tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Overlook Golf Course, 2040 Lititz Pike, Lancaster. Proceeds from the annual fundraising event will benefit Pleasant View's Cognitive Care Fund.

Registration and lunch will open at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. to kick off the four-person scramble tournament. The event will feature a hole-in-one contest, sponsored by a Manheim automotive business, for a chance to win a car. The day on the links will include lunch, dinner, on-course refreshments, cart rental, green fees, and a golfer goodie bag.

Early bird registration rates are available for individual golfers and foursomes through Friday, Sept. 1. More information and registration materials are available at https://www.pleasantviewrc.org/golf.

The deadline to complete online registration is Friday, Sept. 8.

Through the tournament, Pleasant View Retirement Community hopes to raise $25,000 to directly support the needs of its residents with dementia and their caregivers by offering specialized equipment and tools, environmental adaptations, staff training, and supportive programming. For more information on registration and sponsorship opportunities, readers may contact Amanda Hall, sales and marketing manager, at ahall@pleasantviewrc.org or 717-664-6207.

Pleasant View Retirement Community is a not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community in Manheim, with a mission of striving to enhance the quality of life for those it serves, in a secure, caring, Christian environment. To learn more about senior living options, readers may call 717-665-2445 or visit www.pleasantviewrc.org.

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Homestead Day Festival Planned August 17, 2017

Homestead Village, 1800 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, will hold the Homestead Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature activities designed to delight residents, family, and friends, including games for children, festival food, crafts, a used book sale, a white elephant sale, and more.

Chris Poje will be the interactive disc jockey from 10 to 11 a.m., and children's entertainer Fred McNaughton will be featured from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with the Twin Rose Community Band concluding the day with variety music from 12:30 to 2 p.m. There will also be a bounce castle, wagonette rides, balloon art, and an activity with the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation.

In addition to the white elephant, used book, and craft sales, there will be a bake sale and a flower and plant sale. Barbecued chicken dinners will be available to eat in or take out, and festival food from hot dogs to ice cream will be offered. Homestead Village's Corner Gift Shop will be open.

The event will be held rain or shine. There is no fee to attend, but attendees are encouraged to bring cash for games and food.

For more information on Homestead Village, readers may visit www.homesteadvillage.org.

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Senior Center Posts Schedule August 16, 2017

The Delta Area Senior Center, located in the Peach Bottom Recreation Center, 5 Pendyrus St., Delta, has announced its schedule. Any Pennsylvania resident age 60 or older is welcome to participate in the activities. Wii games, free WiFi, and walking are available on weekdays. A hot lunch is available at noon on Mondays through Fridays for a donation, and individuals must sign up two business days in advance. To contact the senior center, readers may call 717-456-5753.

A veterans' service officer will be available on Wednesday, Aug. 23, to offer information on services that are available to veterans. Appointments are required and may be made by calling the center at 717-456-5753. "Dutch" Welker will be available at 9:30 a.m. to replace watch batteries and make minor repairs. No appointment is necessary, but there is a nominal fee for the service. The bowlers will meet at 9 a.m. at Lion Bowling in Red Lion to bowl three games. TJ the therapy dog and his trainer will visit at 11:15 a.m., and the challenges will be held at 12:30 p.m.

The first session of a two-part craft project called "Framed Initial" will take place on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m. The second part will be held on Thursday, Aug. 31, at the same time. There is no charge, but signups are required at the center. The Sequence players will meet at 9:45 a.m., and Patrick Lampman will offer country and gospel music at 11 a.m. After lunch, the knitting group and the cribbage players will meet from 1 to 3 p.m.

On Friday, Aug. 25, activities will include bingo from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., chair exercises at 11 a.m., and challenges at 12:30 p.m. At 1 p.m., the book club will meet to discuss "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion. The book is available at Collinsville Community Library, and anyone who has read the book is welcome to join the discussion.

Activities on Monday, Aug. 28, will include dominoes at 9 a.m., pickle ball at 9:30 a.m., chair exercises at 10 a.m., a Bible study at 10:30 a.m., challenges at 12:30 p.m., the crochet class at 1 p.m., and pinochle at 7:30 p.m. This will be the last week for pickle ball on Monday.

On Tuesday, Aug. 29, the senior center will offer bingo from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. It will the last day for pickle ball at Beakes Field on Lay road. Starting in September, pickle ball will be played on Tuesdays only, in the gym at the senior center. Other Aug. 29 activities will include "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" at 12:45 p.m. and Phase 10 at 1 p.m.

Several activities that were not offered over the summer will return in September. The creative writing class will be offered at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning on Sept. 5. A 10-week acrylic art class will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and will meet weekly, with the exception of two weeks in October. Chef Marty will present programs on Fridays instead of Mondays. The Sew For Vets group will begin meeting again on Mondays, Sept. 11 and 25.

Other September programs will include a performance by The Belmont Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 7; the Hearts and Harmony Chorus from Susquehanna Senior Center on Thursday, Sept. 14; flu shots on Tuesday, Sept. 26; and a program on strokes on Thursday, Sept. 28.

The senior center will host its annual large indoor yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 23. All items will be clean and in usable condition. The event is one of the center's biggest fundraisers of the year, with all proceeds benefiting programming at the center.

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Senior Center Posts Activities August 16, 2017

Stewartstown Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, will offer a variety of activities for seniors. For additional information, readers may call 717-993-3488 or visit www.stewsenior.org.

On Wednesday Aug. 23, Barb's aerobics class will meet in the Community Building. Chair exercises will be available for those who are unable to do the aerobics. Aug. 23 will be Medication Drop-Off Day, and senior center members may bring their old and no longer needed medicines, which will be properly disposed of by police and ambulance crews. The Red Hat group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Mary Ellen will be offer her ceramics class. Chair exercises will be available for those not able to do the aerobics. Doug Howard will lead Tai Chi-Z at 10:45 a.m. Various card and table games will be available throughout the day, and the bridge club will meet at noon.

On Thursday, Aug. 24, Barb's aerobics class will meet in the Community Building. A nurse will be available in the morning to check blood pressures and weights. Various table games will be available throughout the day. At noon, the art class and the Hand and Foot game will begin.

On Friday Aug. 25, table games will be available throughout the day. Bocce ball will be played inside at 10:30 a.m., and bingo will be played after lunch.

On Monday, Aug 28, Barb's aerobics class will meet in the Community Building. Chair exercises will be available for those not able to do the aerobics. Table and Wii games will be available.

On Tuesday, Aug. 29, Barb's aerobics will be held in the Community Building. Table and Wii games will be available throughout the day, and the pinochle group will meet at noon. Doug will be available after lunch to assist with computer issues.

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Senior Center Slates Classes August 16, 2017

Stewartstown Senior Center has announced two classes. The center is located in the Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown.

The senior center is looking for seniors interested in Tai Chi. The classes would be offered on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tai Chi is a gentle martial art that uses functional movement to increase strength, balance and flexibility. It provides a low-impact standing workout that is gentle on one's joints. Anyone who is interested may call 717-993-3488 for more information.

A watercolor painting class for beginners will be offered on Tuesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 24, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nancy Wiseman, a well-known York County artist, will teach students the basics of watercolor, as well as techniques, and participants will paint landscapes. Attendees will learn how to compose a painting and how to paint trees, the sky, water, rocks, grasses, and more.

The fee, payable at the first session, will include all supplies except a pencil and sketch pad. Participants do not need to be seniors or members of the senior center.

The senior center also offers a class from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. for people who already have some knowledge of watercolor. There are a few openings in the class.

For further information, readers may call the aforementioned phone number or 717-244-9561.

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Seminars To Focus On Medicare August 16, 2017

The York County Area Agency on Aging's APPRISE Program will present free Medicare Facts for New or Pre-Retirees seminars at local venues. APPRISE is the state health insurance counseling program for all Medicare beneficiaries in Pennsylvania. Individuals who are recently retired or are considering retirement are encouraged to attend.

Seminars have been set for Thursday, Aug. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Windy Hill on the Campus, 1472 Roth's Church Road, Suite 103 in Spring Grove, as well as Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. in meeting room 1 of the Penn State Extension Offices, located in the York County Annex, 112 Pleasant Acres Road in Springettsbury Township.

Topics to be covered include a review of Medicare benefits, Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plan options, Medicare prescription drug coverage and the Drug Plan Finder, Medicare savings programs, Medicare preventive services, and supplemental insurance Medigap plans.

Seating is limited, and preregistration is required. Readers may call 717-771-9008 or 800-632-9073 to register and for more information.

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Parkinson's Support Group To Meet August 16, 2017

The monthly meeting of the Parkinson's Support Group at Garden Spot Village will take place on Monday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Village Square Theater at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Special guest speaker Dr. Sol De Jesus, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Penn State Milton Hershey, will speak on how a specialist can be helpful to someone with Parkinson's disease.

Free resources from the National Parkinson's Foundation are available at the monthly meetings. The support group is open to all persons with Parkinson's and their caregivers, family, and friends.

For more information, contact Sherilyn Lapp at 717-355-6264 or slapp@gardenspotvillage.org.

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Hiker To Share Story August 16, 2017

Tel Hai Retirement Community's Life Enrichment Committee invites the public to attend an educational lecture titled "The Story of Sojourner: Hiking the Appalachian Trail at 75" on Friday, Sept. 1, at 10:30 a.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the StoneCroft Center for Worship and Performing Arts on the campus at Tel Hai, 4000 Tree Line Drive, Honey Brook.

The lecture will be provided by Soren West, a Lancaster-based attorney who hiked the entire Appalachian Trail (AT) - a distance of 2,200 miles - with his golden retriever, Theo. West will share his story of navigating the AT from Georgia to Maine while battling injury, oppressive heat, and the wilderness. Every Appalachian Trail "thru-hiker" takes a trail name, and West's was "Sojo," which stands for "Sojourner." He first had the dream of hiking the AT when he was 14 and finally achieved it at age 75.

Parking will be available adjacent to the main entrance of StoneCroft Commons. For more information or directions, readers may visit www.telhai.org.

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Caregivers' Support Group Posts Meeting August 16, 2017

Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, invites anyone who serves as a caregiver to a loved one to attend a Dementia Caregiver Support and Education Group on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The group meets every third Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Health Care Center Courtyard conference room. This month's topic will be "Nutrition Care," and light refreshments will be served.

There is no cost to attend. For directions and to register, call 717-367-1121, ext. 33764.

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Bereavement Support Groups Posted August 16, 2017

Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, will offer monthly bereavement support groups.

Life After Loss will meet on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the James Buchanan Terrace conference room. On Thursday, Sept. 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., a bereavement support group will be held in the large recreation room in Sycamore North, located on the first floor.

The groups are open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Refreshments will be served, and there is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Heidi Young at 717-367-1121, ext. 33576.

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Senior Center Plans Events August 15, 2017

Susquehanna Area Senior Center, 2427 Craley Road, Wrightsville, will host three special events. On Friday, Aug. 25, Cash and Card Bingo will begin at 6 p.m., and doors will open at 4:45 p.m. A dance will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. A Pet Fair will run from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, and pet vendor spaces are available to rent.

The public is invited to attend. For more details, call 717-244-0340.

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Pianist To Perform Concert August 10, 2017

Yong Murray, an award-winning pianist, will perform on Monday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. The performance is free and open to the public.

Yong is a recent graduate of Columbia University. He was recently accepted into a master's program for piano at Manhattan School of Music.

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Artist Will Speak August 9, 2017

Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata, will host artist Elsie Beiler on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Crest View Gathering Room. The public is invited to attend.

Known for her Nickel Mines painting series, Beiler will share her story. She did not start painting seriously until later in life, and she continues to paint today. As a resident of the Nickel Mines area when the tragedy occurred, Beiler was inspired to paint a picture for one of the persons involved. A series of five paintings ultimately emerged from that initial inspiration and the response of people around the world.

At the Aug. 24 presentation, Beiler will tell the story behind each of the five paintings and will answer questions from the audience. Prints of her paintings will be available for sale and for signing.

While there is no charge to attend, space is limited. To register, readers may call 717-354-1893. Directions may be found at www.fairmounthomes.org.

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Medication Take-Back Event Posted August 9, 2017

South Central York County Senior Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom, will host a medication take-back event on Friday, Aug. 25, from 9 to 11 a.m.

The Southern Regional Police Department will collect unused or out-of-date prescriptions medications at the senior center. The medications will then be sent to a hazardous waste facility for disposal.

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Senior Center Posts Schedule August 9, 2017

Stewartstown Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, will offer a variety of activities for seniors. For additional information, readers may call 717-993-3488 or visit www.stewsenior.org.

On Wednesday, Aug. 16, Barb's aerobics will be held at the Community Building. Mary Ellen will be available to lead the ceramics class. Chair exercises will be available for those not able to do the aerobics. Doug Howard will lead Tai Chi-Z at 10:45 a.m. The bridge club will meet at noon, and the card party will meet at 1 p.m.

On Thursday, Aug. 17, a public breakfast will be served from 7 to 9:30 a.m. The menu will include chipped beef, homefries, pancakes and scrambled eggs. A nurse will be available in the morning to check blood pressures and weights. Barb's aerobics will be held in the Community Building in the morning. Chair exercises will be available for those not able to do the aerobics. Table games will be available throughout the day. Other activities will include Kings in a Corner at 9:30 a.m., the art class at noon, and the Hand and Foot game at noon.

On Friday, Aug. 18, chair exercises will be offered in the morning. Bocce ball will be played at 10:30 a.m., and bingo will be played after lunch.

On Monday, Aug. 21, Barb's aerobics class will meet in Community Building, and chair exercises will be available for those not able to do the aerobics. Table and Wii games will be available. The writing class will meet at noon, and the board of directors will meet at 3 p.m.

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, Barb's aerobics class will meet in Community Building. Chair exercises will be available for those not able to do the aerobics. A podiatrist will speak about foot health at 10:30 a.m. Table games will follow. Doug will be available after lunch to assist with computer problems. A group of volunteers will go to Manor Care to assist with bingo in the afternoon. The pinochle players will meet in the afternoon.

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Senior Center Posts Events August 9, 2017

September House, 1251 W. King St., York, has posted several events. All York County residents age 60 and up are invited to take part in the senior center's activities. The air-conditioned facility is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seniors may register for a free lunch at the center.

The pinochle group will meet on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m.

The senior center's crafts offering will feature paper-crafting cupcake boxes on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 9 to 11 am. All supplies will be provided at no charge.

The senior center will host its monthly ice cream social on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. Sundaes and floats will be available for a nominal fee, and the senior center will show the new live-action movie "Beauty and the Beast."

The senior center will offer a Books, Boxcars, and Bayonets program at Steam Into History, 2 W. Main St., New Freedom, on Wednesday, Aug. 23. The topic will be "The Life and Family of Mary Todd Lincoln." The program is free. Carpooling to the program will be available. Attendees will meet at the September House at 8:30 a.m. and will return around lunchtime. For more information or to register, readers may call Marie at 717-848-4417.

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Senior Center Sets Programs August 3, 2017

The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, located in the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, invites area seniors to its upcoming programs. The center, a service of GEARS and the Lancaster County Office of Aging, is open regularly on weekdays. Interested individuals may call the center at 717-367-7984 for more information or to make reservations.

Activities on Thursday, Aug. 10, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., music with Bonnie's Kids at 10:30 a.m., pinochle at 12:30 p.m., and bridge at 1 p.m. Representatives of the Elizabethtown Ministerium will visit. Lunch will be chef salads, wedding soup, and pears.

On Friday, Aug. 11, the schedule will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Bible study at 10 a.m., Be Physically Active Without Spending a Dime at 11 a.m., and a TGIF party at 5 p.m. Lunch will be barbecue ribettes, potato bites, mixed vegetables, and fruit.

On Monday, Aug. 14, the center will offer walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., laddergolf at 9:30 a.m., Family Feud at 10:30 a.m., and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be crab cakes, noodles, beans, and pineapples.

On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the schedule will feature walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., nutrition with Donna at 10:15 a.m., and Bible trivia at 1 p.m. Lunch will be roast beef with gravy, potatoes, mixed vegetables, and applesauce.

Activities on Wednesday, Aug. 16, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., chair exercise at 9:30 a.m., a medication take-back at 10 a.m., Wii Bowling at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and table games at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be chicken Florentine with pasta, salads, and peaches.

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Mohler Center Posts Activities August 3, 2017

Mohler Senior Center, 25 Hope Drive, Hershey, has announced its upcoming schedule of special events. For more information, readers may call the center at 717-533-2002 or visit www.mohlerseniorcenter.com.

A social will take place on Friday, Aug. 18, at 11:30 a.m. The Mohler Center Chorus will perform, and a lunch will be served. There is a fee to attend, and reservations and prepayment are required by Tuesday, Aug. 15.

A Lunch and Learn with Dauphin County commissioner George Hartwick will take place at noon on Monday, Aug. 21. The event is free, but reservations are required by Thursday, Aug. 17.

A Culinary Medicine Class will be offered in partnership with Penn State Hershey Medical Center from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Thursdays, Sept. 11 to 14 and 18 to 21. The course will teach fundamental dietary and nutrition information, along with basic culinary skills through hands-on cooking classes. Volunteers are sought for the classes, as well as the January session of the classes.

A Healthy Women exercise class will be offered from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Mondays, and Wednesdays. The class, for women only, will focus on increasing one's strength, bone density, balance, and energy. The class is free for Mohler Center members, with a fee for nonmembers.

A "Divine Design" trip will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 24, with stops including the future site of the Crescent of Embrace, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. The group will depart from Mohler Center at 6 a.m. and return at approximately 9 p.m. The cost includes motor coach transportation, lunch, a guide, and taxes. Reservations are required by Friday, Sept. 22.

The senior center is offering giveaway drawing tickets for purchase in the Mohler office. First- through third-place winning tickets will be drawn at the Friday, Sept. 15, social. Proceeds will go toward summer operating costs.

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Pathways Institute Announces Fall Classes August 2, 2017

The fall 2017 term of the Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning at Landis Homes began with a kickoff reception on July 27 at Calvary Church. Approximately 200 persons participated in the event, which included teachers and prospective students. Following opening remarks, class instructors were introduced, and each shared some details about the class or tour he or she will lead.

The 44 courses and events, which are scheduled from September to December, are open to all Lancaster County residents, as well as residents from neighboring counties, who are age 55 and up. New class titles include "Over There and Back Home: America and WWI," "The Composers and Lyricists of the Great American Songbook in the Hollywood Musical," "Minerals and Rocks," "My Favorite Poems - And Yours," "Chemistry in the Bible? You Must Be Joking," and "Medications: Helpful or Harmful As We Age?"

The new Pathways Institute catalogs, along with online registration forms, are available at www.thepathwaysinstitute.org. There is a registration fee, which includes enrollment in to up to five courses per semester, as well as a per course option. There are also day trips like Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam and The Barnes Museum, as well as special events, which are offered in addition to the regular classes.

Most classes are held on the campus of Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz. For more information, readers may call 717-381-3577 or email pathwayinquiry@thepathwaysinstitute.org.

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Senior Center Posts Activities August 2, 2017

September House, 1251 W. King St., York, has posted several events. All York County residents age 60 and up are invited to take part in the senior center's activities. The air-conditioned facility is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seniors may register for a free lunch at the center.

The pinochle group will meet every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m.

In the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 9, the center will show the movie "God's Not Dead 2" at 1 p.m.

On Thursday, Aug. 10, the senior center will host a presentation about the advantages of preplanning one's final arrangements. People of all ages are welcome to attend.

The senior center's crafts offerings will include a Woodburning Workshop on Friday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m. and Leaves in a Jar with Linda on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m. All supplies are included at no charge.

The senior center will host its monthly ice cream social on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. Sundaes and floats will be available for a nominal fee, and the senior center will show the new live-action movie "Beauty and the Beast."

On Thursday, Aug. 17, from 9 to 11 a.m., the senior center will offer a paper-crafting activity. Participants will create cupcake boxes that will be used to transport cupcakes that will be decorated in a September class.

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