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Applications For Bike Grants Sought January 16, 2019

"We have given out $350,000," said John Mullineaux of the Lancaster Bicycle Club (LBC). "The single biggest (amount) was for municipal and EMS (emergency medical services) bike patrols. We've purchased bicycles and equipment (for those organizations)." Mullineaux added that Lancaster police and police stations in a number of county boroughs have received funds from the club to purchase bikes.

LBC is currently seeking applicants so that the club can give away another $25,000 in grants. Grants are available to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools. The application form may be found at https://lancasterbikeclub.net/grant-program. Completed applications are due to the club by Friday, Feb. 15.

"It is a simple application process," said Mullineaux. "We ask for a short description of what they will do (with the funds) and how much they want." Mullineaux said that the application form also asks what the organization will do if it does not receive the grant.

"I pull all the applications together and do a presentation for the board, and they (usually) vote up or down," said Mullineaux, who added that sometimes the amount of the grant request is modified by the group. Those receiving grants must initiate their projects during the 2019 calendar year.

The grants were first given in 1990. Over the years, the types of requests that have been granted have varied. "We have spent money on bicycle advocacy," recalled Mullineaux. "We have spent more than $30,000 on bicycle racks." Mullineaux said many bicycle racks seen in theLancaster city and around the county were provided by the club. The club has also purchased road signs and bicycles for elementary school gym classes that were used to teach bicycle safety.

Mullineaux said that one of the most unusual awards was to the mural project at the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail near Columbia. A part of the 250-foot-long mural will show a bicycle rider on the trail.

In addition to the $25,000 grants, LBC also donates $5,000 to the county to help defray costs of maintaining covered bridges and $5,000 to HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Commuinty College, for student scholarships.The scholarship program grew out of the 450-member club's annual Covered Bridge Ride. The ride, which dates back 40 years, was originally just for club members. "We expanded (the ride) to include visitors because of the great place Lancaster County is," said Mullineaux. Originally, the intention of the ride was to raise funds to augment the club's budget, but in the 1990s, Bicycling magazine listed the ride as the best in Pennsylvania.

"Attendance exploded," said Mullineaux. "One year, we hit 4,000 (riders)." The ride is now restricted to 2,300 participants. It begins at the HACC Lancaster campus, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster. Several routes will be offered. The 62-mile metric century route will head north to New Holland, Farmersville, Terre Hill, and Reamstown, before turning south to return to HACC. Seven covered bridges will be part of the route. Additional routes include a 31-mile course with four covered bridges and a 15-mile ride with two covered bridges. One option adds a loop at Stevens that travels 32 difficult miles for riders who wish to complete a more challenging ride.

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Basketball Results Posted January 16, 2019

The Avon Grove Recreation Association began its 38th year of Youth Basketball with the following results:

Girls/ Elementary Division: BSN Sports defeated First Baptist Church of Kennett Square 16-4. Emily Sullivan scored 12 points for BSN. Deisy Rose and Kaylee Robertson each contributed two points for First Baptist. John Gallen Photographer won 14-8 over Linda's Hair Techniques. Adriana Velez netted eight points for Gallen. Aubrey Ferraro popped in six points for Linda's.

Boys' Elementary Division: Oxford Plumbing and Heating took the win 11-8 over Cari Orthodontics. Sean Chapin and Alex Outridge each contributed four points for Oxford Plumbing and Heating. Cari had six points from Landon Willey. Davis Accounting won 30-4 over Filacheck's Furniture. Aaron Moran put in 12 points for Davis. Keegan Johnston and Grant McCauley each contributed two points for Filacheck's. Yerkes Insurance and Nowland Associates Contractors tied 12-12. Julien Okenczyc and Connor Jacoby each contributed four points for Nowland. Kyle Richards and Mason O'Connor each contributed four points for Yerkes.

Girls' Junior/Senior Division: McCormick Orthodontics defeated Bonner-Costa-McMullen-Wisse Dental Associates. Erin Chapin netted 12 points for McCormick. Julianna Igo popped in three points for Bonner-Costa-McMullen-Wisse.

Boys' Junior/Senior Division: Tom's TV pulled out a 27-24 win over DuVall Bus Service. Jackson Colonna popped in 13 points for Tom's TV. Ryan Campbell netted 12 points for DuVall. K&T Automotive and Towing beat McCormick Orthodontics 34-23. Sam Balick put in 14 points for K&T. Chris McKinney scored seven points for McCormick.

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Softball League Seeks More Teams January 2, 2019

Tri-County 50 and Over Senior Modified Men's Softball League is looking for continued expansion in 2019 for southern Berks, eastern Lancaster, and Chester counties. Most fields are located within 25 minutes of the southern Berks County and eastern Lancaster County lines.

The league is nine-man Modified, 10 players in the field. New teams are being accepted, and a few teams need additional starting players. The 2019 new team registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 21. If interested, contact modifiedsoftballrct@gmail.com or 717-314-1505. All teams must have a home field available on Mondays and/or Wednesdays and some Fridays.

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Hall Of Fame Vote Slated December 18, 2018

The Tri-County Softball League will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, to select former players for the Tri-County Softball League Hall of Fame. All current and former players are invited to attend the meeting and vote on the nominees. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 6170 Morgantown Road, Morgantown, at 7 p.m.

Twenty-eight players have been nominated for the Hall of Fame. Fifteen players will be selected. For more details, readers may call Ernie Devlin at 484-624-2720.

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Soccer Event Announced December 5, 2018

Registration for the 2019 Eastern Pennsylvania Indoor Cup will close on Friday, Dec. 21. The Eastern Pennsylvania Indoor Cup is a series of one-day tournaments that determines state champions from the U9 to U19 age groups. With two levels of play in each age group, teams challenge themselves against statewide competition between the fall and spring seasons.

To register, readers may visit www.youthleaguesusa.com/epys/18-19/IndoorCup.html.

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Basketball Sign-Ups Posted November 15, 2018

The Penn Manor Rec will hold the final basketball sign-ups for this year on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Sign-ups will take place at Marticville Middle School, 356 Frogtown Road, Pequea, in the school cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m.

Registration is open to any Penn Manor resident from seventh grade through 12th grade. A fee is due at the time of registration. Penn Manor Rec is not affiliated with the Penn Manor School District.

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Volleyball Team Wins Championship November 9, 2018

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AGRA Announces Soccer Results October 23, 2018

The Avon Grove Recreation Association (AGRA) has announced the results of its fifth week of soccer play.

In the Mixed Elementary Division, Falcons beat Oxford Plumbing and Heating 1-0, with Andy scoring the goal, Meghan playing goalie and Natalia named player of the game for the Falcons (Newark Parks and Recreation). Oxford Plumbing and Heating's offense was led by Dan Olivere and Denton Hallman leading the way, and Johnny Aldana had several key defensive plays.

Also, BSN Sports tied Cosmos 0-0. BSN Sports' Thor DiCicco played well on offense, while James Williams helped make good moves on goal. Tyler Bowman, Ethan Lebo and Dylan Doyle were key on defense, and Amarvir Gill had good saves in goal. The Cosmos (Newark Parks and Recreation) were led on defense by Chase and Sydney and on offense by Anthony, Lucas, Morgan and Jazz.

In the Girls' Elementary Division, John Gallen Photographer tied Yerkes Insurance 1-1. John Gallen Photographer's goal was scored by Molly Chance, Emma McAfee was good in goal and Kim Rose was the key defensive player. Yerkes Insurance's scorer was Taylor Wright, with excellent hustle by Lila McCauley, Brooklyn Cooper and Miranda Todd and key defensive plays by Annie Kilcur.

In the Mixed Senior Division, Nowland Associates Contractors tied First Baptist Church Kennett Square 1-1. Billy McAfee scored for First Baptist Church Kennett Square, with midfield led by Ava Aldana and Krish Kochhar; great saves in goal by Aydin Fischer; key offensive plays by Mike Shatley, Luke Spatafora and Isaac Rose; and key defensive plays by Warren Simms, Keira Ollis and Brandon McAfee. Nowland Associates Contractors' goal scorer was Tejvir Gill, with Colin Zern strong on offense; Genalyn Mason, Sophia D'Isabella, Joseph D'Isabella and Xavier Reith good on both offense and midfield play; Milos Stevens, Griffith Swezey, Spencer Laswow and Jasmeet Gill strong on defense; and Kyalami Swezey excellent in goal.

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AGRA Announces Soccer Results October 9, 2018

The Avon Grove Recreation Association (AGRA) fall soccer program finished its fourth week of play with the following results:

In the mixed elementary division, BSN Sports and Oxford Plumbing and Heating played to a 0-0 tie. For BSN Sports, James Williams and Thor DiCicco played well on offense, and Zack Spatafora, Ethan Lebo, and Tyler Bowman played well on defense. Dylan Doyle played well in midfield helping the offense. Oxford Plumbing and Heating had Daniel Olivere and Jack LaFazia playing well on offense, and Benjamin Snodgrass and Lily Kearns doing a great job on defense.

In the girls' elementary division, John Gallen Photographer and Yerkes Insurance had a 1-1 tie. Piper Gagnon scored for John Gallen Photographer, Emme Gagnon was great in goal, Abby Chance and Molly Chance were key defensive players, and great midfield plays were made by Kim Rose and Maddie Snodgrass. Yerkes Insurance's goal scorer was Madison Gain. Key saves were made by Ava Skelley, and Brooklyn Cooper played great on offense and defense.

In the mixed senior division, First Baptist Church Kennett Square pulled out a 1-0 win over Nowland Associates Contractors. Brayden Foy scored the only goal of the game, with great goaltending by Brayden Foy and Michael Shatley and great defensive plays by Brandon McAfee, Warren Simms, Keira Ollis, Luke Spatafoara, and Ava Aldana. Billy McAfee, Isaac Rose, Aydin Fischer, and Krish Kochhar were key offensive players for First Baptist Church Kennett Square. Nowland Associates Contractors had great defense from Kyalami Swezey, Xavier Reith, Milos Stevens, and Joseph D'Isabella; Kyla Pennington, Sofia D'Isabella, Griffith Sweze, and Jasmeet Gill were great at midfield; and Tejvir Gill, Colin Zern, and Spencer Laskow were strong on offense.

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Registration Open For Basketball Programs September 27, 2018

The Hempfield Youth Association has announced that online registration for the 2018-19 intramural and travel basketball programs is now open.

Hempfield School District residents may access information regarding the programs and initiate the registration process by visiting www.playhya.com.

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Sign-Ups Posted For Basketball Program September 21, 2018

All boys and girls in third through sixth grades in Manheim Central School District are invited to sign up for the elementary basketball program. Registration is free.

Sign-ups will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon in the cafeteria at H.C. Burgard Elementary School, 111 S. Penn St., Manheim.

Readers with questions may email Jason Bosch at jmbosch@ptd.net.

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AGRA Posts Soccer Results September 19, 2018

The Avon Grove Recreation Association (AGRA) has posted the results for the first week of its fall soccer program.

In the mixed elementary division, BSN SPORTS defeated Oxford Plumbing and Heating Inc. 2-0. James Williams scored a goal. Dylan Doyle, Ryan Manley, and Thor DiCicco helped on the offense. Amarvir Gill and Ethan Lebo played good on defense for BSN SPORTS. Oxford Plumbing and Heating Inc. had good offensive play from Cameron Kearns and Daniel Olivere. J.J. Melniczuk, Ben Snodgrass, and Piper Cole were the goalkeepers for Oxford Plumbing and Heating Inc.

In the girls' elementary division, Yerkes Insurance won 9-2 over John Gallen Photographer. Taylor Wright and Madison Gain each scored a goal, and the team worked together and had fun. John Gallen Photographer had key offensive play from Abby Chance and Molly Chance. Key defensive players of the game were Kim Rose and Emma McAfee for John Gallen Photographer.

In the mixed senior division, First Baptist Church Kennett Square took the win 1-0 in a closely played game over Nowland Associates Contractors. Billy McAfee scored the goal with an assist by Aydin Fischer. Key defensive players of the game were Luke Spatafora and Warren Simms. Key offensive players of the game were Keira Ollis and Isaac Rose for First Baptist Church Kennett Square. Tejvir Gill, Colin Zern, and Kyla Pennington of Nowland Associates Contractors were great on offense. Spencer Laskow, Milos Stevens, Griffith Swezey, Jasmeet Gill, Xavier Reith, and Sophia D'Isabella kept up strong defense for Nowland Associates Contractors.

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Registration Open For Basketball Programs September 13, 2018

The Hempfield Youth Association has announced that online registration for the 2018-19 intramural and travel basketball programs is now open. Hempfield School District residents may access information and initiate the registration process by visiting www.playhya.com.

Several changes have been made to intramural basketball for the upcoming season. Intramural programs are available for girls in grades one through nine and for boys in grades one through four. Additionally, leagues for boys in grades five through 12 will be offered through Spooky Nook Sports, so boys in this age range should register through www.spookynooksports.com.

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Bocce Teams Finish Season August 30, 2018

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Softball Team Wins Championship August 22, 2018

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GEARS Announces Fall Activities August 10, 2018

Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation and Community Services (GEARS) has put together a variety of programs and activities for all ages in its fall 2018 program. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, readers may call the GEARS office at 717-367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org. Fees apply unless otherwise specified.

Interested people may register online 24/7 for a nominal fee or by mail to GEARS, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Walk-ins may drop by the office, located on the lower level of Elizabethtown Area Middle School. Sign-up forms may be faxed to 717-367-4138.

Preschool

Gym Bears - Ages 3 to 5. Thursdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 11 (Session I), Oct. 25 to Dec. 6, except Nov. 22 (Session II), 5:15 to 6 p.m. (A), 6 to 6:45 p.m. (B). Community Center Gym.

Iddy Biddy Soccer - Ages 3 to 5. Saturdays, Sept. 8 to Oct. 13, 9 to 10 a.m. (A), 10 to 11 a.m. (B). High School Field 3.

Iddy Biddy Quick Start Tennis - Ages 4 to 6. Tuesdays, Oct. 2 to 30, 5:30 to 6 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Iddy Biddy Basketball - Ages 4 to 6. Saturdays, Dec. 1 to Jan. 26, 2019, 8 to 8:45 a.m. (A), 9 to 9:45 a.m. (B). East High Elementary Street School Gym.

Youth/Teen

Girls' Middle School Volleyball League - Grades five to eight. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 13 to Oct. 29, 6 to 8 p.m. Bear Creek School Gym.

Pokemon/YuGiOh/Buddyfight League - Grades one to eight. Thursdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 18 (Session I), Oct. 25 to Dec. 3, except Nov. 22 (Session II), 6 to 7:30 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Gymnastics - Ages 6 to 12. Thursdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 11 (Session I), Oct. 25 to Dec. 6, except Nov. 22 (Session II), 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. (beginner, A), 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. (intermediate/advanced, B). Community Center Gym.

Strictly Skills Basketball - Grades four to six. Tuesdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 16, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Bear Creek School Gym.

Trail Riding - Age 6 and up, strict weight limit of 250 pounds. Wednesdays, Sept. 12 (Session I), Oct. 3 (Session II), Oct. 17 (Session III), Nov. 7 (Session IV), 5 to 6 p.m. Ironstone Ranch.

Pond Fishing for Beginners - All ages. Those over age 16 must have a Pennsylvania fishing license. Saturday, Oct. 6, 4 to 6 p.m. Rain date Oct. 7. Location TBA.

Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Travel Basketball Leagues - Tryouts: boys - Saturday, Sept. 29, 9:15 to 10 a.m. and Monday, Oct. 1, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.; girls - Sept. 29, 8 to 9 a.m., and Oct. 1, 6 to 7 p.m. Bear Creek Gym.

Beginner Quick Start Tennis - Ages 8 to 12. Tuesdays, Oct. 2 to 30, 6 to 6:50 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Intermediate Quick Start Tennis - Ages 8 to 13. Tuesdays, Oct. 2 to 30, 7 to 8 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Bears Youth Basketball Program - Grades three to six. Forms will be distributed in late October. Interested prospective coaches and officials may call 717-367-0355. Draft dates: Monday, Nov. 5, 6 to 7 p.m. (girls grades three and four); Nov. 5, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. (girls grades five and six); Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 to 7 p.m. (boys grades three and four); and Nov. 7, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. (boys grades five and six). Bear Creek Gym.

Bears First- and Second-Grade Basketball - Saturdays, Dec. 1 to Jan. 26, 10 to 11 a.m. (A) and 11 a.m. to noon (B). East High Elementary School Gym.

American Red Cross Babysitters' Training Course - Age 11 and up. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Professional Skateboarding Lessons - Ages 6 to 18. Sundays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 14 (Session I), Oct. 28 to Dec. 2 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. (beginner, class A), 7 to 8 p.m. (intermediate/advanced, class B). Cornerstone Youth Center.

Fall Field Hockey Clinic - Grades two to six. Saturdays, Oct. 13 to Nov. 3, 10 to 11 a.m. (Grades two to four, A), 11 a.m. to noon (Grades five and six, B). Jane Hoover Field.

Do-It-Yourself Day - Grades one to six. Participate in creative science activities. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WDT Building.

Harry Potter Half Day - Grades one to six. Thursday, Dec. 6, 1 to 4 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Dance

Discover Dance - Ages 3 to 6. Tuesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 9 (Session I) and Oct. 23 to Nov. 27 (Session II), 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. (ages 3 and 4, A), 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. (ages 5 and 6, B). Community Center Lobby.

Mommy and Me - Ages 2 to 3. Tuesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 9 (Session I), Oct. 23 to Nov. 27 (Session II), 5 to 5:45 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Beginner Ballet - Ages 6 to 8. Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 10, except Oct. 3 (Session I), Oct. 24 to Nov. 28, except Nov. 21 (Session II), 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Beginner Jazz - Ages 6 to 8. Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 10, except Oct. 3 (Session I), Oct. 24 to Nov. 28, except Nov. 21 (Session II), 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Aquatics

Water Aerobics - Age 14 and up. Mondays, Sept. 10 to Nov. 12, or Wednesdays, Sept. 12 to Nov. 14, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Aquacise - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 23 to Oct. 9 (Session I), Oct. 23 to Dec. 11, except Nov. 22 (Session II), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Aqua Yoga - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 25 to Oct. 30, 6:15 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Flohr Pool.

Deep Water Workout - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 11 to Nov. 13, or Thursdays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 15, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Parent and Child Aquatics - Ages 6 months to 3 years. Saturdays, Sept. 29 to Nov. 17, 8:30 to 9 a.m. (6 months to 2 years, A), 9 to 9:30 a.m. (ages 2 and 3, B). Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Learn to Swim - Age 4 and up. Saturdays, Sept. 29 to Nov. 17, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. (ages 4 and 5, Level 1, A), 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. (ages 4 and 5, Levels II and III, B), 11 to 11:30 a.m. (Level I, C), 11:30 a.m. to noon (Level II, D), noon to 12:40 p.m. (Levels III, IV, and V, E). Masonic Village Patton Pool.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Recertification - Age 15 and up. Sundays, Oct. 14 and 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

American Red Cross WSI - Age 16 and up. Sundays, Nov. 4 to 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Mondays, Nov. 5 and 12, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Splash Bash - Fridays, Sept. 14, Nov. 9, and Dec. 14, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Fitness

Walking - All ages. Mondays through Fridays, Sept. 4 to Dec. 21, except Nov. 22 and 23, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. Community Center Gym.

Spin 'n' Sculpt - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 18 (Session I), Oct. 30 to Dec. 18, except Nov. 22 (Session II), 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. (A), 7 to 8 p.m. (B). Rec Room 4.

Pound - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 16 (Session I), Oct. 30 to Dec. 11 (Session II), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Zumba - Age 14 and up. Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 17 (Session I), Oct. 31 to Dec. 12 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Vinyasa Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Sept. 6 to Dec. 13, except Oct. 18 and Nov. 22, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.

Gentle/Beginner Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Sept. 6 to Dec. 13, except Oct. 18 and Nov. 22, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.

Hatha Flow Yoga - Age 14 and up. Mondays, Sept. 10 to Oct. 15 (Session I), Nov. 5 to Dec. 10 (Session II); Wednesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17 (Session I), Nov. 7 to Dec. 12 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.

Power Yoga - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 18 to Dec. 11, 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.

Tai Chi - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, Oct. 9 to Dec. 11, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (introduction), 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (advanced). Rheems Elementary School Gym.

Zumba Gold - Age 14 and up. Mondays, Sept. 10 to Oct. 29, except Oct. 1 and 15 (Session I), Nov. 5 to Dec. 10 (Session II), 6 to 6:45 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Continuing Education

Canine Fast Track Basic Obedience - Dogs must be at least 3 months old. Tuesdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 2, 7 to 8 p.m. Elizabethtown Fairgrounds.

Canine Rally/Manner Class - Tuesdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 2, 8 to 9 p.m. Elizabethtown Fairgrounds.

AARP Driver Safety Program - Age 50 and up. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2 to 6 p.m. Senior Center.

Medicare Madness: Intro to Medicare - Wednesdays, Sept. 19 (Session I), Nov. 14 (Session II), 6 to 8 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Smart Driver - Age 50 and up. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 25 and 26, 2 to 6 p.m. Senior Center.

Wills, Trusts and Estates - Age 18 and up. Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 to 9 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Athletics

Badminton - All ages. Sept. 5 to Dec. 21, except Nov. 23, noon to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays. Community Center Gym.

Pickle-Ball - All ages. Tuesdays, Sept. 4 to Dec. 18, noon to 2 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Moo-Duk-Kwan Karate - Age 6 and up. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Sept. 4 to 27; Oct. 1 to 30; Nov. 1 to 29, except Nov. 22 and 26; and Dec. 3 to 27, except Dec. 24 and 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Middle School Wrestling Room.

Power Volleyball - High-schoolers and adults. Fridays, Sept. 14 to Dec. 28, except Nov. 23, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Middle School Auxiliary Gym.

Leagues & Tournaments

Coed Softball League - 10-game season with playoffs. Mondays through Thursdays, Sept. 10 to early November, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Elizabethtown Community Park Softball Field.

Church Volleyball Coed Sixes League - 10-match season with playoffs. Mondays, Sept. 10 to mid-November, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Middle School Gym and Community Center Gym.

Two-Person Scramble Golf Tournament - Friday, Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m. Dauphin Highlands Golf Course.

Doubles Volleyball Tournament - Indoor two-person pool play (men and women). Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m. Daubert Gym/Old High School Gym/Middle School Gym.

Trips

Maine Coastal Escape - Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Friday, Sept. 7.

Pretty Woman: The Musical - Saturday, Sept. 8.

NASCAR - Dover Speedway - Sunday, Oct. 7.

Thunderbirds Over Baltimore - Sunday, Oct. 7.

Finger Lakes Tour - Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14.

Vikings at the Franklin Institute - Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Divine Design: Fallingwater - Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Discover Pittsburgh and Flight 93 Memorial - Friday, Oct. 19.

Festival in Virginia Beach - Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21.

Dover Downs: A Night in Memphis - Thursday, Oct. 25.

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular - Saturday, Nov. 17.

Winterthur and Longwood Gardens for Christmas - Sunday, Dec. 2.

Charming Charleston Plantation Holiday Tour - Sunday through Friday, Dec. 9 to 14.

New York City, A Day on Your Own - Saturday, Dec. 22.

Philadelphia Flower Show - Friday, March 8, 2019.

Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. - Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Springtime in New York City - Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Elizabethtown Area Senior Center

The senior center is open on Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 5 to 11 p.m. Those over 60 and looking to have some fun may visit www.etownareaseniorcenter.org or call 717-367-7984 to learn more.

Gift Basket Bingo - Saturday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. (Doors open at noon.)

Pancake Breakfast and Bazaar - Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 to 11 a.m. (breakfast), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (bazaar)

Pinochle Club - Mondays and Thursdays, noon.

Wii Bowling - Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Bible Study - Fridays, 10 a.m.

Bingo for Bucks - First Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m.

Masonic Village

Masonic Village offers programs for members and nonmembers. To register for programs, call the Baird Wellness Center at 717-361-5699.

Tai Chi - Fridays, Aug. 24 to Oct. 5, 9 to 10 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.

Water Walking - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Oct. 24 to Dec. 12, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Wave Runners - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Oct. 24 to Dec. 12, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

H.I.I.T. - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 23 to Dec. 11, except Nov. 22, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Water Wakeup Workout - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 23 to Dec. 11, except Nov. 22, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.

Aqua Stretch - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 23 to Dec. 11, except Nov. 22, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.

Morning Jump Start - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Oct. 24 to Dec. 12, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Senior Aqua Fit - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 23 to Dec. 11, except Nov. 22, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

H2O 4 Balance - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 23 to Dec. 11, except Nov. 22, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.

Full Body Fusion - Tuesdays, Sept. 25 to Nov. 13, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Solarium FCC.

SilverSneakers Classic - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Salon 1.

SilverSneakers Circuit - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Salon 1.

Yoga Within - Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.

Lap Swim/Open Swim/Water Exercise - Various times.

Additional Community Services/Special Events

Princess Party - Friday, Nov. 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Community Center.

Fall Festival - Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Elizabethtown Fairgrounds.

Mother/Son Dance and Date Night - Friday, Oct. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Masonic Village Salon 1.

Patton Pumpkin Plunge - Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Fall Bazaar and Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community Center.

Holiday Parade - Saturday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m.

Siena's HUGS (Help Us Grow Strong) Foundation - Special needs support. www.youcanhug.com

MADD's Power of Parents - presented through Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care. Underage drinking prevention program for parents. Monday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Elizabethtown High School Room 1920. Information and registration available by calling 717-367-0678 or emailing amy@eactc.org.

MADD's Power of You(th) - presented through Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care. Underage drinking prevention program for teenagers. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Elizabethtown High School Room 1920. Information and registration is available by calling 717-367-0678 or emailing amy@eactc.org.

Mental Health First Aid - Participants will receive a national recognized course certificate of completion, a mental health first aid manual, a listing of local mental health resources, and certification as a mental health first aid responder. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Register at www.eactc.org.

Community Conversations About the Opioid Epidemic - Tuesdays, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, and Oct. 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Alliance Church of Elizabethtown. Information and registration is available at www.lancasterjoiningforces.org.

Elizabethtown Area HUB - Provides access to various services for low- and low-middle-income families. Call 717-361-1307, email elizabethtownhub@gmail.com, or visit www.facebook.com/etown.area.hub.

Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank - Second Tuesday of every month, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Community Center. To schedule an appointment, call 800-771-0059.

GEARS Kids Center - Before- and after-school programs, KinderCare, preschool, and summer camp. Call 717-367-0119.

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E-town Men's Slow Pitch Softball August 9, 2018

Standings as of Aug. 3:

Seiberts 17-3

Funks Brewing 16-3

Hair Deezigns/Etown 14-8

Moose Jasonville Sox 12-8

Nomads 11-12

B&G Lumber 7-14

Cockers Towing 4-17

Armstrong Ind. 2-18

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Octorara Little League Team Plays In State Tournament August 2, 2018

Members of the Octorara Area Little League (OALL) seniors team, ages 15 and 16, recently advanced to the 2018 Pennsylvania Senior League State Baseball Championship held July 11 to 15 at Showers Field in DuBois. This was the first time that a team from OALL advanced to the state all-star tournament.

Team members include Justin Bray, James Colligan, Ryan Dorbich, Sean Foster, Anthony Georgette, Christopher Hamrick, Zachary Hurrelbrinck, Nicholas Palmer, Kaden Salada, Kyle Stauffer, Weston Stoltzfus, Parker Wiley, Zane Wolownik and Christopher Zary. The team's coaches are John Foster, Gerald Stoltzfus and Brian Zary, president of OALL.

Brian explained that following the regular season, an all-star team is chosen from existing players. "There were two (senior) teams from Octorara that play against teams in Lancaster and Chester counties," he said. "The players get selected by their peers and coaches to be on the all-star team, and they represent Octorara in tournaments."

On the road to the state event, teams have to win at the district level and then at sectionals. "We did not have to play districts because the (other teams) bowed out, so (Little League) gave us an 'advance to play' waiver," Brian explained.

Sectionals were held in Thorndale, and the OALL players defeated a team from Caln Little League in the final game of the event to advance to the state tournament.

At the state championship, the team from OALL won its first game in the tournament by a score of 4-3.

"We beat a team from Hollidaysburg in the first game - a team from western Pennsylvania," said Brian. According to a game recap provided by Brian, the team from Hollidaysburg scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning. However, Octorara scored three in the third inning to take the lead. Hollidaysburg then scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning to create a tie. In the fifth inning, Sean hit a bases-loaded RBI groundout to drive in the winning run.

Octorara finished with seven hits in the game, all singles, by seven players - Weston, Chris, Zachary, Kyle, Anthony, Zane and Sean. Sean also had two RBI. The win was credited to Kyle, the pitcher, and Zachary earned the save.

Following the win, Octorara was defeated by a team from Hanover Township and a team from Hatboro. Octorara finished fifth in the double-elimination state tournament.

Brian said that playing in the state event was exciting for the players and that games were broadcast live on the radio. "It's a beautiful field; it's actually a minor league stadium," he said. "It was quite the experience."

Both coaches and players alike were pleased with the outcome. "No one from Octorara made it to the state tournament (before), let alone won a game (there)," said Brian. "Octorara was going against (larger Little League) programs. Our Little League is 250 kids, with 25 to 30 on the senior level. Some of these leagues have over 1,000 kids. Occasionally, the little guys get to win."

He credits the team's success to the players, coaches and parents. "It's a combination of the players' good chemistry, coaches and support by the parents and the community," Brian said.

"A lot of (the players) are 15 years old and looking to return next year," he added.

For more information about Octorara Little League, readers may visit www.octoraralittleleague.org or www.facebook.com/OctoraraLL.

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Evaluations Set For Upwards Sports August 1, 2018

New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover, will extend its evaluations for Upwards sports programs due to inclement weather. Flag football and cheerleading evaluations will be extended to include Friday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, readers may email Chip Foeks at leland.foeksii@compass-usa.com or call the church office at 717-764-0252.

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Soccer Club Opens Registration July 24, 2018

Conestoga Valley Youth Soccer Club has announced that fall soccer registration is open until the first week of August. To sign up, readers may visit www.cvysc.org.

The club is open to boys and girls (U6-U19) who reside in the Conestoga Valley School District. The club is designed to teach basic and advanced soccer skills. Readers with questions may email cvysc.registrar@gmail.com.

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