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RecCenter Sets Basketball Camps May 24, 2018

This summer, Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville, will offer two basketball camps run and instructed by Millersville University All-American and Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Parker.

Parker, a former professional basketball player, will offer a youth basketball camp from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22, for children ages 5 to 12. The camp will focus on the basic fundamentals of basketball and the development of skills and is open to the public. Registration fees will vary.

Parker will offer another camp from Monday, Aug. 13, through Thursday, Aug. 16, for players in grades three through 12. He will be joined by current and former collegiate players and coaches. The camp will be geared toward intermediate and advanced players and will focus on continued development of skills. Players will participate in drills such as ball handling, footwork, scoring, passing, defense, and shooting techniques. Games and contests will be featured.

There is a registration fee. Players in grades three through six will take the floor from 9 a.m. to noon, while those in grades seven through 12 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m.

Parker has been an instructor at Hempfield recCenter for three years, teaching individual and group private basketball lessons to elementary through high school students.

For more information, readers may contact Cristine Maser at cmaser@hempfieldrec.com or call 717-898-3102, ext. 39.

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Hempfield RecCenter Sets Parks Events May 24, 2018

Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville, has announced a series of new outdoor programs aimed at providing free fitness opportunities and family events in several area parks.

On Saturdays, June 2, July 7, and Aug. 4, at 8 a.m. at Amos Herr Park, 1700 Nissley Road, East Hempfield Township, free, no-equipment-needed exercise classes will be held. Each 45-minute class will include basic moves for beginning to advanced exercisers along with bodyweight exercises to work all major muscle groups.

Afterward, at 8:45 a.m., certified instructors will lead a free Yoga in the Park class. Participants should bring their own mat or towel and water.

On Saturdays, June 9, July 14, and Aug. 11, the classes and times will remain the same but will take place at Silver Spring Park, 3800 Ironville Pike, West Hempfield Township.

On Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at Grubb Lake, 667 Hempfield Hill Road, West Hempfield Township, Hempfield recCenter will hold a Family Scavenger Hunt with Nature Trivia. Families will be given a list of items to track down throughout the area. Found "treasures" will be displayed and discussed before the trivia takes place. Another round of trivia and a scavenger hunt will be held on Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at Amos Herr Park. Both events are free and will include a moderate amount of walking. Participants are asked to bring collection containers.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5 through Aug. 28, at 9:15 a.m., Hempfield Rec will offer the new Amos Herr Park Walk for Wellness. Participants will decide the pace and distance as they walk the park's walking trails.

For more information, readers may call 717-898-3102 or visit www.hempfieldrec.com.

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GEARS Posts Programs May 24, 2018

GEARS has posted its schedule of programs and activities. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers. To register or for more information, readers may call 717-367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org.

One-hour guided trail riding through the woods and farmland will take place at Ironstone Ranch, 1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, June 13 and 20, and at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18. All riders must be age 6 and up. There is a strict weight limit of 250 pounds.

CSI E-town forensics camp will be offered for youths ages 9 to 14 on Monday through Thursday, June 11 to 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 2605 of Elizabethtown Area High School (EAHS), 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Chemistry teacher Scott Baylor will instruct the camp.

Chemistry Camp for youths ages 9 to 14 will be offered on Monday through Thursday, June 18 to 21, from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 2605 of EAHS. Baylor will instruct the camp.

Harry Potter Camp for youths ages 6 to 13 will take place from Monday through Friday, June 18 to 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the West Donegal Township Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Elizabethtown.

Dance classes will take place on Wednesdays, June 13 to Aug. 1, with no classes on July 4. Roni Masters will instruct the classes, which will be held in the lobby at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. Beginner Tap, set for 5 to 5:45 p.m., will teach rhythm, coordination, balance and performance qualities. Beginner Ballet, from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., will teach grace, balance, strength, flexibility and coordination. Beginner Jazz, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., will teach performance qualities, coordination, flexibility and confidence.

Dance Workout for individuals age 14 and up will be instructed by Masters in the gym at the GEARS Community Center on Mondays, June 11 to July 30, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will offer an introductory survey to different genres of dance, such as ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap, with an emphasis on physical conditioning.

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Keystone State Games Kickoff Set May 23, 2018

The official kickoff of the 2018 Keystone State Games (KSG) Festival of Sports will take place on Tuesday, June 5, at the Ryan Office Building in the Harrisburg Capitol Complex from noon to 1 p.m. during the annual Keystone Games Hall of Fame Induction. The annual induction event honors key individuals throughout the history of the Games.

The 2018 KSG Hall of Fame inductees are Bob Parkison, KSG competition director; Karen Klassner, KSG field hockey state director; and Andrew "Sarge" Richards, KSG ice hockey south region director. The individuals will be honored for being the backbone of the Keystone State Games Festival of Sports and for exemplifying the spirit of amateur sports and the promotion of physical fitness. Since its inception in 1981, Keystone State Games Inc. has attracted a total of more than 500,000 participants of various age groups into a variety of sporting events.

The 37th annual KSG will take place throughout the summer in Pennsylvania. The 34th annual Pennsylvania Senior Games, featuring more than 50 sporting events, will also take place in the summer. The majority of the KSG and Pennsylvania Senior Games events will take place throughout Luzerne County during the week of Wednesday to Monday, July 25 to 30. During the Senior Games, participants may qualify to compete at the National Senior Festival, which will take place in Albuquerque, N.M. in June 2019.

For more information and to register for the KSG or Senior Games, readers may visit www.premiersportingevents.com.

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Swim Program To Offer Lessons May 22, 2018

The Red Lion Community Swim Program announces it will offer swimming lessons for the summer. A full range of Red Cross-certified courses will be offered from beginner to Level 6, as well as adult classes. Parent/tot classes will only be held in the evening sessions. The first session will start on Monday, June 4.

There will be five morning sessions. Classes will be 50 minutes long and will be held on Mondays through Fridays for two weeks. Evening classes will also be offered, and they will be 45 minutes in length and held on Mondays and Wednesdays for five weeks.

On May 30, registration will be held for Red Lion Area School District residents and nonresidents. This registration is for the first session of the swim program only and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the pool lobby.

For further information about the other sessions, readers may visit the Red Lion Area School District website at www.rlasd.net or contact Heather McDanel by text at 717-693-3310 or email at swimshepherd@yahoo.com.

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GEARS Posts Schedule May 18, 2018

GEARS has posted its schedule of programs and activities. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers. To register or for more information, readers may call 717-367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org.

GEARS, in cooperation with the Elizabethtown Area Services for Special Needs, will offer Camp Ladybug, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays from Monday, June 18, through Friday, July 27, at the Elizabethtown Area Community Park Pavilion 5, with no camp on Wednesday, July 4. The program is a camp for individuals age 6 and up that may be mentally delayed and/or physically challenged. Participants will participate in activities to enhance socialization skills and recreational activities. Special events will include a Jack Hubley presentation, swimming, glow bowling, Christmas in July, interaction with alpacas, and a trip to Ironstone Ranch.

GEARS will offer a youth basketball combine for boys entering grades four through six from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sundays, June 3 to July 22, at the Bear Creek Gym, 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown. Coach Chadd Ward will lead the clinic, which will focus on fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense.

A Zumba class led by Emily Harlan for people age 14 and up will run from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 6 to Aug. 8, at the Masonic Village Memorial Hall gym, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. The class will not meet on June 20 and July 4. The routines will feature interval training where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined.

Family Fitness Fun for people of all ages will be led by Lindsey Teske from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 6 to July 19, excepting July 4, at the GEARS Community Center Gym, 60 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. Participants will learn simple moves while enjoying music from every decade.

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EBACC Summer Camps Slated May 15, 2018

East Berlin Area Community Center (EBACC), 405 North Ave., East Berlin, will offer 19 different summer enrichment camps. Camps will be held from 9 a.m. to noon from Monday, June 11, to Friday, Aug. 3.

Experienced instructors will teach basic skills according to the camp topic and theme. All camps will spend some time outside daily and take breaks. Camps will use indoor facilities and the pavilion in the event of rain.

Registration forms must be completed and returned with payment three weeks before the start of camp. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted. Payments can be made at EBACC Fitness Center or at the EBACC main office.

For more details and registration, readers may contact 717-259-8848 or info@ebacc.org or visit www.ebacc.org.

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Rec Center Recognizes Basketball Team Sponsor May 11, 2018

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GEARS Will Offer Programs May 11, 2018

GEARS has posted its schedule of programs and activities. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers. To register or for more information, readers may call 717-367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org.

Various yoga classes will be taught for people age 14 and up by Michelle Pelna in the Masonic Village Lodge meeting room, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, on Thursdays, May 31 to June 28. Participants should bring a yoga mat. Gentle/Beginner Yoga will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will focus on fundamental yoga postures using safe alignment and modifications. Vinyasa Yoga will take place from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., and previous yoga experience is beneficial but not required, as modifications will be offered.

A trip to the Philadelphia Zoo and the New Jersey Aquarium will be offered on Friday, June 22, with a departure time of 8 a.m. from the parking lot at Elizabethtown Area High School, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown.

The GEARS Summer Youth Program, for youths ages 6 to 14, will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Thursdays from June 11 to July 26, with no programs on Wednesday, July 4. Locations will include the Elizabethtown Community Park, Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, and West Donegal Township Municipal Park. Monday and Tuesday, June 11 and 12, will be Playground Kickoff Days and will be free to anyone who wants to give the program a try.

Trained program leaders will guide supervised, quality recreation activities, including sports, games, arts and crafts, and nature activities.

There are fees for the program for GEARS members and nonmembers, and there is a per-day drop-in rate as well. In addition to online registration, registration will be accepted at each site. Payment is due at registration. Scholarships are available, and readers may contact the GEARS office for details.

GEARS will also administer sites in Rapho Township and Marietta. More information is available by calling GEARS.

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GEARS Posts Cornhole Tournament May 11, 2018

GEARS will hold a Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at Elizabethtown Fairgrounds, 800 E. High St. In the case of rain, the tournament will be held in Memorial Hall at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds. ACL cornhole rules will apply to the two-person, double elimination tournament. Cash awards will be presented to the first- through fourth-place winners. Food and beverages will be available.

There is a fee per team. To register, visit www.getintogears.org, call 717-367-0355, or stop by the office, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Preregistration is recommended to guarantee a spot. Registrations will also be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at noon on the day of the event.

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Water Aerobics Classes Planned May 11, 2018

Willowood Water Aerobics invites the community to join its class anytime this summer. Members and nonmembers are welcome.

Classes will be held at Willowood Swim Club, 660 W. Bainbridge St., Elizabethtown, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, through Wednesday, Aug. 15. Shallow-water and deep-water classes will be offered.

Individuals may register during classes or anytime at the pool. Separate fees have been set for members and for nonmembers. For more information, readers may call 717-367-1085.

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Sports Camps Posted May 11, 2018

Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville, will offer a variety of sports camps.

The RPM Junior Tennis Camp will take place on Sunday, June 10, through Thursday, June 14, with a second session set for Sunday, July 8, through Thursday, July 12. The Sunday camps will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., while the schedule for Mondays through Thursdays will include instruction from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., with a lunch break in between.

The camp will culminate in a United States Tennis Association (USTA) junior tennis tournament, with free entry to all camp participants.

From Thursday, June 19, through Saturday, July 28, the USTA-sponsored National Junior Tennis and Learning Camp will take place at Hempfield recCenter and surrounding parks, including Amos Herr and Mountville. The program will provide instruction and play for participants of all levels. Rackets will be provided for those who do not have their own. The price of the camp includes a commemorative T-shirt.

An outdoor coed volleyball clinic, instructed by Hempfield High School coach Gary Dimm, will be held from Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Youths ages 9 to 15 may take part in the clinic, which will feature instruction aimed at building basic skills through daily play.

Two golf programs for boys and girls will take place at Four Seasons Golf Course, 949 Church St., Landisville. Both will be instructed by William Gately, a certified U.S. Kids Golf coach and 2011 Hempfield graduate.

The Four Seasons Short Tees Golf Camp, set for Tuesdays from June 12 to Aug. 7, will teach participants ages 5 to 9 the mechanics and fundamentals of golf using a three-level program.

The Four Seasons Junior Golf Program, for players ages 10 to 17, will feature weekly clinics with a focus on developing and strengthening skills before culminating with a fun tournament. Included in each week will be an hourlong skills contest and on-course tee-time for participants.

The Gym Rats Basketball Camp, for beginners and advanced players ages 5 to 12 looking to learn the fundamentals, will be instructed by Franklin & Marshall women's basketball head coach Kirsten Richter, as well as her staff and players, on Monday through Friday, June 18 to 22. Children ages 5 to 8 will participate from 10 a.m. to noon, while 9- through 12-year-olds will take part from 1 to 3 p.m.

The CrunchTime Hoops Camp for developing intermediate to advanced basketball players in grades three through 12 will be taught by Millersville University All American and Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Parker, as well as former and current collegiate players and coaches, from Monday through Thursday, Aug. 13 to 16. Third- through sixth-graders will be on the court from 9 a.m. to noon, with sixth- through 12th-graders from 1 to 4 p.m. Ball handling, footwork, scoring, passing, defense, and shooting techniques will be stressed, and there will be games and competitions.

Fees for the camps vary. For more information on any of the camps, readers may visit www.hempfieldrec.com or call 717-898-3102.

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WSRec Releases Summer Guide May 10, 2018

West Shore Recreation (WSRec) recently kicked off its 50th summer season for residents and nonresidents of participating municipalities.

Returning activities will include Pilates, Muscle Pump, kickboxing and abdominal exercises. This season, WSRec will add Zumba Toning.

The organization's youth offerings will include science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camps, such as Creative Robotics; Make It, Take It Home Science; Dinosaur Fossil Hunt; Radical Racers; and Video Game Design. Youths may also participate in sports, art camps, cooking classes, photography camps and more.

Children ages 6 months through 15 years may take swimming lessons at the natatorium at Red Land Area High School, 560 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry. WSRec will offer morning and evening classes, as well as limited private classes. Adults may enjoy aquatic workouts, such as Aquacise. AquaFit Outdoors will be offered at the Lemoyne Pool.

Throughout 2018, WSRec will offer trips, including the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest, Trains and Boats of the Adirondacks, Virginia Beach and Norfolk, and a boat cruise to see the Thunderbirds in Baltimore.

WSRec will offer discounted admission tickets to be used at amusement parks during the 2018 season. A full listing of the participating destinations is available at www.westshorerec.org. Readers may call the office at 717-920-9515 to check for ticket availability. Discounted tickets must be paid for in cash.

Readers who use social media may learn more about WSRec activities by visiting the West Shore Recreation Commission page on Facebook, following @westshorerec on Twitter, or downloading the new West Shore Rec smartphone app. Fans and followers will be alerted to special offers and upcoming events.

The complete summer 2018 brochure is available at the aforementioned website. To register for activities and for more information, readers may call the office.

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Lancaster Rec Wins Awards May 9, 2018

The Lancaster Recreation Commission (Lancaster Rec) was recognized by the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) with the Agency of the Year award at its 71st annual conference on March 29 at Kalahari Resort in the Pocono Mountains.

Lancaster Rec received the award in recognition of the agency's history as a recreation provider in Lancaster and for its work through the Future Red Tornado Initiative. The Future Red Tornado Initiative brings together community partners with the goal of increasing the number of children in the city of Lancaster and Lancaster Township participating in youth sports and recreation programs. Lancaster Rec works with organizations such as the Lancaster Family YMCA, Lancaster Police Athletic League, SALSA Baseball, Beat the Streets Wrestling, USA Field Hockey, Boys and Girls Club, Millersville University Athletic Department, Tennis Central and others.

Lancaster Rec won a second award, the Excellence in Recreation and Parks award, for its annual Health and Physical Literacy Summit, which brings together community leaders, parents, nonprofit organizations and health professionals to review the current state of physical literacy, nutrition, physical activity and health of children living within the School District of Lancaster boundaries. The event will focus on developing an action plan to make positive changes in children's physical activity levels and health through collaborative approaches.

The PRPS is the principal state organization promoting quality recreation and park training, networking, and leadership opportunities for those working and volunteering in the field. Members include professionals who manage municipal recreation and park systems and state parks, therapeutic recreation specialists at health care institutions, college and university professors and students, staff of privately operated recreation facilities and citizen members of recreation and park boards and commissions in communities across the commonwealth.

For more information, readers may contact Heather Dighe at 717-392-2115, ext. 154, or hdighe@lancasterrec.org.

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GEARS Sets Schedule April 27, 2018

GEARS has posted its schedule. Unless otherwise noted, separate costs have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers. For more information or to register, readers may visit www.getintogears.org or call 717-367-0355.

A Splash Bash will be held in Patton Pool at Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, on Friday, May 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Individuals should bring a swimsuit and a towel. The per-person fee may be paid at the door, and advance registration is not required.

Medicare Madness: Intro to Medicare, led by human resource benefits specialist Jonathan Ebersole for individuals who are about to turn age 65, will be offered on Wednesday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Recreation Room 2 at 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. The basics of Medicare will be explained, including how and when to sign up for Medicare, what is covered by the different parts of Medicare (A, B, C and D), and what the difference is between a Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) plan and a Medicare Advantage plan, along with how to find a plan that best fits one's needs. Several rounds of Medicare Bingo will be played.

A trip to see "Frozen" on Broadway will be offered on Wednesday, May 23, with a departure time of 6:30 a.m. from the MoviE-town parking lot, 700 N. Hanover St., Elizabethtown. Show time will be at 2 p.m. The cost includes transportation, mezzanine seating, a coupon for a department store, and a New York City map.

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Rec Center Sets Programs April 27, 2018

Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville, will host two classes, both of which will be instructed by Ken Brennan, who has more than two decades of experience.

A new Muay Thai Kickboxing class for people age 17 and up will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, with the first session set for May 4 to June 22 and the second session from June 29 to Aug. 17.

Muay Thai, which focuses on practical self-defense, is the national sport of Thailand. Students will use targets and bags to learn the boxing drills of punching and kicking, and they will also learn the infinite form.

Wushu Kung Fu will be offered to students ages 8 to 16 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturdays, with the first session set for May 5 to June 23 and the second session from June 30 to Aug. 18. Students will learn fundamental Wushu long-fist forms to increase strength, flexibility, and mental discipline. Students may also gain access to Wushu competitions.

There is a cost for each class. To register, readers may call 717-898-3102. More information is available at www.Hempfieldrec.com or by emailing Cristine Maser at cmaser@hempfieldrec.com.

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GEARS Posts Summer Schedule April 27, 2018

The Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation and Community Services (GEARS) has put together a variety of programs and activities for people of all ages in its summer 2018 program. Elizabethtown Area School District residents should be receiving a brochure in their mailbox.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and readers may call the GEARS office at 717-367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org. Some programs and classes fill quickly. Fees are charged unless otherwise specified.

Interested persons may register online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or by mail to GEARS, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Walk-ins may drop by the office (lower level of Elizabethtown Area Middle School). Registrants may also fax sign-up forms to 717-367-4138.

Summer Youth Programs

Summer Playground Program - Ages 6 to 14. Mondays through Thursdays, June 11 to July 26 (except July 4), 9 a.m. to noon. Locations include Elizabethtown Community Park, Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, and West Donegal Township Municipal Building and Park.

CSI E-Town - Ages 9 to 14. Monday through Thursday, June 11 to 14, 10 a.m. to noon. High School Room 2605.

Chemistry Camp - Ages 9 to 14. Monday through Thursday, June 18 to 21, 10 a.m. to noon. High School Room 2605.

Track and Field Camp - Grades 3 to 8. Monday through Friday, June 18 to 22, 6 to 8 p.m. High School Track.

Beginner Tennis Camp - Ages 4 to 7. Monday through Friday, June 11 to 15 (Session I), July 23 to 27 (Session II), 9 to 9:45 a.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Intermediate Tennis Camp - Ages 8 to 12. Monday through Friday, June 11 to 15 (Session I), July 23 to 27 (Session II), 6:30 to 8 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Teen Tennis Camp - Ages 13 to 17. Monday through Friday, June 11 to 15 (Session I), July 23 to 27 (Session II), 8 to 9:30 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Harry Potter Camp - Ages 6 to 13. Monday through Friday, June 18 to 22, 1 to 4 p.m. (Session I), July 30 to Aug. 3, 9 a.m. to noon (Session II). West Donegal Township Municipal Building.

Pokemon Camp - Ages 6 to 13. Monday through Friday, July 9 to 13, 12:30 to 4 p.m. West Donegal Township Municipal Building.

Field Hockey Camp - Grades 3 to 8. Monday through Friday, July 9 to 13, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jane Hoover Field.

Lady Bears Lax Camp - Grades 3 to 8. Monday through Friday, Aug. 6 to 10, 6 to 8 p.m. High School Field 1.

Girls' Basketball Camp - Grades 3 to 8. Tuesday through Thursday, July 31 to Aug. 2, 4 to 6 p.m. Daubert Gym.

Recycled Art Experience - Ages 8 to 14. Monday through Thursday, June 18 to 21, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Twisted Easel.

PinBox3000 DIY Cardboard Pinball Machine - Grades 4 to 6. Monday through Thursday, July 9 to 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Community Center Lobby.

Family Fun Night PinBox3000 - Age 6 and up. Thursday, July 12, 6 to 9 p.m. Community Center Lobby.

Escape Games, Board Games, and Puzzles - Grades 1 to 3. Monday through Thursday, July 9 to 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Community Center Lobby.

Unicorns and Rainbows! - Grades 1 to 3. Monday through Thursday, July 16 to 19, 9 to 11 a.m. Community Center Lobby.

Do It Yourself Camp - Ages 6 to 13. Monday through Friday, July 30 to Aug. 3, 12:30 to 4 p.m. West Donegal Township Municipal Building.

Playground Picnic - Thursday, July 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Elizabethtown Park.

Glow Bowling - Wednesdays, June 13 to July 25, 1 to 3 p.m. Clearview Lanes.

Special Needs

Camp Ladybug - Mondays through Fridays, June 18 to July 27 (except July 4), 9 a.m. to noon. Elizabethtown Park Pavilion 5.

Preschool

Iddy Biddy Baseball/Softball - Ages 4 to 6. Thursdays, June 21 to July 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (A), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (B). Field 2.

Gym Bears - Ages 3 to 5. Thursdays, June 28 to Aug. 2, 5:15 to 6 p.m. (A), 6 to 6:45 p.m. (B). Community Center Gym.

Dance

Mommy and Me Class - Ages 2 to 3. Mondays, June 11 to July 30, 5 to 5:45 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Discover Dance - Ages 3 to 6. Mondays, June 11 to July 30, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. (Class A, ages 3 and 4), 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. (Class B, ages 5 and 6). Community Center Lobby.

Beginner Tap - Ages 6 to 8. Wednesdays, June 13 to Aug. 1 (except July 4), 5 to 5:45 p.m. Community Center Lobby.

Beginner Ballet - Ages 6 to 8. Wednesdays, June 13 to Aug. 1 (except July 4), 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Beginner Jazz - Ages 6 to 8. Wednesdays, June 13 to Aug. 1 (except July 4), 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Community Center Lobby.

Dance Workout - Age 14 and up. Mondays, June 11 to July 30, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Shake It Like Shakira - Age 10 and up. Tuesdays, June 5 to Aug. 14 (except July 24), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Community Center Lobby.

Family Fitness Party - All ages. Wednesdays, June 6 to July 18 (except July 4) (I), Aug. 1 to Sept. 5 (II), 6 to 6:45 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Youth/Teen

Pokemon/YuGiOh/Buddyfight League - Grades 1 to 9. Tuesdays, May 15 to June 12 (I), June 19 to July 24 (except July 17) (II), 6 to 7:30 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Boys' Youth Basketball Combine - Grades 4 to 6. Sundays, June 3 to July 22, 6 to 8 p.m. Bear Creek Gym.

Girls' Middle School Volleyball League - Grades 5 to 8. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Aug. 13 to Oct. 29, 6 to 8 p.m. Bear Creek Gym.

Gymnastics - Ages 6 to 12. Thursdays, June 28 to Aug. 2, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. (Beginner, A), 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. (Intermediate/Advanced, B). Community Center Gym.

Pond Fishing for Beginners - All ages (over 16 must have Pennsylvania fishing license). Saturday, June 9, 6 to 8 p.m. (rain date Sunday, June 10). Location TBA.

Trail Riding - Age 6 and up. Wednesday, June 13 (I), June 20 (II) 10 a.m.; Tuesday, July 17 (III) 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday, July 18 (IV) 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 1 (V), Aug. 15 (VI) 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 29 (VII) 5 p.m. Ironstone Ranch.

Moo-Duk-Kwan Karate - Age 5 and up. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Aug. 6 to 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Middle School Wrestling Room.

Aquatics

Aquacise - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28 to Aug. 14, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Water Aerobics - Age 14 and up. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 16 to Aug. 22, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Patton Pool.

Learn to Swim Evening - Age 4 and up. Mondays through Thursdays, June 18 to 28 (I), July 30 to Aug. 9 (II). Preschool I (A), Level II (B), 6:30 to 7 p.m.; Level I (C), Level III (D), 7 to 7:30 p.m. Brossman Pool.

Learn to Swim Morning - Age 4 and up. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 9 to 25. Level I/II E, 8:30 to 9 a.m.; Preschool II/III (F), 9 to 9:30 a.m.; Preschool I (G), 9:30 to 10 a.m. Brossman Pool.

Parent and Child Aquatics - Ages 6 months to 3 years. Mondays through Thursdays, June 18 to 28 (I), July 30 to Aug. 9 (II), 6 to 6:30 p.m. Brossman Pool.

Splash Bash Indoor - All ages. Fridays, June 22 and July 27, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Patton Pool.

Splash Bash Outdoor - All Ages. Fridays, July 13 and Aug. 10, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Brossman Pool.

Deep Water Workout - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5 to July 12 (I), July 24 to Aug. 30 (II), 7:15 to 8 p.m. Patton Pool.

Aqua Yoga - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Jun 19 to Aug. 21, 6:15 to 7 p.m. Flohr Pool.

Fitness

Walking - All ages. Mondays through Thursdays, June 4 to July 26 (except July 4), 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free; registration required. Community Center Gym.

Zumba - Age 14 and up. Wednesdays, June 6 to Aug. 8 (except June 20 and July 4), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Zumba Gold - Age 14 and up. Mondays, June 18 to Aug. 6, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Vinyasa Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, May 31 to June 28 (I), July 12 to Aug. 16 (except July 26) (II), 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.

Gentle/Beginner Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, May 31 to June 28 (I), July 12 to Aug. 16 (except July 26) (II), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.

Power Yoga - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, July 3 to Aug. 28, 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.

Hatha Flow Yoga - Age 14 and up. Mondays and/or Wednesdays, July 16 to Aug. 22, 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.

Tai Chi - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, June 26 to Sept. 4 (except July 3), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (introduction class), 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (advanced class). Community Center Gym.

Insanity - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, June 26 to July 31, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Community Center Gym.

Cardio Lite Plus - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, June 19 to July 31, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Community Center Gym.

POUND - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, June 26 to Aug. 14, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Continuing Education

Medicare Madness (Intro to Medicare) - Wednesday, July 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Senior Center.

AARP Driver Safety Program - Age 50 and up. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2 to 6 p.m. Senior Center.

Heartsaver CPR and First Aid - Age 16 and up. Saturday, June 2, noon to 4:30 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Sign Language for Beginners - Wednesdays, June 20 to Aug. 1, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (ages 9 to 15) (A), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (age 16 and up) (B). Community Center Ceramic Room.

Investing With the Nobel Prize Method - Thursday, Aug. 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Senior Center.

Athletics

Pickle-Ball - All ages. Tuesdays, June 5 to July 24, noon to 2 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Badminton - Wednesdays, June 6 to July 25 (except July 4), noon to 2 p.m., and Fridays, June 1 to Aug. 31, 6 to 9 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Moo-Duk-Kwan Karate - Age 5 and up. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Aug. 6 to 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Middle School Wrestling Room.

Leagues and Tourneys

Girls' Middle School Volleyball League - Grades 5 to 8. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Aug. 13 to Oct. 29, 6 to 8 p.m. Bear Creek Gym.

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

Adult Coed Kickball League - Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 15 to July 26, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Elizabethtown Park Softball Field.

Pinnacle Cup Invitational Golf Tournament - Thursday, June 7, Royal Manchester Golf Links. Contact Dale Treese, 717-367-9144 or cdtreese@centurylink.net.

Trips

"Frozen" on Broadway - Wednesday, May 23. Depart 6:30 a.m. MoviE-town Parking Lot.

Philadelphia Zoo and New Jersey Aquarium - Friday, June 22. Depart 8 a.m. High School Parking Lot.

Crab Pickin' St. Michael's - Thursday, July 12. Depart 6:30 a.m. High School Parking Lot.

A Day at the Beach OCMD - Saturday, Aug. 11. Depart 6:30 a.m. MoviE-town Parking Lot.

Maine Coastal Escape - Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 4 to 7, Depart early a.m. MoviE-town Parking Lot.

"Pretty Woman: The Musical" - Saturday, Sept. 8. Depart 7 a.m. High School Parking Lot.

NASCAR Dover Speedway - Sunday, Oct. 7. Depart 6:15 a.m. MoviE-town Parking Lot.

Finger Lakes Tour - Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 to 14. Depart 6 a.m. High School Parking Lot.

Vikings at the Franklin Institute - Tuesday, Oct. 16. Depart 7:30 a.m. MoviE-town Parking Lot.

Discover Pittsburgh and Flight 93 Memorial - Friday, Oct. 19. Depart 6 a.m. MoviE-town Parking Lot.

Trip to Virginia Beach - Saturday and Sunday, Oct 20 and 21. Depart 6 a.m. High School Parking Lot.

Dover Downs: A Night in Memphis - Thursday, Oct 25. Depart 9 a.m. MoviE-town Parking Lot.

Additional Community Services and Programs

Boys' Basketball Youth Camp 2K18 - Grades 4 through 9. Monday through Thursday, June 18 to 21, 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, email Rocky Parise at rockyparise@gmail.com. Bear Creek School Gym.

Elizabethtown College Coed Basketball Camps - Kindergarten through grade 9. Monday through Thursday, June 25 to 28 (I), Aug. 13 to 16 (II). Contact Britt Moore at 717-361-1141 or moorebr@etown.edu. www.etownbasketballcamps.com.

Elizabethtown Arts in the Park - Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Deb Dupler at artsintheparketown@gmail.com or 717-368-2407.

Father/Son Laserdome Adventure - Thursday, June 14, 6 to 8 p.m. Laserdome.

Elizabethtown Fair - Monday through Saturday, Aug. 20 to 25, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, call Sally Nolt at 717-367-7256 or visit www.etownfair.com. Elizabethtown Fairgrounds.

Siena's HUGS Foundation - For more information, visit www.youcanhug.com.

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

Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank - Second Tuesday of every month, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Community Center. For more information, call 800-771-0059.

Movies at the Park - Free. Refreshments will be sold, and there will be giveaway drawings at each movie. June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, and Aug. 14. Rain dates are June 19; July 3, 17, and 31; and Aug. 21. Movies begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. Elizabethtown Park Amphitheater.

GEARS Kids Center - For more information, call 717-367-0119.

Elizabethtown Area Senior Center - For more information, call 717-367-7984 or email seniorcenter@getintogears.org.

Masonic Village

Masonic Village offers programs for members and nonmembers. To register for classes for June through August, readers may call the Baird Wellness Center at 717-361-5699.

Aquatic Classes

Water Walking - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 27 to Aug. 17 (Session IV), Aug. 24 to Oct. 15 (Session V), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Wave Runners - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 27 to Aug. 17 (Session IV), Aug. 24 to Oct. 15 (Session V), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

H.I.I.T. - Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28 to Aug. 14 (Session IV), Aug. 23 to Oct. 9 (Session V), 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Water Wakeup Workout - Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28 to Aug. 14 (Session IV), Aug. 23 to Oct. 9 (Session V), 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.

Aqua Stretch - Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28 to Aug. 14 (Session IV), Aug. 23 to Oct. 9 (Session V), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.

Senior Aqua Fit - Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28 to Aug. 14 (Session IV), Aug. 23 to Oct. 9 (Session V), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Morning Jump Start - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 27 to Aug. 17 (Session IV), Aug. 24 to Oct. 15 (Session V), 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

H2O 4 Balance - Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28 to Aug. 14 (Session IV), Aug. 23 to Oct. 9 (Session V), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.

Lap/Open Swims - Offered on a continuous basis with pool membership. A variety of times are available at both the Patton Pool and Flohr Pool and Spa. Season passes for the Brossman Pool (outdoor) are also available.

Fitness

SilverSneakers Classic - Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 15 to July 19, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Patton Campus Memorial Gym.

SilverSneakers Circuit - Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 15 to July 19, 10 to 11 a.m. Patton Campus Memorial Gym.

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

Tai Chi - Fridays, May 4 to June 15 (Session I), June 29 to Aug. 10 (Session II) Aug. 24 to Oct. 5 (Session III), 9 to 10 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.

Full Body Fusion - Tuesdays, May 22 to July 10 (Session I), July 24 to Sept. 11 (Session II), 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Solarium FCC.

Core Balance - Mondays, June 25 to Aug. 13 (Session I), Aug. 27 to Oct. 22 (Session II), 10 to 11 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.

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GEARS Posts Schedule April 20, 2018

GEARS has posted its schedule. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers.

GEARS members should soon receive a copy of the GEARS Summer 2018 Brochure in their mailbox. All classes are also listed at www.getintogears.org. Registration for members opened on April 23, and registration may be made online, by calling 717-367-0355, faxing 717-367-4138, or by stopping by the GEARS office, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

A Coed Kickball League will take place from Thursday, May 17, to Thursday, July 26, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Community Park softball field. The league fee and rosters are due by Thursday, May 10. Each team will play an eight-game schedule with playoffs.

Aquacise, instructed by Bonnie Leibold for people age 14 and up, will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 3 to June 19 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Masonic Village Patton Pool, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. The shallow-water, heart-healthy exercise class will feature stretching, strengthening, endurance moves, balance building, and cardio exercises.

Smart Driver, an eight-hour classroom refresher course for motorists age 50 and up, will be offered from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9, at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. The PennDOT-approved course will focus on sharpening driving skills; developing strategies for adjusting to age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; and the effects of medication on driving performance. Those who complete the course may be entitled to a discount on auto insurance. Participants must bring a current driver's license. Separate costs have been set for AARP members and for nonmembers.

A two-person, double-elimination cornhole tournament will take place at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds, 900 E. High St., Elizabethtown, on Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m., with registration at noon. The rain location will be Memorial Hall at the fairgrounds. ACL Cornhole rules will apply. There is a per-team fee, and preregistration is recommended, as spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Cash awards will be given for first through fourth places. Food and beverages will be available.

A trip to the Philadelphia Zoo and the New Jersey Aquarium will be offered on Friday, June 22, with a departure time of 8 a.m. from the parking lot at Elizabethtown Area High School, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown.

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Annual Competition Held April 18, 2018

The 65th annual Purdon Smith Whiteley Award competition was held at the YWCA in York on April 5. The competition consisted of girls in grades six through 12 who were rated in areas of aquatic and personal performance.

The first-place award was presented to Alexa Alhadeff. Alexa, the daughter of Joseph and Angela Alhadeff, is an eighth-grader at Lancaster Country Day School. Alexa's events included synchronized swimming, form swimming, and a personal evaluation.

The second-place winner was Heather Faw, a junior at Dallastown High School. Winning third place was Marlyse Rexroth, a sophomore at Central York High School.

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GEARS Posts Schedule April 6, 2018

GEARS has posted its upcoming programs and activities. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers. For more information, readers may visit www.getintogears.org or call 717-367-0355.

GEARS' 12th annual four-person "Spring Mix" Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, April 27, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at the Sunset Golf Course, 2601 Sunset Drive, Middletown. The tournament will consist of three different playing formats: six holes of scramble, six holes of better ball, and six holes of alternate play. The set per-player fee includes green fees, use of a cart, range balls, dinner, and awards. Tournament proceeds will benefit the GEARS Summer Playground Program.

A one-hour guided trail ride will be offered on Wednesday, April 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Ironstone Ranch, 1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown. Participants will ride horses through the 275 acres of woods and farmland on the ranch. Horses are well mannered and trained to work with riders that have little or no experience. For the safety of participants and horses, there will be no trotting or galloping through the trails. All children must be age 6 or older, and there is a strict weight limit of 250 pounds.

Hatha Flow Yoga, a multi-level hatha yoga class for people age 14 and up, will be taught by certified hatha yoga instructor Charla Lorenzen in the Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, April 23 to June 4, with no class on May 28. The class will incorporate seated and standing yoga poses, conscious breathing, and meditative focus. Participants should wear layers of comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Two canine classes will be taught by Deb Haldeman on Tuesdays, April 10 to May 1, at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds, 900 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Canine Fast Track Basic Obedience, set for 7 to 8 p.m., will highlight basic obedience, problem solving, and tricks. Advanced Canine Fast Track, set for 8 to 9 p.m., will concentrate on skills learned in the beginner class and work on advancing toward obtaining Canine Good Citizen (CGC) recognition as determined by the American Kennel Club. The CGC test will be offered to teams that are ready.

Materials needed for both canine classes are a six-foot fabric or leather leash, dog treats, and proof of vaccinations, and it is recommended that the dog receives the kennel cough vaccine. Handlers must be age 16 or up.

A Splash Bash will take place at the Masonic Village Patton Pool on Friday, April 13, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. People of all ages are invited to bring a swimsuit and a towel and take part. Advance registration is not required, but there is a per-person fee, which is payable at the door.

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