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Events To Benefit Program For Cancer Survivors September 18, 2018

In October, the Lancaster Family YMCA will launch Cancer Survivorship Month and host three community events with the goal of raising awareness and funds in support of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

A Walk for Cancer Survivors at the Lancaster Family YMCA will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the rail trail in Quarryville. The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Luncheon will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA. The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Covered in Care Quilt Online Auction will begin on Monday, Oct. 1, and continue through Friday, Oct. 19. Proceeds from the events will help support the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. More information about the events is available at www.lancasterymca.org/cancer-survivorship-at-the-ymca/.

Since 2011, the Lancaster Family YMCA has been supporting cancer survivors on their journey to reclaim their health through a cancer rehabilitation exercise program. This program - now known as LIVESTRONG at the YMCA - is a physical activity program that helps adult cancer survivors move past the effects of treatments such as fatigue, loss of appetite, and loss of strength, while also helping them battle the emotional toll of the disease. The program is offered free of cost at all Lancaster Family YMCA branches to men and women recovering from any form of cancer, and nearly 400 cancer survivors have participated in the program to date.

Anyone who is recovering from cancer and is interested in participating in the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program may contact the Lancaster Family YMCA at communityhealth@lancasterymca.org or 717-393-9622.

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GEARS Sets Programs September 14, 2018

GEARS has posted its schedule of programs and activities. 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 GEARS at 717-367-0355.

GEARS will accept registrations for girls and boys in grades one to nine for the BEARS Youth Basketball Program. Players will participate in practices and games from late November through the end of January 2019. The participation levels are grades one and two (instructional), grades three and four, grades five and six, and grades seven to nine.

The draft days for children in grades three to six will be Monday, Nov. 5, for girls and Wednesday, Nov. 7, for boys. On each day, children in grades three and four may attend from 6 to 7 p.m., and children in grades five and six may attend from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. All drafts will be held in the gym at Bear Creek School, 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown.

The program for boys and girls in grades one and two will take place on Saturdays only at East High Elementary, 800 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Boys and girls in grades three and four will practice one day per week and play games on Saturdays. Children in grades five through nine will practice two days per week and play games on Saturdays.

Separate fees have been set for grades one and two, for grades three and four, and for grades five through nine. Registration forms will be distributed to all first- to ninth-grade students in the Elizabethtown Area School District schools.

GEARS is in need of volunteer coaches, referees, and supervisors for the program. Anyone who is interested in volunteering may call the aforementioned number or email john_myers@etownschools.org.

GEARS will host a four-hour AARP Driver Safety Refresher Program on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. The refresher course, open to people age 50 and up who have previously taken the eight-hour 55 Alive course, will fulfill requirements for a continuing insurance discount from any auto insurer doing business in Pennsylvania. All participants must bring a valid Pennsylvania driver's license and evidence of previous course completion to receive a certificate. Registration is required. Separate fees have been set for AARP members and for nonmembers.

Tai chi classes will be offered in the gym at Rheems Elementary School, 130 Alida St., on Tuesdays, Oct. 9 to Dec. 11. Introduction to Tai Chi, for people who are new to tai chi or who have not practiced in years, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will introduce a simple 10-step Taiji form. Advanced Tai Chi (Forms, Weapons, and San Shou) has been set for 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will build on the 10-step form by integrating those postures with new moves and, eventually, sword and other weapon forms.

GEARS' 22nd annual two-person scramble golf tournament will take place on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Dauphin Highlands Golf Course, 650 S. Harrisburg St., Harrisburg. The event will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee per person includes green fees, use of a cart, a steak dinner, and prizes. Proceeds from the event will benefit GEARS.

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GEARS Posts Schedule September 14, 2018

GEARS has posted its schedule of programs and activities. 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 GEARS at 717-367-0355.

Strictly Skills Basketball Clinic for boys and girls in grades four through six will be offered at Bear Creek School, 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown, on Tuesdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 16, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Each clinic will incorporate a variety of basketball-specific skill stations, fun games, and game play. Ball handling, shooting fundamentals, dribble moves, moving without the ball, and offensive footwork will all be stressed. Readers may visit www.StrictlySkills.com for more information.

One-hour guided trail riding through 275 acres of woods and farmland will take place at Ironstone Ranch, 1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 3 and 17, and Nov. 7. All riders must be age 6 and up. There is a strict weight limit of 250 pounds. Horses are trained to work with riders who have little or no experience, and there will be no trotting or galloping on the trails.

Power Volleyball will offer pickup games on Fridays, Sept. 14 to Dec. 28, except Nov. 23, in the auxiliary gym at Elizabethtown Area Middle School, 600 E. High St. Youths of high school age through adults are invited. There is a per-day cost.

Two canine classes will be taught by Deb Haldeman on Tuesdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 2, 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 older.

A trip to watch a NASCAR race at Dover Speedway will be offered on Sunday, Oct. 7, with a 6:15 a.m. departure from the parking lot at Elizabethtown Area High School, 600 E. High St. The trip fee includes transportation and a ticket.

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GEARS Sets Schedule September 14, 2018

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

GEARS has posted tryouts and skill evaluations for the 2018-19 Travel Basketball Leagues. All girls and boys in fifth and sixth grades are encouraged to try out, with sessions to take place in the gym at Bear Creek School, 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown. Participants should use the main school entrance. Girls' tryouts will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 to 9 a.m. and Monday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. Boys' tryouts will be on Sept. 29 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and Oct. 1 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Travel teams will participate in Lancaster/Lebanon League and Central Penn League. The season, including practices, will begin in late October and continue through early February. All players selected for the travel team will pay a participation fee after selected.

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, Sept. 19, 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.

Smart Driver, an eight-hour classroom refresher course designed specifically to meet the needs of drivers age 50 and up, will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 25 and 26, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. During the PennDOT-approved course, participants will learn how to sharpen their driving skills; develop strategies for adjusting to age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; and learn about the effects of medication on driving performance. Completion of the course may entitle participants to a discount on car insurance. Individuals must bring a current driver's license. Separate fees have been set for AARP members and for nonmembers.

A trip to the Finger Lakes in New York will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14. The group will depart at 6 a.m. from the parking lot at Elizabethtown Area High School, 600 E. High St. There is a cost, which is based on double occupancy.

A trip to see the Viking display at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 16, with a 7:30 a.m. departure from the parking lot at MoviE-town, 700 N. Hanover St., Elizabethtown. Individuals will be able to view more than 600 authentic archaeological relics. There will also be free time at Liberty Place.

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YMCA Sets Food Drive, Incentive September 11, 2018

The Lancaster Family YMCA invites readers to join any of its branches. Those who join through Sunday, Sept. 30, and donate a canned food item or other dry goods will have their join fee waived. All donated items will be given to food pantries in Lancaster County.

Branches include City Center YMCA, Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, and YMCA of New Holland. Financial assistance is available.

For more information, readers may visit www.lancasterymca.org.

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EPC, Hempfield recCenter To Co-Host Wellness Fair August 30, 2018

Engle Printing & Publishing Co., Inc. (EPC) and the Hempfield recCenter will partner for the third year to host a Community Wellness Fair open to the public free of charge. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville.

"We have a number of resources and opportunities from the community represented," said EPC publisher Jocelyn Engle. Almost 50 vendors from throughout Lancaster County are slated to attend the event, and Hempfield recCenter will give tours throughout the afternoon.

Susquehanna Valley EMS will perform blood pressure screenings, INGROUP will provide body composition scans, and UPMC Pinnacle will have bone density scans and skin screenings.

Attendees will also have the opportunity try a standup paddleboard, learn how to use a fire extinguisher, try on goggles that simulate the experience of being impaired by alcohol, and meet East Hempfield Township Police Department's K-9 Tundra. For attendees wishing to relieve some stress, Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS) will have a therapy dog available, and The Hetrick Center will offer massages.

Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority will be available to clear up any confusion about the recent changes to recycling practices.

Interested individuals may also receive training on the use and administration of naloxone from Donegal Substance Abuse Alliance (DSAA). One free kit per household will be available while supplies last.

The community can learn about volunteer opportunities by talking to representatives from United Way and GAiN USA.

Children will have the opportunity to make license plates for their bikes courtesy of The Common Wheel.

Additionally, individuals of voting age may prepare for the upcoming elections by updating their voter registration records or picking up applications for absentee ballots at the fair.

"We encourage the community to take advantage of this chance to learn about a variety of organizations in one location," said EPC marketing assistant Michele Emenheiser.

An updated list of the Community Wellness Fair participants is available at www.townlively.com/community-wellness-fair. Readers may check the website for more information, or they may email livewell@engleonline.com or call Emenheiser at 717-492-2527.

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Recreation Center Plans Fundraiser August 30, 2018

Adult Swim: Last Call will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hershey Recreation Center, 600 Clearwater Road, Hershey. The special fundraising event will take place inside the empty outdoor pool.

The event will feature food and drinks donated by area businesses. A local DJ will play songs from 1963 to the present in honor of the center's 55-year history in the community.

The public is invited to attend. The event will help raise money for the new Hershey Community Center.

There is a cost per person to attend, and contributions are tax-deductible. For more details, readers may search for "Derry Township Parks & Recreation" on Facebook or search for the event on www.eventbrite.com.

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GEARS Sets Schedule August 24, 2018

GEARS has posted its schedule of programs and activities. 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 GEARS at 717-367-9355.

Discover Dance, a class designed to encourage younger children to express themselves through creative movement and ballet, will be offered on Tuesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 9, in the lobby at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. The class aims to help dancers develop body awareness, gross motor skills, rhythm, and flexibility. Classes will be from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. for 3- and 4-year-olds and from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for 5- and 6-year-olds. Katie Carter and Shaye DiPasquale will instruct.

Various dance classes will be instructed by Katie Carter on Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 10, in the lobby at the GEARS Community Center. Beginner Ballet is set for 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., and Beginner Jazz is set for 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Iddy Biddy Soccer, for children ages 3 to 5, will be offered on Saturdays, Sept. 8 to Oct. 13, at Elizabethtown Area High School's Field 3, 800 E. High St. Class A will be from 9 to 10 a.m., and Class B will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Coaches will teach basic soccer skills, such as dribbling, passing, and trapping, as participants become familiar with the sport. The fee includes a T-shirt. Shin guards are recommended, and cleats are optional.

Power Yoga, for people age 16 and up, will be offered on Tuesdays, Sept. 18 to Dec. 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Carpenter Chapel at Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. The class will focus on strength, balance, and flexibility.

Deep Water Workout, for people age 14 and up, will be offered in Patton Pool at Masonic Village on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, Sept. 11 to Nov. 15, from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Instructed by Dave Rosensteel, the class will challenge the whole body to improve muscle tone, core strength, and cardio fitness. Participants will use water exercise equipment to enhance the workout, and they should feel comfortable wearing a flotation belt.

A Splash Bash for people of all ages will take place at the Masonic Village Patton Pool on Friday, Sept. 14, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Attendees should bring a swimsuit and a towel. Advance registration is not required, but there is a per-person fee, which may be paid at the door.

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Capital Campaign Will Fund SECA Pool Project August 23, 2018

The Southern End Community Association (SECA) announced its plans to significantly renovate and expand the SECA pool, modernize and improve the bathhouses, and establish a new Youth Scholarship Fund by kicking off a capital campaign, dubbed "Jump Into Local Recreation," on Aug. 12. The special event was held at the pool, 299 Park Ave., Quarryville, for donors, volunteers, pool members, and local business and community leaders.

During the event, capital campaign co-chair Rick Rankin shared some of the important moments in the history of the pool. The Quarryville Pool opened in 1949 and was owned and operated by American Legion Post 603 for 44 years. SECA bought the pool in 1993 and subsequently rebuilt and reopened it in 1994. On an annual basis, the pool has more than 10,000 visits from children, adults, and families. In addition to general recreation, popular pool activities include swimming lessons, lifeguard training, and water aerobics, and the SECA Sharks swim team is based out of the pool as well.

SECA remains committed to offering this important community amenity, particularly given the limited, convenient options for certain types of recreation in the Southern End. The SECA pool is also an important employment center as it offers employment to about 27 teenagers and young adults each summer. "The SECA pool is one of the few true community pools in our area," said longtime SECA board member and capital campaign co-chair Kim Risk. "It is open to the public for either a reasonable membership fee or by paying a daily pass rate. There is no requirement to purchase a bond or pay an initiation fee, nor is membership a requirement for swim lessons. SECA has a long tradition of welcoming all."

Because the current pool is at the end of its useful life, the capital campaign is targeted to generate the amount needed to renovate and expand the pool. When successful, the $650,000 campaign will add a 25-square-foot toddler area, new interactive water features, a second diving board, and significant improvements to the surface area and mechanical systems, all resulting in a pool that is safe, efficient, and easier to maintain. In addition, the campaign will provide funds to modernize and improve the two bathhouses, add a new toddler play area inside the pool fence, offer additional paved parking, and upgrade the sand volleyball courts. A new Youth Scholarship Fund will allow more families to participate in SECA programs and events when financial hardships would otherwise prevent participation.

Rankin, who was part of SECA's original board of directors and has remained involved over the years, expressed his excitement for the improvements. "We tend to do things a little differently in the Solanco area. We have great community pride and believe that the SECA pool is an important asset," he said. "I am thrilled so many have already stepped up to make leadership gifts to ensure the next generation of kids and families has the opportunity to learn to swim, build confidence in the water, enjoy health benefits of swimming, and spend time with friends and neighbors."

According to Risk, SECA friends and supporters have already made gifts and pledges totaling $493,000. Fundraising will continue through at least the end of 2018. Construction is expected to begin shortly after the pool closes for the 2018 season. Readers may visit www.secarec.org to learn more about the campaign and to make an online donation. Folks with questions may contact SECA at 717-806-0123 or seca@epix.net.

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WSRec Releases Fall Guide August 22, 2018

West Shore Recreation Commission (WSRec) will continue celebrating its 50th anniversary with the release of the 2018 fall guide. Fall registration for residents began on Aug. 28. Nonresident registration will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

WSRec will continue to offer fitness programs incorporating strength, balance, flexibility, aerobic and endurance exercises, such as Pilates, Pi-Yo, Muscle Pump, Kickboxing and Abs, Zumba Step, Tabata and new Easy Tai Chi. Tai chi, yoga, ballroom, and other programs will be offered as well.

Aquatic workouts, such as Aquacise, Aqua Fit, Water Workout and Hydro Hike, will be held at the Natatorium at Red Land Area High School, 560 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry.

WSRec will offer workshops highlighting freezer meals in the slow cooker, during which attendees will assemble five meals in an hour and take them home. Attendees at a Holiday Cookie Workshop will make six dozen cookies, and a one-hour Kids' Make-And-Take Meals workshop will also be held.

Throughout 2018, WSRec will offer trips to Washington, D.C.; the Newport Mansions; Boston; and New York City. There will also be a pontoon boat tour around Pinchot Park Lake and a kayaking experience.

Students in grades one through six will have the opportunity to work with K'NEX or Legos with the after-school STEM Clubs. Children and youths can experience robotics, engineering and coding as well as youth introductory sport programs for basketball, soccer, tennis, martial arts, swimming lessons and more.

Other diverse educational opportunities for adults and youths will include babysitting certification opportunities; adult horsemanship lessons; pickleball at Negley Park; an active shooter preparedness workshop; Medicare Basics; first aid, CPR and AED; puppy or dog training; digital SLR photography; and more.

The complete fall 2018 brochure is available at www.westshorerec.org. To register for activities and for more information, readers may call the office.

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YMCA Branches Post Sports, Arts Programs August 21, 2018

The Dover and York YMCA branches are now accepting registrations for several youth and teen sports and arts programs, including an outdoor soccer league for youths ages 4 to 11, a dodgeball league for youths ages 8 to 15, girls' intramural volleyball for youths ages 8 to 15, a variety of dance classes for youths ages 3 to 13, art classes for youths ages 6 to 10, a basketball league and instruction for youths ages 4 to 11, and Nerf tag for youths ages 6 to 11. Most programs will begin in September. The first program will begin on Saturday, Sept. 22.

For further information, readers may contact dmarkel@yorkcoymca.org or 717-843-7884, ext. 263, or call their local YMCA branch.

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GEARS Sets Programs August 17, 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 or to register, readers may visit www.getintogears.org or call 717-367-0355.

Moo-Duk-Kwan Karate will be offered for 6-year-olds through adults on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from Sept. 4 to 27 in the wrestling room at Elizabethtown Middle School, 600 E. High St. The Korean martial art focuses on gaining self-defense, self-discipline, and self-respect with physical benefits in a white through black belt system. The instructor, Roger Engle, is a seventh-degree black belt and has taught with GEARS since 1978.

Gymnastic classes will be available for girls and boys ages 6 to 12 on Thursdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 11, at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. Beginner class, for anyone who has not taken gymnastics and would like to learn the basic skills, will be offered from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Intermediate/advanced class, for older children and children who have some gymnastics experience, will be from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

A Pokemon/YuGiOh/Buddyfight League, featuring friendly competition and updates, will be offered for first- through 10th-graders on Thursdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the GEARS Recreation Room 2, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Participants should bring their decks to battle other opponents as they find ways to improve their skills and decks.

Zumba Gold, a toned-down version of Zumba for beginner exercisers, those working their way back into fitness routines, and older adults, will be led by licensed instructor Judy McMillen on Mondays, Sept. 10 to Oct. 29, excluding Oct. 1 and 15, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the Memorial Hall gym at Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. The fun aerobics-type class, part dance and part fitness, is based primarily on Latin American and international-style music.

Professional skateboarding lessons will be offered for 6- to 18-year-olds by sponsored skateboarder Luke Davis at the indoor skate facility at Cornerstone Youth Center, 95 S. Wilson Ave., Elizabethtown, on Sundays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 14. Class for beginners will be from 6 to 7 p.m., with intermediate/advanced classes slated for 7 to 8 p.m.

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Round-Up For The Rec Posted August 10, 2018

Throughout the month of August, local retailers and restaurants are partnering with Lititz recCenter in a fundraiser known as Round-Up for the Rec. The recCenter is promoting special offers or sales events that benefit both the business and the community. Proceeds raised directly support the ongoing scholarship fund at Lititz recCenter which provides local families and children, veterans, and others in the community with financial aid to participate in recreation programs.

More than two dozen local shops, restaurants, and other Lititz businesses are taking part in Round-Up for the Rec. Some are offering specials in which a portion of sales will benefit the Round-Up campaign. Other businesses have scheduled special promotions or events, and more than a dozen Round-Up donation collection barrels are placed throughout Lititz.

On Wednesdays in August, purchases at Aaron's Books will benefit the Round-Up. Dosie Dough will host Coffee Day from 8 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, and Isaac's Deli will host a fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

A full schedule of events and promotions is available at www.lititzrec.com.

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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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Vendors Sought For Craft Fair August 10, 2018

Elizabethtown Public Library is accepting vendor applications for space in its annual craft fair, set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13. This year's theme is "Craft Fair With a Small Business Flair," and the event will emphasize the effort put forth by small business owners to provide quality crafts, as well as other products and services.

In the past, local craftspersons have showcased handmade quality crafts, repurposed goods, vintage wares, hobby items, and decorating items to the nearly 1,000 people who attend the two-day event. In addition, the library is making space available to vendors of non-craft-related businesses.

Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and may be reserved for a fee. A limited number of 110 volt electric spaces are available for an additional cost. A 6-foot table and two chairs will be provided. Special consideration will be given to vendors who have participated in previous Elizabethtown Public Library craft fairs provided their applications are submitted by Friday, Aug. 31.

All proceeds from vendor fees will support programming at the library.

The craft fair will be held indoors on Oct. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Elizabethtown's Second Friday event and on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applications can be obtained in person at the library, 10 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, or at www.etownpubliclibrary.org.

For more information, readers may stop by the library, call 717-367-7467, or email information@etownpubliclibrary.org.

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Fitness Program To Begin Season August 9, 2018

Jump for Joy, a nondenominational Christian fitness program, will start its 10-week fall session on Tuesday, Aug. 21. This will be the 31st year that Jump for Joy will be providing area women with opportunities for regular fitness and fellowship.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:05 to 7:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Trinity United Church of Christ, 40 W. Pine St., Palmyra, on the corner of South Railroad Street.

The instructor and program creator, Lynn Kuhn, will lead class participants through a complete body workout via aerobic dance routines choreographed to upbeat Christian and positive mainstream music. The one-hour workout will combine stretches, cardio, strength, and balance moves. The dance routines will be followed by a core workout, stretches, and a cooldown.

Each class will begin with a 10-minute devotional and prayer time, as the program aims to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

For more information, readers may call Kuhn at 717-838-4682 or email Jump4joy87@verizon.net.

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Rec Center Slates Fall Lineup August 3, 2018

Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville, has released its fall program lineup, which includes dance, swimming, and tennis lesson schedules along with sports programs, mind/body classes, nutrition coaching, group exercise classes, lifeguard training, and more. New programs in the offering include Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Barre, Senior Cycle, Gentle Yoga, Small-Group Functional Training, CPR/AED/first aid group training, and Adult Swimming Stroke Clinic.

Also included in the fall lineup are community events, many of which are free, organized by, or hosted at the rec center. There is also information about wellness fairs, seminars, community days, bus trips, holiday events, open houses, discount tickets to area attractions, and more.

This fall also marks the 30th year of School-Age Childcare, which is run by Hempfield recCenter at elementary schools in the Hempfield School District. In addition to care while school is in session, child care options are available during select school holidays with Hempfield recCenter's Rec Kidz program.

As a community-focused, nonprofit organization, Hempfield recCenter's philosophy is that no one will be denied the opportunity to participate in its programs or membership based on hardship. Assistance is available through the organization's Everyone Belongs financial assistance program. For more information, readers may contact Kim Wenger, 717-898-3102, ext. 30. The application may be downloaded at www.hempfieldrec.com.

A printed, 40-page guide is available in the Aug. 8 edition of the Hempfield Merchandiser, as well as at the rec center. A digital version can be found at www.hempfieldrec.com.

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GEARS Posts Programs July 20, 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 or to register, readers may visit www.getintogears.org or call the GEARS office at 717-367-0355.

An AARP Driver Safety Refresher Program will be offered on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. The course is for people age 50 and up who have previously taken the eight-hour 55 Alive course. The refresher course will fulfill requirements for a continuing insurance discount from any auto insurer doing business in Pennsylvania. All participants must bring evidence of previous course completion to receive certificates. Each participant must bring a valid Pennsylvania driver's license. Separate fees have been set for AARP members and for nonmembers.

GEARS will offer a fall coed sixes volleyball league beginning on Monday, Sept. 10, and concluding in mid-November. Teams must submit their rosters and team registration fees no later than Friday, Aug. 31, to be included in the league schedule. Games will be on Mondays between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the Daubert Gym at Elizabethtown Area High School, 600 E. High St.; the gym at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St.; and the gym at Elizabethtown Area Middle School, 600 E. High St. The league is a 10-match season with playoffs. Teams may have a minimum of six and a maximum of 15 players. Each team must have two females on the court at all times. Readers who call the GEARS office for additional information should ask to speak with Doug Knauss.

GEARS will also offer a fall coed slow-pitch softball league. The registration deadline is Aug. 31. League play will occur from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays from Sept. 10 to mid-November. Each team will play a 10-game schedule with playoffs. There is a team entry fee.

A trip to Ocean City, Md., will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11. Participants will depart at 6:30 a.m. from the Elizabethtown Area High School parking lot. The trip will consist of free time. The group will depart from Ocean City at 8 p.m.

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Child Care Program Celebrates 30 Years July 19, 2018

Hempfield recCenter has announced it is celebrating 30 years of its School-Age Childcare Program (SAC). The program provides supervised before- and after-school care for students in kindergarten through sixth grade in the Hempfield School District.

Available Monday through Friday when school is in session, the program keeps students engaged and active with indoor and outdoor activities. Staff members also provide homework completion monitoring and assistance. Morning sessions take place from 6:30 to 8:40 a.m. and include breakfast. Afternoon sessions occur from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and include snacks.

The program is available at Landisville Elementary, Rohrerstown Elementary, Farmdale Elementary, East Petersburg Elementary, Mountville Elementary and Centerville Elementary. All sites are managed by Hempfield recCenter staff and licensed by the Department of Human Services. Registration for the 2018-19 academic year is open until sites are full.

Hempfield recCenter also offers the Rec Kidz Program, providing care for school-age children during select school holidays and teacher in-service days. Held at the recCenter from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the program offers a variety of activities, including field trips, games, art projects, and recreational swimming. For the list of 2018-19 Rec Kidz dates, readers may visit www.hempfieldrec.com.

As part of Hempfield recCenter's Everyone Belongs campaign, financial aid is available. More information is available at the aforementioned web site.

For more information about the SAC program, readers may contact program director Amanda Witherow at 717-898-3102, ext. 33, or awitherow@hempfieldrec.com.

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GEARS Sets Schedule July 13, 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 or to register, readers may visit www.getintogears.org or call the GEARS office at 717-367-0355.

Harry Potter Camp, for youths ages 6 to 13, will be offered from Monday through Friday, July 30 to Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at the West Donegal Township Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Elizabethtown. Youths will enter the world of Harry Potter and friends and enjoy activities like quidditch, as well as foods and classes of Hogwarts.

Lady Bears Lax Camp, for third- through eighth-graders, will take place at Field 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, Aug. 6 to 10. The camp will be led by the Elizabethtown Area High School (EAHS) girls' varsity lacrosse head coach, Coach Benson, and players. Campers will improve their fundamentals while playing fun lacrosse games. A T-shirt is included in the fee.

One-hour guided trail riding through 275 acres of woods and farmland will take place at Ironstone Ranch, 1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 1 and 15, and at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29. All riders must be age 6 and up. There is a strict weight limit of 250 pounds. Horses are trained to work with riders who have little or no experience, and there will be no trotting or galloping on the trails.

A girls' middle school volleyball program will be offered for girls in grades five and six on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from Aug. 13 to Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gym at Bear Creek School, 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown. Players will compete in a middle school volleyball league on Mondays from Sept. 10 to Oct. 29, with match times between 6 and 9 p.m. The fee includes AAU insurance, uniforms, league fees, and the league tournament.

A trip to see "Pretty Woman: The Musical" will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 8, with a departure time of 7 a.m. from the EAHS parking lot, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. The fee includes transportation, orchestra seating at the 2 p.m. show, a coupon for a department store, and a New York City map.

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