AGRA Posts Basketball Results January 16, 2018
The Avon Grove Recreation Association (AGRA) began its 38th year of the youth basketball program with the following results.
In the boys' elementary division, Davis Accounting defeated Filacheck's Furniture 26-18. Jack Calio netted 12 points for Davis Accounting. Evan Kyle popped in 10 points for Filacheck's Furniture.
Yerkes Insurance came away with a 10-6 win over Kelly's Sports Ltd. Trey Nielsen scored eight points for Yerkes Insurance. Gabriel Parkinson put in four points for Kelly's Sports Ltd.
In the girls' elementary division, Whitford Insurance Network pulled out a 12-8 win over Tom's TV. Jessica Ziegler scored six points for Whitford Insurance Network. Lily Martin contributed four points for Tom's TV.
In the girls' junior/senior division, Cari Orthodontics tied Linda's Hair Techniques 19-19. Hannah Hollis netted 13 points for Cari Orthodontics. Andrea Quijano scored six points for Linda's Hair Techniques.
In the boys' junior/senior division, Oxford Plumbing and Heating Inc. defeated John Gallen Photographer 33-14. Sam Balick popped in eight points for Oxford Plumbing and Heating Inc. Joseph Lewis and Garrett Anderson each contributed four points for John Gallen Photographer.
Nowland Associates Contractors took the win 30-25 over DuVall Bus Service. Luke Watson netted 15 points for Nowland Associates Contractors. Jackson Colonna, Hagan Nagle, and Zachary Hudson each contributed six points for DuVall Bus Service.
YMCA To Offer Winter Programs January 16, 2018
The Dover and York YMCA branches will accept registrations for several youth and teen programs. Programs include introductory lacrosse classes for youths ages 6 to 14, art classes for children ages 4 to 14, intramural volleyball for girls ages 11 to 15, a seventh- and eighth-grade basketball league that begins Thursday, Feb. 8 (Dover YMCA), and an indoor soccer league for youths ages 4 to 11.
For further details, readers may contact email@example.com or 717-843-7884, ext. 263.
GEARS Posts Schedule January 11, 2018
GEARS has posted its 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.
GEARS is accepting teams for its winter Coed Sixes Volleyball League scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 12, and conclude in mid-April. Games will be held on Mondays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Daubert Gym, GEARS Community Center gym and Elizabethtown Area Middle School gym. The league will feature a 10-match season with playoffs. Rosters must have a minimum of six and a maximum of 15 players. There is a per-team fee, and teams should submit a team roster and registration fee no later than Friday, Feb. 2, to be included in the league schedule. Teams must have two females on the court at all times.
GEARS will offer an Iddy Biddy Indoor Soccer Program for children ages 3 to 5 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 3 through March 24, except March 3 and 10, at the GEARS Community Center gym, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. Elizabethtown College soccer players will teach basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing and trapping. Emphasis will also be placed on social skills. The registration fee will include a T-shirt. Shin guards are recommended.
A Youth Indoor Soccer Program will be led by Elizabethtown College soccer players for students in grades one through three at the GEARS Community Center from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 3 through March 24, except March 3 and 10. The program will be instructional, providing an opportunity for youths to participate in low-key games.
An Indoor Field Hockey Clinic, set for Saturdays, Feb. 3 through March 10 at Elizabethtown Area Middle School, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown, will teach a modified version of field hockey for younger participants. Individuals will learn fundamentals. Hockey sticks and balls will be provided, and shin guards are recommended. The registration fee will include a T-shirt and a mouthguard. Students in grades one through three will meet from 1 to 2 p.m., and students in grades four through six will meet from 2 to 3 p.m.
A trip to see a production of "The Lion King" on Broadway will take place on Monday, Feb. 19. The show will begin at 2 p.m. The group will depart at 7:30 a.m. from the parking lot of MoviE-town, 700 N. Hanover St., Elizabethtown.
GEARS Posts Schedule January 5, 2018
GEARS has posted its 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.
Two dance classes will be offered on Mondays, Jan. 22 to Feb. 26, at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, in the lobby.
The Mommy and Me Dance Class will be offered from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Children ages 2 and 3 will learn the fundamentals of dance, music and balance in a friendly and positive manner. One adult should participate with each child.
Discover Dance will be available from from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. for children ages 3 and 4 and from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for children ages 5 and 6. The class is designed to encourage younger children to express themselves through creative movement and ballet. Shaye DiPasquale will instruct, helping dancers to develop body awareness, gross motor skills, rhythm and flexibility.
A Diva to Diva: From Ella to Adele trip will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28, departing at 11:45 a.m. from the parking lot of Elizabethtown Area High School, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. The group will travel to Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Md., to see Broadway star Ann Hampton Callaway perform a unique blend of jazz and pop with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
A trip to the Franklin Institute to see the "Terracotta Warriors" exhibit will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The group will depart at 7:30 a.m. from the parking lot of MoviE-town, 700 N. Hanover St. The exhibit features some of the more than 8,000 terracotta statues that stood guard over the tomb of China's first emperor for more than 2,000 years before being discovered in 1974. The trip will also include free time at Liberty Place and time for lunch at the food court.
GEARS Plans Girls' Lacrosse Clinic January 4, 2018
GEARs will offer a girls' lacrosse clinic on Friday, Jan. 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Area High School, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown, in the Old Gym.
Girls in grades five through eight are invited to participate in the free clinic, which will introduce girls to the game of lacrosse. Participants will be instructed by Michelle Fuller, girls' lacrosse club coach. Girls will learn the basics skills of the game, such as stick handling, passing, and defense.
Registration is required. For more information, visit www.GetintoGEARS.org or call GEARS at 717-367-0355.
Field Scheduling Meeting Posted January 4, 2018
GEARS will hold its 2018 Elizabethtown area field scheduling meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in GEARS Recreation Room 2, beside the GEARS office at the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. The meeting is mandatory for leagues, associations and groups interested in using Elizabethtown Borough, West Donegal Township, Mount Joy Township or Elizabethtown Area School District athletic fields and facilities. Organizations should have a representative attend to review regulations and facility stipulations and to discuss facility requests. Representative should bring specific dates, times and field requests to the meeting for consideration.
For request forms or additional information, call 717-367-0355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
YMCA Sets Kids Gym December 27, 2017
YMCA at New Holland, 123 N. Shirk Road, New Holland, will offer Kids Gym on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Kids Gym is an ongoing program offered throughout the year in eight-week sessions.
The program will offer a unique and fun approach for children to enjoy being physically active and develop healthy habits. Kids Gym will focus on nutrition education and strength and cardiovascular training by incorporating structured play and games. The class will be led by a Y exercise instructor. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.
The program is free for YMCA members, though there is a cost for nonmembers.
Winter Recreation Opportunities Posted December 20, 2017
Lititz recCenter, 301 W. Maple St., Lititz, is offering a new Winter Adventure Combo Pass that may be used to access indoor and outdoor adventures at recROC and Iron Valley Tubing. Guests may redeem visits to both attractions on the same or different days.
The recROC facility, 201 Rock Lititz Blvd., Suite 10, Lititz, offers bouldering opportunities. To participate in the sport, climbers need only shoes and chalk, which they may rent or bring from home. The indoor recROC space offers multiple levels of challenge on a 2,000-square-foot, 3-D boulder. The recROC facility also features a "Ninja Warrior"-style obstacle course for obstacle course racing and parkour.
Recreation activities are also available at Iron Valley Tubing, 201 Iron Valley Drive, Lebanon. Each winter, the Iron Valley Golf Club transforms its driving range into a family snow tubing park featuring a 133-foot drop over a 900-foot run.
Both recROC and Iron Valley offer dining opportunities on site. Both attractions are open on weekends and in the evenings during the week, with varying hours, weather permitting.
Combination visitor passes are available to purchase at Lititz recCenter, recROC, and Iron Valley Tubing locations and at www.ironvalleytubing.com. For more information, readers may contact Lititz recCenter at 717-626-5096, recROC at 717-874-3281, or Iron Valley Tubing at 717-279-7409 or find details on the facilities' websites and social media pages.
GEARS Sets Schedule December 20, 2017
GEARS has posted its 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.
Various yoga classes will be taught for people age 14 and up by Michelle Pelna in the Masonic Village Lodge meeting room on Thursdays, Jan. 4 to March 1. 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. The Masonic Village is located at 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown.
Zumba Gold will take place on Mondays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 26, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym. The aerobics-type class is part dance and part fitness, and it is based primarily on Latin American and international-style music. The class is geared toward deconditioned people, beginner exercisers, and active older adults. Judy McMillen, a licensed Zumba Gold instructor, will lead.
Cardio Sculpt will be offered for people age 14 and up on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 28, from 7:15 to 8 p.m. at the Masonic Village Memorial Hall gym. ACE-certified instructor Charla Lorenzen will lead the 45-minute, low impact, high-intensity class. Attendees should bring a yoga or exercise mat, a sweat towel and a water bottle.
Spin and Sculpt will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 to March 1, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. or 7 to 8 p.m. in GEARS Recreation Room 1 at 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Spin and Sculpt is a 45-minute indoor cycling class combined with 15 minutes of toning and core work. Participants should bring a workout towel and water. People age 16 and up of all fitness levels are welcome.
Tai chi classes will be held from Tuesday, Jan. 9, to Tuesday, March 13, in the gym at Rheems Elementary School, 130 Alida St. Introduction to Tai Chi, for people new to tai chi or those who have not practiced in years, will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Advanced Tai Chi (Forms, Weapons, and San Shou) will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
A trip to see "Wicked" on Broadway will be offered on Monday, Jan. 15. The group will depart at 6:30 a.m. from the parking lot of MoviE-town, 700 N. Hanover St. The fee includes transportation, orchestra seating, a department store coupon and a New York City map.
WSRec Will Mark 50 Years December 19, 2017
The West Shore Recreation Commission (WSRec) has announced that 2018 will mark its 50th anniversary. As WSRec celebrates this milestone throughout the year, it has several promotions planned to thank its customers and the communities it serves.
Prior to 1968, each municipality within the West Shore School District ran its own summer recreation programs. After a study was conducted, multiple municipalities came together to form West Shore Recreation Board (currently known as West Shore Recreation Commission) to provide year-round recreation.
WSRec began with a small set of programs. The first programs offered to the public were Ladies' Slimnastics and men's basketball. In the 1970s, WSRec offered Microwave Cooking and Slimnastics; in the 1980s, Macrame and racquetball lessons were available; in the 1990s, programs were Get Fit, computer lessons, and Stress Management. Within the first year, WSRec was offering more than 135 activities; currently, it offers nearly 500 programs each year.
Today, Goldsboro, Lemoyne, Lewisberry, and New Cumberland boroughs, along with Fairview and Lower Allen townships, are the participating municipalities that form WSRec. The majority of programs are held in local schools, churches, community rooms, fire stations, municipal parks, and private business facilities throughout the region. WSRec is governed by a representative from each municipality and operates on an annual budget, with four staff members and more than 100 instructors.
WSRec's focus is on innovation and growth, with 24-hour capability and expanding services and initiatives, including the launch of a new mobile smartphone app. The goal of the new app is to provide customers with an easy and convenient way to learn about WSRec's programs. The app will provide program registration, directions to facilities, cancellation notifications, and more. Integrated social media buttons for Facebook and Twitter will also foster improved communication.
Additionally, customers are invited to share their favorite experiences and photos with WSRec over the years through the smartphone app or at www.facebook.com/WestShoreRec. Select submissions and photos are eligible to win a prize.
Current year-round offerings include Pilates, Step Challenge, and tai chi, as well as the latest Pi-Yo, Tabata and Booty Barre, ballroom dancing, horsemanship, and yoga. Aquatic cardio classes for adults include Aquacise, Water Workout, Hydro Hike, and, in the summer season, AquaFit Under the Stars. Sports classes offered include basketball, soccer, archery, martial arts, golf, tennis, and pickleball.
Other educational opportunities for adults and youths include arts and crafts, Medicare Basics, college financial planning, babysitting certification, nature studies, first aid/CPR, puppy/dog training, and more.
The spring and fall seasons offer a variety of nature and educational outings at Gifford Pinchot Park, including discovery walks, kayaking, and pontoon boat tours.
WSRec partners with Red Cross Learn to Swim programs for youths and lifeguard certification and water safety instructor courses. All swim lessons are conducted at the Natatorium located in Red Land High School.
Recently added to the WSRec lineup are several programs sponsored by SYLVAN Learning promoting STEM concepts through activities such as robotics, coding, and engineering.
WSRec's summer day camp program, PlayZone, provides a structured full-day camp experience for elementary children including organized activities and special events such as games, arts and crafts, swimming, field trips, sports, educational activities, and more. WSRec has also offered bus trips to many destinations.
The WSRec office is currently located in the West Shore School District's Administrative Center for Education building, 507 Fishing Creek Road in Fairview Township.
YMCA Posts Membership Special December 13, 2017
YMCA at New Holland will offer a membership special. Readers may join the YMCA in January 2018 and not pay a join fee.
The Lancaster Family YMCA Association has recently joined the YMCA Nationwide Membership program. Members of any branch of the Lancaster Family YMCA (City Center, Lampeter-Strasburg, or YMCA at New Holland) automatically will gain the added benefit of Nationwide Membership, which enables Y members to visit any other participating YMCA in the United States at no cost. More information is available at www.lancasterymca.org/nationwide.
EBACC Posts Events December 13, 2017
East Berlin Area Community Center (EBACC), 405 North Ave., East Berlin, has posted several events and classes. Readers may call 717-259-8848, email email@example.com or visit www.ebacc.org for additional information.
EBACC will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. Attendees may tour the EBACC Fitness Center, learn about classes and programs, and meet instructors and staff. This will be the last chance to sign up for the basketball program. The Thrift Shoppe will be open and those who sign up to volunteer will receive a coupon for the shop or a one-day pass for the Fitness Center. Refreshments will be available.
EBACC will offer a Youth Basketball Program that will cover basic skills and fundamentals of the game. Age-specific group practices will take place weekly. Each team will have a designated practice night. Each team will play one game per week, and every child will play at least half of every game. Games will be held on Saturdays, Jan. 13 through March 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. T-shirts will be included, with team-specific colors to be chosen at the first team meeting.
Age groups will be dependent upon number of players. There is a registration fee. Registration will be held during the open house on Jan. 7. To register early, readers may complete the basketball registration form in the newsletter and mail or drop it off at the EBACC office prior to Jan. 7. Volunteers are needed to coach and referee and should call EBACC to volunteer. A coaches' meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m.
The EBACC Thrift Shoppe will hold a clearance sale on Thursday, Jan. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; on Friday, Jan. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees may fill a bag for a set amount. Parking and admission are free. Refreshments will be available. Quality, usable donations and volunteers are needed.
EBACC will offer Kinder Ready classes to get children ready for all-day kindergarten. Children will learn preschool basics and engage in developmental play and crafts and games. The classes will be taught by Kim Bechtel and will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from Jan. 3 through May 23. There is a registration fee. Class times will run from either 9 a.m. to noon or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Graduation will take place on May 23. Children ages 3 to 5 must be potty trained. A limited number of spaces are still open.
Hip-Hop Step Class, an upbeat cardio workout set to music, will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 2 through Feb. 27, except Jan. 30. The class, led by certified fitness instructor Sara Moyer, will combine step aerobics with dance moves and body weight exercises. No experience is needed, and people of all ages and fitness levels are welcome.
Bands and Body Weight Strength Class, a low-impact class that focuses on strength training using resistance bands and body weight exercises only, will meet from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 3 through Feb. 28, except Jan. 31. The class, led by Moyer, is ideal for beginners and seniors. There is a registration fee.
Total Body Fit, led by Moyer, will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 4 through Feb. 22, and will focus on the total body with strength training, cardio, and ab work. The class is appropriate for people of all levels of fitness. Modifications will be made for different fitness levels. Participants must to bring their own set of hand weights.There is a registration fee.
The winter book sale will take place from Wednesday, Jan. 17, through Saturday, Jan. 27. Book sale hours will be Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. From Tuesday, Jan. 23, through Jan. 27, attendees may fill a bag for a set amount.
Winter Program Guide Available December 11, 2017
The Winter 2018 Program Guide is available at the York Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York. The winter session will run from Monday, Jan. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.
Registration for members and nonmembers is open. Registration for swimming will end at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3.
For registration or more details, including the full program guide, readers may visit www.yorkjcc.org or call 717-843-0918.
Coed Volleyball League Slated December 11, 2017
The Dover YMCA, 1705 Palomino Road, Dover, will accept teams, as well as individuals who wish to join a team, for its Coed Adult Volleyball League. The league will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
For further information, readers may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-843-7884, ext. 263.
Nuffort Honored For Service December 11, 2017
Richard Nuffort was honored for more than 40 years of service to the Lititz recCenter at the organization's board meeting on Nov. 21. Nuffort received a plaque commemorating his dedication to the rec center.
Nuffort, a partner in a Lancaster County law firm, is a Villanova University graduate who moved to Lititz with his wife, Eleanor, in 1972. The couple raised three children, Matthew, Caroline and Kathleen, in Lititz. All three Nuffort children took part in the Lititz recCenter child care program and the Five Star Swim Team.
Nuffort joined the rec center board in 1975. He has served several terms as president and is currently vice president of the board. Nuffort chaired the building and fundraising steering committee that oversaw planning and construction of the current rec center building, which opened in 1989. Nuffort is also a longstanding member and former president of Lititz AMBUCS.
After-School Program Seeks Funding December 1, 2017
After hosting a successful after-school program pilot in partnership with The Mix at Arbor Place and the Manheim Township School District (MTSD) in the spring of 2017, Laurie Cubell, executive director for the Emerald Foundation, would like to see an after-school program introduced to the local community. "What we are trying to do is ... take children who are at risk ... and do everything we can to help them by developing them academically, exposing them to new things, and preventing them from doing drugs," said Cubell.
When Cubell first met with MTSD superintendent Robin Felty, she learned that 2,000 district students are receiving free or reduced-cost meals at schools. Therefore, Felty said she especially wanted to focus on ways to help young students who were academically as well as financially at risk.
Utlizing the the 30,000-square-foot Emerald Foundation Community Campus, located at 2120 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, and known as "The E," Cubell worked with Felty and staff from The Mix to create a pilot program for 17 Nitrauer Elementary School students in second through fourth grades during April, May, and June. The students, who were hand-picked by the school principal, were bused by MTSD to The E after school three days a week. Students completed homework, among other activities, and were fed a meal and a snack. Soon after the program began, Cubell realized students needed one-on-one tutoring, and she enlisted help from Manheim Township High School National Honor Society (NHS) students. In addition, members of a group called Tennis Central came in to teach students basic tennis skills in the gym.
Following the conclusion of the program, parents, students, and teachers were surveyed. "All felt it was helpful in a number of ways," said Cubell, who listed the completion of homework and the tutoring help along with the successful curriculum provided by The Mix as among the benefits of the program.
At the completion of the pilot, Felty wanted to know how the program could be expanded to accommodate more children. Cubell identified areas at The E that would allow for a program for 60 students from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. after school for several days a week. A number of area organizations have volunteered to help with the program. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts have both offered free programs on Mondays, and NHS will send more students to tutor the youngsters. KPETS has offered to bring therapy dogs so selected children can read to them. SWAN, offers music lessons to children with incarcerated relatives, will take part, and Community Action Program will provide food for meals. In addition, the Emerald Foundation has a relationship with Caron Treatment Centers, and the organization has offered to hold an eight-week leadership and drug prevention program to elementary and middle school students. Programs for parents may be offered as well.
Many of the pieces of the after-school program have fallen into place, but funding for a leader and staff people from The Mix has not become available. "We are reaching out into the community, and as soon as we get that funding, we will start the program," said Cubell. Organizers were hoping to start the program by Oct. 1, but they now hope to begin it before the end of 2017. "We would like to try to (positively) affect (students') test (scores)," said Cubell. Students who take part in the program must attend either Nitrauer or Brecht elementary school, and they will be selected by the school principals.
Cubell hopes to see area residents and businesses come together around this cause. "We have the facility, and this is what we're here for," said Cubell. "We can be the facilitator to call these groups together for the better of the community."
The Emerald Foundation is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2010. Readers who would like to learn more about the Emerald Foundation and The E may visit www.emeralde.org or call 717-560-7572.
GEARS Opens Winter/Spring 2018 Registration December 1, 2017
Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation and Community Services (GEARS) has put together a variety of programs and activities for people of all ages in its winter/spring 2018 program. Elizabethtown Area School District residents should have received a brochure in their mailbox. 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. The office is open on Mondays through Fridays, recreation hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kids Center hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and senior center hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gym Bears - Ages 3 to 5. Thursdays, Feb. 1 to March 15 (Session I), April 5 to May 17 (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, April 7 to May 19, 9 to 10 a.m. (A), 10 to 11 a.m. (B). Fairview Field 2.
Iddy Biddy Indoor Soccer - Ages 3 to 5. Saturdays, Feb. 3 to March 24, 9 to 10 a.m. Community Center Gym.
Iddy Biddy Quick Start Tennis - Ages 4 to 6. Tuesdays, May 8 to June 5, 5:30 to 6 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.
Indoor Field Hockey Clinic - Grades one to six. Saturdays, Feb. 3 to March 10, 1 to 2 p.m. (grades one to three, A), 2 to 3 p.m. (grades four to six, B). Middle School Gym.
Gymnastics - Ages 6 to 14. Thursdays, Feb. 1 to March 15 (Session I) and April 5 to May 17 (Session II), 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. (beginner, A), 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. (intermediate/advanced, B). Community Center Gym.
Youth Indoor Soccer - Grades one to three. Saturdays, Feb. 3 to March 24, except March 3 and 10, 10 to 11 a.m. (A), 11 a.m. to noon (B). Community Center Gym.
Youth Soccer Program - Grades one to three. Saturdays, April 7 to May 19, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Fairview Field 3.
Harry Potter Half Day - Ages 6 to 13. Thursday, March 8, 1 to 4 p.m. Rec Room 2.
Pokemon Half Day - Grades one to eight. Thursday, Feb. 15, 1 to 4 p.m. Rec Room 2.
Pokemon/YuGiOh League - Grades one to eight. Tuesdays, Jan. 2 to Feb. 20 (Session I), March 6 to April 23 (Session II), 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Rec Room 2.
Strictly Skills Basketball - Grades 4 to 6, for girls and boys. Tuesdays, March 27 to May 1, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Bear Creek School Gym.
Beginner Quick Start Tennis - Ages 7 to 10. Tuesdays, May 8 to June 5, 6 to 6:50 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.
Intermediate Quick Start Tennis - Ages 8 to 13. Tuesdays, May 8 to June 5, 7 to 8 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.
Girls' Lacrosse Clinic - Grades five to eight. Friday, Jan 19, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Old High School Gym.
Girls' Lacrosse Club - Grades five to eight. Mondays to Fridays, March 12 to May 25, High School LGI Room.
Boys' Middle School Lacrosse Club - Grades seven and eight. Mondays to Fridays, March 12 to May 25, High School LGI Room.
Babysitters Training - Age 11 and up. Saturdays, May 12 and 19, noon to 4 p.m. Rec Room 2.
Trail Riding - Age 6 and up, weight limit of 250 pounds. Wednesdays, April 11 (Session I), April 25 (Session II), May 9 (Session III), and May 23 (Session IV), 5 to 6 p.m. Ironstone Ranch.
Discover Dance - Ages 3 to 6. Mondays, Jan. 22 to Feb. 26 (Session I), March 19 to April 23 (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 & Me Class - Age 2 and 3. Mondays, Jan. 22 to Feb. 26 (Session I), March 19 to April 23 (Session II), 5 to 5:45 p.m. Community Center Gym.
Parent and Child Aquatics - Ages 6 months to 3 years. Saturdays, Jan. 6 to Feb. 24 (Session I), March 17 to May 12, except March 31 (Session II), 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, Jan. 6 to Feb. 24 (Session I), March 17 to May 12, except March 31 (Session II), 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. (Level I, ages 4 and 5, A), 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. (Level II, ages 4 and 5, 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. (Level III/IV/V, E). Masonic Village Patton Pool.
Aquacise - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 4 to Feb. 20 (Session I), March 6 to April 19 (Session II), May 3 to June 19 (Session III), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.
Water Aerobics - Age 16 and up. Mondays and/or Wednesdays, March 12 to May 16, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.
Deep Water Workout - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, March 15 to May 17, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.
Aqua Yoga - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, March 13 to May 15, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.
Splash Bash - Fridays, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 13, May 11, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.
Lifeguarding Certification - Age 15 and up. Sundays, April 8 to 29, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.
Lifeguarding Recertification - Age 15 and up. Sundays, March 11 and 18, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.
Walking - All ages. Mondays through Fridays, Jan. 2 to May 31, except March 30 and May 25, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. Community Center Gym.
Spin & Sculpt - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 to March 1, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. (Session I, A), 7 to 8 p.m. (Session 1, B); March 13 to May 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Session II). Rec Room 1.
Vinyasa Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Jan. 4 to March 1 (Session I), March 22 to May 17 (Session II), 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.
Gentle/Beginner Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Jan. 4 to March 1 (Session I), March 22 to May 17 (Session II), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.
Zumba - Age 14 and up. Wednesdays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 28 (Session I), March 21 to May 9 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.
Zumba Gold - Age 14 and up. Mondays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 26 (Session I), March 19 to May 7 (Session II), 6 to 6:45 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.
Hatha Flow Yoga - Age 14 and up. Mondays and/or Wednesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 21 (Session I), March 5 to April 11 (Session II), April 23 to June 4, except May 28 (Session III), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.
Power Yoga - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, Jan. 9 to March 13 (Session I), March 27 to May 29 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.
Tai Chi - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, Jan. 9 to March 13 (Session I), April 3 to June 5 (Session II), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (introduction), 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (advanced). Rheems Elementary School.
Cardio Sculpt - Age 14 and up. Mondays and/or Wednesdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 28, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.
POUND - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Jan. 9 to March 13 (Session I), March 27 to May 29 (Session II), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.
Canine Fast Track Basic Obedience - Dogs must be at least 3 months old. Tuesdays, April 10 to May 1, 7 to 8 p.m. Elizabethtown Fairgrounds.
Canine Rally/Manner Class - Tuesdays, April 10 to May 1, 8 to 9 p.m. Elizabethtown Fairgrounds.
Canine CPR Basics - No pets permitted at class. Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Rec Room 2.
AARP Driver Safety Program - Age 50 and up. Tuesday, March 27, 2 to 6 p.m. Senior Center.
Smart Driver - Age 50 and up. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9, 2 to 6 p.m. Senior Center.
Medicare Madness: Intro to Medicare - Wednesdays, Jan. 17 (Session I), March 21 (Session II), May 16 (Session III), 6 to 8 p.m. Rec Room 2.
Homebuying 101 - Age 18 and up. Thursday, Feb. 22, 6 to 8 p.m. Rec Room 2.
Moo-Duk-Kwan Karate - Age 6 and up. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Jan. 2 to 30 (Session I); Feb. 1 to 27, except Feb. 22 (Session II); March 1 to 29 (Session III); April 2 to 30 (Session IV); May 1 to 31, except May 28 (Session V), 6 to 7:30 p.m. Middle School Wrestling Room.
Badminton - All ages. Jan. 3 to May 30, except April 13, on Wednesdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. and Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m. Community Center Gym.
Pickle-Ball - All ages. Tuesdays, Jan. 2 to May 29, noon to 2 p.m. Community Center Gym.
Power Volleyball - High-schoolers and adults. Fridays, Jan. 5 to May 18, except March 30, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Middle School Auxiliary Gym.
Leagues & Tournaments
"Spring Mix" Golf Tournament - Four-person teams. Friday, April 27, shotgun start at 1 p.m. Sunset Golf Course. Benefits the GEARS Summer Playground Program.
Coed Sixes Volleyball League - Ten-match season with playoffs. Mondays and Tuesdays, Feb. 12 to mid-April, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. High School Gyms.
Doubles Volleyball Tournament - Indoor two-person pool play. Saturday, Feb. 24 (men and women), and Sunday, Feb. 25 (coed), 8:30 a.m. Daubert Gym/Old High School Gym/Middle School Gym.
Adult Coed Kickball League - Eight-game season with playoffs. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June through August, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Elizabethtown Park Softball Field.
Cornhole Tournament - Two-person, double elimination. ACL Cornhole rules. Saturday, May 19, 1 p.m. Registration begins at noon. Elizabethtown Fairgrounds.
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament - Late spring or early summer. Details to follow.
"Wicked" on Broadway - Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.
Franklin Institute "Terracotta Warriors" - Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
"Diva to Diva: From Ella to Adele" - Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Md. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.
"The Lion King" on Broadway - Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.
Philadelphia Flower Show - Friday, March 9, 2018.
"Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway - Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Washington, D.C., Cherry Blossom Festival - Saturday, April 14, 2018.
New York City on Your Own - Saturday, April 21, 2018.
New York City Salute America - Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Blue Angels Experience - Annapolis, Md. Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
"Frozen" on Broadway - Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
Philadelphia Zoo and New Jersey Aquarium - Friday, June 22, 2018.
Big Boulder/Jack Frost
Elizabethtown Area Senior Center
Individuals over age 60 and looking to have some fun may visit www.getintogears.org/senior-center or call 717-367-7984 to learn more.
Bingo for Bucks - First Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m.
Pinochle Club - Mondays and Thursdays, noon.
Wii Bowling - Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Bible Study - Friday, 10 a.m.
Gift Basket Bingo - Saturday, March 10, 2 p.m. Doors open at noon.
Ukulele Band - Learn to play the ukulele. Wednesdays, Jan. 10 and 24, Feb. 14 and 28, and March 14 and 28, 2 to 4 p.m.
Additional Community Services/Special Events
Holiday Toy Train Display - Open from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays through Dec. 30. Elizabethtown Public Library.
2018 Frozen Foot Race Series - Sundays, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, and March 18. Register at www.appliedracemgmt.com.
11th Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance - Friday, Feb. 9, 5 to 6:30 p.m. (A), 7 to 8:30 p.m. (B). Masonic Village Salon 1.
E-town Heroes vs. E-town Legends - Friday, Feb. 23, tipoff at 7 p.m. Benefit basketball game. Daubert Gym.
Mother/Daughter Tea - Friday, May 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Dining Room.
Mother/Son Bowling Blast - Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clearview Bowling Lanes.
Eggstravaganza - Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. Elizabethtown Community Park.
Pinnacle Cup Invitational Match Play Tournament - Saturday, June 24. Royal Manchester Golf Links.
Beltone Hearing Service Center - Every fourth Monday, 9 to 11 a.m. Community Center.
Basic Pistol Course - Sunday, Feb. 18. Conewago Rod and Gun Club. www.conewagogunclub.org, email@example.com.
Boys' Lacrosse Club - Grades three to six. Register starting Monday, Jan. 2, at www.etownyouthlax.org.
Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank - Every second Tuesday, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Community Center.
Masonic Village offers programs for members and nonmembers. To register for classes for January through May, readers may call the Baird Wellness Center at 717-361-5699.
Morning Jump Start - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Jan 3 to Feb. 21 (Session I), March 2 to April 20 (Session II), April 30 to June 20, except May 28 (Session III), 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Patton Pool.
Water Walking - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 21 (Session I), March 2 to April 20 (Session II), April 30 to June 20, except May 28 (Session III), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.
Wave Runners - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 21 (Session I), March 2 to April 20 (Session II), April 30 to June 20, except May 28 (Session III), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Patton Pool.
H.I.I.T. - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 4 to Feb. 20 (Session I), March 6 to April 19 (Session II), May 3 to June 19, except May 28 (Session III), 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Patton Pool.
Senior Aqua Fit - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 4 to Feb. 20 (Session I), March 6 to April 19 (Session II), May 3 to June 19 (Session III), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.
Water Wakeup Workout - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 4 to Feb. 20 (Session I), March 6 to April 19 (Session II), May 3 to June 19 (Session III), 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.
Aqua Stretch - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 4 to Feb. 20 (Session I), March 6 to April 19 (Session II), May 3 to June 19 (Session III), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.
H2O 4 Balance - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan 4. to Feb. 20 (Session I), March 6 to April 19 (Session II), May 3 to June 19 (Session III), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.
Lap Swim/Open Swim/Water Exercise - Offered on a continuous basis with pool membership. A variety of times are available at both the Patton Pool and Flohr Pool and Spa.
Brossman Outdoor Pool Season Passes - Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Discounted rates available. Day passes only sold to season pass holders for their guests.
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.
Full Body Fusion - Tuesdays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 13, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Salon 1.
Core Basics - Mondays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 26 (Session I), March 12 to April 23 (Session II), 10 to 11 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.
Tai Chi - Tuesdays, Jan. 16 to Feb. 27 (Session I), March 13 to April 24 (Session II), 10 to 11 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.
Shopping For A Great Cause November 24, 2017
Cornerstone Youth Center (CYC), 95 S. Wilson Ave., Elizabethtown, will host its annual Bring the Holidays Home shopping event on Saturday, Dec. 9. Community members are invited to shop from a selection of items on display from local businesses and artists from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.
CYC associate director Laurie Shepler said that this year's event will feature more vendors than ever, with 27 booths set up throughout the youth center. CYC's own skateboarding shop will have a stand offering skateboards and other products, which Shepler said would make great gifts for anyone shopping for a skateboarder in their life. Other gifts for children and teenagers will be featured this year, including books and educational toys.
The shopping selection will also include original paintings, candles, stationery, baskets, kitchenware, home decor, skin care products, cosmetics, spa items, essential oils, tea and teapots, women's clothing, candy, gift cards to local businesses, and more.
Live music will add to the ambiance. Some of the performers will include Vocalign, the only co-ed a capella group at Elizabethtown College, as well as local sibling duo Mackenzie and Cole Smith. The worship team from Greater Harrisburg Church of Christ, which rents space at CYC for its Sunday services, will also sing. "They sing a capella for their services, and it's always really beautiful," commented Shepler.
Complimentary cookies and coffee will be available for attendees to enjoy while they shop.
Christmas trees donated by a local tree farm will be decked out for the holidays, and poinsettias and holiday music will add to the festivities. Attendees will also have the chance to win a red and white poinsettia 10-inch pot arrangement donated by a local greenhouse. Poinsettias in 6.5-inch pots with five or more blooms will also be available to purchase.
Private chef Jason Hampton will serve a variety of continental breakfast items that folks may purchase, as well as a lunch menu that will include artisan sandwiches, butternut squash soup, and more. Local businesses will also sell a variety of desserts and gourmet coffee.
Shepler explained that at the end of the day, the participating vendors have the opportunity to give back to CYC and the youths who are served there by selecting a dollar amount to donate to the ministry. The funds raised through Bring the Holidays Home will benefit the programs at CYC. Attendees are also welcome to ask questions about the ministry and take a tour of the building.
For more details, readers may go to www.facebook.com/bringtheholidayshome or www.cornerstoneetown.org.
GEARS Posts Programs November 24, 2017
On Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 2 to 6 p.m., GEARS will host a four-hour AARP Driver Safety Refresher Program at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St., for people age 50 and up who have previously taken the eight-hour 55 Alive course. The 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 the certificate. Registration is required, and separate costs have been set for AARP members and for nonmembers.
A Splash Bash will take place at Patton Pool, located on the campus of Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, on Friday, Dec. 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. People of all ages are invited to attend and should bring a swimsuit and a towel. The per-person fee may be paid at the door, and advance registration is not required.
The American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course, for people age 11 and up, will be taught by certified American Red Cross instructor John Myers on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Recreation Room 2, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Attendees will learn to supervise and care for infants through early teenagers. In addition to basic care for infants, such as holding, diapering, and feeding, there will be a focus on first aid and choking intervention. Participants will receive certification upon completion of all necessary class requirements.
A trip to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to view the "Terracotta Warriors" installment will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, with a 7:30 a.m. departure from the parking lot at MoviEtown, 700 N. Hanover St., Elizabethtown. Attendees will be able to explore the mystery and wonder of China's Terracotta Warriors, an army of more than 8,000 terracotta statues that stood guard over the tomb of China's first emperor for more than 2,000 years before being discovered in 1974. There will be free time at Liberty Place, as well as time for lunch.
A trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show has been set for Friday, March 9, 2018, with a departure at 10:45 a.m. from the MoviE-town parking lot. Attendees will be able to spend the day at the world's largest and oldest indoor flower show, which will feature landscape displays, horticultural and floral competitions, lectures, demonstrations, and shopping. The 2018 theme is "Wonders of Water." There is a fee.
Hoopers Basketball Program Slated November 16, 2017
Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville, has announced its Hoopers Basketball Program, which introduces players to the game through practice drills and organized scrimmages in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. All programs will take place in the basketball gym on Saturdays from Jan. 13 to March 3, 2018.
Coed Little Hoopers, for first- and second-graders, will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with Coed Junior Hoopers, for third- and fourth-graders, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Girls' Hoopers, for second-, third-, and fourth-graders, has been set for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Players will be grouped into teams and assigned a parent volunteer/coach. Children will work on ball handling, dribbling, passing, and shooting. The first four weeks of the program will feature one-hour team practices, with the remaining four weeks including scrimmages against the other teams in the program. A time clock will run, but no scoring will be kept.
Separate fees have been set for members and for nonmembers. The fee includes a team shirt, and participants should indicate the size on the registration form.
Registration forms are available at www.hempfieldrec.com or at the rec center.
Volunteer coaches are being sought. Interested individuals may contact program director Cristine Maser at 717-898-3102, ext. 39, or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to volunteer.