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Basketball Results Posted January 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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EYRA Will Offer Recreation Programs January 15, 2019

Eastern York Recreation Authority (EYRA) has announced its newly formed organization. EYRA was created to jointly operate educational, recreational, and sports programs and facilities to economically meet the present and future needs regarding parks and recreation for residents of Hellam Township, Lower Windsor Township, and Hallam Borough. According to Jessica Cirilo, the parks and recreation director, EYRA's purpose is to operate, strengthen, and expand the community recreation programs formerly provided by Hellam Recreation Commission.

The EYRA became a reality due to the successful completion of a Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DNCR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation Peer-to-Peer Technical Assistant Project. This project helped EYRA with the tasks necessary to begin its operations. By submitting a successful Circuit Rider grant application to DCNR, the organization was able to recruit and hire a full-time parks and recreation director.

Cirilo, a certified parks and recreation professional (CPRP), was hired as the first director in mid-November. As EYRA is an organization with one full-time employee, Cirilo is tasked with coordinating sport leagues, activities, and programs; managing special events and facilities; conducting marketing efforts; writing grants and securing funding; and communicating with volunteers and all those involved.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to help advance and inspire the direction of park and recreation services and facilities in the area," stated Cirilo. "With this new venture, we are certainly at a point of change, and I am so grateful for the support and encouragement I have received so far.

"I am valuing the opportunity to make connections with the municipalities, school district, and local businesses," Cirilo added. "I am also excited to build partnerships and network with neighboring recreation professionals. As seamless as we intend transitions to be, I fully appreciate that there will be periods of adjustments, but given time, the pieces will come together."

EYRA's goal is to serve the Eastern York School District area by offering programs, services, and facilities that appeal to a wide audience, benefit residents of all ages and abilities, and create a community that fosters an ideal place to live, play, and work.

The organization is in the process of establishing a website. In the interim, residents will begin to learn more about EYRA via municipal newsletters, social media (Facebook and Twitter), and road signs. The EYRA has established an email address at eyrecauthority@gmail.com.

For additional information, readers may contact Cirilo at 717-487-5295 or eyrecauthority@gmail.com.

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GEARS Sets Schedule January 11, 2019

GEARS has posted its programs and events. For more information or to register, readers may call 717-367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org.

GEARS will hold the 2019 Elizabethtown Area Field Scheduling Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the GEARS Recreation Room 2, located beside the GEARS office on the lower level of Elizabethtown Area Middle School (EAMS), 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. This is a mandatory meeting for leagues, associations, and groups interested in utilizing Elizabethtown Borough, West Donegal Township, Mount Joy Township, and/or Elizabethtown Area School District athletic fields/facilities. Organizations should have a representative attend to review regulations and facility stipulations and to discuss facility requests. They should bring specific dates, times, and field requests to the meeting for consideration. To request forms or to obtain additional information, readers may call 717-367-0355 or email karen_eberly@etownschools.org.

GEARS is accepting teams for its Winter 2019 Coed Sixes Volleyball League, scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 11, and conclude in early May. Interested teams should submit a team roster and registration fee no later than Friday, Feb. 1. Games will be on Mondays between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. at the Daubert Gym, the GEARS Community Center gym and the EAMS gym. The league is a 10-match season with playoffs. Teams must have a minimum of six and a maximum of 15 players on the roster, and teams must have two females on the court at all times. There is a per-team fee.

Gym Bears gymnastics classes will be available for girls and boys ages 3 to 5 in the gym at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, on Thursdays, Jan. 31 to March 14, with sessions from 5:15 to 6 p.m. and from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The program will aim to help develop large and small motor skills in a fun learning environment while introducing the fundamentals of gymnastics.

An indoor field hockey clinic has been set for Saturdays, Feb. 2 to March 9, in the EAMS gym. First- through third-graders will meet from 1 to 2 p.m., with fourth- through sixth-graders meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. The clinic will be a modified version of field hockey geared toward younger participants to help them learn the fundamentals. Hockey sticks and balls will be available for use. Shinguards are recommended. Separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers, and the fee includes a T-shirt and mouthguard.

GEARS is offering discount ski tickets for various venues in the area. Purchases must be made by check, cash, or money order; credit cards will not be accepted. For pricing and availability, readers may call GEARS at 717-367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org.

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Rec Center To Host Health Screenings January 11, 2019

Health screenings will be provided by Prevention Health Screenings (PHS) at the Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The following six quick, painless, noninvasive health tests will be performed: a carotid artery screening, an ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms, a peripheral screening that checks the arteries in the legs for poor circulation, a thyroid screening, an EKG that detects abnormal heart rhythms, and a heart disease risk screening that uses ultrasound.

All procedures will use the same state-of-the-art ultrasound and EKG equipment found in many hospitals. Screenings will be performed by experienced vascular technologists registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. A board-certified vascular physician from The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) will review and confirm all vascular screenings before the confidential report is mailed back in 10 to 14 days. The ICAVL accreditation ensures the highest level of testing.

Registration is required. To register, readers may call 717-898-3102. A discounted cost has been set for Hempfield recCenter members.

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small group training classes January 4, 2019

Herbie Beckett, health and wellness director with the Lancaster Family YMCA, is happy to extol the advantages of classes that max out at 10 students. "(Classes of) five to 10 (students) allow for individualized attention along with a group atmosphere where you can encourage each other," said Beckett.

The three Lancaster Family YMCA locations will all be offering small group training classes in some form beginning in early February. The YMCA at New Holland, located at 123 N. Shirk Road, New Holland, will offer four classes, including a nutrition class. The Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, 800 Village Road, Lancaster, will hold five classes, and the City Center YMCA, 265 Harrisburg Ave., Lancaster, will offer eight classes.

Beckett noted that the atmosphere of a small group is more conducive to students' reaping healthy rewards. "With (large) group classes, it's easy to get lost in the crowd and not receive that individual instruction," Beckett said, adding that personalized training can be expensive. "This is a nice middle zone for individual attention, (while still offering) the group atmosphere of camaraderie."

The YMCA at New Holland will offer Body Sculpting 101 on Mondays at 11 a.m. beginning Feb. 11. Beginner Bootcamp will be offered on Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. beginning on Feb. 14. Eat Well, Eat Smart will be offered on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. beginning Feb. 20. Beckett noted that the New Holland location has the advantage of offering a kitchen where class members can learn about macronutrients, which he said include carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. "(Students) will learn how to swap certain ingredients to make recipes healthier," said Beckett.

The fourth New Holland class will be Introduction to Olympic Weight Lifting, and it will be held on Thursdays at 6 p.m. beginning on March 7. "Olympic lifts are getting popular, and people are trying them and performing them incorrectly," explained Beckett. "They're not getting the most benefit from the exercise if they're not using proper form." Beckett noted that the class will break down the technical exercises to teach the skills students need to perform the complex movements correctly.

Lampeter-Strasburg will offer Fierce, Fit, Fabulous on Saturdays at 9 a.m. beginning Feb. 2 and Tone, Tighten, and Train Tabata on Mondays at 6 p.m. beginning on Feb. 11. Beckett explained that Tabata involves 20 minutes of activity punctuated by a brief rest. "The idea is to increase your anaerobic capacity," he said, adding that anaerobic activity is higher intensity than aerobic.

Lampeter-Strasburg will also offer Ab Attack on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 21 and Ready, Set, Run on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on March 2. Barbell Basics will be offered at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning March 12.

Classes offered at City Center will include Aquatic Boot Camp on Mondays at 7 a.m. and Strongman Training on Mondays at noon, both beginning on Feb. 4. Tabata Jump will be offered on Mondays at 9:55 a.m., beginning Feb. 4, and Anaerobic Training for the Everyday Athlete will be offered at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning on Feb. 5. Running Strong will be offered on Tuesdays at 6 a.m. beginning on Feb. 5, and Unfinished Business, a class that will focus on making holistic life changes in diet and exercise, will take place on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 5. Body Pump Basics will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. and Triathlon Training will be held on Thursdays at 6 a.m., both beginning on Feb. 7.

Classes are open for registration with special early bird pricing, which gives a 10 percent discount on class fees for both members and nonmembers, available through Thursday, Jan. 31. Readers who would like to learn more or register for a class may visit https://lancasterymca.org/adult-programs.

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Recreational Programs Planned January 4, 2019

The Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation will offer programs to the community. Unless otherwise noted, there is a per-person fee for the programs, which will take place at the Environmental Center in Lancaster County Central Park, 1 Nature's Way, Lancaster. To register, readers may call 717-295-2055 or visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/lancastercountyparks. Registration is required by noon on the business day before the event.

PA Owls and Snowy Irruptions will be offered for people of all ages on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. Attendees will learn what an irruption is and what it has to do with snowy owls. The program will be led by naturalist Brandon Pentz.

Let's Go Tracking, also for people of all ages, will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, and Tuesday, Jan. 15. Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez will lead participants as they follow in the footsteps of animals and learn about them from the signs they leave behind. Attendees will become familiar with locating and identifying tracks, scat and other clues indicating animals are active and surviving the winter. Participants are asked to dress for the weather.

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GEARS Posts Schedule January 4, 2019

GEARS has set its upcoming 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 717-367-0355.

Irish Dance will be offered on Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 27, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the lobby at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. Children ages 7 to 9 will learn the basics of Irish dancing from simple hops to full steps, and rhythm and grace through music and dance will be taught.

Fundamentals of Dance, focusing on ballet, modern dance, tap, jazz, and hip-hop, will take place on Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 27, from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. in the GEARS Community Center lobby. Children ages 7 to 9 will learn basic techniques, terminology, body awareness, and more.

French for Beginners has been set for Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in GEARS Recreation Room 2, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Students ages 9 to 16 will learn the basics of the French language, including numbers, basic vocabulary, sentences, and conversation.

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, Jan. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. in GEARS Recreation Room 2. The basics of Medicare will be explained, including how and when to sign up for Medicare, what is covered by the different parts of Medicare (A, B, C, and D), and what the difference is between a Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) plan and a Medicare Advantage plan, along with how to find a plan that best fits one's needs. Several rounds of Medicare Bingo will be played.

A Splash Bash will take place on Friday, Jan. 25, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Patton Pool at Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. People of all ages are welcome and should bring a swimsuit and a towel. Advance registration is not required, and the per-person fee may be paid at the door.

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GEARS Posts Program Schedule December 27, 2018

GEARS has scheduled several upcoming 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.

Zumba will be offered for people age 14 and up on Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to March 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the gym at Masonic Village Memorial Hall, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. The dance fitness class, led by certified fitness instructor Emily Harlan, fuses motivational musical rhythms and unique moves, based on Latin and international music.

GEARS will offer an AARP Driver Safety four-hour Refresher Program 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. Participants are required to bring evidence of previous course completion to receive a certificate. They must also bring a valid Pennsylvania driver's license. The class will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown.

Buns, Guns and Cardio will be offered for people age 14 and up on Thursdays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 28, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. at the Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym. The fitness and toning class for all levels, led by certified personal trainer Cheryl Dohner, will use dumbbells, step boxes and body weight.

Yoga classes for people age 14 and up will be offered on Thursdays, Jan. 10 to March 7, at the Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room. Classes will be taught by Michelle Pelna. Participants should bring a yoga mat. The Gentle/Beginner Yoga class will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will learn fundamental yoga postures using safe alignment and modifications. Vinyasa Yoga will meet from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Previous yoga experience is not required. Modifications will be offered.

Tai Chi classes will be offered on Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to March 19, in the gym at Rheems Elementary School, 130 Alida St., Rheems. Introduction to Tai Chi, for people new to Tai Chi, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A simple 10-step Taiji form will introduce participants to basic postures appearing in many Tai Chi forms. Attention will be given to relaxation, basic alignment and how to move safely. Advanced Tai Chi will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will integrate the basic postures with new moves. Sword and other weapon forms will be gradually introduced and integrated with additional hand forms.

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Rec Center To Kick Off Winter Session December 21, 2018

Lititz recCenter, 301 W. Maple St., will continue to offer year-round options for fitness, swimming, and sports activity. In addition, it is planning to launch several new programs for members and nonmembers.

Virtual fitness options are now available at both Lititz recCenter and recROC. Lititz recCenter invites community members to try these group fitness classes with instructors on the "big screen." Eight free classes, each lasting a half hour to 45 minutes, will be offered on Monday, Dec. 31, between 8 and 11 a.m.

The new Winter Program Session at Lititz recCenter and recROC will kick off on Monday, Jan. 7, with classes offered every day of the week. A new recFamilyFit program will focus on fitness, nutrition, and stress relief so families can reach goals together. Expectant moms can take part in the new FitBump program, and children ages 6 to 12 can join the new Dance Fusion program.

A new Golf Conditioning program will also be offered, and participants will be able to strengthen their form and flexibility with the center's personal trainers.

New high-intensity training options will be available in January, including Boxing Conditioning and the Les Mills GRIT series. Boxing Conditioning offers a personalized workout and attention to boxers' form and technique, while GRIT is a cardio and strength training group program. Both will be led by certified instructors and trainers who will guide participants in safely achieving their fitness goals.

Programs are open to both Lititz recCenter members and nonmembers. Registration for winter classes will be open until programs fill. Individuals are also welcome to stop in for a tour of Lititz recCenter and learn about winter membership specials. People may also call the center at 717-626-5096 for details.

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GEARS Slates Upcoming Programs December 20, 2018

GEARS has posted its schedule of programs and classes. 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.

A multi-level hatha yoga class for people age 14 and up will be offered on Mondays and/or Wednesdays, Jan. 7 to March 6, 2019, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Carpenter Chapel at Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. The class, which will be taught by certified hatha yoga instructor Charla Lorenzen, will incorporate seated and standing yoga poses, conscious breathing, and meditative focus to foster strength, flexibility, and relaxation. Participants should wear layers of comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Individuals may sign up for one or both days.

Spin and Sculpt, for people age 16 and up of all fitness levels, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 28, 2019, with sessions from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. and from 7 to 8 p.m. in GEARS Recreation Room 4, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. The 45-minute indoor cycling class will be combined with 15 minutes focused on toning and core. Participants should bring a workout towel and water.

Zumba Gold, a toned-down version of Zumba geared toward deconditioned individuals, beginner exercisers, and active older adults, will be offered on Mondays, Jan. 7 to March 4, 2019, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the Memorial Hall gym at Masonic Village. The fun aerobics-type class, led by licensed Zumba Gold instructor Judy McMillen, is part dance and part fitness, based primarily on Latin American and international-style music.

POUND, a cardio jam session inspired by playing the drums, will be led by certified POUND instructor Courtney Lesnick on Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to March 12, 2019, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Village Memorial Hall gym. Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercise, the class will feature a full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. The class is for people age 14 and up, and participants should bring a yoga mat.

Power Yoga, for beginner or advanced yoga students age 16 and up, will take place on Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to March 12, 2019, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel. The class will focus on strength, balance, and flexibility while linking mind and body through breath.

Aquacise, for people age 14 and up, will be instructed by Bonnie Leibold on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 19, 2019, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Masonic Village Patton Pool. The shallow-water, heart-healthy exercise class will feature stretching, strengthening, endurance moves, balance building, and cardio exercises.

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WSRec Releases Winter/Spring Guide December 18, 2018

West Shore Recreation Commission (WSRec) has released its winter/spring activities guide. Winter/spring registration will begin on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, for residents of participating municipalities and Thursday, Jan. 10, for nonresidents.

WSRec will offer Happy New You Week, a special week of fitness classes, beginning on Jan. 3. People may try one or more of a variety of activities for free.

Many active wellness classes are offered year-round, including Pilates Pi-Yo, RIPPED, Kickboxing, Insanity, Booty Barre, Muscle Pump, Step Challenge, Tabata and Zumba Toning. Morning and evening classes are offered.

WSRec also invites people to try tai chi, the new Easy Tai Chi for Beginners class, or one of many yoga classes, such as Gentle Yoga, Outdoor Scenic Yoga, Hatha Flow Yoga, Walking Yoga and Breathe-Center-Open Yoga. Ballroom Dancing for Beginners and refresher classes, belly dancing and aquatic fitness classes will also be offered.

Anyone who would like to learn a new skill might consider CPR/AED, first aid training, Baby Signing Time (ASL), Freezer Meals Workshop with Tammy, Medicare Basics, puppy/dog training, Active Shooter Preparedness, pickleball and men's basketball.

Families are invited to visit Gifford Pinchot State Park for activities like a spring pontoon boat tour, kayaking or a vernal pool discovery.

Children's activities will include Kid's Dance REFIT, horsemanship lessons, Kinderdance, Kinder Gym, Kinder Tots, martial arts, soccer, tennis, Kid's Yoga, a valentine cookie workshop, Kids Make N' Take Meals with Tammy and Stranger Danger for Kids. Youths may work toward babysitting certification.

WSRec will also offer science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, such as robotics, engineering and coding. These programs are offered after school at local schools, and they are instructed by Sylvan EDGE staff.

Children and youths ages 5 to 15 years may learn water safety and enhance their water enjoyment by progressing from level 1 to level 6 in the American Red Cross water safety program offered at the indoor natatorium, located in the Red Land High School on Fishing Creek Road. Spaces are limited, and early registration is encouraged.

For 27 years, WSRec has offered PlayZone Summer Day Camp for those who have completed kindergarten to children age 12. The camp is held each weekday over the summer at the Fishing Creek Elementary School in Lewisberry. The full day includes organized activities and special events, such as games, arts and crafts, swimming, skating, sports, special visitors, educational activities and weekly field trips. The summer camp will begin in June, but registration will begin at the end of February. Spaces are limited. Readers may call 717-920-9515 or visit www.westshorerec.org to sign up for the PlayZone interest list so they receive the 2019 PlayZone Flyer via email in late February.

West Shore Rec will offer a variety of bus trips. Registration will open on Jan. 3 for everyone.

For more information about WSRec activities, readers may visit the aforementioned website beginning on Thursday, Dec. 27. They may also download the Free West Shore Rec smartphone app to browse and register for programs, receive activity alerts and more. People may also call or visit the office with questions or comments or to register.

The WSRec office is located inside the West Shore School District Administration Building, 507 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry. WSRec information can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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GEARS Announces Winter/Spring Activities December 7, 2018

Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation and Community Services (GEARS) has put together a variety of programs and activities for people of all ages for winter/spring 2019. 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, Jan. 31 to March 14 (Session I), April 4 to May 16 (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 6 to May 18, except April 20, 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. 2 to March 23, except March 2 and March 9, 9 to 10 a.m. Community Center Gym.

Iddy Biddy Quick Start Tennis - Ages 4 to 6. Tuesdays, May 7 to June 4, 5:30 to 6 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Youth/Teen

Pokemon/YuGiOh League - Grades one to 10. Thursdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 21 (Session I), March 14 to May 9, except April 18 (Session II), 6 to 7:30 p.m. Rec Room 2.

French for Beginners - Ages 9 to 16. Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 27 (Session I), March 20 to April 24 (Session II), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Youth Indoor Soccer - Grades one to three. Saturdays, Feb. 2 to March 23, except March 2 and 9, 10 to 11 a.m. (A), 11 a.m. to noon (B). Community Center Gym.

Youth Soccer Program - Grades one to three. Saturdays, April 6 to May 18, except April 20, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Fairview Field 3.

Gymnastics - Ages 6 to 14. Thursdays, Jan. 31 to March 14 (Session I), April 4 to May 16 (Session II), 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. (beginner, A), 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. (intermediate/advanced, B). Community Center Gym.

Middle School Boys' Volleyball Program - Grades five to eight. Mondays and Thursdays, March 4 to April 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bear Creek Gym.

Indoor Field Hockey Clinic - Grades one to six. Saturdays, Feb. 2 to March 9, 1 to 2 p.m. (grades one to three, A), 2 to 3 p.m. (grades four to six, B). Middle School Gym.

Harry Potter Half Day - Ages 6 to 13. Thursday, March 7, 1 to 4 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Babysitters Training - Age 11 and up. Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, 1 to 6 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Beginner Quick Start Tennis - Ages 7 to 10. Tuesdays, May 7 to June 4, 6 to 6:50 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Intermediate Quick Start Tennis - Ages 11 to 13. Tuesdays, May 7 to June 4, 7 to 8 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Girls' Lacrosse Club - Grades five to eight. Mondays to Fridays, March 11 to May 10. Parents' meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m., High School LGI Room.

Strictly Skills Basketball - Grades four to six, for girls and boys. Tuesdays, March 26 to April 30, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Bear Creek School Gym.

Pond Fishing for Beginners - All ages; over age 16 must have Pennsylvania Fishing License. Saturday, May 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Rain date is May 19.

Trail Riding - Age 6 and up, weight limit of 250 pounds. Wednesdays, April 17 (Session I), May 1 (Session II), May 15 (Session III), 5 to 6 p.m. Ironstone Ranch.

Dance

Mommy & Me Class - Ages 2 and 3. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 to Feb. 26 (Session I), March 19 to April 23 (Session II), 5 to 5:45 p.m. Community Center Lobby.

Irish Dance - Ages 7 to 9. Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 27 (Session I), March 20 to April 24 (Session II), 6 to 6:45 p.m. Community Center Lobby.

Discover Dance - Ages 3 to 6. Tuesdays, 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, Class A), 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. (ages 5 and 6, Class B). Community Center Lobby.

Fundamentals of Dance - Ages 7 to 9. Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 27 (Session I), March 20 to April 24 (Session II), 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Community Center Lobby.

Aquatics

Parent and Child Aquatics - Ages 6 months to 3 years. Saturdays, Jan. 5 to Feb. 23 (Session I), March 16 to May 11, except April 20 (Session II), 8:30 to 9 a.m. (6 months to 2 years, Class A), 9 to 9:30 a.m. (ages 2 and 3, Class B). Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Learn to Swim - Age 4 and up. Saturdays, Jan. 5 to Feb. 23 (Session I), March 16 to May 11, except April 20 (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. 3 to Feb. 19 (Session I), March 5 to April 18 (Session II), May 2 to June 18 (Session III), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Water Aerobics - Age 16 and up. Mondays and/or Wednesdays, March 11 to May 15, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Aqua Yoga - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 14 (Session I), March 5 to April 11 (Session II), April 30 to June 6 (Session III), 6 to 6:45 p.m. (A), 7 to 7:45 p.m. (B). Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Deep Water Workout - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, March 12 to May 16, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Splash Bash - Fridays, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, April 12, May 10, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification - Age 15 and up. Sundays, April 7 to May 5, except April 21, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Recertification - Age 15 and up. Sundays, March 17 and 24, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Fitness

Spin & Sculpt - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 28 (Session I), March 12 to May 2 (Session II), 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. (A), 7 to 8 p.m. (B). Rec Room 1.

Zumba Gold - Age 14 and up. Mondays, Jan. 7 to March 4 (Session I), March 25 to May 20 (Session II), 6 to 6:45 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Power Yoga - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to March 12 (Session I), March 26 to May 28 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.

Hatha Flow Yoga - Age 14 and up. Mondays and/or Wednesdays, Jan. 7 to March 6 (Session I), March 18 to May 15 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.

POUND - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to March 12 (Session I), March 26 to May 28 (Session II), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Tai Chi - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to March 19 (Session I), April 9 to June 11 (Session II), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (introduction), 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (advanced). Rheems Elementary School.

Gentle/Beginner Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Jan. 10 to March 7 (Session I), March 28 to May 23 (Session II), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.

Zumba - Age 14 and up. Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to March 6 (Session I), March 20 to May 15 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Vinyasa Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Jan. 10 to March 7 (Session I), March 28 to May 23 (Session II), 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.

Buns, Guns & Cardio - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 28 (Session I), March 14 to May 9, except April 4 (Session II), 7 to 7:45 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Walking - All ages. Mondays through Fridays, Jan. 2 to May 31, except April 19 and May 27, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. Community Center Gym.

Continuing Education

AARP Driver Safety Program - Age 50 and up. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2 to 6 p.m. Senior Center.

Smart Driver - Age 50 and up. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26 and 27, 2 to 6 p.m. Senior Center.

Winter Wellness - Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 to 8 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Home Wellness - Tuesday, March 12, 7 to 8 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Summer Solutions - Tuesday, May 14, 7 to 8 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Medicare Madness: Intro to Medicare - Wednesdays, Jan. 23 (Session I), March 20 (Session II), May 15 (Session III), 6 to 8 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Teen Safe Driving - Wednesday, March 13 (Session I), May 8 (Session II), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Canine Fast Track Basic Obedience - Dogs must be at least 3 months old; handlers must be 16 years old and up. Tuesdays, April 9 to 30, 7 to 8 p.m. Elizabethtown Fairgrounds.

Canine Rally/Manner Class - Handlers must be age 16 and up. Tuesdays, April 9 to 30, 8 to 9 p.m. Elizabethtown Fairgrounds.

Athletics

Moo-Duk-Kwan Karate - Age 6 and up. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Jan. 3 to 31 (Session I); Feb. 4 to 28 (Session II); March 4 to 28 (Session III); April 1 to 30 (Session IV); May 2 to 30, except May 27 (Session V), 6 to 7:30 p.m. Middle School Wrestling Room.

Badminton - All ages. Jan. 2 to May 31, except April 19, on Wednesdays, noon to 2 p.m. and Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Pickle-Ball - All ages. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to May 28, noon to 2 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Power Volleyball - High-schoolers and adults. Fridays, Jan. 4 to May 17, except April 19, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Middle School Auxiliary Gym.

Leagues & Tournaments

Coed Sixes Volleyball League - Ten-match season with playoffs. Mondays and Tuesdays, Feb. 11 to mid-April, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. High School Gyms.

Doubles Volleyball Tournament - Indoor two-person pool play. Saturday, Feb. 23 (men and women), and Sunday, Feb. 24 (coed), 8:30 a.m. Daubert Gym/Old High School Gym/Middle School Gym.

Cornhole League - June to August. Details are being finalized.

"Spring Mix" Golf Tournament - Four-person teams. Friday, April 26, shotgun start at 1 p.m. Sunset Golf Course. Benefits the GEARS Summer Playground Program.

Cornhole Tournament - Two person, double elimination. Saturday, May 18, noon. Elizabethtown Fairgrounds. Rain location: Memorial Hall at Elizabethtown Fairgrounds.

Pinnacle Cup Team Match Play Championship - Monday, June 10. Royal Manchester Golf Links.

Trips

Philadelphia Flower Show - Friday, March 8, 2019.

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

Springtime in NYC - a day on your own - Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Discount Tickets

Bear Creek

Big Boulder/Jack Frost

Blue Mountain

Elk Mountain

Hidden Valley

Roundtop/Liberty/Whitetail

Seven Springs

Shawnee Mountain

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 may visit www.etownareaseniorcenter.org 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 - Fridays, 10 a.m.

Walk With Ease - Arthritis Foundation Program. Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 14, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. To enroll, call the Lancaster County Office of Aging at 717-299-7979.

Gift Basket Bingo - Saturday, March 16, 2 p.m. Doors open at noon.

Beginner Ukulele - Second and fourth Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.

Ukulele Band - Second and fourth Wednesdays, 2 p.m.

Additional Community Services/Special Events

Holiday Toy Train Display - The Train Guys at Elizabethtown Public Library and Masonic Village Model Railroad Club at Masonic Village.

Beltone Hearing Service Center - Fourth Monday of each month, 9 to 11 a.m. Community Center.

Conewago Rod and Gun Club - Winter trap shooting: Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. (closed from Nov. 22, 2018, and reopening on March 7, 2019), and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Boys' Lacrosse Club - Grades three to eight. Register starting Jan. 2, 2019, at www.etownyouthlax.org.

Elizabethtown Area HUB - Many services available. Call 717-361-1307 or email elizabethtownhub@gmail.com.

12th Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance - Friday, Feb. 8, 5 to 6:30 p.m. (A), 7 to 8:30 p.m. (B). Masonic Village Salon 1.

Mother/Son Bowling Blast - Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clearview Bowling Lanes.

Mommy & Me Tea Party - Saturday, March 23, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Masonic Village Lodge Dining Room.

Eggstravaganza - Children age 12 and under. Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. Elizabethtown Community Park.

Mother/Daughter Unicorn Craft Night - Recommended for ages 5 to 10. Friday, May 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Community Center.

Lady Bear Football Classic - Friday, May 17. Sophomores vs. freshmen at 6 p.m. Seniors vs. juniors at 7:30 p.m. Thompson Stadium.

Masonic Village

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.

Aqua Dynamics - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Jan. 2 to Feb. 20 (Session I), March 1 to April 19 (Session II), April 29 to June 19, except May 27 (Session III), 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Water Walking - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Jan. 2 to Feb. 20 (Session I), March 1 to April 19 (Session II), April 29 to June 19, except May 27 (Session III), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Wave Runners - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Jan. 2 to Feb. 20 (Session I), March 1 to April 19 (Session II), April 29 to June 19, except May 27 (Session III), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

H.I.I.T. - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 19 (Session I), March 5 to April 18 (Session II), May 2 to June 18 (Session III), 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Aqua Fit - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 19 (Session I), March 5 to April 18 (Session II), May 2 to June 18 (Session III), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Water Wakeup Workout - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 19 (Session I), March 5 to April 18 (Session II), May 2 to June 18 (Session III), 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.

Aqua Stretch - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 19 (Session I), March 5 to April 18 (Session II), May 2 to June 18 (Session III), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.

Water Works - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 19 (Session I), March 5 to April 18 (Session II), May 2 to June 18 (Session III), 10:30 to 11:15 p.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, noon 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.

Move to Improve - Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 26 (Session I), 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Salon 1.

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

Tai Chi - Wednesdays, Jan. 2 to Feb. 20 (Session I), March 6 to April 24 (Session II), May 8 to June 26 (Session III), 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. and Fridays, Jan. 4 to Feb. 22 (Session I), March 8 to April 26 (Session II), May 10 to June 28 (Session III), 9 to 10 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.

Head Over Heels - Mondays, April 1 to June 3, 1 to 2 p.m. Baird Wellness Center.

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Swim Club Posts Christmas Special December 5, 2018

Penn Oaks Swim Club is offering a Christmas special through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Prices are expected to increase for the 2019 season.

Applications are available at www.pennoaksswimclub.com.

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YMCA Branches Post Programs December 5, 2018

The Dover and York YMCA branches will accept registrations for several upcoming programs. For further information on any of the programs, readers may contact dmarkel@yorkcoymca.org.

Programs at the Dover branch include a Beginner Hip Hop Dance Class, for children ages 9 to 12, which will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019; a Youth Dodgeball League, for children ages 8 to 10, which will begin on Saturday, Jan. 19; and Girls Intramural Volleyball, for children ages 8 to 10, which will begin in early February.

Programs at the York branch include Girls Intramural Volleyball, for children ages 11 to 15, which will begin in early February, and a Youth Floor Hockey Program, for children ages 11 to 14, which will begin on Saturday, Feb. 9.

A Youth Indoor Soccer League, for children ages 4 to 11, will begin on Feb. 9 at both the Dover and York branches.

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Planting It Forward December 5, 2018

As the fallen leaves swirled in chilling winds on Nov. 10, a hardy group of volunteers assembled to plant trees at the Strasburg Community Park, 151 Precision Ave., Strasburg. The time had come to begin the installation of saplings in a grove that had grown tall enough to provide the necessary conditions for shade-loving understory trees.

"Over five years ago, Strasburg Lions Club began participating in the annual tree planting at the park. It was then that the Lions donated the funds and manpower to establish an upland oak and hickory grove," recalled Joyce Nettke, a local native plant nursery owner who has volunteered for the park for about 20 years and served Strasburg Community Parks Foundation as a board member and annual tree planting chair for many years.

Nettke noted that the landscape at the park requires both patience and vision, pointing out that the Nov. 10 event is a good example because the foundation needed to wait long enough for the canopy trees to grow before new plants could be installed. "We are so grateful that the Lions have continued to add more trees each year," Nettke said.

The Strasburg Lions Club is not the only organization to support the park. The Strasburg Area Sertoma Club has provided support as well. Additionally, several young families joined with Lions, Sertomans, and Parks Foundation members to plant the young woodland.

"It is really wonderful that the volunteers that came together to install the trees today represent several service clubs and a wide range of ages," said Parks Foundation president Dale Kaufman. "Today's group also demonstrated how the park is a place for people of all ages. I think our volunteers ranged in age from 2 to 90."

The plan is for tree planting events to continue at the park for many years to come.

"That's what it takes to restore the land from a cornfield to a mature forest full of native flora," Kaufman explained. "We 'plant it forward.'"

Community groups, families, and individuals donate funds for the trees planted annually. Anyone who would like to donate a tree or participate in future volunteer projects at the park may call Barb Rathbone-Frank at 717-572-6830. For more information about the park, readers may find Strasburg Community Park on Facebook or visit www.strasburgpark.org.

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GEARS Posts Programs November 30, 2018

GEARS has scheduled several upcoming 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.

An American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course for people age 11 and up will be offered by certified American Red Cross instructor Dave Rosensteel. Attendees will learn to supervise and care for infants through youths in the early teen years. Topics will include child behavior, age-appropriate activities, emergency protocols, and professionalism. Participants will receive a two-year certification for first aid and CPR/AED. The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28, in Recreation Room 2, 600 E.High St., Elizabethtown.

GEARS will offer Pickle-Ball for all ages. Pickle-Ball is a combination of tennis and badminton played on a badminton sized court with lightweight paddles and plastic perforated balls. Equipment will be available to use. The program will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to May 28, 2019; from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 6 to May 29, 2019; and from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays, from Jan. 11 to May 24, 2019, at the GEARS Community Center Gym, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown.

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SECA Announces Upcoming Events November 30, 2018

Southern End Community Association (SECA), 299 Park Ave., Quarryville, has announced its program schedule for December and January 2019. Registration and fees apply unless otherwise noted. For more information, readers may call 717-806-0123 or visit www.secarec.org.

On Fridays, Dec. 7, and Dec. 21, bingo will be offered. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m.

A bus trip to Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 15. Departure will be at 10 a.m., with return at 7 p.m. The registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 7.

Cookies With Santa, a free community event for the entire family, will take place on Monday, Dec. 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Preregistration is required by Monday, Dec. 10.

Men's basketball leagues are now forming. Those interested in playing or putting a team together for the 2019 winter season may contact SECA. Games will be played on Tuesdays at Solanco High School at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m.

Yoga will be taught on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. from Jan. 2 through Feb. 20, 2019. Attendees are asked to bring a yoga mat if they have one.

Youth Indoor Soccer will be a seven-week, co-ed indoor soccer league for kindergarten through grade two and for grades three through five. The league will take place on Saturdays from Jan. 26 through March 9, 2019, at Quarryville Elementary School. The registration deadline is Sunday, Jan. 13.

The Amped/Fusion class will continue on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. It is a full-body workout incorporating kettlebells, resistance bands and yoga moves. Preregistration is requested.

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GEARS Announces Winter/Spring Brochure November 23, 2018

GEARS has scheduled a variety of programs and activities for people of all ages, which will be listed in its Winter/Spring 2019 Brochure. GEARS members will receive a copy in their mailbox within the next few weeks.

Registration will be accepted as soon as members receive their brochure. Registration will be accepted at www.getintogears.org, by phone at 717-367-0355 or fax at 717-367-4138 with a Visa or MasterCard credit card, or by stopping by or mailing to the GEARS office, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and individuals should note that some classes and programs fill quickly.

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GEARS Posts Schedule November 9, 2018

GEARS has scheduled several upcoming 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.

Do It Yourself Day will be offered for first- through sixth-graders on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Donegal Township Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Elizabethtown. The program will offer an opportunity to get acquainted with science and creativity using items that can be found around the house.

Iddy Biddy Basketball, for 4- to 6-year-olds, is an instructional program that will take place on Saturdays, Dec. 1 to Jan. 26, from 8 to 8:45 a.m. in the gym at the East High Street Elementary School, 800 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Coaches will teach basic shooting, dribbling, and passing skills. The fee includes a T-shirt.

An American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course, for people age 11 and up, will be offered by certified American Red Cross instructor Dave Rosensteel on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Recreation Room 2, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Attendees will learn to supervise and care for infants through early teenagers, and they will be taught about child behavior, age-appropriate activities, emergency protocols, and professionalism. Those who complete the course will receive a two-year certification for first aid and CPR/AED.

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GEARS Posts Schedule November 2, 2018

GEARS has announced several upcoming programs and activities. For more information or to register, readers may visit www.getintogears.org or call the GEARS office at 717-367-0355.

A Princess Party will take place on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. Princesses must be chaperoned by an adult age 18 and up, and they are encouraged to dress in their favorite princess attire. The evening will include music, dancing, games, crafts, and a princess costume parade. Light snacks will be served. There is a set per-couple fee, with an extra cost for additional princesses. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 9.

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, Nov. 14, 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. Separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers.

A trip to New York City has been set for Wednesday, Dec. 26, and participants may spend the day on their own. Motorcoach transportation will depart the parking lot at Elizabethtown Area High School, 600 E. High St., at 6:30 a.m. and will arrive in New York City at approximately 10:30 a.m. with a return time of 11 p.m. There is a cost for the trip, with a discount for GEARS members.

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