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GEARS Posts Programs March 22, 2019

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

The Elizabethtown Area Youth Soccer Program will operate on Saturdays from April 6 through May 18 (except April 20) from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Elizabethtown Area High School Field 3, 800 E. High St. This program is designed to be instructional as well as provide a chance to participate in low-competitive games. Both boys and girls in grades one through three are invited.

Introduction to Tai Chi and Advanced Tai Chi classes will meet on Tuesdays from April 9 through June 11 in the gymnasium at Rheems Elementary School, 130 Alida St. The introductory class will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with the advanced class from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Canine classes will be offered on Tuesdays, April 9 through 30, at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds, 900 E. High St. Canine Fast Track Basic Obedience will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., with Advanced Canine Fast Track from 8 to 9 p.m.

The 13th annual four-person Spring Mix Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 26, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Sunset Golf Course, 2601 Sunset Drive, Middletown. Tournament proceeds will benefit the GEARS Summer Playground Program.

A trip to Washington, D.C., to watch the Cherry Blossom Parade on Constitution Avenue between Seventh and 17th streets is set for Saturday, April 13. Departure will be at 6 a.m. from the Elizabethtown Area High School parking lot.

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Jump For Joy Plans Session March 15, 2019

Jump for Joy, a nondenominational Christian fitness program, was slated to begin its spring session on March 19. There will be 12 classes this session. This is the 31st year that Jump for Joy is providing area women opportunities for regular fitness and fellowship.

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

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

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

Individuals are invited to try their first class for free. For more information, readers may call Kuhn at 717-838-4682 or email Jump4joy87@verizon.net.

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Come On In; The Water's Fine March 15, 2019

As temperatures rise, so does the excitement for the season's opening of the Landisville Pool, 50 Elmwood Ave., Landisville.

"We love the pool because it's a wonderful place to be," enthused co-manager Nancy Neff. "It's a fun, happy, healthy environment."

The pool will open for the summer on Saturday, May 25, and it will close on Labor Day. While school is in session, the pool will be open on weekdays from 4 to 8:30 p.m. and from noon to 8:30 p.m. on weekends. An open house will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1.

"We want the pool to be pristine, and it takes until then to make it happen," explained co-manager Kelley Tonkay.

The board members and employees of the Landisville Pool Association will be working up until opening day to have the facility ready for members and their guests. During the open house, folks may tour the facility, meet the staff members and board of directors, and purchase memberships. The pool will not be open for swimming during the event.

"(Open house guests) can purchase their memberships and begin swimming at noon," suggested board member Kim Reinfried.

Admission to the pool is restricted to members, and folks may visit only if they accompany someone who has purchased a membership. Currently, last year's members are able to renew their memberships and other families and individuals may join the waitlist. Beginning on Monday, April 1, those on the waitlist will be offered the chance to buy memberships. Those who do so by Monday, April 15, will pay a discounted rate. Memberships will be sold until capacity is reached, which has been set at 525 family memberships.

"(The waitlist) is filling up fast," observed vice president Mark Fitzgerald.

There are many things to like about the Landisville Pool, the board members said. The swimming pool is supplemented by a toddler-friendly feature pool. A lifeguard trainer is on staff to help ensure everyone's safety. The pavilions may be rented by members for special occasions. Lounge chairs are provided, and a snack bar is on-site. The pool association is financially stable, and as a private club, there is no cost to local taxpayers.

Additionally, ice cream is served on "Sundae Mondays," and burger night is held on Wednesdays, with board members taking turns manning the grill. Rafts may be used in the pool at set times on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Moonlight swims take place on the second Friday of every month. To celebrate Independence Day, special games are held on the lawn and in the water, and burgers, hot dogs, and watermelon are available. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit during Christmas in July, which also features cookie decorating and Christmas music. A campfire night is held in August.

Secretary Amy Roth listed basketball, volleyball, and ample shade as among her favorite amenities at the pool. Neff related that one particular tree on the grounds has become a popular landmark for seniors, who gather in its shade to relax, chat, and interact with each other and with younger pool members.

"They've had such a positive impact (on the pool community)," Neff said. "It's a very caring, nurturing place. We've had a few older members who cannot come anymore, and they're missed. People still look for them. It's such a nice atmosphere for everyone."

"The pool is not just for families," board member Bob Roth concurred. "It's a great place for old guys like me to sit and read, then nod off."

Nonmembers are welcome to join the Dolphins swim team and to learn to swim. SwimAmerica offers lessons for children age 3 and up at the Landisville Pool.

For more information about pool membership and the Dolphins, readers may visit www.landisvillepool.com or email landisvillepoolmembership@gmail.com.

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Fostering Friendships In Young Girls March 7, 2019

Renee Rogers has a set of fifth-grade twins, a boy and a girl. As the children grew older, Rogers noticed that the siblings handled friendships in much different manners.

"It might be their personalities, but I have found that my son is more comfortable moving in and out of friendships and adjusting when friendships don't go well. What I've found with my daughter is she has a more emotional reaction when things don't go well in friendships," Rogers related. "When I talked with (other mothers), they said their daughters had difficulty adjusting too."

To remedy that difficulty, Rogers created a group called "Solanco GIRL friends," which is hosted monthly by the Southern End Community Association (SECA) for fourth- and fifth-grade girls. "The goal is to give girls an opportunity to build healthy friendships while having fun in preparation for going to middle school," Rogers said. Quarryville Elementary School guidance counselor Mary Humphries provided resources and ideas of things to teach and do with the girls.

Solanco GIRL friends meets on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the SECA building, 299 Park Ave., Quarryville. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21. There is no cost to attend.

At the inaugural meeting of the group on Feb. 21, five girls were present. To break the ice, the girls interviewed each other and then used stickers and markers to decorate nametags for their interviewees. They also decorated cupcakes, with supplies donated by local supermarkets. Rogers said she briefly explained to the girls that just as the cupcakes and icing are the same under the decorations, so are people similar, and it is important to see everyone's value, no matter the external differences.

Rogers noted that she is seeing results already after that first meeting. Of the five girls at the first meeting, four already knew each other. Now that they have been introduced to the fifth girl, they are waving at her when they pass in the hallways. It is the start of a personal connection.

"We hope they will build a support network as they transition into sixth grade," Rogers said, noting that the move to middle school can be challenging.

When planning future meetings, Rogers has quite a lot of ideas, many of which were provided by the girls at the Feb. 21 meeting. They expressed a desire to do science experiments and also suggested that picnics, pool and dance parties, and crafts would be fun things to do together. Rogers is also considering games, a spa theme, and outside activities. "I want to take advantage of SECA's facilities," Rogers remarked. "SECA has been great (to work with)."

None of the meetings will be too elaborate. "I found with the cupcake thing, it doesn't need to be overly complicated," Rogers related. "It's (about) providing girls the opportunity to have fun and a forum to connect. They figured the rest out. It's (about) the conversations and the shared experiences."

Girls in fourth and fifth grades are welcome to join the Solanco GIRL friends. Although it is free to attend, girls are asked to register with SECA by emailing seca@epix.net.

Donations to support the program will be appreciated. As the program grows, adults with child protective clearances will be welcome to volunteer. For more information, readers may email SECA or find the "SolancoGirl Friends" page on Facebook.

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GEARS Posts Program Slate March 1, 2019

GEARS has posted its upcoming programs and activities. Registration and fees apply unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, readers may call GEARS at 717-367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org.

Mommy and Me Tea, for people of all ages, will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Masonic Village Lodge Dining Room, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown. Attendees are invited to dress up and enjoy a program that will include crafts, a photo to take home, hot tea and treats. The registration deadline is Monday, March 18.

Deep Water Workout classes for people age 14 and up will be held on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from March 12 through May 16 from 7:15 to 8 p.m. at the Masonic Village Patton Pool. Participants will use water exercise equipment to enhance the workout, and they should feel comfortable in the water while wearing a flotation belt. Dave Rosensteel will instruct.

Buns, Guns and Cardio, a class for people age 14 and up, will be offered on Thursdays from March 14 through May 16, except April 4 and May 9, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. at the Masonic Village Memorial Hall gym. The class is suitable for all levels, and it will feature dumbbells, step boxes and body weight exercises. Cheryl Dohner, a certified personal trainer, will instruct.

The Pokemon/YuGiOh/Buddyfight League for youths in grades one through 10 will be held on Thursdays from March 14 through May 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in GEARS Recreation Room 2, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. It will offer friendly competition and updates on Pokemon, YuGiOh and Buddyfight. Participants should bring their own card decks.

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Nature Center Sets Open House February 26, 2019

Bingaman Nature Center, 2843 Hill Road, Reading, will hold an open house on Saturday, March 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees can learn about upcoming programming at Antietam Lake Park and about volunteer opportunities, chat with environmental education staff members, and meet the site's animal ambassadors. Children may visit craft stations, stand around a campfire, make seed bombs and more.

The site is located just around the corner from the main parking lot at Antietam Lake on Hill Road. Email jbrooks@countyofberks.com or call 484-509-2667 for more information.

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Rec Centers Plan Open House February 22, 2019

Three Lancaster County community recreation organizations will hold open house events on Sunday, March 3. Among them are Ephrata recCenter and Lititz recCenter, as well as Hempfield recCenter. Residents of each area are invited to attend.

Each site will be available for tours and free use by guests. Specific schedules will be set by each location but will include hours of free guest use of indoor pools, gymnasiums, fitness centers, and courts. Additional special activities will also be scheduled at each location and might include free classes and programs for adults and children, entertainment, and opportunities to meet staff. Membership discounts or special offers for programs will vary by location.

The three recreation centers are each separate nonprofit organizations, but are similar in their missions, facilities, and services. In addition to providing a wide variety of year-round family recreation, fitness, and sports programs, each rec center hosts a number of special events and annual competitions. Together, the centers offer a corporate membership wellness discount to residents through local employers to encourage working adults and their families to access regular recreation opportunities together.

For details on open house schedules, programs, and specials, readers may visit www.reccenterslanco.com.

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Rec Center Sets Community Day February 21, 2019

Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville, will hold a Community Day on Sunday, March 3. The event is free, and the facility will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The annual event invites the community to discover the many services and programs the nonprofit organization offers. There will be classes, special events and special promotions throughout the day.

Group exercise classes will include yoga at 8 a.m., Bodypump at 8 a.m. and Bodyflow at 9 a.m. The aquatics center will present Aqua Spin and Aqua Stand-Up try-it classes from 9 to 10 a.m.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., various community organizations will be onsite with information, free screenings and giveaways. Boxing, along with Peak Sports Training demonstrations and free try-it sessions, will also take place during that time. Additionally, program directors for Summer Day Camp and Summer Playground will inform parents about the child care options, activities and summer camps available through the center.

For children ages 4 to 12, there will be organized games in the gym from 11 a.m. to noon. Parents are welcome to take a tour, work out or swim while the children are active and engaged.

Family Zumba will take place at noon, with Family Yoga following at 12:45 p.m. During this time, Lancaster Barnstormers mascot Cylo will be onsite for photo opportunities.

During March, new members who sign up for an annual membership will pay no activation fee, plus get their 13th month free.

For more information on this event, readers may visit www.HempfieldRec.com or call 717-898-3102.

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Nature Center To Offer Hike February 19, 2019

The Bingaman Nature Center, 2843 Hill Road, Reading, will offer a Footsloggin' Guided Hike on Friday, March 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees will be able to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the forest during the excursion.

In the event of inclement weather, the hike may be postponed. Hikers should dress appropriately, including footwear, and bring water. For more details, contact Jennifer Brooks, environmental educator, at jbrooks@countyofberks.com or 484-509-2667 or visit www.countyofberks.com/parks.

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GEARS Sets Schedule February 14, 2019

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

A Smart Driver driving class for people age 50 and up will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26 and 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. The PennDOT-approved course may entitle attendees to a discount on auto insurance. The eight-hour classroom refresher course is designed specifically to meet the needs of older drivers by helping them sharpen driving skills; develop strategies for adjusting to age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; and learn about the effects of medication on driving performance. Separate fees have been set for AARP members and for nonmembers.

A Harry Potter Half-Day has been set for Thursday, March 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. in GEARS Recreation Room 2, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Participants ages 6 to 13 will experience being a student at Hogwarts. They may attend some of the classes that Harry and his classmates took, learn to play quidditch, make a wand, concoct bubble potions, and try Bertie Botts and Butterbeer. Separate costs have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers.

An American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course for people age 11 and up will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, from 1 to 6 p.m. in GEARS Recreation Room 2. It will be led by Dave Rosensteel, a certified American Red Cross instructor. Participants will learn to supervise and care for infants through early teenagers. In addition to basic care for infants and children, they will learn about child behavior, age-appropriate activities, emergency protocols, and professionalism. Participants will receive a two-year certification for first aid and CPR/AED. Separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers.

A boys' middle school volleyball program for fifth- through eighth-graders will be offered for eight weeks on Mondays and Thursdays, March 4 to April 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the gym at the Bear Creek School, 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown. Players will learn passing, setting, hitting, and offensive techniques and terminology. The goal of the program is to develop players' skill level and an enthusiasm for the game. There is a fee.

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EYRA Posts Sports Opportunities February 13, 2019

Eastern York Recreation Authority (EYRA), formerly Hellam Recreation, has announced mail-in registration for its spring softball and baseball programs is in progress. Online registration is currently unavailable as the newly formed organization is working to establish a website. Forms and more information are available by visiting http://eyra.bonzidev.com/home.php or emailing eyrecauthority@gmail.com.

Youth softball programs are available for children and youths ages 5 to 18, with age determined as of Jan. 1. Player evaluations will be held in March to assess team placements. Separate fees have been set for residents of Hallam Borough and Hellam and Lower Windsor townships and for nonresidents. Within these fee categories, separate fees have been set for 7U (Micro) and for 10U to 18U. The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 1.

Youth baseball programs are available for children ages 5 to 16, with age determined as of Wednesday, May 1. Separate fees have been set for residents of Hallam Borough and Hellam and Lower Windsor townships and for nonresidents. Within these fee categories, separate fees have been set for ages 5 to 6 (T-ball) and for 8U to 16U. The registration deadline is Friday, March 15.

Families with multiple children participating in either program will receive a discount.

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

EYRA was created to jointly operate educational, recreational, and sports programs and facilities to meet the present and future parks and recreational needs of Hellam Township, Lower Windsor Township, and Hallam Borough residents. EYRA's purpose is to operate, strengthen, and expand the community recreation programs formerly provided by Hellam Recreation Commission. While EYRA is establishing its website, residents may obtain information through municipal newsletters, Facebook and Twitter, and road signs.

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Junior Board Posts Awards February 11, 2019

YWCA York's junior board recently announced Jordan Willis and Karin Swartz as recipients of the inaugural Young Women's Leadership Award at a recent annual fundraiser for the organization.

The junior board created YWCA York's Young Women's Leadership Award to celebrate its members, past and present, whose leadership advanced the mission of YWCA York. Swartz and Willis were recognized for raising $30,000 to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by bringing V-Day to York.

V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers present annual benefit performances of a theatrical production to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities.

The purpose of the junior board is to foster the participation of young women, up to age 35, in the organization's events and programs, to encourage others to become involved in their work, and to share ideas and perspectives with YWCA York's board of directors and staff.

New members are recruited every year through an open nomination process. Nominations are now open for the 2019-20 junior board. For more information, readers may contact Heather Maneval at hmaneval@ywcayork.org or call 717-845-2631, ext. 221.

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MARA To Offer Events February 6, 2019

Middletown Area Recreation Alliance (MARA) invites community members to take part in the organization's programs. MARA is a joint partnership between Middletown Borough, Royalton Borough, Lower Swatara Township, and Middletown Area School District designed to provide recreational opportunities for people of all ages. MARA will offer events including concerts, plays, bus trips, cooking classes, paint nights, sports leagues, dances and more.

MARA is under the leadership of recreation programs supervisor Will Foster. Foster brings years of camp and recreation experience to this new position. Foster will network with area leaders and businesses in order to provide quality programs for Middletown residents.

MARA events will be announced at www.raiderweb.org/for-community/middletown-area-recreation-alliance. Readers may also search for "Middletown Area Recreation Alliance" on Facebook.

Voluteeers are needed to help with MARA events. To volunteer, readers may contact Foster at wfoster@raiderweb.org. Additionally, readers are invited to complete a brief survey to provide input on activities they would like MARA to consider offering. The survey is available by visiting the aforementioned website and clicking on "quick survey" under "Program Survey."

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Rec Center Slates Bus Trips February 1, 2019

Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville, will host three bus trips. There is a cost for each trip.

On Friday, Feb. 22, a trip will be offered to Sands Casino in Bethlehem. The bus will leave the rec center's Church Street parking lot at 9 a.m. and arrive at the destination at 10:30 a.m. Departure will be at 3:30 p.m., with arrival at Hempfield recCenter by 5 p.m.

On Thursday, March 7, a bus trip will take place to the Philadelphia Flower Show, themed "Flower Power." A ticket to the show is included in the trip fee. The bus will leave from the Church Street parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and return at 6:30 p.m.

Visitors to the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show will have the opportunity to witness the FTD World Cup 2019, a floral design competition that has not been held in the United States since 1985. The international competition will showcase award-winning floral designers from 23 countries. Additionally, attendees may experience "Butterflies Live!" The interactive and educational exhibit will feature more than 1,000 butterflies of 20-plus domestic and exotic species.

Registration for the Flower Show bus trip is required by Thursday, Feb. 14.

A spring trip to New York City will be offered on Saturday, May 18. The bus will depart at 6:30 a.m. and return to Landisville at approximately 11 p.m. The annual, on-your-own trip will feature drop-off and pickup on the back end of Winter Garden Theatre, with an approximate arrival time of 10:30 a.m. Registration is required by Friday, April 19.

For more information or to make reservations, readers may call 717-898-3102 or visit www.HempfieldRec.com.

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GEARS Sets Activities February 1, 2019

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

The Boys' Middle School Volleyball Program, for fifth- through eighth-graders, will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from March 4 to April 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the gym at Bear Creek School, 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown. During the eight weeks of volleyball skills and drills, players will learn passing, setting, hitting, and offensive techniques and terminology. The goal is to develop players' skill level and an enthusiasm for the game. There is a set fee.

Discount ski lift tickets are available through GEARS for various area ski resorts. Purchases must be made by check, cash, or money order; credit cards will not be accepted. For pricing and availability, readers may contact GEARS or visit the website.

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SECA Posts Programs February 1, 2019

Southern End Community Association (SECA), 299 Park Ave., Quarryville, will offer a variety of recreational programs to the community. There is a fee to participate in each program.

The SECA Flag Football League is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 8, 9 to 11, and 12 to 14. Games will be played on Sundays and will begin in March. Registration will close on Friday, Feb. 15. The registration fee includes team equipment, a jersey, and officiating fees. Coaches are sought, as well.

Bingo will be played at 7 p.m. on Fridays, Feb. 15, March 1, March 15, and March 29. Doors will open 6 p.m., and light refreshments will be available.

ARC Babysitter's Training will be offered on Monday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is open to youths ages 11 to 15. Participants will learn skills like diapering, feeding, proper discipline, and game playing. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Yoga will be taught on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 20. Attendees are asked to bring a yoga mat if they have one. People of all skill levels are welcome. The instructor will be Vicky Watson. There is a fee for the series, with drop-in fees for individual classes.

For more information or to register, readers may visit www.secarec.org, call 717-806-0123, or email seca@epix.net.

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Triathlon Training Classes Slated January 31, 2019

Hempfield recCenter's 2019 TRI for Life triathlon will take place on Sunday, April 28. The annual sprint triathlon event will feature a 300-meter indoor swim, a 16-mile bike ride with rolling hills, and a 3-mile run on a relatively flat course.

The top male and female finishers will receive cash prizes, and awards will also be given to the top three age-group finishers and top three relay finishers. Individuals and relay teams that sign up before Sunday, March 31, will receive discounted entry fees. Registration is through www.active.com.

Individuals who are interested in attempting a triathlon but would like guidance with training and conditioning are invited to take part in the rec center's PEAK TRI Training Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. Attendees will receive customized training and hands-on coaching and will also learn about proven race strategies. Separate costs have been set for members and for nonmembers. For more information, readers may contact instructor Joe Todora at jtodora@hempfieldrec.com.

The center will also offer Triathlon Basics for Kids for 7- to 12-year-olds on Thursdays, March 7 to 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. The classes will introduce youths to the sport and prepare them for the Youth TRI for Fun on Saturday, April 27. Separate costs have been set for members and for nonmembers. Registration is required by calling 717-898-3102 or visiting www.hempfieldrec.com.

The Youth TRI for Fun is a fun, noncompetitive event for children in three age groups: 7 and 8, 9 and 10, and 11 and 12. Each group will complete the course with varying distances for each leg. Each participant will receive a medal, a T-shirt, and a goodie bag. There is an entry fee. To register, readers may visit www.hempfieldrec.com or stop by the facility.

Proceeds from both events support Hempfield recCenter's Everyone Belongs financial assistance program, providing wellness opportunities and other services for those who cannot otherwise afford them. Hempfield recCenter is located at 950 Church St., Landisville.

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Basketball Scores Posted January 29, 2019

The Avon Grove Recreation Association has posted its results for the youth basketball program's second week.

Girls' Elementary Division: First Baptist Church of Kennett Square defeated John Gallen Photographer 8-2. Hayley Henley and Kaylee Robertson each scored two points for First Baptist, while Brooklyn Hafich scored two points for Gallen. BSN Sports won 18-4 over Linda's Hair Techniques. Samantha Glatts netted four points for BSN, while Sienna Warner and Mia DeLio each scored two points for Linda's.

Boys' Elementary Division: Filacheck's Furniture pulled out an 18-16 win over Oxford Plumbing and Heating. Gavin Wise, Aaron Felts and Jack Tison each scored two points for Filacheck's, while Caleb Reeves popped in eight points for Oxford Plumbing and Heating. Davis Accounting beat Nowland Associates Contractors 16-8. Luke Martin, Wyatt Smith and Louis Ihrig each scored two points for Davis, while Nowland had two points each from Hayden Duckworth, Reilly Duckworth, Connor Jacoby and Dylan Gallick. Yerkes Insurance squeezed out a 12-10 win over Cari Orthodontics. Logan Brazell and Garrett Brockson each contributed two points for Yerkes, while Will McKamey netted two points for Cari.

Girls' Junior/Senior Division: McCormick Orthodontics won 18-12 over Bonner-Costa-McMullen-Wisse Dental Associates. Jessica Ziegler and Andrea Ouijano each netted eight points for McCormick, while Bonner-Costa-McMullen-Wisse Dental Associates had four points from Katherine Albietz.

Boys' Junior/Senior Division: DuVall Bus Services defeated McCormick Orthodontics 33-14. Brady Bollacker popped in 14 points for DuVall, while Gavin Robertson netted six points for McCormick. K&T Automotive and Towing took the win 24-15 over Tom's TV. Spencer Needam and Tyler Gent each contributed six points for K&T, while Tom's TV had two points each from Tejvir Gill, Dougie Kleintop, Michael Kent, Rider Nicholl and Colton Edwards.

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SECA Slates Trip January 25, 2019

SECA will host a Pacific Northwest and California trip to Washington, Oregon, and California on Monday, Sept. 2, to Monday, Sept. 9. Tourgoers will be able to enjoy a sightseeing tour of Seattle, the Redwood Forest, the Golden Gate Bridge, and more. The trip fee includes eight days, 10 meals, and airfare.

To learn more, individuals are invited to attend a presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m. Preregistration may be made by contacting Nicole at 717-806-0123.

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YMCA Posts Children's Health Program January 23, 2019

The YMCA of York and York County has announced it will begin offering the Healthy Weight and Your Child program. This pilot program is designed to empower children ages 7 to 13, with support from their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Sessions will take place from Tuesday, Feb. 12, to Thursday, May 23, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the York Branch YMCA, 90 N. Newberry St., York.

The 25-session program engages the whole family, so together family members can understand how the home environment and other factors influence the choices that lead to a healthy weight. Additionally, the program combines the three elements of healthy eating, regular physical activity and behavior change.

Sessions are two hours in length, with the first hour delivered in a classroom setting and the second hour focusing on physical activity. The sessions are for groups of eight to 15 children and their parents or caregivers.

Children eligible for the program must be between the ages of 7 and 13, have a body mass index greater than or equal to the 95th percentile, receive approval from their doctor or a health care provider and be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at every session.

For more information, readers may contact Amy Sipe, program coordinator, at asipe@yorkcoymca.org or 717-843-7884, ext. 248.

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