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Hatha Yoga Classes Set August 23, 2017

East Berlin Area Community Center (EBACC), 405 North Ave., East Berlin, will offer Hatha Yoga classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 12 to Nov. 2. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Individuals of all levels of ability are welcome, including first-timers.

There is a fee to participate, with a savings for enrolling in the complete eight-week session. For details and registration, readers may visit www.ebacc.org or contact 717-259-8848 or info@ebacc.org. Classes run pending sufficient enrollment.

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YMCA Posts Sports Programs August 22, 2017

The Dover and York YMCA Branches are now accepting registrations for several youth and teen sports programs. Offerings include an outdoor soccer league for children ages 4 to 11 beginning on Saturday, Sept. 16; girls' intramural volleyball at the York Branch for teenagers ages 11 to 15 beginning on Monday, Sept. 18; a dodgeball league for youths ages 10 to 14 beginning on Saturday, Oct. 28; and a basketball league for children ages 4 to 11 beginning on Saturday, Dec. 2.

For further information, email dmarkel@yorkcoymca.org or call 717-843-7884, ext. 263.

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GEARS Offers Aquatics Class August 18, 2017

GEARS will offer its next Deep Water Workout class from 7:15 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 14 through Nov. 16. The class will take place at the Patton Pool, located at the Masonic Conference Center adjacent to Masonic Village at Elizabethtown.

Deep Water Workout participants go at their own pace. Typical Deep Water activities include walking, jogging, running, skiing, and biking. They can be done with or without the use of a floatation belt and are set in motion to different styles of music. Additional strength and conditioning actions are also incorporated into the sequences.

For more information, readers may contact GEARS at 717-367-0355 or the Baird Wellness Center located in the Freemasons Cultural Center at Masonic Village at 717-361-5699, option 4.

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GEARS Posts Programs August 17, 2017

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

Two yoga classes will be offered for people age 14 and up at the Masonic Village Lodge, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, in the meeting room on Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 19. The classes will be taught by Michelle Pelna. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat.

A Gentle/Beginner Yoga Class will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will learn fundamental yoga postures using safe alignment and modifications, and they will slowly build strength, flexibility and balance. Mind, breath and body connection will be introduced and emphasized.

Vinyasa Yoga will be offered from from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. The Vinyasa flow-style yoga class will focus on mind, breath and body connection. Participants will seek to build heat and sensation in strength poses, flow, and balance, and to detoxify, strengthen and lengthen their muscles. Previous yoga experience is a plus but is not required. Modifications will be offered.

STRONG by Zumba, for people age 14 and up, will be offered on Thursdays, Sept 7. to Oct. 26, except Sept. 21, from 6 to 7 pm at the Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym. The class will utilize a combination of high-intensity interval training, body weight exercises, and strength conditioning. The movements will be synced with music, and the tempo will dictate the intensity. The classes will be taught by Amy Fleming, a licensed Zumba fitness instructor.

Zumba Gold will take place on Mondays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 30, 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.

A multi-level Hatha Flow Yoga class, for individuals age 14 and up, will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel. Participants may choose to sign up for one day per week or for all sessions. The class, led 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.

GEARS will offer an Iddy Biddy Soccer Program for children ages 3 to 5. Coaches will teach basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, and trapping. Participants will become familiar with the game of soccer, and emphasis will also be placed on social skills. The fee includes a T-shirt. Classes will be available on Saturdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 14. from 9 to 10 a.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. at field 3 at Elizabethtown Area High School, 800 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Shin guards are recommended, and cleats are optional.

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GEARS Plans Fall Programs August 17, 2017

Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation and Community Services (GEARS) has put together a variety of programs and activities for all ages in its fall 2017 program. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, readers may call the GEARS office at 717-367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org. Fees apply unless otherwise specified.

Interested people may register online 24/7 for a nominal fee or by mail to GEARS, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Walk-ins may drop by the office, located on the lower level of Elizabethtown Area Middle School. Sign-up forms may be faxed to 717-367-4138.

Preschool

Gym Bears - Ages 3 to 5. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 12 (Session I), Oct. 26 to Dec. 7, except Nov. 23 (Session II), 6 to 6:45 p.m. (A), 6 to 6:45 p.m. (B). Community Center Gym.

Iddy Biddy Soccer - Ages 3 to 5. Saturdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 14, 9 to 10 a.m. (A), 10 to 11 a.m. (B). High School Field 3.

Iddy Biddy Quick Start Tennis - Ages 4 to 6. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 3 to 24, 5:30 to 6 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Iddy Biddy Basketball - Ages 4 to 6. Saturdays, Dec. 2 to Jan. 27, 2018, 9 to 9:45 a.m. East High Elementary Street School Gym.

Youth/Teen

3-D Animation Skills - Ages 9 to 18. Online course.

Digital Music Creation and Skills - Ages 9 to 18. Online course.

Introduction to Web Design - Ages 9 to 18. Online course.

Video Game Coding and Design - Ages 9 to 18. Online course.

Girls' Middle School Volleyball League - Grades six to eight. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 14 to Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Bear Creek School Gym.

Pokemon League/YuGiOh - Grades 1 to 8. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Gymnastics - Ages 6 to 12. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 12 (Session I), Oct. 26 to Dec. 7, except Nov. 23 (Session II), 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. (beginner, A), 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. (intermediate/advanced, B), Community Center Gym.

Strictly Skills Basketball - Grades 4 to 6. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17 (boys), Wednesdays, Sept. 13 to Oct. 18 (girls), 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Bear Creek School Gym.

Trail Riding - Age 6 and up, strict weight limit of 250 pounds. Wednesdays, Sept. 13 (Session I), Oct. 11 (Session II), 5 to 6 p.m. Ironstone Ranch.

Playful Programming with Cubetto - Ages 5 to 8. Tuesdays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 17, (no caregiver required), 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, Sept. 20 to Oct. 18, (caregiver required), 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Middle School Room 1130.

Pond Fishing for Beginners - All ages. Those over age 16 must have a Pennsylvania fishing license. Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 to 3 p.m. Rain date Oct. 1. Location TBA.

Self Defense for Kids - Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center.

Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Travel Basketball Leagues - Tryouts: boys - Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 to 9 a.m., and Monday, Oct. 2, 6 to 7 p.m.; girls - Sept. 30, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., and Oct. 2, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Middle School Gym.

Beginner Quick Start Tennis - Ages 7 to 10. Tuesdays, Oct. 3 to 24, 6 to 6:50 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Intermediate Quick Start Tennis - Ages 8 to 13. Tuesdays, Oct. 3 to 24, 7 to 8 p.m. High School Tennis Courts.

Bears Youth Basketball Program - Grades 3 to 9. Forms will be distributed in late October. Interested prospective coaches and officials may call 717-367-0355. Draft dates: Monday, Nov. 6, 6 to 7 p.m. (boys grades 3 to 4); Nov. 6, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. (boys grades 5 to 6); and Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6 to 7 p.m. (girls grades 3 to 6). Middle School Gym.

Bears 1st and 2nd Grade Basketball - Saturdays, Dec. 2 to Jan. 27 (except Dec. 23), 10 to 11 a.m. East High Elementary School Gym.

Babysitters' Training Course - Age 11 and up. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Dance

Discover Dance - Ages 3 to 6. Mondays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 16 (Session I), Oct. 30 to Dec. 4 (Session II), 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. (ages 3 to 4, A), 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. (ages 5 to 6, B). Community Center Lobby.

Mommy and Me - Ages 2 to 3. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17 (Session I), Oct. 31 to Dec. 5 (Session II), 5 to 5:45 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Musical Theatre/Broadway - Ages 6 to 10. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17 (Session I), Oct. 31 to Dec. 5 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Community Center Lobby.

Dance Fusion - Ages 7 to 12. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17 (Session I), Oct. 31 to Dec. 5 (Session II), 7 to 8 p.m. Community Center Lobby.

Aquatics

Water Aerobics - Age 14 and up. Mondays, Sept. 11 to Nov. 13; Wednesdays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 15; 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Aquacise - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 19 (Session I), Oct. 31 to Dec. 12, except Nov. 23 (Session II), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Aqua Yoga - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Nov. 14, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Deep Water Workout - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Sept. 14 to Nov. 16, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Parent and Child Aquatics - Ages 6 months to 3 years. Saturdays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 18, except Oct. 21, 8 to 8:30 a.m. (6 months to 2 years, A), 8:35 to 9:05 a.m. (ages 2 and 3, B). Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Learn to Swim - Age 4 and up. Saturdays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 18, except Oct. 21, 9:10 to 9:40 a.m. (ages 4 and 5, Level 1, A), 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. (ages 4 and 5, Levels II and III, B), 10:20 to 10:50 a.m. (Level I, C), 10:55 to 11:25 a.m. (Level II, D), 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (Level III, E), 12:15 to 12:55 p.m. (Levels IV/V, F). Masonic Village Patton Pool.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Recertification - Age 15 and up. Sundays, Oct. 15 and 22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

American Red Cross WSI - Age 16 and up. Sundays, Nov. 5 to 19, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays, Nov. 7 to 14 to 9:30 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Splash Bash - Fridays, Sept. 22, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Masonic Village Patton Pool.

Fitness

Walking - All ages. Mondays through Fridays, Sept. 1 to Dec. 2, except Sept. 4 and Nov. 23 and 24, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. Community Center Gym.

Spin 'n' Sculpt - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 26, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. (A), 7 to 8 p.m. (B). Rec Room 4.

Pound - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 17 (Session I), Oct. 31 to Dec. 12 (Session II), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Zumba - Age 14 and up. Wednesdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 18 (Session I), Nov. 1 to Dec. 13 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Vinyasa Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 19 (Session I); Nov. 2 to Dec. 21, except Nov. 23 (Session II); 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.

Gentle/Beginner Yoga - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 19 (Session I); Nov. 2 to Dec. 21, except Nov. 23 (Session II); 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room.

STRONG by Zumba - Age 14 and up. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 26, except Sept. 21, (Session I), Nov. 2 to Dec. 21 (Session II), except Nov. 23, 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym.

Hatha Flow Yoga - Age 14 and up. Mondays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 16 (Session I), Nov. 6 to Dec. 11 (Session II); Wednesdays, Sept. 13 to Oct. 18 (Session I), Nov. 8 to Dec. 13 (Session II), 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.

Feel Good Workout - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to 26, 2:15-3pm, free, preregistration required; Tuesdays, Oct. 10 to Dec. 12, 1:15 to 2 p.m. Masonic Village Salon 1.

Power Yoga - Age 14 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Dec. 19, 6 to 7 p.m. Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel.

Tai Chi - Age 16 and up. Tuesdays, Oct. 3 to Dec. 5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (introduction), 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (advanced). Rheems Elementary School Gym.

Continuing Education

Writing Your Memoirs - Age 18 and up. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Middle School Room 1120.

Canine Fast Track Basic Obedience - Dogs must be at least 3 months old. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 3, 7 to 8 p.m. Elizabethtown Fair Grounds.

Canine Rally/Manner Class - Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 3, 8 to 9 p.m. Elizabethtown Fair Grounds.

AARP Driver Safety Program - Age 50 and up. Wednesday, Sept. 13 (Session I) and Tuesday, Dec. 5 (Session II), 2 to 6 p.m. Senior Center.

Money Management: Identifying Issues and Opportunities - Age 18 and up. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Medicare Madness: Intro to Medicare - Wednesdays, Sept. 20 (Session I), Nov. 15 (Session II), 6 to 8 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Smart Driver - Age 50 and up. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 10 and 11, 2 to 6 p.m. Senior Center.

Getting Paid to Talk: Making Money With Your Voice - Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Wills, Trusts and Estates - Age 18 and up. Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 to 9 p.m. Rec Room 2.

Self Denfense Using Kubotan - Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center.

Athletics

Badminton - All ages. Sept. 1 to Dec. 22, except Nov. 24, on Wednesdays, 12 to 2:30 p.m., and Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Pickle-Ball - All ages. Tuesdays, Sept. 5 to Dec. 19, noon to 2 p.m. Community Center Gym.

Moo-Duk-Kwan Karate - Age 6 and up. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Sept. 5 to 28; Oct. 2 to 31; Nov. 2 to 30, except Nov. 23 and 27; and Dec. 4 to 28, except Dec. 25 and 26; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Middle School Wrestling Room.

Power Volleyball - High schoolers and adults. Fridays, Sept. 8 to Dec. 22, except Nov. 24, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Middle School Auxiliary Gym.

Leagues & Tournaments

Coed Softball League - Ten-game season with playoffs. Mondays through Thursdays, Sept. 7 to mid-November, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Elizabethtown Community Park Softball Field.

Church Volleyball Coed Sixes League - Ten-match season with playoffs. Mondays, Sept. 11 to mid-November, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. High School Gym and Community Center Gym.

Two-Person Scramble Golf Tournament - Friday, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. Dauphin Highlands Golf Course.

Volleyball Tournament - Indoor two-person pool play (men and women). Saturday, Nov. 4, and Sunday, Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m. Daubert Gym/Old High School Gym/Middle School Gym.

Trips

New York City - Salute America - Saturday, Sept. 2.

The Finger Lakes - Saturday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 8.

Maryland Live! Casino - Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Thursday, Nov. 23.

New York City On Your Own - Saturday, Dec. 9.

Southern California New Year's Eve Celebration - Thursday, Dec. 28, through Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.

Franklin Institute - "Terracotta Warriors" - Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

Bandstand Broadway - New York City - Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

Philadelphia Flower Show - Friday, March 9, 2018.

Elizabethtown Area Senior Center

The senior center is open on Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 5 to 11 p.m. Those over 60 and looking to have some fun may visit www.etownareaseniorcenter.org or call 717-367-7984 to learn more.

Gift Basket Bingo - Saturday, Sept. 9, 2 p.m. (Doors open at noon.)

Pancake Breakfast and Bazaar - Saturday, Nov. 11, 7 to 11 a.m. (breakfast), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (bazaar)

Pinochle Club - Mondays and Thursdays, noon.

Wii Bowling - Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Bible Study - Fridays, 10 a.m.

Bingo for Bucks - First Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m.

Masonic Village

Masonic Village offers programs for members and nonmembers. To register for programs, call the Baird Wellness Center at 717-361-5699.

Intro to Movement - Tuesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 24, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Salon 1.

Strength and Stretch - Mondays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 16 (Session III), Nov. 6 to Dec. 11 (Session IV), 10 to 11 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room..

Tai Chi - Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17 (Session III), Nov. 7 to Dec. 12 (Session IV), 10 to 11 a.m. Lodge Meeting Room.

Water Walking - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Sept. 22 to Dec. 13, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Wave Runners - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Sept. 22 to Dec. 13, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

H.I.I.T. - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Dec. 14, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Water Wakeup Workout - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Dec. 14, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.

Hydro Blast - Tuedays and Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Dec. 14, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Patton Pool.

Aqua Stretch - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Dec. 14, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Flohr Pool.

SilverSneakers Classic - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Salon 1.

SilverSneakers Circuit - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Salon 1.

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

Lap Swim/Open Swim/Water Exercise - Various times.

Additional Community Services/Special Events

Hunter Safety Course - Monday, Sept. 11, and Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6 to 9 p.m. Milton Grove Sportsmen's Club. Free. Call Tim Helm, 717-361-9886.

Princess Party - Saturday, Sept. 16, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Community Center.

Fall Festival - Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Elizabethtown Fair Grounds.

Lady Bear Football Classic - Friday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m. (sophomores against freshmen), 7:30 p.m. (seniors against juniors). Thompson Stadium.

Fall Bazaar and Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, Nov. 11, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center.

Mother/Son Fall Ball - Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Masonic Village Salon 1.

Holiday Parade - Saturday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.

Welcome 2018 New Year's Eve Event - Sunday, Dec. 31, 3 to 7 p.m. Free. Christ Lutheran Church and Winters Heritage House Museum.

Siena's HUGS (Help Us Grow Strong) Foundation - Special needs support. www.youcanhug.com

Elizabethtown Area HUB - Provides access to various services for low- and low-middle-income families. Call 717-361-1307, email elizabethtownhub@gmail.com, or visit www.facebook.com/etown.area.hub.

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

Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank - Second Tuesday of every month, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Community Center. To schedule an appointment, call 800-771-0059.

GEARS Kids Center - Before and after school programs, KinderCare, preschool, and summer camp. Call 717-367-0119.

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WSRec Releases Fall Guide August 16, 2017

West Shore Rec (WSRec) has released its fall 2017 guide.

Wellness offerings will include Pilates, Pi-Yo, ballroom dancing, Muscle Pump, kickboxing and abs, Zumba Step, Booty Barre, Tabata, tai chi, yoga, and belly dancing. Aquatic Workouts will include Aquacise, Water Workout, and Hydro Hike.

West Shore Rec will offer holiday excursions, such as Christmas in D.C., Christmas at the Newport Mansions, New York City on one's own, Christmas in Williamsburg, and the Dickens of a Christmas Celebration in Wellsboro.

Activities at Gifford Pinchot Park will include a fall foliage boat tour, kayaking, a nature walk for children, and an interactive night sensory hike at Camp Cann Edi On.

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) after-school programs will be available for children and youths. Educational opportunities available for youths will include introductory classes for archery, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, martial arts, swimming, and more. Individuals may sign up for classes focused on baby-sitting certification, adult horsemanship, college financial planning, Medicare fraud and abuse, first aid/CPR, and puppy/dog training.

Registration and information is available by visiting www.westshorerec.org or by visiting the West Shore Rec office, located at 507 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry. Registration will begin for residents on Thursday, Aug. 24, and for nonresidents on Thursday, Aug. 31.

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SECA To Offer 27th Golf Outing August 10, 2017

Golfers are invited to shine up their clubs and power up their swings for the 27th annual Southern End Community Association (SECA) golf outing, which will be held on Friday, Aug. 25, at Tanglewood Manor Golf Club, 653 Scotland Road, Quarryville.

In previous years, the SECA outing had conflicted with another nonprofit's golf outing, but this year, golfers do not have to choose between the two events and organizations, said SECA executive director Nicole Luecker.

"The date is open this year, so here's another opportunity to support your community," SECA board member Carol Gibson remarked.

The outing will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., and play will follow a scramble format. Players are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before starting time to register. The practice green will open at 7:30 a.m. Each golfer will receive a goodie bag containing water and snacks along with other items.

Following the morning of golf, a luncheon will be served in the Tanglewood pavilion. Prizes will be awarded during the meal.

"We have lots of good prizes," said SECA volunteer Don Wagner, listing cash and gift cards among the awards.

There will also be opportunities to enter drawings for specialty golf clubs and other good-quality general merchandise, Gibson said.

There is a cost to enter the golf tournament, and sponsorships are available to businesses and individuals. Tax-deductible donations will also be accepted. Funds raised through the outing will benefit the community through SECA programs, facilities, and events.

"SECA offers quality programs at a reasonable price," Wagner said. Noting that his grandchildren participate in several programs, he added, "I support SECA because of what it does for the community."

Gibson shared Wagner's appreciation for SECA and explained what brought her back to the board after a hiatus of a few years. "I'm loyal to this organization because we need programs for the youths in this community," she said.

SECA serves more than 750 children and teenagers each year through the swim team, swimming lessons, flag football, day camps, karate, and other activities. The facilities are also used by Boy Scouts.

SECA programs are not limited to young people, however. Activities are available for adults of all ages. During the summer, the senior ladies' water aerobics class is popular, Luecker noted, saying that as many as 50 people attend the morning classes at the SECA pool. Luecker is also assessing interest in an adult kickball league as well as dodgeball games for teenagers and adults. A complete list of programs and activities is listed at www.secarec.org.

Brochures for the golf outing may be picked up at Tanglewood or at the SECA recreation center, 299 Park Ave., Quarryville. Electronic copies may be viewed by searching for "Southern End Community Association" on Facebook. An event page for the outing has also been set up on Facebook so that supporters may share it with their friends.

For more information, readers may contact Luecker at 717-806-0123 or seca@epix.net.

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One Honey Of A Run August 3, 2017

"Everyone who enters the race gets a jar of honey," said Dan Cless, Hempfield Rec fitness and wellness director and coordinator of the 18th annual Amos Herr 5K Honey Run.

Other honey-based treats will be available to entrants before and after the 5K race, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. The race will begin and end at Amos Herr Park, 1756 Nissley Road, Landisville, and the course will take participants through Landisville. Cless noted that the course is mostly flat, but there is somewhat of an incline at one point.

"Once you get past Church Street to Bowman - which is the most uphill - it's downhill from there," Cless said.

Runners and walkers, as well as people with wheelchairs, are welcome to participate. Dogs and strollers will be allowed on the course.

"In my experience, it was a pretty fast course," added Evan Himes, who ran the race for the first time last year. He was one of the total of 462 people who participated in the 5K and the children's fun run, held before the 5K.

That is quite a lot of people around the starting line, but no one was at a disadvantage. The race is chip-timed, so even someone who starts at the back of the pack has a chance to win. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group. The overall male and female winners will receive a $100 cash award, a specialty glass, and a bronze honey bear trophy. Himes, who works in sales and marketing for the honey producer that sponsors the race, noted that the trophies are cast from a model of the first honey bear plastic bottle, which was named "Nugget."

Medals will be awarded to the top five finishers in each age group in the children's fun run, which will be held at 5 p.m. Every participant will receive a ribbon as well.

Himes was impressed by last year's event and expects this year will be just as good.

"It's an accessible race. It's unique (in that it is) held on a Sunday afternoon," Himes remarked. "There's a strong community feel, and it's family-oriented. The community really gets around it."

The community benefits from the funds raised through the Honey Run. Hempfield Rec and the Amos Herr House Foundation and Historical Society split the proceeds. Cless said that his organization will use its portion of the proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund and programs to help the community. The historical society maintains the 1852 Herr Family Homestead that, according to http://herrhomestead.org/, "authentically depicts life on a 19th-century Lancaster County farm."

Folks may register for the Honey Run by visiting www.hempfieldrec.com and looking under "Special Events," or they may pick up brochures at Hempfield Rec, 950 Church St., Landisville. Registrations will be accepted until Wednesday, Aug. 16. After that date, folks must wait until the day of the event to register. Registrants who meet the Aug. 16 deadline will be guaranteed event T-shirts and receive discounts on the entry fees.

For more information, readers may contact Cless at dcless@hempfieldrec.com or call 717-898-3102, ext. 38.

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Flag Football League Posted August 3, 2017

Hempfield Rec Center, 950 Church St., Landisville, will offer a community flag football league for children who will be ages 6 to 12 as of Sunday, Oct. 1. The league will take place on Sundays, from Sept. 10 through Oct. 29 at the Hempfield Rec fields. Players will be assigned to a team based on their age and size.

Volunteer coaches are needed, and a coaches' meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Those who would like to help may contact Cristine Maser at cmaser@hempfieldrec.com.

Pre-registration, available at www.hempfieldrec.com, is mandatory. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 25, or until spaces are filled. Schedules will be emailed by Sunday, Sept. 3.

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GEARS Posts Programs July 27, 2017

GEARS has posted several upcoming programs and activities. For more information or to register, readers may call 717-367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org. Registration is required for the programs.

The organization's 21st annual golf tourney will take place on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Dauphin of Highlands Golf Course, 650 S. Harrisburg St., Harrisburg. The format will be a two-person scramble, and the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee includes green fees, a cart, a steak dinner and prizes. Proceeds from the event will benefit GEARS.

GEARS is accepting team registrations for its fall Coed Slow-Pitch Softball League. League play will be on weekday evenings from Thursday, Sept. 7, to mid-November from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Each team will play a 10-game schedule with playoffs. There is a team entry fee. The registration deadline is Sept. 1.

GEARS is accepting team registrations for its fall 2017 coed sixes volleyball league scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 11, and conclude in mid-November. Teams interested in playing in the league should submit a team roster and registration fee no later than Friday, Sept. 1, to be included in the league schedule. Games will be on Mondays between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the Daubert Gym at Elizabethtown Area High School; the gym at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St.; and the gym at Elizabethtown Area Middle School. The high school and middle school are located at 600 E. High St.

The league is a 10-match season with playoffs. Teams should have a minimum of six and a maximum of 15 players on their roster. Teams must have two females on the court at all times. There is a league fee per team. Those who call GEARS for more information should ask to speak with Doug Knauss.

A Pokemon Camp will take place from Monday to Friday, Aug. 7 to 11, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the West Donegal Township Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Elizabethtown. The camp will include the Pokemon card game, other games, crafts, hunting for Pokemon, creating Pokemon cards, and exploring the Pokemon types and the science behind them. The camp is for children ages 6 to 13. Separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers.

A Harry Potter Characters Camp will be offered from Monday to Friday, Aug. 14 to 18, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the West Donegal Township Municipal Building. Attendees will learn about Harry's activities outside of class, Quidditch, fantastic beasts, and the Weasleys. Participants will make their own Quibbler edition, free a house elf, and eat food. The camp is for children ages 6 to 13. Separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers.

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Zumba Gold Classes Set July 26, 2017

Zumba Gold classes will be offered twice a week at East Berlin Area Community Center (EBACC), 405 North Ave., East Berlin. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners, or others needing modifications in their exercise routine. Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs, and arms with dance moves.

Classes are free to Silver and Fit and Silver Sneakers/Healthways members. For details, readers may contact EBACC at 717-259-8848 or info@ebacc.org or visit www.ebacc.org.

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Thrift Shoppe Posts New Hours July 24, 2017

The Thrift Shoppe at the East Berlin Area Community Center (EBACC), 405 North Ave., East Berlin, has changed its operating hours. On weekdays, the shop will be open to customers from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday shopping hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shop will be closed on Sundays.

Parking is free. Readers may contact 717-259-8848 or info@ebacc.org or visit www.ebacc.org for directions and additional information.

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Professional Tennis Event To Celebrate 10 Years July 20, 2017

Hempfield Rec Center will present the Koser Jewelers $25,000 Tennis Challenge, a USTA Pro Circuit event, from Sunday, Aug. 6, to Sunday, Aug. 13, at the rec center, 950 Church St., Landisville. The annual event, which is known to be the only women's professional tennis tournament in Pennsylvania and one of 90 events in the United States, is celebrating its 10th year. All matches will feature free admission and will be open to the public.

The tournament typically draws players from 20 countries. The 2016 singles champion was Laura Robson of the United Kingdom.

The schedule will be as follows: the qualifying tournament starting at 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 and Monday, Aug. 7; the main draw tournament starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 8 to 11; feature matches, featuring giveaways, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 9 to 11; Super Saturday on Aug. 12, featuring semifinals at 11 a.m.; and Championship Sunday on Aug. 13 at noon.

Various special focuses will be offered throughout the week, including USTA Membership Appreciation Day on Championship Sunday, Aug. 13, at noon, and individuals may stop by the USTA booth for a free gift. Ladies Day will be on Tuesday, Aug. 8, and Kids Day will be on Friday, Aug. 11.

Shade has been added to the stadium court for spectators. Live streaming of the Georgelis Tennis Stadium at Hempfield Rec Center will be available daily. For more information, readers may visit www.landisvilleprocircuit.com. Additional details on the USTA Pro Circuit are available at procircuit.usta.com.

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Fall Soccer Programs Set July 20, 2017

Avon Grove Recreation Association (AGRA) will sponsor its fall soccer program and an all-girl fall soccer program. Games will be played on Saturdays during September and October with practice one night a week. Teams will be divided into four divisions, and divisions will be based on age. League configurations may change in order to provide this program.

Players will be divided between teams in order to make all teams competitive. If interested in playing, readers may contact C. Doyle at agra638@comcast.net for a registration form and more information.

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Camps, Exercise Classes Posted July 17, 2017

GEARS has scheduled a basketball camp, a Splash Bash pool party, and several aquatics programs. Unless otherwise noted, separate fees have been set for GEARS members and for nonmembers. For more information or to register when requested, readers may call 717-367-0355 or visit www.getintogears.org.

Girls entering grades three to eight are invited to take part in a basketball camp from Tuesday to Thursday, July 25 to 27, from 9 a.m. to noon in the gym at Bear Creek School, 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown. The camp is under the direction of John Myers, Elizabethtown Area High School varsity girls' basketball coach. Coaches will stress the basics of dribbling, shooting, passing, and other skills. Participants should wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. A camp T-shirt is included in the fee. Registration is requested.

A Splash Bash will take place at Brossman Pool at the Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, on Friday, July 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Splash Bash is open to people of all ages for a fee per person, payable at the door. Attendees are asked to bring their swimsuit and a towel. Advance registration is not required.

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Classes will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday, July 24, to Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Masonic Village Brossman Pool. Preschool I will take place from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., with Preschool II/III from 8:35 to 9:05 a.m. The program aims to allow smooth transition between levels of instruction for age 4 and up.

GEARS will offer a Parent and Child Aquatics class for children ages 6 months to 3 years. A parent or guardian must participate in the pool with the child. The American Red Cross class is designed to help young children feel comfortable in and around the water. The class will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from July 24 to Aug. 9. Class A, for children 6 to 24 months, will meet from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., and Class B, for children ages 2 to 3, will meet from 9:55 to 10:25 a.m. Both classes will be held at the Masonic Village Brossman Pool.

Deep Water Workout, for people age 14 and up, will take place on Thursdays, July 27 to Aug. 31, from 7:15 to 8 p.m. at the Masonic Village Patton Pool. Participants will use water exercise equipment to enhance the workout. Participants should feel comfortable in the water wearing a flotation belt. Dave Rosensteel will instruct.

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GEARS Plans Activities July 13, 2017

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

Two tennis camps have been planned. Both camps will take place from Monday to Thursday, July 31 to Aug. 3, at the tennis courts at Elizabethtown Area High School, 600 E. High St. The camps will be instructed by the Elizabethtown High School girls' and boys' varsity tennis coach, Brenda McBride.

The Youth Tennis Camp, for ages 8 to 12, will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Participants will focus on building tennis fundamentals and learning proper techniques, while cultivating a love of the sport through drills and games. At least two courts will provide instruction for all skill levels.

The Teen Tennis Camp, for ages 13 to 17, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will develop and improve skills through conditioning, stroke development, and strategy. The camp is for current or aspiring high school tennis players.

An Aquacise class, for age 14 and up, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 1 to Sept. 7, from 10:15 to 11 a.m. During the shallow-water, heart-healthy exercise class, participants may move at their own pace through stretching, strengthening, endurance moves, balance building and cardio exercises. Bonnie Leibold will instruct.

An AARP Driver Safety Refresher Program class, for people age 50 and up, will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. The course is for people who have previously taken the eight-hour 55 Alive course. Art Rettew will instruct the class.

The refresher course will fulfill requirements for a continuing insurance discount from any auto insurer doing business in Pennsylvania. All participants must bring evidence of previous course completion to receive the certificate. Participants must bring a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.

A New York City - Salute America trip will take place on Saturday, Sept. 2. The motor coach will depart the Elizabethtown High School parking lot at 6 a.m. and arrive in New York City at approximately 10:30 a.m. At Battery Park, the group will board a ferry to Ellis Island. Tripgoers will also make a stop at the Statue of Liberty and have time for lunch on their own at Ellis Island. Upon returning to Battery Park, the group will visit the 9/11 Memorial Site and Museum. The group will return to Elizabethtown at 11 p.m.

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GEARS Posts Volleyball Program July 13, 2017

GEARS will offer a girls' middle school volleyball program that will compete in a middle school volleyball league on Monday nights. The program is for girls in grades seven and eight.

The program will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from Aug. 14 to Oct. 30 in the gym at Bear Creek School, 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown. League play will be on Mondays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 30, with match times of 6, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m.

The fee for the program includes AAU insurance, uniforms, league fees and the league tournament. To register or for more information, visit www.GetintoGEARS.org or call GEARS at 717-367-0355.

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Recreation Group Receives Donation July 13, 2017

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Intro To Medicare Class Set July 6, 2017

GEARS will offer an Intro to Medicare class on Wednesday, July 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. People who will soon turn 65 are invited.

Human resource benefits specialist Jonathan Ebersole will explain how and when to sign up for Medicare; what is covered by Medicare parts A, B, C, and D; the differences between Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) and Medicare Advantage plans; and how to find a plan that best meets one's needs. Several rounds of Medicare bingo will be played at the conclusion of the class.

Separate fees have been set for GEARS members and nonmembers. To register or for more information, visit www.GetintoGEARS.org or call GEARS at 717-367-0355.

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GEARS Sets Schedule June 30, 2017

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

Fantastically Fashion Fabulous Camp, for youths ages 6 to 13, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, July 10 to 14, at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. Students will learn how to illustrate and design their own fashion models as well as their clothes and will create a sketch book of their own clothing and/or accessory line.

Field Hockey Camp will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday through Friday, July 17 to 21, at the Elizabethtown Area Jane Hoover Field, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. Elizabethtown Area High School (EAHS) coaches and players will teach fundamentals and basic skills to girls in grades two through five and more advanced skills and game concepts to girls in grades six through eight. Participants will need a field hockey stick, which can be provided for individuals who do not have one, as well as shinguards and a mouth guard. The fee includes a T-shirt.

Lady Bears Lax Camp, for youths in grades three through eight, will be offered at Jane Hoover Field from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 17 to 21. Campers will work on fundamentals while playing fun lacrosse games with EAHS Lady Bears varsity coach Mat Ealy and players.

A trip to the Atlantic City Airshow will take place on Wednesay, Aug. 23, with a 7 a.m. departure from the parking lot at EAHS, 600 E. High St. The show typically runs from noon to 3 p.m., and the USAG Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds will be a highlight of the show. Attendees may enjoy the day as they like. The fee will include lunch, a seating voucher, and more. The seating voucher will allow the holder to sit in the covered reserved seating area on the steel pier, and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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