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Fun Night With Fun Facts"

The Elizabethtown Historical Society, 57 S. Poplar St., will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 16, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The free event, "Fun Night With Fun Facts," will feature ice cream sundaes and Elizabethtown history trivia, complete with assorted prizes.

Refreshments will be served during trivia time, and then a short business meeting will be held for members.

Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the public is invited. Readers with questions may call the office at 361-9382.

Elizabethtown Historical Society has been in existence for more than 40 years, and local residents who are interested in history are encouraged to join the organization. Membership benefits include a newsletter, and annual dues go toward maintaining and expanding the collection of local artifacts. For more information, readers may visit or find the historical society on Facebook.


Trio Caprice

Trio Caprice, a musical group from Elizabethtown College, will perform at Brethren Village Retirement Community, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, on Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m. in Wolfe Auditorium. The trio consists of Debra Ronning, pianist; Stephanie McCullough, violinist; and Sara Male, cellist.

Two of the musicians are faculty members or adjunct faculty members of Elizabethtown College: Ronning is director of keyboard studies, while Male also teaches at Franklin & Marshall College. McCullough maintains a private teaching studio and plays as a pit musician for the Fulton Theatre.

The public is invited to attend the performance, which is one of a series of concerts sponsored by the Performing Arts Concert Committee of Brethren Village. No tickets are needed, and a freewill offering will be received. For more information, readers may contact Earl Ziegler, chair, at 560-6488.


Rabies Vaccine Clinic

A rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats only will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Companion Animal Hospital, 2034 W. Main St., Mount Joy. Proceeds from the event will benefit K9s for Warriors.

Canine and feline rabies vaccines will be available for a set fee. There will also be a demonstration by Deputy Cole and his K-9 partner Edik of the Lancaster County K-9 Unit, booths including a photo booth, and food such as hot dogs, sodas and popcorn.

K9s for Warriors is a nonprofit organization that rescues dogs and trains them as service animals for military soldiers, including active-duty personnel and veterans, who struggle with various medical challenges. Each dog and soldier are specifically matched and paired for compatibility. The cost for a service dog and soldier to complete the entire program is $20,000.

The goal for the fundraiser is $20,000 in order to fully support one dog and soldier through the entire process. To learn more about the program, to make a donation, or to purchase tickets for a giveaway drawing, readers may stop by the animal hospital.


Movie Time

New Beginnings Church, 630 S. Union St., Middletown, will host a free Movie Time on Sunday, May 7. The feature film will be the animated adventure "Moana." Doors will open at 2:15 p.m.

Free popcorn will be provided. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For details, call 388-1641.


Palmyra Run for the Children

The Palmyra Area Recreation and Parks Commission (PARPC) has announced that the 12th annual Palmyra Run for the Children event will take place on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 8:15 a.m. at the Paramount Sports Complex, 21 Landings Drive, Annville.

The chip-timed event will include a 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run for youths age 12 and under. The race course will be flat, fast, and free of traffic. The fun run will begin immediately after the 5K has concluded. Medals will be presented after the race. Various baskets will be available via a giveaway drawing, and individuals may preview the items on the PARPC Facebook page.

The event will be held rain or shine. Individuals are encouraged to arrive early to avoid traffic delays. Participants are welcome to bring their children in strollers, and free babysitting will be offered.

Proceeds from the annual event will benefit the Maggie Leach Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to children participating in PARPC'S annual summer camp.

Advance registration is encouraged, and registration forms are available at the PARPC office at 325 S. Railroad St., Suite 1, located at the Palmyra Borough Municipal Center, or at or Registration on race day will be accepted from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Race packets can be picked up at the PARPC office on Wednesday, May 10, until 6 p.m.; Thursday, May 11, until 4 p.m.; and Friday, May 12, until noon. A tech shirt and swag bag are available for all preregistrants and on race day while supplies last.

For more information, readers may call PARPC at 838-9244 or visit


Gospel singer Dusty Aleman

Gospel singer Dusty Aleman will be in concert at Grace Chapel, 2535 Colebrook Road, Elizabethtown, on Sunday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. The church is located 4 miles east of Middletown and 2 miles west of Route 743 on Route 341 (Colebrook Road).

Aleman grew up in a small town in Texas. After serving in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967, he returned to Texas and rode in rodeos, worked construction, and drove trucks. After struggling with drugs and suicidal thoughts, Aleman found Jesus Christ and decided to share his love for Jesus via music.

Pastor Mel Weaver and the Grace Chapel congregation invite readers to attend this special event. For additional information, readers may call 944-5571 or visit


Paint Party for EAHS Girls' Bowling Team

The Elizabethtown Area High School (EAHS) bowling program moved back to Section 2 this season, competing against schools such as Penn Manor, Warwick, Cedar Crest, and Ephrata. Despite these adjustments, the girls' team, coached by Frank Telenko Jr., won its fourth consecutive section title, defeating Cedar Crest in the final match of the season.

Winning that match qualified the team for the postseason. The boys' and girls' teams went to the regional tournament, where the Lady Bears earned fifth place, earning them a place in the state tournament. Additionally, the girls' team beat its competitors at the regional tournament, earning the first regional team title in EAHS bowling history.

The state tournament features the top 12 teams, and the EAHS team finished in seventh place, earning a spot in the second annual National High School Bowling Championships in Nashville, Tenn., at the end of June. The team will leave on Thursday, June 22, and return on Monday, June 26, with plans to compete in the team event on Saturday, June 24, and the singles event on Sunday, June 25.

To raise funds for the trip, the team will hold two fundraisers. A paint party will be offered at Hennigan's Restaurant, 1990 W. Main St., Mount Joy, on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. For a set fee, participants may paint a 12-by-12-inch canvas, with a set portion of the cost donated to the bowling team. For more information about the event, readers may contact Cindy and Alyssa Telenko at or 875-3343 or search for "Twisted Easel, Etc." on Facebook.

Additionally, a car wash will take place on Saturday, May 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Fulton Bank, 1641 S. Market St., Elizabethtown.

Team members include Abby Chaffins, Olivia Farwell, Katelyn Garman, Nicole Lee, Maddie Nagel, Elizabeth Vuxta, and Bryanna Young.

For more information, to purchase tickets to the paint party, or to donate, readers may contact Karen Young at 875-3343 or Lisa Farwell at 203-7348.


Team McConaghay 5K

Lititz Christian School, 501 W. Lincoln Ave, Lititz, will host the Team McConaghay 5K on Saturday, May 13, at 9 a.m. The annual event is to be held in memory of former elementary school principal Sherry McConaghay, whose battle with pancreatic cancer ended in June 2016.

Participants of all fitness levels may run, jog, or walk along the rolling Lititz countryside. In addition to the 5K, there will be a half-mile Fun Run at 9:40 a.m. Readers may register for either event at, and T-shirts and goodie bags will be available while supplies last.

The Team McConaghay 5K will be professionally timed and monitored. Top male and female finishers in various age categories will receive awards.

After the race, a chicken barbecue will take place on campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chicken dinners, which will be available for a set fee, will include a half-chicken, chips, applesauce, a roll, and a beverage. Meals will be available for eating on-site or for takeout. Readers may purchase tickets at the school's website or at the Lititz Christian School office.

McConaghay served Lititz Christian School for more than 30 years and was instrumental in developing the Early Learning Center, which serves infants to prekindergartners. She later transitioned into the role of elementary/intermediate principal, serving students from kindergarten through sixth grade.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Lititz Christian's Team McConaghay Fund. For more information, readers may contact Lititz Christian School at 626-9518 or visit the website.


Spring Choral and Jazz Band Concert

Elizabethtown College, 1 Alpha Drive, will hold its spring choral and jazz band concert on Sunday, May 7, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in Leffler Chapel on the college campus.

The jazz band will start the afternoon with a preconcert performance beginning at 2:30 p.m., followed by the Community Chorus performing Vivaldi's "Gloria" with chamber orchestra and soloists; the women's choir performing songs in Macedonian, English, Russian, and French that celebrate spring and strong-minded women; and the concert choir and Camerata performing choral works from Italy, Venezuela, and Ireland.

The concert is free and open to the public.


Mother's Day Jewelry Party

Homestead Village will hold its sixth Mother's Day Jewelry Party from Tuesday, May 9, to Friday, May 12, at Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, 625 Community Way, Lancaster.

Costume jewelry, donated by dozens of Homestead residents, will be displayed on balloon-decorated tables in Schreiber's main waiting area. Schreiber children of all ages are invited to choose from among hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pins for a surprise Mother's Day gift for their mothers. Each gift will be wrapped in tissue paper by a volunteer from Homestead and placed in a colorful gift bag with a gift card.

Barbara Butzer, a Homestead resident, started the program in 2012 and remains the head of the committee that organizes the sale. Homestead volunteers will serve the children on May 9 and Wednesday, May 10, and then they will return May 12 to tear down. Schreiber staff members will serve on Thursday, May 11, and May 12.

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