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Buffet Breakfast

The Baron Stiegel Lions Club of Clay and Elizabeth townships will hold a buffet breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brickerville Fire Hall, 10 Hopeland Road, Lititz, off Route 322.

A large selection of all-you-can-eat breakfast items will be available for a set price. Children's meals will be half-price. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Funds raised will benefit the community. For additional information, call Lion Cindy Roof at 717-940-6927.

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Winter Walk, Shop, and Swim

The York White Rose Wanderers group invites community members to the Volkssport Winter Walk, Shop and Swim event slated for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3 and 4, at the Athletic Club of York, 1785 Loucks Road, York. Free parking is available

The walk time on both days will be 8:30 a.m. to noon, and walkers must finish by 3 p.m. Swimming will be available on Feb. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Feb. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Swimmers must finish by 2:30 p.m.

Walking is free for those who wish to participate without receiving IVV credit. A nominal fee is charged for those who will walk for credit. Swimming is an additional nominal cost.

At their own pace, walkers will follow a trail around the West Manchester Town Center, where shopping is available, and then continue through a West York neighborhood on sidewalks and along a road.

All are welcome, but children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, readers may contact Nevin and Brenda Weirich at 717-891-1945, nbweirich@verizon.net, or ywrw@hotmail.com. Additional details are available at https://sites.google.com/site/yorkwhiterosewanderers/.

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Valentine's Dance

Vickie's Angel Foundation (VAF) will host its 10th annual Valentine's Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the I.W. Abel Hall, 200 Gibson St., Steelton.

The evening will feature musical entertainment by the show band Pentagon, giveaways, and other prize drawings. Admission is by set donation per person, which will include hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Dress is casual.

For tickets, readers may call VAF at 717-774-3800 or email christinevawalk@gmail.com. Additional information is available at www.vickiesangelfoundation.org.

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Capital City Polka Dancers Association Dance

Capital City Polka Dancers Association will hold a dance on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Chambers Hill Fire Hall, 6400 Chambers Hill Road, Harrisburg, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Headliners will perform.

For ticket information, contact Polly at 717-774-1031.

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Lunar Wonders Observing

Night Wonders of Astronomy, in cooperation with Kreutz Creek Valley Library, Hellam Township Recreation, and the York County Astronomical Society (YCAS), will host a monthly lunar viewing event on the evening before the full moon. Lunar Wonders Observing will be held at Barshinger Soccer Field off Accomac Road in Hellam from 7 to 9 p.m. This month's event will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

While the event is free, donations will be accepted. For details, contact Ron Bolton at rrbhcr@verizon.net or find Night Wonders of Astronomy on Facebook.

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Clothing Sell-abration

The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, located in the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, will hold a Clothing Sell-abration on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. Clothing of all sizes will be available for a set nominal price.

The event will also feature a soup sale, with chicken corn soup and ham and bean soup available. Quarts of soup may be ordered by calling the center at 717-367-7984, or they may be purchased on the day of the event.

For more information, call the center.

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Beverage and Chocolate Pairing Event

The Palmyra Public Library, 50 Landings Drive, Annville, will host a beverage and chocolate pairing event on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Each ticket will include five tastings. Included in the ticket price will be the gift of a new children's book with the ticketholder's name on a bookplate inside the front cover.

Tickets to the first-time event are limited to the first 75 guests and are available through www.lclibs.org/Palmyra and the library's Facebook page.

Palmyra Public Library, located in Flightpath Sports Park, serves residents of Palmyra Borough, North Londonderry Township, South Londonderry Township, and the surrounding area. Donations to support the 2018 children's program are being accepted. For more information, readers may contact 717-838-1347.

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Caitlin's Smiles' Have a Heart Volunteer Day 2018

Caitlin's Smiles will host Have a Heart Day 2018, a combination volunteer day and fundraiser, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at New Hope Church, 584 Colonial Club Drive, Harrisburg.

Volunteer sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, from noon to 2 p.m., and from 2 to 4 p.m. Volunteers will make craft kits and greeting cards to spread smiles to children with chronic or life-threatening conditions in hospitals and clinics in the Mid-Atlantic region. The goods will be included in the Bags of Smiles sent by Caitlin's Smiles to more than 90 health care facilities. In 2017, more than 14,000 Bags of Smiles were distributed in Pennsylvania and nine other states.

The event will feature a soup sale, a bake sale, a silent auction, and a blood drive. Soups may be purchased by the bowl or the quart, and baked goods will feature themes that relate to Valentine's Day or the big football game. The Central Pennsylvania Bloodmobile will be on hand, and blood donation will take approximately 45 minutes.

Admission is one new craft item, such as modeling compound, a coloring book, loom rubber bands, pony beads, plastic lacing, chenille stems, comic books, activity books, and 24-count crayons. Resealable bags in quart, sandwich, and snack sizes may also be donated.

To register to volunteer at the event, individuals may visit the events calendar at www.caitlins-smiles.org.

Caitlin's Smiles, based in Harrisburg, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing smiles to children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses by providing arts and crafts activities. It was founded by Cheryl Hornung in 2004 in memory of her daughter, who lost her three-year battle with cancer in 2000 at age 7. To learn more, readers may visit www.caitlins-smiles.org, email office.caitlinssmiles@comcast.net, or call 717-412-4759.

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Nature Therapy Program

Manada Conservancy will host "Nature Therapy" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the South Hanover Township Building, 161 Patriot Way, Hershey.

Dr. Matt Silvis will discuss the physical and mental health benefits of spending time in nature. Silvis is a professor in the departments of Family and Community Medicine and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and is program director of the Penn State Hershey Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, readers may contact 717-566-4122 or office@manada.org.

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Poverty Simulation

Community Progress Council will host a poverty simulation on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the new REVI Flats building, formerly the Woolworth building, 46 W. Market St., York.

The simulation will help participants to learn more about the daily challenges faced by residents living below the poverty line. In 2016, nearly one in 10 households in York County fell below the poverty line, which is $28,290 for a family of four. One in six households did not meet the self-sufficiency standard to support their family without some public assistance.

A minimum of 44 individuals will be needed for the simulation, with a maximum of 88. Registration is required by emailing Kellie Boysen at kellie@alternative-hr.com.

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Resource Family Orientation

COBYS Family Services, 1417 Oregon Road, Leola, will offer a resource family orientation session on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. The orientation is designed for families who want to learn more about foster care and adoption through foster care.

During the two-hour educational session, families will receive an introduction to the roles, expectations, and approval process for COBYS resource families. Child care will not be provided.

The orientation is free and places no obligation on attendees. For more information or to reserve a space for the orientation session, readers may contact Rachel Eshbach, resource home coordinator, at 717-656-6580 or careforkids@cobys.org. To learn more about COBYS, readers may visit www.cobys.org.

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Dialogue Training

Advoz Mediation and Restorative Practices, 53 N. Duke St., Suite 303, Lancaster, will hold a new season of dialogue training beginning in February. Interested individuals will gain personal and professional skills and credits and learn to build peace as a volunteer in the community.

On Friday, Feb. 2, First Friday information sessions will be held at noon and 5 p.m. at Benjamin Roberts, 240 N. Prince St., Lancaster. The one-hour sessions will include testimonies, a video, and question-and-answer time to help attendees learn about Advoz's reconciling dialogue work. A light meal will be provided, so preregistration is required by visiting https://advoz.org/events/ or contacting Mila at 717-397-2404 or program@advoz.org.

Intermediate Mediation Training, a one-day program, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at HACC Lancaster, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, with an early bird registration deadline of Wednesday, Jan. 31. "Train the Trainer Part 1" will take place on Saturday, March 10.

In addition, Restorative Victim/Offender Conferencing Volunteer Facilitator training has been slated to take place at HACC Lancaster. Evening sessions will be on Tuesdays, April 3 and 10, and Thursdays, April 5 and 12. Saturday sessions are scheduled for April 7, 14, and 21. Early bird registration will be available through Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Basic Mediation Training will be held in Lancaster from Thursday, May 3, through Saturday, May 5, and will focus on communication methods, conflict resolution skills, the mediation process, and ethics. The early bird discount will end on Friday, March 30.

For more information, readers may call Advoz at 717-397-2404 or visit https://advoz.org/training/.

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14th annual Meat Bingo

Stewartstown Lions Club will host its 14th annual meat bingo at the Eureka Fire Hall in Stewartstown on Friday, Feb. 2. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and games will start at 7 p.m. The evening will include 20 regular games and one losers' game as well as two special games.

Refreshments will be available. Tickets may be purchased by calling 717-993-2374 and leaving a message. All seating will be reserved. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Friday, Feb. 9.

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Designer Handbag Bingo

Life's Beacon Foundation will present designer handbag bingo on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Dover Township Community Building, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover. Doors will open at noon, and bingo will run from 1 to 5 p.m.

Tickets will be discounted when purchased in advance and full price at the door. Twenty regular games and four special games will be held. For details and to purchase tickets in advance, readers may contact 717-686-1722 or lbfboballen@yahoo.com. All proceeds will benefit Life's Beacon Foundation. To learn more, readers may visit www.lifesbeaconfoundation.org.

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LMLRA Gun Show

The Lancaster Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (LMLRA) will hold its 59th annual gun show on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3 and 4, at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster.

The show will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 3 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 4. A suggested donation will be collected for admission. Parking will be free.

The event will feature more than 100 tables of merchandise, including modern, antique, collector, military, and hunting models, along with knives, archery items, books, accessories, and more. The public will have the opportunity to buy, sell, or trade items. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

The LMLRA was founded in 1956 and currently has approximately 100 members. The nonprofit club meets monthly, and its purpose is to encourage and promote interest in collecting and shooting muzzle loading firearms and related items.

For more information, readers may call 717-368-4653 or email LMLRA@comcast.net.

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Brunch and Shopping Fundraiser

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) will hold a brunch and shopping fundraiser at Ten Thousand Villages, 240 N. Reading Road, Ephrata, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 27. Shopping opportunities will be available.

There is a cost for brunch. A percentage of brunch ticket sales and store purchases will be donated to DVGRR. For details, readers may visit www.dvgrr.org/events/benefit-brunch-shopping/. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, Jan. 15.

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Planetarium Show: "Winter Wonders"

The Manheim Township High School Astronomy Club will host a planetarium show on Friday, Jan. 26, in the planetarium at the high school, 115 Blue Streak Blvd., Lancaster. Shows will take place at 4 and 8 p.m.; the 6 p.m. show is sold out.

The show, "Winter Wonders," is based on stories of the stars in the night sky that were told in the past and are still being told today, including Orion, Andromeda, and more.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and through www.mtwp.net.

The planetarium serves students for both high school astronomy courses and the elementary planetarium program. It was completely modernized as part of the high school renovation project. Improvements include a newly fabricated dome, energy-efficient LED lighting, a new sound system, and a state-of-the-art digital projection system. Using the single-fisheye projector and computer processing of the SciDome by Spitz, the dome of the Manheim Township Planetarium becomes a real-time space/sky simulator and presenter of full-dome multimedia shows. The planetarium seats 59 people under a 30-foot diameter dome.

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Redistricting Reform Holiday Party

Fair Districts Lancaster and Represent Pennsylvania Lancaster will host a Redistricting Reform Holiday Party on Sunday, Jan. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Quips Pub, 457 New Holland Ave., Lancaster. Community members of all ages are invited.

For more information, readers may call 717-538-6343.

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Youth Free Throw Championship

The annual Knights of Columbus 6810 Free Throw Championship competition will be held on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. at St. Leo the Great School, 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster.

All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event and receive a Certificate of Participation. Additionally, winners in each age and in each gender category will receive a Council Champion certificate and a trophy or plaque.

Participants are required to furnish proof of age, such as a birth certificate, and written parental consent. A contestant's age category is determined by his or her age as of Jan. 1. Participants will register at the door by filling in a brief entry form. There is no fee to enter. Contestants may only participate in one Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship at the local Council level per year.

Winners will progress through local, district, regional and state competition. International champions are announced by the Knights of Columbus international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in respective age divisions.

For more information, readers may contact George Elko at 717-203-6210 or GMElko@comcast.net.

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Opening Reception

The York Art Association's Nancy M. Woodward Gallery, 220 S. Marshall St., York, will hold an opening reception for its new exhibit, "Three Generations of Creativity," featuring the work of Carol Oldenburg, Gloria Oldenburg, and Kara Oldenburg-Gonzales. The reception is slated for Sunday, Jan. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Regular gallery hours for Jan. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 10, are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information, readers may call 717-755-0028, email info@yorkartassociation.org, or visit www.yorkartassociation.org.

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