Community Calendar

The Community Calendar is a weekly feature of the Community Courier.

Local clubs, civic organizations, nonprofit agencies, schools, etc., that would like to have events or meeting date information published, should contact the Community Courier in writing at least two weeks before the event. No items will be accepted over the phone.

Send news releases to Engle Publishing Company, Community Courier, P.O. Box 500, Mount Joy, PA 17552. Calendar items can also be emailed to ffulton@engleonline.com.

Sewing Club

The Knitting and Crocheting Club at Moores Memorial Library, 9 W. Slokom Ave., Christiana, meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 1 p.m. Experts and beginners are welcome to attend. The next scheduled meeting will be on March 20.

Lenten Services

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 107 S. 17th Ave., Coatesville, will have Lenten dinners and services on Wednesdays, March 20 and 27. Everyone is invited to a soup, sandwich and salad supper at 5:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall followed by a vesper service.

For more information, call 610-384-2035 or visit http://www.luthgoodshep.org.

Garden Club

The Oxford Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at noon on Wednesday, March 20, at the Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St., Oxford. Kris Groff of Groff's plant farm will present the program. Attendees are asked to bring a sandwich to share. If unable to attend, members should contact Anna or Lynn.

Book Sale

The Friends of the Moores Memorial Library, 9 W. Slokom Ave., Christiana, will hold their semiannual book sale on Thursday, March 21, through Saturday, March 23. The sale will be held at the library in the Read Moore Bookstore, located on the lower level. The entire inventory of the bookstore will be on sale.

There is no admission fee for this sale, and it is open to the public during regular library hours. For more details, call the library at 610-593-6683.

Atglen History Program

Atglen Public Library, 413 Valley Ave., Atglen, will offer "A Waltz Through History" by Robbyn Kehoe on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Kehoe will address the early development and prominent residents of the community that became Atglen, as well as how the past has shaped the present. The program will focus on the time period from approximately 1682 to 1910.

Kehoe is the director of Atglen Public Library and has served on the board of directors of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network.

Space is limited. To register, call the library at 610-593-6848 or visit http://www.AtglenPublicLibrary.org

Soup, Wings Sale

The Board of Deacons at Shiloh Presbyterian Church (SPC) will hold a soup and wings sale on Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SPC Community Outreach Center, 42 S. Fifth St., Oxford.

Items available will be chicken corn soup and chicken noodle soup, sold by the quart, as well as plain, barbecue and hot wings, sold by the dozen. To preorder items, call the church office at 610-932-9256 and leave a message.


GriefShare, a support group for those who have lost a loved one, will meet on Tuesday, March 26 (and every Tuesday through May 14), from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gateway Church, 160 Cowan Road, Parkesburg. The meetings are facilitated by Paul and Twila Ranck.

The topic will be "Why?" The session will demonstrate that God wants people to share their feelings with Him, why being honest with God is an expression of faith and what God has to say about "why" questions.

There will be special breakout sessions offered for teenagers age 14 and over.

For more information, visit http://www.gcwired.com/griefshare or email griefshare@gatewayonechurch.com.

Senior Fellowship

The Over 60's Senior Fellowship will meet on Tuesday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Latta Memorial Presbyterian Church, 23 Green St., Christiana. The spring program will feature Chief Richard Finfrock of the Christiana Police Department who will share important information regarding senior safety and identification theft.

A light lunch will follow the program. Free blood pressure checks will be offered. For more information, contact the church at 610-593-5467.

TOPS Meeting

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight-loss support group, will meet on Tuesday, March 26, at the Oxford Senior Center, 12 Locust St., Oxford.

Weigh-in will be at 6 p.m.; the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. For more information, contact Joyce at 410-375-5629.

Community Blood Drive

A community blood drive will be held on Friday, March 29, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St., Oxford. To register, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Men's Lenten Breakfast

All men of the area are invited to Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St., for its 56th annual men's Lenten breakfast on Sunday, March 31. The program will begin at 7 a.m. with worship in the sanctuary, followed by breakfast in the fellowship hall.

This year, Billy Levengood from Redemption Community Church will be the speaker. Levengood and his wife, Jodi, moved from Tennessee in December 2016 to start Redemption Community.

For more information, contact the church office at 610-932-9698 or oumcsecretary@gmail.com

Vendors Wanted

The Ware Presbyterian Village Auxiliary is sponsoring its third annual Christmas In July event on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature a large craft show, a model train display and more. Proceeds will benefit Ware residents.

Applications are currently being accepted from artisans with handmade items for sale. Spaces are limited. For further information and an application, contact cijatware@zoominternet.net.

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