Sunday, July 30th
12 PM to 1 PM
Elizabethtown First Church of God
Located at 144 S. Market Street in Elizabethtown
PLEASE JOIN US for a free community ice cream social on our front lawn from 12:00-1:00 on Sunday, July 30th.
Come meet the neighbors and enjoy some Summer Sunday Sundaes!!
For questions, please call 717-367-7060.
Wednesday, July 26 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
Events and times vary throughout the week
Come out and see athletes compete in 30 different sports spread out at 17 different venues throughout York County.
The Keystone State Games, modeled after the Olympic Games, are PA’s largest annually held multi-sport competitions providing Pennsylvania's amateur athletes an opportunity to compete against athletes from throughout the Commonwealth and beyond in a festival atmosphere that promotes all of the positive aspects of amateur sports.
For more information regarding the Keystone State Games click HERE.
Saturday, July 30, 2017
12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM
Serb Park, 1131 Eisenhower Boulevard, Swatara Township
Admission and parking are free.
Roast lamb and pork, sarma, cevaps, other foods and ethnic baked goods including Palacinke (crepes filled with cheese) will be available for sale. Music will be provided by Bezimeni Orkestar and Sviraj.
For additional information, visit the parish website stnicolassteelton.org or call 717-564-0313 or 717-433-4158.
Join us for the Seventh Annual Chocolate Tour to support cancer research at Penn State University. There is something for everyone! Exciting events to choose from include The Mike Geltrude Foundation Chocolate Tour 5K or10K Walk, The Chocolate Tour 5K or 10K Run/Race and The Briova Rx ChocolateTour Cycling Events (10, 30, 50, 75 and 100 miles). With rest stops every mile,runners and walkers will enjoy local chocolate. Cyclists will enjoy rides through the beautiful countryside of central Pennsylvania with its Amish farms,wooded areas, and covered bridges while visiting areas surrounding the local historic chocolate towns of Hershey (home of Hershey’s chocolate factory),Elizabethtown (home of M&M/Mars chocolate factory), and Lititz (home of Wilbur Chocolate Company). Cyclists will taste local chocolate at the rest stops. All participants will be provided with a meal at the end of their event.
Registration and Packet Pick-up Friday, August 4th4:00-6:00 p.m. (Check in for preregistered participants ONLY)
Saturday, August 5th 6:30-8:45 a.m. (please register a minimum of one hour before your event):
8:00 a.m. The Briova Rx Cycling Events
9:00 a.m. The Chocolate Tour 5K or 10K Run and the Mike Geltrude 5K or 10K Walk
Award Ceremony for the Chocolate Tour 5K or 10K Run/Race directly following each run/race event.
The event starts at the Milton Hershey School Campus Athletic Complex, Henry Hershey Field, 665 Brook Drive, Hershey, PA 17033(please visit thechocolatetour.com for directions and more details).
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! To register, or for more details about this event, visit thechocolatetour.com
Aug. 4 – 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 5 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 6 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Come meet the Pennsylvania artists who created these magnificent works of wildlife art. Fine art, fine conversation and fine food at one of the most relaxing, peaceful places in Pennsylvania . . . Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. FREE ADMISSION Middle Creek Visitor Center - 717-733-1512.
Located at: 100 Museum Road, Stevens, PA 17578
For more information click HERE.
Saturday, August 12
1000 Bryn Mawr Rd
Carlisle, PA 17013
Harrisburg - are you ready to run? Join us for the Glo Run 5K starting at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Run through the dark guided by glow sticks and flashlights and various attractions throughout the course. Bring your leis and hula skirts, because we’re having a neon luau! For more information and to register click HERE.
The Lancaster County chapter of the Special Olympics is hosting their 27th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday August 18, 2017 at Fox Chase Golf Club in Stevens, PA. For more information, call Phil Clemmer at 717-629-2812.
Sunday, August 20
1 - 4 PM
Greater York Center for Dance Education, 3524 E Market St in York
The 1st Annual Find-Her-Footing Sweat-A-Thon is making its way to The Greater York Center for Dance Education THIS August! The three-hour event will offer various workouts for all ages from dance fitness like Zumba and Hip Hop, to Pound-ing it out with drum sticks. There will even be a special appearance by Miss York County herself! We're offering our participants a fun, family-friendly afternoon not only to shake, shimmy and sweat, but also raise money for a great cause! We can't wait to see you there!
All proceeds will be donated to the Expecting and Birth Parent Support Fund
For more information and to register click HERE.
Under the trees in the Chautauqua section of Mt. Gretna just off Route 219
Saturday, August 19 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday August 20 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission $12; free for children under 12
Free parking and shuttle service from Philhaven Hospital, Butler Road
Information available at www.mtgretnaarts.com
Saturday August 26, 8–11am
FREE clothing, footwear, and accessories for Everyone! All sizes for all seasons! All sorted and organized for easy shopping. FREE refreshments and live music too!
Ruhl’s United Methodist Church
4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim
For more information, please contact us at 717-665-3400 or visit www.ruhlschurch.org.
Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp is a camp for special needs children and adults. It is supported by the Lions, Lioness, and Leo Clubs of Pennsylvania.
Our mission is to provide individuals with special needs the opportunity to enjoy a camping experience encompassing recreational, educational, and personal
adjustment. Our 2017 camping season starts June 3, 2017 and ends August 13, 2017.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 814-542-2511
The York County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Sunset Scramblers will present the popular Sunset Scramble bike rides along the Heritage Rail Trail this year. Each ride begins at 6:30 p.m. and is a 13- to 15-mile roundtrip journey.
Participants must bring a bike, helmet, light, water and snack money. Riders depart from the selected parking area and travel south on the Rail Trail. The rides are free with no pre-registration required. Follow York County Parks and Recreation on Twitter at twitter.com/YorkCountyParks (@YorkCountyParks) for program cancellations.
Rides are scheduled for the following dates and locations:
Parking Locations Series #1 Series #2 Series #3
Rudy Park (North. Ext) April 11 May 30 July 25
Brillhart Station April 18 June 6 Aug. 1
Glatfelter Station April 25 June 13 Aug. 8
Seven Valleys May 2 June 20 Aug. 15
Hanover Junction May 9 June 27 Aug. 22
Railroad May 16 July 11 Aug. 29
New Freedom May 23 July 18 Sept. 5
Friday, September 15
Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster
The funds raised at the gala will support the organization’s aim to help propel single parent and their children toward reaching their greatest potential.
The event, featuring dining, cocktails, live and silent auctions, presentations by those empowered by Mom’s House, and an after party.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
4 - 8 PM
Lancaster Field of Hope is an annual charity event to benefit local individuals and families in need. This year we will be raising money to help with medical expenses for Violet Bacci, Kevin Williams, and Pete Plaxa.
It will be an evening of food, wine, and live entertainment. Seating is limited to 125 so reserve your spot today!
For more information or to reserve your seat click HERE.
TheYork County Department of Parks and Recreation and Sunset Scramblers are pleased to announce the schedule for this year’s moonlight bike rides along the Heritage Rail Trail County Park. The monthly Saturday rides start in May and end in September. All rides begin at 8:30 p.m. with the exception of September, which starts at 7:30 p.m.
Riders on the selected nights will depart a parking area for a nine-mile roundtrip ride along the Rail Trail. After 90 minutes on the trail, riders will enjoy a snack and drinks. Participants need to supply their own bicycle, light and helmet. The program costs $5, but children under age 12 are free. Registration is not required. The schedule is as follows:
Date Starting location Distance (miles)
May 13 Brillhart Station Parking Area (S) 10
June 10 Glatfelter Station Parking Area (S) 11
July 8 Seven Valleys Parking Area (N) 10
August 12 Hanover Junction Parking Area (N) 9
September 16 Brillhart Station Parking Area (S) 8*
(N) or (S) – Starting direction of travel
*– Special astronomy program included
For updates pertinent to inclement weather, follow York County Parks and Recreation on Twitter, twitter.com/yorkcountyparks(@YorkCountyParks) or on Facebook, facebook.com/yorkcountyparks. For more information, call York County Parks at 717-840-7440 or visit yorkcountyparks.org.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
7 pm - 11 pm
Jarrettsville Fire Hall
3825 Federal Hill Rd.
Jarrettsville, MD 21084
ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET MENU
Beer & Wine
Silent Auction - Door Prizes
DJ - Dancing
$40 per ticket
Special-Purchase 9 tickets before August 25th
Get 1 FREE and a table reserved for your guests.
All proceeds to benefit H.O.P.E.
(Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional Support)
For Cancer Patients and Families
...Service that's hands-on and heartfelt
The York County Department of Parks and Recreation is conducting a Heritage Rail Trail user survey from now into October. The Parks conducted this survey in 2012 to determine the number of users on the trail and its economic impact to the community. The 2012 report can be seen on the county’s website: http://bit.ly/2rlMGff
Surveys are available at any of the bulletin boards along the Rail Trail and the Northern Extension sections or at the Hanover Junction and New Freedom train stations during their operational hours. Those wanting to complete the survey online can do so by scanning the barcode at any of the survey boxes.
Call York County Parks at 717-840-7440 with any questions. For information on this and other programs, go to www.yorkcountyparks.org.
The York County Department of Parks and Recreationwill host three excursion programs this year with rides designed for anyone who wants to see the parks’ backwoods and enjoy the outdoors. Participants are transported by the “People Mover,” a trailer with benches pulled by a pickup truck. Parks Program Coordinator Jeri Jones will narrate the rides. Participants should dress for the weather. In the event of rain, parks staff will cancel the trip. These one-hour rides will be on Thursdays. Registration is required.
June 15:John Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road, York. Travel through the park to see some of its features, including the Master Gardeners’ gardens, Canine Meadows, maintenance building, sport fields and view the sun through a telescope at the observatory. Rides are at 11 a.m. and 1 pm. Cost is $7 per person.
July 27:Heritage Rail Trail County Park, Brillhart Station parking area, Days Mill Road and Brillhart Station Road. Take a ride on the Rail Trail passing through Howard Tunnel and learn some of the history and folklore of the region. Departures at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person.
Oct. 12: Heritage Rail Trail County Park, Brillhart Station parking area, Days Mill Road and Brillhart Station Road. Take a ride on the Rail Trail passing through Howard Tunnel and learn about the history and folklore of the region. Some geologic information will also be shared in honor of National Earth Science Week. Departures at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person.
For more information or to register, call York County Parks at 717-840-7440. For more information on this and other programs, go to www.yorkcountyparks.org.
21st ANNUAL MILLERSVILLE COMMUNITY PARADE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 @ 9:00 A.M.
Come join the morning fun with the 21st annual Millersville Community Parade on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. (step-off time), rain or shine, along Herr Avenue, Landis Avenue and George Street. The two-mile, 2.5 hour parade includes over 2000 participants who are scheduled to appear including 25+ bands, inflatables, floats, antique/classic and emergency services vehicles, classic/antique automobiles, local community and university groups, twirlers and so much more. The 2017 parade theme is “Celebrating Animation.”
Also: Toys for Tots/US Marine Corps will collect toys from parade spectators on parade day to donate to less fortunate children in Lancaster County.
Due to the outstanding collaborative community cooperative efforts between the Borough of Millersville, the Blue Rock Fire Rescue Commission, Millersville University, the Millersville University Alumni Association and the Penn Manor School District, along with over 60 local businesses and hundreds of donors, this annual romp is a prize-winning parade that attracts over 6000 spectators annually. The annual parade budget is approximately $65,000.
Come out with your lawn chair or blanket and get your spot for the 2017 Millersville Community Parade.
For more parade details, including parade entry registration, donations or volunteering, call 717-871-5926 or visit www.parade.millersville.edu.
Oct. 28th, 2017 - check in starts at 7:30 a.m., 5K is at 9 a.m., Monster Run is at 10:30 a.m.
Woodward Hill Cemetery, 501 S. Queen Street, Lancaster PA 17603
$25 for 5K/ $10 Monster Run for Kids
Join us for a “SPOOKTACULAR” day of friendly competition and fun! Participants may race, jog or walk the scenic 5K course through historic Woodward Hill Cemetery and Lancaster County Central Park. The event includes a costume contest for kids and adults. Enjoy a festive day including food, entertainment, and fun. Race entry includes a t-shirt and race bag. Cash prizes!
For more information and to register click HERE.
November 5, 2017
1000 Bryn Mawr Rd
Carlisle, PA 17013
Harrisburg - are you ready to run? Join us for the Hot Cider Hustle 5K starting at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Each participant gets a comfy fleece pullover and a finisher mug, and is greeted at the finish line with caramel apples and hot apple cider! For more information click HERE.