Check out our roundup of all the news and information you need from Dover, West York and Spring Grove for the week of March 7 to 13, 2014.
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Fried oyster and hogmaw supper >> Mount Royal United Methodist Church, 6441 Old Carlisle Road, Dover Township, will hold a fried oyster and hogmaw supper March 15, with serving starting at 3:30 p.m. until sold out. Large, small and combo platters include a choice of vegetable. Stuffed chicken breast and meatloaf, desserts and beverages are also on the menu. Carryouts are also available.
For details, call 717-292-3587 or 717-309-0170.
Preschool registration >> Little Friendships Preschool at Friendship Community Church in Dover Township is accepting registrations for the 2014-15 school year. Classes will begin in September. The Honeybee class is for older (potty-trained) 2-year-olds and younger 3-year-olds and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The Firefly class is for older 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds planning to be in the Grasshopper class in the fall of 2014, or those entering kindergarten in the fall of 2015, and meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The Grasshopper class is for 4-year-olds entering kindergarten in the fall of 2015 and meets Mondays through Fridays from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.
For a registration form or details, call the church office at 717-779-0400 or print a form from FriendshipCommunity.org and mail it to Friendship Community Church, 3380 Fox Run Road, Dover 17315.
Ladies night out >> Head to the Bob Hoffman YMCA, 1705 Palomino Road, Dover Township, from 6 to 9 p.m. March 14, to shop and browse for a variety of unique items including jewelry, home products, clothing, handbags and more. The first 50 ladies to arrive (beginning at 5:45 p.m.) will receive a door prize. Bring an item to donate to New Life For Girls and fill out a door-prize drawing slip for each item you donate. Enjoy free chair massages, paraffin dips and mini-manicures. A free fitness class will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and there is no an admission fee.
For details, call Beth at the YMCA at 717-292-5622.
Chronic pain support group >> New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township, is hosting a new support group for those suffering with chronic pain or illness.
The group will meet on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 4 p.m.
The group offers compassionate support and community for those who suffer from pain or illness.
All in the community are welcome.
For details, call the church at 717-764-0252 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
GDHS seeks memorabilia >> The Greater Dover Historical Society is accepting donations of memorabilia and artifacts indigenous to the Dover area for its archives.
Items such as photos, books, old deeds and records, and household items may be dropped off at the monthly meetings, at Botterbusch Jewelry or to the GDHS archivists. Because of limited archive space, items must be at least 50 years old.
For details, call President Kay Stitley at 717-292-3866 or visit gdhspa.org.
The society meets 7 p.m. the third Thursday of most months at Calvary Lutheran Church on the square in Dover.
Embroiderers meet monthly >> The Thimble and Thread Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America meets 7 to 9 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Dover United Church of Christ, 45 W. Canal St., Dover.
Stitchers of any skill level are invited to attend meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend two meetings before deciding whether to join.
For details, call 717-757-3459, 717-848-9352 or 717-235-0898.
Volunteers are needed >> The Dover Center of New Hope Ministries always needs volunteers to provide office coverage, recruit support for New Hope and help with numerous fundraisers.
New Hope is a local agency serving the underprivileged in the Dover area.
For details, call New Hope Ministries at the Dover center, 717-292-3441, or visit 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
divergent night for teens & Tweens >> Calling all Divergent fans: in anticipation of the upcoming movie release, come to the East Berlin Community Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for a celebration. There will be activities, games and food relating to the five factions and all things Divergent.
For details, call 717-259-9000 or stop by the East Berlin Community Library to reserve your space.
minecraft day >> The East Berlin Community Library, 105 Locust St., East Berlin, will hold "Minecraft Day" for children of all ages at 1 p.m. March 15. Here is your child's chance to play games in the library. Participants must bring their own electronic device with the Minecraft app already loaded. Participants will have the opportunity to play the game in groups with other children.
For details or to reserve your space for this program, stop by the library or call 717-259-9000.
american girl tea >> The East Berlin Community Library is partnering with East Berlin Girl Scout Troop No. 81557 to host an American Girl Tea at 6:30 p.m. March 19, for children 5 years old and older. Note that the tea will be held at the social hall of Zwingli United Church of Christ, 403 W. King St., East Berlin. The discussion will focus on the American Girls and the ritual of tea. There will also be St. Patrick's Day crafts and activities. There will be a $5 fee for each child registered. Stop by the library to pay and make your reservation for this event. Space is limited.
For details, call 717-259-9000.
Homemade apple dumplings sale >> Windy Hill on the Campus, 1472 Roth's Church Road, Jackson Township, will hold a homemade apple dumpling sale March 26. The cost is $3.50 each. The deadline for orders is March 20.
For details or to place an order, call 717-225-0733.
North Codorus Twp.
Heavenly Paws spring fundraiser >> Heavenly Paws animal shelter is holding its spring fundraiser noon to 5 p.m. March 29 at Grace Fellowship, 1405 Seven Valleys Road, North Codorus Township. There will be more than 25 shopping vendors, raffle mania (raffles end at 4 p.m.), Easter candy and bake sale, and cookie decorating for kids.
For details, visit heavenlypawsshelter.com.
Rentals available >> Spring Grove Regional Parks and Recreation Center has the following rooms available for rental.
• The community room is complete with a kitchen and is suitable for up to 60 people. It is equipped with a stove, refrigerator/freezer and kitchen area.
• The gymnasium holds more than 200 people. It is directly across the hall from the community room, and the stage area can be made available with the rental. It has a new sound system with microphones and dimmer-controlled lighting.
• The youth center is a game-room-like setting. There are game tables including pool, pingpong, foosball and air hockey, plus a lounging area with a television, VCR, DVD and radio.
• The mother's center is usually used for toddler birthday parties. There are toys for the youngsters and bathroom facilities in the room.
• The Windy Hill Senior Center can hold up to 100 people. A fully functional kitchen is also available at an extra cost.
The rentals require a contract and a $30 non-refundable deposit at the time of the booking, which will be used toward the total amount due. All rooms are heated and air-conditioned.
For details, call 717-225-9733, ext. 3.
West Manchester Twp.
Rent fire hall for parties >> The Shiloh Fire Hall is available for rent for special events such as wedding showers, anniversary parties, surprise parties, etc.
For details, call 764-3290 or 764-3728; or visit wmtfd.org.
Historical society seeks members >> The West Manchester Township Historical Society needs people interested in the history of the township.
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the township building. The society is seeking new members and also donations of any items of local historical interest for its archives. The society is selling township history books, silver bicentennial coins and other items.
For details, call 717-764-1343 or visit wmths.org.
Twp. seeking fire volunteers >> West Manchester Township encourages members of the community to get involved with the local fire departments.
All of West Manchester Township's firefighters are volunteers, which helps keep local property taxes low. However, volunteers are always needed.
Emergency-service volunteers receive free training, free protective equipment, workers' compensation insurance coverage while working as a volunteer and eligibility for a supplemental retirement benefit at no cost. Active volunteers have full access to fully equipped fitness centers at each station.
Support volunteers can complete administrative duties to free up other volunteers who serve in response duties.
If interested, call Fire Chief David W. Nichols at 792-3505; Shiloh Fire Company at 717-764-3920; or Lincolnway Fire Company at 717-792-0116.
Scrambled egg breakfast fundraiser >> September House Senior Center will hold a scrambled egg breakfast fundraiser from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at 1251 W. King St., West York. The cost is $4.25 or $6.50 with meat for adults and $2.10 or $3.25 with meat for children.
For details, call the center at 717-848-4417.