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Eastminster book sale >> The women of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 311 Haines Road, Springettsbury Township, are holding their third biannual book sale 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 28 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29. In addition to books of all types, puzzles, games, DVDs, baked goods, hot dogs with sauerkraut, and snacks will be available.
For details, call the church at 717-755-6222.
Gallopers meeting >> The next regular meeting of the East York Gallopers will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 1 in the Commonwealth Fire Hall, 2045 N. Sherman St., Springettsbury Township. The entertainment for the meeting will be comedian Kerry White. A current member could receive a reward of one dollar by convincing a friend to join The East York Gallopers.
For details, call Phil Nalbandian, group president, at 717-495-4015.
Democratic Club meeting >> The Suburban York County Democratic Club will hold a social at 6 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m. April 2 at Perkins Restaurant, 2500 E. Market St., Springettsbury Township. A meeting is held the first Wednesday of each month with political discussion and guest speakers.
For details, call Sandra Gordon at 717-757-0756.
Easter holiday food drive >> U-Stor-It Self Storage is holding its annual Easter holiday food drive. All donations made will benefit the Bridge of Hope of York County, a social-service ministry that helps at risk or homeless women and children attain stable and affordable housing, set and accomplish goals, problem solve and build friendships.
Donations may include non-perishable food and grocery story gift cards. The drive runs through March 31.
Drop off donations at U-Stor-It York North, 1331 N. Sherman St., Springettsbury Township, or U-Stor-It York South, 2786 S. Queen St., York Township.
For details, call 717-840-9369 or 717-741-2202.
Public meeting >> The Mount Zion Cemetery Association will hold its annual public meeting at the cemetery office at 3103 Deininger Road, Springettsbury Township, at 8 a.m. March 29, followed immediately by a quarterly meeting. Additional quarterly meetings will be held June 28, Sept. 27 and Dec. 13 at 8 a.m. at the cemetery office.
Interested parties are encouraged to attend. For details, call 717-755-4828.
Dedicate a tree to improve parks >> The Springettsbury Township Board of Supervisors is offering residents the opportunity to dedicate trees and benches at the township parks to recognize an individual or organization.
For details on dedicating a tree or bench, call 717-505-0406.
SPCA offers Sunday adoptions >> The York County SPCA now offers Sunday adoptions, by appointment only.
If you are looking to adopt a pet from the SPCA but would prefer an opportunity to visit the shelter and make a selection in a more quiet and calm atmosphere, this might be right for you.
Adoption counselors will be available to assist you in choosing the right pet, and you can meet the animal in a relaxed environment.
If you are interested in visiting the York County SPCA on a Sunday, submit an adoption application either online (ycspca.org) or in person. The shelter will contact you to set up an appointment once your application has been received and approved. Only pre-approved adopters are eligible for Sunday appointments.
Second Chance helps injured pets >> The York County SPCA spends thousands of dollars caring for sick and injured animals that come to the shelter.
You can help by making a contribution to the SPCA's Second Chance Fund, which is reserved specifically for injured or sick animals.
For details, call the SPCA at 717-764-6109 or visit ycspca.org.
Youth volunteers meet monthly >> The York County SPCA's youth volunteers meet once a month.
Youth volunteers must be 13 to 17 years old and will not have contact with the shelter animals.
For details, call 717-764-6109 or visit www.ycspca.org.
SPCA seeks volunteers >> York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, Manchester Township, is in need of volunteers to walk dogs; groom dogs or cats; clean the cat rooms; and help with socialization, general housekeeping, clerical work, fundraising and laundry.
To volunteer, email Lori Lauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-764-6109.
SPCA needs foster homes >> The SPCA of York County's kennels are full and it needs to expand its dog foster program in order to be able to help more dogs.
Can you provide a temporary home for a dog while he or she awaits adoption into a forever family? Some dogs do not thrive in the kennel environment, so sharing your home with them may help to make them more adoptable. By keeping a dog in your home, the SPCA then has space to house an additional dog in the kennel.
There's also a need for foster homes for cats.
Learn about the night sky >> Learn how to find the planets and constellations visible in the March night sky during shows presented March 22 by the York County Astronomical Society.
• "Back to the Moon for Good" at 7 p.m. is an educational full-dome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen. The 25-minute digital film highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider's look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history.
• "StarWatch" at 7:40 p.m. allows participants to become star watchers by exploring the current night sky, locating visible constellations and enjoying some sky lore.
• "Flight Adventures" at 8:20 p.m. tells about the dreams of flying, model aircraft and a young girl and her grandfather coming together in a planetarium show about the science of aeronautics. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the four forces of flight.
The planetarium is in the York Learning Center, 300 E. Sixth Ave., North York. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. Admission to any second or third show is $1 each.
Central York schools
Board to refinance bonds >> The Central York school board unanimously voted to refinance its bonds from 2004 with the lowest bidder, Morgan Stanley. The district received a Moody's crediting rating of Aa2, in which Moody's stated that "Central York has strong financial management, history of structurally balanced budgets and sufficient reserve funds." Refinancing should save approximately $500,000 for the 2014-15 proposed budget and more than $2.5 million for the remaining six years of the bond.
Jump Rope for Heart >> North Hills and Sinking Springs Elementary Schools in Central York School District held their annual Jump Rope for Heart event in February and collectively raised more than $45,000 for the American Heart Association. Students jumped intermittently for an hour and fundraised through sponsors.
Mental health awareness event >> The Lincon Intermediate Unit 12 and the Emotional Support Program are hosting a Mental Health Awareness event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 8, at the York Learning Center. Attendees can learn more about specific disabilites, related issues, strategies and support. Refreshments and a family photo are available at the event.
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