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Arts festival benefits building project >> An arts festival will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at Chanceford Community Building, 51 Muddy Creeks Forks Road, Chanceford Township.
The adult gallery will hold original drawings and paintings, stained glass, jewelry, quilts, woodcarving and other works by local artisans. Commissioned works will be sold by Ralene Miller.
"Artist and his dog," a sighed lithograph by renowned artist Robert Bateman, will be the featured art piece. Signed prints by Bert D. Seabourn and Amado Maurilio Pena will also be available. Many other framed prints will be on hand for minimal cost.
Guided art activities for children include painting, collage, printing, weaving, sand art, cupcake decorating, face painting and much more.
Soups, sandwiches and desserts will be sold.
The event is hosted by Guinston Evangelical Presbyterian Church and proceeds benefit with upcoming building project.
Farmstead, sawmill exception sought >> The Chanceford Township zoning hearing board will consider a request for a special exception from local laws 7 p.m. March 27 at the municipal building, 51 Muddy Creek Forks Road.
Levi and Lydia Zook are seeking approval to operate a farmstead and sawmill at 14522 Ted Wallace Road.
The public is invited.
DUTCH SUPPER SLATED >> A buffet-style Dutch supper will be 5:30 p.m. March 29 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 2666 Furnace Road, Chanceford Township.
Menu includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, boiled chicken potpie, baked ham, turkey, stuffing, gravy, green beans with ham, Harvard beets, corn, baked beans, lettuce salad, applesauce, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea.
Tickets are limited and sold in advance only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Cost is $12 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12 years old, and free for children younger than 6.
For details, call Jean at 717-927-6623, Linda at 717-244-4724, Sylvia at 717-244-7144 or Sue at 717-927-6165.
BABY SUPPLIES NEEDED >> Christ Lutheran Church, 126 W. Main St., Dallastown, is collecting baby supplies during March. This drive is to help supply Emmanuel's Closet and in cooperation with Girl Scout Ellen Beechey's Silver Award service project to benefit new Life Center for Women and Children.
Donations may be directed to other service groups in needs.
Diapers, baby wipes, clothing (no newborn sizes) and other baby supplies will be accepted. New items only. No furniture or car seats can be accepted. Monetary donations can also be given.
For details, call 717-244-2605.
DISCOVERING RELATIONAL WISDOM SEMINAR OFFERED >> Christ Lutheran Church, 126 W. Main St., Dallastown, will be hosting a "Discovering Relational Wisdom" seminar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29.
This seminar will provide insight into participants' ability to discern emotions and interests in themselves and others, to see them in the light of God's word. This teaching can be applied to responses and relationships in all aspects of life.
There is no fee, but we are encouraging a $25 donation to help with the seminar expenses. Registration is required.
Lunch will be available for $5, or you can provide your own.
For details, visit www.rw360.org.
YEAR-END REPORTS >> The Red Lion Area Ambulance Association has released its year-end report for 2013.
The association answered 1,548 calls in 18 municipalities, including 494 in Red Lion, 448 in Windsor Township, 168 in Windsor Borough, 155 in York Township, 77 in North Hopewell Township, 69 in Dallastown and 51 in Felton.
Also, the Red Lion Fire Department has posted a year-end incident report for the borough.
Volunteer firefighters responded to 184 service calls in Red Lion, had 1,641 personnel assists and $7,000 in fire loss for 2013.
COUNCIL APPOINTS MEMBERS >> The Red Lion borough council recently appointed three residents to local boards.
The council named James Olewiler and Garby Snell to serve on the recreation commission and Helena Foy to sit on the zoning hearing board.
CONTRACT TALKS UNDER WAY >> Contract talks are under way between Red Lion and the York Area Regional Police Commission.
Councilmen Walt Hughes and Anthony Musso and borough manager Dianne Price are representing Red Lion in periodic meetings with the commission. The current police contract expires Dec. 31.
scrapbooking date set >> The Red Lion Fire Department will host its annual Scrapbooking Day Out 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 29 at the fire hall, 201 W. Broadway.
In addition to working on scrapbook pages, the event will include meals, and 8-foot table and electricity if needed.
Cost is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. To register, call 244-8811 or obtain a form online at redlionfire.org.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETS >> The Red Lion Area Historical Society will hold its next public meeting 7:30 p.m. March 27 at St. John's United Church of Christ, 161 N. Main St.*
Steve Cibobowski, an amateur archeologist, will reveal the history of Stonetown, a long- forgotten settlement in the Delta area that dates to about 1805. Destroyed by fire in 1870, its remains lay buried under farm fields until discovered by accident.
Parking and entrance to the admission-free meeting are at the rear of the church. The meeting will be canceled if the Red Lion Area School District cancels classes or dismisses early on the day of the meeting.
Musician at Hardee's >> Local musician Bruce McPherson will perform at Hardee's in Red Lion 4 to 7 p.m. March 26.
During his concert, the restaurant will serve 99-cent burgers.
Setback exception sought >> The Windsor borough zoning hearing board will consider a developer's request 6:30 p.m. March 26 at the borough office, 2 E. Main St.
Rutt Family Sonshine LP on behalf of Winthrop Partners LP and Keystone Custom Homes is seeking approval to reduce the borough's setback requirements for property it owns off North Penn Street.
The public is invited.
MEN'S RESURRECTION BREAKFAST >> The second annual men's Resurrection breakfast will be 9 a.m. April 5 at Grace Baptist Church, 3920 East Prospect Road, Windsor Township.
Attorney Douglas Gent will be the guest speaker. Gent will speak about the conflict that separates us from God and each other and conflict in our culture. He will share the biblical remedy for the separation and discuss what the church can expect in the future.
Deadline to register is March 30.
For details, call 717-755-0091 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUSQUEHANNA TRAIL GENEALOGY CLUB MEETS >> The Susquehanna Trail Genealogy Club will meet 7 p.m. March 27 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2100 Hollywood Drive, York Township.
The meeting is open to the public with light refreshments served and a door prize.
Presenter Harold Anderson, a long time club member, is a retired colonel who served 35 years in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He will be tracing his ancestry from the Revolutionary War to the present. His work includes campaign information, maps, portraits and burial sights. He will also discuss how his ancestors, remaining at home, were active in supporting the war effort through photographs and memoirs.
For details, call Jack Sonneborn at 717-757-2331.
DRESS DOWN FOR DIVERSITY >> York Jewish Community Center's fifth annual Dress Down for Diversity fund-raiser will be April 7 through April 11.
You can pick any day during the week of April 7 to April 11 to dress down. All you have to do is fill out a form and pay $5 at the front desk of the community center to dress down in support of diversity education.
You will receive a sticker and have access to a diversity related activity. If you can't dress down at work or already dress down at work, you can still contribute to the fundraiser.
Deadline for orders is March 28.
For details, email Melissa Plotkin at email@example.com.
COPING WITH THE LOSS OF A COMPANION OR SPOUSE >> Hospice and Community Care's Pathways Center for Grief and Loss is presenting "Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Companion," a grief and loss class, 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 1 and 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 7, or 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 5 and 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 6, at WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital Community Room, Apple Hill Health Campus, 55 Monument Road, York Township.
This class is free, and no registration is required.
For details, call 717-391-2413 or 800-924-7610.
VOLUNTEER FAIR Held >> On Feb. 27, Dallastown Area High School hosted its annual volunteer fair. The fair gave students the chance to hear from a variety of representatives from local nonprofit organizations who offer volunteer opportunities.
Organizations that attended included York Arts, DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York County, York Rescue Mission, York Habitat for Humanity, York County Food Bank, York County Heritage Trust, Dallastown Historical Society, American Red Cross, WellSpan Health, Kaltreider-Benfer Library, York County Parks, Shrewsbury Lutheran Retirement Village, Leg Up Farm, House of Hope, YMCA of York County and United Way of York County.
The fair was open to any student attending the high school who wanted to learn more about the volunteer opportunities that are available to them in the York County area.