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Spring chicken barbecue >> The Dover Lions Club will hold its annual spring chicken barbecue 11 a.m. until sold out April 5 at the Dover Fire Hall on East Canal St. A complete meal costs $8 and includes half a chicken, a baked potato, baked beans, applesauce and a cookie for dessert; or you can purchase half a chicken for carryout for $5.

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Proceeds benefit local Lions projects, including providing eyeglasses and eye exams for the needy, supporting the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, providing scholarships, improving local parks and supporting the York County Blind Center.

The next Lions club meeting will be a zone social meeting 6:30 p.m. April 10 at the fire hall.

The Lions are also collected used eyeglasses and hearing aids for redistribution to those in need.

For details, call club president Duane Hull at 717-292-6644.

Pancake breakfast >> Calvary Lutheran Church, 9 N. Main St., Dover, will hold a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. April 5. The breakfast will include all-you-can-eat buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, Weaver's of Wellsville breakfast sausage, coffee, tea and juice. A suggested donation is $5.50 for adults, $3.50 for children, and free for children 5 years old and younger. The proceeds will go toward the purchase of a new kitchen stove hood.

For details, contact Becky Snelbecker at 717-542-8996 or

Indoor yard and bake sale >> Dover Assembly of God, 4790 Carlisle Road, Dover, will hold a indoor yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4 and 5. Baked goods, food and drinks will be available. A $2 bag and half-price sale begins at 1 p.m. April 5.

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Concert >> OrangeMite Studios will celebrate William Shakespeare's contributions to art, culture and literature with a 450th birthday program 7 p.m. April 23 at Dover Area High School, 46 W. Canal St., Dover, in the auditorium. Donations to benefit OrangeMite, a nonprofit community arts organization, will be accepted.

At the event, OrangeMite will present a concert featuring varied forms of art from all 38 of Shakespeare's timeless plays. Music from Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" among many other selections will be performed by the Dover Community Orchestra, while lyrics written by the Bard will be brought to life by the Dover Community Choir. Actors from OrangeMite's Shakespeare Company will intersperse iconic scenes from his most-loved plays such as "Julius Caesar", "Taming of the Shrew" and "Macbeth" throughout the performance. Famous pieces of visual art will be displayed in conjunction with the performing arts to demonstrate the magnitude of Shakespeare's artistic impact on the past four centuries.

OrangeMite Studios is also accepting original artwork to display during performances this year, beginning with the April 23 event to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday. Artwork can depict Shakespeare, famous scenes from Shakespeare plays or landmarks from Shakespeare's life. Drawings and paintings can be submitted to Cathleen Ketterer at OrangeMite Studios, P.O. Box 341, Dover 17315. Include your name and contact information on the back. For details on submitting art, email

For details on the April 23 event, call 717-814-1151 or visit

New Salem

Easter flower sale and egg hunt >> The York New Salem Lions Club will hold its annual Easter flower sale across from PeoplesBank in New Salem from April 16 to 19. A variety of flowers, including mums, tulips, hyacinths, lilies and hydrangeas, will be available. Proceeds from the flower sale support the children's egg hunt, which will be held for children 10 and younger at New Salem Elementary School beginning 10 a.m. April 19.

For details, call 717-792-1207.

Chicken and Bake Sale >> The York New Salem Lions Club will hold its annual spring chicken barbecue and baked-goods sale from 10 a.m. until sold out April 26, on the lot next to Stambaugh Plumbing on North Main Street in New Salem. The carryout meal includes half a chicken and a baked potato for $6.50. Pies, cakes, cookies and other desserts will also be for sale. The proceeds will support community projects.

For details, call 717-792-1207.

Spring Grove

Bingo >> Women's accessory bingo will be April 8 at Spring Grove Regional Parks and Recreation Center's gymnasium, 50 N. East St., Spring Grove. Doors open at 6 p.m. with bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $18 in advance or $22 at the door. There will be 20 games, raffle prizes and food.

Proceeds from the event will benefit children's programs at the Spring Grove rec center.

For details, call 717-225-9733, ext. 3.

Craft and Yard Sale >> Glatfelter Memorial Library in Spring Grove will hold a craft and yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3.

Vendor spaces are available; sign up by April 26 at the library. The cost for a 10-foot-square space is $15. Bring your own tables. The event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the library.

West Manchester Twp.

Pancake Breakfast >> The Boy Scouts of Troop 94 will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. April 12 at the Shiloh Fire Company social hall on Carlisle Road in Shiloh, West Manchester Township. There will be community information available at this breakfast and organizations such as Boy Scout Troop 94 and Cub Scout Pack 94, West York Ambulance Club, West Manchester Township Recreation Department, and the Shiloh Lion and Shiloh Lioness clubs will have representatives and information on hand.

There is a cost for the breakfast and the pancakes are all-you-can-eat.

BARK's Spring Bazaar >> BARk's first spring bazaar will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 11 at the West York (Reliance) Fire Department, 1341 W. Market St., West Manchester Township. There will be photos with the Easter bunny for kids and pets, baked goods for people as well as for pets, various vendors, and food and beverages. Donations of pet supplies and pet food for BARk will be accepted. Photos with the Easter bunny are $5 each, or you may donate a pet supply or pet food.

For details, contact BARk at 717-880-2957 or

West York schools

Change orders approved >> West York Area School District's board of directors voted in favor of allowing the district's business manager to approve change orders costing less than $10,000; and to approve that Supt. Emilie Lonardi is allowed to approve change orders costing between $10,000 and $20,000. Anything greater than $20,000 would go before the board.

According to the district, "the foregoing authorizations are subject to the change orders not increasing the time allowed for performance of the contractor's work." Change orders alter the original scope of work, and are common during construction projects.