Check out our roundup of all the news and information you need from Dallastown, Red Lion and Eastern York County for the week of April 16 to 22, 2014.

Detailed listings for Dallastown, Red Lion and Eastern York

Suburban Life: Master Gardeners share what they love about the program, how you can get involved, prior to April 30 orientation

Neighborhood notebook: Camp Donegal readies for Spring Fling retreat April 22

Eastern York names April students of the month

Calendar of club, organization, municipal and school meetings

College news about local residents

Local library programs and events

Neighbors: Church news, classes and more

Senior centers' menu, calendar for this week

This week's birthday kids

Master Gardener Burt Kniseley of Spring Garden Township freshens up a bed in the gardens at John Rudy County Park in East Manchester Township in this 2012
Master Gardener Burt Kniseley of Spring Garden Township freshens up a bed in the gardens at John Rudy County Park in East Manchester Township in this 2012 photo. Read more about the Master Gardener program, including how you can apply and take part in an upcoming orientation, here. (File - Weekly Record)

Community and college sports news for the area

Hellam Twp.

Spring fest, apple hunt set >> A spring fest and Easter apple hunt will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market, 110 Ducktown Road, Hellam Township.

An Easter apple hunt will be at noon for children 1 to 12 years old. Children can hunt for apples hidden in the straw bale maze. Spring Fest will also include face painting, egg dyeing, basket decorating, live bunny rabbits, chicks and guinea pigs. The farm and orchards will be in full blossom..

Food concessions will be available.

Registration is accepted by phone, e-mail or in person at the market. Cost is $5, which is due the day of the event.

For details, call 717-252-2540 or

Chanceford Twp.

FIDDLERS AUXILIARY OFFERING SCHOLARSHIP >> The ladies auxiliary of the York County Fiddlers is offering its annual $500 scholarship to a student majoring in music.

For details, email Tina Crowl at

COMMUNITY EGG HUNT >> A community egg hunt will be 1 p.m. April 19 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1674 Furnace Road, Chanceford Township.

Prize eggs will be given.

For details, call 717-244-5237.


DOWN ON THE FARM GIRL SCOUT DAY CAMP >> Down on the Farm, a Girl Scout day camp will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16 through June 20 in Felton.

The camp is open to all girls who become registered Girl Scouts.

This year's theme is all about life on the farm and will include different kinds of farms as well as Girl Scout traditions, songs, swimming, crafts, games, nature activities, entertainment and more.

Cost is $125 and includes bus transportation to the various locations.

For details, call 717-424-1067 or e-mail

Lower Chanceford Twp.

INDIAN STEPS MUSEUM HOSTS YOUTHS >> Indian Steps Museum this spring will host youths ages 8 to 12 in an interesting blend of history and archeology.

The Native American Investigation Group will meet 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, April 24 to May 15. Participants will develop and practice archeology skills as they experience the lost culture of the Susquehannock people. At the program's end, the youth will interview a local archeologist and receive their own native name.

Cost is $20 per student.

Registration is required by April 17. To do so, e-mail Include the participant's name, age and contact information.

Indian Steps Museum is at 205 Indian Steps Road, near Airville. The cabin, constructed in the arts and crafts architectural style, has more than 10,000 Native American artifacts embedded in the structure.

Meat bingo >> Craley Volunteer Fire Company will host meat bingo April 25 at the fire hall, 73 New Bridgeville Road.

Doors open 5:30 p.m. for food sales, and games begin 7 p.m.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase, call 244-5237.

BASKET BINGO SPONSORS NEEDED >> A basket bingo fundraiser will be June 14 at the Susquehanna Senior Center, 2427 Craley Road, Lower Windsor Township.

Prizes are quilts, filled baskets and cash prizes. The center is looking for basket sponsors and donations to fill the baskets as well as quilt donations.

Tickets will be available for purchase in May.

For details, call 717-244-0340.

Red Lion

ICE CREAM SOCIAL >> The Red Lion Youth Center will host a "Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Social 7 to 10 p.m. April 19 at the Red Lion Community Building's Lower Level, 190 S. Charles St.

The event is open to youth ages 12 to 16 years. Admission is $1 and reservations are not needed.

The center, which is open every Saturday night, features pool tables, air hockey, computers with internet, fooseball, pingpong, Xbox and more.

For details, email

PHOTO FUND-RAISER >> The Red Lion Fire Company is getting ready for a photo fundraiser.

Instead of the door-to-door campaign it has held in recent years, the volunteer company this spring sent mailings to residences announcing portrait sitting dates of April 27 and 27 at the fire hall. Wally Hines Photography is taking the photos.

Those who did no return a registration form, but want their photos taken, should call 866-3749 to schedule an appointment directly after their donation is made to the fire company.

With the donation, families receive a free 10x13 color portrait. Additional photos may be purchased at the sitting.

DONATIONS AND DOOR PRIZES NEEDED >> The American Legion Riders Post 543 is hosting the third annual Daniel L. Zerbe ride June 14. The fourth annual bike show will be July 26 at Fairmount Park in Red Lion.

The Post is in need of donations of gift certificates or contributions items for door prizes for the events. Monetary donations are also being accepted.

Proceeds benefit Pennsylvania veterans and their families.

For details, call George or Georgianne Boswell at 717-244-9703.

AMBA blood screening event >> An AMBA blood screening event will be 6 to 10 a.m. April 26 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 45 First Ave., Red Lion.

There will be 33 specific blood tests plus other optional tests. Tests include cholesterol and triglyceride levels, glucose check for diabetes, blood cell counts and mineral levels in blood, checks for liver disease and kidney disease and more. Thyroid function and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) will be available for an additional small fee.

Cost is $41 and deadline to register is April 19.

For details, call 1-800-234-8888.

Springfield Twp.

SCAVENGER HUNT AT NIXON PARK >> A family scavenger hunt hosted by the York County Department of Parks and Recreation will be 2:30 to 4 p.m. May 25 at Richard N. Nixon County Park, Springfield Township.

Teams or individuals will compete by answering questions and collecting natural items in a specified amount of time. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the program.

Each team must include at least one adult. There is no fee for the program and pre-registration is not required.

For details, call 717-428-1961 or visit

SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK >> The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will present a wildflower walk 2:30 to 4 p.m. May 4 at Richard N. Nixon County Park, Springfield Township.

Join Parks Naturalist Amber Carothers for a hike through the woods to see the blooms of spring wildflowers. Learn identification, lore and history associated with these woodland flowers.

There is no fee and registration is not required.

For details, call 717-428-1961 or visit

BERKSHIRE CHORAL TO PERFORM >> The Berkshire Choral will perform 4 p.m. April 27 at Friedensaal Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9145 White Church Road, Springfield Township.

The Bershire Choral is under the direction of David Himes, a Dallastown High School graduate and have performed at the White House and on European Tour.

A reception of light fare will be immediately following the concert.

For details, call 717-428-3453.


FIRE HALL HOSTS CAR AND TRUCK SHOW >> Laurel Fire Company No. 1 of Windsor will hold a car and truck show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 on the grounds of the fire hall, 94 Schoolhouse Lane.

Registration, which begins 10:30 a.m., is $10 and includes a coupon for a free sandwich and drink. The first 50 registrants received dash plaques. Three winners will be named in each category.

For details, call Barry at 246-3212 or 332-1195.

Windsor Twp.

COMMUNITY CLEAN UP DAY >> A Community Day Clean Up will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at Freysville Park.

Anyone wanting to help paint, mulch, pick up debris and plant flowers is invited to bring their own shovels, rakes and gardening tools. Students needing services hours for school or extracurricular clubs are encouraged to participate.

To register, call 244-3512. Volunteers will be treated to a cookout at noon.


ADDITIONAL GRANT MONEY FOR HILL STREET >> The borough is pursuing additional grant money to resolve Hill Street's water woes.

The town council recently directed engineer John Runge to apply for a community development block grant to cover planning and construction costs. Winterstown's application for a hazardous mitigation grant was rejected because the borough does not have a full hydrological study for 5-, 10-, 50-, 100- and 500-year floods.

Because of the creek that winds along Hill Street, the road is subject to flooding.

York Twp.

REGISTRATION BEING ACCEPTED FOR YARD SALE >> The York Township Department of Parks and Recreation is still taking registration for the kid's yard sale April 26 at the municipal building, 190 Oak Road, York Township.

It's time to clean the closets and under the beds. If you have been holding onto toys you no longer play with then bring them to the yard sale. Only child related items will be sold. Books, videos and video games must be in working condition. Clothing will be acceptable. Wholesale items are not permitted.

Cost is $10 per parking space and is open to children in grades first through sixth.

For details, call Monica at 717-741-3861 ext. 129.

SCREEN FREE WEEK >> York Township screen free week is May 5 through May 9. Join us in an effort to get your kids away from the TV and other electronic media and involved with some fun activities for one week.

York Township will be joining with local businesses and organizations to offer an activity for your child each day of the week free of charge.

The event is for children ages 6 to 16, but many activities can include the whole family.

To register, you must come to the York Township Recreation Office, 190 Oak Road, York Township, during the week of April 28 to May 2 to pick up the event packet which includes a pledge card, list of activities and more.

For details, call 717-741-3861.

SPRING INDOOR YARD SALE >> A spring indoor yard sale will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at Otterbein United Methodist Church of Spry, 50 School St., York Township.

Clothing of all sizes, shoes, toys, games, books, kitchen wares, tools, electronics, furniture, craft supplies and more will be available. There will also be baked goods, soup, sandwiches and beverages.

Proceeds benefit mission at home and abroad.

For details, call 717-741-2302.