People interested in a new alumni association for the Spring Grove Area School District will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 100 E. College Ave. in Spring Grove.
Spring Grove graduates John Bailey and Bryan Tate are leading a discussion about forming the association. Any graduate of Spring Grove High School is welcome to attend.
The meeting is free; attendees are asked to register at www.sgasd.org. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Lisa Smith at 225-4731, ext. 3031.
Easter Bunny photos
The Easter Bunny will be at York's Central Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Market vendors will be offering special deals in honor of spring.
'Fagbug' film shown
Erin Davies will bring her international film success story, "Fagbug," to HACC's York campus on Tuesday.
The screening begins at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Cytec Building on the campus. Davies will be available to speak with from 4 to 5:30 p.m. outside the building. The campus Diversity Affairs Committee is sponsoring the free event.
When Davies, a graduate student in Albany, N.Y., put a rainbow sticker on her VW Bug in April 2007, her car was vandalized with graffiti reading "fag" and "u r gay." Initially shocked and embarrassed, Davies left the graffiti intact for a week to raise awareness about homophobia.
Bolstered by public reaction, she dubbed the car "fagbug," took it on a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada and turned the experience into a full-length documentary.
More information is available at www.fagbug.com.
April happenings at Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center, 66 Walnut Springs Road, Hellam Township, 252-4080:
---Troubleshooting the Titanic, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday. For tweens. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. The group will look at what happened and why and will experiment with some basic scientific principles to see how the ship could have been kept afloat. Register and sign up to bring a snack or a drink.
---Horn Farm Center Locavore Experience, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Join the library at the Horn Farm Center to learn what it means to be a "locavore." Participants will watch part of the "Locavore" movie, have a discussion and enjoy a local food treat. Call to register, as seating is limited.
---Readers' Theater Writers' Workshop, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. The group hopes to write a script that fits this year's Summer Reading Club theme. It will start by working on improvisation skills and storylines. Register and sign up to bring a snack or a drink.
RAIL TRAIL BIKE RIDES
The York County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Sunset Scramblers will present the popular Sunset Scramble Bike Rides along the Heritage Rail Trail County Park again this year.
Each ride begins at 6:30 p.m. and is a 13- to 15-mile roundtrip journey. Participants must bring a bike, helmet, light, water and snack money. Riders depart from the selected parking area and travel south on the trail.
The rides are free with no pre-registration required.
Rides are scheduled for the following dates and locations: Brillhart Station, Tuesday and June 5 and July 24; Glatfelter Station, April 17, June 12 and July 31; Seven Valleys, April 24, June 19 and Aug, 7; Hanover Junction, May 1, June 26 and Aug. 14; Glen Rock, May 8, July 3 and Aug. 21; Railroad, May 15, July 10 and Aug. 28; New Freedom, May 22, July 17 and Sept. 4; and Rudy Park, Rail Trail Northern Extension, May 29 (3-5 miles in length).
For more information, call 840-7440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) PA York County will sponsor a free education course for individuals diagnosed with a mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.
The Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Course consists of 10 two-hour sessions and is taught by a team of two trained mentors who have lived with mental illness. It will be offered Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at NHS Human Services, 651 Albright Ave. in York beginning April 23.
Peer-to-Peer uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercise and structured group processes, and incorporates the diverse experience of the course participants. Course topics include: stigma and mental illness, taking care of yourself, coping strategies and creating a relapse prevention plan.
Although the course is free, registration is required, and the registration deadline is Monday. For more information or to register, call the NAMI office at 717-848-3784.
York County Libraries have planned a roster of activities in celebration of National Library Week, Sunday through April 14, at its 13 locations.
This year's theme centers around PA Forward, a statewide initiative by Pennsylvania's libraries that collectively agree that five essential literacies are the foundation for individual success and for creating a strong Commonwealth: health literacy, basic literacy, financial literacy, civic and social literacy, and information literacy.
"This year, National Library Week provides us with an opportunity to highlight these essential literacies," says Deb Sullivan, community relations director for York County Libraries. "Health literacy, in particular, really simmered to the top as librarians planned activities for this week. There is a Healthy Living Fair in Glen Rock, Taters and Tots Yoga in Dover, and an opportunity for all library cardholders to try a fitness class for free at one of seven YMCAs in the York and Hanover area."
Also on the roster are financial literacy programs such as the Money Matters & Magic program for children and families at Glatfelter Memorial Library; Wills and Other Estate Planning Documents at Dover Area Community Library; and Savvy Social Security Planning at Kaltreider-Benfer Library. Most programs are free. Visit yorklibraries.org for details.
The Women's Circle of Lewisberry United Methodist Church, 309 Market St., Lewisberry, is having its annual ham loaf and pork barbecue sale. Both items are made by Wenger Meats, and all proceeds benefit the women's mission program.
Ready-to-bake ham loaf is $8.75, and heat-and-eat pork barbecue is $10 for two packs. To order, call Deb by Tuesday at 215-9990. Pickup is 3-7 p.m. April 18 at the church's lower door.
The Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area will present a heritage lecture and book talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage, 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville. Admission is $8 for SGHA members and $12 for nonmembers.
Author Jack Brubaker will speak on "Massacre of the Conestogas: On the Trail of the Paxton Boys in Lancaster County."
Registration is available online or by calling 717-252-0229, ext. 4. Advance registration is preferred; however, tickets are often available at the door.
Four staffers added
The YMCA of York County has announced the recent addition of four new staff members to its York Branch and corporate office at 90 N. Newberry St. in York City.
Marie Burgos has been named the new Latino services director. She previously worked with Aqui Primero, a United Way-funded program that partnered with the York Library Systems. Burgos also was a teacher assistant with the York City School District.
The new child care director, Christina Siddique, previously was the owner/director of Kid's Academy in Glen Rock. She has received several awards from Child Care Consultants, as well as the Excellent Service in Education award.
Nacole Gaines was named the new youth development director. She worked at Mission Home Education & Counseling Services and at Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR-UP).
Kate Harner will serve as the director of development and communications. Harner previously worked at the YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity. She is a Hanover native and graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.