Workshop on high school
The York Home School Association will present a "Home Schooling High School" workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Zion United Methodist Church, 1030 Carlisle Road, West Manchester Township.
The session will answer questions about homeschooling for grades 7 and up, including high school transcripts, credits, diplomas, college, PSAT and SAT. Registration fee is $10 per family to cover handouts. Registration info and directions at www.yhsa.org.
Crime victims' rights event
Every year, National Crime Victims' Rights Week revisits crime victims' historic struggle for justice. This year, it will be commemorated through Saturday
The York County Victims' Rights Coalition invites the community to remember those who have been affected by crime by taking part in the 26th annual victims' rights march and candlelight vigil. This year's theme is "Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim."
The event will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The vigil begins in front of the Colonial Court House with opening remarks from the district attorney and other local representatives. The Kiltie Band will lead the march, which will proceed to Trinity UCC, 32 W. Market St.
Everyone in attendance will be welcome to light a candle and speak either in honor or in memory of a loved one who has been affected by crime.
The event is free and open to the community. For more information, contact Miesha Hill, email@example.com or 717-845-2631 ext. 126.
Proposed store to be discussed
A proposed Dollar General in Wellsville that has brought the ire of some residents will be discussed during the borough planning commission meeting Wednesday.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the borough building, 299 Main St.
The proposal by the chain store calls for roughly 2.6 acres of land in the 200 block of Main Street near Community Street to be developed to accommodate a 7,500-square-foot store. The property is farmland and within Wellsville's Historical District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In March, the planning commission tabled a vote on the matter.
Open house at CareExpress
WellSpan CareExpress is opening its doors to the community now through Saturday.
The community is invited to stop by the CareExpress locations in the Giant Food Stores at Windsor Commons, 3175 Cape Horn Road in Red Lion, or in the Delco Plaza, 1255 Carlisle Road in York.
Members of the public can speak with CareExpress staff, pick up information about walk-in care at WellSpan and register to win an iPad.
CareExpress offers treatment for minor illness and injury such as insect bites, rashes, allergies, sinus infections, ear aches, urinary infections and more. It also offers physical exams for driver permits, sports and camp. Immunizations and wellness screenings are also available.
Hours for CareExpress are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 1-888-520-5060 or visit www.wellspan.org/walkincare.
Apple dumpling sale
Windy Hill Senior Center, 50 N. East St. in Spring Grove, will be holding its final apple dumpling sale for the season Monday and Tuesday, April 30 and May 1.
Homemade apple dumplings are $3 each. Deadline for orders is Tuesday. For more information and to order, contact the center at 225-0733.
Relay for Life meeting
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Southern York County is holding a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the library of Shrewsbury Elementary School to share with residents the importance of Relay for Life in saving lives from cancer.
Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society. It is an overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money to fight back against cancer.
Teams of eight to 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation.
For more information on the Wednesday meeting, or if you would like to volunteer on the Relay For Life committee, please contact Katie Cooper at 717-846-2561 or visit www.RelayForLife.org. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1.800.ACS.2345, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit www.cancer.org.
The York County Heritage Trust has two volunteer intern positions available this summer for college students interested in getting job experience.
Both are part-time and will be based at the Trust's Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St.
The first position is in the Marketing and Public Relations department, and is open to a college junior or senior majoring in public relations, journalism, or graphic design. The position begins in mid-May and lasts through August. Email a letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second is an internship in the Trust's Development Department. This intern will have the opportunity to learn about museum-based nonprofit development and experience how development is integrated into operations and discover the unique challenges of museums with regard to fundraising. Email a letter and resume to email@example.com.
Donate old cellphones
The York County Commissioners are encouraging residents to donate their old cellphones to Cell Phone For Soldiers. Donations benefit troops and decrease electronic waste in landfills.
Cell Phones For Soldiers was founded in 2004 by Rob and Brittany Bergquist of Norwell, Mass., at the ages of 12 and 13. The money received from recycling the cellphones is used to purchase calling cards and other communication tools. The program has collected more than 10 million cell phones, with more than 150 million minutes of free talk time provided to soldiers, according to Cell Phones For Soldiers.
Old cellphones can be donated at the Department of Veteran Affairs, 100 W. Market St. Residents are reminded to clear off all sensitive data and remove the SIM card before donating their unwanted phone. Instructions for wiping the phones of data are available by clicking on the "Donate a Gently Used Phone" link at www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.