Rescheduled lantern float
The York County Youth Development Center's first-ever Tea Light Lantern Float festival was postponed until Saturday.
The location at the John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville and hours will remain the same. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and culminate at 8 p.m. with the lighting of the lanterns. They will be placed in the Susquehanna River to float downstream and will be visible from the restaurant to symbolize inspiration and hope.
Pre-event lantern sales have been reopened until Tuesday. A limited number of tea light lanterns will also be available for purchase the day of the event.
Lanterns can be purchased via mail or in person through the Youth Development Center, 3564 Heindel Road in Springettsbury Township. The cost is $10. For more information, or to purchase a lantern, visit www.ycydc.org or call 840-7570. The event was postponed because the weekend forecast called for rain.
May library activities
York County Libraries have announced May activities at Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover. For more information, call the library at 632-5183.
---Poetry Slam at the Library, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Join E.H. Markle Intermediate School students, family and friends as the winners of this year's EHMIS eighth-grade Poetry Slam read their winning entries.
---Teen Writing Group, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 3 and 17. Teens ages 13-18 are welcome to the Writer's Club, where attendees practice the craft of writing and share what they have written. If you're a poet, a playwright, or an author, you can join the group for a chance to present your work and hear honest feedback.
---The Magic of Jonathan Dominguez, 11 a.m. Saturday. Come and see the magic, all ages welcome.
---Flames Beyond Gettysburg by Scott Mingus Jr., 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17. This is a PowerPoint presentation on Jubal Early's invasion of York County, adapted from Mingus' book "Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River." There will be several slides on Elijah White's raid through Hanover and Hanover Junction. Books will be sold for $20 plus tax.
---Teen Advisory Group, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30. Group meeting open to all teens.
Library activities for May
York County Libraries have announced May activities at Kaltreider-Benfer Library, 147 S. Charles St., Red Lion. For more information, call the library at 244-2032.
---Get Fit for Summer series, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, May 1, 15 and 29, and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, May 2, 16 and 30. Virginia Coco leads this series of seminars that focus on nutrition, weight loss, exercise and healthy living. Meetings are every other week, no registration required. Attend either Tuesday morning or Wednesday evening seminars.
---Teen Craft -- Hunger Games Survival Bracelet, 6 p.m. Thursday. Teens and pre-teens ages 10 and up can make a survival bracelet, essential in almost any "Hunger Games" arena. One craft per person, while supplies last.
---Drop-In Craft for Mother's Day, 3-7 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Stop in to make a unique keepsake for someone special this Mother's Day. All ages welcome. No registration required. One craft per child while supplies last.
---Adult Movie Night, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. Come to a free showing of "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to the first 25 people. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
---Family Movie Night, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Bring the whole family to a free showing of "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked." Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to the first 25 people. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
---Chick Flick, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31. This month's title is "One for the Money" starring Katherine Heigl. Refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited to the first 25 ladies.
May activities at library
York County Libraries have announced May activities at Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York. For more information, call 846-5300.
---Youth Empowerment Summit, 8 a.m. Thursday Teens in grades 9-12 will attend the Youth Empowerment Summit all-day event to learn more about post-secondary careers, recreational activities and local information services from area professionals. The keynote speaker is A.S. King, author of the 2011 Andre Norton Award-winning book, "Everybody Sees the Ants." Students will receive free giveaways and have the opportunity to learn more about library services.
---York City Police Department Youth Outreach Program, 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. Police visit and play video games with kids up to age 15. Pizza and snacks are provided.
Email, 9 a.m. Monday, May 14. Cost: $25 for a 2-hour session. Registration is required.
Keyboard Skills, 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 15. This is not a typing class. Instead, we examine what all those extra keys on the computer do. Cost: $25 for 2-hour session. Registration is required.
Mouse Skills, 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 16. Cost: $25 for 2-hour session. Registration is required.
Basic Internet Skills, 9 a.m. Thursday, May 17. Cost: $25 for 2-hour session. Registration is required.
---Kids 4 Troops, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19. Kids can celebrate Armed Forces Day. Kids will be able to create a special care-package to send overseas. Registration is required.
Afternoon of games
Members of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 124 Broadway, Hanover, are inviting the public to an afternoon of games, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, May 2 and 16 and June 6 and 20.
The event is held on the first and third Wednesdays monthly from September to June in the church's King Auditorium. Come and play Scrabble, dominoes and card games. Bring a friend. Admission is free, and light refreshments are offered.
For more information, call 632-8281.