Our community 9/18

Staff report

Local churches 

Two Chalk Talks on Saturday 

Artist Elva Hurst will visit two local churches on Saturday to give Chalk Talk presnetations. 

At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Hurst will give a free presentation at Calvary Bible Church, 603 Wilson Ave., Hanover. Hurst draws a large chalk picture with special lighting to illustrate a story using her own pre-recorded music and narration. A free-will offering will be taken. 

Hurst will then head to Salem United Church of Christ, 24 Franklin St., Jacobus, where a light supper of soup and sandwiches at 5 p.m. will be followed by her presentation, "Glimpse of Heaven," at 6 p.m. A goodwill donation will be accepted. For reservations, call the church at 717-428-2443. 

The LeFevre Quartet will perform Saturday at Round Hill Evangelical Presbyterian Church.


Lefevre Quartet to perform 

The LeFevre Quartet, a Christian quartet from Gainesville, Georgia, will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Round Hill Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 7362 Church Road, Felton. 

The quartet will be joined by the 40-voice New Song Community Choir, composed of members from 20 different churches in the Southern York County area.  

A freewill offering will be received.  Light refreshments will be served in the social hall following the concert.   

For more information, call 717-993-6694 or 717-993-3165. 

Astronomical Society 

Biking and the stars 

The York County Astronomical Society will partner with the Sunset Scramblers for a bike ride and public star watch on Saturday, Sept. 21. 

The bike ride begins at 7:30 p.m. at Brillhart Station on the York County Heritage Rail Trail. The 8-mile ride will last about an hour and a half, and bikers must provide a bike, light, water and helmet. 

The public star watch will be held at Stump Park, 525 Days Mill Road, beside Brillhart Station. Riders are invited to bring their telescopes and/or binoculars and join the members of YCAS in observing the planets Jupiter and Saturn as well as a host of other celestial objects.  

 Light refreshments will be available. The program is free and open to the public.  

More information on this and other programs is available from York County Department of Parks and Recreation at 717-840-7440 or 

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Spry Church 

First aid for mental health 

Spry Church, 50 School St., will offer mental health first aid training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.  

Professionals from Philhaven/WellSpan will present the training.  Both materials and lunch will be provided.  

The training will show attendees how to help and relate to others who are struggling with depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.  All are invited to attend.   

For more information, call 717-741-1429 or visit 

Cousler Park 

Harvest VegFest 

On Saturday, Sept. 21, local nonprofit group Animal Advocates of South Central PA presents its second annual Harvest Vegfest, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cousler Park at 1060 Church Road in Manchester Township. 

This free family-friendly event brings the modern phenomenon of VegFests to the York area: a celebration of vegan, cruelty-free living, featuring food, vendors and entertainment.  This event is also certified Zero Waste. 

Harvest Vegfest will feature more than 90 vendors, music from vegan artists, speakers, a pie eating contest, kids’ activities, panel discussions, cooking demonstrations and a presentation from Jake “The Vegan Manly Man” Singer. 

For more information, go to or