Our community 9/19

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot from a vaccine vial at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. Preliminary figures released Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 suggest this winter’s vaccine is 47 percent effective overall in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor's office - an improvement from the previous year. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

York City 

Flu shot clinic moved 

The York City Health Bureau has changed the location of its flu shot clinic on Saturday.  

The clinic will now take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the City Council Chambers, 101 S. George St. 

The bureau will provide flu vaccines on a first come, first serve basis. The event is funded in part by the state Department of Health.  

Rep. Dawn Keefer 

Ice cream social for veterans 

Rep. Dawn Keefer, R-Dillsburg, will host a free ice cream social for veterans, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the American Legion Post No. 26, 301 Route 15 South, in Dillsburg. 

All veterans and their families are invited to attend Keefer’s free event. There they will learn about services available to them. The guest speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Graf from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

Registration is required. To RSVP, contact Keefer’s office at 717-432-0792 or register online at The deadline to register is Sunday, Sept. 22. 

Mount Zion Lutheran 

Stravaganza Chamber Ensemble to perform 

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 2164 Mount Zion Road in York, will host the Stravaganza Chamber Ensemble at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. 

The group will offer a varied program containing works for soloists through full quintets. 

Stravaganza was founded by York violinist Katelyn McClinton. Other members of the ensemble include Caleb Flick, Sydney Bennett,  Hannah Potts and Ryan Kozak. The concergt will feature the “Piano Quintet No. 1 In C Minor,” written by Hungarian composer Ernest Von Dohnanyi. Works by Beethoven, Mozart and Bach also will be heard. 

The concert will be held in the church sanctuary. The program is free and the public is invited to attend. A free-will offering will benefit the community music series of Mount Zion Lutheran Church, where concerts are presented throughout the year.  

For more information, call the church office at 717-757-7626. 

New Hope UCC 

Blessing of the animals 

New Hope (Fissel’s) United Church of Christ, 3426 Fissel’s Church Road, Glen Rock, will hold an outdoor service to bless animals at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. 

Pastor David Stewart says that blessing animals reminds us of God’s love for all creation and that we are called to be the caretakers of the earth and its creatures.  

Nonmembers are welcome to attend. House pets and large animals are all invited to come to be blessed. 

Sam Lewis State Park 

Buffet to support new center 

When it comes to environmental stewardship, one of the first things people consider is recycling. But why stop at aluminum cans and sauce jars when you can recycle a whole building? 

That's the idea for the unused concession stand at Samuel S. Lewis State Park: it will be recycled into an environmental center for the park and you can help make it happen. The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundations in joining with Burning Bridge Tavern to sponsor an all-you-can-eat buffet in support of the project. 

The buffet will be held 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Burning Bridge Tavern, 108 Hellam St., Wrightsville. The meal will features pulled pork and pit beef, mac and cheese, garden and jalapeno slaw along with soda, beer and wine. There will also be a silent auction. 

Tickets are $25 per person, and the deadline to buy tickets is Monday, Sept. 23.  

The group has raised $2,500 and needs to raise $1,500 more, they said.  

To buy tickets, go to 

York College 

Discussion of judicial independence 

York College's Department of History and Political Science will host a live-streamed panel discussion organized by the Pennsylvania Commission on Judicial Independence from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center.  

Judges from all levels of the bench will participate in the discussion at the Pennsylvania Judicial Center in Harrisburg to discuss issues of importance and mutual interest to the courts and Pennsylvania families and organizations. 

The event is free and open to the public.  

The event will be moderated by G. Terry Madonna, professor at Franklin and Marshall College and host of "Pennsylvania Newsmakers."