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Fall events celebrate environmental classic
York College is celebrating Aldo Leopold's "Sand County Almanac," an environmental classic published 70 years ago, by hosting three fall events that are open to the public free of charge.
In his book, Leopold reflects upon his journey to environmental stewardship by recounting moments in his pioneering career in the National Forest Service, his work repairing a hobby farm, and his vision for living in harmony with nature.
"Green Fire," a documentary that explores the impact of "Sand County Almanac," will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center. The film introduces Leopold and his writings, provides backstory to his vision and allows the audience to see the lasting impact of his work.
Historian Curt Meine will present "Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic in a Time of Rapid Change" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Weinstock Lecture Hall. A Leopold scholar and conservation biologist, Meine will discuss what can be learned from Leopold as we consider linked concerns between the land and people.
"Into the Canyon," a documentary that follows Leopold and two friends who set out to walk the 750 miles of the Grand Canyon, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Weinstock Lecture Hall.
34th Annual Apple Festival
New Cumberland’s 34rd Annual Apple Festival will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
Crafters will display and sell handmade items of all types. Food vendors will offer a vast array of selections to eat at the festival or to take home to enjoy later. Many items featuring apples are available.
There will be an apple pie contest, a Lego building contest, entertainment all day long, kids’ activities, games, pony rides and a bounce House.
The festival is sponsored by the New Cumberland Olde Towne Association. Funds raised will be used to support New Cumberland’s service departments as well as local youth programs.
For more information, go to www.applefestivalnewcumberlandpa.com or contact Christine Leukus at 717-319-4421.
New Hope (Fissel's) UCC Church, 3426 Fissel's Church Road, Glen Rock, is having an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
Breakfast will consist of ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, pastries, fruit salad and beverages.
Cost for the buffet is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 6-12 and free for children under 6. This will benefit New Hope (Fissel’s) UCC Church.
For more details, call the church at 717-235-2033.