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Staff report

York Catholic 

Homecoming celebration 

York Catholic High School invites the community to its homecoming celebration, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6.   

 The Homecoming Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium and ends at York Catholic.  Football pre-game festivities begin at 6:15 p.m., with the game against Fairfield kicking off at 7 p.m.  Marching band alumni should bring instruments and sit with the band.  Alumni cheerleaders will also perform. 

 On Saturday, graduates are invited to an Alumni Social, 6-9 PM at Central Market.  Tim Spangler, of the class of 1981 and chef at Mezzogiorno, and Jeff Lau, from the class of 1976 and owner of Mudhook, are the hosts.  

On Sunday, Mass in memory of Coach Jim Forjan will be held at 10 a.m. in the school auditorium. 

Salem UCC 

Free movie night 

Salem United Church of Christ, 24 Franklin St. in Jacobus, is hosting a free family movie night on Saturday, Oct. 5.  

The movie to be shown is "A Man Called Jon," an endearing, light-hearted dramedy with a powerful message of unconditional love and acceptance. 

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a light meal in the Fellowship Room. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. For more information, call the church at 717-428-2443. 

York County churches 

Food sales 

  • Locust Grove United Church of Christ, 1035 Locust Grove Road, is holding a chicken barbecue and bake sale beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, rain or shine. Dinners will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out.  The dinner is $9 and includes half a chicken, baked potato, applesauce, dinner roll and butter, cupcake and beverage.  Dinners can be eaten on site or carried out. The contact number for the chicken barbecue is 717-755-1318.  To reserve dinners, leave your name, phone number and number of dinners.   
  • St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 2173 Stoverstown Road, is having a soup and bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Chicken corn and ham and bean soup will be available. There will be a variety of bake goods. Lunch items will also be available. To  order soup, call 717-225-4497.  

Polka Dancers 

Fall dance 

The White Rose Polka Dancers will hold their first fall dance, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Emigsville Alert Firehall, 3118 N. George St., Emigsville. 

The Polka Whoo, a local favorite, will play lively polkas and a variety of dance music. 

Admission is open to all for $12 at the door and includes light snacks, drinks and door prizes. For tickets, contact Andy at 717-244-3436.  

Free introductory polka lessons will be given at 5:30 p.m. at the firehall. Contact Dave and Anne at 717-229-2033 for questions. 

Local dance students are invited to audition Saturday for roles in the Moscow Ballet's " Great Russian Nutcracker."

Moscow Ballet 

Audition for ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ 

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” is coming to York, and the company is looking for local ballet students to fill children’s roles.  

Local youth ages 6 to 18 can audition to be Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Russian Snow Maidens and more roles through Moscow Ballet’s community engagement “Dance-with-Us ” program. Auditions are led by a Moscow Ballet company member in each performance city this fall. The “Dance-with-Us” program has brought more than 100,000 aspiring dancers on stage with the professionals over the past 27 years. 

Auditions are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Greater Dover Dance Academy, 50 Butter Road, Dover. The auditions will be led by Moscow Ballet ballerina Svetlana Popova. Auditions are free (although there may be a minimal casting and rehearsal fee), hand-sewn costumes are provided, and dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company the day of the performance. Sign up at www.nutcracker.com/dance. 

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” will be performed at 7 p.m.  Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Pullo Center.