Our community 10/11

Staff report

Martin Library 

Talk on railways in the Civil War 

Civil War historian Scott Mingus continues his “Sundays with Scott” series at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Martin Library, 159 E. Market St. 

Mingus will discuss the Northern Central Railway and the key Union supply route that ran from New York through Harrisburg, York, Glen Rock and Hanover Junction to Baltimore. He will also address the controversial 1863 “Lincoln at Hanover Junction” photograph credited to Matthew Brady. 

For more information, check Martin Library’s online events calendar at yorklibraries.org/events, email AdultPrograms@yorklibraries.org or call 717-849-6926.   

Nixon Park 

Explore the stream 

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Stream Discovery Program, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.   

Participants will spend time exploring fall stream ecology and critters during one of its highest periods of productivity.  Collect, examine and discuss a variety of stream insects.

This is a hand-on, feet-wet program. No open-toed shoes or bare feet will be permitted. Old sneakers, water shoes or rain boots recommended.  All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate for all ages 7 and up.   

There is no fee, but space is limited.  Register at 717-428-1961 until spaces fill.    

For information on this and other programs, go to yorkcountyparks.org. 


Art at the library 

The third art exhibit for 2019 will open with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive in Stewartstown.   

The exhibit will feature the work of local artist Pauline Biggley. Biggley likes to paint her experiences from life and often uses photos from her family history.  She tries to have someone or something in her landscapes that brings them to life.  She has worked in walnut and India ink and colored pencil, and she is currently concentrating on oils and watercolors under the guidance of Nancy Wiseman, a former Mason Dixon exhibitor.   

The exhibit will remain on display through Friday, Dec. 6.  The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.   

For more information about this event or other library activities, visit  www.yorklibraries.org/mason-dixon or call the library at 717-993-2404.      

Apple Cider Day at the Wallace-Cross Mill is Sunday, Oct. 13.

Wallace-Cross Mill 

Apple Cider Day 

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will host an Apple Cider Day from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Wallace-Cross Mill, 15759 Cross Mill Road, Felton.   

The old-fashioned cider press will be in action, and those attending can sample some sweet, freshly prepared apple cider.  Docents will be available for tours of the historic grist mill.   

There is no fee and no registration required.  For information on this and other programs, go to yorkcountyparks.org. 

York College 

College fair, open houses 

York College will host several upcoming events for high school students.   

The York County Regional College Fair, held 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, 899 South Richland Ave., will feature representatives from more than 120 colleges, universities and technical schools. The event is free; no registration is required. The fair is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling. High-school students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade and their parents are invited to attend, as well as transfer students and adult learners.  

Senior Open Houses will be held on 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 9 in the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center. Seniors in high school and those currently enrolled at other colleges who are considering transferring will have the opportunity to meet current students, chat with faculty and administration, learn about admissions and financial aid, tour campus, sample campus food and get answers to any questions they may have.  

For information on these events, contact Senior Associate Director of Admissions Nan Noel at 717-815-1769 or nnoel@ycp.edu or visit www.ycp.edu/visit. 

TAFE will hold auditions for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14 and 15.

TAFE auditions 

‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ 

TAFE (Theatre Arts For Everyone) will hold auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14 and 15. 

Written in 1971, this story unleashes the Herdmans, six delinquent children, on the world. They only go to church because they hear there will be snacks. The next thing everyone knows, they are cast in all the lead roles in the church's Christmas Pageant. 

Auditions will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 700 E. Market St.  

TAFE is looking for 10 boys/teens, 14 girls/teens, five men and six women, along with producers, managers, lights, sound, props and costume crews. 

No advance preparation is needed. Children must be 7 or older to audition. 

Performances are at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 and 3 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15. 


Learn about foster care, adoption 

A free informational session to learn more about providing child foster care and adoption will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, 836 S. George St. 

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care staff will explain foster parenting as well as the processes involved in adopting a child. Attendees also will learn about children available for adoption as well as foster care, foster-to-adopt and medically fragile foster care. 

People interested in attending the session should call 717-845-9113.