Our community 10/14
Entrance to parking garage closed
The westbound entrance to the East Market Street parking garage will be closed Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 15-18, York City announced.
Met-Ed will be working on an underground vault at 51 E. Market St., weather permitting, the city said in a news release.
The work will be conducted 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and during those times the entrance to the garage from Duke Street will be closed to traffic.
Healthy Steps workshop
The Stewartstown Senior Center will host a Healthy Steps workshop, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 17 and 24, at the center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, in the Stewartstown United Methodist Church.
This workshop will enlighten people on ways to prevent falls in the kitchen, bathroom and all around the house.
If you would like to attend this workshop, call the senior center at 717- 993-3488 by Tuesday to make a reservation.
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.
Penn State York
‘The Walk of the Immigrants’
Saul Flores walked 5,328 miles through 10 countries to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be.
Flores will share his story at Penn State York during a presentation, “The Walk of the Immigrants,” at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at. Penn State York, in the Precision Custom Components (PCC) Community Room in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
In the summer of 2010, Flores, a North Carolina State University senior, spent three months walking, hitchhiking and sleeping on the ground and in hiding places. His walk began in Ecuador and ended in Charlotte, North Carolina, and it helped raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico.
Penn State York brought the program to campus in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and to shed light on the human experience of those immigrating from Latin America to the United States. The event is sponsored by the University Programming Board (UPB) at Penn State York and Penn State Global Programs.
Support for those suffering a loss
Hospice & Community Care and the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss will offer a support group for those who are grieving.
Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Companion will be held 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Ann B. Barshinger Hospice Center, 235 St. Charles Way, Suite 250.
This free support group includes a presentation and an informal time to talk with others. No registration is needed.
For more information, call the Pathways Center at 717-391-2413 or 800-924-7610.
Concert 4 A Cause York
Guitarist Charlie Hunter and vocalist Lucy Woodward will be the featured performers at Concert 4 A Cause York, Jewish Family Services of York’s annual concert fundraiser.
The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Wyndridge Farm, 885 S. Pleasant Ave., Dallastown.
Hunter is best known for his talents on the seven- and eight-string guitar in which he plays bass lines, melodic leads and rhythms simultaneously. He has produced nearly 20 albums and has performed with a who’s who of the musical world, including Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer and D’Angelo.
Joining Hunter for this show will be vocalist Woodward, who has released four solo albums as well. The pair recently collaborated on “Music! Music! Music!,” an 11-track album that’s a combination of blues, soul and funk. The reworked covers range from the old-world blues of Blind Willie Johnson (“Soul of a Man”) to jazz standard (“Angel Eyes”) to 1950s Ruth Brown’s (“I Don’t Know”) to the 1980s funk of Terence Trent D’Arby’s (“Wishing Well”).
Tickets are $35 online at www.Concert4ACauseYork.org. Dine at Wyndridge on the day of the show and mention JFS to have a percentage of your meal donated to “Concert 4 A Cause York.” Wyndridge Farm’s craft beer and wine will also be available for purchase throughout the concert.
Proceeds from this event help JFS of York to provide expert elder care management and vital services and programs for members of the York community, their families and caregivers of all faiths in its mission to empower self-sufficiency and aging with dignity.
Countywide career fair
The 2019 Career Fair will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at PeoplesBank Park.
The fair will include more than 50 employers across the York County region. The York County Economic Alliance and the York Revolution welcome career seekers to engage with employers and training providers.
The annual event connects employers and training providers in manufacturing, health care, professional services, packaging and distribution centers and many more with individuals seeking an opportunity for a new career.
It also places a focus on recruiting individuals who might or might not have a criminal background. With current county unemployment numbers under 4%, this career fair provides a venue to expand opportunities available to various labor forces.
There will be a brief program at the beginning of the York Career Fair at 11:30 a.m. where partners and elected officials will address the employers and career seekers in attendance.
For more information, visit www.yceapa.org.
Local version of ‘Antiques Roadshow’
Glatfelter Memorial Library will host an appraisal clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the library, 101 Glenview Road, Spring Grove.
Appraisers from Cordier Auctions and Appraisals will provide attendees with the values and history of the antiques and collectibles they bring for appraisal. The event is like the PBS television show “Antiques Roadshow” where registrants bring antiques, collector’s items and heirlooms to have them appraised.
The fee for appraisal is $10 per item or three items for $20. An antique too large to transport to the library can be appraised by bringing a photograph. There is a limit of three items, in-person or photograph, per person. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Glatfelter Memorial Library.
Interested individuals should register online at www.yorklibraries.org/event/antiques-appraisal-clinic/.
Events scheduled in York, Gettysburg
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Lebanon VA Medical Center (VAMC) will hold two veterans information and VA health care enrollment events with walk-in flu shots.
The first will be held 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the York County VA Clinic, 2251 Eastern Blvd. The second is 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at American Legion Post 202, 528 E. Middle St., Gettysburg.
The free events are open to the public and will feature numerous Lebanon VAMC informational displays highlighting enrollment/eligibility, suicide prevention and visual impairment and rehabilitation services. Flu shots will also be provided to veterans enrolled in VA health care.
Veterans will be able to register for VA health care on site, learn about the various VA benefits available to them and speak with VA officials on any questions they may have. Veterans interested in on-the-spot enrollment should bring their DD 214s, 2018 income tax return and 2018 out-of-pocket household medical expenses. For information on enrollment and eligibility, call 717-228-6000.
Breakfast at the senior center
The Stewartstown Senior Center will hold a public breakfast, 7-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the center, 26 S. Main St.
Breakfast includes pancakes, chipped beef, home fries, scrambled eggs, breakfast casserole, toast, juice and coffee or tea.
Cost of the breakfast is $7. Call 717-993-3488 for more information. All proceeds benefit the senior center.
St. John Episcopal
Fall rummage sale
St. John Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St., will be holding its annual Fall Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 19.
The community is invited to attend. All monies raised will go to outreach ministries.
Donations of gently used clothing, attic treasures, toys, books, jewelry, etc. will be accepted 9 a.m.to noon and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Parish Hall on Thursday, October 17.