Our community 10/18

Staff report


CROP Walk  

 On Sunday, Oct.  20, the Hanover Area CROP Walk will take place at Codorus State Park in the Marina Day Launch Area.  

Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Dub, Conway-Runkle Annex, and the walk begins at 1 p.m.  This is a 2-mile route.  The walk will be held rain or shine. 

The CROP Walk is an opportunity for everyone to show their commitment to stopping hunger, with 75% of funds collected distributed by Church World Service both in the USA and worldwide to assist those in poverty and those who are refugees and 25% percent of collections distributed to these four local agencies:  the Provide a Lunch Program at the Hanover Area Council of Churches,  God’s Meal Barrel, Head Start Program and Ruth’s Harvest Backpack Meals. 

For additional information, contact the Hanover Area Council of Churches, 136 Carlisle St., at 717-633-6353. 

Cultural anthropologist and documentary filmmaker Sheila S. Walker will discuss "The Global African Diaspora" Monday at York College.

York College 

Filmmaker to discuss Africa 

Cultural anthropologist and documentary filmmaker Sheila S. Walker will discuss "The Global African Diaspora" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in York College’s Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center.  

Walker is serving as a 2019-20 Council of Independent Colleges Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. Her talk is open to the public free of charge.   

Walker has done fieldwork, lectured and participated in cultural events in most of Africa and the global African diaspora. She currently serves as executive director of Afrodiaspora Inc., with the goal to share her experiences and knowledge of the global African diaspora.  

 Garden Club 

The rights and responsibilities of gardeners 

Attorney and master gardener Rachel Roat will discuss the rights and responsibilities of gardeners during the next meeting of the Garden Club of York. 

Roat will talk about problems including boundary disputes, tree, neighbor and garden laws and more.  

A membership meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 839 W. Market St. A light lunch will follow, and Roat’s program will begin around 1 p.m.  

Visitors are always welcome. They are requested to donate $5 at the door to cover the cost of the luncheon. 

Hospice and Community Care 

Wine, Dine and Unwind 

Hospice and Community Care will hold a Wine, Dine and Unwind event, 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Country Club of York, 1400 Country Club Road.  

The festive event features gourmet dining and a charity auction. Proceeds will support the organization’s hospice and bereavement programs in York County. 

For more information or to register, visit www.hospicecommunity.org or call 717-295-3900. 

One Book, One Community 

2020 selection made 

Representatives from libraries announced that “Heartland” by Sarah Smarsh will be the 2020 One Book, One Community: Our Region Reads! Selection.  

The public was asked to help choose a book from a narrowed-down list that they would like to read and discuss with the community, and the vote took place in August.  

This year’s OBOC regional campaign represents collaboration between 40 libraries in York, Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties and their community partners.  

Everyone is welcome to read and discuss the book. Reading Group Guide and related materials will be listed online beginning in January 2020.  

Reading campaign organizers encourage residents to read the book during January in preparation to attend free programs and discussions that will be held at public libraries beginning in February, which is both Library Lovers’ Month and Book Lovers’ Month.   

 Participating libraries will stock copies of the book that can be borrowed free of charge beginning in January.  Books will also be available for purchase at area Giant Food Stores and at local booksellers.  Program schedules for book discussion groups, author lectures and other innovative activities will be available at all participating public libraries and throughout the community. Most programming is free of charge.  

Details will be announced on the One Book website, www.oboc.org.  

Advent Lutheran 

Blood drive scheduled 

Advent Lutheran Church will be holding a blood drive, 3-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the church, 1775 E. Market St. 

Walk-ins are welcome, and those who come are asked to bring a friend.  

Donors can follow signs to registration in the Gathering Place at the entrance from the rear parking lot.  

For more information, call the church office at 717-755-5007. 

Cross Keys Village 

Seminar for dementia practitioners 

Cross Keys Village will offer a full-day seminar for those who wish to become a certified dementia practitioner, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. 

Registration is required. All health care professionals and frontline staff who work in the health care industry, family members or students are encouraged to register. The cost is $185 for professionals or $40 for family members, CKV volunteers or students. 

The training will be held in the Encore Room inside the Harmony Ridge Community Center, which is best accessed via the Village Drive entrances from Route 30 or Route 94. Harmony Drive, which leads to the community center parking lot, intersects with Village Drive from the west. Directional signage and ample free parking are available. 

To register or for more information, visit www.crosskeysvillage.org/seminar or contact  Jennifer Holcomb at 717-624-5474 or j.holcomb@crosskeysvillage.org.