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York County happenings: Girls Who Code; Articles of Confederation Day

Staff report

York YMCA 

Girls Who Code 

The YMCA of York and York County is accepting registrations for the upcoming session of Girls Who Code. 

Girls Who Code is a free program for girls in fourth through seventh grades where girls work in teams to use their coding skills to solve real world problems that they care about.  

During each meeting, club members build community through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interactions activities/crafts, learn about inspiring role models and engage in fun and simple self-guide coding tutorials that range from beginner to advance in Scratch, Python, JavaScript and Thunkable.  

Meeting are held 4:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the York YMCA, 543 N. New St. All program participants will receive a free dinner during each meeting. 

To register, contact Nacole Gaines at 717-843-7884, ext. 242 or ngaines@yorkcoymca.org 

History Center 

Articles of Confederation Day 

The York County History Center invites the community to celebrate a virtual Articles of Confederation Day on Saturday with free videos and activities. 

Go to www.yorkhistorycenter.org/ throughout the day on Saturday to see videos on the Continental Congress in York; preparing and writing with a quill pen; Revolutionary spy activities and more. Most of the videos are geared toward children but can be enjoyed by all, and most begin with a song performed by the Central York Middle School Fife and Drum. 

The Articles of Confederation, the first document that named the United States of America and formed a federal government, were completed on Nov. 15, 1777, while the Continental Congress was meeting in York. The articles were ratified by the final state in 1781. 

Learn more about the Articles of Confederation during the Second Saturday Lecture on the colonial era in York County at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Historian Jim McClure will discuss the nine months when the Congress met in York in a talk that will be streamed on the history center’s Facebook page.