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Archive for October 2015

Senior Center activities week of November 5

Oct 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Area seniors are invited to participate in any of the following programs held at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center.  The Senior Center is located in the GEARS Community Center, Elizabethtown and is open Monday through Friday.  Call the center for more information about the activities or to make reservations at 367-7984.  The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center is a service of GEARS and the Lancaster County Office of Aging. Thursday, November 5: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing Circle, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10am Bazaar Committee and work group, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge.  Lunch will be: fish, mac and cheese, tomatoes, mixed fruit. Friday,[Read more...]

GEARS news October 26

Oct 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Yoga Classes Offered             Gentle/Beginner Yoga -  Learn fundamental yoga postures using safe alignment and modifications, slowly build strength, flexibility and balance. Mind, breathe and body connection are introduced and emphasized. This is a slow and mindful class for any fitness level. Please bring a yoga mat. Ages 14+. Class is on Thursdays, Nov 5-Dec 17 (excluding Nov 26), from 10:30-11:30 am.             Vinyasa Yoga -  Vinyasa flow style yoga featuring mind, breathe and body connection. Build heat and sensation in strength poses, flow and balance. Detoxifying, strengthening and lengthening of the muscles will be achieved. Previous yoga experience is[Read more...]

Etown conductor to hold recital

Oct 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 9 What: Monday Series Concert: Robert Spence, trombone and euphonium Where: Zug Recital Hall on Etown campus Robert Spence, associate professor of music, presents a recital of works by Hindemith, Olson and Rimsky-Korsakov on trombone and euphonium. Cost: free Contact: Amy Reynolds at 717-361-1212 or Sponsor: Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Shapespeare in a box at Etown

Oct 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 7 What: One-man show: “Lot O’Shakespeare” with Tim Mooney Where: Tempest Theatre on Etown campus Timothy Mooney has memorized one monologue from every Shakespeare play, capturing the most stirring speeches, the most wicked double-entendres, and the most delicious sonorous soliloquies ever to emerge from Shakespeare’s pen! Following rave reviews at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and around the United States, Lot o’ Shakespeare features 38 monologues chosen entirely at random by the spinning of a Bingo cage. Timothy Mooney, the former founder and editor of “The Script Review” and Artistic Director of Chicago’s Stage Two Theatre,[Read more...]

Thoughts from a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Vietnam, Nov. 4

Oct 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

From E-town NOW by Ashley Reeb “Vietnam’s population is aging faster than any country in the world,” according to Peggy McFarland, professor of social work and Director of Field Instruction at Elizabethtown College.  Involved in elderly care, practicing geriatric social work since 1990 and a recent Fulbright Scholar in the Southeast Asian country, she  intimately understands the situation. With her social work experiences as co-founder of Senior Management Services, a firm that provides eldercare management; her research on Alzheimer’s; and her scholarly work at E-town, McFarland was honored as a 2014 U.S. Fulbright Scholar. As a Fulbrighter, she traveled to[Read more...]

Bainbridge Elementary students tend to school garden

Oct 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  October 20, 2015- Students from Bainbridge Elementary School, with the help of the school’s PTO, recently celebrated Garden Day by cleaning, weeding and mulching the school’s science garden. The hands-on service learning project was connected to the school’s science curriculum on Life Cycles. In addition to tending to the garden beds, the students learned the importance of caring for the garden on an annual basis, facts about the plants and explored the garden for critters and wildlife. Garden Day is celebrate twice a year at the school, once in the fall to prepare the area for the winter season[Read more...]

EAHS Orchestra to Perform Pops Concert

Oct 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

October 16, 2015- The Elizabethtown Area High School Orchestra will perform its annual Pops Concert on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. The program will be held in the high school cafeteria with refreshments throughout the concert. Performing in this evening of music will be the high school’s full orchestra and string ensemble, as well as the middle school’s Allegro Ensemble. The theme for the concert is “Books the Scripts” performing movie music completely based on books. Such titles are Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, The Hunger Games, and many more. The concert is free and open to the[Read more...]


Oct 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

EVENT CANCELLED Elizabethtown, PA – Gretna Music’s 2015-2016 Classy Brass season at Elizabethtown College’s Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, a celebration of classical music’s ‘heavy metal,’ begins with a showstopping virtuoso turn by New York Philharmonic principal trombonist Joseph Alessi Sunday, November 1 at 7:30 pm. Joseph Alessi was appointed Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic in 1985.  While still a high school student, Mr. Alessi was a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony.  He went on to study at the Curtis Institute of Music, and served four seasons as second trombone of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and one season[Read more...]

Center for Community Peacemaking Offers Introductory Workshop in Restorative Justice

Oct 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

LANCASTER, PA. — What is “restorative justice?” Does it mean being “soft on crime?” Does it require forgiveness? Or that everybody just “gets along”? These and other myths will be dispelled in the course of a three-hour interactive workshop by the Center for Community Peacemaking (formerly LAVORP) taking place both November 6th and 7t The Center for Community Peacemaking (CCP) is facilitating an experiential-based workshop introducing the principles, practices and applications of restorative justice. Participants can join either workshop on November 6th or November 7th from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. The workshop is for professionals and volunteers in criminal justice,[Read more...]

BWH hosts award-winning poet Timothy Liu, science-fiction author Maria Snyder, E-town’s own Jean-Paul Benowitz

Oct 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

From E-town NOW by Ashley Reeb On the edge of the Elizabethtown College campus, Bowers Writers House gathers writers and poets, alike, for readings and discussions of their work. This fall, Bowers hosts award-winning speakers Oct. 20 and 26 and Nov. 12. The events are free and open to the public. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, author Maria V. Snyder reads from her collection of fantasy and science-fiction novels. The writer has published 13 novels and 17 short stories for young adult to adult readers, winning awards for several of her works and reaching the New York Times bestseller[Read more...]