Community Calendar for March 9 | community news

The Adams County Bar Association sponsors its ninth annual Essay and Scholarship Contest. Any high school graduate in Adams County with at least a B-average who is considering a career in law is invited to submit an essay on this year’s theme, “The Constitution in Times of Change.” First place winner receives $2,500; second place, $1,500; and $500 will be awarded to up to three honorable mentions. The winners will be announced at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29 in a ceremony in the historic courtroom of the Adams County Bar. Submissions are due by Monday April 4th. For more information and registrations, call the Adams County Bar Association at 717-337-9812 or visit

St. Francis Xavier Parish will host its 11th Annual Lenten Fish Dinner Friday, April 11, 18, 25 and 1, 5-7 p.m., at the Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. Dine in or take out available. Call 717-334-4048, 845-325-5916 or visit us http://www.stfxcc.orgfor menu, further information and updates.

Free Winter Walk with Healthy Adams County, Sunday, March 13, starting at 1:30 p.m. from Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane, Gettysburg. The walk is 4.5 miles long and takes you through the amusement park to the armory on West Confederate Avenue. At the VA Memorial, Randy Phiel will share some history. The walk crosses the fields (which can be muddy) used by Pickett’s squad and emerges on Hancock Avenue at The Angle. The walk then returns via neighborhood roads. Post questions to

Adams County Literacy Council and Murder Mysteries Will Travel present “Sour Grapes” Friday April 8 at 6pm at the Looking Barn, Littlestown. This mystery, dinner and dessert fundraiser is being organized by Brookmere Winery’s Country Class Catering with Cash Bar. Admission tickets cost $55. Proceeds benefit adult education programs. Call Alison at 717-479-7032 for more information.

Al Anon meets Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. at Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore St. The 12-step program is for friends and family who are concerned about the alcohol problems of others. All are welcome. Parking lot behind the church. Enter through the side door under the portico, go straight to the stairs or the elevator. At the top of the stairs, go through the door to the right into a large room with several tables.

Just for Today The Al-Anon Family Group offers support to those affected by another person’s alcohol use. Meetings are Mondays 7-8pm in the Music Room at St. James Lutheran Church, 109 York St., Gettysburg. Park in the church lot or on the street. Enter the entrance through Stratton Street. Follow the signs to the room. masks required.

A designer bag bingo featuring Coach, Vera Bradley and Michael Kors will be held April 3 at the Biglerville Fire Company sponsored by the Ladies’ Aid Crew. Gift cards are attached to each bag. Doors and kitchen open at 12 noon, bingo starts at 1:30pm. Admission is $20 for six tickets and 20 games. Raffles and door prizes. For more information or table reservations, call Erma at 717-586-1808 or Donna at 717-677-8373.

The East Berlin community center is holding a fundraiser for takeaway meatloaf. The price per meal is $10 and includes mashed potatoes, green beans with ham and a bun. Orders must be placed no later than March 18th for collection between 3pm and 6pm on March 24th. To order or for more information, call the East Berlin Community Center at 717-259-8848.

East Berlin Area Community Center, 405 North Ave., is hosting an Indoor Yard Sale on March 16, 17, 18, and 19. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $10 per bag; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., $5 per bag; Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $3 per bag; and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., pay $5 admission and take as many items as you like.

The Fairfield Alcoholics Anonymous group meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at 201 W. Main St. This is a closed meeting.

Gettysburg VFW Post 15 The Friday night special is shrimp alfredo, salad, roll and dessert. There will also be a regular menu. Dinner is served from 17:00 to 19:30

The Gettysburg High School Class of 1958 meets Thursday, March 17 at 11:30 am at Hoss’s, York Road. All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.

The Gettysburg Church of the Brethren, 1710 Biglerville Road, invites the public to its Movie Night & Popcorn on Friday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. The title of the film is “I Still Believe”.

Gettysburg VFW Post 15 Auxiliary is hosting a Chili Cook Off fundraiser open to the public on March 19 at 15 VFW Post, 369 E. Middle St. Entry costs 10 USD and the jury costs 5 USD. Cash prizes for the winners. To enter or judge, call Linda at 717-398-7119.

The Gettysburg High School Alumni Council will meet Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Administration Building, 900 Biglerville Road. Every graduate of Gettysburg High School is invited to attend the meeting.

The Gettysburg High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch on Thursday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Gettysburg Family Restaurant.

Gettysburg Hospital’s Auxiliary Thrift Shop, 10 Lincoln Square, is offering half-price clothing through March 26. All winter clothing, purses and shoes are included.

The Hanover Area Arts Guild is hosting the 40th Annual Student Art Exhibition at the Gallery, 32 Carlisle St. Through March 19, artwork will be on display by students from local middle and high schools including Bermudian Springs Middle and High Schools, Hanover Middle and High Schools, New Oxford High School, Southwestern Middle and High Schools and Spring Grove High School. The opening hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 17:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 15:00. For more information, call 717-632-2521 or visit us

The Heidlersburg Fire Company, 2720 Heidlersburg Road, Gettysburg, is hosting a Roast Beef and Fried Oysters To Go Dinner on March 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Dinner consists of roast beef and fried oysters or fried shrimp or fried fish patty, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn and dessert. The cost per dinner is $20. Orders are only accepted on site on this day. No pre-orders accepted.

The Hunterstown Ruritan Club is hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, March 12 from 7-10:30 am at the Great Conewago Presbyterian Church, 174 Red Bridge Road, Gettysburg. Adult price is $7; children 5-12, $3.50; and under 5 eat free. Menu consisting of eggs, pancakes, blueberry pancakes, sausage, baked french toast, sausage gravy, cookies, orange juice, coffee and milk.

The Wenksville Cemetery Association is requesting that all wintered grave decorations be removed by April 2. Easter flowers may be laid on or after Palm Sunday, April 10th.

Mikele Stillman will be the keynote speaker at the Ye Olde Sulfur Spa Historical Society Annual Dinner on March 21 at 6pm at York Springs Fire Hall. Stillman will be speaking about Alice Roosevelt. The public is invited. Tickets for the Chicken Breast Dinner and Speaker are $20 per person; Orders must be placed by March 11 by calling 717-528-4869.

The Friends of Legal Services 36th Annual Book Sale drop-off days are Saturday, May 14 and May 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chambersburg Mall to donate new and used books of all kinds, artwork, CDs including audio books, DVDs and records Music, puzzles and board games. Don’t give away encyclopedias or textbooks. Proceeds help provide civil legal services to low-income local families. Follow the signs to the drop-off point entrance; Volunteers help unload the books. Receipts for tax purposes available upon request.

The Shippensburg Civil War Roundtable will meet Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of Christ United Methodist Church, 47 E. King St., Shippensburg. Eric Buckland will speak on “An Introduction to Mosby’s Rangers”. A book raffle will benefit battlefield and artifact preservation. Face masks are required. Call 717 532-9166 for more information.

The Upper Adams Food Pantry at Centenary United Methodist Church, 99 N. Main St. serves families in the Upper Adams School District. Meals on the second and fourth Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., food service on the third Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, call 717-262-8960.

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