Mission trip for Katrina Relief looking for volunteers
An Oxford couple is organizing a group of local volunteers who will be heading to New Orleans, La., April 16 to 22 to help rebuild the city. The group will be working with a mission organization called RHINO (Rebuilding Hope In New Orleans), based in St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church. There is work suitable for anyone in generally good health and 15 or over. Room and board is provided by the church at a cost of $15 per person/per day. Volunteers must arrange their own transportation to the city, but a shuttle from the airport is available. Space is limited. To learn more, call Lynn McAllister at 610-932-3005. To learn more about RHINO's post-Katrina efforts, go to www.scapc.org.
History presentation scheduled at Herr's
The Oxford Area Historical Commission and the West Nottingham Township Historical Commission are set to present a program entitled, "Highlights of West Nottingham Township History" Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Herr's Foods Inc. Visitor Center. Guest speakers include R. Rohrer, S. Lamborn, R. Barker and D. Freese. Topics and displays will include Native Americans of the area, the Nottingham lots, the Barrens and Nottingham Park, the one-room schoolhouses of the township, Sylmar PA-MD and others. Residents are encouraged to bring historic pictures and artifacts from the township. At 6 p.m. there will be a special tour of the factory for those attending the meeting. Reservations are required for the tour. To make reservations, or for more information, call Nancy Cox at 610-932-8823.
Spaghetti dinner scheduled at senior center
The Oxford Area Senior Center will hold its spring "Take-Out Spaghetti Dinner" Wednesday, April 19. The menu will consist of spaghetti with meatballs, tossed salad with Italian dressing, dinner roll and dessert. Dinners can be picked up between 3 and 6 p.m. The cost will be $7. Call the center at 610-932-5244 to reserve your dinners. The center is located at 12 E. Locust St. in Oxford.
Reiki II class set at wellness center
For those of you who have taken Reiki I, Golden Light Wellness Center has scheduled a Reiki II course to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22. Those wishing to participate must register by calling 610-932-9511.
Social tea scheduled to craft for charity
The Oxford Public Library will host "Knit One Give To...", a social tea event designed to create a craft for charity, Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. During the event you will select a knitting project, while learning the craft, sharing techniques and enjoying community. Finished products will then be returned to the library for local giving. This is a free event, and those interested must RSVP by April 18. To RSVP call the library at 610-932-9625.
Writers workshop to begin April 24
Beginning Monday, April 24, from 7 to 9 p.m., author Paula Graham will lead a five-part writing workshop for writers of all genres, and levels at the Oxford Public Library. The goal of this series is to kindle your creative spark and teach you the skills to bring a story, fiction or personal narrative, from idea to finished form. Workshop topics include getting-started strategies, developing a draft, revising for meaning, breathing life into characters, sharpening dialogue, preparing to publish and keeping a writer's notebook. Paula Graham has taught writing at Penn State Harrisburg and Mount Scenario College. She has published 100+ feature articles for newspapers and magazines. She is the author of "Speaking of Journals" (Boyds Mills Press) and is currently completing a young adult novel. The Oxford Writers Workshop will meet Mondays, April 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Oxford Public Library. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Bring paper and a pen. Call the Library at 610-932-9625 or visit www.oxfordpubliclibrary.org for more information.
Career Fair scheduled by Cecil Community College
Cecil Community College will host a Career Fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27 in Room 138 of Elkton Station. Many organizations will be at the fair to recruit employees, including Union Hospital, Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union, First National Bank of North East, Innovative Consultants, AdvoServ, Advance Business Systems, Cecil County Government, Cecil County Sheriff's Office, Delaware National Bank, Peoples Bank of Elkton, and Social Security Administration. The Career Fair is open to the public and attendees will have the opportunity to apply and interview for jobs on site. For more information, call 410-287-1000. Elkton Station is located at 107 Railroad Ave. in Elkton, Md.
Lighthouse Youth Center Benefit Banquet set
The annual Lighthouse Youth Center Benefit Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, April 27 at Bethany Christian School. The banquet will start at 6:30 p.m. with a steak dinner. A program will follow that includes youth testimonials, updates on activities, and plans for the future. To make reservations, or for more information, call the center at 610-932-4883.
Winners' Class rummage sale scheduled
The annual Winners' Class rummage sale has been scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 28 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29. It is to be held at the corner of Market and Addison Street.
Oxford graduates, family and friends invited to "Lunch Time" exhibit
The Chester County Historical Society has invited all graduates of Oxford Area High School, along with their family and friends, to the society's newest exhibit, "Lunch Time," from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The exhibit will feature more than 80 lunchboxes from the past 100 years. Hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and soda will be served. The cost is $15 per person ($10 for CCHS members). Send payments to Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High St., West Chester, Pa. 19380, or call 610-692-4800.