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 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, Md., 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.
Chamber golf tournament scheduled at Wyncote
The annual Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament to benefit the organization's scholarship fund has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 3 (rain date: May 10) at Wyncote Golf Club. The tournament will begin at 12 p.m. with a shotgun start. Over $4,000 will be awarded. The entrance fee is $600 per foursome, which includes a hole sponsorship, golf, cart, dinner, prizes and donations to the scholarship fund. Prizes will be given to those finishing in first, second and third, as well as those closest to the pin and those with the longest drive for both men and women. The Chamber of Commerce is taking registration forms. For more information contact Gordon Atkisson, golf chairman, at 610-932-0500 ext. 37 or e-mail him at email@example.com. The Chamber of Commerce is located at 23 S. Third St. in Oxford, and Wyncote is located at 50 Wyncote Dr. in Oxford.
Flea market set in Elkton, Md.
Singerly Fire Company of Elkton, Md., will host a flea market Saturday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will be located along Newark Road, across from the Cecil County Public Library, in Elkton, Md. For more information call 410-398-7300.
Elk Historical Commission set to sponsor historic bus tours
The Elk Township Historical Commission is sponsoring bus tours focusing on the history of the township Saturday, May 6, at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are $10. Call 610-932-2433 for tickets or for more information.
Girl scouts offering overnight camp programs in Oxford
Girl Scouts of Freedom Valley will have an area resident camp that will welcome all girls ages 6-18, including those girls who do not participate in the Girl Scout program during the school year, to an overnight campout. At Camp Tweedale in Oxford, girls can participate in an overnight camp with adventure, arts, canoeing, kayaking, drama and dance. Other topics girls can explore include fashion design, swimming, orienteering and cooking. There will also be a Family Safari Day May 7. For younger girls, Camp Tweedale is offering mini-sessions for $145 all summer long. These two-night programs are designed especially for girls ages 6-8. View Girl Scouts of Freedom Valley's camp brochure online at www.gsfvc.org and click on summer camp. Call to find out what sessions are open or request a brochure at 610-933-7555 ext. 313.
Golden Light Wellness Center offering various classes
Oxford's Golden Light Wellness Center is offering a variety of classes beginning in early May. They are as follows:
* Knitting - A beginners knitting class Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. This class will last five weeks, during which you will learn the basic cast on, knit, purl, bind off and finishing. A small project will be completed.
* Yoga - Monday, May 8. This class is seven weeks long.
* Reiki Level I - A non-evasive, natural healing technique, which is used by health practitioners and holistic practitioners, will be taught Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m.
The center is located at 350 Lincoln St. in Oxford. Call 610-932-9511 to register for these classes.