Lions Host Basket Bingo

The Parkesburg Loins Club will hold its 5th annual Basket Bingo on Saturday, April 1, at the Octorara High School Cafeteria. Proceeds benefit local scholarships and community groups.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be an early bird game for advance ticket holders only at 6:45 p.m. with the regular games to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for 20 regular games. You can purchase raffle tickets, 50/50 chances, and cards for two blackout games. Refreshments will be available.

To reserve your tickets, call Lion Jeanne at 717-442-0438; Lion John at 610-857-9755; Lion Jill at 610-384-6324; or e-mail

LanChester Relay for Life to hold meeting

The LanChester Relay for Life is looking for volunteers to start a team or join a committee and to become a part of a "community that takes up the fight for a cure." The next team and planning meeting is Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ellmaker Bed and Breakfast at 5380 Lincoln Hwy., Gap. Visit their Web site at

If you are a Cancer Survivor and would like to participate in their Survivor Celebration on June 23 contact Gail Murphy at 610-593-2678 or by e-mail at

Semi-Annual Clothes Turnabout

George Fox Friends School (GFFS) will hold its Spring Clothing Turnabout Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members of the community are invited to cosign used babies' and children's clothing, toys and equipment in good condition. In exchange for a 40 percent commission on all sales, GFFS will promote the sale, manage the sales transactions and clean up afterward.

Babies and children's cloths to size 12 will be accepted. All items should be clean, stain free and in god condition. Toys and equipment must be in good repair. It's easy to participate, but before the sale, you will need to process your items. Call the school at 610-593-7122 for instructions, delivery and pickup times.

The Parent Teacher Committee of the George Fox Friends School holds the semi-annual Clothing Turnabout in the spring and fall as a fundraiser. Last fall 15 families sold their outgrown clothing and children's items at the sale. The sale attracts many new and repeat customers. The school is located one mile south of Cochranville on Route 41.

Egg Hunt and Peanut Scramble

Atglen Public Library will hold its 10th Annual Egg Hunt and Peanut Scramble on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at Atglen Park. Please register upon arrival and look for your child's age group. For children ages 2 to 9. This is a free program of the Atglen Public Library. For more information, call Bridget Weaver at 610-593-6848.

Program for Youngest Readers

Atglen Public Library will host Raise A Reader at the Library on April 7, 14, 21, 28 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Raise A Reader is a lap-sit program for infants ages 0-23 months and their parents or caregivers designed to give adults the skills to foster language development in their children. The program is free, but advanced registration is required. For more information, call the Library at 610-593-6848.

Oldies concert slated

Cochranville Fire Company presents "The Fabulous Hubcaps" in concert at Octorara High School, Route 41 and Highland Road, Atglen, on Friday, May 19. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Contact 610-593-5800 or see any member. VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted for advance ticket sales. For group sales or to become one of our sponsors call Dennis Keenan at 610-637-7040. The Fabulous Hubcaps is one of the countries most sought after oldies bands. Visit their Web site at Proceeds benefit Cochranville Fire Company.

Chicken barbecue set

Cochranville Fire Company will host a chicken barbecue on Saturday, April 8, beginning at 1 p.m. You can eat-in at the fire station, 3135 Limestone Road, or take-out. Meal consists of half-chick, potato salad, applesauce, roll and butter and drink. Delicious desserts will be available. For additional information call 610-593-5800.

Volunteers Needed for Alcohol Awareness Day

True or False: Drinking alcohol can only hurt you if you are an alcoholic? The answer is false: Men who drink more than 14 drinks per week and women who drink more than seven drinks per week are at greater risk for significant health and other alcohol-related problems, even if they are not alcoholic. Many people are simply not aware of these and other risk factors. However, early screening for alcohol-related health problems can reduce those risks.

National Alcohol Screening Day will be observed on Thursday, April 6 in Chester County and volunteers are needed to provide information to area residents. Throughout the county Free, Anonymous and Confidential screenings will be offered to anyone interested in learning if their use of alcohol might have negative effects on their health, their families, and their lives. Volunteers will receive free training on alcohol use and health risks and will be prepared to provide information to others in a one-to-one format. For more information on how you could volunteer, please contact Priscilla Weishew at 215-345-6644 or 1-800-221-6333.

Library Story Time

Come join the fun! Moores Memorial Library, 326 North Bridge Street, Christiana, offers a Story Time every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. for 3-7 year olds. Join us for stories, crafts, puppets and more. Our Jan. theme is "Winter Wonders." Home school parents are invited to supplement their home school program with Story Time. For more information, call 610-593-6683 after 1 p.m.

Support Group offered

A self-help group struggling with stress, tension, anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, worry, angel, fears, helplessness, hopelessness, and other related conditions. Recovery, Inc. is a non-profit organization. No fee required. For more information, contact Recovery, Inc. at 215-332-0722.

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