Solanco Baseball Boosters to hold basket Bingo

The Solanco Baseball Boosters will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at the Hoffman Building in Quarryville on Sunday, Jan. 15. The doors open at 12:30 p.m. and games begin at 2 p.m. Food will be available. The snow date is Sunday, Jan. 22. Tickets cost $15. For tickets, call 548-2630.

Lancaster Mennonite to hold Prospective Student Day

Lancaster Mennonite School will hold a Prospective Student Day at its three campuses on Thursday, Jan. 26. The times are 8:05 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. for Lancaster Mennonite High School; 8:05 to 11:15 a.m. for Lancaster Mennonite Middle; and morning only for Lancaster Mennonite School-New Danville and Locust Grove Mennonite School.

Visitors other than those coming to the high school need to be accompanied by an adult and should call for times and registration. To register, call the Lancaster campus (grades 6-12) at 299-0436, ext. 312; New Danville (pre-K through grade 8) at 872-2506; and Locust Grove (pre-K through grade 8) at 394-7107.

Prospective Student Days are excellent times to visit classrooms, meet students and teachers, and see the school's program firsthand.

Transportation should be arranged by parents.

New Hope sponsors support group for widows

The Support Group, Widow2Widow, sponsored by New Hope Community Life Ministry, will be holding its first meeting of the new year on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. at 248A Maple Ave., Quarryville. All widows are welcome. There will be a guest speaker. For more information, call New Hope at 786-2802 or email

Art Association announces Winter and Spring Art Classes

A new workshop has been added to the Lancaster County Art Association's roster of art classes. For the first time, instructor Carol Herr of Quarryville will offer a Canvas Stretching Workshop for those who are interested in reusing stretcher strips or creating a canvas of an unusual size. This class will take place on Saturday, Feb.18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

The class schedule of nine art classes for adults and two for children is available now by calling the LCAA at 687-7061 or may be seen online at

George Clark is offering his popular beginner college class which is open also to continuing college students. Sam Mylin will be teaching Drawings as well as Cartooning. Steve Wilson has a watercolor workshop scheduled for two Saturdays in March. Pottery classes are taught by Roy Hershey, pastel classes by Jane Cascio, printmaking by Jandi Goshert, and watercolor by Linda Gaston. A minimum enrollment is needed for classes to run so let the LCAA know your plans early enough so that the class you are interested in taking will not be canceled. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of each class.

The LCAA is located at 149 Precision Avenue in Strasburg. Classes are held at the association at various times of the day and evening on weekdays and weekends. Monthly solo and group art exhibits are open for viewing by the public free of charge from Tuesday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Muddy Run to hold deer count

Volunteers are needed for the Muddy Run Park Deer Count, on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. This fun and interesting activity is one way that EXELON is able to monitor the deer population within the project. The count involves one to two hours of steady walking and is not suggested for small children. It will be held rain or shine and participants should dress for field and weather conditions. Reservations are not required. Large vehicles would be helpful for car pooling people to various start areas. The group will meet in the Information Center for a brief orientation before heading out into the field. For more information, call 284-5863.

Circle of Friends book club to meet

The Circle of Friends book club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Coffee Bean in Quarryville. The group, in its seventh year, will be reading "Gifted Hands" by Dr. Benjamin Carson. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Shelley Castetter at 786-0812.

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